On Monday, October 4, you will have a unique opportunity to help save a life. [Read more...]
With regret and sadness, White County Historical Society Board of Directors has made the decision to cancel the traditional Corn Tasting Event and Open House of their Museums on Corn Day for this year. With the continued increase in covid cases, the Board determined it to be too dangerous and irresponsible to invite people to mingle in the small rooms of the Ratcliff Inn and Robinson Stewart House and the tight exhibit arrangements of The L Haas Store Museum. Although the Museums are air conditioned, the filtration is not considered covid-protection sufficient and natural ventilation is also insufficient for covid safety. [Read more...]
The Carmi White County school board will meet tonight at 7 p.m. in Jr./Sr. High School Cafeteria. Attendees must wear a face mask and be required to social distance. The Unit #5 Board of Education appreciates your cooperation The agenda consists of the following: [Read more...]
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...]
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...]
On 07/07/21 at 10:20 a.m., Carmi PO arrested Dale Mclain, 47 of Carmi, on charges of Criminal Damage to Property, Home Invasion and Violating an Order of Protection. Dispatchers received a call stating that Mclain had gone to a residence on Slocumb Street and kicked the bottom half of the front door completely off and entered the residence where two individuals have an Order of Protection against him. Mclain then fled on a bike where he was located by police in the 200 block of Sixth Street and placed under arrest. Later in the day,Officers responded to 510 Sycamore Street on a report of several items left in a house currently unoccupied. Some items were identified as being Mclain's, with other items identified by Mclain's relatives as their property taken by Mclain. He was additionally charged with Criminal Trespass. A report of Mclain kicking in a relative's door around 9:30 a.m. was also made, however,no formal complaint has been filed at this time on that incident.
Michial L. Thomas, 24 of Carmi, was sentenced in White County court this morning on a charge of Residential Burglary, a class 1 felony. He received a sentence of six years DOC (Department of Corrections) and two years MSR (Mandatory Supervised Release) and ordered to pay costs and restitution. [Read more...]
On Sunday, at approximately 5:23 p.m., Chad Oxford, 48 of Carmi, driving a 2012 Ford Fusion, was traveling northbound on Montgomery Circle and stopped at the stop sign on Montgomery Circle at Main Street. He then continued northbound to turn left and was struck on the rear driver's side door by a motorcycle traveling eastbound on Main Street. The 1984 Harley Davidson was driven by Fred Ritcheson, 46 of Carmi. Ritcheson attempted to turn to avoid the collision and was thrown from the motorcycle upon collision. The White County Ambulance transported Ritcheson to a landing zone where he was flown by Air Evac to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana. Oxford was cited for Failure to Yield at a Stop Intersection.