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Ivy Rose Kosbob named Volunteer of the Year

Morris Area Elementary School fifth grader Ivy Rose Kosbob (center) was named Volunteer of the Year at Pay It Forward Stevens County’s first annual awards dinner on Wednesday, Jan. 15. Kosbob is pictured with members of the Pay It Forward Stevens County committee, (left to right) Wayne Morford, Joan Spaeth, Deb Mattheis, Tim Esterling, Rob Lucas, Sue Dieter and Mike Mahoney.2 / 2

MORRIS – Morris Area Elementary School fifth grader Ivy Rose Kosbob was named Volunteer of the Year at Pay It Forward Stevens County’s first annual awards dinner on Wednesday, Jan. 15.

Kosbob is the organizer of Little Hands Helping Morris, a group of students dedicated to doing monthly community service projects in the Morris area.Since June, the Little Hands Helping Morris have made lap blankets for patients at Stevens Community Medical Center, organized a lemonade stand during Crazy Days, and donated books and canned goods to the Stevens County Food Shelf, among other projects.

Kosbob is pictured with members of the Pay It Forward Stevens County committee, (left to right) Wayne Morford, Joan Spaeth, Deb Mattheis, Tim Esterling, Rob Lucas, Sue Dieter and Mike Mahoney.

Other Stevens County residents recognized in 2013 included Clarence Lanus, Mary Ellen Montonye, Judi Carr, Dale Livingston and Minnie and Dwaine Benson. 

Kim Ukura

Kim Ukura has served as the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune since August 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2008 with degrees in English and journalism. She earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2010. Prior to returning to Morris to work at the Sun Tribune, she worked in trade publishing. She has been recognized by the Minnesota Newspaper Association for human interest, multimedia, business and public affairs reporting. 

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