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Upcoming Event Dates Set

Published by tvonderheide on September 9th, 2014 - in Uncategorized

Over the next few months Stewardson will be hosting some Fall/Winter events you won’t want to miss.   See the following list below.


September 27 – Stewardson Town Wide Garage Sales

October 24 – Stewardson Halloween Parade

October 25 – COWS Halloween Event (to be announced)

October 31 – Trick or Treat Night

November 15 – Firemen’s Breakfast

November 30 – Snowflake Social

December 13,14 – Pictures with Santa

December 14 – Christmas Trail of Light winners announced


Hope to see you all at our upcoming events!

Stewardson Lions Club Homecoming Festivities

Published by tvonderheide on August 14th, 2014 - in Uncategorized

The 58th Annual Stewardson Lions Club Homecoming is scheduled for Friday & Saturday, August 22 & 23, 2014

Stage entertainment Friday night will feature Tress and the Mixers from 6-8 p.m. and Trouble & Company from 8-10 p.m.

Tress and the Mixers was formed in 2013 and features Tress Funneman on lead vocals, Karson Pruemer on lead guitar/ vocals, Vince Higgs on drums/ vocals, and Isaac Davis on bass guitar/ vocals. They feature a mix of classic and new country as well as classic rock.

Trouble and Company hails from Martinsville, IL. Joe Nave. Chris Perry, and Laif Burns have been singing together since grade school. They took their love for music and began performing in 1994 for festivals, fairs, parties, and weddings. They are award-winning scatters, vocalists and a state fair award winning vocal group. Playing old rock-n-roll and country, Trouble and Company choreographs their own dance for onstage performances. Their award winning vocals have taken them to Carnegie Hall in New York City, to a riverboat in New Orleans and across Indiana and Illinois for fairs and festivals.

Saturday’s activities will begin with the annual tractor pull. Weigh-in for the tractor pull will begin at 9 a.m. and pulling will begin at 10. There are 18 classes featuring everything from antique tractors to pick up trucks to 20,000 lb. semis. Pulling activities will be held at the tractor pull track on the Westside of town. Food, soft drinks and beer will be available on the grounds. Please no carry in alcohol. Admission is $3 for adults, those 12 and under free.

Kids’ games will begin at 4 p.m. at Denn Field ballpark on the Southside of town. Along with games and prizes, all participants will receive a coupon for a free hot dog.

Students from Larson’s Karate will demonstrate their talents beginning at 5:30 p.m. in front of the stage at the park. At 7:00 p.m. students from Dance Etc. will perform on and in front of the stage. The 2014 Miss Stewardson coronation will begin at 10 p.m. Following the coronation will be the raffle drawings. One raffle features a Del-Con AR-15 rifle and a Ruger LC-9 handgun. Tickets for the firearm raffle are $10 each or 3 for $20 and may be purchased from any Lions Club member. The queen raffle features over 100 prizes donated by the Lions Club and numerous area businesses. Tickets for this raffle are $1 each or a book of 25 for $20. These tickets may be purchased from any Lions Club member or any of the 3 queen candidates.

In addition to the above entertainment, Bingo will be played each night from 7-11 p.m., the Lions Club’s food stand will open at 5 p.m. each night and bounce houses will be available from 5-9 each night. These activities will take place in the village park.

The Stewardson Lions invite you to come enjoy the festivities at the 2014 Stewardson Lions Club Homecoming.


Little Library Showing in Stewardson

Published by tvonderheide on May 6th, 2014 - in Uncategorized

The Little Free Libraries of Stewardson, Illinois, are celebrating their first year of operation with an event for the whole family brought to you by the C.O.W.S. (Community Organization Working for Stewardson).  Sunday, May 18, at 3 PM, come to the Stewardson Community Center to get your map of the town and its libraries.  As you walk, drive or bike ride through town, visit each library and receive a stamp from the steward at each library.  There are 10 libraries for you to find!  After your map is full of stamps, return to the community center for refreshments, story time at 4:30 PM and enter for your chance to win an Amazon Kindle!  Story time will be extra special with some of your favorite characters reading to the children in person.  We hope you can join us for this special afternoon.  If you need more information, contact Autumn McCormick at 217-690-8930 or check out our website on Facebook “Little Free Libraries of Stewardson, Illinois”. 

Summer Baseball Program

Published by tvonderheide on March 17th, 2014 - in Uncategorized

The Summer Baseball Program deadline is April 11. If your child or children are interested please print form below.





Published by tvonderheide on January 15th, 2014 - in Uncategorized

Betty Mahnke has placed a Little Free Library on her busy Stewardson corner. LFL #10901 is located at 425 N Vine St in the northwest corner of town. Her library has a dollhouse appearance with wallpaper decorating the inside and a small attic of children’s books available on the south side. Betty has been in her house since 2001, a work in progress with recent renovations. She enjoyed making her library with Larry Schultz and wanted it to be similar in color to her house. Betty’s book preferences include biographies, autobiographies, Christian books especially Billy Graham’s latest, mystery books, gardening and nature books. Betty would love for you to stop by and visit her quaint library.

Little Free Libraries began in Wisconsin in 2010. Since then, it has become an international sensation with LFL’s popping up in urban and rural areas. Little Free Libraries promote literacy and the love of reading while fostering a sense of community and connection. The Little Free Library website has a Google map with all the little libraries located by coordinates on it, go to to see Betty’s #10901.

If you see a book that interests you in Betty’s library, please take it to read. If you have a book to share, bring it to Betty’s library. The idea is “take a book, bring a book,” a free book exchange in your neighborhood. Betty keeps her library stocked with books and magazines that interest her and her readers. If you don’t have a book to share, not to worry, please come and take a book anyway.

Stewardson has several Little Free Libraries for you to check out. If you need further information, you can contact Autumn McCormick at 217-690-8930 or on the Facebook page “Little Free Libraries of Stewardson, Illinois”.




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