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  • City building moved; city settles with construction company

    During the regular meeting of the Prestonville City Commission Nov. 16, a settlement with Can Do Construction on the city recreation and city hall building was reached during a closed executive session.

    Mayor Chris Moore and  city commissioners went into the closed session with City Attorney Corey Gamm.  After returning from the closed session, City Clerk Allison Willhoite said, “We have authorized the attorney to finalize a settlement with Can Do Construction.” 

  • Polley puts passion into position as police chaplain

    In Pastor Tim Polley’s eyes becoming chaplain for the Carrollton Police Department was a given considering how law enforcement runs in his family. His father and uncle were both police officers in southern Illinois, and Polley’s first college degree was in law enforcement.

    Before Polley became a pastor, he worked for 20 years in security for John Deere. The running joke at the production facility was the security’s warning lights should have been green and yellow, he said.

  • Hatfield leads volunteers in Apple Festival planning


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    The Trimble County Apple Festival has been a popular get-together for local residents and neighboring guests for 25 years. Thousands attend annually to enjoy the food, entertainment and fellowship that make a hometown festival special with that “family reunion” atmosphere that prevails.

  • Farley’s volunteer efforts nationally recognized


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    Milton resident Fred Farley serves several committees in a volunteer role, but it is the one on a national scale that has brought him the most notoriety.

    His volunteer efforts have taken him on many travels across the country as the official historian of H1 Unlimited hydroplane racing for the American Power Boat Association since 1973. Locally, Fred serves as a volunteer member of the board of directors of Miss Madison, Inc., and Madison Regatta, Inc.

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  • VanDiver gives back to help area youth

    After a 27-year teaching career, Marie VanDiver decided to follow her passion into retirement–right back into the classroom. She volunteered with the kindergarten and first-grade classes at Kathryn Winn Primary as an aide and is now involved with the Carroll County Extension Service’s 4-H program.
    “Being a teacher, I want to help children,” she said, “so any place that children are involved, those are the places I am most interested in.”

  • Football fanatic: Cauley leads youth, operates clock for CCHS

    Football has been a part of Terry Cauley’s life for as long as he can remember.

    In the late 1960’s he played in Carroll County’s youth league on the Blue Cats team and finished his playing career at Carroll County High School after the 1975 season. 

    In 1979, Cauley received a phone call that started him on the path to a 36-year relationship with the Carroll County youth football program now known as the Yellow Jackets.

  • Celebrating Halloween

    Kathryn Winn Primary children dressed up in their Halloween costumes during Red Ribbon Week.

  • Samaritan’s Purse project returns, deadline Nov. 23

    Operation Christmas Child, a Samaritan’s Purse project, enters its 22nd year of delivering gift-filled shoeboxes to children affected by war, poverty, natural disasters and other crises. Since 1993 the program has reached more than 124 million children in 150 countries and territories.

  • Breeden named new director for Haven of Hope

    Haven of Hope Pregnancy Services has received its non-profit status and also welcomes Maria Breeden as its new director.

    “There are no changes in what Haven of Hope does, just a new face working with its clients.” Breeden said. “We offer free services to pregnant women and their babies.

    Services offered include pregnancy testing, counseling, pregnancy support, post abortion support, and referrals to doctors and other resources.”