Tolono

Rep. Rodney Davis’ staff to host help desk hours in Tolono

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) announced members of his staff will be holding office hours in Tolono to meet with constituents.
District aides from Davis’ district office will be available at from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at the Tolono village hall, 507 W. Strong St., Tolono, to assist with individual constituent concerns.


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.


Unity honors fine arts with festival

Unity High School hosted its annual Fine Arts Festival last Thursday. The gym was filled with artwork and floral arrangements, as well as sewing and woodworking projects. Various solos, skits and small groups performed on the stage at Polly Anderson Auditorium.


Rockets come home for state tourney

For just the third time in school history, the Unity Junior High School eighth-grade volleyball team has advanced to the state tournament.
This time, however, the Rockets will be playing on their home court.


Tolono memorial to military veterans vandalized

The veterans who worked to establish a military memorial in West Side Park six years ago want the vandals who damaged part of it brought to justice.
One post was damaged, and one was broken at the monument at the southeast corner of the park.
A Tolono firefighter discovered the damage and reported it to the Tolono police department on Feb. 11.


Kaiser a double winner at Mini-Meet No. 2

Unity junior Dawson Kaiser won two events, and the Rockets picked up eight first-place finishes during their second indoor “mini-meet”, held at the University of Illinois Armory. The Rocket boys won five events in the unscored meet, while the Unity girls claimed three firsts.


Rockets fall on late shot in regional semis

The Unity Rockets almost “shocked the world” last Wednesday night when they played Monticello in the semi-finals of the Tolono Class 2A boys’ regional basketball tournament at the Rocket Center. Facing the top-seeded Sages for the third time this season after losing by margins of 12 points on Jan. 28, and by 29 points on Feb.


Benefit planned for woman

A benefit is being planned for a wife and mother who is battling Stage 4 breast cancer.
The fundraiser for Melissa Cler will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on March 4 at Traxside Pub and Sports Lounge, 4 E. Holden St., Tolono.
IJW Meats will prepare lunch, which will include a beef brisket sandwich or a pulled pork sandwich.


Action against property owner eyed

The village is moving forward with action against the owner of a dilapidated property and a dog that neighbors allege is being neglected in the 100 block of Daggy Street.
Tolono’s building official, Tony Battaglia, has been to the property and has put together a report based on his observations.
“There were some nuisance issues identified,” Village Attorney Marc Miller said.


Unity marks FFA Week

Unity High School’s FFA celebrated National FFA Week Feb. 18 through 25.
The ag shop played host to a chicken wing lunch on Tuesday and a pork chop lunch on Thursday, both open to the public. The FFA members deliver meals to companies that help sponsor their test plots and other projects throughout the year.

Read the full story in the March 2 issue of The County Star.


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