The Tri County Mini Storage facility located at IL Rt. 1 and US 45 in Norris City was the scene of burglary, but when it happened is unknown. White County Deputy Weiss was alerted on Wednesday that the lock had been cut off a storage unit and items had been removed. [Read more...]
The NCOE Unit #3 School Board accepted a resolution last Wednesday night declaring their intention to issue $2,800,000 Working Cash Bonds of Community Unit School District Number 3, White,Hamilton, and Gallatin Counties, Illinois, for the purpose of increasing the Working Cash Fund of said School District and directing that notice of such intention will be published in the matter provided by law.* [Read more...]
Help stop the “Summer Slide”. Children can fall behind an average of 2 months in reading during the summer. Students who read see significantly more gains in reading scores from spring to fall than students without access to books. The public library is an excellent free resource for families. We have material covering a wide range of interests and reading levels. When children select reading materials themselves and read for enjoyment, they receive the most gains in reading achievement. If you have children in your life encourage them to read and visit the library. We’d love to help! [Read more...]
Rachel Gray of Norris City had a dream....and now it's here. Norris City's newest business, Cornerstone Coffee House is gearing up for breakfast and lunch, starting next week. On Monday, the coffeehouse will be open at 7 a.m., offering a full line of specialty coffee drinks, as well as a limited menu of breakfast items such as breakfast burritos, croissants, casseroles and baked goods. Lunch offerings will include various salads and sandwiches. Cornerstone expects to offer more and various menu items as time goes on. [Read more...]
Harvy D. Brinkley, 89, of Norris City passed away on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 10:05 p.m., at Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville, Ind. He was born on December 12, 1931 in Equality, Ill., the son of John Claude and Mae Victoria (Black) Brinkley. Harvy married Amelia "Tootie" Douglas on July 12, 1959 at Prospect Church in Broughton. He had worked as an over the road truck driver for USAC and later went on to own and operated Harvy Brinkley Dozer Service. Harvy faithfully served his country in the United States Marines during the Korean War. He achieved the rank of Second Lieutenant and was also awarded a Purple Heart. [Read more...]
Village water customers will see another increase come January as the EPA needs to be satisfied about the loan repayment for Norris City’s Phase 3 water main project. It was reported at the Tuesday night board meeting that initial estimates were made based on a 30 year loan, but the Village is opting for a 20 year loan to save money, which makes the annual payments higher. The price of supplies for the new project is also up by 40% or more. [Read more...]
After a year’s hiatus due to COVID, the Norris City Dairy Day Committee is happy to announce that plans are moving forward for this year’s celebration, which will be held on Friday and Saturday, September 24th and 25th. With this being Norris City’s sesquicentennial year (150), the theme chosen for this year’s festival is “Looking Back, MOOving Forward.” [Read more...]
Because of the 4th of July holiday, Village Hall will be closed on Monday. The regularly scheduled Village Board meeting is set for Tuesday night, July 6 at the Village Hall at 7 p.m. instead of the usual Monday night time. On the agenda is a TIF request from Heath Short, the Phase 3 Water Project plans, IDOT approval for the oil and chip plans, the village hall roof, Nobbe sewer line resolution and residential speed limits.
The Norris City Village board meets the first Monday of every month, unless there is a holiday.