Izaak Walton League awards two grants for 2017

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO by Garry Brandenburg The Izaak Walton League, Marshall County Chapter, announces the award of two scholarships to area students. At left is Jared Matthew Riemenschneider, center is Ikes President Charles Strobbe and Allison Renee Stegmann.

Winners for 2017’s Izaak Walton League college scholarship awards were presented to the Jared Riemenschneider and Allison Stegmann on May 10. The local Ikes Chapter receives applications each year prior to March 15. From those applications, the Ikes board members evaluate and approve grants. This year two grants in the amount of $1,000 each were awarded.

Stegmann will use her grant to assist with financial costs of her course of studies at the University of Northern Iowa. She is the daughter of Mike and Janet Stegmann, of Marshalltown. She is a Junior at UNI studying Leisure, Youth and Human Services, and is also planning to obtain a Natural Resources Management Certificate. In addition to athletics and the National Honor Society, Stegmann is a volunteer at the Marshall County Conservation Board, a duck and goose banding volunteer at Otter Creek Marsh Wildlife Refuge, Green Castle Park and Keokuk. She hopes to work with these organizations: Hunt of a Lifetime, Catch a Dream and Building Brighter Dreams to help share her passion for the outdoors and hunting with others.

Jared Riemenschneider is from State Center. His parents are Bob and Becky. Riemenschneider in also a Junior at Iowa State University studying toward a degree in Animal Ecology with and emphasis in Fisheries and Aquatic Science. He is a member of the American Fisheries Society Club and is a dedicated outdoorsman. This summer he will be working with the Iowa DNR Fisheries Bureau at Lake Darling. After graduation, Riemenschneider may pursue post graduate work in some aspect of fisheries hatchery management and research.

For more information about the local Ikes chapter, contact President Charles Stobbe at 641-754-4095 or e-mail him at charles.strobbe@lennoxind.com.