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Undisclosed personnel decisions follow executive session in Farmer City

FARMER CITY – The city council approved its tax levy and an intergovernmental agreement with the county for animal control at its regular meeting Monday night, but the majority of the meeting was spent in a closed session regarding personnel. 


LeRoy Council approves tax levy, business loan, hotel/motel grant

LeROY — The city council approved its tax levy, a business loan and a hotel/motel tax grant at Monday’s regular meeting at city hall. 

The council unanimously approved the tax levy, which is growing at less than the five percent number that would mandate a truth in taxation hearing. 


Downs OKs tax levy, looks to add treasurer

DOWNS — The village board approved its annual tax levy last Thursday night during a meeting that was continued to 7 p.m. Dec. 20 at the village hall. 

The village levy was for $79,760 overall, with $37,813 of that being levied for in the village’s general fund. 


LeRoy to hire water superintendent; interim has been in place since Nov. 22

LeROY — For more than two weeks, the city was operating without a full-time water plant operator, receiving services on a voluntary basis from an operator from nearby Carlock. 


Downs events committee buys big Santa Claus, sleigh

DOWNS — McManus park in the village will have a new, 38-foot long, 8-foot high Santa Claus and sleigh with reindeer this Christmas season thanks to a purchase from the events committee. 

The LED-lit Santa Claus will take its place in the park on Seminary Street upon its arrival. 


Undisclosed personnel decisions follow executive session in Farmer City

FARMER CITY – The city council approved its tax levy and an intergovernmental agreement with the county for animal control at its regular meeting Monday night, but the majority of the meeting was spent in a closed session regarding personnel. 


Blue Ridge carpentry class builds garage in town

The Blue Ridge High School carpentry class of instructor Ken Seneca built its 20th garage in the community this year. 

The 22-foot by 22-foot structure is one in a line of construction projects that have become an annual occurrence for Seneca’s course. 


Houser trial date moved to April

MONTICELLO — The upcoming murder trial of a Piatt County man has been moved from Jan. 3 to April 3.

Judge Karle Koritz granted the request filed by the attorneys of Gregory J. Houser of Mansfield at a hearing Monday at the Piatt County Courthouse.


LeRoy teacher making progress after kidney transplant

LeRoy english teacher and baseball coach Wayne Meyer underwent a kidney transplant last week, hours after being informed of the availability of a transplant specimen. 

Meyer underwent the transplant operation the morning of Saturday, Dec. 3, and the new kidney was taking to his body well, per his Twitter account. 


Farmer City VFW Auxiliary gives gift of giving

For more than a decade the Farmer City VFW Post 6190 Ladies Auxiliary has been making Christmas brighter for youth in the community.  


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