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.

Oakwood considering water system update

OAKWOOD —Trustees say they have several options for updating the village's water system.

The village board held a special informational meeting last month, to learn about options and reported this week that there are several options.

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.

Danville, 10 others approve electric aggregation

DANVILLE — For the second time in a year, Danville voters approved electric aggregation, giving the city the ability to start its own program separate from the one already made available to city residents through the 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.

This teen doesn't just drive — he drives to win

Oakwood 16-year-old brings home Champion sponsorship grand prize

OAKWOOD — At the age that most people start driving, Bobby Pierce of Oakwood is already one of the nation's top Super Dirt Late Model race car drivers.

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.