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Mailing that attacked pair was offensiveTo the editor:The recent mailing from the Concerned Parents and Taxpayers of Rantoul City Schools was not only tactless, but also offensive.

Negative campaign mailing was tactless; courtesy encouragedTo the editor:Many residents of Rantoul recently received a notice upon the current state of educational affairs grades K through 8.Voters in the Rantoul school district do not need to be advised as to how they should elect their new…

Letter writers who wish to submit an epistle regarding a candidate or issue for the April 2 election may do so right up until March 27, the final edition of the Press before the election.

Elect Johnson to Rantoul Village BoardTo the editor:I am writing in support of Sherry Johnson for village trustee.I have known Sherry and her husband, Jim, for many years as neighbors and friends. Sherry is an honest, respectful person, is kind and compassionate and has integrity.

To the editor:After reading "Ask Sherrie" in The Rantoul Press on Feb. 13, 2019, I had to respond.(Someone wrote for advice):"I am writing today because we just found out that my father is terminally ill with cancer. My son who is 6 is very close to him,  and I just don’t know what to say to…

To the editor:I write in support of my friend and neighbor, Sherry Johnson, for village trustee.Sherry and her husband, Jim, are lifelong residents of the community, who hold values that promote the well being of all. Having run a local business with Jim, Sherry knows the economic climate ne…

Attention, budding writers: Have you always wanted to see your name in print and online as author?Now’s your chance. Rantoul Press is looking for a columnist or two, whose writings will appear on this page.

To the editor:There was a priest of advanced age, Zacharias, serving in the Jerusalem temple. His name, in Hebrew, means “Jehovah remembers.”He had a wife named Elisabeth, and her name means “Jehovah’s oath.” Together, they declare that “Jehovah remembers His oath.”  

To the editor:I would like to say thank you so much to Zack Carpenter. He has been a true blessing for our (program), Armstrong-Potomac High School.He has followed our sports teams, which hadn’t been done  in a long time. He’s amazing at his job, very personable. Loves the kids.

Current form of Rantoul village government doesn’t need changeTo the editor:Who is aggrieved by the current form of village government? Only those of us who choose not to participate.Are we disenfranchised currently. No. We have the right to vote for all village board members and the mayor f…

Letter writers who wish to submit an epistle regarding a candidate or issue for the Nov. 6 election may do so right up until Oct. 31, the final edition of the Press before the election.

Company assisted RCS districtTo the editor:We would like to recognize Rogards of Champaign by thanking them for their effort to offer assistance and outreach to the local communities. 

It is mandate for our leaders to know justiceTo the editor:Our nation is threatened by violent street theater, its sole purpose being to foment murderous rage among an increasing number of drug-crazed groupies.

Letter writers who wish to submit an epistle regarding a candidate or issue for the Nov. 6 election may do so right up until Oct. 31, the final edition of the Press before the election.

To the editor:Over and over, in his mayoral campaign, at meetings in the village and around the county, Mayor Chuck Smith has championed the Rantoul Tomorrow initiative. The current referendum on the ballot to create six trustee districts in Rantoul embraces our mayor’s vision and is in supp…

Confederacy a heritage of shameTo the editor:In a letter to the editor in the Sept. 5 Rantoul Press, John McNeely defended the Confederate flag as being “about heritage.”If so, it is a heritage of shame.

Someone needs to help flood victimsTo the editor:I don’t know what’s wrong with Rantoul, but people shouldn’t have to put sump pumps in their back yards to keep water out of their house.

Flooding has gone on for far too longTo the editor:Thank you so much for the article on the flooding (on Illinois Drive).They are my family. I know the heartache that they have been dealing with. The mayor has ignored their request for a long time.

To the editor:   A mother asked her little daughter: “What did you learn in Sunday school today?” She replied that she learned about the prophet Elijah. Mom probed deeper, “What about Elijah?”

When the smart phone came onto the market, most people celebrated what this mini computer brought. It’s a great tool to stay connected, to communicate, even to work on.Few people could have foretold what problems this piece of modern technology would bring.

To the editor:There are so many working parts that make any event come together. We could not have made the Rantoul farmers market possible without the donations, help and support from the following people and entities:

To the editor:Who’s on first?Sound familiar? Famous words of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello.The recent resignations of the village of Rantoul leaders should be a concern to everyone.Just what is transpiring with all of these forthcoming departures? Did we come in contact with an iceberg?

To the editor:On Thursday May 17, RTHS hosted the sectional track meet that athletes compete at in order to get a chance to qualify for the state track meet.It was a beautiful night with great competition. I would like to thank everyone who helped out in some way at this meet. 

Litter, trash everywhere in RantoulTo the editor:I am a senior plus. I was born and raised in Rantoul, and I still live here.What has happened to my town? There is litter and trash everywhere.It angers me that people are so disrespectful, that our streets and yards are garbage sites.When the…

We are wanting to say thank you to the Rantoul community, family and friends that came together to support the Rantoul Wildcats on Saturday April 21. The turnout was amazing and we appreciate all of you!

To the editor:I greatly appreciate your confidence by electing me to the RCS school board three years ago.I am proud of the time I have spent serving Rantoul, our students and staff. It is with a heavy heart that I have resigned from the board.

Big thank you to Dan ChamnessTo the editor:I would like to draw attention to The Rantoul Press local sports photographer Daniel Chamness. Even during his current medical concerns, he is there to photograph our RTHS wrestlers and get the story to print each week when able. 

Thank you to the Gifford music departmentTo the editor:I just want to say on behalf of being resident of Gifford, a big thank you to the music department of Gifford Grade School for last month’s Christmas program.

To the editor:On Thursday, Dec. 28, I pulled into the back parking lot of Wave Lynx Beauty Salon for a 9 a.m. appointment.I backed into a parking spot and went off of the edge of the plowed blacktop and into a snow bank.In trying to get out, I ended up spinning my wheels a couple of times wi…

To the editor:On June 10, 2017, the village of Rantoul and C&S Area Waste held their annual Clean-Up Day to allow residents to dispose of bulk waste items free of charge. We also offered an electronics drop-off for recycling and passed out free LED light bulbs to all of the residents who…

Proud of students for showing patriotismTo the editor:We did not attend a recent volleyball game at RTHS, but heard about the Rantoul Rowdies student organization who showed their patriotism by wearing red, white and blue and singing proudly the national anthem.

Upset with publishing of Adolf Hitler cartoonTo the editor:Your editorial cartoon of Sept. 27 was a sly nudge towards “normalizing” Adolph Hitler, who usually requires no introduction.

To the editor:I am writing to express my gratitude for Tire Monkey.Our tire had gone flat, and we called them. They came out right away and helped out (and) followed me up to the shop to make sure I made it.While I was sitting up there they were very nice to me, joking around.

To the editor:We would like to thank the family and friends of Mackinzie “Kinzie” Peters for all the prayers, flowers, food, cards, many trips to the hospital, overall support and love shown to us in our time of need.G-Pa and G-Ma Tom and Pam Browning and great G-Ma Norma Sowell and her brot…

To the editor:Our political landscape has become totally dysfunctional, and it’s sad that both Republicans and Democrats refuse to move past party loyalty to do what’s best for the American people.These elected officials must come to realize that their allegiance should be to the people, not…

Vandal breaks flags set out near homesTo the editor:Every year now for over 10 years we line Ascot Drive with flags to celebrate Independence Day on July 4th.

Welcoming in Chief Tony Brown:We are delighted that the Village Board has selected Deputy UI Police Chief Tony Brown as Rantoul’s new Chief of Police.Chief Brown is a skilled, wise and compassionate law enforcement professional.

To the editor:Bill and Michelle Clayton started an annual event several years ago on Ascot Drive by giving American flags to all the residents to line the street for Independence Day.We will be out at 6 p.m. on June 25 to help one another place the flags in the apron along the street.

Letter writers who wish to submit an epistle regarding a candidate or issue for the April 4 election may do so right up until March 29, the final edition of the Press before the election.

To the editor:The Community Service Center of Northern Champaign County helps over 1,500 individuals a month. We could not do this without having the support of the caring people of Rantoul and the surrounding communities.