Outstanding Citizen Award

It is time, once again, to nominate the person you feel should be selected as Kewanee’s Outstanding Citizen! Your nominee should possess the following criteria:

  1. Resident or former resident of Kewanee.
  2. Areas of service should be well known to the community.
  3. Personal community service in areas such as: Education, charitable, business, government, chamber of commerce, senior citizens, youth, disabled, environmental, economic development, community relations and heroic acts.
  4. How service may have been demonstrated?
    • By solving a significant problem.
    • Longevity of excellent service to the community.
    • Helping others... youth, seniors, disabled etc.
    • Improving understanding of community concerns.
    • Exceptional efforts in community service.

Please download, complete, & deliver the following form by February 28th, 2024:

Our Previous Award Winners

Year Citizen
2024 YOU DECIDE!
2023 Bud Johnson
2022 Dianne Packee
2021 Essential Workers
2020 Etta LaFlora
2019 Everett Whitcher
2018 Jerry Salisbury
2017 Marshall Jones
2016 Dr. Dennis Gerleman
2015 Larry Lock
2014 Ted Canellos
2013 Father Jerry Rafalko
2012 Margaret Gustafson
2011 John "Pickles" Sovanski
2010 Doug Hilgendorf
2009 Robert Neirynck
2008 Louis Little
2007 Betty Novak
2006 Mark Petersen
2005 Virginia Nelson
2004 Brock Tumbleson
2003 Dale Swanson
2002 Robert & Marcella Richards
2001 John Spets
2000 Dr. Charles Warthen
1999 Ted Vlahos
1998 Duane Swedman
1997 Paul Donovan
1996 Robert Breedlove
1995 Glen Andris
1994 Bucky & Eileen Hill, Brent & Jo Huffman, Henry & Fran Pickett
1993 Flora Alvarado
1992 Greg Moss
1991 Robert J. Hansen
1990 Phil Good
1989 Robert Petersen
1988 Delbert Skoglund
1987 Dr. Glenn Case
1986 Alan Anderson
1985 Jack Bystry
1984 James Golby
1983 Robert Strawser
1982 Robert Eastman
1981 Robert Glidden
1980 W.H. Harper
1979 Florence Norman
1978 Dr. Harold Swain
1977 Dr. Fred Stewart
1976 Gust "Brick" Lundberg