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The Forman Jr Women’s Club in Manito has decided to cancel our Easter Egg Hunt this year scheduled for April 11...So sorry we have to do this but we no choice with the shelter in place and the overall uncertainty of this..thank you for your understanding and stay safe! 


From the March 24th edition of the Manito Review:   

M.C. Kindergarten Screening

Midwest Central Kindergarten Screening will be held March 27th & 30th. Call ASAP to reserve your time, MC Primary School 309-968-6464.

Children must be 5 years old by September 1, 2020.

Please bring the following items at the time of screening: Birth Certificate, Photo I.D. and proof of Residency.

Kindergarten physical, immunization records, dental exam, and vision test are needed at the fall registration.

Children are screened by appointment only.


Forman Fire & Ambulance Volunteers
5th Annual Fundraiser Dinner

Event Postponed Notice!

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, it is in everyones best interest that we postpone the Forman Fire & Ambulance Volunteers Annual Fundraiser Dinner that was scheduled for 3/28/20. We will still hold our Guns and Green Giveaway Raffle so please get your tickets from any Forman Fire Protection District member. We will go LIVE on Facebook when we perform the drawings for the prizes. We will also personally reach out to all of the business that made donations towards our event. THANK YOU for your support!


Hunter Safety Class Postponed

The Hunter Safety and Education Class scheduled for March 27 and March 28 at the Havana Church of Christ, has been postponed until further notice.


Charles Beebe Scholarship

Applications for the Charles A. Beebe Scholarship Fund may now be  picked up at Midwest Central High School or at Manito Community Bank in Manito. Applications must be filled out and returned to Manito Community Bank, PO Box 646, Manito, IL 61546 no later than May 15, 2020. You must be a graduate of Forman High School or Midwest Central High School and be furthering your education to qualify for this scholarship.


Community Chorus Musical

Please Note Event Postponed

Our show “All Aboard! A Musical Journey Around the USA” has been postponed  due to corona virus concerns.

We will NOT plan a dinner theater for the upcoming dates. If you purchased dinner theater tickets for our March date, your money will be refunded. Thank you for your patronage.

We are sorry for the inconvenience. Please watch the paper for the updated event dates.



PSA for Mason County

The Mason County Health Department and Mason District Hospital continue to work together to plan for and protect residents from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (covid-19).    As of March 12th, there were no confirmed cases in Mason County

Although data on the virus is still sparse, it is evident that covid-19 will continue to spread.  As such, it must be assumed that Mason County residents will encounter the virus at some point over the next year and many will get sick.  Most healthy individuals under the age of 60 will have only mild symptoms and will recover without treatment.  Some of us will contract the virus and not have any symptoms at all.  As such, for most of our citizens, taking the same precautions you take to avoid and care influenza is enough:

1.  Stay home when sick,

2.  Cover your cough,

3.  Wash your hands for 20 seconds

However, we are asking all of our residents to help us protect our friends and family who are most vulnerable by refraining from visiting seniors, whether in their home, at long term care facilities, or at the hospital if you are experiencing even mild cold or influenza like symptoms which include:  fever, cough and difficulty breathing.  If your symptoms cannot be cared for at home, CALL your health care provider before coming into the facility.

The most up to date information can be found at<> and<>. Also, we encourage residents to follow both the Mason County Health Department and Mason District Hospital face book page as we push out local information as soon as it’s available.


Auto Show and Swap Meet

The 36th annual Invitational Auto Show and Swap Meet will be held Saturday, April 11, 2020 at the Avanti’s Dome-Events & Sports Center of Pekin, IL, 3401 Griffin Avenue.

The event is presented by the Early Ford V-8 Club of America Central Illinois Regional Group 51. Featuring: antique cars, street rods, customs, trucks, classics, bicycles, motorcycles, tractors. There will be indoor and outdoor swap spaces. Show vehicles by invitation only.

Parking is free, doors open at 7:00 a.m. with awards at 3:30 p.m. A small donation is required to attend and age 12 and under are free. Free entry to those in a wheel chair and one guest.

Auto show contacts: Steve Swingle, 309-202-2374 or Larry Turner, 309-676-6617. Swap meet contact: Alan Doubet, 309-645-6013.


TCMS 2020 Doctor’s Day

National Doctor’s Day is celebrated yearly in the United States on March 30.  It was first observed in 1933 in Winder, Georgia by Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond as a day to honor physicians. The first recognition was by sending greeting cards and placing flowers on graves of deceased physicians.

In honor of America’s physicians, in 1990, Congress approved legislation Resolution #366 (Public Law 101-473) establishing National Doctor’s Day as March 30, 1991, and in 1991 the resolution was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush.

National Doctor’s Day serves as a reminder for patients, staff, and colleagues to recognize the doctors who play an important role in our communities and our lives.  Tazewell County Medical Society would like to recognize the estimated 100 dedicated physicians who in some way serve the people of Tazewell County.  Please join us on Thursday, March 30 in recognizing the contributions of these dedicated men and women to the healthcare of our families and community by offering handwritten notes of appreciation and the symbolic red carnation.

Illinois State Medical Society along with Tazewell County Medical Society would like to recognize and thank these local physician members who are the active voices of medicine in Tazewell County with the State of Illinois.

2019 Members of Tazewell County Medical Society: Gregory Guard, M.D.-President; Alfred Rossi, M.D.-Past President; Daniel Baer, M.D. Emeritus; John Baer, M.D.;  George Beranek, M.D.; Tracy Bochantin, M.D.; Scott Carlson, M.D.; Daniel Hoffman, M.D.; James Hubler, M.D.; Gina Nord, M.D.; Rebecca Proehl, M.D.; Trent Proehl, M.D.; Janice Takata-Rossi, M.D.; Lawrence Rossi, Jr., M.D.; Matthew Rossi, M.D.; Phillip Rossi, M.D.; Brad Stoecker, M.D.; Gail Williamson, M.D.;

Students: Abbie Fox, MS3, UICOMP; Emily McLaughlin, MS4, UICOMP; Brea Sturm, MS3, SIU; Carly Woodin, MS2 UICOMP.


Notice from Manito Community United Methodist Church

Bishop Frank J. Beard is requesting that all Illinois Great River Conference congregations suspend in-person worship and gatherings through March 31.  Pastor Steve Oaks will deliver a Sunday message on Sunday, March 29 on the Church Facebook page at Manito Community United Methodist Church.

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Retired Teachers Meeting

The Mason County Retired Teachers held their March meeting at Trinity Lutheran Church in Manito on March 10, with thirty members present. Co-president Bonnie Kammeyer presided. After lunch, members enjoyed a very informative and entertaining program given by Chuck Collins, chief meteorologist at WEEK TV. In addition to being on television, Collins visits two or three schools most weeks to teach students about the weather, including things people can do to help slow down climate change.

Jeanne Wunderle read a memorial for Dianne Siever, who died in December. Dianne had been a second grade teacher in Havana for many years before retiring in 1998.

All retired teachers are encouraged to join both Mason Co. Retired Teachers and the IRTA. The Mason County unit meets five times a year: March, May, July, September, and December. For more information, call one of the co-presidents: Terri McDowell at 217-871-0501 or Bonnie Kammeyer at 309-696-9511. The minutes from the meetings, along with other information, can be found on the website,


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