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By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Hanging it up

Meyer to end USPS career after 3-plus decades


July 30, 2020


A retirement open house for Darla Meyer will be held Thursday, July 30 from 2-4 p.m., at the Hartley Post Office.

Darla Meyer is putting a stamp on her 33-year career with the U.S. Postal Service.

Friday, July 31 will be the longtime mailwoman's final day as postmaster in Hartley. After thinking about it for the better part of a year, this month she decided that now is the right time to hang it up.

"There are a lot of mixed emotions," she said. "I'm going to be sad because it's what I've done for 33 years, but I'm happy that I'm to this point in my life."

Meyer started as a substitute carrier for Rodney Ahrenstorff in Hartley back in 1987. Her tenure with the USPS took her all across northwest Iowa, an...

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