Young Eagles take to the sky over Effingham

Experimental Aircraft Association pilots volunteered their time and aircrafts Saturday to organize and fly youth between the ages of 8 and 17 during Young Eagles Day at Effingham County Memorial Airport. Front row, from left, are Dale Lenear, David Read, Keith Baumann, John Niemerg and Tim Mason; back row, from left, Event Coordinator Neil Swartzbaugh, EAA Chapter 16 President Doug McDevitt, Neil Baker, Phil Niemerg, Jerry McDaniel and Cory Wermert.


Charles Mills is reporter and videographer for the Effingham Daily News. A 1983 graduate of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, he worked as senior video editor for a Nashville television station. He is a native of Vandalia.