Authors of children's and young adult books coming to Rantoul, Thomasboro and Fisher

Schools in Rantoul, Thomasboro, Fisher and Ludlow will welcome award-winning children’s and young adult authors Thursday and Friday, Oct. 20 and 21.

PVO North students to get Chromebooks

ROYAL — Prairieview-Ogden students will receive new Chromebooks and CPUs thanks to grant money received by the district.

The school board learned at its meeting last week that the district had received a $18,746 federal grant for purchase of the items.

Garard completes IFSI Basic Firefighter Academy

CHAMPAIGN — Tyler Garard of Thomasboro has graduated from the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) Basic Firefighter Academy.

RTHS Halloween Extravaganza set Oct. 26

RANTOUL — Rantoul Township High School Future Business Leaders of America will host its sixth annual Halloween Extravaganza.

The extravaganza is set from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26.

The event is for children ages 2-12 to come to the high school and enjoy a Halloween-themed evening of activity.

Tri-County youngsters to present 'Holka Polka'

PAXTON — Tri-County Players Kids’ Campers will perform “Holka Polka,” written by D.M. Larson, for the culmination of the fifth annual Kids’ Camp for third- to fifth-graders.

Putting her needle away, Bushley to close quilt shop

RANTOUL — After more than two decades in the business, Kathy Bushley has decided to put away her quilting needles, at least professionally. Her business, Kathy’s Needle and I, located at East Grove Avenue in the Rantoul Plaza shopping center, is calling it quits Oct. 29.

Sparkling new Innovation Center making progress at Eater

Rantoul Press assistant news editor

RANTOUL — Excitement looms over the ongoing construction of Rantoul Eater’s brand new, state-of-the-art Innovation Center.

Mum's the word for village officials on dissolution question

RANTOUL — Prior to the Nov. 8 election, village officials won’t be providing information on how they will maintain park district property if voters opt to dissolve the park district.

Fisher board approves excavator purchase

FISHER — The Fisher Village Board has authorized the major purchase of a piece of equipment that will make work easier and safer for its employees.

The village will spend up to $95,000 for a hydro vac excavator from Vermeer Corp..

Water department head Ron Ragle told the board he and other employees can get a lot of work done with the excavator.

Moisture delays opening new Ludlow Community Center

LUDLOW — Too much moisture in the concrete base has delayed opening of the new Ludlow Community Center.

Mayor Pete Walker said it is imperative the moisture level be reduced to at least 90 percent — it’s now at 95 percent — or new flooring would be affected.

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