LeRoy Memorial Day Ceremonies 2015

Photos from LeRoy's Memorial Day Ceremonies, which included ceremonies at two area cemeteries, as well as a parade and a reading of names at the Legion Hall. 

LeRoy Appleseed Project an experience in history

LeROY – This past weekend at the LeRoy Rifle and Pistol Club offered area residents a hands-on history lesson. 

The two-day event sponsored by the Revolutionary War Veterans Association offered participants an opportunity to fire .22-caliber rifles while breaking at times for Revolutionary War history lessons. 

LeRoy hears long-term plan proposal pitch

LeROY — With an eye toward future development, the LeRoy City Council heard a presentation from MSA Professional Services out of Champaign. 

A proposed agreement that was only discussed on a preliminary basis at the council meeting Monday would cost the city $50,000 over a period of two fiscal years for a three-part plan. 

Career center benefits Blue Ridge High School students

FARMER CITY – Fourteen Blue Ridge High School students received on-the-job training this school year and 16 are anticipated to receive the same next year as part of the Bloomington-Area Career Center. 

Blue Ridge out $1.1M in 5 years due to state proration

FARMER CITY – The Blue Ridge school district has lost $1.1 million in general state aid funding from fiscal year 2010 to fiscal year 2014, and more losses are expected. 

“In the best of years budget projections are a wild guess,” Superintendent Susan Wilson said. “This year it is fairly close to fiction.” 

Ex-student urges Hendricks tribute wall in Farmer City

FARMER CITY — To improve the look of Main Street, some residents are urging a mural dedicated to late Blue Ridge teacher Mike Hendricks. 

Curbing bulk waste could get costly in LeRoy

LeROY — Aiming at a more forceful approach at preventing curbside bulk waste, the LeRoy City Council approved a measure to increase fees and fines associated with unscheduled curbside dumping. 

Tri-Valley board likely to kick in for police coverage

DOWNS — The Tri-Valley School Board of Education discussed paying $10,000 toward police protection and public safety in the Downs school system as part of a plan to support the village with a full-time police officer.

Council OKs grant to antique group

FARMER CITY — The city council approved a grant of $500 to the Farmer City Antiques Group Monday in their lone action item outside of the standard consent agenda. 

The grant falls in line with what the city has given the group in recent years past. 

Tri-Valley School Board purchases homes

DOWNS — The Tri-Valley Board of Education authorized the purchase of two single-family properties adjacent to the district’s campus, tentatively made a decision to hire a fourth kindergarten teacher, bought new band equipment, heard about insurance cost savings and is looking into purchasing floor cleaning equipment in a busy Monday meeting.

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