Randolph Society to unveil honoree plaques

<span style="font-weight: 400;">After several weeks of reveals, the five members of the inaugural 2017 class of the Randolph Society will be honored at a reception on Tuesday at the Randolph County Courthouse.</span>

<span style="font-weight: 400;">This year's honorees were African-American speaker, writer and public servant John Willis Menard; aviation pioneers the Hunter brothers (Albert, John, Kenneth, and Walter); actress Nora Lane; mining and land reclamation pioneer William E. Mullins, Jr. and World War II chaplain the Rev. Henry F. Gerecke.</span>

<span style="font-weight: 400;">Biographies of all five have been printed in recent editions of the Herald Tribune and Steeleville Ledger. Extended biographies of the honorees can be found at</span>

<span style="font-weight: 400;">The reception, which will begin at 6:30 p.m., is expected to last about an hour and will include speakers talking about the honorees' accomplishments. Plaques featuring all five will also be unveiled during the ceremony.</span>

<span style="font-weight: 400;">The reception is open to the public and all are invited to attend.</span>