Fall festival set Sunday at church

First Baptist Church of Tolono will host its annual community fall festival and chili cook-off at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26.
In addition to the chili cook-off, there will be a fall dessert competition.
There will be activities for the kids.
Everyone is welcome, and there is no charge for anything.
The church is located at 204 W. Holden St., Tolono.

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.

Fall Showcase Dinner Theatre to benefit Unity Show Choir

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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.

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.

Unity beats SJO 35-7 for Okaw’s playoff berth

d St. Joseph-Ogden at Hicks Field in Tolono had all the trappings of a “big game.” The crowd started arriving about two hours before the gates opened in hope of finding a good parking space. SJO coach Dick Duval presented Unity’s Scott Hamilton with a plaque commemorating Hamilton’s 200th career coaching victory the week before.

Rockets suffer season-ending loss

By Kristi Battershell
For The County Star

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