The Employer of the Year went to Grand Island for its consistent employment practices and hiring of workers over the age of 55.
This year's winner coincidentally works at Grand Island as the golf marshall. 75-year-old Phil Ragsdale was surprised and happy to win the award. "It means a lot to Grand Island and to the rest of the older workers out here that are employed by Grand Island" says Ragsdale.
In a few weeks Phil Ragsdale and Grand Island will compete for their respective state titles.