Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Vol. 137, No. 21

Rebels Ready for Postseason Play

Photo by Sports Editor Darren Churchill

Rebels vs. Bushnell/West Prairie Rebels Football

TABLE GROVE, OCT. 24 — After a five-year absence, the South Fulton Rebels (6-3) are back in the playoff picture following a 41-0 pounding over Bushnell/West Prairie (3-6) on Friday night at VIT field … (more)

Bananas   Cool Bananas

Six years ago, Ann Wys of rural Ipava received a start for a banana plant from a friend, Mina Havens. “I thought I’d give it a try,” said Wys … (more)

Garbage Pickup Astoria Garbage Pick-up   Attention Astoria Garbage Pick-Up Customers
Starting in November, Astoria’s garbage collector will be Area Disposal. Garbage will be picked up on Wednesdays instead of Mondays … (more)

Financial Challenge Financial Challenge   Financial Challenges for Small Schools

TABLE GROVE — Over the years, small school districts have faced many challenges, but none so important as the financial burden that seems to be growing every year due to lack of state funding … (more)

VIT Photo Trip VIT Photo Trip   VIT Photographers Take a Hike

On Saturday, Oct. 25, at 7 a.m., an intrepid group of VIT students and two teachers left for Starved Rock State Park near Utica for a day of photography in one of Illinois’ most photogenic places … (more)

Keiarra Peters Keiarra Peters   This Girl Doesn’t Horse Around

Keiarra Peters, age 11, is just your normal, blond-haired little cutie. She is the daughter of Jake and Bobbi Peters of rural Astoria. But when this fifth-grade student gets on her horse, there is no “horsing around”, the game is on … (more)