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Sadorus Seniors to host program on Medicare

The Sadorus Senior Club invites area senior citizens to their meeting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4. The Senior Center is located at 115 E. Market St. in Sadorus. Featured speakers are Linda Tauber-Olson from Presence Covenant Center for Healthy Living and Wayne Duke from Champaign County Regional Planning Commission. They will share their knowledge and answer questions that relate to Medicare.


Change clocks on Sunday

Remember: 2014 Daylight Savings ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2.


Registration open for 2014 AGMasters Conference

Online registration is now open for the 2014 AGMasters Conference scheduled for Dec. 15 and 16 at the iHotel and Conference Center, Champaign.


County Star to be delivered to almost 8,000 homes Nov. 6

The County Star is being delivered to almost 8,000 area homes in Savoy, Ivesdale and the Unit 7 school district area on Thursday, Nov. 6, General Manager Tim Evans announced.
The edition is not only being distributed to every household in Savoy and Ivesdale, but is also being delivered to households in Tolono, Sidney, Pesotum, Philo and Sadorus as part of a special edition for the area.


Champaign high schools to be open for tours

Want to take a tour of the Champaign Unit 4 school district's high school facilities to inform your decision on the Nov. 4 referendum?


St. Thomas Catholic School celebrates second annual Greek Day

It was all Greek to them.
On Oct. 17, junior high students at St. Thomas Catholic School in Philo celebrated a Greek Day as the culmination of a literature unit in which they are reading the Percy Jackson and the Olympians book series by Rick Riordan. The junior high students are reading one book in the series each year and with it are learning about the history of ancient Greece.


Award-winning authors visit three area schools

The Center for Education in Small Urban Communities unit of the College of  Education at Illinois brought award-winning authors to Unity schools on Oct. 17.


New Sidney library building makes its debut

A once-vacant downtown building that dates back to the 1870s has come back to life, and with it, a community resource has solved a longstanding problem.
The Sidney Community Library held an open house Oct. 18 to celebrate its move into its new facility at 217 S. David St., from the old one at 221 S. David. The old building was 700 square feet; the new one is four or five times larger.


Pumpkin Palooza

The Tolono Public Library hosted Pumpkin Palooza on Oct. 11. Participants watched a pumpkin volcano erupt, painted pumpkins and ate treats. Kids were able to try out pumpkin bowling or mini golf and decorate a small pumpkin to take home.


Sadorus department marks century of community service

The Sadorus Fire Protection District marked 100 years of fighting fires in Sadorus with an open house Oct. 11 at the fire station.
The fire protection district evolved from the village fire department in 1993 to provide both firefighting and emergency services to Sadorus and the surrounding area.


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