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Groups Push Back On EffortsTo Privatize Postal Service

Oct 9, 2018

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MADISON, Wis. - President Donald Trump's announced intention to reform the U.S. Postal Service in April landed with a thud, and now, six months later, a White House-appointed committee report on the topic has been shelved.


A spokesperson for the U.S. Postal Service says their offices are busier than ever.

Spokesperson Sean Hargadon says the volume of traffic has dramatically risen....


This weekend means much for food pantries across the nation, thanks to the U.S. Postal Service.

The 25th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Saturday, May 13. You might have seen a collection bag left by your mailbox.

In Rhinelander, Postmaster Anthony Turek says the donation is easy to do....

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Rhinelander Postmaster Anthony Turek says activity at the post office has noticeably picked up as Christmas approaches, and says mail early, especially if you're shipping packages overseas. Turek says a cutoff date is coming up this week...

"....the first one coming up is for military APO-FPO sites, and the "mail by" date for that is Dec. 9, for first-class mail. If you have anything you want to send first class to an APO-FPO military site, do that by December 9...."

Post Office Prepares For Last Minute Tax Filing Rush

Apr 14, 2014

Tuesday is tax day.  You have until midnight to mail your tax return or file it online. 

The Rhinelander Post Office has double staff on hand to handle the volume of customers.

Rhinelander Acting Postmaster Joelle Nelson says there’s an automated postal center that should help with the high traffic.         

“Which allows customers to mail products 24 hours a day.  I will actually be at that center tomorrow, trying to help customers fill out forms, make it as easy as we can.” 

Help a Worker Out: Mail Sooner, Not Later

Dec 10, 2013
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With the holiday season upon us, post office employees may find themselves up to their ears in packages.  The post office is asking you to mail early to avoid a last minute rush.

  More than two weeks before Christmas and the Rhinelander post office is already hopping with customers mailing cards and gifts.  Joan Santy walks in carrying a large package. 

“I like to mail early so I know they get it.  I’d feel bad if they didn’t get their presents on time, and this way I know it’s done, and I can relax a little bit.”