2009 Jeffrey Shanks

Jeffrey A. Shanks

Shanks resides in Democrat Township. He grew up east of Camden on the family farm, with three brothers and one sister, and graduated from Delphi Community High School in 1969. He graduated from Nashville Auto-Diesel College in 1970.

He started part time at Jackson- Lee-Pearson in Flora in 1968, and then began working full time there in 1970. He and his wife, Roberta,were married in 1981. Shanks raced go-karts in the mid-west during the 1970s and competed in Indiana Ski Council recreational racing in the 1980s. He also participated in three short-term mission trips, to Canada, Oklahoma and Grenada.

Awards received include three State and one Division 3 karting championships, one Indiana Ski Council recreational racing championship, and the following John Deere awards: Super Service, Service Master, Service Advisor User Group, and a Baltic Sea Tour cruise. He has been involved in the following activities: 4-H leader, Lions Club member, Lafayette Ski Club member and officer, member of Professional Ski Instructors Association, International Karting Federation, and World Karting Federation.

Shanks currently participates with the Flora Community Choir, is a past and current trustee for Mid- North Indiana Youth for Christ, and is a volunteer faculty member for Hanging Rock Christian Assembly Mountain Bike Adventure Camp. He is a member of the Faith Church of Christ in Burlington.

He enjoys bicycling, snow skiing, snowboarding, in line skating, working with audio and video projects on the computer, and tractor pulling.

February 11, 2010


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