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Guest Commentary: Plenty of work needed to improve downtown

For Rantoul Press

I was pleasantly surprised by the turnout of nearly 50 people at the first Downtown Economic Development Committee meeting at Java Connection Jan. 15. 

Commentary: Too scary of a thought

Rantoul Press assistant editor

A little more than two weeks ago, I began rereading David Cullen’s “Columbine” for the third of fourth time. Cullen was a freelance reporter in Denver at the time, and he helped cover the aftermath of the shooting in Littleton, Colo., on April 20, 1999 that left 12 students and one teacher dead.

Guest Commentary: Don't trash on me

For Rantoul Press

In one sense, the current village garbage issue doesn’t amount to spit on the griddle. Life will go on regardless of how the matter is resolved.

But in another sense, there is something significant here that I think needs to be articulated, and I’ll try my best to do that in what follows.

On The Beat: Honoring a real-life Lassie

Rantoul Press columnist

By the time you read this edition we will be almost through the first month of 2015.

At this rate, the year will fly by as fast as last year. I hope not, but could I be getting older?

I don’t think so, but as I have said before in this column, “The older you get, the faster time goes.”

Pauline's Corner: Still a lot of good folks out there

Rantoul Press columnist

I have changed the way I handle things.

From now on if someone asks for something, I am going to direct them to the angel who has offered an item. In this way, people who are in need and people with kind hearts will meet and understand how many good folks are still in existence.

Be Encouraged: This world needs genuine love

Rantoul Press columnist

It is time to just give up all the negativity and circumstantial feelings of affection.

What this world needs to see more than anything is genuine love given to all people. Not based on circumstance on any outward accolades.

Art = Life: The art of giving

Rantoul Press columnist

In December News-Gazette Managing Editor Jeff D’Alessio wrote me an e-mail and asked me, “What’s the kindest, most selfless act you witnessed in 2014?”

Pauline's Corner: A friend in need

Rantoul Press columnist

We have a family in Rantoul that is in need.

The woman is going through cancer treatment and trying to work and raise her family as well.

The Library Corner: Curl up with a good book

Rantoul Press columnist

Prose possibilities persist at Rantoul Public Library to help you thaw winter your way. With delightful activities and special events, the library provides great ways to chase winter woes away.

A warm welcome to Curves

To the editor:

First of all, we would like to welcome Curves, the fitness center, to downtown Rantoul.

We are excited to watch their operation continue to grow and congratulate the manager, Carolyn Wolfe, for her hard work. We would also like to clarify their exact location as to our building, Lindsey Lane Bridal, at 200 E. Sangamon.