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‘Cousin Willie’ post office dedication’s Oct. 25

The Ramsey Post Office building, located at 1310 Highway 64 NW, Ramsey, will be dedicated in honor of prominent Harrison County resident, the late Wilfred Edward (Cousin Willie) Sieg Sr., former president emeritus of Ramsey Popcorn Co., during a ceremony there on Oct. 25 at 10:30 a.m. The public is invited to attend.
Ninth District Congressman Michael E. Sodrel, who sponsored a bill to rename the facility, will join Ramsey Postmaster Sandy Hunt, Postal Service District Manager Ann C. Wright, Wilfred E. Sieg Jr. and other Sieg family members in making the dedication.
Sieg Sr., born March 16, 1931, in Ramsey, graduated from Corydon Central High School and, in 1953, Indiana University. After a stint in the U.S. Air Force, he returned to Ramsey and formed Ramsey Popcorn Co., which grew to one of the top four popcorn processors in the world and a major employer in the area. He was active in local civic and religious groups and served as a North Harrison Community School Corp. board member for 12 years. He passed away in February.
A special pictorial cancellation to commemorate the event will be available free at the Ramsey Post Office for items bearing First-Class postage. The cancellation will be available for 30 days following the event and can be obtained by mail by placing First-Class postage on a properly addressed envelope (to the address where the item should be returned) and mailing it in a larger envelope to: Postmaster, 1310 Highway 64 NW, Ramsey, IN 47166-9998.
A special cacheted envelope honoring Cousin Willie, along with other commemorative merchandise, will also be available for purchase.
The postal facility has housed the Ramsey Post Office since January 1999.