For the fourth year in a row, the Howe Area Chamber of Commerce inducted members into the Howe Hall of Honor. Each April the chamber announces the winners of month-long voting from the general public. Nominations started rolling in on January 9 and Harold Taylor was the first person nominated for the 2018 Class. He also tallied more votes than any of the 10 nominees. Taylor entered the Howe Hall of Honor with Norman Bennett, Tommy Skipworth, and Bob Williams.
The chamber announced early in the year that they would induct the top two vote-getters from the living and deceased categories. Nominees were Price Hanning, Overton Jay, Marshall Robertson, Artie Stockton, Linda Wall, and Donna Wormsbaker as well as those to be inducted.
The four members were officially inducted into the Howe Hall of Honor on May 4, 2018, at 6:30 pm in Downtown Howe.
Also revealed that night was the Howe Business of the Year – Independent Bank, Norma J. Wallace Citizen of the Year – Donna Wormsbaker, and Volunteer Organization of the Year – Keep Howe Beautiful. The three top nominees for Business of the Year: Howe Family Dentistry, Independent Bank in Howe, and Palio’s Pizza Cafe. The three top nominees for the Norma J. Wallace Citizen of the Year: Anna Anderson, Monte Walker, and Donna Wormsbaker. The three top nominees for the Volunteer Organization of the Year: Howe Fire Department, Keep Howe Beautiful, and Peggy’s Porch.