Newly elected Mayor of Norris City, Charles “Skip” Land is set to be sworn in on Monday night as outgoing Mayor Roy Kissel will relinquish the Norris City Mayor’s position to him. Kissel has served the Village as board member for 20 years and 12 years as the Mayor. [Read more...]
Former Norris City Mayor, Carl R. Whipple, 90, passed away at 12:15 a.m., Saturday, June 13, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Omaha, IL on March 13, 1930 the son of Rufus Alfred and Doris Alberta (Switzer) Whipple. Carl married Betty Aud on August 2, 1948 and she preceded him in death on January 29, 2013. He later married Victoria Steffl on March 13, 2017. Carl joined the United State Air Force and served for 30 years and 30 days, retiring as a Chief Master Sargent. After returning to Norris City, Carl served as Mayor of Norris City and currently served on the Village Board. Carl was a lifetime member of the Norris City American Legion Post #109, was a member of May Lodge #718 as well as being a Shriner.
There was movement by the Norris City Village board on the matter of the White County Sheriff’s contract charging $16,100 for this year’s dispatch services to Norris City, as Mayor Roy Kissel Monday night recommended that the board agree to approve that agreement with the sheriff's office, but with a caveat that some language needed to be adjusted in the contract, which will be left to the village attorney to work out with the State's Attorney.
With only three of the six trustees present, the Norris City board on Monday night agreed to again table a decision regarding the new agreement with the White County Sheriff’s Office that would implement higher dispatch fees for the year.
The Norris City Police Department activity report submitted at the Norris City board meeting on Monday night showed an increase in incidents at the Annex School for the month of October. [Read more...]