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Big crowd expected for Saturday's BBQ cookoff in Paxton

PAXTON — Saturday’s third annual Paxton Swine ‘N’ Dine BBQ Contest & Festival represents not only a chance for area residents to test their grilling talents in an organized competition, it is an opportunity for some to get their name out as a local barbecue vendor.


Liquor advisory committee meeting scheduled Monday

RANTOUL — A meeting of the liquor advisory committee of the Rantoul Village Board will be held at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, in the conference room of the municipal building, 333 S. Tanner St.

The meeting will be to discuss increasing the number of liquor licenses and to discuss business plan consulting.


Eight residents show their volunteer spirit

Eight volunteers gave of their time Saturday to install two courtside benches at the Maplewood Sports Complex as part of Rantoul Park Pride’s basketball court restoration project.


Still on the fence: Village still weighing garbage-removal options

RANTOUL — Area waste hauling company representatives addressed additional questions last week as village officials mull the possibility of Rantoul switching to a single-hauler system.


Fisher sees benefit of single-hauler system

FISHER — A single-hauler mandatory garbage system is the only way to go.

At least for Fisher.

That’s the opinion of Fisher Mayor Milt Kelly.


Parents concerned about limited physical education at RCS

RANTOUL — With changes being made to the physical education programs at many Rantoul City Schools District schools, the RCS board was made aware of parents’ concerns


Gifford detachment a big issue for advisory board

RANTOUL — The new advisory board consisting of representatives from Rantoul Township High School and its feeder schools (Gifford, Thomasboro, Ludlow, Rantoul City Schools) discussed the Gifford Grade School detachment issue during its first meeting.


Rantoul Village Board formally approves hiring new administrator

RANTOUL — The village board, without comment, formally approved hiring a new village administrator.

Jeffrey Fiegenschuh, who holds the administrator position in Windsor Heights, Iowa, will take the Rantoul post Oct. 13.


Four seats to be up for election on Rantoul Village Board

RANTOUL — Voters will elect four trustees to the village board in the April 7 general election.

To be filled are four-year terms for seats held by Jennifer Fox, Henry Gamel and Chad Smith and a two-year term for the seat held by Gary Wilson.

Wilson was appointed to the board after the recent resignation of Roger Jones.


Loan money available to replace Ludlow water mains

LUDLOW — Loan funds are available for the village of Ludlow to replace its water main system.

Mayor Pete Walker said at last week’s monthly village board meeting that Champaign County Regional Planning Commission officials told him funds are available at 2 percent interest.

The project would cost about $350,000.


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