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St. Elmo council addresses needed street, sewer repairs

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Written by Administrator Monday, 12 October 2015 12:32

The St. Elmo city council met in regular session on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at city hall.

The report from water and sewer, streets and alleys chairs Sharon Belden and Sandra Mace comprised much of the meeting.

The council approved several repairs. A storm sewer project will be undertaken on 6th and Main Streets, as clay tile must be replaced. The city will look to replace the tiles with plastic pipes, along with new catch basins, and drains. The cost will be $16,625.

Mayor Ernie Myers also recommended that the city hire Haier Plumbing to clean the storm sewers for eight hours to gauge the amount of work needed, length of project, and overall cost. The rate is $320 per hour for the use of a specialized auger and includes a truck and two men. The board approved this motion.

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St. Elmo board approves budget

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Written by Administrator Monday, 05 October 2015 12:09

BY NATHAN SCHOLES

The St. Elmo Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, Sept. 28. Prior to the meeting, a special budget meeting was held. The budget passed.

The members approved the annual National FFA Convention trip to Louisville, Ky. on Oct. 27.

Several administrative measures were approved:

--The annual application for Recognition of Schools

--The Joint Agreement Resolution with OKAW Area Vocational Center

--The Administrator and Teacher Salary and Benefits Report per Sections 10-20.47 and 34-18.38 of the Illinois School Code.

--The first reading of the Illinois Association of School Boards PRESS Policy

--The Life Safety Ten Year Survey Contract with Hurst-Rosche, Inc. at a cost of $7,880.

The board also made several hiring decisions, approving:

--Lisa Beck as full time bus driver retro-active to August 27, 2015 --The resignation of Julie Aderman as school nurse effective Sept. 30

--The hiring of Natalie Morrison as school nurse effective Oct. 1

--The reassignment of Isaac Grapperhaus from assistant junior high boys basketball coach to head junior high boys basketball coach for the 2015- 2016 school year

--To reassignment of Zeke Asher from 6th grade basketball coach to assistant junior high boys basketball coach for the 2015-2016 school year

--The Letter of Intent to Retire from Natalie Stout at the end of the 2017-2018 school year

--The hiring of Heather Seibert as assistant high school volleyball coach for the 2015-2016 school year retroactive to Aug. 25, 2015

-The rescheduling of the October regular board meeting to Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m.

 

Gibson remembered with a 9-mile run/walk

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Written by Administrator Monday, 28 September 2015 13:48

BY PANZI BLACKWELL

The Brownstown VFW Post 9770 9-mile Gut Check Walk/Run was held on Saturday, Sept. 19, with a total of 130 participants registered.

The walkers and runners gathered at the American Legion in Vandalia and began the trek to the Brownstown VWF Post 9770--the end of the 9-mile trek. There they were given a lunch and were joined by supporters of the event, who did not participate in the run.

A photograph of CW03 Jonathon S. Gibson, U.S. Navy pilot of the Screaming Indian 617, was on prominent display in the building, with the information that he was KIA-MIA over the Red Sea on Sept. 22, 2013.

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Fayette County Police Reports 9-22-15

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Written by Administrator Tuesday, 22 September 2015 14:55

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Samatha K. Myers, 34 of St. Elmo, was arrested on Sept. 9 warrant for failure to appear in court. Bond at $250. Bonded out.

Thomas J. McCall, 45 of St. Elmo, was arrested on Sept. 9 for failure to appear in court. Bond set at $3,000. Bonded out.

Arik E. Warner, 30 of Brownstown, was arrested on Sept. 11, turned himself in for 1 to 2 weekends for drug court violation.

Caden M. Bubb, 19 of St. Elmo, was arrested on Sept. 14 for possessing a controlled substance. Bond set at $1,500. Bonded out.

Franklin W. Jackson, 22 of Brownstown, was arrested on Sept. 16 for obstructing justice, resisting peace officer. Bond set at $1,500. Bonded out.

Glendal F. Jackson, 55 of Brownstown, was arrested on Sept. 16 for possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia. Jackson remains in jail.

Steven C. Connor, 48 of Brownstown, was arrested on Sept. 16 on warrant for failure to appear in court. Connor remains in jail.

 

 

Fayette County Police Reports 9-15-15

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Written by Administrator Monday, 14 September 2015 14:47

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Amie Shewmaker, 33 of Brownstown, was arrested on Sept. 4 on a warrant for failure to appear. Shewmaker was released on own recognizance. Bond st $7,500.

Todd Chaney, 38 of St. Elmo, was arrested for aggravated battery.

Sarah Davis, 41 of St. Elmo, was arrested on warrant for failure to appear. Davis bonded out $7,500.

Thomas McCall, 45 of St. Elmo, was arrested on Sept. 9 on warrant for failure to appear. McCall bonded out $3,000.Samatha Myers, 34 of St. Elmo, was arrested on Sept. 9 on warrant or failure to appear. Myers bonded out $250.

Zachary Woodridge, 23 of Farina, was arrested for resisting and obstruction a peace officer. Woodridge bonded out $1,500.

Shawna Mitchell, 26 of Farina, was arrested on Sept.  for driving under the influence, no registration, no insurance, illegal transportation. Mithell bonded out $3,000.

Justin Leonberger, 36 of Beecher City, turned herself in on Sept. 5 for 48 hour drug court violation.

   

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