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Council delays generator purchase

LeROY – The city council once again talked about website changes and postponed the purchase of a generator that would give city water sources backup power. 

The city had bids starting as low as $49,550 for purchasing a back-up generator and having it hooked up at water well 8, one of the newer water wells. 


Business Briefs: Casey's permit, Panther video sold, flower shop changes

Casey’s gets permit

City Administrator Dave Jenkins told the council that a construction permit has gone out for a new Casey’s gas station and convenient store at the site of the old BP station. 

“I expect the project to get started anytime,” he said. 

 


Tri-Valley will present "Annie Jr." this weekend (Feb. 5-6)

DOWNS — The Tri-Valley Fine Arts Boosters will present “Annie Jr.” on Feb. 5 and Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. in the high school commons. 

The production is the culminating product of the Drama Clubs for fourth, fifth and sixth grade students, a new after school activity sponsored by the Booster Club and staffed by volunteers.


FC Council hears feedback on proposed business districts

FARMER CITY — The council heard from two area business owners Monday night regarding business districts and sales tax increases initially discussed at last week’s meeting. 


Heritage Days gets $10K grant, go-ahead for beer garden

FARMER CITY — Heritage Days has received permission from the  city council to have a beer garden at this year’s celebration. 

At Monday’s meeting, the Farmer City Council approved a $10,000 grant to the organizing committee, then passed an ordinance that would allow a beer tent at the festival by suspending an existing ordinance temporarily.


DeWitt County early voting begins on time

CLINTON —Despite a late state certification of ballot, voting by mail and early voting will go on as scheduled in DeWitt County.


Early voting start date delayed

CLINTON — The official start date of early voting and vote by mail for the March 15 Primary Election will be delayed at least to mid-February, according to the Illinois State Board of Elections.

Challenges to several presidential candidates have delayed the ballot from being certified to county clerks in all counties.


Students start "Knightly News" publication

MANSFIELD – Every school day at 2:20 p.m., Andrea Weedman’s classroom turns into the newsroom for the student-staff of “The Knightly News”. 


Paving projects will cost Blue Ridge $155K

FARMER CITY – The Blue Ridge School Board approved bids for paving at their Farmer City and Mansfield campuses last week while appointing a new board member and hearing reports from career and tech prep teachers. 


LeRoy Rifle Club to host Winterseed event

By Catherine Franklin|LeRoy Legion Auxiliary

For the first time the LeRoy Rifle Club will be hosting a Winterseed shoot. 

This is an Appleseed Revolutionary War history lesson and rifle shoot done during winter conditions for those hearty souls that want to test their skills and are just itching to get out and shoot. 


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