The Rantoul Press

Klimas named Exchange student of month

RANTOUL — Rachel Klimas has been named the Rantoul Exchange Club student of the month.

The senior at Rantoul Township High School is a daughter of Dave and Jan Klimas of rural Rantoul.

She ranks first in her class of 173 students with a grade point average of 5.671.

Area roundup: Eagles clip Unity, IVC

RANTOUL — Rantoul’s boys basketball team avenged a loss to Illinois Valley Central at the Taylorville Holiday Tournament in late December with a 58-50 win over the Grey Ghosts on Friday night.

Porter: His shampoo is smooth, but it gives him the jitters

Rantoul Press columnist

Time got away from me, so I’m recycling a column from 2013. Recycling is good, right?

I’m not suggesting that this was the best column from the recycling bin, but it was the first one I grabbed:

Noted educator to speak at MLK program

RANTOUL — Dr. James C. Harden III will be the featured speaker at Saturday’s program in Rantoul honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Area roundup: HOIC Tournament schedule released for boys, girls basketball



At El Paso-Gridley

Game 1 — No. 8 Tri-Valley vs. No. 9 Ridgeview, 11:30 a.m.

Game 2 — No. 4 Fieldcrest vs.  No. 13 Lexington, 1 p.m.

Game 3 — No. 5 LeRoy vs. No. 12 Fisher, 2:30 p.m.

Porter: Remembering first car, an old Cadillac hearse


Rantoul Press columnist

I’m not really a “car guy,” but sometimes, I think about all the different cars I’ve had and wish I had most of them back.

Fogal: All the SHARE horses and volunteers wish everyone a Happy New Year


Rantoul Press columnist

Since we all believed in Santa, and he got our wish list, he was able to make some of our wishes come true at Society for Hooved Animals Rescue and Emergency.

Rantoul bringing back 5K

RANTOUL — Rantoul will be holding a 5K Run & Walk race at 5:45 p.m. and a 1K Kids Fun Run at 7 p.m. April 5, with the races beginning at Rantoul Township High School.

College notes

TIFFIN, Ohio — Jacob Horsch of Fisher has been named to the fall 2018 semester deans list at Heidelberg University.

Provost Dr. Beth Schwartz said to be named to the dean’s list, students must be enrolled full time and meet academic criteria set forth by the university.

Plenty of change in 2018

Change was an underlying theme for many of the top stories of 2018 — from construction of a new auto dealership facility to a new village administrator, a change to how Rantoul village trustees are elected to a long-time leader of Lincoln’s Challenge Academy retiring and a new superintendent-principal being hired at Gifford Grade School.

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