O'Fallon Weekly February 6, 2019

Wednesday February 6, 2019 Renowned Egyptologist visits McKendree to discuss female rulers Page 18 Smiley recognized as 2018 Shiloh Officer of the Year Vol. 4, No. 42 $1.00 O’Fallon retired Air Force colonel speaks on Vietnam experience By Annabelle Knef Weekly Reporter Officer Brandon Smiley was recognized as Shiloh's 2018 Officer of the Year at the Village Board meeting on Mon- day. Pictured from left: Mayor Jim Vernier, Chief Rich Wittenauer, Smiley, and Sergeant Jerod Allen. (O'Fallon Weekly Photo by Annabelle Knef) By Annabelle Knef Weekly Reporter SHILOH - At the Shiloh Village Board of Trustees mee- ting Monday, Shiloh Police Officer Brandon Smiley was recognized as the 2018 Officer of the Year. Chief Rich Wittenauer presented Officer Smiley with a plaque and read aloud his merits with the Shiloh Police. Mayor Jim Vernier also thanked Smiley and other officers gathered at the Shiloh Municipal building for their service. Wittenauer said Smiley was nominated by his supervi- sor, Sergeant Jerod Allen. “Several other officers were nominated but Brandon was chosen,” Wittenauer said. “The reasons for your selection are many, your supervi- sor Sgt. Allen described you as one of the hardest working officers on the department,” he said. “You can be counted on to give all due diligence on your calls of service as you follow up on leads and complete quality reports in an See “Shiloh Officer” on page 6 In This Edition Calendar..................................................2 News................................................... 3-6 Law & Order............................................7 Business................................................ 8-9 Education...........................................10-11 Health & Wellness ���������������������������������� 13 Sports................................................14-15 Community.........................................16-18 Milestones.............................................. 19 Vantage Point.........................................20 Lifestyle.................................................. 21 Fun & Games..........................................22 Marketplace...........................................23 Bon Appétit............................................24 Retired Colonel of the U.S. Air Force Phil Goodwin of O’Fallon spo- ke at the VFW Post 805 on Tuesday, Jan. 29. With over 100 combat missions over North Vietnam, Phil Goodwin of O’Fallon is considered a hometown hero, but insists he was just doing his job. “Part of the VFW and our story is to let people know what has happened in our lives, what did we go through, what did we face,” VFW Post 805 Commander Ed Martinez said. “You may not know what we have endured or gone through, moments like this help people understand.” During Goodwin’s presentation, he discussed his mission plans, bomb runs and surpassing his 100th mission. “52 and a half years ago I com- pleted my 100th mission over North See “Goodwin" on page 6 Retired Air Force Colonel Phil Goodwin gave a presentation about his service in Vietnam at VFW Post 805. (O'Fallon Weekly Photo by Annabelle Knef) Council gives final approval to city's newest carwash By Martha Stoffel Weekly Reporter O'FALLON - The O’Fallon City Council gave final approval Monday night for the city’s newest tunnel car wash, Rainstorm Car Wash, to be located at the corner of Frank Scott Parkway and Hartman Lane. The proposed development has received much discussion over the last month. The project was not recommended by the city’s planning commission on January 8, but was approved by the community develop- ment committee the following week to proceed to council. Comments made during commu- nity development meetings have primarily focused on traffic concerns. The development will have a single entrance/exit located on Hartman Lane. The project was not given app- roval for an additional entrance/exit on Frank Scott Parkway. Traffic was again discussed during Monday’s council meeting, with Ward 4 Alderman John Drolet indicating he is fully supportive of business’s being able to develop a property in the manner they see fit, During Monday's City Council meeting, O’Fallon Police Chief Eric Van Hook and Sgt. Eric Buck, along with Mayor Herb Roach, presented Timothy and Tina Leadley with the Southern Illinois Law Enforcement Commission Civilian Award for their assistance in life-saving efforts with an accident that occurred on October 7, 2018 on Milburn School Road at Pausch Road with a very serious motorcycle accident. (O'Fallon Weekly Photo by Martha Stoffel) so long as it conforms to the city’s standards. “The problem is the city has an obligation to make sure that traffic flow that is a result of that pro- perty does not interfere with traffic on either Hartman Lane or Frank Scott See “City Council” on page 6