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.

Most popular 2017 baby names revealed

The most popular name for newborn boys in southern Champaign County is now Henry, and for girls Anna and Grace are tied for top honors.
According to the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, five newborn boys went home from the hospital last year with the name Henry.

Youths taking on project to help homeless

Some local youths are taking on a project to help the homeless.
Children from area churches’ youth groups were scheduled to meet on Jan. 17 at the First Presbyterian Church of Tolono to make no-sew fleece blankets that will be distributed at the One Winter Night fundraiser for C-U at Home when community members stay overnight in a box to help raise money and awareness for the homeless.

Churches plan week of prayer

The five congregations of Tolono are joining together next week in ecumenical celebrations of the Word of God to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
The theme for this year’s observance is “Your Right Hand, O Lord, Glorious in Power.” (Exodus 15:6)   

Bid for water projects OK’d

The village will spend $29,365 to help residents suffering from water quality problems.

Maggio again appealing sentence for murder

After being resentenced to 64 years in prison Oct. 12 for fatally shooting his brother in 2010 at the Tolono IGA, a Savoy man convicted twice of that crime is appealing that most recent sentence.

Two Unity students chosen for Rose’s new public policy program

Unity High School juniors Caroline Cousins and Ayradi Catron were among nearly 70 high school students from 26 high schools across State Sen. Chapin Rose’s (R-Mahomet) 51st Senate District who took part in a hands-on experience in public policy, state government and leadership on Dec. 8, as part of Rose’s Youth Advisory Council.

Tolono village board to have special meeting

The Tolono village board will have a special meeting from 3 to 6 p.m. Dec. 28 at the police station, located at 205 E. Main St., Tolono. The agenda includes an executive session for the limited purposes of discussing the hiring, performance, compensation and/or employment of one or more village employees, possible litigation and acquisition of land.

Mail theft reported

Deb Revell wants people around town to be on the lookout for pieces of mail and to be aware of recent theft in case they have any missing mail.
Last Thursday, Revell was doing two other women’s hair at about 12:10 p.m. in her beauty shop on West Austin Street when she saw two juvenile girls open her mailbox and remove mail.

Solutions to water quality problems being considered

The village board is considering various options to help residents suffering from water quality problems.
The village received bids from Champaign-based Farnsworth Group and from Danville-based C2 Engineers for two scenarios.
The first was to loop the dead-end water mains on Sharon, Holden and Linden streets and Barbara Drive.

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