New County Mine Inspector in training -
As current inspector prepares to retire
(Tuesday - October 26, 2021) - An interim Mine Inspector for the County has been selected, and is currently in training with the outgoing inspector, Steve Smith.

Smith, who won re-election to another four-year term in the 2020 election cycle, announced that he will retire at the end of the current year.

Selected as his interim replacement was Micheal Ghere. Ghere is currently accompanying Smith on a round of inspections, helping prepare him for the position.

Since the office of Mine Inspector is an elected position, Ghere will have to run for election to the position, to fill out Smith's unexpired term, in the 2022 election cycle.

Members of the County Board complimented Smith on the job he has done for the County.

The Mine Inspector is responsible for finding, catalogging, and if necessary seeking remediation, for the hundreds of holes dug into the ground when iron ore was first discovered in the area.

(Pictured above, current Mine Inspector, Steve Smith)