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BLOOMINGTON — For nearly four decades, Terry Adreon has been responsible for keeping Old Town Township running. On Monday, the township will recognize his 39 years as clerk by honoring him with a reception at Old Town Township Town Hall.

"He has meant everything to this township, which is one of the largest in McLean County outside of Bloomington-Normal," said Township Supervisor Brent McCready. "It is located next to Bloomington, so there is really a lot that happens as a result."

Adreon loved the job but understood it was time to step aside.

"I've been really happy to serve the residents of Old Town Township and I appreciate the dedication of the officials who have served over the years," he said. "If there is one regret, it's that I wish more people would get interested in local government and how it works. I know everyone is busy, but it is a satisfying job."

As clerk, he is responsible for the township remaining in compliance with state statutes, such as drafting the budgets and setting the annual levies, McCready said.

"He never missed a meeting and he paid so close attention to every detail," McCready said. "He is a very proud man and he should be. He did his job well."

The public reception will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at Old Town Township Town Hall, at 22034 E 1000 North Road, in rural Downs.

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