Plight of the Monarch to be shown

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St. Joseph losing lone medical facility

The only medical doctor's office in St. Joseph is closing.

Patients were notified by letter this week that the Presence Medical Group location in St. Joseph will close on June 20.

St. Joseph Mayor B.J. Hackler said he is worried about the village losing its only medical facility.

"I have a concern whenever we don't have a medical facility here," he said.

Wolken to be honored

Randy Wolken has the most wins in IHSA history.
He has numerous regional titles.
He has numerous sectional titles
He has numerous appearances at State.
He even has a state title.
And now he will have a softball field named after him.

Runners sign with DACC

Two St. Joseph-Ogden cross country and track athletes will be competing as Jaguars next year.

Brayden Crozier and Corey Thompsen signed their letters of intent to run for Danville Area Community College on March 5.

DACC’s cross country head coach Kyle O’Brien said he was excited to work with the athletes.

No antique show this year

The St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce is not having its annual antique show this year.

After previous organizer  Deb Calvo stepped down the Chamber was unable to find a member who wanted to chair the event.

The Chamber looked at having an event organizer run the show, but those options were deemed too expensive.

Heritage music department to hold annual 5k

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.

Broadlands looking at anniversary plans


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.

Homer moving forward with visioning program

The Homer MAPPING steering committee met Jan. 18 to discuss plans for fundraising to cover the cost of the project.

Community Notebook

Church of Christ to welcome Habeeb
Saint Joseph Church of Christ Men’s Conference Presents: Lessons in Leadership from Life with guest speaker Habeeb Habeeb.
The event will take place Jan. 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Donuts and coffee will be provided at 8:30 a.m. and lunch will be provided at noon from Hickory River.

'Agriculture has been a big part of my life'

Katie Duitsman has always loved agriculture.

The St. Joseph-Ogden agriculture teacher and FFA advisor was a member of the FFA at her high school, Paxton Buckley-Loda.
"Agriculture has been a big part of my life," she said.  
Duitsman grew up on a small grain and live stock farm.

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