HUDSON — Rosemary Rimkus, of Hudson, was honored as a member of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women’s 2018 class of Unsung Heroines.

State Rep. Kate Hogan recommended Rimkus for this recognition because of her commitment to writing the news and keeping the public informed. Rimkus was honored with 130 other Unsung Heroines for her outstanding contributions to the Hudson Sun and Hudson community in a ceremony on June 20, in the Great Hall at the Statehouse in Boston.

Rosemary has worked as a reporter for local newspapers for 73 years and is currently a columnist for the Hudson Sun. In her Keynotes column, Rosemary alerts readers to upcoming community events, shares news and photos from around town, and offers Backward Glances — stories about what Hudson was like long ago. Her work documenting Hudson’s people and events keeps residents up-to-date, connects neighbors and enriches community life in Hudson.

Rosemary moved to Hudson at age 2 and has lived there ever since. In addition to her journalism work, Rosemary is a Eucharistic minister at St. Michael Parish and is active in the Hudson Historical Society. She and her husband, Vic, have eight children and 10 grandchildren.

The Unsung Heroines are women who use their time, talent and enthusiasm to enrich the lives of others and make a difference in their neighborhoods, cities and towns. They are mentors, volunteers and innovators who do what needs to be done without expectations of recognition or gratitude.

The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women is an independent state agency that was legislatively created in 1998 to advance women of the commonwealth to full equality in all areas of life and to promote their rights and opportunities.