The 22nd annual Heart of Daktoa winners have been selected. These plaques displayed at the entrance of the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office in the Courthouse, top left, are in honor of the late Sheriff Dale Elsen who was named this year’s People’s Choice winner. Cathy Wegleinter of Lake City, cemter, is the Customer Service winner, and the Claremont Summer Rec Baseball Committee was named the Community Involvement winner. Committee members from left to right are Joe Gustafson, Jenn Gustafson, Jeremy Smith, Missi Smith, Amy Keough, and Mike Frey. Not pictured are Mindy and JJ Glines, Adrienne Fliehs, and Mark Hanse.
Marshall County Healthcare Center workers have been on the front lines for the Marshall County area in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, and the sign in front of the healthcare center, “MCHC STRONG,” shows their determination to win that fight. In recognition of their efforts the MCHS employees are being honored as Heart of Dakota Community Heroes.
Despite some changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, area residents have been recognized for the 22nd time as winners of the annual Heart of Dakota Awards.