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When she walked through the halls of Centennial High School in Champaign, Gia Lewis-Smallwood didn't plan on being an Olympian, she told track athletes at St. Joseph-Ogden High School on Feb. 20.
She planned on being a professional basketball player.
St. Joseph-Ogden High School is empowering its students.
In December administrators took part in ALICE training and are now implementing the training in the school.
ALICE is an acronym that stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate. It is not designed to be sequential, but rather give a victim options in an active shooter situation in a public place.
Propane buses might be used to transport Prairieview-Ogden students to and from class in the future.
The school board heard a presentation from a Central States Bus Co. representative about propane buses at its January meeting last week.
The saga of the Ogden water tower continues.
“There isn’t too much to update,” Mayor Jack Reidner said.
The Heritage School District has used all five of their emergency days, Superintendent Tom Davis said.
And then some.
They have used eight emergency days since the start of the school year.
The district has applied for three Act of God waivers, which would enable them to not have to make up the additional days.
The Heritage Music Department will be holding their annual 5K and fun run on March. 15.
The race starts at Homer Village Park at 9 a.m.
"It is a well-managed event," Music Director Justin Lee said. "With an enthusiastic staff and community support. It is a great local race with competitive and recreational runners."
Lee said the group is looking for donations.
The St. Joseph Village Board heard from engineering firm Clark Dietz at the Jan. 28 meeting.
The village is looking at doing work on Grant Avenue and Sherman Street. The work will include milling and resurfacing.
The Village of Broadlands is making plans to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the town.
At the January board meeting, the trustees discussed the upcoming Broadlands 125th anniversary.
An autopsy was conducted last Friday following the discovery of human remains at a fire scene in rural Homer.
Vermilion County Coroner Peggy Johnson said that remains found last Thursday in the rubble of a farmhouse leveled by fire on Jan. 24 were determined to be human.
The Homer TIF committee met on Jan. 23 to discuss the village's TIF District with a representative from Jacob and Kline.