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Headline: I on Diabetes Workshop Series

Did you know that 27 percent of people with type 2 diabetes don’t know they have it? The CDC projects that as many as one in three U.S. adults could have diabetes by 2050. Luckily, lifestyle changes can help prevent complications for those who already have diabetes and prevent the disease’s development for people who are high risk.


Oct. 11 countywide residential electronics collection canceled

Have unwanted electronic devices that you need to recycle? Local options to recycle some electronic devices, particularly televisions and cathode ray tube (CRT) monitors, have become limited. The planned Countywide Residential Electronics Collection scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 11, at Parkland College, Champaign, has been canceled.


Rotarians' picnic tables to make debut at Orchard Days

The Rotary Club of Savoy recently assembled 10 new picnic tables that will be put in two shelter houses in Colbert Park, the site of this weekend's Orchard Days festival.
The club took on the project to mark its 25th anniversary in December. Rotarians painted the tables last month and finished putting them together on Sept. 13 and 15.


Around the World Wednesdays coming to museum

“Around the World Wednesdays” are back at the Spurlock Museum. Children and their parents are invited to drop in for culture-based crafts and activities in the Zahn Learning Center.


Philo bank hosts 15 visitors from People’s Bank of China

The Philo Exchange Bank has over 130 years of history, and on Wednesday, the bank hosted 15 visitors from China who wanted to learn from its experience.


Unity West students rewarded for behavior

Unity West Elementary School held its monthly PBIS celebration to reward students for good behavior on Friday. Unity High School athletes visited to participate in activities with the students.


Church hosts craft fair

The first annual St. Patrick's Altar and Rosary Society Arts and Crafts Fair was held on Sept. 20 at the parish hall.


Operation Santa workshop held

The seventh annual Operation Santa workshops were held on Saturday and Sunday at the Champaign County 4-H Extension Office in Champaign. Stockings and cards were made to be shipped to all branches of the Armed Forces serving around the globe, in combat support hospitals and in K-9 units.


Church settles into its new home

The Fountain of Life Family Fellowship church has a new home.
The church had a dedication ceremony on Sept. 7 to celebrate its move across the street into a historic Tolono building that has been restored.
The church bought the building, which dates back to the 1870s, in 2006. Sept. 7 was the church’s 28th anniversary.


New Sidney library to open Sept. 22

Volunteers went to the Sidney Community Library on Sept. 13 to move from the old building at 221 S. David St. to the new one at 217 S. David St. The library is closed this week in preparation for the new library's opening on Monday, Sept. 22.


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