Winsted councilor retires after 8 years

WINSTED, MN – With his easy smile and cheerful humor, George Schulenberg is the type of person who makes a place better just by being there.

When he was elected to the Winsted City Council in 2011, Schulenberg used the opportunity to improve the entire city.

“It’s been a hard eight years, but it’s been an absolutely great eight years too,” he said. “I’ve really enjoyed what I’ve been able to do, and to see progress being made in this little city.”

Tuesday evening was Schulenberg’s last meeting on the council, as he did not seek re-election this year. Several friends and family members attended the meeting to congratulate Schulenberg, and to celebrate his years of service.

Schulenberg and his wife, Ann, will be celebrating their 58th wedding anniversary in January. The couple moved to Winsted almost 15 years ago, and quickly became attached to the community.

“I don’t think either one of us knew what was going to happen, but not only did we embrace the town, but the town embraced us,” Schulenberg said.

Retiring Winsted City Council Member George Schulenberg was presented with a plaque by Mayor Steve Stotko at Tuesday’s council meeting.

Retiring Winsted City Council Member George Schulenberg was presented with a plaque by Mayor Steve Stotko at Tuesday’s council meeting.

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