New PMR takes over in Vining
Each morning, Sherry Wallenberg runs the Clitherall post office for four hours before she heads home to eat lunch and drives to the Vining post office, where she has replaced Phyllis Nyberg as postmaster relief.
Wallenberg, has only worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 13 months, but after Clitherall postmaster Viv Uhren passed away and Nyberg retired, she found herself handling both their jobs, albeit with shortened hours.
“I enjoy the work,” she said. “Getting to know people is nice. Making connections is nice.”
Wallenberg, whose maiden name was Sydow, graduated from Henning School in 1980. Her parents owned Sandy Point Resort on West Leaf Lake and Elaine’s Market, an Ottertail grocery store.
She lived in the Twin Cities for 30-plus years, working as a clerk for Anoka County for 14 of those years until the county’s budget cuts left her unemployed.
“I originally left the area for jobs, for better jobs,” she said. “A lot of us have left the area.”
When she was laid off, she and her husband decided to move back to Otter Tail County. read entire story. . . .