Saturday mail delivery is going by the way of the pony express. Beginning the week of Aug. 5, the United States Postal Service will no longer deliver letters on Saturdays to customers with street addresses. Spokeswoman Mary Dondo says the postal service will still deliver packages on Saturdays after the change takes effect. Customers with post office boxes can still pick their first class and periodical mail up at their local post office on Saturdays. Surveys indicate an estimated 70 percent of Americans support the change to five-day delivery. Dondo says the postal service has been mandated by its board of governors to find efficiencies in every way they can.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.