Many of us have a bucket list of items that we want to accomplish before a certain time in our lives. Number one on my list was to visit Machu Picchu, an ancient Inca city in Peru, South America. 

The driver of a pickup truck, Laverne R. Schultz, of Herscher, was seriously injured when his truck was hit on the driver’s side by a semi that failed to stop at the intersection of Rt. 115 and LeHigh Road on September 16.

At Monday evening’s Herscher CUSD2 Board meeting, it was announced that the total 6th day student attendance for the district was 1634, which is down 29 students from last year.  In addition, there are 62 pre-K students.

According to the National Interagency Fire Center, “A total of 100 large wildfires have burned over 1.9 million acres in the western United States. Five new, large fires have been reported: two each in Colorado and Washington, and one in Texas.”

The decision has been made to cancel Cabery Day tomorrow, Saturday Sept 8. There is a plan to reschedule the event after the fall harvest.

Herscher’s annual Hare and Tortoise 5-K race and 2 Mile Fun Walk had 134 particpants. In addition, 5 children took part in the Bunny Dash, which is for children 7 and younger.

Matthew Davies has recently returned from a mission trip in Belize with a desire to make a true, long-term impact on the lives of the poor in that area. 

County Treasurer Nicholas Africano is reminding Kankakee County residents that the second installment of property taxes is due on Tuesday, September 4. 

The Herscher Athletic Boosters’ annual fundraiser known as Cow Pie Bingo followed the high school sports preview night on August 17. After grazing around the Bingo field, the cows, pictured above, placed their pies and three winners were chosen. The winners this year were 3rd place – Michell…

The county west area is experiencing a localized drought which is causing brown

On Thursday, August 2, a serious crash occurred at the intersection of Rt. 115 and LeHigh Road. The victim was a young father, Tyler Frantz, who is recovering slowly from brain and facial injuries at Advocate Christ Hospital in Oaklawn.

At Monday evening’s Herscher village board meeting, Randy Barber was approved as a new full-time police officer with a salary of $40,000.

Tyler Frantz, 24, of Herscher sustained serious injuries when his vehicle, a 2014 Ford Transit Mini-Van was struck by a 2012 Freightliner Semi driven by Kenzell Campbell, 23, of Glenwood.

The Herscher Lions Club will present its 43rd annual

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…

Students enrolled in our Herscher High School (HHS) Child Development Class have planned lessons and activities for children who wish to participate in HHS’s free Tiger Cub Preschool.   Herscher H.S. students would like to invite your child(ren) to participate in this fun and exciting experi…

Gov. Bruce Rauner has issued a state disaster proclamation for Iroquois, Kankakee and Vermilion counties. The declaration, announced this afternoon, will ensure state support to communities that are battling floods caused by heavy rains earlier this week.

On the surface, the month of January looks pedestrian.  There weren’t any big snowstorms.  In fact, Kankakee County received less than half its average January snowfall.  But when you look closer at the temperatures that’s where things get interesting.