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  1. UI's endowment-farm policy has deep rootsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    Jeff Fisher stands near a sign on the 160-acre field he farms next to Willard Airport in Savoy on Friday, September 15, 2017. Farms donated to the University of Illinois generate more than $2 million each year for student scholarships, 4-H, Allerton Park or agricultural programs.

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  2. Iroquois West beats FisherRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2017 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    Iroquois West bounced back against Fisher at Willow Pond Golf Course in Rantoul on Thursday with a 217-231 par-36 win. Taylor McTaggart led Iroquois West with a round of 48, as the team improved to above .500 at 5-4 on the year.

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  3. Area history, Aug. 25, 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    In 1917, Charles Fisher, 23, of Farmer City was killed when the boiler of a tractor operating a threshing machine exploded on a farm north of Mansfield. In 1967, the number of marriages in Champaign County increased 13 percent in 1966 over 1965, according to the Bureau of Statistics of the Department of Public Health.

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  4. No cause yet in fatal mobile-home fire in FisherRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    Authorities have been unable to determine what sparked a fire that claimed the life of a Fisher man early Tuesday. Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said Anthony Crank, 57, died in a fire at his home in the Shepherd Mobile Home Estates about 4:15 a.m. Champaign County sheriff's Lt.

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  5. Coroner IDs Fisher man who died in mobile-home fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup has identified the man who died in a fire early today at his Fisher mobile home as Anthony Crank, 57. Sangamon Valley Fire Chief Eric Stalter said firefighters were called to Angela Drive about 4:14 a.m., where they found four people outside, who indicated there was still one person in the home. Once firefighters were able to get those under control, they entered and found a deceased adult.

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  6. 1 dead in Fisher mobile home fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2017 | WAND-TV Decatur

    According to WAND-TV's partners at the News Gazette four others were injured when a fire broke out on Angela Drive around 4:14 a.m. Fire officials say they arrived on scene and located four people outside. They told them someone was still inside the structure.

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  7. Fisher mobile home fire claims one lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    Sangamon Valley Fire Chief Eric Stalter said firefighters were called to Angela Drive about 4:14 a.m., where they found four people outside, who indicated there was still one person in the home. Once firefighters were able to get those under control, they entered and found a deceased adult.

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  8. 15-year-old charged as juvenile with aggravated DUI in crash that killed 34-year-oldRead the original story

    Aug 11, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    A 15-year-old Fisher girl has been criminally charged in juvenile court with causing the death of her passenger in April with her erratic driving. The girl was admonished Friday by Judge Tom Difanis on two felony counts of aggravated driving under the influence of a drug, substance or compound in the blood, breath or urine.

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  9. Marcus Jackson/About Town: Fisher's new principal thought he'd never be backRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    When he was just another kid wandering the halls of Fisher High School in the late 1990s, Jon Kelly didn't know what he wanted to be when he grew up. Heck, even in college at Illinois State University, he struggled with what his future would be, initially majoring in business before settling on education.

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  10. A Life Remembered: Rantoul, Fisher educator had a zest for sports, teaching, lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    The former Rantoul and Fisher educator enjoyed sports, especially high school sports, and people in general. Former Rantoul Township High School teacher-coach Justin Franzen saw Mr. Taylor as a mentor, going to him for advice.

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  11. Area history, July 12, 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    In 1917, two Fisher boys were charged with burglarizing the store of David Taroff of Fisher on numerous occasions. Adolphus Roles, 16, was a Huckleberry Finn type, a castoff youngster who lived by himself in a shack on the outskirts of town.

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  12. EXCHANGE: Veteran's baptism was at Battle of the BulgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2017 | SFGate

    In this June 7, 2017 photo Walter E. Schroeder talks about his experiences during WWII at his home in Fisher, Ill. Right off the ship, joining invading Allied Forces, Schroeder found himself caught up in Germany's last desperate counter-offensive to win World War II.

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  13. Area history, June 24, 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    ... waiting room. In 1967, Chicago would keep warm that winter in part because under the farmlands between Mahomet and Fisher, more than 14 billion cubic yards of natural gas was stored. The Peoples Gas storage plant was dedicated with an open house for ...

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  14. Area history, June 12, 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    In 1917, rousing meetings in the interest of Liberty Loan bonds were held Monday evening in Sadorus, Penfield and Fisher. At the close of the Penfield meeting, those in attendance clamored for an opportunity to subscribe for the bonds and the allotment was quickly taken.

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  15. Weekend Planner: Putting its best foot forwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    Heather Coit/The News-Gazette New Fisher mayor, Mike Bayler, stands on Third Street, which will be the site of vendors, craft booths, an entertainment stage, a car show nearby and a kids area with inflatables and touch-a-truck as part of the town's first Lucky Foot Festival. The festival begins on Saturday, June 3 with the Bunnie Class Golf outing at 8:30a.m. The fun in town starts at 10a.m. Bayler was photographed in Fisher on Thursday, June 1, 2017.

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  16. Top of the Morning, May 19, 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    Fifth- and sixth-grade students at Fisher Grade School welcome special guests today, including News-Gazette college basketball writer Scott Richey . He will be part of the school's Writers' Extravaganza, a biennial event that celebrates the work done by the students.

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  17. Fisher grad's work on income inequality yields major paydayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    In his 15 years of scholarly research, University of Tennessee Associate Professor Nathan Kelly has often wondered if anyone is truly interested in his work. "I think that a lot of scholars are like this, constantly wondering if their work is having an impact and worth spending the amount of time," said Kelly, a 1995 Fisher High School graduate who's on the political-science faculty at Tennessee.

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  18. Victim ID'd in weekend fatal wreck northwest of RantoulRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    Champaign County sheriff's deputies and the county coronor's office continue to investigate a weekend crash in the northern part of the county that killed one person and injured another. Lt. Brian Mennenga said Damon Moseley, 34, of Fisher was pronounced dead at the scene of a single-vehicle crash that happened about 3:15 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of county roads 3200 N and 1200 E, about 2 miles northwest of Rantoul.

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  19. Poll position: 65 area towns to vote on their leadersRead the original story

    Apr 4, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    Not 150 days since the last election, it's back to the polls today for voters in area communities from Fisher to Fithian . This time, the only presidential hopefuls on the ballot are those running for village president.

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  20. Nucor buys Alabama Metal plant; hires back 65-70 workersRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2017 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    ... declined to disclose how much it paid for the Alabama plant. Officially, the deal was between Alabama Metals and Fisher & Ludlow, a Nucor subsidiary that fabricates steel and aluminum gratings. In a prepared statement, Nucor said it expects to ...

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