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Meet the Fisher Bunnies | High School Football | pantagraph.com  Bloomington Pantagraph

Meet the Bunnies. Head coach - Jake Palmer, 3rd year (2-year record 7-12). Conference - Heart of Illinois Small. 2017 - 6-4 (4-1 in HOIC Small) ...



Prep Spotlight: Boston-bound Fisher Bunny runs away from injuries  Bloomington Pantagraph

FISHER — Lucas Chittick never considered quitting.



Fisher High celebrating homecoming | News  Rantoul Press

FISHER — Fisher High School is celebrating homecoming this week with a theme of "Fantasy Land."The parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept.19, ...



Fisher's Chittick is going the distance — all the way to the Boston Marathon  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

FISHER — The path to Lucas Chittick's impending involvement in Monday's 123rd Boston Marathon is unorthodox, to say the least.That Chittick is competing at ...



Bunnies refusing to be overlooked in 2018  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

FISHER — Standing outside the relatively new weight room at Fisher High School on a mid-week afternoon last week, Jake Palmer's voice rises.Straying ever so ...



Fisher Graduation 2018  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Fisher High School Class of 2018 Graduation Ceremony, Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Fisher High School.



Armstrong-Potomac holds off late Fisher rally to win  Rantoul Press

FISHER — The Fisher High School Bunnies baseball team found itself down early, but fought back on its own field against the Armstrong-Potomac Trojans on ...



Griffith living a dream by joining Illini as a walk-on  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

CHAMPAIGN — Well wishes poured in from Fisher once word broke that former Bunnies standout Zach Griffith was joining the Illinois men's basketball team as ...



Fleet-footed Bunnies rely on guile  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

FISHER — The rabbit typically is viewed as a fleet-of-foot animal, rushing away from potential predators and ensuring its small size isn't a deterrent.So maybe it's ...



England to be inducted into Fisher Hall of Fame  Rantoul Press

FISHER — Matt England, a 1989 Fisher High School graduate, will inducted this week into the Fisher Hall of Fame.Following high school, England earned a ...



Fisher graduate elected president of Illinois FFA  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

SPRINGFIELD — A Fisher resident and recent Fisher High School graduate has been elected president of the Illinois FFA, rounding out the organization's first ...



Fisher High School Graduation 2017  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Fisher High School Class of 2017 Graduation Ceremony, Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Fisher High School.



Record-setting season fuels Bunnies' fire entering regional play  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

FISHER — Trek north up Route 47 from Champaign and you'll eventually come to a four-way intersection that, with a right turn, leads to Fisher High School.



2018-19 High School Confidential: Week 21  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Welcome to Year 3 of High School Confidential, an ambitious project made possible by aspiring student journalists from every corner of our circulation area.



HS Girls Basketball: Lady Falcon/Bunnie Classic 2018  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Villa Grove/Heritage vs. Paxton-Buckley-Loda and Unity vs. Fisher in the Lady Falcon/Bunnie Classic girls basketball tournament at Fisher High School in Fisher ...



John Murray  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

John Nicholas Murray was born May 21, 1927, the son of Harold and Anastasia Gordon Murray. He stopped thinking about farming and went to be with the Lord ...



Top of the Morning, March 5, 2019  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

The next stop on our popular "Snapchat Takeover" series: Fisher High School and its iconic mascot."High School Confidential" correspondent ANDREW ZOOK ...



Area history, Feb. 17, 2019  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Today is Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:



Fisher baseball team still looking for its first win of the season  Rantoul Press

FISHER — The Fisher High School baseball team has been having a tough season, considering it is still without a win.



Appleknockers, Wooden Shoes, Flaming Hearts: The stories behind unique Central Illinois mascot names  Herald & Review

How schools have chosen nicknames varies. Some schools vote on them — MacArthur students chose “Generals” by student vote in September 1957. Others ...



Helping their team stay fresh  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

FISHER — The black 2005 Ford pickup truck sits parked nestled among the few trees.In the bed of the truck are two orange water coolers.Water coolers Fisher ...



Griffith brothers form a dynamic duo at Fisher  Bloomington Pantagraph

FISHER — Basketball brings out the beast in Fisher High School senior center Nick Griffith. Just ask the teammate who knows him best.



Jay Caviness  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

GIBSON CITY — Jay T. Caviness, 36, of Gibson City passed away at 2:40 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 23, 2018) at his residence. His funeral *service* will be at 10:30 a.m. ...



Paul Bermingham  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Paul D. Bermingham, 78, passed away Saturday (March 2, 2019) at Amber Glen Alzheimer's Special Care Center, Urbana, with his wife and two daughters at his ...



Fisher's Stalter earns hurdles title in Illinois Top Times meet  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON – A two-time Class 1A state third-placer in the 100-meter hurdles, Alayna Stalter showed on Friday that it's her turn to rule.



Patricia Hill  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

FISHER — Patricia Joan (Hennigh) Hill, 82, of Fisher passed away at 7:20 a.m. Thursday (July 12, 2018) at home. Patricia was born June 12, 1936, ...



Fisher tabs Palmer as next AD | Uncategorized  Rantoul Press

FISHER — Last week the Fisher school board approved a one-year contract to make Jake Palmer the next high school athletics director and K-12 dean of ...



Voters to decide on new schools in Wenona, Minonk  MyWebTimes.com

Residents in the Fieldcrest school district, which includes Wenona, Dana, Rutland and Toluca, will be asked a lengthy question on the Tuesday, Nov. 6, ballot.



Teacher of the Week: Bob Lindsay  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Meet BOB LINDSAY, a late-comer to the education field who has turned his age — 57 — into a running joke with his class at Fisher High School. But that's just ...



Fisher High class of 2017 to receive diplomas Sunday  Rantoul Press

FISHER — Fisher High School will honor its 2017 graduates at commencement exercises at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 21, at the high school.The ceremony will kick off ...



Fisher High celebrating homecoming week 9-27 | News  Rantoul Press

FISHER — “Decades” is the theme for this year's Fisher High School homecoming this week.The seniors chose the 1770s, while the juniors chose the 1950s, the ...



Lois Cady  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

RANTOUL — Lois Dean Varner (Cady) Schmudlach, 88, passed away on (Friday) April 12, 2019, at Pekin Manor in Pekin. She was born on Feb. 22, 1931, the ...



William Lindeman  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

William “Bill” Lindeman, 77, of Monticello passed away Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, at OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center, Urbana.



Fisher grad elected state FFA president | News  Rantoul Press

By RANTOUL PRESSSPRINGFIELD — The new Illinois state FFA president is a Fisher resident.Sophia Hortin, a recently graduated member of the Fisher High ...



Marolyn Banner  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

CHAMPAIGN — Marolyn Genevieve (“Vieve” to her family) Banner, 92, of Champaign died peacefully Friday evening (Sept. 21, 2018) in Champaign. She was ...



UPDATE: Fisher teen dies in rollover accident  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

MAHOMET — Mahomet police are investigating the death of a Fisher teen killed in a single-vehicle accident early Sunday.Police Chief Mike Metzler said the ...



Four injured in I-57 wreck near Paxton | News  Rantoul Press

PAXTON - Four people were injured in a two-vehicle crash that closed Interstate 57 for five hours Saturday evening.



Hess introduces 2018 coaching staff | Prep-sports  Rantoul Press

Rantoul football head coach Tom Hess has his 2018 coaching staff set. Get to know the group that will be leading the Eagles this season:Brett Trefren.



Wednesday's preps highlights: Jacobs, May spark Bunnies' walk-off win  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

In baseballArthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond 13, Cerro Gordo/Bement 1. ALAH (3-4) cruised past CG/B (0-5) on the road. Marcus Vanausdoll drove in three ...



They're back: Bunnies make postseason return in football  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

FISHER — Jacob Horsch knew he wanted to play football all four years once he entered Fisher High School.His father, all three of his uncles and his older ...



Fisher High School to celebrate prom Saturday | News  Rantoul Press

FISHER — Fisher High School will celebrate prom 2016 Saturday, May 7.Promenade will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Fisher Elementary School gym, with coronation at ...



N-G Exclusive | Amazon commits $1 million for academic 'redshirt' program  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

URBANA — Amazon is committing $1 million over five years to support an academic "redshirt" program for University of Illinois students in science and ...



Fisher Hall of Fame: Newest class focuses on 1990s  Rantoul Press

The 1990s brought us grunge rock, “Toy Story,” Lou Henson's retirement, the Macarena, Nintendo 64, Michael Jordan playing baseball and much more.



New Fisher coach doesn't have much experience on board  Bloomington Pantagraph

FISHER — There is a new beginning with Fisher High School's football program.



Area roundup: Franzen beats buzzer; Hambleton explodes | Prep-sports  Rantoul Press

ARMSTRONG — Bryce Franzen's baseline buzzer beater capped a thrilling 40-39 win for the Armstrong-Potomac boys basketball team over Iroquois West last ...



Thomas Hewerdine  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

FISHER – Thomas A. Hewerdine, 63, of Fisher passed away at 9:58 p.m. Wednesday (April 5, 2017) at Presence Covenant Medical Center, Urbana.



Amazon Kindle to agricultural finance: Fisher to honor alums  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

FISHER — One of the founders of the company that designed the Kindle electronic reader, and a lawyer who has influenced agricultural finance worldwide will ...



2017-18 High School Confidential: Week 1  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Welcome to Year 2 of High School Confidential, a project involving 34 area high school students who will write weekly for The News-Gazette and ...



Fisher High School marks homecoming | News  Rantoul Press

FISHER — Fisher High School celebrated Homecoming 2012 last week.Seniors Aaron Hires and Gabby Hohulin were crowned king and queen.The Bunnies ...



Justin Unzicker  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

FISHER – Justin B. Unzicker, 17, of Fisher died Sunday (May 15, 2016) from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. His celebration of life *service* will be at ...



Falcons get back to the mats for 2018-19 season  Rantoul Press

GIBSON CITY — Cale Horsch could not wait for wrestling season to start.The sophomore played for Fisher High School's football team this past fall.



Marjorie Evans  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

PARIS – Marjorie (Mag) M. Evans, Paris, formerly of Champaign, passed away on Jan. 9, 2018, at the Regional Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind. Marjorie was born ...



Fred Craven  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Fred C. Craven, 85, of Tolono, formerly Philo, passed away Wednesday (June 20, 2018) at home with his family by his side.



Joni Reifsteck  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

RANTOUL – Joni Lee Reifsteck, 29, of Rantoul transitioned on Sunday evening (June 11, 2017) at Presence Covenant Medical Center, Urbana. Funeral ...



2017-18 High School Confidential: Week 3  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Welcome to Year 2 of High School Confidential, a project involving 34 area high school students who will write weekly for The News-Gazette and ...



Current walk-ons on Illinois basketball team tell what it takes to do the job  Herald & Review

CHAMPAIGN — Drew Cayce has been about every sharpshooter in the Big Ten, from Purdue guard Ryan Cline to former Maryland wing Kevin Huerter and ...



Sarah and Lance Merry  Herald & Review

Sarah Wood and Lance Merry, both of Champaign, were married May 13, 2017, in Oak Openings Preserve, Toledo, Ohio, with Todd Crail officiating.



Emporia State inks 30 on National Signing Day | Gaz  Emporia Gazette

When searching for the right player, Garin Higgins looks for the ones that check all the boxes off his list. On Wednesday, Higgins announced 30 signees as a ...



Marcus Jackson/About Town: No telling what's next for retiring principal  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

FISHER — As he moseys through the halls of Fisher High School, outgoing principal Tom Shallenberger can easily answer the question of how many days ...



School threats, abuse, child endangerment: North Iowa crime and courts news for October (with mugshots)  Globe Gazette

Mason City woman arrested for Minnesota warrant, meth pipe. MASON CITY | A Mason City woman was arrested at a local convenience store on a Minnesota ...



Brian Winholtz  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Brian "Opie" Nelson Winholtz, 25, of Clearwater, Fla., formerly of Fisher, died Monday (Feb. 3, 2014) in Clearwater from injuries sustained ...



Fisher inducts Hofferth into hall of fame  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

FISHER — He worked at Walmart in Rantoul ("the old Walmart"). At another job, he was a parking attendant.Life wasn't always so glamorous for Michael Hofferth ...



Baseball: Cagle perfect in Fisher's 17-0 win over Ridgeview  Rantoul Press

By BRENDAN QUEALYRantoul Press sports editorFISHER — Fifteen up. Fifteen down.That was Brett Cagle's afternoon on the mound during Friday's varsity ...



Farm Leader Jack Murray has plenty to keep him occupied  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

CHAMPAIGN — A farmer's work is never done, if Jack Murray's schedule is any indication.Besides farming with his cousin and their sons, he sells seed corn and ...



Griffith, Head crowned Fisher prom king, queen | News  Rantoul Press

FISHER — Nick Griffth was crowned king and Sami Head queen of the 2016 Fisher High School prom Saturday night."Enchanted Forest" was the theme of the ...



Reservoirs as unique as the towns they serve  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

The giant mushrooms that hold our towns' water are landmarks on our horizon.That's especially true in smaller towns like Tuscola, where the tower marks a ...



If you build it  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

FISHER — "We are late for a very important date."That line, decorated on the senior homecoming float, was a reference to "Alice In Wonderful," but here the ...



Helping students with the healing process  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

When a Monticello High School senior died in a car accident last month, school officials mobilized quickly to help her classmates through the first wave of shock ...



Kroner's football tour '14: Fisher  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

FISHER — Matt Leng will take what he can get with his Fisher High School football program.Five seniors are on the team this year, and the overall turnout is ...



13 years after a bone-marrow transplant, Katy Hubbell plans for college  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

For David and Mary Hubbell of Fisher, every day spent with their 18-year-old daughter, Katy, feels like a treasure.Katy Hubbell was 4 years old in 1997 when ...



Maynard hired as Potomac Grade School superintendent/principal  Rantoul Press

POTOMAC — A veteran area school administrator has been hired to lead Potomac Grade School as superintendent/principal.Larry Maynard, a former ...



Football: Family matters for Fisher's Leng, Derges | Prep-sports  Rantoul Press

FISHER — Matt Leng opened the trunk of his gray mini-van.Out came the baby stroller for the Fisher football head coach.Ben Derges parked next to him in front ...



Falcons win Bomber Classic title | Prep-sports  Rantoul Press

ARGENTA – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher High School wrestling team won the Bomber Classic Friday at Argenta-Oreana High School.The Falcons ...



After 43 years Fisher Fair queen pageant returns | News  Rantoul Press

By CAROL THILMONYRantoul Press correspondentThe first Miss Fisher Fair Queen pageant since 1969 will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, at the Fisher ...



Polar Plunge raises more than $44000 for Special Olympics  Rantoul Press

MAHOMET — In a display of bone-chilling bravery, hundreds of folks took a dip in the frigid waters of Lake of the Woods on Saturday to raise money and ...



Fisher High celebrates homecoming 2013 | News  Rantoul Press

Lane Babb and Miranda Marry were crowned king and queen of homecoming 2013 at Fisher High School.Other members of the homecoming court were Grace ...



Williams, Gosser crowned Fisher prom king, queen | News  Rantoul Press

FISHER — Wade Williams and Kalli Gosser were crowned king and queen of the 2013 Fisher High School prom.Other members of the prom court were Gabby ...



Hauser, William crowned Fisher prom king, queen | News  Rantoul Press

FISHER — Daniel Hauser was crowned king and Lean William was crowned queen of the 2015 Fisher High School prom Saturday evening.At the promenade ...



From Wal-Mart to 'American Idol': Hofferth named to Fisher High Hall of Fame  Rantoul Press

FISHER — He worked at Wal-Mart in Rantoul (“the old Wal-Mart”). At another job, he was a parking attendant.Life wasn't always so glamorous for Michael ...



What's cool in school, Jan. 30, 2015  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

A weekly area update. ooo. Nine Unit 4 high schoolers were awarded $4,000 scholarships from the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Advocacy for Justice Committee: ...



Lifelong Bunnie bids farewell | Prep-sports  Rantoul Press

FISHER — If Ben Derges has a 2014 Fisher High School yearbook, those signing it are most likely writing “We'll miss you,” “Good luck” and “Keep in touch” on ...



Meet the 2015 All-Area Softball First-Team  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

We got to know a little bit more about the 13 members of our latest All-Area Softball First-Team:



Pantagraph All-Star baseball features two Trey Rogers  Bloomington Pantagraph

You won't have to look far to find a Trey Rogers in the Pantagraph All-Star Baseball Game.



Football Fever: Previews of B-N, area high school teams  Bloomington Pantagraph

Our Football Fever series provides a look at all five Intercity and 20 area high school football programs. Look for more previews Wednesday and Thursday.



Top of the Morning, Feb. 8, 2017  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Twenty-six seniors from area high schools will honored at Friday's Good Citizen Award program at Champaign Country Club (details, below), where former ...



Munster High School 2016 Speech State Champions | Lake County News  nwitimes.com

Munster High School returned as the Ralph Lawson Award Winners and overall State Champions from the 2016 Indiana High School Forensic Association State ...



Youths in the news, May 13, 2014  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

State champions Champaign Next Generation won the Class A state championship at the IESA Scholastic Bowl in Peoria last weekend. It is the school's first title.



The Column: Leng makes his state football picks  Rantoul Press

FISHER — The text message was one you never quite expect to see from a football coach. Or any coach for that matter.“Should I get any costumes?” Fisher ...



Ingold selected Rantoul Press Coach of the Year  Rantoul Press

FISHER — Balls thumped against the hardwood.Sneakers squeaked when girls drove hard to the hoop.Girls yelled encouragement to each other during ...



Second food pantry to open in Rantoul | News  Rantoul Press

RANTOUL — A second food pantry will open in Rantoul.Grace and Truth Church, 1281 Eater Drive, will begin offering food to low-income families twice a month.



Area Notebook: August 28, 2013 | Prep-sports | rantoulpress.com  Rantoul Press

St. Malachy baseball off to hot startRTHS/PBL golf beats Normal WestFisher FootballWith the new all-weather track installed at Fisher High School's Kellar Field, ...



In remembrance: Locals who passed on in August  Bloomington Pantagraph

August 2017 obituaries and announcements in the Bloomington–Normal area. View obituaries any time at Pantagraph.com/Obituaries.



Area softball stars find magic in Dominican garbage dump  Rantoul Press

RANTOUL — No one would expect travelers to say their favorite part of a visit to another country was sorting through trash. But for area softball players Allie ...



Softball: Blue Ice offense stays red hot | Prep-sports  Rantoul Press

NORMAL — After winning last weekend's 8-team Mayhem Invitational in Farmington, the Champaign Blue Ice Elite travel softball team rolled into the Twin City ...



Visiting Sages clip RTHS 40-8 in football | Prep-sports  Rantoul Press

RANTOUL — Monticello quarterback Brandon Wildman was efficient Friday night in a 40-8 win against the Rantoul Township High School Eagles, completing 9 ...



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