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Ruthven Citizen of the Year

By Staff | Jul 14, 2015

JAN HELMKE HONORED -- Ruthven resident Jan Helmke was named 2015 Citizen of the Year. Mayor David Kirk (right) introduced Jan and presented her with a plaque at ceremonies Friday during the Iowa State Bank community barbecue. Jan has worked at Iowa State Bank for over 19 years. She is vice chair of the Bully Bullhead Committee and for two years she has re presented the Ruthven community on Palo Alto County Gaming Development Commission. During the annual Bully Bullhead celebration, Jan can be found working at the Bank’s supper, helping with the parade and fireworks. Jan thanked the people who nominated her, the community and her husband and family. --Jane Whitmore photo