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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.


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.


School chief sees future upgrades

In the last few years, the Unit 7 school district has done renovations at Unity High School and expanded Unity West Elementary School.
“As we look forward, our population is probably as big as it’s ever been,” Superintendent Andy Larson told the school board Monday.


Dance contest

The Unity Rockettes hosted an IDTA regional contest on Saturday at the Rocket Center.


Solution to unpaid water bills eyed

The village board is trying to address a problem with renters moving out without paying water bills.
In August, village treasurer Robert Kouzmanoff presented the board with an eight-page list of closed accounts that owed a total of $27,073.85 in unpaid water bills.


Traffic backed up on I-57

Illinois State Police troopers are on the scene of a jack-knifed semi in the median on Interstate 57 at milepost 226 (between Pesotum and Tolono exits). Traffic is slowed and
backed up in both directions. Vehicles are continuing to slide into the ditch. Northbound is down to one lane at milepost 226.


Unity West presents ‘The Nutcracker’

Unity West Elementary School’s third-graders presented “The Nutcracker” last Thursday night at Unity High School.


3 Rockets named to All-Area, All-Okaw teams

A trio of Unity Rockets were named to the Okaw Valley Conference’s All-Conference Team, as well as the News-Gazette’s All-Area Team for their performances on the volleyball court this fall.
Seniors Abby Maxwell and Lauren Wendling were both named to the Okaw Valley’s First Team All-Conference unit.


Unity wrestlers rounding into shape

The Unity High School wrestling team has been busy early in its 2016-17 season preparing for a season that could include up to 40 matches for squad members. Many of the Rockets have been making the transition from fall sports to wrestling, while others have been working to gain or reduce weight in order to fit into a certain weight class.


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