Archive for September, 2010


Published by admin on September 21st, 2010 - in Events

Location: Stewardson Tractor Pull Field
Description: Sunday Sept 26 is the second annual Lions club TRADE DAYS AND SWAP MEET out at the tractor pull grounds. Gates open at 5am and will go to 12pm. You can buy, sell or trade anything from chickens to guns, only a dollar to get in the gate, NO SET UP FEE, and you can have all the space you need. There will be a 50/50 drawing and a food stand too!
Date: 2010-10-26

Submitted by Joe Vonderheide

Scrap Metal Drive Aims to Rebuild Sidewalks

Published by admin on September 21st, 2010 - in Fundraising

Once again Joe Vonderheide has started a grass roots movement to generate funds, this time to renovate the sidewalks around town.

From Joe…. “The last day to turn in metal is oct 18, saturday 8am to 2pm. All money raised through the program will go to replacing the old sidewalks in town, ( the most used will be done first). As of right now we have 2800.00 in the account and more metal is still coming in. If you would like to make a cash donation just go to the prarie national bank and tell them you want to donate money in the SIDEWALK SAVINGS account. My goal was to hit $5000.00 for the first season and to have the south of main street done this year. next year i will work on the streets running north and south. Metal items we are accepting is copper, brass, aluminum scrap, alum. cans , steel, iron, old washers, dryers fridges, freezers , air conditioners. NO MICROWAVES, GLASS , TIRES, PAINT, PLASTIC, AND NO FURNITURE ! Anyone can bring stuff up and people from other towns are more than welcome. Help spread the word, if it goes over well we will be doing a walking trial through town also. Thank you.”

Thank YOU for your efforts Joe!

BHAG’s at the MAPPING meeting……..

Published by edbaumgarten on September 10th, 2010 - in Uncategorized

Stewardson’s second MAPPING meeting was held Thursday evening (the 9th) at the Community Building and we worked on establishing our initial list of ‘BHAG’s’ – Big Hairy Audacious Goals.
BHAG’s are statements of an ideal future state that we hope to attain.
In what has (wonderfully) become our usual form, we had a zillion great ideas discussed and worked to narrow down and combine similar BHAG’s to a manageable list so that we can prioritize them at the next meeting.
What a great thing to witness, this open discussion about our futures and the futures of our children in our town!
I invite, and encourage, anyone and everyone in Stewardson, and even the neighboring communities, to join us at our next meeting on September16th, at 6:00pm….all are welcome, all you need to bring is your desire to grow the community!

Stewardson starts the MAPPING process!

Published by admin on September 8th, 2010 - in MAPPING

A great turnout for our first MAPPING meeting!

On September 2nd, a group of residents got together with representatives from the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs (IIRA), to begin the process of MAPPING Stewardson.

MAPPING is an acronym for Management and Planning Programs Involving Non-Metropolitan Groups. The intent of the MAPPING process is to help us develop a strategic vision for community and economic development.

We had a great turnout for our first meeting (held at the Community Building). We’d love to have you join us at our second meeting on September the 9th, at 6:00pm at the Stewardson Community Building….all are welcome!

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