Action comes after residents speak out in favor of baseball coach Eric Stachler
By Janie Southard
ROCKFORD - Parkway's varsity baseball coach was rehired by a board vote of 4-1 following some controversy and a lengthy executive session at the board of education meeting Thursday.
Physical education teacher Eric Stachler, who has served as the school's varsity baseball coach for the past five years, did not receive board approval at a January school board meeting to coach this coming season. [More]
A land swap at Pullman Bay Park in Celina between the city and a developer was finally passed this week.
All city council members except long-time opponent Ed Jeffries approved the two related ordinances on their final readings this week. City officials have said the swap was needed to create a safer entrance to the park. [More]
Years ago, Catholic church rectories served as homes for priests, office space and a place where Sunday collections were counted.
Today, many local rectories - most built beside churches - are used mainly for religion classes and parish council meetings. The reason: less priests to fill them. Parishes are now clustered together with one or two priests serving more than three communities. [More]