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Vermillion officials take next steps on solar farm project
NEWPORT, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV)– The first solar energy farm in Vermillion County is one step closer to becoming a reality after the commissioners voted to approve a number of agreements on Tuesday. The project looks to bring solar panels to part of the Vermillion Rise Mega Park, an industrial site that’s about 7200 acres, according to […]
Shooting threat found at Danville middle school
A shooting threat message was discovered in a Danville middle school on Tuesday, prompting an investigation by school administration and law enforcement.
Eagles Defeat Tigers 63-26
The Newton Eagles defeated the Paris Tigers with a final score of 63-26. The Eagles had a strong lead at the end of the first quarter with a score of 20-13. At the end of the half, the Eagles were at 35 to the Tigers 19. In the third quarter the Eagles scored 17 to the Tiger’s 5. In the final quarter the Eagles scored 11 and the Tigers 2.
Combating Urban Decay: The Redmon School Fire and the Need for Holistic Revitalization
The quiet town of Paris, Illinois, was shaken early Sunday morning when the historic Redmon School building, a vacant landmark, was consumed by fire. The blaze, which erupted around 2:30 a.m. at the intersection of South Central Avenue and West Jasper Street, was a formidable adversary for firefighters who battled the flames for over 12 hours. The incident led to the arrest of 24-year-old Daniel L. Henson, charged with aggravated arson and criminal trespass to state-supported property. While the swift action of the Paris Police Department and the Illinois Fire Marshal's Office avoided injuries, the community grieves the loss of a piece of its history.
Threat Found in North Ridge Restroom Determined Unfounded; Responsible Party Identified
Danville District 118 Assistant Superintendent John Hart says a threat found this week in the girls rest room at North Ridge Middle School was acted upon promptly, and the person responsible has been identified. Hart says he is very appreciative of the district’s relationship with the Danville Police, and that the letter sent out to parents emphasized talking with their kids, and encouraging them to come forth and tell an adult whenever they see or hear any kind of threat.
Chick-fil-A opens Thursday in Danville
By Lance Gaither email@example.com Danville’s newest fast food joint, the highly anticipated Chick-fil-A, will have their grand opening on Dec. 7. A ribbon cutting will be held on Dec. 6at noon. The South Danville Bypass entrance across from Starbucks will remain closed due to an ongoing dispute regarding utilities. The restaurant can be accessed via […] The post Chick-fil-A opens Thursday in Danville appeared first on The Interior Journal.
Westville teachers ready to do ‘whatever it takes’ to reach contract agreement
WESTVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) — Teachers in the Westville School District are preparing for the picket line — but are hoping it won’t come to that. This comes as teachers are trying to negotiate a new contract with the district. They are asking the community to wear red and show up to the Westville Board of […]
Parke County Sheriff asking for help finding stolen car
PARKE COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Law enforcement officials in Parke County are searching for a stolen vehicle and asking the public for any information they may have. According to the Parke County Sheriff, the vehicle was reported stolen at 9:30 p.m. on Sunday from a residence near 1050 E. in Rockville. The vehicle is described […]
Man hurt in Sunday shooting in Danville
DANVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) — A 30-year-old Danville man is recovering in the hospital after he was shot multiple times at a Danville party early Sunday morning. Danville Police officials said the shooting happened at 3:40 a.m. in the area of North Griffin and East Williams Streets. Officers arrived there and began investigating when they were […]
‘We’ve had cases in our own county’: Edgar Co. community gets human trafficking training
PARIS, Ill. (WCIA) — Human trafficking is the fastest-growing criminal industry in the world. On Friday, Edgar County frontline workers and community members gathered at Paris High School to learn about the warning signs. A national trainer spoke to the crowd about tactics of traffickers and how to save those in danger. Kansas Police Officer […]
Rising School Threats Demand a Unified Response for Student Safety
A recent incident at North Ridge Middle School in Danville, Illinois, has highlighted the pressing issue of school safety. On a seemingly ordinary Tuesday, a disturbing message threatening a school shooting was discovered on the girls' bathroom wall, pinpointing a potential incident for December 13. The school administration and local law enforcement were quick to investigate, finding the threat not credible but still maintaining increased security measures to ensure the safety of students and staff. Assistant Superintendent John P. Hart, Ed.S., stressed the gravity of such threats and the need for ongoing vigilance and cooperation with police forces.
Danville Health Alert: Common Everyday Symptoms and MS. Doctor Explains
The Big Picture: Dr. Puja Uppal, Family Medicine, "If you have a high risk for Multiple Sclerosis, pay attention to these symptoms." Doctor's Expert Insights About Autoimmune Conditions and Multiple Sclerosis in Illinois. Know this: "This study tells us that everyday health issues like depression, sexual problems, constipation, bladder infections,...
Marshall man sentenced for making bomb threat to Edgar County business
BENTON, Ill. – A district judge sentenced a man from Marshall, Illinois, to spend more than three years in federal prison after he called in a bomb threat to a company in Paris, Illinois. Justin L. Switzer, 29, pleaded guilty to one count of willfully threatening the use of...
Today the gas price is close to $3.18 in Ridge Farm as of 2023-12-06. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Wednesday is $3.216, a week ago the price is $3.246 , according to AAA.
Water System Upgrades Top Carmi Council Meeting
In recent weeks, about a dozen residents in the Hillsdale area have taken to social media to express concerns over problems they’ve experienced in their homes during the water line improvement project. At Tuesday’s Carmi City Council meeting, Mayor Jeff Pollard asked engineer Jim Brown of Brown and Roberts to come and update council on the endeavor and address some of those problems encountered. A bit of background first.
Sisters of Providence host Christmas Fun at the Woods
SAINT MARY-OF-THE-WOODS, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The community is invited to this year’s Christmas Fun at the Woods event hosted by the Sisters of Providence. The event will take place from 1:30 to 4:30 on Saturday, December 9 at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. There will be games for children, nativity scenes, a Christmas village to explore, and much […]
Public Hearing on Possible SW Vermilion Co Wind and Solar Farm Set for 9 AM, Mon Dec 11th, in County Board Chambers
Mural Energy has proposed a wind and solar farm for southwest Vermilion County near Sidell, and a public hearing on this possible project is set for 9 AM; Monday, December 11th; in the Vermilion County Board chambers, conducted by the Wind and Solar Committee. Some residents have previously spoken about...
Have you checked out Twin Lakes Christmas lights?
PARIS, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) — If you’re driving through Paris, Illinois anytime soon make sure to stop by their local park. The city of Paris has started decorating for the holidays! At Twin Lakes Park they’re thousands of lights and displays for families to enjoy. The park is located on Twin Lakes Drive right off of […]
Arts Links, Dec. 6
GALA Hispanic Theatre announced last month that Gustavo Ott will take over as artistic director, following the death of the theater’s cofounder Hugo Medrano. This week, Ott gave his first press conference, where he thanked Medrano for years of mentorship and friendship. [DC Theater Arts]. The city of Rockville,...
Cassie Rhodes: This Week’s I AM, YOU ARE, WE ARE Honoree
The following is this week’s I AM, YOU ARE, WE ARE Honoree by Erin Gregory. What started as a dream has become reality for Cassie Rhodes. Growing up in Grape Creek, she never wanted to stay in Danville or in Vermilion County. Even after she attended the Christian school here and after making many connections in Danville, she still wanted to leave. So, she lived in Indianapolis for twenty years before eventually deciding the best thing to do was move back home. She and her two daughters moved back to the area, and she knew then that Danville was the right place for her. She met her husband, Eric Rhodes, and together they conquered their fears and dreams. Cassie’s entire family still being in the area was a huge benefit to coming back because she knew she would have a strong support system. With three younger siblings she would never be without her family again.