AVISTON WATER USERS SURVEY MANDATED

Survey

BY CALEB ALEXANDER             The Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency are requiring customers of water service in Aviston to fill out a survey by the end of July.             This is called a Cross-Connection Control Survey. The purpose of it is to determine whether a cross-connection may exist at […]

PARK BOOSTERS START FARMERS MARKET FOR SUMMER

Happy woman at her farmers market

The New Baden Farmers Market for 2021 began Memorial Day weekend. It will go on during the last Saturday of the month until September. It opens at 8 am and closes at 1 pm rain or shine. Its sponsors are the New Baden Park Boosters and it is held at the community park.             The […]

JUNE JAMBOREE TO BE HELD IN PARK ANYWAY

            BY CALEB ALEXANDER The state almost messed up the event by not issuing a liquor license to anything like this held in a public park. So the Sons of the American Legion developed a different plan. It was going to be moved to the American Legion with some nearby streets shut down and the […]

CLINTON COUNTY TAXES ARE UNAFFECTED BY CYBER ATTACK

Cyber attack with unrecognizable hooded hacker using virtual reality, digital glitch effect

BY CALEB ALEXANDER             Rumors saying Clinton County would raise taxes to pay for a cyber attack are unfounded, according to Doug Gruenke. Now an Associate Judge, Gruenke said this recently when he was still State’s Attorney and it is still holding up.             The IT system for the county was crippled at the courthouse […]

GERMANTOWN MAN SUPPORTS SECOND AMENDMENT PRESERVATION

9mm bullets and pistol lie on folded United States flag

BY CALEB ALEXANDER             Glenn Gebke of Germantown has asked the Clinton County Board to pass an ordinance about preserving Second Amendment rights. This has been turned over to the County Board’s Law Enforcement Committee.             Mr. Gebke was at a meeting where he brought this up. Then he gave the County Board a sample […]

CLINTON COUNTY TOWNS GET REBUILD ILLINOIS MONEY

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BY CALEB ALEXANDER             Villages, cities and townships in Clinton County are on a list put out by the governor to get money from his Rebuild Illinois program. These grants are for infrastructure improvements like repairs and maintenance.             The county itself is also on the list and receives $1,067,714.52. It is being paid out […]

FERRIN ROAD WORK ANNOUNCED BY IDOT

Street signs

BY CALEB ALEXANDER             There will be repair work and asphalt resurfacing on Ferrin Road in Clinton County until late in June. The Illinois Department of Transportation announced the road will be intermittently restricted to one lane beginning on May 24, weather permitting.             This will be going on between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. […]

UNAPPOINTED ZONING OFFICER MAKES DECISION ANYWAY

BY CALEB ALEXANDER             No one objected and it did not seem to matter that a decision in New Baden about a sign variance was made by a man who was not appointed to the position responsible for making such decisions.             There has been a lot on Mayor Taylor Zurliene’s plate since he took […]

AVISTON ADDRESS NUMBERS DEADLINE IS JUNE 1

BY CALEB ALEXANDER             Owners of residential and commercial property in Aviston have until June 1 to get their address numbers posted in a visible place if they don’t currently have them.  This is a requirement of a village ordinance and also required by the Clinton County 9-1-1 system so all emergency vehicles can find […]

Justin Mumford Recognized

Justin Mumford has had an outstanding track career at Wesclin High School. One of his most recent of many accomplishments was finishing 8th overall in the 1600 meter run in Distance Night in Palatine which featured premier runners from throughout Illinois. Justin set a new Wesclin school record of 4:19:89 in this event. He works […]