Guest commentary: Giving new meaning to putting away a lot of beers

For Rantoul Press

Take one down, pass it around

Yes, it is that time of the year again when we all report how much we paid in taxes last year. Since taxes are fresh on our minds this article is intended to provide the reader with some insight on how your Rantoul Park District taxes were spent, misspent or just disappeared.

Reeder: Schock and awe: The audacity of a congressman

SPRINGFIELD — There’s really no mystery how Congressional wunderkind   Aaron Schock fell from grace so rapidly.

It’s simple, it’s too common in politics, and it’s spelled H-U-B-R-I-S.

Schock, suspected of lavish spending of taxpayer dollars, is calling it quits after the bright lights turned hot very fast.

Letter: Penitent thief's story is our story as well

To the editor:

Does Christ’s death on the cross have significance for today’s world? Romans 3:21-26 says that His death was to “propitiate” (or “appease”, or “satisfy”) God.

At Calvary, the Father displayed a bloodied Christ so that His attributes of righteousness and grace be demonstrated.

Letter: Abbey Good for RCS board of education

To the editor:

My acquaintance with Abbey Good began when she was in my seventh-grade homeroom. As a student, I found her to be determined, self-motivated and interacted well with her peers.

She was a student of few words, but when she did interject herself into the conversation, her points were spot on.

Pace: We must forgive to be forgiven

We are human beings, and we need to take into account all the things that God has provided for us. We must not neglect so great a salvation and the promises of God if we have chosen to follow His son.

Poremba: Mother was determined not to ler her children down

I would like to tell you about a Rantoul woman who found herself in a bad spot one day — alone with three children.

This woman, Mary Quinn Rascher, with a military heritage, a great love for her children and a religious background, set out to make sure her children were raised correctly.

On The Beat: How about a hand for Gertie the Groundhog

Rantoul Press columnist

In February, I wrote about the groundhog seeing his shadow and put the spotlight on Punxsutawney Phil in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Well, I committed an error in not honoring Illinois’ own groundhog named Gertie at Wildlife Prairie Park near Peoria.

Letter: Support our local theater

To the editor:

I encourage you to enjoy the classic tale of Snow White right here in Rantoul. 

This weekend and next, a talented group will be putting on “The Tale of Snow White” at Grissom Hall. Performances are March 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m., with matinees on March 22 and 29 at 2 p.m. 

Letter: Children at risk if funds not found

To the editor:

There is a crisis facing children, families and child care providers in Rantoul and throughout Illinois at this time. The Illinois Child Care Assistance Program is completely out of money and in deficit by almost $300 million — and that is just through June 30, the end of the state’s fiscal year.

The Library Corner: Everybody's a welcome friend at the library

The Friends of the Rantoul Public Library wants to say thanks for making the recent Bag O’ Books sale such a great success.

From everyone who donated and/or bought items, to all who helped set up and take down, you made this fundraiser possible. Your continued generosity is amazing.

And the library is the beneficiary of your largesse. Thank you so much.

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