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Thanks from Pearl | Pops serving soup & sandwiches before the parade | FHS Drama Department Selected | Wishing our Dad and Pa Pa a Very Happy Birthday ! ! ! | Mayor Koos announces re-election bid | FHS Band Booster meeting changed to Nov. 26 | VillageAires concert this weekend | St. Pauls Church Carillon needs replacing | Perle Tjaden to celebrate 90th birthday | Altar and Rosary Society holding bake sale at KC dinner | 29th Annual Parade of Lights, Dec 1 st |

Pops serving soup & sandwiches before the parade

Pops will be serving soup and sandwiches from 4 to 6 before the parade and we also will be having our normal food items available all day.

Jay Hurd

Wishing our Dad and Pa Pa a Very Happy Birthday ! ! !

Love You ! Your 3 Kids, 10 Grandkids, and 1 Great Granddaughter, Brynlee

FDB Family

FHS Band Booster meeting changed to Nov. 26

FHS BAND BOOSTER MEETING HAS BEEN CHANGED: MEETING WILL BE THIS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26 at 6PM in the HS Band Room. District wide music parents are invited and encouraged to attend.

FIELDCREST MARCHING KNIGHTS Annual Fruit/Cheese & Sausage Fundraiser will conclude this SUNDAY, November 25. If you would like to order and have not been contacted, please call Christy Kline at 815-854-2640. Payment to FHS Band Boosters is due when ordering and orders will be in December 8.

Also, we will be sending in another order for the FHS Marching Knights sweats on November 30, if you missed the first round and would like to order, please contact Christy.

Christy Kline

St. Pauls Church Carillon needs replacing

Do you love to hear the St Pauls Carillon playing on a sunday evening? We need your help to keep the beautiful chimes going. The Carillon has to be replaced, due to the company can not get parts for the existing unit. The cost to replace the unit is $5580. St. Pauls is asking for donations to help the church replace the carillon unit. Your help would be greatly appreciated and you can be a part of keeping a St. Pauls church tradition going.
You can send the money to St. Pauls Church, Fifth St, Minonk, IL 61760.

Tina Welch

Altar and Rosary Society holding bake sale at KC dinner

Along with the Knights of Columbus Chicken Fry this Saturday, November 10 from 4 to 7, the Altar and Rosary Society of St. Patrick's Church will be having a bake sale during the same time. You can purchase goodies to enjoy following your chicken dinner!

Christy Kline

Thanks from Pearl

I wish to thank everyone for all the gifts and for those who attended the open house for my 90th birthday. Over 200 people attended.

Pearl Tjaden

FHS Drama Department Selected

The Fieldcrest High School Drama Department's production of M*A*S*H which was presented earlier this month, has been selected to perform at the 2013 Illinois High School Theatre Festival at the University of Illinois this January. High schools throughout the state annually submit their shows in hopes of performing at this event. The Theatre Festival then sends out respondents to each of these performances and judge them based on several guidelines. The cast of M*A*S*H will be performing an abbreviated version of their show in front of a group of their peers on Saturday, January 12th at the festival.
Over 4000 high school students attend this festival each year.


Mayor Koos announces re-election bid

Residents of Minonk;

It has been a privilege to serve as the Mayor of Minonk for the past eight years. Therefore, I am announcing that I will be seeking reelection April 9, 2013. I want to thank all the people who offered their support in making this decision.

As in the past, my first priority will continue to be the modernization of the infrastructure through the budget process as the foundation for Minonk's future. Fiscal management of taxpayer dollars and infrastructure improvements are the cornerstones to improving the quality of life for all the residents of Minonk. I look forward to serving you for another four years.

Bill Koos
Mayor of Minonk


VillageAires concert this weekend

Hello to all,

Just a note to let you know that the Village-Aires will be presenting their Fall Show titled "Color Me Christmas" this weekend at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 236 W. 5th St. in Minonk. Show times are: Saturday, Nov. 17, 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 18, 3:00 p.m.

The Christmas season is quickly approaching. Come enjoy some entertaining, humorous, and festive songs of the season - and listen to some songs about the reason for the season. We know you will enjoy the show!

Plan to attend the 45th Village-Aires Fall Concert on Nov. 17th and 18th. Tickets purchased in advance are $5.00 for adults, and at the door they are $6.00. Student tickets are $2.00. Please contact me for additional information.

Hope to see you there:-)

And, we invite you to view and "like" our Facebook page:


Elaine Cunningham


Perle Tjaden to celebrate 90th birthday

Perle Tjaden will be celebrating her 90th birthday on November 17th. Her Family would like to invite you to come celebrate with them at an open house from 2-4 at the Methodist Church in Minonk.
Perle was born November 17, 1922. She married Louis Tjaden on November 15, 1940. Her children are Sharon(Doug) Welch of Normal and Royce Tjaden of Minonk. She has 2 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren.
She has lived in the Dana and Minonk area most her life. Perle was a waitress for 50 years in this area. She loves being surrounded by her family and friends. We hope you can stop by to wish Perle a Happy Birthday! Cards may be sent to 214 N. Elm Street, Minonk, IL, 61760.

Linda Judd

29th Annual Parade of Lights, Dec 1 st

Just a reminder that the Parade of Lights will be Saturday, December 1st at 6:30 PM this year. If any local businesses will be having any specials, open houses, etc, please let me know before 11/9 so I can get the information in the public announcement we send out to the radio stations and newspapers. Anyone wanting to put a lighted float in the parade, please contact me at or 309 432-2332.

Thank you
Nick Petri

Nick Petri