Larry Ruthi, Lois Fenster & Stephen Fenster (Photo by Jesse Lee, OPL, Dodge City KS)
Cooperative weather observers Stephen Fenster and his wife Lois of Healy KS were presented with a 30 year length of service award on Wednesday, May 12th, by Larry Ruthi, Meteorologist in Charge of the National Weather Service in Dodge City KS. Stephen and Lois took over the station in Healy from Lois’s aunt in 1980. The station was begun by Herlan S. Jennison in 1901 at Farnsworth, which was 4 miles northeast of Healy. The station was moved to Healy in 1914 and has been in the Jennison family for 109 years. The Fensters report daily temperature, precipitation and snow data.