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

ARCOLA — It was the first morning of spring break.

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.

Speedy start helps Neoga top Arcola 54-22  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.

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, ...

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 ...

Dean Sanders  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

ARCOLA -- Philip Dean Sanders, 80, of Barrington, formerly of Arcola, died at 7:21 p.m. Friday, February 15, 2019 at JourneyCare Hospice in Barrington.

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 ...

Arcola High School getting ready to celebrate 100 years  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Arcola Superintendent Tom Mulligan talks about celebrating the high school's 100-year anniversary.

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 ...

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.

Janet Lathrop  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Janet K. Lathrop, 66, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends Wednesday (Aug. 29, 2018).

Band brings message of hope and 'good choices' to schools  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

ARCOLA -- I Sing the Body Electric of Sarah Bush Lincoln is partnering with the band, Attaboy, to bring a message of hope and “good choices” to students in ...

Arcola rolling with success  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  Herald & Review

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

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.

Bobby Bright  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

ARCOLA – Bobby Garver Bright, 91, of Arcola died at 1:40 a.m. Wednesday (April 4, 2018) at The Arthur Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday ...

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 ...

Arcola girls stop Windsor  Herald & Review

MARTINSVILLE -- Arcola scored six of the last eight points and beat Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg 44-39 Monday in the Class 1A girls basketball Martinsville ...

PHOTOS: Arcola Football vs. Sangamon Valley | High School Conferences  Herald & Review

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Shooting to be strength of Arcola  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.

ENGAGEMENT: Shawn Yadon and Heather McCullough | Engagements  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

PORTALES, N.M. -- Shawn Yadon and Heather McCullough, both of Portales, N.M., announce their engagement. He is the son of Dennis and Donna Yadon of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

John Mills  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

ARCOLA – John E. Mills, 62, of Arcola, passed away at 5:20 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 31, 2016) at Arcola Health Care Center, Arcola. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 ...

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.

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 ...

East Central Reporter  East Central Reporter

At East Prairie Middle School, a 10.8-point achievement gap persisted between white and hispanic students in 2018, according to end-of-year assessments ...

Seniors lead Purple Riders to regional title  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  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 ...

Arcola relays take fistful of medals  Herald & Review

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

Wallen's steal helps Knights seal win  Herald & Review

ARCOLA – Hannah Wallen had seven steals and the last one was the biggest.

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 ...

2017 Veterans Day calendar  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

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

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 ...

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 ...

Top of the Morning, Dec. 21, 2017  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Arcola schools once again showed their giving side — with an assist from rival Tuscola.Tuesday's boys' basketball game between the Purple Riders and ...

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 ...

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.

Dieterich ranked, but far from satisfied  Herald & Review

For a school like Dieterich, getting ranked in the Associated Press Boys Basketball Poll is a big deal.

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 ...

Dorthy Teter  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Dorthy Jane Teter, 90, of Marion, formerly Villa Grove, died at 3:30 a.m. Saturday (May 26, 2018) at home in Marion. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, ...

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 ...

Police train for gunmen in Arcola school  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.

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 ...

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 ...

Englum named general manager of Cromwell group  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 ...

Crash That Killed Father and Son Remains Under Investigation  FOX Illinois

A car crash that killed a father and son in rural Coles County remains under investigation.According to the Coles County Sheriff's office, the crash was ...

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, ...

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.

Gimme a sign!  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

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

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 ...

2015-2016 Cultivating Creativity Children’s Art Exhibit in Assumption  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

ASSUMPTION -- The traveling exhibition Cultivating Creativity 2015-2016: Consolidated Communications Children's Art Exhibit will travel to the First National ...

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..

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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