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City of Toulon hires new part-time police officer

toulonA Toulon City Council police committee meeting was scheduled for Thursday, September 18 to interview a candidate for the position of part-time police officer in Toulon.


The committee introduced Jerry Harrold, currently of Galesburg, and then went into an executive session for 45 minutes to conduct the interview of Harrold.

Special board meeting held in Bradford

bradfordA special Bradford village board of trustees meeting took place Monday evening to discuss and act upon four agenda items.  Three of the four subjects were approved, while no action occurred on the fourth.
Chris Melaga spoke with the board of trustees concerning purchasing a lot of land adjacent to his property.

 

 

Wyoming Council updated on Pin Oak Apartments

wyomingThe Wyoming City Council approved a TIF funding request that will help the Wyoming Lions Club replace the community announcement sign at the Wyoming Public Library.  The sign will be replaced with a programmable digital sign.   The Lions will be raising funds for the project and will operate the sign as they have for the current sign for over 30 years.  
The city has two CD’s that will be maturing at the end of the month.  City treasurer Kathy Carter obtained rates from area banks with the council deciding to renew the CD’s at the State Bank of Speer.

“Coach” Graham Franklin meets with the Stark County Rebels

The Stark County Rebels football team and head coach Jade Noard made a special visit to meet with 101 year-old Graham Franklin, one of their most devoted fans.  The event occurred at the Toulon Rehabilitation & Health Care Center (TRHCC) last Friday prior to game time with Galva (now Mid-County).
Graham, who celebrated his birthday on September 3, was presented with a team football, Rebels ball cap, team poster, and a certificate of appreciation for being a faithful fan and hence naming him as Honorary Coach of the Rebels.

Beard faces additional Knox County burglary charges

Knox County has filed an arrest warrant for Robert L. Beard, 32, of Toulon for four counts of burglary, two counts of criminal damage to property with a $100,000 bond, plus “multiple counts” of burglary and thefts with a $10,000 bond.
Knox is the sixth county to file criminal burglary charges against Beard since his arrest on June 18 of this year for an unrelated traffic charge in Peoria Heights, IL.