This Blog comes from the Rich Hill Mining Review on March 5, 2010United States postal carrier Kerry Jenkins has been a familiar face in Rich Hill for over 17 years. Jenkins, who previously delivered mail in Butler, is once again returning to Butler after nearly two decades in Rich Hill because of changes in postal operations in Bates County. Friday, Feb. 26 was his last day delivering mail in Rich Hill, something he has done since Oct. 1992. The Mining Review caught up with him while he was on his route. "I'm going to miss working in Rich Hill," Jenkins said, "There are a lot of good people here."
Jenkins who lives in Adrian, has been making the drive to Rich Hill and delivering mail so long that he has seen children grow into adults. In fact, the class of 2010 was in diapers when he first started delivering.
"It's kind of like family," said Jenkins referring to the relationships he has developed over the years. Butler will be a closer drive for him, but according to Jenkins "I'd rather work in Rich Hill."
He then mentions how the saddest part is that he won't have an excuse to drive down to Rich Hill. When asked if he will'visit from time to time, especially during the Fourth of July celebration, he replied, "Yes, but it won't be the same."