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Woodford County Public Health Award 2019 recipients announced

The Woodford County Health Department is excited to announce the 2019 Public Health Award recipients. To receive the award, a resident of Woodford County must be nominated and be an example of someone who has dedicated their time to help improve the health and well-being of the community. Th…

  • icon Posted: April 16


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Historical Society accepting pre-orders for new book

For eleven years the Woodford County Historical Society has published a quarterly newsletter, “The Archive”, that was filled with historical articles, biographies of prominent people, cemetery lists for the smaller cemeteries in the county, the 1843 list of property owners, photos, anecdotes and ...

Posted: April 22, 2019
Cornerstone Baptist Church to host Easter egg hunt

Cornerstone Baptist Church is all set to host an Easter egg hunt for all to come out and enjoy, rain or shine! The hunt will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 20 at the church, 18040 Unsicker Rd in Groveland (between Broadway Rd and Queenwood Rd). Participants are asked to bring their own baske...

Updated: April 17, 2019 - 9:38 am
IDPH issues warning about Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is working with local health departments, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate a multi-state outbreak ofSalmonellaCarrau linked to pre-cut melon.

Posted: April 16, 2019
Metamora-Germantown Hills Juniors raise awareness during Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Since 1983 millions of Americans have participated in this exciting public awareness campaign. People across the country work to raise awareness of the terrible tragedy of child abuse and neglect and to promote specific ways to join the prevention effort. Ap...

Posted: April 16, 2019
IEMA encourages residents to stay aware, be prepared for severe storms

While many parts of Illinois recently experienced an unseasonable April snowstorm, state officials are urging residents to be alert and prepared for strong to severe storms in the coming days. A portion of Illinois is under the threat of severe weather Wednesday night into Thursday.  The National...

Posted: April 16, 2019
Washington Park District announces ‘Good Neighbor Days’ race date

Washington Park District is set to present the 2019 Washington Good Neighbor Days 5K run and one-mile fun run on Saturday, June 1 at 7:30 a.m. This event will feature chip-timed 5K and one-mile races and kids fun runs. These runs are presented by the Uftring Chevrolet-Washington.

Posted: April 10, 2019
Washington Park District opens registration for Water Jets summer swim team

The Washington Park District and Washington Water Jets have announced they will begin registration for the 2019 summer swim team. All returning water jet swimmers may register beginning Monday, April 1 at the Washington Park District. All potential new swimmers may register beginning Monday, Apri...

Posted: April 10, 2019
U.S. Cellular to offer sports sponsorship opportunities with ‘Community Connections’ program

Local youth organizations can earn up to $1,000 through U.S. Cellular’s Community Connections program. Now in its fifth year, Community Connections provides sponsorship support to help youth groups pay for expenses such as travel, equipment and uniforms. Since launching the program in 2015, U.S. ...

Posted: April 10, 2019
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