Talk Of The Town

6392Santa Run participants start off the race in front of Breese City Hall. The 5k running course stretched down Main Street and onto South Broadway for the majority of the course before turning around and finishing by City Hall.     Santa visited Clinton County Saturday afternoon for the Breese Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural Santa Run. 125 festive participants lined up at the starting line outside Breese City Hall for the holiday-themed 5k, clad in red suits and donning hats and beards.
    Medals were given to the first, second and third place males and females in each age category, but coming in first overall was Mater Dei High School’s Alexander Detmer.
    Medal winners for each age category are as follows: 
    Age 0 to 13: First Place — Ava Millard, Kayla Kalmer, Blake Heimann. Second Place — Lucah Lyons, Evan Kreke. Third Place — Marlie Haag, Beckett Wade.
    Age 14 to 19: First Place — Mya Albers, Alexander Detmer. Second Place — Quinn Tebbe, Ryan Clancy. Third Place — Shyann Pierce, Nicholas Wolden.
    Age 20 to 29: First Place —Sarah Pollmann, Jacob Koch. Second Place — Taylor Kampwerth, Alex Robben.  Third Place — Olivia Koch, Joseph Shaffer.
    Age 30-39: First Place —Melissa Winkeler, Scott Wobbe. Second Place — Kelley Haag, Jason Davis. Third Place — Courtney Mahlandt, Galen Mahle.
    Age 40-49: First Place — Abby Clark, Nathaniel Shubert. Second Place — Jami Richter, Keith Poettker. Third Place —Sarah Lyons, Nick Haag.
    Age 50-59: First Place — Nancy Tebbe, Ed Faust. Second Place — Jill Timmermann, Michelle Menkhaus.
    Age 60+: First Place — Shanon Kauling, John Kalmer. Second Place —Barb McNamara, Bill Schmaltz. Third Place — Mary Jean Benhoff, Joe McNamara. 
    The Breese Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the following businesses for donating to the run: The Design Studio; Breese Nursing Home; Theresa Richards-Country Financial; Logos & More; Carlyle Lake – Army Corp of Engineers; First Bank – Anne Marie Toeben; Einstein Consultants; Dairy King; Community Link.

New Baden hosts this year’s Clinton County Veteran’s Day celebration
6563    Sunday, Nov. 11 saw the streets of New Baden awash with red, white and blue as veterans, current militiamen, families and supporters flocked to the Clinton County Veterans Day celebration and parade. 
    The festivities began in the afternoon at New Baden’s American Legion Post 321, where the main hall was decorated with American flag-themed colors and  banquet tables. 
    After a few introductions, the  microphone was turned over to the main speaker, Col.  Elizabeth Anderson-Doze, who is currently the Chief of Aerospace Medicine & Trusted Care co-champion for Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base. Anderson-Doze, originally from Jamaica, spoke about her experience as a woman of color in the military and overcoming the fear of joining a cause where nobody looked like her in order to fight for her beliefs in the War on Terror.
    After enjoying cake and soft drinks, citizens lined Hanover Street to watch this year’s Veterans Day parade featuring floats, marching bands and vehicles supporting the county’s veterans.

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