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Veterans office moves on
Times photo: Brenda Steurer Retiring Veterans Service Officer Keith Ingwell, left, and Veterans Benefit Counselor Chris Beer examine a flag of Vietnam and the various military units that fought there, Monday at the Veterans Service office. The flag was given to Ingwell by area veterans, Beer said. Order photo
MONROE - There will be a change at the Veterans Service office today, but some things will stay the same.

Keith Ingwell retired Tuesday as Green County Veterans Service officer after almost 32 years in the position.

The Green County Veterans Service Office Committee has already started to look for his replacement.

Committee Chairman Mike Furgal said the committee received 46 applications for the position. The final day to submit an application was Nov. 13. The committee narrowed down the number of applicants to 10.

The final candidates were given tests and after the results are compiled they will be given to the committee and the candidates will be interviewed. The committee should have the test results in about two weeks.

Furgal said he was happy with the candidates.

"The depth and breadth of experience is impressive," he said.

Furgal said the committee expects to select a replacement for Ingwell by the end of the year. The Green County Board will have to approve the committee's choice at its January meeting.

Until a replacement for Ingwell is selected and approved, Chris Beer, who has worked with Ingwell in the office for the past 10 years, will continue to assist veterans. Beer is the Veterans Benefit counselor for the office.

The office will continue to be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Beer suggested veterans call the office first to make sure she is available, at 328-9415.