Tolono

Church to host Easter egg hunt

First Baptist Church of Tolono will host an Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 28, at the church, located at 204 W. Holden St., Tolono.

Ages are 10 and under. There will be an appearance by the Easter Bunny. Refreshments will be served. Baskets are not provided.


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 Rockets named to All-Area Team in girls’ basketball

Unity High School had three members of its girls’ basketball team selected to the All-Area Team by the News-Gazette. Seniors Rebecca Maxwell and Hannah Stone were joined on the team by junior Brea Cunningham. Maxwell, a 5-9 guard, was named to the first team, while Stone, a 5-8 guard, was picked for Special Mention.

Read the full story in the March 26 issue of The County Star.


Rocket baseball to rely on pitching, defense, ‘creative’ offense

After waiting for the snow to melt, the Unity High School baseball team has finally been able to get on the field to start its 2015 season. Coach Tom Kimball’s Rockets hope to improve on a 21-12 record in 2014, against a tough schedule and a revamped Okaw Valley Conference.
Kimball welcomed three seniors when practice began early this month.


Boys’ track racks up a pair of seconds during week

The Unity High School boys’ track and field team prepared for the final weekend of the indoor season by running in a pair of meets last week and finished a close second in both of them. Wednesday night, the Rockets competed in their final “mini-meet” of the season at the University of Illinois Armory and scored 84 points, just six behind Paxton-Buckley-Loda’s total of 90.


Unity girls’ track tunes up for Illinois Top Times meet

Like their male counterparts, the Unity girls’ track and field team prepared for the final indoor meet of the season by competing in two meets last week.
Last Wednesday night, the Rockets took part in the fourth and final “mini-meet,” hosted by Urbana University High School at the University of Illinois Armory.


Farm Bureau holds annual meeting

Technology and the challenges of feeding a higher world population were among the issues discussed at the 103rd annual meeting of the Champaign County Farm Bureau.
Tolono area farmer Lin Warfel stepped down as president and thanked his wife, Kay, for her support.
“She counsels me very wisely,” Warfel said.

Read the full story in the March 26 issue of The County Star.


Students raise money for cause

Unity West Elementary School raised $13,700 for the American Heart Association recently by jumping rope or shooting hoops.
Over $6,100 was raised online.
On March 18 students in kindergarten through third grade participated in Jump Rope for Heart, while fourth- and fifth-graders took part in Hoops for Heart.

Read the full story in the March 26 issue of The County Star.


Unity boys top Armory meet No. 3

The Unity High School boys’ track and field team has been doing well in their early indoor meets, and last week the Rockets had the points to prove it. Coach Tim Gateley’s squad participated in its third “mini-meet” at the University of Illinois Armory last Wednesday and came away as the top team in a seven-team field.


Unity well represented on Top Times leaderboards

As the indoor season winds down in high school track and field, Unity High School sees many of its athletes among the best in the state, according to the website Illinois Prep Top Times. After last Wednesday’s third “mini-meet” at the University of Illinois Armory, the Rockets have a pair of individuals and a relay team atop the Class 1A leaderboard.


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