Thomasboro 4-Hers set spaghetti dinner fundraiser

THOMASBORO — Blue Ribbon 4-H Club will hold its third annual spaghetti dinner and bake sale fundraiser.

The event is scheduled 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at the TIA Hall, Thomasboro.

Donations will be accepted.

Proceeds will go to the Blue Ribbon 4-H Club members to help with their 4-H camp registration fees and community-service projects.

Porter makes McKendree deans list

Megan Porter has been named to the fall 2014 deans list at McKendree University, Lebanon, Ill.

A 2013 graduate of Armstrong Township High School, she is a sophomore majoring in education. She is also a cheerleader.

Porter is a daughter of Mark and Kim Porter of Gifford.

Two area residents earn nursing degrees from Lakeview

DANVILLE — Two area residents were recently awarded bachelor of science in nursing degrees from Lakeview College of Nursing.

They are Brittany Einck of Rantoul and Morgan Wood of Gifford.

Lakeview College of Nursing offers a bachelor of science in nursing degree.

Fisher musical 'How to Eat Like a Child' to be presented in March

FISHER — “How to Eat Like a Child” is the stage musical to be presented at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 6 and 7, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at Fisher High School.

The musical contains a series of lessons on how not to be a grown up.

Pancake breakfast set Sunday in Penfield

PENFIELD — Penfield-Gifford American Legion Auxiliary will serve a pancake and sausage breakfast Sunday, March 1, at St. Lawrence Parish Center, Penfield.

Serving will run from 7 a.m.-noon.

Cost is a donation.

Black history program Feb. 28 at Lincoln's Challenge

RANTOUL — Lincoln’s Challenge Academy will host a Black History Month program at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the LCA gymnasium, 118 Borman Drive.  

The event is open to the public.

Administrator: Assisted-living facility plans progressing

RANTOUL — Plans are progressing for an assisted-living facility on Rantoul’s west side, Village Administrator Jeff Fiegenschuh told members of the Rantoul Economic Development Advisory committee last week.

Fiegenschuh said Kristi Pflugmacher of United Developers, which will develop the facility, is moving ahead with an engineering firm to make the project become reality.

Downtown needs, focus topics of Rantoul committee meeting

With an emphasis on “focusing on downtown,” Rantoul Economic Development Director Mike Royse led a follow-up meeting of downtown business owners and managers as well as other interested parties last Wednesday at Lindsey Lane Bridal.

Gifford business triples in size

GIFFORD — Fairies, princesses, super sleuths and super heroes like Spider Man will be frequent visitors to downtown Gifford.

The costumed characters will dress up for birthday parties at the newly renovated Lenny’s Ice Cream Gallery.

Combs named Exchange Club student of the month

RANTOUL — Aleah Combs of Gifford has been named Rantoul Exchange Club student of the month.

The Rantoul Township High School senior is a daughter of Mark and Lisa Combs-Yowell.

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