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“ Not guilty plea” from man accused in crash that killed police officer, dog

The South Carolina man charged in an October 30th crash that killed a Pontiac police officer and his canine partner has entered a "not guilty" plea.

33-year-old Jason Collins entered the plea in Livingston County Circuit Court.

Collins faces two felonies. He's charged with reckless homicide and aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol. Police said Collins was driving a pickup truck on Interstate 55 when it struck the marked police car, killing Officer Casey Kohlmeier and his dog, Draco (Dray-co).

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Quality Supermarket in Watseka closes today

Jim and Cathi Van Natta lock the door of Quality Supermarket for the final time this afternoon.

The popular store on Oak Street in Watseka leaves the Watseka business community after 96 years. The Van Natta name has been associated with the grocery business dating back to 1917. That's when Jim's grandparents, Harold and Mabel, first started.

The business has been sold to Berkot's Super Foods. Berkots is making a return to Watseka next month at its former location in the Eastside Plaza, joining the Big R store and Subway. 

Jim Van Natta, his wife, Cathi, and his mother, Marie extend a thank you to the entire community and county for support over the years.

Quality closes at 5 pm.

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Denny's Sporting Goods in Onarga under new ownership in 2014

Denny's Sporting Goods in Onarga will be under new ownership when 2014 gets underway.

Trent and Amy Eshleman assume ownership January 4, 2014. Trent recently resigned his position at principal at PBL High School, effective at the end of December.

A contract for the purchase of the sporting goods business and retail store was arranged with current owner owner Terry Eshleman, who will remain employed at Denny's Sporting Goods.

For 2014, the store and team dealership operation will remain in downtown Onarga, will remain Denny's Sporting Goods, and will maintain its current retail hours.

Denny's Sporting Goods has been in business for 32 years. The business was started in 1982 by the late Denny Eshleman.

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American Red Cross Opens MARC for Storm Victims

The American Red Cross has announced a Multi-Agency Resource Center is open today (Tuesday, November 26th) to help area storm victims. The new center in Gordyville will serve as a central location for local and state agencies as well as human service organizations.

Representatives from the agencies and organizations will be able to answer questions and provide information regarding disaster related assistance. Those affected by the recent tornado are asked to take proof of your address with you when requesting assistance.

The new Multi-Agency Resource Center (or MARC) will be located at 2205 County Road 3000 in Gordyville. It will be open from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm.

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DACC 'Pack the Place' to benefit Gifford Recovery

Fans are invited to Danville Area Community College next week (December 2nd) for a 'Pack the Place' event. Athletic Director Tim Bunton is hoping for a packed house Women's and Men's basketball teams hold their first home double header.

Bunton announced that all proceeds from gate admissions and concessions for the December 2nd games will be donated to help Gifford rebuild from a devastating tornado last Sunday.

DACC's opponent Monday night, Lincoln Land Community College, also plans to add to the proceeds with a donation of its own.

The DACC Lady Jaguars play the Statesmen beginning at 5:30 p.m. followed by the men's game at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for students (other than DACC), and free for DACC students.

A table will also be set up during the games to accept additional monetary donations for the Gifford disaster relief efforts.

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