RESIDENTS HONORED AT LEGION DINNER LAST WEEK
Last Friday, the Mulberry Grove American Legion Post 1180 held their annual flag pole dedication ceremony and potluck dinner. According to legion member Henry Steiner, during the dinner, Judge John Knight and State's Attorney Chris Bauer presented Sheriff Jeff Brown with the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award. Steiner said that this is the first year for the award and it will continue yearly as they honor the outstanding services rendered to the local area by law enforcement officers.
Another award presented that night was the yearly award for Legionnaire of the Year to 57-year legion member, Clayton Edwards. The honor was presented by 54-year legion member Richard Niepert. Steiner said that Edwards was chosen by a three-member committee for his outstanding work and past and present service to the legion.
Both honorees received an engraved plaque, with the award and the appreciation of the Mulberry Grove American Legion Post 1180.
KEYESPORT VILLAGE NOVEMBER MEETING
The Keyesport Village Board held their monthly meeting on Monday night,
and passed a couple of motions at their meeting. The first motion passed was to keep the insurance the same for the city employees. Currently they have insurance with Illinois Risk Management. The other motion passed was to keep the tax levy the same rate for the upcoming New Year.
The last couple of months, the problem of not having enough stop signs and children at play signs, around town, has been an issue. The village ordered and received stop signs from Bond County, and has been placing them around the much needed areas in town.
HUNTERS REMINDED SAFETY FIRST DURING FIREARM SEASON
More than 200,000 hunters are expected to participate in the 2007 Illinois Firearm Deer Season, and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources is encouraging hunters to make safety a priority, during the seven-day hunt, today through November 18th, and November 29th through December 2nd. Acting Director Sam Flood reminds hunters to use precaution when transporting and using a firearm, especially when climbing into, out of, or sitting in, a tree stand.
The 2007 season marks the 50th anniversary of when deer hunting resumed in Illinois. Deer hunting was closed in 1901 because of a decline in the deer population during the late 1800s. The anniversary is commemorated in this year’s deer pin, available for those successful in harvesting a deer.
The legal hunting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. Hunters must register their harvest by 10PM on the day they take the deer, by going online through the IDNR web site at www.dnr.state.il.us/vcheck or by calling 1-866-IL-CHECK.