Area News

Flooding and your water well/septic system

The Douglas County Health Department would like to share some information on flooding, particularly for those with water wells, going into this year’s rainy season.  Your water well is a potential source of contaminants such as E-coli and coliform bacteria.  Regular maintenance and testing can ensure safe drinking water for your family. Water wells can…

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DCHD Gold and Silver Spoon Awards

By Aaron Patrick Congratulations to the following food establishments which received the Gold Spoon Award.  This is awarded for no priority violations, no more than 1 priority foundation violation, and excellence in training of Certified Food Protection Managers and Food Handler Staff at the required levels at all times.  The awardees for the months of…

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Support your Local Honor Guard at SavMor May 13

By Doris Elmore The Operation Honor Guard is asking all local businesses and individuals to help support the local Honor Guard with donations on the Day of Giving, Thursday, May 13. Persons will be able to donate at the SavMor Pharmacy parking lot on Rt. 36 in Tuscola from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ways…

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Lion’s Club serving Villa Grove for over seventy years

By Tony Hooker While service organizations everywhere struggle to maintain memberships, the Villa Grove Lion’s Club continues to maintain a strong presence in our community. The LION’s, which stands for Liberty, Intelligence, Our Nation’s Safety, was founded over 100 years ago and has had a presence in Villa Grove for over 70 years. I recently…

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VG BOE approves bonds and agreement with IHSA

By Kendra Hennis  The monthly meeting of the Villa Grove Board of Education was called to order at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 19.  Following approval of the consent agenda, Superintendent Carol Munson gave her report . She provided an update on vaccinations, the ESSER II Funding, and said that the Regional Board of Education…

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Villa Grove city council discusses parking issues

The Villa Grove city council met on April 26 for their Committee of the Whole meeting, with all aldermen, plus Mayor Eversole Gunter, Clerk Osborne, Administrator Athey, Public Works director Lake and Chief of Police Rea in attendance. After the Pledge of Allegiance was recited, the mayor called for public comments, and finding none, moved…

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Tuscola City Council passes fiscal year 2022 budget

By Kendra Hennis  The Tuscola City Council passed the FY 2022 budget at the April 26 city council meeting. The council met prior to the April 12 city council meeting to hold a study session and ask any questions they may have had about the budget. There, city treasurer Alta Long noted that 2021 was…

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Douglas County Board discusses possible wind turbines in the county

By Jim Allen The County Board met on April 21, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. with all members present. After minutes, bills, and fees were approved, the board moved on to ordinances and resolutions that were on the agenda. The board approved ordinance 21-0-2 which approves the sale of baked goods from home kitchens. Those who…

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IFB District 12 Director’s April 2021 ag update

By Larry W. Dallas Planting started early this April in Douglas County. Several people hit the field the day after Easter. The temperatures were warm and the soil conditions good. It seemed like a great chance to get started. The recent wet springs are fresh in farmer’s minds. Good weather will be taken advantage of.…

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Douglas County Museum Mural final Ta-Dah!

Date updated: Come help us celebrate the Douglas County Museum mural with food, music, and more! Our finale work day for the museum mural is set for May 8. (We had to use our rain date!) We ask you to join us for a fun spring event while we complete the final touch ups on…

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