The reception to honor the 2019 class of honorees of the Randolph Society Foundation has been postponed due to the storm bearing down on southern Illinois. Originally scheduled for March 3, the reception will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at the Randolph County courthouse.
At the reception, the stories of the honorees will be shared, and plaques will be mounted on the honor wall. This year's class of honorees - the third year of these special awards - all represent an aspect of the rich history of Randolph County.
• Nance Legins Costley, an indentured African-American servant whose persistence in securing her freedom set precedent in Illinois law.
• Richmond Durfee and Samuel Crozier, considered the founders of Red Bud
• Harry L. Hamilton, a talented novelist, playwright, and screenwriter.
• Dorothy Rabe Ivanuck, a WWII veteran who devoted her life to waging a war on poverty.
• Roger Wolff, the pitcher whose knuckleball carried him to a 20-win season with the Washington Senators.
All are invited to the reception. To read more about each of this year's honorees, visit the in-depth stories at www.randolphsociety.org.