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Tell City Moose Lodge 1424 welcomed Joseph R. Koons, supreme governor of the Loyal Order of the Moose, during a visit April 8. Mayor Barbara Ewing and city councilmen Gerald Yackle and Gary Morton presented him with a copy of a proclamation.
He posed with Lodge 1424 officers. Pictured from the left, Tom Kleiser, junior past governor; Rick May, junior governor; Roy Labhart, trustee; Darrell Harper, assistant sergeant at arms; Jerry Malone, governor; Darrell Toothman, administrator and Bill Coyle, prelate.
Koons was elected to this position at the 125th International Convention in Milwaukee in May 2013. He previously served as supreme Jr. governor during 2012-13, and supreme prelate during 2011-12. He has served on the Supreme Council since June 2004, on the Mooseheart Board of Directors and the International Community Service Committee.
The Tell City lodge marked the 100th anniversary of its founding last year and May said, as far as he knows, this was the first time that a supreme governor had visited Tell City.