With 29 classes, nearly three dozen trophies and several other drawings and giveaways, the organizers of the Waggoner Car Show are pretty experienced at giving back. On Saturday, Aug. 15, the crew outdid themselves as the 14th annual event was held on the grounds of the Waggoner Centennial Building.
"The beauty of a memorial show is that we can remember her," announcer Don Hutchcraft said prior to the start of Sunday's third annual Holly Harvey Memorial Speed Horse Show. "When I think of Luck N Buck (Saddle Club), I think of Holly Harvey."
The Litchfield crew stays hot on the dragstrip, while Hillsboro's James Lyerla made the trip to Indiana for the next Midwest Sprint Car Series stop.
The Boltz swim team, sponsored by Fusion Fitness and Aquatics of Hillsboro, has successfully completed its first season of USA Swimming competitions. Meets were held in Carbondale, Springfield, Champaign and Quincy.
The 14th Annual Waggoner Car Show is less than a week away, but there is still time to preregister for one of Montgomery County's top events for gearheads.
The 43rd Annual Morrisonville Frog Jump drew 334 competitors this year, with a large group of hearty hoppers coming from 90 miles away to inundate the top ten for this year's jump.
Louis Lang of Coffeen returned home Sunday afternoon, Aug. 2, after completing his eighth ASA national tournament. This particular tournament was held in Bloomington, IN, from Thursday, July 30, through Sunday and was the ASA/USA Girls 16-U Class B Fast Pitch Northern Nationals.
In this edition of On Track With The Journal-News, we catch up with a quartet of successful Litchfield racers, Jason Williamson's RC racing and the Saathoff's trips to Pekin, Peoria and Champaign County.
It may not look like much now, but Lincolnwood PE teacher and head boys basketball coach Matt Millburg hopes that the room that once housed elementary students in Raymond will be a big asset to the district once again.
Hillsboro High School graduate Kate (Wedekind) Niemeier is returning to her roots as the new Topper agriculture teacher this fall. Above, she is pictured in the ag shop by the welding booths.
Kaitlin Weitekamp, formerly of Raymond, began her marketing career at John Deere straight out of college.
This was Grace's very first experience dipping her toes in the sand and the water of the Pacific Ocean on her Make-A-Wish trip to Hawaii in August.
Volunteers conducting the University of Illinois Extension corn yield survey on Thursday, front row from the left, were Katie Bowles, Heath Houck, Dave Hobson, Jim Miller, Jim Keller, Vince Reincke, Branden McCallum, CJ Liddell. Back row: Derek Stayton, Steve Gartner, Kevin Niemann, Jay Ryan, Brian Lewey, Mark Huber, Caroline Slightom, Gary Letterly, Robert Bellm. Ryan Reincke was not present for the photo.
Volunteer Heath Houck conducts a yield sampling on the farm of Ruby Miller in Witt Township.