Butte-Silver Bow Chief Executive Dave Palmer, right, congratulates Jack Henry on Tuesday for serving Butte and Butte-Silver Bow for 56 years, all but the first two with the water utility even though it changed hands twice before the city-county took it over in 1993. Henry served in many capacities, including office manager in more recent years, from Sept. 17, 1962 when he joined the Anaconda Co. until this past Sept. 17, when he retired. “They managed not to throw me out until I had put in 56 years,” he said with a laugh. His favorite part? “I enjoyed working with the public,” he said.