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Russell Co. Emergency Manager Keith Haberer is KEMA's Professional of the Year

Keith HabererThe Kansas Emergency Management Association has named Keith Haberer of Russell/Ellsworth County as the group's Owen U. Turrentine Emergency Management Professional of the Year.

Haberer received the award at KEMA's annual conference on Thursday night in Topeka.

The group also awarded a special recognition certificate for best practices in cooperative partnerships with the National Weather Service to the emergency management programs in Barton, Butler, Ellsworth, Kingman, Harper, Marion, McPherson, Reno, Rice, Russell, Saline, Sedgwick and Sumner counties for their cooperative response to a tornado outbreak April 14, 2012.

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