The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Another Year

Dessa Rodeffer, Quill Publisher/Owner

January 9, 2019

Another year and it already seems like it's spinning by to me. I can see why some people keep up their Christmas lights and even their Christmas tree.

The wind was really gusting and I am thinking winter will blow in some cold weather the next couple of months.

The nice thing about January is attending some of the dinners that are about.

The Tri-County Cattlemen always have a great rib-eye steak dinner the first of February, and this weekend, the United Methodist Church will be hosting their delicious chicken and noodle dinner in Stronghurst.

With holiday festivities over with for the majority of people, it is nice to go and relax and visit.

After the new year, people are busy preparing their taxes before the April 15 deadline.

And of course, besides taxes, postage is going up 5 cents on January 27th. It would be a good idea to buy a roll of stamps before that date.

Periodicals are also getting a raise and the Quill is forced to raise our subscriptions the first of February so it would be good to renew your paper in January in order to save a $1.00.

Congratulations to John Sullivan who was named new Illinois Department of Agriculture Director following the January 14 inauguration of the new governor J.B. Pritzker.

Sullivan of Rushville, served as Democratic state senator for the 47th district from 2003 to 2016.

He is well-known in the area as a "Friend of Agriculture" awarded from the Illinois Farm Bureau and as part of Sullivans Auctioneers.

Also, congratulations to Eagle View for gaining over a million dollar grant to continue health and dental services in our area. I'm hoping many good things continue to come in 2019.