The field events at a track meet are generally completed before the running events and are often overlooked by the casual observer as they are spread out, run simultaneously, and last for quite awhile.
Illinois State Representative Tony McCombie was in Erie on Friday morning talking about the passage this week of a state budget. The ease with which the budget was passed was in stark contrast to events of last year, which saw the legislature in turmoil, but finally passing a budget in July, the first one in two years.
Despite temperatures setting records local Memorial Day ceremonies were well attended. The Prophet Pride Band provided the music at Lyndon and Prophetstown along with speakers, wreath layings, and 21 gun salutes.
Kyle Kruthoff has his eyes set on the top of the podium for the 1A IHSA Pole Vault Title. After needing three jumps to make the opening height in the preliminary round, he settled in to get his chance at history on Saturday.