The Black Partridge Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored their Junior American Citizen (JAC) winner, the new members and the prospective member at their June meeting. Sierra Bullard, daughter of Jim and Angie Bullard of Washington, received the following awards for her…

The 9U Metamora Redbirds recently won the Silver Bracket Title in the 2019 annual Kevin J. Kiesewetter Memorial Metamora Area Baseball Organization Tournament (KJK MATBO). Over 70 teams from throughout central Illinois competed in the five-day tournament in the 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U age divis…

The 7th annual Bob Duncan Memorial Golf Outing, sponsored by the Eureka American Legion Post 466, will be held Thursday, July 4, 2019 at Fairlakes Golf Club in Secor. All golfers are invited. Fun will be the word of the day as prizes, awards, raffles, food and bragging rights will highlight …

Woodford County Health Department (WCHD) has received confirmation that a deceased crow found in the Metamora area tested positive for West Nile Virus. This is the first bird that has tested positive for West Nile Virus in Woodford County in 2019.  

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We see it every day: differing opinions, lifestyles, races and religions often lead to misunderstanding and hate, but one local Girl Scout Troop has learned that it is those differences that truly make us great. First grade Daisy Troop 4717 in Germantown Hills has completed a service project…

State Representative Tim Butler (R-Springfield) and State Senator Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) are collaborating to host a health fair for local seniors on July 9. The free event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon at the Oasis Senior Center in Lincoln.

The Izaak Walton League Woodford County Chapter will be holding a Kid's Fishing Derby on June 15, 2019 at Izaak Walton Lake, 725 Seven Hills Road in Metamora.  Registration starts at 8 a.m., and fishing will go from 9-11 a.m.  This event is open to all children age 15 and under.  You do not …

The Metamora Flames U12 recently placed second at the Battle for Birchwood, first in the Rowdy Katz Memorial Day Tourney, and third at the Shiner’s Classic. The girls’ overall record is 30-5 halfway through their summer season. The team will hold tryouts next summer at Metamora High School o…

How often do you think about your brain when you are choosing the foods you eat? Discover the type of diet that can influence energy levels, mood, memory and more. University of Illinois Extension invites you to join them for the June Diabetes Clinic all about “Brain Health”.

The Woodford County Health Department (WCHD) would like to remind the public that Illinois State law requires students to be immunized for various diseases to be enrolled in state recognized public or private schools. WCHD recommends children get vaccinated according to the Centers for Disea…

Woodford County Health Department will host a free household hazardous waste collection event sponsored Illinois Environmental Protection Agency on Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The collection will take place at Woodford County Highway Department, 301 S. Main St. Roanoke, IL …

Snyder Village will host its annual “Family, Food & Fun Day” on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.  Residents and family members will take part in a parade around campus beginning at 2:30 p.m.  Parade entries can be anything with wheels, such as golf carts, tractors, bicycles, etc.  Parade particip…

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has confirmed the first mosquitoes to test positive for West Nile virus in Illinois for 2019.  DuPage County Health Department staff collected the positive mosquitoes on May 21, 2019 in Wayne, Illinois.  No human cases of West Nile virus have b…

When you have aging parents or have to become a caregiver for a loved one, it can be overwhelming emotionally and physically. Many times, you are thrown into the role of decision-maker due to a crisis situation, leaving you unprepared and unsure of what questions to even ask. “Do I have lega…

Land of Lincoln Honor Flight (LLHF), serving central and mid-southern Illinois, will take its third 2019 Honor Flight on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, departing from Springfield’s Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in honoring 87 American Veterans. On board LLHF Mission No. 56 to Washington, DC, will…

The Hands of Love Women's Summer seven-week Bible study session is set to begin on Tuesday, June 11 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Germantown Hills Fire House, located at 313 Prairie Avenue. This is a DVD study, "The Gospel of Mark," by Lisa Harper.

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For most Americans, Memorial Day is little more than a three-day weekend and a chance to fire up the grill. Some of us will take time out to remember our loved ones who have passed away, often decorating their graves with flowers or keepsakes. Many of us will take a moment to honor our veter…

Nine girls from Metamora High School took to the stage May 23-26 to perform Louisa May Alcott’s classic “Little Women” which was this year’s spring play. Cast members pictured include Caroline Curry (Aunt Carol); Maddie Albright (Aunt March); Kiersten Samp (Jo); Remi Keller (Beth); Hannah Sl…

The Woodford County Retired Teachers’ Association will meet Friday, May 17, 2019 at the Maple Lawn Gathering Place in Eureka. Registration is at 10 a.m. The program, “A Russian Collage”, presented by Pete Hughes, will be held at 10:30 a.m. The business meeting is at 11:15 a.m., followed by l…

The Metamora Association for Historic Preservation will be holding its first open house of the year on May 19, 2019 from 1-3 p.m. at the Stevenson House, 104 W Walnut in Metamora.

Rachel Ford, Trisha Alton, D’Andra Derr and Becky Weber, members of the GFWC IL Metamora-Germantown Hills Junior Woman's Club, attended the GFWC IL 17th/16th Junior District Convention on Thursday, April 11, 2019 in Bloomington.

Women are at the epicenter of the Alzheimer's crisis. This burden on women is never more apparent than on Mother's Day, when families come together to celebrate their mothers and grandmothers. The disease places an unbalanced burden on women at work and at home, forcing them to make difficul…

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…

Bible Talks will be held in the Woodford County boardroom, 115 N. Main Street in Eureka, on May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Come to an hour-long meeting that is focused on the life and teachings of Jesus with the purpose of awakening and strengthening faith.

The GFWC IL Metamora-Germantown Hills Junior Woman’s Club Art Program chairman D’Andra Derr (right) presented a check for $76 to Christy Martin from the Easter Seals Learning Academy for them to buy art supplies for their high school students.

The Germantown Hills Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their Annual Spring Fling on Saturday, May 4 which will include a Pork Chop Cook Out, Craft and Vendor Fair, and Spring Plant Sale.  The event will be just off Jubilee Lane in Germantown Hills (right behind the Casey’s General Store).  

Students at Germantown Hills Middle School took center stage last weekend with their performances of “Dorothy in Wonderland”, a mash up story of “Wizard of Oz” and “Alice in Wonderland”. The performances were held at Great Oaks Community Church on Friday and Saturday evenings, April 26-27. T…

A tour of the Woodford County Poor Farm will be sponsored by the Woodford County Historical and Genealogical Society on Thursday, May 9 at 7 p.m. at 1263 Mennonite Road.  Jack Heinz, current owner of the property, will explain the history, current plans for building and a guided tour.  Pleas…

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is taking steps to increase vaccination rates across the state, in response to Illinois’ seven measles cases and CDC reports of more than 600 cases across the country in 2019, 71 reported last week alone. These steps include increasing accessib…

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…

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 …

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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.

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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 Nat…

Woodford County Health Department (WCHD) will host a free household hazardous waste collection, sponsored Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, on Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The collection will take place at Woodford County Highway Department, 301 S. Main St. in Roanoke.