Tim Evans

Evans: Time to move onward, outward to new challenges, adventures

When I came here just more than 10 years ago, I knew we’d have a challenge, but I was up for anything at that point in my life. I’d gone into other operations for other companies to fix newspapers, and while it was never easy, it was rewarding.

I knew one thing going in — The News-Gazette was a great company, and there were few left like it in the nation.


Evans: Bringing out memories with the holidays

The holidays are such a great time to reconnect with family and friends.

Getting back together with the Evans crew is always a treat — even though a couple of the 14-member family usually miss the New Year’s weekend celebration. We all actually get along pretty well, and there’s a lot of laughter, stories, jokes, lies, updates and tears when we do gather for the annual holiday event.


Vogelsang among active Salvation Army volunteers

RANTOUL — When you hear those bells at the local grocery store calling, the Salvation Army is asking you to give.


Evans: A bit of fame and charm comes with Rantoul

Being associated with  Rantoul has its benefits. It seems no matter where you are in the nation, you might run across someone who served at Chanute Air Force Base or knows something about Rantoul.


Ott's to reopen

RANTOUL — Ott’s Drive-In is about to reopen.

Tony and Ashley Grilo, the new owners of the popular Rantoul restaurant, announced that they hope to open the doors to the public by Thursday, Nov. 10, pending a final Champaign County Health Department inspection.


Evans: Serious decisions abound regarding Rantoul Park District Dissolution

Wow, do we have issues in this community!

The possible dissolving of Rantoul Park District has become a huge issue in the community – with neighbors taking sides against each other and lots of commentary and letters to the editor. On Tuesday, we’ll find out whether Rantoul has a park district or not after about 40 years.


Williams running for mayor

RANTOUL -- There is going to be a mayoral race in Rantoul.

Former three-term mayor Neal Williams has declared his candidacy for mayor in the April 4 election, it was announced last week.


Rantoul police officers receive award for saving life

RANTOUL -- Two Rantoul police officers were honored by their department last week for making the first Narcan save of the life of a man who had overdosed on heroin.


Gifford residents come together to help farmer suffering from cancer

Friends, neighbors and relatives all showed up to help a rural Gifford farmer suffering with cancer to combine about 295 acres of soybeans on Oct. 18.


Shop Rantoul First Launch

Rebecca Motley of the Center of Community Adaptation in Rantoul says residents of the Village of Rantoul spend an estimated $90 million every year to purchase goods and services outside the village limits.


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