Daily Digest for Oct. 5
NEWS IN BRIEF
Ridgeview names homecoming royalty
COLFAX - Ridgeview High School has announced its homecoming queen and king, Carrie Carlton and Casey Heimer.
Both are seniors.
Carlton is the daughter of Jan Carlton of Colfax and the late Guy Carlton. Heimer is the son of Curt and Sue Heimer of rural Colfax.
Local foundation picked for award
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BLOOMINGTON - National City has selected Children's Home & Aid Children's Foundation to advance to statewide recognition for National City Children's Champion Award.
Children's Home & Aid Children's Foundation will receive $1,000. The statewide winner will be recognized Oct. 30 and receive $10,000.
Children's Home & Aid Children's Foundation works to eliminate abuse and neglect, build a foundation for success, and move struggling families to self-sufficiency.
Lions Club has hearing tests
NORMAL - Normal Lions Club is sponsoring free hearing screenings 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Commerce Bank at Towanda and College avenues.
Screenings are for anyone age 18 and older and anyone ages 10 to 17 if accompanied by a parent or guardian. Normal Lions also will accept used eye glasses and hearing aids as well as items for the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. For more information, call (309) 452-8901.
Odell firefighters get homeland grant
ODELL - U.S. Rep. Timothy Johnson, an Urbana Republican, has announced the award of a $99,484 grant to the Odell Fire Protection District. The grant is from the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.
The grant for the Odell Fire Protection District will pay for turnout gear, self-contained breathing apparatus and a cascade system, which fills tanks with oxygen.