Retires as Staunton rural mail carrier


Wayne Ruehrup sorts the mail before loading his vehicle and making the rural delivery rounds one last time on Friday.

Wayne Ruehrup has delivered his last round of mail for the Staunton Post Office. Ruehrup has been a rural mail carrier for all of his 38 years with the Staunton Post Office.

Ruehrup started his job about 38 years ago in May 1985 and has developed a sincere appreciation for both his fellow workers and customers. He's seen people come and go and has become acquainted with generations of families on his mail route.

"There have also been a lot of changes over the years," Ruehrup stated, referring to growth in and around Staunton. During his tenure, new subdivisions have been built and the assis...

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