You never know what, or who, you will find at Herscher Area Historical Society’s Anderson House. Pictured above is Ralph Schuller, left, son of Dr. Reinhold Schuller, a Herscher physician in the 1950’s and 60’s. Also pictured above is Monica Ruder, right, museum volunteer. 

Kankakee’s Riverview Historic District will feature five homes and Frank Lloyd Wright’s first Prairie-Style house during its 32nd annual Holidays in Historic Christmas House Walk on Sunday, Dec. 8 from 11am until 4 pm. Funds raised will continue to support neighborhood events, promotion, and…

On Friday, December 13, Santa will be arriving in Herscher via firetruck first down Main St., then to the Herscher Legion, where he will greet children on the stage. 

At the Limestone Township Library join us for our annual visit with Santa with two separate sessions on Monday, December 9 at 5:45 P.M. – 6:30 P.M. and 6:45 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

State Representative Lindsay Parkhurst announced the 79th District office is partnering with the Marine Corps Reserve for the Toys for Tots program for a third year.

The Bonfield-Grand Prairie UM parish invites you to attend our community Thanksgiving service on Sunday, November 17 at 4 pm.  The program will be held in the gym at the Bonfield Grade school.  Our speaker will be Keith Blankenship, pastor of the parish.  Performances will be given by the co…

On Monday evening, the Herscher CUSD2 Board met at Limestone School. Rich Decman, District Superintendent, reported that the annual inspection of the school district buildings was positive. The buildings were deemed clean, orderly, and conducive to a safe educational environment.

On Saturday, November 9, Drew Rogers finished his sophomore Cross Country season with a 14:30.49 first place finish at the State Meet in Peoria. He led the second place competitor by nearly 14 seconds.

The Herscher American Legion Auxiliary will host a steak dinner with potato, baked beans, rolls and dessert on Nov. 9th from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm. The cost is $20. There will be free hot dogs for children. 

Halloween brought inclement weather which adjusted many celebrations. Pictured are scenes from Herscher Intermediate School’s parade conducted in the gym instead of the typical parade down Main Street (top and middle left); Limestone Library’s Fall Festival held on October 26 (middle right);…

According to Herscher Police Chief, Chad Scanlon, on Thursday, October 31, at 4:46 AM, an unknown suspect damaged and gained entry through the back door of Herscher’s CVS drug store.

The 1st Annual Juried Art  Exhibition “The Harvest View” opened October 24th, with an opening reception from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Harvest View in Herscher.

On Wednesday, October 23, the Limestone Middle School addition was officially unveiled to the public. The new facade joins the two buildings and houses a new cafeteria, classrooms and the main office. More photos on page 9.

The Herscher FFA Ag Quizbowl and Greenhand Quizbowl Teams competed at the Section 10 Contest on October 16. The Ag Quizbowl Team placed 3rd, and the Greenhand Team placed 5th. Pictured are: front row (L-R): Nolan Schott, Maggie O’Brien, Paige DePatis, and Chance Hinich; Back row (L-R): Lando…

If you are a Veteran, Herscher Intermediate School would like the opportunity to meet and interview you on Veterans Day.  If you are interested in talking with students, please contact the school at 815-426-2242. If you have a family member at HIS and would like to speak to their class, plea…

Come out to Limestone Township Library District On Saturday, October 26 for our Annual Fall Festival. There will be games and a scavenger hunt. Dress up in your Halloween costume and come enjoy the fun! The action begins at 12 noon and runs till 1:30 pm. For more information, call the Librar…

Have you ever wondered about the gas storage dome under Herscher? What has to happen to get this gas moving and into our homes, schools, and places of business? The Herscher Area Historical Society will present “Gas on Tap - Underground Storage”, a presentation about the Herscher Gas Plant a…

The Herscher Village Board met on Monday evening. During the discussion of finances, John Branz stated that Herscher’s portion of sales tax for July brought in $24,059 and it portion of the gaming tax brought in $1,848 – the highest so far. That amount is 5% of the state’s gaming share.

Extremely late planting, due to heavy spring rains, has delayed the fall harvest by several weeks. As farmers begin to harvest their crops, slow moving vehicles will abound in the area. Watch out for them and please be patient. 

On October 23, from 4-7 pm, Herscher CUSD2 is hosting an open house for the public to view the new addition and improvements of Limestone Middle School. A ceremony will take place at 6 pm. Limestone Middle School is located at 963 N 5000 W Road, Kankakee.

Although the heavy spring rains delayed planting in the area by several weeks, soybean yields so far “look really good,” according to Andy Cotter, the Northern Regional Manager of Alliance Grain in Herscher. Cotter relates that farmers are averaging around 50 bushels to the acre. It is early…

Monday evening’s Herscher Village Board meeting began with a moment of silence in honor of Richard “Dick” Fitch for his service on the board.

On September 21st, the Herscher High School marching band participated in the Pontiac Indian Showdown, placing 1st overall in class 1A. In addition, they were awarded Best Auxiliary and Best Percussion. 

At Monday evening’s Herscher Village Board meeting, Chief Alan Ramsey and Asst. Chief, Corey Eich received a framed picture of the emergency responders stamp. It was given by post office personnel to thank the first responders for their assistance at the fire in August which destroyed the Un…

The community is invited to enjoy a free “Halloween Spooktakular” extravaganza, on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at Kankakee Community College.

This year’s U2CT Teachers Memorial Scholarship alumni winner is Kailee Burkhalter. Kailee is the daughter of Laurie Burkhalter of Herscher and currently attends Illinois State University where she is studying Instrumental Music. 

The Limestone village board has unanimously approved allowing a Dollar General store to be contructed on property near the water tower on Illinois Route 17. Only one citizen at the meeting protested the idea.

The Kankakee Public Library and Fortitude Community Outreach need your help! We are seeking specific donations to help the homeless in our community. 

On Tuesday, September 24, the Gold Star 500 Mission cyclists arrived in Herscher to refresh as they continued a 500-mile journey, known as the Gold Star 500. 

Maddy Offerman, left, and Logan Lunsford shine as Herscher High School’s 2019 Homecoming Queen and King. See photo of homecoming court on p. 7.

A Dark and Stormy Reading Night will take place on Thursday, October 30, 2019 from 5:30-7:00 pm at Bonfield Grade School. 

Herscher High School's Students For Environmental Action took part in the NIAA Kankakee River Clean-up at the State Park on Saturday, September 21. Pictured above are (L-R) Finley Cracco, Kamden Lockwood, and Kirsten Leonard. Also helping, but not pictured, is Chloe Whalen. Their sponsor is …

For the first time, the I-8 Youth Cheer Competition will be held at Herscher High School on Sunday, October 6th beginning at 8:30 am. Admission is free, and there will be food and various vendors.

Several of the 1999 Herscher High School Baseball State Champions and their coaches, pictured above, gathered at Friday night’s football game for a 20th reunion.  In 1999, the Tigers toppled Teutopolis to take the title, which completed their season with a 37-4 record. The team consisted of …

At Monday evening’s Herscher CUSD2 Board meeting, sixth day student enrollment was discussed. The total district enrollment in Pre-K through 12th grade is 1616, the lowest since the early 1960’s. 

 On September 24, at around 10:50 am, the Gold Star 500 Mission cyclists will be stopping by the Herscher Legion to refresh as they complete a 500-mile journey, known as the Gold Star 500. They will also pass through communities like Marseilles, Kankakee, Pontiac, Normal, Peoria, Galesburg, …

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…