The American Red Cross has announced a Multi-Agency Resource Center is open today (Tuesday, November 26th) to help area storm victims. The new center in Gordyville will serve as a central location for local and state agencies as well as human service organizations.
Representatives from the agencies and organizations will be able to answer questions and provide information regarding disaster related assistance. Those affected by the recent tornado are asked to take proof of your address with you when requesting assistance.
The new Multi-Agency Resource Center (or MARC) will be located at 2205 County Road 3000 in Gordyville. It will be open from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm.
Fans are invited to Danville Area Community College next week (December 2nd) for a 'Pack the Place' event. Athletic Director Tim Bunton is hoping for a packed house Women's and Men's basketball teams hold their first home double header.
Bunton announced that all proceeds from gate admissions and concessions for the December 2nd games will be donated to help Gifford rebuild from a devastating tornado last Sunday.
DACC's opponent Monday night, Lincoln Land Community College, also plans to add to the proceeds with a donation of its own.
The DACC Lady Jaguars play the Statesmen beginning at 5:30 p.m. followed by the men's game at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for students (other than DACC), and free for DACC students.
A table will also be set up during the games to accept additional monetary donations for the Gifford disaster relief efforts.
Vermilion County Candidates Turn Out to file on Opening Day
Vermilion County candidates wasted no time filing their petitions for the March 2014 Primary. Fourteen (14) candidates had filed to run for seats on the Vermilion County Board by midday Monday.
County office-holders filing included incumbent Vermilion County Sheriff Pat Hartshorn, a Republican, Sue Stine, a Republican seeking re-election as Vermilion County Treasurer...and Cathy Jenkins of Georgetown, a GOP running for Vermilion County Clerk.
Monday's first day of filing for the March 18th Illinois primary painted a three-way race for the GOP nomination for Sheriff in Ford County.
Incumbent sheriff Mark Doran will be challenged by Paxton Police Chief Bob Bane and Dennis Higgins, the Ford County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Coordinator, who's also a former Police Chief in Gibson City.
All three candidates filed first thing Monday morning, setting up a lottery draw to determine the order the names will appear on the ballot.
The filing period continues this week.
* County Board seats challenged ---
Two Republican candidates are running unopposed for re-election to four-year terms in District 1 on the county board: Dave Hastings and Gene May, both of rural Paxton. Both filed their nominating papers Monday at the same time, so a lottery will also be held on December 3rd to determine their ballot order.
Also filing his petition for re-election was Tom McQuinn, a Republican from rural Paxton, for a two-year term as a District 1 county board member.
Other county board members up for re-election are Floyd "Bud" Otto Jr. of rural Roberts and Pat Haskins of rural Sibley, both in District 2, and Randy Berger of Gibson City and Rick Bowen of Elliott, both in District 3. Of those, only Otto had filed a petition as of Monday afternoon.
Also filing Monday was Penny Stevens of Paxton, as a Republican candidate for county treasurer. The incumbent treasurer, Judy Hastings, has announced she will not run for re-election. Marsha Peznowski of Roberts has picked up a petition to run as a Democrat, but she had not filed her petition yet to be listed on the Democratic primary ballot.
County Clerk Linda Kellerhals also filed as a Republican for re-election to her post.