Ludlow board approves water improvement study

LUDLOW — The village board last week approved contracting with Fehr Graham, Champaign, at a cost of $10,000 to undertake an engineering study for a water system improvement project.

The village was recently awarded a $10,000 United States Department of Agriculture grant to undertake the study.

Upgrades on tap at Ludlow Grade School

LUDLOW — Ludlow Grade School will get upgrades this summer.

The school board last week approved seeking bids for replacement of doors on one wing of the  school to meet safety code and hired a firm to replace windows in another area.

St. Malachy School honor roll, PAC awards announced

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


Highest (all As)

Third grade — Hiliana Luster, Nora Leng and Addyson Sherrick.

Fourth grade — Emma Martin and Joel McCallister.

Fifth grade — Jacob Fox.

Front office bid, citizen concerns occupy RTHS board

RANTOUL — Of the four companies to attend the pre-bid meeting about asbestos abatement in the Rantoul Township High School front office, only one submitted a bid.

“That’s mainly due to our timeline,” Superintendent Scott Amerio told the board at last week’s monthly meeting.

RCS board approves 2018-19 calendar

RANTOUL — The final calendar for the 2018-19 school year at Rantoul City Schools has been set.

At Thursday’s board meeting, the district announced the students’ first day of the school year will begin with a full day Wednesday, Aug. 22, with back-to-back teacher institute days Aug. 20-21.

Grant to upgrade internet fiber at PVO

ROYAL — A grant to upgrade internet fiber and a contract for new electronics were among topics of the Prairieview-Ogden school board at last week’s meeting.

The board acknowledged an Illinois State Board of Education matching grant of $30,000 for a fiber project.

About 300 at RTHS take part in walkout

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RANTOUL — Wednesday’s student walkout at Rantoul Township High School in support of ending gun violence and in memory of the 17 students killed in Parkland, Fla., was peaceful and respectful.

Eater bands earned Division II rating at state contest

RANTOUL — The Eater Concert Band and Bulldog Jazz Band members recently competed at the Illinois Grade School Music Association Contest where both bands received a Division II rating.  

The seventh- and eighth-grade students will travel to Gurnee to compete at the Six Flags Great America Music in the Parks competition in May.

RTHS, Armstrong students given opportunity for Wednesday morning walkout

Students at Rantoul Township High School and Armstrong Township High School will have the opportunity to walk out of class Wednesday morning in support of the nationwide protest against gun violence.

Read Across America event comes to Rantoul

RANTOUL — Eastlawn Elementary was the setting for a Read Across America event March 3.

Mayor Chuck Smith, Police Chief Tony Brown, Village Administrator Rick Snider, the Rantoul Township High School baseball team, school administrators and staff were among those on hand to read to children.

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