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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, ...



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 ...



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) ...



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 ...



RTHS graduation set Friday; will be indoors | News  Rantoul Press

RANTOUL — The young men and women are ready to turn their tassels from right to left, signifying they are ready to head into the next chapter in their lives.



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 ...



Lois Short | Obituaries  Rantoul Press

Lois Short, 87, of Dewey died Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, ...



HS Girls Basketball: Lady Falcon/Bunnie Classic 2018 | Prep-sports  Rantoul Press

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 ...



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.



2018-19 High School Confidential: Week 21 | News  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.



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 ...



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 ...



Shane Rasor | Obituaries  Rantoul Press

Shane R. Rasor, 42, of Gifford died Wednesday evening, May 8, 2019, at home.



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 ...



Fisher graduate elected president of Illinois FFA | News  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'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.



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.



Robert Dover | Obituaries  Rantoul Press

Funeral services for Robert “Bob” Dover, 58, Paxton will be at noon Saturday, April 27, at Baier Family Funeral Services, 406 E. Pells St., Paxton,



Paul Bermingham | Obituaries  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 ...



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.



UPDATE: Fisher teen dies in rollover accident | News  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 ...



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 ...



Champaign/Vermilion counties move closer to possible regional land bank formation  Rantoul Press

RANTOUL — Demolition of derelict residential and commercial properties as well as property rehabilitation could get a shot in the arm if a joint Vermilion ...



Jay Caviness | Obituaries  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. ...



Lois Cady | Obituaries  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 ...



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 ...



Connie Winter | Obituaries  Rantoul Press

Connie Gritton Winter, 65, of rural Winslow, formerly of Paxton, died Friday, May 3, 2019, at UW Hospital in Madison, Wis. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. ...



Bunnies refuse to be overlooked in 2018 season | Prep-sports  Rantoul Press

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 ...



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

Fisher takes on Aquin on Saturday in the first round.



Florence Pauling | Obituaries  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Florence Marie Pauling, 89, died Friday (Aug. 17, 2018) peacefully at home in Rockton, with her children present.



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 ...



William Lindeman | Obituaries  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

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



Teacher of the Week: Bob Lindsay | News  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 ...



Rantoul Eagles come back to beat Danville Vikings by 10-run rule  Rantoul Press

Madisyn Walton talks with Rantoul assistant coach Rich Thomas after hitting a base hit during Wednesday's game against Danville. The Eagles won 17-6.



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 ...



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 ...



All-female state officer team elected by Illinois FFA  Mendota Reporter

Newly elected Illinois State FFA officers are, left to right, Shaylee Clinton, reporter; Eliza Petry, vice president; Sophia Hortin, president; Miriam Hoffman, ...



2017-18 High School Confidential: Week 1 | News  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 ...



Sarah and Lance Merry | Weddings | herald-review.com  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.



Staci LeBaugh | Obituaries  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

FISHER – Staci Lynn LeBaugh, 51, of Fisher died unexpectedly on Monday afternoon (Dec. 12, 2016) at Presence Covenant Medical Center, Urbana. Funeral ...



2017-18 High School Confidential: Week 3 | News  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 Fair queen takes shot at state title  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Karson Pacunas, along with 69 other pageant winners from across the state, will vie for the crown of 2016 Miss Illinois County Fair Queen.



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 ...



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 ...



Fisher and St. Thomas More name prom kings and queens  Rantoul Press

Fisher High School's 2014 prom king and queen are Hunter Lowry and Shelby Clanton. The theme for the dance this year was “The Emerald City” from “The ...



Joni Reifsteck | Obituaries  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 ...



Marjorie Evans | Obituaries  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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Reservoirs as unique as the towns they serve | Local News  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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



What's cool in school, Jan. 30, 2015 | News  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: ...



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

Meet Morgan Cheek and the other 25 area high school seniors who have been named Good Citizens.



Area Notebook: May 1, 2013 | Prep-sports | rantoulpress.com  Rantoul Press

Eater boys track The J.W. Eater eighth-grade boys track team placed first out of 15 teams at Saturday's Bulldog Invite.The Bulldogs scored 85 points, edging both ...



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 ...



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 ...



Village to get $750,000 grant for fitness center | News  Rantoul Press

RANTOUL — It's been more than 20 years since the Air Force handed the village of Rantoul the keys to the Forum Fitness Center.Luke Humphrey, Rantoul ...



Football: Turnovers doom Eagles in loss to Maroa-Forsyth  Rantoul Press

MAROA — The struggle to claim that elusive first victory continues for the Rantoul Eagles as they lost on the road to Maroa-Forsyth 60-14 on Friday.



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