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URBANA — A Rantoul man has been charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol in connection with the death of a friend who was riding with him earlier this summer.
On Tuesday, Assistant State’s Attorney Elizabeth Dornik filed two counts of the Class 2 felony against Brent D. McCullough, 36, who listed an address in the 600 block of Heath Drive.
RANTOUL — Gary and Carole Sworthwood likely have the largest “second family” of anyone in Rantoul.
They treated the people who worked for them as kin. And the feeling was mutual.
Just ask Ann Stubblefield, Anna McElhoe and Joni Tadlock. The “family” word quickly formed on the lips of anyone when asked what it was like to work with the Sworthwoods.
RANTOUL — Rantoul City Schools recently welcomed 42 new teachers during its New Teacher Orientation sessions led by Assistant Superintendent Mike Springer. Of the 42 new teachers, 19 were due to newly created RCS positions as part of the district’s vision for improving student learning and achievement. Springer said he was excited about the orientation sessions.
RANTOUL — After meeting as a group and looking at data about study halls, the Rantoul Township High School educational leadership team has come to the conclusion that those 30-minute periods are not being used as effectively as they can be by both students and teachers.
FISHER — Fisher schools Superintendent Barb Thompson presented the current fiscal year budget to the school board Monday night. For the fourth straight year it is being balanced by using district reserves in the education and operations and maintenance funds.
Rantoul Plaza became a jungle last week.
Jungle Safari, complete with exotic animals from another world, set up a tent in the parking lot of the plaza.
RANTOUL — St. Malachy School will celebrate its 100th anniversary this year with a variety of activities.
The first of the activities includes a centennial homecoming weekend the first weekend of September.
People can cheer on the Tigers at 4:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5 at Knights of Columbus baseball field in Rantoul.
RANTOUL — Dr. Bob Robinson practiced dentistry for 49 years in Rantoul before retiring late last year.
Robinson is likely glad to see the building at 700 E. Grove Ave., where he practiced for so many years, remain a dentist’s office.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the sparkling remodeled facility Friday afternoon — home to Dr. Benjamin Scott and Dr. Robert Schorsch.
RANTOUL — Members of the Rantoul Township High School faculty and administration gathered at the Youth Center last Wednesday for an ice cream social as a way to kick off the new school year.
“We just wanted to get everybody together and get the school year started off on a positive note and hit the ground running,” RTHS Principal Todd Wilson said.
RANTOUL — The Rantoul Theatre Group will hold auditions for the final three shows of the season.
Auditions for “Acting Can Be Murder,” are scheduled 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 6 and noon-4 p.m. Sept. 7 at Grissom Hall Theatre, 914 Arends Blvd., Rantoul.
Director Tina Killeen is seeking adults to fill six male and eight female roles.