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Meeting set April 29 for Gifford residents struggling with insurance

GIFFORD — A meeting to help Gifford residents affected by the Nov. 17 tornado who are having problems resolving insurance claims is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.


Updated: Rantoul man treated for injuries after allegedly breaking into home

RANTOUL — A Rantoul man was treated and released at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, for injuries sustained when he allegedly broke into a local residence and then got into a fight with a resident early Tuesday morning.

Richard Feuerhammer, 23, of the 300 block of Phillips Drive, was apprehended a few blocks from the scene following the altercation.


RTHS forming area-wide advisory board including all feeder schools

RANTOUL — A new advisory board made up of representatives from Rantoul Township High School as well as all of its feeder schools within the district may be formed as early as this summer.

RTHS Superintendent Scott Amerio said the board of education discussed the matter during its monthly meeting last Monday after member Tony McLain brought up the idea.


Two selected for panel to review village administrator applications

RANTOUL — Two village trustees were selected to be part of the committee that will screen applicants for a Rantoul village administrator, and Mayor Chuck Smith will tap members of the community to fill out the panel.


MTD to take over rural Champaign County transit system Oct. 1

URBANA — The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District will probably take over Champaign County’s rural transit system Oct. 1, the county’s rural transit advisory group was told Wednesday.

The service has been provided by Danville-based CRIS Rural Mass Transit, but CRIS is withdrawing from its Champaign County contract, and county officials have asked the MTD to take over.


Windmills boost Gifford school's financial outlook

GIFFORD — While some people don’t care much for the windmills dotting the rural countryside, members of the Gifford school board likely aren’t among them.

The Gifford Grade School district’s equalized assessed valuation will climb by $8.74 million — from $32,604,050 in 2013 to $41,344,059 in 2014 — and the addition of the windmills in the school district is the major reason.


Ludlow tables budget adoption to get heating, cooling equipment bids

LUDLOW — The village board tabled adoption of its 2014-15 budget until it can secure bids for heating and cooling equipment at the community building.

The budget currently stands at $142,000, but that is without factoring in the cost for two furnaces and air-conditioning units.

The village has received only one bid for the HVAC equipment.


Fisher alumni to gather Saturday; Oyer to be honored

FISHER — The annual Fisher High School alumni banquet will be held Saturday, April 26, at the high school.

A social hour will be held beginning at 5:30 p.m., and a meal at 6:30 p.m.


Roof work planned for Ludlow Grade School

LUDLOW — A portion of the roof over Ludlow Grade School will be replaced with an energy-efficient roof.

The school board last week approved  proposals for replacement of the north portion of the roof on the school and gutters on a shed.


On track: Fisher enjoying its new facility

FISHER — For the first time in about 20 years the Fisher high school track team hosted a home meet on its new all-weather track.

That is thanks to community fundraising efforts led by Greg Liestman and donated work from area contractors.


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