Wednesday, July 29, 2015 • Vol. 138, No. 8

Astoria Dollar General Opens This Week

Photo by Judy Beaird

Dollar General Dollar General

The buzz around Astoria lately has been, “When is the new Dollar General opening?” I am proud to report the doors opened for the public this week … (more)

Parkers Astoria Park District   New Astoria Park District Commissioners
Gale and Georgia Parker took over as commissioners of Hughes Park in Astoria on Monday, July 27, replacing Doug Banwart and Casey Jones … (more)

Bob Shelton Bob Shelton   Shelton Named Production Director of
The News-Gazette, Inc.

Bob Shelton of Gibson City was promoted to the position of production director of The News-Gazette, Inc. (Champaign) effective June 1 …  (more)

Nature's Grace Nature's Grace & Wellness   SRPED Provides Grant Funds to Nature’s Grace & Wellness
The Spoon River Partnership for Economic Development is pleased to announce a grant of $20,000 from Fulton County Community Development Corporation funds to support the Nature’s Grace & Wellness Medical Cannabis cultivation facility … (more)

VIT Registration VIT Registration   VIT Holds 2015-16 Registration

In preparation for the 2015-16 school year, VIT opened their doors for registration last Thursday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. … (more)

Braxton France Braxton France   France Receives the 46th Sunrise Farm-Special Award
Braxton France, son of Brandon and Brady France of Astoria, was the recipient of the 46th Sunrise Farm-Special Award at the 2015 Fulton County Fair with his steer, Alvin … (more)

Real Estate Tax Auction Fulton County Fair Queen Fulton County Fair Queen   Courtney McCombs Crowned 2015 Miss Fulton County Fair
Courtney McCombs, 17, of Lewistown was crowned Miss Fulton County Fair 2015 at the 57th annual Fulton County Fair Pageant on Monday evening … (more)

Dallas Parker Dallas Parker   Parker Attends Boys State

Dallas Parker, who recently attended Boys State, was special guest at the July meeting of the Astoria American Legion … (more)

Astoria Town Board   Astoria Town Board Meets
The Town of Astoria regular monthly meeting was called to order at 7 p.m., and the Pledge of Allegiance recited … (more)

Astoria School Board Astoria School Board   Astoria Board of Education Meets
Astoria Community Unit District Board of Education met at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, at District Library … (more)

Carlock Carlock girls   Getting Muddy for a Good Cause

What do two little princesses do on any given Saturday morning? You would expect to find them playing dress-up, with dolls or chasing butterflies. Not sisters Larissa and Madalyn Carlock … (more)

Table Grove Library Table Grove Library   Local Library Continues Tradition

TABLE GROVE, JULY 15 — For over 35 years, the Table Grove Community Library has provided a place for neighboring children to fill their imaginations with the most popular books … (more)

Astoria School Supplies   2015-16 Astoria School Supply List
Click HERE to view the supply list for this fall.