Hamilton gets 200th win

No one said playing the game would be easy, especially on homecoming night. On a brisk, cool night, the 1-5 Rantoul Eagles took on the 5-1 Unity Rockets. It would not be an easy match-up for the Eagles as the Rockets looked to bring home another win.

Read the full story in the Oct. 16 issue of The County Star.

Blood drive marks 9/11 anniversary

The Tolono Fire Protection District marked the 16th anniversary of the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, by hosting its third annual blood drive.
The fire department collected 16 units of blood.
Lt. Robert Bates noted that the donations that Community Blood Services collects stay local, going to area hospitals including Carle, Presence and Sarah Bush Lincoln.

Home has fundraiser

An adult day care and memory care home in Tolono held a Labor Day weekend fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association and for future volunteer appreciation events on Sept. 3.

New police station about 99 percent completed

A few items remain before the new Tolono police stations can open its doors.
The village board Tuesday approved paying $91,182.36 of a $110,982.36 pay request from contractor Grunloh Construction, which would have represented the completion of about 99 percent of the project. Trustee Jared Ping was the only trustee present who opposed paying the amount, and trustee Ryan Perry was absent.

Unity girls first, boys fourth at Kickoff Classic

The Unity High School cross-country teams opened their 2017 seasons last Tuesday by running in the Kickoff Classic, hosted by St. Joseph-Ogden and held at Kickapoo State Park.

Rockets’ soccer team blanks G-RF, Meridian

The Unity High School soccer team picked up two victories and a tie last week to raise its record on the season to four wins, one loss and one tie, equaling its win total from last season.

Unity spikers place 4th at Casey-Westfield Invite

The Unity High School volleyball team had a busy week to close out the month of August and begin the month of September, with a pair of matches and the first of their five tournaments this season. Tuesday, the Rockets hosted the Mahomet-Seymour Bulldogs at the Rocket Center and forced the Bulldogs into a third and deciding set before losing 25-20, 23-25, 25-12.

First gridiron meeting of Rockets, Hawks takes place Friday

For the first time in recorded history (at least since 1996), the Unity Rockets and the Prairie Central Hawks will meet in a football game, at 7 p.m. Friday night at Fairbury.

Rockets now 2-0 after defeating Pontiac 38-14

The Unity Rockets won their second football game is as many tries Friday night, when they defeated the Pontiac Indians 38-14 in an Illini Prairie Conference contest at Hicks Field in Tolono. The game was not an artistic success, as the two teams combined for seven turnovers, including five lost fumbles in the first-ever gridiron meeting between the two schools.

Unity homecoming week’s activities scheduled

Unity High School is celebrating Homecoming 2017 the week of Sept. 11 through 16. Student Council chose the theme “Journey to the Jungle” and is sponsoring dress-up days to promote the energy that always surrounds a Rocket Homecoming. Monday is Patriot Monday in honor and memory of Sept. 11, Patriot Day.

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