LOCAL MAN WINS NATIONAL MAGAZINE AWARD
Local man Dan Meehan was recently recognized by the national magazine “Successful Farming” for an invention he created to help grease the trap door his semi trailer. Before Meehan’s invention doing the greasing meant climbing under the truck, which Meehan said usually meant hitting your head or shoulder on some part of the truck. Meehan’s invention allows for greasing to be done about three feet off the ground, which means no climbing under the truck.
“Successful Farming” magazine named Meehan’s creation the Idea of the Month and Firestone gave Meehan a $2,500 store credit to reward his creativeness. Firestone’s Rich Fotes and local Firestone dealer Ed Rainey of Greenville Tire Service presented Meehan with the reward and recognition earlier this week at Rainey’s store.
Ed Rainey, Dan Meehan and Rich Fotes
SHIMKUS SEEKING VALENTINES FOR HEROES
Congressman John Shimkus is asking you to participate in his “Valentines for Heroes” program. The Congressman’s district offices collect valentines for distribution throughout the region to veterans and those currently serving in the military. Valentines will be accepted until February 8. Please do not sign your last name, address the valentines to a specific person, include your return address, or seal valentines in individual envelopes. For more information on the program or where to drop off valentines, call 288-7190.
KASKASKIA COLLEGE TO HOST DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION
Kaskaskia College is hosting its annual celebration honoring the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Thursday, January 24, at 9:45 a.m., in the Jane Knight Auditorium. The keynote speaker is Kaskaskia College Alumnus Tron Young of Centralia. Everyone is invited.