BELOIT - The Beloit Historical Society will induct five people into its Hall of Fame during a ceremony set for 1 p.m., Oct. 13 at the Historical Society, 845 Hackett St.
This year's inductees are Bill Barth, Tom Finley, Diane Hendricks, Curt Lansbery and Ron Whitley. The Beloit Daily News will run a story on each of the inductees noting their accomplishments and contributions to the Stateline Area:
Curt Lansbery is a business leader and has been deeply involved in many major initiatives for the improvement of the Stateline Area.
He has worked at North American Tool in South Beloit for more than three decades, learning the business from the shop floor all the way to the top leadership position of the company when he became CEO in 2005. He has been instrumental in the Beloit 2020 (now Beloit 200) organization which has a goal of renewing and improving the Stateline Area.
Lansbery has been a board member and longtime supporter of the Beloit Health System, the local United Way, the Stateline Family YMCA, Beloit Regional Hospice and the Salvation Army advisory board. He serves on the Beloit Memorial High School Industrial Advisory Committee, the Blackhawk Technical College CNC Advisory Committee and the Hendricks Careertek Advisory committee. He also is a member of the Beloit rotary Club and the First Baptist Church in Beloit.
He has been honored with several awards for his contributions to the community and to business. He has received the Bridge to the Future Award from the Stateline Community Foundation, the Laurence A. Raymer Headliner Award from the Beloit Daily News and the Industrial Supply Association's Golden Eagle Award.
Lansbery graduated from the University of Nebraska-Omaha, majoring in sociology. He also is a graduate of the Milwaukee School of Mortuary Science.