Notice of Public Hearing Concerning the Intent of the Communities of Annawan, Atkinson, Cambridge, Carbon Cliff, Galva, Geneseo, Orion and Woodhull, the County of Henry, Illinois, and the Henry County Economic Development Partnership (HCEDP) to apply for an Enterprise Zone designation, to be awarded by the State of Illinois in 2015.
Public Notice is hereby given that the Communities of Annawan, Atkinson, Cambridge, Carbon Cliff, Galva, Geneseo, Orion and Woodhull, and the County of Henry, Illinois, will hold a public hearing on the 30th day of September, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. The hearing will be held at the Henry County Courthouse, 307 West Center Street, Cambridge, Illinois, in the North Courtroom. The reason for the hearing will be to identify the purpose of the proposed zone, describe the boundaries of the zone, and identify the local plans, tax incentives and other information that would be established in the event that the State of Illinois awards an Enterprise Zone designation to the aforementioned consortium of communities.
By order of the Director of the Henry County Economic Development Partnership.
Dated the 15th day of September, 2014.
Kathleen Repass, Director
Henry County Economic Development Partnership
Henry County, Illinois
New Art on Display
The newest piece of art hanging in the Henry County Courthouse was donated by Ron Pettit. Ron was born in Rock Island, graduated from Rocky and attended Augustana College. He has spent the last 21 years living down the road from Alpha. When asked about his life and his art, he wrote the following:
I was forced into art! TV was off limits, so to fill the time after farm chores, drawing and painting were my companions. Detail and realism were always important to me and the farm supplied unlimited subject matter. After getting off the board as a technical illustrator and moving into the printing department of advertising for John Deere and then retiring after 37 years with the company, more time was available for enjoying the out-o-doors and developing my fine art painting. Acrylics and pastels are my favorite mediums, but woodworking and stained glass help to fill my creative needs.