Conservation District holds annual meeting

Submitted by Dana Schmelzle

The Nemaha County Conservation District’s 73rd Annual Meeting was held Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Knights of Columbus in Seneca. A large crowd attended the meeting, and enjoyed a delicious meal, furnished by the Nemaha County Bankers Association and prepared by Home Cookin’.

A short business meeting was held. During the business meeting, an election of two supervisors to the Nemaha County Conservation District Board was held. Kenneth Kramer was re-elected to serve a three-year term to the Conservation District Board of Supervisors. Dennis Deters was elected to replace long time board member, Michael Schmitz. Deters will serve a three-year term.

T-shirts were presented to 40 students who were winners in the conservation district’s poster and photo contests. Two state poster awards were presented, and one state photo contest winner was announced.

Anna Baker, soil conservationist, gave a video presentation on the conservation accomplishments of this year’s winners.

David Hallauer, Meadowlark Extension Agent, and Thomas Sheik, Nemaha County Key Banker, presented the Kansas Bankers Association Soil Conservation Award to Ken and Clara Reinecke, the Windbreak Award to the Shawn and Kelly Becker family and the Grassland Award to Lee and Jade Winkler. Brandi McCoy, Nemaha County Pheasants Forever, presented the Wildlife Award to Brad and Pam Wenger.

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