Suspect wanted in home invasion

A man is wanted in connection with a home invasion in St. Joseph early Sunday morning. 

Around 1:30 a.m. on Nov. 29 the Champaign County Sherriff's Office responded to the 900 block of Chateau Drive for a report of a subject armed with a 12-gauge shotgun. The subject allegedly entered an occupied residence and shot at the occupants. 

Heritage students travel to Oz

The members of the Drama Club at Heritage High School want community members to follow the yellow brick road as they present the Wizard of Oz on Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Heritage High School. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students.

Acklin hosts meet and greet

Jim Acklin is in it to win it.

Acklin, who is running for the 102nd House District seat being vacated by state Rep. Adam Brown, R-Champaign, held a meet and greet event in Royal on Nov. 1 to meet his possible constituents.

Homer resident wants monument in town

A Homer resident is trying to honor the town’s veterans.

Kim Graham has approached the village board and asked if it would be possible to place a veterans monument within the village.

Scouts earn Bronze Awards

Fighting hunger, making animals happier, cleaning and organizing a community shed and beautifying a community garden are just some of the things two area girl scout troops did to earn their Bronze Awards.


“You just assume that people have food”

Community center launches No-Worries Wednesdays

If you’re ready to create some much-needed time and peace of mind in your life, check out No-Worries Wednesdays at St. Joseph United Methodist Church next month.

Veterans drive to take place in Homer

The third annual Veteran’s Drive will take place Nov. 7 in Homer.

The event will take place at Caboose Park from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“We are very excited to be able to say the event has done so well we are able to have third drive,” said Homer American Legion Auxiliary member Kim Graham.

Subdivision requirements to change

The Village of Ogden is changing its expectations for subdivisions.

The village adopted a subdivision ordinance and zoning ordinance several decades ago. The zoning ordinance was updated recently but the subdivision ordinance was not.

That all changed in September.

Haunted Halloween to benefit Children's Hospital

For years Mary Derenne  and her family transformed their yard in St. Joseph into a haunted trail for Halloween and asked visitors to donate to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

In 2014 they collected money to benefit the Plotner family of St. Joseph.

This year the location, duration and the beneficiary of the event has changed.

Homer Opera House to reopen Oct. 17

The Homer Opera House will officially reopen with a celebration on Saturday, Oct. 17.

The event features a concert at 6 p.m. with a range of musical performers, from bluegrass to rock and roll, to folk rock, to even some rap and show tunes performing.

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