DELPHOS — The Delphos Herald selects an annual “News Carrier of the Year” in conjunction with International Newspaper Carrier Day. This year’s honored carrier is Mitchell Bradley.
Mitchell, 13, is the son of Lindsey and Kaye Bradley. He has two older sisters, Sydney, 20, and Paige, 17.
Thirteen year old Mitchell Bradley, the 2012 Delphos Herald "News Carrier of the Year" stands with his parents, Lindsey and Kay Bradley.
He has officially been a carrier since July 2011. Before 2011 he helped Paige, with her routes. His routes include East Second Street, East Third Street, Elida Avenue, Douglas Street and the downtown Main Street area.
Mitchell is in the seventh grade at St. John’s. He likes to golf, play baseball and have air soft wars. He also enjoys building model trains, attending hobby train shows and flying model planes.
When not delivering The Delphos Herald, Mitchell enjoys attending Mass. He likes to spend time working on his model train set and riding his bike. He also likes to collect baseball cards and old comic books. In his spare time he enjoys listening to classic Rock-n-Roll music, like the Beatles and The Who. Mitchell can often be seen walking with his dad and his dog Phoebe. He loves to eat at Tony Packo’s and Frisch’s Big Boy.
A number of requirements must be met to qualify for this elite honor. Mitchell has exceeded these requirements for receiving “Carrier of the Year”. Recently a survey was done where customers could voice their opinions as to why their carrier should receive this award. Some of the comments regarding Mitchell were: “He never misses a delivery; he is always on time; he is very polite & respectful; he is concerned with customer’s needs and puts the paper where requested, he always has a smile, and he takes time to talk to his customers.”
As Carrier of the Year, Mitchell will receive a plaque, certificate and gifts from the Herald.