Now the merger of pontoon, GC and Mitchell way back then was a huge mistake by Partney! From what I was told we would have been the largest town south of Springfield! That is the kind of politics that killed this area. 111 would have been the Fairview Heights had that been successful. To many politicians wanting the power and not working together for the betterment of the community. No proactive thinking and all reactive is the legacy of GC from then and still ongoing today. Why I like Matt G so much as he is as proactive as it gets and Art loves to converse with him and not shut him out.
I know you don't like me talking bad on Ed but it's from what I know and conversed with him about and the things he has said and done. I equate City Hall to high school. Ed is he sports bully guy trying to keep on top and knock the smart less popular ones down, even though they are the better people and born leaders. Art fits in that category and uses what he knows and goes to the ones who truly know in the expertise that they have.