On Tuesday, September 3, Herscher’s Village Board meeting began with a moment of silence in honor of Ed Webber, who had served as a trustee on the board for eight years. 

Learning about local history and extreme weather, playing guitar and arranging roses are among course topics for the September Kankakee Community College Lifelong Learning Institute classes.

Do you feel lost ‘in the Medicare Maze’. Need answers to questions on eligibility, disability-or simply need help understanding how it works? 

Herscher’s annual Hare and Tortoise 5-K race and 2 Mile Fun Walk had 90 participants. In addition, 2 children took part in the Bunny Dash, which is for children 7 and younger.

The princess candidates for the 2019 Herscher Labor Day parade are bottom row: Madison Andreatta, 7, (daughter of Amanda and Tony Andreatta), row 2 (L-R): Alexa Botta 6, (daughter of Trista and John Botta), Abigail Zirkle, 6, (daughter of Tiffany and Shawn Zirkle); row 3: Megan Tibbetts, 6, …

On Sunday, Sept 8, Chebanse American Legion Post 408 will present Pull in the Park - 2019 with opening ceremonies beginning at 12 noon at Legion Park in Chebanse, IL.

County Treasurer Nicholas Africano is reminding Kankakee County residents that the second installment of property taxes is due on Thursday, September 5. 

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet is facilitating a free caregiver educational series for persons caring for an older adult on the following dates.

The 2019-2020 school year brings new faces to the Herscher School District. Several of the teachers are introduced to you here.

At Monday evening’s Herscher Village Board meeting, Andy Cotter announced that a donated book box will be soon be located at one of the Village Park locations. The purpose of the box is for children to take a donated book to read and/or leave another for other children.

On Tuesday, students of Herscher Intermediate School began their first day of school with music, cheers and high fives from Herscher High School band members, cheerleaders and students.   

After two years in the Tri-Parish Catholic Communities of St. Margaret Mary, St. James the Apostle, and Sacred Heart, Father ShowReddy Allam will give his last message to his congregations during the weekend of August 31 – September 1. 

On Friday, August 9, Van Fab, Inc., owned by the VanVoorst family, and the post office in Union Hill, were destroyed by fire. Corey Eich, Pilot Township Fire Protection District Assistant Fire Chief, incident commander for the blaze, describes the events of the day.

At Monday evening’s Herscher CUSD2 Board meeting, superintendent Rich Decman announced that Bonfield Grade School’s Preschool for All Program received the Gold Circle of Quality from the Illinois State Board of Education.

Seventeen Kankakee Community College student-athletes have received NJCAA honors for their academic achievement during the 2018-19 school year.

At Monday evening’s Herscher Village Board meeting, Bob Voss reported that there are several more ash trees that still need to be cut down. 

Pastor Kevin Boesen and a group from Herscher, Reddick and South Wilmington United Methodist Churches spent last week on a mission trip at Red Bird Mission in Beverly, Kentucky. One of their tasks was remodeling a bathroom. Pictured above (L-R) are: Ashley Perry, Boesen, Hunter Bushey, Makay…

After a 2 ½ hour hearing, Judge Ronald J. Gerts sentenced Carmella S. Larson to six years in prison for driving under the influence of alcohol. On May 15, 2016, the car she was driving crashed into a car killing Kameron Allison and severely injuring his brother, Kyuss.

The American Red Cross Blood drive will take place on Wednesday, July 31 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 272 N. Maple in Herscher, from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm. Please schedule appointments by calling Debbie at 815-954-1363.

The Herscher Chamber of Commerce and its Labor Day Parade Committee announces that it mailed parade applications to those on its mailing list on July 15. 

During Monday evening’s Herscher Village Board meeting, Chief Scanlon provided a monthly breakdown of 2019 police activity in and around the village.

Due to the forecast of extreme heat for Friday/Saturday, it has been decided to cancel the event.  We are doing this for the safety of our workers, as well as those of you who enjoy coming out for the event in the park.  

The 44th Annual Herscher Corn Bowl was, according to coordinator Lisa Scanlon, “a huge success!” However, behind the scenes, supplying corn for the event was an issue, even through Thursday.

Pairs of bicyclists were seen in and around Herscher during the morning of Sunday, July 7.  The start and finish of the race took place just south of Herscher’s Village Park. Participants were involved in the Herscher two person 25k – 50k team time trials put on by Stray Cats Racing. They ar…

The Herscher Lions Club will present its 44th annual Corn Bowl on Friday, July 12, beginning at 5:00 pm, in downtown Herscher,.

Also found in the July 5, 1979 edition, is an introductory letter to readers, written by Robert Mau. 

The scanned image above is a front-page story from the Herscher Pilot, dated July 5, 1979, in which Robert Mau purchased the Herscher Pilot from Herscher Publishing Co. For forty years, Robert, along with his wife, Janet, who continued publication of the Herscher Pilot after Robert’s death i…

A big part of summer is the 4th of July and fireworks. It is important to remember fireworks are dangerous and should only be used by someone who has a permit and has the proper training.

A three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, along with a mobile Education Center, is coming to Perry Farm and will be open 24 hours a day, and free to the public, beginning June 27th – June 30th. 

Saturday was a great day for the first Bonfield Barnyard and Tractor Pull Celebration. Live music was provided all day, as well as a craft and flea market, a car show, food vendors, and an antique tractor show. Activities including bounce houses, train rides and a mechanical bull were also a…

Cabery started summer with a bang on June 22.  The day began with a 5K Fun Run and Walk. There was also a car and tractor cruise-in, food trucks, and a beer tent. Many different activities including a softball tournament, fishing derby, reptile show, kiddie tractor pull competition, petting …

Summer is here and that means many Illinoisans will be outside enjoying summer activities. The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) wants to remind residents to be safe this summer.

Area children enjoyed a week of Bible lessons, singing, crafts, snacks and play during Trinity Lutheran Church’s vacation Bible school last week.