ROANOKE – The Heart of Illinois Blue Star Mothers (BSM) will pack items for the 10th annual "Bit of Home" at Roanoke-Benson High School in the middle of October. The program supplies care packages for deployed troops, which are put together with donated items from the Blue Star's Amazon Wishlist.
EUREKA - A total of 15 fourth quarter points sent the Hornets past Heart of Illinois Conference crossover foe Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 29-7 Friday night at McCollum Field.
EUREKA – Kenneth E. “Gene” Crawford Jr., 92, of Morton, died at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
ROANOKE - The Tri-County Conference hosts extended their win streak to 10 in a row after a 25-21, 25-9 triumph over Henry Thursday night at Dick Broers Gymnasium.
MINONK – After consecutive home games, Fieldcrest will serve as the visitors Friday evening as they travel to Le Roy to meet the Panthers. Kick off for the Heart of Illinois Conference crossover is 7 p.m. The Panthers enter with a 1-3 record and have dropped two in a row.
EUREKA – A pair of three-win teams meet at McCollum Field, as Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley arrives for a 7 p.m. start Friday in the Heart of Illinois Conference crossover clash with the homestanding Hornets.
ROANOKE - At Monday night's meeting, the village board agreed toward the first payment of $103,780.20 to Pontiac-based Opperman Construction for recent work done on the construction of a motorcycle course at the Secretary of State’s office in addition to work done on the new parking lot, sid…
BENSON – Lee A. Bally, 77, died Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
SECOR – Joshua Ray Mayotte, 35, died at 10 p.m., Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, at his home in Secor with his family by his side.
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MINONK – Janice Louise Timmerman, 82, died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021.
EUREKA - The high school classroom has been replaced with the executive board room for one group of local teenagers with the hope he/she will remain in the area workforce.
Significant upgrades have been occurring at Eureka Lake Park, which has included walking trails on the south side. More work is in store in early October in the form of an asphalt project.
ROANOKE - In a battle that saw two teams enter with lengthy win streaks on Monday evening, Roanoke-Benson extended theirs with a 25-19, 25-18 decision over Fieldcrest at Dick Broers Gymnasium.
EUREKA – Donald Lynn Nixon, 87, died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at his home in Eureka.
MINONK - Eureka re-claimed the Veteran's Bowl trophy on Friday. The Hornets (3-1, 1-1) defeated Fieldcrest 41-0 in the Heart of Illinois Conference large division contest at Veteran's Park.
MINONK – Larry P. May, 77, died at 11:52 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, at his home in Minonk.
EUREKA – Eureka College officials support an effort to place a statue of former President Ronald Reagan in the Illinois Capitol in Springfield. Further moves toward the statue would come from the House Statue and Monument Review Task Force.
EUREKA - A 26-24, 25-13 victory over Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley on Thursday moved Eureka to 4-0 in the Heart of Illinois Conference.
Ever since the Veteran’s Bowl commenced in 2014, the offense that has generated more rushing yards has emerged as the winner.
MINONK - A plethora of kills led Fieldcrest to a 25-15, 25-20 sweep of Heart of Illinois Conference guest Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley on Tuesday evening.