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Hispanic Arts, Heritage Day

A Hispanic Arts and Heritage Day for Education will be held during the Farmers’ Market in downtown Kankakee from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 15.

“This will be an opportunity to share Hispanic festive traditions while celebrating education,” said Deisy Anderson, Kankakee Community College multicultural student services coordinator. “It will be fun for families and everyone...

Tasting Ashkum




In spite of threatening skies, Saturday evening turned out to be a beautiful night to enjoy Taste of Ashkum. The food selections were well received by a hungry crowd. Kids enjoyed their games and staying out after dark to dance the night away.

Sparenberg Family Has June 24th Reunion

The 60th annual Sparenberg reunion was held Sunday, June 24, at the Danforth Community Building. There were 24 family members present.

Following a potluck dinner, acting president, Carl Sparenberg, conducted a business meeting. The secretary/historian’s reports were read. There were three marriages, two engagements, six births and one death reported. Marcy Sparenberg gave the treasurer’s...

Ashkum Methodists Plan Children’s Fair

The Ashkum United Methodist Church is sponsoring a Children’s Fair for all area children, ages 2 through 8, on the Ashkum church’s lawn on Wednesday, July 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. (Rain date is July 19) The event is free.

There will be games for all ages, cartoons, a puppet show, and a craft, as well as small prizes for all. A special feature is a toy exchange. Bring a “gently used” toy...

Woodworth-Style Fish Fry To Benefit Courthouse Museum

The public is invited to an authentic Woodworth-style fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 29, at the American Legion Building, located in Legion Park at 968 South Fifth, Watseka. Manning the event will be volunteers from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Woodworth, the American Legion and the Legion’s Ladies’ Auxiliary. The event was made possible by the efforts of Dean and Marcia...

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