At Saturday’s Illinois Valley Community College commencement, Dr. Holly Novak challenged graduates to “continue to be open, search, dream and pay attention.”


The four winners of the 2022 Hopkins Alumni Scholarship have been announced. The Putnam County High School students who are recipients of the scholarships include Erin Brooker, Isaac Wujek, Renae Ramey and Eli Postula.


Dozens of online summer classes are still available at Illinois Valley Community College for courses beginning Tuesday, May 31, and most are transfer-eligible.