March 12, 2021
Port Huron Postal Employee Reaches 50-Year Milestone (Detroit, MI)
Receive postal honors, recognition for years of service
DETROIT, MI — They say the longest journey begins with one step. For Port Huron Post Office Clerk Ronald Newton the journey just reached 50 years.
Newton was recognized by Postal Service District Manager Richard Moreton for his longevity and years of service.
“If I get everybody’s mail out on time, I’ve had a good day,” said Newton. “This job has provided me the means to take care of my family. For that I am grateful.”
Newton began his career at the Madison Heights Post Office in 1973 as a letter carrier. After one month, he transferred to the Port Huron Post Office as a clerk. At that time, he manually sorted Michigan Bell telephone bills. His current assignment is Dispatch Clerk on the dock.
“Through the years I’ve worked almost every job inside a post office building from a vending technician to acting supervisor,” said Newton. “My starting pay was $4.14, which at the time, was considered a good salary.”
Before his career in the Postal Service, Newton served as a Corporal in the United States Marines Corps, stationed in the South Pacific as a radio operator.
“I’m an easy-going character,” said Newton. “I get along with my co-workers and customers. I’ve enjoyed working in a variety of jobs to help my co-workers get the mail delivered to our customers.”
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.