Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Shane and Cherry Harrington of Wibaux County

U.S. SENATE —U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized Shane and Cherry Harrington of Wibaux County for their years of service to the local community.


Daines’ recognition in the Congressional Record is available here.

Through his “Montanan of the Week” initiative, Daines each week will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress.

Daines welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines’ “Montanan of the Week” program by calling Daines’ office at 202-224-2651 or by filling out the contact form on Daines’ website: http://www.daines.senate.gov/connect/email-steve

The following is the statement submitted to the Congressional Record:


Mr. President, this week I have the honor or recognizing Shane and Cherry Harrington of Wibaux. Shane serves as Sheriff of Wibaux County and has done so for fourteen years. Prior to being elected sheriff, Shane served as under-sheriff for six years. His 20 years of work to keep Wibaux County a safe place to live and work is greatly appreciated by the community.

Shane’s wife, Cherry, is also very active in community life. Just this past August, Cherry took over the Wibaux General Store after learning that the original owner was preparing to retire. The store is a hub for Wibaux’s economy and community, offering everything from farming and ranching supplies to cookware. The thought of the store closing was a concern for the community. Cherry stepped up to meet the community’s need for a hardware store and is looking forward to making improvements and meeting the demands of Wibaux County.

That’s what Shane and Cherry do – they step up to meet the needs of the community. Together, they have raised three sons, who all became ranchers in Wibaux County.  Shane and Cherry’s contributions to the community exemplify our way of life – service, hard work and family. Their commitment to Wibaux and Montana is a testimony to the strength of Montana communities and I am so grateful for their contributions.