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Village of New Athens

From the Desk of Mayor Joe

Elected Village Trustees take the Oath

Monday, May 1 st , 2023, three Village Board Trustees was sworn in at the regular village board trustees meeting.  John Feder was a candidate that was on the ballot and just finished his two-year term and was elected to a four-year . . .

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2022 Tree City USA

Village of New Athens was named a 2022 Tree City USA by Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to effective urban forest management. Village of New Athens achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the . . .

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Support for Law Enforcement Officers

A good friend of Janie and mine sent us a digital image of a beautiful blue candle with the suggestion to “light up Facebook” to show support for our Police Officers.  We currently have our porch lighted with a blue . . .

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Cub Scout Pinewood Derby Races

I was honored to be chosen as a Judge for the Cub Scout Pinewood Derby Races held January 28 th .   New Athens Police Officer Jeremiah Schultz was a fellow judge.  I am glad I was not the only judge because the judging . . .

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Lydia Simburger

  It is with a heavy heart that I tell you that the tragic death of Lydia Simburger was a loss to all of us.  Lydia was our 24 year old newest addition to our police force.   She came to us with a great resume, . . .

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Officer Jake Renner seizes cocaine and drug paraphernalia

Officer Jake Renner continues his relentless pursuit of illegal drug possession.   Jake seized .12 grams of suspect crack cocaine, one metal crack pipe and one cannabis pipe from a suspect vehicle during a recent traffic . . .

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Okasw Valley Park Grant

Debby Politsch, Chairman of the Improvements and Grants Committee has been working hard to source, apply for and administer grants.  Her latest accomplishment is a grant awarded by the St. Clair County Parks Grant Commission in the . . .

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Living with Inflation

Your village team is working hard to save money in these inflationary times (averaging around 8%).  Increases in insurance cost was one of the items we were concerned about.  The team managed to recommend plans with current . . .

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September Launch of "From the Desk of Mayor Joe"

This is the launch of a periodic publication,  "From the Desk of Mayor Joe",  which will be a forum for me to chat with the community about issues and happenings in the Village. Direct communication between myself and . . .

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