Previous Joseph Lee Heywood Distinguished Service Award Recipients

heywoodHeywood was killed while defending the old First National Bank during an ill-fated robbery attempt by Jesse James and his gang in 1876. Each year since 1983 the Heywood Award committee has honored a Northfield resident to “remind us of our past and our promise to improve our community for the future.”

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1983 Al Quie
1984 Robert Shumway
1985 Bernie Hughes
1986 Curt Oleson
1987 Karl Rolvaag
1988 Paul Johnson
1989 John Machacek
1990 Wayne Eddy
1991 Ken Grism
1992 Don McRae
1993 Jean & Orv Perman
1994 Dan Freeman
1995 Sanford “Sam” Haugen
1996 Dorothy Schilling
1997 Shirley Nelson
1998 Don Lindberg
1999 Mary Lou Street
2000 Jerry Skluzacek
2001 Jim Sawyer
2002 Marv Grundhoefer
2003 Will Brosz
2004 Orin DeLong
2005 Gene Finger
2006 Don Pavek
2007 Chip DeMann
2008 Scott Richardson
2009 Maggie Lee
2010 Will Healy
2011 Brett Reese
2012 Molly Woehrlin
2013 Emily Schmitz
2014 Bob Will
2015 Bill Cowles
2016 Nola Matheson
2017 Greg Langer
2018 Noel and Lois Stratmoen