County hails long-term employees
Leavenworth County Commissioners started Tuesday's commission meeting by taking time to present longstanding county employees with longevity awards to recognize their years of service to the county.
"Today we're taking a little bit of time to say, 'Job well done,'" Commission Chairman J.C. Tellefson told the dozens of employees gathered in the commission chambers. ": I appreciate we all appreciate the work that you do."
Employees receiving a 10-year longevity award were: Julie Angello, Dalani Blacketer, Steve Getter, Tim Goetz, Doug Gwartney, Shirley Harper, Gary Heim, Doug Llamas, Jamie Miller, Sam Morton, Pat Sass, Karen Savage, Jim Sexton, Regina Sinclair, Bob Smith, Maureen Vargas and Herb Wilt.
Those receiving a 15-year award were: Brenda Brister, Andy Dedeke, Dodie Ketchum and Bobby Shade.
The 20-year awardees were: Lisa Crook, Jeff Culbertson, Judith Day, Ron Ewert, Sheryl Gilfert, Shelly Goleman, Bruce Heintzelman and Linda Lobb.
Receiving 25-year awards were: Doug Davis, Richard Moppin and Doug Smith.
And, finally, employees receiving a 30-year longevity award were: Larry Eyerly, Karen Jordan, Dennis Ryan and Pat Sparks.