Historical society welcomes new trustee recognizes volunteers

Published 8:00 am Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The Mower County Historical Society held its annual meeting and volunteer appreciation on Thursday.

A total of 55 members and volunteers were in attendance.

“We had a very successful 2017 and this was an excellent opportunity for members of the Mower County Historical Society to celebrate the past year and see what is planned for 2018 and beyond,” said MCHS Executive Director Randal Forster, who took on the directorship last year.

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Guest speaker Dick Punchard talked about his book, “The G.A.R. in Minnesota,” during the meeting.

Larry Naatz was elected to his first term as a trustee to the MCHS Board of Directors.

Keith Cich, Judy Laskewitz and Barb Lewis were all elected to second terms.

Glenn Medgaarden was recognized for his many years of service and commitment, including six years as a trustee and for being a past president. Virginia Bissen was honored as an “Outstanding Volunteer,” while Bill Klingerman was recognized for “outstanding service as a community partner.”