Bob and Kay (Taylor) Zirkle of Onarga will mark their 65th wedding anniversary on July 21. The couple was married by Father Flynn in theImmaculate Conception Church in Gilman.They have six children (two are deceased), 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
The Junior Division first place went to Elite Eight consisting of Lily Anderson, London Clark, Annika Greene, Vanysah Hickman, Addie Kingdon, Madelyn Loy, Sarah Parsons, and Savannah Read with their HipHop Dance to Hip Hop Mash Up.
Senior Division Winner was Mitchell Gaylen who performed a rousing rendition of Bumble Boogie on the piano. Second place went to Megan Schippert’s vocal of “Good Morning Baltimore” and third place to Julia Hilgerman with her upbeat rendition of “Somebody to Love”.
Wednesday, July 07, 2021
The Piper City Public Library wrapped up their 2-week Summer Reading Program on June 24th. The theme this year was, “Reading Colors Your World”. There was a total of 15 children who attended. The age categories were Pre-K, 1st-2nd, 3rd-4th, and 5th-6th.
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
The Gilman city council is serving notice to golf cart owners that they need to register and to parents that they dare not let underaged drivers behind the wheel of their golf carts.
Gilman had previously applied for an Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program to upgrade the business district along Central Street and fallen short. So the city council decided to do some additional prep work in hopes that would help the town’s chances and the effort paid off –Gilman is …
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
It was a year in the making as St. Paul’s Lutheran School was to host the 2020 Iroquois County Tournament until the Covid Pandemic viral interruption.
A fifth-grade student from St. Paul’s Lutheran School, Kipten Steiner, will be competing in the 2021 WGFA fifth and sixth grade Iroquois County 54th Spelling Bee sponsored by the Iroquois County Retired Teachers Association in conjunction with WGFA.
These CCGS students took part in a few activities on Earth Day, April 22. From left to right are: Grace Robinson, Victoria Milk, Kinzie Smith, Seth Dirks, Lili Sorensen, Brielle Berry, Kenleigh Hendershot, Danica Lemenager, Traeh Kissack, Hunter Wolfe and Skylar Bennett.
Ronald and Judith (Albrecht) Borchers of Crescent City will celebrate their 60th anniversary. The couple was married April 30, 1961, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Crescent City.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Entries for the Iroquois County Fair Talent Show are available on the website: iroquoiscofair.com. Auditions are open to anyone age twenty-one or younger who live or go to school in Iroquois County.
The Iroquois County Public Health Department (ICPHD), in partnership with Iroquois Memorial Hospital, will be hosting multiple community-based, COVID-19 vaccination clinics for qualified individuals.
Front Row: Kourtnie Beherns, Lily Anderson, Wyatt Herscher, Adriana Schroeder. Back Row: Tanner Tholen, Clarke Busick, Tyler Balthazor.
Jody Munsterman is sponsoring her Student of the Week program. Her fourth graders will be featured over the next few weeks.
Wednesday, April 07, 2021
Homecoming festivities will start in earnest Thursday at Iroquois West High School. The schedule as of this time is as follows:
Wednesday, February 03, 2021
The Crescent City town board met Feb. 1. Cathy Christensen, clerk, took roll call with the following trustees responding: Jim Sorensen, Kim Rabe, Steve Carley, Dennis Ritzma and Joe Belott. Also attending were: Emily Schunke of the Crescent-Iroquois Foundation; treasurer, Carolyn Rapp; and v…
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
“Twin births are extremely rare in donkeys, with only a few pairs currently known in the world. It’s thought about 1.7% of donkeys will have twins and only 14% survive.
Wednesday, July 08, 2020
Lab Confirmed Cases...............169
Ashkum Go-Getter helping to set a new record high of 134 units donated at the Ashkum Community Blood Drive was 4-H member Karlie Wilken.
The board of the Iroquois County Historical Society has voted to cancel this year’s Harvest Daze due to the pandemic. The event usually takes place the first weekend of October.
Anyone interested in playing high school golf at Iroquois West High School this fall should contact Coach Grant Meyer at email@example.com to get signed up.
Wednesday, July 01, 2020
There will be fireworks this year thanks to the efforts of one Onarga resident! Friday July 10 at 9:15
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
The Iroquois County Historical Society will begin sponsoring the Farmers’ Market today, Wednesday, June 24, on the grounds of the Old Courthouse Museum, 103 W. Cherry, Watseka. This is free to those who want to participate.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Join us at the Gilman-Danforth District Library on Saturday February 29th to celebrate Dr. Seuss. It’s a birthday celebration. The party is from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Wesley Short, the son of Kaylee and Jamie Short of Gilman, has been named an ambassador for the international not-for-profit organization ‘Nothing Down’ which has a mission to advocate for those with Down Syndrome.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
The Iroquois County Chamber of Commerce, formerly the Gilman Chamber of Commerce, held its annual meeting Monday night at Inside/Out where they ate a meal catered by the Longbranch.
Wednesday, December 04, 2019
Come join us for a night of great jazz music on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00. We will hear from the IWMS jazz band, IWHS jazz band, and the IWHS jazz choir.
On Saturday, November 9th, the Ashkum Go-Getters 4-H club met at the Ashkum Catholic Church hall. Present were 23 members, 8 cloverbuds, 7 leaders and 11 guests. The Health and Safety report was given by Haley Behrends and Laney Bussian on how much sleep you should get.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Police are investigating the damage to a memorial bench at the Danforth Cemetery which apparently occurred last Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning, after being struck by a vehicle.
Wednesday, June 05, 2019
The Iroquois County Chamber of Commerce (formerly the Gilman Chamber of Commerce) says help is needed to continue the Super Saturday celebration which is typically held the Saturday after Labor Day each fall.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Every year when the Gilman council gets its bill from the county for the city’s share of 911 communication expenses, it’s like looking at an old wound that won’t heal and continues to fester.
On Oct. 31, the Illinois State Board of Education released the new ESSA School Report Card. This report shows how the state and each school district is progressing on a variety of educational goals ranging from student achievement to district finances.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
The Gilman Woman’s Club sponsored an area-wide collection of food and household items for G.O.D.’s Food Pantry with 38 volunteers from many different organizations.
The Iroquois West Runnin’ Raiders boys team finished 7th out of 20 full teams at the Lisle Sectional this past Saturday. Advancing to the State meet held in Peoria at Detweiller Park this coming Saturday are, Sophomore, Lucas Alvarez and Senior, Max Grant. Both placed in the top 25, and were…
The Iroquois West Music Boosters will hold their annual antique and craft show this Saturday from 9:00 to 3:00 in the high school gym.
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
The family of Frank and Elsie Miller will hold their annual reunion at Danforth Park on Sunday, July 8.
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
My husband Ed and I would like to publicly thank our church families, friends and relatives, for their gracious giving, loving thoughts and prayers. I too thank God everyday, because you’re all a part of my life. I pray that God will abundantly bless you all. Thanks to my daughter and my gra…
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Dear John (Boma) I have started this letter 10-15 times but simply don’t know what to say. He was one of the inspirational figures in my life and I just can’t seem to deal with the struggle he faced. I can’t imagine what he went through; I know I would have given up once I heard the diagnosi…
Friday, September 12, 2014
The Danforth village board has been unable to find any firms to handle the motor fuel tax street project which the town had sent out for bids this year.
Emmylou Geraldine Kraft was baptized at St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church in Gilman at the worship service Sunday, September 7. Officiating was Pastor Peter Hinrich.
The village board of Crescent City conducted a short meeting Tuesday, Sept. 2 at city hall.
Friday, August 29, 2014
The Illinois 4-H Foundation annually recognizes one 4-H volunteer per county for exemplary service to the Illinois 4-H program as a Hall of Fame winner. This year, more than 1,000 supporters watched the induction of 66 new members into the Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame.
The Danforth Blue Ribbon 4-H and Cloverbud Club held a meeting on June 2, at the Danforth Community Hall. Reminders were given that fair entries are due and many members turned theirs in. State fair entry forms are due on July 1.
Proud parents Zachary and Kristin Borchers welcomed their first child, Bridon Zachary Borchers, on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 8:36 a.m., at Carle Hospital in Urbana. Bridon weighed six pounds 11 ounces and was 21 inches long.
The Danforth American Legion Auxiliary Unit # 367 is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Albrecht, a junior at Iroquois West High School, has been selected to attend the 74th session of Illini Girls State, June 15th-21. Elizabeth will join more than 500 young women from across the state at Ea…
Members of the Danforth Historical Society have been actively studying local cemeteries, attempting to inventory and document ancestors before early stones deteriorate beyond readability and recognition.
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Prairieview’s 38th Annual Fall Festival is scheduled for September 5 & 6 at Prairieview Lutheran Home/Faith Place in Danforth. The Opening Ceremony will be at 10:45 a.m. on Friday and the booths will open at 11:00 a.m.
A number of staff changes took place at Crescent City Grade School when classes resumed Aug. 19.