Published On: Fri, Jan 20th, 2017

Verdigre man named Bd. Chairman

CENTER — Knox County Supervisors put things in place for the 2017 year during the meeting Jan. 10.

Board members elected James Sokol Jr., Verdigre, to continue serving as the 2017 Chairman. Virgil Miller, Verdigre, will be the Vice-Chairman of the board.

Danny Schlote, Wausa, was elected to serve as the 2017 Chairman for the Knox County Board of Equalization. Kevin Mackeprang, Bloomfield, will serve as the Vice-Chairman.

Board members set the 2017 salary for Veterans Service Officer Gary Jones, Verdigre, at $19.75 per hour. The previous salary was $19.25. Jones has been serving as the Veterans Service Officer since November 2014.

Board members told Jones he had been doing a good job.

Board members placed their approval on the annual retention for County Highway Supt. Kevin Barta for 2017.

Barta has served as the Knox County Highway Superintendent for 19 years.