SHAWANO – Newspaper carrier Erv Steinke has been delivering the news in Shawano for more than 30 years. He’s been doing it by bike rain or shine.
So residents wanted to say thank you. They raised more than $900 to buy Steinke a brand new bike. $300 of it was put into a fund to pay for the bike’s upkeep.
His old bike was also outfitted for winter riding, since he rides it year-round.
Steinke says he is overwhelmed by the support.
Steinke was given an odometer last year to track how far he rides in a year.
He racked up more than 3,500 miles in 2013.