Five interviewed for SC Principal position
- Last Updated on Friday, 01 February 2013 15:10
- Written by Doug Hampton
The January meeting of the Stark County School Board started with a public hearing. The hearing was required by state law to consider having students attend school on Pulaski Day and Lincoln’s Birthday. There were no comments from the public on the issue. The board voted later in the meeting to approve student attendance on those days.
Board member Skip Turnbull reported that the building committee had met with the Farnsworth Group to discuss the status of the Junior High window project. Dan Gavin of the Farnsworth Group attended the meeting and gave the board a presentation on putting the project out for bid. The board voted in favor of proceeding with letting bids. Board
member Rob Groter was absent.
Elementary principal Tessa Samuelsen reported that the teachers and staff went over how the current curriculum aligns with common core. Areas that do not align were found and will be addressed.
Bradford Village Pres. speaks to rumors
- Last Updated on Friday, 01 February 2013 15:04
- Written by John A. Ballentine
In a follow-up to a News article last week concerning the transfer of the Bradford K9 unit from the control of Chief Dawn Dove to Village President Adam Wilson, Wilson has proffered several statements in a telephone conversation.
“Chief Dove has not been fired,” said Wilson, addressing rumors that are circulating around the county. He continued, “There have been no changes in employment at the Bradford Police Department.”
When asked by The News to elaborate, Wilson stated, “There have been personnel meetings among the Village board, but no action has been taken at the present time.”
Annawan, Stark County rematch in LTC tournament championship game
- Last Updated on Thursday, 24 January 2013 15:19
- Written by Jason Musselman
The Stark County Lady Rebels successfully defeated Wethersfield 50-48 last Thursday night to advance to the championship game of the LTC tournament.
That bid paired them against Annawan, the number one seed in the tournament and number two in the state. Stark County had fallen to the Lady Bravettes on Jan. 7, 57-37 at their place in conference play.
Neither team was hitting the same shots this go-around. Stark County was attempting to force the ball inside, but again had troubles getting past the long arms of Annawan.
County Watch — GOP luncheon; Pheasants Forever
- Last Updated on Thursday, 24 January 2013 15:11
- Written by Jim Nowlan
The initial winner of the primary nomination for the U.S. House in the 13th District (central and southwestern Illinois) withdrew shortly after the primary. This necessitated meetings of all the GOP county chairs in that sprawling district to select a replacement.
Because of a quirk that would take too long to explain, the new 13th District had no state central committeeman, so Mike was asked to take the moderator’s responsibilities, which by law required a state committeeman. Mike moderated
several hearings as well as the final decisionmaking meeting among the chairs, who selected Davis. This suggests that Mike is held in high regard by the state party.
There were many who sought the nomination, including a beautiful African-American former Miss America, who grew up in Urbana in the district.
The Grand Prairie Chapter of Pheasants Forever is holding its annual dinner Saturday, February 9 at the American Legion in Lacon. The chapter includes Stark County. Tickets are $45 for members and $15 for spouses and those under 18.
Call Greg Summers at 493-5201 or Dwight Aussieker at 463-2318 for tickets or more information.
Bradford K9 unit reassigned
- Last Updated on Thursday, 24 January 2013 15:08
- Written by John A. Ballentine
Bradford’s Village board has decided to reassign the K9 police unit of Officer Todd Marquez and his canine partner from Police Chief Dawn Dove to Village President Adam Wilson.
This action was voted upon and passed unanimously Saturday January 12 at the rescheduled monthly Village meeting. It took place after an Executive Session and the board reconvened in open meeting. No further details were released concerning the decision to make the Village President the K9 coordinator.
The Village board also passed and has implemented immediately a new water and sewer policy for Bradford residents.
The policy states that payment must be made by 4 p.m. on the same day as water is shut off, in order to have service restored. If payment is not received by 4 p.m., then service will be restored between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. the next business day after payment is received.