PARIS, IL. (ECWd) -
Shortly after 10:00 p.m. on November 18, 2013, there was a fire at the Edgar County Airport that involved two airplanes and suspected arson. The two airplanes belonged to an individual from Terre Haute and were ones that RSB Aviation had used in the past. The Edgar County Airport has been a heated topic of discussion for the past year.
Two key items were spray painted in orange paint on the airplanes.
- One plane had "The Is Our Airport" in orange spray paint.
- Another had "Fuck Rob" in orange spray paint.
The "Rob" refered to is assumed to be Rob Bogue, father of Rusty Bogue (RSB Aviation).
A reliable public official has informed me that there were also explosive devices involved, one of which did not detonate.
Pictures are below - there is also a regularly scheduled Edgar County Board Meeting for 9:00 a.m. tomorrow, November 20, 2013 at the Edgar County Courthouse.
It appears to me, and this is my opinion only, that there are some individuals unhappy with recent turn of events at the airport and are trying to regain some control that they used to have. Recently the County Board notifiied me, after almost a year, of which statute the airport operated under. The statute they referenced did not give the county board the authority to appoint an advisory board. This means that the advisory board effectively no longer existed, and those that thought they were "in control" of the airport had lost whatever control they thought they had when the decision was made to operate under that particular statute.
Updates will follow as we get them.