An enterprising Norris City woman is providing fall entertainment this year in the Village...in her front yard at 505 N. Division. Amy Kaufmann purchased several skeletons with the idea of doing some decorating in her yard. It is turning out to be quite a display. Amy says she plans to change the display a couple of times a week. [Read more...]
Enfield's 101st Mule Day event starts today, with gospel music tonight starting at 6 p.m. featuring Bryan Cowling, followed by the baby, tot, prince and princess pageant contests at 7 p.m. Bingo starts at 8 p.m.
Friday's events start at 5:30 p.m. with entertainment by the Appetizers, followed by the little miss, queen and jr. miss contests, bingo, and entertainment. [Read more...]
Dairy Day pageants took place on Friday night in Norris City. Out of five contestants, Jerra Barton was crowned Queen, while Morgan Bryant placed as first runner up and Taylor Johnson as the second runner up. Miss Congeniality was awarded to Amanda Allen and Miss Photogenic was awarded to Jaleigh Sullivan.
After multiple discussions with fellow prosecutors from around the State of Illinois, my office has joined those of my colleagues (both Republican and Democrat) who have filed a lawsuit in our respective counties seeking a declaratory judgment that the SAFE-T Act (lllinois Public Act 1 01 -652) be declared unconstitutional , both in substance and in the procedure in which it was passed by the Illinois General Assembly and signed into law by Governor J.B. Pritzker. Attorney General Kwame Raoul, Govemor Pritzker, Speaker of the House Emanuel Chris Welch, and Senate President Donald Hannon have been named as the respondents to the lawsuit in their respective official capacities. I expect and hope that more state's attorneys across the state will file lawsuits with essentially the same arguments in short order. [Read more...]
The audit report for the NCOE School District Wednesday night showed that every school fund was ahead from the beginning of the year, as the board met for first, a hearing on the annual budget, followed by the regular monthly meeting. All trustees were in attendance. The audit showed no specific findings for improvement. The budget was given the nod in the budget hearing to advance to the regular meeting for a vote and was then approved. [Read more...]
The Indian Creek Township received a Freedom of Information Act request this month for information regarding its employees duties and salaries, FOIA training certificates of the FOIA officer, and general fund expenditures and budget for the 2021 year, with account numbers. The general fund expenditures and budget records were on the township's hard drive that was erased last year after the election loss of former township supervisor Kern Doerner. The incident happened before current supervisor Ron McAnulty entered office. [Read more...]
You know Dairy Days are coming when people start painting on the shop windows in downtown Norris City. The theme "Celebrating our Champions" refers to the athletes that compete in NCOE's many sports events. Although not an official event of the Dairy Day committee, the week's fun starts off with the local Christian community sponsoring a musical praise event at 5 p.m. on Thursday night behind the United Cumberland Presbyterian Church. A full evening of special music is slated with Katie Naas and Wade Newton, Breanna Scroggins, Elizabeth Rhinehart, The Roads band, Jared and Denise Karns, Bryan Cowling, and Kaylea Chappelle. Mason Scroggins is the speaker for the evening. Bring chairs or blankets to sit on. [Read more...]