Calhoun Creamery recognized Darci, Mark and Dianne Gerard of Spring Grove for 25 years of quality milk production.<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Photo courtesy of Waukon Standard
Calhoun Creamery recognized Darci, Mark and Dianne Gerard of Spring Grove for 25 years of quality milk production.

Photo courtesy of Waukon Standard
Calhoun Co-op Creamery, Lansing, Iowa, was held at the Vet's Club in Waukon, Iowa, on Feb. 5. A noon meal was served to all by B&E Catered of Waukon.

President Dave Bahr called the meeting to order. At the conclusion of the business meeting, quality awards were handed out to the following producers:

First place low bacteria award went to Devoine & Linda Kruse of Caledonia. Second place low bacteria award went to Nancy, Mike, Mark & Brenda Hartley of New Albin, Iowa. There were 35 other producers receiving outstanding quality awards.

First place low somatic cell award went to Devoine & Linda Kruse of Caledonia.

A 15-year quality award went to Matt & Michelle Byrnes of Dorchester, Iowa.

A 20-year quality award went to Bob, Bonnie & Doug Wild of Lansing.

Twenty-five year quality awards went to Mark, Dianne & Darci Gerard of Spring Grove and Patsy & Brad Kerndt of Lansing.

A 30-year quality award went to Jerry Egan of Harpers Ferry, Iowa.

Long-time board member Chris Wonderlich was given a watch for his years of service on the board of directors.

Secretary Michelle Donahue was given a plaque for her years of dedicated service to Calhoun Creamery.