Accolades to those helping Ironton

Published 10:27 am Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Although I realize it takes many people to help a community move forward, I would like to thank some of the people who make Ironton a great place to live.

I would like to thank Joe Rowe and Kathy Price at Ironton High School for helping our kids have a better life going forward. Dan Pride, an Ironton graduate and professional football player who, after years of teaching and coaching in California, has moved back to his hometown and continues to teach and coach many kids at Ironton High School.

Kay Rader and the folks at the Lawrence County Historical Society do a great job at educating people about and preserving the past of Lawrence County. Judge Clark Collins and Tim Collins in keeping our exits clean and cutting grass around the community.

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I see people like Bob Wood picking up trash and papers in an effort to keep his neighborhood clean. Also, I would like to thank Carol Allen, Jan Wolfe, Judy Saunders and all who help with the Ironton In Bloom organization.

The beautiful pots and flowers that I see as I drive through the town help make this a better place for all to live. Another person who I have seen for years work very hard to make Ironton a better place is Jodi Rowe-Collins.

She is involved with just about everything that makes this town better. I think of all of the years of ministry and aid that the Rev. Jim Cremeans has given to our town. A tremendous help for many of the less fortunate of our town and county.

I would also like to mention Bill Dickens for his efforts over the past several years to bring Ironton back. Much of his time was at his own expense. I would also like to take this time to thank three doctors: Dr. Ben Roach, Dr. Jim Meadows and Dr. Joe Leith, who have all helped me personally and all three have come back to their hometown to serve their community.

I hope we can keep our glass “half full” when talking about the present and future of Ironton.


Herman E. Zornes