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