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High school football scoreboard: Sept. 21-22, 2018

With the exception of Saturday's four area games, the midway point in the season has passed.

By the night's end, five area teams reached had reached the five-win mark for playoff eligibility: Argenta-Oreana, Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley, Monticello and Salt Fork.

Street closures listing

Here is a list of street closures and road construction in East Central Illinois, provided by public works offices (If your public works department wants to send one, submit it via email to

Prince, Illini stay perfect

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue had the momentum and crowd on its side.

Illinois had Beth Prince.

The eighth-ranked and unbeaten Illini beat the Boilermakers 25-19, 23-25, 25-23, 26-24 in a Big Ten opener on Friday night in front of a raucous crowd of 2,415 at Holloway Gymnasium.

Prince's three consecutive kills in the critical third set made the difference.

Who lives here? Sept. 22, 2018

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screenshot of a home from a movie or television show and ask readers, "Who lives here?" Email your guess of a character who resides there to, and we'll give a winner a shout-out on next week's page. Be sure to include your full name and town of residence.

Area history, Sept. 22, 2018

Today is Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1918, another 65 men from Champaign County were sent to Camp McClellan in Anniston, Ala., to serve in the Great War.

In 1968, Champaign school district residents voted 5,389 to 4,738 against a 40 cent increase in the education fund tax rate.

Quick hits: Penn State roars back for 63-24 rout of Illini


Illinois hung with a top-10 team — for three quarters. First-year offensive cordinator Rod Smith took the training wheels off, flashing some of the creativity the Illini showed in training camp, but stopping the run was nonexistent.


Prep football standings: Week 5



Milford/CP 3 0 3 0

Alden-Hebron 2 0 4 0

Lake Forest Acad. 2 1 2 1

Ill. School for Deaf 0 2 0 2

Rock. Christ. Life 1 2 1 5

Judah Christian 0 3 0 4


Judah at Newman Cath. (Wis.)



Taylorville 4 0 5 0

Cross-country leaders: Sept. 21, 2018



Powll, Mahomet-Seymour 14:44

G. Dixon, Monticello 14:58

Hall, ALAH 15:28

Moreman, Danville 15:48

Lalwani, Uni High 15:55

Manolakes, Centennial 16:05

Oakley, Danville 16:11

Hile, Danville 16:13

Martinez, BHRA 16:17

Woodard, Unity 16:20

Religion calendar, Sept. 21-28, 2018

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Bulletin board material: Who’s picking an Illini upset? We’ve got one

Bob Asmussen, football beat writer