สนทนาออนไลน์_เล่นบอลให้ได้เงินทุกวัน พันทิป_คาสิโนแจกเครดิตฟรี ไม่ต้องฝาก ถอนได้ 2019_w88thai เว็บเดิมพัน ออนไลน์_ดาวน์โหลด gclub androidNews & Events from the Village of Forsyth, ILhttps://www.google.com//439/Fri, 30 Nov 2018 05:27:23 GMThttp://backend.userland.com/rssRSS.NET: http://www.rssdotnet.com/Forsyth Fast Facts<p><em>Items of interest from village staff and recent board meetings</em> </p> <ul> <li>In the law enforcement report on November 5, Macon County Sheriff’s Deputy Justin Lilly reported that a pistol was recently stolen from an unlocked vehicle located on private property in the 100 block of North Home Avenue. Law enforcement has spoken to one person about the theft, but there are no other leads at this time. <br /> </li> <li>Be sure to follow the Village on Twitter and Instagram at: www.twitter.com/ForsythIL and www.instagram.com/ForsythIL. The goal for all of the Village’s social media accounts it to be a source of information for the community and to promote the Village of Forsyth and its events. <br /> </li> <li>In his November 5 report to trustees, Nik Duffle, the Village’s new community and economic development coordinator, gave an update on the McAlister’s Deli project on Route 51, saying that the developer plans to be open for business by the middle of December. The company’s variance request for additional signage is up for review at the November Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. <br /> </li> <li>Duffle’s November 5 report stated that a real estate representative has sent site plans and a floor plan to be reviewed by a party interested in the old Hometown Buffet building, which closed in 2016. The Village, however, is not involved in the review process. <br /> </li> <li>The next regular meeting of the Forsyth Board of Trustees is scheduled for Monday, November 19, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. in Village Hall at 301 S. Route 51 in Forsyth. Board meetings are held the first and third Mondays of the month and are open to the public.</li> </ul>https://www.google.com//439/RSSRetrieve.aspx?ID=7163&A=Link&ObjectID=1527910&ObjectType=56&O=http%253a%252f%252fwww.forsythvillage.us%252fvillage-vision-news%252fforsyth-fast-facts-2018-1115/439/village-vision-news/forsyth-fast-facts-2018-1115Thu, 15 Nov 2018 06:00:00 GMTLibrary has new PENpal Audio Recorder Pens<p><em>Technology allows for “reading?in other languages</em> </p> <p>New at Forsyth Public Library is a collection of books that have text in several languages, including English. Among the other languages offered are: Urdu, Mandarin, Hindi and Arabic. The books include a feature that allows a special pen to “read aloud?the text either in English or one of the additional languages. These picture books can be enjoyed by multi-lingual families or by anyone who would like to experience a new way to enjoy a story. Library staff is happy to show you how to use the pens. Just ask!</p> <p>The award-winning, digital PENpal Audio Recorder Pens allow for the reader to tap the text and listen to what they are reading.</p> <p>This “talking-book?technology is sure to get wide use in a community as diverse as Forsyth where many of our residents speak multiple languages.&nbsp;</p>https://www.google.com//439/RSSRetrieve.aspx?ID=7163&A=Link&ObjectID=1527911&ObjectType=56&O=http%253a%252f%252fwww.forsythvillage.us%252fvillage-vision-news%252flibrary-has-new-penpal-audio-recorder-pens/439/village-vision-news/library-has-new-penpal-audio-recorder-pensThu, 15 Nov 2018 06:00:00 GMTLibrary News<p><strong>Research made simple at FPL</strong> </p> <p>Having a clear, compelling point of view on today’s most debated political and social issues requires finding the most credible facts and insights. Opposing Viewpoints In Context simplifies your search by bringing together thousands of resources to provide authoritative, full-text articles; research reports; videos; and statistics. Whether you are writing a research paper or looking for resources to expand your knowledge, Opposing Viewpoints In Context helps students and researchers gather talking points and new perspectives. Burning the midnight oil with a last-minute project? No problem. This resource is available 24/7. Log into Opposing Viewpointsfrom the “materials search?section of Forsyth Public Library’s webpage. The number on the back of your library card is your password. Contact the library for more information.</p> <p><strong>Christmas Ornaments</strong> </p> <p>Stop by the library any time between Wednesday, November 28 and Saturday, December 1 to make a snowman bulb and a wreath ornament. One ornament will decorate the library’s tree and the other one can go home to add to your own tree! All supplies are provided, and no registration is necessary.</p> <p><strong>Story Times</strong> </p> <p>Join us on Friday mornings at 10 a.m. at the library for Story Time. We’ll play games, sing songs, listen to stories and create a craft all centered around a theme. On November 16 we’ll have fun with Bright, Shiny Buttons. There will be no Story Time on November 23, due to the holiday. Come back on November 30 for a Get Well theme. Story times are geared toward ages 2-5. Siblings are welcome to attend, and no registration is necessary.</p> <p><strong>Baby Talk</strong> </p> <p>Socialize with other parents and caregivers of children ages birth-3 on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. These informal parent/child sessions are led by trained Baby TALK instructors and provide opportunity to share parenting concerns and celebrate achievements while enjoying books, songs and fingerplays. Baby TALK is free, and no registration is required.</p> <p><strong>Dance with Me</strong> </p> <p>Dance and learn with your little one at the library. Join Michi Barber from the Dance Centre at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 20 as she encourages development through music and dance. Sessions are geared for ages 16 months through 3, but all children not yet in kindergarten are welcome. Come dance for free! No registration is required.</p> <p><strong>Stuffed Animal Sleepover</strong> </p> <p>It was an evening full of adventure for furry friends at the library on November 2. Children dropped off their favorite stuffed animals for a sleepover that included fun and mischievous activities such as watching a movie, playing in the book drop and even ordering a pizza. The kids came back Saturday morning to pick up their cuddly creatures, eat breakfast together and watch a slideshow of all the fun from the night before. The morning wrapped up with time for the kids and their friends to cuddle up with a good book before heading home.</p> <p><strong>November Holiday Hours</strong> </p> <p>Forsyth Public Library will be closed Thursday and Friday November 22-23 and will resume normal hours on Saturday, November 24.</p> <p><strong>Mark your calendars!</strong> </p> <ul> <li>Saturday, December 15 ?Kids drop-in-craft day featuring stained glass painting craft and a take-home treat <br /> </li> <li>Tuesday, December 18 ?Holiday open house at Forsyth Public Library <br /> </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p>https://www.google.com//439/RSSRetrieve.aspx?ID=7163&A=Link&ObjectID=1527912&ObjectType=56&O=http%253a%252f%252fwww.forsythvillage.us%252fvillage-vision-news%252flibrary-news-2018-1115/439/village-vision-news/library-news-2018-1115Thu, 15 Nov 2018 06:00:00 GMT40 years of shopping at Hickory Point Mall!<p><em><strong>Check out 40th anniversary display at center stage</strong></em> </p> <p>Hickory Point Mall is celebrating 40 years as an integral part of our community and as the engine that has attracted visitors to our community, and in turn, driven our local economy.</p> <p>The mall opened in the fall of 1978 on 170 acres of land that the Village and the mall’s developer negotiated and agreed on after the City of Decatur took a pass on the opportunity. The ribbon was cut by Santa Claus to officially open the new retail hub on November 15 in time for the holiday shopping season that year.</p> <p>Today, visitors can visit a small display marking the mall’s four-decade history in Forsyth. Check out the display, along with a collection of photos, located near the mall’s center stage.</p> <p><strong>Visit Santa at Center Court</strong> </p> <p>Santa Claus is coming to town, specifically to the mall. He plans to stay a while, beginning Friday, November 23 through Monday, December 24.</p> <p>Santa’s hours this year are 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Saturday; noon-6 p.m. on Sunday. Also, don’t forget that Santa takes a break to feed his reindeer from 1-2 p.m. and again from 5-6 p.m. on Monday-Saturday; and from 3-4 p.m. on Sunday.</p> <p>In addition, there will be pet photo nights on November 26, December 3 and 10: from 6-9 p.m. NOTE: All pets must be on a leash or in a carrier.</p> <p><strong>Holiday hours</strong> </p> <p>Go to hickorypoint.com for a full list of the mall’s extended holiday shopping hours. υ</p>https://www.google.com//439/RSSRetrieve.aspx?ID=7163&A=Link&ObjectID=1527913&ObjectType=56&O=http%253a%252f%252fwww.forsythvillage.us%252fvillage-vision-news%252f40-years-of-shopping-at-hickory-point-mall/439/village-vision-news/40-years-of-shopping-at-hickory-point-mallThu, 15 Nov 2018 06:00:00 GMTCongrats and gratitude to T.J. Jackson<p>The Illinois Department of Veterans?Affairs and the Illinois Bicentennial Office recently announced the recipients of Bicentennial HONOR 200, honoring the work of 200 veterans who continue to make extraordinary contributions to the people of Illinois. </p> <p>T.J. Jackson, a Forsyth resident and Vietnam veteran, was among those honored for his longtime work on behalf of veterans.</p> <p>“America is the greatest nation on earth because of the sacrifice of our veterans,?Gov. Bruce Rauner said. “We are proud to honor these 200 men and women as part of our Bicentennial celebration. Their service didn’t stop when they took off their uniforms. They continue to be heroes among us by going above and beyond the call of duty to take care of the people in their communities.?lt;/p> <p>Retired Brigadier General Stephen Curda, director of the Illinois Department of Veterans?Affairs wrote the letter to Jackson announcing his honor. </p> <p>The letter, in part, commended Jackson and the other honorees for their “time, energy, and contributions to your fellow veterans, service members, and local community?and described their efforts as “going above and beyond the call of duty.?lt;/p> <p>Stuart Layne, executive director of the Bicentennial Commission, called the Bicentennial HONOR 200 campaign “one of the most important commemorations of the yearlong Bicentennial Celebration.?lt;/p> <p>He added that the 200 Illinois veterans honored “truly make us Illinois Proud.?lt;/p> <p>All the Honor 200 recipients have been invited to attend the state’s official 200th birthday celebration at the United Center in Chicago on December 3, 2018. Selections were announced October 24 in a press conference in the Capitol Rotunda in Springfield.</p> <p>“Honor 200 provides us with an opportunity to showcase our veterans and the values they have when it comes to serving our communities,?Curda said.</p> <p>The recipients represent more than 50 counties across the state. Nominees were evaluated based on their achievements and on the extent to which their contributions have aided, benefited and provided inspiration to their community at large. In addition, nominees must have received an honorable discharge from the U.S. military and reside in Illinois.</p> <p>For more information, go to www.illinois200.com.</p>https://www.google.com//439/RSSRetrieve.aspx?ID=7163&A=Link&ObjectID=1527914&ObjectType=56&O=http%253a%252f%252fwww.forsythvillage.us%252fvillage-vision-news%252fcongrats-and-gratitude-to-t-j-jackson/439/village-vision-news/congrats-and-gratitude-to-t-j-jacksonThu, 15 Nov 2018 06:00:00 GMTVillage’s support of Forsyth Classic ends in 2019<p><strong>Mayor casts deciding vote</strong> </p> <p>The future of the longest running tournament on the LPGA Symetra Tour, known as the Forsyth Classic since May when the Village committed to a sponsorship of $90,000 for the 2018 tournament and $100,000 for next year’s 35th anniversary, was hanging in the balance.</p> <p>Tournament Director Cindy Deadrick Wolfer spoke at the November 5 Board of Trustees meeting to ask an important question.</p> <p>“The (Symetra) Tour is growing and has opportunities elsewhere,?she said. “With our history, the Tour continues to work with us on year-to-year basis but would like a commitment.?lt;/p> <p>From the Village, she was asking for $135,000 of Hotel/Motel tax revenue to continue as the event’s title sponsor in 2020. Those opposed cited a lack of quantifiable economic impact from the tournament and major proposed future projects &mdash; namely, a community center and sports complex &mdash; that will require funding starting in 2020.</p> <p>Trustees in favor of continuing support of the golf tournament pointed out that the projected ending balance of the Hotel/Motel tax fund for this fiscal year will be $888,000.</p> <p>“I see it as we have the capability to do both,?Trustee David Wendt said.</p> <p>Trustees cast their votes and were deadlocked with three votes in favor and three opposed. The deciding vote came down to Mayor Marilyn Johnson, who paused briefly before saying: “No.?With that, the measure failed.</p> <p>Other No votes came from Trustees Bob Gruenewald, Jeremy Shaw and Kerstin Trachtenberg; while Yea votes came from Trustees Kerry Denison, Jim Peck and Wendt.</p> <p>“As a trustee, I have to do what’s best for the community with the Hotel/Motel tax,?Gruenewald said.</p> <p>The 54-hole tournament annually brings a field of 144 players from the United States and around the world to compete at Hickory Point Golf Course. In addition to players, families, caddies, tournament officials, volunteers and fans come and stay with host families and in hotels. Bringing people to town was why the Village had been a financial supporter of the event for so many years.</p>https://www.google.com//439/RSSRetrieve.aspx?ID=7163&A=Link&ObjectID=1527915&ObjectType=56&O=http%253a%252f%252fwww.forsythvillage.us%252fvillage-vision-news%252fvillage-support-of-forsyth-classic-ends-in-2019/439/village-vision-news/village-support-of-forsyth-classic-ends-in-2019Thu, 15 Nov 2018 06:00:00 GMTForsyth Fast Facts<p>Follow the Village on Twitter and Instagram at: www.twitter.com/ForsythIL and www.instagram.com/ForsythIL. The goal is to promote the Village and its events and to inform with interesting features like “Friday Facts,?which can be seen in recent posts to the Village’s Twitter feed. For example, did you know Forsyth has an average daily traffic count of over 40,000 vehicles via I-72 and US 51? Each vehicle contributes to the local economy when stopping here for gas or food. Also, did you know the Village was named after Col. Robert Forsyth, the first general freight agent of the Illinois Central Railroad? Forsyth arrived in 1856 and stayed for a year.</p> <p> During the October 15 Board meeting, Trustee Bob Gruenewald noted that the sales tax revenues for the Village were up for seven of the last nine months over corresponding months from the previous year for a total of just over $81,000. Gruenewald said he appreciated seeing those numbers in the monthly treasurer’s report prepared by Village Treasurer Rhonda Stewart. <p>Just a casual glance when passing by on Route 51 shows that McAlister’s Deli construction is moving along rapidly. The company has submitted signage permits and variance requests that will be considered at the November Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.</p> <p>The next regular meeting of the Forsyth Board of Trustees is scheduled for Monday, November 5, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. in Village Hall at 301 S. Route 51 in Forsyth. Board meetings are held the first and third Mondays of the month and are open to the public.&nbsp;</p> </p>https://www.google.com//439/RSSRetrieve.aspx?ID=7163&A=Link&ObjectID=1527748&ObjectType=56&O=http%253a%252f%252fwww.forsythvillage.us%252fvillage-vision-news%252fforsyth-fast-facts-2018-1025/439/village-vision-news/forsyth-fast-facts-2018-1025Thu, 25 Oct 2018 05:00:00 GMTSave the date: Christmas Tree Lighting December 2<p>Be sure to put the Fourth Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration on your calendar. The date and time are set for Sunday, December 2 from 6-7:30 p.m. in Forsyth Park.</p>https://www.google.com//439/RSSRetrieve.aspx?ID=7163&A=Link&ObjectID=1527749&ObjectType=56&O=http%253a%252f%252fwww.forsythvillage.us%252fvillage-vision-news%252fsave-the-date-christmas-tree-lighting-december-2/439/village-vision-news/save-the-date-christmas-tree-lighting-december-2Thu, 25 Oct 2018 05:00:00 GMTCandidate petitions available at Village Hall<p>Candidates planning to run for elected office, including three open seats on the Village of Forsyth Board of Trustees, may pick up candidate petition packets at Village Hall for the Consolidated Election to be held April 2, 2019. If you need more information about serving on the Village Board, please call Village Hall at 877-9455. <p>Candidates interested in serving on a Macon County school board, including Maroa-Forsyth, please call Macon County Clerk Steve Bean at 424-1306.</p> <p>Filing dates are December 10-17, 2018.&nbsp;</p> </p>https://www.google.com//439/RSSRetrieve.aspx?ID=7163&A=Link&ObjectID=1527750&ObjectType=56&O=http%253a%252f%252fwww.forsythvillage.us%252fvillage-vision-news%252fcandidate-petitions-available-at-village-hall-1/439/village-vision-news/candidate-petitions-available-at-village-hall-1Thu, 25 Oct 2018 05:00:00 GMTFamily Fest needs your talent and time<p>Planning teams for next year’s Family Fest will focus on these areas: parade, 5k, food and Saturday activities. The Village is looking for about three to four team members per group to meet three to four times between January and June to get prepared for Family Fest 2019. <p>To find out about volunteering for Family Fest, contact Shauna Bohlmann by texting her at (937) 901-5370.</p> <p>Please include your name and area of interest.&nbsp;</p> </p>https://www.google.com//439/RSSRetrieve.aspx?ID=7163&A=Link&ObjectID=1527751&ObjectType=56&O=http%253a%252f%252fwww.forsythvillage.us%252fvillage-vision-news%252ffamily-fest-needs-your-talent-and-time/439/village-vision-news/family-fest-needs-your-talent-and-timeThu, 25 Oct 2018 05:00:00 GMTHalloween<p> <p><strong>Mall’s former Sears gets haunted again for Halloween</strong> </p> <p>The Scream Haunted Adventure returns to Hickory Point Mall in the former Sears location. Dubbed Central Illinois?largest haunted house at ?0,000-square-feet of fright,?there’s still fun to be had on Friday and Saturday night, 7-11 p.m. and on Halloween night from 7-10 p.m. General admission starts at $12.</p> <p>The Scream, a fundraiser for Decatur Celebration, is sponsored by Creatures of the Night, a group whose goal is all about “scaring people in a safe and fun environment.?lt;/p> <p>You can expect a family-friendly event that includes “zombies, clowns, spiders, beasts, and more.?lt;/p> <p>For more info, contact 423-4222 or scream@decaturscream.com.</p> <p><strong>Harley Halloween event for kids at Coziahr</strong> </p> <p>It’s that time of year again! Halloween means costumes, candy and pin the plate for prizes at Coziahr Harley-Davidson, 150 W. Marion Ave. in Forsyth. Come on out and enjoy the fun at this kid-friendly event on Saturday, October 27, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Hope you can stop in with the whole family!</p> <p><strong>Trunk or Treat</strong> </p> <p>The youth from Forsyth United Methodist Church, 210 E. Ruehl Street in Forsyth, are sponsoring Trunk or Treat on Halloween night, from 6-8 p.m. in the church parking lot. Come out and visit our “trunks?and receive a treat! For more information, call the church at 877-1441 or visit online at forsythunitedmc@gmail.com.&nbsp;</p> </p>https://www.google.com//439/RSSRetrieve.aspx?ID=7163&A=Link&ObjectID=1527752&ObjectType=56&O=http%253a%252f%252fwww.forsythvillage.us%252fvillage-vision-news%252fhalloween/439/village-vision-news/halloweenThu, 25 Oct 2018 05:00:00 GMTLibrary News<p><strong>Stuffed Animal Sleepover</strong> <p>Kids, do you ever wonder what your teddy bears or other stuffed animals do while you sleep at night? Imagine all the fun that they will have when you drop them off at the library for an overnight adventure. Leave them at the library on Friday, November 2 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. We will take great care of them, with lots of planned activities for your stuffed friends. Return Saturday, November 3 at 10 a.m. to pick them up. We’ll have donuts and juice together while we watch a slideshow of all the fun things the animals did at night! Parents, please make sure that the stuffed friend will not be missed during the night.</p> <p><strong>Book Discussion Groups</strong> </p> <p>The library’s two book discussion groups are open to adult readers each month. Food for Thought Book Group will meet Thursday, November 8 at 6 p.m. November’s selection is <em>The Little Paris Bookshop</em> by Nina George. Bookkeepers Book Group will meet Friday, November 16 at 10 a.m. to discuss <em>Same Kind of Different as Me</em> by Ron Hall. </p> <p><strong>Story Time</strong> </p> <p>Be sure to join us for preschool story times on Friday mornings at 10 a.m. at the library! We sing songs, create a craft, play games and listen to stories all centered on a theme. November 2 will be Plump Pumpkin Story Time. Come back on November 9 for Monkey See, Monkey Do. On November 16 we’ll have fun with Bright, Shiny Buttons. Story Times are geared toward 2-5 year olds. Siblings are welcome to attend, and no registration is necessary.</p> <p><strong>Baby Talk</strong> </p> <p>Socialize with other parents and caregivers of children ages birth-3 on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. These informal parent/child sessions are led by trained Baby TALK instructors and provide opportunity to share parenting concerns and celebrate achievements while enjoying books, songs and fingerplays. Baby TALK is free, with no registration required.</p> <p><strong>Winter Wonderland Craft </strong> </p> <p>Make a beautiful paper loop tree on Saturday, November 10 at 10 a.m. Instructors Shelly Smith and Darris Weakly will show you how to create your choice of winter or Christmas tree, with all supplies provided. Please register in advance for this adult craft program.</p> <p><strong>Tech Club</strong> </p> <p>Tech Club welcomes Best Buy’s Geek Squad Agent Nate Barera on Tuesday, November 13 at 10 a.m. in the library’s program room. Barera will share information about fun new technologies and showcase items you might want to add to your holiday gift list. No registration is necessary, and all are welcome.&nbsp;</p> </p>https://www.google.com//439/RSSRetrieve.aspx?ID=7163&A=Link&ObjectID=1527753&ObjectType=56&O=http%253a%252f%252fwww.forsythvillage.us%252fvillage-vision-news%252flibrary-news-2018-1025/439/village-vision-news/library-news-2018-1025Thu, 25 Oct 2018 05:00:00 GMTJeremy Shaw joins Board of Trustees<p>Jeremy Shaw of Forsyth has been appointed to fill the vacancy left by the recent passing of Trustee Larry Reed. Shaw, a native of Maroa and a graduate of Maroa-Forsyth High School, has lived in the Village for over eight years. He was sworn in at the October 15 Board meeting. <p>Shaw holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a minor in economics from Illinois State University. He works for Caterpillar in Decatur as an orders and scheduling manager. He and his wife Angie have two children: Tyler, 7 and Katelyn, 3. In his free time he volunteers as youth coach for basketball, baseball and flag football.</p> <p>Shaw said he wanted to serve the community because living here means so much to him and his family.</p> <p>“This is home,?Shaw wrote in his application letter. “I love this community.?lt;/p> <p>In addition, he said that he is proud of the community and believes that he can contribute to its ongoing success. He also expressed his condolences to the Village at the loss of Reed, writing that although he didn’t know him personally he understood his were “big shoes to fill.?</p> <p>He added: “I feel that it is important that Forsyth’s governmental body is prudent and responsible with taxpayer funds while supporting causes that will attract both business and residents to the Village, while providing a high quality of services to our residents.?lt;/p> <p>The Village asked that applicants describe what attributes they possess that would make them a good addition to the Board. Shaw wrote that he would “use facts and common sense to make decisions while negotiating in a positive manner and realizing that there may be many sides to an issue.?lt;/p> <p>Shaw added that his education and career experiences had helped him develop a “business acumen?that would aid him in using “sound judgement when evaluating financial situations and recommending a course of action.?lt;/p> <p>Trustee Bob Gruenewald made the motion, which was seconded by Trustee Kerry Denison. Both trustees mentioned how nice it was to have someone from a generation behind theirs getting involved in the process.</p> <p>All votes were Yea. Shaw took his new place on the Board in Reed’s former seat at the table.&nbsp;</p> </p>https://www.google.com//439/RSSRetrieve.aspx?ID=7163&A=Link&ObjectID=1527754&ObjectType=56&O=http%253a%252f%252fwww.forsythvillage.us%252fvillage-vision-news%252fjeremy-shaw-joins-board-of-trustees/439/village-vision-news/jeremy-shaw-joins-board-of-trusteesThu, 25 Oct 2018 05:00:00 GMTNik Duffle is newest staff member at Village Hall<p>The Village of Forsyth has hired a new community and economic development coordinator. Nik Duffle, a Forsyth resident, started his new job on October 1. In his previous position, he worked for Gov. Bruce Rauner, serving as deputy director of advance for the Office of the Governor of Illinois. <p>“I coordinated his (Rauner’s) public schedule, traveled with and briefed the governor on all of his public/private events throughout the state of Illinois,? Duffle said.</p> <p>The job, Duffle said, “mostly consisted of conducting site visits, preparing research and briefs and working with local leaders to ensure an effective visit.?lt;/p> <p>Duffle said he wanted to work in local government because it provides the greatest opportunity to help a community prosper and thrive.</p> <p>“I want to fully immerse myself in the community I live in by working for the people of Forsyth and their best interests,?he said.</p> <p>As for goals, he said his predecessor, Andrew Zupkoff, who took a similar position in Freeport in September, put Forsyth in a great position to keep building business.</p> <p>“I want to continue to improve upon that by maintaining an environment that attracts top-tier retailers, unique restaurants and businesses,?Duffle said. “Forsyth has a lot of prime, available real estate, and one goal is to bring in new, attractive opportunities to develop that unused land that achieves the community’s needs.?lt;/p> <p>In addition to attracting, expanding and retaining local businesses, Duffle will also administer zoning regulations as the Village’s zoning official and provide staff support to the Planning and Zoning Commission. He will also represent the Village on various boards and committees around the area.</p> <p>Duffle, 26, is not new to the region. He’s a Central Illinois native, born and raised on a farm just outside of Arcola. He came to Decatur to play baseball at Millikin University and has been in the community since, making his home in Forsyth for the past year and a half. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Millikin.</p> <p>When he’s not working for the Village, he runs a part-time woodworking shop, Mills Woodworks, where he makes custom furniture, cutting boards and more. Duffle said he’s been woodworking for about two years and loves “every second of it.?And, he added that he’s a diehard Cubs fan.</p> <p>“I am looking forward to meeting as many people as I can,?he said. “Anyone is more than welcome to call, email or visit.?lt;/p> <p>Please help us welcome Nik to Forsyth!</p> </p>https://www.google.com//439/RSSRetrieve.aspx?ID=7163&A=Link&ObjectID=1527755&ObjectType=56&O=http%253a%252f%252fwww.forsythvillage.us%252fvillage-vision-news%252fnik-duffle-is-newest-staff-member-at-village-hall/439/village-vision-news/nik-duffle-is-newest-staff-member-at-village-hallThu, 25 Oct 2018 05:00:00 GMTTrick or Treating Hours<p>Trick-or-treating will be allowed on Halloween, Wednesday, Oct. 31, until 8 p.m. Trick-or-treaters should only approach homes where porch lights are turned on.&nbsp;</p>https://www.google.com//439/RSSRetrieve.aspx?ID=7163&A=Link&ObjectID=1527756&ObjectType=56&O=http%253a%252f%252fwww.forsythvillage.us%252fvillage-vision-news%252ftrick-or-treating-hours/439/village-vision-news/trick-or-treating-hoursThu, 25 Oct 2018 05:00:00 GMT