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Daily Digest 10/16/09

Daily Digest 10/16/09

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Heyworth names homecoming royalty

HEYWORTH - Spencer Campbell and Emily Lyons have been named homecoming king and queen at Heyworth High School.

Campbell is the son of Bob and Lori Campbell of Heyworth. Lyons is the daughter of Bill and Martha Lyons of Heyworth.

Other members of the court were Ben Asmus, Tom Cox, John Witte, Lindsay Conner, Lauren Kerr and Erica Sieg.

Lincoln earns security grant

LINCOLN - Lincoln Police chief Stuart Erlenbush said the city has finally received a Community Oriented Policing Services grant for security upgrades to City Hall.

"We've gone back and forth on this thing so much, I refer to it as the 'boomerang grant,'" Erlenbush said.

The $25,000 grant will help pay for new security measures at City Hall, including a video security system, new locks, windows and panic buttons for city employees who deal with cash.

College students hit streets for charity

NORMAL - Not every person knocking on doors Halloween night will be asking for candy.

More than 550 students from Illinois State and Illinois Wesleyan universities will be going door to door raising money during the sixth annual Trick-or-Treat for Change event from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.

The money will go toward the costs of the Collegiate Chapter of Habitat for Humanity's first LEED-certified homes. LEED certification means that a house meets U. S. Green Building Council standards for energy-efficient and environmentally friendly construction.

Last year's Trick-or-Treat for Change raised $12,700, and this year group hopes to raise $15,000.

ISU sets aside week for the world

NORMAL - Cultural displays, thought-provoking films, music and a soccer tournament will all be part of Illinois State University's International Week 2009, which begins today.

Events, which are free and public, include: an opening ceremony and reception for for Marilyn M. Boyd International House, 4 to 6 p.m. today, Vrooman Center's Escalante Room and then in I-House office in 102 Manchester Hall; Manchester Cup Soccer Tournament, 2 p.m. Sunday, Kingsley Junior High School soccer field; and the Cultural Gala, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23, Bone Student Center's Brown Ballroom.

The I-House office will be the location of cultural displays, film screenings and musical entertainment throughout the week.

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