A Harristown native is receiving a $2,000 scholarship. The Tanner Mitchell Electrical Apprentice Scholarship was awarded to Colby Wayne Mathias of Harristown. Shawn and Connie Mitchell, parents of Tanner Mitchell, visited the Midstate Electrical Training Center to present the scholarship to Mathias, a first-year electrician apprentice.
Tanner James Mitchell was a 2016 graduate of Taylorville High School and was a second-year apprentice for the Midstate Electrical Traning Center at IBEW Local 146. Mitchell was employed at Bodine Electric. He lost his life as the result of an automobile accident on January 22nd, 2021. The family hopes to award the scholarship for years to come.