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By BRITTANY BORTHWICK
For the Leader
“Going green” is a term recognized by most, but what it means to Prairieview-Ogden school district is much more than saving money. It means a new and exciting form of education.
The SJO Service Members organization is still honoring service members.
Organization founder James Wasson said the group is still working to collect names of service members and honor them with a sign hung in their hometown.
"The first year it was really popular," Wasson said. "We were fundraising and it was something that was new."
The group was founded in 2011.
The scene is shocking.
Students covered in blood.
A jogger laying in the middle of the road.
A car totaled.
Thankfully, it is not real.
The scene is part of a crash reenactment that took place at St. Joseph-Ogden High School on April 26. The event takes place once every three years to remind students about the dangers of drinking and driving.
Uriah N. Fosdick of St. Joseph has pleaded guilty in Champaign County Circuit Court to felony disorderly conduct.
The charges resulted from Fosdick, 34, making threats against St. Joseph-Ogden High School.
As part of Monday's plea agreement, a second charge of making a terrorist threat was dismissed.
Election results were announced at the Prairieview-Ogden Board meeting on April 8.
Dick Harms received 221 votes, Darrin Flessner received 225 votes and Jeff Suits received 225 votes.
Flessner was elected board president, Harms was elected vice president and Chad Barnes was elected board secretary.
Last week the Illinois Department of Transportation announced a $7.4 million road project for the Village of St. Joseph.
SPRINGFIELD, IL - State Sens. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) and Mike Frerichs
(D-Champaign) today announced stepped-up oversight of the Clinton Landfill that sits
atop the Mahomet Aquifer, which is the source of drinking water for over a half
"Two weeks ago, during the state budget hearing for the Illinois EPA, I tore into
As young boys playing in the Salt Fork River, Levi Marriott and Paul Cousert often wondered if you could float down the river all the way to the ocean.
In about 21 days, maybe as many as 28, the best friends from St. Joseph will finally answer that boyhood question when they paddle their canoe into the Gulf of Mexico.
Recent dealings with a proposed coal mine had a big effect on the election in Homer, as the village will welcome a new mayor this year, while its current one failed to win election to the village board, and a trustee who had resigned was re-elected.
Trustee Ray Cunningham, who ran unopposed, was elected as mayor. He received 127 votes out of 229 ballots cast.
The St. Joseph Grade School Carnival will be held April 12.
The event will take place at the Middle School gym.
The carnival is free and everyone is invited.
Parent Teacher Committee President Dana Rowland said she expects 300 people to attend the event.
The group has planned for 15 carnival style games, inflatables, face painting, a treat/cake walk and much more.