Marian Mauer and Scott Konkle were cited by the New Holstein Historical Society Board of Directors at the Jan. 21 Annual Meeting. Mauer was presented with the NHHS Pioneer Award and Konkle received the Volunteer of the Year award.
The Pioneer Award is the highest level of recognition and individual can receive from the NHHS. It is presented, as approved by the Board of Directors, to an individual who has contributed, or is contributing, great effort to preserve and maintain the activities of the NHHS. In presenting the award to Marian Mauer, the Board cited the many hours she spent working for and supporting the NHHS. She is also a former Board member, having served nine years in that capacity. In addition to serving on the Board she has served as a docent at the Timm House and Pioneer Corner Museum, helped with the yearly third grade tour at PC, served as chairperson of the Housekeeping Committee, volunteered time at the brat fries, Night on the Town, baked pies and cookies for events, and used her artistic talents on many table centerpieces for various events.
The Volunteer Award is presented to an individual who has given time and talent to the NHHS. Scott Konkle has volunteered time to help build new vignettes, help with heavy lifting jobs that need to be done, fried brats and burgers, and generally been willing to help whenever needed.