Big thank you to Dan Chamness

To 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. 

It was very touching to me that he was at the regional wrestling meet on Saturday in Mahomet.  Even having to make some accommodations to get the story, he was there supporting our kids. 

Wrestling does not get the typical fanfare as other sports, but they are a great group of young men and their coaches.  They continue to show that they are a small-in-numbers team but mighty in their success. 

I wish Dan good health in the coming days, and I look forward to seeing him around soon.

Jane Sprandel

RTHS wrestling mom



Thank you for those who took part in Cash Bash

To the editor:

On behalf of the Thomasboro Improvement Association, I want to thank everyone for their participation in our recent Crosswalk Cash Bash. The event raised over $7,000!

The amount of help we received from the community and area friends is just another reason why we love it here. I also want to express my gratitude for the most exceedingly generous donation, silently made "in memory of Charlie Barr."

We will be able to start construction on a new crosswalk when the weather breaks.

The Annual TIA Cash Bash will be Saturday, Feb. 10. Each ticket admits two people and includes all food, drinks and full-service bar.

You do not have to be present to win. Call 217-493-6195 to purchase tickets.

Join us for our next improvement meeting at the TIA Hall (600 N. Commercial St., Thomasboro) on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. Dinner and drinks are provided at no charge for first-time attendees. Anyone can join for a very small fee, and we are always looking for new members.

Interested in hosting an event? Call 217-255-0343 or visit us online at

W. Tyler Evans

Thomasboro Improvement Association