Agenda: Special meeting to meet new police chief




Last valedictorian, salutatorian named at LeRoy High School

LeRoy High School is pleased to announce Marissa Adams as valedictorian for the 2016-17 school year.  

Marissa is the daughter of Mike and Michelle Adams. After graduation she will be attending Heartland College to begin her studies in Business Management.  

LeRoy alderman to step down, mayor weighs replacement option

LeROY — The city council met briefly Monday night, approving a resignation and a farm lease. 

Alderman Anne Anderson of Ward 2 submitted a letter of resignation citing personal health issues for her departure from the council. 

Farmer City Council grants liquor license to Imo's

FARMER CITY – The Farmer City Council approved a new liquor license, and heard they will hire a new police chief in the next two weeks at Monday night’s regular meeting.

The council was split on a 3-2 vote to grant Imo’s Restaurant a Class F liquor license with Mayor Mike Jenkins casting the deciding vote after a long pause to consider his choice. 

Rowing event gets $5,000 from Farmer City

FARMER CITY — The city council voted to contribute funds to build a permanent rowing course on Clinton Lake at the Parnell access point. 

Councilwoman Jessica DeMarse was the sole dissenting vote to the measure which awarded $5,000 to the Illinois Rowing Association to complete the course.

Village seeks Living Hope settlement

DOWNS — A disagreement between the village and a place of worship it annexed looks like it will end in either settlement or suit after a long board meeting last Thursday night at village hall. 

A special senior Knight: Gilbert has impact despite injury

By Isaac Trotter|For the Press

As the Blue Ridge Lady Knights volleyball team hosted their fourth regional championship in as many years last November, senior Jessica Gilbert seemed to be on top of the world. 

Mayor Dean looking for new home for Christmas Memories display

Christmas Memories in LeRoy, Illinois will close for the season on Sunday, Feb. 5, at 4 p.m. Hours for the final weekend are Friday, 1-4 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., and Sunday, 1-4 p.m. The display is located in the former fire building, 110 S. East Street. 

Blue Ridge freshman publishes novel

FARMER CITY — Ever since she can remember, Blue Ridge High School freshman Kelsey Crowley has been a writer. 

“I’ve always been into making worlds our of words,” Crowley said last week. “It comes naturally to me.” 

Her father, Todd Crowley, agreed. 

FCUMC hosts free community supper

FARMER CITY — Approximately 75 people got out of the cold and into the Farmer City United Methodist Church last Thursday for a  homemade meal and live music.

Judy Wallace, the head organizer of the free community dinner, said the plan had been in the works for some time.

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