Local boy does good

Robert Blackford/Editor

As temperatures dipped to dangerous levels January 6, Corey Downey of Maqokata played the hero discovering an elderly lady in her car after it had left the roadway and ended up totaled in a ditch. Downey, former Keithsburg and New Boston, stayed with the woman until an ambulance arrived on the scene.

Downey is a 1999 graduate of Westmer High School where he played football, basketball, baseball and ran track.

He is the grandson of Katherine Huston of New Boston. He and his wife Janna have three children: Breckin, Maraya and Ollieanna.