LaFayette seeks appeal to IL Supreme Court in Brown case



The Village of LaFayette has decided to appeal the Illinois Appellate Court’s February decision to the Illinois Supreme Court in its lawsuit against a local area farmer and his wife.
The News has learned that prior to the decision to appeal, LaFayette village trustees contacted Jerod and Dana Brown with a proposal to purchase the six acres in dispute, which are within the village limits.

Wyoming Council approves June 1 for Clean Up Days

At their late March meeting, the Wyoming City Council approved “Clean Up Days” for the city.  Items will need to be put out at the curb by Monday, June 1.  The garbage collection will start on the north end of the city and move south until they have completed pick ups.  According to City Clerk Judy St. John, they will not revisit any area they have already picked up.
The pick up will be free to residential households within the corporate city limits.  State law prohibits them from picking up electronic items.  Larger non-electrical appliances and large furniture such as couches, large chairs, mattresses and box springs will require a tag to be purchased from city hall for $10.

Toulon to hold community potluck April 12


The new Toulon Civic Association will host a community potluck Sunday afternoon, April 12 beginning at 4 o’clock at  Indian Creek Vineyard in Toulon as part of its drive to build membership and support for the group’s goals of helping beautify Toulon and of increasing the town’s vitality.
A brochure is going into the mail soon to all residents of the Toulon area that encourages membership in the Toulon Civic Association.

Wyoming puts Pin Oak up for sealed bids


The Wyoming City Council will place Pin Oak Apartments up for sale by sealed bid after an executive session and discussion at their most recent meeting.  The complex had been put up for foreclosure auction and the city was the only bidder during the auction.  The city purchased the property for $168,611, the amount of liens on the property for past utilities, past taxes and legal fees.  The city held a large lien on the property because of past due water service, late fees and interest.
Some interest has reportedly been shown in the property by an investor.  Sealed bids are due by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12.  The bids will then be opened during the regular council meeting, which starts at 6:30 that same night.  Those interested may set up a time to view the complex by contacting city hall.

Former Toulon man sentenced on attempted bank robbery charge



A former Toulon man, now of Havana, Illinois, has been given four years of probation in a second sentencing for his 2013 attempted robbery of the State Bank of Toulon.
Joshua Allen Williams, 30, appeared Friday before Circuit Judge Michael P. McCuskey in Stark’s Circuit Court for a sentencing hearing.