After 32 years with the Wausau Public works Department Street Superintendent Don Skare is ready to turn over the reigns to someone else.
A retirement party was held for him Friday afternoon.
The former marine joined the public works back in 1981 as a mechanic and worked his way up. He says that he hopes his service to the community was able to make an impact.
"I have got a saying to different people in the city here... It's that, 'If you can imagine a pond I was the pebble that got thrown into the pond thrifty two years ago, I impacted the city, the citizens, and everybody around me for those 32 years. The ripples went across that pond. The ripples have settled off now and its my time to go.' Somebody else is going to come in and throw their pebble in that pond.”
Skare's replacement is yet to be named, however he says that interviews were taking place Friday and that a successor should be named in the near future.
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