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Published: Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 4:40 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 10:48 a.m. CDT
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Jayden Smith received a meritorious conduct award from Police Chief Tom Root at Monday night's Princeton City Council meeting for saving her grandfather's life, Rick Taylor of Princeton, when she was 4 years old in November 2007. Smith alerted her grandmother, Julie Taylor, when she was with her grandfather in his garage when he fell.

PRINCETON — Commissioner Joel Quiram wants to erect signs around Princeton telling tourists where local attractions are located.

Quiram said at this week's Princeton City Council meeting the tourism board spends dollars advertising Princeton in magazines and other publications to bring people to town to shop stores and to visit various locations like the Red Covered Bridge or Lovejoy Homestead.

Once people get to town, there are no signs around town telling them where these local attractions are located, said Quiram.

He will bring a proposal to the city council on he thinks should be done to direct tourists to area attractions.

Mayor Keith Cain said many people have GPS devices in their cars where they can find these locations, while Commissioner Bob Warren said Quiram may want to look at developing a phone app for people with Smart Phones to use.

In other business, the council approved the first reading of the tax levy ordinance and a resolution to buy $40,000 worth of road salt. Birney Brown was appointed to the Police Pension Board. An engineering agreement with Chamlin & Associates for Fairgrounds Road was approved.

Due to the Veterans' Day holiday on Monday, garbage and recycling will be collected on Tuesday. Residents are asked to set out their garbage and recycling items by 5 a.m. If there are any questions, people should call the Princeton Street Department at 815-872-7331.

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