Iroquois County

Loda Sanitary District board meets for final time

PAXTON — The Loda Sanitary District’s board of trustees met for the final time Thursday afternoon, with the district’s dissolution expected to become official at a court hearing next week.

During the meeting, held at the downtown Paxton law offices of Martensen, Niemann & Sorensen, the board paid its final bills — totaling $15,456 — bringing the district’s funds on hand to zero.


Paxton Area Chamber golf outing set for July 27 at Lakeview

LODA — The Paxton Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual golf outing is scheduled for Friday, July 27, at Lakeview Country Club in rural Loda.

The event begins with lunch at 11 a.m., with a shotgun start at noon.

The theme of the outing is “The Roaring Twenties.”

Prizes will be awarded for the best dressed team, the longest putt, the longest drive and closest to the pin.


Loda bank donates 25 trees to village

LODA — Village trustees decided during their monthly meeting last Wednesday to accept a donation of 25 trees from the Federated Bank in Loda.

The bank made the donation to the village in observance of its 100th year in business.


Loda elevator no longer accepting grain

LODA — Ludlow Cooperative Elevator Co. has closed its grain elevator in Loda, effective immediately, and has no plans to re-open it.

“More than likely it will be for good,” said Ludlow Co-op’s general manager, Paul Seaman.


Buckley officials looking further into proposed sanitary sewer system

BUCKLEY — Village trustees voted unanimously Monday night to allow engineer Larry Johnson of Fehr Graham to get more information on the possibility of putting in a sanitary sewer system in Buckley and agreed to pay him $3,000 to do so.

Johnson said the $3,000 fee could be recouped by the village through a loan for which it plans to apply to help fund the project.


Former Gilman clerk gets probation for stealing city money

GILMAN — The former city clerk in Gilman will be on probation for four years after admitting to stealing thousands of dollars from the city.


Christ Lutheran High School moving to 4-day school week

BUCKLEY — Christ Lutheran High School in Buckley will have a four-day school week starting in the 2018-19 school year.

However, the school’s executive director, Sandy Spitz, noted that despite having Mondays off each week, students will have no less classroom time.


Loda to offer temporary golf cart permits for summer event

LODA — The Loda Village Board agreed last week to charge a $5 fee for people attending this summer’s Loda Good Ole Days Truck & Tractor Pull to obtain a temporary golf cart permit for the event.

Trustee Ronda Breeden volunteered to hand out the temporary permits to people coming to the event.


No injuries when truck strikes train

ONARGA — No one was hurt when a pickup truck struck a train that was crossing U.S. 24/52 in Iroquois County on Thursday afternoon.


Buckley board hears timeline for sanitary sewer system project

BUCKLEY — Larry Johnson of Fehr Graham Engineering gave a report to the Buckley Village Board about a potential sanitary sewer system design and construction timeline during the board’s monthly meeting on Monday, March 5.


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