Steve Kueker named as the 2017 Citizen of Achievement

CITIZEN OF ACHIEVEMENT–Steve Kueker, at left, was named the 2017 Citizen of Achievement at the Red Bud Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner held March 10 at the Opera House Bistro. Presenting him the award was Chamber President Chris Stenzel.

It is a high honor to be named the Red Bud Citizen of Achievement and as such, the announcement is always the highlight of the Red Bud Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner.

On Saturday, March 10, Chamber President Chris Stenzel presented the 2017 Citizen of Achievement Award to Steve Kueker.

Stenzel read the following about Kueker:

This year’s Citizen of the Year was born in 1959 and lived the first two years of his life in Prairie du Rocher. His family then moved to Ruma ,and in the spring of 1977 he moved with his parents and three younger siblings to Red Bud.

As a proud member of the Red Bud High School Class of 1978, he played baseball, basketball and golf. The highlight of his baseball career was pitching a no hitter his senior year. He still likes to go back to the high school and admire the baseball displayed in the trophy case. Of course, he never fails to rub it in to his son that his dad has done something that he’s never done.

For more on Kueker, please see this week’s print edition.