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Lakes-area residents honored at Minnesota Service Cooperatives banquet

Reed Reinbold and Susan Ward both received awards for their service in their communities.

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Reed Reinbold, a board member of Lakes Country Service Cooperative (LCSC).
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FERGUS FALLS — Reed Reinbold, a board member of Lakes Country Service Cooperative (LCSC), received an Outstanding Service Award at the Minnesota Service Cooperatives (MSC) award banquet on Friday, Oct. 7. This award honors individuals for outstanding service in their region.

Reinbold, employed by the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s office as the chief deputy, has worked with Otter Tail County schools, churches and businesses to provide active shooter training since 2006 as a certified ALICE instructor.

Reinbold said of the award, “I am very appreciative. As an LCSC Board member, Henning School Board member and Deputy Sheriff, I am dedicated to school safety and a common-sense approach to faculty, staff and student training. My work with our local school districts throughout the region regarding active shooters has been extremely rewarding. I continue to be impressed with the quality and dedication of our school faculties, staff and students.”

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Susan Ward, a recently retired employee of Lakes Country Service Cooperative.
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Susan Ward, a recently retired employee of LCSC, received the Barbara Hexum Excellence in Regional Service Award. Susan has provided service as the LCSC academic challenges coordinator for the past 16 years. This award is presented only to nominees put forth and voted on by the MSC executive council.

Before her position as academic challenges coordinator at LCSC, Ward taught English for 33 years at Rothsay Public Schools and worked in the Fergus Falls Adult Basic Ed program and with the Otter Tail County Jail to assist individuals and inmates in receiving their GED.

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