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Memorial Park and Veterans Park Pavilion Reservations

Please call the Village Hall at 968-7080, to reserve the pavilions at Veterans Park or Memorial Park.  Make a reservation in advance of your get-together so the pavillions can be cleaned and ready for your party.  This past season the popularity of the parks has increased greatly and they have been reserved for many weekends, so please check prior to planning your event for availability.  There is no charge for reservations.


Pets at the Parks
Please be respectful while visiting the parks with your pets.   We have received several complaints of people not cleaning-up after pets. For your convenience pet stations are being installed at both Veterans Park and Memorial Park.  Help keep our parks beautiful and enjoyable for all...clean-up after your pet!  Any violation of this will result in a $150.00 ordinance fine.

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From the September 17th edition of the Manito Review:

Green Valley Town Wide Sales

Green Valley Town Wide Sales will be Saturday, September 28, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sign-up forms will be available at the Green Valley Village Hall after September 3.



Deadline to Sign-Up is September 17!...

Manito’s Annual Town Wide Rummage Sales will be held September 20 & 21

‘Tis the season for Rummage Sales and nothing beats when a whole town gets together to hold their sales on the same weekend!

Twice a year in the Spring and Fall the Manito Chamber of Commerce sponsors the Town Wide Rummage Sale. Homeowners all around town go through their closets and storerooms bringing out treasures to sell; treasures you might not find anywhere else. It’s also an opportunity to meet your neighbors and catch up on Village events.

Held the third weekend of September, this year the Fall sales will be on Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21. A few ambitious residents will even have sales on Thursday.

Everyone knows how much more productive the quest can be when there are a lot of sales all close to each other so you’re not wasting time driving around. To help with your search, maps will be printed and will be available at select Manito businesses.

Sign up for inclusion on the map will start at the time of this publication. You can sign up at the Manito Branch of The Havana National Bank during their normal lobby hours. A five dollar fee will be collected to help offset printing costs. Deadline to be included is September 17th.



Marine Corps

Birthday Celebration

November 10, 2019 at the Havana VFW Post

Semper Fi; Marines, Leathernecks, Gyrenes, Grunts, and other terms used for the USMC. Plans are being made to celebrate The Marine Corps birthday on November 10, 2019 at the VFW Post in Havana, Illinois. What I am needing from all the Marines That have entered the Marine Corps From Mason County or now live in Mason County is to let me know if you are interested in  coming to the celebration. My address is James T. Blessman Jr, 24204 ecr 1850n Topeka Illinois 61567,  I need to know if you are bringing a spouse or friend and I would also like to know what kind of entertainment you would like!! The Meal has been arranged for Two p.m. or 1400 hours. Some help arranging this will be appreciated.

Semper Fi

Tom Blessman


Manito Forest City Rotary Club

Senior Meal

The Manito Forest City Rotary Club will hold its monthly Senior Meal at Lee’s Family Restaurant in Manito. The lunch is September 20th, at noon. Open to anyone over 55. We request that you make a reservation by the Wednesday before the meal, for the sake of the sponsor and the restaurant. Make reservations to Lynn Coers by calling 309-840-0420, please leave a message. The meal sponsor this month is Manito Oil and Propane - Jim and John Parkin.



Manito Fall Clean-Up

Manito Town-wide Fall Clean-up will be held on Thursday & Friday, September 26th & 27th.

All items MUST be at curbside no later than 8 a.m. on Wednesday, September 25th.

There will only be one opportunity for pick-up. Trucks will NOT backtrack or make repeated checks for pick-up. There will be no dumping at sewer plant.

Regular garbage, yard waste, old tires, building materials, or electronics WILL NOT be picked up.



Lincoln Zone LWML Fall Rally

For I the Lord Do Not Change will be the theme for this year’s Lincoln Zone Fall Rally of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) Central Illinois District.  The rally will be held on September 26, 2019 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 21819 NCR 3300 E, Manito IL 61546.  Opening devotions will begin at 9:00 am by Reverend Timothy Hahn.

The rally will feature Annie Guerrettiaz of St. Elmos, Illinois.  She will speak on “Change Is Good You Go First”

Zone President Deloris Blessman will conduct the business meeting.  Zone Vice President Sheryl Bolten will direct a Christian Life program based on the Rally Theme “Unchanging God in a Changing World, the ingathering will be for Gods little Ones.

This includes the following sewed items: girls dresses, eye glass cases, book bags and backpacks, chewable vitamins (no gummies), embroidery thread and needles, crochet thread and needles, yarn, sewing items such as scissors, tape measure with centimeters, seam rippers and thread.

The LWML is an auxiliary of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod which proclaims the saving faith of Jesus Christ throughout the United States and the world. 

The public is invited to the rally.

For information Call:  Diana Emme at (309) 241-8624 or Lillian Vogel at (309) 696-5857.


Car Seat Safety Checks

Have your child’s car seat inspected by certified Child Passenger Safety technicians as part of National CPS Week which is the 3rd week in September. Make sure your child is riding in #TheRightSeat.

The Car Seat Safety Check will be held from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Thursday September 19, 2019 at Mason County Health Department 1002 E Laurel Havana, IL 62644.

No appointment necessary. Please allow 30 minutes for each seat. Please bring the child that rides in the seat if possible.

Love them enough to use the right car seat!

Step one: Infants face the back until they reach the car seat’s height or weight limit. By law, children must ride rear-facing until at least age 2.

Step two: Toddlers (age 2+) face the front in seats with a harness and top tether until they reach the cars seat’s height or weight limit.

Step three: Bigger kids use booster seats until close to 4’9”. By law, kids must ride in a booster until at least age 8. Children under age 13 should ride in the back seat.

Step four: Everyone buckles up in every seating position, for life!


Pet Vaccination Clinic

The first Annual Pet Vaccination Clinic will he held at the Memorial Park Pavilion at 400 E.  Southmoor Street in Manito on Saturday, September 28 from 1-3 P.M.

Rabies vaccine for both dogs and cats will be available at a nominal cost.

Also available will be other vaccines, along with heartworm tests/prevention and flea and tick prevention.

The clinic will be conducted by veterinarians and personnel from the Limestone Companion Animal Hospital in Bartonville.  You may call them at 309-697-8000 for more information about the clinic.



Flu Clinics

WALK IN flu shot clinics at Mason County Health Department are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 7 am-11:30 am and 12:45 pm-4 pm. Walk in clinics will run until our supply of vaccine is depleted.   If additional immunizations are needed please call  (309) 210-0110 for an appointment.

 In addition to daily walk in clinics at MCHD, the Health Department, Registered Nurses will also be administering flu shots in Manito, Mason City and Easton, as they have for the past 30+ years. The influenza vaccine will be administered on the following date and location until the supply of vaccine is depleted:

September 30 from 10:45-11:45 AM at

The Lodge at Manito.

Please bring your current insurance card(s) and any supplements you may have. For more information on flu shots call the Mason County Health Department at (309)-210-0110.

*High dose flu vaccine is available for people 65 years of age and older. 

INFO from CDC:  “It’s best to get vaccinated before flu begins spreading in your community. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body that protect against flu. CDC recommends that people get a flu vaccine by the end of October, if possible.”



Midwest Central Cusd #191 Board of Education Meeting Report

The monthly meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 5, 2019 with the following members present: Gathmann, Friedrich, Berg, Thomas, Zaayenga, and Sledge. Beebe was absent.

The Board approved: First reading and adoption of District Policy Updates Press Issue 101 June 2019; copier contract with Watts Copy Systems; overnight trips for 2019; making athletic admission prices for spectators 62 years old and older free; hiring Nicole Shaffer as Primary School Aide for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year; hiring Tonya Lee as a Bus Driver for the 2019-20 school year; Allison Livengood’s maternity leave; and resignation of Tiffany Martin.

Ms. DeSutter provided the Board with a tour of the High School Bee Hive.

New Midwest Central Staff were introduced to the board: Alex Frank - Speech Language Pathologist, Alex Henry - MS ELA Teacher, Alyssa Hand - Speech Language Pathologist, Amanda Shaffer – Librarian, Amanda Strawbridge - MS Volleyball Coach and HS JV Volleyball Coach, Amber Autrey - Student Teacher – 1st Semester / 4th Grade Teacher – 2nd semester, Angel Reynolds - PS Parapro, Brittany Richmond - HS Volleyball Coach, Cole Stanley - HS Dr Ed/PE, David Waibel - Preschool Teacher, Edwin Giles - PS Custodian, Emilee Rives - MS Cheer Coach, Eric Hanneman - Kindergarten Teacher, Evan Hopkins - 1st Grade Teacher, Heather Johnson - HS P/T Custodian, Jessica Sidwell - HS English Teacher, John Thresher - Bus Driver, Katie Dougherty - PS SpEd Teacher, Kenyon Jodlowski - Ag Teacher, Kevin Forbes - Music Teacher, Laura Williams - PS Parapro, Mallory Davis - 1st Grade Teacher, Nicole Shaffer - PS Parapro, Shali O’Brien - Kindergarten Teacher, Shannon Crawford - PS Interventionist, Shyla Thorne – Nurse, Skipp Reining - MS SpEd Teacher, Stephanie Dorsey - Kindergarten Teacher, Sydney McDaniels - PS SpEd Teacher, Taggart VanEtten - PS PE Teacher, Tonya Lee - Bus Driver, Valerie  Painter - PS SpEd Teacher

The next meeting is on Sept 19, 2019 (6:30 p.m.) at the District Office

The meeting was adjourned at 8:25 p.m.




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