“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.

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.

Wyoming gets ready to GLOW

wyomingAs the restoration of the Paramount Theater building in Wyoming progresses, plans are underway to raise needed funds for the project.
October 18 brings the Ready, Set, GLOW Paramount Theater 5K Family Fun Run/Walk fundraiser to the streets of Wyoming.  The race will start and end at the Paramount Theater.  The event includes much more than just the race, though.  Organizers are planning a fun filled evening for people of all ages.



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.

Wine at the Vine fundraiser

wyomingThe Wyoming History and Arts Association will be hosting an afternoon of entertainment, snacks, and wine tasting on Sunday, October 19.  The event will be held at Indian Creek Vineyard from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Admission includes five wine tastings with different hors d'oeuvre pairings to complement each wine.  Non-alcoholic choices will also be provided.  Beer and additional wines will be available for purchase from Indian Creek Vineyard.