The Stoughton area has plenty of people whose efforts deserve to be highlighted and appreciated, and you can help make that happen.

Every year, the newspaper recognizes someone whose presence in Stoughton made a noticeable and positive impact on the quality of life in the community. Once again, our readers have a chance to weigh in on who should be honored as the 2019 Stoughton Courier Hub Citizen of the Year.

Last year, the Hub’s Citizen of the Year was Stoughton High School educational assistant Barbara Lowe, a longtime volunteer at the Stoughton Opera House, FFA and a variety of local causes. In 2017, it was AnneMarie Oakland, founder of “Lunches For Vikings,” a summer lunch program that connects area churches and volunteers with kids in need throughout the Stoughton Area School District.

Other recent winners include SHS student Ian Bormett, who used the school’s Fab Lab to design an artificial hand for a local boy, Sonny Swangstu and Kendall McBroom for their work on remodeling the Stoughton Youth Center building, and Lynne Diebel for her conservation work with Badfish Creek and contributions to other local conservation efforts.

The deadline for nominations is Sunday, Dec. 29. The newspaper will announce the winner in late January.

Nominations should include your name and contact information, the nominee’s name and an explanation of the nominee’s contributions to the community throughout 2019.

To make a nomination, email, fill out a form at or call 845-9559.

Email Unified Newspaper Group reporter Scott De Laruelle at