Archive for December, 2010

Business Committee to mail surveys

Published by admin on December 20th, 2010 - in Uncategorized

The Business Committee of the Stewardson MAPPING the future of your community will be conducting a survey to find out the needs of the Stewardson community. Two surveys will be mailed to each Stewardson post office box, rural route, and Mode rural route. All household members 16 years and older are encouraged to complete a survey. Completed surveys may dropped off at the following businesses: Stewardson Citgo, Off Route 32 Café, Stewardson Builders Supply, Mane Design Salon and Prairie National Bank. Completed surveys should be returned by January 13, 2011.

Stewardson Trail of Lights Winners Announced

Published by admin on December 19th, 2010 - in Uncategorized

Congratulations to 1st Prize Winner Brock Vonderheide, 2nd Place Larry Renshaw, 3rd place Mark Wascher. Thank you to all who participated and had their lights on for the judging.

Follow the Stewardson Christmas Trail of Lights!

Published by admin on December 14th, 2010 - in Uncategorized

Judging of the outside decorations will take place on Saturday, December 18 from 6-9 pm. “Judges’ Choice” award winners will be announced on Sunday, December 19 at 3 pm at the Stewardson Santa House on Main Street in Stewardson. Join Santa and his elves for cookies and hot cocoa from 1-3 pm on Sunday, December 19.    1st place winner will receive $75 in “Stewardson Moo Money”, good at any participating business in Stewardson. 2nd place winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to Off Route 32 Cafe. 3rd place winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to Teresa’s Greenhouse.   To follow the Stewardson Christmas Trail of Lights, maps highlighting the participating homes and businesses will be available throughout the holidays at Stewardson CITGO, Prairie National Bank, and Off Route 32 Café, or click HERE. Join in the fun as the Stewardson community celebrates the Christmas holidays!

STEWARDSON CHRISTMAS TRAIL OF LIGHTS ENTRIES

Jeff Schultz – RR 1 Box 89A (2 miles east of T & L Locker, ½ mile south)

Brock Vonderheide – RR 1 Box 39A (200 N & 2700 E)

Larry Renshaw – 430 S Cedar

Mark Richards – 302 S Cedar

Kenny Friese – 302 S Spruce

Mark Wascher – 202 W South 3rd

Betty Mueller – 309 E South 2nd

Lanny Grove – 112 S Cedar

Louis Kaufman – 314 W Main

Stuart Vonderheide – 525 W Main

Dave Whitt – 800 W Main

Rosemary Vonderheide – 334 N Cedar

Ooo La La Brides & Prom Queens – 106 E Main

Betty Noffke – 301 E Main

Bruce Shadwell – 402 E North 2nd

Dwight Storm – 201 N Maple

Strasburg and Stewardson to Welcome Peace Corps Fellow

Published by admin on December 12th, 2010 - in Uncategorized

Strasburg and Stewardson to welcome Peace Corps Fellow, Strasburg village-wide meeting planned for Jan. 9

Eric Sutton of Macomb will be the new Peace Corps Fellow for Strasburg and Stewardson. Sutton will assume the position in January.

Sutton recently received a Master’s of Business Administration from Western Illinois University. He will work for Strasburg three days per week and Stewardson two days per week with the villages splitting the costs of his services, which will be focused on economic development.

Strasburg is planning a strategic planning meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 9 in the Community Building with Brian Moody from Tuscola. The meeting will be the official welcoming for Sutton, but interested community members are invited to attend to help prioritize Sutton’s duties during his tenure at the village. Refreshments will be served.

He has worked for the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs as a Peace Corps Fellow and Graduate Assistant with the Rural Economic Technical Assistance Center. While there he Assisted with research and analysis of economic development activities in rural Illinois and provided technical assistance to rural communities. He has also worked for the Peace Corps Fellow and Graduate Assistant at the WIU Volunteer Services Office.

From 2007 to 2008 he worked for the United States Peace Corps in Niger, West Africa. He worked on infrastructure and agricultural improvements for small business education and formation.

The upcoming meeting will help Strasburg refocus priorities and goals.

“Through the Mapping in 2008 and then creation of the Strasburg Community Action Network in 2009, Strasburg has set several goals and accomplished them,” said Gary Kull, president of SCAN. “Now the village needs community input again to set more goals and generate support for upcoming projects.”

More information will be posted at www.strasburgil.com for more information or follow the village at “I know where Strasburg, Il is!” on Facebook.

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