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Sheriff's Office seeking help in locating car burglary suspects

CLINTON — The DeWitt County Sheriff's Department is trying to find the culprits of approximately 17 vehicle burglaries from this weekend. 


Chris 'Dog' Reynolds, a friend to all

FARMER CITY — As the old saying goes, “a dog is a man’s best friend. 

For those acquainted with Chris “Dog” Reynolds, that saying rings especially true. 


LeRoy senior a victim of scam

LeROY — Police are urging vigilance from seniors in the wake of a resident being scammed out of $1,500. 

Chief Jason Williamson announced on the Facebook page that a senior was scammed out of money despite direction not to take the bait. 


Column: Memories of fishin' at Salt Creek

By Richard Sprague|Press Columnist

People who have lived in and near Farmer City are aware the town is bordered on the East and South by a stream known as Salt Creek. We have seen that stream nearly dry up in a drought year and then in a rainy season it has gone way out of its banks.


Crumbaugh Library a good resource for students, teachers

By Tracy Dotson|Crumbaugh Librarians

We want to take the time to welcome back students and teachers after a long break this summer. 

We had many young readers come through our doors for summer reading, and we are glad to see so many students keeping up with their reading over the break. 


LeRoy Legion Auxiliary is always improving

By Catherine Franklin|LeRoy Legion Auxiliary


Mirror on Farmer City History: Coming Farmer City pharmacy sparks drugstore memories

Susan Ruckman Ryan|Farmer CIty Historical Columnist

Many of us pull up to the drive-up pharmacies for potion pick-up in Champaign, Bloomington and Decatur to cure a cold, rash, or other ailment. 


Monsanto employees volunteer time

FARMER CITY — Area Monsanto employees volunteered at 11 different residences and two different facilities in the Farmer City area for Monsanto’s Day of Thanks, a volunteer initiative. 

The day of thanks was executed by Monsanto’s row crop manufacturing sites and hosted by the Monsanto Row Crops Manufacturing Women’s Network.


LeRoy "Appleseed" Revolutionary War history event upcoming

LeROY – There will be an opportunity for LeRoy-area residents to get a lesson in history and rifle etiquette coming up at the rifle and pistol club. 

The hands-on history “Project Appleseed” lesson will take place Sept. 19 and 20 at the club


Activists oppose landfill decree

URBANA — Members of a DeWitt County citizens group that opposed disposal of hazardous waste at the Clinton Landfill urged the Champaign County Board on Thursday night not to rush into approval of a new consent decree regulating waste at the landfill.


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