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Friday, July 17, 2015

Farewell Mayor Mike McElroy

Mike McElroy, Mayor of the City of Decatur, passed away in a single-car accident this morning.

His leadership, voice, heart, and enthusiasm for Decatur will be sorely missed.

From the City of Decatur website:

Mike McElroy has been a resident of the city of Decatur for 26 years. He is married to Lynn and they have one child. The McElroy family are members of Holy Family Catholic Church. McElroy is a 1970 graduate of St. Teresa High School and attended Danville Area Community College. McElroy is Vice President of Sales for Skeff Distributing Company and has been with the firm since 1989. Prior to his current position at Skeff, McElroy was employed at Earl Gaudio and Son (1982-1989) and RH Distributing Company (1978-1982) as Sales Manager and was Owner and General Manager of Tuna's and Big Loyds from 1975-1978.

Mike McElroy has served on the St. Teresa Development Board of Directors, the YMCA Board of Directors, SummerStart Festival Board of Directors, the Danville Convention and Tourism Board, the Association of Beer Distributors of Illinois Board of Directors, and several Officer positions for the Jaycees.

From an April 2015 Herald and Review article:

Farewell Mike.  And thank you for your service to Decatur.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Loss of a Legend: Bob Fallstrom

Decatur has lost a legend.

Bob Fallstrom

66 years as Decatur's "man of the news".

Sports writer and editor.
Lifestyle editor.
Community news editor.
A man who loved telling good news.

A really great guy.  

"The Most Influential Journalist in Decatur"
(tribute by Bob Sampson)

Thanks Mr. Fallstrom for your years of service to Decatur.