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Scheid named Blue Earth’s new Postmaster

By Staff | Nov 23, 2009

Renae Scheid, rural Winnebago, assumed her duties as the new Postmaster at Blue Earth on Sept. 9.

Scheid replaces Jerry Olson who retired this past February. Until she took charge, Cindy Quade was the officer in charge. Quade is now serving as Frost’s Postmaster.

During her seven years with the United States Postal Service, Scheid initially served four years as a city carrier in Fairmont. For the past three years, she has been the supervisor at the Fairmont post office.

With no background in postal work, Scheid says she had been working at a job in Blue Earth and stopped at the post office on an errand. While there, she noticed applications for postal job openings and took one.

After filling out the application, she says she took a written test. A few months later, she was contacted by the U.S. Postal Service about a job opening. Because she did not want to relocate, she declined the offer. Almost a year after she had taken the postal exam, a position opened in Fairmont.

She says the U.S. Postal Service keeps on file for three years the names of applicants who have taken the postal exam.

Her combined seven years as a city carrier and supervisor in Fairmont helped Scheid in attaining the appointment at Blue Earth.

“In order to become a Postmaster a person has to meet certain criteria,” Scheid says.

To read more of this story, see this week’s Register.