Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Douglas welcomes Slovakian leaders

Douglas Mayor Jim Wiley presents a proclamation Monday night to Peter and Marcela Dobes at Douglas City Hall. At far left is Councilwoman Diane Bailey, who met the couple in 2000.

When Rick Bailey was assistant city manager in Bloomington, Ill., he and his wife Diane visited Rajecke Teplice in Slovakia in 2000. Now, 12 years later, the mayor of the Slovakian town and his wife visited Douglas where Diane Bailey is a councilwoman.

Douglas Mayor Jim Wiley honored Peter and Marcela Dobes at Monday’s night’s council meeting for their work in their country.

Marcela Dobes has established a center for helping abused and battered women and children.

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