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The Village of Manito is accepting bids for the construction of concrete curb and guttering on both sides of the 300 Block of West North Street, between Adams Street and Timberlane. Bids must be submitted by 4:00pm, Friday, December 3, 2021. The Village reserves all rights to refuse any or all bids. Any questions, please contact the Village Hall, 309-968-7080.


From the November 2nd edition of the Manito Review:

Midwest Central High School Marching Band Marching with Mickey Fundraiser

Midwest Central High School Marching Band is traveling to Orlando, FL this spring to March with Mickey! Please help support our students as they embark on this amazing weeklong trip!

Students are selling raffle tickets for a chance to earn one of four prizes: a $460 Dooney & Bourke Disney Satchel and matching wristlet wallet, a $300 Yeti Hopper M30, a $160 Lego Millennium Falcon set, and a $100 Disney x Loungefly mini backpack.  Tickets are $10 for one, or $40 for 5. Tickets will also be sold at boys and girls home basketball games leading up to the event. Four winners will be drawn during the Midwest Central boys basketball game on December 10. Please see any Midwest Central Band student to purchase or contact Midwest Central High School at 309-968-6766.


Sesquicentennial News

Green Valley, Illinois

August 26, 27 & 28, 2022

The Green Valley Sesquicentennial Book Committee has begun collecting information to publish a book celebrating the One Hundred and Fifty Years of Green Valley. The plan is to bring forward history from the 125th Celebration Book of Green Valley to the present 150th Celebration. The book will include the Green Valley Celebration of August 2022 so the book will be published after August of 2022. There will be aspects included that haven’t been shared before as well as updating of information in the former books of Green Valley’s history. The Committee is asking for current and former Green Valley citizens to submit articles that “Enhance the History of Green Valley Through Your Family Story.” Also, information on the history of the street names and older homes in the original city are a new aspect of the book to be included, so the committee is looking for any information people have on these two areas of Green Valley History. Information on where to submit information will be available in an upcoming Book Committee’s article.


Emmanuel’s Warehouse

Emmanuel’s Warehouse Monthly Drive Thru Food Pantry will be serving on Saturday, November 13th. Please note that Emmanuel’s Warehouse has a NEW LOCATION (108 N. Adams Street, Manito, IL). The times are by appointment only, call 309-267-6185 (Heather Williams) to make your appointment.

Be sure to have your license (ID card or even bill with your name and address) to confirm your name and address.

Remember no proxies unless approved. Emmanuel’s Warehouse is for those in need in the Midwest Central communities.

Please call Heather Williams at (309) 267-6185 for any needed information.


2021 Green Valley

Winter Wonderland

Forms are now available to purchase a tree for the 26th Annual Winter Wonderland display in Green Valley. Due to continuing increase in tree pricing, the cost for a tree with lights and a sign will increase to forty dollars.

If you have purchased a tree in a previous year and would like to use the same sign, the cost is thirty-five dollars.

New Guidelines: Please do not use garland or extra lights on trees. Winds easily displace garland which creates an unsightly mess. Extra lights can create problems in the circuit.

Forms are available at the Green Valley Village Hall and at the Havana National Bank.

All forms and payments must be returned to the Green Valley Village Hall by Friday, November 12, 2021. There are spaces for 40 trees. In recent years, trees have sold out early, so reserve your tree as soon as possible. Remember, two signs can be placed with a single tree at no extra cost unless a new sign is ordered. Cost of each new sign is ten dollars.

For questions, please contact Susy Runyon at the Green Valley Village Hall at 309/352-3590, M-F, 8 am-1 pm.


Delavan Art & Craft Fair

Shop locally for your Christmas Gifts... Visit Historical Delavan, IL for an Art & Craft Fair on Saturday, November 6, 2021 from 12:00 noon-5:00 p.m.

A Chainsaw Carving Demonstration will be held from 12:00 noon-5:00 p.m. at Locust & 5th Street.

Featured at 315 Locust St. (former “Exchange” building) will be: Plants, Wood Carvings, Paisley Lane Soaps, Baked Goods, Arts and Crafts, Home Made Jewelry, Turned Wood Bowls, T-Shirts, Sassy Silver Jewelry, Resin Arts, Local Honey, Candies and More.

Stop by 319 Locust St. Support Delavan, IL Community Historical Society Museum by purchasing handmade knit and crocheted items. Support Delavan Legion Auxiliary with your purchase of Homemade Poppy Christmas Ornaments.

“Beauty of a Site” 302 Locust St.; “Wendy’s Shop” 402 Pine St.; and other local businesses will also be OPEN.

Olde Towne Grille, 410 Locust St., will be offering lunch specials from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.


Veteran’s Day Ceremony

A brief Veterans Day Ceremony will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, November 11, 2021, at the Green Valley Veterans Memorial.

There will be a Flag raising, dedication of new Veteran bricks, recognition of Veterans, and a Veterans Day message.


Forest City Community Church

Bazaar & Cookie Walk to be held Saturday, November 20th

We’re back, just as good as ever!!  Get ready for all those delicious goodies that will be available at the Forest City Community Church as they prepare for the annual bazaar and cookie walk with the theme of “God’s Bountiful Harvest.”    The event will be held Saturday, November 20, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Among the delicious goodies will be homemade cinnamon rolls, dinner rolls, breads, and lots of other baked goods.

The annual cookie walk will include trays and trays of homemade cookies.  This will be handled a little differently this year.  Just purchase a container, choose the cookies you want, and your container will be filled for you.  What a wonderful way to prepare for the holidays!

The men’s fellowship will serve a lunch of homemade chili and vegetable soup, hot dogs, and drink.  Be sure to pick up a delicious dessert for after your meal.

Craft booths will also be set up for the event so come spend part of your day with us on Saturday, November 20!!  


Blood Drive

Nov. 11 • 1-5:30 p.m.

The Bloodmobile will be held on Thursday, November 11th from 1:00-5:30 p.m., at the Forman Center Main Hall, located at 308 S. Harrison in Manito.

Donors can also save up to 15 minutes at the blood drive by completing a RapidPass®. With RapidPass®, donors complete the pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of donation, from a mobile device or computer. To complete a RapidPass®, follow the instructions at or use the Red Cross Blood Donor App.

To donate blood, individuals need to bring a blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification that are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also must meet certain height and weight requirements.



Coats for Kids

Cooler weather has set in, Fall is in the air and winter is not far behind. Once again, we are asking for your help, with outgrown coats, hats and gloves in sizes small, medium, large and x-large. The need is always there. We appreciate any and all donations. Articles  of clothing may be dropped off at 202 E. Glendale, Manito or call Charlene Nall at 309/202-2105 for more information.




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