Archive for Thursday, July 22, 2004

New postmaster named for city

July 22, 2004

Jeanine Stifter was only supposed to be in Baldwin for a short time, just until a new postmaster was named.

But Stifter, who temporarily took over the Baldwin post office in December following postmaster Sarah Wilson's retirement, will be staying longer than originally planned. The 36-year-old Greeley woman was named Baldwin's new postmaster July 10.

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"After getting here, I really enjoyed the people and the community and the group of postal employees," she said. "It's a nice atmosphere here. It really is."

Stifter has been working for the postal service since 1988. She started in Olathe and then worked at the post office in Garnett. In 1999, she became postmaster for Mound City.

She has spent the last seven months as the officer in charge in Baldwin, and took over as the permanent postmaster less than two weeks ago.

As postmaster, Stifter will oversee the post office, making sure the mail is delivered, the routes are covered and giving consistent service to the community.

"We see to the details," she said.

Stifter is looking forward to the Baldwin position, which she said will be different from her former postmaster job in Mound City.

"It's bigger here, and there's more of a constant flow of traffic," she said. "It'll be a nice change."

She said she doesn't have any plans to change anything at the post office, but wants to continue offering good service.

"The Baldwin City post office is here to serve the community," she said.

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