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Commission thanks long-time employees

Honored are Health Director Lily Akings and Solid Waste Manager Mark Witt

Barton County Commission Chairman Kenny Schremmer, center, presents a clock to retiring Health Director Lily Akings Monday morning. Also pictured are commissioners, left to right, Don Davis, Homer Kruckenberg, Jennifer Schartz and Ken Lebbin.

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It was a time Monday morning to show appreciation. The Barton County Commission recognized two long-time county employees who are leaving after years of service.
Recognized were Health Director Lily Akings who is retiring and Landfill Manager Mark Witt who is leaving for other opportunities out of state.
Akings has served as the Barton County Health Department administrator since Jan. 2, 1979. “During her 35 years of service, the Health Department has seen numerous changes,” Commission Chairman Kenny Schremmer said. “From moving to its current location, to computerized medical records, to more advanced testing done in a shorter period of ...

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