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  1. A Life Remembered | Generous, overalled chef Lorin Schluter 'was a treasure'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 9 | The News-Gazette

    What Gifford's village president will remember most about Lorin Schluter - the happy-go-lucky cook who could make fried chicken like nobody's business - is his generosity in times of need. "Lorin was great in helping people out, providing food and stuff to people who needed it most," Derald Ackerman said.

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  2. Gifford tornado victims tell of wind lifting car, pool blowing by 'like a flying saucer'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 28 | The News-Gazette

    ... at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday a few miles southeast of Rantoul. By 8:35 p.m., it had traveled to a spot about 2 miles west of Gifford before dissipating. The weather service reported no injuries, but some, like Roseman, experienced significant property ...

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  3. Tuesday's tornado near Gifford was an EF-1Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 27 | The News-Gazette

    The National Weather service said the tornado that touched down Tuesday night between Rantoul and Gifford in rural Champaign County had wind speeds of 90 miles per hour. Meteorologist Chris Miller said the EF-1 twister was 75 yards wide and was on the ground for 3.9 miles.

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  4. Tornado appears to touch down briefly outside Gifford; no injuries reportedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 26 | The News-Gazette

    ... on the ground and then dissipating. The post said the video was taken on County Road 2800 N between Rantoul and Gifford. As of 10:30 p.m., it had almost 35,000 views: Around 9 p.m., the weather service said the storm weakened, and the tornado ...

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  5. Reports of tornado touch down near Gifford appear to be false alarmRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 26 | The News-Gazette

    Conflicting tornado reports were heard out of Gifford on Tuesday night, but it appeared that an NOAA weather alert was ultimately incorrect. About 8:45 p.m., an alert was issued saying a tornado was on the ground in the Champaign County community.

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  6. Funnel cloud sighted over Champaign CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    The funnel cloud was reported in the eastern part of the county, about four miles south of Gifford just before 12:30 p.m. ". Some of these circulations are occurring underneath developing showers and thunderstorms, where a funnel cloud may develop.

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  7. A Life Remembered: 'I've never met anyone who did not like my dad'Read the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2018 | The News-Gazette

    ... (if you went before him as judge). He knew the community, knew the people he was dealing with." Earl Smith of Gifford remembers appearing before Mr. Flessner when Smith had been charged following an accident. Smith contended the state trooper who ...

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  8. For Habitat's volunteer of year, it's 'a real uplifting experience'Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2018 | The News-Gazette

    ... HVAC. One of the things I like about Habitat for Humanity is that I get to do a little bit of everything. All but in Gifford. I think I worked on three homes in Gifford after the (2013) tornado hit there. I worked with a guy at FS whose family had ...

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  9. Former Gifford Postmaster Sentenced for Child PornRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    The former postmaster of Gifford has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for both receiving and possessing child pornography. He pleaded guilty last year.

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  10. Ex-Gifford postmaster sentenced to prison over child pornRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2018 | The News-Gazette

    The former postmaster of Gifford has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for both receiving and possessing child pornography. U.S. District Court Judge Colin Bruce imposed the sentence Friday on Thomas Ihlenfeld, 59, who lived in Rantoul before his arrest last year.

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  11. Treasurer unveils program to inject funds into rural areasRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2018 | The News-Gazette

    ... the hands of people who live and work in rural Illinois," said Frerichs, a Democrat from Champaign who grew up in Gifford in northeastern Champaign County. "In return, these investments will bring hope, prosperity and jobs to rural economics across ...

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  12. EXCHANGE: Teen set for world barrel racing championshipsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2017 | Washington Times

    ... times at approximately 14 seconds, which topped the youth finals as the fastest time all weekend last month in Gifford, Illinois. She won a saddle for the feat. The engaging youngster lives in rural Grafton in Jersey County with her extended family ...

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  13. Area history, Dec. 6, 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    ... to be the next county auditor. County board Chairwoman Patricia Avery said she intended to nominate Frerichs, 29, of Gifford to serve the final two years of Gerrie Parr's term as auditor. Parr, the only Democrat to hold countywide office, announced ...

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  14. Rantoul fire causes $250,000 in damagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    ... was never in danger. Firefighters have been called to a business on the northwest side of Rantoul. Firefighters from Gifford and Thomasboro are also helping to put out the blaze at 670 N. Ohio in Rantoul.

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  15. Firefighters on scene of blaze in RantoulRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    Firefighters have been called to a business on the northwest side of Rantoul. Firefighters from Gifford and Thomasboro are also helping to put out the blaze at 670 N. Ohio in Rantoul.

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  16. Gifford Lions, first beneficiary marking 6 decades of thrivingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    ... group's national convention in 1925, clubs became advocates for sight programs aimed at preventable blindness. The Gifford Lions sponsor the Sight and Sound Bus on its annual visit to the community, according to Earl Smith and Roy Roberts, past ...

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  17. Top of the Morning, Oct. 19, 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    A chair at LaBounty Barber Shop will be covered with a black barber cape and the shop will be closed on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, for the funeral of its founder, Harvey LaBounty of Gifford, who died Monday. For TYLER WILSON , the decision to close his business on what would be a money-making Friday was an easy one.

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  18. Two Champaign County women seeking judgeshipsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    Two Champaign County women say they are running for judge in the Sixth Judicial Circuit, which includes Champaign, DeWitt, Douglas, Macon, Moultrie and Piatt counties. Sami Anderson, 39, who has her own private practice in Champaign and lives in rural Gifford, said she is running for the Republican nomination.

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