To help spruce up Danville ahead of next week’s invasion of basketball teams and their fans, the folks at Keep Vermilion County Beautiful could use the help on Saturday morning.

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“These blades are not associated with the Harvest Ridge Wind Farm but instead will be transported to another EDP Renewables’ wind farm currently under construction in Indiana,” an EDP spokeswoman said.

About 100 years ago, the point at which the Jordan Creek flowed into the Salt Fork River near Oakwood became a gathering spot where people picnicked, fished and enjoyed nature, according to Deanna Glosser, executive director of the Land Conservation Foundation.

URBANA — For 113 years, Crystal Lake Park has existed in the area that now lies between University and Broadway avenues. In some form, though, it existed all the way back to the 1880s, Urbana Park District Executive Director Tim Bartlett said.