Dean and Bev Dubson take Honor Flight

Since Tuesday, Sept. 29, Dean and Beverly “Bev” Dubson have been beaming with pride. 

The Farmer City couple – both veterans approaching their 62nd wedding anniversary – were two attendees on the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight which sends veterans from Vietnam era or earlier on no-cost trips to Washington D.C. to see the nation’s various war monuments. 

Dingler recaps one year as Downs Chief

DOWNS – The village of Downs police chief has held the job for one year. 

At Thursday’s village board meeting, Chief Josh Dingler listed some of the things the department accomplished while the board heard a presentation from Randy Wilson of ILEAS (Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System.) 

Farmer City Pharmacy has goal of Nov.1 open date

FARMER CITY  — There’s a Nov. 1 goal for the opening of the Farmer City Pharmacy, work has begun at Stensel Park and the water plant is in pretty good shape, City Manager Larry Woliung told the council Monday. 

Downs treasurer transition proving difficult

DOWNS – The village of Downs had a lot to discuss last Thursday, Oct.1, as they talked about the treasurer’s office, One Energy Way, Beecher Trails and much more. 

After the near four-hour open meeting, the board had an executive session to discuss the contentious exit of past treasurer Alan Zwilling. 

Farmer City takes first step toward new TIF

FARMER CITY — The council took the first step toward a new TIF district, discussed the possibility of business districts in the area and heard an update about the city’s Pharmacy among other discussion Monday night. 

The council, with Willard McKinley absent, unanimously approved a pre-eligibility study for a new Tax Increment Financing district. 

Downs to spend $67K on utility truck

DOWNS – The village board met for nearly four hours Thursday night and approved just one ordinance – an expenditure of $67,000 state bid for a utility truck. 

LeRoy Council talks website changes, water well issues

LeROY – The city council talked about revamping the city website and heard about an issue with one of the city’s water wells among other business Monday night. 

LeRoy police make meth arrest

LeROY — Police responded to a call regarding theft of property and ended up making two methamphetamine arrests last week. 

LeRoy FFA has busy summer

The summer started off with LeRoy FFA members Garrett Conaty, Kaylie Spratt and Quinn Waller attending the Illinois FFA Convention from June 6-11.  These members participated in a variety of activities, including listening to keynote speakers, voting to elect this year’s Illinois FFA officers, and walking across stage to receive awards for the chapter.  

Intertribal pow wow, corn maze at Grand Village of the Kickapoo Park

Intertribal Pow Wow

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