Archive for March, 2012

Jim Carroll Named Community Champion

Published by admin on March 27th, 2012 - in MAPPING

Brian Flach and Nate Wascher accept award for Jim Carroll from Linda Lee Blaine and Giselle Hamm

Each year elected officials and community leaders from around Illinois and neighboring states participate in the Annual Rural Community Economic Development Conference, where they gain new insights into the strategies needed in today’s economic development environment. This year’s conference was held March 7- 8 in Peoria, and was hosted by the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs (IIRA) in conjunction with the Governor’s Rural Affairs Council, chaired by Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon and Rural Partners.

Three statewide awards are given to communities who have participated in the MAPPING (Management and Planning Programs Involving Nonmetropolitan Groups) process through the IIRA. Jim Carroll of Stewardson was selected as winner of the Community Champion award for his work in organizing and leading the Community Organization Working for Stewardson (C.O.W.S.). Show here are Linda Lee Blaine and Giselle Hamm of MAPPING presenting the award to Brian Flach and Nate Wascher, accepting for Carroll.

The Stewardson Moos Newsletter, March 2012

Published by admin on March 21st, 2012 - in Uncategorized

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2nd Annual 5k and 1 mile Fun Run / Walk

Published by tvonderheide on March 19th, 2012 - in Uncategorized

The 2nd annual 5k and 1 mile fun run/walk will be on June 2nd with a start time of 8:30AM at the Stewardson Community Center.  Pre-register before May 23rd cost is $20.  Register day of the race is $25.  Tshirts will be provided to the pre-registered entries.  Children under 12 can walk for free unless they want to purchase a t-shirt. See registration form for details.   

 New to the 5k this year is Chip Timing for all the runners, and more awards will be given for age groups and categories.  Online registration is also available thru  If you have any questions please email or you can contact Patty Everett at 217-821-2512 or Tina Vonderheide at 217-343-0474.

The Big Sausage Poker Run

Published by tvonderheide on March 19th, 2012 - in Uncategorized

Community Organization Working for Stewardson (C.O.W.S) is hosting their 2nd annual poker run which will be held on May 19th.  Registration is from 11-12:30.  If preregistered cost is $10 and day of the ride will be $15.  Passengers are $5 each unless they want to be in the game.  The ride will start at the Orchard Inn and will end at Vahlings Vineyards.  Music will be provided by Good Wood starting at 7pm.  The food will be a smoked foot long sausage meal.  There are raffle tickets you can purchase and winners will be announced at Vahling Vineyards.  Winner can win 1/2 of beef or $500 cash.  Tickets are being sold 1 for $5 or 3 for $10.  Bikes, jeeps other vehicles are welcomed on the ride.

Stewardson Summer Baseball Program

Published by tvonderheide on March 19th, 2012 - in Uncategorized

It is time once again to sign up children for the Summer Baseball Program in Stewardson.  The Summer Baseball Program will have three divisions of play.  Coaches are needed at the t-ball, coaches pitch, and little league age groups – please help..There is not enough interest in the 13-15 year old Pony League team, anyone at this level is encouraged to try out for the Junior American Legion team.

T-Ball League for 5-7 year olds, Coaches Pitch League for 8-10 year olds, Little League for 11-12 year olds.  Most games will start immediately after Memorial Day.

Although Stewardson Lions Club is sponsoring the program, the Club asks that children in the T-Ball and Coaches Pitch League pay $5 for participation while those children in Little League pay $10. Please be sure to include payment with your registration form.

Any form received after the April 9 deadline must include an additional payment of $5.

Please call 217-682-3378 should you have any questions.

We hope to get tickets for a Cardinals game for early – August.

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