City Pool Fees Increase For 2018 Season

THE MT. CARMEL MUNICIPAL POOL WILL OPEN FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS MONDAY, MEMORIAL DAY WITH A FREE SWIM FROM 1 PM TO 4 PM. BUT, WHEN IT OPENS FOR BUSINESS OFFICIALLY ON JUNE FIRST, THERE WILL BE SOME INCREASES IN ADMISSION PRICES DUE TO UNEXPECTED MAINTENANCE.   CITY CLERK RUDY WITSMAN EXPLAINS:

GENERAL ADMISSION IS UP 50 CENTS TO $3.50; THE PUNCH PASS IS NOW $36; AND PARTY RENTALS ARE UP $25 TO $175.

POOL HOURS ARE MONDAY WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY 12:30 UNTIL 5 PM; TUESDAY AND THURSDAY 12:30 TILL 8; SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 1 TILL 5. THE  CITY COUNCIL IS CONSIDERING INCREASING THE SATURDAY HOURS

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Funkhouser Sentenced To 5 Years For Failure to Register as a Violent Offender Against Youth

Cassandra A. Goldman, Wabash County State's Attorney, reports that Scott A. Funkhouser, a 54-year old Mt. Carmel, Illinois man, was sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections by the Honorable Circuit Judge Michael J. Valentine in Wabash County Circuit Court.

    Wabash County State's Attorney Goldman advises that the Defendant was charged January 3, 2018, with Failure to Register as a Violent Offender Against Youth; a Class 3 Felony.  Mr. Funkhouser was sentenced to 5 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, to be followed by one year of mandatory supervised release (parole).

FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES OF OFFENSE:

     Between June 13, 2017 and January 1, 2018, in Wabash County, Illinois, the Defendant, SCOTT A. FUNKHOUSER, committed the offense of FAILURE TO REGISTER AS VIOLENT OFFENDER AGAINST YOUTH, in that said Defendant knowingly failed to report, in accordance with the provisions of the Violent Offender Against Youth Act, with the Sheriff of Wabash County, Illinois, within one year from the date of the Defendants most recent registration, in violation of 730 ILCS 154/30.  A CLASS 3 FELONY    

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Annual Youth Fishing Derby

Calling all anglers ages 6 to 16! Find your favorite fishing pole and lucky bait. You are invited to Beall Woods State Park’s annual youth fishing derby,sponsored by The Hanging Rock Bass Club. The event will be held on Saturday, June 9th. Please register upon arrival between 8am-8:30am at the south shelter. Participants will have two hours to fish and must be accompanied by an adult. Prizes will be presentedat approximately 10:45am.

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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE PREPARE FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND


State Troopers to Strictly Enforce DUI, Speeding, Seatbelt, and Distracted Driving

Carmi – Illinois State Police (ISP) District 19 Commander, Captain Cory Ristvedt, is reminding motorists

to take the necessary safety precautions to prevent senseless tragedies during the upcoming Memorial Day

holiday weekend. Memorial Day weekend is one of the busiest periods for travelers, and millions of

motorists are expected to hit the roadways and interstates across the country.

The ISP will be doing our part in keeping the roadways safe for those traveling through the state. The ISP

will be strictly enforcing the most common traffic violations that result in fatal crashes: DUI, Speeding,

Seat Belts, and Distracted Driving.

There are many safe driving initiatives the ISP is participating in over the holiday weekend.

 On Monday, May 21, the ISP collaborated with surrounding states with the Border to Border (B2B)

initiative. The B2B initiative kicked off the 2018 Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement

campaign. The Click It or Ticket campaign runs through June 3, 2018.

 On Friday, May 25, the ISP will kick off the holiday weekend with a Line to Line (L2L) patrol.

The L2L patrol aims to have a trooper every 25 miles on I-55 through Mississippi, Louisiana and

Missouri. The ISP is taking this one step further by having a trooper every 20 miles and will

include I-57 and I-80 too.

 Friday, May 25, also kicks off a nationwide, four-day Combined Accident Reduction Effort

(CARE). Operation CARE aims to reduce the number of crashes by strict traffic enforcement to

obtain voluntary compliance in the area of: alcohol and drug-related offenses; maximum speed

limit laws; and occupant restraint laws.

You can do your part to make travel safer this holiday weekend. If you are going to be at an event with

alcohol, please make sure you designate a driver. Keep your eyes on the road and off of the cell phone.

Unless it’s hands-free, Illinois law prohibits the use of any electronic devices while operating a motor

vehicle. Please be sure to watch your speed and make sure you buckle up.

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Mt. Carmel To Officially Opt Out Of Water Commission

NOW AN UPDATE ON A STORY WE FIRST REPORTED ON EARLIER THIS MONTH, THE CITY OF MT. CARMEL WILL NOT BE A PART OF A REGIONAL WATER COMMISSION,IF THE CITY COUNCIL VOTES NEXT MEETING TO APPROVE THE RECOMMENDATION OF WATER COMMISSIONER JUSTIN DULGAR. DULGAR, CHAIRMAN OF THE WATER COMMISSION, WAS ABSENT FROM MONDAY’S CITY COUNCIL MEETING BUT IN A LETTER ,SAID WITH ALBION’S WITHDRAWAL, HE RECOMMENDS THE CITY PULL OUT AND MOVE FORWARD WITH OUR OWN PLAN.MT. CARMEL’S MEMBERSHIP IN THE PROPOSED REGIONAL WATER COMMISSION WILL HOWEVER MAKE THE CITY ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR PART OF THE $100 MILLION DOLLARS IN U.S.D.A. LOANS AND 16 MILLION DOLLARS IN GRANTS FOR WATER SYSTEM UPGRADES. THE MT. CARMEL CITY COUNCILWILL HAVE A SECOND READING AND A VOTE TO WITHDRAW AT THEIR NEXT MEETING IN TWO WEEKS.

Princeton Man Arrested On Drug Charges By MCPD

On 5/13/18 Mt. Carmel Police arrested Dale W. Downs Jr., age 47, of Princeton, Indiana for Possession of a Controlled Substance following a traffic stop in the 800 block of Poplar Street. K-9 Officer Daniel Hopper and his K-9 Ace arrived on scene and performed a free air narcotics sniff of the exterior of Downs’ Ford Mustang. Ace alerted on the vehicle and a search was conducted which resulted in officers locating Hydrocodone pills in his vehicle. Hydrocodone is a Schedule II controlled substance which requires a prescription to the drug. Downs was placed into custody and transported to the Wabash County Jail where he was held pending a bond setting by a judge.

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McCoy Arrested For Allegedly Battering Pregnant Wife

On 5/15/18 Mt. Carmel Police arrested Tyler D. McCoy, age 23, of Mt. Carmel, for Aggravated Domestic Battery and Interfering with the Reporting of Domestic Violence following a call to a residence in the 1200 block of Chestnut Street. McCoy was alleged to have battered his pregnant wife during an argument the two were having. After conducting an investigation into the complaint McCoy was taken into custody and transported to the Wabash County Jail. McCoy was held pending a bond setting by a judge.

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