Metamora Township High School will present the 46th annual Madrigal Dinner Friday through Sunday, December 3-5, 2021. Doors will open at 6 p.m., show starts at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Doors open at 3 p.m. on Sunday, with a show time of 3:30 p.m.


Woodford County Health Department (WCHD) officials have recently received a report that a deceased bat collected from a private residence in Eureka tested positive for rabies. There was no human exposure to the bat. This is the second bat to test positive for rabies in Woodford County in 2021.

The Woodford County Go Getters 4-H Club held their first meeting of the new year at Deer Creek Park on September 30, 2021. Officers were elected for the 2021-22 year.  They are co-presidents Zoe Bauman and Mercy Thacker, co-secretaries Ben McQuellon and Summer Finley, co-reporters Melody and…

Woodford County Health Department (WCHD) received a grant from the Community Foundation of Central Illinois, Maurice Elbert Charitable Fund for the project “Metamora Community Needs”. WCHD is partnering with Open Arms Food Pantry in Metamora using grant funds to distribute diapers to familie…

Metamora Township High School will present the 46th annual Madrigal Dinner Friday through Sunday, December 3-5, 2021. Doors will open at 6 p.m., show starts at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Doors open at 3 p.m. on Sunday, with a show time of 3:30 p.m.

Family and friends of Cordus Pearce invite all to join together in the effort to raise awareness for mental health and suicide prevention by participating in Cord’s Fight for Suicide Awareness fundraiser. The event will be held on Sunday, October 10 from 3 – 6 p.m. at Idlewood Park in Morton.

Calling all youth ages five through seven! It is time to learn more about yourself and the world around you through fun activities, teamwork and challenges at Woodford County 4-H Cloverbud Workshops.

Layer up, everyone. A healthy immune system gives the body a layer of protection. Join University of Illinois Extension for their monthly Diabetes Clinic featuring the Healthy Behaviors for a Healthy Immune System class from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 21 at Eureka Christian Churc…

As hunting season opens, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) wants to remind hunters to take precautions against tick bites to prevent contracting diseases they may carry, like Lyme disease.  Other tick-borne diseases include Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Tularemia, Ehrlichiosis …

The annual Taste of Eureka event was held on Friday, September 10, with around 250 people enjoying delicious treats from 13 Eureka businesses. Rod Hinrichsen of Goodfield (above) was the drawing winner and received $50 in Eureka Business Association gift checks.

The Heart of Illinois Blue Star Mothers (BSM) will pack items for the 10th annual “Bit of Home” at Roanoke-Benson High School in October. The Bit of Home program supplies care packages for deployed US troops, which will be put together from donated items from an Amazon Wishlist. This wish li…


The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that certified child passenger safety technicians are offering free car seat safety checks throughout the state as part of Child Passenger Safety Week this week, highlighted by National Seat Check Saturday on Saturday, Sept. 25. 

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With the nation racing toward civil war, President-elect Abraham Lincoln sat down and wrote an inaugural speech that he hoped would pull America back from the brink. It urged patience. It insisted the North and South must remain friends. It asked everyone to heed their “better angels”.

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Illinois Central College has announced the names of students who earned Dean's List honors during the summer 2021 semester. Dean's List recognition is earned with a grade point average between 3.5 and 3.99. Among those named to the honors list are the following area students:

On Friday, September 24, 2021, Heartland Bank and Trust Company will host its “More for You” event. Local offices are extending an open invitation to customers, residents and businesses to join the event online or in-branch. The celebration includes gifts, one-day-only offers and a chance to…

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Every region has its own twists on folk and roots music, and the mission of the Red Prairie Ramblers is to celebrate the musical traditions of downstate Illinois. The quartet performs Sept. 30 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

Illinois Central College has announced students who earned President's List honors during the summer 2021 semester. President's List recognition is achieved with a perfect 4.0 grade point average. Among those named to the honors list are the following area students:

Katie Knapp of Goodfield, a graduate of Eureka High School and currently studying real estate property management at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, has been named to the university’s 2021 women's cross country team.

The Eureka Public Library is a part of the program consortium hosting an informative virtual discussion, entitled “Twin Disasters”, about the 150th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire and the Peshtigo Fire. The presentation will feature a discussion with a historian from the Peshtigo Fire …

Be sure to join in on a fun evening of family activities, carnival games, food and more! St. Mary’s School, 400 W Chatham St in Metamora, will be hosting a community movie night on Saturday, September 18 with family fun activities and closing with a showing of “Toy Story 4”. The event begins…


The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that pavement patching on Illinois 116 from Lourdes Road in Germantown Hills to Illinois 26, north of East Peoria, will begin on Friday, September 17. 

Bernadine A. Whittington was a life-long Metamora resident.  She was active in her church, the community and raised four sons.  Family was everything to Mrs. Whittington.  She was a loving wife, incredible mom and wonderful grandmother and great grandmother.

The one-room schools of Woodford County will be the topic of the September 16 meeting of the Woodford County Historical and Genealogical Society (WCHGS). The meeting is free and open to the public, and will be held at the Roanoke Park Building at 7 p.m.

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Anyone who wants to aid in telling the story of the nation’s 16th president has the opportunity when the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum welcomes new volunteers at an orientation session, Wednesday, Sept. 8.

The calendar still says August, but the Illinois Department of Transportation is looking for qualified individuals to apply for seasonal positions to help with snow-and-ice removal across the state through its annual “snowbird” program. The temporary snowplow drivers are hired by IDOT every …

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) last week announced an updated consumption advisory for sport fish caught in Illinois waters, including Lake Michigan.  These changes are the result of continued sampling by the Fish Contaminant Monitoring Program (FCMP).

Did you know research shows that 120 minutes a week in nature leads to better health and overall well-being? Youth, parents, families and all – Nature Trails Day is back! Volunteers organizing the September event say they are looking forward to welcoming people with lots of activities that e…