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Clean-Up Rantoul set in May

RANTOUL — The annual spring Clean-Up Rantoul effort will be held in May, but with a bit of a twist.

Organizer Sonna Iorio said there will be no set date for the event. Volunteers will sign up to clean up an area of town but will do it at a time that is convenient for them.


Resident to ask village to consider backyard chickens in Rantoul

RANTOUL — A supporter of urban chickens hopes the backyard fowl will someday be allowed in Rantoul.

Rose Smith said she will speak to the village board about the subject at its study session Tuesday night.


PVO school board elects Flessner president

ROYAL — Darrin Flessner will return as president, Dick Harms as vice president and Chad Barnes as secretary of the Prairieview-Ogden school board.

The board re-elected those three at its April meeting and canvassed results from the April 4 election, including Flessner with 511 votes, Tim Harms with 489 votes and Dick Harms with 484 votes.


Area students exhibit at Parkland Art, Design Student Juried Exhibition

CHAMPAIGN — Several area students have works on display at the Parkland College Art and Design Student Juried Exhibition, which runs through May 6 at the Giertz Gallery

They include:

Gifford: Shawna Gernentz;

Paxton: Jarrett Bender and Emily Goetting;

Rantoul: Sarah Huff and William Wagner;


Armstrong High third quarter honor roll released

ARMSTRONG — Third quarter honor roll has been released at Armstrong Township High School.

HIGH HONORS (4.0 grade point average or higher

Seniors — Holley Hambleton and Ashlyn Logue.

Juniors — Madison Gayheart, Holliane Logue and Dalacie Singh.

Sophomores — Dalton Loschen, Sydney O’Brien, Grace Reynolds, Marissa Rush and Nicole Sprague.


Police investigate death of Fisher man in wreck

RANTOUL — Champaign County sheriff’s deputies continue to investigate a weekend crash in the northern part of the county that killed one person and injured another.


Rantoul church to host grief seminar

RANTOUL — First United Methodist Church Rantoul will host a Saturday morning seminar on April 29, titled, “Grieving in a Forward Direction.”

The program will be presented from 8:30 a.m.-noon.

The Rev. Don Follis, director of pastor-to-pastor initiatives in Champaign-Urbana, will present the program.


Test drive event to benefit RTHS

RANTOUL — A Rantoul dealership will hold a test drive event this weekend that will benefit Rantoul Township High School.

The Ford Drive for Your School event will pay $20 for each person who test drives a Ford vehicle, up to 300 test drives. The event could raise up to $6,000 for the high school.


Palumbo elected Ludlow Grade School board president

LUDLOW — School board members elected Darla Palumbo board president at their monthly meeting last week.

Palumbo previously served as board secretary.

Other officers elected: Jill Jamison as vice president (she had previously served as president), and Mark Nuku as secretary.


No sale: Fisher board votes not to sell water, wastewater systems

FISHER — The Fisher Village Board will not sell its water and wastewater systems, at least not now.


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