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$3,500 of dough raised for Streator's 4th

Buy Now Volunteer Toni Pettit works with dough used to make stuffed bread during Grant Street Grocery's "Raising the Dough" fundraiser Wednesday. The fundraiser brought in just more than $3,500 for the Streator 4th of July Celebration Committee.Contributed photo Buy Now Volunteer Toni Pettit works w

OTTAWA TIMES - 2017-11-24 20:35:00

Streator native wins big-city race

Buy Now Phillipe Cunningham, a Streator High graduate, gets a hug on election night earlier this month in Minneapolis. Cunningham won a seat on the city council.(Minneapolis) Star Tribune On Nov. 7, he and Andrea Jenkins won seats on the City Council, becoming the first transgender candidates to do

OTTAWA TIMES - 2017-11-25 03:06:16

Selfies to support small Streator businesses

Streator START will be hosting a selfie campaign during Small Business Saturday. A variety of Streator businesses will be taking part in Small Business Saturday on Saturday, Nov. 25. Shoppers are encouraged to take selfies of their shopping spree from 8 a.m. to midnight for the chance to win an offi

OTTAWA TIMES - 2017-11-24 00:26:15

Streator firefighters put out blaze in vacant house

STREATOR - Streator Fire Department quickly extinguished a fire at a vacant house early Tuesday morning. No firefighters were injured after responding at 12:32 a.m. to a single-story house showing smoke and flames at 625 South Illinois St, , according to Streator fire department. The fire was under


No change expected in Streator High taxes

"We could raise our tax, but I don't think that's responsible," Superintendent Matt Seaton told the school board Tuesday. "We'll run a healthy surplus this year." So far this fiscal year, revenues are ahead of where they should be, he said. "We are receiving money from the state. We're nearly caught


Streator High band to get new uniforms

Buy Now Streator High School band director Jamie Kotovsky asks the school board on Tuesday to approve new uniforms for the band. Sophomore Cora Schultz (left) is wearing the proposed new uniform, while senior Sadie Treest is in the current one.David Giuliani The Streator High School board decided Tu


Streator Elementary poverty rate climbs, enrollment drops

Streator Elementary District 44 reviewed its 2017 district report card Tuesday evening, with the district's low-income rate increasing by 1.6 percent. In 2017, the district had a 94.8 percent attendance rate, 74.6 percent low income, 4 percent chronic truants and 9.4 percent mobility, although due t


COLUMN: 36-day turnaround for Streator

At this time of year, we're supposed to give thanks. There are a lot of things I'm grateful for. For this column, though, I'll focus on the Bill of Rights. It's only 462 words, but it is the foundation for our rights as Americans. The First Amendment is first for a reason. It includes the freedoms o


RSVP volunteers thank veterans for service

U.S. Navy veteran Jane Hayden is thanked for her service by (from left) Diana Dority, RSVP assistant, and volunteers Hazel Dority, Peggy Tate and Vicky Kline. Volunteers of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) at South Central Human Resources Agency (SCHRA) visited veterans residing at th

ELK VALLEY TIMES - 2017-11-24 14:13:00

Cool, dry weather stays around for the weekend, but rain is possible next week

It got cold again early Thursday morning; lows bottomed out as far down the thermometer as 20F in Russellville, 21F in Tuscumbia, and 27F in Huntsville. It was cold enough in Fayetteville for 'frost flowers:' ground moisture that freezes and expands up in formations like this one from Julie and Jeff

WHNT-TV - 2017-11-24 00:06:55

Giving thanks ... Local couples credit prayer for hurricane survival

News Editor Two Lincoln County couples are counting their blessings this holiday season, thankful for surviving the Atlantic's most powerful hurricane in recorded history and grateful for the support of their hometown, whose prayers the couples credit with sparing their lives. A vacation in paradise

ELK VALLEY TIMES - 2017-11-23 12:51:00

Buy nights, collection sites set in Toy Drive

You can now donate toys for the benefit of local kids up to the age of 12 at one of more than 30 locations across Fayetteville and Lincoln County. The annual Lincoln County Toy Drive, now in its 51st year, is in full swing. The effort, which provides Christmas toys for children across the county, is


Petersburg's 'Storybook Christmas' parade set

The town of Petersburg is conjuring fairytale-like holiday magic for its annual Christmas parade with this year's theme, "A Storybook Christmas", planned for Dec. 9. The annual holiday cavalcade in Petersburg will begin below Tina's Place on Railroad Street and make its way towards the heart of the


Police bust 'beauty spa'

Prostitution has been taking place at a North Main Street business identifying itself as a "day spa" or "beauty spa," Shelbyville police said Wednesday. An owner and employee of Relief Massage, North Main Street, were arrested Tuesday. Police allege associates have been involved in similar activity

SHELBYVILLE TIMES-GAZETTE - 2017-11-24 06:00:00

Rebuilding Raus School to save 1888 building

The historic Raus School is showing its age with work needed from the foundation to the roof and in between, so much so that its custodians are afraid the building could disintegrate. But there is hope. The school house, now a community center, was constructed in 1888 and was added in 2012 to the Na

SHELBYVILLE TIMES-GAZETTE - 2017-11-24 06:00:00

Tree board: Time to 're-green' city

STAFF WRITER Erin McCullough Nearly a year ago, an EF-1 tornado struck Tullahoma, downing more than 1,000 trees and damaging hundreds of homes. While the city and its residents have moved on - repairing homes and cleaning debris - the city's tree canopy may not completely recover for decades. Accord

TULLAHOMA NEWS - 2017-11-24 21:59:00

Asbury Park stabbing not related to homicide, cops say

A stabbing that occurred in Asbury Park Wednesday night is not connected to the death of a man found dead in his car the same night, police said. The stabbing happened at 10:38 p.m. Wednesday at a residence on Sewall Avenue in Asbury Park, Sgt. Michael Casey said. When police arrived at the residenc

NJ.COM - 2017-11-24 15:56:10

PICCOLLELA: Property tax burden inequitable

The rate of tax growth has slowed during Republican Gov. Chris Christie's administration -- but half of voters still named New Jersey's highest-in-the-nation property taxes as their most pressing concern. Bob Jordan New Jersey apparently believes that real estate taxes are the best way to fund expe

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2017-11-24 17:37:41

Small Business Saturday: Shore businesses offer alternative to Black Friday mania

SPRING LAKE - Alison Maccoine, the owner of Barefoot, an "athleisure" boutique on Third Avenue in Spring Lake, will spend this Saturday working her usual hours (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) with the usual number of employees (one) and a couple of vendors she invited to the store to sell their wares. But don't

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2017-11-24 10:00:00

LETTER: Don't build fence to keep out homeless

which was about a proposed six foot fence to prevent the homeless from entering the Washington Street Elementary School in Toms River. The Toms River Board of Education is not only cruel, but similar to Trump's proposals to build a wall blocking undocumented people from entering the United States. I

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2017-11-24 13:02:45