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Savoy village board meeting canceled, rescheduled

The Savoy vilage board meeting previously scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, is canceled and has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 29.

All questions can be directed to Village Clerk Billie Jean Krueger at 359-5894.


Pesotum Scouts to host Easter egg hunt

Boy Scout Troop 66, in conjunction with Pesotum United Methodist Church, will be holding their annual Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 4, at the church fellowship hall. All children are welcome to join in the fun.
Bring a basket or a bag.
 


Gifford tree planting planned

Last April, the Rotary Club of Champaign partnered with the Champaign County Farm Bureau and the tornado-ravaged Gifford community to help plant more than 200 trees with the help of more than 200 volunteers.


Farm Bureau holds annual meeting

Technology and the challenges of feeding a higher world population were among the issues discussed at the 103rd annual meeting of the Champaign County Farm Bureau.
Tolono area farmer Lin Warfel stepped down as president and thanked his wife, Kay, for her support.
“She counsels me very wisely,” Warfel said.

Read the full story in the March 26 issue of The County Star.


Students raise money for cause

Unity West Elementary School raised $13,700 for the American Heart Association recently by jumping rope or shooting hoops.
Over $6,100 was raised online.
On March 18 students in kindergarten through third grade participated in Jump Rope for Heart, while fourth- and fifth-graders took part in Hoops for Heart.

Read the full story in the March 26 issue of The County Star.


Rotary holds annual pancake breakfast

The Rotary Club of Savoy held its annual pancake breakfast on March 14 at the First Baptist Church at Savoy.


Materials get a new life

The I.D.E.A. Store’s annual Hatch Art Fair was held on March 14 at the Savoy Recreation Center. Artists from the Midwest set up shop in the gym, selling items from the practical to the sublime.


Grand day

St. Thomas Catholic School celebrated Grandparents Day on March 6. Grandparents were invited to attend Mass in the morning, followed by coffee and doughnuts in the school gym. There was then a student program followed by classroom time with grandparents.


Crafting art

Unity High School held its annual Fine Arts Festival last Thursday. The gym was filled with artwork, floral arrangements, sewing and woodworking projects. Musical performances were featured in the Polly Anderson Auditorium. The Music Boosters and FCCLA students had refreshments for sale.


Open house scheduled for Tolono’s new east side fire station

The public will get its first glimpse inside the new east side fire station on March 29.
The fire department is hosting an open house from 3 to 5 p.m., featuring tours and refreshments.
“The big thing I want to do is thank the community,” Assistant Fire Chief Chris Humer said.

Read the full story in the March 19 issue of The County Star.


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