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Online dating services have grown in popularity in recent years — using new-age technology to pair people of similar likes, needs and beliefs.
A Fort Worth, Texas, firm is a matchmaker of a different sort, seeking to pair retail businesses with communities where they will thrive. In other words, a “match made in heaven.”
The Rantoul Village Board reviewed a proposal that will raise the rate charged by Rantoul to the village of Thomasboro for treatment of its wastewater.
Thomasboro currently pays $2.61 per 1,000 gallons. The charge will be increased to $2.96 in 2014, $3.62 in 2015 and $3.84 in 2016. The board will vote on the proposal at its Dec. 10 meeting.
GIFFORD — Nothing is going to stop Christmas from coming to Gifford if Brooke Billings has anything to say about it.
The former Chanute Air Force Base Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) told the public how the board is working with Rantoul Township High School and Eater Junior High School in Rantoul about educational opportunities at the base at the Nov. 21 meeting.
The former Chanute Air Force Base Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) cut the number of its meetings from four times a year to twice a year at its Nov. 21 meeting held at the Rantoul Business Center.
THOMASBORO — As the Nov. 17 storm system swept through Central Illinois, many took heed of the tornado warnings and sought shelter. But some ventured out into the pouring rain and high winds to scan the skies for twisters.
For as long as she can remember Julie Kiefer has been interested in photography.
“I’ve been doing photos all my life,” she said. “I’ve always had a camera.”
Her love of the visual profession continues as she now has a shop in downtown Rantoul. Kiefer Photography held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday at 111 E. Sangamon Ave.
Cody Tatar has been named Rantoul Exchange Club Student of the Month.
Tatar, son of Jason and Michelle Tatar of Rantoul, ranked fourth out of his class of 199 students entering the school year with a 4.756 grade point average.
His school activities have included jazz band, baseball, football, basketball, Help Peers and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
LINCOLN — A Rantoul Press photographer whose photo of the Nov. 17 tornado that devastated Gifford was circulated in newspapers worldwide was contacted by the National Weather Service in Lincoln to provide information about the storm.
THOMASBORO — Thomasboro Grade School’s tax levy is expected to be 13.94 percent higher than the previous year.
The district will levy $617,614.
The school board will hold a public hearing on the proposed tax levy at 5:55 p.m., just prior to its 6 p.m. monthly meeting Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the school.