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Erin Dederich | Correspondent

Erin Dederich is a Mail Correspondent covering the Olympia communities. She is from McLean, Illinois, and is a senior at Olympia High School. Erin is involved in many extracurricular activities, ranging from sports to Student Council and yearbook.

 


Summer Kick-Off Cruise-In
Area Roundup

Summer Kick-Off Cruise-In

To kick-off summer, the Atlanta Public Library and Museum and Logan County APA will sponsor a car cruise-in event with raffles and entertainment. The event will take place in the Dairy Queen parking lot. Cars & coffee will run from 8-10 am, then a Dairy Queen lunch special from 10 am-2:30 pm. Attendees with cars are asked to make a $5 donation, but all are welcome!  READ MORE...

Area Roundup  |  May 22, 2022
Summer Reading Programs Are Beginning

Summer Reading Programs Are Beginning

Summer Reading programs are beginning! Sign-up is now open through June 2nd at the Atlanta Public Library. Events take place every Saturday in June free of cost to all children age 14 and under. Call the library to sign-up and get more information.

Area Roundup  |  May 22, 2022
 Campout on the Lawn

Campout on the Lawn

Sugar Grove Nature Center is having a Campout On The Lawn on Saturday, June 4- Sunday, June 5 from 1 pm-10 am. There will be plenty of crafts and activities to do with the family, including roasting hot dogs and s’mores at the campfire. Make sure to bring a sleeping bag and tent. Registration and payment are due by May 31st. It costs $12 per person and forms can be found on the Facebook page or website. 

Area Roundup  |  May 22, 2022
Nature Journaling Session

Nature Journaling Session

The Sugar Grove Nature Center will host a Nature Journaling session on Wednesday, May 25th from 9 am-12 pm. Ellen Dietz is hosting the workshop to eliminate “production anxiety,” send you home with art supplies, ramp up creativity, and show you how to observe, explore, sketch, and write about the local landscape with nature journaling. Cost is $30 per person and registration forms can be found on their Facebook page. 

Area Roundup  |  May 22, 2022
Dog Day for Kids

Dog Day for Kids

The Waynesville Christian Church is having a “Dog Day” for kids on Friday, May 27th from 1-2:30 pm. A trainer from Canine Companion, Nancy Reinhart, will bring her puppy, Rocco. Then, she will teach the children all about service dogs and how they help people. K-5th grade students are welcome. 

Area Roundup  |  May 22, 2022
Summer Reading Programs in Waynesville

Summer Reading Programs in Waynesville

Summer Reading programs at the Waynesville Library have just been announced! There will be programs every Wednesday at 2 pm from June 15th-July 27th. All ages 3 and up are welcome to attend. 

High School Sports  |  May 22, 2022
Olympia High School Weekly Sports Recap

Olympia High School Weekly Sports Recap

This was regional week for the softball and baseball teams! To begin, the baseball team played Clinton on Monday night, coming away with a 3-2 win. This advanced them to play Pontiac on Thursday. The Spartans were not as good as Pontiac’s baseball team and lost 1-14. Pontiac is now going to the regional championship game on Monday vs Tremont. Olympia High School hosted all these regional baseball games. The high school baseball season has now ended and the boys are ready to play travel ball. The baseball program is grateful for finally having a full season that was very fun and memorable, too!

Area Roundup  |  May 15, 2022
Summer Kick-Off Cruise-In

Summer Kick-Off Cruise-In

To kick-off summer, the Atlanta Public Library and Museum and Logan County APA will sponsor a car cruise-in event with raffles and entertainment. The event will take place in the Dairy Queen parking lot. Cars & coffee will run from 8-10 am, then a Dairy Queen lunch special from 10 am-2:30 pm. Attendees with cars are asked to make a $5 donation, but all are welcome!

Area Roundup  |  May 15, 2022
Summer Reading Programs Are Beginning

Summer Reading Programs Are Beginning

Summer Reading programs are beginning! Sign-up is now open through June 2nd at the Atlanta Public Library. Events take place every Saturday in June free of cost to all children age 14 and under. Call the library to sign-up and get more information.

Area Roundup  |  May 15, 2022
Nature Journaling Session

Nature Journaling Session

The Sugar Grove Nature Center will host a Nature Journaling session on Wednesday, May 25th from 9 am-12 pm. Ellen Dietz is hosting the workshop to eliminate “production anxiety,” send you home with art supplies, ramp up creativity, and show you how to observe, explore, sketch, and write about the local landscape with nature journaling. Cost is $30 per person and registration forms can be found on their Facebook page. 

Area Roundup  |  May 15, 2022
Summer Help Needed

Summer Help Needed

Sonshine Daycare is looking for summer help! You must have a high school diploma and be at least 18 years old. In addition, volunteers are always welcome for summer activities or reading to the classes. If you are interested in a summer job with children please contact Janelle at 309-874-2522. 

Area Roundup  |  May 15, 2022
Food Drive

Food Drive

The Waynesville United Methodist Church youth group will be having a food drive on Wednesday, May 18th from 6:30-8 pm. The students will be going door to door picking up donations. For anyone wanting to contribute with non-perishable goods, please set them outside your door. Specific items needed are granola bars, poptarts, cereal bars, cookies, crackers, individual size cereal, and other snacks. Thank you for your help!

Local News  |  May 15, 2022
“Little Shop of Horrors” at OHS

“Little Shop of Horrors” at OHS

The Olympia High School spring musical this year was the classic Little Shop of Horrors. The show ran on May 12, 13, and 14 in the evening in the OHS auditorium. Olympia High School was granted the permission to perform Little Shop of Horrors by the Music Theatre International. 

Area Roundup  |  May 8, 2022
Summer Reading Programs

Summer Reading Programs

Summer Reading programs are beginning! Sign-up is now open through June 2nd at the Atlanta Public Library. Events take place every Saturday in June free of cost to all children age 14 and under. Call the library to sign-up and get more information.

Area Roundup  |  May 8, 2022
20th Anniversary

20th Anniversary

The Mt. Hope-Funks Grove Library is celebrating its 20th anniversary of the current building on Saturday, May 14th. Come out from 10 am- 1 pm to celebrate!

Area Roundup  |  May 8, 2022
Blood Drive

Blood Drive

The Mt. Hope-Funks Grove FPD will host a blood drive on Thursday, May 12th from 1-6 pm. You may contact EMS Coordinator, Brenda McCallister, at 309-874-2532 to schedule an appointment. 

Area Roundup  |  May 8, 2022
Ceramic Wallkeep Class

Ceramic Wallkeep Class

On Wednesday, May 11th, Sugar Grove Nature Center will host a Ceramic Wallkeep class. This event will be held from 12-3 pm. Ceramic artist, Claire Hedden, will lead the class. These wallkeeps will be glazed and fired, and then available to pick up 2 weeks later. All materials will be provided for just $30. Participants must be 18+. Register with Angela Funk at angela@sugargrovenaturecenter.org or 309-261-6894. 

Area Roundup  |  May 8, 2022
Free Family Photos

Free Family Photos

Meghann Kindred will be offering free family photos at the Mt. Hope-Funks Grove Park District on May 7th and May 14th. Then, the digital copy will be uploaded online for future printing. The spots are filling up fast, so call soon to book a session.

Area Roundup  |  May 8, 2022
Summer Help Needed

Summer Help Needed

Sonshine Daycare is looking for summer help! You must have a high school diploma and be at least 18 years old. In addition, volunteers are always welcome for summer activities or reading to the classes. If you are interested in a summer job with children please contact Janelle at 309-874-2522. 

Area Roundup  |  May 8, 2022
 Comfort & Care Group

Comfort & Care Group

The next Comfort & Care group will meet Thursday, May 12th at 6:30 pm. This takes place at the Waynesville UMC. For more information, please contact Cindy White. 

Area Roundup  |  May 8, 2022
Community Breakfast

Community Breakfast

The Waynesville Christian Church will host a Community Breakfast on Saturday, May 14, between the hours of 8am-10am. 

High School Sports  |  May 8, 2022
Olympia High School Weekly Sports Recap

Olympia High School Weekly Sports Recap

The Spartans started off the week with a win. The girls' soccer team played Decatur Lutheran for their senior night. But, instead of the traditional senior night, they had a foreign exchange student night. The three girls include Kaat Biskanter, Lea Gersdorf, and Sofia del Val. The soccer team won with a score of 4-1. Raquel Birky earned a hat trick. Brooke Rogers also scored a goal. Assists by Tarah Hilt, Grace Birkey, Kensie Kleinschmidt, and Andi Ewalt. Congrats on such a fun game! They had three more games this week too. It was a tie against IVC 2-2, a loss of 0-4 against St. Thomas More, and a lose 1-8 against Bloomington.

Area Roundup  |  May 1, 2022
Armington Village Board Meeting

Armington Village Board Meeting

The monthly board meeting for the Village of Armington will be held on May 4th. These are at 6:30 pm at 103 N. Main Street. For questions contact Amanda Dronenberg, the Armington Village Clerk.

Area Roundup  |  May 1, 2022
Hiring Servers

Hiring Servers

The Country-Aire Restaurant is currently hiring servers. Applicants must be flexible on hours and weekends. Ask for Joy or Crystal Tuesday-Friday to apply.

Area Roundup  |  May 1, 2022
Blood Drive

Blood Drive

The Mt. Hope-Funks Grove FPD will host a blood drive on Thursday, May 12th from 1-6 pm. You may contact EMS Coordinator, Brenda McCallister, at 309-874-2532 to schedule an appointment. 

Area Roundup  |  May 1, 2022
Ceramic Wallkeep Class

Ceramic Wallkeep Class

On Wednesday, May 11th, Sugar Grove Nature Center will host a Ceramic Wallkeep class. This event will be held from 12-3 pm. Ceramic artist, Claire Hedden, will lead the class. These wallkeeps will be glazed and fired, and then available to pick up 2 weeks later. All materials will be provided for just $30. Participants must be 18+. Register with Angela Funk at angela@sugargrovenaturecenter.org or 309-261-6894. 

Area Roundup  |  May 1, 2022
Free Family Photos

Free Family Photos

Meghann Kindred will be offering free family photos at the Mt. Hope-Funks Grove Park District on May 7th and May 14th. Then, the digital copy will be uploaded online for future printing. The spots are filling up fast, so call soon to book a session.

Area Roundup  |  May 1, 2022
Monthly Board Meeting

Monthly Board Meeting

The Village of McLean’s monthly board meeting will be on May 2nd at 7 pm. This meeting will be held at the Village of McLean Office Building. All are welcome to attend.

Area Roundup  |  May 1, 2022
Paint a Flowerpot

Paint a Flowerpot

Paint a Flowerpot at Mt. Hope-Funks Grove Library is on May 7. Call the library at 309-874-2291 to reserve a time.

Area Roundup  |  May 1, 2022
Wilderness First Aid

Wilderness First Aid

Sugar Grove Nature Center has a Wilderness First Aid class on Saturday, May 7th from 9 am-5 pm. This class is led by Rich Harden and Gabrielle Martin, geared toward outdoor professionals. The cost is $10 per person, which covers lunch and materials. Participants must be 15 years or older. For questions contact Angela Funk at angela@sugargrovenaturecenter.org or 309-261-6894. 

Area Roundup  |  May 1, 2022
Benefit for Sherry Ruble Wilson

Benefit for Sherry Ruble Wilson

On May 7th there will be an event at the Waynesville American Legion to support Sherry Ruble Wilson's recovery from several months of hospital care. There will be a variety of live entertainment, a silent auction, a bags tournament, pulled pork meals, and more.

Local News  |  May 1, 2022
Area Town-Wide Garage Sales

Area Town-Wide Garage Sales

It’s spring cleaning time and townwide garage sales are happening! Several local garage sales will be occurring on the weekend of May 6th and 7th: Armington, Hopedale, McLean, and Atlanta. See our special Garage Sale section in the center of this issue for a map of garage sale locations.

Area Roundup  |  April 24, 2022
Armington Village Board Meeting

Armington Village Board Meeting

The monthly board meeting for the Village of Armington will be held on May 4th. These are at 6:30 pm at 103 N. Main Street. For questions contact Catherine Ingram, the Armington Village Clerk.

Area Roundup  |  April 24, 2022
Community Breakfast

Community Breakfast

The Village of Armington will be having a community breakfast on April 30th from 7-11 am at the community building. 

Area Roundup  |  April 24, 2022
Free Family Photos

Free Family Photos

Meghann Kindred will be offering free family photos at the Mt. Hope-Funks Grove Park District on May 7th and May 14th. Then, the digital copy will be uploaded online for future printing. The spots are filling up fast, so call soon to book a session.

Area Roundup  |  April 24, 2022
McLean Townwide Garage Sales

McLean Townwide Garage Sales

The spring townwide garage sales are May 6th-7th. The scheduled time is 8 am-3 pm on Friday and Saturday. To be put on the map, contact Sherri Hester at 309-261-5401 or mommajo09@frontier.com. 

Area Roundup  |  April 24, 2022
Monthly Board Meeting

Monthly Board Meeting

The Village of McLean’s monthly board meeting will be on May 2nd at 7 pm. This meeting will be held at the Village of McLean Office Building. All are welcome to attend.

Area Roundup  |  April 24, 2022
Open for the Season

Open for the Season

Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup is now open for the season! New this year is walnut sirup, but only in limited stock. Store hours are Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm, Saturday 10 am-5 pm, and Sunday 1-5 pm.

Area Roundup  |  April 24, 2022
Paint a Flowerpot

Paint a Flowerpot

Paint a Flowerpot at Mt. Hope-Funks Grove Library is on April 28, April 30, May 5, and May 7. Call the library at 309-874-2291 to reserve a time.

Area Roundup  |  April 24, 2022
Sign and Wine

Sign and Wine

The next Sign & Wine at the Mt. Hope-Funks Grove Park District will be on Friday, April 29th at 7 pm. This will be making a beautiful patriotic sign led by Kari Leach. All the supplies and snacks will be provided for just $20. Make sure to bring your favorite drinks! Pre-register at 309-874-2382 or mhfgpd@frontier.com. 

Area Roundup  |  April 24, 2022
Wilderness First Aid

Wilderness First Aid

Sugar Grove Nature Center has a Wilderness First Aid class on Saturday, May 7th from 9 am-5 pm. This class is led by Rich Harden and Gabrielle Martin, geared toward outdoor professionals. The cost is $10 per person, which covers lunch and materials. Participants must be 15 years or older. For questions contact Angela Funk at angela@sugargrovenaturecenter.org or 309-261-6894. 

Area Roundup  |  April 24, 2022
Paint Night

Paint Night

The Waynesville Library will have a Paint Night hosted by Joyful Painting on Monday, May 2nd from 6-8:30 pm. The cost is $35 per person with snacks provided. Please RSVP by April 26th.

High School Sports  |  April 24, 2022
Olympia High School Weekly Sports Recap

Olympia High School Weekly Sports Recap

The softball team was keeping busy this week. They began at Pontiac on Tuesday, coming away with a 2-0 hard-fought win. Shelby Finchum had a great fake throw to turn into a double play, keeping the Indians scoreless. Danika Frazier followed this with a 2-run home run. The JV team then picked up a 7-1 victory. On Thursday, the girls had a home game against rival Central Catholic. They won 10-0, scoring all 10 runs in the last inning. A double by Kat Springer started the rally by scoring Jordyn Turner. Other highlights include Shelby Finchum hitting a grand slam and a 2-run homer by Julia Winterland. On the defensive side, Danika Frazier threw a 2-hitter while striking out 10. JV softball followed with a 6-5 win. Saturday was a big tournament at Mt. Zion with at least 3 varsity softball games for the Spartans!

Area Roundup  |  April 17, 2022
Community Breakfast

Community Breakfast

The Village of Armington will be having a community breakfast on April 30th from 7-11 am at the community building.

Area Roundup  |  April 17, 2022
Museum Open for the Season

Museum Open for the Season

The Museum in Atlanta is now open for the season! Regular hours are Wednesday-Monday from 11 am-3 pm and Tuesday from 12-3 pm. Come out and visit the Atlanta Public Library and Museum. 

Area Roundup  |  April 17, 2022
Free Family Photos

Free Family Photos

Meghann Kindred will be offering free family photos at the Mt. Hope-Funks Grove Park District on May 7th and May 14th. Then, the digital copy will be uploaded online for future printing. The spots are filling up fast, so call soon to book a session.  

Area Roundup  |  April 17, 2022
Paint a Birdhouse

Paint a Birdhouse

The Paint a Birdhouse event at the Mt. Hope-Funks Grove Library will be on Thursday, April 21st from 1-7pm and Saturday, April 23rd from 9am-1pm. Call the library to reserve a time. 

Area Roundup  |  April 17, 2022
Sign and Wine

Sign and Wine

The next Sign & Wine at the Mt. Hope-Funks Grove Park District will be on Friday, April 29th at 7 pm. This will be making a beautiful patriotic sign led by Kari Leach. All the supplies and snacks will be provided for just $20. Make sure to bring your favorite drinks! Pre-register at 309-874-2382 or mhfgpd@frontier.com. 

Area Roundup  |  April 17, 2022
Spring Town Wide Garage Sale

Spring Town Wide Garage Sale

The spring townwide garage sales are May 6th-7th. The scheduled time is 8 am-3 pm on Friday and Saturday. To be put on the map, contact Sherri Hester at 309-261-5401 or mommajo09@frontier.com. 

Area Roundup  |  April 17, 2022
Paint Night

Paint Night

The Waynesville Library will have a Paint Night hosted by Joyful Painting on Monday, May 2nd from 6-8:30 pm. Cost is $35 per person with snacks provided. Please RSVP by April 26th.

Area Roundup  |  April 10, 2022
Armington Easter Egg Hunt

Armington Easter Egg Hunt

The Armington American Legion Auxiliary will sponsor an Easter egg hunt on April 16th at 10 am. This will be open to kids thru 5th grade at Armington park. 

Area Roundup  |  April 10, 2022
Adult Easter Egg Hunt

Adult Easter Egg Hunt

Atlanta is hosting an adult Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 16th from 5-8 pm. The eggs will be filled with chips, shots, candy, and tickets for t-shirts. This event is brought to you by 217 Roadhouse. 

Area Roundup  |  April 10, 2022
Atlanta Easter Egg Hunt

Atlanta Easter Egg Hunt

There will be an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 16th at 10 am in Atlanta Park. There will be two age groups: ages 2-4 and ages 5-8. The winners will receive baskets and everyone else will walk away with candy!

Area Roundup  |  April 10, 2022
Yearbooks Wanted

Yearbooks Wanted

The museum in Atlanta is currently looking for donations of the Atlanta Elementary School yearbook called the Cardinal. They already have the years 1963-1970.

Area Roundup  |  April 10, 2022
Ebenezer UMC Easter Egg Hunt

Ebenezer UMC Easter Egg Hunt

The Easter egg hunt at Ebenezer United Methodist Church will be on April 16th at 10 am. Ages up to 5th grade are welcome. Meet in the fellowship hall for instructions, bring your Easter basket, and dress for the weather! The contact person is Janet Canfield.   

Area Roundup  |  April 10, 2022
Sonshine Daycare Easter Egg Hunt

Sonshine Daycare Easter Egg Hunt

Sonshine Daycare is having their annual Easter egg hunt on Friday, April 15th for their children. If anyone is able to donate plastic Easter eggs, candy, or other trinkets they would be greatly appreciated. Sonshine is also in need of Spring items such as all kinds of tape, stickers, craft supplies, sand buckets, and shovels. 

Area Roundup  |  April 10, 2022
Spring Town Wide Garage Sale

Spring Town Wide Garage Sale

The spring townwide garage sales are May 6th-7th. The scheduled time is 8am-3pm on Friday and Saturday. To be put on the map, contact Sherri Hester at 309-261-5401 or mommajo09@frontier.com. 

Area Roundup  |  April 10, 2022
Waynesville Easter Egg Hunt

Waynesville Easter Egg Hunt

On Saturday, April 16th at 1 pm there will be an Easter Egg Hunt. Please bring your own basket and come to Waynesville Gingerbread Park. 

Local News  |  April 10, 2022
Stanford Gears up for Another Grocery Bingo

Stanford Gears up for Another Grocery Bingo

The residents of Stanford are having an interesting event on April 13th. The 2nd month of Grocery Bingo will be at the Allin Township Community Building at 1 pm. Grocery Bingo is a new event dedicated to helping the senior residents of Stanford. It costs $2 to play with two Bingo cards. Grocery Bingo is unique, they play until everyone’s a winner! Whenever you win, you get to go up to the table full of groceries and take whatever you need, no questions asked. There are a variety of different grocery items available and suggestions for prizes for next time are encouraged by the participants.

Area Roundup  |  April 3, 2022
Armington Easter Egg Hunt

Armington Easter Egg Hunt

The Armington American Legion Auxiliary will sponsor an Easter egg hunt on April 16th at 10 am. This will be open to kids thru 5th grade at Armington park. 

Area Roundup  |  April 3, 2022
Village Board Meeting

Village Board Meeting

The monthly board meeting for the Village of Armington will be held on April 6th. These are at 6:30 pm at 103 N. Main Street. For questions contact Catherine Ingram, the Armington Village Clerk.  

Area Roundup  |  April 3, 2022
Adult Easter Egg Hunt

Adult Easter Egg Hunt

Atlanta is hosting an adult Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 16th from 5-8 pm. The eggs will be filled with chips, shots, candy, and tickets for t-shirts. This event is brought to you by 217 Roadhouse. 

Area Roundup  |  April 3, 2022
Atlanta Easter Egg Hunt

Atlanta Easter Egg Hunt

There will be an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 16th at 10 am in Atlanta Park. There will be two age groups: ages 2-4 and ages 5-8. The winners will receive baskets and everyone else will walk away with candy!

Area Roundup  |  April 3, 2022
Coloring Contest

Coloring Contest

The Atlanta Public Library will host a coloring contest from April 3rd-9th. This is also National Library Week. Ages 13 and under are welcome to participate. The coloring sheets are already available for pick up. Then, they must be returned by April 9th.

Area Roundup  |  April 3, 2022
Ebenezer UMC Easter Egg Hunt

Ebenezer UMC Easter Egg Hunt

The Easter egg hunt at Ebenezer United Methodist Church will be on April 16th at 10 am. Ages up to 5th grade are welcome. Meet in the fellowship hall for instructions, bring your Easter basket, and dress for the weather! The contact person is Janet Canfield.   

Area Roundup  |  April 3, 2022
Monthly Board Meeting

Monthly Board Meeting

The Village of McLean’s monthly board meeting will be on April 4th at 7 pm. This meeting will be held at the Village of McLean Office Building. 

Area Roundup  |  April 3, 2022
Pork Chop Dinner

Pork Chop Dinner

McLean American Legion Burger Benedict Post 573 at 213 E. Spencer St. is having a Pork Chop Dinner fundraiser on April 9, 2022. Serving times are 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm  Dinner includes a pork chop sandwich, 2 sides, dessert, and ice tea. A child’s meal of hot dogs is also offered. Carryout is available.

Area Roundup  |  April 3, 2022
Sonshine Daycare Easter Egg Hunt

Sonshine Daycare Easter Egg Hunt

Sonshine Daycare is having their annual Easter egg hunt on Friday, April 15th for their children. If anyone is able to donate plastic Easter eggs, candy, or other trinkets they would be greatly appreciated. Sonshine is also in need of Spring items such as all kinds of tape, stickers, craft supplies, sand buckets, and shovels. 

Area Roundup  |  April 3, 2022
Spring Town Wide Garage Sale

Spring Town Wide Garage Sale

The spring townwide garage sales are May 6th-7th. The scheduled time is 8am-3pm on Friday and Saturday. To be put on the map, contact Sherri Hester at 309-261-5401 or mommajo09@frontier.com. 

Area Roundup  |  April 3, 2022
Risen

Risen

The movie Risen will be shown on April 10th at 6pm at the Waynesville Christian Church. Anyone is welcome to attend.

High School Sports  |  April 3, 2022
Olympia High School Weekly Sports Recap

Olympia High School Weekly Sports Recap

Back from winter sports, Taylor Nowaskie earned yet another basketball accomplishment. She made it on the Pantagraph All-Area girls’ team. Taylor is at the top of the area team averaging 24.7 points per game. 

Area Roundup  |  March 27, 2022
Village Board Meeting

Village Board Meeting

The monthly board meeting for the Village of Armington will be held on April 6th. These are at 6:30 pm at 103 N. Main Street. For questions contact Catherine Ingram, the Armington Village Clerk.

Area Roundup  |  March 27, 2022
Library Adds 65 Documentaries

Library Adds 65 Documentaries

The Atlanta Public Library recently purchased 65 documentaries with their current grant funds. They will be added to the catalogs as each one arrives. Check out what they have received so far!

Area Roundup  |  March 27, 2022
Palms Grill Café Lease Available

Palms Grill Café Lease Available

The lease for Palms Grill Cafe in Atlanta is open. This building is located right on Historic Rt. 66. Anyone interested in managing this small town cafe must submit a Business Plan/Proposal by March 30th. More information can be found at http://www.atlantapld.org/palms-grill.

Area Roundup  |  March 27, 2022
First Responder Readiness Workshop

First Responder Readiness Workshop

Tuesday, March 29th the Mt. Hope-Funks Grove FPD will host a Responder Readiness Workshop from 6-10 pm. This is a one-day event for First Responders only. The training focuses on Performance, Persistence, and Prevention by exploring how trauma and stress impact lives. 

Area Roundup  |  March 27, 2022
Horse Riding Classes

Horse Riding Classes

Breezy Bluff Riding Academy has horse classes for home school children on Thursday, April 7th. Each session will be 90 minutes long with four different time slots throughout the day. This class is designed for ages 7 to adult. You will be riding and learning all about horses. More information can be found on Facebook at Breezy Bluff Horse Day Camps.

Area Roundup  |  March 27, 2022
Knitting Class

Knitting Class

A beginner knitting class will be held at the library on March 29th at 6:30 pm. Please bring scissors, a blunt tapestry needle, and size 8 straight knitting needles. Call 309-874-2291 to reserve a spot. Also, let the staff know if you are unable to provide your own supplies. 

Area Roundup  |  March 27, 2022
Upcoming Meetings

Upcoming Meetings

The Village of McLean has two upcoming meetings. These will be held at the Village of McLean Office Building. The Finance Committee will meet on Tuesday, March 29th at 6 pm. Then, the monthly board meeting will be on April 4th at 7 pm. 

Community Spotlight  |  March 27, 2022
Minier Police Explorers: Preparing for Careers in Law Enforcement

Minier Police Explorers: Preparing for Careers in Law Enforcement

The Minier Police Explorers are part of the local Law Enforcement Agency. They are a community and government organization. The Minier Police Explorer Post 6007 helps introduce the youth of ages 14-21 into law enforcement. They work to prepare high school and college students for a career in law enforcement. 

Area Roundup  |  March 20, 2022
Dance Events at Union Hall

Dance Events at Union Hall

The Atlanta Library and Young Dance Inc. are running a full day of dance events at the Union Hall on Saturday, March 26th. All proceeds will go to the Humane Society of Logan County. Lessons cost $5 per person. Ballroom is from 1-2 pm, Latin from 2:15-3:15 pm, and West Coast Swing from 3:30-4:30 pm. In the evening is date night dance of Waltz, Rumba, and East Coast Swing from 7-9 pm at $20 per couple. Doors open at 6:45 pm. Kids programs will be offered downstairs during this time. For questions, contact youngdanceinc@gmail.com. 

Area Roundup  |  March 20, 2022
Palms Grill Café Lease Available

Palms Grill Café Lease Available

The lease for Palms Grill Cafe in Atlanta is open. This building is located right on Historic Rt. 66. Anyone interested in managing this small town cafe must submit a Business Plan/Proposal by March 30th. More information can be found at http://www.atlantapld.org/palms-grill. 

Area Roundup  |  March 20, 2022
Scrapbooking Events

Scrapbooking Events

Two scrapbooking events are coming up in Atlanta. Friday, March 25th, is Almost Midnight Madness from 5:30-11:30 pm. Then, Saturday, March 26th, is a Scrap & Chat event from 9:30 am-9:30 pm. Contact Cindy Schempp on Facebook or phone at 309-826-6279 for more information, including costs and location.

Area Roundup  |  March 20, 2022
Spring Break at the Library

Spring Break at the Library

The Atlanta Library will host public events at the Union Hall over Olympia’s spring break, March 21st-25th. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday the arcade will be open from 2:30-5 pm and 2-5 pm on Tuesday and Thursday. Other activities will also be running during this week. Tuesday is a craft of Kool-Aid playdough. Thursday will be collage projects and Friday will be making stress balls. More information can be found on the Atlanta Library's Facebook page or website. You can also call 217-648-2112 with any questions.

Area Roundup  |  March 20, 2022
Arcade Open for Spring Break

Arcade Open for Spring Break

America’s Playable Arcade Museum will be open all week for Spring Break. The hours are Monday-Thursday from 10 am-8 pm, Friday-Saturday from 10 am-9 pm, and Sunday from 1-8 pm. There are open games at Arcadia and Pinball Paradise!

Area Roundup  |  March 20, 2022
Learn to Knit

Learn to Knit

A beginner knitting class will be held at the library on March 29th at 6:30 pm. Please bring scissors, a blunt tapestry needle, and size 8 straight knitting needles. Call 309-874-2291 to reserve a spot. Also, let the staff know if you are unable to provide your own supplies.

Area Roundup  |  March 20, 2022
Cupcake Decorating

Cupcake Decorating

Cupcake Decorating with My Sweet Obsession with Kendra Hunt will be held on Monday, March 28th, from 6-7:30 pm at the Waynesville Library. Kendra will teach some of her amazing decorating techniques on cakes, cookies, and cupcakes. Adults, teens, and older kids are welcome with an adult. Please RSVP by March 23rd.

Area Roundup  |  March 20, 2022
Kid's Fun Day

Kid's Fun Day

Waynesville Christian Church will host a Kids’ Free Day of Fun! There will be crafts, games, movies, snacks, and so much fun. This free event will occur on Monday, March 21st, from 1-4 pm.

Area Roundup  |  March 20, 2022
Trivia Night at the Legion

Trivia Night at the Legion

March Trivia Night at the Waynesville Legion will be on Friday, March 25th. Cheeseburger and limited sides will be available from 5-7 pm. Then, the trivia game will begin at 7 pm. For trivia, come with a team of 1-6 players. 

High School Sports  |  March 20, 2022
OHS Softball Teams Win Season Openers

OHS Softball Teams Win Season Openers

Softball opening day was on Monday at Tri-Valley High School. Both the JV and varsity teams came out with big wins this night! Shelby Finchum and Casey Wissmiller both hit home runs, too! The final score for varsity was 16-2. On Thursday, the softball team played their home opener game against Brimfield. Varsity had a walk-off win in the bottom of the 8th inning with a score of 2-1. The Spartans overcame Brimfield in this game with 11 hits, 2 runs, and 0 errors compared to Brimfield with 3 hits, 1 run, and 2 errors. 

Area Roundup  |  March 13, 2022
Country-Aire Hiring

Country-Aire Hiring

The Country-Aire restaurant is currently looking to hire a reliable, full-time cook. To apply, come into the restaurant and ask for Nick or Jimmy. 

Area Roundup  |  March 13, 2022
Free Screenings

Free Screenings

Olympia South will have free developmental screenings for children ages 6 weeks-34 months old. These will take place on March 15, from 9-11 am. Call or text Michelle to reserve a spot at 708-689-3175.

Area Roundup  |  March 13, 2022
Palms Grill Café Lease Available

Palms Grill Café Lease Available

The lease for Palms Grill Cafe in Atlanta is open. This building is located right on Historic Rt. 66. Anyone interested in managing this small town cafe must submit a Business Plan/ Proposal by March 30th. More information can be found at http://www.atlantapld.org/palms-grill. 

Area Roundup  |  March 13, 2022
Scrap & Chat

Scrap & Chat

Two scrapbooking events are coming up in Atlanta. Friday, March 25th, is Almost Midnight Madness from 5:30-11:30 pm. Then, Saturday, March 26th, is a Scrap & Chat event from 9:30 am-9:30 pm. Contact Cindy Schempp on Facebook or phone at 309-826-6279 for more information, including costs and location.

Area Roundup  |  March 13, 2022
Kid's Art Day

Kid's Art Day

Mount Hope Funks Grove Library is having a kids’ art day on Saturday, March 19th. This event begins at 10 am. Please call 309-874-2291 to reserve a seat.

Area Roundup  |  March 13, 2022
Knitting Class

Knitting Class

A beginner knitting class will be held at the library on March 15 and March 29, at 6:30 pm. Please bring scissors, a blunt tapestry needle, and size 8 straight knitting needles. Call 309-874-2291 to reserve a spot. Also, let the staff know if you are unable to provide your own supplies. 

Area Roundup  |  March 13, 2022
Scholarships Available

Scholarships Available

United Methodist Church scholarships are available. These churches give away more than 70 scholarships to cover undergraduate and graduate-level education programs. Applications are now open through March 24. Encourage your student to apply today at www.gbhem.org. 

Area Roundup  |  March 13, 2022
St. Patty’s Weekend Bash

St. Patty’s Weekend Bash

On Friday, March 18th, there will be at St. Patty’s Weekend Bash at the Waynesville American Legion Post. The fun will begin at 8 pm. There will be live music with the best covers and originals by Table Four 2. 

Area Roundup  |  March 13, 2022
The Chosen Series

The Chosen Series

Every Friday night at 7 pm, the Waynesville United Methodist Church will be showing “The Chosen” series. Everyone is welcome to come even if you missed the previous episodes! Season 2 started on February 25th. The series will run until March 25th. 

Community Spotlight  |  March 13, 2022
Neil Alford Named Mr. Spartan 2022

Neil Alford Named Mr. Spartan 2022

Friday, March 11th, the OHS Student Council hosted the Mr. Spartan event. Mr. Spartan is a fundraiser for the Student Council. This year, it was the 25th annual Mr. Spartan at Olympia High School. It also is the second biggest event for Olympia Spartan spirit aside from Homecoming week. Essentially, Mr. Spartan is a mock male beauty pageant for junior and senior boys. 

Top Story  |  March 6, 2022
Eimer Places 4th at State

Eimer Places 4th at State

On February 19th, Dylan Eimer earned a 4th place medal at the IHSA state wrestling tournament. With this finish, he is the only freshman in Olympia history to ever place at State! The state wrestling tournament was held at the State Farm Center in Champaign. Dylan had to win at the regional and sectional level first to even advance to the state competition.

Area Roundup  |  March 6, 2022
Palms Grill Café Lease Available

Palms Grill Café Lease Available

Area Roundup  |  March 6, 2022
Horse Riding Classes

Horse Riding Classes

Breezy Bluff Riding Academy has begun enrollment for the spring horse-riding classes. This riding schedule just began on March 5th. The lessons can be open, semi-private, or private depending on the request. Hours of operation are Monday-Thursday:10 am-6:30 pm, Friday 10 am or 11 am, Saturday 8:30 am-1:30 pm, and closed on Sunday. 

Area Roundup  |  March 6, 2022
New Items at the Library

New Items at the Library

Mt-Hope Funks Grove Library has added a lot of new books and DVDs. There are even additions to some of the collection series. Stop by to check it out!

Area Roundup  |  March 6, 2022
Grief Support Group Meeting

Grief Support Group Meeting

Waynesville United Methodist Church will host a comfort and care grief support group on Thursday, March 10th, at 6:30 pm. Contact Cindy White for more information. 

Area Roundup  |  March 6, 2022
Movie Night at WCC

Movie Night at WCC

On Sunday, March 13th, Waynesville Christian Church will host a movie night at 6 pm. They will be showing In His Steps. Everyone is welcome, but children under 6th grade must be accompanied by an adult. 

Area Roundup  |  March 6, 2022
Scholarships Available

Scholarships Available

United Methodist church scholarships are available. These churches give away more than 70 scholarships to cover undergraduate and graduate-level education programs. Applications are now open through March 24. Encourage your student to apply today at www.gbhem.org.

Area Roundup  |  March 6, 2022
The Chosen Series

The Chosen Series

Every Friday night at 7 pm, the Waynesville United Methodist Church will be showing “The Chosen” series. Everyone is welcome to come even if you missed the previous episodes! Season 2 started on February 25th. The series will run until March 25th. 

Area Roundup  |  February 27, 2022
Village Board Meeting

Village Board Meeting

The monthly board meeting for the Village of Armington will be held on March 2nd. These are at 6:30 pm at 103 N. Main Street. For questions contact Catherine Ingram, the Armington Village Clerk. 

Area Roundup  |  February 27, 2022
New Library Hours

New Library Hours

The Atlanta Public Library has changed its hours and they will now be open from 10 am-2 pm on Saturdays. The rest of the Library hours are as follows: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10 am-3 pm; Tuesday & Thursday 10 am-6:30 pm; and closed on Sunday.  

Area Roundup  |  February 27, 2022
Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday Service will be held on March 2nd, at 6:30 pm at the McLean UMC. The pastor will also be available for a short devotion and imposition of ashes from 11:30 am-1 pm. These events are open to anyone in the community.  

Area Roundup  |  February 27, 2022
Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scout Troop 1065 is still selling Girl Scout cookies through March 20th. For more information contact troop leader, Kristine Dederich, at kdederich2002@yahoo.com and coordinate pickup or delivery.   

Area Roundup  |  February 27, 2022
Horse Riding Classes

Horse Riding Classes

Breezy Bluff Riding Academy has begun enrollment for the spring horse riding classes. This riding schedule begins on March 5th. The lessons can be open, semi-private, or private depending on the request. Hours of operation are Monday-Thursday:10 am-6:30 pm, Friday 10 am or 11 am, Saturday 8:30 am-1:30 pm, and closed on Sunday.   

Area Roundup  |  February 27, 2022
Sirup for Scouts

Sirup for Scouts

Sugar Grove Nature Center will host “Sirup for Scouts,” or other groups and organizations, on Saturday, March 5th. Gather a group together to learn about how the sirup story came to be with learning about how the Native Americans and early settlers collected and prepared sap. Then, visit the Sugar Shack to smell how the delicious maple sirup is prepared. Finally, go out into the sugarbush to tap a tree. Tours start every half hour beginning at 9:30 am. Each tour lasts 2 ½ hours and the last tour departs at 11 am. Advanced registration is required at sugargrovenaturecenter.org. Fees are as follows: party size 1-5: $50; party size 6-10: $75; party size 11-15: $100; and party size 16-20: $150. For questions call 309-874-2174 or email info@sugargrovenaturecenter.org.

Area Roundup  |  February 27, 2022
Blood Drive

Blood Drive

On Saturday, March 5th, Waynesville UMC will host a Blood Drive from 9 am-1 pm. To schedule an appointment, go to redcrossblood.org or call Sherie Ross at 217-949-3681. Make sure to bring a photo ID and your blood donor card. Please also wear a mask and social distance. We appreciate your support to make this a successful blood drive. 

Area Roundup  |  February 27, 2022
The Chosen Series

The Chosen Series

Every Friday night at 7 pm, the Waynesville United Methodist Church will be showing “The Chosen” series. The series will run until March 11th. Everyone is welcome to come even if you missed the previous episodes!  

High School Sports  |  February 27, 2022
Spartan Spring Sports Preview

Spartan Spring Sports Preview

Spring sports for Olympia High School are officially underway. Olympia offers baseball, softball, girls’ track and field, boys’ track and field, and girls’ soccer at this time. All of these sports welcome athletes in each grade to participate at their appropriate level. 

Area Roundup  |  February 20, 2022
Village Board Meeting

Village Board Meeting

The monthly board meeting for the Village of Armington will be held on March 2nd. These are at 6:30 pm at 103 N. Main Street. For questions contact Catherine Ingram, the Armington Village Clerk. 

Area Roundup  |  February 20, 2022
Book Club Meeting

Book Club Meeting

The Mt. Hope Funks Grove Library book club will meet on Thursday, February 24th, at 6:30 pm. The library will be providing coffee, snacks, and door prizes. The books they will be reading this month are Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid and The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams.  

Area Roundup  |  February 20, 2022
Cot Sheets Needed

Cot Sheets Needed

Sonshine Daycare in McLean is in need of new cot sheets. They have found that homemade cot sheets are of higher quality and better fitting. If you, or someone you know, would be willing to help and loves sewing, contact Janelle at 309-874-2522. The help would be greatly appreciated!  

Area Roundup  |  February 20, 2022
Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scout Troop 1065 is still selling Girl Scout cookies through March 20th. For more information contact troop leader, Kristine Dederich, at kdederich2002@yahoo.com and coordinate pickup or delivery.   

Area Roundup  |  February 20, 2022
Sirup for Scouts

Sirup for Scouts

Sugar Grove Nature Center will host “Sirup for Scouts,” or other groups and organizations, on Saturday, March 5th. Gather a group together to learn about how the sirup story came to be with learning about how the Native Americans and early settlers collected and prepared sap. Then, visit the Sugar Shack to smell how the delicious maple sirup is prepared. Finally, go out into the sugarbush to tap a tree. Tours start every half hour beginning at 9:30 am. Each tour lasts 2 ½ hours and the last tour departs at 11 am. Advanced registration is required at sugargrovenaturecenter.org. Fees are as follows: party size 1-5: $50; party size 6-10: $75; party size 11-15: $100; and party size 16-20: $150. For questions call 309-874-2174 or email info@sugargrovenaturecenter.org.

Area Roundup  |  February 20, 2022
Blood Drive

Blood Drive

On Saturday, March 5th, Waynesville UMC will host a Blood Drive from 9 am-1 pm. To schedule an appointment, go to redcrossblood.org or call Sherie Ross at 217-949-3681. Make sure to bring a photo ID and your blood donor card. Please also wear a mask and social distance. We appreciate your support to make this a successful blood drive. 

Area Roundup  |  February 20, 2022
The Chosen Series

The Chosen Series

Every Friday night at 7 pm, the Waynesville United Methodist Church will be showing “The Chosen” series. The series will run until March 11th. Everyone is welcome to come even if you missed the previous episodes!  

High School Sports  |  February 20, 2022
OHS Weekly Sports Recap

OHS Weekly Sports Recap

Monday night the freshman boys’ basketball team traveled to Tolono Unity to begin their end of the season tournament. Olympia played Tolono Unity in the first game. More tournament games were to be played later in the week, but were postponed due to weather. Therefore, the tournament should conclude on Saturday. 

Local News  |  February 13, 2022
Scrap & Chat

Scrap & Chat

Local News  |  February 13, 2022
Vaccination Clinic

Vaccination Clinic

Olympia South will be holding another Covid-19 vaccine clinic from 4-7:30 pm on Wednesday, February 16th, in the Media Center. Both the original vaccine and the booster dose will be available. The registration and consent form can be found on the Olympia website. The clinic is open to the public and walk-in appointments are also available.  

Local News  |  February 13, 2022
Book Club

Book Club

The Mt. Hope Funks Grove Library book club will meet on Thursday, February 24th, at 6:30pm. The library will be providing coffee, snacks, and door prizes. The books they will be reading this month are Daisy Jones & the Six by Reid Taylor Jenkins and The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams.

Local News  |  February 13, 2022
Daycare Help Wanted

Daycare Help Wanted

Sonshine Daycare in McLean is in need of new cot sheets. They have found that homemade cot sheets are of higher quality and better fitting. If you, or someone you know, would be willing to help and loves sewing, contact Janelle at 309-874-2522. The help would be greatly appreciated!  

Local News  |  February 13, 2022
Sons of the American Legion Dinner

Sons of the American Legion Dinner

On Saturday, February 19th, the Waynesville American Legion will host a SAL Dinner from 5-7pm. The ribeye dinner & salad bar will be $20/person. Walleye, mountain oysters, and salad bar will be $15/person. The combo meal is $25/person. Carry out is also available at 217-949-3301.  

Local News  |  February 13, 2022
The Chosen Series

The Chosen Series

Every Friday night at 7 pm, the Waynesville United Methodist Church will be showing “The Chosen” series. The series will run until March 11th. Everyone is welcome to come even if you missed the previous episodes!  

Spotlight  |  February 13, 2022
Carol Ann’s Worsh House: Not Your Average Laundromat

Carol Ann’s Worsh House: Not Your Average Laundromat

Carol Ann’s Worsh House is a laundromat located on 109 SW Arch Street in Atlanta, Illinois. This business was opened just a little over one year ago on account of the small town needing a place to wash or “worsh” their clothes after the previous laundromat owner passed away. Jared and Brandy Mattingly saw an opportunity to reopen the facility and stepped up to the task! The name “Carol Ann’s Worsh House” is named in honor of Jared’s mother, the late Carol Ann Mattingly. Both Jared and Brandy’s mothers used to “worsh” everything.

Local News  |  February 6, 2022
Looking for Village Clerk

Looking for Village Clerk

The Village of Armington is looking for a village clerk. If you are interested, please contact someone in the office or PM them on Facebook. Workdays and hours are flexible to fit your needs, too!  

Local News  |  February 6, 2022
Vaccination Clinic

Vaccination Clinic

Olympia South will be holding another Covid-19 vaccine clinic from 4-7:30 pm on Wednesday, February 16th, in the Media Center. Both the original vaccine and the booster dose will be available. The registration and consent form can be found on the Olympia website. The clinic is open to the public and walk-in appointments are also available.  

Local News  |  February 6, 2022
Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scout Cookies

It's Girl Scout Cookie time again! This year there is an option to direct ship (charges apply) or direct sale (delivered locally). Order now through Troop 1065’s link! $5 each. Remember, you also have the option to donate money to purchase boxes to send to our military troops through Operation Cookie Share, too. To order, contact Troop Leader, Kristine Dederich, at kdederich2002@yahoo.com or follow the link: https://app.abcsmartcookies.com/?fbclid=IwAR2P8EqHsJNKbtKdX1o6AGsXVsflZ0M4aOe1RHwAlPepbX-1-gbZAT6T3eo#/shopify-landing-troop/8f328f3e-3f58-ec11-94f6-0003ff504ec5  

Local News  |  February 6, 2022
Olympia FFA Auction and Dinner

Olympia FFA Auction and Dinner

The Olympia FFA will host an auction and dinner at the Mt. Hope-Funks Grove Park District gym on Saturday, February 12th. Doors will open at 5:30 pm that night. Attendees will receive a pork chop dinner catered by Trails End BBQ & Smokehouse. There will also be a silent and live auction running. Tickets to this event are $25 per person, purchased in advance. For more information, contact the FFA advisor, Bryce Hoffman at bryce.hoffman@olympia.org or 309-379-5911 ext 9317.   

Local News  |  February 6, 2022
Tree and Shrub Pruning Workshop

Tree and Shrub Pruning Workshop

Sugar Grove Nature Center will run a tree & shrub pruning workshop on Wednesday, February 9th from 12-3 pm. Debbie Fluegel, a Trees Forever’s Certified Arborist, will teach you how, when, and why to prune trees and shrubs. This class will also include a hands-on demonstration outside. Please dress for the weather and bring hand pruners and hand saws, if you are able. Participants must be at least 18 years of age and the cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Register online, email angela@sugargrovenaturecenter.org, or call 309-874-2174.   

Local News  |  February 6, 2022
Village Board Meeting

Village Board Meeting

The Village of McLean Board of Trustees will meet on February 7th at 7 pm. All are welcome to attend at the Village of McLean Office. The agenda can also be found on the McLean Village website prior to the meeting.   

Local News  |  February 6, 2022
Support Group Meeting

Support Group Meeting

The United Methodist Church in Waynesville will host a comfort and care grief support group on Thursday, February 10th at 6:30 pm. Contact Cindy White for more information.  

Local News  |  February 6, 2022
The Chosen Series

The Chosen Series

Every Friday night at 7 pm, the Waynesville United Methodist Church will be showing “The Chosen” series. Two episodes will be played each night, up until March 4th. That will conclude with watching seasons one and two. Everyone is welcome to come even if you missed the previous episodes!

High School Sports  |  February 6, 2022
Olympia High School Weekly Sports Recap

Olympia High School Weekly Sports Recap

Saturday, January 29th, was the start to a girls basketball tournament at Central Catholic for local JV teams. Olympia lost the first games in the tournament and are no longer competing for a trophy. The girls’ varsity basketball team competed in a crossover shootout between the Illini Prairie and Sangamo conferences. Olympia was lined up to play Williamsville based on conference rankings. A close back and forth game resulted in a loss of 59-61 for the Spartans, though. Monday night, the girls hosted IVC. This was senior night for Erin Dederich, Taylor Nowaskie, and Casey Wissmiller. The JV was very competitive and got the crowd all pumped up already going into double overtime. But, the Spartans were able to pull ahead and come out with a 38-31 JV win. Then, everyone was excited for the varsity game and senior night to begin. The whole team played very well together and won 60-36. Taylor Nowaskie had an outstanding game, scoring 32 points for the Spartans. This made her the Olympia High School Girls’ Basketball All-Time Leading Scorer. She also signed to play college basketball at Lincoln Land Community College that night!

Community Spotlight  |  January 30, 2022
Ruby’s Rescue and Retreat in McLean

Ruby’s Rescue and Retreat in McLean

Ruby’s Rescue and Retreat is an animal shelter and boarding facility in McLean, Illinois. Jean Ann Hert founded and now currently owns Ruby’s Rescue. The mission is to take in dogs from high kill shelters, make them healthy again, and then find the animal a wonderful and safe home. They also focus on giving the dogs plenty of exercise, socialization, and love while in a boarding facility or simply waiting for a new home.

Local News  |  January 30, 2022
Village Board Meeting

Village Board Meeting

The monthly board meeting for the Village of Armington will be held on February 2. These are at 6:30 pm at 103 N. Main Street. For questions contact Catherine Ingram, the Armington Village Clerk. 

Local News  |  January 30, 2022
Vaccination Clinic

Vaccination Clinic

Local News  |  January 30, 2022
Valentine’s Day Indoor Market

Valentine’s Day Indoor Market

Sunday, February 6, Atlanta, Illinois will host Valentine’s Day Indoor Market from 11am - 4pm. The market will be held upstairs in the Union Hall at 114 SW Arch Street. An elevator will be accessible. The arcade will also be open and playable. Come out for a day of shopping and fun

Local News  |  January 30, 2022
Chair Yoga Class Added

Chair Yoga Class Added

Cecile at the Mt. Hope Funks Grove Park District is adding another fitness class. Chair yoga is a new class, which is good for those who cannot make it to the floor or have bad knees, hips, or shoulders. These classes use deep breathing techniques, stretching, and strengthening to gain flexibility and balance. Chair yoga will occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:15-11 am for the month of February. The cost for each class is $5.

Local News  |  January 30, 2022
The Chosen Series

The Chosen Series

Every Friday night at 7 pm, the Waynesville United Methodist Church will be showing “The Chosen” series. Two episodes will be played each night, up until March 4th. That will conclude with watching seasons one and two. Everyone is welcome to come even if you missed the previous episodes!

Local News  |  January 23, 2022
Village Board Meeting

Village Board Meeting

The monthly board meeting for the Village of Armington will be held on February 2. These are at 6:30 pm at 103 N. Main Street. For questions contact Catherine Ingram, the Armington Village Clerk. 

Local News  |  January 23, 2022
Pre-School Screenings

Pre-School Screenings

The Olympia District will have preschool screenings on Wednesday, January 26. These are available for children ages 3-5 to participate in the Pre-K program. The screenings will take place at the Atlanta Christian Church, 300 NE 3rd Street. The sign-up form can be found on the Olympia website with questions directed to Ami Lawson at the District Office. 

Local News  |  January 23, 2022
Vaccination Clinic

Vaccination Clinic

Local News  |  January 23, 2022
Blood Drive

Blood Drive

On Monday, January 24, the Mt. Hope-Funks Grove FPD will be hosting a blood drive from 1-6 pm. To sign up to donate blood call, Brenda McCallister, at 309-874-2532 or visit the ImpactLife Blood Center website. Please consider donating to help out in this time of a critical blood shortage!

Local News  |  January 23, 2022
The Chosen Series

The Chosen Series

Every Friday night at 7 pm, the Waynesville United Methodist Church will be showing “The Chosen” series. Two episodes will be played each night, up until March 4th. That will conclude with watching seasons one and two. Everyone is welcome to come even if you missed the previous episodes!

High School Sports  |  January 23, 2022
OHS Weekly Sports Recap

OHS Weekly Sports Recap

This week was very busy with sporting events for Olympia High School. Every day there was at least one competition going on, with multiple on many days. 

Local News  |  January 16, 2022
MLK Day

MLK Day

The Atlanta Library, along with many other businesses, will be closed Monday, January 17th, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr Day. City, county, state, and federal offices are also closed for the national holiday. 

Local News  |  January 16, 2022
Blood Drive

Blood Drive

On Monday, January 24th, the Mt. Hope-Funks Grove FPD will be hosting a blood drive from 1-6pm. To sign up to donate blood call Brenda McCallister at 309-874-2532 or visit the ImpactLife Blood Center website. 

Local News  |  January 16, 2022
Fitness Class Time Change

Fitness Class Time Change

Times for the fitness classes have changed! These classes are held at the Mt. Hope-Funks Grove Park District. Cecile Mercer leads a variety of classes for just $5 each. Make sure to bring your own yoga mat or cushion. Forever Fit is a cardio, strength training, and stretch class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8-8:50am. Yoga classes are on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 9-10am. Yoga focuses on improving flexibility and concentration while reducing stress. Yin Yoga occurs on Fridays from 8:30-9:30am. Yin Yoga is a slower form of yoga adding in meditation and mindfulness. 

Local News  |  January 16, 2022
Story Time at the Library

Story Time at the Library

Storytime at the Mt. Hope-Funks Grove Library occurs on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. Bring your kids out on January 22nd at 10am for a wonderful story. A take-home craft will also be offered. This is also a great time to enjoy the library and pick out some books for your family. Don’t forget that face masks are required. 

Local News  |  January 16, 2022
Movie Night

Movie Night

At least once a month, the Waynesville Christian Church hosts an event for junior and high school students. This Sunday, January 16th, they will hold a movie night at 6pm. The movie shown will be Woodlawn. There will also be discussion time following the movie. 

Spotlight  |  January 16, 2022
K’s Cafe in Minier: Local, Homemade, and Fresh

K’s Cafe in Minier: Local, Homemade, and Fresh

K’s Cafe is a small, locally owned and operated restaurant on 111 South Main Street in Minier, IL. They serve a variety of different kinds of foods, including but not limited to, walleye, pork chops, tenderloins, burgers, and fried chicken.  To write this article, my family and I went to K’s Cafe to try out the food for ourselves. Their Friday night specials were butterfly pork chop, walleye, catfish, or spaghetti meals. We decided on three pork chop and one chicken strip dinner. They all came with a choice of potato and one side. My dad opted to forgo his sides and went for a one-trip salad bar instead for only an extra $1. To say the least, we all enjoyed our food immensely and were surprised with how everything was homemade and fresh! The salad bar was plentifully stocked. The portions were quite large and very fairly priced.

Local News  |  January 9, 2022
Paint & Sip Event

Paint & Sip Event

The next Paint & Sip by the Atlanta Public Library and Museum is on January 22nd. This event is held at the Union Hall at 2pm. The cost is $30 to participate and covers the cost of supplies. Registration and payment needs to take place at the Union Hall with the deadline of January 12th. Sign up soon!

Local News  |  January 9, 2022
Painting Party at Red Wing Bowl

Painting Party at Red Wing Bowl

Saturday, January 15, there will be a Painting Party at Red Wing Bowl. This event will occur from 3-5:30pm. Betty Wheeler Renfrow is the coordinator, sponsored by Canvas-Connections. The painting that will be taught is a billiards painting on a 16 X 20” canvas. Artists are encouraged to add their own ideas and special touch to their piece! Cost is $30 per person, and all ages are welcome. Registration can occur at the alley prior to the event or online at canvas-connections.com. Red Wing Bowl will also have food and beverages available for purchase at this time. 

Local News  |  January 9, 2022
Blood Drive

Blood Drive

On Monday, January 24, the Mt. Hope-Funks Grove FPD will be hosting a blood drive from 1-6pm. To sign up to donate blood call Brenda McCallister at 309-874-2532 or visit the ImpactLife Blood Center website. 

Local News  |  January 9, 2022
Fitness Classes Offered

Fitness Classes Offered

Fitness classes for the year of 2022 have begun. These classes are led by Cecile Mercer at the Mt. Hope-Funks Grove Park District. Forever Fit is a cardio, strength training, and stretch class on Tuesdays from 8-8:50am. Yoga classes are on Thursdays and Saturdays from 9-10am. Yoga focuses on improving flexibility and concentration while reducing stress. Yin Yoga occurs on Fridays from 8:30-9:30am. Yin Yoga is a slower form of yoga adding in meditation and mindfulness. 

Local News  |  January 9, 2022
Horse Day Camp

Horse Day Camp

Breezy Bluff Riding Academy will run a horse day camp on MLK Day from 2-4:30pm. The cost is $80 per person. Riders just need to be at least 4 years of age and less than 285 pounds. Everyone is welcome to spend the day off with horse riding, learning, and fun! Email BettyB@breezybluffridingacademy.com for an enrollment form and waiver. Camps are filling up fast so act quick!

Local News  |  January 9, 2022
The Chosen Series Rescheduled

The Chosen Series Rescheduled

“The Chosen” series at the Waynesville United Methodist Church has been rescheduled to now start on Friday, January 14th. This will take place on Friday night from 7-8:30pm. 

High School Sports  |  January 9, 2022
OHS Weekly Sports Recap

OHS Weekly Sports Recap

Over winter break, Olympia boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball had the opportunity to participate in the State Farm Holiday Classic tournament. There were 4 brackets and classifications of games played. Both Olympia teams were in the small school brackets. 64 teams total came to Bloomington-Normal for one of the best basketball tournaments in Illinois. 

Best of 2021  |  January 2, 2022
Under The Big Top

Under The Big Top

The traveling Culpepper and Merriweather Circus came to Atlanta, Illinois, on Thursday, September 2. This was a great event sponsored by the city of Atlanta for both the locals and tourists alike. The event was set up at the Atlanta ballfields in the morning. Guests were able to come by and see the raising the Big Top and then take a free tour learning all about the performers, the animals, and the history of the C&M Circus.

Best of 2021  |  January 2, 2022
Atlanta Fall Festval

Atlanta Fall Festval

The Atlanta Fall Festival ran from September 9th-12th at the park. The festival is an annual event for all ages because it has many different activities to enjoy, including a parade, karaoke contest, rides, vendors, inflatables, games, food, bingo, and live music! 

Best of 2021  |  January 2, 2022
Christmas on Route 66

Christmas on Route 66

Even though everyone celebrates Christmas differently, the town of Atlanta, Illinois had a fun event for people of all ages. The Atlanta Christmas Weekend festivities were held on November 27th and 28th. To start off the event, the Holiday Market was set up inside the Union Hall. Perfect for small businesses, there were booths that sold woodworking, crafts, jewelry, and more. Before the parade on the 28th, Santa came to visit the children and granted all of their holiday wishes! Also, guests enjoyed complimentary cookies and hot chocolate while waiting for the parade to start. The parade was held at 4:30 along Historic Route 66 and showcased many amazing floats and cars beautifully decorated with the Christmas spirit! Local businesses were invited to have a car or float, with a prize for the best decorated. The best float, a Christmas movie theme, was made by the Logan County APA, and the best car, a Grinch theme, was made by the Atlanta Public Library. Congratulations to these organizations! 

Best of 2021  |  January 2, 2022
Sonshine Daycare

Sonshine Daycare

Looking for a good, quality daycare for your children? Then look no further. Sonshine Daycare in McLean is a ministry of the McLean United Methodist Church community which exists to provide quality child care in a Christian environment for children in McLean and the surrounding communities. Sonshine was established in July 1993 at the Methodist church, but then as it grew, expanded and now housed in the Mt. Hope-Funks Grove Park District (old grade school) building since June 2006. The Olympia school district provides bus transportation to and from the daycare for all children attending Olympia South. The hours of operation are 7 AM to 6 PM Monday through Friday.

Best of 2021  |  January 2, 2022
Eric Fulk

Eric Fulk

Eric Fulk joined the Mt. Hope-Funks Grove Fire Department on January 8th, 2000. After years of hard work and determination, he was hired as a full-time EMT and promoted to Fire Chief on May 1st, 2011. As a young boy, Fulk spent many hours around other family members in the fire service including his late father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He was extremely proud that his father was instrumental in bringing Advance Life Support to McLean County.

Best of 2021  |  January 2, 2022
The Town Well Closes

The Town Well Closes

The Town Well restaurant in Stanford closed its doors on October 1st, due to their lease not being renewed, but with hopes of finding a new location someday soon. The small-town bar and grill was well-known for its top-notch food and service, recently receiving multiple recognitions in The Pantagraph’s Reader’s Choice Awards including 2nd in “Best Cheeseburger,” 3rd in “Best Horseshoe,” and in the top 5 for “Best Steak.”

Community Spotlight  |  December 19, 2021
Cookies and Cocoa with Santa

Cookies and Cocoa with Santa

As the holidays approach us, the Minier Christian Church held a special event called Christmas Cookies and Cocoa with Santa on Saturday, December 11th. The day was hosted by St. Jude Olympia to Peoria Run with the help of organizer, Stacey Boots. The Olympia High School National Honor Society students volunteered to staff the event. Families thoroughly enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere and holiday activities.

High School Sports  |  December 19, 2021
OHS Weekly Sports Recap

OHS Weekly Sports Recap

This week has been a rough week for Olympia High School sports. Many students are sick, injured, or quarantined so they are unable to play. Thus, the week was much lighter with sports and activities going on. 

Community Spotlight  |  December 12, 2021
Virtual Angel Tree Offers Christmas to Needy

Virtual Angel Tree Offers Christmas to Needy

It’s Christmas time! The Olympia High School National Honor Society is sponsoring its annual virtual Angel Tree project. The Spartan Promise Council also works in close conjunction with this event. This Angel Tree gives gifts to middle and high school students in need within the district. Selected students have been given the opportunity to make a list of wants and needs for Christmas. All students have identified both clothing and recreational items.

High School Sports  |  December 12, 2021
Olympia High School Weekly Sports Recap

Olympia High School Weekly Sports Recap

To start off the week, girls’ basketball had a home game against Heyworth. JV had a nice win of 37-17. The varsity also won 57-32. Leading scorers were Taylor Nowaskie with 23 points and Hannah Cleveland with 17 points. Wednesday night, the freshman team traveled to St. Joseph-Ogden and came out with a win. Thursday was an away game at Tremont. Since this game was much closer in distance, the Spartans had a fan section of students. Again, the JV team won by a lot. The varsity girls also lead throughout the whole game and came away with a 66-54 win. This advances the team to eight wins and only two losses. They begin conference play with home games on both Monday and Thursday of this coming week. On Saturday morning, the freshman girls played a home game against Normal Community and lost 29-52.

Top Story  |  December 5, 2021
Christmas on Route 66

Christmas on Route 66

Even though everyone celebrates Christmas differently, the town of Atlanta, Illinois had a fun event for people of all ages. The Atlanta Christmas Weekend festivities were held on November 27th and 28th. To start off the event, the Holiday Market was set up inside the Union Hall. Perfect for small businesses, there were booths that sold woodworking, crafts, jewelry, and more. Before the parade on the 28th, Santa came to visit the children and granted all of their holiday wishes! Also, guests enjoyed complimentary cookies and hot chocolate while waiting for the parade to start. The parade was held at 4:30 along Historic Route 66 and showcased many amazing floats and cars beautifully decorated with the Christmas spirit! Local businesses were invited to have a car or float, with a prize for the best decorated. The best float, a Christmas movie theme, was made by the Logan County APA, and the best car, a Grinch theme, was made by the Atlanta Public Library. Congratulations to these organizations! 

Community Spotlight  |  December 5, 2021
OHS Student Collecting Supplies for Homeless

OHS Student Collecting Supplies for Homeless

Senior, Andrew Fishman, at Olympia High School is running a supply drive for the homeless. This fundraiser is all student-generated by Andrew. The donation drive works through the Salvation Army from 11/19 to 12/20. The Salvation Army allows for a bed and warming center for the needy, especially during the winter months. They have 33 beds and around 90 additional people who also stay for the night. With all the goods collected, Andrew will be filling bags for each person, making his goal of at least 123 bags. 

Spotlight  |  November 28, 2021
The Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home in Atlanta

The Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home in Atlanta

The Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home is in Atlanta, Illinois. This business was owned by the Quiram family starting with Gordon Quiram in the 1940s. His children, John and Jim, continued the family legacy until Don Peasley took over in September 2006. Now, the funeral home has been independently owned and operated by Don Peasley, a funeral director since 1993. Don purchased his first funeral home in Lincoln in 2002, known as the Peasley Funeral Home. His sister, Krystal Peasley Salvator also works as a partner and licensed funeral director. 

High School Sports  |  November 28, 2021
OHS Weekly Sports Recap

OHS Weekly Sports Recap

To finish up the Turkey Tussle tournament, the Varsity girls’ basketball team played against Riverton on Thursday. This game was a close battle the whole night, with the Spartans pulling ahead with the win by just one point. The Olympia Spartans then advanced to the third-place game at Clinton High School on Saturday. From the other bracket, Olympia matched up against Clinton. After a long game, Clinton pulled away with the win by just a few points. 

Community Spotlight  |  November 21, 2021
History of Thanksgiving

History of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a national holiday observed only in the United States. In 1621, the Plymouth colonies and Wampanoag people had a huge autumn harvest feast recognized as the first Thanksgiving celebration. Then, everyone else in the United States started having similar gatherings. Eventually, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving as a holiday to occur on the 4th Thursday in the month of November. This year it is celebrated on Thursday, November 25th.

Community Spotlight  |  November 14, 2021
VanDyke Sworn In As EMA Coordinator

VanDyke Sworn In As EMA Coordinator

On November 1st, Jeff VanDyke was sworn in as the Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Coordinator for McLean, Illinois, at the McLean County Government board meeting. I interviewed Cathy Beck, the director for the McLean County EMA about Jeff’s newly appointed position. Cathy oversees all operations. The village of McLean has not had its own EMA Coordinator for over eight years. This is a volunteer position and there is no set term length or requirement for this job. Jeff will be able to work as long as he desires, or until he becomes physically incapable. 

High School Sports  |  November 14, 2021
Spartan Night Introduces Winter Teams

Spartan Night Introduces Winter Teams

Friday night was Spartan Night at Olympia High School for a winter sports preview to parents and spectators. To begin the night, the pep band played the National Anthem. Directly after, cheer and dance performed the school song. All teams were dressed in uniform for team, individual, and senior banner pictures. Then, Mike Castleman, Olympia High School's Athletic Director, recognized the speech team. These students were responsible for announcing all individual players and teams for the winter sports season. The night finished with various scrimmages of boys’ basketball, girls’ basketball, and wrestling. 

Community Spotlight  |  November 7, 2021
NHS 8th Annual Halloween Fest

NHS 8th Annual Halloween Fest

The National Honor Society at Olympia High School hosted the 8th annual Halloween Fest this past Sunday. National Honor Society is a chosen group of junior and senior students that set high academic standards and impact the community with service projects. This year there are about 50 high school students, with advisors Mrs. Lisa Steve and Mrs. Amanda Hapgood.

Community Spotlight  |  October 31, 2021
Halloween Events

Halloween Events

HALLOWEEN EVENTS

High School Sports  |  October 31, 2021
OHS Weekly Sports Recap

OHS Weekly Sports Recap

To conclude the high school football season, the JV team traveled to El-Paso Gridley Monday night. This was a Varsity preview game for next year for both schools. The Spartans finished strong with a 50-8 win. Good job to all the players, coaches, and fans. The loyal support of our football teams does not go unnoticed.

Community Spotlight  |  October 24, 2021
Halloween Events

Halloween Events

HALLOWEEN EVENTS

Spotlight  |  October 24, 2021
WeCraft Family

WeCraft Family

Amber Lesson of Atlanta just began her business with WeCraft Family in January 2021. In reality, Amber created this business by accident. All she wanted to do was make a door sign for her friend. Then, she saw a sweatshirt with a cute boutique design and thought, “I can make that cheaper!” With a big hit in this, the WeCraft Family business began. At this time, her family was planning a trip to Washington D.C. and was just trying to make the money to pay for it. WeCraft Family was going to be a little side gig business, but it has now turned into a “second full-time job.” 

High School Sports  |  October 17, 2021
OHS Weekly Sports Recap

OHS Weekly Sports Recap

Last Saturday, the Olympia District Special Olympics team participated in the Region G Bowling Event. This was a wonderful placement event for our athletes. Caleb Busick earned Bronze and Kacie Raffety with Silver. The two Gold finishers of Hannah Baker and Dylan Olson will advance to the State Event on December 4th. 

High School Sports  |  October 17, 2021
Olympia High School Homecoming Court

Olympia High School Homecoming Court

The Olympia High School Homecoming Court was announced. 

Community Spotlight  |  October 10, 2021
Sonshine Daycare

Sonshine Daycare

Looking for a good, quality daycare for your children? Then look no further. Sonshine Daycare in McLean is a ministry of the McLean United Methodist Church community which exists to provide quality child care in a Christian environment for children in McLean and the surrounding communities. Sonshine was established in July 1993 at the Methodist church, but then as it grew, expanded and now housed in the Mt. Hope-Funks Grove Park District (old grade school) building since June 2006. The Olympia school district provides bus transportation to and from the daycare for all children attending Olympia South. The hours of operation are 7 AM to 6 PM Monday through Friday.

Top Story  |  October 3, 2021
The Town Well Closes

The Town Well Closes

The Town Well restaurant in Stanford closed its doors on October 1st, due to their lease not being renewed, but with hopes of finding a new location someday soon. The small-town bar and grill was well-known for its top-notch food and service, recently receiving multiple recognitions in The Pantagraph’s Reader’s Choice Awards including 2nd in “Best Cheeseburger,” 3rd in “Best Horseshoe,” and in the top 5 for “Best Steak.”

High School Sports  |  October 3, 2021
OHS Weekly Sports Recap

OHS Weekly Sports Recap

The only activity that went on Monday night was a home JV football game vs St. Joseph Ogden. Again, all levels of the football team were heavily depleted by injury. Late in the 4th quarter, Olympia was able to take the lead 22-20, but then St. Joe quickly came up with a hook and ladder play to win 22-28. Even with this loss, the coaches were very proud of their football players for all their hard work.

Meet The Chief  |  September 26, 2021
Eric Fulk

Eric Fulk

Eric Fulk joined the Mt. Hope-Funks Grove Fire Department on January 8th, 2000. After years of hard work and determination, he was hired as a full-time EMT and promoted to Fire Chief on May 1st, 2011. As a young boy, Fulk spent many hours around other family members in the fire service including his late father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He was extremely proud that his father was instrumental in bringing Advance Life Support to McLean County.

Spotlight  |  September 26, 2021
Funk's Grove Maple Sirup

Funk's Grove Maple Sirup

Funks Grove Maple Sirup is located in the heart of Central Illinois. This is a rural area of homes, fields, creeks, trees, animals, and plenty of nature. Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup is owned by the Funk family. They have been running this historic business since 1824. 

High School Sports  |  September 19, 2021
OHS Weekly Sports Recap

OHS Weekly Sports Recap

This past weekend, JV and Varsity volleyball had some strong tournaments in Clinton. After a rough start, the Varsity team climbed their way back up to play in the championship game. Olympia played against St. Thomas More who is a huge conference rival for this sport. This was a big match with plenty of competitive rallies. The Spartans fell short of the win and ended up accomplishing second place. Shelby Finchum, Madeline Conway, and Andria Ewalt made the all-tournament team. On the other side, the JV volleyball team also played very well and earned third place. Tuesday and Thursday were home games for all levels. As always, Blue Crew represented Spartan spirit strong with a huge enthusiastic crowd. JV won both days while Varsity ended up going to three sets each time and losing. 

Top Story  |  September 12, 2021
Atlanta Fall Festval

Atlanta Fall Festval

The Atlanta Fall Festival ran from September 9th-12th at the park. The festival is an annual event for all ages because it has many different activities to enjoy, including a parade, karaoke contest, rides, vendors, inflatables, games, food, bingo, and live music! 

Spotlight  |  September 12, 2021
TNT Farms Horseback Riding

TNT Farms Horseback Riding

This week, we would like to spotlight the business of TNT Farms. Taylor Harvey is the owner, and she is a 22-year-old running a personal hobby farm based out of Waynesville. She has three horses, a mini donkey, two goats, and two chickens.

Top Story  |  September 5, 2021
Under The Big Top

Under The Big Top

The traveling Culpepper and Merriweather Circus came to Atlanta, Illinois, on Thursday, September 2. This was a great event sponsored by the city of Atlanta for both the locals and tourists alike. The event was set up at the Atlanta ballfields in the morning. Guests were able to come by and see the raising the Big Top and then take a free tour learning all about the performers, the animals, and the history of the C&M Circus.

High School Sports  |  September 5, 2021
OHS Weekly Sports Recap

OHS Weekly Sports Recap

The boys’ soccer team and the cross-country runners were very successful this week for Olympia High School sports. On Tuesday, the soccer team won 6-2 at Blue Ridge highlighted by George Martin’s 5 assists, Jace Whitted’s 4 goals, and 11 saves by Elijah Smith! On Thursday, the guys picked up a shutout win. Again, goalie Elijah Smith performed very well earning a clean sheet by allowing no goals. 

High School Sports  |  August 29, 2021
OHS Weekly Sports Recap

OHS Weekly Sports Recap

Monday night was a big night for HS boys soccer against Meridian winning its home opener. Evan Deterding, George Martin, Jace Whitted, and Elliott Hohulin all scored goals or made assists. On defense, Elijah Smith had 7 saves. Boys and girls golf had matches with Clayton Barnes finishing in 1st place. Volleyball had their first match on Thursday against the Eureka Hornets. Varsity came out strong defeating the Hornets in the first set, but then fell short at the end against the state-ranked team even with the help of the Blue Crew. Other events, including cross country, were canceled due to the extreme heat.

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