AWANA registration to open at First Baptist

RANTOUL — Drop-in registration for the AWANA program at First Baptist Church will be held from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30.

A registration fee of $10 plus $1 each week will be charged.

Parents may register their children at any time throughout the school year.

The program will begin Sept. 6.

AWANA meets from 6-7:20 p.m. Wednesdays at the church, 401 Glenwood Drive.

Finders Keepers sidewalk sale set Aug. 23 in Rantoul

RANTOUL — The second Finders Keepers sidewalk sale in downtown Rantoul will be held from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, on Sangamon Avenue.

Event coordinator Jasmyne Boyce said the July 26 event “was a huge success” with more than 200 shoppers coming out to browse the displays from 39 vendors, who reported sales of about $2,600.

Fisher man accused of using relative's credit card to buy $4,000 in jewelry

URBANA — A Fisher man is due back in court Sept. 5 after being charged with two counts of identity theft at a Champaign jewelry store.

Michael E. Brock, 50, who listed an address in the 400 block of North Third Street, was charged Monday with two counts of felony identity theft between $2,000 and $10,000.

First time since Great Depression, state defaults on RTHS payment

RANTOUL — The state of Illinois defaulted on the first general state aid payment of the new school year, but did make good on a categorical payment to RTHS that was four months overdue.

Rantoul residents have more chances to comment to village board

RANTOUL — Change was an underlying theme at last week’s Rantoul Village Board session — changes in the public comment policy at meetings, change in the location of a new fish market and a change in the scope of work on a water tower project.

Mayor Chuck Smith said the public will be able to comment during two separate times at village board meetings.

Fisher approves 10-year tree-removal plan

FISHER — Village of Fisher officials have compiled a tree-removal wish list that will likely take 10 years to fulfill based on the funds the village plans to spend.

Ludlow officials do tree work

LUDLOW — Village officials made use of a manlift that was already in town for another project to take care of some tree work in the community.

Mayor Steve Thomas said five trees were cut down using the manlift.

The equipment had been brought to town to paint the United Methodist Church. To save a rental and delivery fee, village officials worked a deal.

Caught in the act, Rantoul man charged with burglary

RANTOUL — A Rantoul man was caught allegedly burglarizing a vehicle last week in the community.

Daytan L. Davis, 21, of the 00 block of Mahoning Drive was charged with residential burglary and burglary from a vehicle.

Rural Rantoul resident earns international safety, health award

URBANA – Amy Rademaker of rural Rantoul, farm safety specialist at the Carle Center for Rural Health and Farm Safety, has received the 2017 International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health (ISASH) Practitioner Achievement Award.

Spaghetti fundraiser dinner for cancer walk set Friday

RANTOUL — A Pasta for a Cause spaghetti dinner will be held from 5-8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at First Baptist Church, 401 Glenwood Drive, to benefit the 10th annual Luke Remington I Made a Difference cancer walk.

The cancer walk will be held Sept. 9 at Rantoul Township High School.

Luminaries for the cancer walk will be pre-sold at the dinner.

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