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Replica of Vietnam Veterans Memorial coming to Danville on Nov. 5

DANVILLE — A half-sized replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., is coming to Danville on Wednesday, Nov. 5.

It will be on display at Pape Family Funeral Home, 10 E. Williams Street, from the time setup is complete on Nov. 5 through Veterans Day, Nov. 11. It will be dismantled Nov. 12.


GCMS High School releases honor roll for first quarter of 2014-15

GIBSON CITY — Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School has named students to its honor roll and high honor roll for academic achievement in the first quarter of the 2014-15 school year.

High honor roll


State police issue 33 tickets — 23 for no seat belt — during recent patrols

ASHKUM — District 21 Illinois State Police troopers issued 33 traffic tickets, including 23 for failure to wear a seat belt, and wrote 11 warnings to drivers during Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols conducted Oct. 15 in Ford, Iroquois and Kankakee counties. The patrols were funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Division of Traffic Safety.


Accident at Rantoul plant results in man’s death

RANTOUL — A 50-year-old Rantoul man has died from injuries he received Wednesday in an apparent accidental fall at a Rantoul plant.

Rantoul police Sgt. Justin Bouse said police were called to BRG Sports, formerly known as Easton-Bell Sports, 1001 Innovation Road, at 9:37 p.m. because a man had fallen and was unresponsive.


Winter coat drive under way in Paxton, Rantoul

PAXTON — Sarah Uden, owner of Cleaners X-Press in Rantoul, has teamed up with the Paxton Park District and Rantoul Recreation Center to put together a winter coat drive. 

People are asked to drop off new or gently used coats to the Paxton Civic Center, 601 S. Fall St., or Rantoul Recreation Center, 100 E. Flessner St., during regular business hours.


Gibson Area Hospital taking pro-active response to Ebola outbreak

GIBSON CITY — Gibson Area Hospital is taking the initiative to reach out to surrounding communities to enhance understanding of Ebola.


Two PBL High School grads honored at EIU

CHARLESTON — Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School graduates Richard “Corky” Emberson and Alyssa Swan have been recognized by the College of Education and Professional Studies at Eastern Illinois University as the 2014 Leadership & Service Award winner and the 2014 Hamand Award winner, respectively.

Richard “Corky” Emberson


Vineyard Church sponsoring event Saturday to raise awareness of bullying in community

PAXTON — The Vineyard Church in Paxton is hosting an event, called the Purple Party, from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, to help raise awareness about bullying in the community.

Children of the community are invited to participate in the event, which will feature a guest speaker who will talk to the kids about the issue of bullying and answer any questions they may have.


Car show Saturday at Pells Park will benefit Just An Angel charity

PAXTON — A Halloween car and truck show is being offered in Paxton by Just An Angel, a new nonprofit organization that raises funds to help sick children and families of fallen firefighters and to buy headstones for people’s loved ones.


Three Roberts trustees up for re-election in April 2015

ROBERTS — Village Board President Rick Flessner informed his board during its Oct. 7 meeting that three trustees are up for re-election in April 2015.

One trustee said she probably would not seek re-election, Flessner said. Flessner said Roberts residents interested in appearing on the April election ballot must file a nominating petition between Dec. 15 and Dec. 22.


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