Tri-States Public Radio: Highway dedicated for Deputy Nick Weist

Dozens of law officers, first responders, town folk, and others gathered on the front lawn of AlWood Elementary School in Alpha on Saturday.

They were there to dedicate a roughly 20-mile stretch of U.S. Route 150 in Knox and Henry counties in honor of the only Knox County sheriff’s deputy to die in the line of duty.

The Deputy Sheriff Nick Weist Memorial Highway stretches from Main Street in Galesburg to Illinois Route 17 in Alpha. The Illinois legislature approved the designation this year.

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