Thirty hours in a coffin: Thomasboro woman completes challenge

ST. LOUIS — Rest in peace? There wasn’t much chance of that for Thomasboro resident Stacey Wagner as she spent 30 hours in a coffin during the weekend at Six Flags theme park.

Any thoughts Wagner and five other undead contestants in a Coffin Challenge would get much shut-eye were quickly dispelled. There were too many goblins, too many people during the ordeal.

Potomac Early Childhood Program meets eligibility requirements

Rantoul Press correspondent

POTOMAC —  Potomac Grade School’s Early Childhood Program has met the eligibility requirements for the ExceleRate Illinois Silver Circle of Quality.

This is the state’s quality rating and improvement system for early learning and development programs.

Two local tanks in the running

RANTOUL — Think of it as a beauty pageant for water tanks.

The village’s recently painted elevated water tanks are nominees in this year’s Tnemec’s Tank of the Year contest.

The contest is an annual event recognizing the aesthetic, creative and innovatice uses of Tnemec coatings within communities across the country.

Salvation Army bell ringers needed

The iconic Red Kettles that have been part of the season since 1891 will soon be visible in the community again.

The Salvation Army needs additional volunteer bell ringers for the 2018 annual Red Kettle campaign that kicks off Friday, Nov. 16.

Peace Meal monthly birthday celebration set Oct. 18

RANTOUL — Senior Peace Meal October birthday monthly celebration will be held Thursday, Oct. 18, in the building that also houses Community Service Center, 520 E. Wabash Ave.

Potomac library schedules activities for youth

Rantoul Press correspondent

POTOMAC — Potomac Public Library will hold several activities for youth this coming week.

Rantoul chamber office staying put

RANTOUL — The Rantoul Area Chamber of Commerce office is not going anywhere.

The chamber’s board of directors decided last week to keep the office at its current site at 120 E. Sangamon Ave.

There had been some discussion about moving the office back to the Rantoul Business Center, where it had been located prior to its move downtown. The new office opened in January 2016.

Beard wins drum major award

CHARLESTON — Rantoul Township High School marching band drum major Ocean Beard earned first place in the drum major category at the recent Eastern Illinois University Marching Band competition while leading the Marching Eagles.

Beard has been to the Smith-Walbridge drum major camp for the past two years and was the understudy for the drum major her junior year.

Hannagan named Exchange Club student of month

RANTOUL — Taylor Hannagan is the Rantoul Exchange Club student of the month.

The Rantoul Township High School senior ranks fourth in her class of 173 students with a grade point average of 5.609.

A resident of Gifford, she is a daughter of James and Angela Hannagan.

Fisher Book Exchange open for garage sale weekend

FISHER — The Fisher Book Exchange and Rummage Sale will have the front doors open from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, and Saturday, Oct. 13, for the Fisher garage sale weekend.

Extra tables of rummage will feature Beanie Babies, Teddy bears, handmade bunny dolls, Salad Master electric skillet, vintage crazy quilt, a new car cover and other assorted items.  

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