Politics and Government

Village to make sewer plant safer

The village of St. Joseph will be getting safety training for their sewer plant.

Grey and Associates will inspect the plant and provide the village with a list of information that they need to upgrade or change in order to make the plant as safe as possible for the plant workers.

The inspection will cost the village $3,500.


Abbeyfield could find new use

The Housing Authority of Champaign County is looking at the former Abbeyfield property located on Peters Drive in St. Joseph.

Mayor Tami Fruhling-Voges said the Housing Authority will be going through the planning and zoning commission to ask that a special use permit given to Abbeyfield to allow them to build an elderly housing facility.


New mayor swore in

By NORA MABERRY-DANIELS
nmaberry@news-gazette.com

Former Mayor Jack Reidner swore in new Mayor Gabe Clements at the May Ogden Village Board meeting. Clements defeated Reidner in the April 4 election.
Clements then gave the oath of office to Sonja Vickers, Kelly Roggow and James Haan.


Mayor encourages businesses to give away bikes

Mayor B.J. Hackler is asking St. Joseph businesses to give away a bicycle in July.
Hackler, who came up with the idea with Trustee Art Rapp, is asking businesses to purchase a bicycle to give away during the ribbon cutting of the Kickapoo Rail Trail which will be held in the village in July.
Hackler said he thinks the idea is a win for the village, the trail and local businesses.


Four new faces to serve on school boards

There was a big upset in St. Joseph Community School District #169 as only one incumbent retained their seat. 


Clements wins mayors race

Change is coming to Ogden.


Current vote totals

 

          Member of the Board of Education HERITAGE SCHOOL


Early vote totals for April 4 election

UNOFFICIAL EARLY VOTING RESULTS

 


Candidates to collect items for food pantry

The St. Joseph-Ogden Board of Education candidates want to remind the community to vote on April 4 while also helping a good cause.


Fruhling-Voges to be mayor

Tami Fruhling-Voges will be the next mayor of St. Joseph.

No one filed to run as a write in candidate and no one ran at the Democrat Caucus held in December, meaning the Republican will be the only person on the ballot on April 4.

Fruhling-Voges said she was excited to lead St. Joseph.


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