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Organizing the 9th annual Simon Kenton Chili Cook off Festival/Hoopla Parade on Sept. 26 requires months of prep work. Meeting monthly since March 11, the committee recently began weekly meetings. Each year the group strives to “change it up a bit” and this year the Urbana Fire Division will sound sirens to announce it’s time to start cooking! The Dunk Tank being filled by the UFD is a new feature for 2015 and is sure to draw a lot of customers as everyone loves the chance to “dunk’ their favorite (or not so favorite) person. In response to the request for wine, Sandy Loffing, chairman of the wine/beer garden, has added two wine selections to the many selections of beers offered. The deadline to register as a “cooker,” enter the Hoopla Parade or request vendor space is Sept. 15. Visit www.chilicookoffofurbana.com for details. From left in front are committee members Jeramiah Stocksdale, Alyssa Dunham, Vince Gonzalez, Bill Bean, Beth Adair, Amy Knotts, Sandy Gonzalez, Sandy Loffing, Mary Collie. From left in back are committee members Audra Bean, Jeff Heiberger and Linda Monroe. Absent members are Amy Armstrong, Taylor Armstrong, Dwight Paul and Shannon Dee Ann Spence.

Organizing the 9th annual Simon Kenton Chili Cook off Festival/Hoopla Parade on Sept. 26 requires months of prep work. Meeting monthly since March 11, the committee recently began weekly meetings. Each year the group strives to “change it up a bit” and this year the Urbana Fire Division will sound sirens to announce it’s time to start cooking! The Dunk Tank being filled by the UFD is a new feature for 2015 and is sure to draw a lot of customers as everyone loves the chance to “dunk’ their favorite (or not so favorite) person. In response to the request for wine, Sandy Loffing, chairman of the wine/beer garden, has added two wine selections to the many selections of beers offered. The deadline to register as a “cooker,” enter the Hoopla Parade or request vendor space is Sept. 15. Visit www.chilicookoffofurbana.com for details. From left in front are committee members Jeramiah Stocksdale, Alyssa Dunham, Vince Gonzalez, Bill Bean, Beth Adair, Amy Knotts, Sandy Gonzalez, Sandy Loffing, Mary Collie. From left in back are committee members Audra Bean, Jeff Heiberger and Linda Monroe. Absent members are Amy Armstrong, Taylor Armstrong, Dwight Paul and Shannon Dee Ann Spence.


Crowl Road in Adams Township will be closed to through-traffic between Friend Road and Cemetery Road starting Monday, Sept. 14, for approximately two days for the installation of a 36-inch reinforced concrete culvert. Funding is through the county engineer’s share of motor vehicle and license fees and gasoline tax.

Smith Road in Johnson Township will be closed to through-traffic between Dump Road and Heck Hill Road starting Wednesday, Sept. 16, for approximately two days for the installation of a 48-inch reinforced concrete culvert. Funding is through the county engineer’s share of motor vehicle and license fees and gasoline tax.

Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund holds 2015 ‘Day of Service’

The Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund invites all to participate in a “Day of Service” between Sept. 6 and 1. This service could be in the name of someone who died on 9/11/01 or as a result of wars and violence since 9/11. If interested in helping those in need during this period, contact bjtitus11@windstream.net for a list of places to volunteer. On Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. to noon, all are invited to participate in the Urbana City Project to help with the Railroad Street and Simon Kenton Trail cleanup. Volunteers will gather at West Light and Railroad streets for T-shirt pickup and supply distribution.

UU to launch Pollinator Positive Project

Urbana University intends to launch a Pollinator Positive Project on the 128-acre campus. Led by Dr. Tingting Cai, the project includes a pollinator trail for honey bees, interpretive signage and maintaining the converted tallgrass prairie through burning, reseeding and invasive species control. A grant from the Levin Family Foundation will go toward this effort.

Organizing the 9th annual Simon Kenton Chili Cook off Festival/Hoopla Parade on Sept. 26 requires months of prep work. Meeting monthly since March 11, the committee recently began weekly meetings. Each year the group strives to “change it up a bit” and this year the Urbana Fire Division will sound sirens to announce it’s time to start cooking! The Dunk Tank being filled by the UFD is a new feature for 2015 and is sure to draw a lot of customers as everyone loves the chance to “dunk’ their favorite (or not so favorite) person. In response to the request for wine, Sandy Loffing, chairman of the wine/beer garden, has added two wine selections to the many selections of beers offered. The deadline to register as a “cooker,” enter the Hoopla Parade or request vendor space is Sept. 15. Visit www.chilicookoffofurbana.com for details. From left in front are committee members Jeramiah Stocksdale, Alyssa Dunham, Vince Gonzalez, Bill Bean, Beth Adair, Amy Knotts, Sandy Gonzalez, Sandy Loffing, Mary Collie. From left in back are committee members Audra Bean, Jeff Heiberger and Linda Monroe. Absent members are Amy Armstrong, Taylor Armstrong, Dwight Paul and Shannon Dee Ann Spence.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2015/09/web1_chili.jpgOrganizing the 9th annual Simon Kenton Chili Cook off Festival/Hoopla Parade on Sept. 26 requires months of prep work. Meeting monthly since March 11, the committee recently began weekly meetings. Each year the group strives to “change it up a bit” and this year the Urbana Fire Division will sound sirens to announce it’s time to start cooking! The Dunk Tank being filled by the UFD is a new feature for 2015 and is sure to draw a lot of customers as everyone loves the chance to “dunk’ their favorite (or not so favorite) person. In response to the request for wine, Sandy Loffing, chairman of the wine/beer garden, has added two wine selections to the many selections of beers offered. The deadline to register as a “cooker,” enter the Hoopla Parade or request vendor space is Sept. 15. Visit www.chilicookoffofurbana.com for details. From left in front are committee members Jeramiah Stocksdale, Alyssa Dunham, Vince Gonzalez, Bill Bean, Beth Adair, Amy Knotts, Sandy Gonzalez, Sandy Loffing, Mary Collie. From left in back are committee members Audra Bean, Jeff Heiberger and Linda Monroe. Absent members are Amy Armstrong, Taylor Armstrong, Dwight Paul and Shannon Dee Ann Spence.