Andrews steps down

Dan Andrews faced -10º with a smile Thursday morning. Jan. 2 was his last day on the job with the U.S. Postal Service.

This veteran carrier has put in one month shy of 29 years, starting in Fonda and later moving to Storm Lake. Andrews, 63, has successfully avoided biting dogs except for “just one time,” he said, but there have been a lot of close calls.

In retirement he plans to pursue his favorite hobbies ­– hunting fishing, gardening and music. (He’s one of the singers in Touch of Broadway.)

He will also spend more time with the foster children he and his wife Kay have taken in.