No serious injuries in team bus crash near Flatville

FLATVILLE — No one was seriously injured when a school bus taking Hoopeston Area Middle School students to a volleyball game collided with another vehicle early Monday evening.

Lt. Brian Mennenga, of the Champaign County sheriff’s office, said the accident occurred about 5 p.m. at the intersection of county roads 2500 North and 2100 East.

Drug, gun charges amount to 11 felonies

URBANA — A Rantoul man arrested Friday after police said they found more than 100 pounds of cannabis, other drugs and guns in his home faces up to 50 years in prison if convicted of the most serious of the charges filed against him.

Rantoul board retains village attorney

RANTOUL — Village board members have approved a letter of engagement to retain Ken Beth as village attorney.

The board approved the extension, which includes a raise, by 5-1 vote, with trustee Terry Workman voting against it.

RTHS beefing up English learner support

RANTOUL — Rantoul Township High School plans to add a second teacher to the English learner classroom next year.

'I’m beginning to understand why the state is in the (dire financial) condition it is in'

RANTOUL — Newly minted 104th District State Rep. Mike Marron (R-rural Fithian) recently attended the 100th General Assembly veto session and said his “eyes were opened.”

“I’m beginning to understand why the state is in the (dire financial) condition it is in,” Marron said.

RCS introducing two school improvement program expenditures

RANTOUL — A pair of school improvement programs (SIPs) were unanimously approved by the Rantoul City Schools board Thursday night.

Potomac PTO's annual carnival set Feb. 1

Rantoul Press correspondent

POTOMAC — The Potomac PTO will hold its sixth annual carnival from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at the grade school.

St. Malachy honor roll, PAC winners named

RANTOUL — Second quarter honor roll and Principal Academic Challenge lists have been released at St. Malachy School.

HIGHEST (all As)

Third grade — Chase Anderson, Corinne Dams, Tucker Fox, Joshua James and Bionca Walton.

Fourth grade — Khloee McMorris.

Fifth grade — Emma Martin and Joel McCallister.

Sixth grade — Jacob Fox.

Klimas named Exchange student of month

RANTOUL — Rachel Klimas has been named the Rantoul Exchange Club student of the month.

The senior at Rantoul Township High School is a daughter of Dave and Jan Klimas of rural Rantoul.

She ranks first in her class of 173 students with a grade point average of 5.671.

Up against the wall, Mr. Principal

GIFFORD — What school student wouldn't like to tape his principal to the wall?

Gifford Grade School students got to do just that Friday. Principal and soon-to-be Superintendent Jay Smith was taped to the wall as a reward to all of the students who earned the most "gotches" for good conduct.

The taping session took place during the quarterly awards assembly.

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