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GEORGETOWN – Georgetown-Ridge Farm Superintendent Jean Neal said Monday that her district planned to serve approximately 12,000 meals to students that day.


CATLIN – School officials and teachers across Vermilion County have been remotely teaching students since last week when schools statewide did not reopen as originally planned.

Good Sunday morning everyone! During this time with the COVID-19 and the Shelter in Place order, it has become a stressful time for people. Fear and anxiety about the disease can be overwhelming. But coping with stress will make you stronger.

Dr. William T. Snider let his patients know he was proud of his old horse as he made his rounds in October 1918. The country roads were so bad, he preferred to travel in a buggy rather than a car. The Vermilion County physician was treating people who had been infected by what was titled the…

As the coronavirus continues to spread, many genealogy events are being canceled, postponed, or turned into a virtual event. For example, Rhonda Stoffer, president of the Indiana Genealogical Society (IGS), has posted a Corona Virus Update at https://tinyurl.com/r4j49kb to announce that the …

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DANVILLE – Danville District 118 teachers have been getting creative as they try to keep in contact with their students while schools statewide remain closed.

DANVILLE – Danville District 118 officials and teachers have had to find a different way to teach students after schools statewide did not reopen last week.

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DANVILLE – The Vermilion County Conservation District is bringing the great outdoors into homes across the area as well as some out of state.

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — An Illinois man who pleaded guilty in a string of Indiana bank robberies pulled off while he wore wigs and fake beards as disguises has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.


DANVILLE — With demolition work wrapping up on a couple remaining properties, construction is still expected to begin this summer or fall for the city’s west side Carle at the Riverfront project.

DANVILLE – Customers who arrive today at Danville’s Custard Cup will find a new way to order their favorite frozen treat.

DANVILLE — After not having met for two weeks, due to a canceled meeting and a fifth Tuesday in March, Danville City Council aldermen will meet Tuesday night remotely in a teleconference.

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Parke County has recorded its second active case of COVID-19, health officials said, and Indiana officials report 24 more Hoosier deaths as the number of positive cases rose by 408 since Thursday.

DANVILLE — Single people and couples can only dream about the next normal date nights after the coronavirus pandemic subsides.

DANVILLE — This weekend’s downtown First Friday event featuring the Easter Bunny and Easter Bonnet Parade has been canceled due to the coronavirus, but Downtown Danville Inc. officials are hopeful for Summer Sounds and other later-year events.

DANVILLE — As the number of persons diagnosed with COVID-19 in Illinois continue to rise, and with two confirmed locally, OSF HealthCare officials say they have continued to plan for a potential surge in patients.

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DANVILLE — During a walk through Spring Hill Cemetery last summer, Duncan Auter spotted a name that sounded familiar. Duncan, 12, had heard stories from Larry Weatherford, president of two historical groups, about Pvt. George McKibben, a Civil War veteran.

DANVILLE — The days may be running into each other and the list of possible activities may be running short already for some people bored at home.

A Vermilion County resident in their 20s was tested in Champaign County and is currently hospitalized there after having tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Vermilion County Health Department on Tuesday.

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CATLIN — A dozen or so Salt Fork North Elementary School teachers hopped in their cars Monday morning and drove around Catlin to lift the spirits of their students.

DANVILLE — Danville District 118 school board members will meet via teleconference today to consider how to provide financial support to the district’s school bus drivers while schools statewide are closed due to COVID-19.

Health care dominated political dialogue leading up to the coronavirus crisis this month and if voters in the nation’s heartland are an accurate yardstick, the struggle over the best way to provide it will escalate on the road to November’s election.

HOOPESTON — The Hoopeston City council called an emergency meeting Friday to discuss approving a resolution declaring a state of emergency regarding the Covid-19 virus and to begin implementing Stage III of the Covid-19 City plan.

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GEORGETOWN — The state fire marshal was on the scene Friday morning of a Thursday evening house explosion.

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DANVILLE — The city’s 528 public housing units will be down to 379 units after Phase 2 of demolitions if U.S Housing and Urban Development officials approve the plan.

DANVILLE — Last week’s Housing Authority of the City of Danville Board of Commissioners' meeting had commissioners and staff participating not in-person, but in their homes.

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DANVILLE — Animal lovers might not be able to enter a shelter at this time — at least not without an appointment — but there still are ways to help the cats and dogs.

DANVILLE – Danville Area Community College graduates and their families should plan to be cool and comfortable during this year’s commencement, even if the ceremony is postponed to later this summer.

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DANVILLE — OSF HealthCare Sacred Heart Medical Center officials are giving a big thank you to Vermilion County residents and the community for the support they're showing the hospital in this time of uncertainty with the coronavirus pandemic.

DANVILLE – Balloons Over Vermilion organizers announced Wednesday they had canceled this year’s hot-air balloon festival due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns.

DANVILLE — Eastern Illinois Foodbank plans a drive-through food distribution 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday at True Grit Fitness, 1803 Georgetown Road.

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DANVILLE — Mayor Rickey Williams Jr. took to social media earlier this week to start a couple of initiatives for people to participate together, but apart in their homes due to the coronavirus.

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DANVILLE – A program piloted today in Danville to provide nutritious meals to Danville District 118 students during the COVID-19 restrictions has the potential to go national.


DANVILLE – Danville’s very own Custard Cup opened for the season late last week despite cold temperatures, coronavirus restrictions and even a little snow during the weekend.

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Ajay Avonta Walker, 2-week-old infant of Danville left this world to be cuddled in Jesus' arms on April 2, 2020. He is the son of Adrianna Conner and Jiquary Walker. Ajay has a big brother, Ace Stancle (age 2). In addition, Ajay leaves behind his grandparents, Cheryl (Chuck) Rheynardof Westv…