Last updated: April 24, 2013
The Lusk Herald
September 30, 1992
Lusk postal worker surprised by publicity
Lusk's Don Taylor has had more than his share of publicity, from national television exposure and magazine a(nd) newspaper articles. All point to his long career with the United States Postal System, and the fact that he still delivers mail each day - at age 96.
But even Taylor was caught off guard this past week when he found his exploits written up in the Sept. 22 issue of the "National Enquirer," a Florida based publication with an estimated weekly readership of 18 million.
An article, complete with a photograph, appeared in the recent issue of the national photo magazine. Taylor remembers having talked to a free-lance journalist, and having taken him on a ride covered by his route, where the photographs were taken.
But Taylor says he didn't realize his story would eventually wind up in the "National Enquirer."
"My son called me from Douglas, and several members of the Niobrara County Senior Center in Lusk have seen the story.
"I had no idea this was going to happen," Taylor said. "This all was a complete surprise to me.
"I was just surprised to find that many people around here read the 'National Enquirer'," he added.
Earl Stresak, a Denver-area freelance journalist, wrote the article and took the photographs. He told the Lusk Herald that he had been taken on a portion of Taylor's route by the mail delivery man for a photo-shooting session.
"I must have taken three or four rolls of film," Stresak says. "They (the 'National Enquirer') like to have that many pictures to choose from."
Taylor also recalls where the photographs were taken. By studying the picture in the NE article, Taylor says the photos were taken southeast of Lusk.
"Those pictures were taken at the mailbox of Art Brozovich, who lives on Highways 80 and 85 south of Lusk."
"Don is just a really nice man," Stresak said. "I really enjoyed visiting with him while I was up there."
Taylor's son, who initially noticed the article, is Alfred Taylor, now a District Judge in Douglas.
U.S. Postal officials have long conceded that Taylor is the nation's oldest working carrier in the nation.
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