The 22nd annual We Kan! awards were presented May 3 at the Kansas Sampler Festival in Wamego to ten people who help preserve and sustain rural culture. The awards are given by the Kansas Sampler Foundation as appreciation for dedicated work in helping preserve and sustain rural culture.
The 2014 winners are:
Stacy Barnes, Greensburg - Good for Greensburg through thick and thin
Phyllis Bitner, Arma - Irresistible force for Franklin
Jim & Sandi Coast, Cimarron - Community difference-maker
Jettie Condray, Minneapolis - Passion for Ottawa County History
Janelle Dockendorf, Abilene - Bringing the county together
Don Harness, Garden City - Keeping the Windsor Dream Alive
Katie Herrick, Johnson - Dedication to Stanton County history education
John Howard, Marysville - Marshall County Enthusiast
Paul Kallman, Scandia - Great support for North Central Kansas
Susan Wettstein, Garnett - Working for the good of Garnett
Foundation director Marci
Penner said, "Each of these people has made an impact
for the good of rural Kansas. It is our privilege to honor them."
The awards plates are made annually by Steve and Jane Fry of Elk Falls Pottery.
We may have a picture of the award winners. Contact WenDee 620.585.2374 or firstname.lastname@example.org.