The Wotamalo District Pinewood Derby Race was held on Saturday, February 22, at Metamora High School in Metamora.  Cub Scouts in grades kindergarten through fifth who won races at their local pinewood derby events were invited to attend.  The Wotamalo District includes scouts in Mason, Tazew…

An auction, bake sale and breakfast to benefit the Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka will be held Saturday, March 7, at the Eureka Middle School in Eureka, IL.

Join the University of Illinois Extension for the March Diabetes Clinic: “Exploring Current Diet Trends” class. March’s program will be held from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, at the Woodford County Extension Office, located at 109 E. Eureka Ave., Eureka, IL.

The Metamora Knights of Columbus will host their fish fry on Friday, February 28, and Friday, March 13.  Stop by the SV Center at Snyder Village in Metamora between 4 -7 p.m. for a delicious meal that consists of Alaskan walleye, grilled cheese, potato salad or baked potato, veggie, applesau…

Eight Cub Scouts from Pack 165 in Germantown Hills crossed over to Boy Scouts during the Scout’s annual Blue and Gold Ceremony held this year on Thursday, February 13. Scouts pictured (from left) are Grant Williams, Cooper Facker, Cayden Whitley, Aiden Tauke, Jaxson Dingledine, Lucas Stone, …

Carolyn Pasquini of rural Metamora, Literacy Promotion Chairman of the Black Partridge Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, displays a small sampling of the 307 creative, homemade bookmarks that the chapter members made and donated to the Children’s Hospital of Ill…

The University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener training is being offered in the spring. Training begins April 2 and is held one day a week until May 28. All sessions are held on Thursdays, and all classes run 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Training includes both classroom lectures and outdoor act…

The Sun Foundation’s FY 2020 community arts access program awarded $12,500 in grants to organizations, schools and libraries in Bureau, Marshall, Stark and Woodford counties.

Are you someone who cares about your community?  Do you want to be more involved in serving the needs of those in your community?  Can you spare an hour or two a month to be involved with an organization that has provided programs and services in the Metamora and Germantown Hills communities…

All persons may register to vote who are citizens of the United States and will be 18 years of age on or before November 3, 2020, General Day, and will have lived in the State of Illinois and in the precinct of residence 30 days prior to the date of the General Primary Day.

The Elms Restaurant in El Paso, well-known for its elegant décor and excellent buffet, closed in 2003 after over 40 years of service. In the 1940s the original restaurant was fitted into the 1858 Italianate mansion that was built in 1858 by James Wathen, one of the founders of El Paso. The f…

On Saturday, January 25, 2020, nearly 45 Girl Scouts gathered in Germantown Hills to participate in what has been one of the Cub Scouts’ longest running traditions.

The Woodford County Board of Health is seeking nominations for the Annual Public Health Award. Nominees should be a person who furthers public health principles and practices by providing services in the county. The nominee's public health contribution can be work or volunteer related. Nomin…

The Metamora Park Foundation’s Trivia Night will be held on February 22 from 6-10 p.m. at St. Mary’s Parish Hall in Germantown Hills, 424 Lourdes Church Road, to support the Metamora Park Foundation. Trivia will take place from 7-9 p.m.

Join the University of Illinois Extension for the February Diabetes Clinic: “Back to Basics – Diet & Diabetes” class. February’s program will be held from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 20, at the Woodford County Extension Office, 109 E. Eureka Ave., Eureka, IL.

OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center is pleased to announce the most recent winner of the DAISY Award, which recognizes outstanding nursing care. Winners are nominated by patients and their families.

The League of Women Voters of Greater Peoria will sponsor a candidate forum for the Peoria Public School Board candidates for District #3 to be held on Monday, February 3, at 6 p.m. in the Peoria Public Library Lakeview Branch at 1137 W. Lake Ave. in Peoria.  

Farm women are generating a cultural tide in American agriculture that is moving management, assets and opportunities to a new wave of farmers across the country. At Annie’s Project courses, farm women become empowered to be better business partners or sole operators through networks and by …

The Germantown Hills Junior High Dance Team took home a first-place trophy for their kick line performance last Saturday, January 18, at the IDTA Regional competition held at Clinton High School. The excitement was obvious on their faces (seated in circle) when it was announced that they wou…

The United Methodist Men’s group is hosting the 46th Annual Old Farmer’s Breakfast on Saturday, February 1, 2020, from 6-10 a.m. at the Eureka United Methodist Church, 208 N Calendar Street. 

The University of Illinois Extension and Eureka Public Library are partnering to bring “Meals for a Healthy Heart” to Eureka! The two-part heart health series will be held on February 5 and February 12 from 10 a.m. – noon at the Eureka Public Library, located at 202 S Main Street in Eureka. 

St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pekin will host a Paint & Sip on Saturday, February 1, 2020, from 6-9 p.m. in the St. Joseph School cafeteria, 300 S. Sixth Street, Pekin. This is one of many different events scheduled to celebrate the annual Spring Festival.