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Paxton Police Blotter: Farmer City man arrested for meth
PAXTON — The Paxton Police Department released the following list of recent activity:. — Jeremy L. Smolek, 25, of Farmer City, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving with a suspended driver’s license and operating an uninsured vehicle during a traffic stop at 1:55 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at the intersection of Orleans and Washington streets on Paxton’s east side. The traffic stop was conducted after a Paxton police officer, who was aware from previous contacts with Smolek that his license was suspended, saw Smolek driving a 1991 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck while pulling another vehicle using a tow strap. During the traffic stop, police confirmed that Smolek’s license was suspended, and a search of the truck revealed the presence of several containers containing suspected methamphetamine totaling about 5 grams, as well as two glass pipes used to smoke methamphetamine. The truck was seized by police under city ordinance.
1 dead, 1 airlifted after Farmer City accident
FARMER CITY, Ill. (WAND) - One person was killed, and another person was airlifted after a crash in Farmer City Tuesday. DeWitt County Coroner Randall J. Rice was called to the scene of a 2-vehicle accident that happened at the intersection of Rosewood Road and Depot Road. Rice said James...
'Technically dead': Piatt County man lucky to be alive after 2 heart attacks
When someone has a heart attack, every minute matters. Getting to a doctor quickly could be the difference between life and death. For one man in Piatt County, he's lucky to be alive today.
Monticello high schoolers drive tractors to school for FFA Week
Many teenagers drive a car to school, but on Wednesday, some Monticello High School students pulled up in something different.
Mahomet-Seymour wrestling qualifies for State Elite 8
For the fourth time in the past five years, the Mahomet-Seymour wrestling team has qualified for the Elite Eight in the Class 2A team-dual series. The Bulldogs upended Lincoln, 50-18, on Tuesday (Feb. 20) in the sectional finals at Taylorville. M-S won 10 of 14 matches and held a 6-2...
Easygoing Bulldog swimmers make history ahead of state
MAHOMET — Aron Varga, Owen Kearns, Matthew Kirby and Emmett Kearns had just hopped in the water, and Erich O’Donnell was trying to give his Mahomet-Seymour boys’ swimmers the game plan for Wednesday afternoon’s practice. He wrote a few drills on the whiteboard at the west...
HS Scoreboard (2-21-24)
(WCIA) — Boys region semifinals are heating up from St. Joseph to Monticello. BOYS BASKETBALL St. Joseph-Ogden 59, Sullivan 29 Shelbyville 57, Oakwood 56 Mt. Vernon 64, Charleston 45 Warrensburg-Latham 67, Maroa-Forsyth 50 Argenta-Oreana 73, Mt. Pulaski 41 Salt Fork 50, Armstrong-Potomac 32 St. Thomas More 56, Fisher 33 Unity 57, Monticello 41
Clinton, IL Residents: Your Future Dogs Best Friend Awaits!
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near clinton.
Freezin’ For A Reason: Mahomet Polar Plunge
MAHOMET Ill (WCIA) — It was an extremely frigid February morning this past Saturday in Mahomet Illinois with temperatures hovering just north of 20 degrees. Ice and snow covered the ground, but that did not stop the crowds from gathering at Lake Of The Woods for the Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge For Special Olympics Illinois.
Lawsuit filed on behalf of woman who was attacked in Forsyth group home
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) — A lawsuit has been filed by the guardian of one of three women attacked in a Forsyth group home in January of 2022. Susie Lauderdale, 56, was attacked by her roommate Carson H. Hagood 42, on Jan. 26, 2022. Hagood is accused of attacking three women at the Hickory Point Terrace facility, all aged between 47-58.
Monticello, February 23 High School 🏀 Game Notice
The Warrensburg-Latham High School basketball team will have a game with Unity High School - Tolono on February 23, 2024, 18:55:00 CST.
Meritorious Service Award in Education
CONGRATULATIONS Mrs. Stephanie Leinard! The Illinois State Board of Education has recognized Mrs. Stephanie Leinard with the Meritorious Service Award in Education. This award is given to educators who frequently employ their talents and passions into their chosen content area. These educators strive to be of service to others and seek out opportunities to be leaders and role models. Mrs. Leinard has been in the Bement School District 17 years as a 5th Grade teacher. We are very proud of her accomplishment!
Bement School Board Discusses Upcoming Projects
Scott Burge, representing the Farnsworth Group, spoke to the board at their last meeting about several projects the board is considering. The first project involves bids on the chimney’s masonry work. An original bid was rejected, and new bids should be ready for review by the board at their next meeting.
Experience La Dolce Vita: 3 Must-Try Italian Restaurants in Mahomet
This piece presents three exquisite Italian restaurants located in Mahomet. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments? If you have, we would love to hear your thoughts. Please share your experiences in the comments section below!
Piatt County Families to Benefit from Eastern Illinois Foodbank's 'Foodmobile' Giveaway
The Eastern Illinois Foodbank plans to distribute food to families in Piatt County who lack sufficient food. The Foodmobile, a mobile food pantry, will visit Atwood, Cerro Gordo, Bement, and Mansfield on March 20, 2024. Attendees should bring their own boxes or bags for the food.
Top of the Morning; Feb. 19, 2024
On Mondays, we chop it up with the folks responsible for dishing up food around the area. What restaurant should we try next? Let Joey Wright know at email@example.com. The first of three Filippo’s restaurants in central Illinois has been a Monticello institution since May 1970. That’s when Sicilian immigrants Filippo and Rosa Galbo launched the Italian restaurant that has become a popular destination in their adopted hometown.
Community Spotlight: Mahomet-Seymour FFA dinner and dessert
MAHOMET, Ill. (WCIA) — It’s National FFA Week and Mahomet-Seymour FFA is among the many chapters that are celebrating. The chapter has a dinner and dessert auction coming up as part of the festivities. Chapter members Jama Craig and Cooper Jay came on WCIA 3 News at Noon to talk about their experience with agriculture […]
So, you want to build a retaining wall: 6 things to know before you start
(BPT) - When you want to enhance your outdoor living space, consider building with retaining wall units. Segmental retaining wall (SRW) units are the basic building blocks of landscaping, and you will save on design and labor costs when you do it yourself. Whether you want to level a slope, build a sitting wall or add a raised patio, it’s essential to get informed before starting your project.
Miebach, Rockets rebound to knock off Sages
MONTICELLO — Wednesday night might have gone differently if the result from the week prior went the other way. The Monticello and Unity boys’ basketball teams met Wednesday night in the Class 2A Monticello Regional semifinals, just eight days after the Sages beat the Rockets 62-57 in the Sievers Center.
How personal income has changed in De Witt County—plus, see how it compares to the rest of the state and country
Stacker analyzed Bureau of Economic Analysis data to see how personal income has changed in De Witt County, Illinois and how it compares to state and national levels.