Stark County’s season comes to an end, 33-19

The Stark County Rebels met their toughest opponent yet last Saturday night amongst the cold and snowy conditions.
Forreston came to town looking to avenge their defeat to the Rebels in the 2012 quarterfinals and Stark County was hungry for their third semifinal appearance in four years. There was no question both teams had the will and determination, but advancing would come down to a few key plays.

Wyoming sells houses


The Wyoming City Council sold three houses that it had obtained, during their regular November council meeting.
The only written bid received was opened by Mayor Pat Maher.  The bid was for $3,500 for 909 N Seventh Street.  Auctioneer Joe Orwig took the floor for further bidding.  Bidding for the house at 909 N Seventh St went to  $8,250, while bids for the properties at 114 W Williams St and 507 N Seventh St. both reached $1,000. 

LaFayette board discusses new building


The LaFayette Village Board met Wednesday, November 5 and discussed the possible purchase of a large steel, carport-style building to shelter the village snowplow.

Trustee Larry Townsend reported that companies in Kewanee and Peoria had buildings for sale in the range of $4,100 to $4,600. This is the total cost, which includes installing and securing the 18x31 foot building to the ground. The building would be fully enclosed and could be locked.

State Police to take no action


In response to a question from the audience during “public comment” at Monday evening’s Toulon City Council meeting, Mayor Larry Hollis reported that the Illinois State Police had concluded their investigation into allegations that a now retired city employee may have purchased items on the city credit card for personal use.

“The State Police have declined to take any action on the allegations,” Hollis reported.

Wyoming Council donates to Toys for Kids Program

wyomingThe Wyoming City Council made a $3000 donation to the Toys for Kids program during a special meeting of the council on Monday, November 3.  Bebe Groter was at the meeting to answer questions of council members.
 She said they serve 34 Wyoming families with about 100 children.  The form that participants are required to complete was shared with council members who did ask questions about who qualifies for the program.  Groter said the program also provides things like blankets, school supplies and carbon dioxide detectors.  The council thanked Groter for her years of working on the program.