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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.

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).

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

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

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.


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.

The park district is offering the following classes for December. All classes are held at the fitness center.

Mondays - 5:30 pm PowerFlex
Tuesdays - 8:15 am Yoga
Tuesdays - 5:15 pm Tabata
Wednesdays - 5:30 pm Spin
Thursdays - 5:15 pm Tabata (No Tabata on Dec 8th)
Fridays - 8:15 am Yoga
Saturday Dec 3rd and 17th - 8:30 am Spin

Classes are FREE to members, $5.00 per class or you may purchase a 10 punch pass for $40.00.

A one month fitness special is currently available. See the attached flyer to read the special offer!

Click here for more information.

Tremont found elevated levels of lead in drinking water in some homes/buildings. Lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and children 6 years and younger. Please read the attached document closely to see what you can do to reduce lead in your drinking water.

There will be a Town Hall Meeting for more information on this topic on Dec. 8, at 7 pm at the Community Center. The official notice and agenda for this meeting can be found below.

Click here for more information about the water issue.

Click here to view the meeting notice and agenda.

There will be a Holiday LuLaPalooza shopping event on Saturday, November 26, from 12-4 pm at the Tremont Grade School. There will be over 10 local LuLaRoe consultants available.

Click here for more information.

The park district is offering the following classes. All classes are held at the main park district office (fitness center) located at 22522 IL Route 9. Classes are FREE to members, $5.00 per class or $40.00 for a 10 punch pass.

Monday - PowerFlex at 5:30 pm
Tuesday - Yoga at 8:15 am
Tuesday - Tabata at 5:15 pm
Wednesday - Spin Class at 5:30 pm
Thursday - Tabata at 5:15 pm
Friday - Yoga at 8:15 am

Click here for more information.

Tremont Area Park District is looking for high school volunteers wanting service hours for several upcoming activities which include:

* helping with basketball - scoreboards and set up
* volleyball
* fall clean up and raking at the parks

If you are looking for service hours, please call (309) 925-3811 or email us at

Another Christmas season is coming and along with it, another successful year with Trees at the Tiber. A big thank you to the 36 sponsors this year.

Click here for Tiber Trees Sponsors.

The Christmas Walk will be held on December 3, 2016 starting with a 9:00AM Santa Breakfast at the Tremont Grade School.

Activites of the day include a Christmas themed scavenger hunt, snacks, door prizes, drawings, local vendors and much more. You can also grab lunch or dinner downtown and enjoy the Christmas Walk specials! The evening will end with Christmas carols at the Tremont Methodist Church.

Click here for more information.

On Wednesday, November 16th, Buffalo Wild Wings in Pekin will donate 15% of all pre-taxed food sales from any guest who presents a fundraising ticket. This promotion is from 5:00-9:00PM.

To print off the ticket, please click here

June A. Harnacke named next President of The First National Bank in Tremont

The Board of Directors of The First National Bank in Tremont is pleased to announce June A. Harnacke has been named to succeed James R. Shafer as President of the Bank, effective January 1, 2017. Mr. Shafer will remain at the Bank as CEO until his retirement December 31, 2017.

For the full press release, click here

Culver's Fundraiser
When: November 1, 2016, 5:00PM
Where: Culver's Pekin

Applebee's Fundraiser
When: November 12, 2016, 8:00AM
Where: Applebee's Pekin
You can retrieve a ticket from any Roboteer member or at the door for just $5. For this price you will receive 3 pancakes, 2 slices of bacon, and drinks all served to you by the Roboteers.

When: December 3, from 4-7 p.m.
There will be refreshments and door prizes at the Tremont Historical Museum.

Tickets go on sale starting Tuesday, November 1. Eli’s in Tremont and Morton, Tremont Community Bank, First National Bank of Tremont, and Tremont Gallery will be selling tickets for $10.00 each. Cash or Check only. Students 5th grade and older are welcome.

Homes included in the tour:
-Curt and April Herrin
-Trent and Rebecca Proehl
-Stan and Julie Risinger
-Janet Rocke
-Mary Ann Vance

For more information, click here

For the Home Tour map, click here

The air is crisp and the holidays are right around the corner.
Have you thought about moving your workout indoors?

Check out these great specials we have to offer!!!
***Offer valid until November 23, 2016***

*Student 1 Month Membership - $10.00

*Individual 2 Month Membership - $50.00
*Senior (age 60 & up), Corp Rate, Military, Tremont Firefighters / EMT / Police - $45.00
Add additional family member(s) from your household for just $10.00 (5.00 each per month)

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 – we offer PowerFlex, Yoga, Spin, Tabata, and Tae Kwon Do & Hap Ki Do
**Please check out our website for class date & time
-Locker room, shower, and towel service
-Convenient access to the fitness center from 4 am to 11 pm for members with a prox card

There will be an EMT Basic class offered in the spring of 2017 at the Tremont fire station. In this class, students will learn how to assess patients, administer CPR using automated external defibrillators, assist in childbirth, administer life-saving medications, manage general medical complaints, etc. To register, students must be 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED or graduating from high school in May 2017.

When: January 8-May 18th, Sunday & Thursday nights from 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

For more information, click here.

When: Friday, Oct 28th

Meet at Camden Chiropractic at 6:15 for the Parade to the Grade School at 6:30.
Followed by costume judging, food and drink.

This event is sponsored by the Tremont Lions Club.

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

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.

Tuesday, December 15th at 7:00

The Tremont Middle School Concert will be held on December 15th at 7:00 in the High School Cafetorium.

The 2015 Tremont Christmas Walk was a smashing success! Here are a few photos of the evening.

This Saturday, December 5th from 9AM - 5PM.

You may have noticed the Christmas trees are up at the Tiber Creek. Tremont is getting ready for the first Christmas Walk in quite some time! We hope you will join us this Saturday, December 5th, for the Christmas Walk downtown and along Rt. 9, Tremont. Please join us at the Tiber Creek at 4 p.m., enjoy hot cocoa, carriage rides, and singing of Christmas carols. The Tremont Commerce Association will be having a drawing for six $25 gift cards to local businesses that you will want to sign up for!

December 5th from 9AM - 12PM.
Kids are invited to stop by the library for a Christmas themed scavenger hunt! There will be prizes for all participants. Everyone who completes the scavenger hunt will also be put in for a grand prize drawing for a copy of the new Pixar DVD, Minions!

December 11th - 10:30AM
Come enjoy tales around the tree at the library. For ages 13-36 months accompanied by an adult. Older siblings welcome. Drop-in program… no need to register, come on by!

You may have noticed some construction happening on Sampson Street and wondered "what is going on?" The Tremont Masonic Lodge is resurfacing their building front with Dryvit! This project should be done by the end of November and will give the building a nice, smooth, finished look with some highlighted accents.

December 5, 2015 starting with a 9:00 Santa Breakfast at the Tremont Grade School

Activites of the day include a Christmas themed scavenger hunt, snacks, door prizes, drawings, local vendors and much, much more!! You can also grab lunch or dinner uptown and get in on the Christmas Walk specials! The evening will end with candy canes and hot chocolate, horse drawn wagon rides, Christmas carols and a ceremonial tree lighting at the Tiber.

This Christmas Walk is sponsored by your Tremont Commerce Association.

Click Here for more information.

Jack's Café is officially open! Jack's is located at 130 Lake St. Tremont, IL 61568. Please join the Tremont Commerce Association in welcoming this new business to town!!

January 5, 2015 - April 9, 2015
Tues & Thurs from 1700-2100 and Sat mornings from 0800-1200 at the fire station

Cost is $350 for Tremont residents which includes textbook.

Click Here for more information.

Jack's Café is officially open! Located at 130 Lake St. Tremont, IL 61568. The "soft" opening occurred at 10AM on November 2, 2015. The official ribbon cutting and opening date will be November 9, 2015. Please join the Tremont Commerce Association in welcoming this new business to town!!

November 5th at 7:00 p.m. at the Tremont High School Auditorium

The Winning Communities organization is preparing for some community wide meetings and break-out sessions to look at the ‘future of Tremont’. Winning Communities is reaching out to anyone willing to come and provide input and brainstorming as we begin to lay the groundwork for the next few years.

Click Here for more information.

October 12 – 16

The Village of Tremont will be flushing all hydrants within the village during the week of Oct 12th. Thank you for your patience during this annual maintenance.

Friday & Saturday, September 25th & 26th

Click Here for more information.

Tremont Fall Garage Sales 2015

Join us in kicking off fall with a collaborative open house featuring a few of Tremont's most creative vendors. Join Eli's Coffee Shop, Simply Sweet Cakes, Wild Racks & Pallets, Stella & Dot Stylist (Lauren Davis), and Signature Photos for an evening filled fun, prizes, good conversation, and more. We can't wait to show off what Tremont has to offer. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, September 10th
Open House starting 5:30 pm
Located at Signature Photos on Main St

Click Here for more information.

The Tea Ladies Present: My Grandmother’s Apron. This program is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.

Thursday, September 24th, 6:00 pm
Tremont Community Center

Click Here for more information.

The Tremont Area Park District is hosting an evening of local entertainment and great food.

Saturday, October 3rd
Serving Dinner: 6:30 – 7:30 pm
City Park Large Shelter

Click Here for more information and to register.

The Tremont High School Alumni Association is pleased to announce the date for the Alumni Banquet is Saturday, October 24, 2015 in the Cafetorium. This event is held every 3 years and all THS graduates are invited.

Click Here for more information and to register.

August 19th, 2015
8:00am - 2:00pm
Tremont High School
400 W. Pearl St.,
Tremont, IL 61568

Click Here for more information

For more information clickhere

Sponsored by the Tremont Commerce Association
Merchants Day 2015
Thursday, June 11th, 9:00- 1:00

For more information click here

August 6th, 2015 - September 24th, 2015.
Tremont, IL - Thursday evenings & Saturday mornings
Cost is $250 which includes textbook

For more information click here

Welcome our heroes home May 5th and June 9th. Veterans will be returning from an Honor Flight at around 9 PM at the Peoria Airport.

For more information click here

Tremont United Methodist Church is hosting a Mini Health Fair on Saturday, May 2nd from 8AM to 11AM.

For more information click here

Tremont Rescue Squad is passing petitions to form a tax supported Rescue Squad.

For more information click here

Our first meeting of 2015 will be Tues., April 14th, at 6:30PM at the Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

Ella Maxwell from Hoerr's Nursery will speak on "Planting for Spring Color".

A Public Hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, April 14, at 7:00PM, and will be located at the Tremont Community Center to discuss new water and sewer rates.

Friday & Saturday, April 24th & 25th
To View the Map, please click here.
To View a List of Sales, please click here.

The annual Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday April 4 starting at 10am in the City Park.

The Easter Bunny will be there and we will also have music. There will be 4 age groups.

You can also visit the Tremont Lions Club Facebook page for details.

Bridge the Gap is Saturday, March 21, all day at the High School/Middle School.

For more details, you can view the day's schedule here. Or, please find us on Facebook or check out the school website. A great day is planned and you don't want to miss the pancake & sausage breakfast from 7:00-10:00 and the lunch/dinner cookout that runs from 11:00-6:00 (courtesy of the Tremont Volunteer Fire Department and District staff). Ron Stuber and the MisFitz, featuring Bill Lohnes will be playing in the Cafetorium from 1:00-4:00. There are activities for kids and families throughout the day. Finally, a great variety show is planned to conclude the evening at 6:30. There will be raffles and baskets to look through, consisting of some really incredible prizes, throughout the day.

Once again we appreciate everyone's assistance in regard to our Bridge The Gap initiative. In this era of diminished state support for the education of our children, these types of events are helpful to maintain programs, facilities, and educational opportunities for Tremont students. The District plans to distribute a portion of the proceeds to 40+ clubs, organizations, and athletic teams in all three schools. A remaining project is to improve parking at the Middle School and extend the back drive all the way to West and Walnut Streets, eliminating the current bottleneck that exists near Route 9. We plan to break down this cost into several phases so it is more palatable to our budget. Certainly, current financial challenges may take precedence as the budget year unfolds but this project is near the top of our list as we look at current needs.

The Parent's Club will be sponsoring a Meet The Candidates Night on Monday, March 23 at 7:00pm in the HS/MS Cafetorium. The District #702 Board of Education has 4 seats open and there are 6 candidates running for election. You will have a chance to hear from them Monday night; we hope you'll be able to attend. Election Day is Tuesday April 7 and the names will appear on the ballot in the following order:

•Rachel A. Snow
•Steven E. Runyon
•William R. "Bill" Hopkins
•Douglas Tucker
•Kevin R. Ulrich
•Robert Ropp

The Tremont Clovers will be hosting a special event on Thursday, February 26th, and are inviting all 4-H families and clubs to attend!

Who: The Caterpillar Society of Women Engineers
When: Thursday, February 26th from 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Where: Tremont Community Center
What: A "speed-mentoring" program open to all 4-Hers. Several men and women engineers will be sharing their expertise in 6-8 minute mini sessions. Come and find out about all types of engineering happenings at Caterpillar!

The 3rd Annual Tremont vs. Dee-Mack FACULTY Basketball Game is coming up on Saturday, February 28th! Come out and cheer on your favorite faculty members! Our players are faculty members from the Grade School, Middle School AND High School!

Game Details:

5:00pm – Dinner in the Cafetorium beginning at 5pm ($5 - includes a sandwich, side, and drink)

6:00pm - Game time! (North Gym at Tremont High School)

A halftime show including staff cheerleaders/dancers, a raffle, and other games will take place.

Cost for the game is $2 for students and $3 for community members. Children ages 5 and under are free. All proceeds from the event will go to support Val Weghorst, THS 2010 graduate, and her fight against Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

Please visit the Rescue 702 website to view information regarding the future of our Ambulance Service.

The Lexi Wendel Foundation Fundraiser will be held Saturday, November 8th from 10 AM - 2 PM at the Tremont Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

Vendors represented:
Silverwear IT, Scentfully Soy, Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Young Living Essential Oils, Avon, Thirty One, Norwex, Tupperware, Gold Canyon Candles, Origami Owl, Tastefully Simple, Stella & Dot, Scentsy, Arbonne, Paisley Lane, and a handful of homemade craft booths.

Tremont Fire Protection District would like to make mention of their annual open house, scheduled this Sunday, Oct 5th, from 1-4 PM, with food, some training demonstrations and antique fire truck rides.

Friday & Saturday, September 26th & 27th

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Tremont Area Park District
Cardboard Boat Regatta
Aug. 10, 2014
7 P.M. Race Time
$10 entry fee per boat

Tremont Area Park District is hosting its 2nd annual cardboard boat regatta. This family-friendly event requires cardboard, creativity and a lot of duct tape.

Participants are invited to build a boat out of cardboard and duct tape that is capable of being launched and paddled across the pool while holding two people. All boats are to be created at home and brought to Tremont Pool on the day of the event.

Additional information can be found by going to the TAPD website and clicking the "read more" link on the Cardboard Boat Regatta section of the main page. Can't wait to see the creative cardboard creations this year!

The Park District is pleased to announce we're partnering with Ann Goyen, of Pet Behavior Alliance, to offer a local dog training class for Tremont residents. This is a 7-week basic manners/learning course to teach you how to train and communicate with your dog using marker based training. The first class begins Saturday, August 16th and will be held at the Sampson Street Building.

If you are interested in participating, please fill out the attached registration form here and mail to Ann at the address provided on the form. The class is first come, first serve and is limited to 6 participants. If there is extensive interest in this class, we will look for opportunities to offer additional sessions.

Thank you for your continued support of Tremont Area Park District. We're excited to serve our community by improving existing programs and forming new partnerships to provide unique opportunities such as this.

Wag more, Bark less. Look forward to seeing you, and your furry friends, there!

Mark your calendar for the August 2nd, Triangle of Opportunity Bike Tour (TOOC). This is the 19th Annual TOOC. Proceeds of the event will benefit the Triangle of Opportunity Scholarship Fund and the Junior Achievement of Central Illinois.

The 2014 TOOC will begin and end at Morton’s Idlewood Park, 450 E. Greenwood Street. This is a family friendly tour and not a race. Registration for the bike tour are available on line at

Completed forms are to be mailed to TOOC, P.O. Box 292, Deer Creek IL 61733.

Early registration fees are as follows: $20 for individual and $35 for a family. A late fee of $5 will be charged if registration is received after July 26, 2014. Registration fees will include a light breakfast, refreshments at rest stops along the route, and a lunch-style meal following the tour. Registration will begin on the day of the event at 7 a.m.

TOOC details: A map of the route will be provided to bicyclists. The lengths of the routs are approximately 50 and 33 miles. The routes will be marked with white arrows on roads. Rest stops Tremont, Hopedale, Minier, Mackinaw and Deer Creek. Support vehicles will travel the routes for participants needing assistance.

All entrants under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Entrants under the age of 18 must have an entry form signed by a parent or guardian. Helmets are mandatory. This is a rain or shine event. All bicyclists are asked to observe Illinois traffic laws.

For further information, call 309-447-6433.

The Tremont Senior Socialites will meet on Thursday, June 26 for a noon potluck at the Tremont Community Building, located on Sampson Street across from the Tremont District Library. Bring a dish to pass and your own table service. Those who come early will be asked to be greeters or to help serve drinks and ice at the serving counter. Following the potluck meal, Lauren Bale will give a presentation about the Tremont library. After the program, members will have an opportunity to discuss the future of this local community group. Please pass along this information about Tremont Senior Socialites and invite several friends to this meeting.

contact person: Joanna Spence, Secretary


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On Monday, April 7, the Tremont Betterment Association disbursed a portion of the proceeds of the 2013 Tremont Turkey Festival.

View Press Release here.

Lighted Christmas trees will again be available this holiday season to local businesses, organizations, and families.

For $100 you can sponsor a 7-8 foot lighted tree which will be placed along the Tiber and remain lit from late November until early January. Your business, organization or family’s name will be displayed at your sponsored tree.

Sponsored by Tremont winning communities

The Tremont Mini Triathlon took place on Saturday, August 8 in the Tremont Park. The Race included a 100 yard swim, a 4 mile bike, and a 1 mile run, and provides a good introduction to the sport of Triathlon for children and adults.

According to Race Director Glen Gullette, "This is such a fun event for participants and spectators. Today, 45 triathletes crossed the finish line in age from 6 to 41, and I saw smiles on 100% of their faces." Each finisher received a finishers medal, and the right to call themselves a "Triathlete".

Tremont Mini-Tri Results

Bridge the Gap – Letter from the Superintendent
Bridge the Gap – Agenda
Bridge the Gap – Race Registration Form

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http://www.AccreditedOnlineColleges.Org/Illinois/, is a comprehensive and informative resource that ranks each university in America by size, degrees offered, tuition costs, admission rates, graduation rates, and retention rates.

According to the 2010 Census, a reported 18.2% of the state's residents over the age of 25 have graduated from high school, 5.9% have at least an associates degree, 4.7% have degrees at the bachelors level or higher, and 1% hold a graduate level degree. This is why when searching for online and traditional programs for Colleges and Universities, you should look for accreditation to protect both your future and the value of your educational dollar. This type of information is very valuable to today's students who are not only dealing with a more competitive higher environment, but also with the rising costs associated with them.

Enbridge approached Winning Communities. The following is Notes from Informational Meeting 5/9/13 at Tremont High School

Enbridge is the North American Leader in Energy Transportation. They have interest in 50,000 miles of pipelines. The pipelines are monitored and controlled round-the-clock; any anomalies are visually inspected and repaired. Presently the pipeline coming from Flanagan is 22-24 inches in diameter and carries 195,000 barrels/day.

Enbridge has found increased supply of oil in Canada, North Dakota and Montana.

The new pipeline will be 36 inches in diameter, 600 miles long, going through Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma. (Flanagan, IL to Cushing, OK.) It will carry 600,000 barrels of oil per day. Construction will begin on August 7th, 2013. We in Illinois are Spread 1. They anticipate getting 2 miles done per day. There will be 500-600 people working at each spread, 6 days/week 10 hour days. If all goes as hoped, each spread should take 2 months. Tazewell County is 25 miles, and the nearest pipe yard is South Pekin. The pipeline will be buried a minimum of 4 ft. below the surface.

Potential Business Opportunities
Clear, log, and salvage
Access road development
Janitorial and security services
Skid & swamp material production
Equipment rentals
Equipment servicing
Gravel and granular
Pipe stock piling
Reclamation and re-vegetation
Fuel Supply
Consumables supply
Accommodation and food supply

Save on your electric bill!
The Village of Tremont wants to tell you how...Download/print flyer here.

Upcoming IDOT work for 2013 to 2015

The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced a large project at the intersection of I-155 and I-74 during the next several years. Watch this video for more information.

Through co-operation and collaboration between the Village of Tremont and Tremont Winning Communities, the newly remodeled Community Center is nearing the first stage of completion and is now available for use by the public.

The grocery store and liquor store building was donated to the village for the purpose of developing a new Community Center. Now, in order to help defray the conversion costs, the donor has pledged to contribute $1.00 for every $2.00 raised by the community. Estimated cost to complete the entire project is nearly $230,000. This generous pledge from the donor has prompted a one-time fund drive.

The next phase of the Tremont Village Center Project will be the demolition of the old grocery store, and the addition of new landscaping, parking lot, and a patio area. This project will also include the removal of electrical poles on the 200 block of South Sampson.

Please consider making a generous tax deductible contribution to the Tremont Winning Community Village Center Project Today!

Please make your Tax-deductible donations to:

Tremont Winning Communities, Inc.
P O Box 76
Tremont, IL 61568

The Tremont Education Foundation has entered into a partnership with Constellation Energy. This agreement will allow Ameren electric customers to lock into lower prices with Constellation Energy, and earn each utility customer a $25.00 Prepaid VISA Card. Constellation Energy will then make a $25.00 donation to the Tremont Education Foundation for every utility customer who signs a 12-month or 24-month contract.

Sign-up is simple. Log onto and enter your member promo code SupportTremont. You can also call 866.577.4700 to sign up by phone. Make sure you have your current electric bill nearby.

Due to recent deregulation of public utilities, you may have received other invitations from other companies. Ameren CILCO will continue to be your electricity supplier and they will continue to maintain the power lines. In fact, your bills will continue to come from Ameren, however the rate will be locked in at a lower rate that has been negotiated based on the entire Constellation customer base.

Customers of Cornbelt Electric are not eligible, however many other utilities throughout the United States are eligible. Go to to check availability in your area. You can save energy costs, receive a $25.00 prepaid VISA card, and help the Tremont Education Foundation with each account you sign. Make sure you use the Promo Code SupportTremont.

The Tremont Police Department would like to remind the citizens of Tremont that Burning of Grass and Leaves is Prohibited by law within the village limits.

Leaves can be dumped just south of the Tiber on the east side of Harris Street as before. THIS IS FOR LEAVES ONLY. Sticks, grass, and other refuse are not allowed to be dumped in the leaf pile.

On Wednesday, August 31, 2011, a group of local volunteers broke ground for the new Tremont Veterans Memorial in the Tremont Park. This project is being funded by Tremont Betterment Association, Tremont Commerce Association, Tremont Community Bank, and the sale of $100 granite bricks dedicated to veterans who have served in various branches of the armed services.

A web site has been developed for the Memorial at This site will allow people to e-mail a complete biography of each veteran who has been honored at the memorial.

Class begins promptly at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evening, held at the Tremont Fire Station at 300 S. Sampson St. Class size is limited to 15 students.

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The Village Board has approved a new sewer service rate of $16 per month for up to 10,000 gallons per month.

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The Rennie family from Tremont was selected as this year's Peoria March of Dimes Ambassador Family.

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During the past several months, many local Tremont businesses have been advertising on WMBD Channel 31. This is the result of a special program put together by WMBD and Tremont Winning Communities.

“We feel that Tremont is still one of the best-kept secrets in Central Illinois” said Dr. Brock Butts, president of Tremont Winning Communities. “It’s time to make Central Illinois aware that Tremont would be a great place to raise a family, or to bring a new business. This video project allows us to show off some of the things that Tremont residents have taken for granted for so many years.” The project also allows Tremont area businesses to spotlight their business with a theme that carries into the 30 minute video.

The project was initiated by Tremont Winning Communities, but also received funding assistance from the Tremont Commerce Association, Tremont School District, and Tremont Betterment Association. According to Don Beard, Superintendent of Tremont School District, “In order to maintain optimal services for our students, we need to maintain a district enrollment of 1000 to 1200 students. We feel this project is a good investment, that will ultimately bring more families to Tremont, thus increasing our student population and tax base.”

FIRST, formerly the Kiwanis Club of Tremont, is pleased to announce a new aluminum recycling center has been installed at city park near the restrooms by the small shelter. Under the direction of Tremont High School teacher, Mr. Vedder, the shop class renovated a former ATM machine donated by Dr. Darren Camden to create the new recycling center. Don DuBois of Village Autobody donated his time to paint the recycling center in order to match the restroom facility at City Park.

All proceeds from the recycled aluminum will be donated to the Tremont Pool. Every piece of aluminum you save will help offset the expenditures of building and operating our community pool. Aluminum cans should be bagged and dropped into the recycling center. Already over $1500 has been donated to the Tremont Area Park District in support of the community pool. FIRST would like to thank Mr. Vedder and his class, Donny DuBois and Dr. Darren Camden for their donations to this project. If you should have any questions please call 925-5540.

We would like to thank the all of the businesses and individuals that helped make the Tiber Creek Project possible with their generous donations of time. In addition, we want to thank the hundreds of people that donated cash or volunteered to rake dirt, pick up rocks, and plant grass seed. The community spirit and enthusiasm for this project was exceptional!

More information here and be sure to visit the Winning Communities page to view some recent photos.

Tremont Winning Communities Board of Directors
Brock Butts, President

The Tremont Education Foundation recently awarded $11,500 in grants to District # 702 teachers for the 2008-09 school year. The TEF received fourteen requests totaling over $ 43,000 which is an all-time record. The amount awarded each year is based on the amount of interest income earned the previous year. No principal funds are used as part of these grants. The grant requests funded for 2008-09 are as follows:

•SMART Board Interactive Whiteboards to Enhance Diverse Student Learning Abilities to Julie Watkins, middle school special education teacher.
•Mobile Laptop/Projector Cart to Susan Bishop, Tremont Grade School Technology teacher.
•Exploring Math with Geometer’s Sketchpad to Kathy King, high school mathematics teacher.
•SMART Board to Nichole Roller, high school art teacher.
•Mathematics Manipulatives to Heather Rice, middle school mathematics teacher.
•Adobe Dreamweaver Program to Amber Eve, high school technology teacher.
•Motivational Productions Media Program to Jeremy Garrett, middle school principal.
•The Tremont Education Foundation has awarded over $200,000 since 1993 in support of Tremont Schools.

The Tremont horseshoe courts are open to all area residents. The Tremont Horseshoe League will begin play on May 6th at 6:30 p.m. and will play every Tuesday night. For more information, please call Don Fawer at 925-5398.

Jim Dittoe said, “Working with the people of Tremont has been one of the most pleasurable experience in my professional career. The leadership has been outstanding, particularly Jim Shafer of The First National Bank in Tremont and Rick Jameson of Tremont Savings Bank. They have put into action what they stated in the Winning Communities process. They are an example of ideas that work!”

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