At Monday evening’s HCUSD2 board meeting, the board acknowledged the donation of the WGN WeatherBug camera and weather station. Mr. Miller, Herscher Intermediate School Principal, discussed the educational benefits of having the equipment.

Although Vera J. Brantan, who passed away in March of 2018, probably did not know any of these Limestone Middle School students, these students and many 

Austin Scott, 13, of Reddick, passed away June 23, 2017 after battling cancer. 

For 18 years, the HUGS Program has existed at Limestone Elementary School and enables the students and their families to help others during the holiday season. 

Dan Hendrickson, Kankakee County Clerk, released vital statistics for Kankakee County for 2019. As of January 6, 2020, there were 1,429 births registered in this county for 2019. This is 13 more than were registered in 2018. The most popular name for boys was a tie between Liam, Levi and Gra…

When you enter the Herscher Pilot office, normally the first person you see is Sally Schneider. She knows almost everyone and almost everything related to Herscher. If she doesn’t know, she knows how to find out.

Clifford Brewer has been charged with six counts of first-degree murder in connection with a triple homicide which took place on Christmas Day in Cullom.

The University of Illinois Extension in Kankakee County would like to announce our upcoming horticulture programs for 2020. Holly Froning, Master Gardener Coordinator for Kankakee County states “I am excited about starting off the New Year offering a variety of workshops that will enhance yo…

The Herscher Chamber of  Commerce conducted its annual Christmas Decorating Contest on Sunday evening. A panel of judges toured the village at dusk and selected the following winners:

On Saturday, the second of Herscher’s charity auctions grossed over $16,000 for local causes. Pictured above, Don Duval holds up a large Hershey bar as auctioneer, Todd Holmes,entertains the crowd with his skills.

Hundreds were on hand for Friday’s Christmas in Herscher parade and Pizza with Santa. The Herscher High School band heralded the arrival of Santa on a firetruck. Children visited with Santa throughout the evening. 

On September 20, at approximately 11:00 AM, the Herscher home of Craig and Darthy Bisaillon, and their four children burned. Although the house was a total loss, no one was home and there were no injuries. 

Brenda Leiser, pictured above right, and Michelle Brugioni, of Leiser Furniture, hosted a Holiday Christmas Market at their stores on Wednesday featuring local businesses run by women. Shoppers could select from clothing, jewelry, crafts, and more at the event. Leiser stated, “It was a great…

Herscher’s annual Christmas charity auction season experienced its usual successful kickoff on Saturday thanks to generous members of the community. The Athletic Club, hosting its Thanksgiving weekend auction, sold a collection of both common and unique gift items and raised more than $35,00…

The Bonfield Area Historical Society depot is raising funds to bring the depot out of storage and become a permanent home for a museum.

More than $10,500 was sent to the Honor Flight organization to fly veterans to Washington, D.C. in order to view the military memorials. The Herscher American Legion Auxiliary sponsored a steak dinner on November 9 to raise the trip funds through donations, sponsors, and sales.  Pictured are…

Herscher’s Ag students have been nurturing poinsettias which will be sold to the public in the greenhouse located on Elm Street in Herscher. Pick up/shopping days are Saturday, December 7th from 8 am -12 noon and Tuesday, December 10th from 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm.  If you preorder, you will pay a…

The first of two Christmas Charity Auctions held annually in downtown Herscher will take place Saturday afternoon of Thanksgiving weekend at The Athletic Club.

At Monday evening’s Herscher Village Board meeting, Carmen Huizenga, an accountant for Smith, Koelling, Dykstra, & Ohm, provided highlights of the 2018-2019 Audited Financial Statement. As Huizenga concluded the positive report, John Branz lamented that the SKDO office has closed their b…

You never know what, or who, you will find at Herscher Area Historical Society’s Anderson House. Pictured above is Ralph Schuller, left, son of Dr. Reinhold Schuller, a Herscher physician in the 1950’s and 60’s. Also pictured above is Monica Ruder, right, museum volunteer. 

Kankakee’s Riverview Historic District will feature five homes and Frank Lloyd Wright’s first Prairie-Style house during its 32nd annual Holidays in Historic Christmas House Walk on Sunday, Dec. 8 from 11am until 4 pm. Funds raised will continue to support neighborhood events, promotion, and…

On Friday, December 13, Santa will be arriving in Herscher via firetruck first down Main St., then to the Herscher Legion, where he will greet children on the stage. 

At the Limestone Township Library join us for our annual visit with Santa with two separate sessions on Monday, December 9 at 5:45 P.M. – 6:30 P.M. and 6:45 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

State Representative Lindsay Parkhurst announced the 79th District office is partnering with the Marine Corps Reserve for the Toys for Tots program for a third year.

The Bonfield-Grand Prairie UM parish invites you to attend our community Thanksgiving service on Sunday, November 17 at 4 pm.  The program will be held in the gym at the Bonfield Grade school.  Our speaker will be Keith Blankenship, pastor of the parish.  Performances will be given by the co…

On Monday evening, the Herscher CUSD2 Board met at Limestone School. Rich Decman, District Superintendent, reported that the annual inspection of the school district buildings was positive. The buildings were deemed clean, orderly, and conducive to a safe educational environment.

On Saturday, November 9, Drew Rogers finished his sophomore Cross Country season with a 14:30.49 first place finish at the State Meet in Peoria. He led the second place competitor by nearly 14 seconds.

The Herscher American Legion Auxiliary will host a steak dinner with potato, baked beans, rolls and dessert on Nov. 9th from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm. The cost is $20. There will be free hot dogs for children. 

Halloween brought inclement weather which adjusted many celebrations. Pictured are scenes from Herscher Intermediate School’s parade conducted in the gym instead of the typical parade down Main Street (top and middle left); Limestone Library’s Fall Festival held on October 26 (middle right);…

According to Herscher Police Chief, Chad Scanlon, on Thursday, October 31, at 4:46 AM, an unknown suspect damaged and gained entry through the back door of Herscher’s CVS drug store.

The 1st Annual Juried Art  Exhibition “The Harvest View” opened October 24th, with an opening reception from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Harvest View in Herscher.

On Wednesday, October 23, the Limestone Middle School addition was officially unveiled to the public. The new facade joins the two buildings and houses a new cafeteria, classrooms and the main office. More photos on page 9.

The Herscher FFA Ag Quizbowl and Greenhand Quizbowl Teams competed at the Section 10 Contest on October 16. The Ag Quizbowl Team placed 3rd, and the Greenhand Team placed 5th. Pictured are: front row (L-R): Nolan Schott, Maggie O’Brien, Paige DePatis, and Chance Hinich; Back row (L-R): Lando…

If you are a Veteran, Herscher Intermediate School would like the opportunity to meet and interview you on Veterans Day.  If you are interested in talking with students, please contact the school at 815-426-2242. If you have a family member at HIS and would like to speak to their class, plea…

Come out to Limestone Township Library District On Saturday, October 26 for our Annual Fall Festival. There will be games and a scavenger hunt. Dress up in your Halloween costume and come enjoy the fun! The action begins at 12 noon and runs till 1:30 pm. For more information, call the Librar…

Have you ever wondered about the gas storage dome under Herscher? What has to happen to get this gas moving and into our homes, schools, and places of business? The Herscher Area Historical Society will present “Gas on Tap - Underground Storage”, a presentation about the Herscher Gas Plant a…