Hawley charged with two misdemeanors

Peter A. Hawley, 37, of Wyoming had his arraignment hearing Monday morning before Stark County Resident Judge Thomas Keith in Toulon.

Hawley heard from the State charges of Domestic Battery and Aggravated Assault, both Class A misdemeanors.

Court documents state that on December 24, 2014 Hawley knowingly made physical contact of an insulting and provoking nature to Jodie Brant by grabbing her arm while at their 524 N. Galena, Wyoming residence.

Bradford Police Chief Horrie resigns; new chief appointed


Bradford’s police chief has submitted his letter of resignation to the village board effective February 28.  Pat Horrie informed the board Monday evening during the regularly scheduled monthly meeting of his decision.
President Pro Tem Tony Carlton read Horrie’s resignation letter, “Effective February 28, 2015 I am resigning my position as Chief of Police for the Village of Bradford.  I would like to thank those board employees and police officers for their help and cooperation to make the Village of Bradford a better community.

City of Toulon: We will continue investigation


Toulon City Mayor Larry Hollis said Monday night that he and the council will pursue the alleged misuse of city funds further, as first reported by The News.
Jim Nowlan of The News was on hand to inform the council that we had received a copy of the Illinois State Police’s investigation report and were releasing an article this week in regards to its substance, or lack thereof. The report came to no conclusions and merely interviewed two people.

Milroy refuses to talk with State Police Report sheds little light on Toulon complaint



A brief, seven-paragraph report (available here) by the Illinois State Police sheds little light on the allegations made by The News in 2014 about possible purchasing irregularities by former city employee Shane Milroy of Kewanee.
The City of Toulon requested that the Illinois State Police investigate the allegations.
The News reviewed purchases at Menard’s made for the city by now retired city employee Shane Milroy during 2012-13 and found more than $6,800 in questionable charges, including $1,593 for click bamboo flooring, $1,500 for three counter tops, $835 for ceramic tile, $239 for pottery vases and $345 for nine area rugs.

STB holds annual stockholders mtg.

On Thursday, January 29, 2015, the Stark County Bancorp, Inc. held its 28th Annual Meeting of Stockholders.  Douglas E. Parrott, President of the Bancorp and State Bank of Toulon, reported over forty stockholders and guests were present at the meeting. During the business meeting, Parrott reported total assets of $202 million, total deposits of $163 million, and loans of $128 million, as well as an increase in the bank’s capital to over $21 million.      
Incumbent Directors Parrott and Ronald E. LaDuke were re-elected to serve on the Board of Directors for three year terms.  
Douglas E. Parrott was elected as President, Patrick J. Sullivan was re-elected Vice President, and Bethany R. Winslow was elected Secretary/Treasurer of the Stark County Bancorp Inc.    
Officers of the State Bank of Toulon for 2015 will be:  Michael J. Rumbold, Chairman of the Board, Douglas E. Parrott- President & CEO, Mark Rewerts- Sr. Vice President, Douglas Blunier – Sr. Vice President, Bethany R Winslow – Cashier, Ronald Rinkenberger-Vice President, Lisa Barnett-Vice President/Branch Manager - Kewanee, Marque Johnston, Asst. Vice President, Diane DeMay, Asst. Vice President, Phil Daum, Asst. Vice President, Brandon Yaklich, Commercial Loan Officer, Jake Anderson, Commercial Loan Officer, Hillary J. Colgan, Asst. Cashier, Kristine D. Meier, Branch Manager – Galva Banking Center.    
The State Bank of Toulon would like to thank its loyal customers and its staff for helping make 2014 another prosperous year.