TIF joint review meeting set for April 29

The Tolono village board will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 29. at the village hall, 507 W. Strong St., Tolono.
On the agenda will be the holding of a joint review meeting for the Tolono Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district to review TIF annual reports for fiscal years 2012 and 2013.

Rockets take 8 firsts at Clinton meet

The Unity High School boys’ track and field team opened its outdoor season last Tuesday afternoon with a meet at Clinton. Although no team scores were kept, the Rockets had an outstanding day, compiling 28 top-four finishes in the meet. Unity took first place in eight of the 17 events, racked up seven second-place finishes, seven thirds and six fourths.

Rockets go 2-1 on southern swing

The Unity High School baseball team lost its first game of the season Saturday against Carbondale, but not before the Rockets had compiled a season-opening streak of 11 straight wins.

Rockets hit rough patch during streak

The Unity Rockets softball team started the 2014 season with six consecutive victories but has found the going a little tougher in the past week or so. Aside from dealing with games called off because of the weather, the Rockets of coach Kelley Wedel have run into some tough competition, and the result has been a five-game losing streak.

Girls post 6 firsts in outdoor opener

After about a month and a half of indoor competition, the Unity girls’ track and field team made its outdoor debut last Tuesday in a meet at Clinton. The transition from indoor to outdoor apparently agreed with the Rockets, as the Unity girls took first place in six events and had 13 other top-four finishes in the unscored meet.

Parents design and build elaborate sets that help make Unity High School musicals come to life

Anyone who saw Unity High School’s recent production of the musical “Grease” had their experience enhanced by a dedicated group of parents who pitched in to make the sets.

Rockets beat Central, split with Fisher

The Unity High School softball team missed over a week of action because of the weather, but the Rockets continued their winning ways, defeating Champaign Central, 10-0, on Tuesday, and Fisher, 7-3, in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday before suffering their first loss of the season in the nightcap against the Bunnies by a score of 6-3.

Rockets’ win streak reaches eight with sweep

The Unity Rocket baseball team continued its winning ways last week, posting four victories to raise its record to 8-0 to start the season. Monday afternoon, the Rockets scored a run in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a 1-1 tie and defeat Bismarck-Henning, 2-1. Tuesday, it was on to Fisher, where the Rockets rode the two-hit pitching of Robby Crouse to a 3-0 win over the Bunnies.

‘Cool’ the School event raises funds for air conditioning

A local daycare and preschool drew on the artistic talents of some of its young patrons recently to help raise money for air conditioning.

White’s arm and bat lead Rockets to 4-1 win over Westville

Junior right-hander Taylor White pitched a complete game two-hitter and drove in a pair of runs as the Unity Rockets defeated Westville, 4-1, Saturday in a nonconference baseball game at Rocket Field. White pitched no-hit ball through six innings before giving up a pair of hits and the Tigers’ only run in the top of the seventh inning to notch his first victory of the season.

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