ST. JOHN, Kan. (AP) — Residents of a small central Kansas town are tired of seeing their town’s name misspelled.
For the record, it’s St. John, not Saint John, Kansas.
The 1,200 residents of the Stafford County town blame the U.S. Postal Service for the confusion. The town is listed in the postal service’s computer system with the incorrect spelling. So when someone orders something on the Internet, the computer uses the spelled-out saint, rather than the abbreviation. Same with searching for the town’s weather forecast.
The town was named for John St. John, the eighth governor of Kansas, not for any religious saint.
The Wichita Eagle reports alumni of St. John High School started a petition last week to ask the postal service to fix the problem.