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.

Officials explore a paperless future

The village board is looking into going paperless.
Trustee Terrence Stuber presented quotes for seven Microsoft Surface Tablets, with prices for “good,” “better,” “even better” and “best” versions from Chicago-based CDW-G, the company with the state contract.

Rockets post 3-2 mark at Riverton Fall Classic

The schedule may have said that the Unity volleyball team had a light schedule last week, but in reality, the last three days of the week were fairly busy.

Billman carries Unity banner into IHSA regional

For the third consecutive year, Unity High School will have representation at an Illinois High School Association boys’ regional golf tournament. But unlike the past two years, only one Rocket will be among the field in the Class 2A regional, which will be held at the Prairie Vista Golf Course in Bloomington.

Unity girls first, boys sixth at Robinson

The Unity cross-country teams had some of their best showings of the season last Thursday afternoon at the Robinson Invitational. The girls had the overall individual winner and came away with the team title, while the boys posted their best finish of the campaign by placing sixth. The girls won their second team championship of the season, outpointing Mattoon, 38-68 to claim the victory.

Unity ends STM’s unbeaten streak

The Unity Rockets took one step closer to playoff eligibility while handing St. Thomas More its first loss of the season Friday night at Henneman Field in Champaign. The Rockets fought through a steady rain to defeat the Sabers 26-12 in an Okaw Valley Conference football game.

Speaker inspires with story of overcoming obstacles in life

Brett Eastburn was born in northern Indiana with a congenital birth defect that left him with no arms and no legs. But that didn’t stop him from going on to play baseball, football and basketball, become an accomplished swimmer and place fourth in the Amateur Athletic Union national wrestling competition in 1988. After graduating, he became a green belt in the martial arts.

Rockets rebound with 49-7 win over Red Hill

The Unity Rockets bounced back from their Okaw Valley Conference-opening loss to Monticello and defeated Bridgeport Red Hill 49-7 in a non-conference football game Saturday afternoon at a sun-baked Hicks Field.

Friends of Santa being reinvented

A charitable organization is carrying on after the passing of its founder earlier this year.

Police station design changes OK’d

The village board on Tuesday approved a $4,700 change order for the design of a new police station.
Trustee Mike Golish said he would like to see “a little bit of an overhang” above the front entrance to the station, which will be built at the recently demolished fire station at the corner of East Main and North Bourne streets.

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