Joseph D. Tate, 19, of Carmi, on Wednesday was sentenced on a charge of to Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child, a class X felony. He was sentenced to 15 years in the Department of Corrections (DOC) and three years to life Mandatory Supervised Release (MSR).
The Norris City Village Board held a special session on Wednesday night at 6 p.m. to decide on the purchase of a 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 "Special Service" vehicle for the police department. All trustees were in attendance and the board agreed to purchase the $17,000 truck. There were five yes votes and one abstention for a conflict of interest. The old vehicle with 125,000 miles on it will be sold.
The meeting adjourned at 6:20 p.m.
The White County Board voted on Tuesday night to ban the sale of recreational cannabis in the unincorporated parts of White County, but also approved establishing a tax of 3% in the county on cannabis businesses in municipalities who do allow sales. Only one municipality so far has voted to allow the activity, with Norris City and Enfield voting no.
Illinois 4-H challenges youth to try new things, experiment in project areas that interest them, and explore opportunities around the state and country. The 4-H Experience Award recognizes youth who excel in that challenge.
“We celebrate youth whose 4-H experiences have expanded outside their home county to the state, national, or international level,” said Lisa Diaz, University of Illinois Extension assistant dean and Illinois 4-H director.
Miss Josephine Hubele of White County was honored with a Diamond Level Leadership Award at the Celebrating Excellence award reception in Champaign held on Oct. 5. More than 100 4-H members received honors at the event. Youth earning the two highest levels, diamond and emerald, were recognized at the reception. Hubele was the only White County 4-H member recognized. The awards are sponsored by the Illinois 4-H Foundation and its many donors.