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Schools in Rantoul, Thomasboro, Fisher and Ludlow will welcome award-winning children’s and young adult authors Thursday and Friday, Oct. 20 and 21.
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.
CHAMPAIGN — Tyler Garard of Thomasboro has graduated from the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) Basic Firefighter Academy.
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.
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.
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.
By ZACK CARPENTER
Rantoul Press assistant news editor
RANTOUL — Excitement looms over the ongoing construction of Rantoul Eater’s brand new, state-of-the-art Innovation Center.
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 — 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.
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.