Tolono

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.


A new school year set to begin

You probably wouldn’t notice by looking at a calendar (or a thermometer), but summer is almost over, at least as far as sports are concerned. Summer youth leagues, camps and travel teams have just about wrapped up their schedules, and tryouts and practices for fall sports will begin shortly, or have already started.


Pair from Unity to play in national tourney

A pair of Unity High School seniors will be participating this weekend in a national fast-pitch softball tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Haleigh Loschen and Chasey Edenburn will be playing for the Charleston Power in the Triple Crown Sports East Coast Summer Nationals, which begins Wednesday morning and continues through Sunday.


Budget ended with positive figures

Despite the state’s financial woes, the Unit 7 school district is maintaining a positive fund balance at the end of the fiscal year.
Superintendent Andy Larson told the school board Wednesday that the education, building and transportation funds all have positive balances.
“We’re in a place 95 percent of the districts are not,” Larson said.


Furniture bid OK’d for new building

The village board Tuesday approved a bid for furniture for the new police station.
Trustees Anna Morris and Vicki Buffo opposed the decision to accept Stocks’ bid for 35 chairs over higher bids from Techline, Midwest and Rogards. The $21,021 bid will need to be revised since it was actually for 50 chairs with casters, and the board decided to forego the caster feature.


UJHS baseball tryouts set for July 31, Aug. 1

Unity Junior High School will hold tryouts for the baseball team on Monday, July 31, and Tuesday, Aug. 1. Tryouts will be conducted both days from 9 to 11 at the Rocket Baseball Field at Unity High School.

Read the full story in the July 13 issue of The County Star.


Grand opening for Tolono police station nearing

A grand opening for the new police station is tentatively scheduled for the first week of August.
Village officials are still shopping for furnishings, using the remaining money from a loan for the building, which will also serve as the meeting place for the village board. A total of nine chairs for the conference room table and 28 audience chairs will be needed.


Tolono firefighter enlists with U.S. Army

A Unity graduate is going from serving his community to serving his country and had a special Independence Day to mark the start of his military career.
Cameron Friedlein, 20, joined the Tolono fire department as an 18-year-old.


Tee Ball Fun Day

The Tolono Park District hosted a Tee Ball Fun Day Picnic on June 17.


Spencer, Fisher, Barnard make All-Area All-Okaw squads

The members of the 2017 Unity High School baseball team have been named to the News-Gazette’s All-Area Team, which was announced in Sunday’s editions. Graduating senior Zach Spencer was named to the Second Team, while fellow grad Bobby Barnard was picked to receive Special Mention, and incoming senior Jon Fisher was selected to receive Honorable Mention.


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