Hennen is Outstanding Citizen


Daryl Hennen may need to build himself a trophy case.
The owner of Maple Lake Lumber received another award Friday morning, as the Wright County Economic Development Partnership named him the Outstanding Citizen of Wright County.
“I’m speechless,” he told those attending WCEDP’s annual meeting in St. Michael.
Mike O’Loughlin had nominated Hennen for the honor.
“Mr. Hennen stands out, far above the many great volunteers that live in Maple Lake,” O’Loughlin wrote. “Mr. Hennen personally donates hundreds of hours of his time and thousands of dollars of his company’s money in the effort to keep Maple Lake a great place to live and work.”
Hennen has served as a member of the Maple Lake Volunteer Fire Department for about 40 years and was named the 2008 Maple Lake Firefighter of the Year.
O’Loughlin credited Hennen for not only allowing his employees to serve on the department, but also paying their wages while responding to emergency calls on company time.
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