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An ancient sport is finding new life locally as a way to inspire and encourage breast cancer survivors.
The new Prairie Dragon Paddlers team is Illinois’ first breast cancer survivor dragon boat team.
Dragon boat racing is a Chinese water sport that dates back 2,500 years.
Read the full story in the April 21 issue of The County Star.
A wind storm in 2001 led to an unexpected diagnosis for Philo resident Lowell Cooper.
He was picking up fallen tree limbs when he began experiencing what turned out to be symptoms of colon cancer.
He was in surgery the next week.
Read the full story in the April 14 issue of The County Star.
Jan Stuckey was looking for a way to stay active when she discovered pickleball on the Internet about two years ago.
The former Senior Olympics basketball player from Robinson was part of a group of players and supporters from Crawford County who came to the Savoy Recreation Center’s recent all-day “Shoot Out” pickleball tournament challenge.
On President’s Day, Feb. 15, portrayal artist Kevin Wood was at the Tolono Public Library acting and presenting as Abraham Lincoln. Audience members learned more about the nation’s history, and more.
Members of the Alpha Phi Omega co-ed service fraternity visited the Windsor of Savoy last week for an early Valentine’s Day celebration.
The college students took turns tripping the light fantastic with residents to the Big Band music of the Bud Vandiver’s Delinquents band.
The Windsor of Savoy held a New Year’s celebration on Dec. 31.
Santa Claus visited at the Pesotum fire station on Dec. 19.
Smiling broadly, Asia Humes wandered the aisles of Walmart in Savoy last Tuesday, accompanied by Lt. Kurt Glosser of the Savoy fire department.
The annual Breakfast with Santa event was held on Dec. 12 at the Sadorus village hall.
The Sidney Shop at Home event was held Dec. 5 at Unity East Elementary School. The event was sponsored by the Sidney Improvement Group.