Freedom Awards Banquet

Preparations are underway to recognize more outstanding volunteers from Hub Territory at the 29th annual Freedom Awards banquet. The 2019 event will be held Thursday, April 25 at Kearney’s Younes Conference Center. Tickets for the event are $35 each, and can be purchased at the Hub front counter, or order online by visiting: https://www.kearneyhub.com/submission_forms/freedom_awards/

This year’s winners are:

  • Youth Who Care – Ashton Masek
  • Religion – First Baptist Church volunteers
  • Sports – Dwaine Schmitt
  • Agriculture – Steve Rogers
  • Medical/Health – Judy Tomczak
  • Business & Industry – Eaton Corp.
  • Service Organizations – Dobytown Kiwanis
  • Arts & Entertainment – World Theatre volunteers
  • Education – Gloria Ourada-Simonson
  • Humanitarian – Jackie Purdy

Winners were nominated by the public and selected by a volunteer board. Check back for feature stories on each of these winners.

KEARNEY — A couple who worked to get the Jubilee Center back on its feet, a coach who introduced youths of all ages to the joys of baseball, a woman who advocates for Alzheimer’s research and another woman who educates about cancer were among recipients of 2018 Freedom Awards.

KEARNEY — A couple who worked to get the Jubilee Center back on its feet, a coach who has introduced youths of all ages to the joys of baseball, a woman who advocates for Alzheimer’s research and another woman who educates about cancer were among recipients of 2018 Freedom Awards.

KEARNEY — Among the outstanding volunteers selected for 2018 Kearney Hub Freedom Awards are a couple who has devoted much of their lives to 4-H, a man who retired as executive director of Kearney Community Theatre but still is a key figure in staging shows, and an industry CEO who advocates …

KEARNEY — Young trumpeters who play taps at funerals, a businessman whose enthusiasm for sports is infectious, a retired professor who advocates for the hearing impaired, a man who for many years has been the treasurer for a major ag show, and a marching band supporter who made a huge differ…

KEARNEY — Preparations are under way to recognize outstanding volunteers from Hub Territory at the 27th annual Freedom Awards banquet. The event is planned for April 18 at Kearney’s Holiday Inn.

KEARNEY — Leading an ecumenical youth group for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors wasn’t part of a plan for Jason and Bridget Sharp, who were busy with work, raising a family, and serving on church, school and community boards.

KEARNEY — Among the outstanding volunteers selected for 2016 Kearney Hub Freedom Awards are brothers from Minden who use earnings from their nursing home jobs to help school fundraisers, a retired professor whose efforts helped save The Archway and bring Internet to remote mountain villages …

KEARNEY — A Holdrege teenager who supplies baseball equipment to children in Third World countries, a Kearney couple and their children who drive people to Sunday church services, a Kearney father-son team who raised funds for a new skate park and a Shelton couple who advocate for agricultur…

KEARNEY — Hub readers are invited to nominate outstanding volunteers from Hub Territory for Freedom Awards. Recipients will be recognized at a banquet on April 14 at Kearney’s Holiday Inn.

KEARNEY — For Tom McCann, wrestling has been more than a sport, it has been his life’s passion for nearly five decades — a passion that he has passed on to countless others.