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More parking on Main Street?

More parking could be coming to Main Street.
During a recent board meeting the St. Joseph-Ogden Board of Education discussed the property the district owns located at 511  N. Main Street.
Brooks said the property could be used for additional parking for the high school.


Broadlands Festival to take place Saturday

The Broadlands Homecoming Celebration will feature a new pet blessing and parade on Aug. 20.
The pet blessing and parade will be held by the United Community Church located at 300 S. Lincoln in Broadlands. The event will start at 9 a..m.
Participants are being asked to donate cat or dog food for the C.A.R.A animal shelter in Tilton.


Royal Days to take place this weekend

The Village of Royal will be celebrating 134 years of existence Aug. 18-21.  
The celebration kicks off on Aug. 18 with the first round of a softball tournament at the Royal Community Building.
The celebration continues on Aug. 19 with a 5K run/walk. Registration will take place at Freeman’s Tavern from 6-6:30 p.m. with the race starting at 6:30 p.m.


Homer changes how it deals with solicitors

The Village of Homer is dealing with solicitors in a new way.

The Village voted to adopt an ordinance that is identical to the one St. Joseph passed in the fall.

The ordinance requires solicitors to register with the village and pay a $50 fee to be allowed to sell items within the village.


Wagners open storefront in downtown

In 2007 Jim Wagner bought a 36-inch vinyl cutter.

From then, on his business just grew and grew.

Now, Wagner and his wife, Jen, have a storefront in Main Street Station at 109 N. Main St. in St. Joseph.

Jen said the business’ second big expansion happened right before the couple got married in 2009.


Moving Day proves a success

When most couples buy a new house they pack their belongings in boxes.

Joel and Laura Furrer will be doing that but they also moved the entire house.

The Furrers purchased a house that was located at 511 N. Main Street in St. Joseph from the St. Joseph-Ogden School District.


Methodist church makes repairs

Renovations address drainage issues, add to ‘truly welcome’ community message

St. Joseph United Methodist Church is making some overdue repairs and accompanying renovations.


Our Savior to disband

Our Savior Lutheran Church in St. Joseph is disbanding.

When Pastor Scott Weiler announced last year that he would be retiring and moving to the St. Louis area the congregation began the search to replace him.


Superintendent supports coop

The Heritage School District has began looking at the Villa Grove/Heritage Coop. Superintendent Tom Davis said the future of the athletic and academic partnership with Villa Grove High School was discussed at a recent meeting.
The coop is in its third year and in the first year of a two-year agreement with the IHSA.
Renewal would have to occur by the summer of 2017.


Zoning issues discussed at meeting

The Ogden Village Board voted to table an ordinance to rezone property located at the east end of Kyle street from agricultural to residential at a recent meeting.
Before the motion was approved, residents expressed concerned with drainage on the property.
Residents said there was currently water on the property and houses would only make it worse.


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