Rivertown Rumblings is devoted to short news items about Chillicotheans at work or play.



Items may cover everything from notable birthdays to work honors, from interesting trips or experiences to opinions about local issues. E-mail submissions to ctb@timestoday.com.


Some people hurt a little for the cause.

Take Joe Norris, who recently graduated from Illinois Valley Central High School.

He participated in the Mr. Relay competition for his team, Peanut Butter Jelly Time to Cure Cancer, Saturday night at the high school during Relay For Life.

For most men, it would be bad enough to wear a dress and carry a purse, but Joe said it was the heels that hurt the most.

He won by default since he faced no competition, maybe they didn’t want to wear heels, either.

Joe was a good sport, though, as he walked the campgrounds soliciting donations for the cause.

His female cohorts, however, were smart enough to wear flipflops as they escorted him.
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Richard and Yvonne Ann (Mills) Oller of Chillicothe are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday.

The couple was married June 28, 1958.
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IVC royalty is spreading goodwill to other continents.

Theran VanOstrand and Kate Schmidt, Homecoming king and queen 2004 left for Africa Thursday with a team from North Central College.

The 2005 IVC graduates will be in Uganda and Kenya for about three weeks. They plan to assist refugees in Uganda through creating a resource center for disadvantaged children and assist in the creation of a refugee documentation center.

While in Nairobi, Kenya, the duo will spend time with the street children.

The trip marks Schmidt’s second to Africa.
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One of the couples floating around the dance floor at the Chillicothe Historical Society’s dance June 15 was Judy Miller and Don Hoffman.

The newlyweds were married April 15 on income-tax day.

Marriage evidently isn’t taxing for the couple as Don said they are still on their honeymoon.