Category: Community

Tornado Causes Damage East of Urbana

Photos | Pam Schipper An F-0 tornado on May 30 left damage at the Fingerboard Country Inn and Murphy Farm on Fingerboard Road, and caused the closure of nearby Prices Distillery Road.

The afternoon of May 30 was warm and humid, typical of the lead up to summer. Around 3 p.m., a  line of thunderstorms developed in Loudoun County, Virginia, and crossed the Potomac River without much disruption. Their east-west formation and…

Around Town

Photo | Submitted Scouts and leaders from Troop 1023 arrive at Philmont Scout Ranch for a backpacking expedition through the backcountry of New Mexico. Pictured are (front, L to R) Ethan Gitzen, Henry Rodrigues, Ryan Klinger, staff (unknown), Charles Lowery, Charles Kretz, Bruno Kretz; (back, L to R) Bob Klinger, Bryan Lowery, Colin Thompson, Ian Edler and Patrick Rodrigues.

VOU Residents Working to Ensure Safe Streets As the Villages of Urbana (VOU) community has grown, so have safety concerns. A group of residents formed the Safe Streets Urbana committee to improve the safety of pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers on…

Dancing to Save Lives

Photo | Submitted The Urbana High School Mini-THON raised $34,624.18 this year to fight pediatric cancer.

The fifth annual Urbana High School Mini-THON on April 27 brought the total raised this year to $34,624.18 for Four Diamonds at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. A large group of 80 to 100 participants were up and moving from…