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Northwestern Ruritan Business Recognition Nominations

Northwestern Ruritan Business Recognition Nomination Form 2023

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 Northwestern Ruritans 




This past year, 2022, Northwestern Local Schools and Northwestern Ruritans recognized 2 Business/Organization Partnership Award Winners for their contributions and support of our Northwestern students, schools, and community!


  • The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 523 Lodi/West Salem
  • Frito-Lay, Wooster Manufacturing Facility


The prior year, in 2021, Northwestern Local Schools and Northwestern Ruritans recognized 3 Business/Organization Partnership Award Winners:


  • Wayne County Commissioners
  • Congress Township Trustees
  • Perry Township Trustees




About Northwestern Ruritans:


Northwestern Ruritan meetings are held the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00PM in the Northwestern High School commons.  Each meeting begins with a catered meal, followed by a presentation and meeting.  Visitors are welcome and new members are encouraged to participate.

Ruritans are about “servant leadership” and about “bettering our community”.  New Members are welcome!


Current President Kim Wellert

Past President Chuck Beck

Prior President Dwight Wasson


Stay up on the latest Northwestern News by joining our facebook page at “Northwestern Ruritan Club-W. Salem, Ohio” or visit on the link through our Northwestern website.





Northwestern Schools-Ruritan Businesses Recognition Award winners over the past 12 years include:

Lodi Lumber                                                                       Koenig’s Korner

Scot Industries                                                                  LuK, USA

Hagans Construction, Inc.                                            New Pittsburgh Fire & Rescue

Central Farm & Garden, Inc.                                       American Legion Post #499 

Commodity Blenders                                                      Fuhrman’s IGA

West Salem IGA                                                Town & Country Co-op

Cutter Oil                                                         Hud Wharton Excavating

Romich Foundation/Prentke Romich                      Heffelfinger Meats, Inc.

Wellerts A.C. Parts (2015) Owner Kim Wellert    Friendly Wholesale Company of Wooster

Ed Marty Studios                                                             G & S Titanium 

Wooster Brush                                                                  HealthPoint/Wooster Community Hospital

Schaeffler/LuK, USA                                                       Romich Foundation/Prentke Romich

Rice Farms Milk Cartage                                               300 Tire & Auto

George’s Alignment                                                       American Augers

Congress Township Trustees                                       Wayne County Commissioners

Perry Township Trustees                                               

The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 523 Lodi/West Salem

Frito-Lay, Wooster Manufacturing Facility


The Northwestern Ruritan Club is an organization dedicated to the betterment of our community.  Our mission is “to make our community a better place in which to live.”


The Ruritans raise funds in three primary ways – by manning the gates of the Wayne County Fair, manning Congress recycling, and through the annual Sausage & Pancake Breakfast held in conjunction with the Northwestern Washington, D. C. Auction the second Saturday of March.  There are also several additional projects held in order to raise funds.


The Ruritans provide ongoing community service projects that include:

  • Northwestern Husky Brigade – Distributing donations to active military from our community
  • Northwestern Husky Brigade Annual Golf Outing
  • Community Parade of Flags – new this spring, distribution and setting-up United States Flags
  • Providing numerous Northwestern Scholarships each year
  • Sponsoring students for various leadership projects and activities
  • Community Recycling
  • Roadside clean-up
  • Donations for families and organizations in need
  • Buckeye Boys State & Buckeye Girls State Leadership weekend contributions
  • Recognizing area businesses & volunteer organizations for community and school support
  • Cemetery clean-up
  • Support for our Northwestern Schools
  • Support for the Old School House in West Salem
  • Support for the West Salem Town & Country Festival
  • Numerous ongoing and special activities to support our community
  • Northwestern Choir and Drama Program support


Northwestern Ruritan Business Recognition Nomination Form 2023