Village and Town of Somers

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7511 – 12th Street
Kenosha, WI 53144

 

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P.O. Box 197
Somers, WI 53171

 

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Meet Somers New Postmaster: Lori Preston

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Lori Preston sworn in as new Somers Postmaster on June 24, 2016. Oath of Office by Nancy Borst, Post Office Operations Manger and accompanied by Lori's husband, son, and granddaughter.
(Photo courtesy of Jacqueline Klapproth Nelson) 

 

 

On June 24, 2016, Lori Preston was sworn in as the new Somers Postmaster in the Leon T. Dreger Auditorium at the Village/Town Hall of Somers. Attending were Jill Lipovsek, Postmaster-Elm Grove; Peter Mueller, Postmaster-Zion; Donald Kuhns, Postmaster-Kenosha; Nancy Borst, Post Office Operations Manager; Somers officials, and Lori’s friends and family.  A welcoming lunch reception followed her Oath of Office.
 

Preston will continue a long-time tradition of Somers Postmasters.  The first post office in Somers was established in 1836, the year the present U.S. Postal Organization became effective.  Somers first Postmaster carried mail from Kenosha to his house.  After a time, the Somers post office operated from a cheese factory, blacksmith shop, woodshed, general store, and railroad depot until 1993 when the present new building was erected.

 

Preston replaces Bob Williams who served as Somers Postmaster from 1993 until his retirement in the fall of 2015.  Lori has extensive experience, working in both the Kenosha and Racine post offices for the past twenty-one years.  “I consider myself very lucky to be able to serve as Postmaster in the community of Somers and I am committed to provide fast and friendly service to everyone who comes to the Somers post office.  I am hoping that residents will introduce themselves as I am excited to meet everyone in the neighborhood”, said Preston.

 

Lori was born in Racine and raised in Kenosha.  She attended Bullen Middle School, Mary D. Bradford High School, Gateway Technical College, and College of Lake County in Illinois.

 

Crowd attending Preston ceremony
(Photo courtesy of Jacqueline Klapproth Nelson) 
Lori Preston, new Somers Postmaster
(Photo courtesy of Jacqueline Klapproth Nelson) 

Lori's name added to the historical record of Somers Postmaster
(Photo courtesy of Jacqueline Klapproth Nelson) 

 

Cake served at the reception.  Cake by Oliver's Bakery
(Photo courtesy of Jacqueline Klapproth Nelson)

 

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