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County Star to cease publication

CHAMPAIGN — The last edition of The County Star will be Thursday, Aug. 30. 


Savoy mom, 3 kids killed in Texas collision

A day later, friends and coworkers were reeling from the tragic news out of Texas — that a Savoy mother and her three young children were killed in a five-vehicle collision about 100 miles east of Dallas.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, a truck towing a U-haul trailer rolled over Friday morning on Interstate 30, causing a chain reaction.


Dogs declared dangerous after attack

Champaign County Animal Control is declaring two pit bulls dangerous following an incident in which they attacked two German shepherds March 5 in their own yard.
Champaign County Animal Control Director Stephanie Joos said her department impounded the pit bulls after the incident for not being current on their rabies vaccinations, but the dogs were returned to their owners Monday.


3 miles of main to be installed

The 185 water customers in town should see no interruption in their service when Illinois American Water begins installing about 3 miles of water main to connect Sadorus to the company’s water distribution system.
The cost for their water service will not be affected either, according to Illinois American Water External Affairs Manager Karen Cotton.


Home has fundraiser

An adult day care and memory care home in Tolono held a Labor Day weekend fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association and for future volunteer appreciation events on Sept. 3.


Savoy Elks beautify roadsides

For two decades, Champaign-Urbana Elks No. 2497 has been helping to make the roadside on the south side of Savoy look a little nicer.
The Illinois Department of Transportation recently honored the club for 20 years in the Adopt-A-Highway program. In 1997, the Elks adopted U.S. Route 45 from Airport Road (County Road 1100N) to the Philo Slab (County Road 900N) as their section.


Tolono memorial to military veterans vandalized

The veterans who worked to establish a military memorial in West Side Park six years ago want the vandals who damaged part of it brought to justice.
One post was damaged, and one was broken at the monument at the southeast corner of the park.
A Tolono firefighter discovered the damage and reported it to the Tolono police department on Feb. 11.


Benefit planned for woman

A benefit is being planned for a wife and mother who is battling Stage 4 breast cancer.
The fundraiser for Melissa Cler will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on March 4 at Traxside Pub and Sports Lounge, 4 E. Holden St., Tolono.
IJW Meats will prepare lunch, which will include a beef brisket sandwich or a pulled pork sandwich.


Local archaeology hidden but present

There is archaeology in the area — it’s just not always obvious.
That was what audience members learned when they want to hear Philo resident Doug Jackson, who works for the Illinois State Archaeological Survey, during an evening of conversation titled “The Archaeology of East Central Illinois” last Thursday at the Philo Presbyterian Church.
Jackson focuses on prehistoric societies.


Sidney Town Hall comes down

A landmark building with over 100 years of history was erased from the downtown landscape Aug. 22.


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