Scout spruces up Sandburg site

From The Register-Mail:
Visitors to the Carl Sandburg Birthplace, 313 E. Third St., will soon be greeted by a spiffy picket fence and fresh whitewash thanks to Galesburg High School senior Dallas Hendrickson, who has taken on the historic site as his Eagle Scout service project.

The 17-year-old’s project, which includes repairing shutters and kicked-in fence posts and scraping and painting the Carl Sandburg Birthplace and the property-surrounding fence, was approved by the Eagle Board about a month ago…
Hendrickson will graduate in the top 10 of his class, and as a Gale Scholar, he plans to attend Knox College and major in physics to one day become an aeronautical engineer.