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The Library Corner: A puzzling thing: How can library offer so much to do?

“The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man”


This encouraging statement was made by T.S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot (1888–1965), American essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic as well as one of the 20th century’s major poets. He knew the wealth of knowledge that could be gained by reading.


On the beat with the Chief: Public welcome to take part in police academy

Spring is almost here; it starts on Thursday, March 20. It has been a long winter for all of us. With the advent of spring comes the annual Citizen Police Academy held at the Police Training Institute.


Letters to the Editor: March 19

Rantoul business is one well-oiled operation

To the editor:
I am writing to let the Rantoul area know of the excellent service provided at Oil X Change.


Pauline's Corner: Just let the new mayor do his job

The town of Rantoul decided they wanted a new mayor, so they went and voted for Chuck Smith, gave him an office and basically told him, “We need new ideas and a breath of fresh air.”


Now this mayor starts to do just that. He is sweeping out his office and putting his new ideas to work.


Down Main Street: Mayor's job just got tougher

Unfortunately, the hottest news in northern Champaign County is Rantoul Mayor Chuck Smith’s decision  Feb. 28 to dismiss Village Administrator Bruce Sandahl from his position — even after Sandahl has dedicated the last 5 1/2 years of his life to strengthening a once-struggling Rantoul.


Wang: Artists' work can offer ideal lens to examine many current social issues

Works of art can offer us an ideal lens.

Currently on display (through April 9) at the Amara Yoga & Arts Center in Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana, is the art exhibition “Corporeal Spirit” by artists Angela Lovell, Alexandra Lock, Maria Ludeke, Becky Daniels and Claire Reynes.


Letter to the editor: A different perspective on administrator

Following is a letter that the author also sent to members of the Rantoul Village Board.

To the editor:

I am a life-long resident of the rural Rantoul area who considers Rantoul my home town.


Letter to the editor: Help from other departments was truly humbling

To the editor:

On Nov. 17, 2013, at 12:56, the Gifford Fire Protection District was dispatched to a home that was damaged by a possible tornado. While en route, the fire department was notified of numerous other homes and structures that were severely damaged or destroyed.


McLain: Much help will be needed for Gifford

Following is the letter that Tony McLain wrote in application for relief help from the Robert McCormick Foundation, Chicago, in the wake of the Nov. 17 tornado that hit Gifford. The foundation last week awarded $100,000 toward tornado relief.


Poremba: Couple do a lot to help needy

The story on our American Legion was great and all true, but there is so much more that this organization does that no one hears about.

We have a wonderful couple in Rantoul I have known for many years and think the world of.