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Tell City postmaster retiring after 34 years

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By Janet Robb

TELL CITY - In 1975 the Tell City Post Office welcomed Tim Miller as a clerk-carrier and Tuesday his co-workers bid him farewell as he retired as its postmaster.

During his 34-year career Miller worked at post offices in Tell City, Troy and Cannelton. In 1983 he was officer in charge in Troy then became supervisor in 1987 in Tell City. Three years later he took the postmaster position in Cannelton when Postmaster Maude Kendall retired. Miller returned to Tell City in 2003 as officer in charge and was appointed its postmaster in 2004.

At a retirement celebration Monday at The Patio Steak House, Miller said the first 20 years went by fast and now he's ready to go.

"I appreciate everyone who has worked for me over the years," he said adding "I plan on coming down to complain just like other people do," eliciting laughter from a room full of friends, family and co-workers.

Working with the Postal Service has been a family affair with his brothers, Greg and Brad Miller, also working for the service. Greg is postmaster in Rockport while Brad is a supervisor in Boonville. His father, Nathan Miller, also worked at the Tell City Post Office.

Tim Miller said Tuesday he doesn't have many plans for his retirement except spending more time with his granddaughter. "I'm going to miss all of the employees," Miller said, "But I'm not going to miss all of this paperwork."

Supervisor Jerry Vaught will be the officer in charge until a replacement is appointed.