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‘It’s been a long time’

Phillips honored for years as noxious weeds director

Barton County Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips, third from right, is recognized for his 40 years also serving as the noxious weed director. Pictured with him are county commissioners Don Davis, Homer Kruckenberg, Kenny Schremmer, Jennifer Schartz and Alicia Straub.

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 Barton County Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips summed up his 40 years of serving as the county’s noxious weeds director very succinctly.

“It’s been a long time,” he said. “I have great respect for the people I’ve worked with.”

The County Commission Monday morning took time to recognize Phillips for this achievement. He has worked for Barton County since Sept. 11, 1973, becoming the noxious weeds director in 1976. 

“We really think this is something that should be celebrated,” Commission Chairwoman Jennifer Schartz said.

“We hope you stick around a little  longer,” Commissioner Kenny Schremmer said ...

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