Editor, Times-Union:
While being most thankful for this unexpected honor, it is to be shared with the many individuals who have contributed to who I am and/or to whom I am perceived to be. Faith-filled parents, a devoted wife, Carol, and four good children lead the list. The Warsaw community as a whole deserves credit as it contains the elements of a healthy and supportive environment in which one can express their individuality. This is evidenced by the stability generated via the faith, educational, social and work opportunities available in the area. I have had no desire to live anywhere else.

This honor takes on a greater significance when those who have been so honored in prior years are remembered. I am sure our 2012 Woman of the Year, Janet Warren, has similar sentiments. To be counted among these individuals is a true blessing. May God be praised as His grace and mercy are never ending.

William Landrigan