12/18/2017 11:03:00 AM "Wanta-be farmer" earns Mayor's Service Award
Ron Barber, left, accepts the Mayor’s Award for Community Service from Mayor Jimmie-John King at the city of Stewartville’s annual awards and recognition event at the Stewartville Civic Center on Wednesday, Dec. 13.
Ron Barber wondered what was going on when he walked inside the Stewartville Civic Center on Wednesday, Dec. 13. His wife, Mary, had asked him to come to the Civic Center that evening, although she wasn't all that clear about the details. "She said there was a buffet," Ron said. "Free food." Among a throng of people, Barber noticed Cheryl Roeder, the clerk for the city of Stewartville. "I asked her, 'What's this all about?' " Barber said. "Then I saw my son and daughter-in-law, who live in Rochester. I said, 'What's going on here?' " It wasn't long before Barber discovered he was the guest of honor at the city of Stewartville's annual awards and recognition event. Mayor Jimmie-John King, the master of ceremonies for the occasion, presented Barber with the Mayor's Award for Community Service for 2017... For more on this story pick up your copy of the Dec. 19 Stewartville STAR.