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March 26, 2014

Wasko honored as Keosauqua Citizen of the Year

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Julie Thomas was unable to be present at the chamber dinner, but she wrote a letter read by Megan Noll. “Susan is a great neighbor and mother. My family and I are very happy for you, Susan. You deserve it.” Thomas said that Wasko was like a mother to her sister in their time of need. Wasko is originally from Sigourney and she and Joe met on a blind date in 1988.

“By February 1989, I moved to Keosauqua. This is a great place to raise a family, a place when someone needs help, everyone gives help. It’s also a great place to have a business.”

She is past president of the Keosauqua Rotary, is on the Libertyville Savings Bank Advisory Board and is a member of the National Retail Hardware Association. She served on the post-prom committee in 2008 as treasurer and has been active in the SAFE Coalition, Van Buren Music Boosters, Children First Board and Keosauqua Library Board.

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