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Historical Society honors its volunteers; Reames and Wagner inducted into Hall of Fame (Audio & video included)

The Logan County Historical Society conducted its annual volunteer appreciation dinner at Chattan Loch Thursday evening.

The historical society uses the event to honor volunteers who give 20 hours or more of service over the past year. Volunteers serve as tour guides and committee members.

This year, 39 volunteers were recognized for their time. Eight volunteers were recognized for having over 80 hours of service:

Pat Swanson - 305 hours

Karen Beasley - 300 hours

Elaine DeMarsh - 254 hours

David Wagner - 250 hours

Ray Stamm - 200 hours

Judy Snyder - 108 hours

Pat Ortli - 105 hours

Jean Leininger - 88 hours

In addition, the historical society inducted two people into its hall of fame. Oswald (O.K.) Reames and David Wagner were honored.

Reames was from Zanesfield and was the founder of the Logan County Historical Society during the 1930s. He was a local historian who wrote historical pageants, books, and newspaper articles. The historical society still uses his books and articles for research.

Curator Todd McCormick discusses the event and Reames.

Wagner was chairman of the board when the historical society purchased the current museum. He has also been board president, a board member, and a volunteer since 1988.

Pictured right: Wagner (left) looking at his hall of fame plaque given to him by McCormick.

Wagner expresses his feelings on the honor.

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Watch as the top-seven volunteers are honored.

Other honored volunteers in attendance included:

Jim DeLong

Tim McPherson

Bonnie Hansen

Pat Dorsey

Pat Allen

Marilyn Guthrie

Dwight Hansen

Dorothy Notestine

Bob Notestine

Charlie Patrick

Bill McCormick

Jim VanNess

Carole Wagner

Nancy Ledley

Doug Chamberlain

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