Jack Colwitz, Shiocton’s Area Business League’s Citizen of the Year

By Linda Titel
Jack Colwitz is a humble man who tried to dodge the bullet many times, but not this time, he is Shiocton’s Citizen of the year.
Cheryl Pahlow said, “Shiocton would not be where it is today without the help of Jack Colwitz. Jack has been a key asset to our little community for many years. He has a quiet demeanor but a huge heart that cares about Shiocton and what happens here.
Colwitz has been a huge supporter of the Shiocton summer sports and Shiocton Men’s Softball since they started.
He has sponsored teams in both leagues since the beginning, and has donated supplies for their tournaments throughout the summer.
Colwitz, along with the booster club, built a brat/hamburger stand right outside of the convenience store that he owns, so local clubs and organizations could have easy access to use and raise money.
Colwitz has supported many of the Shiocton school sports, whether it is wrestling, basketball, football, softball or baseball you will always see Colwitz BP as a sponsor.
He has also supported the Shiocton Sportsman’s Club, Every year for the last 18 years he has sponsored the gun for the early bird raffle at their annual banquet.
Colwitz has donated money for the score board at the Lake Park ball diamond and the ball diamond itself. He also contributes to the Ruff Fish Tournament and annual fire works display on the fourth of July.
Hardware store owner Dick Johnson said, “Jack has been part of the community all his life, he’s a great person to work with and a great person himself.
He is a hard worker and is always around to help people which is good to see in such a small community. He is all around a great person.”
Fire Chief Butch Bunnell said, “Colwitz has always been good to the community as far as donating to different events, charities, and the fire department. He’s a great guy who never wanted any attention, he had been nominated before for the citizen of the year but graciously declined but they got him this year.”
So if you stop by Colwitz’s Convenience BP Store, look for his gas pump trophy and congratulate him on his prestigious Citizen of the Year Award.
Left, Dick Wickesberg presented the Citizen of the year award to Jack Colwitz on Tuesday March 20 at Colwitz’s Convenience Store which he owned since 1988. Wickesberg said the award was well deserved and Colwitz is a good man to have in the community. – Photo by Linda Titel