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North Carolina, Illinois press associations partner to strengthen access to public notices

North Carolina, Illinois press associations partner to strengthen access to public notices

In a unanimous vote the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Press Association endorses the Illinois Press Association web platform as the official partner for aggregating statewide public notices for North Carolina newspapers.

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina Press Association (NCPA), a leading newspaper trade association in Raleigh, has endorsed the Illinois Press Association's web platform as the official partner for aggregating statewide public notices for the North Carolina newspapers.

As a trusted media association, NCPA recognizes the importance of public notices as a critical tool for government transparency and citizen engagement. The Illinois Press Association's web platform provides a comprehensive and user-friendly solution for accessing public notices from various newspapers across North Carolina. The NCPA Board of Directors unanimously approved the partnership in April.

With the Illinois Press Association's platform, public notices from local municipalities, county governments, school districts, and other public agencies are conveniently aggregated in one central location, making it easy for citizens, businesses, and other stakeholders to access and stay informed about important information that affects their communities.

"We are thrilled to endorse the Illinois Press Association's web platform for aggregating public notices," said Phil Lucey, executive director of NCPA. "It's an efficient and effective solution that streamlines the process of accessing public notices, helping to foster transparency and accountability in government operations."

The Illinois Press Association's web platform features a user-friendly interface that allows users to search and filter public notices by location, date, and keywords, making it easy to find relevant information. The platform also provides notifications and updates on new public notices, ensuring that users stay informed about the latest developments in their communities.

"By endorsing the Illinois Press Association's web platform, we believe it will greatly benefit our fellow media organizations in North Carolina, " Lucey said. "Access to accurate and timely public notices is crucial for maintaining an informed and engaged citizenry, and we are confident that this platform will provide a valuable resource for our colleagues in North Carolina."

“With the threats to remove the practice of publishing public notices that our members face, either legislatively or from private firms, it is important for our organization to be partnered with a trusted source that we have found in a fellow state press association,” he said. “To have a platform built by us and for us is key for our members in continuing to deliver essential notices to the public in their print and digital editions. Like the NCPA, the Illinois Press Association answers to its members, not venture capitalists and will always have our best interests in mind.”

Don Craven, president and CEO of the Illinois Press Association, said the IPA is excited to have North Carolina endorse the IPA platform as its official partner to post all public notices in one convenient location. NCPA has become a vital partner in the growth and development of our platform and the protection of public notices.

“Our site is the largest aggregated statewide public notice platform utilized by 19 press associations and growing – it is designed to keep newspaper publications as the primary means of providing legal notices to the public, while also recognizing that there needs to be a central repository on the web,” Craven said. “Our platform upholds the principles of public notices. Notices should be published by an independent third party, should be archivable, should be verifiable, and should be accessible. Our platform provides all that, all at no additional cost to the public body.”

“The IPA is constantly upgrading and enhancing features and benefits of the PNI platform. With the newly launched addition of www.PlacePublicNotice.com, we are excited to provide newspapers the ability to offer public and internal placement of public notices through a seamless online system.”

The North Carolina Press Association and its member organizations encourage the public to explore this platform for aggregating statewide public notices and take advantage of this powerful tool for enhancing transparency and civic engagement.

For more information about the NCPA's web platform, please visit www.ncnotices.com.

About North Carolina Press Association:

Since 1873 NCPA has supported North Carolina newspapers, readership and advertising. We work to protect the public's right to know through the defense of open government and First Amendment freedoms, and we help maintain the public's access to local, state and federal governments. NC Press Services, a wholly owned subsidiary, works with clients to provide one-call advertising solutions (online, mobile and print) and press release services in North Carolina and nationwide.

About Illinois Press Association:

More than 400 newspapers are members of the Illinois Press Association, making it one of the largest state press organizations in the country. The IPA continues to provide professional education, government access and newspaper advertising promotion to members. It also provides assistance for Newspapers in Education and literacy programs, education and promotion of the First Amendment, information on evolving technology and new media, and "hot button" seminars.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 11, 2024

Contact Information:
Craig Baumberger
craigbaumberger@yahoo.com
 

Fly with the 'Sky Soldiers'
 

Coming Aug. 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation in Creve Couer, Missouri, will bring its Bell UH-1 “Huey” and AH-1 “Cobra” helicopters to the Greenville, Illinois, Airport Airstravaganza. The public will be able to purchase rides on each of these historic warbirds. This will be a unique opportunity for people to get a close look at two of the most important aircraft utilized by the US Army during the Vietnam War and in the years following. Vietnam veterans will be able to recall their experiences when they flew, rode in, worked on, or were supported in combat by these warbirds.

The Army Aviation Heritage Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to finding, restoring, and flying Army aviation aircraft from the Vietnam era up until the 1990’s. Its vision statement:

"Empowering the past to inspire the future, the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation and Flying Museum envisions a world where the courageous legacy of Army Aviation pioneers lives on, igniting the spirit of innovation, service, and excellence in generations to come. Through dynamic preservation, immersive educational experiences, and community engagement, we honor the bravery and sacrifice of those who charted the skies before us, while fostering a deep appreciation for the evolution of flight, military service, and the critical role each has played in shaping history. Guided by our commitment to preserving heritage, educating minds, and inspiring hearts, we aim to be a beacon of excellence, enriching lives, and building a bright and patriotic future for our nation."

There are three chapters nationally with the local chapter based at Creve Couer Airport in Creve Couer, Missouri. They welcome visitors at their hangar on Thursdays and Saturdays. Membership is open to the public and not limited to veterans or pilots. 
 
The UH-1 was first developed by Bell Helicopter in the 1950s to fill the need for a utility helicopter for the US Army. They were manufactured in large numbers starting in the early ‘60s and played a major role in enhancing the mobility of infantry in Vietnam. Seven thousand saw action in Vietnam with an estimated three thousand destroyed. They continued to serve the Army well into the 1980s anywhere troops might be deployed. They were replaced by the Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk.

Bell also developed the AH-1 Cobra. It was designed as an armed escort for the UH-1 transporting troops in Vietnam. It was developed around 1965 and entered service in 1967. It played an important role in protecting the lightly armed and armored UH-1s as they delivered troops, supplies and especially performed their famous Medevac role in Vietnam. The Cobra could respond quickly to suppress ground fire from the enemy. The Cobra had various armaments, most common being pod mounted rockets and nose mounted mini gun. Over a thousand were manufactured for the US Army. Three hundred were lost in combat. It was replaced by the AH-64 Apache.

      

Ticket prices
Huey $125
Cobra $800
To purchase advance tickets: Go to “armyav.org
For “Airstravaganza” information, call or text 618-322-3532
For questions about the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation:
Gateway (MO) – Army Aviation Heritage Foundation or call 636-362-4839
“Airstravaganza” is hosted by: EAA Chapter 1382/Greenville Pilots Association


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 1, 2024

Contact Information:
Alison Maley, government & public relations director
(217) 299-3122
alison@ilprincipals.org

Illinois Principals Association names new executive board and board members
 

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – The Illinois Principals Association, which serves more than 6,500 educational leaders throughout the state of Illinois, announces the following school leaders to serve as the Executive Board for the IPA, effective July 1, 2024. 

President – Cris Edwards, Richland County Elementary School, Olney 
Immediate Past-President – Dr. Paul Kelly, Elk Grove High School, Elk Grove Village   
President-Elect – Dr. Angie Codron, Normal West High School, Normal 
Treasurer – Shaun Grant, South Elementary School, Chillicothe  
Secretary – Dr. Courtney DeMent, Downers Grove North High School, Downers Grove  

Other new board members include: 

– Diversity & Equity Chairperson – Sonia Ruiz, Jane Addams Middle School, Bolingbrook 
– Dr. Jennifer McCoy, principal of Lexington High School, Lexington, as state director for the Corn Belt Region 
– Dr. Rebecca Gabrenya, principal of Marquardt Middle School, Glendale Heights, as state director for the DuPage Region 
– Mandy Hughes, principal of Glenbrook North High School, Northbrook, as state director for the North Cook Region 
– Doug Owens, principal of Tri-City Elementary School, Carterville, as state director for the Shawnee Region 
– Heather Baker, assistant principal of Northview Elementary School, Peru, as state director for the Starved Rock Region 
– Nick Stoneking, assistant principal of Edison School, Macomb, as state director for the Western Region 

For information about other board members and IPA regions, please visit www.ilprincipals.org/board and www.ilprincipals.org/regions.  

The Illinois Principals Association mission is to develop, support, and advocate for innovative educational leaders. For more information about the IPA, please visit www.ilprincipals.org

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 24, 2024

Contact Information:
Purple Wave Auction
Ph: (866)-608-9283
marketing@purplewave.com
www.purplewave.com
 

Purple Wave Auction announces new territory sales manager

Greg Ditch to serve Purple Wave as a territory sales manager in Northern Illinois
 

MANHATTAN, KANSAS (June 24, 2024) - Purple Wave Auction is pleased to announce that Greg Ditch has joined the company as a territory sales manager. Purple Wave Auction is a leader in online, no-reserve equipment auctions, serving the agriculture, construction, government, and fleet industries. The company provides opportunities for customers to buy and sell equipment with confidence.

In his role as territory sales manager, Greg will facilitate relationships with new sellers while also connecting with current sellers in his market. He will work closely with the sellers to evaluate their assets, help them through the auction process from start to finish, and share equipment with potential bidders.

Prior to Purple Wave, Greg worked for Purple Wave’s strategic partner, Copart, where he was the assistant general manager at its Chicago North yard. He brings more than 20 years of experience in the automotive and power sports industries, having held various roles, including owner, sales manager, and finance manager.

"I would like my customers to know they are more than customers; they are friends and can count on me to help them achieve their goals. Don't be afraid to call, email, or text. I am here to help solve problems and create opportunities", says Greg.

Greg Ditch
281-221-0996
greg.ditch@purplewave.com

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ABOUT PURPLE WAVE AUCTION
Purple Wave Auction was founded in 2000 and has become a leader in online equipment auctions. The company provides the easiest, most straightforward way to buy and sell equipment in the marketplace. Purple Wave is committed to the core values of trust, team, care, and passion and delivers those values throughout all offered services to bidders, buyers, and sellers.


 

 

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