July 2022

Warrensburg Village Code (Reminders!!)
CURFEW:
It shall be unlawful for any person under 15 years of age to be or remain upon any street or alley or other public place in the Village after 10:00 p.m.
It shall be unlawful for any person 15 years to 17 years of age to be or remain upon any street or alley or other public place in the Village after 11:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and after 12:00 midnight Friday and Saturday.
STORAGE OF MOTOR VEHICLES, APPLIANCES AND MACHINERY:
1349-2 It shall be unlawful to use any premises in any residential, office, apartment, business or commercial zone of the Village for the storing or leaving of worn out, wrecked, abandoned, or inoperable motor vehicles, appliances or machinery of any kind or any parts thereof; any such motor vehicle, appliance or machinery so maintained is hereby declared to be a nuisance.
1349-7 Exceptions: Any motor vehicle, appliance or machinery that is kept within a building when not in use;
Any motor vehicle that is more than 25 years of age or a bona fide replica thereof AND which is driven on the highways only going to and returning from an antique auto show or an exhibition.
Any motor vehicle, appliance or machinery on the premises of a place of business legally engaged in the repair, painting, wrecking or junking of motor vehicles, appliances or machinery.
OPEN BURNING:
The following activities shall be permitted:
The open burning of landscape waste, but only:
a. Between the hours of 9:00 am and sunset, daily; and
b. When there is sufficient air movement to dissipate the contaminants, but not when winds are of such velocity to constitute a hazard of airborne sparks which could spread fires; and
c. When the landscape waste has a moisture content sufficiently low enough to allow an open and visible flame to burn (but not green and leafy); and
d. On the premises on which such waste is generated; and
e. When burning is constantly attended by a competent and responsible person until such burning is extinguished; and
f. When the burning does not become or create a safety hazard, nuisance, annoyance or discomfort to any person by reason of the flames, emission of smoke, fly ash, dust, soot or noxious odor; and
g. When such burning does not create a visibility hazard on streets, roadways, alleys, public sidewalks, railroad tracks, or air fields; and
h. When crop residues are ignited and burned more than 1,000 feet from residential or other populated areas.
PLANTS AND WEEDS
972-6 It shall be unlawful for anyone to permit any weeds, grass or plants, other than trees, bushes, flowers or other ornamental plants to grow to a height exceeding one foot anywhere in the Village. Any such plants or weeds exceeding such height are hereby declared to be a nuisance.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

The Community Foundation of Macon County Awards Scholarships to 2022 Graduating High School Seniors from Warrensburg-Latham High School:
Simone Chang – L. Mark Hanover Memorial Scholarship – $1,000
Makenzie Franklin – Michael E Shampine Memorial Scholarship – $500
Zachariah Jalley – Lynn D Augustine Memorial & the Blake Cowden/Young Leaders in Action Scholarship – $2,500
Christian Schanefelt – YMCA Soccer Scholarship – $500
The next application season for graduating high school seniors is scheduled to begin January 1, 2023, with applications due March 1, 2023.
Fifteen Macon County residents, all nontraditional students, have received adult scholarships to help them pursue their interrupted dreams of completing college or vocational training. The awards, which totaled $26,000 were offered through the competitive adult scholarship program introduced by The Community Foundation of Macon County.

Warrensburg Corn Festival

The Corn Festival is still in need of volunteers to assist with the corn sales/information booth and the Pepsi trailers. If you are able to assist in either of these areas, please go to warrensburgcornfestival.com and click on Volunteer. Both areas are set up with 2 hours shifts and if you are a non-profit group, tip jars are encouraged.
Another way to support the Festival is by your attendance. The committee has worked very hard to provide FREE musical entertainment for all ages throughout the entire weekend. There will be live entertainment at both the Main Stage (near the Village Hall) and on a stage at the corner of E Warren and S Main streets.
The festival is holding a couple of raffles beginning now and through July 23. There is a 50/50 cash raffle and a gun raffle. Your support of these will help get the 2023 festival off to a good start. If you want to make a monetary donation, your check or cash will be accepted OR you can use your phone during the festival to scan the QR code.
Your support of the festival sponsors is also appreciated. Many of these sponsors have supported the festival since it’s beginning: Krekel’s West & Mt. Zion; Midwest Siding & Windows; Performance Welding; Assured Insulation; Refreshment Services; Big B Agro; Buena Vista Bank; Decatur Auto Parts; KB’s Custom Tint; Warrensburg Lion’s Club; Tim Young w/Country Financial; Wubben Farms; Black Bart’s Pumpkin Patch; Illini Township; Brian Gilman family; Warrensburg Cafe; Kelly Construction; Ron Cole; Chico’s Bail Bonds; and Mike Hall Auction Co. We also appreciate the support of the Warrensburg Fire Department; Warrensburg Sportsman’s Club and Waste Management Services.
Besides music, there will be many other activities during the festival: a wiffle-ball tournament (need to register); 5K Walk/Run; inflatables; kiddie tractor pull; Something Corny Parade; corn shucking contest, corn hole tournament, children’s games; car show; karaoke; food vendors; merchandise vendors; and of course, plenty of sweet corn. Check out the schedule on the festival website and one will also be posted at the Village Hall. JUST ADDED: Adorable baby contest for Newborn – 3 yrs old. Information will be available on the CornFest website and Facebook pages.

Summit Lodge #431 A.F. & A.M. will be holding their Pancake & Sausage Breakfast on Saturday, July 23 from 7:00 – 10:00 am at 230 N Washington, Warrensburg.

COMING LOCAL EVENTS:
Latham IL will be celebrating it’s 150th Birthday August 26 – 28, 2022. Please make plans to help our neighboring community celebrate this milestone. Their theme is “The best thing about Memories is making them” and they’d love to make some memories with those attending. They have many special things planned including a concert by Latham’s own Eric Burgett and many W-L alumni are working on reunions.





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