Payette Post Office Dedicated to MLB HOF’er Harmon Killebrew
If you know baseball, especially former legends in Major League Baseball then you've heard the name Harmon Killebrew. He is a hometown legend of Payette, and the city just decided to dedicate their post office to the late baseball hero.
KTVB first covered the story in which hundreds of people showed up Friday afternoon for the ceremony including Idaho Governor Brad Little. The idea to change the name was first brought up in 2017, with the bill being signed into law last year.
At the ceremony many people spoke about how Killebrew was much more than a baseball legend, but a truly remarkable human being. Harmon Killebrew's son Cam discussed how his father used his fame and notoriety to support charitable efforts. Yet in the end everyone who knew him also knew he loved baseball, ice cream, and kids.
Killebrew was an 11 time All-Star in Major League Baseball, even offered a professional contract before he was 18-years-old. Unfortunately, he lost his life in 2011 but as remembered on Friday's ceremony his legacy will continue to live on.