A Minute With the Mayor

Happy Thanksgiving! As we gather together with family and friends to give thanks for all the wonderful blessings we have been given this past year, I wanted to say thanks to all of you for making Lyons such a great place to live. I am so blessed to be mayor of this wonderful little community. It is hard to count all the wonderful things this past year we have accomplished. All of it made possible because of your belief in the fact that all things are possible when we put our collective minds to it!

One of those many wonderful things I’m thankful for is the remodeling of the auditorium. I know many of you are curious about the progress being made. Unlike the pool where progress was visible out in the open, the auditorium is not transforming before our eyes because it is all in-doors. I can tell you it is transforming. The floor of the old fire hall has been removed and is being prepped for a new flat one. The men’s and handicap bathrooms are gone. Even a large portion of the central wall has been torn down to open up the space between the two rooms. When the new floor to ceiling windows go in where the bay garage doors are now is when things will really start to look good. So we are making progress.

We had the election. It looks like we will have a new council member for the first time in eight years. Congratulations to Kyle Brink who will be taking over for Roger Anderson. I think Kyle will make a fine addition to the council. I’m excited to get to work with him. I do however want to give a big “thank you” to Roger for all his years of service to the City of Lyons. Lyons is a better place because of Roger’s commitment to the future of this community. He has been a constant source of knowledge and level headedness. He has given selflessly of his time and energy all in the name of community improvement. I’m a better mayor thanks in part to Roger’s wisdom and counsel. It takes a special type of person to be a city council person. Roger has proven to be a very special person in my book. Roger’s last council meeting as a councilman is December’s. Please take the time when you see him to thank him for his service to Lyons. He deserves a big pat on the back!

As we move forward towards the next four years, part of me hopes we are as busy as or busier than we have been the last four years. The other part of me hopes it is a lot less! I feel good about the direction the city moving. Like I said, we have lots of things to be thankful for. I hope you all feel the same way.   Enjoy your holiday. Good luck with your power shopping on Friday! Take care, be safe and we’ll talk to you soon.


Mayor Andy Fuston

Mayor Andy Fuston

About katcountryhub
I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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