Senator Kirk Staff to Host Mobile Office Hours in Stark County
- Last Updated on Friday, 03 May 2013 15:28
- Written by Administrator
A member of U.S. Senator Mark Kirk’s (R-Ill.) staff will be available to meet with constituents on May 8th in Woodford, Marshall, and Stark Counties. Staff will be available to provide assistance regarding federal issues on Wednesday, May 8 at the following places and times.
WHERE: Toulon City Hall, 122 N. Franklin Street, Toulon, IL
TIME: 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Wyoming Council article clarification on donation to Fall Festival
- Last Updated on Friday, 03 May 2013 15:27
- Written by Doug Hampton
Wyoming City Alderman Dan Hardman requested that a clarification be made regarding one of the items in the article regarding the April Wyoming City Council meeting. In the article, it was stated that Rich St. John reported on the progress of the Morel Mushroom festival to be held the first weekend in May and asked the city to consider making a donation to the event as they do for the Fall Festival.
Alderman Hardman clarified that the council has not made a monetary donation to the Wyoming stop of the Fall Festival in the past. The city has assisted at Thomas Park by providing barricades, extra patrols and assistance with the garbage. Peggy Gray, chairperson for the Wyoming stop has never requested a donation from the city. She in fact holds
Wyoming Attorney Fehrenbacher joins judicial race
- Last Updated on Thursday, 25 April 2013 15:54
- Written by Administrator
Bruce P. Fehrenbacher has announced that he will seek to become the Republican candidate for Stark County resident Judge at the November, 2014 election to replace retired Judge Stuart P. Borden.
Fehrenbacher, age 57, opened his law office in Wyoming in 1984. He served as a Court appointed Public Defender in Stark County until 1994. He has represented the City of Wyoming, the Village of Bradford, and the Bradford and LaFayette Fire Protection Districts for nearly 30 years. He also represents the City of Toulon, the Wyoming, Toulon and Buda Fire Protection Districts, the Bradford Park District, the Wyoming Library District, the Bradford Rescue Squad, and the Townships of Essex, Osceola, Penn and Goshen. For more than five years he has been a top title insurance producer state-wide for Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund.
A historic flood
- Last Updated on Thursday, 25 April 2013 15:56
- Written by Jason Musselman
The rain came Wednesday afternoon and didn’t stop until hundreds of homes across Stark County were damaged, roads flooded, but thankfully, no lives lost.
To put into prospective the amount of rain Stark County received last Wednesday and Thursday, Tim Colgan of Wyoming crunched some numbers.
“One inch of rain on an acre is 28,000 gallons. There’s 640 acres per sq. mile, so 18 million gallons per sq mile times 288 sq. miles in Stark County. Now times by 5 for the amount of rain we received in inches and you get 26 billion gallons of water!!! At 8 lbs. per gallon, 208 billion lbs. of water running through the county.”
I started on my journey surveying the roads around 4 a.m. At that point, the roads that normally flood, like Duncan Road and 1050 E were still open. Two hours later that wasn’t the case.
The Wyoming Fire Department began responding to smoke investigation calls around 4 a.m. as well. They ended up pulling electrical service to dozens of homes throughout the day. Toulon, Bradford and LaFayette did likewise as water levels rose to meet electrical service panels in basements. Over 60 homes voluntarily had power disconnected by noon on Thursday.
Thomas Keith becomes Stark’s resident judge
- Last Updated on Friday, 12 April 2013 15:24
- Written by John A. Ballentine
Thomas Keith became Stark County’s resident judge as of Friday when he took an oath at the Stark County Courthouse, in Toulon.
Keith was sworn in by Chief Justice Thomas Kilbride of the Illinois Supreme Court. The procedure was witnessed by Keith’s wife Lynn, approximately 12 active and retired 10th Circuit District judges, and various members of the Illinois Bar Association.
Keith’s appointment satisfies the vacancy created when Judge Stuart Borden, of Wyoming, retired as the county’s resident judge for the 10th Judicial Circuit.
The courtroom was standing room only and the massive crowd of spectators and dignitaries overflowed into the hallway and adjoining stairwell.
During the ceremony, Keith’s “boss”, Prosecutor Darilynn Knauss complimented him by saying, “You (Stark County) are getting the very best.”