The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

July 16, 2013

Covington council hears report on Fourth celebration


COVINGTON, Ind. — Henry Schmitt with the Covington Fourth of July Celebration Group said Monday this year’s celebration went very well.

“The first four days were kind of slow due to the rain, but we finished strong the last three days, especially on the Fourth,” he said.

Schmitt said the Celebration Group appreciates the help and support from the city departments and park superintendent Jeff Congleton.

Mayor Brad Crain said he had heard this year’s fireworks display on the Fourth had the biggest crowd ever watching. Congleton praised the group and added Mike Latoz, Schmitt and George Lindquist in particular from the group were at the park day and night throughout the weeklong event cleaning up and making sure everything perfect.

In other business, city council members:

Learned from Amanda Strawser and Jenny Goeppner with the Covington Nursery School they would now like to have their 5K and 10K runs on Oct. 28 at the city park on Circle Trail instead of Sept. 28, the same day as Apple Fest. Strawser explained there were just too many other events going on in town on Sept. 28 and new date can be a Halloween themed run. The council approved the new date for the event.

Heard from Amy Wright with the Covington Business Association that Apple Fest will be a week early this year 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT Sept. 28. Wright said the car show has grown and needs more room. The council approved extending the car show north to Harrison Street on Fourth Street and west to Third Street Jefferson Street.

Heard from Danny Rudd with NewWave Communications that the new channel line-up goes into effect on July 23. NewWave technicians will be on hand to assist any customers who need assistance. Rudd added the phone and Internet upgrades will begin the first week in August. Pricing and bundling information is available on New Wave’s website.

Heard from Crain that Milestone will begin street paving on Railroad and Washington Streets sometime between July 22 and Aug. 1. Milestone thinks it will take them two to three weeks to complete the job.

Heard from Crain the first week of the citywide clean up went smoothly for all residents on Seventh Street and westward this past Saturday. Residents on Seventh Street and eastward will have their junk removed July 27.