From the Editor: Prepare to say good-bye to an old friend on base

Rantoul Press editor

Times aren’t so easy for sentimental folk formerly stationed at Chanute Air Force Base.

Village Happenings: Looking ahead to some big projects in Rantoul

Rantoul Press columnist

I hope everyone in Rantoul had a great summer. Our community had many great events taking place this summer.  

The Library Corner: Make a date with some books

Rantoul Press columnist

The Bag O’ Books Sale returns to Rantoul Public Library.

As you read this, The Friends of the Library are busy filling tabletops with books, music, movies and puzzles. Whether your preference is fiction, educational, religion, travel or cooking, you’ll find plenty of titles from which to choose.

No Child Unloved: Those most vulnerable often are most abused

Rantoul Press columnist

Who would treat someone that has already gone through so much with such cold misunderstanding, unfairness, and even disdain? That’s a common thought in response to this prejudice — what kind of person would treat abuse (child abuse survivors) victims unfairly?

Statehouse Reeder: Lawmakers hand purse strings to judges

Rantoul Press columnist

SPRINGFIELD — It seems everyone is mad at the state of Illinois.

And one of the hottest is Danny Chasteen, who in July won $250,000 in the Illinois Lottery but, so far, has had to settle for an IOU.

The factory foreman from Oglesby is none to happy.

Be Encouraged: Take action and do good

Rantoul Press columnist

Get involved with someone who is making a difference in the space that you occupy. By doing this you will be influenced to make a difference in the space someone else occupies.

It is so important to be a doer and not just a hearer only. The Bible says to be a hearer only, you could possibly be deceiving yourself.

Pauline's Corner: Thrilled to hear Seek & Find has found a home in Rantoul

Rantoul Press columnist

Last week I received a call from Nancy Curfman, a Fisher resident who had a talk with one of her relatives who lives in Rantoul.

The young man in question and his friends would like to know if our town offers a place for the older teen to hang out and play games such as tennis, basketball and the like.

Letter: Mail service a luxury for many

To the editor:

I am writing in response to a guest commentary in the Rantoul Press on Sept. 16, 2015, that was titled “Service subpar at Rantoul Post Office.”

I am merely a resident of Rantoul with my own opinion. As I was reading the paper, this caught my eye.

Letter: Generosity very much appreciated

To the editor:

We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for helping us out, either with a gift certificate, product donation or a cash donation, if you purchased a gift basket or helped with our 50/50 drawings.

The (Ludlow Community Building) benefit was a wonderful success, and we could not have done it without each and every one of you.

Letter: Great showing by Rantoul at Half Century of Progress

To the editor:

Thank you, Rantoul.
The I&I Antique Tractor and Gas Engine Club, sponsors of Half Century of Progress VII, would like to acknowledge the wonderful welcome and services the village of Rantoul provided for the four-day biennial event held from Aug. 27-30 in Rantoul.

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