Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Beadle has worked at Clearmount Elementary School for 38 years and serves his last day Wednesday
Dwight "Skip" Beadle Jr. walked into Clearmount Elementary School in 1975 at the age of 21, signed on to be a custodian and, for the most part, hasn't left. The head custodian has spent 38 years working at Clearmount, ensuring the interior of the school is clean and that the grounds are well maintained — and building relationships with students and staff along the way. His final day before retirement is Wednesday. To Beadle, it's been 38 great years. "I've enjoyed the work," he said. "This place has been a home away from home for me. I'm in charge of the building and grounds. I really take pride in it." The Glenwood High School graduate has even seen one Clearmount student graduate and become a teacher at Clearmount, all while he's been a …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
City officials, friends and coworkers of Chufar — director of utilities, services and recreation — gathered in North Canton City Hall Friday to honor his service to the city before he retired that week
Tom Chufar kept his goodbye speech short and sweet Friday when he addressed friends, coworkers and city officials inside North Canton City Hall. Chufar — director of utilities, service and recreation — retired this past week from the position he's held for nearly four years. (He's also worked in other capacities in the city.) "I'm just greatly appreciative. Truly," Chufar said. "Every day is a new challenge for everybody and let's just get out and enjoy it." Chufar talked with North Canton Patch recently about his retirement and years with the city. Check out that Q&A here.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Chufar will serve his last day as a city employee this week. Read on to see what he enjoyed most about his responsibilities in North Canton and what's in store for him after retirement.
Tom Chufar, director of utilities and services, will serve his last day as a city employee Saturday. As superintendent of utilities, service and recreation, Chufar handled everything from sanitary and storm water, street operations like salting and plowing, and parks and recreation. Chufar, a firm believer in a hard day's work, talked to North Canton Patch about his plans after retirement (you won't catch him taking it easy) and his time spent with the city. North Canton Patch: All of those job responsibilities ... It seems like a lot to take on for one person! How long have you been doing all this? Tom Chufar: It’s basically been three and a half years. Prior to this I was the operation manager, just in the sanitary sewer department, for …
Friday, May 20, 2011
Wurgler serves his last day today after working in the department for 31 years
Lt. Michael Wurgler serves his last day at the North Canton Police Department today after announcing his retirement Thursday. The 31-year veteran became a patrolman in 1980 and was appointed lieutenant in 1991. Wurgler also served as acting police chief after Michael Grimes' retirement from the department (Grimes now is city administrator) and resumed his current position as lieutenant and patrol commander upon the appointment of Stephan Wilder to police chief. Wurgler had applied for the position of chief and had made it into the final three. "With the appointment of the new chief, I felt it was better to (let him) have his opportunity to run the department the way he wanted to run it rather than my being here and trying to influence," …
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Barb Jones, an educator and administrator for 39 years, will retire at the end of the school year
She never intended to be a principal until others told her she’d be good at it. But, boy, Clearmount Elementary Principal Barb Jones is glad that when those supporters spoke, she listened. “I would never have done it without someone saying something to me,” she said. “Never, ever.” Now, with 39 years as a teacher and administrator behind her, she’ll say goodbye to the district at the end of the school year as she heads into retirement. She recently talked with North Canton Patch about her experiences at the school and what motivated her to enter the field of education. “It just sounded like a natural thing to do. I was the oldest of seven kids, too,” she said. “I think part of it was I just liked the school environment and just naturally …