Thirty-three people with milestone anniversaries as St. Joseph County employees were recognized by the county board this week.
County commissioners staged their annual “Employee Service Recognition” event Tuesday. It featured those whose notable anniversaries were in 2020 as well as this year.
Top billing went to district court judge Jeff Middleton, who has been with the county 40 years. Though they weren’t present Tuesday, judicial secretary Lori Rumsey and now-retired friend of the court William Thistlethwaite were next with 30 years of service.
Acknowledged for their silver anniversary were Sheriff Mark Lillywhite, deputy friend of the court Mary Herendeen, friend of the court enforcement officer Susan Dentler, IT technician Dave Cover, circuit court judicial secretary Anita Buscher, and retired corrections officer Andrew Stienbarger.
Next, two decades of service were noted. Recipients were Equalization Department appraiser Jan Hart, finance department accounting clerk Virginia Trattles, corrections sergeant James Hasbrouck, and corrections officers Thomas Harington and Jeremy Tyler.