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Wanakena Historical Association 2018 Award & Gift from Ranger School Alumni. 

On August 4th 2018 the Wanakena Historical Association was honored bu the Ranger School Alumni as the 2018 recipient of the Kermit E. Remele Award of Meritorious Service which recognizes groups of people who have combined efforts beyond the norm to have a positive and lasting influence on The Ranger School. Accomplishments included developing the J Otto Hamele Historic Walking Tour and rebuilding the Wanakena Footbridge. 

Previous recipients have been: The Ranger School Centenial Committee (2012), The Clifton-Fine Hospital (2016), and the Star Lake Fire Department (2017). Allen Ditch Accepted the award on behalf of the WHA with most of the trustees in attendance. 

In addition to receiving this prestigious award, The Ranger School gifted the WHA with a wooden pendulum-driven clock manufactured by the E Ingraham Company that long-ago graced the mantle of The Wanakena Hotel. This fine piece of Wanakena history was given to The Ranger School by the family of a Ranger School graduate. Currently the WHA does not have the specifics on the donor family or name of the alum.