St. Joseph Lodge No. 970 member Mike Peters was recently honored for saving the life of Amanda Mullins who works for Illinois American Water:
ST. JOSEPH – Mike Peters is a hero.
In November, the St. Joseph man saved a life.
Last week, he was honored for it.
"He is an angel," said Amanda Mullins of Champaign. "He is my hero and he did save my life."
Mullins, who works for Illinois American Water Co., was checking a meter in St. Joseph on Nov. 30 because the property owner had a large water bill. While she was checking the meter, she decided to change it to a radio-read meter because the company is in the process of changing all older meters. Mullins had to enter the meter pit.