Around Town: Community Calendar, March 27, 2015


Movies at the Princess Theatre

Pool fix would cost $150K in Farmer City

FARMER CITY — The Farmer City Council had a long budget discussion Saturday, with much talk centered around the water department. 

Water Superintendent Calvin Florey said the water department replaced six fire hydrants last year at a cost of about $3,000 apiece. 

LeRoy adds security camera project to budget

LeROY — The LeRoy Police Department will likely not receive a mobile radar device requested in the budget, but some city buildings might receive added security measures. 

DeWitt County 'close' to landfill settlement

CLINTON – At Thursday’s meeting of the DeWitt County Board, land use committee chair Sue May-Witted said the Clinton Landfill and Illinois Environmental Protection Agency were contacted about a leachate recirculation pump permit modification that was requested at Clinton Landfill 3 and discussed at the previous full board meeting. 

DeWitt County calls for halt of non-essential spending

CLINTON – The DeWitt County Board approved a symbolic vote to request Gov. Bruce Rauner and the general assembly protect funding to county governments. 

Chairman Dave Newberg noted counties would lose quite a bit of funding under the governor’s plan. 

Blue Ridge early dismissal April 20 for ALICE training

FARMER CITY — The Blue Ridge School Board approved bids at last Wednesday’s board meeting to Builta’s Floor Covering and Brandt Concrete for summer health and life safety work. 

The expenditures were discussed at a previous meeting and approved unanimously Wednesday, each of them costing about $8,000.  

Area communities rally for Blue Ridge student

LeRoy, Blue Ridge and Tri-Valley can typically be described as rivals when it comes to sports, but when it matters, their communities are united. 

So is the case with Madison Houser, a Blue Ridge student whose father, Chris, coaches basketball and track at the LeRoy Junior High School. 

Temporary garbage collection stoppage for rural township residents

McLEAN COUNTY — Rural residents of six townships in the LeRoy area will not have garbage collection services until the first full week of April. 

Two from area honored by DAR

BLOOMINGTON — Two area McLean County high school seniors were recently honored by the Letitia Green Stevenson Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  

Karalee White of LeRoy High School was named the DAR’s Good Citizen of the year, earning a $1,000 scholarship. 

Tri-Valley board approved tech fees, honors retirees

The Tri-Valley School Board approved a new tech fee for the 2015-16 school year, honored outgoing board members, discussed a proposal to lease new band instruments at Monday’s meeting. 

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