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2008-08-09 21:00:15

BLOOMINGTON - The 10th annual back-to-school block party will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 9 at the corner of Lee and Monroe streets. Some 500 school kits plus additional supplies will be given away. Gates open at 10 a.m. but the line forms early. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to receive supplies. The event also includes free food and games, health checks, toothbrushes and mental health information, as well as entertainment and agency displays. (c) 2008...

2008-07-31 21:00:26

Antique road show It's an even dozen this year as the annual Antique Auto Exhibition at Bloomington's David Davis Mansion returns for the 12th time Saturday. You can bet your sweet hood ornament that there'll be a lot more than a dozen vehicles on display. In fact, the current estimate is around 75 cars hailing from the early 1900s through the ancient '70s. In addition to being on display, they'll also be part of the event's traditional "Parade of Progress" cruise round the grounds at 2...

2008-07-29 18:00:43

By Sarah Morin, Herald-Times, Bloomington, Ind. Jul. 29--The majority of students with disabilities in Monroe County Community School Corp. are spending most of their school day in regular general education classrooms, a striking contrast from the time when most special education students learned in isolation from other kids their age. While part of that shift is attributed to changes in approach that now emphasize mainstreaming, another important factor is the increase in the...

2008-07-01 18:00:05

By Mary Ann Ford, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill. Jul. 1--NORMAL -- Grant Zimmerman painted his first circle on the paint wall Monday at the Children's Discovery Museum. He also went on the two-story Luckey Climber -- where he got stuck and unstuck. Then the 2-year-old ventured outside and played with the monster bubbles. -- | "He's having fun," said his mother, Rita Zimmerman of Normal. And he wasn't alone. More than 1,700 children and adults took advantage of free admission and a...

2008-07-01 03:00:09

By Mary Ann Ford, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill. Jul. 1--NORMAL -- Grant Zimmerman painted his first circle on the paint wall Monday at the Children's Discovery Museum. He also went on the two-story Luckey Climber -- where he got stuck and unstuck. Then the 2-year-old ventured outside and played with the monster bubbles. "He's having fun," said his mother, Rita Zimmerman of Normal. And he wasn't alone. More than 1,700 children and adults took advantage of free admission and a...

2008-06-25 00:02:20

By The Associated Press SOUTH BEND, Ind. - A new ultra high-speed Internet connection that already links many Indiana colleges and universities could be available at nearly 40 public and private campuses across the state by the end of the year. Indiana University officials say the "I-Light" network gives campus users Internet speeds more than 20 times faster than what they would have at home. IU and Ivy Tech Community College officials joined Indiana House Speaker Pat Bauer on Friday in...

2008-06-20 18:00:30

By Mercedes Rodriguez, Herald-Times, Bloomington, Ind. Jun. 20--Now that the Indiana Department of Education has rejected the Monroe County Community School Corp.'s plan to restructure Fairview Elementary School, what will the district do? The rejected plan called for a school improvement administrator to work half time at the school in a collaborative role with the principal. But state officials called the job description vague and asked that the school improvement administrator...

2008-06-20 12:00:36

By Andy Graham, Herald-Times, Bloomington, Ind. Jun. 18--Daniel Baron says conventional schooling pushes underprivileged children farther behind their advantaged peers. His dream is The Project School, a charter school in Bloomington to break that pattern. Proponents tout The Project School's potential to supply a cutting-edge, alternative public school option for students in grades K-8 and their families -- particularly those in "under-served" demographics. "When I became a...

2008-06-16 03:00:30

By Sharon K. Wolfe, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill. Jun. 16--BLOOMINGTON -- The 90th annual meeting of the McLean County Association for Home and Community Education and the University of Illinois Extension-McLean County is July 8. It begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. The event is sort of trip down memory lane with displays dating from 90 years where homemaking was the focus. While that is still important, the current HCA sends packages to overseas troops and...

2007-06-18 21:00:20

BLOOMINGTON - Twenty-nine high school students whose parents work in Bloomington have received the 2007 State Farm Cos. Foundation Scholarship. State Farm awards 100 such scholarships nationwide to legal dependents of State Farm employees, agents or retirees. The award is a four-year scholarship with stipend amounts ranging from $3,000 to $8,000 per year. The area students are: Christine M. "Christy" Anderson, daughter of Steve and Dawn of LeRoy, a LeRoy High School graduate....


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