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GFWC Tuscola Woman’s Club presents “Homes for the Holiday’s Christmas Walk”

November 21, 2021 |

By Kendra Hennis  GFWC Tuscola Woman’s Club proudly presents “Homes for the Holiday’s Christmas Walk” on Sunday, December 5 from 1 to 5 p.m. They are excited to feature five lovely homes on the walk plus a Christmas Tea at the Smith House and downtown shopping. Tickets may be purchased from a club member, all…

Stephen A. Douglas discuss equal suffrage at November meeting

November 16, 2021 |

The Mattoon ICRR Depot CCHS Museum Galleries was the November meeting place for the Stephen A. Douglas Chapter, NSDAR where an exhibit for the 100th Anniversary of the Equal Suffrage Amendment (giving women the right to vote) is located. Our speaker (pictured at left) was Carolyn Cloyd (originally from Arcola), who, with Stephen A. Thompson,…

Douglas County PLM Committee holds meeting

November 16, 2021 |

By Jim Allen Chair Jim Mikeworth called the Personnel, Legal and Management Committee to order at 9:00 a.m. on 11-02-2021. Also in attendance were board members Don Munson and Tom Hettinger, Supervisor of Assessments Cindy Baer, Sheriff Nathan Chaplin, Chief Probation Officer Jason Pantier, States Attorney Kate Watson, and Circuit Clerk Nathan Burton. Nathan Burton…

County budget and finance subcommittee

November 16, 2021 |

By Jim Allen Chair Tom Hettinger called the November meeting of the Budget and Finance Committee to order at 9:00. Hettinger turned to States Attorney Kate Watson to clarify the County Board’s position regarding the request by the Probation Department to reimburse employees for courses taken to further education. This meeting continued discussion that took…

Villa Grove Music Department Honors

November 16, 2021 |

Each year, the Villa Grove Music Department students participate in auditions for the District 5 Honors Ensembles.  The auditions are held in October and the students with the top scores across the district are then chosen for the Honors choirs, bands, jazz ensembles, and orchestras.  The students meet in Charleston at EIU in November for…

VG BOE discusses jh season cancellation with Heritage

November 16, 2021 |

By Kendra Hennis The monthly meeting of the Villa Grove Board of Education was called to order on Monday, November 15 at 6 p.m. Member Carisa Jones was absent. Following approval of the consent agenda, the board approved the 2021 property tax levy (payable 2022) in the amount of 4.77 percent. Superintendent Carol Munson explained…

City of Tuscola transforms for this year’s Christmastown

November 16, 2021 |

By Kendra Hennis  No time for the goose to fatten this year… Christmas is coming! The City of Tuscola is hosting Christmastown 2021 beginning December 1.  On Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Santa Shop will be held at the Community Building for kids to shop for their families. Appointments are available online on the…

Villa Grove High School first quarter honor and high honor roll

November 9, 2021 |

High Honors – All A’s  Seniors Kaylee Arbuckle, Liam Barr, Regan Blanton, Hayden Carter, Jobeth Crafton, Chase Dann, Makayla Fonner, Kirsten Foreman, Andrea Hall, Ashton Harrison, Elijah Kiesel, Molly Little, Andrew McQueen, Taylur Orwick, Daelin Price, Jessica Richey, Ashlynn Smith, Morgan Smith, Hailey Stutz, Ava Vollmer, Amelia Williams, Vanessa Wright  Juniors Jesse Bessent, Emma Buesing,…

Villa Grove Junior High first quarter honor and high honor roll

November 9, 2021 |

High Honors – All A’s  Eighth Grade Alexander Cook, Allison Eisenmenger, Jackson Gilles, Isaiah Kiesel, Piper Kiesel, Ryan Lillard, Eva Piercy, Hayden Thomas Seventh Grade Rebekka Bloom, Cole Cardiff, Logan Hauersperger, Ava Hudson, Owen Kneer, Cameron McGaughey, Oliver Oberg, Eamon Reedy, Ryker Reyling, Kori Russell High Honors Eighth Grade Jace Bennett, Dylan Boozer, Rebecca Brown,…

Ag in the Classroom

November 9, 2021 |

The Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom (IAITC) program remains a trusted resource for Douglas County children to learn about agriculture. This week the program received a needed boost in the form of IAA Foundation grants to local county coalitions.   Seventy-eight coalitions serving 87 Illinois counties were awarded $630,000 in grant dollars which can be…