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Heroic Health – Michelle Le Comte

Slow and Steady Does It Let’s say you resolve to improve your fitness level and lose 10 pounds. The thought of this may be daunting, but you’ve been on this train going nowhere fast for awhile, and you’re ready to turn the train around! Your tendency is to go to[Read More…]

Just my cup of tea

Originally ran in the Dec. 22, 1971 edition of the Illinois Valley News Two proud grandmothers have reported grandchildren born in December, one a boy, and the other a girl.Danny Joel, son of Marlan and Opal Deaton, live in Portoles, New Mexico, was born Dec. 12. He weighed 9 lbs.[Read More…]

Save the date

April 6**April 6 at 11:00 a.m. the Kerbyville Museum will reopen for the season. April to October. Admission is free. Come and enjoy the local history items and changes in exhibits.April 8C. J. Aglow Lighthouse guest speaker for April 8 10:30 is Skip Tyler. He is very knowledgeable about our[Read More…]


Merrilee (Boucher) Wyatt died March 21, 2024, at age 90 in Santa Rosa, Calif. Merrilee was born Aug. 11, 1933, in Bristow, Oklah. to Douglas and Marguerite (Ault) Boucher. She was the oldest daughter in a family of four children and a self-proclaimed “tomboy” as a child. She loved to[Read More…]

Letters to the editor

Illinois Valley News welcomes letters to the editor.Please e-mail them to POLICY ON LETTERS:‘Illinois Valley News’ encourages letters to the editor provided they are legible and not libelous or scurrilous. All letters must be signed, including name, address and telephone number. The latter need not be published but will[Read More…]

Cougars sweep up opponents

John MichaelsIVN Contributing Writer The Illinois Valley High School baseball team pulled out a broom and swept a doubleheader from Lowell in the only games they played last week. The Cougars beat the Devils 11-1 in the opener and then finished the twinbill with a 10-4 victory in the nightcap[Read More…]

Egg hunters were all smiles at Lions Club event

The weather didn’t disappoint on Easter Sunday at the Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt event held at Jubilee Park March 31.On the beautiful sunny day children could be found smiling as they ran to find colorful eggs in the grass. According to Lions Club President Rick Morgan, “Everyone seemed to[Read More…]

Tee Tattler

Hello and happy (I hope not temporary) Spring greetings from the Illinois Valley Country Club golf course!We got through our second round of mowing last week, just before it rained another 3 inches and soaked the course again.Todd was able to get the greens mowed the day after it finished[Read More…]