Miller retires as Thompson rural carrier

Postmaster Angie Tompkins, left, congratulates Ron Miller on his retirement as Thompson's rural mail carrier during an open house last Friday Morning.

Ron Miller celebrated the end of a nearly 30 year career with the U.S. Postal Service last Friday, May 31, as he retires as the rural mail carrier for the Thompson area.

The Post Office held an open house last Friday morning in Miller’s honor, as customers came out to wish him well. Miller, who lives in Joice, got his start with USPS in 1990, when he began serving as a substitute carrier with the Forest City Post Office. He came to the Thompson Post Office in 1992, and he started as the full-time rural carrier for Thompson in 2001.

Rural carriers put in a lot of miles on the road every day, with Miller’s route covering 110 miles. He’s put about 170,000 miles on his Toyota Prius over the past six years. He says he enjoys working on his own, however, and listening to the radio in his car. “I’ve done a number of things in my life, but when I got this job, I liked this job,” said Miller.

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