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Potential neighbors of a proposed hog-finishing facility west of Ridge Farm voiced concerns last Thursday night at a public meeting held by the Illinois Department of Agriculture.

Kenny is an ambassador to the town of Westville.  He exemplifies what it is to be a good student, citizen, and human being. Through Boy Scouts of America, Kenny has created friendships across the globe while he created friendships in his town.

Longview Bank and Trust, along with Georgetown- Ridge Farm High School, is proud to announce the Outstanding Senior recipient for September. Congratulations to Andrew Davis. 


When Danville Area Community College President Stephen Nacco passes by the former U.S. Army Reserve center, he envisions a place where people can train for all sorts of employment opportunities, from driving forklifts to — if and when a proposed Las Vegas-style casino is built — repairing sl…

Georgetown Township is holding its Annual Coat Drive on November 2,  at Westville Village Hall parking lot 201 N. State and the Georgetown Township Building at 1805 N Main, Georgetown and from 9 – Noon at both locations.  

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Rescue Us will be hosting a fish fry on October 25 at the Georgetown First Church of Christ Ministry Building from 4-7 p.m.

The Danville High School class of 1952 will be holding their annual reunion will hold their 67th class reunion at Jocko’s in Danville from 1-3 p.m. on October 26.

A special outdoor event is open to all school age youth and their families at Camp Robert Drake on Saturday, October 27.   The Smilin’ Pumpkin Outdoor Sports Fest, sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America, will provide youth ages 5 and up with camping games and outdoor challenges from 1-4 pm o…

The Cayuga American Legion will be hosting an all you can eat fish fry on October 19 from 4-7 p.m. Eastern Time.

The Kingman Fire Department is sponsoring a Jonah Fish Fry on October 19 at the fire house in Kingman from 4-8 p.m.

A yearly tradition at Westville’s Trinity United Church of Christ, is the Westville vs. Georgetown-Ridge Farm “Coal Bucket”  Chili Supper.

VVQ is a quilt guild that meets the third Tuesday of each month, at the Danville Public Library, to provide a forum for local quilters to share their passion for quilting. Our October program will feature three of our longarmers to provide helpful guidelines to prepare your quilt, for the qu…

Dear readers, our deadline for news to be submitted for the October 23 edition of The Independent News will be moved one day ahead to 3 p.m. Wednesday, October 16.

 DLO Musical Theatre opens its 65th season with a show for the whole family, The Wizard of Oz, on October 25 and 26 at 7 p.m., and October 27 at 2 p.m. at the Dick Van Dyke Auditorium at Danville High School.

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A newly formed group of individuals with a long history in the gaming industry hopes to build a Las Vegas-style casino resort that attracts people all along the Interstate 74 corridor to the outskirts of Danville for more than gambling.

Plans are underway for several events this fall being hosted by the Westville Lions Club.  With events like the Candy Day Drive, 6th Annual K9 Walk for Leaderdogs for the Blind, and our Annual Trunk or Treat event there is something for everyone to reach out and help those around us.

The Kingman Fire Department is sponsoring a Jonah Fish Fry on October 19 at the fire house in Kingman from 4-8 p.m.


The Vermillion County Community Foundation is pleased to award a $1,000 donation to the Vermillion County Indiana Historical Society for partial costs associated with expenses that have incurred due to significant storm damage.

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When the governments of Vermilion County and a handful of its municipalities started the Vermilion County Land Bank in 2016, the aim was to spur revitalization through redevelopment of the county’s many abandoned properties, which can quickly become a nuisance to neighbors and a drain on loc…

The Vermilion County Museum Society, in conjunction with Looking for Lincoln, the National Park Service, and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, will be hosting The Illinois Freedom Project exhibit at the Museum from October 3 through December 3.

Registration is under way for a community 5K event that will be held on October 26. The 1st Annual Pumpkin 5K will benefit the developing honor society of Lakeview College of Nursing. The officers of the developing honor society are organizing the event.

Girl Scouts of Central Illinois (GSCI) gives girls the skills they need to become successful and make a lasting difference in their communities and the world. GSCI works to make sure as many girls as possible in the district have the opportunity to join and take advantage of the programs Gir…

Perrysville United Methodist Church of Perrysville, Indiana will be celebrating their 82nd Annual Lamb and Chicken Supper, October 3.

The Eunice Society at Trinity Lutheran Church in Danville will be holding their semi-annual rummage and bake sale in the church gymnasium on October 4 and 5.