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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun March 26, 2017

Jim S. Gowen Sr.

‘Outstanding Citizen’ works for betterment of city, county

Carol Rolf/Contributing Writer

The Newport Area Chamber of Commerce honored Jim S. Gowen Sr. at its recent banquet by presenting him with the Outstanding Citizen Award. “I was surprised,” said Gowen, 73. “It was quite an honor to receive it. “I received it once before and never thought I would receive it again,” he said. “After receiving it this time, I looked back and found the plaque that I received in 1994. That was 22 years ago.” Introducing Gowen at the banquet, on March 2 at the Newport County Club, Julie Allen, chamber director, said the 2016 Outstanding Citizen Award “is presented to an individua... READ MORE

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