Board helps Clinton Legion mark 100th anniversary


CLINTON — The DeWitt County Board recently helped the Clinton American Legion Post 103 celebrate its 100th anniversary by recognizing the Post during the August 22 county board meeting.

“I’m glad to have you gentlemen here this evening,” said board chairman David Newberg.

Tom Redington, of Post 103, and two other Legion members were present at the meeting.

Redington said the Post celebrated the anniversary on August 17.

“It’s also the American Legion national (100th anniversary),” Redington said.  “And, also our Auxiliary.”

“We’ve had some lean years, but I think we’re coming back around,” Redington said.  “We don’t only work for the Legion, we try to do quite a bit for the community, too.”

Newberg read a proclamation acknowledging the Clinton Legion’s 100th anniversary.

Additional board business

County board public safety chairman Lance Reece reported animal shelter officials were working with Second Chance for Pets to use a portion of the shelter for pet adoptions.

“That would be between the hours of 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. only,” Reece said.  “Seven days a week.”

Reece said Second Chance would provide proof of insurance, and their volunteers would use a sign-up sheet for logging into the animal shelter.

Second Chance volunteers would not be able to access the areas where the county’s animals are caged.  

“It will be those that they have available to them,” Reece said.

Starting October 1, the registration and sale of rabies tags in the county will be conducted at the animal shelter, instead of the county treasurer’s office.

The treasurer’s office will keep a small number of tags available for residents who are not aware of the change.

“At least until people become accustomed to going to the shelter,” Reece said.