Cooperative Observer Awards: 2004

25 Years Length of Service Awards


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Raymond and Lois Blegen from the Keene, ND, area show their 25 Year Length of Service Award and pin honoring their years of dedication.
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Ranger Jim Staub holds up the 25 Year Institutional Length of Service Award presented to Chickamauga Battlefield Park in extreme northwest Georgia.
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Jim Sons, right, representing Columbus Utilities, accepted a 25 Year Institutional Award from Roger Kenyon, NWS Indianapolis, IN, Hydrometeorological Technician (HMT). Photo by Mike Shartran, Data Acquisition Program Manager (DAPM).
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Ralph Kinney of Crossett, AR, shows his 25 Year Institutional Length of Service Award for helping the Crossett Water Plant maintain climate records. NWS Jackson, MS, HMT Winston Gilmore presented the award and a letter or appreciation.
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John Davis, observer for more than 25 years in Bonesteel, SD, recently moved to nearby Fairfax, SD, and took his station with him. He is pictured here with his 25 Year Award. Thanks for sticking with the NWS John!
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Observer Beverly Ditty was presented a 25 Year Length of Service Award for the Virgil, KS, area. Presenting the award was Leon Wasinger, Cooperative Program Manager (CPM), NWS Wichita, KS.
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Sac City, IA, Observer Alan Galbraith, right, shows his 25 Year Length of Service Award presented by Brad Fillbach, CPM, NWS Des Moines, IA.
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Chuck Hagen, observer for Tioga, ND, shows his 25 Year Award. He also displays his extended interest in weather on the computer screen above.
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Observer Clifford Jordan was presented a
25 Year Award for the Great Bend, KS, area. Presenting the award was Joe Rosner, DAPM, NWS Wichita, KS.
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A 25 Year Institutional Award was presented to the Loveland Filtration Plant, Loveland, CO. Pictured from left are Mike Tesar, John Perrine, and Cheri Barricklow. Photo by James Kalina, Intern, NWS Boulder, CO.
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Louis Stas of Wheeler, TX, received his 25 Year Length of Service award from NWS Amarillo, TX, Forecaster JJ Brost.
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Dedicated observers Judy and Mark Wehrspann accept their 25 Year Length of Service Award for their contributions at the Lakeside Laboratory near Milford, IA, on the shore of beautiful West Lake Okoboji.