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Women of Distinction 2017: Andrea Gustafson, Jan Hibler and Cathy Milne

Left to right: Jan Hibler, Andrea Gustafson and Cathy Milne
Left to right: Jan Hibler, Andrea Gustafson and Cathy Milne

The Morris Herald-News’ Women of Distinction honor represents the women of Greater Grundy County who give of themselves for the betterment of others. There are many women in our community deserving of this honor.

The women who have been selected for this honor have ranged from super moms to inspiring teachers and beyond. It’s difficult to imagine the Grundy County area without these role models. This year we received close to two dozen nominations of selfless, engaging and giving Grundy County women to be considered for the honor.

The selection committee (which is made up of past honorees) had a challenging time narrowing the field to the three final recipients.

All of the women who were nominated are an inspiration. They get up every day with the goal of finding ways to serve others. They care for those in need, educate local children and volunteer their time to help in more ways than we could count. They run households, businesses and nonprofits. They raise families and mentor local children. It’s amazing how much one person can accomplish in a day, but just look around our community and you’ll see the fruits of their labor.

So congratulations to our 2017 recipients – Andrea Gustafson, Jan Hibler and Cathy Milne – and to all of the women who were nominated. Thank you for your continued selfless dedication and commitment to our community.

Andrea, Jan and Cathy don’t give of themselves because they seek accolades for doing so – but every now and then, women like them should be recognized.

They deserve a day of celebration, and on Wednesday, Oct. 11, we dedicated a day to thanking them for their efforts with a luncheon at the Morris Country Club.

The list of Grundy County Women of Distinction Alumnae has now grown by three. Trust us when we say, it is an incredible list of Grundy County Women who we really hope you get the chance to know.

To read about them in the new Grundy County Magazine produced by Shaw Media, look for it in mailboxes later this week.

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