The Starting Line
Think boating season is over just because there is a chill in the air?
Not for Van and Jalane Anderson. The Champaign couple is fanatical about water skiing. They ski year-round — and November will be their 200th consecutive month of water skiing in central or northern Illinois.
When Erica Cromwell swam for the University of Tampa, she was a sprinter, swimming the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events — in about 25 and 55 seconds, respectively — in a heated pool.
Earlier this month, the Monticello woman completed a far different kind of swim.
Win a broom in Arcola’s race or ride in past historic sites in Springfield. Here’s your list of activities for the next couple of weekends:
Weekend of Sept. 7-8:
— Arcola Broom Corn Festival 5K and 10K
These races in Arcola are Saturday. There’s also a 5K recreational walk. There’s chip timing for this race this year.