Matthew Thomas Gaudern, of Carmi, was arrested Wednesday after a complaint was filed against him for making a threat on his sister’s life. Sheriff’s Deputy Matt Wicker was dispatched to Stewart Street to investigate. Gaudern’s sister Loren Schultz alleged that Gaudern came to the home after being involved in an argument with her boyfriend Josiah Stover. She stated Gaudern told her she needed to leave the home, which belonged to her grandmother, and that he threatened to kill her. Another witness in the home confirmed that Gaudern did make the statement, even though he denied it. Schultz signed a complaint against her brother and he was arrested on the scene with the assistance of Carmi Police officers Beam and Malone. Gaudern is charged with Domestic Violance and Assault.
Carmi Rotary Club meeting
Thursday, January 19, 2023
The Carmi Rotary club used Thursday’s meeting to discuss the upcoming events on their calendar. First on the agenda is the Rotary team in next week’s Farm Bureau Young Leaders trivia tournament. This tourney is all about food, and Rotary will have a top-notch team ready to compete. The game will be held on Friday, January 27th at Gottzz’s, starting promptly at 7:00pm. The proceeds from this fun event will go to the sack lunch program here in White County. [Read more...]
The Carmi Chamber of Commerce and the Carmi Christmas Elves are excited to announce Brandon & Stephanie Smith as the winners of the 2022 Merry & Bright Christmas Lights Decorating Contest!
This contest was held in conjunction with Christmas Lights of Hope and ran throughout the month of December. Judging took place on weekends between December 2nd and December 24th, and while it was a close competition, after the results were tallied the Smith family display was declared the winner. [Read more...]
Vehicle takes out fence in Norris City, leaves the scene
On Dec. 27 at 10:13 a.m. Rance J. Short of Norris City filed a report with the White County Sheriff’s Department regarding damage to a fence on his property. Officer George Spencer responded to 43 CR 700 N., Norris City where Short told him a vehicle had left the road causing damage to a vinyl fence east of the residence. [Read more...]
Superintendent Jarrod Newell shared a 2022 Tax Levy Presentation with those who attended the December meeting of the Carmi-White County school board on Monday night. The presentation included the district’s cash reserve balances by fund as of June 30, 2022. The levy is against the property values of 2022 and is on a projected EAV of $170,238,686.
“The tax levy is an estimate,” the Superintendent said, “The amount we actually receive is an extension; school districts only get what they request. The tax rate has been 3.97% over the past few years; this year’s levy is 3.78%.” [Read more...]
Regular Meeting of Board of Education
Carmi-White County Community Unit District No. 5
Carmi-White County Junior/Senior High School (cafeteria)
Monday, December 19, 2022, 7:00 p.m.
1. Pledge of Allegiance.
2. Call to Order and Roll Call.
3. Approve Consent Agenda: [Read more...]
Nathan Egbert, 38 of Carmi, was sentenced today to ten years in the Department of Corrections on a charge of Residential Burglary, a class 1 felony. He also received one year of Mandatory Supervised Release. [Read more...]
Carmi Township Government
Meeting of the Township Board
304 S. Church Street, Carmi, IL 62821
Date: Tuesday December 13, 2022
Time: 6:00 P.M.
I. Call to order
II. Botsch & Associates – present the 2021-2022 audit
III. Approval of meeting minutes [Read more...]