County Star to be delivered to almost 8,000 homes Nov. 6

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.

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.

What’s ‘Bruin’ in Peru? St. Bede football, that’s what

The Unity Rockets begin playoff football action Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. against Peru St. Bede at Hicks Field in Tolono. Unity was seeded second in its eight-team quadrant of the Class 3A playoffs, which includes top-seeded Wilmington, third-seeded St. Joseph-Ogden, fourth-seeded Elmwood-Brimfield, fifth-seed Monticello, sixth-seeded Erie-Prophetstown, seventh-seed St.

Renfroe, Warnes take thirds at regional; boys and girls advance to sectional meet

On an almost-perfect day, the Unity cross-country teams advanced to the Class 1A sectional meet by virtue of their performances at the regional hosted by St. Thomas More in Champaign. Sophomore Nicole Bagwell and junior Andrew Warnes finished third overall in their respective races, and the Rockets as a team placed second in the boys’ team standings, while the girls finished fourth.

Rockets defeat Rantoul and St. Joseph-Ogden to close out regular season 23-9

The Unity Rocket volleyball team concluded its regular season schedule last week with a pair of Okaw Valley Conference matches and continued its preparation for postseason play.

Award-winning authors visit three area schools

The Center for Education in Small Urban Communities unit of the College of  Education at Illinois brought award-winning authors to Unity schools on Oct. 17.

Three from Unity Junior High School earn All-State accolades at state cross-country meet

The Unity Junior High School cross-country teams concluded another outstanding season Saturday at the Illinois Elementary School Association’s State Meet in Normal. The young Rockets, coached by Jeff Kyle, recorded top-15 finishes in the team competition, and three Unity runners were named All-Staters by virtue of Top 25 performances at the state meet.

Boys first, girls third at Peoria Heights meet

The Unity Rockets and two of their Okaw Valley Conference mates strutted their stuff on the state’s biggest stage last Saturday at the Patriot Invitational cross-country meet, hosted by Peoria Heights High School, and held at Detwiler Park, home of the Illinois High School Association’s state championships.

Spikers 2nd at Plano

The Unity Rocket volleyball team continued its preparation for the postseason with a pair of matches against the upper echelon of the Okaw Valley Conference, as well as a tournament in northern Illinois. Coach Kylie McCulley’s squad did not fare well in their matches against St.

Pumpkin Palooza

The Tolono Public Library hosted Pumpkin Palooza on Oct. 11. Participants watched a pumpkin volcano erupt, painted pumpkins and ate treats. Kids were able to try out pumpkin bowling or mini golf and decorate a small pumpkin to take home.

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