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Settlers Cottage, Montgomerys his-torical museum, will be reopening on Sunday, May 15, for the summer season.
On May 15 the museum will be open from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Visitors are invited to stop in to learn more about Montgomerys rich history in this restored 1840s home owned by village founder Daniel S. Gray, locat-ed in front of the Village Hall at 200 N. River St.
Exhibits include art by Montgom-ery resident Phillip Basuier, glass plate negatives showing early photos of Mont-gomery and the Civil War. (The village served as the site of a Union Army en-campment.) In addition, a new exhibit features information on the 54 Civil War soldiers buried in Riverside Cemetery, with information on the headstone in-stallation project taking place there.
Come try your hand at operating a treadle sewing machine, clothes wring-
er and hand drills. The museum is free and is handicapped accessible.
Anyone with historic photos or mem-orabilia they would be willing to share is asked to contact Debbie Buchanan at 630-896-8080, ext. 9003.
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ON THE COVERU.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Miclo Ramirez waves to onlookers as an Adopt a Soldier motorcade, including local law enforcement, welcomes him home on Saturday, May 7.
See story on page 10.
Photo by Steven Buyansky for Shaw Media
Village OKs vehicle purchasesBy JOHN ETHEREDGE
The Montgomery Village Board approved the purchase of two pickup trucks from a local dealership for the villages public works department and four vehicles for the village police de-partment in two separate unanimous ballots Monday evening.
The four vehicles for the police department will cost $178,554 and in-cludes all of the necessary equipment including cages, radios and computer stations used by police, according to a memo prepared for the board by Todd Hoppenstedt, the villages director of public works.
The village will purchase one of the vehicles an administrative squad from Currie Motors through a sub-
urban purchasing cooperative. The three other vehicles will be purchased through a state contract, according to the memo.
In the memo recommending the pur-chase, Hoppenstedt noted the $178,554 purchase price for the vehicles is $3,756 over the amount included in the vil-lages current budget for the purchase.
However, Hoppenstedt said the ad-ditional expense can easily be absorbed due to two recent equipment purchases by the public works [department] that were significantly under budget.
In another vote, the board approved the purchase of two GMC 2500 HD 4X4 pickup trucks for the public works de-partment at a total cost of $75,993 from Coffman Truck Sales of Montgomery.
In another memo, Hoppenstedt not-ed it will cost the village $150 more per
vehicle to purchase the trucks from Coffman instead of a state purchase program. However, he noted each ve-hicle will come with a five-year war-ranty instead of a three-year warran-ty offered through the state purchase program.
Board member Denny Lee said he was pleased the village will buy the trucks from Coffman.
Im glad we can buy local, he said.
Officer sworn inIn other business, Cody Klingberg
was sworn in as a Montgomery police officer by Village President Matt Brol-ley. Klingberg is a graduate of Plano High School, Waubonsee Community College and the Suburban Law En-forcement Academy, Police Chief Dan-iel Meyers told the board.
CIVIC MEETINGSWEEK OF MAY 16-20
Monday, 6:30 p.m.: Montgomery Historic Preservation Commission, Montgomery Village Hall.
Monday, 7 p.m.: Montgomery and Countryside Fire Protection District Board, Station One, Montgomery.
Tuesday, 9 a.m.: Kendall County Board, County Office Building, Yorkville.
Tuesday, 9 a.m.: Kendall County Board Forest Preserve Commission, County Office Building, Yorkville.
Tuesday, 6 p.m.: Kendall County Board of Health, County Health and Human Services Building, Yorkville.
Tuesday, 6 p.m.: Oswego Village Board Committee of the Whole, Oswego Village Hall.
Tuesday, 7 p.m.: Oswego Village Board, Oswego Village Hall.
Tuesday, 7 p.m.: Montgomery Vil-lage Board Committee of the Whole, Montgomery Village Hall.
Wednesday: KenCom Operations Board, CANCELED.
Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.: Fox Metro Water Reclamation District Board, Main Treatment Plant, Oswego Town-ship.
Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.: Waubonsee Community College District Board, Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove.
Wednesday, 6 p.m.: Montgomery Beautification Committee, Montgom-ery Village Hall.
Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Kendall County Historic Preservation Commission, County Office Building, Yorkville.
Thursday, 5:30 p.m.: Oswegoland Park District Board, South Point Center, Oswego.
Police say Oswego gas station was robbed at gunpoint
A gas station-convenience store at Routes 34 and 25 in downtown Oswego was robbed at gunpoint at 9:43 p.m. May 4, village police reported.
Police said an African-American male en-tered the store, displayed a handgun and
then fled with an undetermined amount of cash.
The robber was last seen heading eastbound on Chicago Road (Route 34) on foot. Police said they used a police dog to track the man, but were unsuccessful in locating him.
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Settlers Cottage will be opening up May 15 for the summer season.
Settlers Cottage to reopen for season in Montgomery
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Huge Rummage SaleThis years semi-annual rummage and bake sale is scheduled for FridayMay 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and SaturdayMay 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at
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Following last months sudden de-parture of Oswegos Economic Devel-opment Director Vijay Gadde, village trustees have found themselves at a crossroads about how to handle the fu-ture of the position.
Do they vote to keep the position in-house, or should they resurrect the Oswego Economic Development Cor-poration (