Two recognized at council meeting

THANKED FOR SERVICE–Richard Roehrkasse has retired from the City of Red Bud’s Planning Commission after 35 years of service, with 32 of those serving as the commission’s chairman. Roehrkasse was thanked for his service at Monday night’s city council meeting. Pictured with Roehrkasse is Mayor Tim Lowry.

PRESENTED SCHOLARSHIP–At Monday night’s Red Bud City Council meeting, recent Red Bud High School graduate Griffin Ziebold was presented with a $500 scholarship by the Illinois Municipal Utilities Association. Pictured with Ziebold, center, are Mayor Tim Lowry and City Superintendent Josh Eckart.

Two special presentations were made at the Red Bud City Council meeting on Monday, June 4.

First, the council recognized Griffin Ziebold, who was the recipient of a $500 scholarship from the Illinois Municipal Utilities Association (IMUA).

Mayor Tim Lowry noted that IMUA awarded four scholarships this year, selected by essays written by the applicants on their choice of four energy related questions.

This is the 17th year that IMUA has presented scholarships, with a total of more than $42,000 given to 84 students from 28 different IMUA member communities across the state. Ziebold, who is the son of Dustin Ziebold and Steven and Amanda Falkenhain, all of Red Bud, is the second IMUA scholarship recipient from Red Bud. The first was Zachary Dobbs in 2015. Ziebold plans to enroll in the Southeastern Lineman Apprenticeship Training Program this fall.

Next, Lowry took a moment to recognize Richard Roehrkasse, who was retiring off of the city’s Planning Commission. He has served on the commission for 35 years, serving as the chairman for 32 of those years.

He read Roehrkasse’s thank you letter to the council for allowing him to serve all those years, then presented him with a plaque to thank him for his years of service.

For more from the Red Bud City Council meeting, please see this week’s print edition.