Longtime manager of Kirchner's in Paxton moving to Mahomet facility

PAXTON — Dave Parker, longtime manager of Kirchner Building Center in Paxton, has been named manager of the Kirchner Mahomet facility.

A 12-year employee of the company, Parker has served as manager at Paxton for 9 1/2 years.

Dan Warner has been named to succeed Parker as manager at Paxton. He has been employed by the company for two years.

Champaign County Board opposes bill on wind farms

URBANA — Champaign County Board members have gone on record as being opposed to legislation in Springfield that they contend would weaken their oversight of wind farms.

PBL High School's FFA to promote farm safety Friday in Mahomet

MAHOMET — Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School FFA chapter members and their advisor, Doug Anderson, will be among the featured speakers promoting farm safety during a Farm Safety Week kickoff event scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at the Farm Credit Services office in Mahomet.

West Nile prevention tips offered

URBANA — West Nile virus was recently found to be present in a dead bird collected in Champaign County, bringing to 25 the number of counties in Illinois reporting the presence of the virus this year. Although no human cases of the virus have been reported, University of Illinois Extension entomologist Phil Nixon says it’s best to be extra diligent to protect yourself.

West Nile shows up in bird in Champaign County

CHAMPAIGN — West Nile virus has arrived in Champaign County for the first time this year.

A dead bird collected last week outside the city limits of Champaign tested positive for the virus, according to the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District.

Cissna Park church seeks donations of supplies for tornado victims

CISSNA PARK — Trinity Lutheran Church in Cissna Park is seeking donations of supplies to send to victims of the May 20 tornado that devastated Moore, Okla.

The “Fill the Semi” collection drive is being done through June 10, and a semi-trailer filled with supplies will leave for Oklahoma around June 15, said organizer Sylvia Ann Watson, a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Farm Leader Banquet 2013

News-Gazette Farm Leader of the Year Jack Murray was honored at a banquet at the Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign on Tuesday, March 26, 2013.

Uni High vs. Georgetown Notre Dame de La Salette


Uni High vs. Georgetown Notre Dame de La Salette, February 4th, 2013 at Uni High School Kinney Gym

Sangamon Valley Boy's Basketball Tournament Semi-finals

St. Thomas More vs. Cissna Park-Crescent-Iroquois and St. Joseph-Ogden vs. Clifton Central at the Sangamon Valley Conference Tournament semifinals at PBL in Paxton on Friday, February 1, 2013.

Central Illinois Daily Life: July 2012

News-Gazette staff photos from central Illinois in July of 2012.

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