Archive for 2011

Trail of Lights Contest Winners Announced!

Published by admin on December 21st, 2011 - in Events, Local Fun, Tourism

1st Place Winner - Robert Loy Family

Winners of the Stewardson Christmas Trail of Lights were announced Sunday, December 18 at the Santa House on Main Street in Stewardson. The First place prize of $75 was awarded to the Robert Loy family of 418 S. Cedar, Stewardson. The 2nd place prize of $50 went to the Danny Nichols family of 314 E. Main St. in Stewardson. Third place and $25 was awarded to the Russell Saulsbery family of 314 E South 3rd St. in Stewardson.

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. Join in the fun as the Stewardson community celebrates the Christmas holidays!

Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University comes to Stewardson…..

Published by admin on December 20th, 2011 - in Uncategorized

What is Financial Peace University?
This life-changing program teaches your congregation to achieve their financial goals by eliminating debt, saving for the future, and giving like never before. They will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for their money and change their family tree forever.

Classes with be Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 4:00pm until Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 6:00pm at Trinity Luthern Church.

For more information, see the Facebook page

Christmas Cantada

Published by tvonderheide on December 8th, 2011 - in Uncategorized

Trinity, Grace, and St Paul Lutheran churches are hosting a Christmas Cantada with their joint choirs.  It will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Sunday, December 11th at 7:00 pm.

Stewardson to host TIF district meeting!

Published by admin on November 30th, 2011 - in Uncategorized

Pros and Cons of

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) in Small Communities


Tax Increment Financing can be a confusing and contentious means of funding community and economic development. IIRA, RETAC, and MAPPING the Future of Your Community are pleased to present a panel discussion exploring both positive and negative aspects of TIFs in small communities. Presenters will include:

John Brancaglione, VP of Peckham Guyton Albers, & Viets (PGAV) St. Louis, MO;

Bill Waggoner, City Administrator, Arcola, IL; and

Bill McClain, Dieterich Community Development Corporation and former Superintendent of Dieterich CUSD.



Topics will include:

Is a TIF district right for your community?;

Steps in creating a TIF district;

Successful use of TIF funds in practice; and

Issues with under-utilization of TIF districts.


December 8th, 2011



Stewardson Community Building

108 South Pine St

Stewardson, IL


Register online at


Space is limited. Please register by 12/1/2011

If questions, call (800)526-9943or e-mail

Presented by Rural Economic Technical Assistance Center, with sponsorship by MAPPING the Future of Your Community


You can download a pdf with the information here: Pros and Cons of TIF Panel Flier


Santa Coming to Stewardson

Published by tvonderheide on November 29th, 2011 - in Uncategorized

Santa will be in the downtown Santa House from 9 am-11 am on Saturday, December 10th and Sunday December 18th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.  Children are welcomed to come and sit on Santa’s lap and tell him what they would like for Christmas.  Pictures with Santa will be available for $5. Cookies and hot cocoa will be at the Stewardson Community Building on Sunday December 18th and the Christmas Light Contest winners will be announced at 3:00pm.

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