The Daily Reporter is once again seeking nominees for its Citizen of the Year.
Over the past five decades, we've helped recognize outstanding residents of our community. The list of recipients is impressive, the folks honored even more so. Ask them, and doubtless they will point to others who've helped them over the years. They'll talk about how much they've been given. They'll humbly say they don't deserve the kudos. Last year, Tom Manley was honored for his varied contributions to the Spencer community.
It was another great selection by the former Citizens of the Year, who chose from among the nominees for the honor.
We're looking for other movers and shakers like Tom.
That term focuses on the hard work - the moving and shaking - it takes to make things happen.
Think of all the great things happening in our community; not just buildings, but programs, volunteer efforts, community outreach, then think about the faces behind those activities. Those are the people we want to hear about.
It's easy to nominate a deserving citizen. Simply write down what makes them deserving. Talk about their volunteer efforts. Then send that letter of nomination to, Paula Buenger, Spencer Daily Reporter, PO Box 197, Spencer, IA 51301, or drop it off at our offices at 310 East Milwaukee Street in Spencer.
We ask that all nominations are in by March 8. Then the former Citizens of the Year will gather to select the newest member of their illustrious group. We will honor them with a reception held in conjunction with the release of the Daily Reporter's Progress edition in April.