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6:04 am
Sat August 10, 2013

Kansas Coal Miner Featured On New USPS Stamp

This photo of a Kansas coal miner from the ‘40s or ‘50s was donated to the society in 1966 by the Kansas Department of Economic Development.
Credit Kansas Historical Society

Thursday the U.S. Postal Service released a stamp featuring a photo of a coal miner from the Kansas Historical Society’s collections.

The 12-stamp series "Made in America: Building a Nation" honors industrial-era workers just in time for labor day. The vintage, grayscale photos of the series portray men and women of the era at work.

Photographer Lewis Hine took 11 of the photos used in the collection.

The photo of the coal miner from the ‘40s or ‘50s was donated to the society in 1966 by the Kansas Department of Economic Development. It depicts the unidentified miner at work with a handpick and lantern.

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News
5:33 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Top Morning News 2.21.13 (UPDATED)

Snow brings cancelations and delays; Hotline hooks residents up with government information; Postal Service to close Wichita encoding center.

Snow Storm Brings Cancelations, Delays

Snow continues to blanket many parts of the state, and many schools and universities in the Wichita area are closed.

Here is a list of area school closings.

Here are some other closure and delay information:

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Community
1:21 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

USPS Says So Long To Saturdays, Could Affect Readers Most

A notice that USPS posted on their Facebook page on Wednesday.
Credit USPS

The United States Postal Service announced plans Wednesday to stop mail delivery on Saturdays beginning in August.

Under the new schedule, packages will continue to be delivered on Saturdays and post offices currently open on Saturdays will continue to provide that service. Mail addressed to PO boxes will also continue to be delivered.

The USPS says the move will save the organization about $2 million.

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Weather
5:56 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Snow, Ice Hazards For Postal Workers

Heavy snow fall on an United States Post Service vehicle.
Credit Kevin Harbor / Flickr

With the recent snowfall, the Wichita Postmaster is reminding customers to clear and maintain a safe, accessible path to mailboxes as soon as possible after it snows.

Wichita Postmaster Evie Tan-Todd says winter storms make mail delivery challenging for letter carriers. She says clearing a path to your mailbox will help to keep letter carriers safe and ensure mail delivery each day. Postal customers who receive door mail delivery should keep their sidewalks, steps, and access ways clear of snow and ice.

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News
5:26 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Top Morning News 12.21.12

Wichita officials apologize for lack of street maintenance during city's first snow; Snow and ice are hazards for postal workers; Kansas rewarded for children's health insurance program.

Wichita City Officials Apologize For First Snow Fail

Wichita officials have apologized for failing to keep streets from icing up just before morning rush hour Thursday. The icy conditions caused dozens of accidents and slowed commutes.

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