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The County Star is being delivered to almost 8,000 area homes in Savoy, Ivesdale and the Unit 7 school district area on Thursday, Nov. 6, General Manager Tim Evans announced.
The edition is not only being distributed to every household in Savoy and Ivesdale, but is also being delivered to households in Tolono, Sidney, Pesotum, Philo and Sadorus as part of a special edition for the area.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
A historic steam engine will make its way through east central Illinois Wednesday, Sept. 5, during a trek across the eastern U.S.
Champaign County’s flood insurance rate maps are changing.
The Illinois State Water Survey’s Coordinated Hazard Assessment and Mapping Program
The annual Champaign County 4-H Project Expo was held last year at Market Place Mall in Champaign.
Chicago-based Prevent Blindness America is looking for the child with the most beautiful eyes! PBA has launched the 2012 Most Beautiful Eyes Contest with a grand prize of a $10,000 educational scholarship. Parents may simply log on to the organization’s Facebook page (Facebook.com/preventblindness) and click on the “Most Beautiful Eyes” icon to enter and upload a photo.