Shrauger named Pioneer of the Year

Even though he retired more than 30 years ago, Jack Shrauger is one of Hoquiam’s more active residents. The 87-year-old volunteers at the Food Bank and at an Alzheimer’s clinic. He teaches Sunday school. He also operates a thriving nursery, which he uses to keep local businesses beautiful.

He spent his career at the Hoquiam School District, where he spent 17 years as an elementary school teacher, 11 years as a principal and two years as a curriculum director.