Noelle McGee

Noelle McGee

Danville buzzing after passage of bill including casino license for city

DANVILLE — John Beninati isn't a gambler.

But the longtime Danville resident said he's excited a casino may finally be coming to town after a nearly two-decades-long effort by local and state leaders to land a license.

"Danville needs the revenue and the employment," said Beninati, who'd likely go "once or twice to see what it looks like."

Danville police investigating armed robbery at gas station

DANVILLE — Police are investigating an armed robbery Thursday at a local gas station.

Cmdr. Josh Webb said officers were called to Casey's General Store, 2101 E. Main St., at 10:46 p.m. When they arrived, employees reported that a man and woman entered the store wearing masks.

Danville school board OKs visitor-ID systems for high school, North Ridge

DANVILLE — The Danville school district will roll out a new security system for visitors at two of its largest buildings this fall.

School board members this week approved the purchase of the Raptor Visitor Identification System for Danville High School and North Ridge Middle School.

Danville district applying for grant to offer all-day pre-kindergarten

DANVILLE — Come next school year, some pre-kindergarten pupils in the Danville school district could be attending a full day of school.

District officials, with board approval on Wednesday, plan to apply for a Preschool for All expansion grant from the state. If approved, the district would offer three all-day classrooms for 55 4-year-olds at Edison Elementary School.

Danville police investigate string of shootings

DANVILLE — Danville police are investigating a spate of shootings in the past three days, which sent three people to the hospital.

Commander Josh Webb said officers were first called to the area of Williams and Elm streets around 2:20 a.m. Sunday for a report of a man with a gunshot wound.

Vermilion County CASA director named CEO of Project Success

DANVILLE — One local social-service agency has wrapped up its search for a new leader, while another agency will be launching one.

Project Success of Vermilion County board members on Friday introduced Lucas Seilhymer as the nonprofit youth organization's new CEO.

Muncie residents cleaning up after taking brunt of overnight storm

MUNCIE — Christina Cross said she and her husband, Scott, were asleep when the sound of high winds woke them up around 2:15 a.m. Thursday.

“We heard glass breaking, so we ran to get the three kids,” she said, adding they huddled together and eventually fell back to sleep.

When Cross woke up later that morning, her husband was already outside surveying the damage.

Teacher of the Week: Penny Tibben

Meet PENNY TIBBEN, who followed her mother into a teaching career. After teaching pre-school for a year, Tibben stepped away to help her husband — Pastor KENT TIBBEN, of Danville's Trinity Lutheran Church — while he finished his master's degree and seminary studies and raise their four children.

Vermilion County's Mental Health Awareness Week: 'It's time to remove the stigma'

DANVILLE — When someone is diagnosed with cancer, family members, friends, neighbors, even strangers step up to help and support them.

Sadly, mental-health problems oftentimes are treated differently, according to a local mental-health official.

Damages from Vermilion County hailstorm estimated 'in the millions'

TILTON — When a severe storm swept through Tilton last Thursday afternoon, about a dozen or so employees and customers hunkered down in a back room at Mike's Grill.

Thankfully, no one was injured, said owner Eric Sherer. However, the popular hamburger joint's small white building wasn't as lucky.