Mel Sampson will celebrate 50 years in accounting profession during Open House this Friday

“I originally thought I was going to be a teacher of business and a big time coach,” Mel Sampson of Eagle Grove said with a little smile and chuckle as he talked about his 50 year career as an accountant.

He spent forty-five of those years practicing in Eagle Grove. N ow, h alf a c entury later, Sampson is looking back on the road he has traveled, and looking forward to what journeys lie in front of him on the road of retirement. While he is looking forward to spending his free time following grandkids around for all their events, and having more time to spend with his family, horses, and classic cars, he is also very nostalgic about what led him to this point in his life.

Sampson graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1957, with a year of serving in the Eagle Grove Military Police Unit already under his belt. While in Junior College, he was part of the basketball team that played in tournament games in Hutchinson, Kansas.

“I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time,” Sampson said proudly.

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