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Electronics to be recycled in Eureka

EUREKA — An electronic waste collection drive for Eureka will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Woodford County Health Department, Eureka.

Accepted electronics include: computers, laptops, CRT and LCD monitors, printers, servers, TVs, digital cameras, cell phones, telephones, office equipment and stereo equipment.

Up to 10 items will be accepted per vehicle. There will be no charge for dropping off items.

ISU names dean for arts, sciences

NORMAL — A University of Kansas administrator has been named Illinois State University’s new College of Arts and Sciences dean.

Gregory Simpson, who is interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Kansas, will assume his post at ISU’s largest academic college on July 1.

He earned his doctorate in experimental psychology from the University of Kansas, and also holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in psychology. 

Simpson also has served as a faculty member at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

At Kansas, Simpson oversaw 58 departments and programs in five divisions with a budget of $100 million.  

BHS names prom king, queen

BLOOMINGTON — Matthew Mardis, son of Steve and Cheryl Mardis, and Arianna Newman, daughter of Antonio and Felicia Newman, were named king and queen of the 2011 Bloomington High School prom.

Other court members were: Mackenzie Buob, Becky Ladage, Chrissy Little, Trica Luett, Tatyana Taylor, Jacqui Wallace, Jonathan Bauer, Brian Do, Wesley Humphrey, Bryant Lewis, David Thul and Larry Williams.

Prom was May 7 at the New Lafayette Club, Bloomington with the theme, “We’ll always have Paris.” After-prom activities were May 8 in the BHS North Gym.

Setting it right

HOIC softball — A photograph from the Heart of Illinois Softball Tournament in Thursday’s Pantagraph had incorrect caption information. The caption should have said: Alivia Kroeschen of Fieldcrest beats the throw to the plate as Heyworth catcher Lindsay Anderson makes a late tag in the seventh inning of Wednesday’s game at Tri-Valley High School in Downs. The run tied the game at 8-all and Fieldcrest went on to win 9-8 in eight innings.

 

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