Lacey Young. Vice President of Architechniques from Herrin met with the White County building committee on Thursday to begin planning for a new courthouse and determine what each county office might need and where those offices should go. Young said she had looked at updated Illinois State Supreme Court standards, and found there are new things to consider with new construction such as having a lactation room that is not part of a bathroom. [Read more...]
The Carmi White County school board received an encouraging report last night regarding the summative designations of the five schools in the district. The district had one Exemplary rating and the other four schools were rated Commendable. Washington Attendance Center received the Exemplary score, with Lincoln, Jefferson, the Junior High and the High School receiving Commendable ratings. [Read more...]
The Carmi White County School board will hold their regular monthly meeting on Monday night, November 20 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Jefferson Attendance Center (Annex Building). The agenda is as follows:
1. Pledge of Allegiance.
2. Call to Order and Roll Call.
3. Approve Consent Agenda: [Read more...]
On the evening of November 11, 2023 the White County Sheriff's Department was dispatched to a two vehicle accident with injuries on IL Route 1 at Nelson Pipe and Supply. [Read more...]
Carmi Police responded to the area of 726 Shipley St. in reference to an active theft and someone throwing things at the residence. White County Sheriff's Department was busy on a felony traffic stop arrest at the time, and Carmi Police responded. Upon the arrival of one officer, suspects could be seen running south toward Summit St. with flashlights. Another officer was approaching S. Summit and witnessed a vehicle leaving that area at a high rate of speed and running a stop sign. The officer attempted to catch up to the vehicle, and after witnessing the suspect vehicle continuing to accelerate and disobey stop signs, initiated a traffic stop. [Read more...]
Carmi Kiwanis Corn Days 2023 week has arrived! With that comes some road closures and traffic detour patterns to allow for safe travels for through traffic and pedestrians. Church St. between Main and Robinson St will be blocked beginning around 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday 10-11-23 to allow for the setup of rides. Walnut St. between Main and Cherry St. will be partially blocked beginning Thursday night 10-12-23 to allow for the setup of the Main Stage on Friday morning. The set traffic detour pattern will be in place starting at 3:00 p.m. Friday 10-13-23. [Read more...]
A meal is $5.00 for chili, cheese, crackers & dessert. Chili sold by container will be $4.00 for pint, $8.00 for quart, $12.00 for 1/2 gallon & $20.00 for gallon. Pre-order chili will be served cold when picked up. Drive thru chili will be served hot. [Read more...]
2022 Corn Day King Breyton Sauls and Queen Grace McCarty will be retiring their crowns this coming weekend as the 2023 Corn Day festival kicks off on Friday night in Carmi. One candidate is in the running for 2023 Corn Day King this year and eight young ladies are vying for the Corn Day Queen crown.
Aidan Jordan is the lone King candidate. The list of Queen candidates includes Kaitlyn Aldrich, Katelyn Allen, Katelyn Davis, Kinsey Allen, Aaliyah Robinson, Annsley Healy, Eva Grogan, and Trinity McCormick. [Read more...]