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Commission honors employees for longevity
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Barton County commissioners Don Davis, Kenny Schremmer and Jennifer Schartz are pictured with county employees honored for their years of service. The employees pictured include Homer Kruckenberg, Karla Newport, Wes Knox, Maria Hammeke, Darlene Moore, Jeanette Sanders, Janice Klug, Travis Doze, Yolanda Schaben, Dave Smith, Warren Peterson and Bruce Green.

The county employees honored for longevity by the Barton County Commission represented 270 collective years of service to the county. Recognized were folks who have had continuous employment for five, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 35 years.
“That’s quite an accomplishment for anyone in any business,” Commission Chairman Kenny Schremmer said. His experience working for the county has been made a rewarding one  thanks to the fine people with whom he is associated.
 Honored were:
Five years of service
Homer Kruckenberg – Commissioners
Karla Newport – Register of Deeds
Pam Stiles – Health
Wes Knox – Sheriff’s Office
Maria Hammeke – Attorney’s Office
10 years of service
Patty Reynolds – Health
Darlene Moore – Health
Jeanette Sanders – Health
Janice Klug – Administrator’s Office
Travis Doze – Sheriff’s Office
15 years of service
Paula (Lloyd) Haughton – Sheriff’s Office
Marissa Woodmansee – 20th Judicial District Juvenile Services
20 years of service
Yolanda Schaben – Public Health
 25 years of service
Dave Smith – Sheriff’s Office
Lloyd Lewis – Sheriff’s Office
Mike Patton – Road and Bridge
 35 years of service
Warren Peterson – Sheriff’s Office
Undersheriff Bruce Green – Sheriff’s Office
In other business Monday morning, the commission:
• Approved renewing the membership in the Kansas County Commissioners Association for 2015 at a cost of $607.50. Tied closely to the Kansas Association of Counties, this organization is comprised of the commissioners serving the 105 counties in Kansas. Education, training, partnering and seeking strategic alliances that benefit the interests of county government and its citizens are its core goals.
• Heard a departmental service update from County Administrator Richard Boeckman.