Event to Honor Oglesby Firefighter to be held Friday

Evan Knoblauch – Photo Oglesby Fire Department

OGLESBY – The young Oglesby firefighter who was battling cancer passed away on Wednesday, but a planned event at St. Bede Academy will continue in his honor Friday night.  Evan Knoblauch, the 20-year-old Oglesby Firefighter and St Bede Graduate was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in 2017.  A parade of firefighting equipment will begin around 5:45 p.m. Friday near the Becks in Oglesby to Route 351 through Lasalle and Peru and onto the campus of St. Bede.   At 7 p.m. a flag football game is planned to kickoff.   The Bedan Club Pork Chop Pavilion will also be serving food.