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Bailey has been found | | Salem Charity and Horse Auction | Fieldcrest Middle School Solo and Ensamble Contest | Fieldcrest Post Prom Winner | Good decision on landfill. | Recycle | Former student comments on Herc Paloumpis | Another student comments on Herc Paloumpis | BB season results... | Dana Fire Says Thank You | Girl Scouts "Operation Cookie Share" a HUGE success! | Spring Fling Extravaganza - this Saturday!! | Package Found |

Bailey has been found

LOST: 1 yr old black/tan, Male Yorkie. Near Rutland at Head To Toe Salon. Bailey is like a child to us. If found, please call 309-826-9488 There is a reward for his return.

Bailey has been FOUND. Thank you everyone for your efforts in his return.

Bailey's Owner

Salem Charity and Horse Auction

Hi Dave,

Just wondered if you would let your readers know that Salem's auctions are coming up. April 10th, 2010 is the date set and the Charity auction starts at 8:30 am and the horse auction starts at 1pm. We have hundreds of new items for the charity part of the auction which is held in the gym on the Salem campus in Flanagan. We have everything from 2 wave runners with trailer to Disney and Vegas vacations including airfare and everything in between.

The horse auction has 32 beautiful horses this year, trained by my son, Kevin Lindley Jr.
We will also have a tack sale, concessions, bake sale and raffles on a playhouse and tool shed built by our boys.

If anyone would like more information on the sales or the ranch and what we do they can go to our website, or call Linda
Lindley or Jo Simmons @ 815-796-4561.

Hope you come out again this year!

Thank you

Linda Lindley

Fieldcrest Post Prom Winner

Congratulations to Karen Nenne of Toluca for winning the Fieldcrest Post Prom "pick three" fundrasier. The winning numbers were 575. Thank-you to all who supported the Fieldcrest Post Prom committee by purchasing tickets!

Post Prom Committee

Monica Kalkwarf


With the new recycle program that has been approved by the council. What are we supposed to do with the glass and metal that we are currently recycling in the dumpster behind the police station?

Mike McKay

Another student comments on Herc Paloumpis

A perfect blend of discipline and compassion. He scared the every living crap outta me but you always WANTED to like him. What I remember most was when he wasn't in his office performing important person duties- he could be found in the janitors office drinking coffee with average joes. That I have not forgot. If he was introducing himself to you as a student he would poke you in the chest asking you how you are and who you are. A sly way of letting you know who's boss while not going over the top. Everyone remembers the Herc finger. I look back on that now and just marvel at how good he was as a principle.

Travis Stimpert

Dana Fire Says Thank You

Just a short note to say thank you to all who supported our pancake breakfast this past Sunday. We served nearly 900 people and had a very successful day. We recieved many compliments on our food and on the recent improvements to our firehouse. We would like to express our gratitude to all who supported us with donations, gifts, and especially those who donated their time to come and help us clean both before and after, and the many who helped us serve our customers.This years prize winners are

50/50 Madonna Klendworth Dana
1/2 hog Jeff Rients Flanagan
1/2 hog Brian Greenland Minonk

Again thanks to all who came out on a cold, rainy day to help our cause.

Ricky Bane
Assistant Chief Dana Fire

Ricky Bane

Spring Fling Extravaganza - this Saturday!!

Have a little cabin fever??? The Minonk Co-Op preschool is sponsoring a vendor/craft fair from 10-2 on Saturday, March 6th. This event is being held at Immanuel Lutheran Chruch. The preschool is sponsoring this event as a fundraiser and hopes to make it an annual event. The Spring Fling Extravaganza will feature over 20 area vendor/crafters showcasing their wares. There will be raffles, a bake sale, Girl Scout Cookie sales, and many vendors will have cash and carry items available for purchase. There will be a BBQ lunch available for purchase - in limited supply until sold out. Please come out and support this event, we would love to see you there!!!

Vendor's participating:
Thirty One Gifts - Shana Pattelli
AtHome America - Brenda Garey
BeautiControl - Paticia Anderson
Celebrating Home - Betty Barth
Cookie Lee - Lana Stimpert
Creative Memories - Vicki St. Clair
CutCo - Sue Thomas
Discovery Toys - Joann Heidoff
Home Made Gourment - Kim Cusac
Jockey Person to Person - Kimberly Clark
Lia Sophia - Faith Fandel
Mary Kay - Jen Tooley
Miss Priss - designer purses - Teresa Schiedel
My Sweet Baby Jane - Christine Cunningham
Pampered Chef - Phyllis Scherer
Party Lite - Steve Phillips
Relaxation Massage by Sonja Frei
Scentsy - Samantha Wolden
Silpada - Lisa Clearwater
Tastefully Simple - Mara Burns
Tupperware - Angie Glendenning
UpperCase Living - Jessica Frerichs
Usborne Books - Leslie Tanner
Minonk Girl Scout Cookie Troop

Christine Cunningham

Fieldcrest Middle School Solo and Ensamble Contest

Once again I have to say we have an amazing group of young people here! Our band and choir children deserve some recognition! They all did a fantastic job in Henry Friday at contest. There were a lot of first and second place winners!! We are very proud of these kids!! Keep up the great work!!!

Linda Judd

Good decision on landfill.

Just finished reading the article about the landfill proposal on the north edge of Minonk. As a former Minonkster, I can tell you a little about the hazards of having a landfill near your home. I currently reside in King George Va. and Waste Management sold our county on the rewards of a landfill. Waste Management promised only daytime traffic of waste hauling trucks. Not true. Around the clock trucks from as far away as New York and surrounding states. No medical waste. Not true. Lots of medical waste found in landfill. Litter abounds on our roads, fields and on private properties that are adjacent to all the highways leading to this landfill. I've seen fields that look like plastic bags were the crop of choice. Bringing up the rear is the wonderful aroma that fills the air. Very smart choice Minonk.


Former student comments on Herc Paloumpis

My Uphoff your article on Mr Herc Paloumpis moved me in ways you cannot imagine.

Woodland School was so blessed to have such a wonderful human being walking their halls. I too was affected by Mr Paloumpis in ways he could never imagine. No I wasn't a troubled child. No I wasn't a rocket scientist. But see that didn't matter to Mr Paloumpis. He treated each and every student the same. My children attend Woodland now and I so wish it was the way now as it was then.

I graduated from Woodland high in 1980. As you probably already know we are having some pretty difficult times at Woodland right now and at the last board meeting during closed sessions all of us alumni with children at the school now were waiting in the halls and wouldnt you know it Herc's name was mentioned. We were saying how personable he was. No matter what he had on his plate he always made time for US (students) There was never a time where you were told "hold on" never a time when you were told "I will get back with you". He would drop whatever he was doing and make sure your problems, no matter how big or little, were taken care of. He was always in the halls when the bells would ring.. Either telling you to get moving not to lally dag around or to tell you to have a nice evening or weekend. Herc was truely a gentle giant.

I wish the administration could read this article and take some pointers from his career. Not only does it affect the children on how they are treated but the community also.

Please tell Herc that Tracey (Spacey) Hunter-Sauer said Hi and I am such a fortunate person to have known him.

Thank you, Tracey (Hunter) Sauer

Tracey Hunter Sauer

BB season results...

What a run...great effort guys and coach. Congratulations. Thanks to all the students and parents who were behind the Knights. You'll savor the accomplishments the rest of your life. Well done!

Steve Cinnamon

Girl Scouts "Operation Cookie Share" a HUGE success!

This year, Girl Scouts had an extra column on their cookie order form called "Operation Cookie Share". People could purchase boxes of cookies that would be shipped to active-duty soldiers overseas as well as wounded soldiers recovering in various hospitals in the U.S. Our Central Illinois' council alone sold 84,000 boxes for Operation Cookie Share (in 2 weeks)! This number is still growing because cookie booth sales continue into April and people are still purchasing boxes from them. State Farm is our sponsor and they are boxing the cookies for shipment plus paying the shipping costs. Thank you to State Farm and to everyone for supporting this program!!

Jeanne Novak

Package Found

Just to let everyone know the package that contained the coat hangers was found. Thank you to the person who turned it in. I really appreciate it. Shannon Gauthier