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Heritage to leave LOVC

Distance does not make the heart grow fonder.
Heritage Superintendent Tom Davis said distance and travel times were the main consideration when the school decided to leave the Little Okaw Valley Conference.
Davis said the discussion of conference travel and the instability of football teams within the conference has been discussed for the last six weeks.


PVO looks to the future

The Prairieview-Ogden Board of Education is looking to the future.
During the November board meeting, the board of education discussed
faculty and staff options for the 2018-19 school year, said Superintendent
Vic White.
White said the discussions are taking place due to a high fifth and sixth
grade enrollment.
The four options discussed were not adding faculty or staff, add another


Helping hands

Kent and Jill Robbins like to give back.
Both work tirelessly for causes they believe in.
This includes every thing from athletics at their former college to the
local food pantry.

Working with EIU
Each year the Robbins plan a golf outing at the Danville Country Club to
support Eastern Illinois University athletics.


No students hurt in bus accident

A school bus from St. Joseph CCSD #169 was rear-ended on Rt. 150 on Wednesday afternoon. 

Superintendent Todd Pence said the bus only had eight students on it when it was hit from behind by a Volkswagen Beetle.

“The majority of the students had already been dropped off,” Pence said. 


Halloween events to take place this Saturday

By NORA MABERRY-DANIELS
nmaberry@news-gazette.com

The annual Halloween Fundraiser for the St. Louis Children’s Hospital has a new location this year. Now, the event will be held in downtown St. Joseph on Oct. 21.
“We had interest from business to have it downtown and I think it’s a better location that people will see it and attend,” said event chair Mary Derenne said.


Play day event to take place

FOR THE LEADER

St. Joseph United Methodist Church invites parents and children through grade school age for a super-simple play date starting 11:30 a.m. Saturday, October 21 at Hackler Park, also known as the dinosaur park.  
Worried you’ll have to make a casserole and a dessert and find just the right outfit? No need to worry.


Dalton directs first show at SJO

By NORA MABERRY-DANIELS
nmaberry@news-gazette.com

Twenty-one.
That’s how many theater productions Chandler Dalton has worked on counting her current production of “Fairy Tale Courtroom.”
In short, the new St. Joseph-Ogden drama director is a veteran of the theater.
 “The kids were really shocked when I told them that,” Dalton said.


Apothecary celebrates 25 years

A little over 25 years ago, Kathy Munday purchased St. Joseph Drugs.
The store was located at 218 E. Lincoln St. in St. Joseph and was owned by Ken Irle. The older building didn’t have much at a first. An older electrical box with screw-in fuses, few windows and a small back room.
Didn’t matter to Munday. It was meant to be.


So you think you can dance

The Jan Gallo Dance Studio is welcoming a TV star on Oct. 7.
“We are crazy excited,” Jan Gallo said.
The studio will be hosting a Pop Up Master Hip Hop Class taught by Comfort  Fedoke.
Fedoke was a contestant on season four of the Show “So You Think You Can Dance?”.


Other zoning changes being proposed

The town center is just one proposed zoning change that the board is looking at.
Susan Monte of Champaign County Regional Planning has been working on updating the zoning ordinance for the village.
While some of the changes are just to reorganize the content to improve readability and provide clarity others, like adding the town center, will provide notable changes.


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