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The Jewell County Commissioners met on Monday, December 31 with a light agenda in their end of year session. One significant development of note was the official notice of retirement submitted to the commissioners by Gail Bartley.

Bartley wears multiple hats in essential positions for Jewell County as the Emergency Preparedness Director, 911 Coordinator, and Noxious Weed Director. The letter of retirement was presented with an effective date of February 28, 2019.

 

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