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Pauline's Corner: We lost a good one in Holland

By PAULINE POREMBA
Rantoul Press columnist


Please offer up a prayer for the family and friends of Lottie Holland, who died March 25.

She would travel with Betty and Owen Miller to Rantoul so she could get on the bus and ride to the riverboat in East Peoria with all of us.


Guest Commentary: God bless the work that blesses othere

By MICHELLE AND BILL CLAYTON
For Rantoul Press

 
After 15 years, The Rantoul Community Bicycle Recycling Program will be coming to an end in May.

We have decided that since we have to move out of our current location, it is time to end our program. It has been our pleasure providing bicycles to children in need.


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

By JACK ANDERSON
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

By PAUL FARBER
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.