Georgetown Fair schedule

74th annual Georgetown Fair schedule


8 a.m.: Open Beef and Swine shows, Junior Sheep Show.

4 to 10 p.m.: Commercial buildings open.

6 p.m. to close: Armband Night in carnival.

6 p.m.: Open and Junior Breed Barrow Show.

7 p.m.: Talent contest sponsored by Faulstich Printing.


2012 Villa Grove Ag Days

The community of Villa Grove hosted their annual Ag Days Celebration. The event featured a tractor parade, kiddie tractor pull, live music, carnival, vendors and much more. Ag Days continues Sunday with a mud bog event.

C-U foundation, DSO vie for online votes

Two local nonprofit organizations are in the running for a $15,000 office technology makeover, and you can vote to help them win.

The Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation and the Danville Symphony Orchestra are both finalists in the RK Dixon 7th annual Make My Non-Profit Run Better contest. The two organizations are among 20 non-profits who made it through the first round of voting.

Restorer discusses Alma Mater tasks

URBANA — How do you move a 13-foot-tall bronze sculpture prized by generations of University of Illinois students?

Very carefully — with shims, a truck and "a very big crane," according to the man in charge, curator Andrzej Dajnowski.

Dajnowski will oversee the dismantling of the Alma Mater sculpture at Wright and Green streets and its move to his Chicago-area studio next week.

Alma Mater to be dismantled in one day

URBANA — Alma Mater will have to remain at her spot at Green and Wright streets for one extra day.

The conservator leading the restoration of the 83-year-old bronze sculpture has decided to wait until Tuesday to dismantle and transport it to his Chicago-area studio.

B-17 stop in Rantoul shortened by repairs

UPDATED 10:10 a.m. Tuesday.

RANTOUL — People wanting to tour and fly in a vintage B-17 bomber Saturday and Sunday — and Tuesday — were disappointed.

Getting Personal: Jason Patterson

Getting Personal is an email Q&A with a local personality. Here, Melissa Merli chats with artist Jason PattersonGetting Personal appears first in print, in the Sunday newspaper. In the July 29 paper, we'll have a chat with auto dealer Jennifer Shelby. 

Studio Visit: Christopher Carl

Studio Visit appears first in print, in Sunday editions of The News-Gazette. Here, Melissa Merli visits Christopher Carl, an artist and graduate student in architectureIn the July 29 newspaper, we'll have a visit with photographer Mike Holtz.

B-17 flight to Rantoul delayed

The arrival of a World War II-era bomber due to fly into Rantoul Friday afternnon has been delayed, possibly until Saturday. The B-17 bomber Texas Raiders was scheduled to fly into the Rantoul airport Friday afternoon and will stay through Tuesday.

Sidney festival set for Saturday

SIDNEY — A parade, car show, food and carnival rides will be among the highlights of the ninth annual Sidney Summer Fun Daze festival set for Saturday.

Proceeds from the festival's car show and poker run will go to the Veterans Affairs Illiana Healthcare System in Danville.