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Search for village administrator down to six candidates

RANTOUL — The search to fill the vacant Rantoul village administrator position is down to six candidates.

Human resources Director Tony Peyton said background checks will be made on all six, after which phone interviews will conducted.

A committee appointed to help select the top candidates will meet again tonight (July 23).


Top Gun Largecar Shootout this weekend at airport

RANTOUL — The seventh annual Top Gun Largecar Shootout will be held this weekend on the grounds of Rantoul Airport.

Despite its “largecar” name, the show primarily highlights semi truck rigs and all things associated with them — but other types of vehicles are also featured.

The show opens Friday and runs into Sunday morning.


Ludlow board studies proposal to cut down water bill late fees

LUDLOW — A Ludlow Village Board committee will study a proposal that would reduce the time residents have to pay water bills before being penalized.

Mayor Pete Walker said village attorney Jack Waaler recommended the board shave from 45 days to 30 days the time residents have to pay their water bills or be considered overdue.


RTHS class of 1954 sets 60-year reunion

RANTOUL — Rantoul Township High School class of 1954 will hold its 60-year reunion Friday and Saturday, Aug. 1 and 2.

At 5 p.m. Friday the class will gather at the home of Vern and Patsy Franzen, 2940 CR 2000E, Dillsburg, 3 miles east of Rantoul. Bring goodies to share.  Franzen will furnish the chicken.


Mayor to appoint replacement for Jones

RANTOUL — Mayor Chuck Smith said he has had four people express interest in a vacant seat on the village board.

The seat came open when Trustee Roger Jones announced at the July study session of the village board that he would be resigning his post. He did not give a reason.


AT&T donates to veterans memorial

RANTOUL — AT&T, which operates a call center in Rantoul, has given $1,000 toward construction of a local veterans memorial.

Jeff Adduci, director of external affairs for the company, presented the check to Jim Cheek, chairman of the memorial fundraising committee, last week.

Adduci said AT&T is honored to recognize veterans who have served stateside and abroad.


Church schedules God Bless Our Children event

RANTOUL — First Baptist Church of Rantoul will host a God Bless Our Children event from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24.

Every family and child in the community is invited to attend a children and family concert presented by Greg Strange. There will be a blessing service offered to children of all ages.


Registration at RCS scheduled Aug. 6-8

RANTOUL — Mandatory registration for all Rantoul City Schools students is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Aug. 6 to 8 at the Eater Junior High Annex.

Students will receive their teacher assignment as well as busing information.
 


Gifford Grade School registration Aug. 6, 7

GIFFORD — Gifford Grade School will hold registration for the 2014-15 school year from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 6 and 7.

To attend school, a child must be at least 5 years old prior to Sept. 1. An updated physical with immunization record will be required for all students entering kindergarten, sixth grade and students transferring from out of state.


Program to prepare kids for emergencies

GIFFORD — Gifford United Methodist Church, in conjunction with Red Cross, will offer a Pillowcase Project at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 29.

The class teaches children how to be ready in the event of an emergency.

“This is a great program for elementary-age children,” the Rev. Lisa Wiedman, pastor of the church, said.


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