Tears of happiness for safe return of missing Rantoul boys

RANTOUL — The parents of a pair of Rantoul boys who were missing for about 18 hours Friday and Saturday were “overjoyed” when the boys were found safe late Saturday morning.

RTHS choirs to perform Christmas concert

RANTOUL — The Rantoul Township High School choirs will be performing in their upcoming holiday concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, in the high school cafetorium.

All choirs, including the RTHS madrigals, chamber choir, women’s chorale and concert choir will be lifting their voices in song and spreading some holiday cheer.  

The concert is free, and all are invited.  

Former Rantoul family loses house to Tennessee fire

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. — Terry Flick was preparing for bed Monday evening when his daughter came in and told him someone was pounding on the front door.

It was his neighbor warning them to evacuate.  Fire was fast approaching their home.

He said, ‘We’re got to go. There’s embers everywhere!’”

Weight Watchers to start in Rantoul

RANTOUL — Weight Watchers is coming to Rantoul.

The weight-loss group will start with a meeting at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Rantoul Recreation Building, 100 E. Flessner Ave.

Weigh-in begins at 9 a.m., and the meeting begins at 9:30. The group meets weekly. Everyone who signs up Dec. 7 will receive a free gift.

Rantoul resident's brother dies in Urbana shooting

URBANA — A Rantoul resident’s brother died in a Saturday shooting in Urbana.

Urbana police spent much of Sunday following leads into the shooting death of the 21-year-old Urbana man.

Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said Robert Lee Brown, 21, was shot multiple times in several areas of his body about 8 p.m. Saturday. He was a brother of Ericka Strickland of Rantoul.

Trio charged in theft of metal from Chanute building

URBANA — Three people who allegedly stole copper from a building on the former Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul last week have been charged with burglary.

Rantoul Police Sgt. Justin Bouse said on Nov. 22, a woman called police to report having seen a red pickup truck outside Faktor Hall, a vacant building in the 200 block of Wiseman Street about 11:30 a.m. that day.

Jake's Boys to perform at Thomasboro church

Peace Lutheran Church, 200 W. Arnold Ave., Thomasboro, will host a concert by Jake’s Boys at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3.

hey will sing a variety of gospel and Christmas music.

Light refreshments will follow the concert.

A free-will donation will be taken.

Christmas in Country Holiday Market Saturday in Penfield

PENFIELD — A Christmas in the Country Holiday Market will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the I&I Club Hall, Penfield.

The event will feature handmade craft items, holiday decor and door prizes.

Food will be available from the Gifford Grade School eighth-grade class trip fundraising crew.

Rantoul Christmas parade, Santa's Village Friday night


RANTOUL — The Christmas season in Rantoul officially opens Friday night with the annual downtown lighted Christmas parade and Santa’s Village.

The parade begins at 6 p.m. from the north side of the Rantoul Township High School football field. It then heads onto Chanute Street, then onto Sangamon Avenue into downtown Rantoul.

Fisher school board issues $527,000 in bonds

FISHER — The Fisher school board issued $527,000 in bonds that will pay for health, life and safety projects identified by the most recent 10-year survey of needs.

The money will first go to the working cash fund. That provides a levy of a direct annual tax to pay the principal and interest on the bonds.

Then the vast majority of it will be transferred to the building fund.

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