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  1. Suspect in gang-related activity arrested after crashing car in chase near HomerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 16 | The News-Gazette

    Qwantrell Ayers, 28, of Urbana, charged Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, with aggravated fleeing from police at more than 20 miles over the speed limit and possession of a controlled substance after crashing a car during a high-speed chase Sunday on Illinois 49 south of Homer. HOMER - A man wanted by local authorities for his alleged gang-related activity has been charged with fleeing from police and possessing cocaine after a high-speed chase south of Homer.

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  2. ELECTION 2018 QUESTIONNAIRES: Champaign County Board District 6Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 4 | The News-Gazette

    Partisanship. Although, that is a national problem and not specific to this county board.

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  3. Thomas ThompsonRead the original story

    Monday Oct 1 | MainStreetNews.com

    ... and Juanita Holley Thompson. He was preceded in death by his brother, Leon Kay Thompson. Mr. Thompson was a member of Homer United Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir and was a member of the Men's Club. He was a United States Army Korean ...

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  4. UI at 150: A janitor's son - and proud of itRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2018 | The News-Gazette

    ... when I was in school just made the UI seem even more like home than it already did, which was a lot since I grew up in Homer and St. Joe. "The other was our living room at our house at 110 Stoughton. I lived there my junior year with Steven Mueller ...

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  5. STEENBERGEN, Howard HaroldRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2018 | Dayton Daily News

    STEENBERGEN, Howard Harold Age 100 of Centerville, passed away at home on September 11, 2018. He was born on December 13, 1917 in Homer, Illinois, the son of Charles Cleveland and Osa Ola Steenbergen; one of six sons who grew up on various farms in East Central Illinois.

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  6. Homer's Gracyn Allen wins crown at Champaign County Fair Queen pageantRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2018 | The News-Gazette

    2018 Miss Champaign County Fair Queen Pageant, Sunday, July 15, 2018 at the City Center. Gracyn Allen of Homer was the winner.

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  7. Gracyn Allen wins the crown at Champaign County Fair Queen pageantRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2018 | The News-Gazette

    As Gracyn Allen prepared for Sunday's Miss Champaign County Fair Queen pageant, the 17-year-old Homer girl attached an American flag to the back of her blue swimsuit for good luck. The flag must have worked, as Allen emerged from a field of seven young women to be crowned the 2018 Miss Champaign County Fair Queen at City Center in downtown Champaign.

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  8. 2018 Champaign County Fair PageantRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2018 | The News-Gazette

    Gracyn Allen of Homer was the winner. 2018 Miss Champaign County Fair Queen, Gracyn Allen with l-r first runner-up, Emily Bluhm, Miss Illinois County Fair, Samantha Hasselbring, 2017 County Fair Queen, Claire Smith, and second runner-up Carson Robinson.

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  9. Nearly 300 turn out for Homer's first Pride MarchRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2018 | Homer News

    Gage Dillon, 14, waves a pride flag while dressed in a dinosaur suit before Homer's first ever Pride March on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at WKFL Park in Homer, Alaska. About 280 people filled the streets during the march from the park to Grace Ridge Brewery.

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  10. Korean experts to hold panel in HomerRead the original story

    Jun 21, 2018 | Homer News

    Experts on strategic and human rights issues in the Korean Peninsula will speak from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, June 22, at Homer United Methodist Church. Moderated by Chris Story, the panel discusses "Security Challenges and Options for Peace on the Korean Peninsula."

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  11. Power back in St. Joseph, Homer after storm knocks over polesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2018 | The News-Gazette

    ... the St. Joseph area were without power at 6:45 p.m. Thursday. As of 7:30, the number on its outage map was at 1,754. Homer Village Board Member Charles Montgomery said that power had been out in the village for about an hour and was back on before ...

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  12. Top of the Morning, April 8, 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2018 | The News-Gazette

    Our story this week on the late, great L. Carl "Sammy" Goad - "Homer's Hero" - told of his $3.6 million gift to the Champaign County village. Homer native Wyatt Bensken, 22, and living in Bethesda, Md., reached out to us after reading the A-1 account of Mr. Goad's generosity.

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  13. North Korean kids exposed to VIOLENT propaganda showing Americans being slaughteredRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2018 | Daily Star

    ... were seen to have play tanks inside and outside, as well as mock fighter jets in the classroom. Ray Cunningham, from Homer, Illinois, had the chance to visit several schools in the secretive state during his six trips there. The 64-year-old said: ...

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  14. Homer's hero: Lifelong resident gives hometown a $3.6 million final giftRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2018 | The News-Gazette

    L. Carl "Sammy" Goad had the means to live anywhere he pleased, but he chose to stay in his small, quiet hometown of Homer. Now, the village's downtown is getting a much-needed face-lift thanks to a parting gift from the nearly lifelong resident.

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  15. Top of the Morning, March 31, 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2018 | The News-Gazette

    ... Roy doesn't get around like he used to, but he wouldn't miss this for the world. Roy was born on April 2, 1918, in Homer, spent 11 years in an orphanage in Normal and attended high school in Henning and Georgetown. Then he settled in Catlin, where ...

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  16. Teacher of the Week: Megan DesmondRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2018 | The News-Gazette

    Heritage Elementary School third-grade teacher Megan Desmond is shown in her classroom Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at the school in Homer. Meet MEGAN DESMOND, a former Heritage student who returned to the Champaign County district six years ago - this time as a third-grade teacher - following a stint in St. Charles, Mo.

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  17. 'Hoyt' HarrisRead the original story

    Mar 6, 2018 | MainStreetNews.com

    ... Harris. Mr. Harris retired from Jefferson Mills, where he performed various duties. Mr. Harris was a member of the Homer United Methodist Church, and was an avid fisherman and hunter. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 60 years, Sherbie ...

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  18. flood watch issued for southern countiesRead the original story

    Feb 24, 2018 | The News-Gazette

    ... for southeastern Champaign County until 5 p.m. Thursday. Locations impacted include St. Joseph, Philo, Sidney and Homer. A flood warning remains in effect for Vermilion County until 1 p.m. Thursday. A flood warning has been issued for southeastern ...

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  19. pair of flood warnings remainRead the original story

    Feb 22, 2018 | The News-Gazette

    ... for southeastern Champaign County until 5 p.m. Thursday. Locations impacted include St. Joseph, Philo, Sidney and Homer. A flood warning remains in effect for Vermilion County until 1 p.m. Thursday. A flood warning has been issued for southeastern ...

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  20. pair of flood warnings remainRead the original story

    Feb 22, 2018 | The News-Gazette

    A flood warning has been issued for southeastern Champaign County until 5 p.m. Thursday. Locations impacted include St. Joseph, Philo, Sidney and Homer.

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