Trying to remember a name. Worked at Star Printing
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Posted by Dan Mowry (+1431) 7 years ago
I'm trying to recall the name of the very nice gentleman that would have been the man in charge of us paper carriers waaaaaay back in the early 80's. Old 6th Street offices.

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Posted by David Schott (+17433) 7 years ago
Bill Hawke?
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Posted by Dan Mowry (+1431) 7 years ago
Hi David, nope, not Bill Hawke.

I rarely actually interfaced with him since most of us carriers were just adopted by the previous carrier, shown the ropes, then set off on our own.

However, the gist of it is I was recalling a time where we had some seriously awful couple of people on the route I had. They were nightmares. This employee I'm trying to recall watch-guarded us kids from these people and I recently found a touching note he left for me after a particularly awful encounter with these customers (well, they weren't for long). These people were scary.

It's weird, I know, but I was just randomly thinking that if there was still a chance to thank this gentleman years later it might be nice to let him know he had a really positive impact on me in my first job, especially now that I'm a parent of a 12 year old. It just seemed like something I should do to thank him.
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Posted by jah (+136) 7 years ago
Fred Hannes ?
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Posted by David Schott (+17433) 7 years ago
Fred Hunnes. Very nice guy. Passed away in 2002.
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Posted by Carol S (+241) 7 years ago
Fred Gedney?
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Posted by Dan Mowry (+1431) 7 years ago
Thanks all for the brainstorming - I appreciate it. However, no-go.

Howevvvvver... I'm having a bit of a memory jog after all this. Does a Mr. Adams sound familiar? John, Steve?

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Posted by Wayde Carlson (+20) 7 years ago
I am one of the many from WAY BACK that worked at the Star.
YES! THERE WAS A STEVE ADAMS IN CIRCULATION.
He was thin, short dark hair and dressed well and looked like
alfalfa from OUR GANG-Without the freckles.
He was serious most of the time. We in the Mail Room loved to give him trouble. A GOOD GUY. I don't recall WHERE he went.
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Posted by Dan Mowry (+1431) 7 years ago
Wayde, thank you!

Yup, that sounds just right - and thanks for helping me lock in my memory on that.

Shame it's a "common" name in the sense that crossing paths on Facebook could be hard to do even if he was inclined to be on it.

Well, he was a good person watching over us carriers. I hope someday I can thank him and let him know I appreciated him or he might stumble across this thread.

Thanks all.
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Posted by Oddjob (+188) 7 years ago
Bill Hawke.

Now there's a flashback.

I always liked Bill. A little on the grouchy side, but a good guy. I remember hearing many stories about him flogging his carriers to get the paper out, so I don't think the description fits.........
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Posted by Sam Adams (+8) 7 years ago
I'm Sam Adams, my father is Steve Adams and he actually is living in Sheridan Wyoming now. I'm here in Miles city, if your interested in contacting him let me know. This is really cool to hear that you guys appreciated him so much
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Posted by Dan Mowry (+1431) 7 years ago
Hey, Sam, that's awesome! I'm glad this made a connection.

Maybe I can send you a note through MC.com mail here and you could forward it to him?

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