Seeley Swan Pathfinder
July 16, 1998
You might call them Mr. and Mrs. Postmaster, but their real names are Jim and Vicki Jardine, and yes, they are both postmasters in the Seeley Swan.
Vicki Jardine assumed the postmaster position in Seeley Lake June 8, but is officially being installed in a gathering this Friday at the Seeley Lake post office.
Jim Jardine will assume duties as postmaster at Condon on July 20.
They've probably talked about a lot of mail over the years, with Jim tallying just under 25 years of service in the postal system. Vicki will complete 20 years service next month.
The couple has bought a home in Seeley Lake and will be moving their belongings from Sidney, where Jim was postmaster and Vicki worked as a clerk in Culbertson.
Vicki said they didn't realize the Condon postmaster position was open until after she had accepted the Seeley Lake position, and they're both happy to be postmasters in the Seeley Swan.
The Jardines have five children, two in college in Missoula, and three at home who will be in second, sixth and eighth grades.
The public is invited to stop in between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the Seeley Lake post office to meet Vicki. There will be refreshments.