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.

Bonds to be issued for renovations

Unit 7 school district officials plan to issue $3 million alternative revenue bonds to complete infrastructure projects at the high school.
For the bond issue, there will be a 30-day petition period beginning March 15. If five percent of registered voters submit a petition to the district within that timeframe, the bond issue will have to be put on a ballot for voters to approve.

Unity opens track season at University of Illinois Armory mini-meet

In a sign that’s just as reliable as the groundhog, the Unity High School track and field teams heralded the impending arrival of spring by participating in their first “mini-meet” at the University of Illinois Armory last Wednesday evening.

Unity wrestling sends 4 to state finals

No one knows for sure how long it has been, but for the first time in a long time Unity High School will have multiple representatives at the Illinois High School Association’s Individual State Wrestling Finals this weekend at the University of Illinois’ State Farm Center.

Unity beats Maroa, falls to Monticello in girls’ regional

The Unity High School girls’ basketball team saw its 2016-17 season come to a close last Thursday night when the Rockets lost to Monticello, 55-15, in the championship game of the Argenta-Oreana Class 2A Regional Tournament. It was the Rockets’ third loss to the Sages this season, all by margins of 35-plus points.

Wheeler scores 1,000th point in Rockets’ win over STM

The atmosphere at last Friday night’s Unity-St. Thomas More boys’ basketball game reminded many in attendance of the “good old days” of high school basketball.

Dog left outside is now indoors

A dog in the 100 block of Daggy Street that had been chained up outside has been taken inside the house by the owner, according to a family member who wished to remain anonymous.

Alleged neglect to spur legal action

The village has decided to take legal action against the owners of a property in the 100 block of Daggy Street that is in disrepair and is home to a dog that is allegedly being neglected.

Town won’t take part in electronics recycling

The village will not participate in the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission’s countywide electronics recycling events.

New water payment option to be offered to customers

The village will begin offering an alternative payment method to water customers.
Village treasurer Robert Kouzmanoff told the village board Tuesday that a convenience fee of 2.75 percent could be applied to credit card payments, and an additional fee of 50 cents could be applied for payments below $100.
The other option would be for the village to absorb the fee, Kouzmanoff said.

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