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.

Cabery will be starting summer with a bang on June 22. Cabery Day is a summer kick-off that has activities for people of all ages. 

What do a retired Kankakee police officer, an 8th grade science teacher, and a school bus mechanic have in common? 

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. 

On Monday, Dan Martin, Squeals and Wheels organizer, announced the end of the “Wheels” portion of the event. 

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 36 years as a pastor, 27 of them in Bonfield, the Reverend John Kiefer, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Bonfield, will give his final sermon on June 2.  

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.

The public is invited to a potluck dinner to celebrate the retirement of Rev. John Kiefer as pastor of Zion Lutheran Church.

At Monday evening’s HCUSD2 Board meeting, Sally Sullivan introduced herself as the new board president and Jacqueline Reick as the newly elected board member. 

Puffs, pop culture, and a boy named named Harry filled Herscher High School with satire during the spring production of “Puffs.” 

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:

At Herscher’s Village Board meeting on Monday evening, newly re-elected members, John Branz, Mike Bruner, Skip Grigas, and Bob Voss were sworn in. 

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.

Frame Loom Weaving and Group Guitar are among courses being held in May as part of the Kankakee Community College Lifelong Learning Institute.

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. 

Finley Jensen (right) examines the contents of his Easter egg at Herscher Christian Church’s Easter event on Saturday. 

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. 

Historic Preservation in Pilot Township and the Village of Herscher will be addressed at the Anderson House in Herscher, 243 N Oak St. on Tuesday April 9 at 7 pm.  

The Fast Path Degree program at KCC will have an information night Wednesday, April 17 from 6 – 7 p.m. at the Harold and Jean Miner South Extension Center in Watseka.

On Saturday, March 23, Herscher citizens did what they do best, took care of each other. 

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 –…

Herscher Grain, a mainstay in Herscher since 1954, is now Alliance Grain.