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MONICAL'S PIZZA® invites you to participate in a Community Day! This is one of many ways we help area organizations, and is a wonderful opportunity for us to say thanks and give back to our loyal customers and communities.

It's easy and tasty: you, your family, your friends, and your neighbors bring this flier to any of the area Monical's Pizza® restaurants listed below and enjoy a delicious meal. In return, Monical's Pizza® will donate 20% of your bill to the designated organization

Click here for flier and more information.


Sewer Rates:
•$15.50 for the first 1,000 gallons
•$3.04 for each 1,000 gallons over and above the initial 1,000 gallons. All rates for sewer will have an automatic increase of 3% per year.
•Minimum monthly charge is $15.50

Water Rates:
•$8.50 for the first 1,000 gallons
•$6.59 for each 1,000 gallons over and above the initial 1,000 gallons. All rates for sewer will have an automatic increase of 3% per year.
•Minimum monthly charge is $8.50


Friday, November 4th
7:30 am - 9:00 am Donuts & Coffee
11:00 am - 1:30 pm "Chef Danny" grills pork chop/chicken sandwiches

*Cake & Cookies available all afternoon*

Click here for more information.

October 22nd at Big Art's Yokel Inn
Dinner Served from 4-8pm

There will be baskets and other items to raffle, a 50/50 drawing, bake sale and baggo Tournament

Alex was recently diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis, a neurological disorder that causes inflammation and damage to the spinal cord and surrounding nerve fibers. He is confined to a wheelchair but could make a full recovery with continued extensive therapy, much of which, insurance doesn't cover.

To view the full details of this event, click here

The annual Lion's Club Halloween parade will take place on Friday, October 28 at 6:30PM.

Trick-or-treating in Tremont will be from 5-8PM on Halloween, Monday, October 31.

October 6, 2016
After a reported explosion around 12:30PM, Illini Concrete burned to the ground today. Local fire departments assisted in fighting the large fire. No injuries were reported.

*photo credit: Dan Burns

October 17 – 21

The Village of Tremont will be flushing all hydrants within the village during the week of Oct 17th. Thank you for your patience during this annual maintenance.

The Caterpillar Employee Mixed Chorus (CEMC) is performing Disney's 'Little Mermaid' musical, and we're fortunate to have a Tremont Area student performing!

To view the full details of this performance, click here

2016 - 2017 Season

We encourage any girl that is interested in being a part of this program - regardless of basketball skill level or experience - to come out. All girls signed up for the program will be placed on a team. We are trying to schedule games with teams from our middle school conference and our goal is to get the girls ready for middle school basketball.

The Park District will provide uniforms for the players to use for the games.

Teams: 4th & 5th Grade Girls - Coach: TBD - If you are interested in coaching, please contact the park district office.
6th Grade Girls - Coach: Alan Rumbold

Practice: 1 - 2 times a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays
We will have a parent meeting on Tuesday, October 11th before the 6th grade practice at 5:00 pm
First Practice for 6th grade team is Tuesday, October 11th at the Tremont Grade School from 5:00 - 6:30 pm - 4th & 5th grade practice to be determined once a coach is assigned.

Season: October to February

Cost: $110.00 Per Player Resident (includes a $20.00 facility fee)
$135.00 Per Player Non-Resident (includes a $20.00 facility fee)
If player fee is a concern, please let us know and confidential arrangements will be made.

Games: We are still putting the game schedule together. Games may be played on weeknights but the majority of the games will be on Saturday and/or Sunday.

We encourage everyone to sign up prior to the first practice. Registration is available at the park district office during staffed hours or online.

Please note: The registration form and fee must be turned in by the first practice.

When: Saturday, October 8th
(Rain date will be Sunday, October 9th at 2 pm)
Time: 10:00 am
Where: City Park Ball Diamond

Pre-Registration is required by clicking here

Please call the park district office with any questions.

Hosted by Davis Oswald Funeral Home

We invite you to join us for a FREE lunch and learn why so many people are choosing to make their funeral plans in advance. This one-hour educational discussion presented by a special guest speaker will cover everything you need to do now in order to protect your family in the future. A question and answer session will follow.

Advance registration is required to assist us in preparations. Please call our office at 309-925-2761 to make a reservation as there is limited seating.

Available Dates in Tremont:
Thursday, October 6th
Wednesday, November 16th
Thursday, December 8th

Located at:
Perdue's - 12:00-1:00PM

Available Date in Delavan:
Wednesday, October 26th

Located at:
The Farmhouse
120 E 5th St, Delavan, IL
12:00 - 1:00 PM

For more information, click here

When: Saturday, Oct 29th
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Where: Tremont Community Center

Vendors include Younique, Mary Kay, Lularoe, Pink Zebra, Aplique, Tastefully Simple, Perfectly Posh, Jamberry, Kenzie Jean, Tie Dye by James, Stella and Dot, Avon and more!!

When: Saturday, September 24

Time: 9:30 – 10:15 am for 12u boys
10:30 – 11:15 am for 10u boys
11:30 am to 12:15 pm for 8u boys

Where: City Park Ball Diamond

***Please note the change of time for the different age groups***

We need YOUR help! As part of the 2016 Homecoming festivities, the Tremont High School Student Council will be hosting the Ford Drive 4 Ur School Fundraiser event. With every test drive, Mike Murphy Ford will donate $20 to our school, AND students can also earn points for their class by getting people to come test drive vehicles. There is no commitment to buying a car with the test drive, nor will salesmen be attempting to sell a car to you. It's as simple as it sounds -- drive an awesome car, fill out a quick survey, and Ford will donate $20 to us! Drivers must be over eighteen and out of high school to test drive.

At the fundraiser, the Student Council will also be hosting a car wash and selling pork chops, baked goods, and beverages.

When: September 24, from 10 am- 3 pm

If you have any questions related to the event, please e-mail Cassy Wicks at

Thanks for considering!
Cassy Wicks, Donald Lazarz, and Tremont High School Student Council

When: Oct. 1st 9-noon
Where: Area Recycling, Inc.
14379 IL Route 29 South
Pekin, IL

For a list of accepted items, click here

When: Oct. 12-Nov. 16; Every Wednesday evening 6:30-8:00 pm
Where: Tremont United Methodist Church

Pastor Cathy will be leading a book study on the topic of grief using James Mayfield’s book entitled, “Amazing Grace in the Midst of Grief.” The study will be helpful for anyone who has suffered a loss of any kind whether it is loss of a loved one, beloved pet, loss of job, loss of home or any other treasured possession, empty nest syndrome, etc. If you are interested, please call the church office and register so we can plan for the appropriate space. As mentioned above, we will be using the book, “Amazing Grace in the Midst of Grief” written by James Mayfield. You can purchase this book on line or there is a Kindle version. Please be prepared to bring the book with you for each session. There is no cost and all are welcome.

Please call Pastor Cathy if you have any questions. (925-2011)

When: Tuesday, September 20 at 6:00 pm
Where: Tremont Community Center, 216 Sampson St.

Program by Christal Dagit, President of the Tazewell County Museum.
All are welcome! Please bring one covered dish to share. The following will be provided: wieners, buns, condiments, plates, cups, and plastic silverware. Come and join the fun!

When: Friday Sep. 23 & Saturday Sep. 24
Sign up at Casey's or the Village Hall. A $2 fee is required.

For more information, click here

For the garage sale map, click here

Lapsit: Tales Under the Tree
Anyone from birth to age 5 can attend accompanied by an adult. There is no registration required. Just drop in!

Fall Storyhour
Theme: Storytime Smorgasbord
Ages 3-5 welcome to attend.
Registration is required.

Sew Simple Workshop
Learn basic hand-sewing techniques to keep your clothing in good repair.
When: September 14 at 6:30 pm
Ages 12+
Fee: $5.00

The Basics:Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease
When: October 25 at 1:00 pm
Program provided by the Alzheimer's Association of Peoria
Please register by calling them at (309)681-1100

Metal Stamp Jewelry Workshop
Make a bracelet, ring, or keychain by stamping a design into hypoallergenic aluminum.
When: Octover 11 or 25 at 6:00 pm
Register in person at the library. A $5.00 fee is required.

Journey to Iceland
Take a virtual vacation to Iceland guided by local author Ieda Herman.
When: October 13 at 6:30 pm

For more information on any on these programs, visit the Tremont District Library website.

This fall, the Tremont Park District with be offering a fun volleyball program for kids grades K-4.

K-2nd-This will be a fun, laid back time for the girls to learn the fundamentals of volleyball.

3rd-4th grade-The girls will work first on the fundamentals, then the last half hour playing a volleyball game.

Click here for more information.

Happy Feet Soccer
Back again this year!!! Happy Feet class includes 30 minutes of structured soccer activities with a ball and other fun props. Happy Feet is designed to continually use its ‘kid friendly’ curriculum to ensure kids are having an absolute blast while developing essential physical skills. Each of the league sessions constantly builds on each other and our coaches use the portions of our curriculum that is both age and skill level appropriate. The soccer activities incorporate classic nursery rhymes, songs, and children’s games adapted to incorporate a soccer ball and basic motor skills development. Fun songs and games stress basic motor skills and introductory soccer touches. Happy Feet is a perfect starting point for developing skills as it is non-competitive and uses fun techniques to train advanced motor skills, dynamic dribbling, shooting skills and fitness.

Legends Skills Academy
This program is designed to be the next step up from Happy Feet soccer. For grades K – 2nd, the program is designed to rapidly improve the player’s deceptive dribbling ability on the ball and make him/her a tremendous goal scorer. This is done through the combination of 5 different elements of learning: demonstration, repetition, correction, reinforcement, and experimentation. Each of the elements come into play within the 1 hour program. The program is divided into three separate, but related, segments of activity with a logical progression.

Click here for more information.

Adults - Digital Photography
Learn how to shoot the best pictures and get the most out of your camera options (point & shoot or SLR). We will cover exposure control, composing images, camera mechanics, and white balance control. You will need to bring your camera (any type), a charged up battery, fresh SD memory card, and camera manual each week. One session will be an offsite class shoot – this is subject to change due to the weather conditions.

When: Tuesdays, September 13th, 20th, 27th
Time: 6:00PM-8:00PM
Where: Sampson Street Building
Cost: $60.00

Teens - Cell Phone Photography
Learn the basics of taking cell phone photos. Plus, discover the amazing applications out there to enhance your images. One session will be an offsite class shoot – this is subject to change due to the weather conditions.

When: Thursdays, September 15th, 22nd, 29th
Time: 6:00PM-8:00PM
Where: Sampson Street Building
Cost: $60.00

Contact the Park District for more information at 925-3811

There are two programs starting this week in Tremont.

Stage Kids Production
"Learn by doing" production-based theatre arts program
Days: Thursdays (August 25th – December 1st)
Time: 5:15PM-6:00PM
Where: Sampson Street Building
Show: Saturday, December 3rd at 2:00 pm
Ages: 5-16 years old
Cost: $150.00

Rising Stars Community Group
Sing & dance with our community show choir.
Days: Thursdays (August 25th – December 1st)
Time: 4:45PM- 5:15PM
Where: Sampson Street Building
Ages: 5-16 years old
Cost: $80.00

Register online for either program at

Tremont Winning Communities is hosting an event on Thursday, September 1st at the High School Cafetorium. They are looking for input to enhance the community of Tremont. This event is complimentary and includes a meal and brief program. Doors open at 5:45PM. Please RSVP at prior to August 15th if you would like to attend.

The Tazewell County 4H Fair begins Monday, August 1st and runs through Wednesday, August 3rd. The fair is held at Mineral Springs Park, 1701 Court Street in Pekin, IL. Lemonade Shakeups, Games, and a wide food assortment are available all three days. For a schedule of events, please click here, or visit the Tazewell County 4H website for more information.

Sampson Street is being striped with parking spaces on Saturday and Sunday. The street will be striped from South Street to Route 9. This will create approximately 90 spaces.

As July rolls into August, you may have noticed a few additions around the middle/high school building. A new middle school drive, a greenhouse, and a new electronic sign are now installed or in progress.

Click Here for more information.

Sunday, July 24th from 6 pm to 8 pm

The Tremont Pool will be hosting our 2nd Community Night of the 2016 pool season. Please join us for a night of fun at the pool. FREE for 2016 season pass holders, Punch Passes are accepted. Family of 4 is $8.00 (each additional person $1.00)
Not sure you want to swim …. Come out and treat yourself to a shaved ice!

Click Here for more information.

The Turk Center will be offering something fun to do every week!! YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE ENROLLED AT THE TURK CENTER TO PARTICIPATE IN THESE WEEKLY CAMPS! YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A TREMONT RESIDENT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CAMPS!! Students that are enrolled in the Turk Center for the summer care program will receive $5.00 off the cost of each class if they wish to participate in any offered class.

JUNE 13 - 17 - - ROBOTEERS

Click Here for more information.

Community Night at the Tremont Pool
There will be games and drawings for prizes.

When: Thursday, June 23rd
Time: 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Cost: 2016 Season Pool Pass - Free
Punch passes are accepted
Family of 4 is $8.00 (each additional person - $1.00)

Tremont Merchant's Day is coming up on June 9th. There will be lots of activities, food and fun throughout town!!

Click Here for the 2016 Merchant's Day flier.

Just a reminder that the Tremont City Yard Waste Pile is for grass, brush and branches only. The waste pile is located west of town on Franklin Rd. Items NOT acceptable for the waste pile include (but are not limited to) furniture, plastics, metals, etc.

The Village is working to implement a new monitoring technique for those who abuse this provision.

Summer season is upon us. The pool is filled and we had hoped it would be ready for early opening this year. In March, we repaired numerous tears in our eight-year-old pool liner; however, upon filling the pool, significant water loss was detected. Under the advisement of a leak detection expert, a few new repairable tears were identified. The park district is committed to opening the community pool as early as possible; however, the leaks must be repaired. We are hopeful that dry weather will allow us to make the necessary repairs by early next week (June 4th) and open the first weekend of June. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Rising Stars show choir received First Place at Music In The Parks hosted by Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida

Central Illinois-May 2016 Central Illinois’ newest show choir, Nitsch Theatre Arts Rising Stars, competed in the Music in the Parks Music Festival and Competition in Orlando Florida at Universal Studios on May 7th. The show choir, consisting of 10 Central Illinois students from Eureka, Mackinaw, Tremont and Pekin, is directed by Kelleen Nitsch and Taylor Elizabeth.

The students sang four numbers at the competition; Magic To Do from Pippin, Naughty & Revolting Children from Matilda and I Won’t Grow Up from Peter Pan. They received a first place trophy and ranking of “Excellent” that evening at an awards ceremony at Universal Studios’ City Walk.

The students who competed rehearsed their parts independently and practiced as a group on the weekends for the past 4 months. They also performed at many Central Illinois events including First Friday in Peoria and Pekin’s Kid Fest. Nitsch couldn’t be prouder of their most recent accomplishment in Florida.

Nitsch began the nonprofit theatre company in March 2015. Nitsch Theatre Arts was a dream that became a reality the way most grassroots organizations do…friends chatting around a dinner table. A group with a passion and commitment to create a powerful organization that will fulfill the mission of NTA to bring unique theatre arts performances, showcase new works and partner with schools and other organizations to get arts opportunities back into the foundation of our communities. A group that believe we should all “Live the ARTS!”

“The thing that impresses me the most, is that these kids joined this group because they want music and the arts in their lives every day,” Nitsch said. “I think that is amazing.”

Front row: Claire Yoder, Eve Yoder, Mina Vogel, Claire Albertson and Aiyanna Eimer
Back row: Jack Harmon, Samantha Boschulte, Addie Bigger, Amanda Albertson, Krystle Surels

Tremont Museum and Historical Society's May meeting is coming up on the 17th.

They encourage anyone who is interested in Tremont history to attend.

“Growing Up in an Underground Railroad Home”
By Tremont resident John Rowell

Click Here the May 17th Newsletter and more information.

Pastor Dan Perry (pastor of Tremont UMC) and the RIvers of Life Clergy Band will be in concert at the Tremont UMC on Sunday, April 24th at 4:00pm

The band members include: Pastor Willie Deuel (Altamont First UMC), Pastor Tim Pate (Alton Main St. UMC), Pastor Dan Perry (Tremont UMC), Pastor Annelle, Ruemmler (Payson UMC), Pastor Joe Scheets (Effingham Centenary UMC).

The band recorded and released their first CD titled “Zealous Love,” which consists primarily of contemporary songs of praise and worship. All proceeds from the sale of the CD have gone to “Imagine No Malaria,” an initiative of The United Methodist Church to help alleviate malaria in Africa. CD's will be available at the concert for $10. A freewill "love offering" will be received to help with the band's travel expenses.

Tremont UMC is located at 112 W Pearl St, Tremont, IL. For any questions, call the church office at 309-925-2011.

Click Here for more information.

This year Tremont High School is presenting....Robin Hood

Join us in an Action Packed Comedy of a Legendary Character! Beautiful sets, daring stunts, and a grand cast of students will perform Robin Hood.

Tickets are $12/per person (11 and older)
$6/per child (10 and under)
Tickets can be purchased in advance in the High School Office, or purchased at the door!

Showtimes are this Friday and Saturday as follows:
Friday April 8th, 2016 @ 7:30pm
Saturday April 9th, 2016 @ 7:30pm
Doors open at 6:45pm. Seats are limited. Hope to see you there!

Come check out the new retail shop at 22205 State Rt. 9 in Tremont!

The Spring Garage Sales are Friday & Saturday, April 29th & 30th

Click Here for more information.

Tremont First National Bank is hosting another community shred day. Shred day will be on Saturday May 7, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - noon

Click Here for more information.

There is a Question & Answer session scheduled at the Village Hall on March 21, 2016, at 6 PM concerning Electric Aggregation.

Tremont Park District is accepting applications for part time seasonal positions including: grounds work, ball field prep and certified lifeguards. If you are interested in a part time summer job, please contact the TAPD office and fill out an application.

Click Here for more information.

Tremont Museum and Historical Society's March meeting is coming up on the 15th.

They encourage anyone who is interested in Tremont history to attend.

“The Scuttling of the French Fleet in WWII”
By Tremont WWII veteran Cleo Koch

Click Here for the March 15th Newsletter and more information.

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 at 10:00 am at the Fitness Center

The Park shelter lottery is for residents & non-residents wanting to reserve a shelter(s).

Click Here for more information.

Save Money AND Get Fit - You’re in LUCK!! Check out the Tremont Fitness Center's March Specials! Also, be entered in a drawing for one month FREE.

Click Here for more information.

Registration is now open for 2016 summer recreation baseball and softball leagues. There is online registration or registration forms can be dropped off at the park district office during staffed office hours. Once registration is completed, the Park District will establish an evaluation date for those leagues with multiple teams (with the exception of Little Turks T-Ball). Registration forms should be turned in as soon as possible. If you are interest in coaching one of the recreation teams, please indicate that on your registration form. TAPD intends to allow all children the opportunity to participate. If fees are a concern, please let them know and confidential arrangements will be made.

Click Here for more information.

Win a side of beef from Pottstown Meat and Deli while supporting our Veterans!

You can help our Veterans go to Washington D.C. and see THEIR memorial at no cost to them.

Click Here for more information.

Saturday, March 26th
City Park - Main Shelter
The hunt will start at 10:00AM. There are four age-based separate hunts. Everyone is welcome, fun for all.

Saturday, April 16th
9:00AM – 1 Mile Fun Run
9:30AM – 5K Run/Walk

Great chance to set a spring goal, get active, have fun and be a superhero for Tremont schools! Students welcome! Race begins in front of Tremont Grade School.
5k ‐ $25 through March 31, $30 beginning April 1st
Tremont School District Students ‐ $20*
*Student discount not available online
1 mile Fun Run ‐ $5 (Does not receive t‐shirt)
All proceeds benefit Tremont Schools.

For more information and a printable registration form Click Here. Or, Online Registration is available at

Wednesday, March 9th at the Grace United Methodist Church, open house from 10:30AM - 1:30PM

Business Owners, Managers, and Human Resource Representatives, you are invited to a picnic with Tazewell County Partnership for Inclusive Employment. This event is like a reverse job fair to try and get businesses to hire students with disabilities. This event is open to all businesses in the community

Click Here for more information.

April 16, 2016

The community of Tremont has been invited to a group field trip to the Art Institute of Chicago. The group will have the opportunity to view the Art Institute of Chicago’s vast collection of Impressionism, American, Modern, and Contemporary Art, in addition to having access to the Van Gogh Bedrooms. The field trip is open to adults, seniors, and students. Students who are not currently in high school must be accompanied by an adult.

Click Here for more information.

January 21st at 7:00 p.m. at the Tremont High School Auditorium

It is time once again to gather and continue to take action in our effort to better our community. The first meeting of the year will be January 21st at 7:00 p.m. in the Tremont High School Auditorium. If you haven’t been able to attend a meeting, do not let that you stop from coming to the upcoming meeting. Your voice can and will be heard if you choose to attend our meeting on the 21st.

Click Here for more information.

The Village of Tremont has contracted with MB Construction to exchange water meters in homes where this work has not been done in the last five years. More information will be provided to the public as it becomes available. This is just an FYI.

On March 15, Tremont-area voters will be asked to provide tax-based support for Rescue 702. The primary goals of this referendum are to ensure continued local, volunteer-based service, improved service and training, a dedicated facility, and reasonable compensation.

Public information meetings will be held at the Tremont Community Center at 7 p.m. on Jan. 18 and Jan. 23, Feb. 15 and Feb. 20. Rescue 702 squad and board members will be present to answer questions.

Please plan to attend one of these meetings if you have any questions regarding this referendum.

Another Christmas season has come and gone and along with it, another successful year with Trees at the Tiber.

Click Here for a list of the 2015 tree sponsors.

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