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     January 15, 2020      #31-15 KDJ

Kerkstra sworn in as new board member 

By Chris Breach

We lost a dear friend in Mike LaGesse,” Board Chairman Andy Wheeler said. “There’s no way you can actually replace him on the board. He’d been here it seems like since the county was created. He can smile on that from above.

Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School’s Ironclad Robotics Team members Aditya Desai, left, and Brandon Dearth, right, build part of a robot for competition with help from mentor Tyson Clifton. Daily Journal/Tiffany Blanchette

“Larry Kerkstra is the duly recommended candidate from the Democrat Central Committee, he said. “He’s running for this office, so to fill out the rest of the term until November that’s where he’s at right now on the board. We welcome him.”

Kerkstra said he was approached about filling the vacancy.

“They asked if I’d help out, and I volunteered,” he said. “I’ll do the best job I can. ... Anything I can do to help, I’m here.”

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