WVSC Hosts Safety Week In Mt. Carmel

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Important, possibly lifesaving, training is the focus of week long training sessions this week for the 210 employees of Wabash Valley Service Company. The training has been held at the Anderson Building at the Mabel Courter Youth Center and Wabash Valley Service’s general manager Todd Niebel says safety is always at the forefront for the company and its’ employees…

Niebel said the safety training has been taking place for the last 18 years and the information is also helpful in the employees’ every day lives away from work.

City Officials Excited About Villas Of Holly Brooks Opening

CITY LEADERS DISCUSSED THE VILLAS OF HOLLY BROOK ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY AT MONDAY’S CITY COUNCIL MEETING.

MAYOR BILL HUDSON NOTED WORKERS HAVE MADE SOME PROGRESS ON THE 8.1 MILLION DOLLAR FACILITY ON WEST 9TH STREET, IN SPITE OF THE WEATHER. INSTALLATION OF WINDOWS IS COMPLETE. COMMISSIONER JOE JUDGE SAID HOLLY BROOK’S REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, LINDA SCHNEIDER,  RECENTLY WAS GUEST SPEAKER AT MT. CARMEL ROTARY .     JUDGE SAID HOLLY BROOK FEATURES LOTS OF ACTIVITIES AND THEY TRY TO BUY LOCAL.     HOLLY BROOK WILL PARTNER WITH THE CITY AND THE COMMUNITY.    JUDGE SAID HE IS EXCITED ABOUT THE ECONOMIC IMPACT THE NEW BUSINESS WILL HAVE ON THE CITY OF MT. CARMEL. THE FACILITY IS SLATED TO OPEN THIS SUMMER.

Mayor's Report

THE MT. CARMEL CITY STREET AND WATER DEPARTMENT WERE WELL PREPARED TO RESPOND TO THE RECENT SNOW, DEEP FREEZE, FLOODING, AND ICE.

THOSE COMPLIMENTS FROM MT. CARMEL MAYOR BILL HUDSON AT MONDAY’S CITY COUNCIL MEETING.     HE INCLUDED PRAISE FOR THE POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS FOR THEIR EXTRA WORK DURING TRYING WEATHER.

THE MAYOR ALSO CONGRATULATED THE FOUR MCHS WRESTLERS WHO QUALIFIED TO COMPETE IN THE STATE TOURNAMENT IN CHAMPAIGN.

DAYTON HALL, CADE KEEPES, NATE CRITCHFIELD, AND RYAN JOHNSON

WILL REPRESENT MT. CARMEL AT THE STATE FARM CENTER.

Fire Chief Issues Reminder About Flood Waters

A FAMILIAR PIECE OF ADVICE CAME FROM THE CITY OF MT. CARMEL FIRE CHIEF MONDAY EVENING.

ADDRESSING THE CITY COUNCIL GATHERING FRANCIS SPETH SAID “TURN AROUND  DON’T DROWN”

SPETH SAID NOT ONLY FOR YOUR OWN SAKE ,  BUT FOR THE EMERGENCY RESPONDERS THAT WILL HAVE TO COME TRY TO RESCUE YOU.

EXTENSIVE FLOODING WILL CONTINUE IN THE AREA THROUGH NEXT WEEK AS THE WABASH RIVER AT MT. CARMEL IS EXPECTED TO CREST NEAR 29 FEET LATE TOMORROW NIGHT, ALMOST 10 FEET ABOVE FLOOD STAGE.

Wrong Way Driver Arrested By MCPD

02/12/2019-Mt. Carmel Police arrested 25 year old Cody L. Lofton after he was stopped for driving down an alley the wrong way.  During the traffic stop it was discovered that Lofton was operating a motor vehicle on a suspended driver's license.  Lofton was arrested and transported to the Wabash County Jail where he was held pending the posting of $150.00 cash bond.  

Woman Arrested After Calling MCPD To File A Report

02/11/2019-Mt. Carmel Police arrested 48 year old Michelle L. Johnson on a Wabash County warrant charging her with felony disorderly conduct.  Johnson called the Police Department requesting to file a report.  Police spoke with Johnson and then arrested her on the warrant.  Johnson was arrested and transported to the Wabash County Jail where she was held pending the posting of $500.00 cash bond.

Subject in Custody Concerning Anonymous Threat Made to Pope County School District

Pope County- On 02/12/19 the Illinois State Police District 22 was contacted by the Administration of the Pope County School District regarding an anonymous threat sent via the internet to a student. Through a joint effort investigation by the Illinois State Police, local law enforcement agencies, and the Pope County School District a suspect was identified and has been taken into custody. The Illinois State Police and Pope County Sheriff’s Department will have officers at the school to insure safety and order is maintained throughout the day.