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May 15, 2003|by TARA REILLY

Campground celebrates 30th year


The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday celebrated the 30th anniversary of Yogi Bear Jellystone Park on Lappans Road in Williamsport.

The campground, owned by Ron and Vickie Vitkun, has won several national and regional awards.

The Vitkuns have expanded the business over the years and added employees.




County to hire part-time guard


Washington County will fill a vacant part-time position for a guard for inmate crews working for the Highways Department.

The County Commissioners approved the hiring Tuesday.

The guard will be one of nine who supervise inmate crews. The positions are held by retired Maryland Correctional Training Center correctional officers who normally work guarding the road crews 40 hours per week every other week.

The position pays $10.50 an hour.




Water and Sewer plant operator hired


The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday filled a vacant position for plant operator for the Water and Sewer Department.

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The position pays an entry-level salary of $27,770 a year.




Employee recognized for achievement


The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday gave a Certificate of Merit to Cindy Eichelberger of the Budget and Finance Department.

Eichelberger, a fiscal technician, completed her associate's degree in accounting at Hagerstown Community College and will graduate on May 17.

She has been a county employee for 10 years and was voted Employee of the Year in 1997 for her work in designing a billing system for telephone charges.

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