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.

Mumps cases found at Unity

Mumps cases have been found at Unity High School as students were diagnosed with the contagious viral infection.

Some drainage relief under way

 A resident of the 200 block of North Elizabeth Street came to the village board last Tuesday looking for relief from drainage problems.
“We’ve always had significant flooding at the intersection (with Reynolds Street),” Jana Terven said.

Breakfast honors cancer survivors

A wind storm in 2001 led to an unexpected diagnosis for Philo resident Lowell Cooper.
He was picking up fallen tree limbs when he began experiencing what turned out to be symptoms of colon cancer.
He was in surgery the next week.

Read the full story in the April 14 issue of The County Star.

Superintendent: Unity Junior High School safe despite student fight

Superintendent Andy Larson wants to assure Unity Junior High School students’ parents that their children are safe at the school.
There was an altercation involving two students as they were getting off of the bus last Wednesday morning at the school.
“It got physical, and some words were exchanged,” Larson said.

Read the full story in the April 14 issue of The County Star.

Program helps failing students

Unity Junior High School Principal Laura Fitzgerald recently told the school board about a program that addresses students with failing grades.
“We see a lot of great progress,” counselor Stephanie Grussing said.
At the end of the first semester, about 15 percent of junior high students were failing one or more classes.

Three chosen for Hall of Fame

Three graduates of Unity High School have been selected as the 13th class of inductees to the Unity High School Alumni Hall of Fame.
The 13th class will include a police officer, a scientist and a music composer. School staff and the National Honor Society will honor the inductees at a banquet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 14.

Rocket baseball wins three during opening week

The Unity High School baseball team was able to play all three of its games scheduled for last week, almost an accomplishment by itself.
Better yet for coach Tom Kimball and his Rockets was the fact that Unity won all three games, defeating Tri-Valley 16-8, Salt Fork 7-5, and Leroy 3-0 to get off to a 3-0 start for the 2016 season.

Start funds for police station OK’d

The village board on Tuesday approved up to $12,750 to be spent for the first phase of a plan to build a new police station at the site of the former east side fire station.
The first phase will involve project architect Scott Burge of Farnsworth Group meeting with the police department and any village trustees who want to participate in the process to develop conceptual plans.

Unity West joins Jump Rope, Hoops for Heart efforts

Unity West Elementary School raised over $7,000 online alone for the American Heart Association recently by jumping rope or shooting hoops.
On March 16 students in kindergarten through third grade took part in Jump Rope for Heart, while fourth- and fifth-graders participated in Hoops for Heart. Older students get an hour of physical education that day instead of the usual 30 minutes.

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