Firefighters from across the region responded to a fire Friday morning at the Rutland Village Hall in the 100 block of Northwest Front Street.

Illinois Valley Community College’s agriculture program recently received a $25,000 grant from Compeer Financial’s Agriculture and Rural Initiative for equipment, technology, student engagement and retention.

Children with the Mexican folkloric dance group De Colores performed at the Mary Margaret Weeg Cultural Center at Illinois Valley Community College on Wednesday.

University of Illinois Extension invites all youth, ages 8-18, to a pie crust workshop 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13.