Diane Nowinski stands at BMO Bank, from which she will retire this week.
Diane Nowinski stands at BMO Bank, from which she will retire this week.

   Diane Nowinski is one of a corps of long-tenured employees at BMO Harris Bank in Ripon.

   Each has been there for the last four decades or so.

   But, by the end of this week, that corps is being broken up.

   Nowinski is “retiring” — at least, in a loose sense — from BMO as of Friday.

   Her retirement plans?

   More work.

   But that’s a concern for another day.

   For now, this lady who’s outlasted three name changes at the bank will be honored.

   “The plan is to have a cake and refreshments on Friday the 17th at the office from noon to 3 p.m.,” said Andy Wapneski, bank manager of BMO in Ripon.

Read the full story, including tales of Nowinski's four decades on the job, in the March 16, 2017 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.