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.

Fines mulled for illegal leaf burning

At its next meeting, the Tolono village board will consider amending its leaf burning ordinance to allow violators to be fined.

Report cards may be more in-depth

If all goes according to plan, Unity elementary school students could be bringing home more comprehensive report cards next year.
Administrators brought the idea of more standards-based report cards to the Unit 7 school board at its meeting last Tuesday.

Unity High girls’ hoops gets season under way this week

The 2015-16 winter sports season officially gets started this week as the Unity girls’ basketball team opens its season at the Lady Bunnie/Lady Falcon Tournament at Fisher and Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley high schools. The Rockets opened the tourney with games against Paxton-Buckley-Loda on Monday and Iroquois West on Tuesday at GCMS. Unity will conclude pool play at 7 p.m.

A tale of 2 titles: Unity’s road to Peoria

A lot has been made about the Unity boys’ cross-country team’s unbeaten record during the 2015 season. The Rockets placed first in the team standings of all 12 meets in which they competed, sometimes by ridiculously large margins. But the girls’ squad exerted their own brand of dominance en route to a state championship.

Read the full story in the Nov. 19 issue of The County Star.

Rockets, Spartans meet again with trip to DeKalb on the line

Over the years, fans of the Unity Rockets and the St. Joseph-Ogden Spartans have come to expect their favorite teams will meet in the playoffs, where one team will win and move on, while the other will pack up the helmets and shoulder pads and get ready for basketball or wrestling.

Last-minute TD takes Rockets into semifinal vs. SJO

The Unity Rockets twice overcame two-touchdown deficits Saturday and scored a touchdown and a two-point conversion with 17 seconds remaining to defeat Monticello 41-34 in a Class 3A quarterfinal football game at Monticello. The victory moved the Rockets into the semifinals for the first time since 2012 and will pit Unity against St.

Museum to be open for Veterans Day

The Tolono Historical Society building will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
In addition, the organization has been renamed the Tolono Historical Society and Veterans Museum.
The organization selected Susan Atkins, widow of developer Clint Atkins, as the Entrepreneur of the Year. Susan Atkins is a Tolono native.

Coyote hunt gets rejected

The village will not be sponsoring a coyote hunt.
When reports of coyote sightings began surfacing earlier this year, the village board hired a professional trapper, who caught four males and a female. But the sightings persisted, and former village trustee Jeff Revell proposed that the village sponsor an organized hunt for the animals.

Oct. 21 Unit 7 school board meeting agenda

Board of Education Meeting
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
UJHS Media Center, Tolono
7:00 p.m.
1.  Call to Order
2.  Roll Call

3.  Pledge of Allegiance

4.  Adopt Agenda for regular meeting
5. Consent Agenda Items:

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