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.

Monday evening’s CUSD2 board meeting was filled with potential bass fishing team members. However, anticipated action regarding the Herscher High School Bass Fishing Team was put on hold due to the absence of HHS Principal, Brad Elliot, whose son was born that morning. The student anglers we…

At Monday evening’s Herscher Village Board meeting, Ordinance 19-3, regarding Golf Carts and UTV’s, was approved. Effective no later than mid-July, off highway vehicles will be allowed on village streets as long as they have seats, a steering wheel, lights, and turn signals.

Cabery will be starting summer with a bang on June 22. Cabery Day is a summer kick-off that has activities for people of all ages. 

What do a retired Kankakee police officer, an 8th grade science teacher, and a school bus mechanic have in common? 

The Herscher Intermediate School fourth grade classes of Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Hudgens went on a “Wonder Walk” through Herscher on their final day of school, last Wednesday, June 5th. 

On Monday, Dan Martin, Squeals and Wheels organizer, announced the end of the “Wheels” portion of the event. 

Due to the relentless rain experienced by the area during the month of May, Kankakee County Board Chairman Andy Wheeler, R-Kankakee, said Friday he has signed an emergency disaster declaration. The reasons for the declaration are the inability for farmers to get their crops planted and the s…

The Wall That Heals, a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial along with a mobile Education Center, is coming to Bourbonnais, IL on June 25th at Perry Farm and will be open 24 hours a day and free to the public beginning June 27th – June 30th. 

After 36 years as a pastor, 27 of them in Bonfield, the Reverend John Kiefer, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Bonfield, will give his final sermon on June 2.  

After weeks of almost daily precipitation, fields are saturated and standing water abounds. In the county west area, six to ten inches of rain have fallen in the past month. A normal May produces around four inches of rain. Most fields have not been planted and each day that passes without a…

At Monday evening’s Herscher Village Board meeting, Bob Voss stated that there are still a large number of ash trees throughout the village that need to be removed due to the Ash Borer infestation.

The public is invited to a potluck dinner to celebrate the retirement of Rev. John Kiefer as pastor of Zion Lutheran Church.