VILLAGE HALL / VILLAGE CLERK / WATERWORKS OFFICE - 968-7080
Notice to Manito residents & businesses:
Before starting any projects near
Village streets such as driveway work, cement, white rock, etc.
Please contact the Village Hall, 309-968-7080, hours Monday-Friday,
8am-4pm. Thank you.
From the April 12th edition of the Manito Review:
Invitational Auto Show
Presented by the Early Ford V-8 Club of America Central Illinois Regional
Group 51 will be hosting the 36th annual Nostalgic Indoor Invitation Auto
Show on Saturday, April 16th, 2022. This event will be held at Exposition
Gardens, 1601 W. Northmoor Rd., Peoria, Illinois.
The show will feature antique cars, street rods, customs, trucks, classics,
bicycles, motorcycles, tractors with indoor and outdoor swap spaces. To show
vehicles is by invitation only.
Doors open at 7:00 a.m. with awards at 3:30 p.m. There is a small admission
for adults, children 12 and under free with parent/guardian. Free admission
to anyone confined to a wheelchair and one guest. Parking is free.
There will be a 50/50 drawing with proceeds to benefit Children’s Hospital
Early Ford V-8 Club of America Central Illinois Regional Group 51 website:
Auto show contacts: Steve Swingle, 309-202-2374, firstname.lastname@example.org and Larry
Turner, 309-256-8534, Edsel60@comcast.net
Swap meet contact:
Alan Doubet, 309-645-6013,
Celebration of 150 Years
Malone, and Sand Prairie Townships
The article entries
for the following topics are due July 1, 2022. Please submit your family story, Green Valley memories, and
photos you are willing to lend to the book committee. (If you submit
photos to be returned include the who, what, where, and when, as well as
name and address for returning them).
Areas of interest
include the “1997” 125 year celebration of Green Valley. We are
interested in information from the past and present of Green Valley,
Malone, and Sand Prairie Townships. We are including community
organizations, schools, churches, businesses, historical homes, and
older barns. Their Time to Remember will include interviews with some
of our elder citizens. The Orphan Train history will be a part of the
book with a tribute to our Civil War soldier. We are taking submissions
on any of these topics.
At this time, you can
reserve a book for $30 with the final price to be determined at a later
date. Tentatively, the Green Valley Sesquicentennial Book will be
published in December of 2022. The book will include the celebration
that will be held August 26, 27, and 28 of 2022. You can purchase a
dedication or memorial page or partial page, as well as sponsor a page.
Information can be sent
to Sesquicentennial Book, P.O. Box 464, Green Valley, Illinois 61534.
You may email to email@example.com but please make sure
you get an acknowledgement from the email account. Any information may,
also, be dropped off at the Green Valley Village Hall 109 E. Main
Street. Order forms and further information may be acquired at the
Green Valley Village Hall. Other contacts are the Village Hall, 309
352-3590, Marlena Woll, 309 347-8737, or Kathy Coriell, 309 353-4290.
Charles Beebe Scholarship
For the 2022-2023 school year... A scholarship trust was established by Mr.
Charles A. Beebe, past President and Director of Peoples State Bank, now
Manito Community Bank. The income derived from the scholarship trust is paid
out annually to graduates of Forman and Midwest Central High School for the
purpose of assisting in higher education. Since inception in 1976, and
including 2021, $1,997,997 has been paid out in scholarship funds!!!
Applications for the Charles A. Beebe Scholarship Fund are now available
at MCHS or at Manito Community Bank. Applications must be filled out,
signed and returned to Manito Community Bank, PO Box 646, Manito, IL
61546 or emailed to Suzanne.firstname.lastname@example.org no later than May 13,
2022. You must be a graduate of Forman High School or MCHS and be
furthering your education to qualify for this scholarship.
Kindergarten Screening for School Year 2022-23
Midwest Central Primary School Kindergarten Screening for the school year
2022-23 will be held on Monday, April 25, 2022 from 4-7 p.m. and Tuesday,
April 26, 2022 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Midwest Central Primary School in
Manito, IL. Children are screened by appointments only.
Call Midwest Central Primary for appointments 309-968-6464.
Children must be 5 years old by September 1st.
Please bring the following information at time of screening: Certified Birth
Certificate from court house; Photo ID; Proof of Residency; Kindergarten
Physical; Immunization Records; Lead Screening; Dental Exam; and Vision
If your child is currently enrolled at Midwest Central Preschool or attends
Mason County Head Start at Midwest Central, they do not need to make an
Those students will be screened during their regular school day. Those
students will still need to have Kindergarten physical, immunization records
lead screen, dental and vision exam.
Forman Junior Womens Club Easter Egg Hunt Is Back!!!
After two long years, the annual FJWC’s Easter Egg Hunt IS BACK!!! It will
be held on Saturday, April 16, 2022, at 3 p.m. SHARP in front of the Midwest
Central Primary School in Manito. This event will feature five different age
groups for children ages 0-10. Bring a basket to carry your eggs. The Easter
Bunny will be there so make sure and bring your cameras for photos!!! The
rain date for this event is Sunday, April 17, 2022, at 3 p.m. at the school.
event is free and sponsored by the Forman Junior Women’s Club, which is made
possible from our fundraising activities and community support. Donations
are always gladly accepted at FJWC, PO Box 583, Manito.
Mason County 4-H
Shooting Sports Club News
Enrollment time is now!
Youth ages 8-18 years
old who are interested in learning the about the 4-H Shooting Sports
projects of Shotgun, Air Rifle, Rifle, Pistol, Archery, or Hunting &
Wildlife, should enroll in the Mason County 4-H Shooting Sports Club. This
club teaches safe and responsible use of firearms, marksmanship, and
awareness of related career opportunities. The activities of the program and
the support of caring adult leaders give young people a chance to develop
skills in decision making, self-responsibility, teamwork, and leadership.
Enroll in the program at https://v2.4honline.com. Early enrollment is
encouraged to ensure you receive any club news and updates!
Mark your calendar! The club’s first
meeting will be Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 2 p.m. at the Mason County
Extension office lower level. This meeting will be a mandatory informational
and safety meeting for members and their parents/guardians. Completion of
online enrollment, medical and liability forms, and payment of all fees will
be required before youth are allowed to participate in club events. There is
a $20 annual 4-H enrollment fee which can be paid online at time of
enrollment, or by check (payable to U of I.) Enrollment fees paid by check
should be mailed or dropped off at the Mason County Extension office at 127
South High Street, Havana, IL 62644.
Shooting sports discipline fees (which cover costs of supplies, ammunition,
and targets) must be paid directly to the Mason County 4-H Shooting Sports
Club with cash or check at the first club meeting. Discipline fees are as
follows: $10 each- shotgun, .22 rifle, .22 pistol; $5 each- air rifle, air
pistol, archery, hunting & wildlife. Discipline fees will cover 6-8 shooting
sports weekly sessions.
Club meetings will take place at the 4-H shooting sports range in rural
Havana. Meetings are planned for Sunday afternoons from 2-4 p.m. April 24,
May 1, 15, 22, 29. Back-up dates June 5 &12. Meeting dates and times are
subject to change due to inclement weather.
Shooting sports equipment including firearms, ammunition, and safety gear,
is provided. Youth who own their own equipment may bring it for inspection
by an instructor, and must receive permission to use it on the 4-H range.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION
about joining 4-H or becoming a 4-H volunteer in Mason County, contact Joli
Pierson, Mason County 4-H Program Coordinator via email: email@example.com
, phone: (309) 543-3308, University of Illinois Extension,
Fulton-Mason-Tazewell-Peoria Unit, 127 S. High St. Havana, IL 62644. Visit
the Extension unit website at https://extension.illinois.edu/fmpt or view
our social media pages for more information.
Manito Forest City
The Manito Forest City Rotary Club will hold its monthly Senior Meal at
Lee’s Family Restaurant in Manito. The lunch is Friday, April 15, at noon.
Open to anyone over 55. Meals will be available for dine in or carry out.
We request that you make a reservation by the Wednesday before the meal, for
the sake of the sponsor and the restaurant. Make reservations to Lynn Coers
by calling 309-840-0420, please leave a message. The meal sponsor this month
is Nickerson Insurance.
Card Making Class at
Forman Valley Library
Forman Valley Library will be holding a Card Making Class the 2nd Tuesday of
every month. Come in and take a class in card making! Programs will be from
10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon at the Library (located at 404 S Harrison St in
Manito). The class is limited to 12 participants, so, stop in or call us at
309/968-6093 to get signed up.
Rotary District 6460 Scholarships
Rotary District 6460 is offering $3,000 scholarships available to current
college students. We have had much local success in winning these
scholarships. Midwest Central Graduates have received $21,000 from these
Go to rotarydistrict6460.org for details and application.
The deadline May 27,
Bob Quarello Memorial
The Minier Police Department is proud to announce that they are accepting
applications for the Bob Quarello Memorial Scholarship. Officer Quarello
served with the Minier Police Department and other law enforcement agencies
for nearly 40 years.
Officer Quarello committed his career to helping others, especially youth.
He served as a police explorer and later started numerous police explorer
posts for various police agencies in Mason County and Tazewell County.
Officer Quarello also taught the D.A.R.E. program for six different school
The recipients must be enrolled in classes in preparation for a career
within law enforcement or a related field. Current law enforcement officers
returning to school for ongoing education are eligible as well.
Applicants must be a permanent resident of Fulton, Mason, Peoria, or
Tazewell County. Members or former members of an explorer program in the
W.D. Boyce Council are also eligible to apply. Scholarship winners will be
awarded a minimum of $500.00 depending on availability of funding. To date,
over $18,000 in scholarships has been awarded since the inception of the
The scholarship application is available from the Minier Police Department
by calling 309-392-2442 ext. 5 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications are due by May 1, 2022.
Needed for the 2022 Mason County 4-H Shooting Sports Program
Adults who are looking to become more active in their community should
consider volunteering to assist youth in one of the fastest growing
sports/activities in the country. The University of Illinois 4-H Shooting
Sports program trains adults to become instructors and mentors to youth
interested in shooting sports, shares Joli Pierson, Mason County 4-H
program coordinator. Adults interested need no prior experience or equipment
to volunteer for the program. The volunteer training and certification will
provide adults with the necessary skills to teach youth and the local club
will provide the necessary equipment.
The program provides a supportive, adult-supervised environment in which
young people, ages 8 to 18 years, can learn the shooting disciplines of
compound and recurve archery, air and .22 caliber rifles, shotgun, pistol,
and wildlife/hunting. Youth can also learn about wildlife management and
conservation ethics. The Mason County 4-H Shooting Sports Club offers youth
the opportunity for local and state level competitive shooting events.
Mason County 4-H Shooting Sports Club has a number of instructors and
assistants all working together as a team, and more are needed. Instructor
certification requires volunteers to participate in a one day, in-person
shooting sports discipline training, as well as complete online 4-H
volunteer training. “We are especially in need of more discipline
instructors for the shotgun, air/.22 rifle, and archery disciplines,” stated
Pierson. There is a strong interest in the program and local youth have
been very successful at state and national level competitions. The success
of the Mason County 4-H Shooting Sports Club is a direct result of the
dedicated coordinators, instructors, and assistants who give of their time,
share their knowledge and skills along with their personal passion for the
sport. More youth enrolling in the program means more adult volunteers are
Pierson shares, “The focus of all 4-H programs is the development of youth
as individuals and as responsible and productive citizens. The Illinois 4-H
Shooting Sports program stands out as an example. Youth learn marksmanship,
safe and responsible use of firearms, as well as the principles of archery
and much more. The activities of the program and the support of caring adult
leaders give young people a chance to develop skills in decision making,
self-responsibility, teamwork and leadership.”
2022 4-H Shooting Sports Adult Volunteer Certification Trainings
Contact your local Extension office if you are interested in attending one
of the following 4-H shooting sports instructor certification trainings.
Certifications in Archery, Shotgun, Rifle, Pistol, Coordinator, and
Hunting/Outdoor Skills (May 7 only) offered. One discipline per day/per
person. All programs run 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and are active range time
instruction. A volunteer application, and background checks must be
completed for all 4-H volunteers. To receive Adult Volunteer Shooting Sports
Instructor Certification, you must attend one of the three scheduled state
trainings listed below.
Sat., May 7, 2022
4-H Memorial Camp,
Monticello, IL (central Illinois)
Sat., July 16, 2022
Bi-State Sportsman’s Club, Colona, IL (N.W. Illinois)
Questions regarding the trainings may be directed to Curt Sinclair at
leads public outreach for University of Illinois by translating research
into action plans that allow Illinois families, businesses, and community
leaders to solve problems, make informed decisions, and adapt to changes and
FOR MORE INFORMATION about joining 4-H or becoming a 4-H volunteer in Mason
County, contact Joli Pierson, Mason County 4-H Program Coordinator via
email: email@example.com , phone: (309) 543-3308, University of Illinois
Extension, Fulton-Mason-Tazewell-Peoria Unit, 127 S. High St. Havana, IL
62644. Visit the Extension unit website at https://extension.illinois.edu/fmpt
or view our social media pages for more information.
Deadline to Sign-Up
is April 19th!...
Manito’s Annual Town Wide Rummage Sales will be held April 22nd & 23rd
‘Tis the season for Rummage Sales and nothing beats when a whole town gets
together to hold their sales on the same weekend!
Twice a year in the Spring and Fall the Manito Chamber of Commerce sponsors
the Town Wide Rummage Sale. Homeowners all around town go through their
closets and storerooms bringing out treasures to sell; treasures you might
not find anywhere else. It’s also an opportunity to meet your neighbors and
catch up on Village events.
Held the third weekend of April, this year the Spring sales will be on
Friday, April 22nd and Saturday, April 23rd. A few ambitious residents will
even have sales on Thursday.
Everyone knows how much more productive the quest can be when there are a
lot of sales all close to each other so you’re not wasting time driving
around. To help with your search, maps will be printed and will be available
at select Manito businesses.
You can sign up for
inclusion on the map at the Manito Branch of The Havana National Bank
during their normal lobby hours. A five dollar fee will be collected to help
offset printing costs. Deadline to be included is April 19th.
Green Valley Town Wide Sales
The Village of Green Valley will be sponsoring Town Wide Sales on Saturday,
May 7th from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. (rain or shine). Green Valley residents
interested in participating may pick up a form at the Village Hall. The
village is sponsoring the sales, so no fee will be charged; however, any
resident planning to have a sale is asked to return the form to the Village
Hall by May 4, so that a map and items available can be provided to
For any questions,
please call (309) 352-3590 or stop by the Green Valley Village Hall between
8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.
2022 Forman Park
District House League
It’s time to sign up for T-ball / Coach Pitch, Softball or Baseball!
Registration forms have been sent home with MCPS students.
Forms may also be picked up and returned to: Bernshausen Automotive, 108 N.
Washington Street, Manito during business hours 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Leagues are available for children in grades preschool (minimum age 4) - 5th
grade. Each participant will receive a t-shirt and is expected to have
his/her own glove and helmet, if possible. A registration fee applies.
Registration deadline is Friday, April 22, 2022.
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Green Valley Town
Wide Clean Up
The Green Valley Town Wide Clean Up will be held on Saturday, May 14th.
X-Waste will begin pickups at 6:00 a.m.
Please observe these guidelines:
1. All garbage must be bundled or contained in bundles weighing 50 lbs. or
2. X-Waste will not pick up yard waste, tires, batteries, TV’s, computers or
chemicals, including liquid paint. Any paint in discarded cans must be
solidified with cat litter or paint-dry.
3. Mattress must be bagged in plastic.
4. Per Village of Green Valley ordinance, scavenging will not be permitted.
For questions, please
call the Village Hall at 309/352-3590 (hours: Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-1