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All park district property would go to village if ballot question passes

RANTOUL — If Rantoul residents in November vote to dissolve the Rantoul Park District, all park district-owned property will revert to the village of Rantoul.

That includes Brookhill Golf Course and park, which lie outside the village limits.

The village board does not have the option to refuse ownership/operation of the property, according to Illinois municipal code.


Dance team at RTHS continues its stellar run

RANTOUL — The Rantoul Township High School dance team came away with several awards and honors at the Universal Dance Association camp at the University of Illinois July 29-Aug.1


Fatal DUI case to proceed to trial

PAXTON — A Ford County judge ruled Monday that probable cause exists to proceed with the prosecution of a 25-year-old rural Paxton man on three felony drunken-driving charges stemming from an Aug. 1 traffic crash that killed a 19-year-old woman.


Applications being accepted for Miss, Little Miss Rantoul Fall Fest Pageant

RANTOUL — Rantoul Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Miss and Little Miss Rantoul Fall Fest Pageant.

Any girl ages 5-10 may compete in the Little Miss category.

For the Miss competition, girls ages 16-21 may compete.

Application deadline is Sept. 9.


Army vet Buck takes balloon ride in stride

GIFFORD — To celebrate his 89th birthday, Ray Buck went for a ride.

About 1,800 feet in the air.

“What a view,” the Army veteran said. “Loved seeing all the area from so far up in the air.”


'Best budget I've had in 10 years'

LUDLOW — With Superintendent Dru Lobmaster calling it the “best budget I’ve had in 10 years,” the Ludlow school board last week adopted a tentative 2016-17 budget that is $86,460 in the black.

The largest fund, the educational fund, was in the black by $70,023 with total anticipated revenues of $979,277 and estimated expenditures of $909,254.


PVO school board adopts balanced budget

ROYAL — The Prairieview-Ogden school board approved a tentative budget for the 2016-17 school year that is $78,120 in the black.
In all funds, anticipated revenues exceed anticipated expenses except for the education fund, which is $11,345 in the red. In that fund, revenue was projected at $2,469,575 compared to expenditures of $2,480,920.


Sept. 1 due date for second tax installment

URBANA — Thursday, Sept. 1, is the due date for the second installment of Champaign County real estate taxes.

A Sept. 1 postmark will be accepted as on time.


Financial aid night Sept. 13 at RTHS

RANTOUL — The Rantoul Township High School counseling center will host a financial aid night at 6:30 Tuesday, Sept. 13, in the school library.

The program will give parents of seniors the opportunity to learn about the college financial aid process.


'Star Trek' TV marathon set Sept. 8

RANTOUL — A marathon showing of the original “Star Trek” TV series will be held at Rantoul Public Library.

The marathon will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 — exactly 50 years after the show was first aired, beginning a three-year run. The marathon will continue until 8:45 p.m.

The USS BortaS Sci-Fi Club will host the marathon.


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