The Independent News

Danville Garden Club hosting meeting

The Danville Garden Club will be hosting a general meeting on January 22 at noon at the Danville Public Library.

The menu will include winter greens, cold cuts and icy cupcakes.

The program will be "Glam in the Garden" on how to reimagine and upcycle found objects to add interest to a garden. The presenters will be Rachel Pearcy & Kris Newell.

Miss Georgetown Fair competing in Illinois County Fair Pageant

Billi Jo Shank, Miss Georgetown Fair 2018 will be competing in the Miss Illinois County Fair Pageant January 17-20th with 70 other County Fair Contestants.

The competition consists of a 4 minute interview, swimsuit, evening gown, and speech, with a top 15 chosen on Sunday.

CASA launches program in Vermillion County, Indiana

An essential program is being developed in Vermillion County. For the first time the county will have an officially certified Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program.

Hoopeston Jaycees host Joe Diffie and Walker McGuire at the 2019 National Sweetcorn Festival

The Hoopeston Jaycees are proud to announce: The country music superstar, Joe Diffie is coming to the National Sweetcorn Festival on August 30 in Hoopeston.

Joe Diffie has earned twelve Number 1 Country Hits including “Home,” “Pickup Man,” “Third Rock From the Sun” and “John Deere Green.”

Congressman John Shimkus collecting Valentines for heroes

Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) is once again asking constituents to participate in his annual “Valentines for Heroes” program.

The congressman’s district offices will collect valentines for distribution throughout the region to veterans and those currently serving in the military.

CASA looking for volunteers

CASA of Vermilion and Edgar County is in need of volunteers to better serve the community.

By no fault of their own, hundreds of abused and neglected children in Vermilion and Edgar Counties are currently involved with the juvenile court and welfare system.

January GRHS Leaders of the Herd

Georgetown-Ridge Farm High School is proud to announce the January “Leaders of the Herd”.

Freshman: Cale Steinbaugh

Sophomore: Abigail Tansy

Junior: Olivia McDaniel 

Senior: Lacey Steinbaugh

Congratulations and keep up the good work!   

Danville Art League announces upcoming events in January

The Danville Art League will be hosting many events in the month of the January.


Children’s Classes

Children’s winter class session will be held January through March.

Catlin student named to Carthage College Dean's List

Carthage College has named Jori Rhodes of Catlin to its dean’s list for academic excellence during the fall 2018 semester.

Dean’s list honors are accorded to Carthage students who achieve a minimum 3.5 grade-point average while carrying at least 14 credit hours during a semester.

Youth, adult mental-health first-aid trainings set in Vermilion County

With the support of a grant from the Vermilion Healthcare Foundation, the Vermilion County Mental Health 708 Board (VCMHB) office is providing both Youth and Adult Mental Health First Aid Trainings in Vermilion County.  Beth Knecht, of Hoopeston, serves as the Project Director for the grant.

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