Manar Mason Manufacturing Tour 350 1DECATUR – Senator Andy Manar toured Mason Manufacturing in Decatur recently to learn more about issues of importance to the manufacturing industry in Illinois.

Mason Manufacturing produces shell and heat tube exchangers, pressure vessels, columns and tanks that are used in a variety of processing industries, such as refineries, ethanol plants and food production. The company, at 1645 N. Railroad Ave., employs more than 50 people, including highly trained fabricators and welders.

Manar (D-Bunker Hill) toured the plant Nov. 1 with Bob McKinley, president of Mason Manufacturing, representatives of the Illinois Manufacturing Association and State Rep. Sue Scherer (D-Decatur).

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GILLESPIE – A 19-year-old Dorchester soldier who died in Vietnam in 1967 will be remembered Monday during a special highway-dedication ceremony.

A section of Illinois 16 from Stagecoach Road to Gillespie will be designated the Pfc. Gary Wayne Price Memorial Highway to honor Price, a 1966 Gillespie High School graduate who was killed in action May 6, 1967, just a month after beginning his tour of duty in Vietnam.

Senators Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) and Sam McCann (R-Plainview) sponsored Senate Joint Resolution 32 calling for the highway designation in the soldier’s honor. Members of Price’s family live in Bunker Hill.

What: Designation of the Pfc. Gary Wayne Price Memorial Highway
When: 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 13
Where: Gillespie Municipal Building, 115 Macoupin St., Gillespie

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11012017 Manar EHS video production class 350DECATUR – State Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) joined students in Gayle Bowman’s video production class at Eisenhower High School for an interview Wednesday afternoon.

Students conducted the interview with Manar, asking questions about education funding reform, working with the governor, investing in state universities, economic development in Decatur, social media’s role in government, and what it’s like to be a state senator.

Students also were responsible for filming the interview and producing the video, which will be broadcast on Channel 22, Decatur Public Schools’ 24-hour cable television station.

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10242017 Manar Retired Teachers of Christian Co 350TAYLORVILLE — Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) joined the Retired Teachers of Christian County for its annual fall meeting Tuesday, Oct. 24.

The group met at the Christian County Extension Center in Taylorville. Manar discussed the state’s new school funding formula and provided an update on the fall veto session and the state budget. He also answered questions about funding for the Teachers Retirement Insurance Program and Gov. Rauner’s efforts to enlist the federal government’s help in weakening unions and pension benefits in Illinois.

Manar is chairman of one the Illinois Senate’s two appropriations committees. He also is a member of the Senate’s education, labor, agriculture and executive appointments committees. He sponsored the landmark school funding reform legislation that was signed into law in August.

Retired Teachers of Christian County is celebrating its 60th year. Its first meeting was Aug. 2, 1957. The organization’s purpose is to work in cooperation with state and national associations of retired teachers to promote the social, professional and economic well-being of retired teachers.

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