Don Casper

Don Casper is the owner of the Albion Thriftyway grocery store. He is married to Sharon, and they have two children. In his spare time, Don likes to go camping with friends and family. He also likes to hunt and go to car shows. Don is a past member of the Albion Fire Department where he served as Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Training Officer for eight years.

Vice Chairman

Paul Groetke

Paul Groeteke is self-employed in farming and livestock operations. He is married to Janet, and they have four children. In his spare time, Paul is very involved in activities with his children from sporting activities and cattle shows to coaching, music and shooting sports. Paul is a member of the Boone County Zoning Board and St. Anthony’s Catholic Church of Cedar Rapids. He is also a member of the Boone/Nance Cattleman’s Association and an advisory member of the Boone County Ag and Education building project.


Kim Beierman

Kim Beierman is the Office Manager for three locations at Kayton International, Inc.  She is married to Larry Beierman and they have three children and two grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with family, golfing and traveling.  She has served on church committees, the women’s golf committee at the Albion Country Club and on the 4-H Council for Boone County.


Ken Schmitz

Ken Schmitz is self-employed as a farmer and agricultural pilot. He is married to Jo and they have four children and five grandchildren. In his spare time, Ken enjoys fishing and flying. He is a member of the Petersburg Rural Fire Board, National Agricultural Aviation Association, and Nebraska Aviation Trades Association.



Tony Kurtenbach

Tony works for Bayer Crop Science and is a member of Boone County Development Agency, Saint Edward Development Company, Knights of Columbus and Saint Edward Catholic Church. He and wife Alida have three daughters and make their home outside Saint Edward. In his spare time, Tony enjoys spending time with family, taking his girls to their activities and helping on the family farm operation.