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City Workers | Thanks for donations to Colorguard | Saturday Night Buffett at Pizza Hut to benefit FHS Marching Band | Qualified City Residents for Police officers | Burning Ordinance Reminder | Thank You | Thanks for welcome to Sgt. Newhall | Reminder of the Minonk Town-Wide Garage Sale |

Benefit for Gary Baker

Along with friends & family a benefit for Gary Baker si being planned. It will be held at Ron's Ironwheel bar located in Minonk on Saturday, October 17th.

Gary Baker & John Stevenson were the victims of a drunk driver outside of Canton on Aug. 9th. They had stopped along route 9 and were searching for items that had flipped out of the back of their truck. That's when a van driven by Kimberly L. Chaney of Lewistown hit another vehicle & then hit Baker & Stevenson. Stevenson was pronounced dead at the scene & Baker was critically injured and taken to OSF medical Center in Peoria. Gary Baker faces months of rehab because of a shattered left hip & other injuries. For the next 3 to 4 months he will be staying at Motel 6 in Minonk. Money being raised will be used for the cost of the motel, daily medicine & food. Donations can be dropped off at the Morton community Bank located in Minonk. Donation cans have been placed in & around Minonk local businesses. Please plan on attending the benefit. There will be raffle items and a 50/50 drawing that night along with food & music.

Thank You from the family & friends of Gary Baker.

Geri DeLancey

City Workers

Thanks guys!!!! Again, I'm writing about our wonderful city crew. As I've said before, I've never lived in a town that had such a hard working group of people.

Thanks for addressing my PROBLEM quickly and taking care of it.

Rhonda White

Rhonda White

Saturday Night Buffett at Pizza Hut to benefit FHS Marching Band

This Saturday, September 19, 2009, Pizza Hut in Wenona will host a special Saturday Night Buffett as a benefit for the Fieldcrest High School Marching Band! Currently, Wednesday evening is the only night that Wenona Pizza Hut has a buffett, so a weekend buffett is really a great deal for everyone!

Tickets are $ 8.50 for Adults, and $ 5.00 for children ages 3-12. Ticket price includes the pizza/pasta buffet, salad bar, cinna-sticks and dessert pizza and a soft drink, lemonade or tea, as well as tax. Serving time begins at 5:00 PM and concludes at 8:00 PM.

Tickets are available from high school band members. There will also be a table set up by the band equipment trailer at Friday nights football game on September 18. There will even be "some" tickets available at the door at Pizza Hut on Saturday evening.

This year the Fieldcrest Marching Knights will be participating in the ISU Homecoming parade and competing at the Metamora Field Competition on October 10, 2009! The marching band could use your support, as the proceeds from this benefit will help purchase equipment needed for competing!

FHS Band Boosters

Burning Ordinance Reminder

With the fall season approaching, the city would like to remind residents of the burning ordinance.

  • Leaf burning: Permitted between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
    Not permitted on sidewalks or asphalt streets. Be considerate of neighbors and wind direction.
  • Campfires: Small campfires are permitted until midnight. Open fires are required to be a safe distance from any building or structure.
  • Trash burning: Not permitted within city limits.

The complete ordinance can be obtained from City Hall or the Police Department.

Police Chief Nick Cavera

Thanks for welcome to Sgt. Newhall

Dave ;
We would like to thank the Ambulance Squad, Fire Dept.,Police, for the very nice welcome home they gave Sgt Newhall. We know what that's like . Also we would like to thank Sgt Newhall for this service.
Fred & Irma Baker

Thanks for donations to Colorguard

The Fieldcrest High School Colorguard Booster would like to thank the following for their donations. The donations helped to purchase equipment the girls needed to get their season off the ground:

Mr. & Mrs. John Fuchs, Leiken Law, Uftring Automotive, Hermans Body Shop,Spring Green, Napa Auto Parts, Mr. & Mrs.Max Fox, Durre Bros., Ruff Bros. Elevators, Country Florist, Shear Designs, 444 Tattoo Shop, Your, Mine & Ours, Morton Community Bank (Minonk&Toluca), Wenona Healthcare Center, Caseys General Store Corp., Windsor Foods, Meyer- Jochums Insurance,. We would also like to thank an anonymous donor for their generous donation to purchase gloves for the color guard girls.

A special thank you to Brenda Weber, Rosie Timmerman, Becky & Stephanie Fuchs, Betty Barth and Kimmel Jenkins for their donations for the raffle baskets the girls have been raffling at the home games.

The Color guard girls will be doing another Pizza Hut buffet dinner soon. More info. on that will be available soon.

In Great Appreciation
FHS Colorguard Booster

Qualified City Residents for Police officers

I want to know why individuals like myself who have been attending college for the past 3 years for criminal justice, are not wanted for police officer in this town. I have lived in this town my entire life and care about what is going on in this town, however I apply for a position on the force and they decide to choose people from out of town. Who for one don't really care what happens to this town and it shows. This puzzles me I love this town and would love to protect the people who I have grown up with.

Justin Arndt

Thank You

The Newhall family would like to thank the emergency vehicles and volunteers for the wonderful escort into Minonk when SSG Alan Newhall returned home from Afghanistan Wednesday. Thank you also to everyone who came out to welcome him home and to everyone for your thoughts and prayers while he was serving overseas.

SSG Alan Newhall & Family

Reminder of the Minonk Town-Wide Garage Sale

Just a reminder that the town-wide garage sale is being planned for Saturday, September 12, 2009 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. If anyone is interested in participating in the Town-Wide Garage Sale sign up forms are available at Pop's Sweet Shop, or Visions Video or here at

To have your sale advertised in the map you must fill out the form with the $4 for advertising, etc and return both to Cathy McKay, 626 Locust, Minonk.

The final garage sale map will be available at Pop's Sweet Shop, Vision's Video, garage sale participants and will be posted on

If anyone has any questions please feel free to contact Cathy McKay.

Cacthy McKay