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Yorkville Dominates Spartans

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58 total views, no views today Marian Catholic’s visions of a two-game winning streak ended quickly, as host Yorkville scored on its first five possessions and owned a 33-0 command midway through the second quarter and before the Spartans had crossed midfield. The onslaught didn’t stop as the Foxes improved to 1-1 with a 54-7 non-conference…

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Chargers Edge Herscher

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60 total views, no views today After a tough loss to Beecher, Illinois Lutheran bounced back with a comeback 2-1 non-conference win over Herscher on September 2. Most of the match was played in the middle of the field as each team traded opportunities. With both teams well organized, the chances for each team were minimal.…

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ILHS Beats TF North

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53 total views, no views today In the seventh place game in the Manteno Early Bird Tournament on September 3, Illinois Lutheran defeated TF North, 25-16, 25-16. Junior Emily Reardon received an All-tournament selection. She finished the day with 33 assists, 5 kills and 17 digs. Senior Colleen Kuether had 10 kills and 4 blocks, and…

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What’s Happening at the Libraries This Week?

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91 total views, no views today September is National Library Card Sign-up Month – Do you have a library card in your wallet? Thursday, September 8 *Beecher Library: 30-minute one-on-one computer help, from 2 to 5 p.m. Register a day in advance. *Beecher Library: Interested in joining the monthly book discussion on September 26? Call for information. The…

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Town Chatter

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79 total views, no views today Peotone Park District Young Rembrandts at the Park, a four-week class for four- and five-year-olds, will meet at the Main Building on Wednesdays, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Session 1 begins September 21, with Session 2 starting November 9. Class size is limited and registration is due one week prior to session start date. The…

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‘Rethink Your Drink;’ Reduce Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Consumption

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63 total views, no views today The Will County Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) Collaborative announced the launch of “Rethink Your Drink,” an educational campaign encouraging residents to reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks. The campaign is sponsored by the MAPP Chronic Care Action team and the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity. Sugar-sweetened…

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Peotone Mill Fall Fest September 18

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74 total views, no views today Area residents are invited to this year’s annual Peotone Mill Fall Fest, on Sunday, September 18, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Mill – 427 W. Corning in Peotone. Admission is free. Come and explore three floors of the largest Illinois windmill, which was built in 1872 and is…

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College News

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98 total views, no views today Megan Ringo of Crete has been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Ripon College in Wisconsin, where she is a member of the class of 2018 majoring in psychology and minoring in French. She is the daughter of Gina Ringo of Crete and John Ringo of…

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Installation Mass, Reception Planned For Fr. Roger Kutzner

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61 total views, no views today A September 3 Installation Mass and Reception are being planned for the Rev. Roger Kutzner, new pastor at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Monee. Father Kutzner succeeds the Rev. Mark Menezes, who retired in June after serving as pastor there for 22 years. Born in Warsaw, Poland, in 1965, Father…

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Peotone High School Flag Policy Creates Social Media Firestorm

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99 total views, no views today A social media furor has erupted over Peotone School District’s policy prohibiting attaching a U.S. flag to student-driven trucks and cars. Reports that a student was suspended for flying the flag on his vehicle fanned the controversy, along with rumors that the flag can no longer be flown on school…

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Amazon.com Confirms Massive Distribution Center In Monee

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112 total views, no views today Online retail giant Amazon.com on Monday confirmed that it plans to open a new “fulfillment center” on Monee-Manhattain Road and Ridgeland Avenue in Monee. Residents there have speculated for weeks that the massive project known only as “Company B” was an Amazon distribution center. Monee officials said that “confidentiality agreements”…

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Dedicating Lincoln Statue At Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

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72 total views, no views today A dedication ceremony of a life-size bronze statue of President Abraham Lincoln will be held at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 20953 W. Hoff Road in Elwood, on Saturday, September 10, at 1 p.m. The public is invited to attend this historic event. This dedication is the culmination of a…

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Baskervilles Named SWCD’s 2017 Conservation Farm Family

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170 total views, no views today The Will South Cook Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) has announced that the James Baskerville farm of Manhattan Township will receive the SWCD’s 2017 Conservation Farm Family Award. Having been in the family for more than 100 years, the Baskerville Farm is an Illinois Centennial Farm. Jim and his…

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Seniors Happenings

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103 total views, no views today Thursday, September 1 9 a.m., Crochet, SSC 9:30 a.m., Crafts class, Frankfort Township Hall 10:30 a.m., Line dancing, Village Woods 1 p.m., Woodcarving, SSC 2 p.m., Bingo, Heritage Woods of Manteno Friday, September 2 9 a.m., Painting studio, SSC 9 a.m.-noon, Information and assistance, SSC 9 a.m., Exercise, Village Woods…

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Ride to Heal Septeber 6

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85 total views, no views today Calling All Americans!! Area residents are encouraged to attend an event at Peotone American Legion, 109 East North Street, Peotone, on Tuesday, September 6, from 1 to 4 p.m. Three combat veterans will begin their long journey, on bikes, from Peotone to Texas! These special veterans are raising awareness of PTSD,…

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Monee Creamery Building To Be Dedicated As Historic Landmark

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155 total views, no views today By Karen Haave Freelance Journalist The Monee Historical Society will dedicate its venerable Creamery building on Saturday, September 10, during Monee Fall Fest. The ceremony will recognize the one-time cheese and butter factory’s status as an Historic Landmark in Illinois. The designation means it will be preserved and protected as…

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