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Schools struggle to pay for 21st century learning

Posted: Monday, Nov 23rd, 2015
AMBOY, Year after year, school districts in Illinois have faced funding shortfalls. At the same time, they have been hit with unfunded mandates from the state. In fact, since 2009 there have been 197 mandates required by law in Illinois. During a presentation of the District 272 tentative tax levy, Amboy Superintendent Jeff Thake said that is just another added

Amboy to enjoy holiday cheer at Christmas Walk

Posted: Monday, Nov 23rd, 2015
AMBOY, Remember when the excitement of Christmas was too much to bear? When Christmas carols and sleigh bells filled the air? When mom let you snitch a fresh gingerbread cookie? When everyone gathered for great holiday cheer? Oh boy! There is no place like home for the holidays.
This year, those warm memories we hold so dear will be brought

Sublette getting ready for Christmas Walk

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 17th, 2015
SUBLETTE, The Sublette Village Board met on Monday, Nov. 16, at the Ellice Dinges Center with all members present except Tim Bonnell. Chairman Bob Bulfer arrived late.
The Test Inc. report, read by Village President John Stenzel, reported five emergency JULIE locates and seven regular locates. The fiber connection and fluoride tank approved at last month's meeting have been purchased.

Happy to be home

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 17th, 2015
AMBOY, I enjoyed working with Nancy Herrald, Sales Manager, at the Amboy News. It never crossed my mind that one day I might be her successor. I enjoyed her enthusiastic and positive approach.
I was raised in the Amboy area. My memories of the area start when I recall walking across the Green River bridge to swim at O'Connell's Jellystone

Amboy to ring in the holidays

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 17th, 2015
AMBOY, The annual Christmas Walk for Amboy is set for Sunday, Nov. 29, from noon to 3 p.m.
Santa will be arriving by fire truck to downtown Amboy led by the winners of the coloring contest. The winners and Santa will then light the Christmas tree starting the festivities. At the bandstand entertainment will include live reindeer from Summerfield

Amboy City Council talks about property demolitions

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 17th, 2015
AMBOY, The Amboy City Council Meeting convened on Nov. 16, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the Amboy Community Building with Nancy Neal, Treasurer, absent.
The Oct. 19, 2015, Minutes and Treasurer's Report were approved.
An extra bill for the barley straw at the sewer pond in the amount of $1,200 was added to the bills submitted for payment. Bills were

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