In February of this year, the Carmi-White County school board voted to hire Jarrod Newell as the new superintendent of the district after the retirement of Superintendent Brad Lee. Newell was hired pending certification. More than 20 individuals applied for the job, and the district spent $7000 to pay a company to conduct the search. There were already-certified people who also applied for the job. [Read more...]
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...]
The dispute between People’s National Bank (PNB) and Grand Rivers Community Bank (GRCB) concerning assets of the now deceased Gary Evans of Carmi and his estate continues to slowly wind its way through the court system. Much of the disposition of the assets have been sorted out in bankruptcy court, but in addition to that dispute, a court hearing in White County from June 2018 is being challenged by Grand Rivers' attorney Melissa Sims. [Read more...]
Will Knight was approved by the Carmi-White County school board on Monday night as the Junior/Senior High School Dean of Students for the 2022-2023 school year to fill the vacancy created by the employment of Todd Haley as the Carmi-White County Junior High School Principal/Carmi-White County High School Assistant Principal, pending appropriate certification by the end of the 2022-2023 school year. Board member Kelly Ackerman was the only no vote.
Crossville post office reports another theft
A Crossville Post Office worker reported a theft to the White County Sheriff’s Department on June 14. Employee Rebecca A Young, told Sgt. Craig Poole that another employee of the post office had found mail in the trash in the lobby, from possibly several post office boxes. The boxes believed to possibly be affected were: 223, 248, 309, 310, 329, 368, 369, 507, and 555. [Read more...]
On June 17, WC Sheriff’s Deputy Capeheart was dispatched to a hit and run accident between Crossville and Carmi involving a 1999 black Mercury that hit a vehicle at the old rest stop approximately three miles north of Carmi. The caller said that the vehicle, driven by a female, had pulled in to the old rest stop and was doing several “doughnuts” and driving erratically. She then backed into a Campbell company truck. [Read more...]
The water project in the Village of Enfield is moving forward. Two bids were recently received at Brown and Roberts Engineering. The low bidder was Wiggs Excavating with a bid of $619,755.00 The other bid was $834,907.00 from Kiefer Brothers. [Read more...]
Representative Adam Niemerg doesn't represent White County voters any more, but this press release may still interest area readers.
State Representative Adam Niemerg (R-Dieterich) called on the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) over a year ago to address the growing number of fraud claims known even then. Rep. Niemerg and eleven of his colleagues co-signed a letter to Director Kristin Richards back in March of 2021 to address his concerns. A new audit shows that nearly $2 billion in federal funds were paid out for fraudulent claims to the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program. [Read more...]