Jack Hawkins was honored Wednesday (April 18) for his 22 years of service for the Bishop Hill water department.

Jack Hawkins was honored Wednesday (April 18) for his 22 years of service for the Bishop Hill water department. 

Hawkins has stopped by the village’s the municipal building for 22 years to record readings on how many gallons have been pumped daily and the chlorine count. Tracy Saylor of Wataga does the water sampling. The village board honored him with cake at its April meeting. Hawkins’ last day will be April 30. The board is looking for his replacement.

Hawkins and his wife, Karen, lived next to the water tower for the last 39 years, so it has been handy for him to do the job. 

Hawkins restores old cars, which keeps him busy. He used to restore British cars, but now says he only restores his own cars. He is working on a 1966 Mustang presently.  

The couple has three grown children.