The Streator FFA chapter has been named a 2022 National Model of Excellence Finalist by the National FFA Organization, which means it is Top 10 in the nation out of 8,817 FFA chapters.

The La Salle/Putnam Alliance for Special Education organized a Back to School Bash on Thursday at Thornton Park in Ottawa, featuring several community groups leading activities for children.

Workers are placing new sewer lines and digging out the north turn as work progresses Thursday at the roundabout site at U.S. 6. and Route 178 in Utica.