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Chatham Memorial Day services will take on a new look this year. We will be having our traditional services this year starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 30.

The Chatham Village Board approved an ordinance at its meeting April 26 pertaining to the rules and regulations for the dog park that is set to open May 14 in Westside Park.

The deadline for Memorial Brick applications to be turned in for the next laying of bricks at the Chatham Veterans Memorial is noon on Friday, May 6. 

Recognizing the extreme value that volunteers and their efforts contribute to the quality of life in Chatham, the Village of Chatham is currently accepting nominations for the annual honorary naming of Volunteer Drive - the road that winds through Community Park.

New playground equipment is expected to be installed in the next couple of months at Chatham Community Park, with the purchase approved at the last Chatham Village Board meeting held March 30.

Chatham Cemetery clean-up will begin April 18, 2022. All decorations except shepherd hooks must be removed before that date. 

Eli Curtis drained a long 3 from the top of the key to break a 32-32 tie, then added four free throws in the final 40 seconds as the Glenwood Titans defeated the Centralia Orphans 42-38 in a semifinal game at the Class 3A Highland Sectional Tuesday night.

Dr. Becca Lamon, a St. Louis native and current assistant superintendent near Ft. Wayne, Indiana, is set to be approved as the next superintendent of the Ball-Chatham School District.

The Chatham Village Board held a couple of quick meetings Tuesday night at Municipal Hall, with all trustees and Mayor Dave Kimsey in attendance. Attorney Greg Moredock, Clerk Dan Holden and Village Manager Patrick McCarthy were also on hand. Trustee Meredith Ferguson participated by speaker phone.

The annual pick-up of Christmas trees will be done next week in the Village of Chatham, in conjunction with the regularly scheduled branch pick-up.

The Chatham Friends of the Parks’ Light Up The Park holiday light display continues at Community Park on Thursday through Sunday nights through December 26. The display is open from 6-9 p.m. each night.

Veterans Day services in Chatham will continue with a new agenda this year. We will not be having our traditional services this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Douglas A. Wood, in his seventh year as Superintendent of Ball-Chatham CUSD #5, announced his retirement effective July 29, 2022 at Monday night’s regular Board of Education meeting.

The Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission has set a final public Open House regarding the 2041 Village of Chatham Comprehensive Plan for Monday, August 30, from 5-7 p.m. at the Chatham Area Public Library.

The Ball-Chatham Board of Education and the Ball-Chatham Education Association have come to an agreement on a new three-year teacher contract, with the school board approving the contract at a special meeting last week.