In its first business meeting of the year, the Mineral County Commissioners voted to return Jerry Whisner to his position as president. New commissioner Charles “Dutch” Staggs was sworn in at the end of last month, replacing Dr. Richard “Doc” Lechliter, who retired. Also during the meeting, the commission voted to approve 2023 holidays, as well as pay dates on the 15th and last day of each month. They also agreed to hire two new employees as 911 operators and a third person for the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office. The next commissioners’ meeting is set for January 17th.