From the June 19th edition of the Manito Review:
So far two new events have been added to this years Celebration.
The Manito Historical Society will have a Quilt Show in the
Methodist Church from NOON until 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, September 1,
and on Sunday, September 2 the Chautauqua Goofy Ridge Sportsmen club
will serve a fried chicken dinner.
It is the goal of the Popcorn Festival Committee to provide as many
of the children’s activities as possible free of charge if sponsors
can be secured.
We are looking for Sponsors but none have been found yet. If your
business or organization would like to become a Festival Sponsor,
please contact any member of the committee. You can find the
committee member names and phone numbers on the Festival Website at
www.manitopopcornfestival.com Festival Friends Donations are also
being accepted. You can mail them to Manito Popcorn Festival PO Box
44 Manito IL 61546. Donations can also be taken to Manito Community
If you would like to become a member of the Popcorn Committee, join
us at our next meeting on June 18 in Veteran’s Park.
Donations for 2019: Hopedale Medical Complex - $200.00
GVHS Class Of 1968
Plans 50 Yr. Reunion
SAVE THE DATE!! - The Green Valley High School 1968 graduating
class is planning and hosting a weekend celebration for July 20-21,
2018. July 20th will be a private celebration for the 50 yr.
class. The July 21st gathering includes additional alumni and
friends and will be held in the banquet room of Pub 29 in Green
Valley. Invitations have been sent to the graduating classes of
1965 thru 1971 for this event. However, all alumni, spouses &/or
friends, and former teachers are welcome to attend. More details
are provided in the invitations. If you have not received your
invitation, please contact us as below.
RSVP by July 14th as follows: email - email@example.com; or call
Marilyn (Dukes) Eberly at 309-689-0539; or call or text Connie (Schumm)
Ary at 309-696-6880
Pets Without Parents Raffle, Quarter Auction & More
PWP is holding a Spring Raffle and tickets on sale now. Raffle is
for various gift cards and one of them is $100 from IGA.
A Quarter Auction to benefit the shelter is planned for June 23 at
the Main Room in Havana from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Lunch will be
available. This is always a fun event. If you would like to donate
items for this auction, please contact the shelter at 309-562-7240
weekdays from 5:30 to 8:30 pm or email Cheryl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another Quarter Auction is in the works for August put on by
Jennifer Burgess. Rhonda Riley is sponsoring a Poker Run to benefit
the shelter on August 18. More details will be available closer to
Pets Without Parents has a new Shelter Manager-Jeff Wilcoxen,
taking the place of Cheryl Patterson, who recently retired from
Come out and show your support for the animals. Happy Tails!
Ice Cream Social
Trinity Lutheran Church, 110 S Park Ave, Manito, will have their
annual ice cream social on Sunday, June 24, serving from 4:00-6:00
pm. Menu will consist of hot dogs, bbq, chips, fruit pies, cake,
and homemade vanilla ice cream. What a good way to start your
summer! Please plan on attending for good food and fellowship.
All In The Family
Eliza Kerley Is a
Chip Off The Old Block
By Brody Bernshausen
Eliza is the granddaughter of long time racer Larry Bernshausen and
the daughter of Calvin & Bree Kerley. Bree spent many summers in a
full-length dragster, so to say Eliza has racing in her blood would
be an understatement. This is Eliza’s first full year of competing
in the Junior Dragster category at the young age of 8 years old. She
went to Central Illinois Dragway in Havana, IL on June 9 & 10th and
did remarkably well for her first true competition. Eliza travels
the 1/8th mile track at approximately 12.30 seconds at 52 mph.
Saturday evening she won three of her four rounds of competition to
bring home 3rd place… little did we know, it was only going to get
better. Sunday morning rolled around and there was a total of seven
competitors in the Junior Dragster category. Eliza was surrounded by
13, 14 & 15 year old’s, but that didn’t phase her one bit. She took
down every single opponent on Sunday to go 4-0 to bring home the
first-place trophy! So, if you see Eliza around town, give her a big
high five on a great weekend!
The 13th Annual
Katlyn Wooding Honorary Golf Outing will be held at 12:30 p.m. on
Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Parkview Golf Course Pekin, IL. The cost
is per team (includes 18 holes, cart and meal or just a meal price
is available). A 4 person scramble shotgun start. $10,000 Hole In
One Contest (free). All Proceeds to Benefit St. Jude Children’s
Research Hospital. Any questions call Evan or Laurie Wooding at
309/222-6339 or 241-4285.
G.V. Veteran Memorial Brick Orders
The order deadline is July 2, 2018 for engraved Veteran bricks to be
installed and dedicated at the November Veterans Day ceremony at
Green Valley Veterans Memorial. $50.00 donation for each brick.
Order forms are available at the Green Valley Village Hall, Mon -
Fri, 8 am - 1 pm, or all 309-224-8513.
The Annual Nannen Reunion will be held on Sunday, June 24th, 2018 at
Green Valley Centennial Park with a picnic dinner at 12:30 p.m.
Charles A. Beebe
The committee for the Charles A. Beebe Scholarship met at Manito
Community Bank on June 4, 2018. Committee members are Jay Blair,
Midwest Central High School Principal; Andrew Mihm, representing Soy
Capitol Ag Services Trust Company, where the trust is located; Nancy
Proehl, member at large and Dirk Heinhorst, Manager of Manito
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, $1,833,897 has been paid out in
scholarship funds. This year one hundred and four recipients will be
receiving a total of $96,880. Letter of instructions will be mailed
out to the recipients.
At Midwest Central
Midwest Central CUSD #191 is excited to offer an expanded Preschool
program this year thanks to the Preschool 4 All grant totaling over
$352,000. The District is able to create new jobs and offer many
more student openings and program options for Raider families in the
upcoming school year. This program will offer a solid curriculum
and age appropriate learning activities. The best part of it all -
It’s FREE to families in the community!
MC is now enrolling students for fall 2018 for both full and half
day programs. Any 3, 4, or 5 year-old child is eligible to attend
and will be offered free transportation. The school will also
coordinate with other programs, such as Head Start or daycare to
maximize the student’s learning experience.
If you are interested in more information, you may contact the
school at 309.968.6868 or email Sally Matheney at email@example.com.
All class members of 1968 are invited to attend the next planning
meeting on Tuesday, June 26th at the Lodge in Manito at 5:30 p.m. in
the activity room. The Lodge is located at 1303 South East Avenue,
The Forman Class of 1968 will host the annual Manito-Forman Alumni
Banquet on Friday evening, August 31, 2018, at the Forman Center,
located at 308 S. Harrison St. in Manito, IL. Please Save the Date!
The registration and hospitality hour is from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.,
followed by a catered buffet at 6:00 p.m. by Guzzardo’s from
Lincoln, IL. Ticket purchasing deadline to register is August 1st.
Invitations to the 2018 Manito-Forman Alumni banquet have been
mailed. If you graduated between the years of 1932-1976, you are
invited to attend. (Details for registration and tickets are in the
We have tried to update the mailing address database. If your
address has changed since May of 2017, please notify Cynthia Wise at
the contact information below.
The Class of 1968
still needs current addresses for: Toni Johnson Boyer, Francis
Bales Bridges and Doug Woodley. Please contact Cynthia Bilyeu Wise
at (217) 259-4988 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Class of 1976
needs a current address for Kathy Gallion. Please contact Joan
Sondag Mattson at email@example.com or call (309) 360-7841.
Art Camp at Egypt
Hello from Egypt Station Gallery, 200 N Broadway, Manito:
We are excited to announce we will be offering RAINFOREST ART CAMP
on June 25-28, ages 5-12, time will be 10-11:30am. Students will be
creating RAINFOREST mural backdrop, adding to the forest floor .....
palm trees, gorillas, creating canopy with hanging sloths, toucans,
and blue morpho butterflies. On our last day they will be making
rainclouds, rainsticks and rainstorms!
And a Note to Remember: Saturday Kids Club is each Saturday til the
end of November.
June 23 - Summertime ART,
June 30 - Imagination Station, July 7 - Found Object Collages.
Contact Paula at 309-840-3002
We’re always having
FUN at Egypt Station!