Schabert named Nicollet County Outstanding Senior

Staff photo by Fritz Busch
Bob Schabert of Courtland  received the Nicollet County Outstanding Senior Citizen Award at the Nicollet County Fair Friday.

Staff photo by Fritz Busch Bob Schabert of Courtland received the Nicollet County Outstanding Senior Citizen Award at the Nicollet County Fair Friday.

ST. PETER — Former Courtland mayor and civic leader Bob Schabert received the Nicollet County Outstanding Senior Citizen Award at the Nicollet County Fair Friday.

The award is given to a person age 70 or older who continues to do voluntary service after age 65 and remains active in such activity.

Described as the definition of a local leader, Schabert has been active in many ways including serving as chairman of the Connecting Nicollet County Leadership Program Steering Committee.

“Connecting Nicollet County is a great program that enables rural and city residents to come together and learn more about each other,” Schabert said. “I’d like to thank the Nicollet County Board of Commissioners and everyone else who helps us with that.”

Schabert served 24 years on the Courtland City Council including his final 10 years as mayor. He served as Region 9 Commissioner for Nicollet County Small Cities, more than 15 years as a Highway 14 Partnership member.

He served on the Nicollet County Historical Society, Knights of Columbus in New Ulm, and his annual lighted Christmas displays in Courtland were enjoyed by many. In recent years, many of his lighted displays were donated to the Sleepy Eye Christmas light project in Sportsmans Park.

Schabert and his wife Bernie received tickets to the Chanhassen Dinner Theater. They will be honored at the Minnesota State Fair Aug. 31.

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