Kimberlin earns chamber of commerce honors
A longtime supporter of Tonganoxie -- and, in particular, sports and recreation in Tonganoxie -- earned the local chamber of commerce's top award on Tuesday.
Russ Kimberlin was recognized at a luncheon with the chamber's Citizen of the Year award.
"I'm sure there are a lot of other people who are deserving of this also," Kimberlin told the group, gathered at Amanna elan during the noon hour.
Debbie Krivjansky, 2004 chamber president, said that Kimberlin had given tirelessly of his time for many years. Most recently, he chaired the Sacred Heart Catholic Church's building committee. In addition, he works as maintenance director for the Tonganoxie Recreation Commission. He also was instrumental in starting a Jaycees chapter, he served for many years on the recreation commission and was a member of the city council.
Chamber members also heard an update about several issues of countywide interest from Tonganoxie resident Dean Oroke, who last week took office as a Leavenworth County commissioner. The chamber also installed new officers: Charlie Stimac, president; Gayle Parker, vice president; and Krivjansky, secretary-treasurer.