LARNED — A retirement reception honoring Elanna Harger and Macy Cook, employees of the Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility, was held recently with co-workers, friends and family in attendance.
Elanna Harger, administrative specialist, began her career with the State of Kansas as a Mental Health Trainee at the Larned State Hospital Jan. 5, 1998. She joined the clerical department of the Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility as an office assistant III March 19, 2000. Harger was promoted to an office assistant IV August 20, 2000, and to her current position June 8, 2003.
Superintendent Kyle Rohr presented Ms. Harger with a wooden plaque and a State of Kansas flag that had been flown over the state Capital in Topeka in appreciation of her 11 years of service.
When interviewed on what Lana would miss most about LJCF, she responded “The family I have at LJCF. This has been the most rewarding job I have ever been lucky enough to work. The staff at LJCF are my family and will be lifelong friends. God certainly had my back when I was hired on at LJCF.”
During retirement, Harger said she will help her daughter care for her first grandchild, Bently Ryan.
“My son-in-law is currently deployed,” she said. “Therefore, my daughter and I will take care of the home fires while he is gone. When he returns from deployment, I will relocate with them to Rooks County where he is employed as a patrolman with the Kansas Highway Patrol.”
Macy Cook, custodial supervisor senior, started his employment with the State of Kansas working for the Kansas Department of Transportation from April 18, 1974, to May 18, 1976.
Cook was hired July 1, 2002, as a juvenile corrections officer I at the Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility. Macy promoted to his current position Jan. 10, 2010.
Superintendent Kyle Rohr presented Mr. Cook with a wooden plaque and a State of Kansas flag that had been flown over the State Capital in Topeka in appreciation of his 11 years of service.
Macy responded that he would miss working with the youth while working at LJCF.