Summer Programs at Library
Registration for Summer Reading is being accepted at the Morrison & May Wiley Library until May 25th. Children 4 years old (by June 1st) through going into 6th grade in the fall are invited to attend. Children must be registered to attend any part of the program.
Morrison & Mary Wiley Library will hold the following programs in May and space is limited, so registration is required (call the library at 742-2431 to register) :
American Girl Party on May 11th at 10:00 AM. Girls six and older are invited to bring their American Girl doll and make her a necklace.
Women’s Craft Night on May 16th at 6:30 PM. Must be 18 to attend.
Mother/Daughter Craft Night on May 23rd at 6:00 PM. Must be six to attend.
George Tanner will read poetry on May 30th at 6:30 PM. (No registration required).
The library will be closed on May 27th in observation of Memorial Day and June 1st for the Strawberry Festival.
-- Thursday, May 9, 2013 8:46 AM
Walk with camera on a beautiful Elmwood Wednesday
May 8, 2013
Elmwood at the WTVP Ch 47 Auction
Elmwood volunteers went to Peoria Sunday April 28th to promote Elmwood and help WTVP our PBS station. It was a new adventure for our volunteers, we were a little unaccustomed to the process. We had a fun time -- I am really sorry I missed out on the at Gold's Gym opportunity.
Overnight 4-18-13 ----- 5 " Rain
The rain, starting on April 17th and through the morning of the 18th, caused Kickapoo Creek to look like the Mississippi River. Throughout Elmwood basements were flooded, surrounding roads had many wash outs. Flooding of houses in Edwards and other surrounding communities has thrown the area into disaster recovery mode. It is covered by PJ Star, area TV CiProud, and others. Also it was reported on Facebook by many local residents. Start at a A Better Elmwood, try the New Zephyr, startling photos are all over.
Photo by Tom Conklin
Photo by New Zephyr
Other great photos at Forever Me Photography and Amy Davis Photography
In a practical note flooded properties will treated in the same manner tornado damaged properties in Elmwood were, for 2013 assessment cycle. Peoria County is very proactive in trying alleviate any unfairness in assessment of properties due to a natural disaster. If you have questions click here Elmwood Township Assessor and get in touch with me.
From Toot's Facebook : We got the OK from the health department to open on Monday April 15th after our remodel.
We will be putting final touches on it over Weekend. Stop by Monday and look at the spruced up place. It looks pretty good, if i do say say so myself. A special thanks to some family members , True value, H&H, Fred Lantz Betsy, Kyle, Missy, Alan D Courson Plumbing and my wife. I most likely forgot someone, thank to you all who helped.
April 14, 2013
Hulslander Re-Elected as Mayor
John Hulslander was re-elected by a comfortable margin in the April 9th election.
I want to congratulate Mr. Hulslander on his re-election victory. I want to thank everyone who was so supportive of my running for this office. Best wishes for Elmwood, our people and businesses in the coming years. I am grateful for the opportunity to be a participant in this election. Everyone who took time to vote strengthens our democratic process of self-government. Again congratulations to Mayor Hulslander.
Election -- Tuesday, April 9th
Request Absentee Ballot a paper ballot will be mailed to you
Peoria County Clerk Absentee Ballot Information
PDF of Ballot Request Form
Deadline to Register for April 9th Election is Tuesday
Peoria County Clerk Link
Do not allow your voice not to be heard, be registered and vote.
Peoria County Absentee Ballot Information
Anyone can request an absentee ballot. My mother in law Winifred Horney voted an absentee ballot in the November election. She asked if she would get a paper ballot if she requested an absentee ballot, I said yes she would. Winifred find the reflection on the voting machines make voting difficult. She was very pleased to vote on paper, absentee ballot lowers the wait in general elections. I have a link to request an absentee ballot, you must do so by April 4th. Don't be left out I hope everyone votes for the April 9th election.
Elmwood to receive $1.7 million in funding for downtown streetscape
Report on CINewsNow
"Governor Pat Quinn announced a nearly $50 million investment in transportation projects throughout Illinois on Wednesday, including over $1.7 million for Elmwood in funding for their downtown streetscape. ..."
Thursday, January 31, 2013 10:12 AM
Is Everyone Here?
If a group is missing let us know, email me firstname.lastname@example.org or talk to Michelle at library.
Elmwood Groups and Organizations
Assembly of God Church
Association of Commerce
Central & West Park
City of Elmwood
Elmwood Business Women
Elmwood Community Foundation
Elmwood Development Association
Elmwood Education Foundation
Elmwood Fire Department
Elmwood High School Alumni
Elmwood High School FFA
Elmwood High School Key Club
Elmwood High School National Honor Society
Elmwood High School Sports
Elmwood Historic Society
Elmwood Municipal Band
First Presbyterian Church
Modern Woodmen of America
Phelps Barn Foundation
Senior Citizens Club
Spoon River Drive
St. Patrick's Church
United Methodist Church
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 9:09 AM
A great performing group will hold a concet at ICC, on Saturday Januarry 12th at 7:30 PM. I was overwhelmed at their June concert; it was a great musical experience. Hertitage Ensemble
Looking for other great events in the area check out the WCBU Arts Calendar
January 11, 2013
Elmwood Community Center has a New Web Site
Thanks to the efforts of Jeff Lampe the new web site will greatly add to communication and information.
Click Here to check it out
Change Coming: maybe not as soon as Illinois weather
I have created a new web site Forgottonia.org which appeared in place of Elmwoodil.org, yesterday. This was result of my own incompetence, but is corrected, now that I was forced to follow instructions more carefully. I want to make elmwoodil.org the ideal guide to visiting Elmwood. Forgottonia will be the new home for the Illinois Observer, Shiire Tales and other reflections of those who live in and love Western Illinois. Some of us love it more than others, but Forgottonia.org will gladly feature all Forgottonians, even the ones less enchanted with living there. January 10, 2013
Forgottonia Web Site new home for Shire Steve and others
Click to Travel to a Wonderful Land
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