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No kids on the street after 8 p.m.

Loyal City Ordinance #15 Approved April 17, 1898

The President and Trustees of the Village of Loyal do ordain: Section 1: It shall be unlawful for any person under the age of 14 years to be abroad on the streets, alleys, sidewalks or any public grounds in the Village of Loyal between the hours of 8 o’clock p.m. and six o’clock a.m., from October 1st to April 1st each year, and between 9 o’clock p.m. and 6 o’clock a.m. from April 1st to October 1st of each year.

Section 2: Any such person who violates any of the provisions of this ordinance shall be subject to arrest by any peace officer of the village without process.

Upon such arrest he or she shall be taken and delivered into the custody of the parent, guardian or employer of such person. Upon any subsequent arrest within one year such offender shall be taken before the Police Justice for trial and upon conviction of such offense be punished by a fine not exceeding $5.00 and costs or by imprisonment in the Village Jail not to exceed 5 days. In default of payment of such fine and costs to be imprisoned in the Village Jail not to exceed five days.

Section 3: The foregoing provisions of this ordinance shall not apply to any person who is accompanied by some person of lawful age having him or her in charge or who is upon an errand by the written permission or direction of the parent or guardian or employer of such person.

Section 4: It shall be the duty of the Village Marshall to cause the hour of 8 o’clock p.m., between October 1st and April 1st, designated by ringing the Village bell located on the Village Hall in said village, eight slow taps. At 9 o’clock from April 1st to October 1st each year designated by ringing the bell nine slow taps conseclusively, such ringing shall be presumptive evidence as being the proper hour and correct time.