On Thursday afternoon, Laura Coons left the historic Blackford County Courthouse for the final time as an elected official. Coons has a combined 24 years of public service as the Blackford County Clerk and Blackford County Recorder.
“Over the years, Coons has been an outstanding public servant. In her most recent term, she has returned a bit of class and service to the Clerk’s office,” said former Blackford County Circuit Court Judge Dean Young.
Coons has spent the majority of her life in Hartford City. She is a graduate of Blackford High School and Indiana Business College. She worked for 15 years as a customer service representative and an incorporated secretary for Farm Bureau Insurance.
In honor of her nearly quarter century of public service, Coons was escorted fro the Courthouse by former Judge Young, who was the one who originally convinced her to run for office, to a waiting limousine that took a farewell lap of the square as she waved to well wishers.
Her successor as Blackford County Clerk, Kimberly Pitts, has big shoes to fill as she hopes to continue the quality of service that the office provided under Coons.