Thursday’s winter weather did more than effectively shut down most activity in the area. The delivery truck for this week’s issue of the Wyandotte Daily News Weekly Print Edition was stranded on its way from our Sedalia printer.
Randy, the delivery driver, wisely decided to get off the highway and seek refuge in a nearly hotel. He said he’d be on his way to the USPS Civic Center bulk mail facility when it was safe to navigate the roads. We applaud Randy and all those who place their well being and the safety of others above delivery deadlines.
News Publisher Richard Ward placed a call to the post office to notify them of the delivery delay and learned that the personnel who handle the newspaper’s mailing were unable to make it to the facility and papers would probably be delayed a day in any event.
Our apologies to our readers for the delivery delays caused by the storm. Supposedly the U.S. Postal Service has no official motto or slogan….but the inscription on the James Farley Post Office in New York City reportedly bears this well-turned phrase: “…Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”
New York postal folks have obviously never been to the Heartland in winter.