SANDWICH – The Sandwich Park District offers fitness programs for all levels, including Zumba, yoga, chair yoga, Super Core and more. Programs are offered during the day and evening by certified instructors.
When Susan Burdette and Becky Neard Pearce started their class project to improve the website of an organization ministering to many of Aurora’s neediest residents, they didn’t think about turning the project into a small business.
NEWARK – Equine Dreams was blessed to receive a contribution in the amount of $2,000 from the Knights of Columbus Illinois State Council. The funds will be used to complete a sensory trail, which is a rich learning environment that consist of natural sights and sounds, and man-made “activity stations.” The funds will also be used to fund a barrier fence between the herd and the trail, which will allow for a safe experience for riders.
PLANO – Mark Nixon has been inducted into the Illinois State Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Nixon is a sixth-degree black belt in the art of isshin shorinji ryu karate. He started karate at the Fox Valley YMCA in the far west suburbs when it first opened in 1979 with Sensei David Goddard and has spent more than 30 years under the guidance of Grand Master Tom Heriaud.
SOMONAUK – Students at Somonauk High School will have the opportunity to improve and expand their work-based learning through supervised agricultural experiences (SAE). Supervised agriculture experiences are an integral part of the agricultural education program and provide students the opportunity to extend their learning beyond the classroom and school day. The student’s experience may be entrepreneurial, placement, exploratory or scientific in nature.
SANDWICH – A Band Called Honalee, a modern-day folk trio inspired by the music and legacy of Peter, Paul and Mary, will perform at the Sandwich Opera House at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 26.
SOMONAUK – The 2014-2015 Village of Somonauk vehicle stickers will be available at Somonauk Village Hall, 131 S. Depot St., starting May 1.
PLANO - The United Methodist Church of Plano, 219 N. Hale St. in Plano, will host a Bikers Sunday on April 27. Those who ride motorcycles are invited to attend and wear their riding gear.
SANDWICH – The Civil War ended in spring 1865, but the 10th Illinois Infantry Reenactment Group brought the war between the North and South back to life in Sandwich.
SOMONAUK – The village of Somonauk is compiling a list of homeowners in the village who are interested in paving or resurfacing their driveways.
Kendall Herren of Sheridan was recently elected vice president of the Illini Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) organization at the University of Illinois.
SANDWICH – The Sandwich School District is now holding kindergarten registration for the 2014-2015 school year. School offices are open for registration during school hours. If you are unable to register your child during the school hours, call 815-786-6316. Registration papers are also available online at sandwich430.org. If your child will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2014, he/she is eligible for kindergarten.
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