The Newton Area Chamber of Commerce 2008 Citizen of the Year, is someone who many people may at least recognize her name.


The Newton Area Chamber of Commerce 2008 Citizen of the Year, is someone who many people may at least recognize her name.

This daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, educator and legislator is as comfortable gardening with her grandchildren, teaching them about composting and cussing as she is speaking to hundred of people, said John Suderman, the 2007 award recipient.

Christine Downey-Schmidt was selected for the citizen's award and presented with a clock during the annual Chamber banquet Thursday night at Grace Community Church.

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