Food distribution set Oct. 14 at CSC

RANTOUL — St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will sponsor a food distribution Saturday, Oct. 14, at Community Service Center, 520 E. Wabash Ave.  

Distribution will begin at approximately 9 a.m. and continue until 10:30 a.m. or when the food runs out.  

Those Who Served: Lieutenant colonel says he still has 'a lot more to give'

FISHER — In his 18 years as an officer — so far — Timothy Joseph Newman has earned two Bronze Stars, one while serving as a platoon leader in Iraq and another for serving as a brigade battle captain in Afghanistan.

Mentor wanted to give back to the African-American community

RANTOUL — Avery Hall had the benefit of a good upbringing with a two-parent household while growing up on Chicago’s south side.

He always felt a need to give back. That’s why he volunteered to become a mentor to children in need. Hall serves as a mentor with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Rantoul.

Big Brothers Big Sisters needing more mentors in Rantoul

RANTOUL — A large number of Rantoul children need a greater adult presence in their life. Helping to find adult mentors is the task of Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Public health department serves many areas in big county

RANTOUL — Champaign County is the fourth-largest county in Illinois in terms of geography and fifth-largest in terms of population.

County HCE sets October events to showcase organization

The Champaign County Home and Community Education will hold three events in October to showcase the organization.

Hooves of Hope sets rodeo roundrup fundraiser Saturday

POTOMAC — Hooves of Hope will hold a rodeo roundup fundraiser from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7.

The event will feature family activities, including live entertainment, food trucks, games and prizes.

Armstrong class of 1967 to reunite

ARMSTRONG — The  50-year class reunion for the Armstrong High School class of 1967 will be held  Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Danville Country Club, 2718 Denmark Road, Danville.

Registration begins at 6 p.m., followed by a dinner buffet at 7 p.m.  

For reservations and more information, contact Anita Schluter Wilson at 815-939-4347.


A life of full-time library service comes to an end

RANTOUL — Violet LaPine didn’t need an aptitude test to help her figure out what she wanted to do for a living. She knew from an early age that libraries were in her future.

Retirement facility unveils its new digs

RANTOUL — It’s been a complete makeover at Eagle’s View Retirement and Memory Care, a senior citizen living unit.

At an open house/ribbon-cutting ceremony last Wednesday, the public was able to view the changes at the building formerly known as Prairie Village — changes both inside and out.

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