(Photo by Jill Bock, Staff)
NEW MADRID - Chad Eggen is learning about New Madrid's past. He is rapidly becoming familiar with the town today. But it is New Madrid's future that concerns him the most.
Eggen was hired in Nov. 13 as the assistant city administrator after City Manager John Gilbert announced his retirement later this year. Now, he is learning his way around the community and meeting people.
Originally from Cole County, Eggen points out he grew up in St. Martins, a town even smaller than New Madrid. Already he has discovered some similarities between his hometown and New Madrid.
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