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Today is Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:In 1918, University of Illinois authorities called on... [Read More]
The Paxton Area Chamber of Commerce has hired Ashley Tolley as its new executive director.Tolley replaces Madison Duden, who recently graduated from Eastern Illinois University... [Read More]
Meet MELISSA WARD, a kindergarten teacher at Ruth M. Schneider Elementary School in Farmer City. During math class, you can find the some-years-a-first-grade-teacher and some-years-a-kindergarten-teacher... [Read More]
A portion of Interstate 74 has been renamed in memory of an Illinois State Police officer killed in a car crash. Trooper Ryan Albin was... [Read More]
Walter Garland Duncan, 72, of Wapella, formerly of Farmer City, died at 9:40 p.m., Friday (Aug. 17, 2018) at Advocate BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal. [Read More]
Bob Sutton knows exactly what the 2017 Blue Ridge football season meant to the program, school and surrounding community.The Knights' previous campaign ended in winless... [Read More]
With a year of learning under the belt and on the books for the Midwest Street Stock Championship Series (MSSCS), co-founder Greg Osman dreaded the... [Read More]
Traffic is backed up for miles after a semi rolled over on Interstate 74 near Farmer City.  ... [Read More]
Eleven-year-old Kade Nichols and his mom, Kelly, had not seen their hometown of Farmer City for 82 days, so they received quite the warm welcome... [Read More]
Police said 31 year-old Nicole Renee Hernandez was last seen at Woody's Cafe on July 2. ... [Read More]
Race tracks in the Midwest have powered through tough financial times by offering quality racing at affordable prices.Here are brief bios of the area's race... [Read More]
Joseph and Toni Trenkle of Farmer City celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a gathering of family and friends at the couple's home. [Read More]
Kurt Powell, 57, of Farmer City, passed away at 12:48 p.m. Sunday (June 17, 2018) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. [Read More]
Call it professional development.In the weeks following a Parkland, Fla., school shooting that left 17 people dead, as public discourse surged with calls for lawmakers... [Read More]
Dr. Tom Monfort opened Monfort Clinic in July 1972 about six miles southwest of Farmer City… Monfort has sold the practice to Midwest Equine. Veterinarian... [Read More]
James A. Black, 69, of Farmer City, passed away at 11:41 p.m. Saturday (June 2, 2018) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. [Read More]
Jared J. Kelch, 26, died of blunt force trauma after he was struck early Sunday morning about 4 miles west of Farmer City. A memorial... [Read More]
Whether Roanoke-Benson/Lowpoint-Washburn coach Wade Hunter is trying to emulate Hall of Fame manager Whitey Herzog is up for speculation, but the ear markings are certainly... [Read More]
Authorities continue to investigate the circumstances that led to a Bloomington man being killed early Sunday morning while walking on Interstate 74 near Farmer City. [Read More]
The city council passed a resolution labeling themselves as a gun sanctuary. [Read More]
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