On Tuesday, October 24 Diane Courter will be recognized as the Shepherd Lions Club Citizen of the Year for 2017 during a dinner being held at the Shepherd Maple Room. For more information about the dinner, check out the Facebook event.

Here is a look back at the Shepherd residents who have previously been named Citizen of the Year:

1970’s

1973 Mr. Robert H. Bates

1974 Bessie Musser

1975 John Harris

1976 Gerald Farnan

1977 Stu Gillison

1978 Lyle Rhynard

1979 Russell Stowers

1980’s

1980 Cecil and Agatha Swenson

1982 Meda Walden

1983 Douglas and Helen Nance

1984 DeWayne and Mable Kyser

1985 Vincent and Linda Meyer

1986 Roy Denman

1987 Chester Ayris

1988 Betty Cook and Frances Adams

1989 Tom and Aileen Tolksdorf

1990’s

1990 Don Brown

1991 Dan Jerome

1992 John Wilberding

1993 Emerson Green

1994 Walter Dean

1995 Claude Lemmer

1995 Norman Slack

1996 Tom Shepard

1997 Charles Jaquith

1998 Kent Nerbonne

1999 Kent Roth

2000’s

2000 John D. Williams

2001 Mike Martin

2002 Jack D. Nartker

2003 John Feltman

2004 Robert A. Courter

2005 Ronald R. Rhynard

2006 Ralph Berry

2007 Newell Oren

2008 Thomas Hohlbein

2009 Neil Nelson

2010’s

2010 Jim Bush

2010 Jim Brugger

2011 Marie Green and Betty Nerbonne

2012 Clare Myers

2013 Loretta Koester

2014 Arnie and Merrie Hammel

2015 Steve Davidson

2016 Kathy Shepard

2017 Diane Courter