White County Sheriff’s Deputy George Spencer and Sheriff Randy Graves responded on Monday morning to 1563 IL Highway 1, Carmi in reference to a report of someone attempting to remove a catalytic converter from a vehicle on the property. [Read more...]
Marjorie L. Britton, 84, of Carmi passed away at 12:55 a.m., Sunday, September 5, 2021 at Enfield Rehab and Healthcare in Enfield, IL. She was born in Mill Shoals, IL on October 6, 1936, the daughter of Harold and Bertha (Williams) Prince. Marge married Robert Dale Britton and he preceded her in death on July 28, 1977. She worked all her life and worked many years as an in-home health caregiver. Marge attended Wesley Chapel near Enfield and enjoyed working in her yard and tending to her flowers. [Read more...]
Consistent rains throughout the growing season have pushed the potential yield for the White County corn crop to a record level, according to Bryce Williams, President of the White County Farm Bureau. The organization held it’s 24th annual White County Crop Tour on August 31. The event was co-sponsored by the White County Farm Bureau, Consolidated Grain & Barge, Wabash Valley Service Company, and Peoples National Bank. [Read more...]
AR-15 stolen in Enfield
Michael R. Lydick 73 of Enfield, filed a report with the White County Sheriff’s office on Aug. 24, that an AR-15 and case were missing from his home. Lydick said the weapon, a Daniel Defense .223 with a scope, with magnifier and tripod handle, was usually up against the bed in his house. [Read more...]
A local example of how masks and vaccines have made folks crazy. There are many anti-vaxxers, anti ‘mask wearing’ folks in White County. Almost all oppose government mandates regarding personal choice issues. On many issues, I totally agree. [Read more...]
Two weeks ago the CWC School board CUSD#5 announced they were making face masks optional for the new school year. Many Illinois school districts in July adopted a mask optional policy giving parents and students the choice to wear or not to wear.
Yesterday the Carmi White County School District CUSD#5 posted the following information at their website after Governor Pritzker put out another press release this week regarding masking. On Wednesday, August 4 it was announced that Illinois prek-12 school students and day cares will be required to wear masks regardless of vaccination status, effective immediately. Along with the schools, long term care facility employees and residents are also required to mask.
Elastec Inc. announced today that Mark Hilliard has been appointed new Chief Executive Officer of the company. Hilliard will assume responsibilities on August 1st. Retiring CEO, Jeff Bohleber, will enjoy semi-retirement and retain a part-time position as Chief Financial Officer.
“I’ve had the opportunity to work with Mark for the past five years and I’ve found his judgement in business to be excellent. His ability to absorb Elastec’s products and processes and his implementation of new procedures improved productivity and quality. His vast prior experience coupled with this knowledge will help Elastec grow to the next level.” said Bohleber. [Read more...]
Carmi Township Clerk Ruth McAllister told the board at the July meeting that she has been gathering information about setting up a web page through the Township Officials website at www.toi.org. The cost would be $14.50/month, with a one time $100 setup fee. She said it would be a good way to get information to the public. The toi.org website has many township sites already set up. The Clerk also said the budget had been filed at the courthouse. [Read more...]