4-H Project Expo held

The 2014 Champaign County 4-H Project Expo was held last Friday and Saturday at Kesler Hall at the Champaign County Fairgrounds in Urbana.

Good times: Sidney Fun Daze festival this weekend

A parade, car show, food and carnival rides will be among the highlights of the 11th annual Sidney Fun Daze festival set for July 25 and 26.
Proceeds from the festival’s car show will go to the Mills Breast Cancer Institute in Urbana.
“I’ve had a relationship with them over the last year with Redneck Apparel,” business owner and Sidney Improvement Group President Keith Kropp said.

State police officer educates club members about her career

Illinois State Police Safety Education Officer and Media Liaison Tracy Lillard was the guest speaker at the Philo 4-H Friends’ meeting last Wednesday. Lillard talked about her job and afterwards showed club members her squad car.

Local students display their sewing talents in countywide competition

Champaign County 4-H members enrolled in Clothing and Textiles projects displayed their skills in the 4-H Clothing & Textile Show on Tuesday, July 8, at the Savoy United Methodist Church. Members were judged on their sewing skills as well as the presentation of their garments.

Riders learn horsemanship at Tolono farm

A “horse whisperer” visited a local farm’s riding arenas over the weekend to share some of his knowledge about the animals.
Jerry and Deb Heinz’s farm hosted a basic horsemanship clinic with clinician Scott Stokes of Dresden, Tenn.
Stokes said when it comes to training horses, it makes no difference whether the rider uses and English or western saddle.

Tolono Fun Day is 2 days this year

Tolono Fun Day is coming.
New this year, events will start on Friday night and continue into Saturday.
The 5K Kracker Klassic steps off at 7 p.m. Friday, June 27, at West Side Park.

Read the full story in the June 26 issue of The County Star.

Aloha, Savoy

The Windsor of Savoy had a Summer Luau last Wednesday featuring cocktails and a Hawaiian-themed dinner. Entertainment included island music by Tim Delaeny on the steely pan and an outdoor performance by the Aloha Chicago dance troupe.

Local residents pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice

Area residents marked Memorial Day on Monday with somber ceremonies in a number of area towns, including Savoy, Philo, Sidney, Pesotum and Ivesdale.

Percussion professor teaches about drums

Adjunct Professor of Percussion Andy Miller hosted a drum workshop on May 6 at the Tolono Public Library.  Miller, an educator at both Olivet Nazarene University and Indiana University,  performed and gave the audience a chance for hands-on experience.

Workshop teaches old-fashioned art form

Members of the Central Indiana Leathercrafters came to the University of Illinois Extension auditorium in Champaign recently to teach 4-H members about the time-honored art of crafting with leather.

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