The Fallon County Times welcomes Sherry (Phebus) Vogel as the new staff writer and general assignment reporter.
By Lori Kesinger
Vogel, a fourth generation Baker native, was born with an adventurous spirit and has lived all over the United States including California, Missouri, Nebraska, Washington and Idaho.
Through her nursing career, she has experienced what she said was the best of two worlds, hometown Baker and travel. In recent years, Vogel was based out of Baker and worked as a traveling nurse for a national medical staffing agency. She enjoyed working in varied medical settings including hospitals, state prisons, assisted living, corporate business, psychiatric hospitals and private duty nursing.
Vogel retired from nursing two years ago to pursue other interests. She began substitute teaching in the Baker School District while working toward a degree in elementary education. “It has been a breath of fresh air working at the other end of the spectrum of life instead of working in the arena of disease, pestilence and death,” Vogel said. “I’ve enjoyed bright, eager youth ready to experience life.”
Vogel’s other interests include Fallon County history, old cars, antiques, historical buildings and old houses. She also enjoys reading, motorcycles, camping, going to concerts and movies, and taking mission trips to help the less fortunate.
Vogel has four children, Joshua, a police investigator in Huntsville, Alabama; Jeremy, a business owner and welder in Boise, Idaho; Jennica, a registered nurse in a director of nursing and palliative care nurse position in Melbourne, Australia; and Jamila, recent BHS graduate working at Fallon Medical Complex in housekeeping.
“I like to write and I’m looking forward to exploring the world of journalism as a ‘newbie’ reporter. I’ve always enjoyed reading the Fallon County Times and I’m proud to be part of it,” Vogel said.