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Intern Positions Open with Danville Dans

Coming to a Danville Dans game has been a great experience for the last 27 years. And much of that successful fan experience is due to the talents and enthusiasm of the team’s summer interns.

Dans are currently accepting intern applications for the 2015 team of interns – affectionately known as Danterns! This group of college-age staff members handles all aspects of a Dans games - from pre-game set-up to on-field contests, sponsor relations to working in the press box.

Previous Danterns have used this experience to propel them in their careers during or after college, such as:
Account representative for the Colorado Rockies.
A top sales rep and sports broadcaster with a media group in Springfield.
Staff member with the South Bend Cubs minor league baseball team.
A semester-long internship with IMG collegiate sports marketing company at Duke University.
Sports editor of SIU student newspaper.
Summer intern with the Daytona Tortugas, a Class-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds.

The Dans are members of the summer collegiate Prospect League and play 30 home games from late May – August. The internship runs from May 23 to August 14. This is an unpaid internship. Danterns may receive a taxable stipend.  Housing is not provided. All Danterns are encouraged to receive college credit for the internship and/or be directly supervised by a professor or advisor from their accredited academic degree program at a university, college or vocational institution during the time of the internship.

Danterns will handle all aspects of game-day operations, such as ticket sales, fan experience, media contacts, and much more. Interns can also focus on tasks related to your major or career goals, such as marketing, sales, sports management and journalism.

Students interested in applying should complete the form at Resumes may also be emailed to

Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

Paul J. Lingafelter 60 of Watseka turned himself in to the police wanted on a warrant for driving while suspended/revoked. He was sentenced to 30 days in the Iroquois county jail.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Department
Police Blotter
Wednesday, February 4, 2015

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Department
Police Blotter
Thursday, February 5, 2015

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Department
Police Blotter
Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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Duncan appointed to Vermilion County Board seat

Duncan appointed to Vermilion County Board seat

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City of Hoopeston spends over $63,000 on a Water project

Council has a split vote, mayor has to break the tie.

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“It’s All Up in the Air…Ag. Drones, Weather and More!” - Ford-Iroquois Extension Ag Day, February 20

University of Illinois Extension, Ford-Iroquois Office invites the public to attend its annual Ag Day on Friday, February 20 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Christ Lutheran High School in Buckley. This year’s theme is “It’s All Up in the Air …Ag. Drones, Weather and More!”

The full day event kicks off at 8 a.m. with registration, coffee and rolls, and an opportunity to visit the 2015 Ford-Iroquois Extension/Agribusiness partner displays.

Dennis Bowman, University of Illinois Extension Crops Systems Educator, will kick off the day’s talks with one entitled “Are ag Drones in Your Farm’s Future?” Ford-Iroquois Master Gardener, Mary Dickinson, will simultaneously be presenting “Edi-mentals: Gardening with Edible Landscapes.”

Bowman will be followed by “Will 2015 Weather be a Repeat of 2014?” by Jim Angel, Illinois State Climatologist. Before breaking for the complimentary lunch, Patrick Doggett, Field Representative for Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) will deliver a Washington. D.C. update from congressman Kinzinger.

Lunch will be provided for free for registered attendees and will be catered by Luke’s One Stop in Cissna Park.

Afternoon sessions begin at 1 p.m. with a presentation on 2014 Farm Bill Decisions by Charlene Neukomm of Ford County Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Tammy Hubert of Iroquois County FSA. Directly following this talk, Shelby Kaufman of Ehler Bros. Seed in Thomasboro will issue the Illinois Soybean Associate 100 Bushel Challenge.

FFA Update by FFA Section 17 President Kade Hill, FFA Section 10 President Sydney Miller, and FFA Section 10 Secretary Hayden Schaumburg. Door prizes and closing remarks will follow.

Ford-Iroquois Ag Day is free and open to the public, but reservations are required and should be completed by February 18. You can make a reservation by calling the University of Illinois Extension office in Onarga at 815-268-4051 or by registering online at

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please call the Ford-Iroquois Extension Office at least one week prior to event.


University of Illinois * U.S. Dept. of Agriculture * Local Extension Councils Cooperating

Maple Pre-Kindergarten Registration 2015

 All incoming students who will be attending Kindergarten in the fall will
need to go through a pre-registration and screening process. Each
screening will last approximately 30 minutes.
 Students must be five (5) on or before September 1st.
 Screening must be done BEFORE being assigned to a class.
 Please have an adult accompany student to Pre-Registration. The adult
will need to be able to fill out all the necessary paperwork and meet with
a school representative to go over enrollment procedures.
 Parents please bring or send your child’s birth certificate, social
security card, shot records (current or past), dental and vision records.

It will be necessary to call to schedule your appointment time.
Please call Maple at 283-6665.
Place: Maple Grade School
When: Thursday, February 19th / 8:30am — 3:30pm
Tuesday, March 24th / 8:30am — 3:30pm
Tuesday, April 28th / 1:00pm — 6:00pm

Women’s Clinic of Danville offers 1st annual Pro-Life Essay Contest for high school students

The Women’s Care Clinic of Danville is pleased to announce its first annual Pro-Life Essay Contest for high school students. Vermilion County, Illinois, students in grades 9-12 are invited to submit written essays or visual works of art addressing the topic, “Valuing Life from Conception to Natural Death.” Written essays must be no longer than 750 words; visual works should be unframed and mounted on 22 x 28 poster board or similar backing.  All entries become the property of Women’s Care Clinic for contest and promotional purposes. Entries are due Friday, March 20, 2015. Prizes will be awarded to the top three entries in each category; winners will be announced at the Clinic’s Annual Banquet for Life on Thursday April 23, 2015. For more information, complete rules and a printable contest poster, go to  The Women’s Care Clinic is located at 200 West Williams Street in Danville; phone number 217-431-0987; email

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