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Photos from the Vietnam Wall (Friday-Sunday)

Photos from the traveling Vietnam Wall That Heals memorial during its stay in LeRoy July23-26, 2015. 


American Legion Police School teaches young cadets life lessons

SPRINGFIELD – The Joe Williams Post in Farmer City was once again responsible for sending the largest number of participants to the American Legion Police School earlier this month. 


New Blue Ridge AD has eye on the future

FARMER CITY – Evan Miles is already firmly entrenched in the goings on of Blue Ridge athletics, but this year the three-activity coach will have an even more greatly increased role. 


'It was just perfect'

LeROY — Kiwanis Park was an emotional scene Sunday night as the closing ceremonies for the traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall That Heals left nobody unmoved. 

Each day from Tuesday to Sunday last week marked a special day for the wall and the LeRoy community as it roared into town with a motorcycle escort and exited after a solemn candlelight ceremony. 


Historical column: Farmer City's Pythian brotherhood

Susan Ruckman Ryan|Press Historical Columnist

Many patriotic and nostalgic fraternal associations, along with their female auxiliaries, were created following the terrible War Between the States. After the heartrending bloodbaths of the Civil War, camaraderie was desired. 


Center St. road closure Saturday for Cubmobile races

LeROY — Residents should expect a Center Street road closure on the afternoon of Saturday, Aug. 1.

From 10 a.m.-1 p.m., area Cub Scouts will host their Cubmobile races, similar to a soapbox derby, down E. Center Street from the Princess Theatre all the way down to Mill Street. 


Safety awareness day in Farmer City promises family fun

FARMER CITY – The fairgrounds will once again be a busy place on Saturday, Aug. 8 when the Farmer City Chamber of Commerce hosts its first annual safety awareness day. 


Rodts: Replex revenues trending positive, but more improvement needed

LeROY – Revenue numbers continue to trend in a positive direction for the Replex, but that does not mean the hard work is done, according to the facility’s executive director. 

Financial documents show that the Replex income increased $12,579.09 (36.5 percent) in June 2015 from June 2014, up to $47,040.11 this year from $34,461.02 last year. 


3 juveniles arrested, public works truck recovered

LeROY — Three juvenile suspects have been arrested in connection with multiple burglaries and the theft of two LeRoy Public Works vehicles, the LeRoy Police Department announced Monday afternoon. 


Farmer City Fire Department gets $10K grant

FARMER CITY – The Farmer City Fire Protection District recently received a $10,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund. 


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