Four to be Inducted into Alumni Hall of Fame

Four Unity High School graduates have been chosen as the 15th class of inductees to the school’s Alumni Hall of Fame.

Those being inducted include Brad Hatfield, Thomas Hausman, Earl Pitchford and Joy “Ready” Johannes, Class of 1981.

Rotary hosts breakfast

The Rotary Club of Savoy hosted its annual pancake and sausage breakfast on March 10 at the First Baptist Church in Savoy. All proceeds benefited community and humanitarian projects locally and around the world.

‘Lincoln’ talks education, law

Area residents got a chance to meet President Abraham Lincoln — sort of — for President’s Day.
Speaking in the person of the 16th president, last Monday, Lincoln portrayal artist Kevin Wood of Oak Park visited the Tolono Public Library for a presentation entitled “Lincoln on Education and the Law.”
“Mr. Lincoln” talked about his early childhood, growing up in Kentucky.

Girl Scout cookie sales getting under way

Girl Scout Daisy Troop 2945 will be selling cookies from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays at Hand-in-Hand Preschool’s breezeway in Tolono.

Kids get lessons in first aid, health

Some local health care professionals shared their expertise with the Philo Friends 4-H Club last Wednesday in recognition of February being American Heart Month and the unusually high number of flu cases being reported this year.

Library hosts henna party

Last Tuesday, the Tolono Public Library hosted a Girl’s Night Out Henna Party in cooperation with the Wild Design Company from Bloomington. Attendees learned about henna’s history and how it is used today.

Scout’s project adds trees to Unity

Unity High School’s cross-country runners will now have a bit more of a windbreak, thanks to a local Boy Scout’s Eagle Scout project.
Elijah Ruggieri, 15, planted 10 trees along the cross-country course at the school. He chose a variety including lindens, elms, Kentucky coffee trees and black gums “so one disease can’t wipe them all out.”

Looking a lot like Christmas

Southern Champaign County was bustling with people, music and festivities this weekend during a number of holiday-related events.

Guest readers entertain families at Philo Library

The Philo Public Library held its annual Family Reading Night and Pajama Party last Thursday.

HCE organization celebrates cultural arts with annual event

The Champaign County HCE Cultural Arts Show was held Oct. 26 at the Champaign County Farm Bureau Auditorium.
Members exhibited art projects including drawings, oils, watercolors, counted cross-stitch, crocheting, knitting, jewelry, photography, scrapbooking and quilting. Only eight got to advance to be judged at state. Each exhibitor was awarded a participation ribbon.

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