He was Herscher's link to news and information. And a friend to all.
Rob Mau, community leader, owner and editor of the Herscher Pilot newspaper, and an all-out friend to everyone in the Kankakee Community, died of a heart attack Tuesday. He was 62.
The community is mourning. The local coffee shop is a quiet, somber place. Town-folks are quietly talking about the leader and community-ambassador Rob Mau had been over the years. Not only did Rob produce the news in the community. He was so involved in so many organizations...always promoting the small town -- and with a smile and a word of encouragement.
Rob did it all with the Pilot newspaper. He was the owner, publisher, editor, reporter, photographer, handled the advertising --- AND ALWAYS WITH THE BEST INTEREST OF HERSCHER IN MIND.
His wife, Janet, said Rob loved the community.
The Schreffler funeral home in Herscher is handling arrangements.