Sidewalk has been added to county’s bicentennial monument

NEW SIDEWALK–At the Oct. 5 Randolph County Board of Commissioners meeting, the board thanked the Montroy family for the donation of a sidewalk around the county bicentennial monument. Pictured on the new sidewalk are: Commissioner Marc Kiehna, Harry and Joan Montroy, Sheriff Shannon Wolff, and Commissioners Ronnie White and David Holder.

A new sidewalk and a loan for the care center’s roof were the big items of discussion at the Oct. 5 Randolph County Board of Commissioners meeting.

On Aug. 26, the county and the Daughters of the American Revolution Liberty Bell of the West Chapter had dedicated a special Illinois Bicentennial Monument on the courthouse grounds. While the monument looked grand in the grass by the courthouse, no one at the time had considered installing a sidewalk to and around the monument.

Harry and Joan Montroy wanted to fix that problem.

At last week’s meeting, Commissioner Marc Kiehna noted that the Montroys had donated a sidewalk for the monument, and took a moment to publicly thank them.

We’re just so happy with the concrete and how the dedication went. We couldn’t have done it without you,” Joan Montroy stated. “Everything looks wonderful.”

For more from the Board of Commissioners meeting, please see this week’s print edition.