150th year of county fair one of highlights of 2009

Staff Writer
Geneseo Republic
The Henry County Highway Department new asphalt plant is up and running after months of construction on the plant. The building cost $1.8 million to build and replaced the old plant that was over 22 years old.

    The Henry County Fair wrapped up the 150th year celebration after a week of trouble getting carnival rides to the event after trucks transporting the rides were impounded in Kansas because the vehicles were in violation of a service order.

    A crowd gathered at Cambridge Heritage Park to honor the late Keith Robinson, former president of the Cambridge Historical Society and owner of the Old, Odd and Unusual Museum on Center Street. A sugar maple was dedicated at the park by the Village of Cambridge in memory of Robinson who passed away in December.

   Cambridge Village officials were notified that they would benefit from a capital improvement bill signed into law Monday, July 13. The village is to receive $100,000.

    For additional highlights of 2009, see the Jan. 8 issue of the Chronicle.