Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

Local News

April 1, 2013

New postmaster settles into post

(Continued)

"It allows customers to focus on certain parts of an area if they want to advertise," he said.

Mail sent through the program is targeted to individual routes within a community, or multiple communities. Users must send a minimum of 200 pieces at 16 cents a piece, or $21.20.

"We've had this in place for awhile, but we are starting to push it harder because we believe this is a very affordable service," Browning said.

After several years as a carrier, Browning was selected for a supervisory training program in 2005. After a year at the Champaign post office, he became delivery supervisor at the Mattoon post office. He was still in that position when he took the Effingham job.

At Effingham, he supervises 42 employees. After his first week, he's impressed with the veteran group of postal workers in place.

"This is a great group of people," he said. "They work well together as a great team. I just try to steer everybody in the right direction."

Browning said he hopes to improve services at the Effingham post office, even though he's pleased with what he has seen so far.

"We are looking at improving from the top down," he said. "We're trying to make the United States Postal Service the best we can so we remain viable for generations to come."

Browning said he will continue to live in his hometown of Mattoon. His wife, Julie, is a nurse at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, while sons Kameron, 15, Nate, 13, and Jayden, 6, all attend Mattoon schools.

Bill Grimes can be reached at 217-347-7151, ext. 132, or bill.grimes@effinghamdailynews.com.

Text Only
Local News
  • City to determine contribution A request by Effingham Park District representatives for a million dollars to help construct the Richard E. Workman Sports and Wellness Center is being considered at a special Effingham City Council meeting this evening.Some commissioners questioned

    July 29, 2014

  • 7-29 Filming PRIMARY Effingham grad returns to make film Travis Long says he learned a lot from directing his first full-length feature several years ago.“Kill Me Now was a learning experience, both in shooting and distribution,” the 1998 Effingham High School graduate said.With a full production crew and

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • McCarter.jpg Some lawmakers donate pay

    Illinois lawmakers restoring their pay after years of furlough days has prompted some state representatives to give back to their communities — a move some local lawmakers call a political one.

    July 27, 2014 3 Photos

  • Distance learning catching on in area

    In what appears to be a growing trend among rural school districts, a third area school district may join an existing academic cooperative.

    July 27, 2014

  • Joshua Robison.jpg Opinion: God doesn't care about party affiliation

    Reflecting on what we politely refer to in this country as “political discourse,” I am often struck by how convinced many people seem to be that their sides' specific policies and personalities are the only way to save us all from utter ruin.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ron W.jpg Opinion: Column break just that -- a break

    ‘Hey, Ron. You didn’t have a column this week. What’s the deal? It’s the reason I buy a paper on Thursdays.”

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Isom.jpg Opinion: It's about time

    Finally, someone else speaks up and it’s about time.
    I applaud Ron Worman and welcome him to take a seat on my bandwagon. His addressing the proliferation of signs of every description, virtually everywhere one looks, is a welcome additional voice — even though rare.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Feds: Effingham County was meeting place for underage sex tryst

    An Ohio man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges that he traveled out of state to meet an underage person in Effingham County for sexual activity.

    July 25, 2014

  • Jail inmate attempts suicide

    An unscheduled cell check is credited for saving the life of an Effingham County Jail inmate who tried to hang himself early Thursday morning.

    July 25, 2014

  • Woman injured in Farina collision

    An accident on Washington Street sent one driver to the hospital Thursday.

    July 25, 2014

AP Video
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.