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KDOT employees celebrate anniversaries
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The Kansas Department of Transportation expresses its appreciation for employees celebrating state service anniversaries in January. KDOT is proud to acknowledge them for the long-term dedication they have provided to the state of Kansas.

Two area residents are among those honored, both for 10 years. They include: Michelle Burnett, area engineer, Ellinwood; and James Cedeno, equipment operator, Lyons.

The rest include, started with those celebrating 40 years: 

• Michael Hollis, Highway Maintenance Supervisor, Rolla

Those celebrating 30 years: 

• Roger Anderson, equipment operator specialist, Wamego

• Chris Herrick, director of planning and development, Topeka

Those celebrating 20 years: 

• Bobby Davis, engineering technician specialist, Blue Mound

• Dennis Kennedy, equipment operator senior, Mankato

• Jennifer Kern, public service administrator I, Mayetta 

• Mitchell Kline, welder, Norton

• Ian Stringham, engineering technician specialist, Osawatomie

• Karla Thies, assistant bureau chief, Tecumseh 

• Benjamin Tush, engineering technician specialist, Garnett

• Cody Ward, engineering technician specialist, Logan 

Those celebrating 10 years:

• Rita Baltazor, engineering technician senior, Salina

• Mitchell Cady, engineering technician, Salina 

• Jamie Davis, equipment operator, Scott City

• Matthew Dotson, engineering technician midpoint, Salina

• Raul Flores, equipment operator, Moscow 

• Leonard Harding, Equipment Operator Midpoint, Topeka

• Kevin Height, equipment operator senior, Barnes 

• Arthur Helvie, engineering technician senior, Haysville

• Josiah Jones, engineering technician senior, Atwood

• Marcella Larrabee, state auditor I, Lawrence

• Brian Mallory, equipment operator senior, Jewell 

• Robert Percival Jr., district construction engineer, Norton 

• Earl Sowers, equipment operator senior, Corning 

• Peter Tobaben, engineering associate III, Lenexa

• Tabitha Weigel, accountant IV, Topeka