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Princeton Bureau County Republican (Newspaper) - August 22, 2015, Princeton, Illinois Sureau daunt be publican saturday August 22 sep Virt i top att fun mity snarl 1r47 news stand or if 7f serving bums a county since 1847 newsstand Price 750hennepin looks at 1-180 reduction by Goldie Rapp Hennepin a the talk of reducing interstate 180 from a four Lane expressway to a two Lane Highway has caused concern for Many area villages. On wednesday aug. 19, Hennepin Village Board president Kevin Coleman said he has talked with Many people about the tentative budget discussed at Hall by Becky Kramer Spring Valley this year s enrolment at Hall High school was addressed at the Hall school Board meeting on wednesday aug. 19. At this Point the High school has 390 total students registered. The largest class will be freshman with 125 students currently registered. Superintendent Mike Struna believes there will be More new students after registration in a few weeks. Struna presented the tentative budget for the upcoming school year. With state revenues remaining Flat and local property tax declining Struna is preparing for the worst Case scenario which results in a budget that shows a deficit of $349,074. The major fund to take a hit is the education fund which is projected to be in the red by $430,138. Struna said there Are expenses that just can to be lowered such As certified salaries which will increase by 2.5 percent per the teacher contract. The Board continues to look for ways to reduce the budget. This year the Board elected to not replace one full time English teacher two teacher aides and one cafeteria server. Less Money will also be spent on out of school tuition costs. The District will Only have three students attending other schools this year which is Down from to students last year. The new building will also save the District Money with reduced Energy costs and reduced repair and maintenance costs. Struna is also hopeful to see an increase in general state Aid. Gov. Bruce Rauner has been proposing an increase in Aid. Hall Page 2 year 169 no. 101 two sections 24 pages interstate including congressman Adam Kinzinger and state rep. Frank Mautino. He said the local politicians were aware of the situation and working on the Issue. Coleman said reducing the interstate just Impact Putnam county but other surroundings counties including Peoria which uses the interstate As a Quick route to Chicago. A a you re talking a couple Hun dred thousand people if not More a he said. A and it will affect the Peoria area As Hennepin Village Engineer Bill Shafer said he had spoken with an Illinois department of transportation representative who told him the interstate reduction was in the preliminary stages. He said there a a lot of maintenance work that needs to be done on the interstate particularly on the River Bridge and the government is Short on funds and looking at All options. A if they Are going to do something As drastic As that he said there would be Public hearings a Shafer said of the Dot representative. A the probability of it actually happening Are pretty slim. There would be quite a bit of an initial Cost to make that Shafer said he did no to think it was something to get too excited about. Village trustee Quentin Buffington said he also spoke with someone from the . Department of transportation and the representative told him the decision happen quickly. A a it a basically just a feeler and he said any plans would be to years out. He said there Are projects scheduled for the next1-180 Page 4 school is Back in session it was the first week of school for Many students around the county. Kindergarten students in Kylee Gutshall s class at Douglas elementary school in Princeton were already Busy in the classroom As they built All kinds of structures with different shaped trinkets in their math labs on thursday. From the ground up. Bureau and Putnam county a Farmers Market loyalty program by Dave Cook when making a Purchase its become almost expected to be asked if you belong to or would like to join a frequent shopper loyalty program or if you have a rewards or frequent shopper card. One place you done to expect it to happen though is at a Farmers Market. The Bureau and Putnam county health department has changed that with its new program from the ground up. Its funded by a Grant from the . Department of agriculture Farmers Market promotion program Fopp. It s meant to encourage people to support local Farmers markets growers and food and to also eat healthy. Participating Farmers markets Are in Granville Sheffield Spring Valley and Walnut. So far the program has been Well received. A a lot of people have been coming in with their punch cards. 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