The Independent News

Mary Miller Junior High receives Excellence in Education Grant

The library at Mary Miller Junior High was very sad, dusty, and depressing when Dr. Catherine Eads became Assistant Principal at Mary Miller Junior High in 2016. Students rarely checked out books.

Many books were in poor condition and several were outdated and were not interesting to students.

The room had become a storage space.

A history of Veterans Day

by Rose Hawkins

Known as “The Great War”, World War I had been the first time that world powers were all involved in the same war at the same time. It officially ended on November 11, 1918, at 11 am, when the treaty was signed at Versailles, France.

Farm Bureau to celebrate 100th anniversary at meeting

Vermilion County Farm Bureau will be celebrating a century of service to agriculture and the family farm at the organization’s 100th Annual Meeting.

The meeting will be held November 27 at the Beef House Banquet Center near Covington. 

Vance Township Library hosting BINGO

Vance Township Library will be hosting another BINGO at the Fairmount Fire Station on Nov. 17 from 1 - 4 p.m.

Cookies, tea, coffee, and cider will be served.  No fee, but  donations for the library will be accepted.

Food for Fines at the Westville Public Library

The Westville Public Library is sponsoring a Food For Fines program which started November 9 and will be running through December 20th. 

Participants must be a Westville Library card holder.

Patrons may bring to the library non-perishable food that is not past the expiration date. 

Georgetown Cemetery District selling columbarium space

The Georgetown Cemetery District is making a final drive to sell spaces in a proposed columbarium at the Georgetown Cemetery.

A columbarium is an above-ground structured wall with recesses to receive the ashes from a cremation.

Gun raffle helping raise funds for park improvements

Westville’s Zamberletti Park Capital Improvement Commission is conducting a gun raffle to help with costs of the improvements made on the park restrooms and also for future plans for new playground equipment.

The raffle is for a Barrett Model 82A1 long gun and scope, gun case and 100 rounds of ammunition.

DACC Players stage murder in Bremer Theater

DACC Players, theatre troupe from Danville Area Community College, presents Page Three Murder on the Bremer stage, November 16 and 17, at 7 pm each evening.  Tickets will be sold at the door for $5/student or $10/adult. Credit cards will be accepted.

Medicare Part D coverage review for Georgetown Township residents

Georgetown Township would like to help all of our citizens that are on Medicare Part D to review their prescription coverage.

It is a good idea to check coverage every year with the new formulary that has arrived from your current provider.

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