Cooperative Observer Awards: 2002

45 Year Richard H. "Dick" Hagemeyer Awards

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From left, James T. Becker of Williamsville, MO, receives theDick Hagemeyer 45 Year Length of Service Award from Kyle Sutherland, Hydrometeorological Technician (HMT), NWS Paducah, KY.

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Walter Groves, right center, Cooperative Observer for Superior, NE, was presented with the Richard H. Hagemeyer Award honoring 45 years of service. Arnold Miller, left center, backup Observer for Superior, was presented with a 10 Year Length of Service Award. Presenting the awards are Hastings, NE, Meteorologist in Charge (MIC) Steven Schurr and Data Acquisition Program Manager (DAPM) Marla K. Doxey.
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The first Richard H. Hagemeyer Award to be presented by the Sioux Falls NWS office was accepted by Herman Korthals, right, of Platte, SD. Herman began his observing career in 1957. The award was presented by DAPM Donald Morin. Photo by Hydrometeorological Technician (HMT) Mike Buss.
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Ted Robinson Jr., left, was presented with a
45 Year Length of Service Award, a letter or appreciation, and the Richard H. Hagemeyer Award, for maintaining weather records for 45 years. The award was presented by Mark R. Wilson, HMT, NWS Jackson, MS.
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Dr. Morris Schuurmans and wife Margarette accept their 45 Year Award. Lifelong residents of Wagner, SD, the Schuurmans have always been involved in their community, helping to shape the future of the small South Dakota city. Dealing with the Schuurmans through the Coop program has been like being part of a family. Photo by HMT Donald Miller, NWS Sioux Falls, SD.
caption belowLaston L. Webb of Edinburg, MS, was presented with a 45 Year Length Of Service Award, a letter of appreciation, and an American flag once flown over the NWS office in Jackson, MS. The award was presented by Winston Gilmore, HMT, NWS Jackson, MS.