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February 18, 2013

Community Briefs

YMCA open enrollment set

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DANVILLE —

The chorus is preparing for its May 5 concert “Celebrate Music.” For more information, call chorus manager Gene Schroeder at 446-7543 or 431-0385. Auditions are not required. All voice ranges are welcome.

VA celebrates black history

To celebrate Black History Month, the Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System will have a program at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Social Activities Room of building 104.

Tricia Teague, a Danville native, will be the guest speaker. Teague founded Progressive Black, a subsidiary of Plethora Publishing, Inc.

Alzheimer’s group meets

The Hawthorne Inn of Danville will have its monthly Alzheimer’s Support Group meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday. The groups are designed for families dealing with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Participants can share experiences and hear what others are facing and/or have experienced with loved ones.

The topic this month will be “Challenges Care-givers Face” with speaker Kim LeLoup. Anyone is welcome to attend the meetings that start at 5 p.m. the third Thursday of each month.

With questions, call LeLoup at 431-1600, extension 5.

Bowling fundraiser nears

Big Brothers Big Sisters encourages the community to participate in its premiere fundraiser, Bowl For Kids’ Sake.

The fundraiser’s finale takes place March 2 at Fast Lanes in Hoopeston and from 4-7:30 p.m. March 8 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 9 at Lincoln Lanes in Danville.

To participate, teams of five get together, and each teammate gets a pledge sheet and raises funds to ensure children in Vermilion County who want and need a mentor get one. Team members can set up a fundraising page at firstgiving.com/bbbsvc/bowl-for-kids-sake and send out information to friends and family so they can donate, too.

There are certain benefits for participants: every $100 raised ensures one’s name is placed in a drawing for one of two $75 Wal-Mart gift cards; those who raise money in other increments will be entered into a drawing for a mini Apple iPad and a Nook.

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  • Mildred Christine Utesch Mildred Christine Utesch, 83, peacefully passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. She was born on Dec. 25, 1930, in Georgetown to Andrew and Arzella Acord. In 1951, she married William Albert Utesch, and together they raised their children, William Edwa

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  • New program to help Hoopeston Area students

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  • Man to face trial on battery charges DANVILLE — A local man will be held over for trial in connection with allegations he severely abused an infant last month.Benjamin K. Smith, 25, of Oakwood, appeared in Vermilion County Circuit Court for an afternoon preliminary hearing on charges of

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