Dan Hendrickson, Kankakee County Clerk, announced that prospective candidates interested in running for specific offices in the March 17, 2020 General Primary Election may now obtain their nominating petition packets with the County Clerk’s office. Packets may be picked up at the County Cle…
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.
State Representative Lindsay Parkhurst (R-Kankakee) invites residents of the 79th Legislative House District to take advantage of a free document-shredding event on Saturday, September 21st.
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, …
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.
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.
Limestone Middle School is currently scheduled to be open for business on August 20 for the first day of school. However, the new addition will not be completed by that date.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Herscher Labor Day Princess Contest. The contest will be part of the 99th Herscher Homecoming on Labor Day, Sept. 2.
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.
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…
With summer in full swing, that means warm weather, fun, cookouts and for Herscher, its fourth annual Squeals Barbecue Competition on Saturday, July 13.
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.