Posts

PINNED POST

New Recreational Vehicles Ordinance and Registration Form

Image
The Board of Trustees of the Village of Hennepin approved Ordinance #594 on January 19 at their regular meeting, providing for revisions and clarifications to the Recreational Vehicle Ordinance already in place.   Specific changes to the Ordinance include the requirement for annual, color-coded stickers for each vehicle, which will be issued on a (1) calendar year basis. In addition, all recreational vehicles must be equipped with a horn and a rear-view mirror, along with the already required front and rear lights. Residents who have already paid for a multi-year sticker will not be required to pay any additional fees through their expiration date, but MUST request a 2022 color-coded sticker and comply with new guidelines. 2022 Golf Cart Registration Form Residents who have NOT registered their vehicles are advised to fill out the registration form to submit to the Village. Cost of the annual sticker is $10.00 . Checks can be made payable to the Village of Hennepin and sent along w

Grass Clippings Notice

Image
Notice to Village of Hennepin Residents Please do NOT blow grass clippings onto the streets, especially curbed streets! Grass clippings clog the storm drainage system. This can be expensive to repair! Thank you for your cooperation, Hennepin Village Board

PC’s Harold Fay Named as a District 12 Class 1A Coach of the Year

Image
Putnam County Harold Fay was named as a IBCA Class 1A Coach of the Year for District 12. He led the Panthers to the regional champion and Sweet 16 finish with a 21-15 record. Congratulations Coach! Source: Putnam County Record

Public Notice: FY 2023 Meeting Dates

Image
Please view the PDF below for meeting dates for fiscal year 2023 for the Hennepin Village Board of Trustees and the Planning and Zoning Commission . FY 2023 Meeting Dates  

IDNR Recommends Ceasing Use of Bird Feeders, Baths Through May 31

Image
Recommendations made until avian flu in Midwest subsides The Illinois Department of Natural Resources issued updated public recommendations Friday regarding wild birds and the EA H5N1 strain of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, a bird flu currently affecting some wild and domestic bird species.   While the virus has not been detected in songbird species, IDNR recommends the use of bird feeders and bird baths cease through May 31, or until infections in the Midwest subside, especially those waterfowl may visit. During spring, wild birds will have ample food sources while bird feeders are removed. Further IDNR recommendations: • Clean and rinse bird feeders and baths with a diluted bleach solution (nine parts water to one part bleach) and put away or clean weekly if they can’t be moved away from birds. • Remove any bird seed at the base of bird feeders to discourage large gatherings of birds or other wildlife. • Avoid feeding wild birds in close proximity to domestic flocks. If five or

Marquis Director for Carbon Removal: 'The Neighbors' Air Will be Cleaner Thanks to Our Project'

Image
Environmental groups and community leaders are questioning multibillion dollar projects of underground pipelines that would cross Iowa, alleging the projects' proposed greenhouse emissions reductions are false.    In addition opposition is growing to the use of eminent domain to seize property for the projects. But a biofuel project in Illinois is starkly different from the Iowa project and is committed to a Clean Earth approach. The Iowa Carbon Capture project has been been garnering media attention, and a recently introduced bill would block the use of eminent domain for the pipelines for one year, Iowa Public Radio reported. The bill was introduced by state Sen. Jeff Taylor, a Republican from northwest Iowa, and would limit the use of eminent domain to only public utilities. "I've heard from lots of farmers back home in northwest Iowa who are upset about the pipelines and about the likely use of eminent domain to seize part of their land or, to put it another way, to co

Putnam County to Host Spring Fine Arts Events on April 28 and May 6

Image
Artwork displays in the PCHS Commons will be available during all events Putnam County CUSD 535 will be hosting two upcoming Spring Fine Arts Events.   The first event will be the Putnam County Primary and Elementary Schools Spring Fine Arts Festival starting with the Primary’s performance at 6 p.m. followed by the Elementary’s at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 28. This event will take place at the Putnam County High School, located at 402 E Silverspoon Ave. in Granville. The second event will be the Putnam County Junior High and High School Spring Fine Arts Festival. The event will begin with a 5th grade band performance at 6 p.m. followed by at 6:30 p.m. performance by the Junior High and a 7:30 p.m. performance by the High School. This event will take place at the Putnam County High School Auditorium and Commons. Artwork displays in the PCHS Commons will be available during all events. Source: News Tribune

Route 26 Bridge in Princeton Dedicated to Staff Sgt. Lincoln Hollinsaid

Image
‘People are going to drive across this bridge and his name will be there’ After years of behind-the-scenes work, State Sen. Win Stoller’s legislation to name the Route 26 Bridge over Interstate 80 in Princeton to the Staff Sgt. Lincoln Hollinsaid Memorial Bridge was officially brought to fruition Tuesday morning.   Hollinsaid was a local who grew in Lake Wildwood, graduated from Princeton High School and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1995. He rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant and was killed in action while serving in Iraq on April 7, 2003. Hollinsaid was tasked with taking down a wall the platoon didn’t realize covered enemy troops on the other side. Once the wall was taken down, Hollinsaid was hit and killed by small arms fire and an RPG before the rest of the platoon could take out the enemy troops. While serving, Hollinsaid requested a transfer to a different division so he would have a greater chance of serving in combat. “This bridge here is over I-80, which is one of our nation’s

Putnam County Thank You Teachers Contest

Image
CALLING ALL CURRENT AND FORMER STUDENTS! Do you know an outstanding teacher? You could win $100! Between now and April 17th, nominate and thank your favorite teacher!   On May 4, 2022, Shaw Local News Network will publish “Thank You, Teachers” across many of our publications in northern Illinois. We will be dedicating the May 4th editions of our newspapers to teachers as a “Thank You” for their selfless service and dedication to our children.The Thank You, Teachers Contest asks current and former students of all ages for nominations of outstanding teachers in their local area. Nominations end on April 17th. One lucky participant will be selected at random to receive a $100 Visa gift card. Enter Here Thanks to our special supporting sponsors: Al Cioni Ford, Spratt’s Tap, and Grasser’s Plumbing & Heating. We all have a close friend or teacher in our family. They are the ones you just knew from a young age would go into the field. They wanted to share their love for knowledge, reading