Happy birthday – then back to work for the mayor

Plympton-Wyoming Mayor Lonny Napper, presented Paul Marley with the Senior of the Year for 2021 in July. He turns 80 May 25 and an open house is planned at the municipality's town hall.

As Plympton-Wyoming Mayor Lonny Napper heads toward retirement after the Oct. 24, he’s not about to let work slide.

Town officials are planning an open house Wednesday (May 25) to celebrate Napper’s 80th birthday. The longest serving mayor of the community announced earlier this year he wouldn’t seek re-election. Napper was first elected 34 years ago, before Plympton and Wyoming merged into one municipality. Municipal staff saw his birthday as a good time to celebrate Napper’s long service to the community.

An open house will be held between 3 and 4:30 pm at the municipal office before the regular council meeting.

But then, it’s back to work. “For my remaining time in office, it is business as usual,” he said in a news release adding Wednesday is a “regular council meeting; I’ve got a couple more months to help ensure this municipality is well looked after,” adding he was sure the community would be in good hands in the future.