The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
by Dessa Rodeffer, Publisher/Owner
May 14, 2008
I want to apologize to the Henderson County Historical Society, the Henderson County Republican Women, the West Central Middle School Musicians, and John Allaman who retired as President of the Henderson County Historical Society, as well as several Middle school students who took part in Literacy Night.
The Quill was overwhelmed with places to go and people to see and have been short on time and space to put stories of these events into the newspaper.
Articles should be forthcoming as we make it through the next few busy weeks.
One bit of news I should mention is that, The Henderson County Heritage Trail will continue this September even though the Henderson County Historical Society voted to no longer be its sponsor. The decision was due to those who have been involved for many many years feel that younger blood is needed to carry on this tradition.
It was reported that the Economic Development Tourism Chair Ron Bowlyou, will be heading Heritage Trails, but as he has been in the hospital recuperating from pneumonia, this could not be confirmed. Bowlyou, was also voted in as the new Henderson County Historical President at their May 1st meeting.
There has been a lot of positive comments made on the consolidation of West Central and of the new Conversion at Illini West. For the "Heat" students, it seems after three years, they are appreciative of all the pain and discomfort they had to go through to make it happen.
"No pain-no gain," seems to be true in most circumstances. To the brave leaders and supporters that went through this process, hopefully you can now see that your work is paying off.