Highway superintendent to retire

    Adams County Highway Department Superintendent Mark Mitchel announced his pending retirement at the regular weekly meeting of the Adams County Commissioners Monday afternoon.
    “After a lot of consideration and discussions with my wife, I have decided I will be retiring in August,” Mitchel stated to commissioners. A large part of the decision to end his career with the county highway department was determined by the severity of the past winter season.
    “The stress levels are more than I want to go through for another winter,” he explained.
    When asked by Commission Chairman Doug Bauman, Mitchel responded he will have been with the department for 37 years on June 1. He stated he was named assistant superintendent in 1997 and has held the position of superintendent for the past eight years. “I’ve learned a lot,” he commented, with just a hint of emotion in his voice.
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