Boating restricted on Middle Fork

DANVILLE — River levels rose in Vermilion County on Thursday following heavy rains in northern Vermilion and southern Iroquois counties, prompting Illinois Conservation Police to restrict boating on the Middle Fork of the Vermilion River.

Update: Severe thunderstorm watch issued for the area

UPDATED 11:40 p.m. Wednesday

The National Weather Service has canceled a severe thunderstorm warning for southern Champaign County, eastern Douglas County, northern Edgar County and southern Vermilion County and another one for northeastern Champaign County.

Newcomer set to join incumbent

DANVILLE — Many of Greg Wolfe's family and friends knew he won a seat on the Danville Area Community College Board of Trustees in Tuesday's election long before he did.

That's because Wolfe, who's finishing his third term on the Oakwood school board, and his fellow board members were in a closed-session meeting until 10 p.m. Tuesday. His wife was waiting to give him the news.

Vermilion County election results April 9, 2013

Results from contested races in Vermilion County:

√ indicates apparent winner.

Rossville-Alvin OKs bond resolution for renovating high school

ROSSVILLE — Rossville-Alvin school officials are moving forward with plans to renovate the high school and move grade school operations there next school year.

Board members approved a resolution of intent to issue $1.15 million in bonds to help finance the repairs at a special meeting Monday.

Players to open 'Stage Door'

DANVILLE — The Danville Area Community College Players, who are part of the college's Liberal Arts Division, will present the revue "Stage Door," written by Edna Ferber and George Kaufman, next weekend.

The performances, open to the general public, will be at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. next Sunday in the Bremer Theater on the DACC campus.

DACC to host Ag Day

DANVILLE — The Danville Area Community College Ag Club will host its 2013 Ag Day on from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday on campus at 2000 E. Main St.

The event is open to the public and free, except for the price of the luncheon.

A barbecue luncheon will be served from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Mary Miller Gym. Carry-out lunches are not available.

Group gathers over river concerns

OAKWOOD - Glen Martin lives near the Salt Fork River and often canoes streams of the entire Vermilion River system.

Weather spotters class scheduled

The Vermilion County Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service will hold a weather spotters class at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Tilton Public Works Building, 301 Fairchild St., Tilton.

The class is free and open to first-timers as well as trained spotters who need a refresher course. No registration is required.

DACC board to vote on roofing bid

DANVILLE — Danville Area Community College trustees on Tuesday could take a big step toward replacing the Clock Tower Center roof.

The board will meet at 7 p.m. in Vermilion Hall, Room 302, at the campus, 2000 E. Main St. A copy of the agenda and board packet is available online at