Loda

Loda awards mowing contract

LODA — The Loda Village Board voted unanimously to hire It’s Not Just Mowing to mow village property for $425 per week from April 28 through Oct. 14.

Other bidders were Biggs Lawn Care and Tim’s Lawn Care, the latter of which was awarded the contract last year for $975 per week.

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A look at who's on the April 2 ballot in Ford, Iroquois counties

The county clerks of Ford and Iroquois counties have released official lists of candidates who will appear on the April 2 consolidated election ballot:

FORD COUNTY


Loda village board OKs rezoning of property, building permit

LODA — Village trustees voted unanimously last week to approve the rezoning of residential property to allow for an auto-repair business to operate there.

The village board also voted 6-0 to approve a building permit to allow for the construction of an addition to an existing building on the property for use as an auto-repair shop.


Tin Cup Restaurant & Bar to open at Lakeview Country Club

BAYLES LAKE — Lakeview Country Club announced that the Tin Cup Restaurant & Bar will soon be opening in its clubhouse.

The restaurant and bar will be operated by Peggy Burton, who co-owned the former Tin Pan restaurant in downtown Paxton. The Tin Cup Restaurant & Bar replaces Sage’s, which closed last year.


Loda resident's cash payment to village mysteriously missing

LODA — A Loda resident whose water-bill payment mysteriously came up missing after he left cash in an envelope in the dropbox at Village Hall will not be required to pay the bill.

However, the resident — Luis Lopez — was warned, along with the rest of the public, that the village will require payment in the future if such an incident were to happen again.


Loda presented with new contract by water-system operator

LODA — The village board was presented last week with a proposed new contract with ERH Enterprises Inc., the Westville-based company that for several years has been contracted to maintain and operate Loda’s water system.

The contract calls for the monthly fee charged to the village to be raised from $50,000 to $51,000.


Veterans invited to join new book club at Loda library

LODA — Veterans wondering what to do over the long winter can join the Loda Township Library’s newly formed Veterans Book Club. 

“We’ll supply the space and books,” library director Teri Hennessy said.

The club will meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month starting in January.


Christmas crafts workshop to be held at Loda library

LODA — Students in third through fifth grades are invited to attend a Christmas crafts workshop from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Loda Township Library, 105 S. 1st St., Loda.

“We’ll make all sorts of holiday decorations,” said the library’s director, Teri Hennessy. “No need to bring anything — just your holiday spirit.”


Loda won't reimburse Weber Fertilizer for tile repairs

LODA — Loda Village Board members voted 5-1 last Wednesday, with Trustee Cathy Tittle in dissent, to not reimburse Weber Fertilizer for repairing a drainage tile by the business.


Loda arson suspect pleads not guilty

WATSEKA — A Loda man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to aggravated arson in connection with an October fire he allegedly set.

Appearing in Iroquois County Circuit Court with his public defender, 36-year-old Ronald E. Campe II pleaded not guilty to the Class X felony and demanded a jury trial, court records show.

A status hearing was set for 9:30 a.m. Jan. 3.


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