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Bellflower family start-up business aimed at webcam privacy

A Bellflower family has big plans for a small start-up business aimed at increasing internet privacy. 

The product being developed and sold by Brett Lytel, his wife Pam, son Josh and daughter Sarah is not a fancy software program, but a practical way to prevent intruders from accessing a window into the home through internet-connected webcams. 


LeRoy School Board reaching out to city for promotion partnership

LeROY—The school board will push for a joint school-city partnership to better advance goals of growing the community in the coming weeks and years.

“We need to be more intentional about what we do and why,” Superintendent Gary Tipsord told the School Board Monday. “We are, arguably, the biggest business in this town.”


Farmer City Council looking to promote growth near interstate

FARMER CITY — The council would like to see development near the Interstate 74 exit ramps, and the city had at least two meetings planned with two businesses, the council learned Monday. 

The trouble is there are no city utilities out to the area, and the cost to get them there would be a large one. 


Village of Downs hears audit details, talks long-term plans

DOWNS – The village audit and treasurer’s report were filed just before the deadline this year, and they heard a report from their auditor last Thursday night. 


Bond for LeRoy home invasion suspect set at $500K

LeROY – Police responded to a home invasion call and quickly arrested a suspect Tuesday morning. 

“At approximately 7:35 a.m., Metcom dispatched LeRoy Police to a “home invasion just occurred”. Two officers arrived within two minutes,” Chief Jason Williamson said in a press release. 


Former chief threatens Farmer City lawsuit; consultant helping in search for new chief

FARMER CITY – The city council learned they may be facing a lawsuit from their former police chief and heard two public comments in support of the former employee Monday night. 

Twenty minutes into the regular meeting at city hall, the council motioned to enter into an executive session. 


Village, still at impasse with Living Hope Christian Church, demands action by Jan. 31

DOWNS – A difference of opinion between the village of Downs and the Living Hope Christian Church continues to drag out in front of the village board. 


2016 Year in Review

Newspaper pages for the 2016 LeRoy Farmer CIty Press year in review series. 


Top stories of 2016

#1 Panthers win state championship

Without a doubt the top story of 2016 was the state champion LeRoy Panther basketball team. They were never ranked and were not even the champions of their conference or conference tournament, but when they hit the playoffs, it was their time to shine. 


LeRoy favorite opens in Farmer City

FARMER CITY — A long-established LeRoy restaurant made its way to its Rte. 150 neighbor last month with a new location.

Woody’s 50’s Diner has been open under its new name at 508 W. Clinton Ave. on Rte. 54 in Farmer City since mid-December, taking over for the Golden Egg Restaurant . 


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