Service recognized

Char Liebergen Photo

Kerry Grippen, left, and Charles Aichner were recently honored by Forward Financial Credit Union for their many years of service to the credit union and its members. Grippen was recognized for his 40 years of service on the board of directors and Aichner who has been a director for 25 years. Grippen joined the board in November 1977. He has served as chairman of the board since 1999, and previously served as vice-chairman for 18 years. Charles Aichner was appointed to the board in 1992, and has served as vice-chairman of the board of directors since 1999. Both were honored during the credit union’s annual planning session held recently at the Iron Mountain branch of Forward Financial Credit Union.