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Dixon man named Voyageur of the Year

Dwight Moss, left, grand cheminot of Lee County 40&8 Voiture 409, and Richard “Dick” Longfellow, right, chef de gare, present Ernest Rockett of Dixon the Voyageur of the Year certificate for Grande du Illinois. Photo submitted by Richard Longfellow.
Dwight Moss, left, grand cheminot of Lee County 40&8 Voiture 409, and Richard “Dick” Longfellow, right, chef de gare, present Ernest Rockett of Dixon the Voyageur of the Year certificate for Grande du Illinois. Photo submitted by Richard Longfellow.

DIXON – Ernest Rockett of Dixon was selected Voyageur of the Year for Grande du Illinois.

He was honored July 27 at the 93rd Annual Grand Promenade in Springfield for contributions to the Lee County 40&8 Voiture 409 and Grande du Illinois.

Dwight Moss, grand cheminot of Voiture 409, and Richard “Dick” Longfellow, chef de gare of Voiture 409, presented his certificate Aug. 7.

The Navy veteran has been a member of Voiture 409 for 23 years and has held different local, state and national offices, and served on many committees.

The 40&8 is a national honor society of American military veterans.

Moss also is a member of American Legion Post 12, Moose, Elks, Vietnow, and AmVets; and an associate member of the Illinois Sherriffs Association.

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