Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

The Future Five, July 6, 2015


A Day in the Park: Tuscola's Ervin Park

Ervin Park gets used.

Tuscola banker and coach Duff Hoel is out there at 6:30 a.m., and there's a swarm of exercisers.

"I'm amazed how many people my age and older are out there walking. It's a nice long path," he says of the dogleg."In the afternoons, you've got a full swimming pool, and all sorts of green areas for kids to just run around wherever they want."

Entertainment listings, July 2-9, 2015

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are 

Rain kept many off courses

The end of June couldn't come soon enough for the folks running local golf courses.

The month's record-breaking rainfall drenched links across East Central Illinois, sending personnel scrambling to keep fairways and greens dry and even close their courses due to the wet stuff.

The rain, it's plain, can be a pain

The monthlong monsoon that's been June in East Central Illinois will be remembered fondly by some, forgettably by many others:


The Future Five, June 29, 2015


Going Fourth: Holiday event schedule

Editor's note: An earlier version had the incorrect date for Hoopeston's celebration. The date has been fixed.

Holiday events scheduled in the area.  If your event is missing, please add it in the comments to this story.

June 27

High bids put brakes on Middleton Park

MAHOMET — After bids came in much higher than expected, members of the Mahomet-Seymour school board opted to put plans for Middletown Park on hold.

What keeps St. Joseph out of the pool? Just the cost

Tuscola has one.

Monticello has one.

Even tiny Farmer City (population: 2,025) splurged for a public pool.

So why isn't there anywhere to cool off on steamy June, July and August days in St. Joseph, a village of 4,058?