Wednesday night’s NCOE district school board spent a good portion of their meeting time on two issues: increasing school safety, and how to accommodate all the students at the NCOE Elementary School. With the recent school shooting in Uvalde, Tex., the district is re-examining its safety plans, and the two unusually large classes at the elementary school puts pressure on the administration to find a solution. [Read more...]
Submitted by Nicole Inboden
The library held the final summer reading program of 2022. The top reading prize winners were Jacob Allen and Jordyn Shumate. The grand prize winner was Ezra Price.
Rend Lake Ranger Breanna was the presenter of the program about frogs. She showed several pictures of different frogs and played the sounds they make for the kids to hear. Breanna brought two live tree frogs for the kids to hold. Twenty-eight children attended the program.
The board of Norris City-Omaha-Enfield Community Unit Schools District No. 3 will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 22, preceded by a public hearing on the budget at 7:00 p.m. at the superintendent's office at 409 East Third Street in Norris City. [Read more...]
Indian Creek Township Supervisor Ron McAnulty announced on Wednesday night that the State of Illinois had raised the ceiling amount for competitive bidding for townships. The bill, HB4252, passed in both houses in March and amended the Township Code, providing that any purchase by a township for services, materials, equipment, or supplies in excess of $30,000 (previously $20,000) shall be contracted in specified ways. The bill provides that contracts for construction work whose estimated cost will exceed $30,000 for township waterworks and sewerage systems shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder. [Read more...]
Mt.Oval and Ditney Ridge Churches are joining together for a camp meeting event to be held next week featuring The Hinson Family and Ronnie Hinson.
Milly Pate presented the summer reading program this week. It was called "Finding the Path to the Ancient Tree." She explained how trees grow and how trees help the forest family. [Read more...]