Watne retires from county board of supervisors, Looks back on 25 years of service

                  When Stan Watne decided that his time as a Wright County Supervisor should come to an end, he says he never had a second thought. He knows that he has reached a satisfying finish line and is happy with his accomplishments. He will be retiring from the Board of Supervisors at the end of 2018. Still, Watne and those who have worked with him cannot help but look back on his 25 years of service to the county and reflect on decades of work.

                  Surprisingly, all those years ago, he did not start his career as a supervisor with a customary election. Watne, who was born and raised in the county and has spent most of his life farming near Galt, actually was appointed to a supervisor position. He explained that the found himself interviewing for the job when supervisor Gene Sturgeon passed away during his term in May of 1993. Watne did not require much arm-twisting to delve into county government. He says, “I always thought I wanted to be involved in government and was always interested in what was happening in the county.” He got his wish and was sworn in as a Wright County Supervisor in July of 1993.


For the full story, see the Dec. 20th edition of the Monitor.