Doering honored at party

Adam Larck
The Lake of the Woods Homeowners Association paused during its annual Lake Closing Party Saturday to honor former Dunlap Fire Chief John Doering.

The Lake of the Woods Homeowners Association paused during its annual Lake Closing Party Saturday to honor former Dunlap Fire Chief John Doering.

Doering was a member of Dunlap Fire and Rescue for over 34 years, joining when he moved to Woodside Drive in 1976.

He was the Deputy Fire Chief for 17 years and the Fire Chief for eight years.

He was part of the group that campaigned successfully to bring Enhanced 9-1-1 to Peoria County in 1989.

He was also the driving force that persuaded the Trustees of the Dunlap Fire Community Fire Protection District to build and equip Dunlap Fire Station Two by Lake of the Woods in 1995.