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Dorothy Irene Fidler | Obituaries  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

ARCOLA -- Dorothy Irene Tynan Fidler, 83, of Arcola, died at 7:55 p.m. Monday, June 17, 2019 at her residence surrounded by her family.

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, ...

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.

Jerry Ehrsam  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Jerome (Jerry) Ehrsam passed over Wednesday (June 5, 2019) after a short illness at Carle Foundation Hospital surrounded by family.

Glancing Back for June 8-10 | Lifestyles  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

100 years ago,. June 8, 1919. Sunday. No paper. 50 years ago, 1969. Sunday. No paper. 25 years ago, 1994. MATTOON -- The City of Mattoon last night moved ...

Speedy start helps Neoga top Arcola 54-22 | Basketball |  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

ARCOLA — Neoga used its speed to take a 10-0 lead after the opening 3:39 of the game. Arcola switched to a 2-3 zone for several minutes before going to.

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

ARCOLA — It was the first morning of spring break.

Betty Joan Rich | Obituaries  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MONTICELLO -- Betty Joan “Jodi” Rich, 83, of Monticello, IL formerly of Arcola, IL passed away at 6:50 P.M. on Sunday, April 21, 2019 at the Piatt County ...

Purple Riders keep pressing forward  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 them ...

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, ...

Dean Sanders  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 ...

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.

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 ...

Facing tragedies, school shares faith, hope | Opinion | Journal Gazette  Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

A letter to the editor defending Indiana's school voucher program claimed a benefit often cited. Most voucher schools are faith-based, the writer clai ...

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

ARCOLA — When Bob Van Cleave was growing up here, he had to walk 2 miles to a friend's house just to hitch a ride to school.There were no buses back then ...

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 ...

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.

Randy Martin  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'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.

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 ...

Paying it forward: Arcola siblings aim to grant another child's dream  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

ARCOLA — Emilee and Joshua Mathias know firsthand what having a wish come true can mean to a kid with a life-threatening illness.The Arcola siblings ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Brothers in arms  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

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

HS Football: Arcola vs Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Arcola football vs Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond, Friday, September 25, 2015 at Arcola High School.

From horses to hardwood  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 ...

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.

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

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

Confident Arcola boys secure 20th victory  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

ARCOLA — Winning materialized last fall for Arcola on the football field.The Purple Riders, who won a Class 1A state football title in late November, seem ...

2017 Veterans Day calendar  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Veterans Day ceremonies and events are being held throughout our area. They include:

Accident claims father, son  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

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

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 ...

Mark Clark  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

CUBA, Mo. — Mark Allen Clark, 48, of Cuba, Mo., passed away Tuesday (May 29, 2018). Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 2, 2018, at Edwards ...

Week 7 storylines: Arcola riding high on discipline  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 ...

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 ...

Twenty-four from area ready for Class 1A prelims  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- A total of 24 student-athletes from the JG-TC area are to compete in the 123rd annual Illinois High School Association State Track and Field ...

Tuesday's prep highlights: Holloman paces Blue Devils  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

In boys' basketball. Oakwood 56, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 44. Skylar Bolton (18 points) and Chase Vinson (15 points) led the Comets (7-8) to a road Vermillion ...

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

Arcola and Villa Grove during their prep game at Arcola high school on Thursday, December 12, 2013.

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 ...

For area grad Zehr, it's still about serving  Bloomington Pantagraph

Zach Zehr was a senior quarterback at Deer Creek-Mackinaw High School in the fall of 2001. He was into school, football, teenage type things.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

Congratulations to ...... baritone Nathan Gunn, who received two Grammy nominations (opera recording and contemporary classical composition) on Tuesday.

Thumbs UP!/Thumbs DOWN! | Editorial |  Herald & Review

THUMBS UP! To the St. Teresa High School Scholastic Bowl team, which finished second in the state during the recent state tournament. The team lost to the ...

Malcolm Fox | Obituaries |  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Malcolm “Mack” N. Fox, age 72, of Mattoon passed away peacefully in his home on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 1:37 a.m..

Gimme a sign!  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

East central Illinois football players show they know the way to Memorial Stadium.

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. 30, 2013  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

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

East Central Reporter  East Central Reporter

For some students, college is simply four years that leads to the next part of life; others enjoy it so much, however, that asking them about even one bygone year ...

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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