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.
Bradford Schools Review Safety Measures
- Last Updated on Thursday, 24 January 2013 15:07
- Written by Doug Hampton
The January Bradford Board of Education meeting began with the recognition of the students of the month. Maggie Rouse, Mark Painter and Todd Reay were all congratulated by the board.
Wells Fargo representative Doug Laz reviewed the districts past history of health insurance coverage and costs. He went over possible changes that may affect the insurance coverage with the new federal insurance law.
ID Event Well Received The IL Chip ID event was held on January 15 with 61 students participating. The children were fingerprinted, had DNA samples taken, were photographed and interviewed on CD for easy media distribution. The event sponsored by the Bradford and Wyoming Masonic Lodges was very well received.
Cox headed to prison
- Last Updated on Thursday, 24 January 2013 15:06
- Written by John A. Ballentine
Paul Simon Cox, 41, recently of Toulon and formerly of Wyoming, has been sentenced by Circuit Judge Scott Shore to three one year consecutive terms in the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC).
In a plea deal with States Attorney James Owens, Cox pled guilty to charges of a May 18, 2012 domestic battery stemming from an incident involving his then wife Jodi Bauer-Cox. The couple has since divorced.
Cox also pled guilty to an August 5, 2012 violation of an order of protection when found in the presence of Bauer-Cox. Last September 22, the charge of driving on a revoked license while D.U.I., with associated accidental injury occurred.
Cox drove Bauer-Cox’s pick-up truck through the Casey’s in Toulon, where he drove into David Pyle’s vehicle with Pyle inside. The impact was so severe, it pushed Pyle’s car over a concrete barrier ledge injuring Pyle in the process.
Rebels pick up three wins
- Last Updated on Thursday, 17 January 2013 15:35
- Written by Jason Musselman
The Stark County Rebels have three more wins after defeating West Prairie, West Central and Midland this past week.
Last Tuesday the Rebels battled hard, but were able to build a little third quarter cushion for a 65-55 win.
Tanner King had 11 of the Rebels’ 13 first quarter points. Then, Jake Berchtold went to work adding 16 in the second half to finish as leading scorer with 20. Bryce Willis followed with 13.
Friday night the team traveled to Biggsville where they defeated West Central 67-63 to improve to 4-0 in the LTC.