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October 17, 2017

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Clean Up Clean Up

Although it’s a holiday weekend, the Town of Luther grabbed its only open Saturday without a variety of activities such as youth sports for a Town cleanup day. At 8am until Noon Saturday, volunteers can meet at Town Hall to fan out and tackle beautification projects in Town proper, like sweeping Main Street or weeding

Week One: Win

by Sydney Scheer Season Opener. The Luther Lions couldn’t have asked for a better day to travel for a season opener. Back home, a downpour followed showers in the early afternoon, but the rain held off in the Shawnee area for Luther to play at Bethel High School  Friday night. The field was in great condition for

LPD on the paperwork hotseat

“The Board of Trustees simply wants to have the opportunity to do our due diligence in making sure each officer’s personnel files contain all required documents, and by having executive session the board as a whole will be able to speak to each officer individually to ensure that those files are accounted for, and, if there are files missing, a solution can be resolved in an efficient and transparent manner,” said Trustee Cavin.

Ed Grimes for Sheriff; one of three candidates

Grimes is a straight talker. Running as an independent, he said he’s not much for politics.
“I believe in transparency. Politicians don’t have that for whatever reason, I don’t understand. I work for the people. I’m a public servant. I don’t have anything to hide. If I have something to hide then I’m doing something wrong,” he said.

A new police chief

In what might have been the shortest meeting to date for the new Luther Town of Trustees, members met, said the Pledge of Allegiance, and all voted yes on a motion to name Deputy Chief Mike Class to the position of interim chief. Class has been on medical leave but came back to work Tuesday

The Search for a Chief

The Town of Luther is looking for a new police chief, and the Board of Trustees is having a meeting on Tuesday night to name an interim police chief. This all follows the resignation of Marcus Thurman who held the position of Luther Police Chief for eleven years. He resigned last Thursday, just hours before

RESIGNED: Police Chief Thurman

“I’ve been in law enforcement for 23 years and have been with the Town of Luther for seven years. I want the Town to know I’m here for the Town of Luther and safety of the people. I will always have an open door for the citizens of Luther to come to me with their concerns.

Along with my fellow officers in town, we will work together to get through this as a team while I’m in the position as acting chief,” Deputy Chief Mike Class told The Luther Register.

Police Chief’s Job on Meeting Agenda

There’s no getting any comment from the Town Board, or from the Luther Police Department, but a surprise Special Meeting was posted Tuesday afternoon. The employment of the police chief and the patrol division chief is on the agenda. There’s no comment from the powers that be because the action involves “personnel” matters. But speculation?

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