By Katie Teachout
The Journal 

City hires new public works crewmember

 

Last updated 9/28/2020 at 12:34pm

Katie Teachout

Nick Steffen began work with the City of Ritzville Monday, Sept. 14.

RITZVILLE – The city's Public Works Department welcomes new crew member Nick Steffen. Steffen began work Monday, Sept. 14.

Steffen said his duties with the city include taking care of the park, cemetery and other city lots; mowing the lawn and doing basic maintenance.

"We've been down two people this summer, so it's been a challenge," said Public Works Director Dave Breazeale. "We usually hire two guys for the summer, and didn't do that because of COVID-19. Then, we lost an employee at the beginning of the summer when he quit, so it kind of put us back all summer."

Steffen's position is full-time, year-round.

He said he worked for Benedict Quality Painting the past three years.

Steffen, who grew up in Port Angeles, said his parents Brent and Darcy Steffen lived in Ritzville in the 1990's. He moved to Ritzville with them when they returned seven years ago.


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Katie Teachout, Editor

Katie Teachout is the editor of The Ritzville Adams County Journal. Previously, she worked as a reporter at The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle, the Oroville Gazette-Tribune, Northern Kittitas County Tribune and the Methow Valley News. She is a graduate of Western Washington University.

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