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The future of the village’s community building is uncertain.
Superintendent of Operations Earl Bennett said that a couple of weeks ago, he discovered that the roof was leaking on the building at 221 S. David St. and that water was standing in the light fixtures.
A karaoke contest, a petting zoo and a cake walk will be among the new attractions at the 13th annual Sidney Fun Daze festival, scheduled for Friday, July 29, and Saturday, July 30.
“We tried to add more things for the kids,” Sidney Improvement Group President Mike Roy said.
It looks like the village will not be donating towards Sidney Summer Fun Daze this year.
In previous years, the village has typically donated between $4,000 and $5,000 to the Sidney Improvement Group (SIG), which organizes the festival held the last weekend in July.
Trustee Cyndi McCloud said that since SIG has about $10,000 in the bank, she couldn’t justify a donation.
The village board approved 2-percent salary increases at a special meeting last Monday night.
The people behind a proposed residential recovery treatment center north of Sidney want to set the record straight.
Sidney residents will have another chance in two weeks to ask questions and express concerns about a planned residential recovery treatment center north of town.
A longtime Sidney doctor is being remembered as an educated man with a common touch that endeared him to many.
Dr. Martin Koeck III passed away last Thursday at the age of 91. He was Sidney’s town physician from 1950 until he retired in 1994.
Read the full story in the Feb. 18 issue of The County Star.
An incident in which a dog was seriously injured in a Jan. 15 attack by two other dogs on Byron Street has officials considering enacting a dangerous animal ordinance.
The village board will decide at its February meeting whether to allow retired congressman Tim Johnson’s former estate to be subdivided.
With 2016 getting under way, The County Star interviewed leaders from some of the municipalities in southern Champaign County to discuss their accomplishments in 2015 and their plans for 2016.
“We had a really good year,” Philo Village President Larry Franks said.