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Federated to Lead 2017 United Way Campaign For the past 10 years, United Way of Steele County has tapped a local corporation to lead its annual fundraising campaign. This year it announces that, for the second time, Federated Insurance will serve as the 2017 United Way Corporate Campaign Leader.

Pictured from left to right: (Back row) Jane Rolloff, Pat Cooper, Jeff Fetters, Julie Rethemeier. (Front row) Peng Olson, Kim Schaufenbuel, Melanie Sunnarborg. Not pictured: Shane Sattler.

“We are grateful that Federated, a local, homegrown corporation, which shares so many of our values for community care, has decided to lead our community fundraising efforts this year. Federated has been highly successful in inspiring their employees to support United Way of Steele County,” said UWSC Executive Director Kim Schaufenbuel. “We’re confident they will be able to broaden that inspiration throughout our community.”

“We are thankful to have a vibrant and thriving United Way in our county who are leading and collaborating to invoke positive change within the community” said Jeff Fetters, Chairman, President & CEO of Federated. “Their work is critical to a healthy community. When Kim Schaufenbuel asked us to consider being the Corporate Campaign Leader, I said, ‘How can we say no?’” This year’s campaign goal is $725,000. Funds will support programs which give children a healthy start in life, families the tools they need to thrive, and seniors the support they deserve to live with purpose and dignity.

Little Theatre of Owatonna approves incoming directors

Limberg Productions welcomes Dan Paur

At its August 28 annual meeting, Little Theater of Owatonna approved several new members to its board of directors and thanked several departing members.

Limberg Productions is pleased to announce that Dan Paur, advertising specialist, has joined its Owatonnalive.com team.

Incoming directors are Victoria Bartkowiak, Sandee Hardy-Hagen, Craig Kautz and Mike Jensen. Both Craig and Mike are returning for a second term. Outgoing directors recognized for their service were Nate Chesney and Drew Whitehead. The new directors join Mary Gontarek, Mark Kuklok, Norma Louis, Naomi Jirele, Brenda Hager, Curt Jorgensen, Linda Karnauskas, Kristi Westegaard and Sharon Stark, executive secretary, on the LTO board of directors.

Dan originates from Bird Island, MN. He attended St. John’s University and currently resides in Owatonna with his wife, Emily, and two boys, Timmy and Theodore. He currently coaches Owatonna Varsity Girls LaCrosse and Girls Varsity Hockey. Dan also enjoys spending time with his family, playing and watching sports and enjoying the great outdoors. Limberg Productions is excited to have Dan join the team to assist is in its next period of growth, which includes a new live streaming venture which launched this summer. Limberg Productions, a video production firm, launched in 2011. Owatonnalive.com launched in 2012, bringing the plethora of talent, ideas and community communication to a central location. Owatonnalive.com currently has about 400 videos available to watch 24/7.

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