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Jenkins: Construction to begin soon at new Casey's General Store in LeRoy

LeROY — City Administrator Dave Jenkins reported Tuesday afternoon that construction will soon begin at a new Casey's General Store at the site of the old BP station. 


IDOT routes massive load through Farmer City

FARMER CITY—How do you stop a 200-ton, 14-axle rolling electrical transformer from ruining streets, bridges, trees, and overhead power lines?

That’s the riddle the Farmer City council and officials are trying to solve as the Illinois Department of Transportation re-routed the monster of a load through town.


LPD collects more speed data

LeROY — The police department has collected more speed and traffic data from the intersection at the 200 block of N. Chestnut by the Panther’s Pause Dairy Bar.  

The box collected data for a full week, from 3 p.m. Monday, July 11 to 2 p.m. Monday, July 18, including Sunday data and church traffic. 


LeRoy Council approves liquor license category for brewery

LeROY — The council met briefly Monday night, approving a change to the liquor code that would allow for a brewery license. 

The council also passed a measure providing for and approving the sale of personal property of the city in regard to a recently confiscated truck. 


City reduces Heritage Days contribution

FARMER CITY—Two week’s after the city’s commitment to Farmer City’s Heritage Days was questioned, the council voted to decrease its contribution to the festival. 


Monticello police chief solicited for audit of FCPD; Prairie Ridge playground gear purchased

FARMER CITY—The Farmer City Police Department could face a full-scale audit, including reviews of traffic stop data, policing complaints, grievances, and a series of interviews.


Little Viking revenue helps boost Tri-Valley bottom line

By Patti Welander

DOWNS – Reducing expenses and creating a new revenue stream with the Little Viking Care program allowed the Tri-Valley School District to end the year with a surplus in its operating funds.


LeRoy Chief wins Officer of the Year award, Legion honored as well

SPRINGFIELD — LeRoy Police Chief Jason Williamson was honored Friday afternoon as the Illinois American Legion’s Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. 


Farmer City DeWitt County Fair Queen Pageant Tuesday, July 19

FARMER CITY — This year’s DeWitt County/Farmer City Fair Queen Pageant will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19. 

There are six contestants this year that will by vying to succeed last year’s queen, Shaila Quinn. 


LeRoy Jr. High cheerleaders attend camp

NORMAL — LeRoy Jr. High School cheerleaders recently attended a Universal Cheerleaders Association cheerleading camp at Illinois State University. 


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