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Gogebic County votes to adjust 4-H coordinator position

BESSEMER — Members of the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously last week to fund the county 4-H coordinator as a full-time position for eight months, from April 1 to Nov. 30 in 2024, at a salary of $40,000.

Until now, 4-H Coordinator Ashley Dennis has been employed on a part-time basis.

Chairman James Lorenson said the funds can be drawn from the county budget’s allotment of $40,000 for youth activities.

Paul Putnam, District 1 director for the Michigan State University Extension, lobbied for the change at the Dec. 20 meeting while presenting an annual report on the 4-H prog...

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