Former Commissioner passes

Former Stevens County Commissioner Gary L. Baker passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.

Mr. Baker started a water meter business as well as owning a business as a Water Rights Consultant in Hugoton. He served as a Stevens County Commissioner for 12 years and was a long-time member of Rotary Club.

He helped develop the Ground Water District and later worked for the Ground Water District as director.

In 2004 and 2011 Gary received the Distinguished Service Award from Stevens County Conservation District and Stevens County K-State Extension Service in appreciation of his outstanding community service. He also received Citizen of the Year Award in 2007 from Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce.

Full obituary can be found on page 2 of this week’s Hermes, available here.