Joel Fisch Selected Remsen's Citizen Of The Year
(Remsen) -- The Remsen Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting and banquet Saturday evening. Both the "Citizen of the Year" and the "Business of the Year" were announced. This year, Joel Fisch of Fisch Funeral Home and Monuments was presented the honor of "Citizen of the Year". He admits to being somewhat surprised by the honor.
Chris Schultz of Remsen nominated Joel Fisch as the "Citizen of the Year". Fisch is active within the Remsen community, and he says he gets involved as a way to pay back the community.
Fisch says he has his family to thank for allowing him the opportunity to be involved with the community events.
The "Business of the Year" was presented to the Iowa State Bank with origins as the Farmers Savings Bank, which is celebrating 100 years of existence. Tom Bacan accepted the plaque. He then shared with the audience a brief history of the bank.
Bacan continued to describe the value of land 100 years ago.
Bacan told the gathering that one employee had worked at the bank for 48 of the 100 years.
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