Anthony will remain Mayor until the end of 2013. As Mayor, he welcomed and guided Congressman Dave Loebsack on a brief tour Thursday afternoon.
Loebsack has a tie to Pleasantville. The town’s city manager/police chief, Joe Mrstik, was a second grade student of Mrs. Teri Loebsack years ago.
Anthony showed Loebsack the Memorial Hall and introduced him to Legion Commander Dennis Harkin. Harkin showed off the improvements made to the hall, offering credit to Dennis Murphy and Gordon Mecham for the work that has been done.
As the tour progressed, Anthony shared a great deal of the town’s history, including the fires that have consumed the downtown area. This is where Smokey Row in Pleasantville earned its name. Loebsack stopped in Smokey Row, Pleasantville Grocery and the Checkerboard Restaurant to meet more local residents.
Loebsack thanked Anthony for the tour. In closing, Anthony said that no matter what Pleasantville has or will accomplish, “It’s about people.”