District #348 Drops One Fee, Keeps Others The Same

At the monthly Wabash District #348 school board meeting Monday night, Superintendent Dr. Chuck Bleyer said he found that a fee designated for extra supplies wasn’t going to classroom supplies and instead was going into the district’s general fund….

The fee was $12 for kindergarten students and $7 for students in 1st through 8th grades. Bleyer said the burden on parents is already high enough without having to tack on any more…

In addition to doing away with the extra supplies’ fees, the school board voted to keep fees for the next year at the same level as the current school year.

Woman Arrested For DUI Following Wreck On I-70

ISP TRAFFIC CRASH ALERT  

 

The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by

Illinois State Police District 12 

  

WHAT:                      Personal Injury Accident                      

  

WHERE:                   I-57 northbound Mile Post 152 (7 miles south of Effingham)

 

WHEN:                      04/17/2019, 07:23 a.m.         

  

VEHICLES:              UNIT 1- White 08 Honda 

UNIT 2 – Silver 08 Chevrolet

 

DRIVER:                   UNIT 1- 16 year old female, of St. Louis, MO

UNIT 2- Marian E. Fulk, 60, of Farina, IL

                         

PASSENGERS:        UNIT 1- NONE

 

CHARGES:               UNIT 1 – Failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident

  

TRANSPORTS:       UNIT 1 –St. Anthony

UNIT 2 – St. Anthony                                               

  PRELIMINARY:  Preliminary investigative details indicate Unit 1 was traveling northbound on I-57 at mile post 152 in Effingham County. Unit 2 was traveling in the same direction when it merged into the left lane to avoid IDOT work crews and reduced speed. Unit 1 failed to slow down and struck Unit 2 in the rear. Both drivers were transported to St. Anthony’s Hospital in Effingham.

  

 

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All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law 

 

I-57 Crash Sends Two To Hospital

ISP TRAFFIC CRASH ALERT   

The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by

Illinois State Police District 12 

  

WHAT:                      Personal Injury Accident                      

WHERE:                   I-57 northbound Mile Post 152 (7 miles south of Effingham)

WHEN:                      04/17/2019, 07:23 a.m.         

VEHICLES:              UNIT 1- White 08 Honda 

UNIT 2 – Silver 08 Chevrolet

DRIVER:                   UNIT 1- 16 year old female, of St. Louis, MO

UNIT 2- Marian E. Fulk, 60, of Farina, IL                       

PASSENGERS:        UNIT 1- NONE

CHARGES:               UNIT 1 – Failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident

TRANSPORTS:       UNIT 1 –St. Anthony

UNIT 2 – St. Anthony

                                         PRELIMINARY:  Preliminary investigative details indicate Unit 1 was traveling northbound on I-57 at mile post 152 in Effingham County. Unit 2 was traveling in the same direction when it merged into the left lane to avoid IDOT work crews and reduced speed. Unit 1 failed to slow down and struck Unit 2 in the rear. Both drivers were transported to St. Anthony’s Hospital in Effingham.

  

 

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All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law 

 

Woman Arrested After Alleged Attack At Mt. Carmel Convenience Store

April 16th, 2019-Mt. Carmel Police were called to 231 N. Walnut Street in reference to two women in a physical altercation.  Police arrived on scene and were told that Michelle L. Johnson, age 48, of Mt. Carmel, attacked another female after that woman paid for fuel.  The police report stated the victim was attacked in the parking lot of the gas station and had to run back into the store to request help.  Once inside the store, the victim reported that she was once again attacked by Johnson.  The victim stated Johnson used a car key to stab her in the face and neck.  An ambulance was called but the victim refused treatment.   Johnson was transported to the Wabash County Jail where she was charged with 3 counts of aggravated battery.  Johnson was held pending the posting of bond.

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District #348 School Board Calls Special Meeting To Reorganize

WABASH COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOLS

BOARD OF EDUCATION SPECIAL MEETING

DISTRICT OFFICE

218 W. 13th Street

Mt. Carmel, Il 62863

Thursday, April 25, 2019 8:00 a.m.

1. Call to order / Roll call

2. Approve Election Results

3. Board Members – Oath of Office

4. Seating of the New Board

a. Appoint President Pro Tem

b. Appoint Secretary Pro Tem

c. Election of Board officers and Establish Terms of Office

i. Board President

ii. Board Vice President

iii. Board Secretary

5. Establish Date, Time, and Place of Regular Meetings

6. Appoint School District Treasurer

7. Adjourn

Fischer Re-Elected As IECC Board Chairman

The Board of Trustees of the Illinois Eastern Community College District No. 529 reorganized for the next two years, at the regular meeting, Tuesday, April 16, at Lincoln Trail College, Robinson.

            Following adoption of a resolution for the election returns of April 2, the oath of office was administered to trustees Al Henager, Mt. Carmel, John Brooks, Robinson, and James Lane, Robinson.  Trustees Henager and Brooks were seated for six-year terms, expiring in 2025 and James Lane was seated to fill the remaining 2 years of an unexpired six-year term, expiring in 2021. 

            The oath of office was also administered to Corey Hall, who was seated for a one-year term as student member of the Board of Trustees.  A student at Lincoln Trail College, he succeeds student trustee Haylee Neuman. 

            Trustee G. Andrew Fischer was re-elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and Trustee Brenda Culver was elected Vice-Chairman.

            Trustee Gary Carter was appointed Secretary Pro Tempore.

            Ryan Hawkins was re-appointed District Treasurer.

            Renee Smith was re-appointed Board Secretary and District Ethics Officer.

            All of the officers were elected unanimously.

            Action was taken to adopt all rules, regulations, policies and actions of prior Boards of Trustees.

            A resolution was adopted listing the dates, times and locations of regular monthly meetings for the remainder of calendar year 2019.  The meetings will continue to be held on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m., except for the December meeting, which will be held on the second Tuesday.  Meeting location will rotate between the four colleges, as follows:

            Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 7 p.m., Olney Central College

            Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 7 p.m., Wabash Valley College

            Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 7 p.m., Frontier Community College

            Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 7 p.m., Lincoln Trail College

            Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 7 p.m., Olney Central College

            Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 7 p.m., Wabash Valley College

            Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 7 p.m., Frontier Community College

            Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 7 p.m., Lincoln Trail College

 

Trustees approved two articulation agreements between IECC and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in the area of Accounting and with Chamberlain University in the area of Nursing.  These agreements facilitate the smooth transfer from IECC’s programs to the universities’ Programs.

Acceptance of two parcels of property was approved by the Board.  The Lincoln Trail College Foundation has conveyed 11 acres of property for use by LTC for a soccer field.   Lincoln Trail has also received a real estate gift of property that is located at 303 East Cherry Street in Robinson.  Trustees also approved a renovation and expansion project to LTC’s Zwermann Arts Center.  The project will be funded with local contributions.  

            Activity Fee allocations for 2019-2020 were approved for FCC, LTC, OCC and WVC. The Board adopts the allocation of student activity fees at the colleges each year.  The allocation notes what percentage of each dollar will be turned over to an appropriate self-balancing account in the auxiliary fund. 

            An affiliation agreement was approved with Harmon’s Pharmacy of Oblong for LTC’s Pharmacy Technician Program.

            Trustees approved an agreement between IECC and area high schools that satisfies a state mandate with the goal of improving the transition from high school to college or work by reducing the number of students who need math remediation coursework in college.

            The Board received a status report on the Identity Theft Prevention Program and a report on the upcoming HLC Year 4 Assurance Argument Review.

            An Honors Program was approved for high achieving IECC students.  The Honors Program has been developed to provide learning opportunities to talented students who seek intellectual and cultural growth through enriched academic experiences. 

Contracts were renewed for two years for CEO Terry Bruce, FCC President Jay Edgren, LTC President Ryan Gower, OCC President Rodney Ranes, and WVC President Matt Fowler.

            A resignation ratification was approved for Jamie Henry, Director of Business at Lincoln Trail College, effective May 4.

Retirement ratifications were approved for Carole Fusco, Assistant Professor for Nursing at Lincoln

Trail College, effective June 1 and for Cheryl Holder, Director of Adult Education at Frontier Community College, effective July 1.

            Next regular meeting of the Board of Trustees will be Tuesday, May 21, at 7 p.m. at Olney Central College, Olney.

Photo Left to Right:  Chairman Andrew Fischer, Paula Hall, Corey Hall, Chip Hall, Trustee John Brooks, Trustee James Lane, and Trustee Al Henager.

Photo Left to Right:  Chairman Andrew Fischer, Paula Hall, Corey Hall, Chip Hall, Trustee John Brooks, Trustee James Lane, and Trustee Al Henager.

Report Of Passed Out Man Results In DUI Arrest

04/15/2019-Mt. Carmel Police arrested 21 year old Logan M. Johnson of Mt. Carmel after police received a complaint of a male subject passed out on W. 9th Street in front of Ten Pins Bowling.  Police located Johnson sleeping in the vehicle and had to wake him up.  According to the Police report Johnson admitted to consuming alcohol earlier in the evening.  Johnson was arrested and transported to the Wabash County Jail where he was charged with DUI and improper lane usage.  Johnson was held pending the posting of bond.