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Webster Co. supervisors OK retirements

Webster County Supervisors accepted two retirements Tuesday.

Steve “Wally” Elifrits, Webster County Jail administrator, will retire effective June 30 after 16 recent years of service. Elifrits served at the jail before working in the prison system. He returned to the jail in 2004.

“I know Wally has been talking about (retiring) on and off for years,” said Webster County Sheriff Jim Stubbs. “He will be missed.”

Stubbs commended the jail administrator for the extensive network he created with other jail administrators throughout the state and his outspoken style.

“He will be some shoes to fill, one way or the other,” Stubbs said.

He also cared greatly about the safety and best interests of both his employees and the inmates at the jail, said Ted Vaughn, human resources director for Webster County.

Supervisors also accepted the resignation of Randy Will, assistant to the county engineer, as he retires — for the last time.

Will served as Webster County engineer before initially retiring in June 2019. He was brought back out of retirement to help a busy engineer’s office as an assistant to current County Engineer Jamie Johll.

“This is his final resignation, he’s retiring,” Johll told supervisors, eliciting a round of laughs.

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