Employees that serve over 40 years at the City of Twin Falls is exceedingly rare and to my knowledge, only two TFPD employees have worked that long, Bill Stonemets and Carrie Hansen. Today we celebrate and congratulate Carrie Hansen in her retirement after 42 years of service to the City of Twin Falls and the Twin Falls Police Department. Carrie began working for the City of Twin Falls in 1980. She graduated from Twin Falls High School in 1981. Yep, Carrie began serving our community before she even graduated high school. At the age 17 on September 15, 1980, Carrie worked out of Twin Falls City Hall for the school year and she performed general office duties until after graduation in the spring of 1981.
Let’s talk about what happened in 1980 to give some perspective on how LONG AGO that was.
- The average annual income was $19,500.00, and the median home value was $47,200.
- A gallon of gas averaged $1.19, a gallon of milk cost $2.16, and eggs were 83 cents a dozen.
- The top song of 1980? Lady by Kenny Rogers.
- The Movies to Watch include Airplane, Coal Miner’s Daughter, Flash Gordon, The Elephant Man, The Blues Brothers, The Shining and The Empire Strikes Back.
- Top Sports events- The Miracle on Ice, Phillies beat the Royals in the World Series, Steelers beat the Rams in the Super Bowl, and the boycott of the summer Olympics,
- Top news stories-Mt. St. Helens eruption, John Lennon was shot, CNN began broadcasting, Who shot JR, MGM Grand hotel in Las Vegas caught fire.
Carrie, on behalf of the City of Twin Falls and the Twin Falls Police Department, congratulations on your retirement and THANK YOU for your 42 years of selfless, dedicated service to the City of Twin Falls.