Members of the Herscher FFA chapter attended the 91st annual Illinois State FFA Convention on June 11-13 along with more than 5,000 other FFA members, advisors, and guests.
Monday evening’s CUSD2 board meeting was filled with potential bass fishing team members. However, anticipated action regarding the Herscher High School Bass Fishing Team was put on hold due to the absence of HHS Principal, Brad Elliot, whose son was born that morning. The student anglers we…
At Monday evening’s Herscher Village Board meeting, Ordinance 19-3, regarding Golf Carts and UTV’s, was approved. Effective no later than mid-July, off highway vehicles will be allowed on village streets as long as they have seats, a steering wheel, lights, and turn signals.
The Herscher Intermediate School fourth grade classes of Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Hudgens went on a “Wonder Walk” through Herscher on their final day of school, last Wednesday, June 5th.
Due to the relentless rain experienced by the area during the month of May, Kankakee County Board Chairman Andy Wheeler, R-Kankakee, said Friday he has signed an emergency disaster declaration. The reasons for the declaration are the inability for farmers to get their crops planted and the s…
The Wall That Heals, a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial along with a mobile Education Center, is coming to Bourbonnais, IL on June 25th at Perry Farm and will be open 24 hours a day and free to the public beginning June 27th – June 30th.
After weeks of almost daily precipitation, fields are saturated and standing water abounds. In the county west area, six to ten inches of rain have fallen in the past month. A normal May produces around four inches of rain. Most fields have not been planted and each day that passes without a…
At Monday evening’s Herscher Village Board meeting, Bob Voss stated that there are still a large number of ash trees throughout the village that need to be removed due to the Ash Borer infestation.
May 29, 2019 from 10 AM to Noon, there will be a Senior Fair held at "Fran's on 17." Coffee, tea, juice and pastries will be available for those who wish to attend and hear from and speak to the following:
For the past few months, the Herscher FFA members have been hard at work planting and taking care of plants for their annual plant sale. This experience has been great for all students. They get the opportunity to learn new skills and lessons everyday when they step inside the greenhouse. Al…
Herscher High School jumps into the Harry Potter universe with its spring play “Puffs.” Taken from the films’ wizard and witchcraft universe, “Puffs” is a spoof focusing on Hufflepuff, one of the four houses in the films that competes for the house cup every school year.
The Herscher Community Unit School District #2 is pleased to announce that the Community Foundation of Kankakee River Valley has awarded $2,500 to the Herscher school district for its Kindergarten Readiness Project. The project is designed to prepare incoming students and their parents for …
In 1919, Woodrow Wilson was President of the United States. Prohibition was just beginning. The Black Sox scandal occurred. The top speed for most cars was 40 miles per hour, and gas was 25 cents per gallon.
Herscher Christian Church has experienced a few transitions in recent years. While Tyson Graber was senior pastor, Jacob Garrett began as an associate pastor at Herscher Christian Church in 2015.
Penny Berger was the big winner on Saturday at the 28th Annual Spring Fling in Herscher. Her ticket was the $5,000 1st and $500 2nd place winner. The odds of that ocurring are 1 in 72,630.
Monday evening’s CUSD#2 Board meeting began with good news from the district principals. A few highlights are: the preschool class at Bonfield Grade School held a garage sale where they could each spend 10 cents. They also had popcorn and lemonade stand for the school.
Thelma Webber (left) and Velma Murphy, “The Donley Twins”, celebrated their 80th birthday with a celebration on Saturday hosted by their family. Thelma, and her husband, Bob, have four children. Velma and her husband, Dale, have two children.
In the August 9, 2018 issue of the Herscher Pilot, personal stories were shared by many who had been injured, had miraculously escaped injury, or were family members of those who died as a result of a crash at the intersection of Lehigh Road and Illinois Route 115.
Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Illinois! They plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout your area from May 27th-June 9th.
Herscher High School’s “Platinum Accord” was the big winner at Friday evening’s Herscher’s Got Talent competition. The group won the top prize at the contest as well as the “People’s Choice” award. More photos of the contest and Swing and Sing appear on page 8.
The March students of the month were presented their awards at the March 11 school board meeting. Pictured are (L-R) front row: 2nd grade – Raegan Saffer, 5th Grade – Audrey Hoffman (February), 5th grade – Bryse Astle; Back row: 4th grade – Sara Weldon, 8th grade – Jessie Nelson, 7th grade –…