For seven years the Browns, married more than 46 years, coordinated their church's participation in the Sunday noon dinner program at Salvation Army in Mankato who provide and serve a Sunday noon dinner once a year. They have been actively involved with the Betsy-Tacy Society as tour guides, committee members, on-call volunteers and donors. They have been active members of Bethlehem Lutheran for 40+ years and serve as chairmen of a monthly serving group and a Wednesday night supper team.
The Jefferson Award, know as the "Nobel Prize" for public service, are presented each year over two days of ceremonies in the nation's captial.
University of Minnesota Duluth dean's list
The following students have been named to the University of Minnesota Duluth dean's list for the 2013 spring semester: Amboy -- Rachel Cyr; Blue Earth -- Aaron Wilhelmi and Wade Wilhelmi; Cleveland -- Grant Den Herder; Delavan -- Nicholas Osmundson; Good Thunder -- Charles Sieberg; Lafayette -- Aimee Abrahamson; Lake Crystal -- Jake Bible; Le Sueur -- Austin Boe, Alexis Hillbeck and Lucas Traxler; Mankato -- Brian Ewel, Stephanie Geller, Sara Hughes, Sierra Kamatchus, Katie Moret and David Tran Lam; Montgomery -- Jonathan Vlasak; New Ulm -- Mackenzie Gronholz, Cody Johnson and Sara Reckard; North Mankato -- Eric Pipes; St. Clair -- Brandon Berry and Brock Flowers; St. Peter -- Kelten Kelly and William Pelton; Sleepy Eye -- Rebeccah Ahlrich; Springfield -- Katie Timm; Vernon Center -- Samantha Peterson; Waseca -- Meghan Jewison.
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire dean's list
The following students have been named to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire dean's list for the 2013 spring semester: Lake Crystal -- Vanessa Lloyd; Le Center -- Michael Palm and Jeffrey Tiede; Le Sueur -- Jacob Hertaus; Madison Lake -- Rebecca Brunz; Mankato -- Jacob Ambrose, Hannah Gaspar, Vanessa Lloyd, Forrest Toegel and Megan Zibrowski; New Ulm -- Olivia Augustin; North Mankato -- Katelyn Goettl, Karlie Hinton and Rachel Streich; Waseca -- Haley Muotka and Dana Sopkowiak; Waterville -- Anika Kinniry.