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Maxine Bohn to be honored by RTHS with scholarship in her name

RANTOUL — Even as the years have waned, the decades faded and the century turned, Maxine Bohn still holds several old, dear memories close to her chest.

Some of the funnier, livelier moments Bohn still remembers vividly happened decades ago as a teenager growing up in the 1930s.


Church finishes up collegiate baseball career at Western Illinois

Cord Church, a graduate of Rantoul Township High School and more recently, Western Illinois University, spent his childhood and youth helping various athletic teams try to win athletic competitions.


Eagles baseball wins national award for second straight year

RANTOUL — For the second year in a row, the Rantoul Township High School baseball program was honored with the American Baseball Coaches Association’s Team Academic Excellence Award.


Post 287 set to be hosts of state Legion tourney

RANTOUL — The Rantoul Post 287 has taken its licks this summer.

Prior to the weekend, the American Legion club had posted a 7-20 record, limping to a 2-6 record in July with a pair of wins against Charleston and Shelby County sprinkled in.


Post 287 takes down three seed, two seed in division tournament

CHARLESTON — It has been a season of tough losses for the Rantoul Post 287 baseball team, but it seems to be getting hot at the right time.


Summer series part II: Whether you like it or not, sports gambling will be legal nationwide in 5-10 years

When I was a sophomore in college, I watched as four friends — one jumping on the couch, another shielding his eyes, one with his face 2 inches from the TV and another on all fours desperately looking up at the screen — gutted out the final 30 seconds of a college basketball game between Wichita State and Western Kentucky at 3 in the morning during ESPN’s Tip-Off


Five easy pieces: Baseball movies

Each week, sports editor Zack Carpenter will provide a top-five list in different categories of sports, movies or music. This week is the top five baseball movies of all time. There are a lot of good ones left off this list, so let the debate begin.

“Moneyball”

Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill


Prep Academy gets underway

RANTOUL — Nearly 40 high school graduates from around the world are breathing some new life into the former Camp Rantoul, taking part in Marques Sullivan’s Midwest Prep Academy.


Registration now open for co-rec softball teams

RANTOUL Registration is now being accepted for all teams interested in participating in Rantoul's 2017 Co-Rec Softball League.


Organizers prepping to host state Legion tourney

RANTOUL — The dates are fast approaching when Rantoul Post 287 American Legion will host the state tournament at Wabash Park, and organizers continue to seek donations to help offset the approximately $25,000 cost it will take to put on the event.

“I’m over halfway secured,” said Allen Jones Sr. of the amount needed to hold the event.


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