The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 30 counties in Illinois are considered to be at a warning level for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). A county enters a warning level when two or more COVID-19 risk indicators that measure the amount of COVID-19 increase.

Oakwood compiled a 189, edging Judah Christian (193) and Hoopeston Area (214) in a triangular match at Harrison Park Golf Course. Travis Goodner shot a 44 to lead Oakwood, while teammates Reed Sperry (46), Case Kopaz (49) and Kyle McFarland (50) weren’t far behind. Judah Christian’s Caleb Mc…

Hoopeston Rotary President Julie Stump (right) presents the 2020 Rotary Scholarship to Asti Scharlach (left) in front of the Rotary Club’s area at McFerren Park in Hoopeston Sept. 5. Scharlach is a Hoopeston Area High School graduate and is currently majoring in nursing at Indiana State University.

Petition packets for candidates who wish to run for School Board or Regional Board of School Trustees in the Consolidated Election to be held April 6 will be available in the Vermilion County Clerk’s Office on Sept. 22.

In Larry McMurtry’s Terms of Endearment, there is a powerful scene when young Tommy and his mother, Emma, who have not been getting along well, are saying good-bye. Emma is dying, and the boy is tense and awkward as he hugs her.

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A closely-contested nine-hole quadrangular at Hubbard Trail Country Club went in favor of Rantoul/Paxton-Buckley-Loda, which staved off Westville, Hoopeston Area and Fisher by a 210-212-215-22…


After a pair of dominating performances at regionals and sectionals, Hoopeston Area High School sophomore wrestler returned to the Illinois High School Association State Finals last week.