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Susan Grasmick has been appointed as postmaster at Osage City Post Office.

Wayne White
| Managing Editor

Osage City has a new postmaster as of April 26. Susan Grasmick, formerly of Lakin, was appointed to fill the position that has been vacant since postmaster Sharyl Bolyard retired early last year.

During the interim, Donna Crippen served as officer in charge of the post office. With Grasmick’s appointment, Crippen, who is postmaster at Quenemo, will return to her job there.

Grasmick said last week that she had purchased and moved into a house on Pomona Lake and was ready to begin her job. She said her first impressions of her new home have been positive.

“I like it a lot,” she said. “The people are very friendly and I’ve felt very welcomed.”

She had worked for the U.S. Postal Service at Garden City for three and a half years. She served there as a supervisor and oversaw customer services. Her previous job experience includes 14 years as secretary at Lakin Grade School.

One of the first things she realized about her job is that she will be busy, she said. The Osage City Post Office has a steady stream of customers, and Grasmick and postal clerk Debbie Fagan share the responsibility of serving customers at the post office window.

Crippen said last week that she will miss the busy Osage City Post Office, but also will enjoy the somewhat slower pace at Quenemo.
Grasmick said she expects few changes in operations at the post office.

“It seems like it ran smooth in the past, so no changes are anticipated at this time,” she said. “We plan to keep providing the best service we can, as in the past.”

She noted she will be available to customers as much as possible.
“If anyone has any questions or concerns, feel free to call or come into the post office,” she said.

Grasmick has a son, two daughters and four grandchildren, all who live at Lakin.

The new postmaster can be contacted at the Osage City Post Office or by calling (785) 528-4431.