Unity graduates 119 students on Sunday

Their diplomas prove that they have accomplished great things at Unity High School.
That was what Superintendent Andrew Larson told the 199 newest Unity graduates on Sunday during the school’s 66th annual commencement exercises. Larson’s son Josh was among those receiving diplomas, and the superintendent showed emotion while sharing words of advice.

New members inducted into NHS

After the Hall of Fame members were inducted, 21 Unity students were inducted into the National Honor Society.

Rotary cleans up roadside

Rotary Club of Savoy members cleaned up trash along U.S. 45 in Savoy during the club’s highway cleanup on April 11. The club is planning another cleanup in early August.

Concert of creativity, can can

The third- through fifth-grade spring concert was held last Tuesday at Unity East Elementary School. The theme was “A Journey of Genres.” The concert was directed by Jocelyn Pritchard with Beth Rogers accompanying on the piano.

Kindergartner gets to be principal for a day

Kindergartner Lilly Daly wants to be a school principal when she grows up.
The St. Thomas Catholic School student got a little training in that occupation last Thursday when she became the school’s principal for a day.
Daly’s parents bid on the honor at the silent auction during St. Thomas’ annual trivia night on April 11.

Tolono to host special meeting on drainage project

A special meeting is being held to explain a storm sewer extension project to the public.
A meeting is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at the Tolono Township Hall, 111 E. Holden St., to give information on a project to install concrete pipes along North Calhoun Street from Main Street to Campbell Street.

Production of pink, pluckiness

The Unity High School drama and music departments put on a production of “Legally Blonde” on April 11 at the Polly Anderson Auditorium at Unity High School.

Junior high classes teach more than traditional subjects

Unity Junior High School eighth-graders are getting lessons that go beyond the traditional reading, writing and ‘rithmetic.
Two exploratory classes called Journey and Quest last for a quarter each.

Goodwill opens new outlet in Savoy

A crowd of customers lined up outside of the new Goodwill store in Savoy on Friday morning, waiting for the doors to open for the first time.
The retail store at 1201 Savoy Plaza Lane is the 14th location for Land of Lincoln Goodwill Industries. The store will sell clothing, furniture and other household goods.

Read the full story in the April 2 issue of The County Star.

Philo team tops at Polar Plunge for third straight year

The Philo Knights of Columbus have a streak going.
For the third year in a row, the Philo Knights have had the top fundraising team at the Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge at Lake of the Woods in Mahomet.
“Now it’s pride,” team member Matt Robert quipped.

Read the full story in the April 2 issue of The County Star.

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