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Rushville Needs Specialists for Committee

Rushville, IL – Rushville's mayor is trying to find specialists for a newly-formed committee. Ron Shepherd says it's hard to find people with expertise in construction, history, finance, or architectural design in a small farming community. He's seeking members for the Rushville Historic Preservation Committee. It will guide those who seek help restoring buildings authentically. It will also evaluate structures and sites in the town to recommend which should be preserved or refurbished. Shepherd had wanted to use some members from the park board committee that's working on restoring cabins in Scripps Park. However, some of them are not city residents. Shepherd says the current ordinance requires residency for all city committee members.