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Country music show series starting in Philo park

Marvin Lee had the first in a series of six Tuesday night shows last Tuesday night at Hale Park in Philo. Logan Kirby, a young member of the band, will lead the next country show, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at the park. The Philo firefighters will be selling pork chop sandwiches, and the Sidney Dairy Barn will be selling ice cream. Bring a lawn chair.


New Savoy pet clinic hosts open house

A new pet clinic invited the public to an open house on July 25.
Loving Paws, located at 507 S. Dunlap Ave., Savoy, in front of the Walmart, opened on July 13.
The building, which is about 3,200 square feet, features rooms for laser therapy, a pharmacy, cat examinations, a laboratory, treatment, dental care, surgery and X-rays.


Performance rounds out last day of Unity Show Choir Camp

The Unity In-House Show Choir Camp was held July 27 through Aug. 1, with a camp performance on the last day.


8th annual Run4Raley 5K fundraiser held

An annual 5K race to raise funds for disease research switched from being run on Saturday morning to Friday night this year.
The eighth annual Run4Raley was held July 31. Organizers Luke and Leslie Kirby created Run4Raley in memory of their daughter Raley Kirby, who lost her life to mitochondrial disease in 2008.

Read the full story in the Aug. 13 issue of The County Star.


Sidney Fun Daze celebrated

The community of Sidney celebrated summer with the annual Sidney Summer Fun Daze festival on July 24 and 25.


Rabe to have book signing on July 23

Tolono author Jean Rabe will sign copies of three new books from 6 to 9 p.m. July 23 at Champaign’s Barnes & Noble.
WordFire Press this month is releasing “The Cauldron,” “The Love-Haight Case Files” and “Pockets of Darkness.”
“They’re very different,” Rabe said.

Read the full story in the July 16 issue of The County Star.


Horse show held

The Champaign County 4-H Horse Show was held on Friday at the Fisher Community Fair.


Annual Tolono Fun Day festival held

The annual Tolono Fun Day Festival was held on June 26 and 27 at West Side Park in Tolono.


Philo post office announces temporary service from back door

Customers will have access to the post office at the back door while the front door access is under construction. You may drive to the back door from the alley. Employees will get you your P.O. box or hold mail and walk you through to the counter so you may buy stamps or ship packages.  


Savoy church breaks ground on addition

A Savoy church officially welcomed a new addition with a ground-breaking ceremony.
On June 14, church members gathered after Sunday services for the event.
Pastor Stephen Diel led the congregation in prayer, thanking God for the building and for “the good relationship we enjoy with the leaders of this village.”

Read the full story in the June 25 issue of The County Star.


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