Jim Teel retires after 37 years with City of Chinook


August 16, 2023

In an era when over half the employees in the U.S. stay in one job for only 4.3 years Jim Teel's 37 years with the City of Chinook is a serious statistical abnormality. Jim started with the city as a maintenance worker on June 30, 1986 and retired on June 30, 2023. When I was asked to write a story about his completed career with the city I was curious to learn about this quiet guy that I really only knew in passing.

As we started talking about his long tenure as Superintendent of Streets his first comment was, "I'm really surprised by how much I miss working my old job." He went on to say he'...

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