Rest of year's top 10 stories vary in effects and interest

Doug Boock
Illinois National Guard Honor Team members stand at attention as the remains of Sgt. Schuyler Patch arrive at Scheuneman and Tumbleson Funeral Home in Kewanee on March 5. Sgt. Patch was killed while serving with U.S. military forces in Kandahar, Afganistan on Feb. 24. Patch was a Kewanee native who had lived in Galva for a year at the time of his passing. His tragic death was one of the top stories published in the Galva News in 2009.

Although it’s always difficult to rank the top 10 stories of any given year, it’s one way of capping the end of a year.

For that reason, here are nine more stories which join the weather in making up the top 10 stories of 2008 in the Galva News. The following stories are listed in no particular order:

Sgt. Schuyler Patch’s Death

Ethanol Plant Opening

Sports Co-ops

Bishop Hill State Site Re-opening

H1N1 Scare

Galva Shooting Case

National Guard Returns

All-Feed Processing & Packaging, Inc.

Dollar General Expansion

For a brief review of each of these stories, see the Dec. 31 Galva News.