CANYON CITY — Laurie Wright has known Grant County Commissioner Chris Labhart since she was a student at Grant Union Junior-Senior High School.
She took his U.S. history and economics classes.
Now Wright is again taking notes from Labhart — and County Judge Scott Myers and Commissioner Boyd Britton.
She is the county court’s new secretary, taking over for Mary Ferrioli, who retired after 18 years.
“It’s actually been really nice,” she said as she prepared for the Nov. 18 court meeting. “I enjoy all of the people I work with.”
Wright was a paralegal and secretary for John Day lawyer Dan Cronin for seven years. Before that, she worked for the prosecuting attorney in Valley County, Idaho, she said.
She lives near John Day with her daughter, Makenna Adair, who is a junior at Grant Union Junior-Senior High School. Her other daughter, Kyra Adair, lives in Boise.
Her first day at the courthouse was Oct. 26.