Hoopeston Area High School is looking for alumni who have done or are doing great things in college, career, and/or life to update and add new entries into the Hall of Champions. The school is seeking any student that has graduated in the last 15 years. If interested, people need to submit t…

Those who know me understand that I love the Christmas season. I like the little things, like hot chocolate and Christmas music. I love the family traditions, the decorating, and taking precious hours to connect with people we love. I also love the more profound ideas of Christmas; giving an…

The Hoopeston Public Library's entry won the Hoopeston Chamber of Commerce's Magical Express Christmas Tree decorating contest last week. Chamber officers Brandi Totheroh (far left) and Valarie Hinkle (middle right) presented library staff Tricia Freeland (middle left) and JoAnn Charbonneau …

Conservative Vermilion County Treasurer Darren Duncan, a seventh-generation farmer from Rossville and advocate for reduced spending and common-sense government is formally launching his campaign for the GOP nomination for the 15th Congressional District in the March 2020 primary.

Vermilion County Supervisor of Elections Lindsay Light released a list of candidates who have filed to run for various elected positions in the upcoming election.

The Little Lorraine will present “Spider Man: Far From Home” this weekend. Showtimes are: 7 p.m. Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Pizza and a movie Friday night.

The Hoopeston Community Church of the Nazarene will offer caroling on demand around the area on Dec. 13 and Dec. 20 as a fundraiser for the Teen Bible Quizzing Team.

Nearly 70 students from across the 53rd Senate District came to Bloomington-Normal recently to offer up their ideas for new laws to State Senator Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington). The event was part of Barickman’s annual Youth Advisory Council program, now in its sixth year.

Would you rather be outside in your garden than anywhere else? Are you searching for a unique gift for a friend who loves to learn? Do you have gardening questions that need to be answered? Are you looking for something fun to do with your spouse or a friend? The University of Illinois Exten…

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 34th annual survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $48.91, up just a penny from last year. That Thanksgiving meal for 10 is less than $5 per person.

The Hoopeston Public Library is helping the Village of Rossville and the Rossville-Alvin Schools by collecting plastic caps and lids which will be recycled into benches. Any cap or lid (under 8” wide; no containers) with a recycle number of 2, 4 or 5 is acceptable, including water/soft drink…

The Hoopeston Area Board of Education held a marathon meeting last week including nearly two hours worth of discussions over the possibility of moving from an 11-man to an eight-man football system.

“The Peanut Butter Falcon” will be shown at the Little Lorraine this weekend. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday (pizza and a movie) and 3 p.m. Sunday. Prices are $5 for adults; $2 for children 12 and under.

Happy Thanksgiving. Happy and Thanksgiving. Will your celebration of this thankful Holiday include happiness?

Although the first steam-powered automobile built for human transportation was built in 1769 by French inventor Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot with other versions through the years by many other German and French inventors, the first successful gas powered automoblie in the United States, a four hors…

Read about a new art exhibit from two local artists on page 2.

Danville Area Community College is holding a DACC’s Got Talent contest. Acts were selected from auditions of current DACC students, alumni, faculty, and staff.