Parks and Recreation
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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.
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?
DANVILLE — Robert E. Wagner lived a quiet, unassuming life.
He died just as quietly on April 4, 2014, at the age of 89 — not wanting a funeral, visitation or newspaper obituary, just a simple burial next to the graves of his parents and only sibling.
MONTICELLO — The fate of a proposed 31-acre multisport recreation area on the west side of town drew a larger crowd than usual at Monticello's city council meeting.
CATLIN — Village officials still hope to have the splash park open by Labor Day weekend, but they want to proceed cautiously with the construction.
CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign Park District could be spending $1 million or more over the next two years to pay for improvements at Hessel Park.
On Wednesday night, the Champaign Park Board discussed plans to install a new playground, replace the aging water-play facility with a newer one and build new restroom facilities at Hessel.
McFarland Field at Douglass Park is a little wet tonight, but that's not stopping any future big-leaguers.
It's warm, and the water features at the park, 512 E. Grove St., are popular with youngsters, some of whom take the challenge of the park's hill to run up it.