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Amboy FFA honored at state convention

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 21st, 2016
SPRINGFIELD, Members of the Amboy FFA Chapter attended the 88th annual Illinois State FFA Convention in Springfield June 14-16 along with 3,500 other FFA members, advisors and guests.
"BUILD" was the theme of the three-day event, which recognizes annual successes of Illinois FFA members, elects the major state officer team, and celebrates agriculture. Students at the convention were greeted

School board handles personnel matters

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 21st, 2016
AMBOY - Amboy School District 272 handled several personnel matters during their June 16 board of education meeting.
Following closed session, the board approved a one-year contract for Andrew Full who will continue in his role as K-8 assistant principal through June 30, 2017. They accepted the resignation of Heather Jurs as social studies teacher, effective May 24, and

Woodhaven tornado - one year later

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 21st, 2016
SUBLETTE, When an EF-2 tornado hit Woodhaven Lakes near Sublette on the evening of June 22, 2015, the worst fear was the number of casualties that might be found in the rubble. That was definitely the main concern of Greg Dimmig, Woodhaven Lakes Maintenance Resource Director, as he rushed back to the property that evening after hearing about the tornado.

APD gets new cruiser

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 21st, 2016
AMBOY, Residents will be seeing a new police cruiser driving around town.
The Amboy City Council approved an ordinance for the purchase of 2017 Ford Police Interceptor SUV for $28,354.
Amboy Police Chief Jeff Blake told the council that this new vehicle will replace the 2006 current squad car. He said that the department really needs two new vehicles, one

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