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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch
  • Lawrence Sellner serves a half-century on township board

  • When Lawrence Sellner joined the Leavenworth Township Board of Supervisors in 1964, things were somewhat simpler and definitely a lot cheaper.
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  • When Lawrence Sellner joined the Leavenworth Township Board of Supervisors in 1964, things were somewhat simpler and definitely a lot cheaper.
     
    For example, Sellner said at that time the annual township budget was $10,000 when he joined the board, now it tops more than $100,000.
     
    Sellner said his longevity on the township board could be attributed to his love of history, his interest in township boards and the fact that he was good with “keeping the books” and as a record keeper.
     
    He also said he enjoyed the other board members noting that there hasn’t been a change on the board for the past 23 years.
     
    Sellner was a Leavenworth Township Board Supervisor for 14 years before serving as township board clerk for the next 36 years.
     
    His time as clerk was spent on managing the budget, judging elections, grading gravel roads, plowing snow and mowing ditches.
     
    Lawrence turned over his clerk duties to David Schumacher. Gerald “Snork” Seifert also retired from the Leavenworth Township Board after 32 years and was also presented a plaque.

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