Talk about cities, September 3, 2021

News and notes from our area, courtesy of Nora Mabery-Daniel. Do you have anything to report? Email

St. Joseph

St. Joseph’s Women’s Club will host the movie “Wish Dragon” at 8:00 pm on Sunday. Families should bring their own chairs or blankets and social distance. Drinks and snacks are available for purchase.


Previve-Ogden Sixth graders hold potato Olympics They began by naming their potatoes and joining a group. Then each group brought a country name, flag, and anthem. Then they had to weigh and weigh. Each athlete wrote a biography in language arts. Finally, he competed in five different events and one team was selected as a gold medal.


Previve-Ogden hires Joe Emken as assistant baseball coach.

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The stream at the natural playground is currently out of order, as a Champion County Forest Conservation worker approaches the problem.

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Watseka Park Woreda Postgraduate Program celebrates “National Beach Day” by creating sand art.

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Ryder Neahring has read 300 books at the Mahomet Public Library’s “1000 Books Before Library” program.

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Rantoul High Greenhouse has received poinsettias for December sales. Vegetable classes sell four different varieties of poinsettias, including white, red, pink and multi-colored options.

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Oakwood High Annual Swap Day – where parents attend classes on behalf of their students – will be held September 22. It was started in 1977 by former principal Glenn Louver.

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On canvas: The beach boys’ festival will be held on September 23 at the Paris Art Center.

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Negangard Pumpkin Patch will open on September 25.

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Tuscola FAA meets with Governor JB Preszker at an agricultural development exhibition in Decatur.

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Sisana Park

Sicina Park has been named the FAA’s National Star 3 Star. This chapter is the highest award, and only 350 out of 8,000 chapters will receive it.

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Arthur High School announces journalism editors for the 2021-22 school year: Josie Hale and Kylie Shrock are editors of Knightly News.


Bemen Anna hosts the fastest Saturday “Children’s Story Time” at the library on Saturday at 10:00 AM. Children of all ages are welcome. After reading, the library shows a movie and serves popcorn.

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Work continued with the new Kathleen Bank. Meanwhile, the bank has set up a temporary ATM on the corner of Sandusky and Vermilion.


On September 2, Brad Halrock, a representative of Arcola Sunrise Rotary, welcomed the meeting.

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Westville Labor Day Demonstration The Great Marshall is a longtime Westville School Board member and retired postmaster Shawn Bennett. Hon’ble Marshall has spent countless hours with Westville Senior Assistant Principal Michel Schumberg.

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The Ministry of Victory Church has been providing Panera bread bags to local schools, including Tuscola, Heritage, Villa Grove, Oakland, Shiloh, Atwood and Arkola.

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Sunrise Rotary at Y, Women’s Shelter, Crossroads with Bags. Rotary donated 20 bags of school supplies, hand sanitizers and toys. They also donated shoes, socks and underwear.

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The September 11 annual Broadland Festival will feature vendors, live music, flexible, children’s games and parades.


The village will hold a golf cart and side-by-side march from Thomas Park on Sunday at 1 p.m.

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WPXN Radio Dan Down and Joel Clover entered the 2021 Illinois Basketball Coaches Association at the Redford Arena Festival last weekend.


The Vermillion County Conservation District will host a free wool dye rally on September 18 in the cabin of the Glen Forest Reserve.


Giftford State Bank’s annual covered bridge bus trip to Bridgeton, Indy. October 14 (call 217-568-7311).

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Bismarck-Henning / Rossville-Alvin students posed for a photo with Illinois State Police Trapper Lillar during the Agricultural Development Exhibition.


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