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.

Rabe to have book signing on July 23

Tolono author Jean Rabe will sign copies of three new books from 6 to 9 p.m. July 23 at Champaign’s Barnes & Noble.
WordFire Press this month is releasing “The Cauldron,” “The Love-Haight Case Files” and “Pockets of Darkness.”
“They’re very different,” Rabe said.

Read the full story in the July 16 issue of The County Star.

Annual Tolono Fun Day festival held

The annual Tolono Fun Day Festival was held on June 26 and 27 at West Side Park in Tolono.

Rockets place four players on All-Area and All-Okaw teams

The Unity Rockets baseball program had four players named to postseason honor squads recently. Senior Robby Crouse was selected to the Second Team on the News-Gazette’s All-Area team, while junior Zach Gadbury and sophomores Bobby Barnard and Zach Spencer were picked to receive Honorable Mention.
The quartet was also selected to the Okaw Valley Conference’s All-Conference team.

Porter selected as Unity High School’s new coach

Hall of Fame coach Tom Porter has been hired to be the new wrestling coach at Unity High School, succeeding Bob Case, who resigned in April after 25 years, the longest tenure of any wrestling coach at the school. Porter’s appointment was announced at last Wednesday’s Unit 7 school board meeting.

Mid State Blaze 14u loses pair against Mt. Zion, Effingham

The Mid State Blaze 14u softball team had a rough night last Wednesday in games against Effingham and Mt. Zion. Playing in Mattoon, the Blaze lost a 9-1 decision to the Effingham Flames, then fell behind to Mt. Zion by a 12-1 count before losing 12-7.

Unity Rebels 10u team qualifies for World Series

The Unity Rebels 10u softball team has qualified for the National Softball Association’s Class B World Series, scheduled for July 20 through 26 in Hamilton County, Ind., just north of Indianapolis. The Rebels punched their ticket to the World Series by placing fourth at a tournament in Charleston.

Youth football camp

The Unity Youth Football Camp was held June 15 through 17 at Unity High School. Sessions were held for incoming fifth- and sixth-graders, seventh- and eighth-graders and for ninth-graders.

Tolono Fun Day festival this weekend

Tolono Fun Day is coming.
Events will start on Friday night and continue into Saturday.
The 5K Kracker Klassic steps off at 7 p.m. Friday, June 27, at West Side Park.

Read the full story in the June 25 issue of The County Star.

Tolono teenager serves as honorary Senate page

A Tolono teenager recently had the chance to be an honorary page in the Illinois Senate.
Adam Munds received the honor for winning the 2014 Most Innovative Blood Drive Coordinator Award from the Illinois Coaltion of Community Blood Centers. Munds coordinates the annual RC Fest event and donates all proceeds to Community Blood Services of Illinois.

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