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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.
VILLAGE OF TOLONO
BOARD OF TRUSTEES SPECIAL MEETING
AUGUST 24, 2016
I. CALL TO MEETING
II. ROLL CALL
MAYOR Jeff Holt __ CLERK Dixie Phillips __
The Unity High School volleyball team opens its 2016 season hoping to improve upon its 2017 record from a year ago, as well as its 3-7 mark in the final year of the Okaw Valley conference. But probably the biggest goal will be one that has eluded the Rockets the past three years: winning a regional championship.
So far this season, it seems that the only thing to slow down the Unity Junior High School softball team has been the weather.
The Unity Rockets football team will open its 2016 season this Friday evening in Decatur against St. Teresa.
The Tolono Public Library hosted a back-to-school event last Monday hosted by Mr. Steve, the Master Facilitator of Fun. Families laughed, sang and danced. There was also a coloring contest winner chosen and balloon animals.
The sixth annual RC Fest was held Aug. 13 at West Side Park.
Adam Munds, 15, who was born needing platelets to keep him alive, started the event for remote controlled cars and trucks as a fundraiser for Comty Blood Services of Illinois. Community Blood Services also brought its Bloodmobile for a blood drive.
Read the full story in the Aug. 25 issue of The County Star.
Unit 7 Superintendent Andy Larson on Tuesday told the village board about a planned cell phone tower on the Unity High School campus.
Larson reported he has been in contact with a company called Insite about putting a 160-foot monopole tower on the school property’s southeast corner. The carrier on the tower will most likely be Verizon, and other carriers may be added later.
An Internet safety specialist from the Illinois Attorney General’s Office will be speaking to Unity Junior High School students later this month.
School Resource Officer Kevin Franzen said he contacted Christine Feller about speaking at the school Aug. 26 after hearing her give a presentation at a conference.
The Unity JFL fifth-grade football team combined a strong offense with a stout defense to win their season opener by a score of 33-0 Saturday at Warrensburg.
“On offense, we trusted our running backs and fullbacks to step and run the ball hard, and we were very successful,” Unity coach Kyle Palmisano said.