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The Tolono village board has scheduled two special meetings.
The first will be held Thursday, March 6. On the agenda is the consideration of approval of a village employee contract and the authorization of payment pursuant to a village employee contract.
The second will be held Tuesday, March 11. On the agenda is consideration of a village personnel policy.
The Tolono Park District will be conducting sign-ups for soccer and summer ball.
Programs available are T-ball (ages 5 to 7), coach pitch baseball, Little League baseball, junior pony baseball, coach pitch softball, B and A level softball, junior softball and for fifth- through eighth-grade soccer.
Unity West Elementary School's PTO hosted a Family Fun Night on Feb. 28. Texas Roadhouse catered food to over 360 people, there was line dancing in the gym, and a dozen rooms hosted carnival-style games.
The ninth annual a cappella benefit concert at Unity High School was held Saturday. Performers for the first show included University of Illinois’ Xtension Chords, No Comment, RipChords and No Strings Attached, Illinois State University’s Clef Hangers and Unity’s own Surreal Sound.
The Unity Rockettes were honored for finishing as runners up in the state and performed their stoplight-themed dance routine at halftime of the boys’ basketball game during “Pack the Place” night last Wednesday in Osborn Gym.
The recently-concluded 2012-14 basketball season was one loaded with ups and downs for the Unity High School girls’ basketball team. The ups came in the first half of the season, when the Rockets posted a 7-3 mark. The downs seemed to start just before Christmas, when the Rockets lost to St. Thomas More, 60-22.
Read the full story in the Feb. 27 issue of The County Star.
The final two weeks of the regular season saw the Unity High School boys’ basketball team face probably the four toughest games on its schedule. The Rockets took to the road on Feb. 11 to face Okaw Valley Conference Tournament champion Sullivan, and the Rockets almost pulled off an upset in a 71-69 overtime loss to the Redskins.
The Unity High School girls’ basketball team almost made it two-for-two in the comeback department at last week’s Class 2A regional tournament hosted by Cerro Gordo High School. Wednesday, the Rockets rallied from a seven-point deficit in the fourth quarter and held on in the final seconds to defeat St. Teresa, 39-38, in a game played at Bement because of a broken water main at Cerro Gordo.
The Unity High School boys’ basketball team continues to struggle with getting more than one game in per week because of the weather. During the Okaw Valley Conference tournament, the Rockets played its first-round and quarterfinal games back-to-back on Friday and Saturday nights, but then had to wait almost a week to play its next game. Last week was more of the same.
Before the 2013-14 wrestling season got under way, Unity High School coach Bob Case said that one of the goals for the season was to “get somebody to state. We haven’t had anybody qualify for state for two or three years, and we’re tired of watching other people wrestle.”