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Village Crier: Easter Bunny coming to Sidney, area COVID cases soar


Easter Bunny coming to Sidney

The Easter Bunny will be in Sidney on Saturday, April 3.

At 10am, the Sidney Fire Department will escort the Easter Bunny around town, who will be tossing bagged candy to onlookers. The fire department says they are planning on the same route as last year and will post it online prior to the event. In case of rain, the even will proceed on Sunday, April 4th at 10am.


Cam's Auto Detailing accepting new clients

Now that the weather is much warmer and winter is on its way north, Cam's is open once again offering quality auto detailing and cleaning services at affordable prices in Tolono. Gift cards are available. For further questions contact Camden Hesterberg at (217) 607-7529 or camdenhesterberg0125@gmail.com.

Online quotes are available on their website.


Fundraiser to help Tolono woman in progress

A friend of a Tolono resident who was attacked and received a stab wound to one of her eyes have set up a GoFundMe for the victim to help her and her family with bills and medical costs.

"I have know her for 42 years or longer and she helps anyone she can," it says on the page organized by Kathy Burkham. "She cannot go back to work and take care of her clients in the group homes. I know she misses them and they miss her. Please donate what you can."

So far, 19 people have donated $1,510 toward the $15,000 goal. Anyone wishing to contribute can do so on the page here.

According to The News-Gazette, three women, a 19-year-old and two 18-year-olds were charged with mob action in the incident.


Area Covid-19 cases soar

On March 11 there were just 18 active Covid-19 cases. It was the lowest total since November 13 in The Sentinel area. Today, just seven days later, that number tripled to 54.

After weeks of steady decline, the number cases started to surge last Sunday. Today, the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District reported 20 new cases in addition to the 15 cases identified on March 14. In all this week, 47 new cases have popped in our six village area.

Forty-two of those cases occurred in the Unit 7 school district, prompting Unity to suspend all athletic activities this week.


Church of Christ to hold Easter Egg Hunt

The St. Joseph Church of Christ is having a Easter Bunny scavenger hunt on Saturday, April 3 from 10am to 12pm.

This rain or shine event is for families that have children ages 12 and under only. The entire family is welcome to participate, but only those age 12 and under will receive candy at the conclusion of the hunt.

For more information visit the church website at https://sjcoc.com/easter


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