Progress continues to be made in the effort to create a Veteran's Memorial in Wood River. Kayle Staten (center) was awarded first place in a recent contest to come up with the commemoration on the memorial. Second and third place were both submitted by Miranda Morse (right) , and was also recognized at last night's City Council meeting. The memorial will be built in Central Park, near the Roundhouse, and honor those who have served from the city.
The marker will read, "As we mourn the loss of these courageous men and women, we remember and honor the sacrifice they made for all of us," according to Mayor Fred Ufert.
The black granite memorial will be surrounded by flags and the monument itself will be located in the park near the corner of Wood River Avenue and Eaton Avenue. In City Council action, trick or treating hours were approved for 6-8pm on October 30 & 31 for children under 12 years of age at houses with porch lights on, and the date for the Halloween Parade was set for October 27 at 10:30am through the downtown business district.