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“Windy Hollow” to open at Market Street Theatre

PAXTON — Tri-County Players will feature junior high students in the production “Windy Hollow” by Ian McCutcheon.  

The play will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, and Saturday, Sept. 22, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at Paxton Market Street Theatre, 120 N. Market St.


Marron to be in Rantoul

RANTOUL — State Rep. Mike Marron (R-104), will hold office hours to hear residents’ concerns next week in Rantoul.

Marron, who was recently sworn in to take the Illinois House of Representatives seat formerly held by Chad Hays, will be in Rantoul from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Rantoul Area Chamber of Commerce office, 120 E. Sangamon Ave.


Shimkus sending staff to Rantoul

RANTOUL — An aide to U.S. Rep. John Shimkus (R-15) will be available Tuesday, Sept. 25, in Rantoul to speak with residents about any problems they may be having with federal government agencies.

The staff member will be available from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Rantoul municipal building, 333 S. Tanner St.


Board approves route changes to bus system that has seen ridership climb

RANTOUL — Village Administrator Rick Snider called it “an unqualified success in terms of ridership.”

The Eagle Express fixed-route bus system, which transports people to in-town stops, continues to add new riders.


RTHS study hall incentive proposed

RANTOUL — Rantoul Township High School administrators have proposed students who meet grade and attendance criteria be excused from study hall on the last day of the school week.


Subdivision, solar farm get Fisher OK

FISHER — The Fisher Village Board looked favorably on two development projects — clearing the way for a new subdivision and a solar facility.

The board approved a request from Phillip and Deborah Shields for approval of a minor subdivision of their property located at 3213 County Road 600 E, about 1 mile north of the corporate limits of Fisher.


Ludlow board to focus on rundown properties

LUDLOW — The village board has adopted a more aggressive approach to ordinance enforcement regarding rundown properties.

The board had a lengthy discussion regarding the clean up of properties at last week’s monthly board meeting.


England to be inducted into Fisher Hall of Fame

FISHER — Matt England, a 1989 Fisher High School graduate, will inducted this week into the Fisher Hall of Fame.

Following high school, England earned a degree in computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1994.


Fisher High celebrating homecoming

FISHER — Fisher High School is celebrating homecoming this week with a theme of "Fantasy Land."

The parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept.19, with a pep rally to follow.

The seniors have chosen a theme of  “Outer Space/Aliens,” juniors have chosen “Pirates,” sophomores have chosen “Medieval Times,” and freshmen have chosen “Neverland.”


Groups set car wash fundraiser

RANTOUL — Two student clubs at Rantoul Township High School — Future Business Leaders of America and Interact Club — will hold a car wash fundraiser from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22.

The car wash will be at The Gathering Place, located in the back lot of First United Methodist Church.

There will also be baked goods available for sale.

 


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