From the July 26 edition of the Manito Review:
Summer Fun at
Memorial Park Aquatic Center!
Join Memorial Park Aquatic Center for the rest of the summer!
Toddler Time (ages 3 and under) is held Thursday mornings from 10-11
am. Senior Swim (55 and up) is held Saturday mornings from 7-8 am.
Only one dollar admission for all!
Memorial Park Aquatic Center is a family-friendly pool for all ages.
We have a slide for kids who are 48 inches and a zero depth for the
We also have chairs, for those who just want to get a tan. Come
check us out! Regular admission is $3.50 daily. Regular hours are
open 7 days a week from 1:00-7:00 p.m.
Memorial Park Aquatic
Center is located at 400 E Southmoor St, Manito.
New Scholarship Offered By The Rotary
The Manito Forest City Rotary club will have a new scholarship for
students who have completed at least one year of continuing
education. The student must be a graduate of Midwest Central . The
scholarship is for $1,000. We have a form available by emailing
Lynn Coers at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put in the email subject
$1000 scholarship. The deadline is Aug 1, 2022 and the money is
available for the 2022/2023 school year.
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
Announces Registration Dates for the 2022-23 School Year
Midwest Central announced registration information for the 2022-23
school year. To ensure the process is as easy as possible for
parents and students, online registration will be offered again this
year. Families can register easily at home. Online registration
opened on Wednesday, June 15th and will be completed in your
For Raider families unable to register online, we will hold and in
person registration also. Please note, if you complete
registration online, you do NOT need to attend the in person
registration. The location of registration is held in one place for
all three buildings in the school district. During the August 4th
registration, families will be able to use one of the school
computers to complete the online registration. We will have onsite
help available that day should anyone need it.
Date: Thursday, August 4th from 12:00 – 7:00 PM
Location: Midwest Central Primary School, 450 Southmoor Street,
Manito, IL 61546
Although registration is being completed online, we will still need
to have physical copies of all student’s health documents:
All students (district-wide):
• New students are required to have proof of residency, a parent
photo I.D. (at the Primary School only), a certified birth
certificate from the county in which they were born, and
High School students:
• Incoming freshman are required to have physicals, a dental exam,
and the appropriate immunizations.
• Seniors are required to have appropriate immunizations.
• Basic book fees will be $80.00 (other fees will apply and vary by
courses enrolled in).
Middle School students:
• 6th grade students are required to have physicals, a dental exam,
and the appropriate immunizations.
• A sports physical is required for all 7th and 8th grade Middle
School students who plan to participate in sports.
• Fees: Basic Book Fees - $85.00, Band - $7.00, and 7th grade
students and new 8th grade students to the District will be required
to also pay a $7.00 fee for Constitution Books.
Primary School students:
• The Primary School Book Fees will be $65.00 for K-5th.
• FREE Preschool is available either as a full or half day for 3 and
4 year old children per screening team placement.
• First time students and kindergarten students are required to have
a physical, eye exam, and proper immunizations.
• Dental exams are required for Kindergarten students, students
entering 2nd Grade, and new students.
Immunizations required by the State of Illinois:
• DTP - The month, day, and year of four or more immunizations, with
the last booster received after the 4th birthday.
• Polio - The month, day, and year of four or more immunizations,
with the last booster received after the 4th birthday.
• MMR - The first dose between twelve and fifteen months and the
second dose no less than 4 weeks later.
• Varicella (Chickenpox) - The IDPH is requiring any child entering
kindergarten for the first time must show proof of receiving two
doses of varicella vaccine or have documentation of prior disease.
The healthcare provider must verify past infection.
• Lead Assessment - Must be completed on physicals by health care
provider for school enrollment for all children under age 7. Blood
tests for lead screening may be done through your local health
• Diabetes Screening - Actual blood tests are not required. However,
the screening must be documented on the physical form by a
• Tdap and Meningitis Vaccinations Required for all incoming 6th
• Meningitis vaccination – All incoming seniors in High School.
For more information,
parents are invited to contact the school directly. Parents can
mail or drop off necessary documents at any school in the district
for your student and they will be routed to the appropriate
building. Please note: the buildings are closed for the month of
July. Health records may be dropped off between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM
June 1-30 or August 1 until the start of school.
The Forman Class of 1972 will host the annual Manito-Forman Alumni
Banquet on Friday, September 2nd, 2022 at the Forman Center ,
located at 308 S Harrison, Manito,IL.
The registration and hospitality hour is 5-6 pm, followed by a
catered meal by Ms Bridget’s, Manito. Tickets purchase deadline is
Invitations to the banquet have been mailed. If you attended or
graduated between the years of 1932 -1980 you are invited!
Addresses still needed: Thomas J Evans (72) , Beverly Davis Amadji,
Cathy KnuppleLopez, Lois Jean Winnett, Bill Allen (80), Jim Lindig
(80), William McGinnis (80), Cynthia JeanMonroe (80), Scott Litz.
Please contactSusan Frank, 309-968-7231, or email@example.com
or mail to Susan Frank, 7356 Mason Road, Manito, IL 61546 .
All class members of 1972 are invited to attend the next planning
meeting, Thursday July 7th at the Forman Valley Library, 404 S
Harrison Street, Manito, IL. And also on July 23rd at the library,
Forman Valley Community Foundation Grant
The Forman Valley Community Foundation (FVCF) is taking grant
applications for the second half of 2022. The deadline for
submitting completed applications is August 1, 2022. The FVCF’s
purpose is to assist projects in the fields of education, arts,
health, human services, community service or community development,
and community issues. Qualified organizations within the Midwest
Central School District #191 boundaries may apply for a grant.
Request a current grant application by emailing FVCFceo@yahoo.com
and an updated application will be emailed to you. Applications are
updated each grant period and are no longer available at Manito
Cruise-In at Green
HoBoCo Custom Automotive will be sponsoring a Car Show for the Green
Valley Sesquicentennial Celebration. The Show will be held on
Saturday, August 27th from 12:00 noon-3:00 p.m.
This Cruise-In is FREE to enter and will be located at Centennial
Park in Green Valley. As you come into town from Route 29 it will be
the 2nd park entrance. Parking behind the softball diamond. There
will be cones to follow on where to park. Mark it in your calendars
to come and see us!
Contact Shane Butler
at 217-737-1258 for any questions.
Festival Car Show
Come out to this year’s car show, put on by Shane Butler of HoBoCo
Custom Automotive. All rides are welcome! Let’s fill the streets!
The car show is held on Sunday, September 4th cars start parking at
noon. This event is held on Washington Street between State and
Mason between the main park and the church.
We hope to see you there!
Calling all little princesses! The Popcorn Princess Pageant will be
returning to this year’s Manito Popcorn Festival on Friday,
September 2nd at 6:00pm! Girls must be between the ages of 5 to 9
years old and live in the Midwest Central or Spring Lake School
District. Applications can be printed off the Popcorn Festival’s
website (www.manitopopcornfestival.com) or picked up at Bernshausen
Automotive or Manito Community Bank! A special thank you to the
Manito Community Bank for once again sponsoring this year’s pageant.
If you have any questions, please contact Tera Butler at
Miss Mason County Fair Queen Candidates
The pageant will be held on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at 7 p.m. at the
Mason County Fairgrounds in Havana.
Bailey Krause, daughter of Dean and Julie Krause of Easton.
Alexis Nall, daughter of Clay and Tiki Nall of Kilbourne.
Karley Kramer, daughter of Josh Stone and Desiree Wyzard of Bath.
pictured is the 2021 Miss Mason County Fair Queen, Kristen Nall.
She is the daughter of Clay and Tiki Nall of Kilbourne.
Mason County 4H and
The 2022 Mason County 4H and Jr Show will be here soon! The fair
opens to the public on Monday morning (July 25th) and is over at
noon on Thursday (July 28th).
The General Show Schedule includes:
Sunday, July 24: 5:00 p.m. Earliest time of arrival for ALL
livestock (except cats and dogs); 9:00 p.m. Fairground Gates Closes.
Monday, July 25 (all exhibits must be checked in by exhibitor prior
to being judged): 7:00 a.m. Fairgrounds gates open; 8:00 a.m.
check-in sewing, textiles, fine arts & interior design - JR Show;
8:00 a.m. check-in floriculture and crops & soils - North Building -
JR Show; 9:00 a.m. Judging of Floriculture and Crops & Soils - North
Building - JR Show; 12:00 p.m. All Livestock must be in place; 3:00
p.m. Jr Show Floriculture and Crops & Soils Ribbons Placed; 3:30
p.m. Judging of Sewing, Textiles, Fine Arts & Interior Design - JR
Show; 3:30 p.m. check-in cats - South End of Poultry Building; 4:00
p.m. Cat Show - South End of Poultry Building; 5:30 p.m. check-in
horses - Lower Arena; and 6:30 p.m. Horse Show - Lower Arena... Also
on Monday will be: The Zoo Lady will do face painting (from 11:00
a.m. to 1:00 p.m.); Funbelievable Balloons will do balloon twisting
at same time.
Tuesday, July 26 (all exhibits must be checked in by exhibitor prior
to being judged): 8:00 a.m. check-in horticulture (vegetables) -
North Building - JR Show; 8:30 a.m. check-in education & natural
history, foods, visual arts & photography - South Building - JR
Show; 8:30 a.m. weigh-in market poultry; 9:00 a.m. Judging of
Horticulture; 9:00 a.m. weigh-in market goats; 9:00 a.m. Judging of
Education & Natural History, Foods, Visual Arts & Photography - JR
Show; 9:00 a.m. Poultry Show; 10:00 a.m. weigh-in steers; 10:30
weigh-in barrows and crossbred gilts; 10:30 a.m. weight-in for
carcass / non-slaughter class; 12:30 p.m. check-in dogs - South End
of Poultry Building; 1:00 p.m. Dog Show - South End of Poultry
Building; 6:00 p.m. Talent Show; 7:00 p.m. Miss Mason County Queen
Pageant... Also on Tuesday will be: (from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
Illinois State Police will be there with a squad car for the kids
and a safety education demonstration with The Seatbelt Convincer.
Wednesday, July 27: 9:00 a.m. Beef Show; TBA Bucket Calf Class
(immediately following beef show); 9:30 a.m. Rabbit Show; 12:00 p.m.
All Scramble Signups are due in Fair Board Office; 1:00 p.m. Sheep
Show; 1:30 p.m. Goat Show; 5:00 p.m. Mason County Pork Producers
Pork Chop Dinner; 5:00 p.m. Mason County Farm Bureau Complimentary
Ice Cream; 5:30 p.m. 2022 Pig Scramble Meeting for scramble sign ups
- North End of Poultry Building; 5:45 p.m. Presentation of Awards -
All Award winner please make way to South End of Stage Area at 5:40;
6:00 p.m. 2022 Calf Scramble Meeting for scramble sign ups - East
side of the North Building; Egg Scramble will be held in between the
following events. Times following are approximate times: 6:30 p.m.
Pig Scramble Show; 7:45 p.m. Calf Scramble Show; 8:15 p.m. Pig
Scramble; 8:45 p.m. Calf Scramble... Also on Wednesday will be:
Inflatables, Mechanical Bull, Skee Ball and Barn Playground (from
Thursday, July 28: 8:00 a.m. Swine Show; 9:30 a.m. Kiddie Tractor
Pull - South End of the Poultry/Rabbit Building; 12:00 p.m. Removal
of General Exhibits (not livestock); 12:30 p.m. Trailers may enter
Fairgrounds to load tack; Livestock will be released at 1:00 p.m.
(as long as the Swine Show is complete); TBA Clean Pen Award Given
Out... Also available on Thursday will be: Inflatables, Mechanical
Bull, Skee Ball and Barn Playground (from 8-11:00 a.m.)
Saturday, July 30: FFA Section 12 Livestock Show at 8:30 a.m.
Sunday, July 31: FFA
Section 12 Horse Show at 6:30 p.m.
Popcorn 5K Race
The Manito Popcorn Festival’s online apparel store is now OPEN!
Order your items this month to be sure that you have them in time
for the festival!
The 5K Race shirts
are also on here for order! *The store closes Friday, August 5th at
Back-to-School Shot Clinics
Mason County Health Department has scheduled the following
Back-to-School Shot Clinics:
By appointment on Tuesdays at Mason County Health Department. Call
309-210-0110 to schedule.
Walk-In School Shot Clinic on Wednesday, August 3rd at Mason County
Health Dept. Walk-in from 7:00-11:00 a.m. and 1:00-4:00 p.m. for
schools shots. Any student is welcome. No appointment needed.
Walk-In School Shot Clinic on Thursday, August 4th at Illini Central
School. Walk in from 2:00-3:00 p.m. for school shots. Illini
Central students only. No appointment needed. The location is on
campus in the Health Services Modular with parking in the West Lot.
Parent or guardian
must be present with student (unless student is 18+). Please bring
Linda Weimer to
from Havana National Bank
Linda Weimer is retiring from Havana National Bank after 27 years of
service. Please join us in celebrating her retirement on Friday,
July 29th. Stop by during regular business hours at the HNB Green
Valley Branch for cake and punch and to wish Linda a Happy
Jeffery Bonnett, President & President & Chief Executive Officer of
Havana National Bank says, “During those 25+ years, Linda has seen
many changes in community banking, especially with our community
bank. When Linda started, we only had the main bank location in
Havana. In late 2006, Linda was our main employee at the Manito
Branch, which was leased space from Manito Pharmacy. Then in 2012,
she was there to help us grow our footprint into the wonderful
facility we have in Manito today. June 10, 2012, the Manito Branch
grand opening, was indeed a wonderful day, and Linda was a huge part
of making it such a success... Yes, it is safe to say that Linda has
seen many changes throughout her career here at the Bank. We are
truly thankful for her dedicated years of service and wish her a
long and enjoyable retirement. Rumor has it that she plans to do
more traveling with her husband Stan. They will also be spending
more time with their grown children Katie, Maggie and Sam.”
Please join us in
wishing Linda a Happy Retirement. On July 29th, we will be honoring
Linda in the Green Valley lobby to share cake and punch with our
customers and friends.
Charles A. Beebe Scholarship
The committee for the Charles A. Beebe Scholarship met at Manito
Community Bank on June 22, 2022. Committee members are Don Lazarz,
Midwest Central High School Principal; Andrew Mihm, representing
First Mid Wealth Management, where the trust is located; Nancy
Proehl, member at large and Mike Canada, Senior Vice President,
Morton Community Bank. The scholarship trust was established by Mr.
Charles A. Beebe who was past President and Director of Peoples
State 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 them in higher education. Since
inception in 1976, and including this year, $2,067,997 has been paid
out in scholarship funds. This year eighty-three recipients will be
receiving a total of $70,000. Letter of instructions will be mailed
out to the recipients.
2022 Tazewell 4-H
Show and Jr. Fair
The Tazewell 4-H Show and Jr. Fair is set for Monday, August 1
through Wednesday, August 3 at Mineral Springs Park in Pekin. Lots
of fun events including 4-H exhibits, kid-friendly games, and
activities make this an enjoyable fair for all ages. Exhibits,
shows, and activities will take place throughout the livestock
barns, Livestock Review Building, Parkside’s indoor tennis courts,
and the Veterans Memoria Arena.
Tazewell County Farm Bureau and COUNTRY Financial is sponsoring a
Kiddie Tractor Pull on Tuesday, August 2 at 10 AM. Youth and adults
are welcome to participate and pull their way to victory! The pull
will take place on the basketball courts closest to the Livestock
The Grand Opening Ceremony will be held Monday night, at 7 PM with
an Ice Cream Social sponsored by the Tazewell County Farm Bureau.
Come see who the 2022 Tazewell County Fair Queen will be!
The fair will conclude on Wednesday evening with the Veterans
Memorial Fair Project Auction. Youth exhibitors will be auctioning
off some of their hard work, so be sure to in and support them.
The 4-H Show and Jr. Fair is a free event focused on showcasing our
county 4-H members’ exhibits, as well as giving families a safe
event to have fun together.
The invitation is also extended to get involved in the fair as a
volunteer. There are a variety of volunteer roles available for all
ages, skills and times available. Contact Katharine Girone at the
University of Illinois Extension office for all of the details,
309-347-6614 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the current schedule of events, checkout the 2022 Show Book,
go.illinois.edu/2022Tazewell4-HShow. Be sure to watch our Facebook
page for scheduling updates, https://www.facebook.com/TazewellCountyIL4h/.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION about joining 4-H or becoming a 4-H volunteer
in Tazewell County, contact Katharine Girone, Tazewell County 4-H
Program Coordinator via email: email@example.com, phone: (309)
347-6614, University of Illinois Extension,
Fulton-Mason-Peoria-Tazewell Unit, 1505 Valle Vista Blvd; Pekin, IL
61554. Visit the Extension unit website at https://extension.illinois.edu/fmpt
or view our social media pages for more information.
St. John’s (Sand
Prairie) to Serve Meal
Mark your calendar for August 27th. St. John’s (Sand Prairie)
Lutheran Church, of rural Green Valley, will serve the Saturday
evening meal in the park during the upcoming Green Valley
Sesquicentennial in late August. From 4:30 - 6:30 pm, a pork chop
or bratwurst meal, including dessert, will be served. Sandwiches
and ala carte items will also be available. All proceeds from the
meal will be donated to the LCMS Help for Displaced Ukrainian Fund.
While you’re at the 3-day festival, please watch for our church
Float in the Parade at 10:00 am on Saturday (8/27), and stop by and
visit our Hospitality Booth. See you there
Green Valley Memories
The GV150 Book Committee is looking for memories to include in a
section called “They Touched Our Lives”. Please share a favorite
memory you may have of Olivero’s Cafe, Bussone’s Grocery, Beal’s
Iron Works and Mini Mall, Flairty’s Dairy Freeze, Danny’s Pizza,
GVHS principal Harry H. Koch, etc.
Submit your brief paragraph by July 31, 2022.
Send to: GV150 Book, PO Box 464, Green Valley, Illinois 61534.
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off at the Green
Valley village hall.
Sponsoring Chicken BBQ
TN&W is sponsoring the annual Labor Day Chicken BBQ on Saturday
September 3rd Following the parade.
The Jack Woiwode Family and Friends, in recognition of his love for
the festival, will be preparing the chicken. Proceeds will go
towards Midwest Spirit Softball, who will be serving the meal again
Midwest Spirit Softball will also be benefactors of the proceeds
from the Woiwode Family Booth. They will be serving Pulled Pork
Sandwiches, Ham & Beans, French Onion Soup and “Jacks” famous Kettle
to stop by both of these booths during the festival.
Emmanuel’s Warehouse Monthly Drive Thru Food Pantry will be serving
on Saturday, August 13th at Emmanuel’s Warehouse (108 N. Adams
Street, Manito, IL). The times are by appointment only, call
309-267-6185 (Heather Williams) to make your appointment.
Be sure to have your license (ID card or even bill with your name
and address) to confirm your name and address.
Remember no proxies unless approved. Emmanuel’s Warehouse is for
those in need in the Midwest Central communities.
Please call Heather
Williams at (309) 267-6185 for any needed information.