Longtime resident and retired Stanley business owner named 2024 Rodeo Days Parade Grand Marshal

By Nikki Witt
Posted 6/6/24

Not many people in Stanley don’t know Ron Haas. He has been described as hardworking, kind, generous, trustworthy, friendly and a loving family man. As 1 of 10 kids raised on a farm just north …

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Longtime resident and retired Stanley business owner named 2024 Rodeo Days Parade Grand Marshal

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Not many people in Stanley don’t know Ron Haas.
He has been described as hardworking, kind, generous, trustworthy, friendly and a loving family man. As 1 of 10 kids raised on a farm just north of town, he has called Stanley home his entire life. He married his high school sweetheart, Karen, after graduating from Stanley Boyd High school and they have eight children.
Haas started Martino’s Restaurant in Stanley in 2004 and ran the successful operation until he sold the business and retired in January. Before that he was printer-operator at Pactive Corporation, manager at Gambles in Stanley, a welder and press break operator at Twin Cities Shipyard and a machine operator at 3M.
He is passionate about Stanley, and he enjoys being part of organizations working to better the city. He is a member of the Wisconsin and National Restaurant Association, Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation, CVTC Culinary Advisory Board, is the current president of the Stanley Area Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Stanley Truck Pull & Rodeo Board.
While he was the owner of Martino’s Restaurant they participated in the “Read it to Eat it” program to encourage students to read and donated to many community causes. One of the most popular fundraisers was the “Pizza and Prevention” event held to support the Stanley and Boyd-Edson-Delmar Fire Departments. Martino’s donated all sales from the event to the fire departments to the tune of over $75,000 over the years.
In his spare time, some of his hobbies include welding, woodworking, and working on small engines. When he was asked what he thinks about Stanley he said “Stanley is a good place to raise a family and is and will always be home.”
He enjoys the people here and is very honored to be Stanley’s Grand Marshal! Be sure to wave to Ron as he leads the Rodeo Days Parade Saturday, June 15 at 2p.m. Haas will be presented an award at the Miss Stanley Pageant & Grand Marshal Presentation on Thursday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m. held at the Stanley Theater. The event is open to the public and will be a great kick off to Rodeo Weekend!