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Scanlon family honored in Wheeling

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  • The Knights of Columbus of Wheeling and village leaders recently saluted Ted Scanlon for his and his family's 100 years of service in Wheeling. The village also renamed a conference room in village hall after the Scanlon family.

      The Knights of Columbus of Wheeling and village leaders recently saluted Ted Scanlon for his and his family's 100 years of service in Wheeling. The village also renamed a conference room in village hall after the Scanlon family.
    Photo courtesy of Penny Scanlon Swift

 
 

The village of Wheeling honored a local family for its 100 years of service with a special recognition ceremony recently, and renamed the village hall's community room after them.

The Scanlon family's roots in Wheeling date back to the early 1900s, when Walter Scanlon worked for the fire department for 48 years, said Dave Scanlon, who is starting his 33rd year working for the village's public work's department.

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Dave's father, Ted, was a village judge and served as village president for a combined 20 years.

"It's quite an honor," Dave Scanlon said. "My dad just turned 90, so it was nice to have him still be around for this. You start working here at the age of 20 and you don't expect it to turn into something like this."

According to a village proclamation, "the main conference room in the Community Development Department of the Village Hall is henceforth designated the Scanlon Family Conference Room in commemoration of all the Scanlon Family has done, is doing, and will continue to do for Wheeling."

Dave said the ceremony was emotional for the whole family, especially his father.

"It was terrific. I never expected anything like it," Ted Scanlon said. "Wheeling is a town I wanted to see become number one, and I think it did."

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