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April 23, 2012

Community Briefs

First Citizen banquet nears

DANVILLE — The 79th annual First Citizen Banquet to honor Judd Peck is set for May 3 at Turtle Run Banquet Center, 332 E. Liberty Lane. There will be a cash bar and reception at 6 p.m., with dinner following at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $25 each. To make reservations, call Bill Garrison at 442-0244 and leave your name and number of people in your party for a reservation. Registration deadline is Wednesday.

Gardeners set workshop

Vermilion County Master Gardeners will host Vegetable Garden Planning presented by Jim Schmidt from 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Illinois Cooperative Extension office, 3164 N. Vermilion St. at Plaza 31.

This program will help attendees decide how much to plant based on average yield per plant and one’s family size. Participants will also learn the best place to plant a garden and how to prep the soil to ensure maximum harvest.

Individuals can register online at or call 442-8615.

Fair offers reality check

Area credit unions and businesses are sponsoring a hands-on reality fair for students ages 14-20 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Danville Area Community College Mary Miller Gymnasium.

The program aims to show the students the value of a dollar and just how “Fast their Cash” will disappear.

Richard to speak to lions

Kathy Richard with the HALO Project will speak to the Danville Lions Club at noon on Tuesday at the Days Hotel, 77 N. Gilbert.

DDI invites market vendors

Downtown Danville Inc. invites vendors and other farmers’ market participants to attend a meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the first floor conference room of the Danville Public Library, 319 N. Vermilion St.

The meeting will cover changes to this year’s market and answer participants’ questions. Refreshments will be provided. Reservations are requested. Call 443-3886.

The 2012 Downtown Danville Farmers’ Market will open May 2 and run from 7 a.m. to noon Wednesdays and Saturdays through October on the lawn of the Danville Public Library.

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  • Police investigate shooting report

    DANVILLE — City police investigated reports of a shooting in the 1000 block of Moore Street about 6:30 p.m.

    Preliminary reports had as many as three people with gunshot wounds. Ambulances were called to assist two of the people with wounds to the leg and one with a chest wound.

    The investigation continued Friday evening.

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    Hank Hornbeck, superintendent of Hoopeston Area schools, informed board members Thursday that staff health insurance rates would increase 5.99 percent from the previous year. Health insurance would remain with Health Alliance.

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  • Police Report Incidents reported to police include: Danville Tuesday: Theft of $46.70 in gas from Circle K, 121 S. Gilbert St. Theft of a license plate sticker in the 900 block of Hubbard Lane. Wednesday: Possession of alcohol in a vehicle in the 2400 block of Ca

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  • Elementary students to tackle math problems DANVILLE -- First-graders from all eight of Danville's elementary schools will tackle story problems, progressive computation, multiplication, fractions and even algebra at the third annual Danville District 118 First-Grade Math Challenge next week.

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  • Arena sells autographed posters on eBay DANVILLE - Want a piece of history from the David S. Palmer Arena? Several autographed posters are up for eBay auction right now from artists who've performed through the years at the arena. There are posters signed by Jason Aldean, Rodney Carrington

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  • Fire Calls Firefighters responded to the following calls: Wednesday, 10:18-10:39 a.m. -- A false alarm at 1900 E. Main St. Wednesday, 12:02-12:14 p.m. -- A medical call in the 100 block of South Gilbert Street. Wednesday, 7:55-8:02 p.m. -- A medical call

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