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Letter to the Editor | Join celebration in Arcola parade  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

All lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons and our allies are invited to march in the Arcola Broom Corn Festival Parade at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept.

Here are the key matchups for Week 1 of the high school football season  Herald & Review

The 2019 season opens tonight with hope on every sideline. But with just nine weeks in the regular season — and an area that's, as usual, loaded with top ...

Meet the JG-TC Athletes of the Week | High-school |  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

Each week the Journal Gazette/Times-Courier features some of the top performances of local high school athletes. Here are the Athletes of the week from Sept.

Blood donations needed following Hurricane Dorian | Top Stories  WAND

(WAND) - The American Red Cross is in need of blood donations after Hurricane Dorian impacted blood supply.

Leadership and experience a plus for Arcola football  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

ARCOLA — The memory of last year's second-round Class 1A playoff 42-0 loss to Concord Triopia/Meredosia-Chambersburg/Virgina lingers for this year's ...

Season preview: Purple Riders plowing forward | Sports  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

For Hopkins and other veterans, that means nothing short of regular-season success and deep playoff run.

High school footbal: Let the weird first year of the Lincoln Prairie Conference commence  Herald & Review

The formation of the Lincoln Prairie Conference made perfect sense for the teams in it.

United States legend supports Purple Riders' push for soccer  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Arcola's rec soccer club hopes to gain enough momentum to create an IHSA program — even if it won't come until after some have become alumni.

Looking back at some Arcola upsets over Tuscola  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

ARCOLA -- With 104 games of one of the oldest rivalries in the state of Illinois Arcola and Tuscola have had their share of upsets.

Small-but-mighty Arcola Special Olympics team 'all kids at heart'  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

The numbers may be dwindling, but that's not slowing the group down, says coach Beckie Headrick, who founded it seven years ago.

After 100 years, Arcola High School is still thriving  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

The district is inviting all alumni, former staff and community members to join a celebration of the building's centennial, set for noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the ...

Purple Riders keep pressing forward | Prep Sports  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

ARCOLA — New lights surround Thomas-Bradford Field just outside Arcola High School. But the passionate fans who follow Arcola football won't get to see ...

Carrying the purple tradition | Arcola High School |  Herald & Review

There are few towns in Illinois where football means as much to its residents than Arcola.

Riders run over Cumberland | Sports  Effingham Daily News

CUMBERLAND-The Arcola High School Riders football team dominated a fierce Cumberland High School Pirates team in a 54-35 contest Friday night.

Dean Sanders | Obituaries  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

ARCOLA — Philip Dean Sanders, 80, of Barrington, formerly of Arcola, died at 7:21 p.m. Friday (Feb. 15, 2019), at JourneyCare Hospice in Barrington. There will ...

Arcola rolling with success | Arcola High School |  Herald & Review

It goes without saying, but Arcola athletics' highest point of the last year is its football state championship in November. But the Riders' recent run of success ...

Arcola's perfection: A look back at the 1985 title year  Herald & Review

In 1985, Arcola put together the perfect season -- a 14-0 record and a 1A state championship.

Purple Riders adjust on the fly, knock off Storm  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

ARCOLA — It may not have been in the original game plan, but that doesn't mean it was unexpected. Arcola football has a workhorse in junior Austin Hopkins, ...

Crystal Bergfield is running for president : Culture  Smile Politely - Champaign-Urbana's Online Magazine

Yes, of the United States. If your first response upon reading that headline was “who?” then you are probably not alone. In our political landscape of senators, ...

James Cunningham | Obituaries  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

ARCOLA -- James Frederick Cunningham, 69, of Arcola, IL and Riviera Beach, FL passed away peacefully Thursday, August 16 at his childhood home in Arcola ...

Arcola makes early lead stand up in win over GCMS  Bloomington Pantagraph

GIBSON CITY — In a battle of unbeatens, visiting Arcola High School edged Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley, 14-13, Saturday in a Class 1A football playoff ...

HS Football: Arcola vs. Stark County Class 1A Championship  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Arcola defeats Stark County 35-17 in the IHSA Class 1A high school championship football game Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, at Huskie Stadium in Dekalb, Ill. The ...

Shooting to be strength of Arcola | Basketball |  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

ARCOLA -- It is an entirely new team from last year as the Purple Riders lost seven players from a 24-4 Class 1A regional championship season.

Crossover move: Former pitcher Edwards adds intangibles to WBB  247Sports

Taylor Edwards college athletic career appeared finished following the Illinois softball team's season-ending 5-1 loss to Virginia Tech last month in.

Arcola hires new head football coach | Top Stories  WAND

ARCOLA -- The Purple Rider football program has its new coach. Tolono Unity assistant Nick Lindsey made it "Twitter official" on Wednesday night when he ...

Former Arcola horse barn becomes a house  Northwest Herald

ARCOLA – When Jeff and Lisa Edwards built a pole-barn 14 or so years ago for her two horses and a colt they boarded they never thought they would end up ...

Empty downtown? Check the Arcola football field | News  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

"It's pretty common for the whole town to abandon their daily activities and come out to the football games."

Seniors lead Purple Riders to regional title | Basketball  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

ARCOLA -- The senior class at Arcola continues to accomplish things that have not happened in awhile. The football team went 14-0 for the first time since 1985 ...

Arcola homecoming king, queen candidates | Lifestyles  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

Pictured, from the left, are the Arcola High School 2013 homecoming king and queen candidates. Front row: Maria Climaco, Klaire Karmazinas, Samantha ...

HS Girls Basketball: Arcola vs. Villa Grove/Heritage  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Arcola vs. Villa Grove/Heritage in a prep game at Arcola High School on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018.

Randy Martin | Obituaries  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Randy Martin, 62, of Champaign, formerly of Arcola, passed away at 12:25 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 27, 2018) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Arcola relays take fistful of medals | Arcola High School |  Herald & Review

CHARLESTON -- All day long, Arcola found a little extra motivation.

2017 Veterans Day calendar | News  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Veterans Day ceremonies and events are being held throughout our area this weekend. Here's a list.

Brothers in arms | News  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Got a question for Tom? ARCOLA — The Ghere boys of Arcola — seven of whom served their country simultaneously during World War II — will get some ...

Cunningham, James Frederick | Obituaries |  Herald & Review

ARCOLA -- James Frederick Cunningham, 69, of Arcola, IL and Riviera Beach, FL passed away peacefully Thursday, August 16 at his childhood home in Arcola ...

Police train for gunmen in Arcola school | Local |  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

ARCOLA — Even experienced police officers might not know how to scan a room for a gunman while minimizing the risk of being seen themselves.

Arcola seniors get ball rolling for new playground equipment  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

ARCOLA — A group of Arcola High School senior students plan to help raise funds for new playground equipment at the Arcola Elementary School by holding a ...

From horses to hardwood | Local News  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

ARCOLA — When Jeff and Lisa Edwards built a pole-barn 14 or so years ago for her two horses and a colt they boarded they never thought they would end up ...

Accident claims father, son | News  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

By DAVID PORTER. For The Ford County Record. ARCOLA — An accident this week in rural Coles County claimed the life of 15-year-old Arcola student ...

NACS board member dies in Amsterdam | Schools | Journal Gazette  Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

The Northwest Allen County Schools board met Monday on a somber note, announcing member John Hilger died over spring break. Board President Kent ...

Area schools with IHSA state trophies | HR Preps |  Herald & Review

Click on the icon to the left of "HR Preps: Area state trophies" to bring out a list of all the trophies or zoom in on each city in the.

SHOP LOCAL: Green Mill celebrating 3rd season of theater; Carriage Crossing reopening  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

ARCOLA -- Green Mill Village is celebrating the recent debut of the third season at the Green Mill Village Theatre and the upcoming reopening of Carriage ...

Week 7 storylines: Arcola riding high on discipline | Prep Sports  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

ARCOLA — Within the Arcola High School football program, there is a mindset best expressed by Chase Strader. "As a team, we think defense is the reason we ...

Family of 7 Brothers Honored for World War II Service  WAND

ARCOLA -- Seven brothers who all served in the military during World War II were recognized Sunday as Highway 133 was renamed "The Ghere Brothers ...

East Central Reporter  East Central Reporter

In a year when 89 percent of Cumberland High School seniors graduated on time, 45 percent of those who attended Illinois community colleges had to enroll in ...

Tremont hires Zach Zehr as football head coach  Pekin Daily Times

Tremont High School has hired Zach Zehr as head football coach, pending District 702 Board of Education approval in January. Zehr will also serve as athletic ...

Talking turkey | News  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

ARCOLA — They may not get to sit down to a big turkey dinner Thursday, but Arcola High School football players said this Thanksgiving weekend is sure to go ...

Arthur-Lovington Atwood-Hammond High School |  Herald & Review

The latest in Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond High School sports news from the Herald & Review.

2016 PARCC test results  Chicago Tribune

The Tribune reviewed the passing, or proficiency, rate on the PARCC exams across both reading and math in all grades tested at some 3,700 schools, ...

Angelica Salceda Advocates for Student Parents' Rights in the Central Valley  ACLU of Northern California

Angelica Salceda, an 2013 Equal Justice Works Fellow with the ACLU of Northern California, is helping implement the Pregnant and Parenting Student Project ...

Younger Generation: Celebrating the achievements of young adults in East Central Illinois  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Students honored in juried showChampaign County Arts Council has announced the winners of the seventh annual Eric Show, a juried exhibition featuring ...

Top of the Morning, Dec. 7, 2016 | News  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Congrats to Nathan Gunn and 440 area high school seniors.

Englum named general manager of Cromwell group | Features |  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON (JG-TC) -- Coles County's Luci Englum has been named general manager of Cromwell Radio Group's 101.3 WMCI, 92.1 WWGO “The Axe” and ...

Top of the morning, Dec. 30, 2013 | News  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Something to get you going today, courtesy executive editor Jim Rossow. Memory Lane. On Mondays, we'll make use of our extensive photo archives both in ...

Awards presented to students in Cultivating Creativity exhibit  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — The students represented in the 2012-13 Cultivating Creativity: Consolidated Communications Children's Art Exhibition were recognized for ...

Coming home to look after turnaround  Pipeline News

Steelman– When Plains Midstream Canada's district manager for LPG (Liquified Petroleum Gases) comes down to oversee the annual turnaround at the ...

In remembrance: Locals who passed on in June  Bloomington Pantagraph

June 2017 obituaries and announcements in the Bloomington–Normal area. View obituaries any time at

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