City calls in experts to help with its critical risk debt

By Karen Cornelius The Finance Committee of city council met on Monday night, April 9, and were party to an impressive debt management presentation by Sudsina & Associates discussing the city’s debt service and what long-range planning can be done to save the city a significant amount of money and eventually cure their present financial…

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By Holly Lynn Now that Ritter is celebrating its centennial, I think about the persistence and dedication of our ancestors. They made plans for the future, hoping their hard work and sacrifice would pay off for the next generation. Nothing was easy for them. They often worked hard, physically demanding jobs; yet, they found time…

Police Blotter

March 26, 2018 2:18- 4800 block of Liberty: Traffic stop resulting in arrests for Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia. 5:15 -600 block of Decatur: Warrant arrest. 6:53- Liberty/ Elberta: Minor 2 vehicle accident. 9:10- 4800 block of Pineview: Criminal Damaging complaint involving a fence. 13:13- 3200 block of Edgewater: Criminal Damaging complaint involving a…

Understanding the collections system for municipal court fees

By Judge Zack Dolyk Courts are established to provide justice they are not created for the purpose of generating revenue.  However, we understand our responsibility to collect the fines and costs imposed at sentencing. The Clerk’s office of the Vermilion Municipal Court attempts to collect all fine and costs in a timely manner.  When the…