Esker presented Lion of the Year award
On June 10, the Red Bud Lions invited their members and
spouses to enjoy an evening at the Lions Pavilion for their
annual Awards Night.
Red Bud Lion and Membership Chairman Larry Mehring presented
most of the awards for the evening.
Receiving the top honor of being named the Lion of the Year
this year was Clem Esker.
Two special awards were given this year for International
Life Membership. John Meyer and Dean DuFrenne received these
Randolph County will likely switch to bonds
Randolph County will very likely be investing in bonds,
Randolph County Treasurer Doyle “Zig” Jones announced at the
Randolph County Board of Commissioners meeting on June 7.
Jones presented the board with the mid-year settlement
report. The general fund balance has been going down over
the past three years, but he noted that overall, the county
is up $100,000 in total all funds.
Red Bud water treatment to undergo modifications
The City of Red Bud Water Department is required to comply
with drinking water standards set forth by USEPA, similar to
other water systems in the nation. In order to comply with
these regulations and maintain satisfactory water quality
for its customers, the City of Red Bud must make periodic
modifications to its water treatment process. These
intermittent/periodic modifications have been approved by
EPA and are not considered to be unusual in modern water
The City of Red Bud Water Department normally uses a
monochloramine disinfectant residual throughout the
distribution system to prevent presence of harmful
pathogenic organisms in the water delivered to its
customers. This type of disinfectant residual is approved by
Several ordinances questioned at recent Evansville board
Several ordinances were up for discussion at Village of
Evansville Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, June 10.
The board discussed the ordinance pertaining to the parking
of trailers on public streets. The issue was the length of
time the trailers were allowed to be on the street. The
ordinance currently says “reasonable time,” but Village
President Craig Valleroy noted that to some, “reasonable
time” could be a month.
Members of the board debated whether the time should be
changed to 48 hours or 72 hours. Finally, they settled on 72
hours but will run the ordinance changes by Village Attorney
Flood waters down in local communities
Since last weekend’s storms, the flood waters have receded,
and the levee gate on Highway 155 in Prairie du Rocher is
open as of Monday, June 10.
Rich Guebert, chairman of the Prairie du Rocher Levee
District, said that the river had been high, but it was the
heavy rains that caused the river to rise. It crested on
June 6 at 42’5.” There also weren’t any problems with the
levee to report.
Randolph County citizens now able to carry concealed weapons
Effective immediately, the Randolph County State’s
Attorney’s Office is announcing that responsible,
law-abiding citizens will finally be able to exercise their
constitutional right to carry concealed weapons in Randolph
“In May I spoke with the Randolph County Police Association
and indicated I would give the legislature and the Governor
until June 9 (the date mandated by the Federal Appellate
Court) to give citizens the opportunity to carry concealed
weapons. June 9 has come and gone with no resolution.
Accordingly, I feel it is time to act,” said Randolph County
State’s Attorney, Jeremy Walker. Therefore, the following
guidelines will be given to all local police agencies
regarding persons who wish to carry concealed weapons