Linwood man to be honored with award
A 30-year resident of Linwood has been tabbed as this year's recipient of the Ovid Snider award.
On Saturday, Bryan Smith will receive the award, named for Ovid Snider, a lifelong Linwood resident who believed in serving his community.
Smith will be honored at a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Linwood Community Center.
He is a certified emergency medical technician with Leavenworth County Emergency Medical Services. And he has served on the city of Linwood and Sherman Township volunteer fire departments since the age of 16.
He attended Linwood schools and graduated in 1985 from Linwood High School. During his high school years, he participated in basketball, football and track. And during his junior year, he was crowned King of Courts.
Smith has assisted in maintaining the Linwood baseball fields, and he has been very active in coaching youth football, basketball, baseball and softball. He assisted the Boy Scouts in highway clean-up and helped with camping activities for Cub Scouts.
The public is invited to the reception, where refreshments will be served.