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Fisher grad elected state FFA president

By RANTOUL PRESS

SPRINGFIELD — The new Illinois state FFA president is a Fisher resident.

Sophia Hortin, a recently graduated member of the Fisher High School chapter, was elected at the Illinois FFA Association state convention Thursday morning.

She becomes the seventh female Illinois FFA president in the association’s history.


'It as a thrill' — Airman purified water in Vietnam, traveled the world

CHAMPAIGN — The night Jay Jackson landed at Danang, North Vietnam, forces lobbed mortar shells at them and hit a fuel depot that burned for three days.

His Air Force comrades were told to don protective gear, but they hadn’t yet been issued it, so they were told to hunker down under their beds.


Potomac school gets colorful, thanks to art department

By ANGIE WALSH
Rantoul Press correspondent


POTOMAC — The hallways at Potomac Grade School will be getting a facelift, thanks to Jennifer Heidrick and her art students.


Clothing giveaway set twice a week in June

RANTOUL — The Church Women United Clothing Center will hold a summer adult and toddler clothing giveaway in June.

Hours are 7-8 p.m. Mondays and 3-5 p.m. Wednesdays.

The center is located at Bethany Park Christian Church, 1401 E. Grove Ave.

The giveaway is open to the public.


New academy campus to be dedicated

RANTOUL — The public will have an opportunity to view the new Lincoln’s Challenge Academy campus as part of a ribbon-cutting ceremony set for Saturday, June 16.

The noon ceremony will be followed by tours of the facility, located at 301 Dodge Ave. on the former grounds of Chanute Air Force Base.


'He was such a great young man'

By COLIN LIKAS
and DAVE HINTON


RANTOUL — Individuals in Rantoul and beyond are grieving after the sudden death of Donnell Robertson.

The 17-year-old died over the weekend, less than a month after he completed his most recent high school track and field season at Rantoul. Robertson also played football for the Eagles.


Clothing center giveaways set in June

RANTOUL — The Church Women United Clothing Center will hold a summer adult and toddler clothing giveaway in June.

Hours are 7-8 p.m. Mondays and 3-5 p.m. Wednesdays.

The center is located at Bethany Park Christian Church, 1401 E. Grove Ave.

The giveaway is open to the public.


Free star watch Saturday evening

PENFIELD — The Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society will hold an evening under the stars from 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday, June 9, at Middle Fork Foreserve Preserve near Penfield.

The preserve is one of the darkest locations in the county.


RR4R invites residents to meeting

RANTOUL --  RR4R (Rantoul Residents for Representation) wants to hear from fellow Rantoul residents.
  

A community listening and information session will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at Rantoul Public Library.
  

The group wants to know:
  


'Jumanji' to start Movies in the Park series

RANTOUL — “Jumanji — Welcome to the Jungle” will be shown at Willow Pond Golf Course at approximately dusk Friday, June 8, at Willow Pond Golf Course.

It will be the opening feature of the Rantoul Area Chamber of Commerce 2018 Movies in the Park series.

People may bring blankets and chairs for seating.

The movie is free.




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