Monday, January 07, 2008

Joliet Columnist Jealous of Our Weather

Somebody up in the suburbs is jealous of our weather.

Don Gasaway is an outdoor writer who helps us spread the word about Williamson County and Southern Illinois. Someone writing in the Joliet Herald News commented on Don's latest column already talking about spring fishing.
On the heels of the most recent arctic blast, while we're pulling out ice fishing gear and loading snowmobiles onto trailers, southern Illinois outdoor writer Don Gasaway already was thinking about spring.

Cold? What cold? Gasaway already is making plans for spring.

That's okay. As I pointed out in a recent news release it's 9 degrees warmer on average during January in Williamson County compared with Chicago. Plus the wind chill isn't that big an issue like it is near Lake Michigan.

Either way word is getting out about the great opportunities we have here in the Southern Illinois outdoors. It's also a great article, check it out.

Cypress Creek NWR Gains New Leader

Mark Brown, formerly with Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge now drives to work a few miles to the south these days. He's the new refuge manager to Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge along the Cache River.

The Southern's Les Winkeler has the a story.