Published On: Thu, Sep 5th, 2013

Guenther to retire as Weed Supt.

CENTER — Norbert Guenther, Crofton, will be retiring as the Knox County Weed Superintendent after putting in 28 years of service.

“I am ready to retire. It has been a challenging job. I tried to do the best I could,” Guenther said. “It is a big county. Knox County has 768,000 acres.”

Guenther has dealt with a number of noxious weeds through the years: purple loosestrife, phragmites, musk thistle, leafy spurge, knot weed, horse weed, rag weed and others.

Guenther handed board members a book he had been given when he first started that describes the duties for a weed superintendent.

“You have always treated me good and the staff at the Courthouse has, too,” Guenther said. “It has been a pleasure working with you.”

Guenther will finish out this year as the Weed Supt.

Each board member shook Guenther’s hand as they thanked him for serving as the Knox Co. Weed Supt.

It will be the responsibility of the Knox County Supervisors to appoint someone to fill the position that will be vacated in January.