Wurth’s Awarded Remsen’s “Citizens Of The Year” Honor


(Remsen) –– Remsen Chamber of Commerce held its awards banquet last evening at the Golden Pheasant steakhouse. This year’s “Citizens of the Year” were awarded to the owners of the Maple Lanes Bowling Alley, Ken and Michelle Wurth.  The nomination read in part, that the Wurth’s offer Remsen’s youth and families an alternative, and safe outing.   The Wurths have owned the Maple Lanes bowling for the last 27 years.  Michelle Wurth says she and her husband were surprised by the honor.

Ken Wurth says bowling is making a comeback, especially since it is now recognized as a sanction sport with the Iowa High School Athletic Association and the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union.

Ken Wurth says bowling is a sport that people can continue to participate in well into their senior years past retirement.  He says many professional athletes turn to bowling during their off-season.

The Wurths say the junior bowling can have children at the age of 6 begin competing in bowling.  Michelle Wurth says they are fortunate that so many people in Remsen turn to their bowling alley for fun and entertainment, as well as family traditions.

The Remsen Chamber of Commerce awarded Wes-Tel Company its “Business of the Year” award.  Many of the employees of Wes-Tel were on hand for the banquet.  Mike Nelson serves as the Chief Financial Officer with the telephone and internet company.

Wes-Tel Company employees gather to share the honor of being awarded the Remsen Chamber of Commerce “Business of the Year.”

Remsen Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors: Front row (left to right) Becky Brown (B Expressed), Kristine Mohning (Wes-Tel), Ashley Schuttpelz (Iowa State Bank), Middle row (left to right) Jamie Krienert (Feeck-Krier Insurance), Rachel Keffeler (City of Remsen), Geri Lynn Schroeder (Floyd Valley Healthcare clinic).  Back row (left to right) Tom Ahlers (Golden Pheasant), Dusty Pick (American Bank), and Luke Nieuwendorp (Iowa State Bank).