CDW show goes on in a different venue

One of the entertainment opportunities available at this year’s Sidney Fun Daze will be a presentation of a series of science fiction reader’s theatre pieces.
The Creative Dramatics Workshop will perform short pieces from 1 p.m. until the parade on Saturday, July 26, at the Sidney Town Hall.

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.

Countryside 10K draws runners in support of students

The Countryside 10K and 2-mile walk took place May 31 at Witt Park in Sidney.
The 10K race course went through the country before circling back to the finish at Witt Park. Organized by the Champaign County Farm Bureau Foundation, the main purpose of the race is to support scholarships for local students interested in studying agriculture.

Unity East has talent

Unity East Elementary School held its End of Year Talent Celebration last Thursday.

Fun finish

Unity East Elementary School celebrated the end of the school year with a Fun Day celebration on June 6.

Principal gets duct taped to wall

Not every principal would allow herself to be duct taped to a wall.
But Janah Sudduth did.
The Unity East principal took part in the stunt last Thursday as a reward to students for achieving their goal of 5,000 points in the Accelerated Reader program.

Read the full story in the June 12 issue of The County Star.

Church’s youth group sponsors Blessing of Animals

The Youth Group of Countryside United Methodist Church sponsored a Blessing of the Animals on May 18 at the church between Philo and Sidney.
A professional photographer took photos of each animal receiving a blessing. The youth group also collected food, litter, treats, toys, collars and leashes for the Champaign County Humane Society and H.E.L.P. – Homes for Endangered and Lost Pets.

Post offices collect 1,637 pounds of food for hungry

Area post offices collected nonperishable food items to fight hunger on May 10 during the 2014 Letter Carrier’s Food Drive.
Philo, Sidney, Pesotum and Tolono post offices collected for the food pantry at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Tolono. The total food donated to the Tolono Food Pantry was 1,437 pounds.

Read the full story in the May 22 issue of The County Star.

Unity East Elementary hosts Family Literacy Night

Unity East Elementary School hosted a “Bingo for Books” Family Literacy Night last Thursday.
Bingo prizes for the winners were brand new books, arranged by grade level.
“It’s just a way for us to promote literacy,” reading teacher Cindy Marinello said.

Read the full story in the May 1 issue of The County Star.

Town back to normal routine after flooding

Melting snow and ice combined with a heavy rainfall caused some flooding in Sidney, but the town is back to normal now.
Supervisor of Operations Earl Bennett said the deepest spots, on David Street in the downtown area, were about 2 feet deep. Bennett said he had to close seven different roads on Thursday.

Read the full story in the Feb. 27 issue of The County Star.

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