DEER CREEK -- Senior Danny Maurer has been named student of the month at Deer Creek-Mackinaw High School.
He is the son of Dan and Michelle Maurer, Mackinaw.
He will receive a special shirt and certificate and a $50 savings bond.
PONTIAC -- The Pontiac High School Marching Indians competed in the 41st annual Illini Marching Band Championship, earning fourth place in Class 2A competition for 11 schools with enrollments of 400 to 800 students.
Second place went to Eureka High School. Other competing bands included University High.
In Class 1A, Tri-Valley (Downs) placed second and Blue Ridge (Farmer City) placed third.
LINCOLN -- Chris Keith has received a research stipend from the Memoria Romana project at the University of Texas in Austin.
He earlier was awarded the 2012 Society of Biblical Literature Regional Scholar Award.
He is assistant professor of New Testament and Christian origins at Lincoln Christian University.
ROCKFORD -- A Heyworth man has received a scholarship at Rockford College.
William Brannock received the Barber Colman Management Fund Scholarship.