Savoy Rotary helps out at Salt & Light

The Rotary Club of Savoy volunteered at Salt & Light on Tuesday and learned about how the ministry’s program model has changed.
Associate Director Lisa Sheltra first gave the club a tour of the facilities, explaining how Salt & Light has changed its operation from free distribution of food and clothing to operating a thrift store and a food co-op last fall.

Teacher organizing can tab collections to support two causes

A Unity East Elementary School teacher is spearheading two service projects that involve collecting drinking can pull tabs for two causes close to her heart.

Members inducted into hall

Four former Rocket greats were honored as the 10th class inducted into the Unity High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday evening at the homecoming football game.
The ceremony took place at halftime of the game against Maroa-Forsyth before the home grandstand as four of Unity’s finest were again honored including Beth Brown Wyman, Jason Henry, Bob Oakes and Jim Robinson Sr.

Former church, village hall likely to be demolished

A prominent piece of Savoy’s history may soon be up for grabs. On the west side of Church Street, in the part of town locals affectionately refer to as “old town,” stands the former United Methodist Episcopal Church. The building currently serves as an office building for the Savoy Public Works Department but will soon no longer be needed as the village pursues a redevelopment of the area.

Unity FFA partners with RTHS on tornado cleanup

Unity FFA members braved some cold temperatures recently to help repair some of the damage done during the Nov. 17 Gifford tornado.
Rantoul Township High School FFA sponsor Roman Fox organized efforts to clean up debris from fields so that they would be ready for planting in the spring.
“We started spreading the word,” Fox said.

Directions to Williamsville incorrect

The article "Rockets to take on undefeated Williamsville" on page 12 in the Nov. 8 issue of The County Star contains incorrect directions on how to get to Williamsville.

The directions should have been to get on Interstate 72 heading west toward Springfield to Interstate 55.

The County Star regrets the error and apologizes for any confusion it may have caused.

Low-income energy assistance available

The Champaign County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) operates the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for winter heating assistance from Sept. 1 to May 31, with payments toward residential gas and electric bills. All eligible households can schedule an appointment at one of three locations:
• The CCRPC office located at Brookens Center, 1776 E. Washington St., Urbana.

Historic steam engine coming through area

A historic steam engine will make its way through east central Illinois Wednesday, Sept. 5, during a trek across the eastern U.S.

Illinois State Water Survey, Federal Emergency Management Agency to host Champaign County flood risk information open house

Champaign County’s flood insurance rate maps are changing.
The Illinois State Water Survey’s Coordinated Hazard Assessment and Mapping Program

4-H Project Expo held

The annual Champaign County 4-H Project Expo was held last year at Market Place Mall in Champaign.

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