Wednesday, July 1, 2015 • Vol. 138, No. 4

Water, Water, Everywhere …

Photo by Andrew Trone / TronesDrones

Browning - TronesDrones

Shown is an aerial view from the weekend of the Browning area, provided to the Argus by Andrew Trone of Trone’s Drones in Rushville. Heavy rainfalls in the past couple of weeks have prompted the Illinois River to rise, causing major flooding, road closures and other inconveniences. According to the National Weather Service, the Illinois River is expected to begin falling some time today. Find more flood photos on Trone’s Facebook page,

Real Estate Tax Auction Fireworks @ Vermont Vermont - Independence Day   Vermont Memorial Ballpark to Host Annual Independence Day Celebration/Fireworks
Vermont’s annual Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Display will be held Saturday, July 4, at Vermont Memorial Ballpark … (more)

Olivia's Ride Olivia's Ride - Princess Warrior Style   ATV Ride to Benefit Olivia Anaganostopolus
“The Princess Warrior”

Olivia’s Ride — Princess Warrior Style will be held Saturday, July 11, with all proceeds to benefit Olivia Anaganostopolus … (more)

VIT School Registration VIT School Registration   VIT CUSD #2 School Registration to be Held July 23
Registration at the VIT Elementary and Junior/Senior High Schools will be held from 7-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 23 … (more)

Closing? Illinois State Museums   Dickson Mounds Among Illinois State Museums
Proposed to Close

The Illinois State Museum in Springfield and all branches — Dickson Mounds, Lockport Gallery, Rend Lake Arts Center, Thompson Center Gallery and Springfield Research and Collections Center — were notified recently by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to prepare for closure … (more)

Dr. Tamara Smith Dr. Tamara Smith   Obstetrician Dr. Tamara Smith to Provide Outpatient
Services in Rushville

Dr. Tamara Smith, DO, FACOOG, a member of the McDonough Medical Group, will provide outpatient services at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville starting Tuesday, July 21, and the first and third Tuesday of each month … (more)

Illinois Sheriff's Association scholarships ISA Scholarship Winners   Illinois Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship Winners Announced
Fulton County Sheriff Jeff Standard is pleased to announce scholarship winners for Fulton County … (more)

VIT School Board VIT School Board   VIT Board of Education Meets
VIT Community Unit School District #2 held a Public Hearing on Working Cash Bonds on Wednesday, June 17 … (more)

School Registration Astoria School Registration   Astoria School Registration July 30
Registration for all students, Kindergarten through seniors, in the Astoria School District will be held Thursday, July 30, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2:30-6 p.m. in the Grade School gym … (more)

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