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A product of Catlin, 22-year-old Damon Hays has been selected to serve as a volunteer for the Peace Corps in the country of Benin.

RIDGE FARM — Each growing season, gardeners face many questions: what to plant, remove, divide, etc. Whether gardeners 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.

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DANVILLE – After being denied, a special-use permit to allow for a solar energy system at Aqua Illinois’ water treatment plant off West Fairchild Street will return for Danville City Council action next week.

DANVILLE – Renovations completed years ago at the Lincoln Park Pavilion are similar to those city officials say are needed at the Douglas Park Pavilion.

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DANVILLE — A minister who has served for more than 60 years in positions as co-pastor and pastor with the Assemblies of God has received the Unsung Hero award for 2019.

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DANVILLE — Danville District 118 officials hope the district’s three-day centralized registration event, which ends at noon today, made registering students more convenient, particularly for families who have more than one child in the district.

DANVILLE – The Vermilion County Board this week had a first reading on a new solar farm energy systems ordinance for the county.

David L. Crawley, 61, of Danville, charged Thursday in Vermilion County Circuit Court with six counts of reproduction of child pornography, which are Class X felonies punishable by six to 30 years in prison, and one count of possession of child pornography, a Class 2 felony punishable by thr…

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DANVILLE – Teens in a summer cooking class whipped up a homemade dessert that doesn’t sound very appetizing but is a favorite chocolate concoction to many.

DANVILLE – Members of United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 686 who work at the Viscofan meat casings production facility in Danville are standing together for a fair contract.

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DANVILLE — With a combined total of nearly 75 years in the classroom between them, Northeast Elementary Magnet School teachers Kathy Caston and Kim Hall undoubtedly have touched the lives of many students.

DANVILLE – Rantoul is the first municipality outside Vermilion County to join the Vermilion County Land Bank in a still-to-be-named new regional land bank.

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DANVILLE – Northeast Elementary Magnet School students jumped — literally — at the chance to celebrate the last full day of school Tuesday with a Field Day.

DANVILLE — There are advantages in the proximity of Interstate 57 to Vermilion County. However, one disadvantage is that many travelers miss out on what northern Vermilion County cities have to offer.

DANVILLE – Construction had been expected to start this summer, but now likely won’t start until next construction season on the northwest sanitary service area project.

It’s that time again to remove empty planters, clean gutters, empty and remove abandoned swimming pools. Warm weather has reached Vermilion County, which means its time for mosquitoes.

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DANVILLE – Getting neighbors together to talk about community issues and find solutions to problems is easier said than done sometimes.

DANVILLE — Danville District 118 is once again offering a streamlined approach to student registration, starting Wednesday and lasting through the end of the week at the David S. Palmer Civic Center.

When she found out that staff at the Danville Correctional Center had removed more than 200 books from a library inside the prison’s education wing, Rebecca Ginsburg said she felt a pit in her stomach.

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DANVILLE – What happens in Vegas isn’t just staying in Vegas as eyes continue to be on Watchfire Signs’ upgrade of the world’s largest video screen.

SPRINGFIELD — After four years of fiscal austerity and the pro-business, anti-union agenda of former Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, Illinois lawmakers took a sharp turn to the left during the just-completed legislative session, passing a budget with more than $1 billion in new spending and a …

DANVILLE — The Vermilion County Federation of Labor AFL–CIO will again sponsor the “Largest Downstate Parade in Illinois” on Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 2. The parade committee takes much time and pride in bringing this event to downtown Danville.

DANVILLE – Danville Restoring Our Community is registering people for the 2nd Annual Vermilion County Sealing and Expungement Summit.

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DANVILLE — Marvin “Ike” Isenhower enjoyed everything about his trip to Washington, D.C., with the Indy Honor Flight 29. But, he especially enjoyed all the attention from strangers.

DANVILLE – After aldermen approved a $6.2 million contract with Cross Construction for the northwest sanitary service area reconstruction in May, the project is being delayed.

DANVILLE — Timothy Leek practically grew up at Laura Lee Fellowship House, so he especially feels honored to be recognized by the agency.

DANVILLE — A Danville High School art teacher faces felony charges after being indicted in Vermilion County Circuit Court this week.

DANVILLE — The Boys and Girls Club of Danville will conduct a Summer Food Service Program during the next couple months.

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DANVILLE — “She’s a walking fur-ball,” one student exclaimed.

DANVILLE – Danville Area Community College’s adult education division has planned an event Tuesday morning to inform frontline community supporters of the services available to individuals who might need a hand with finishing their education or landing a job.

GEORGETOWN – Danville Area Community College is expanding into southern Vermilion County this fall by offering dual-credit courses and GED/HSE preparation courses.

DANVILLE – With the resignation of City Engineer David Schnelle last month, the Danville Area Transportation Study is currently without a director.

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WESTVILLE — A businessman and a dentist will be the 2019 inductees into Westville High School’s Wall of Fame this weekend.

DANVILLE – When the special-use permit for Aqua Illinois’ solar energy project returns to the Danville City Council on June 18 for another vote, a super majority vote isn’t needed to reject the permit.

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of Lynchburg, Virginia Passed away on June 1, 2019, Mrs. Myrna Pichon Nein Passed away at her home surrounded by those that loved her. Family and friends may call 434.401.1488 for additional information.

formerly of Potomac, died June 13, 2019. Services will be at 2:00 p.m. June 17, 2019, at Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac. Visitation 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial in Potomac Cemetery. www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.