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Agenda for Dec. 7 Savoy village board meeting

Village of Savoy
    Wednesday, December 7, 2016 – 7:00 p.m.
    Village of Savoy Board of Trustees Meeting
Meeting Location:  Savoy Municipal Center
      611 North Dunlap Avenue, Savoy, IL


Agenda for Dec. 5 Sidney village board meeting

SIDNEY VILLAGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
December 5, 2016
7:00 p.m.

PLEDGE

APPROVE MINUTES            November 7, 2016, meetings
                        


Savoy Rotary Club's Morning with Santa set for Dec. 3

Savoy Rotary Club's Morning with Santa will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Dec. 3 at the Savoy Recreation Center, 402 Graham Drive, Savoy.
Santa will arrive around 9:30 a.m.  Parents, bring your own camera as you will be allowed to take your own pictures.


HCE finalizes plans for annual Philo Village Christmas Tree celebration

By MARGARET KHACHATURIAN
For The County Star
At the meeting of the Philo HCE on Friday, Nov. 18, plans were finalized for the annual Philo Village Christmas Tree celebration on Sunday, Dec. 4.
The group initiated the tradition 26 years ago when the decorated tree is where the welcome to Philo sign is now.


4-H members work to keep other kids warm

The Champaign Mixed Clovers 4-H Club hosted the annual Warm-the-Kid Sew-a-Thon racently at the Champaign County Farm Bureau auditorium.
Volunteers made hats and scarves for Champaign County children without warm winter clothes.
A total of 176 sets were made at the event.

Read the full story in the Dec. 1 issue of The County Star.


Officials discuss maintaining road

Village officials must decide whether to maintain a road or surrender control of it.


Legion hosts Veterans Day ceremony

Savoy American Legion Post 1492 hosted a Veterans Day ceremony at the Veterans Memorial near the Municipal Center.
Rev. Richard Smith, associate pastor for spiritual formation at First Baptist Church at Savoy, gave comments and an address.
“We deeply appreciate the sacrifices they have made,” Smith said of veterans, including retired, combat and disabled veterans.


Park flagpole dedicated

There was a dedication of a new flagpole at on Veterans Day at East Side Park in Tolono.
Veterans of Tolono group members Jim Cook, Bill Kirby and the late Al Mohr initiated the idea to do something at East Side Park. Cook and Veterans of Tolono group members George Henderson and Jim Compton followed through with it.

Read the full story in the Nov. 24 issue of The County Star.


Historians give war perspective

Sky Perez of Savoy is currently serving with the Army Reserves in Kuwait.
So when his wife, Erika, heard that the Tolono library was going to be welcoming two living historians in Civil War period dress to talk about the meaning of Veterans Day and the country’s history, she decided to take her kids, Millie, 6, and Walter, 3.


Turnover expected on board

Next month’s caucus will be the beginning of some major turnover on the Pesotum village board.
At last week’s study session, board members discussed the caucus, which is scheduled to take place on Monday, Dec. 5.
Village President Cheryl Smitley said she is not seeking re-election and hopes someone will “step up” to lead the village.


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