Liberty Township Trustees honored Walter Bader for 53 years service on the township’s Board of Zoning Appeals with a reception at their Feb. 19 meeting. From left to right, Trustees Randy Kemmerer, Ivan Ety and Betsy Alt; and Bader. “I always liked to help people out and have compassion for them,” Bader told The Beacon. “We had some pretty rough meetings over the years…They are tough decisions to make.” Bader, 85, plans to wrap up 60 years service as a 4-H leader next year. The life-long farmer still plants 1,000 acres of corn a year and helps with harvest. Beacon photo by Charles Prince.