MASON CITY | Three North Iowans were honored by the Mason City Noon Rotary Club Saturday night for community service.

Kathy Kinsey received the Service Above Self Award for her volunteer work with organizations such as the Historic Park Inn Hotel and the Architectural Interpretive Center.

Mason City Police Capt. Mike McKelvey received the Service Above Self Award for public employees for his many years of service as a police officer.

Kris Kramer received the "Be Like Bill" award, named in honor of the late Rotarian Bill Killpack and given in recognition of the many hours of volunteer work she has given to the club.

Kinsey has performed many behind-the-scenes activities at the hotel, including cleaning the many inside windows, including the art-glass windows that require special attention, and re-staining scuffed wood areas to keep them at their original appearance.

For the past three years, she has been the volunteer manager of the sales shop at the Architectural Interpretive Center, the largest single generator of funds for the River City Society for Historic Preservation.

McKelvey has been with the Police Department for more than 20 years. Former Police Chief Mike Lashbrook said McKelvey's development has a police officer has been a combination of education, experience, desire and courage. In his off hours, he has been extremely active with Boy Scouts, including serving as a scoutmaster.

City Administrator Brent Trout, who nominated McKelvey for the award, said McKelvey has been a strong contributor to the steady transition when Jeff Brinkley came on as police chief earlier this year, replacing Lashbrook who retired.

Kramer has been an active participant in Rotary events, volunteering to help and donating prizes.

She has been active in the club's annual hole-in-one event, donated her time to set up and update the club's website and put together information in recognition of the club's 100th anniversary.

"She not only signs up, she shows up," said Kay Rathmann, who nominated her for the award.



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