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Filger Library to remain closed until April 7 | Bravo Dave!! | Filger Library to Re-open April 1 | Request for Qualifications Construction Manager Services | Filger Library Update | Dave's editorial | Minonk Firemen's Pancake and Sausage Breakfast Cancelled | Filger Library Notice on Book Check-outs | FREE internet | Minonk Township Appreciation Dinner | City Hall Closed to the Public | St Paul's Church, Minonk, IL - Landscape Pruning Worksop | Library is closed to the public | St.Jude Bingo Night changed to May 9th | Another virus precaution | Illinois schools to be closed from March 17th through March 30th | Looking for a relative Of Minonk barber, Clifford Tyson who died in 1965 |

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Filger Library to remain closed until April 7

The Filger Library will remain closed through April 7th instead of April 1.

Susan Ryan

Bravo Dave!!

AGAIN----what a great editorial!!!

thank you...enjoy that grandbaby!!!

Rhonda White

Filger Library to Re-open April 1

The Filger Library is still planning to re-open on April 1 at this time.
The computer system has automatically changed all items currently checked-out to April 10 due to the shelter-in-place situation.

Susan Ryan

Request for Qualifications Construction Manager Services

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Education for Fieldcrest Community Unit School District #6 is seeking Requests for Qualifications for an experienced Construction Manager firm with the best combination of qualifications and services, to develop the program efficiently and effectively with respect of time and cost. Please contact Sherry Tjaden,, for a digital copy of the RFQ.

Submission date for RFQ's is April 7, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.

Dated: Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Dr. Kari L. Rockwell, Superintendent


Filger Library Update

Filger Library will be closed through March 31, 2020.
We will re-open on Wednesday, April1, 2020.

The book drop is open. However, there will be automatic computer renewals of all items currently checked-out to Filger patrons through April 6, 2020.Thus, you may keep your items at home until then, if you so desire.

On Saturday morning, please check our website and our Facebook page for links to educational things you may do at home with your children, virtual tours, etc.

We also have eBooks available. If you aren't familiar with how to use these, please call the library between 9-12 Friday and Saturday and M-F from 9-5. The staff can help you with this.

For those patrons who obtain items through Inter-Library loans, there is currently no delivery system. As of next Wednesday, we will place holds for patrons or you can place them from home.

If you have further questions, please let us know.

Susan Ryan
Filger Public Library Director


Dave's editorial

Thank you Dave...

This is serious...not blown out of proportion...don't be selfish...follow the rules

Rhonda White

Minonk Firemen's Pancake and Sausage Breakfast Cancelled

The Minonk Firemen's Pancake and Sausage Breakfast scheduled for April 5, 2020 is cancelled due to COVID19. We will have it at a future date to be determined.

Steve Allen

Filger Library Notice on Book Check-outs

"Filger Library appreciates the patience of the community in regards to our closing. We will be having a Board meeting tomorrow to discuss how to best handle the materials that are currently checked-out. There are no Inter-Library loans from other libraries at this time. We will keep you posted on more details on Thursday, March 19, 2020. Thank You. "

Susan Ryan

FREE internet

Attention Students: NEED FREE INTERNET ACCESS. Heartland Cable has extended the range and bandwidth of the complimentary wireless internet at the Minonk Laundromat. Please respect our property as this area is under 24 hr video surveillance!

Shelly @ Heartland Cable

Minonk Township Appreciation Dinner

The Minonk Township Appreciation Dinner scheduled for March 29, 2020 will be postponed.

We value the hard work and dedication for our volunteers and staff and look forward to holding the dinner at a later date.

Mark G. Spencer

Mark G. Spencer

City Hall Closed to the Public

City Hall will be closed to Public access starting March 18th, 2020 until further notice.
City Staff will be in the office working as usual but will not open the door for entry.
Business can be conducted by telephone as usual at{309)432-2558.
Payments may be placed in drive up payment box located in the parking lot or mailed.
If you need assistance, please call and we will help with your issue as usual.
Thank you for your patience in these unusual circumstances.

City Admin Bill Moline

St Paul's Church, Minonk, IL - Landscape Pruning Worksop

With concerns of the spreading virus, St Paul's Church, 236 West 5th Street, Minonk, IL is CANCELING their Landscape Pruning Workshop scheduled for April 4, 2020. This workshop IS NOT being rescheduled.


Ron Timmerman

Library is closed to the public

Due to the current situation, the library will be closed to the public until further notice.

Susan Ryan

St.Jude Bingo Night changed to May 9th

In light of recent events, we have rescheduled our 9th Annual St. Jude Bingo Night to SATURDAY MAY 9TH!!! Same time- doors open at 5 pm for anyone to purchase food, bake sale items, raffles, and 50/50 tickets. Bingo play begins at 6:30 (at this time we ask that everyone in attendance have a ticket to play, as seating is limited. Same place- Rutland Legion. Same awesome Bingo prizes and raffles, food, drink, and fun- all for St. Jude!

Please pass it on, and get your friends and family together for this wonderful and worthwhile cause! Tickets Are Available Now- message Beth Hanson Hakes (309)669-6354 or Sonja Frei (309)287-2279 to purchase in advance to guarantee your seats, as we usually sell out! If you have a donation for us, I still need to collect it ASAP, please contact me this week.

Thank you for understanding, and for your continued support of our local team and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital! See you at B I N G O!!

Sonja Frei

Another virus precaution

Packages delivered to your house (e.g. UPS, FedEx) have seen many hands in many places, increasing the likelihood of contamination. Another thorough hand-washing is in order. I've only read this advice once, but it seems important enough to pass along.

Jim Flynn

Illinois schools to be closed from March 17th through March 30th

Dear Fieldcrest Families,

Per a directive given by Governor Pritzker, all Illinois schools, including Fieldcrest CUSD#6 will close from Tuesday, March 17th through Monday, March 30th. As of this notice, students will return to their schools on Tuesday, March 31st. The directive given by the governor did not include information on the district's submitted Distance Learning Plan. As you know, Fieldcrest was already scheduled for spring break from March 23rd through March 30th. This closure also means that our buildings will be closed for all activities. Athletics, clubs, and other organizations are prohibited from practicing or gathering.

Fieldcrest will be in session on Monday, March 16th.

I understand this notice will be difficult for many of our students as this spring semester has a lot to offer. Please know that we have every intention of returning to school and normal activities as soon as possible! I believe the state and Regional Office of Education will share additional information and guidance with superintendents this weekend. As a parent of a Fieldcrest student, I realize I am leaving many of you with unanswered questions. I truly wish I had more information to share at this time. Please know I will quickly share any additional details as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patience and support of our district!

Dr. Kari Rockwell

Looking for a relative Of Minonk barber, Clifford Tyson who died in 1965

My name is Stan Ingerski. My father, Jerome A. Ingerski grew up in Minonk in the 20s-30s. Cliff Tyson was the town barber. My dad was friends with Clifford
Tyson. Clifford gave my dad a pair of hair cutting scissors which my dad used for years to cut my hair. I have those scissors and would like to give them to a family member if they would like them. My dad has passed away and I am in my 70's. I would love to give the scissors to a Tyson relative. My grandmother was a Greskoviak. My Uncle helped build St. Patrick's Church in Minonk. His name is on the cornerstone. My dad lived at 810 Chestnut Street in the years 1910-1939.

stan Ingerski

JoAnn Ruestman: Richie Smith and his sisters, and Jim Putnam (deceased) and his sister would be grandchildren. Check out Minonk Talk for obits. Clifford Tyson, Ethel Tyson, Shirley Smith, Darlene Putnam
Cindy Rients: Hi. Cliff was my grandfather. He has two more granddaughters, several great grandchildren and also great great grandchildren. You can message me if you want. Would love to chat with you.
Cindy Rients: JoAnn Ruestman Richie Smith was a brother to Don Smith. Don Smith married Cliff's daughter, Shirley. They had 2 daughters. Cliff's older daughter was Doraldene. She had a son and myself. Thanks Cindy
Cindy Rients: Susan Putnam Doraldene. This guy never answered my message.
JoAnn Ruestman: Cindy Rients didn't Richard & Shirley have a son Richie. He mows yards in Minonk. Lives a block from grade school
Cindy Rients: JoAnn Ruestman it wasn't Richard and Shirley, it was Richard and Marilyn Smith. Yes their son was little Richie who does do mowing. Shirley's husband was Don Smith. Don and Richie were brothers.
Thom Thomas: What a wonderful gesture. I hope you find a member of Clifford's family.