A lightning strike started a fire at a 1900's era farmhouse late Thursday night. Shortly after 11 p.m. the Octavia Fire Department was called to a secluded home on the 2600 block of East Road in Cooksville.
Illinois Central College has named Kim Armstrong, of Peoria, to the newly created role of vice president of marketing and institutional advancement. Armstrong began her new position at the College on Aug. 13. The ICC Board of Trustees approved her appointment at their July meeting.