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We have sold out of wreaths but still have Diners Tour Books available @$30. They can be purchased from any Tremont Lions or at the Community Bank. Thanks to everyone who supported the Tremont Lions Club by purchasing a Christmas wreath or Diners Tour Book.

Little Dribblers is our recreation basketball program for boys and girls between the ages of Kindergarten - 2nd grade. The program focuses on the basic skills including dribbling, passing, shooting, and scrimmages at the end of the season. Classes are on Saturday mornings and last 45 minutes. Our program instructor will be Blake Uhlman, Tremont Junior High Basketball Coach. Players from the high school boys and girls basketball teams will be present each week and assist with this program.

For more information, dates and times, click here.

JIM SHAFER IS RETIRING!
YOU ARE INVITED TO AN OPEN HOUSE
December 28th and 29th 9:00AM - 4:00PM at the Tremont Office
Stop in and wish Jim well after 43+ years at The First National Bank in Tremont.

For more information, click here.

One year ago, we held a public meeting at the Tremont Community Center and mailed information to every water Tremont customer about lead and copper levels in the water supply. This letter is an update on the status of our efforts to address this problem and once again provide you the same information about precautions you can take to protect yourself from any possible problems resulting from the lead concentrations in your tap water.

To read more about the lead and copper levels, click here.

To read more important information about lead in your drinking water and precautions you can take, click here.

Work out in December for FREE when you purchase a 4 month membership (Jan – Apr)! To view this month's fitness specials, click here.

If you missed the Christmas Walk last week, you still have time to view the “Block and Kuhl Christmas Toy Department” display as well as a display of vintage Christmas cards. You can visit the new Tremont Veterans Area at the museum as well. The museum will be open Sunday, December 10 from 2-4:00. Admittance is by free-will donation to support the museum.

Start out your Christmas walk Saturday at the Tremont Grade School and pick up a paper, both for the vendor show, and for visiting your local businesses! Tremont Commerce Associaton will be giving away six gift certificates; visit TEN of the fourteen businesses listed, and get your name in for a $50 gift certificate! Or visit FIVE and you will be eligible for the drawing of one of five $25 certificates, these can be used at any of seven local businesses listed on the certificate. Get your paper turned in to Eli's Coffee shop before 2 p.m. We have a fun morning planned around Tremont, come and oh yes, take in a carriage ride too!

To read more about the Christmas Walk, click here.

The Village Board has released more information regarding upcoming water/sewer infrastructure work. A link has been added to the Tremont, IL website Village Government page under the ‘Mayor’s Message’. Watch for updates to the program there. This is phase 1 of what is expected to be a three phase program updating the sewer system and part of the water system with work to be completed over the next three years.

To view the Village Government page, click here.

To read more about the improvement program, click here.

The Tremont Lions Club will be having a Paper Drive on Saturday, December 9, from 9 am - 12 pm.

Please bring papers to recycling container by the water tower or leave them at the curb.

The Tremont School District 702 is hoping to revive a parent/community endorsed Booster Club that operates collaboratively with the school to promote our athletic programs. We already benefit from a very effective PTO group that functions as a support specific to K-6 students (as well as teachers throughout the District) and we're looking to enhance the athletic programs in the same manner.

Please consider joining us for a visionary meeting on this initiative Tuesday, November 28 at 6:30 in the HS Cafetorium.

It is time to get your fresh wreath! Last night about a dozen Boy Scouts joined with members of Tremont Lions Club to make Christmas wreaths. Pick up your wreath at Tremont Oil or Eli's in Tremont. $20.00 each - proceeds benefit the Lions Club, which in turn benefits our community!

Christmas Walk - Stop at the Tremont History Museum for a variety of gift ideas for your favorite history lover. View the "Block and Kuhl Toy Department" display, circa 1950s and 1960s, and our new Veterans Area, as well as many other interesting artifacts. Saturday, Dec. 2. 9AM -Noon.

The 2017 Christmas Walk will take place on Saturday, December 2. The day starts off with the Santa Breakfast at the Tremont Grade School from 9 am - 12 pm. There are lots of fun activities and events planned along with lunch specials at area restaurants.

To read all the details, click here.

The Park District is currently seeking a Maintenance Supervisor.

Maintenance Supervisor - Part time position
20-30 hours per week April - August, 10-20 hours per week September - March. The Maintenance Supervisor must be able to exhibit good supervisory, organization and people skills. The Maintenance Supervisor will oversee all facility maintenance and environmental services of the park district properties. The Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for the seasonal grounds and field crew. The Maintenance Supervisor will report directly to the Park District Director and provide a monthly report to the Park Board of Commissioners. Applicant should have knowledge and skills of carpentry, mechanics, recreational turf maintenance and equipment operation. Must be able to lift a minimum of 100 lbs. Position requires bending, stooping, climbing, kneeling and other various strenuous activities. Applicant should have a high school diploma or equivalent.

For more information and to fill out an application, click here.

The office is open Mon/Tue/Thur/Fri 8 am-12 pm & 3 pm-6 pm and Wed 3 pm -6 pm and Sat 8:30 am - 11 am.

The Tremont Grade School’s Annual Santa Breakfast will take place on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 9a.m. to 12 pm.

For more information, click here.

You are invited to come enjoy Images of the Tremont area and the midwest by Tremont’s award-winning photographer, Scott Sternberg. His photos will be on display at the Tremont History Museum on Friday, November 24 from 5-8 PM. Photos may also be purchased-they would make great gifts!

Trim Down Before The Turkey

FALL BACK Into Fitness and remember to set your clocks back on November 5th

Check out these great specials we have to offer!!!
***Offer valid until November 22, 2017***

$10.00 – 1 month STUDENT membership

$50.00 – 2 month INDIVIDUAL membership

$40.00 – 2 month SENIOR (age 60 & up), CORPORATE RATE, MILITARY, TREMONT FIREFIGHTERS/EMT/POLICE

Your membership includes:

Use of cardiovascular equipment which includes treadmills, Jacob’s Ladder, rowing machine, endless rope, elliptical, xRide by Octane Fitness, and stationary bikes along with use of the strength training equipment, free weights and machines

Group fitness classes are FREE for members– we offer PowerFlex, Yoga, Spin, Tabata
Drop in rate for all of our group fitness classes are only $5.00 or purchase a 10 punch pass for $40.00.

Please check out our website for class date & time at www.tremontpark.org

Locker room, shower, and towel service

Convenient access to the fitness center from 4 am to 11 pm for members with a prox card

The Park District is currently seeking a candidate for the following position. Visit the park district website for more information.

Maintenance Supervisor - Part time position. 20-30 hours per week April - August, 10-20 hours per week September - March. The Maintenance Supervisor must be able to exhibit good supervisory, organization and people skills. The Maintenance Supervisor will oversee all facility maintenance and environmental services of the park district properties. The Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for the seasonal grounds and field crew. The Maintenance Supervisor will report directly to the Park District Director and provide a monthly report to the Park Board of Commissioners. Applicant should have knowledge and skills of carpentry, mechanics, recreational turf maintenance and equipment operation. Must be able to lift a minimum of 100 lbs. Position requires bending, stooping, climbing, kneeling and other various strenuous activities. Applicant should have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Trick or Treat hours for the Village of Tremont have been set for October 31st from 5-8PM. The Tremont Police Department asks that Trick or Treater's only go to houses that have their porch light on.

The Tremont Lions Club Halloween Parade and Party will be Friday night, October 27th. Parade line-up will be at the Camden Chiropractic Center parking lot. The Parade will kick off at 6:30PM followed by the costume contest and hot dogs at the Grade School Gym.

Tremont Baptist Church will be set up in the parking lot across from the Grade School for a Trunk or Treat following the parade and activities!

Friday, October 27th, 5-8PM

Tremont Gallery/Pearl Street Stamping
"Make It Take It" 10:00AM-8PM
Make a Free Greeting Card
No reservations required

Tremont History Museum
Fourth Friday "Night at the Museum" 5-9PM
Come on down and celebrate fall with a night at the museum and coffee, cider and donuts on the front lawn. The museum will be open from 5-9PM.

Eli's Coffee Shop, Louisa Jane, and Simply Sweet Cakes also participate in the Fourth Friday 'Art Loop'.

Join us for a night of wings and fun at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Pekin. Funds raised will go to the Tremont PTO, which supports our schools. Please remember to print off the flier and take it with you.

Location: Buffalo Wild Wings - Pekin, IL
Date: Monday, November 13th
Time: 5:00-9:00PM

For more information, click here.

The Tazewell County Health Department will be offering a Prevent T2 (Type 2 diabetes) program beginning Dec 6th. The cost is $25/person for the year long program. This program is open to all area residents who are risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes, have a history of gestational diabetes or who have been diagnosed as prediabetic by a blood glucose test.

For more information, click here.

What: Fourth Friday "Night at the Museum" Tremont History Museum
When: Friday, October 27 from 5-9:00

Come on down and celebrate fall with a night at the museum and coffee, cider and donuts on the front lawn.

A new business has opened up in Tremont!

Le Shoppe
127 S. Sampson, Tremont, IL 61568
(309) 253-2778
tremont.le.shoppe@gmail.com
Owner: Karen Canning

Hours:
Thurs- 10-5
Fri- 10-5
Sat- 10-1

Enjoy the outdoors and the great fall weather by spending the day at the lake. The park district now offers a one-day fishing permit to those anglers that want to give fishing a try. This permit is for the 3 lakes located right next to Interstate 155 off of Route 9 in Tremont. You must have a 2017 Illinois State Fishing License.

For more information, click here.

9 a.m. - Noon Saturday, October 7 This event is FREE and open to Peoria, Fulton and Tazewell county households.

To view the flyer, click here.

There will be a water main flushing the week of October 16-20.

The Tremont Parks and Recreation Fitness Center has new Fitness Specials for the month of October, including a $5 off coupon!!

For more information, click here.

For your $5 off coupon, click here.

Stephanie Williams, a freshman at Monmouth College, and a recent Tremont High School graduate, has been named a Stockdale Fellow.

The James and Sybil Stockdale Fellows Program is the most prestigious scholarship, leadership and enrichment program at Monmouth College. Stockdale Fellows participate in a comprehensive four-year leadership development program. Each Fellow will acquire the skills and characteristics to be able to lead and serve the larger community. Fellows are high-achieving students with strong moral character, a commitment to the common good and the potential for exceptional leadership. The program is named for Vice Admiral James Stockdale and his wife, Sybil.

The daughter of Bruce and Michelle Williams of Tremont, Stephanie plans to major in biology.

We are looking for someone to fill a full-time escrow administrator/customer service rep position resulting from a retirement in our Hopedale location. The right person will love helping people and working with computers, have a degree or comparable bank experience, and would be excited to become a long-term/integral part of our team at The First National Bank in Tremont. We offer growth opportunities, a competitive salary, and full benefit package in an environment where your opinion is valued. Please submit a resume with a letter of interest to dbirkey@tremontbank.com.

The Tremont Fall garage sales will be Friday, September 29th and Saturday, September 30th. To view the map, please click here.

Welcome to the Captain’s Corner. It’s been a month since we first launched the Captain’s Corner into existence, but the time sure has flown by! Fall is a busy time of the year in Tremont with the kids going back to school, the farmers are in the fields, Friday night lights and of course Homecoming. I wanted to take some time to remind everyone to allow yourself some extra time to get where you’re going, to be a little more cautious with kids walking to and from school along with tractors and combines on the road.

Other things that go with fall are cooler temps (although that hasn’t been the case lately), the leaves turning and falling from the trees, and people opening their windows let in the fresh air. This brings me to a couple of ordinances I would like to address.

The first ordinance I would like to talk about is our burning ordinance. It is illegal to burn grass, leaves, or trash within the village limits at any time day or night. There is a $50 fine per incident for anyone caught burning any amount of grass, leaves or trash. Please keep this in mind and be respectful of your neighbors. For those of you needing a place to get rid of your leaves, the leaf pile at Route 9 and North Harris (in grassy area in front of the laundry mat) will be open again this year for leaves only, not sticks, grass or trash.

The second ordinance I want to discuss is animal noises (barking dogs). This has been a hot topic here lately so I wanted to get the ordinance out to you so we can all be on the same page as far as what the ordinance says and what it allows and doesn’t allow. There is quite a bit of information so I made a PDF file of the information. Follow the link below for all the info, but here is a breakdown of what it says. Your dogs can not bark to the point it disturbs your neighbors. If your neighbors are disturbed by your dog barking, it violates the ordinance which is then subject to a $50 fine for the first offence, $100 for the second offense, then $150 for each additional offense.

Now before everyone gets all worked up and says, “but Captain Troyer all dogs bark; you can’t write me a ticket for that” I get it! I have 2 dogs. Let me walk you through a “typical” barking dog complaint where a neighbor has called the police. I would also add that by the time we normally get called, the neighbors have discussed the problem with the dog owner numerous times, and they have called us as a last resort.

First call of a barking dog, officer goes to the area and listens to see if they can hear the dog barking. If they hear the dog barking, they would let the dog owner know they had a complaint of their dog barking. The officer sat in the area and heard the dog bark (or didn’t hear the dog bark). The officer would then let them know if we have to come back, they could receive an Ordinance Violation. After that it’s up the officer on duty at the time whether an Ordinance Violation is issued. We like to work with neighbors to find a solution that doesn’t require a citation, but sometimes that’s the only option.

I hope that helps clear the air to let pet owners know what’s expected of them and neighbors know what their rights are, so we may all live in peace.

If you see a crime or suspicious activity in your neighborhood, no matter how minor you think it may be, let us know by calling (309) 925-5102 24/7 365!!

Help us help you!
Captain Troyer

To view barking ordinance, click here.

The Tremont Fire Department will be hosting an open house on October 8th from 1-4pm.

For more information, click here.

The registration deadline for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade girls travel basketball has been extended to Saturday, September 30. Please sign up as soon as possible at the park district office or online at www.tremontpark.org.

The goal of the Tremont Area Park District is to provide girls an opportunity to learn and practice the fundamentals of basketball in a structured setting and to experience basketball at a competitive level against other teams their age. Our goal is to prepare the players for junior high and high school sports. Keeping kids active and participating in team activities is essential. Youth sports develop confidence and character and allow kids to have fun. Keeping our youth together will prepare them to play team sports in junior high and high school.
Games / Practices: TRAVEL - Approximately 15-20 games are scheduled for each team. Games are normally played on weekends beginning in November and continuing through February. Home games are played at Tremont High School. Practices are scheduled twice a week at the Tremont Grade School Gym. Our away games consist of traveling to our surrounding communities within a 25-30 miles radius.
Cost: TRAVEL - There is a $110.00 participation fee for each player, payable to TAPD prior to the first week of practice. This fee goes towards the cost of referees, insurance, tournament fees and gym usage fees.
We depend on volunteer coaches for these programs.
Coaching: We are happy to announce that we have a parent coach volunteer for the 4th grade team. If you are interested in coaching, assistant coaching or helping the team in any way, please complete our coach application/contract found on the website or call the park district office at (309) 925-3811.

September 22, 2017 (Springfield, IL) . . . The Community Bankers Association of Illinois (CBAI) is pleased to announce the 2017 winner of the COMMUNITY BANCSERVICE CORPORATION (CBSC) SCHOLARSHIP. The scholarship is conducted by a blind drawing held during the CBAI Annual Convention, held this year in Springfield, IL. The 2017 winner is Charlie Woodard of Tremont, who was sponsored by The First National Bank in Tremont. Woodard has received an initial $1,000 check, and is eligible to receive $1,000 per year for the next three years for higher education, based on grades and full-time student status. He is attending Bradley University, Peoria for his degree in mechanical engineering.

Students eligible for this scholarship are those who are the children or grandchildren of an employee, officer, or director of an eligible CBAI member banker; also included are part-time student-employees (NOTE: These students are not eligible for other scholarships offered by CBAI). When nominated, students must be entering their freshman year of college or other institute of high learning. Any eligible CBAI member may submit names for this scholarship. To be eligible, the financial institution must have pledged or contributed a minimum of $2,500 to the CBAI Foundation for Community Banking. This year, there were 95 names in the drawing, representing 49 candidates.

To view the news release, click here.

Friday Night At The Museum

Join the Fourth Friday fun! Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the music of BRUSH ARBOR on the front lawn of the Tremont History Museum from 6-7:30 on September 22. The museum will be open from 5-9 p.m. Admission is a free will-donation.

As part of the 2017 Homecoming Festivities, the Tremont High School Student Council will be hosting a Drive4Ur School Ford Fundraiser Event on Saturday, September 16th from 10-3 pm. With every FREE test drive, Mike Murphy will donate $20 to our school and students can also earn points for their class by getting people to come test drive vehicles. These points will go towards the overall Homecoming Sweepstakes points which dictates the winners of the Homecoming Games. Drivers must be over eighteen and out of high school to test drive. Along with the Ford Fundraiser, the student council will also be hosting a car wash while selling pork chops, baked goods, and beverages. So, come out and support your Turks!

To learn more, click here.

The Tremont Area Park District is hosting an Open Mic in the Park night on September 16th. It will be a fast paced evening to show Tremont’s Got Talent!

To learn more, click here.

The goal of Tremont Area Park District is to provide girls an opportunity to learn and practice the fundamentals of basketball in a structured setting and to experience basketball at a competitive level against other teams their age. Our goal is to prepare the players for junior high and high school sports. Keeping kids active and participating in team activities is essential. Youth sports develop confidence and character and allow kids to have fun. Keeping our youth together will prepare them to play together in junior high and high school.

Registration for 4th, 5th and 6th grade girls travel basketball will be on Saturday, September 9th through Saturday, September 16th.

To learn more, click here.

When: Sunday, September 17th at 4 pm
Where: By the Strawberry Shortcake Shelter
*Bring your own Yoga mat and water bottle.*

Limited space available – reserve your spot today.

For more information, click here.

The Tremont Parks and Recreation Fitness Center has new Fitness Specials for the month of September, including the opportunity to bring guests for FREE!.

For more information, click here.

New zoning ordinance fees were adopted by the Tremont Village Board on August 7, 2017. To view the fees, click here.

Hello and welcome to the first addition of the “Captain’s Corner”. My name is Nate Troyer, I am the Captain of the Tremont Police Department. Being the first addition, I want to accomplish 3 things.

1. Describe to the readers what the Captain’s Corner is and the goal of the Captain’s Corner
2. I want to tell you a little bit about me as a person and an officer.
3. I want to tell you a little bit about the Tremont Police Department

What is the Captain’s Corner? The Captain’s Corner is another way for “us” (The Tremont Police Department) to communicate with citizens about current law enforcement related topics affecting our community, and discuss local ordinances, or topics brought to us by the readers. The goal for the Captain’s Corner is to communicate clearly and effectively with the readers to keep them informed. The Captain’s Corner will be published the first week of every month in the Winning Communities newsletter, the link to the newsletter will be shared on our Tremont Police Department Facebook page.

Who am I? Again, my Name Is Nate Troyer. I was born and raised in Hopedale and graduated from Olympia High School. Growing up, my parents owned a restaurant in Hopedale called “The Cove”, I feel I was fortunate to be raised by parents who owned a small business because it was truly a family business, so I was taught work ethic and how to treat people with respect at a young age. I moved to Tremont after I was hired as a full-time police officer in May of 2000 and now consider Tremont my home town.

I am not one of those guys that knew from birth that I wanted to be in law enforcement. In fact, it wasn’t until I was a teenager that I really knew that I wanted to be in law enforcement. Growing up in Hopedale we had basically a one-man police department that consisted of a full-time police chief and a couple part-time officers that worked occasionally on the weekends. The chief at that time was Paul McCartney. He was a tall quiet man that always had a smile and a wave for everyone he met. Chief McCartney would always say hi and if he had time (which was most of the time) he would stand and talk before he went back on patrol. One-night Chief McCartney asked me if I would like to do a ride-a-long with him; my eyes lit up of course. I wanted to ride with someone I had grown to respect. Maybe we would arrest a bad guy, maybe, just maybe, he would let me play with the lights and the siren! After the first time I rode along with Chief McCartney I was hooked, I knew from that moment on I wanted to be a policeman just like the chief. Chief McCartney eventually moved on to be the Chief in Minier, but we kept in touch. As fate would have it, my first police job was being a part -time officer in Hopedale because Chief McCartney put in a good word for me. In a sad unfortunate situation, the first time I put on a full police uniform was to attend my friend and mentor Chief Paul B. McCartney’s funeral.

I worked for the Hopedale Police Department for about 6 months before I was hired as a full-time officer with the Tremont Police Department. I was sworn in on May 1st, 2000 and graduated from the University of Illinois Police Training institute in December of the same year. In November of 2008 I was promoted by Chief Michael Dodwell to my current rank of Captain. In November of 2013 I graduated from the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety School of Police Staff and Command where I served as the Vice president of my class. In May of this year, I became certified as Master Police Firearms Instructor the University of Illinois Police Training Institute.

I am active in the Illinois Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors where I have participated in Cycle Across Illinois to raise money for families of fallen police officers. I have also traveled all over the state and assisted departments with funerals when they lost an officer in the line of duty.

Who is the Tremont Police Department? We are 13 state certified police officers with over 200 years of combined experience. Broken down even farther, we have 3 full-time police officers that consist of the chief (Michael Dodwell), myself and Officer Justin McKinley, and 10 part-time officers. You may be thinking right now, Captain Troyer do we really need that many? The answer is yes, and I would like to have a couple more. All of our part-time officers have other full-time jobs; 7 of the 10 work full-time in law enforcement for another agency, one is full-time dispatcher, one is a full-time security supervisor for a local hospital, the other is full time in sales and mainly helps with Turkey Festival. Those officers patrol the incorporated limits of the village and respond to approximately 1200 calls for service every year.

In closing I would like to say we can have lots of officers with lots of years of experience but it truly takes a community keep our people safe. If you see crime, suspicious activity, something that doesn’t look right or just have a gut feeling about something, no matter how petty or small you think it is, give us a call. You’re not a bother or a burden. We truly want to help. Help us help you by calling 911 in case of an emergency or (309) 925-5102 for non-emergency calls. Thank you for your time, and thank you for helping make Tremont a great place to live, work and play!

Captain Nate Troyer

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 the 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 Tremont Parent/Teacher Organization. Don’t miss your opportunity to help out! Please remember that this special is ONLY good on Tuesday, August 29th.

Organization: Tremont Parent/Teacher Organization
Community Day: Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Locations: Washington, Pekin, and Morton Monical’s

FLIER MUST ACCOMPANY ORDER FOR DONATION TO BE APPLIED

To view the flier, click here.

The Tremont Park District is offering Fall Volleyball Fun for girls in kindergarten through 4th grade to teach fundamentals and have fun playing the game.

For more information, click here.

Eli's
Eli's in Tremont will be hosting local author Tom Williamson in a book signing on Friday, August 25th from 5-8pm. His new book, "The First Book of Why" is set in the Cold War era and deals with themes of love and sacrifice, espionage and loyalty. For more information about the book or to order your own copy, click here.

Tremont Museum



We've decided to join the 4th Friday Fun! The Tremont History Museum will be open on the 4th Fridays through November from 5-9 p.m, starting with this Friday, August 25th. Please come and have a look around at our exhibits. We have a town and heritage to be proud of!

We will continue to also be open on Second Sundays from 2-4 p.m.

The Tremont District Library has its fall programming planned through December. If you are looking for something to do, there are a lot of great opportunities!

To view the list of programming, click here.

The 2nd annual electronics event will be hosted on Saturday, October 7 from 9am-noon at Area Recycling, Inc in Pekin, IL.

For more information and a list of acceptable items, click here.

The Tremont Area Park District is proud to partner with Nitsch Theatre Arts to offer the Stage Kids Production of THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER

For more information, click here.

A new eating location is now open in Tremont!

Turks Grilled Subs & Fries is now open at the Stop 24 MART gas station.
Hours are 6 am to 8 pm on week days and 7 am to 8 pm on weekends.

The Tremont Area Park District has been forced to close the playground at Cullinan park pending repairs. We have new parts ordered from the manufacturer for the unit. These parts were back ordered but we expect to receive them this month and will arrange installation ASAP. We also have a new swing ordered for the large swing set. Unfortunately, Cullinan Park has been vandalized a few times this summer. Most recently the vending machines under the shelter have been burnt and scratched purposely. The screen on the concession stand was torn off and thrown on the roof. Each time this happens it is an expense to the park district and in turn an expense to the community. If you see anything suspicious at the park, please notify the authorities.

Thank you for helping us keep the parks beautiful.

The Tremont Parks and Recreation Fitness Center has new Fitness Specials for the month of August, including an opportunity for FREE workouts!

For more information, click here.

There will be a St. Jude Run in Tremont on Saturday, August 5th. The race starts at 11 am at the Tremont Middle School parking lot.

Come on out to run or cheer on the runners!

The race course through town is as follows:
West on Franklin to Locust
South on Locust to Margarette
East on Margarette to Sampson
North on Sampson to Franklin
East on Franklin to Chestnut
North on Chestnut to Madison
West on Madion to Sampson
North on Sampson to Pool Parking Lot
North on Sampson to Tazewell
East on Tazewell to Chestnut
South on Chestnut to State
West on State to Harris
North on Harris to James
South on James to Elm
West on Elm to Sampson
North on Sampson to North St
West on North to Greenfield
South on Greenfield to Elm
West on Elm to Locust
South on Locust to Tazewell
West on Tazewell to North
North St. to Northfield Church

On July 18, 2017, the Tremont Rescue Board of Directors authorized hiring EMT-Basics, Paramedics, and pre-hospital RNs to supplement and support the volunteer squad members.

For more information, click here.

Saturday, July 22nd at Tremont High School Softball Field
10u girls from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Sunday, July 23rd at Tremont High School Softball Field
10u girls from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Saturday, July 29th at Tremont High School Softball Field
12u girls from 10:00 am to 11:00 am
14u & 16u girls from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Sunday, July 30th at Tremont High School Softball Field
12u girls from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
14u & 16u girls from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Please call the park district at (309) 925-3811 with any questions.

Saturday, July 29th at City Park ball diamond
10u boys from 9:00 am to 10:00 am
8u boys from 10:30 am to 11:30 am
12u boys from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Players are encouraged to attend the Saturday tryouts if possible. Sunday is for rain makeup and for any player who is unable to attend on Saturday.

Sunday, July 30th at City Park ball diamond
10u boys from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
8u boys from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
12u boys from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Please call the park district office at (309) 925-3811 with any questions you may have.

There will be a Tremont Community Night at the Pool on Monday, July 17th from 7 pm to 9 pm.

Cost:
2017 Season Pool Pass is FREE
Punch passes are accepted
Family of 4 is $8.00 (each additional person $1.00)

There will be an informational meeting for any parent of a girl playing softball or wishing to play softball for Tremont Middle School or Tremont High School on Monday, July 10th - 6:00 pm @ Tremont Grade School gym

For more information, click here.

The Tremont Area Park District has new fitness specials for the month of July!

To view these specials, click here.

The 2016 Consumer Confidence Reports for the Tremont Village and Lake Windermere have been updated on the Tremont Website. To view these reports, please click here.

The Village Board heard a proposal from Eric Shangraw with PDC (Area/Grimm Brothers Disposal) that would remove the recycling dumpster by the water tower. The current FREE recycling bin that has been available to the Village will no longer be FREE. There would be a substantial cost to the Village each pick up. In place of it, PDC will offer Village residents an individual 85 gallon tote as part of an opt-in program. The fee will be $7.50/month. The tote will be collected every 4 weeks and ALL recyclable goods can be in the same tote. The Board voted unanimously for this proposal. The dumpster at the water tower will be removed at the end of July. This is an OPT IN program and will not be required for all residents. The terms are set by PDC so any and all questions should be directed to PDC / Grimm Bros. Additional information will follow as it becomes available.

The Tremont Triathlon (Sprint Distance) is right around the corner. We do need volunteers for this event. If you are interested in helping, please call the Tremont Park District office at 309-925-3811.

Tremont Triathlon (Sprint Distance)
June 24, 2017, 7:00AM
Location: Tremont Pool
Sprint Distance Triathlon - 400 Yard - Pool Swim, 15.4 Mile - Bike, 5K - Run

When: Saturday, June 17th from 9am - 12pm

Please bring papers to recycling container by water tower or leave them at curb.

When: Thursday, June 22nd from 7pm - 9pm (weather permitting).

Cost:
2017 Season Pool Pass is FREE
Punch passes are accepted
Family of 4 is $8.00 (each additional person $1.00)
Individual $3.00

All immunizations for the Tazewell County Health Department are walk-in now.

Walk in Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:00-11:00 am and 1:00-4:00 pm
Wednesdays 1:00-4:00 pm;
2nd and 4th Mondays 8:00-11:00 am and 1:00-5:30 pm

For more information from the Health Department, click here

Hours of operation:
Monday: 1pm - 7pm
Tuesday: 1pm - 7pm
Wednesday: 11pm - 7pm
Thursday: 1pm - 7pm
Friday: 11:30am - 7pm
Saturday: 11:30am - 6pm
Sunday: 2pm - 6pm

For more information about admission rates and days the pool will be closing early, click here

This class will provide a challenge at any age for a total body workout conducted in the shallow end of the pool which includes a 5 minute warm-up, 40 minutes of total body workout and 5 minutes of cool down.

When: June 12 - August 10
Classes are offered Mon - Thu mornings from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm starting the week of June 12th.
Cost: $5.00 per class or $40.00 for 10 punch pass

Merchants Day 2017 will be held on Thursday, June 8th from 9:00-1:30.
Enjoy food, entertainment, and vendors all around town

For more information, click here.

The Tremont Area Park District has group fitness classes available for the month of June.

For more information, click here.

The Tremont Area Park District is proud to partner with Nitsch Theatre Arts to offer the Stage Kids Production of THE LITTLE MERMAID, JR.

There is also an opportunity to sing and dance with Rising Stars Community Performance Group this summer.

For more information, click here.

When: Every Saturday through Sept. 2 from 8 am -11 am

Homegrown fruits and vegetables are readily accepted for sale. We would love to have any and all local garden producers.

The Farmers' Market is located at the small shelter close to Rt. 9 and easily seen from the highway. There is a large sign along Rt. 9 and the sign will remain there until the market closes. The market will close when the growers close their gardens for the fall. Anyone is invited to shop, the veggies are fresh and delicious!!

When: Saturday, May 27 from 8-11am

Homegrown fruits and vegetables are readily accepted for sale. We would love to have any and all local garden producers.

The Tremont FFA Chapter will be selling plants from their green house at the high school. The plant sale is open to the public Friday, May 12, from 3-5 pm and Saturday, May 13, from 9-11 am.

There will be an open house for the Tremont Medical Arts on Saturday, May 13th from 12 - 2. It is located next to Jack's Cafe.

Promenade will be held at Tremont High School this Saturday, May 6th at 4:00PM. The cost is $1 for individuals and $3 for families.

The Tremont Area Park District has new fitness specials for the month of May.

This includes one free month of membership when you buy a month of membership!

For more information, click here.

There will be summer camps for ages 3-5 and kindergarten through 8th grade offered by the Turk Center! You do NOT have to be enrolled at the Turk Center to participate. You also do NOT need to be a Tremont Resident to participate!

Camp ages listed are for those entering those grades for the 2017-2018 school year. All camps will be held at Tremont Grade School.

For more information, click here.

A friendly reminder from the Tremont Water Department to our customers using online banking to pay their water bill – please use your 10 digit account # found on your bill when submitting your payment. Thank You!!

The map for the spring 2017 garage sales is now available!

To view the map, click here.

There will be a Tremont Basketball Fundamental Skills Camp at the Tremont High School North Gym for students in grades 3-8, May 30-June 2. The registration deadline is May 12th.

For more information, click here.

This summer, launch your child's imagination! Camp Invention is coming to Tremont Grade School June 12 - June 16, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. We're proud to be hosting this nationally acclaimed summer enrichment program for students entering K - 6th grades.

For more information, click here.

There will be a Craft/Vendor/Bake Sale on April 22nd from 9-1 at the Community Center to benefit the Share Closet/Food pantry project.

Donations of baked goods are appreciated, please bring them packaged to sell to the Community Center by 8:30 a.m. that morning.

We will also have a Food Pantry donation drop off box at the sale.

The Tremont Parks District is offering an early bird rate for season pool passes from April 10th – April 15th for RESIDENTS ONLY.

For more information and to view the rates, click here.

Tremont Townwide Spring Garage Sale will be Friday and Saturday, April 28-29.

For more information about signing up to have a garage sale, click here.

It's that time again! Join us at the Tremont Community Park for the annual Easter Egg Hunt. Kids through 4th grade can join us for candy, eggs, prizes and a picture with the Easter Bunny! Hope you see you there!

When: Saturday, April 15th
Time: 10:00AM

Unfortunately we did not meet the minimum requirement to host this event. If you are interested in this and would attend at a later date please email us at tapdfacres@gmail.com

The Tremont Park District is offering a Cooking Workshop on Sunday, March 26, from 1-4 pm. The workshop includes healthy recipes, cooking demonstrations and food samples!

For more information, click here.

It’s nearly pool season and the park district is in full summer hiring mode. If you are interested in seasonal work, or know someone who is, please check out our website for job opportunities or stop in the Fitness Center Office to fill out an application. If you need information regarding lifeguard training and re-certification classes please call the office.

POOL - Our intention is to open the community pool at the end of May or first part of June, depending on weather.

With the generous support of the Tremont Betterment Association we have retained services to repair the existing pool liner. This repair will take place as warm weather allows and we are hopeful to begin repair in early April. Swim team, swimming lessons, pool passes and reservations will proceed as usual.

The Tremont Park District along with the Tremont Betterment Association, Village of Tremont, Tremont Commerce Association and Winning Communities are working together on a project to replace the aging pool liner. The date of that project is contingent on the success of this season’s repair. Communication and updates of this progress will be posted on our website as more information is received.

BASEBALL/SOFTBALL - Registration is now open for recreational baseball and softball. Please register at the main office or online as soon as possible. Early registration is essential for scheduling. Volunteer coach applications are available on line and at the office.

Thank you for your continued support of park district programs. We look forward to serving you this summer.

The March Historical Society program will be a presentation on The Tremont Blacksmith Shop” by Maurie Schaefer, the son of Ernest Schaefer, who operated the shop across from Tremont Grade School from 1950-1988. As a young boy, Maurice worked in the shop, then attended United Electronics Institute in Louisville, Kentucky, graduating with an Electronic Tech Degree. He was employed for 40 years by Caterpillar, as an instrument repairman, technician, Senior Project Engineer and Engineering Supervisor. His learning experience at the blacksmith shop was very helpful in shaping his Caterpillar career. He is now retired and lives in rural Tremont.

Please mark your calendar and join us at the Tremont Community Center, 216 Sampson Street at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, March 21. Hosts will be Rachel Berchtold and Lori Koch.

Tremont Winning Communities would like your input regarding a Recreation Trail in Tremont. This trail would be for non-motorized bicycle and foot traffic only. Why a trail? Recreation Trails are quickly becoming a coveted amenity in urban spaces. No longer are trails sidelined to distant national parks and obscure, secluded spaces. They’re becoming an important part of our green spaces throughout towns and cities. Trails promote physical activity and alternative transportation through biking, running or walking.

Developing pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure has economic benefits as well. Studies have found that recreation infrastructure improvements can have a positive overall impact on business, and that people who walk or bike to a commercial area spend more money per month than those who accessed the area by automobile. Finally, improving bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure can lead to positively impacting real estate values. Homes near recreation paths have been found to support higher sales prices, and areas that facilitate walkability and attract pedestrians sustain higher rents, revenues and resale values.

Please fill out our short survey by clicking here. We look forward to your input.

Please join us for the Parent’s Club Superhero 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run on April 8th at the Tremont Grade School.

Registration forms need to be returned by March 24th in order to guarantee a shirt. You can also register online by clicking here

If you have any questions, please contact Heidi at tpc702@gmail.com.

For more information, click here.

The Tremont Park District is offering a Cooking Workshop on Sunday, March 26, from 1-4 pm. The workshop includes healthy recipes, cooking demonstrations and food samples!

For more information, click here.

Registration is now open for summer recreation baseball and softball leagues.

Summer Recreation Baseball & Softball Registration
Little Turks T-Ball (age 4 – 6 / Co-ed): $45.00 Resident
6U Modified Coach Pitch (Co-ed): $45.00 Resident
Boys 8 & under / Girls 8 & under: $70.00 Resident
Boys 10 & under / Girls 10 & under: $80.00 Resident
Boys 12 & under / Girls 12 & under: $80.00 Resident
***Family Max (rec league only): $175.00 Resident
Please note: additional $20.00 fee charged for non-resident

For more information, click here.

The Tremont Betterment Association will be holding their disbursement meeting on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 6:00 p.m at the Tremont Community Center.

If your organization would like to apply for funding from the proceeds of the 2016 festival, please fill out the Disbursement Request Form available here.

PARK SHELTER LOTTERY

When: Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 10:00 am
Where: Tremont Area Park District located at 22522 IL Route 9
What is the park shelter lottery?: The park shelter lottery is for residents and non-residents wanting to reserve a shelter(s). Reservation forms will be available at the park district office or you can print the form from the website. If there are no conflicting requests, you will be able to reserve the shelter. If there happens to be conflict, your names will be put into a "hat" and one name will be drawn. The name drawn will receive the shelter for their date and time requested. If you have any questions regarding the park shelter lottery, please contact the office at (309) 925-3811.

For more information, click here.

The Tremont Parks District and Fitness Center has new specials for the month of March.

To read about the fitness specials, click here.

Congratulations to the Tremont Turks basketball team! Come and see our THS and Tremont Community High School displays, including athletic team history items.

The Tremont Historical Museum will be open this Sunday, March 12 from 2-4:00.

We also are glad to arrange a tour appointment for your group, family, or school any time. Contact Floyd Hazelman at 309-925-5020.



Photo- one of the display cases of THS and TCHS items.

Tremont First National Bank will be hosting a community shred day on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 9am - noon

For more information, click here.

Appalachian Trail Presentation
It was standing room only at Tremont Library for Tom Brewer's Appalachian Trail Presentation, and the room was so packed we had to turn people away for fire safety! Tom has graciously offered to do the presentation again at the Community Center so that we have more room for those who missed it.

Location: Community Center
Date and Time: Monday, March 6th
5pm - Doors will be open and you can stop by to view Tom's hiking gear
6pm - Talk begins

Program description: Are you looking for an adventure? Tom Brewer Sr. will share his experience hiking the Appalachian Trail, a 2184 mile trek across 14 states from Georgia to Maine. He will provide slides, video, and a backpacking equipment display. This presentation is suitable for all ages from children to seniors.

Spring Storyhour at Tremont Library
It's almost time for Spring Storyhour! The theme is "Storytime Menagerie," with books, songs, and crafts about animals. Registration is required, and spots are filling fast. Call 925-5432, send us a message, or stop by the library to reserve a spot for your child (ages 3-5).

Wednesdays @ 10:30-11:15 - March 8, 15, & 22
Thursdays (almost full!) @ 10:30-11:15 - March 9, 16, & 23

Last December the students of Tremont Grade School wrote letters and sent Christmas cards to our troops. This past week we received a surprise from the "Exile 15" Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion. This flag was flown by the aviation regiment on a combat mission in Afghanistan. The flag, along with the certificate and picture of the crew, will be displayed in the Grade School as a reminder of the men and women who make sacrifices for us on a daily basis.

Tremont Area Park District is raising funds for repairs to a sign which will go along Route 9 to notify the community of upcoming events and programs. The Park District is selling Community Days Booklets for an event on February 23rd - 25th at Bergner's.

Booklets are $5.00 each.

Please stop by the main park district building located at 22522 IL Route 9 during staffed hours to purchase a booklet.



Your donation of $5 will get you over $500 in exclusive coupon savings, including:
• $10 off a regular or sale price item of $10 or more. Valid in-store only.
• Up to 30% off a regular or sale price purchase.
• Up to 30% off a Yellow or Black Dot purchase.
• Over 30 exclusive merchandise offers.
• And more!

Exclusions apply; see booklet for details. 100% of booklet sales benefit local nonprofit organizations.

Thank you for supporting Tremont Area Park District - HAPPY SHOPPING!!!

February is heart awareness month. Tremont Park District Fitness Center with the assistance of Hopedale Medical Complex will host a health and awareness open house on Saturday, March 18

There will be door prizes, free trials of all gym equipment, nutritional information, BMI/Blood pressure checks, and more.

For more information, click here.

Bridge the Gap III is coming Saturday, March 4, 2017!! Pancake & Sausage breakfast, Carnival Games, RAFFLES, Dodgeball Tournament, and the Tremont Turk Talent & Variety Show featuring Lincoln and Shields (a local band consisting of alumni and friends), comedy, and other great acts from students/staff. You won't want to miss this great show!

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.

The Tremont History Museum has new exhibits!

There will be an open house on Sunday, February 12, from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
Everyone is welcome!


Congratulations to Klay McGill as the 2016 Tremont Firefighter of the Year. Chief Jim Lonergan was also recognized for 30 years of dedication to the department. These achievements were announced at the Annual Tremont Fire Appreciation Dinner.


Library Treasure Hunt for All Ages
A treasure hunt has started at the library. Pirates of all ages, from child to adult, get a chance to earn prizes by completing reading adventures. So grab a map and follow the clues to reading Treasure!

Donation Policy
Tremont Library gladly accepts your donations for the Turkey Festival Book Sale! We take most gently used books, dvds, or cds in good, resalable condition. We cannot accept reference items (textbooks, medical books, encyclopedias, dictionaries, etc.) or VHS tapes. Please check the condition and type of your donations before you bring them in. We do have limited storage space, so please call ahead if you’d like to donate more than two boxes of items. Thank you!

Sing-Out Studios Special Event
Thursday, March 2 OR Friday, March 3, 10:00AM

Maggie Kalm of Sing Out Studios kicks off our spring storyhour! Both events are at the Park District Sampson St building, across the street from the library. Any child, birth to 5 years of age, is invited to attend along with an adult. Please note that these programs will be our “Tales Under the Tree” for March and the first week of storyhour.

Tales Under the Tree
(birth to age 5 accompanied by an adult)
Drop in, no registration required!
Thursday, February 16 10:30am
Thursday, April 20 10:30am

Spring Storyhour (ages 3-5)
Theme: Storytime Menagerie
Registration required
Choose Wednesday or Thursday mornings
Wednesdays 10:30-11:15am
March 8/ March 15/ March 22
Thursdays 10:30-11:15am
March 9/ March 16/ March 23

The Tremont Hometown Gym is offering a February Fitness Special.

In addition to some great rates, the gym is offering the opportunity to bring a friend along for FREE from February 7-14!

A Fitness Open House has been tentatively scheduled for February 18th.

To learn more about these specials, please click here.

When: Saturday, March 18th
Where: Avanti's Dome, 3401 Griffin Avenue, Pekin

Dinner is served from 4:00-7:00
Silent Auction Winners Announced at 7:00
Live Auction begins at 7:00

Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance at the Tremont Gallery, Eli's Coffee Shop, or by called (309)840-3800
For more information click here.

The Share Closet is a ministry operating as a retail/thrift store. Our purpose is to demonstrate the love and generosity of Christ in our community by providing a place where clothing and household items are collected to be shared with others who can use them.

*Essential items are sold at minimal prices
*Non-essentials are priced at fair used value.
*CASH sales only

We are currently in the process of raising funds for a new building at 227 S. Sampson to house the Community Share Closet, Tremont Food Pantry, and office space for future Biblical counseling.

For more information click here

The Greater Peoria Honor Flight will be holding a fundraiser on Saturday, January 28 at Jason's Deli in East Peoria.

Come eat at Jason's Deli from 5 - 10 pm and 15% of the price of your order will be donated to Honor Flight. Be sure to tell them you want to support the Honor Flight!

For more information click here

The Tremont Historical Society has published their January 2017 newsletter.

Check out their website to learn more about upcoming meetings and to learn what the Historical Society has to offer.

To view the Historical Society January newsletter click here

To view the Historical Society website click here

The Tremont Zoning Board has rescheduled its regular meeting of January 26, 2017.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Tremont Village Hall.

For more information click here

To view the Zoning Board meeting agenda click here

Let your resolutions be stronger than your excuses. In the spirit of welcoming in the new year, the Tremont Fitness Center will be offering exceptional membership specials.

To learn more about these specials, please click here

Fewer than 20 Tremont residents attended the Town Hall Meeting held Thursday, December 8, at the Tremont Community Center to hear a thirty minute presentation concerning the copper/lead exceedance letter received by the village from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.

Village Board President Todd Bong, Trustee Drew Scranton, Public Works Superintendent Brian Hild and Engineer Eric Hansen presented information regarding the presence of lead and copper in the Village drinking water. Attendees heard reasons for the presence of contaminants as well as the Village's course of action, and what steps individuals might take to rectify the problem.

For further information, residents may call the Tremont Village Hall during regular hours at 925-5711.

In January of the upcoming 2017 year, the Tremont Park District will be offering a variety of programs. Some of these include Little Dribblers, Adult Co-Ed Volleyball, Photography Class, Nitsch Theatre Arts, and 5th & 6th Grade Girls Volleyball.

For more information on any of these programs, click here.

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