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PrattTribune - Pratt, KS
  • Treasurer, longtime employee retire

  • The Leavenworth County Treasurer's Office is losing about 70 years worth of experience.
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  • The Leavenworth County Treasurer's Office is losing about 70 years worth of experience.
    County Treasurer Janice Young is retiring after working for the Treasurer's Office for more than 31 years, 15 of which were spent as treasurer.
    And Cindy Henry is retiring after working for the Treasurer's Office for 38 years. She currently serves as the chief deputy auto supervisor.
    Both women will be leaving their positions Monday. They were honored during a reception Wednesday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse.
    "It was an honor serving as treasurer," Young said.
    She said she's enjoyed the responsibilities of treasurer and serving taxpayers.
    She joined the Treasurer's Office as a "frontline" employee. She served as the deputy treasurer for 11.5 years. She took over as treasurer when she was appointed to fill her predecessor's unexpired term. The Republican then was elected to the office several times. She didn't seek re-election last year.
    "It's time to retire," she said.
    Young's term officially ends Oct. 7, but she's leaving a little early.
    Young said the county treasurer's term starts later in the year than those of other elected officials in the county because the tax year doesn't begin until Nov. 1.
    Young plans to remain in the area and do more volunteer work.
    Henry also plans to remain in the area. She may look for a part-time job in the future. But for now, she just plans to relax and do some things around the house.
    Henry said she will miss the people she works with at the Treasurer's Office as well as some customers who are "near and dear" to her.
    Members of the Leavenworth County Commission presented Young and Henry with plaques during Wednesday's reception.
    Don Navisnky, a former member of the County Commission, said the retiring county treasurer has done a "wonderful job working with the public."
    "She's been a great asset to Leavenworth County," he said.
    Young will be succeeded by Janice Van Parys. The deputy county clerk won election to the office of treasurer in November.
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