RISINGSUN — For most of the last 50 years, the Risingsun Post Office has been in the capable hands of one mother-daughter duo. That run ended Jan. 31 when Terri Allen retired as postmaster. She served the southeast Wood County village for 24 years, and thus ended her 35-year career with the postal service.
As significant as that is, her history goes back further since she grew up in that facility as her mother, Treva Betts served as Risingsun’s postmaster for 25 years, retiring in 1990.
“It is an honor to retire from here,” Allen said. “The people are great, they come in every day and we talk every day. Some of them have known me all my life.”