Cooperative Observer Awards: 2002

55 Year Benjamin Franklin Award
50 Year
Edward H. Stoll Awards

caption below
Ruth Everhart of Rural Seymour Received the NWS Benjamin Franklin Award for 55 Years of faithful Cooperative Weather Service. Ruth is the first Indiana Observer to receive this award. The presentation was held as a surprise at NWS Indianapolis. The Award was presented by Dennis Mccarthy, Central Region Director. From left are Service Hydrologist Albert Shipe, Ruth and DAPM Michael Shartran.

 

caption below
Barry Rost, right, Observer for Burnet, TX, accepted a 50 Year Institutional Length of Service Award from Patrick Mcdonald, Hydrometeorological Technician (HMT), San Antonio, TX, for companies commitment to maintaining weather records over such a long period.

caption below
Henry Dembowski, Loup City, NE, was presented the Edward H. Stoll Award, a letter of congratulation from Nebraska U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel, Nebraska Governor Mike Johanns and NWS Director Jack Kelly Jr. Also in attendance was Nebraska District 41 State Senator Vickie McDonald. In his span of 50 years as an Observer, Henry has recorded over 19,000 daily observations and has measured just over 100 feet of rain and 110 feet of snow. Pictured from left are HMT Larry Wirth, NWS Hastings; Henry Dembowski; and Meteorologist in Charge (MIC) Steven Schurr NWS Hastings, NE
caption below
A 50 Year Institutional Length of Service Award was presented to the Farr Plumbing Plant at
Grand Lake, CO. From left Frank Benton, HMT, NWS Boulder, CO, presented the award to Josh Jarbo and Steve Anderson, employees at the plant.
caption below
Joe Obholz, Superintendent of the Hays Water Plant, left, accepts a 50 Year Institutional Award for the City of Hays Water Plant by MIC Larry Ruthi, of NWS Dodge City, KS.

caption below
A 50 Year Institutional Length of Service was presented to the Horticultural Crops
Research Station in Castle Hayne, NC. From left are Paul McGinnis, Carl "Buddy" Daniels, Jerry
Woodcock, Gil Tancrelle, Fred Thompson, Robert Brogden Jr. The award was presented by NWS Wilmington, NC, Warning Coordinatio n Meteorologist Tom Matheson.
caption below
Warren Rattliff, left, Observer for the Kirwin Dam, KS, accepts a 50 Year Institutional Award from Marla K. Doxey, Data Acquisition Program Manager (DAPM), right, NWS Hastings, NE.
caption below
Charlie Porter, accepted the 50 Year Institutional Award for the KIRX Radio Station, Kirksville, MO. The award was presented by Ken Bronis, Hydrometeorological Technician (HMT), Pleasant Hill, MO.
caption below
Edwin O. Lundgren, Jr, Observer at Elgin, TX, received a 50 Year Length of Service Award Award. The award was presented by Joe Arellano Jr, MIC, San Antonio, TX.
caption below
Kathy Staffey, on behalf of Illinois Department of Natural Resources, was presented with a 50 Year Institutional Award by Meteorologist Christine Zagorski from NWS Paducah, KS.
caption below
Fay Thompson Edgar, Observer for the Texas Highway Department at Leakey, TX, accepts a 50Year Institutional Award. The award was presented by Dennis Cook, HMT, San Antonio, TX.
caption below
A 50 Year Institutional Award was presented to Dave Smith at Tugalo Dam at Tugalo, GA. Presenting the award is Terry Benthall, DAPM at NWS Greenville-Spartanburg, SC.
caption below
Dave O'Dell Shull, Program Manager, center, accepted a 50 Year Institutional Award for NWSY* Radio Station in St Augustine, FL. Presenting the award was NWS Jacksonville, FL, MIC Steve Letro and DAPM Mike McAllister. *NWSY = Wonderful Fountain of Youth
caption below
Viola and Lawrence Wohleb, Cooperative Observers at Naponee, NE, receive the Edward Stoll Award for 50 Years of Service. Steven D. Schurr, MIC and Marla K. Doxey, DAPM, NWS Hastings, NE. presented the award with numerous Wohleb family members in attendance.
caption below
NWs presented a 50 Year Institutional Award presented to the Corp of Engineers at Woodruff Dam, FL. Picture from left are HMT Alan Baker, DAPM Mike Vise, Observer Greg Taylor and Southern Region HQ Program Manager Al Abernathy.
caption below
Frankfort Indiana WWTP was presented with a 50 Year Institutional Award--38 years late! Due to a clerical error the service start date was thought to be 1952. It should have actually been 1914. NWS Indianapolis apologizes for the mix up. From left are Dennis Shirar, Plant Supervisor, Frankfort Mayor Roy Scott, NWS Indianapolis MIC John Ogren and HMT Ed Terrell.