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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

County road crew leaders seek help to retain workers


November 22, 2018

A group of Public Works supervisors and foremen walk into the Whitman County courthouse Monday with copies of Jeff Stehr's graphs and charts.

While Whitman County commissioners aim to finalize a 2019 budget, Public Works foremen and supervisors crowded commissioners' chambers Monday as Jeff Stehr, District 1 superintendent, made a case that a change is needed to retain employees.

Stehr laid out a presentation, handouts included, saying that the county is in trouble as another winter approaches and more employees leave for higher-paying jobs.

"They have extremely valid points," said Dean Kinzer, county commissioners' chairman, said later, "It would be nice if the county can address this."

After Stehr spoke, commissioners praised...

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