End of an era: Sadorus antique store to close

The Sadorus store that has sold curiosities and treasures for 50 years is closing its doors.  The Antique and Curiosity Shop, owned by Gene and Jeannine Taylor,  will be selling off its inventory over the next few months.

Outstanding junior swine exhibitors awarded scholarships

Olivia Shike  and Maddie Fugate were awarded the National Junior Swine Association’s Outstanding Junior and Senior Member Scholarship respectively on July 4 in Louisville, Ky.

Olivia is the daughter of Dan and Jennifer Shike of Sadorus. Maddie is the daughter of Eric and Julie Fugate of Mahomet. Olivia received $300, and Maddie received $1,000.

Champaign County Home and Community Education celebrates 100 years

The Champaign County Home and Community Education (HCE) celebrated its 100th anniversary July 7 at the Savoy United Methodist Church.

Building donated to Tolono Historical Society

The Tolono Historical Society building has a new owner.  William Kirby, former mayor of Tolono, donated the 150-year-old building at 101 E. Holden to the Historical Society and Veterans Museum in May.

Four to be Inducted into Alumni Hall of Fame

Four Unity High School graduates have been chosen as the 15th class of inductees to the school’s Alumni Hall of Fame.

Those being inducted include Brad Hatfield, Thomas Hausman, Earl Pitchford and Joy “Ready” Johannes, Class of 1981.

Rotary hosts breakfast

The Rotary Club of Savoy hosted its annual pancake and sausage breakfast on March 10 at the First Baptist Church in Savoy. All proceeds benefited community and humanitarian projects locally and around the world.

‘Lincoln’ talks education, law

Area residents got a chance to meet President Abraham Lincoln — sort of — for President’s Day.
Speaking in the person of the 16th president, last Monday, Lincoln portrayal artist Kevin Wood of Oak Park visited the Tolono Public Library for a presentation entitled “Lincoln on Education and the Law.”
“Mr. Lincoln” talked about his early childhood, growing up in Kentucky.

Girl Scout cookie sales getting under way

Girl Scout Daisy Troop 2945 will be selling cookies from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays at Hand-in-Hand Preschool’s breezeway in Tolono.

Kids get lessons in first aid, health

Some local health care professionals shared their expertise with the Philo Friends 4-H Club last Wednesday in recognition of February being American Heart Month and the unusually high number of flu cases being reported this year.

Library hosts henna party

Last Tuesday, the Tolono Public Library hosted a Girl’s Night Out Henna Party in cooperation with the Wild Design Company from Bloomington. Attendees learned about henna’s history and how it is used today.

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