The Outstanding Citizen Award is sponsored by the Boscobel Chamber of Commerce and was established in the memory of Chuck Yahn, a Boscobel businessman, church, school, and community booster. This community has devoted people who give endless hours in community service year after year. It is an honor to receive this nomination. Once a name is received, the nominee will remain eligible for the next three years. Each year, Boscobel area residents submit nominations for this award. We are honored to have so many people dedicated to our community. We acknowledge their dedication, service, and support to the Boscobel area and its people.
This year’s recipient of the 2017 Citizen of the Year award is a loving daughter, sister, wife, aunt, friend, and community activist. In 1986, she graduated from Riverdale High School and went on to attend Patricia Stevens Modeling and Finishing School. She later moved to Madison and began working at Pranges Department Store before being asked to apply for a teller position at Anchor Bank at Hilldale in Madison in 1989. She was married in 1993, moved back home, and continued to advanced her career, working as an assistant manager until 2000 when she accepted the Branch Manager position at Anchor Bank in Boscobel, while simultaneously managing the Middleton branch. After the completion of the new Boscobel branch building, she decided to focus on her career in Boscobel.
This year’s recipient devotes endless amounts of time to make Boscobel a better place. Always in service to others, she has organized several fundraisers including the emergency room addition at the hospital, Boscobel Emergency Services, and has dedicated much of her time planning other charitable events focused on community involvement and improvement. Other efforts include the Depot Garden Plant Sale, the Warming Tree in Piggly Wiggly, the Haunted House, and the Battle of the Bands. In 2004, she helped reestablish the Boscobel Jaycees and held the position of President, cleaning up and improving the depot garden. Prior to her efforts with the Jaycees, the depot garden was an ugly mark on the community. Now, it’s filled with a variety of perennials and shrubs. After the Jaycees, she joined the Boscobel Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, spending time organizing the yearly Santa Claus visit, The Festival of Trees, and the annual July 4th Firecracker Run.
This year’s award recipient is currently employed at Old National Bank where she works as an LPL Financial Advisor. Even at work, she goes above and beyond to make a positive influence on her community by adopting a family in need at Christmas and providing gifts for children.
Despite the love for her community, she has unconditional love for her family. She organizes and hosts many family events and gatherings. She is adored by her family and serves as a role model for her nieces and nephews, who love and worship her as much as she loves and worships them.
On behalf of the Boscobel area community and the Boscobel Chamber of Commerce, it is our privilege to present the 2017 Outstanding Citizen Award to Stacy Hagenston.