Marion County R-II School Board names new superintendent

Marion County R-II School Board names new superintendent

The Marion County R-II School Board has named Tony DeGrave as the district's next superintendent. DeGrave, the district's K-12 principal for the past four years, will start work July 1. "It's going to be a cooperative movement to change some things along the way, but we're not planning on changing anything major right away," he said.

Brianna Hildebrand has been a productive player for the Central-Southeastern girls basketball team for the past two seasons, but she's been extra special during the last month. Injuries to leading scorers in senior forward Kolby McClelland and sophomore guard Laney Lantz forced Hildebrand to pick up even more of the rebounding and scoring that C-SE needed. "Coach (Matt) Long told us we just needed to work together to pick up (McClelland's) points and rebounds," Hildebrand said.

BOB Michel spent 38 years in the U.S. House representing Central Illinois, a time described by his successor, Ray LaHood, as "an era of bipartisanship when people worked across party lines to solve big problems." Michel, who died Friday at the age of 93,

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