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Senior potluck luncheon scheduled

On Wednesday, July 8, the Good Samaritan Program of Catholic Charities will host a potluck lunch at 11:30 a.m. at St Patrick’s Parish Center in Tolono.


Philo post office announces temporary service from back door

Customers will have access to the post office at the back door while the front door access is under construction. You may drive to the back door from the alley. Employees will get you your P.O. box or hold mail and walk you through to the counter so you may buy stamps or ship packages.  


Annual Tolono Fun Day festival held

The annual Tolono Fun Day Festival was held on June 26 and 27 at West Side Park in Tolono.


Breakfast date listed incorrectly

The date the Rebels softball team's Masonic breakfast was listed incorrectly in the June 25 issue. The correct date is from 7 to 10:30 a.m. July 18.


Savoy church breaks ground on addition

A Savoy church officially welcomed a new addition with a ground-breaking ceremony.
On June 14, church members gathered after Sunday services for the event.
Pastor Stephen Diel led the congregation in prayer, thanking God for the building and for “the good relationship we enjoy with the leaders of this village.”

Read the full story in the June 25 issue of The County Star.


Club installs president, awards honors

The Rotary Club of Savoy installed its new president last Thursday.
After two years at the helm, Mike Kessel stepped down as the club’s president, and Jeff Henderson assumed the duties.
“As I look back, we have done a couple of things that have become traditions,” Kessel said.

Read the full story in the June 25 issue of The County Star.


Tolono Fun Day festival this weekend

Tolono Fun Day is coming.
Events will start on Friday night and continue into Saturday.
The 5K Kracker Klassic steps off at 7 p.m. Friday, June 27, at West Side Park.

Read the full story in the June 25 issue of The County Star.


Tolono teenager serves as honorary Senate page

A Tolono teenager recently had the chance to be an honorary page in the Illinois Senate.
Adam Munds received the honor for winning the 2014 Most Innovative Blood Drive Coordinator Award from the Illinois Coaltion of Community Blood Centers. Munds coordinates the annual RC Fest event and donates all proceeds to Community Blood Services of Illinois.


Singer/songwriter performs at library

Singer/songwriter Rick Rayburn sang songs that had the children clapping and dancing as part of the Tolono Public Library’s “Read to the Rhythm” summer reading program kickoff party on June 6.


From pantry to parade

A local charity will be marching in the Tolono Fun Days parade with a purpose.
Volunteers from The Giving Place will be pushing shopping carts in the parade on June 27 to collect donations of nonperishable food items from those along the parade route. The food is needed to stock food pantry shelves.

Read the full story in the June 18 issue of The County Star.


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