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Letter to the Editor: A well-deserved bit of gratitude from the RTHS booster club

To the editor:
I am writing to express my gratitude on behalf of the Rantoul Athletic Boosters.  


The Library Corner: A library for the people, by the people

“A library was nothing without its people. ... People made the library. That’s what made a library. Without them, all the sacredness was gone. It was just a building with books.”

Talented Californian author Scott Douglas (“The Noob Warriors”) made that comment. He should know; he’s also a librarian who knows that people make the difference.


Be Encouraged: Teaching others to have faith in God

We can all make a difference in the world we live in, and we must choose to do our best. I am one, but there are so many others in my life who inspire me to be the best Christian I can be.

It does not mean I am perfect. It just means they notice the transformation.

Unconditional love is a God thing, and I choose to love all unconditionally.


Guest Commentary: Rantoul needs to stand up, support Brookhill

By TRAVIS FLESNER
For Rantoul Press


Everyone makes mistakes. That is a fact of life. 

Most of the time, you have the opportunity to correct mistakes or, at the very least, learn from your mistake and not make the same one in the future.
Our community has an opportunity to avoid making a disastrous mistake by closing Brookhill. 


On the beat with the Chief: School Resource Officers ready for the start of the school year

It has been a hectic time at Rantoul Police Department during the last month with all the adjustments that have taken place with the conversion to METCAD.


As I have reported, the “cut over” was very clean with a few ripples here and there, but everything has worked out well with you, the citizen, getting the same quality of service.


Pauline's Corner: We need to pay attention to this mess

The men and women who fight for our country are insulted in many ways as our president apologizes for all of the mistakes we have made. Really?


We have a president who can’t make up his mind who he is and what he stands for?


Letter to the Editor: Don't forget Rantoul's history with the railroad

To the editor:
I was pleased to read in last week’s paper that the issue of the quiet zone has been put on a back burner.  
The tax dollars needed for studying the issue could and should be put to better use.
For those who have forgotten, the village and the railroad share a long and important history.  


Art = Life: Finding the real meaning of ‘art’

Many years ago at an art critic event, I asked then-UI art professor Ron Kovatch his definition of art. Without any hesitation, Kovatch replied loudly: “Art is something totally useless!”


“What?” Many people in the audience could not believe the answer they heard from a teaching art professor and dropped their jaws. Kovatch stopped for a moment to think, then further explained:


Letter to the Editor: Town does have good Christian school

To the editor:


Expressions: We’re all making our own historical path

The first time I walked the Sunken Road Civil War battlefield in Fredericksburg, Va., I was only 28 years old, and it was the year before I first married.