Former Switzerland County Highway Superintendent and current candidate for Switzerland County Commissioner Christopher Clerkin accepted a plea bargain last Thursday, ending what would have been the fourth day of his trial on charges of Theft, a Class D Felony, Failure to Deposit Public Funds, a Class D Felony, and Official Misconduct, a Class D Felony. All of the charges stemmed from his theft of scrap metal proceeds throughout his tenure as Switzerland County Highway Superintendent.
A large crowd showed up at the Switzerland County TEC Center last Wednesday night to see whether or not the Switzerland County Planning Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals would grant a special exception in an Ag Zone that would allow two egg laying operations - each having 20,000 chickens - to locate here.
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life had a meeting last week. The next meeting will be May 17th. Please attend. We need you. Call Roy and Bonnie Duckworth at (812) 801-9509 or Glenda Sullivan at 427-3752 or Patty Chase at 594-2289 for information. The event will be at Ogle Park Saturday June 25th from noon to 6 p.m. It will be different this year. Call with your ideas to make it better. Thank you.