Sunday, May 31, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
has a great article today on increased interest in organic farming.
The article reports the number of small farms has increased since 2003, according to Katherine L. Adam of the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service.
Will County agriculture is comprised mostly of corn, soybean and wheat production. Some farmers do, however, grow fruits and vegetables, such as John Moore of Wilton Center.
As the public becomes more concerned with knowing where their food comes from, it will be interesting to observe Will County agriculture.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Veterans who served in conflicts ranging from World War II through the current Iraq War will participate in the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery’s Memorial Day Observance at 11:30 on Monday, May 25th at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood.
“Lincoln’s Legacy” is the theme of this year’s ceremony, featuring aerial flyovers, musical performance and military re-enactments.
The 2009 Veterans Administration Lincoln Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit will commemorate the 200th birth anniversary of America’s 16th president Abraham Lincoln. The exhibit will be on display from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday (May 21) through Wednesday, May 27 at the Public Information Center.
Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs Daniel W. Grant is the keynote speaker.
The annual event will feature a musical prelude by the Joliet American Legion Band, beginning at 11 a.m. For more information, contact Roseann Santore or Lynne Phelan at 815-423-9958.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
I found this site while searching for photos of the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie.
The site has pictures of: a trip along the Wauponsee Glacial Trail to Midewin, Joliet,
Lockport, the I & M Canal, and many, many more!
Check this site out for a great photographic journey through Will County!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
For more information, visit: www.willcountycare.org
Monday, May 11, 2009
They recalled helping the teacher, Mrs. Winifred Barra, keep the school in order. Most recalled how much fun they had skating on a frozen field at recess, and remembered how much they learned from each other.
CenterPoint agreed to community requests to save the school. It is now on wheels, waiting an appropriate home.
Students from Offerman School were consolidated into Laraway School, a new school just east of Offerman on Laraway Road.
The Friends of Offerman School visualize a restored school house where today's generation of students will experience an earlier time in American history first hand.