Generosity appreciated in Somonauk
To the Editor:
Somonauk High School and Somonauk Summer Recreation are so very pleased to let everyone know that there will be two huge projects taken on this year. The old gym roof has been repaired and access paths are being added to both varsity baseball and softball fields.
A huge part of the funding for these projects came from DeKalb County Community Foundation and the Somonauk Nighthawks youth football organization. The Nighthawks have been dissolved and directed funds to be allocated back into the community. The Nighthawks provided most of the funding for the old gym roof and the high school finished off the project with some of the proceeds received from their grant. The high school then allocated the balance of their grant proceeds to the access paths. The high school received a $9,000 grant from DCCF that was written by Somonauk Summer Rec on their behalf.
The effort and generosity exhibited by the DCCF, Nighthawks and Somonauk Summer Rec are a testament to what can be achieved when a small group of motivated people pull together in the same direction. Somonauk High School can only attempt to show the appreciation for all the help involved in improving the venues for the students, parents, visitors and the community in general.
Somonauk High School principal
Thanks for the warm welcome
To the Editor:
I would like to give my heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all of the people who sent “Mail Call” letters that I received during our recent return honors flight to Midway Airport. The letters were expressing your sincere thanks and appreciation for my service to our great country during World War II. They touched my heart, as did many of those who greeted me upon my return to Midway. If you read Friday’s issue of the Daily Chronicle, you found out that the reception at Midway was the highlight of my Honors Flight tour. Approximately 100 or more people were there to welcome me with “Thank you for your service,” said with a warm handshake. As I told the many I spoke to, “it was my honor to serve our country and its people.”
I would like to repeat that to all of you who sent “Mail Call” letters to me. Thank you very much from a proud American.
Thanks for care after heart attack
To the Editor:
In mid-May I had a serious heart attack at 7 a.m. on a Sunday. My wife gave me aspirin and called 911. Within five minutes the Sycamore Fire Department EMTs were treating me at my residence. They evaluated me and immediately identified that I was, indeed, having a heart attack and administered aspirin, nitroglycerin, put an IV in my arm, and whisked me away to Kishwaukee Hospital. Within just a few minutes the cardio emergency team at Kish prepped me and installed a stent in the main artery to my heart which was 100 percent blocked. One hour later I was watching TV in the ICU.
I want to thank the Sycamore Emergency Medical Technicians and the Fire Department for their outstanding response and care as well as the Cardiac Team at Kishwaukee Hospital for my survival and quick return to normal activity within one week of my heart attack. Thanks also to my friends and neighbors for their support. A special thanks to my very first responder, my wife, Betty.
William “Bill” Mitchell