Hearing set on proposed recovery treatment center

Sidney residents will have another chance in two weeks to ask questions and express  concerns about a planned residential recovery treatment center north of town.

Sidney doctor and community leader being remembered as physician and friend

A longtime Sidney doctor is being remembered as an educated man with a common touch that endeared him to many.
Dr. Martin Koeck III passed away last Thursday at the age of 91. He was Sidney’s town physician from 1950 until he retired in 1994.

Read the full story in the Feb. 18 issue of The County Star.

Dangerous-animal law considered

An incident in which a dog was seriously injured in a Jan. 15 attack by two other dogs on Byron Street has officials considering enacting a dangerous animal ordinance.

Split of ex-lawmaker’s estate mulled over

The village board will decide at its February meeting whether to allow retired congressman Tim Johnson’s former estate to be subdivided.

Leaders assess 2015, look to new year

With 2016 getting under way, The County Star interviewed leaders from some of the municipalities in southern Champaign County to discuss their accomplishments in 2015 and their plans for 2016.

“We had a really good year,” Philo Village President Larry Franks said.

A very Sidney Christmas

The Sidney Shop at Home event was held Dec. 5 at Unity East Elementary School. The event was sponsored by the Sidney Improvement Group.

Library seeks project help

Sidney Community Library officials are asking the village board for financial help with an upcoming roof replacement project.
“We had a leak that did some minor damage,” Library Board President Tom Talbott told the village board Monday.
The library has gotten estimates from Advanced Roofing and Ryan Roofing that the work will cost between $27,000 and $37,000.

Remembering those who have served

On a warm and windy Memorial Day, locals gathered at ceremonies throughout the area to remember those who paid the ultimate price for the nation’s freedom.
At Mount Hope Cemetery in Sidney, American Legion Post 433 hosted a ceremony that featured Pastor Mike Picklesimer of the Sidney United Church as the speaker.

Concert of creativity, can can

The third- through fifth-grade spring concert was held last Tuesday at Unity East Elementary School. The theme was “A Journey of Genres.” The concert was directed by Jocelyn Pritchard with Beth Rogers accompanying on the piano.

Local residents hit streets for One Winter Night event

Some local residents were among about 100 people who braved the cold for a recent fundraiser to help the homeless.
C-U at Home held its annual One Winter Night event Feb. 6 in downtown Champaign. Participants volunteered to spend the night as “box dwellers” outside with only a cardboard box shelter between themselves and the elements.

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