Letter from Bill Havener

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2018 issue

Dear Dave,

As I recall you were at one of the first North Central EAA Fly-Ins at the Whiteside County Airport south of Rock Falls, Illinois. I believe you had just started publishing your magazine a short time previously.

Your article in the December 2017/January 2018 issue about Washington Island brought back fond memories of the place. It is truly a beautiful island.

I visited the island a number of times in the past. Once in a Piper Colt, twice in a Piper Tri-Pacer, and twice by automobile.

When staying overnight or longer, my wife and I stayed in a beautiful home owned by Sterling, Illinois physician, Dr. C. J. Mueler, who at that time, was our doctor. His daughter, Elizabeth (Betsy), still lives on the island as a permanent resident.

It has been a long time since I was last on Washington Island, but I hope to revisit it at least one more time before passing away.


Bill Havener
Sterling, Illinois

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