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Fall Fest This Saturday!

Peotone Fall Fest is coming this Saturday, October 20, in downtown Peotone on Main and Second Streets. Everyone is welcome to this great community event, which includes vendors and crafters, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Pumpkin carving is featured at the Peotone Bowling Center, 210 N. Second Street, from 11 a.m. – until the pumpkins are gone.…

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Local Man Finds New Career After 50

Dating back to the 1950s, bakery lines on South Kedzie Avenue in Chicago hummed along and produced millions of Oreo cookies. Workers for this Nabisco site, like Timothy Boone, worked at the south side location for a long time, too. Then, in 2016, the production of Oreos in Chicago ended. Boone and hundreds of other…

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Farmland Preservation is a Big Concern for Area Agriculture Communities

Feature Photo Caption: Farmland like this is disappearing, but there is a program to preserve it and agriculture communities. —photo by Karen Haave by Karen Haave When a new industrial development begins, the first concerns from nearby residents often are increased truck traffic, safety, and noise. But something they might not consider is that it also…

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Explore Topics of Kankakee’s Pre-History

Join us at the French Heritage Museum on Saturday, September 15 at 1:00 pm to delve into Kankakee’s earliest history. Mitchell Goodknecht, a Discovery Squad educator and docent at Chicago’s Field Museum and Native of Kankakee County, will explore topics of Kankakee’s pre-history, including the shallow sea and glaciers which created limestone and fossils in…

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Murder Mystery in the Museum

Tickets are now on sale for the Kankakee County Museum’s second annual Murder Mystery in the Kankakee County Museum at Small Memorial Park, 801 South 8th Avenue, Kankakee. Partnering with the Kankakee Valley Theatre Association, this year’s event will feature the story “Death of a Curator,” written and performed by KVTA. The evening begins promptly at…

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Local Farmers Calling for Trade Policies That Benefit American Agriculture

Feature Photo Caption: Farmers for Free Trade recently hosted a roundtable discussion, in part, “to thank Rep. Kelly (center) for her pro-agriculture statements, her support of farmers and her willingness to call attention to the importance of maintaining the agricultural export markets.” –photo by Karen Haave by Karen Haave Something is broke in agriculture, and farmers here…

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Image Group Photography Awarded Veteran Business Partner

On August 2, Retired Brigadier General Stephen K. Curda, Ph.D., Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans’Affairs (IDVA), presented Bill Jurevich and his team at Image Group Photography, LLC, with the Veteran Business Partner Award for the fourth quarter of 2018 The award provides the department, as well as the Governor of Illinois, with an…

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Will-Center Road Accident Claims 2 Lives

Feature Photo Caption: Saturday afternoon, Peotone Fire Department personnel responded to a two-car accident on Will-Center Road just south of Church Road. The collision knocked both cars off the roadway and caused extensive damage. Some of the victims had to be extricated. The number of victims is currently unknown, but one victim was airlifted to…

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Russell’s Remarks – Sometimes Freedom of Information

by Chris Russell Sometimes Freedom of Information I had two events happen in the same week that while separate both have to do with access to information. Event number one. I was looking for information a few weeks ago. So, I zipped off an email with a few questions to a township official. A day…

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Tour Historic Joliet Diocesan Churches in Kankakee County

Join St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Peotone, on a professionally guided tour of three foundational Catholic Kankakee County churches. Explore the historic, artistic, and architectural underpinnings of each, as well as have time for individual prayer, conversation and lunch. Tickets are $38, or $35 for students and seniors – payable with registration. Contact Jean…

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Vendors/Crafters Needed for Annual Events

Vendors and Crafters Wanted for Two Peotone Events – Peotone Fall Fest and Peotone PTO Annual Craft and Vendor Fair Anyone who would like an application for the Peotone Fall Fest in downtown Peotone, on Saturday, October 20, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., may email [email protected] for an application. The event also will feature Trunk-or-Treat, from 1…

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College News

Sarah Bonamino of New Lenox graduated from Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., in May 2017, earning a Bachelor of Arts in English. Two area residents were among 14 athletes from Kankakee Community College to receive national awards for academic success. The NJCAA All-Academic Team Awards are for athletes earning a grade point average between 3.60-3.79…

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College News

Sarah Rubin of Crete has been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. Sarah is the daughter of Tom and Joan Rubin of Crete Karlie Moffitt, of Beecher and a student at Kankakee Area Career Center in Bourbonnais, was awarded a Skill Point Certificate in Nurse Assisting…

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College News

Chet Hoehn of Manhattan, and John Blair and Nathan Mathews, both of New Lenox, were named to the dean’s list for the spring term at the Iowa State University College of Business in Ames, Iowa. Elle LeClaire of Peotone has been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Eureka College. Several area…

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Looking Back

By Arline Adamsick News was a bit diverse this week and also a bit on the quiet side, though Peotone had a rather serious accident on the front page… The Peotone Vedette: June 2, 1967 “Four Injured Wednesday in Two-Car Crash” “Four persons were injured, at least one seriously, in a two-car crash on the…

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College News

Matthew Koran of Monee has been accepted for admission at Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, Penn. Shaely Sands of Monee, and Connor Blanchette, Rylie Karvunis, Kelly Krafcky and Joie Rogge, all of Manteno, were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society on March 23. Phi Theta Kappa is an international academic honor society for community…

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College News

Several area residents have been named to the dean’s list for the fall term at Benedictine University in Lisle. The dean’s list recognizes full-time students who achieve a 3.500 grade point average or above. From Beecher: Cailynn Heinecke. From Frankfort: Daniella Walsh. From Manteno: Michelle Reilly. From New Lenox: Alexander Findlay, Lea Gindville, Nicolette Lustyk,…

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