This year’s 4-H livestock auction on Saturday narrowly missed the $142,837 mark reached in last year’s auction. Local businesses and individuals always show generous support to this event, and this year was no different. 

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The Herscher Chamber of Commerce and its Labor Day Parade Committee announce that James Feller has been selected as the Grand Marshal of the 2022 Herscher Grand Labor Day Parade.

At Monday evening’s Herscher CUSD2 Board meeting, the board approved a tentative budget for 2022-2023 fiscal year, and set the date of September 12, 2022 at 7 PM for the public hearing for the budget.

Foresight Financial Group, Inc. of Winnebago, Illinois, has entered into an agreement to sell one of its six bank subsidiaries, State Bank of Herscher, to entrepreneur and investor Greg Kidd. Mr. Kidd is CEO of the venture capital firm Hard Yaka. State Bank of Herscher, chartered in 1902 as …

Foresight Financial Group, Inc. of Winnebago, Ill, has entered into an agreement to sell one of its six bank subsidiaries, State Bank of Herscher, to entrepreneur and investor Greg Kidd. Mr. Kidd is CEO of the venture capital firm Hard Yaka, and a former senior analyst for payments at the Fe…

At Monday evening’s Herscher Village Board Meeting, the board awarded the bid for the HMA Overlay for S. Elm Street to Kankakee Valley Construction in the amount of $127,810.50.

The participants of the Herscher High School Band’s 40th Reunion not only gathered to reminisce recently, but also generously donated $3000 to the current HHS band. Pictured from left presenting the gift are: Leandra Hinrichs, Glenn Wulff, Denise Denault Baker, and Michelle Leiser Brugioni. …

Lucas Schejbal (right), a member of the Limestone Township Fire Protection District, recently completed over 900 combined clinical and classroom hours to graduate from the Kankakee Community College Paramedic program. Schejbal is pictured with LTFPD Captain, Ryan Bell.

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Tyler Stuart, a 2018 Herscher High School graduate, has been selected by the New York Mets in the sixth round of the MLB draft. Stuart was taken with the 179th overall pick. 

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At Monday evening’s Herscher Village Board meeting, John Branz announced that $200,000 was transferred to Illinois Funds to take advantage of the higher interest rate of 1.5%.

A welcomed Friday evening rain was on hand for the start of the annual Herscher Corn Bowl. This event, highlighting the joys of small town summer living, has been an annual Herscher event since 1976 (with the exception of 2020).

Herscher’s Squeals Showdown BBQ Competition, sponsored by the Herscher Chamber of Commerce, returned to Main Street on Saturday.  Eighteen teams entered the day-long competition. The winners were: Pitmasters Choice - Gym Class Smokers from Manteno, Best Chicken - Dead End BBQ - from Plainfie…

At Monday evening’s Herscher CUSD2 Board meeting, Supt. Rich Decman announced that all funds have a positive balance and next year’s balance appears to be positive as well due to the of corporate personal property replacement tax (CPPRT).

This year’s annual Corn Bowl, traditionally the site of informal reunions, will be the one of the locales for an HHS band reunion highlighting the successes of the early 1980’s.  

The primary election on June 28 had very little area competition with many seats either uncontested or completely lacking a candidate. 

The Herscher Lions Club will present its 46th annual Corn Bowl on Friday, July 8, beginning at 5:00 pm, in downtown Herscher.

Dozens of area students participated in songs, Bible lessons, crafts and activities at Herscher Christian Church last week. 

The tradition of celebrating Independence Day with live music followed by fireworks will continue on Saturday, July 2 along the south banks of the Kankakee River.

The Herscher American Legion Auxiliary presented a program and patriotic music on Flag Day, June 14, to residents of Courtyard Estates of Herscher .  Jackie Eberle, First Vice President presented History and Flag Facts.  Mary Ann Wagner and Thelma Webber (pictured) assisted with demonstratio…

At Monday evening’s Herscher CUSD2 meeting, Supt. Rich Decman began the meeting with a summary of the finances for the district. He stated, “Our fund balances are up due to the large increase in corporate personal property replacement tax (CPPRT). That has helped us have a positive balance f…

On June 14, several fire departments, including Herscher, Reddick, Campus, and Dwight, were called to the Rodney Hogan residence in Buckingham in order to extinguish a blaze in his tool shed which was filled with antique tractors and modern farming equipment.

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According to Illinois State Police District 21, on June 17, at Illinois Route 102 at North 3000W Road, in Kankakee County, a three-vehicle fatal crash occurred.

The 101st Herscher Labor Day celebration, hosted by the Village of Herscher and the Herscher Chamber of Commerce, will take place on September 3, 4 and 5, 2022.

Drew Rogers, Herscher High School senior, crowned his illustrious high school running career at the IHSA Track Meet with a first place finish in the 3200 in 9:16.38. In addition, he placed 2nd in the mile, running it in 4:19.

The University of Illinois Extension office in Kankakee County hosted representatives from the Illinois Department of Agriculture, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, and State Senator Patrick Joyce on Tuesday as part of a statewide tour to announce new resources related to farm…

These Herscher Unit 2 Students of the Month were honored during the May meeting of the Unit 2 Board of Education. Pictured front row from left: Josie R. - 4th, Luke S. - 2nd, and Evan B. – 3rd; Back row: Ethan J. – HS, River S.  – 5th, Trystan W. - 6th, and Owen D. - 7th. Not pictured: Brice…

American Legion Post 795 will be visiting area cemeteries to honor fallen veterans on Memorial Day, May 30th (Times are approximate.)

Jared Tanner Devine, 28 of Cedar Falls, IA died as a result of a sudden illness related to epilepsy Friday, May 13, 2022.

Harvest View was opened in 2008 by the Long Family originally from Manteno, IL.   “Our family grew up in a small town and we wanted to ensure that small communities have the services needed to care for their residents close to home in a setting they are comfortable with.  We saw a need for a…

These students were invited to attend Kiwanis Club Of Kankakee and were awarded scholarships, recognized for Leadership and Arion-Sousa Awards.Halie Kohl - Kiwanis Scholarship Recipient, Allyson Meyer - Kiwanis Scholarship Recipient, Gracyn Cordes - Female Leadership Award, Gunnar Tejes - Ar…

State Senator Patrick Joyce joined discussions on the impact of rising input costs and food supply issues – a problem that has drawn attention from President Joe Biden, who stood alongside Joyce and others at a Kankakee farm Wednesday. 

Mya Kruse, Delaney Wright, Jocelyn Bright, and Lux Brubaker experience the hand crank record player with the help of HAHS volunteer Mary Kirstein.

At Monday evening’s Herscher CUSD2 Board meeting, the board approved the Consolidated District Plan, declared district owned property as surplus, discussed the Future Projects list and approved a variety of insurance coverages.

The Herscher Invite took place after a two-year hiatus and saw several impressive results posted by Herscher athletes, which resulted in a second place finish by the Herscher boy’s team. 

The first day of May has been celebrated for many centuries in different ways.