TRUMBULL COUNTY Banquet will honor 2 Hubbard alumni
The honorees are being cited for improving the lives of others.
HUBBARD -- A former political figure and an advocate for people with mental disabilities will be honored during the 14th Annual Hubbard High School Alumni Banquet.
Former Trumbull County commissioner Arthur U. Magee, a 1954 graduate, and Anne Lupu Hilsabeck of Fort Dodge, Iowa, a 1940 graduate, will be cited for their excellence in improving the lives of others. The banquet will be May 5 at Roma Manor.
Magee's background: After graduating and serving in the Marine Corps, Magee went to work in sales administration for a national home manufacturer.
In 1962, he was elected to Hubbard City Council and in 1974 became council president. He served six months and was named mayor when Mayor Joseph Baldine died.
He remained mayor until 1983 when he was elected a county commissioner. He post he held for 16 years, the longer than any other commissioner.
He and his wife, Rachel, have two children and two grandchildren.
Worked with children: After graduation, Lupu Hilsabeck worked as a bookkeeper and during World War II worked in the accounting office at Westinghouse Electric Corp. in Sharon, Pa.
After the war, she married Duane Hilsabeck and they moved to Fort Dodge, and had three children. One of them, Jim, was born with Down syndrome.
Her involvement with people who are mentally disabled began in 1952 when she joined the Webster County (Iowa) Committee for Handicapped Children and became its first Boy Scout den mother.
She and others organized the Webster County Association for Retarded Children (ARC). Her work resulted in the opening in 1959 of the Clayworks School for the Trainable Mentally Handicapped Children.
She has been honored by the Iowa Medical Society Women's Auxiliary.
The banquet will be at 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 each and can to purchased at Joe's Barber Shop on North Main Street and Patton's IGA on West Liberty Street.