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Posted on: December 1, 2020

Mayor honors teens for heroic efforts

John and Daniel Mitchell receive their proclamations from Mayor Steven Ellis, Spring Hill Police Chi

Two Spring Hill brothers will be honored throughout December, thanks to their lifesaving efforts. 

John and Daniel Mitchell were presented with a proclamation from Mayor Steven Ellis for their heroic acts in an Oct. 10 dog attack, where they saved the life of another Spring Hill resident.  Mayor Ellis recognized the teens for their bravery and character in their rescue. 

In Spring Hill, December 2020 will be known as John and Daniel Mitchell Citizenship Month to honor the teens as well as “remind us that in all we do, we keep the best interests of our children in mind, for they are the very best that we have to offer the world.” 

Read the full proclamation for John and Daniel Mitchell below: 

"A proclamation recognizing the heroic acts of John and Daniel in the City of Spring Hill, Kansas.

Whereas, as parent leaders we work diligently every day to set good examples for our children through not only words but our deeds; and

Whereas, through these efforts we hope our children will never find themselves in a situation where some of the examples we offer them become a reality; and, 

Whereas, when one of those situations does occur and we hear from others the heroic acts of our children, putting themselves at risk and suffering injury, all in the name of helping a fellow human, parents know they have done their job well; and, 

Whereas, when these heroic efforts are shared and recognized it is not about bringing attention to the person but bringing attention to the act and honoring the positive outcome while recognizing what could have been; and

Now, therefore, I, Steven M. Ellis, Mayor of the City of Spring Hill, Kansas, do hereby proclaim the month of December 2020 to be JOHN AND DANIEL MITCHELL CITIZENSHIP MONTH in the City of Spring Hill, Kansas, in honor of their rescue of the victim of a dog attack occurring on Oct. 10, 2020, for demonstrating incredible bravery and character, and for reminding us that for all we do, it needs to be with the best interests of our children in mind, for they are the very best that we have to offer the world. 

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and cause the City of Spring Hill, Kansas, to be affixed on this 12th day of November, 2020. 

Steven M. Ellis

Attest: Glenda Gerrity
City Clerk"

Heroic Acts Proclamation
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