Meakers seek granddaughters’ guardianship
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 17:28
- Written by John A. Ballentine
Rita and Ken Meaker, of Toulon, updated Circuit Judge Thomas A. Keith concerning their temporary custody of their two granddaughters, ages 2 and 3-years-old. This occurred Friday during a permanency review hearing in Stark County Circuit Court.
The Meakers were granted temporary custody of their two granddaughters on March 12 of this year, according to court records. The custody is being supervised by the Bethany Agency for Children and Families, of Moline, Illinois, which is contracted by the Department of Children and Family Services.
High School Gym to be named for Mr. Buchert
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 17:11
- Written by Doug Hampton
The Stark County School Board voted unanimously at their October meeting to rename the gym at the high school the “Glenn Buchert Gymnasium”.
A special committee had been established at the September meeting to discuss the request by numerous members of the community and previous students of the teacher. Board member Skip Turnbull chaired the committee and reported on the discussion of the meeting. Turnbull read the recommendation to the board, “In order to pay tribute to Mr. Glenn Buchert for his years of service and selfless devotion to the students of the Stark County community as a teacher, sponsor and counselor, we are recommending that the high school gym be renamed the “Glenn Buchert Gymnasium.”
Investors vote, Toulon grocery store to be rebuilt
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 17:03
- Written by Jim Nowlan
Thirty shareholders in Stark County Ventures, LLC attended a meeting at the State Bank of Toulon this past Thursday and voted unanimously to proceed to rebuild the Toulon grocery store.
Peoria architect Mark Ackerman presented the shareholders with design sketches of the exterior and interior of the project, which will cost between $420,000-470,000.
Pin Oak issue continues for Wyoming Council
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 19:16
- Written by Administrator
After learning that the city engineers of Snarr Giffin and Associates would be dissolving their business, the Wyoming City Council heard from and hired Farnsworth Group at a special meeting in September. Engineers Gary Davis and Justin Reeise from the company addressed the council at their regular October meeting giving them an update on the projects currently in the works.
They also discussed the wastewater treatment seasonal disinfection requirements and how to proceed with requirements of the Illinois EPA. Farnsworth will be making contact with the EPA to find out what options there are for a city the size of Wyoming.
The council reviewed two quotes received for a new Stihl HT131 Telescoping Pole Saw. After reviewing the bids, the council approved purchasing the item from Bartonville Hardware Company at a cost of $580.
Toulon approves grocery store TIF funding
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 19:09
- Written by John A. Ballentine
The Toulon city council held its monthly meeting Monday and approved TIF (Tax Increment Fund) financing of the new grocery store to be built in Toulon.
In a majority vote, the council allocated up to $310,000 over a 10-year period TIF payments, or $31,000 per year, to Stark County Ventures, LLC.