Local Photographer Carrie Mattsey’s love for catching the vibrant colors of nature is clearly evident in her photography. An exhibit open reception for her “Moments in Nature” photography collection will be held on June 30 from 1-4pm at the Kennekuk Environmental Education Center, Kennekuk C…

State Representative Mike Marron (R- Fithian) announced that the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) will extend the application date for the herbicide dicamba to be applied on soybeans in Illinois for the 2019 growing season until July 15.

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Mariya Harris, Kacy Harris, Taelyn Harris, Jacob Dohme. Darren Dohme, Caroline Dohme, Caroline Dohme, Julle Dohme, Dylan Dohme, Quinn Gard, Kristin DePratt and Carrigan Gard, members of Carle’s ‘Magnificent Nine,’ recently posed for a photo during reunion in the Carle Forum lobby June 7 in Urbana.

Jennifer Kimbro, a University of Iowa student from Catlin, IL 61817 studying in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was named to the UI’s Dean’s List for the spring 2019 semester.

Lakeview College of Nursing recently awarded a bachelor of science in nursing degree to 52 students during the College’s spring commencement ceremony held in Danville. The following were recognized:

Women and young persons who would like to learn the art of shooting clay targets are invited to attend a Youth & Women’s Wingshooting Clinic on June 22 and 23 at Middle Fork State Fish and Wildlife Area near Collison.

Gabrielle Watson, a University of Iowa student from Danville was one of more than 4,800 UI undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to participate in graduation ceremonies in May.

Dallas Cowboys linebacker, and Danville native, Justin March-Lillard, returns home to host his annual JML Youth Football Camp for young athletes entering the 4th – 12th grade. This camp focuses on teaching the fundamental football skills in a fun competitive environment.


Dr. Robert Ewbank and his wife Sue are no strangers to the Danville Area Community College Foundation. They have been donors for more than 25 years, establishing their own scholarship 15 years ago. Student support is vital to the couple.

It is Showtime at Your Library this summer for children at the Westville Public Library.  The program will be June 17 - 21. 

Join the fun and drive your car, truck, or motorcycle along the old Dixie Highway. Vehicles will register at the City Hall parking lot in downtown Danville beginning at 9 AM on June 15 and leave the parking lot at 10:00 AM.

The Vermilion Valley Quilt Guild will hold their next meeting on June 18. The meeting starts at 9:30 a.m., the program will start around 10:15.

The Georgetown Ladies Club is looking for girls and boys ages five to eight and girls ages nine to twelve to join in the excitement of their annual Little Miss and Little Mister and Junior Miss Georgetown Contest.

Each weekday morning from June 10th through June 28 Quaker volunteers will provide free, nourishing breakfast to underserved children ages 4-18. The Breakfast in the Park truck will roll into Lincoln Park at 9 am, and following breakfast each day, a variety of fun and motivating community or…

Kira Conklin of Oakwood was named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2019 academic term at William Woods University (WWU) in Fulton, Missouri. 

Each growing season, gardeners face many questions: what to plant, remove, divide etc. Whether you have a large area or a small patio, nutrient rich soil or compacted clay, unlimited funds or a tight budget there are countless ways to proceed and new garden trends to consider. 

On June 15, The Georgetown American Legion Post 203 will honor one hundred years of service to veterans with a day-long outdoor celebration at the post that will feature American Pie and Hillbilly Deluxe, great food, drinks and fun.

We regret to inform our readers that due to declining interest, The Independent News will not be organizing the Georgetown Village-Wide rummage sale this year.

Gregory’s Academy of the Arts shares summer plans.  The Academy will host it’s second workshop for the 2019 Summer Season on June 8, 2019 at 1 pm at 149 North Vermilion Street, in Downtown Danville, Illinois (Across the street from the Fischer Theater).

Jeaneen McCrone had a great interest in flowers at a very young age. When she was young she helped her mom in the shop with Christmas florals. In high school, she pursued her interest by taking the art program which lead her to VOTEC in Tilton for Greenhouse Management. Dale Dombrowski her t…

Students who are enrolled in at least 6 credit hours at Lakeview College of Nursing and who achieve a GPA of 3.6 or higher on a 4.0 scale are named to the Dean’s List for the semester.

The first CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteers for the CASA of Vermillion County program were sworn in by Honorable Judge Jill Wesch on May 18th, marking an historic moment for Vermillion County.  Being one of the few counties left in the State of Indiana to lack a CASA program…

The next Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies at the Westville Public Library will be June 5 at 2 PM.  The movie stars Robert Redford in his last film role before retiring.

Thirty students were recently inducted into the Lakeview College of Nursing Developing Honor Society. Those receiving this honor include the following:

State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) joined legislators, environmental groups and community leaders from across Illinois May 21 to call on the General Assembly to be proactive about the hazardous coal ash pollution threatening Illinois lakes, rivers and streams.