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If you missed the opening day event for the Tremont Museum’s “Artistry in Wood,” you can still see the remarkable carvings and wood turned pieces. They will be on display Sundays from 2:00-4:00 through October 10. You’ll get an idea of what the museum is all about, as well!

The Village of Tremont Zoning Board will conduct a Variance Hearing


Where: Tremont Village Hall - 211 S. Sampson St. Tremont, IL.
When: Thursday September 30, 2021 - 7:00 pm.

The purpose of this hearing is whether to grant: a requested variance from the regulations of the Village’s Zoning Ordinance. The variance would allow the construction of a parking area with a surface other than an asphaltic or concrete surface as required by Section 1205.8 of the Village of Tremont Zoning Ordinance.

LEGAL DESCRIPTION: PIN # 12-12-18-331-014

Commonly Known As: 235 S. Sampson St., Tremont, IL. 61568

All parties having an interest in this above matter are to attend said meeting, on the time and date at the location so specified above, to voice their concerns.

By order of the Zoning Board of the Village of Tremont, Tazewell County, Illinois.

Chairman
Zoning Board

The Village of Tremont Zoning Board will conduct a Variance Hearing


Where: Tremont Village Hall - 211 S. Sampson St. Tremont, IL.
When: Thursday August 26, 2021 - 7:00 pm.

The purpose of this hearing is whether to grant: a requested variance from the regulations of the Village’s Zoning Ordinance. The variance would allow the construction of a parking area with a surface other than an asphaltic or concrete surface as required by Section 1205.8 of the Village of Tremont Zoning Ordinance.

LEGAL DESCRIPTION: PIN # 12-12-18-331-014

Commonly Known As: 235 S. Sampson St., Tremont, IL. 61568

All parties having an interest in this above matter are to attend said meeting, on the time and date at the location so specified above, to voice their concerns.

By order of the Zoning Board of the Village of Tremont, Tazewell County, Illinois.

Chairman
Zoning Board

The Tremont Museum will be open on Sunday, August 8 from 2-4 PM. So much to see! Low admission (cash only) covers both museum buildings. Corner of S. Sampson and Madison Streets!

Come support the Tremont St. Jude Run on Tuesday, July 13th from 6:30-8:00 at the Tremont Pool!

To view the St. Jude Fundraiser flyer, click here.

The Village of Tremont Zoning Board will conduct a Variance Hearing


Where: Tremont Village Hall - 211 S. Sampson St. Tremont, IL.
When: Thursday June 24, 2021 - 7:00 pm.

The purpose of this hearing is whether to grant: A variance to Chapter 404.1 (a) To allow the construction of a detached garage to be 1344 square feet, which is 844 square feet larger than allowed in an R-1a zoning district.

A variance to Chapter 1203.4 to allow more than one accessory structure in an R-1a zoning district.

LEGAL DESCRIPTION: PIN # 12-12-18-334-006

Commonly Known As: 213 S Chestnut St. Tremont IL. 61568

PETITIONER is Evan Litwiller
All parties having an interest in this above matter are to attend said meeting, on the time and date at the location so specified above, to voice their concerns.

Respectfully,

Glen Gullette
Code Enforcement Officer
Village of Tremont

The Village of Tremont Zoning Board will hold a public hearing on May 27, 2021 at 7p.m. at the Tremont Community Center, 216 S. Sampson St., Tremont, Illinois, concerning a proposed amendment to the Village’s Zoning Code. Only one accessory structure shall be allowed on a residential property in Districts R-1a, R-1, R-2a and R-2. The size of the structure shall not exceed three percent (3.0%) of the property size. One additional gazebo or pergola will be allowed with the same size constraints as the accessory structure. The gazebo or pergola may have a knee wall not to exceed 36 inches in height measured from the floor. The gazebo or pergola shall not be enclosed and shall not be used for storage. By order of the Zoning Board of the Village of Tremont, Tazewell County, Illinois.

To view the notice of public hearing, click here.

Glen Gullette
Code Enforcement Officer

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at 7:00 P.M., a public hearing will be held by the Village of Tremont Zoning Board at the Tremont Community Center, located at 216 S. Sampson Street in Tremont, Illinois, concerning the rezoning of the following described real estate to the B-2 General Commercial District

To view the notice of public hearing, click here.

The Tremont Lions Club will be hosting an Easter Event Open House on Saturday, April 3 from 9:00 - 12:00 at Tremont Baptist Church.

For more information, click here.

Tremont First National Bank will be hosting a community shred day at their Tremont office on Saturday, May 1 from 9am - noon.

For more information, click here.

If you are a local organization wishing to request money from the TBA, please click here to view and fill out a form.

Notice is hereby given that on Monday, March 15, 2021, at 6:45 P.M., a public hearing will be held by the Village of Tremont Village Board at the Tremont Community Center, located at 216 S. Sampson Street in Tremont, Illinois, for the purpose of considering and hearing testimony regarding a proposed Annexation Agreement between the Village of Tremont, Illinois and GT Services of Illinois, Inc. The proposed agreement calls for the annexation of certain property commonly known as 22387 Old Route 9, Tremont IL 61568.

To view the notice of public hearing, click here.

Due to state guidelines that limit the school to 50 spectators in the gym for any given game, fan attendance is limited to only those with tickets distributed through the players. To offer our supporters access to view games, Tremont District 702 is offering an option to view all high school and middle school home games via live stream online on the NFHS network. This option costs $10.99 per month, but can be cancelled at any time. While this monthly fee is not ideal, it is a reasonable value when compared to admission costs for attending games in person. You can watch a month's worth of games for the cost of taking the family to one game in person. The school district does receive $1 for each subscriber as a reward for using the service. All but 2 of the Heart of Illinois Conference schools for our high school conference use this service as well, which means you can also view away games. With the streaming service, you can also watch games on demand and not just live events. We can't wait for the opportunity to fill the gym with fans again, but for now, we're thankful that the athletes at least have a chance to play.

Please follow the link below to view the NFHS Network info and how to get started. This link also includes all information we have on how to view away games via streaming options.

NFHS Network

Tremont Winning Communities would like to thank these individuals and businesses for their 2020 sponsorship of Trees at the Tiber.

To view the list of sponsors, click here.

Notice is hereby given that on Monday, February l, 2021, at 7:00 P.M., at the regular meeting of the Village of Tremont Board of Trustees, at the Tremont Community Center located at 216 S. Sampson Street in Tremont, Illinois, the annexation into the Village of Tremont of the below described parcel of property will be considered, at which time all interested persons are invited to attend. The property in question is owned by the Board of Education of Tremont Community Unit School District No. 722.

To view the notice of public hearing, click here.

Notice is hereby given that on Monday, February 1, 2021, at 7:00 P.M., at the regular meeting of the Village of Tremont Board of Trustees, at the Tremont Community Center located at 216 S. Sampson Street in Tremont, Illinois, the annexation into the Village of Tremont of the below described parcel of property will be considered, at which time all interested persons are invited to attend. The property in question is owned by Marilyn F. Toepfer, trustee.

To view the notice of public hearing, click here.

The Village of Tremont Zoning Board will conduct a Variance Hearing

Where:
Tremont Community Center - 216 S. Sampson St. Tremont, IL.
When: Thursday January 28, 2021 - 7:00 pm.

The purpose of this hearing is whether to grant:
A variance to Chapter 1203 (4) To allow the construction of a detached garage to be 900 square feet, which is 500 square feet larger than allowed in an R-1a zoning district.

LEGAL DESCRIPTION: PIN # 12-12-20-102-002

Commonly Known As: 105 Grandview Ln. Tremont IL. 61568

PETITIONER is Todd Wirtjes
All parties having an interest in this above matter are to attend said meeting, on the time and date at the location so specified above, to voice their concerns.

Respectfully,

Glen Gullette
Code Enforcement Officer
Village of Tremont

Tremont District Library is temporarily reducing hours. We did have a positive case on staff, but that person did not have close prolonged contact with the public, and any staff members that may have been exposed are currently quarantining at home. Staff are taking the necessary steps to ensure safety and wellness, and cleaning procedures have been followed to ensure the building is safe.

Beginning next week, Monday December 7th, Tremont District Library will be open the following hours, until further notice:
Monday 11-6pm
Tuesdays 11-6pm
Closed Wednesdays
Fridays 11-6pm
Saturdays 9-1pm

These reduced hours will help us continue to offer full services while working with a temporarily smaller staff. We'll keep you updated! Thank you for your patience and understanding.

You can help us stay open and healthy with three simple steps:
-Wear a mask over your mouth and nose
-Keep visits to 30 minutes or less
-Limit the number of visitors from your household entering the library (one person at a time, when possible)

Notice is hereby given that on Monday, December 21, 2020 at 6:30 p.m., a public hearing will be held by the Village of Tremont Zoning Board at the Village of Tremont Village Hall, located at 211 S. Sampson St., Tremont, IL 61568, for the purpose of considering and hearing testimony regarding a proposed Annexation Agreement between the Village of Tremont, Illinois and K2H, L.L.C. The proposed agreement calls for the annexation of the property commonly known as 22250 Illinois Route 9 (PIN: 11-11-13-301-006), the rezoning of the property, once annexed, to the B-2 General Business District and matters relating to sanitary sewer service to the property. The Annexation Agreement, the annexation of the property and the rezoning of the property will be considered by the Tremont Village Board at its regular meeting on December 21, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the Village of Tremont Village Hall.

To view the notice of public hearing, click here.

There will be water main flushing the week of October 12-16.

The Tremont town-wide garage sales will be Friday, September 25th and Saturday, September 26th.

To view the sale locations, click here.

The Kitchen is Closing!

The “Apron Strings and Kitchen Things” exhibit will be on display just one last weekend - this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26 and 27 from 1-4:00. If you haven’t made it to this exhibit, this is your last chance! Tremont Museum is on the corner of S. Sampson and Madison Streets. This is a fundraiser for the museum and admission includes the Agricultural Museum next door.

To view the proposed Zoning Ordinance, click here.

Pursuant to State Statute, public notice is hereby given of a public hearing before the Village Zoning Board of Appeals on a proposed amendment to the Village’s Zoning Code, such hearing to be held on September 24th, at 6:00 P.M., in the Tremont Community Center, 216 South Sampson Street, Tremont, Illinois.

The purpose of this hearing is to discuss the proposed changes to the Trailer Ordinance for The Village of Tremont.

To view the notice of public hearing, click here.

Notice is hereby given that on Monday, October 5, 2020 at 6:45 p.m., a public hearing will be held by the Village of Tremont Village Board at the Village of Tremont Village Hall, located at 211 S. Sampson St., Tremont, IL 61568, for the purpose of considering and hearing testimony regarding a proposed Annexation Agreement between the Village of Tremont, Illinois and Gunter Farms, LLC. The proposed agreement calls for the annexation of approximately 25 .6 acres of vacant land located just east of Chestnut Street near Lee Street and Margarete Street (part of PIN 12-12-19-400-014), the rezoning of the property, once annexed, to the R-1 Single Family Residential District and matters relating to development of the property. The Annexation Agreement, the annexation of the property and the rezoning of the property will be considered by the Tremont Village Board at its regular meeting on October 5, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the Village of Tremont Village Hall.

To view the notice of public hearing, click here.

The Tremont Grade School PTO Brick Fundraiser deadline is quickly approaching! You still have the opportunity to purchase a personalized engraved 4x8 brick to be a part of the renovated TGS playground project. A personalized brick is a great way to honor loved ones, friends, alumni or to show your family's support. All bricks will be placed on the grade school grounds. The deadline to order is September 30, 2020. Completed forms can be returned to Tremont Grade School office (Attn: Tremont PTO).

To view the form, click here or visit the Tremont Grade School page.

Tremont First National Bank will be hosting a community shred day at their Tremont office on Saturday, October 3 from 9am - noon.

For more information, click here.

The Village of Tremont Zoning Board will conduct a Variance Hearing

Where:
Tremont Community Center - 216 S. Sampson St. Tremont, IL.
When: Thursday September 3, 2020 - 7:00 pm.

The purpose of this hearing is whether to grant:
The construction of a ground mount solar array within the Village of Tremont.

LEGAL DESCRIBTION: PIN # 11-11-13-413-050

Commonly Known as: 400 W. Pearl St. Tremont IL. 61568

PETITIONER is Tremont High School and Hawk Energy Solutions SolarAll parties having an interest in this above matter are to attend said meeting, on the time and date at the location so specified above, to voice their concerns.

Respectfully,

Glen Gullette
Code Enforcement Officer
Village of Tremont

The Village of Tremont Zoning Board will hold a public hearing on Sept. 3, 2020 at 7p.m. at the Tremont Village Hall, 211 S. Sampson St., Tremont, Illinois, concerning two requested modifications of the regulations of the Village’s Zoning Ordinance pursuant to Section 1306 of the Tremont Zoning Code. The modifications would allow the subdivision of the property commonly known as 604 W. Pearl St., Tremont, Illinois (PIN 11-11-13-413-058) into two parcels, the north parcel having a rear yard of zero (0) feet, and the south parcel having a front yard of zero (0) feet. By order of the Zoning Board of the Village of Tremont, Tazewell County, Illinois.

Chairman
Zoning Board

Tremont School District #702 will be holding an Early Childhood Screening on Thursday, August 27, 2020. All children ages 0-5 living in the District #702 are eligible. This is not a Turk Center or Kindergarten Screening. The purpose is to screen developmental levels in motor skills, general knowledge, social skills and speech/language skills in order to access the need for special education services. Further evaluation may be recommended. If you have concerns in the areas listed or would like reassurance that your child is progressing well, you can call and make an appointment.

Please click here for additional information.

The Village of Tremont Zoning Board will conduct a Variance Hearing at 7:00 pm., Thursday, July 16, 2020 at the Village Hall.

The purpose of this hearing is whether to grant:

A variance to Chapter 404.1 (a) To allow the construction of a detached garage to be 1176 square feet, which is 456 square feet larger than allowed in an R-1a zoning district

A variance to Chapter 1203.4 to allow more than one accessory structure in an R-1a zoning district.

LEGAL DESCRIBTION: PIN # 12-12-19-106-014
Commonly Known As: 417 S. Sampson St. Tremont IL. 61568
PETITIONERS are: Rick Strohl

All parties having an interest in this above matter are to attend said meeting, on the time and date at the location so specified above, to voice their concerns.

Respectfully,
Glen Gullette
Code Enforcement Officer
Village of Tremont

Pursuant to State Statute, public notice is hereby given of a public hearing before the Village Zoning Board of Appeals on a proposed amendment to the Village’s Zoning Code, such hearing to be held on June 25th, at 6:00 P.M., in the Tremont Community Center, 216 South Sampson Street, Tremont, Illinois.

The purpose of this hearing is to discuss the proposed changes to the Trailer Ordinance for The Village of Tremont.

To view the notice of public hearing, click here.
To view the proposed new trailer ordinance, click here.

The 2020 Spring Garage Sales will be Friday & Saturday, June 26 & 27.

For more information and a map of the sales, click here.

As outlined in Ordinance 20-104, Village of Tremont water and sewer rates have been revised as of May 1, 2020.

The revised rates are as follows:
Sewer Rates (Billed Monthly):
 •$15.73 for the first 1,000 gallons
 •$6.13 for each 1,000 gallons over and above the initial 1,000 gallons. All rates for sewer will have an automatic increase of 1.5% per year.
 •Minimum monthly charge is $15.73

Water Rates (Billed Monthly):
 •$14.72 for the first 1,000 gallons
 •$6.89 for each 1,000 gallons over and above the initial 1,000 gallons. All rates for water will have an automatic increase of 1.5% per year.
 •Minimum monthly charge is $14.72

Regulations for residential swimming pools in the Village of Tremont are explained in chapter 151 of the village 'Zoning Code Ordinance' To view the pool regulations, click here.

The Village of Tremont Zoning Board will conduct a Variance Hearing

Where:
Tremont Community Center - 216 S. Sampson St. Tremont, IL
When: Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 7:00 pm

The purpose of this hearing is whether to grant:
The construction of a ground mount solar array within the Village of Tremont.

LEGAL DESCRIPTION: PIN # 12-12-18-407-040

Commonly Known as: 500 E. Pearl St. Tremont IL. 61568

PETITIONER is Tammy Dugger and Eagle Point Solar All parties having an interest in this above matter are to attend said meeting, on the time and date at the location so specified above, to voice their concerns.

Respectfully,

Glen Gullette
Code Enforcement Officer
Village of Tremont

To view the April 27, 2020 update for Tremont District 702 from Supt. Hinman regarding COVID-19, click here.

Given the ongoing uncertainty regarding the Covid-19 virus, the Tremont Betterment Association has decided to cancel the 2020 Tremont Turkey Festival. While this is an extremely difficult decision to make, the health and well being of the thousands of festival goers, vendors and countless volunteers is our main concern. We look forward to seeing everyone again to celebrate the 2021 Tremont Turkey Festival.

Interested in attending the next village board meeting? There is a call-in option for the meeting on Monday evening (4-20-20). The line will be activated at 6:55 PM.

Toll-free dial-in number (U.S. and Canada): (877) 358-8686
Conference Code: 3266489094

In response to the economic hardships that residential and business customers may experience due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ameren Illinois is suspending non-pay disconnections and forgiving late payment fees through at least May 1, 2020.

In addition to these measures, there are many payment options available to reduce this burden. For more information: click here.

From the Village President:

The village passed an ordinance a couple of years ago that prohibited the burning of leaves, garbage, refuse, and yard waste but it did allow for the use of bonfires and firepits providing they were used for roasting hotdogs, making s'mores, etc. or just watching the flames or glowing embers while you relax. My recent request to the board was intended to support the Tazewell County open fire ban.

However, after reading numerous comments concerning my decision, some positive, some negative, it is apparent to me that it may not have been one of my better decisions. After reading the comments (and I am sure that more than one log was burned in protest), I have decided to fall back to the ordinance as written and passed a couple of years ago. There will be no burning of leaves (village provides a disposal location in the fall), other yard waste (village provides a location for disposal at sewer treatment plant), garbage/refuse, building materials, etc.

Small open fires in pits or fire rings will be allowed. Please enjoy your s'mores, hot dogs, etc. When doing so, please be thoughtful of your neighbors.

As always, the village board meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month (unless it is a holiday, then on Tuesday). All meetings are open to the public and I encourage you to attend. There will be times that we go into a closed session, but by law that is only for discussion and no action (vote) can be taken in a closed session.

A Burn Ban is in effect until further notice in the Village of Tremont. The Police Department will be enforcing it.

To view the March 20, 2020 update for Tremont District 702 from Supt. Hinman regarding COVID-19, click here.

All Village of Tremont Zoning Board meetings are suspended until further notice.

Thank You.

To view the March 16, 2020 update for Tremont District 702 from Supt. Hinman regarding COVID-19, click here.

The Village Hall is closed to outside visitors. You can call 925-5711 and you can drop your payment in the drop box.

We’re excited to share that our school is participating in Cash for Classrooms, part of Casey’s Rewards. This opens up Tremont Grade School to new funding opportunities to help improve learning environments for students.

The best part? Donations don’t come out of your own pocket. When you buy from Casey’s and use their rewards program you can simply turn your points into a donation to our school. Help Tremont Grade School make the most of this program and learn more at Caseys.com/schools.

Sincerely,
Tremont PTO

Also, for more information, click here.

The Village of Tremont Zoning Board will conduct a Variance Hearing

Where:
Village Hall
When: Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 7:00 pm

The purpose of this hearing is whether to grant:
The construction of a ground mount solar array within the Village of Tremont.

LEGAL DESCRIPTION: PIN # 12-12-18-407-040

Commonly Known as: 500 E. Pearl St. Tremont IL. 61568

PETITIONER is Tammy Dugger and Eagle Point Solar All parties having an interest in this above matter are to attend said meeting, on the time and date at the location so specified above, to voice their concerns.

Respectfully,

Glen Gullette
Code Enforcement Officer
Village of Tremont

The Annual Jazz Coffee House, featuring the Middle School and High School Jazz Bands will be held on Monday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the HS Cafetorium. The evening will include some fine jazz music featuring students from Tremont as well as complimentary coffee/tea and desserts.

Tickets are $6 and can be purchased from the band office during school hours.

Tuesday, February 25, is Monical's Community Day and 20% of each bill will be donated to the Tremont PTO (Parent/Teacher Organization). The flyer must be presented at time of ordering.

To view the flyer, click here.

Team 2481, The Roboteers, will be having an open house on February 29, 2020 at Tremont High School. The open house will be from 8:30 - 11:00am, but you are welcome to come and go as you please.

Team presentations will be held at 9:00 & 10:00am in the North Gym. We would love to have you come and see what we do!

Quilters in the Tremont community will be making a Quilt of Valor for a Tremont veteran. Come help quilt anytime 10am-3pm on any of the days. All levels of experience are welcome!

When: February 13, 14, and 15, 2020
Where: Tremont Community Center

The last Quilt of Valor made

Come support the Tremont St. Jude Run!

When: Friday, February 21st
Where: THS Cafetorium
Time: 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Price: Adults- $7
  Kids (under 8)- $5

Spaghetti, bread, salad, drink and dessert included

This event will take place before Senior Night for the high school boys basketball game. To view the flyer for the supper, click here.

Tremont School District #702 will be holding an Early Childhood Screening on Thursday, February 06, 2020. All children ages 0-5 living in the District #702 are eligible. This is not a Turk Center or Kindergarten Screening. The purpose is to screen developmental levels in motor skills, general knowledge, social skills and speech/language skills in order to access the need for special education services. Further evaluation may be recommended. If you have concerns in the areas listed or would like reassurance that your child is progressing well, you can call and make an appointment.

Please click here for additional information.

To view the tournament bracket for the HS Boys BB Holiday Tournament, click here.

The Tremont PTO is hosting a fundraiser to raise money for new and safe playground equipment at the Grade School. To help support the PTO's goal of reaching $190,000, you can purchase an engraved brick personalized for your family or business. These bricks will be placed on the Grade School grounds, and all proceeds will go towards purchasing the new playground equipment. Businesses can also sponsor a specific piece of playground equipment.

For more details about supporting the fundraiser with a personal donation, click here.

For more details about supporting the fundraiser with a business donation, click here.

In the last five years alone, more than 5,000 Ameren Illinois residential and business customers have been contacted by individuals who misrepresent themselves as employees of Ameren Illinois and demand that the customer pay their utility bill immediately. These scams have cost families and businesses across Illinois, including those in Tremont, more than $150,000.

For more information on these scams and how to avoid them, click here.

Tremont Museums will be open Sunday, November 10, from 2-4 PM.

The museums will be closing for January and February - Come and visit now!

There will be water main flushing the week of October 14-18.

New this year to Box Tops for Education is the Box Tops app. If you have not done so already, please follow the instructions on the attached page to download the app and begin using. In addition to scanning receipts, please continue to collect box tops, check the expiration date, trim each one along the dotted line, and drop them off at the Tremont Library or Tremont Elementary School. Box Tops funds help support the Tremont Elementary School art program! Thanks for your support!!

For more information, click here.

This will be a fun, laid back time for the girls (1st - 4th grade) to learn the fundamentals of volleyball. Sign up at the park district office or online (there is a processing fee of 3% for online registration).

For more information, click here.

When:September 11th – November 30th 2019
Wednesday Nights 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm or Saturdays 11am - 12noon

Change 4 Life, Eat Well, Move More and Live Longer

In this 12 week program, participants will compete against one another to lose weight and body fat. Fitness coach Michelle Williams will help you start your weight loss journey by coaching you with healthy eating and fitness programs.

The goal of the program is to give the participant a life coach to help them become accountable for lifestyle change. The areas of expertise are nutrition, exercise, stress reduction and time management.

Cost: $50 Residents $60 Non-Residents (50% goes directly to jackpot)

For more information about the program and about prizes, click here.

The Tremont Museum on the corner of Sampson and Madison Streets will be open on Saturday, August 24, from 1:00-4:00PM. So many things to see! Admission by donation. The new Agricultural Heritage Museum will be open soon!

Registration for this program is open from 8/10 through 8/17 . Register at the Fitness Center during open hours.

Open Gym Skills/Drills will be Saturday, August 17 at the THS North Gym
6th Grade: 9:00-10:00AM 5th Grade: 10:00-11:00AM 3rd/4th Grade: 11:00AM-12:00PM

Parents are asked to attend and complete registrations at this time. If you are unable to attend and your daughter is interested in basketball, please call Trina Burge at (309) 925-3811.

For more information, click here.

Tremont School District #702 will be holding an Early Childhood Screening on Thursday, August 22, 2019. Please see the attached flyer with additional information.

All children ages 0-5 living in the District #702 are eligible. This is not a Turk Center or Kindergarten Screening. The purpose is to screen developmental levels in motor skills, general knowledge, social skills and speech/language skills in order to access the need for special education services. Further evaluation may be recommended.

If you have concerns in the areas listed or would like reassurance that your child is progressing well you can call and make an appointment with Lisa Miller.

The Tremont Museum will be open from 1:00-4:00PM on Sunday, August 11th. Admission by donation. Come and see more information like the “Did you know...?” articles!

The Tremont Museum will be open Saturday, July 27, from 1:00PM-4:00PM. It is located on the corner of S. Sampson and Madison St.

Admission by donation.

On Saturday, July 20, the Tremont Park District and Young Dance, Inc. will be hosting a Kids Craft Day in the morning as well as Dancing for Movies at the Park in the afternoon/evening.

Kids Craft Day is a free event from 10am-1pm at the Sampson Street Building. Children (ages 5-12) will have lots of fun creating a seasonal masterpiece at this Kids Craft Day, sponsored by the Tremont Park District & Young Dance Inc. For more information about this event, click here.

From 2pm-10pm, a fundraiser will be held in support of Tremont Library's Movies at the Park program. Start the day off with 3 beginner dance workshops, in the evening pick your swing, end the evening with an open dance social to show off your new skills. More information as well as the cost of each lesson and the dance social are listed here.

Paper Drive

Saturday, July 13

9:00AM-12:00PM

Please DO NOT use plastic bags to bundle your papers.

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.

Summer Camp will be run and organized by Rachel Patterson. Miss Rachel teaches high school special education and is an assistant coach with the high school softball team. Miss Rachel has so many wonderful, new ideas and fun activities planned for all age groups! We are so excited to have her join our team this summer.

All ages listed are for those going INTO that grade for the 2019-2020 school year. We are only doing one class per week that is longer and only addressing the K-5 age group (except for the week of preschool camps). We must have a minimum of 8 students enrolled in each class - each class has a maximum number of students and it is listed with the class description.

All classes will be held at Tremont Grade School. This is just a description of the class. We will have lots of fun activities planned for each week. You will drop off and pick up at the Turk Center entrance door #8. Please email Jennifer Hendrickson at jennifer.hendrickson@d702.org for an enrollment form and for class availability.

Please click on the following link for Camp Information

Merchants Day 2019 will be Thursday, June 6th from 9:00AM-1:00PM in downtown Tremont.

To view the full list of activities, go to: Merchant's Day Activities

Monday, May 27th – 11:00AM
Veteran’s Memorial, Tremont City Park

Lunch following at:
Tremont American Legion Hall
24584 Lake Windermere Rd.

Everyone is invited for the program and lunch.

Memorial Day Program

Tuesday, May 21, is Monical's Community Day and 20% of each bill will be donated to the Tremont PTO (Parent/Teacher Organization). The flyer must be presented at time of ordering.

To access the flyer: Monicals Flyer

Movie Nights

Bring a picnic blanket or lawn chairs, and join us at City Park for two movies this summer!
Friday, May 24, 8:30PM -- Singin’ in the Rain
Friday, August 9, 8:30PM -- 101 Dalmations

For more information: Movie Night Flyer

"It is my pleasure to announce that I have selected Melinda Haley as the new Postmaster of the Tremont Post Office. Please join me in congratulating Melinda on her new assignment."

Shaun Hitchcock, United States Postal Service - a/MPOO Area 6

Summer Basketball Camps for Girls & Boys (3rd-8th grade) will be held on June 3rd – June 6th. You must be registered by May 17th.

For registration information, view the flier.

Friday & Saturday, April 26th & 27th

If you would like to participate:
Please sign up at Village Hall or email your information to tremontgaragesales@gmail.com to have your sale put on the map and pay the $2 fee that will be put towards advertising. You must sign up by April 19th to be printed on the map.

If you have further questions you can contact Linda Drake
Email: tremontgaragesales@gmail.com
Phone: (309) 202-0805

Tremont Winning Communities (TWC) is announcing our next new project. The project “Sampson Street Revitalization” helps our organization fulfill our mission of “improving the quality of life in Tremont, to increase the pride of current residents and to entice new people and businesses to live and work here”. The project entails the landscaping and redesign of the two blocks beginning at Route 9 and continuing south to South St. It will bring a “new look” to downtown therefore enhancing the image of our village.

For more information & to view design documents, go to: https://www.tremontil.com/winning-communities-currentproject.html

On Wednesday, April 17, Pekin's BWW will donate a portion of the food sales to the Tremont PTO. Please click here for more details

This year THS presents "Rock of Ages High School Edition". Relive the 80's and Rock and Roll with the THS students this year! Rock of Ages High School Edition will be performed April 11, 12, and 13 at 7PM. And yes, it comes fully stocked with 80's hair and pop-culture! Tickets are available in the THS office or at the door. Doors open at 6PM.

The Village of Tremont Zoning Board will conduct a Variance Hearing:

Where:
Village Hall
When: Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 7:00 pm

The purpose of this hearing is whether to grant:
The construction of an accessory structure (shed) to exceed the square footage requirement in an R-1a zoning district. The proposed structure will be 2.4% of lot coverage as opposed to the required 2% or 400 square foot, whichever is less.

A variance to allow the construction of an accessory structure to extend 7 foot beyond the minimum front yard setback off of Horton Dr. The property is within a single-family residential district (R-1a) with a minimum front yard setback distance of 15 feet

LEGAL DESCRIBTION: PIN # 12-12-19-201-001

Commonly Known as: 400 S. Chestnut St. Tremont IL. 61568

PETITIONER is Ross Springer All parties having an interest in this above matter are to attend said meeting, on the time and date at the location so specified above, to voice their concerns.

Respectfully,

Glen Gullette
Code Enforcement Officer
Village of Tremont

Tazewell County is hosting an Electronics Recycling Event:

Where:
FOLEPI Building, 2200 E. Washington Street, East Peoria, IL 61611
When: April 27, 2019 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
What:
Computers & Small-Scale Servers
Computer Monitors
Televisions
Printers, FAX Machines & Scanners
DVD Players, DVD Recorders & VCRs
Video Game Consoles
Digital Converter Boxes, Cable Receivers & Satellite Receivers
Electronic Keyboards, Electronic Mice & Portable Digital Music Players
FEES:
CRT Monitors – $20
CRT TV – $20:
Flat-screen TV – $20
Projection TV – $40
Console TV – $40

Contact us: Tazewell County Health Department 309-929-0272 or eh@tchd.net

MARCH FITNESS SPECIAL

SPRING INTO ACTION WITH A MARCH MADNESS WORKOUT


$100.00 - 4 Month Individual Membership

$80.00 – 4 Month Membership for Military, Corporate Rate, Senior (age 60 & over), Tremont Firefighters/EMT/Police

$20.00 – You may add an additional family member(s) from your household for just $5.00 each per month (Not applicable to student membership)

$10.00 - 1 Month Student Membership

***Purchase the March Fitness Special and your name will be entered into a drawing … winner will receive 1 additional month to the fitness center.

May the LUCK of the Irish be with you!

Are you ready for some summer ball?

TAPD Summer Rec Ball Registrations

Recreation Baseball and 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 $70.00 Resident
Boys 12 & Under/ Girls 12 & Under $70.00 Resident
*Boys 14 & Under $100.00 Resident

* NEW PROGRAM
Boys 14 & Under Requirements:
Boys must be 12 years of age on May 1st or 14 years of age or under by May 1st.
This team is contingent upon registration numbers. Must have a minimum of 10 boys for a complete roster.
Fees cover uniforms, equipment and umpires.
Online Registration not available for this program

Ways to Register:


1.Online at www.tremontpark.org (please note there is a 3% processing fee)
2.Print registration form from our website and attach a check and mail to the park district or drop off in the black drop box located in the vestibule of the fitness center.
3.Stop in during staffed hours to complete form and make payment.

Once registrations are complete, we will establish an evaluation date for those leagues with multiple teams. (With the exception of Little Turks T-ball and 6u Modified)

Please Register ASAP.......Deadline is March 21st, 2019

Camp Invention

Who: Camp is open to any students entering grades K-6 in the fall. (Do not need to attend Tremont schools.)
Where: Tremont Middle School
When: June 24-28 from 9:00-3:30 each day
Price: $230
Director: Steve Verdun
Questions: steve.verdun@d702.org
Register at: https://inventnow-web.ungerboeck.com/programsearch/moreinfo.aspx?event=23662

REGISTER BY 3/22/2019 FOR $25 OFF! Use code: INNOVATE25

Camp Invention is a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the future of innovation. Camp Invention was designed 28 years ago to introduce children to the process of invention early on. Exposure to the invention process is valuable for all children because it inspires collaboration, encourages entrepreneurship, ignites creativity, exercises problem solving skills and builds an understanding that failure is a necessary point on the path to success. Program is led by experienced local educators. For more information, visit https://www.invent.org/programs/camp-invention.

The First National Bank in Tremont will once again host a Free Community Shred Day at our Tremont Office

Saturday, May 4th
9:00AM - Noon

For any questions regarding what items are accepted, please contact:



or 309-691-0909.

Tremont Museum OPEN HOUSE:
Sunday, March 10 from 1-4 PM.
After having to cancel our last two Open House dates due to our winter weather, we do plan to be open on the 10th.
We have several NEW displays, such as the one on Tremont service stations through the years.
Please plan to visit!


Part of new service station display, showing items from Tremont Oil.

THE HISTORY OF WINDMILLS
The Tremont Historical Society’s next program and meeting will be held at the Tremont Community Center at 7PM on March 19. The speaker will be John Durdle from Hopedale, who will be speaking about the interesting history of windmills. Mark Your Calendar! Everyone is invited.

Meet the Candidates
Tremont Board of Education
Thursday, March 7 – HS Cafetorium
7:00p.m.


The Tremont Parent/Teacher Organization is pleased to invite everyone to a Meet the Candidates Night at 7:00 on Thursday March 7 in the THS Cafetorium.
5 candidates are running for the 4 open seats. They are (in order they will be seen on the ballot):
• Kevin Ulrich
• Kevin Smith
• Drew Gierich
• Richard Cecil
• Robert Ropp

Please consider joining us for this important event on March 7.

Tremont High School Student Council will once again be hosting our popular student and staff basketball game on Friday, March 15th at 6PM in the H.S. North Gym. If you've never been to this event, it is an amazing, inspiring evening, which showcases HS students and staff (GS, MS, and HS) participating in a friendly basketball game with proceeds going to a worthy community supporter. The evening also features a raffle, pulled pork dinner, Minute to Win It competition, and more, including the new addition of kids' carnival games!

If you've never had the pleasure of meeting our high school wrestling coach, T.J. Williams, he is truly a one-of-a-kind person, who shows unprecedented dedication and support to our school district. This year, T.J. led the Tremont Turks wrestling team to the greatest season in Tremont history, as the wrestlers competed in State finals as a team last weekend. While T.J.'s coaching career has soared, his family has dealt with their own tribulations off the mat as T.J.'s son, Aidan, was diagnosed with pediatric cancer. Even with this diagnosis, T.J. and his family have continued to support our community with constant smiles on their faces and Aidan has become one of the unofficial mascots of this Turk wrestling season.

This year, we will be selling t-shirts, which can be worn at this event and any other Tremont event, which feature Aidan's warrior motto! If you are interested in ordering a t-shirt, please print the order form here: T-Shirt Order Form. Sizes and prices can also be found on this form.

If you have any questions regarding the event or t-shirt sales, please e-mail Cassy Wicks at cassy.wicks@d702.org.

Thank you in advance for your support. We hope to see you all on Friday, March 15th, at 6PM in the North Gym.

Tremont High School Student Council

Fight boredom, conquer the couch and save playtime!
Join the Super Hero Fun Run as a runner or to cheer on runners. All proceeds go towards the PTO fundraising project of a new playground.
Dress as a superhero to lead off the race!

The race is Saturday, April 13th.
The 1 mile fun run/walk starts at 9 with a donation of $5.
The 5K fun run/walk starts at 9:30 with a donation of $20.

The 5K includes a t-shirt if registered by March 22nd.
Print form and turn in to Grade School office, or register online at www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=169982. There is a small fee for online registration.
Day of registration ends at 8:30.

Registration is now open for summer recreation baseball and softball leagues. We have several ways to register for the program:

* Register online at www.tremontpark.org (please note there is a 3% processing fee)

* Print the registration form off the website, attach a check, and mail to the park district office, or drop the registration form & check in the drop box located inside the entry of the main park district office located at 22522 IL Route 9 (inside the fitness center)

* Stop in during staffed hours to complete a form and make payment.

Tremont Kindergarten Registration and Turk Center Registration for the 2019-2020 school year will be held at Tremont Grade School on Wednesday, February 13th, 2019. Registration hours are from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Your child does not need to be present at registration.

For more information, click here.

Come support the Tremont St. Jude Run!

When: Friday, February 8th
Where: THS Cafetorium
Time: 4:30 pm – 7: 00 pm
Price: Adults- $7
Kids (under 8)- $5

Spaghetti, bread, salad, drink and dessert included

If you’ve been around the Tremont Museum on Thursday mornings, you’ve seen the excitement as the 1912 Water Works Building is getting a much need facelift. It will called The Tremont Agricultural Heritage Museum. Heating and air conditioning has been installed, walls cleaned and painted, a lovely stained glass work of art by Joe Venovich, has been installed over the passage door and Clint Kehlert has worked innumerable hours to restore the bi-fold doors on the building. Many other volunteers have worked tirelessly on this project. We are now ready to build displays as we get near its grand opening. We are currently looking for Tremont agriculture and implement dealer signs to place on the walls. If you have, or know of someone who has these signs, would you consider loaning or donating them to the museum? Please contact Rick at 840-1492.

Register now for Coding Club! Learn to Program with Micro:Bit (Grades 4-8)

Saturdays, 9:30-11:30am:
January 19, February 16, March 16, April 13, May 11

Learn how to design, build, and program using Micro:Bits! New projects every month. Space is limited, and registration is required for each session. Participants will need a laptop and a Gmail account* and should be comfortable with computers. Grades 4-8.

Sessions are free. Micro:Bits provided. Optional, one-time $10 materials fee includes a Micro:Bit project kit to keep. For more info or to register, call 925-5432, message us on FB, or email tremontlibrary.childrens@gmail.com

* To help us sessions start on time, we strongly suggest participants have their account username and password saved to the laptop they will use during Coding Club OR know it by heart (without adult help). If the child will need help logging in, please come early so they’re ready to go at 9:30. Thanks!

Winter Story Hour (ages 3-5)

Wednesdays, 10:30-11:15am: January 16, 23, and 30
Thursdays, 10:30-11:15am: January 17, 24, and 31

Join Lizzi for stories, songs, and crafts at the Library! Story Hour is designed to develop your preschooler’s literacy and social skills in a warm, welcoming environment. Registration is required. Choose Wednesdays or Thursdays.

Still spots left! For more info or to register, call 925-5432 or email tremontlibrary.storytime@gmail.com

Tremont School District #702 will be holding an Early Childhood Screening on Thursday, February 7, 2019.

All children ages 0-5 living in the District #702 are eligible. This is not a Turk Center or Kindergarten Screening. The purpose is to screen developmental levels in motor skills, general knowledge, social skills and speech/language skills in order to access the need for special education services. Further evaluation may be recommended.

If you have concerns in the areas listed or would like reassurance that your child is progressing well, please call Lisa Miller (925-3823 ext. 252).
For more information, click here.

The Museum Uncovered
With the last several special exhibits at the Tremont museum, our cabinets have been covered up. Come and visit to see what you couldn’t see before and what has been added!
Open Sunday, Jan. 13 1-4p.m.

Annual Show and Tell Potluck
The Tremont Historical Society will have a potluck dinner on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Center. Fried chicken will be provided as well as drinks and table settings. Please bring a dish to share. Also, bring a historical item and share what you know or ask for opinions on what you have! The public is welcome.

To view the tournament bracket for the HS Boys BB Holiday Tournament, click here.

To view the tournament bracket for the Lady Hawks Holiday Tournament, click here.

A Community Candlelight Gathering for Corporal Daniel Baker and his Fellow Marines

An organized community candlelight gathering will be held Monday, December 17 at 5:00 PM at the Large Shelter located in the center of Tremont City Park directly across from the Veterans Memorial. All are welcome and invited to participate in this candlelight gathering, in honor of our own, Cpl. Daniel Baker, and the Marines from VMGR-152, and VMFA (AW) – 242, III MEF Marines, who lost their lives. We will distribute candles for lighting and gather around the Veterans Memorial for song and prayer. The shelter will be available all evening for conversation with hot chocolate provided.

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 afternoons and last 45 minutes. Our program instructor will be Drew Gierich, Volunteer Coach. High School athletes will be invited to help with this program.

Dates: January 5th – March 2nd (Saturdays)
Where: South Gym at the Tremont High School
When: Kindergarten 1:00 – 2:00 pm
1st - 2nd grade 2:00 -3:00 pm (boys and girls together)
Cost: Kindergarten $45.00 Resident / $55.00 Non-Resident, 1st – 2nd grade $45.00 Resident / $55.00 Non-Resident (Multi Child Discount - $5.00 off for additional child)

*January 19th NO SESSION

Looking for a gift? Don't know what to get? TCA Bucks are the perfect fit! Give the freedom of a gift-card and the pride of supporting hometown business.

TCA Bucks can be purchased at Morton Community Bank and used at the following businesses in Tremont, all of whom are TCA (Tremont Commerce Association) Members:

Tremont CUSD #702, Anthem Insurance Group, Beecham’s, Brewer Law Office, Jack’s Café, Edward Jones – Luke Porritt,Eli’s Coffee Shop, Feeling Etchy, First National Bank, Gauger Motors, GT Services, Haas IT Solutions, King Tree, Le Shoppe, Liberty Systems LLC, Louisa Jane, Mary Kay- Ellen Becker, Northfield Christian Fellowshop (Share Closet), Perdue’s Grill, Pinky’s, PLR Insurance, RA Cullinan, Re/Max Realtor – Mary Ann Vance, Re/Max Traders Unlimited—Gene Pflederer/Max Schneider, Roger Stuber Builders, Stuber Land Design, Tazewell Diesel, Tremont Area Park District, Tremont Baptist Church, Tremont Community Bank, Tremont Co-op, Tremont Family Dental, Tremont Gallery, Tremont District Library, Tremont Lumber, Tremont Museum and Historical Society, Tremont Oil, Tremont United Methodist Church, Tremont Village Autobody, Tupperware—Deb Aberle, Simply Sweet Cakes, Village of Tremont, Young Dance Inc—Jon Young.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

You are invited to attend the next program at the Tremont Museum and Historical Society’s Tuesday, November 27 meeting. Tremont resident Dave Lee will talk about his military service as a member of the CIA in Thailand pre-Vietnam. This is sure to be an interesting program! Please join us at 7 o’clock at the Tremont Community Center on Sampson Street. The public is invited.

The PTO is excited to present their 2018-2019 Turk gear. Profits made from this fundraiser will go toward their goal of an updated and improved Grade School playground! Below is the link to the web store. It will be available only until Dec. 1st. Items will be delivered by Christmas.

Please contact Michelle Kreiling - michelle.kreiling@d702.org with any questions.

https://www.minervapromotions.com/stores/schools/tremont-elementary/tremont-elementary-pto.html

Join us for the Christmas Walk on Saturday December 1st.

For more information, click here

The Village of Tremont Zoning Board will conduct a Variance Hearing at 7:00PM, Thursday, December 6, 2018 at the Village Hall.

For more information on the accessory structure hearing, click here.

For more information on the detached garage hearing, click here.

Participants just need to bring the flier with them to the Pekin BWW on 11/14 anytime 5:00PM-9:00PM. BWW will give a portion of the proceeds back to Tremont PTO. Funds raised from this event will help support our goal of updating and improving the playground. For the flier, Click Here

100 years ago, WWI ended. The armistice was signed at 11:00AM on 11-11. To commemorate this anniversary, please download the app for “Bells of Peace” to your telephone. The app will count down to 11:00 a.m. on November 11 and will ring along with millions of others across the country.Visit the Tremont Veterans Memorial and the Tremont Museum’s Veterans area to pay tribute to our veterans.

Time is running out...

Mark your calendar for Sunday, Nov. 11 anytime from 1:00PM-4:00PM. The Tremont Museum has an extensive Girl and Boy Scout display along with many other new displays, including the mural of the Tazewell County Courthouse.

We will also be open the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend, if you are looking for something interesting to do!


Above: One vintage Boy Scout display.
Below: Campfire Girl ceremonial gown.

Trim Down Before The Turkey

FALL BACK Into Fitness and remember to set your clocks back on November 4th.
Check out these great specials we have to offer!!!

WORK OUT THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER FOR A BUCK!
$1.00--November Membership with purchase of a membership.
or
$50.00 – 2 month INDIVIDUAL membership
$40.00 – 2 month SENIOR (age 60 & up), CORPORATE RATE, MILITARY, TREMONT FIREFIGHTERS/EMT/POLICE
(Not Valid with Student Membership) (No $5 add on members)
(November Special valid from Nov. 1 to Nov. 30th 2018)

In November, Tremont High School will proudly be presenting "The Mousetrap" by Agatha Christie. These performances will be in addition to the spring musical later this school year. Performance dates and prices are listed below. The Mousetrap will be presented in a completely different format to provide students additional experience in the theatrical arts. Seating will be limited per performance to 80 audience members. Included in the ticket price will be a drink and snacks served before and during intermission.

This murder mystery will keep you guessing right up until the very end of the play and will be performed in the Middle School commons where the audience will be circling the stage (Arena Style Theatre) for a more immersive experience. Tickets will be very limited at the door. Please pre-order your tickets in the THS Office ahead of time. We look forward to seeing you there!

Sincerely,
The Cast and Crew of The Mousetrap

Performance dates and times:
November 2nd @ 7:15pm
November 3rd @ 1:30pm (Matinee)
November 3rd @ 7:15p
November 9th @ 7:15pm
November 10th @ 1:30pm (Matinee)
November 10th @ 7:15pm

Ticket prices $15 Adult ($8 kids under 12)

The Lion’s Club annual Halloween parade and party will be Friday, October 26th.
Line up for the parade is at Camden's Chiropractic at 6:15PM.
The parade route goes to the grade school and is followed by a costume contest and food there.

Thursday, October 25th
7:30-10:30pm, Ages 12-18
Come in costume, wand in hand, or as you are for this after-hours screening of Fantastic Beasts! Snacks, drinks, audience participation, and a chance to win prizes. No registration required for the movie, but participation kits are limited. Call the Library to reserve yours.

Tour of Switzerland - Tuesday, October 23
6:30pm at the Community Center
Join Tom Siedleck for a “best of Switzerland” photo tour where we will travel to modern Swiss cities, beautiful lakeside towns, and snowcapped Alpine peaks. Experience the beauty of Bern, medieval Lucerne, the Gotthard Pass, the Matterhorn, and tiny villages perched high above the Lauterbrunnen Valley.

There will be water main flushing the week of October 15-19.

PUBLIC AUCTION - GARY & KATHY POST
SATUDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2018 – 10:00 AM
24689 E. LAKE WINDERMERE – TREMONT, IL


ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES: RCA Victrola in cabinet; records; curio cabinet; Radio Flyer & Coast King Rocket red wagons; 2 butchering kettles; Lionel train set w/many accessories; #3 Western Stoneware water crock w/lid & cups; wash stand; pitcher & bowl; #2 Western jug; #5 Blue Ribbon jug; #40 Daisy glass butter churn; Singer treadle sewing machine; church pew; drop leaf table w/3 leaves & 8 needle point chairs; Fiesta ware & serving pieces; Kensington and Coventry dish sets; coffee grinder; Brownie camera; wood wall phone; porcelain table w/1 drawer; clocks.

GUNS: Remington Model 5501 rifle, semi-automatic, shoots shorts or longs; Stevens West Point Model 948, 410 single shot shotgun; Winchester Model 74, #21606, 22 shot rifle; Daisy BB gun.

APPLIANCES, FURNITURE & HOUSEHOLD: Hotpoint gas stove, almond; Whirlpool refrigerator, top freezer, almond; Crosley elec. dryer, white; Maytag washer, white; hall tree; oak tea cart; dresser w/mirror; rocker; cedar chest; leather chair; Yamaha C-60 Electone organ & music; Eden pure heaters; Norwalk plaid chair w/hassock; Mizerak pool table, like new; linens; bake ware, flatware; small appliances; misc. chairs, lamps, pictures & wall hangings.

TRACTOR, RIDING MOWERS, 4 WHEELER, SCOOTER: 1950 JD 50 tractor, ps, nf, fenders, new tires & paint, exc. cond.; 2013 Ferris F800X zero turn riding mower, 61” deck, hyd. lift, nice; 2005 JD X485 riding mower, Kawasaki motor, 54" hyd. deck, power steering, MC519 trailer bagger, 1100 hrs., exc. condition; 1998 Polaris 300 Xplorer, new battery, good tires, nice; 1986 Honda Spree, 2021 mi., nice; 1989 small trailer.

TOY HAULER TRAILER: 2013 Forest River Ultra Work & Play toy hauler trailer, 32’ bumper pull, living area sleeps 4, stove, sink fridge/freezer, microwave, bath w/shower, slide out dining area, awning, roof air, 10’ garage space, clean, very nice.

TOOLS, YARD, GARDEN & MISC.: Honda HS720 snow blower; Stihl MM55 roto tiller; Troy-bilt Horse tiller, rear tines; Honda & Lawn Boy self-propelled push mowers; DeVilbiss 2600 psi power washer; 2 elec. air compressors; Kennedy tool chest; hand & power tools; Fimco sprayer to mount on 4 wheeler; Stihl chain saw; work bench w/drawers; ladders; fire pit; misc. lumber; many misc. items.

Must have FOID card to purchase firearms & gun laws will be enforced.

The 2018 Fire Department Open House is Sunday, October 7th from 1-4PM.

- Life Flight landing - 2:00PM
- Free chili, hotdogs, cookies
Activities for kids

THE TICKETS ARE GOING FAST!
Buy your tickets for the Tremont History Bus Tour at Eli’s in Tremont. (Cash or check only).
October 6 is coming up quickly!
Questions? Call Rick at 840-1492.

From West to East: An American in China

Thursday, October 4th
6:30pm at the Community Center

Learn what it’s like to live in China! Kevin Koch volunteered as a teacher with ELIC and taught in the city of Changsha for six weeks this summer. He’ll share his story, the cuisine, the food, and the culture!

To view the garage sale map, click here.

“Scouting USA” vintage Boy and Girl Scout exhibit opens at the Tremont Museum Saturday, Sept. 15 from 1-4 PM. Other dates will be posted soon.
There are hundreds of items that will bring back memories or teach you about the first years of scouting.
Admission is $5.00, and $3.00 for children. Special tours can be arranged for scout troops at a deeply discounted rate. Call 309-840-0094.

The public is invited to our Annual Wiener Roast potluck at 6 PM on Tuesday, September 18 at the Tremont Community Center. Please bring a dish to pass, everything else will be provided.

The program, “An Evening With Lincoln”, begins at 7:15 PM. The program portion of this event has been moved around the corner to the sanctuary of the 2004 Tremont United Methodist Church on Route 9. The program will be given by Rick Otey as Lincoln, and is sponsored by the Tremont Museum and Historical Society.

If you plan to bring a large group, please let us know, so we have plenty of everything. 840-0094. See you there!


Poster courtesy of Chris Coulter

Fine Free First Tuesdays!
September 4, October 2, November 6, December 4
For the rest of the 2018 year, bring in any overdue items on the first Tuesday of the month... and receive no fines!
Items may be returned in the drop or at the front desk. (Items returned before we check the drop at 8am the next day will count as fine free too.)

The Ugly Unicorn
Monday, September 10 10-10:45am
Location: Tremont Grade School Gym (open to the public)
Unicyclist Dave Marty presents the story of a boy and a runaway unicorn and interactive unicycling demonstration. Perfect for preK-2nd grade; all ages welcome!

Programming in Python for Beginners
Thursdays: Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8, and Dec. 13
5:30-7:30pm, Grades 5-9
Learn coding basics by building game apps with Python! Participants will need a laptop and a Google account and should be comfortable with computers. Space is limited, and registration is required for each session.

Fall Story Hour (3-5 year-olds)
Join us for stories, songs, and crafts designed to develop literacy and social skills! Registration required.
Choose Wednesdays or Thursdays, 10:30-11:15am:
Wednesdays: September 19, 26, and October 3
Thursdays: September 20, 27, and October 4

Tales Under the Tree (0-5 years)
Thursdays: Sept. 13, Nov. 8, and Dec. 13
10:30-11am
Parents & children are invited for stories, songs, and activities to encourage early literacy skills. Wiggles are welcome! No registration required.

Adult Programming

Dyslexia Awareness Workshop
Tuesday, September 25, 6:30-8pm
Location: Community Center
Parents, caregivers, teachers, administrators, and students are invited to this free workshop, hosted by dyslexia Families of Central Illinois & READ Now Inc. Melissa Garretson, dyslexia consultant and tutor, will discuss the signs and symptoms of dyslexia. Participants will learn the gifts and strengths of dyslexics, and what research says works and doesn’t work.
Two hours of Professional Development credit will be offered for educators. No registration required.

Book Club Corner
Each book club is led separately and reads different books. Stop by the library for a copy of the book!

Evening Adult Book Club (Meets fall, winter, and spring)
6:30pm on last Thursday of the month at Eli’s
Upcoming meetings: Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 29, Dec. 27

Third Thursday Book Club (Meets all year)
12:30pm on third Thursday at Eli’s
Upcoming meetings: Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 20

YA Book Club (Ages 13-18)
7-8pm on third Tuesdays at Eli’s
Upcoming meetings: Sept. 18, Oct. 16, and Nov. 20

Anne Zuercher and Brian Reed are teaming up to offer an EMT-B class in Hopedale this fall. The class starts on November 27th and will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

For more information and to sign up for the class, click here.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
The Tremont Museum will be hosting a display of vintage Boy and Girl Scouting treasures! Please pass the word on to your favorite Scout! The display will contain a wide variety of items from local collectors.

1-4 PM on Saturday, Sept 22, Sunday, October 14, Saturday October 27, and 2 dates in November.
Admission $5.00, $ 3.00 children, cash or check.
Arrange a special tour for your Scout Club at a reduced rate. Call 309-840-0094.

There will be a Tremont PTO night at Monical's on Monday, September 17. 20% of all purchases made will be donated to the PTO. The attached flyer must be presented at the time of purchase.

To view the flyer, click here.

The Tremont High School Alumni Association is hosting a Tremont High School Alumni Banquet on Saturday, November 3, 2018. There will be social time and school tours from 5:30PM-6:30PM, followed by a meal at 6:30PM in the Tremont High School Cafetorium.

For more information, contact Marthajane Hillman. 110 W. Ripley St. Tremont, IL 61568

Did you know Sampson Street Building has an Arts and Theater program offered on Thursday afternoons through Nitch Theater Arts! Registration information is available on the following website. http://www.nitschtheatrearts.org/

Volleyball Fun K-4th Grade - This is a fun program for girls to learn the fundamentals of volleyball on Saturdays this Fall. Grades 3-4 will work on fundamentals and play the game as well. Watch our website for registration and details.

Coming soon 4th, 5th, and 6th-grade girls basketball. Open Gym Skills/Drills along with Registration will be September 8 at 10:00 AM. If you are unable to attend and your daughter is interested in basketball please call Trina Burge at 925-3811. Our goal 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.



Looking for a great way to spend time outdoors. Walk around the trail at the South Lake or Cullinan Park. Pick up a fishing permit for the Tremont Lakes or rent a shelter for a fall picnic. See our website for further details.

Group Fitness Classes and Fitness Specials available at the Fitness Center. We offer a variety of fitness classes; Weight Resistance and Strength Training, Tabata, Yoga and Spin Class. We have professional Trainers available for a more personal training program or consultation. Please contact our office for more details and let us get you signed up today. If you are on the fence we offer a free trial for any of our fitness classes.

September welcomes new members at a rate of just $10 per month no commitment. If you are a new member to TAPD Fitness Center sign up for just $10 for the first month.

All information and more can be found at: www.tremontpark.org

The public is invited to the Tremont Historical Society's Annual Wiener Roast potluck and program on Tuesday, September 18 at 6 pm at the Tremont Community Center. Rick Otey will be presenting “An Evening With Lincoln”. Please bring a dish to pass. Hot dogs and buns, drinks and place settings will be provided. If you plan to bring a large group, please let us know so we have plenty of everything. 840-0094. See you there!

Thanks to all who made the vintage bridal gown exhibit a success.

The Tremont Turks Athletic Booster Club is looking for advertisers for the Tremont Turks Sports Program. Beginning with the Fall 2018 sports season, attendees at Tremont High School athletic events will receive an 8.5" x 11" color sports program at the admissions table. Area businesses and individuals are encouraged to support Tremont High School athletics through advertising opportunities now available. To learn more and view advertising options, click here.

The 2018 Turkey Shootout, presented by the Tremont Turks Athletic Boosters Club, is also looking for sponsors. There are multiple sponsorship levels and all donations are welcome. For more information, click here.

The following information pertains to the use of the Village "Burn Pile." The area will be open on the following days and times:

Tuesday: 9am to Dusk
Thursday: 9am to Dusk
Saturday: 9am to Dusk
Sunday: 9am to Dusk

Please see the attached copy of Village Ordinance 18-113 for information concerning who is authorized to use the area and what items may be placed there.

Crews working for Ameren Illinois will be trimming trees in and around your area in the near future. Our qualified line clearance trimmers will trim trees that could interfere with electric lines running from pole to pole. Our contractors are nationally recognized as professional arboricultural companies who meet American National Standards Institute (ANSI) pruning standards and pruning methods endorsed by the International Society of Arborists (ISA).

Attached are maps and common addresses of the areas affected. In addition to notifying you, Ameren Illinois will mail a notice to customers who may be affected by the distribution tree trimming work. We will also provide a public notice in local newspapers. To update or change your contact information, please contact us at ILVegetationManagement@Ameren.com.

We are committed to providing safe, reliable and affordable power to your community. Tree trimming helps us minimize the likelihood of power outages and safety hazards. Please visit MySafeTrees.com to learn more about our tree trimming program and tips for safely planting trees around power lines.

We recognize the importance of trees to your community, so we have established the Right Tree, Right Place Grant Program to help replace trees that must be removed for safety or reliability reasons. Please see the attached flyer for details.

Thank you for your patience while work is underway. If you have any questions about the upcoming distribution tree trimming work, please call 1.800.755.5000, or visit our website at MySafeTrees.com. Should you or any of your constituents have further questions, the Consumer Services Division of the Illinois Commerce Commission may be reached at 1.800.524.0795.

Sincerely,
Ameren Illinois
Vegetation Management

The Tremont Park District has new Back-To-School specials for the Fitness Center for August.

To view the August specials, click here.

Two Exhibit Dates Left!
A parachute gown, a gown worn by two sisters, wedding dresses worn by mothers and their daughters, three generations of gowns, prominent old Tremont citizens’ gowns... All this and much more can be seen at the Vintage Romance vintage wedding gown exhibit at the Tremont Museum. Make plans now - there are just two exhibit dates left: Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, August 12 from 1-4:00.
Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Checks or cash only.

To view the St. Jude Community Fundraiser flyer, click here.

Tremont travel softball teams will be holding open tryouts for the 2019 season on July 28-29, 2018.

Saturday, July 28
- 8 & Under: 9:00am to 10:00am
- 10 & Under: 10:00am to 11:00am
- 12 & Under: 11:00am to 12:00pm
- 14 & Under: 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Sunday, July 29
- 8 & Under: 2:00pm to 3:00pm
- 10 & Under: 3:00pm to 4:00pm
- 12 & Under: 4:00pm to 5:00pm
- 14 & Under: 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: Tremont High School

Eligibility is based on the following birth dates.
- 8 & Under: Birth date on or after January 1, 2010
- 10 & Under: Birth date on or after January 1, 2008
- 12 & Under: Birth date on or after January 1, 2006
- 14 & Under: Birth date on or after January 1, 2004

Send questions to facebook.com/TremontTripleThreat

The Tremont Park District has new specials for the Fitness Center for July. There is no time like the present to start working out!

To view the July specials, click here.

The Tremont Garden Club will meet Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at the Community Building at 6:30.
Please come and see what the club is doing.
Everybody welcome.

Tremont Park District would like to thank Tremont Lumber for donating material to re-roof the dugouts at Cullinan Park Ballfield. We also wish to thank the volunteer parents for their labor and time to get the job done. The dugouts look great. We appreciate our community support.

Tremont Park District would like to thank Tom Nieukirk, T3 Tri Club, volunteers, and sponsors for organizing, administrating, donating and volunteering for the Tremont Triathlon. Both the Tri and the Mini Tri were a great success this year. Without these volunteers, it would not happen. To all the volunteers and participants... We thank you!

Employment Opportunity
Maintenance Supervisor - Part-time position. 20-35 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 in 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.

Application information is available on our website www.tremontpark.org or an application can be picked up at the park district office. Please call Trina Burge at 925-3811 for additional information.

Arts and Theater at Sampson Street.

http://www.nitschtheatrearts.org/
Coming soon Stage Kids production of the Lion King Junior
Shows: Friday, August 10th at 6:30 pm (Call time 4:00 pm) and Sunday, August 12th at 2:00 pm (Call time 1:00 pm)
SHOWS TAKE PLACE AT PRITCHARD THEATRE, EUREKA COLLEGE

Swim Lessons Session 3 Starts July 9

July Fitness Specials

$10.00 - 1 Month Student
Buy a 6 Month Membership and Get 1 Month Free
Buy a 12 Month Membership and Get 2 Months Free
A Variety of Group Fitness Classes are available.

Farmers Market Every Saturday 8-12 at the Small Shelter

Bring your locally grown fruits and vegetables. Baked goods that have Tazewell County Health Dept certificate are welcome, as well. We have a great following and appreciate all vendors and buyers.

Fishing Permits for Tremont Lakes can be purchased at the Park District Office or the Pool Office. You must have an Illinois Fishing License to purchase a permit. Please see www.tremontpark.org for details under Parks and Lakes.

Shelter Rentals - Park Shelter Rental information can also be found on our website under Facilities tab and Lakes/Parks/Shelter information.

Just three days left to view “Vintage Romance” - a Vintage Wedding Gown Exhibit at the Tremont Museum, at the corner of Sampson and Madison Streets. This is a one-of-a-kind exhibit, not to be repeated! There are over 30 gowns representing a century of styles, 1872-1971. The exhibit features the gowns, the brides’ photos and their stories.
Exhibit dates are Sunday, July 8, Saturday, July 28, and Sunday, August 12 from 1-4 p.m. Admission is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children, cash or check only.

We are still accepting groups for private tours through August 11. Call Lori at 309-840-0094.

Due to recent dumping of unauthorized material, the Village “Burn Pile”, located on Franklin St., is closed until further notice.

The Village Board is developing a solution so the area can be reopened and anticipates the reopening of the area by the end of July.

EFFECTIVE June 22, 2018, anyone caught dumping or depositing any type of material at or near the area of the “Burn Pile” is subject to being fined for illegal dumping and/or trespassing.

Please join us on June 30th for a benefit in support of Joshua Stuber and family. Bring your family out to the 360 Encore House for dinner and games. There will be fun activities for the entire family!

Please RSVP by June 26 at rallyforjoshua.eventbrite.comYou can also RSVP to Tremont Co-Op Grain at 309-925-4981.

For more information, please 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.

June 11 - August 2

Classes are offered Monday - Thursday mornings from 11:30AM - 12:30PM starting the week of June 11th.

Cost: $5.00 per class or $40.00 for 10 punch pass.

Louisa Jane’s Summer Market

206 South Sampson Street

Saturday, June 30th – 10AM-3PM

Local Vendors, Coffee, Food Trucks, Boutiques, and More

On Tuesday, June 12th, at 5:00PM (Note Time Change), the Tremont Garden Club will meet at the Community Building and drive to Peoria for a tour of Hoerr's Nursery. After the tour, we will eat at Hickory River Smokehouse.

Anybody is welcome to come as a guest. Hope to see many on Tuesday!

The Tremont Farmers' Market will begin Saturday June 16, 2018. The times are 8:00AM - 12:00PM every Saturday. Please bring your locally grown fruits and vegetables. We appreciate baked goods that have the Tazewell County Health Department Certificate. We have a GREAT following and appreciate all Vendors and Buyers.

Any questions - please contact Mary Ann at 309-925-3545.

Let’s kick off the summer and get your workout on!

$10.00 - 1 Month Student Membership
$75.00 - 3 Month Individual Membership
$60.00 – 3 Month Senior (age 60 & over), Corp Rate, Tremont Firefighters/EMT/Police, Military Membership

To view this month's fitness specials, click here.

Merchant’s Day - Enjoy a brat and hot dog cookout as you cool off in the air conditioning at the Community Center on Sampson Street. Open from 10:30 until 1:00, or while supplies last.

Merchants Tent Booth - Don’t miss the history reveal at the Tremont Historical Society’s booth in the Merchants Tent. Natalie Muehlich, Lorena Falcon, and Marissa Smith, three of Mrs. Roller’s THS senior art students have completed a huge painting of Tremont’s Courthouse.

The painting will officially be revealed at 4 o’clock on Friday, June 8 in the Merchants Tent. Please join us! Who knows? Abe Lincoln may be there!

“Vintage Romance” - A Vintage Bridal Gown Exhibit with photos and stories of the brides. Sunday, June 10 from 1-4 at the Tremont Museum, corner of Sampson and Madison Streets -admission, $5.00 adults & $3.00 children, check or cash only.

There will be an Open House on:

Sunday, June 3, 2018
1-3 p.m.
316 S. Chestnut, Tremont

By: Mary Ann Vance
Re/Max Traders Unlimited

On June 3rd, Pastor Dan Perry will deliver his last sermon at Tremont UMC as he prepares to enter retirement. Sunday, June 3, 2018, Tremont UMC will have ONE service only at 10am. That afternoon there will be a Open House/Reception held at the church from 2-4pm.

Pastor Dan has been in ministry for over 30 yrs. He was appointed as Pastor of Tremont UMC, Tremont, IL from 2013-present.

Pastor Dan and Carol will be moving back to Highland, IL, where they own a home.

Parents,

The sports physical clinic will be on Saturday, June 2nd 8:00am-11:00am. Cost is $15. There are still appointments available, but they are filling up fast. Please contact Mrs. Miller if you would like to schedule an appointment. (If your child is entering 6th or 9th grade, please see your regular doctor for a complete physical as opposed to the sports physical)

New location this year: The clinic will be held in the south gym.

You can call or email:
Paula Miller RN
paula.miller@d702.org
(309)925-2051 ext. 213

The Tremont Gallery/Pearl Street Stamping will be hosting "Make It Take It" throughout the summer from 10am-5pm on the Fridays of May 25, June 8, June 22, July 13, and July 27.

Stop in to make a free greeting card!

Help Us Help You!

Having your address clearly legible from the road helps fire and rescue personnel find your residence in an efficient and timely manner. The quicker they can identify your residence, the quicker they will be able to provide assistance.

To learn more about tips for making your address identifiable from the roadway, click here.

See what everyone is talking about! “Vintage Romance,” a vintage bridal gown exhibit, will be open 1-4 p.m. on SATURDAY, May 26 at the Tremont Museum, corner of Sampson and Madison Streets. Admission is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children - check or cash only.

Tuesdays, July 3, 10,17,24, and 31. 10-noon
Remy, a Certified Therapy Dog, loves a good story and a snuggle. Remy will be available for 15 minute sessions at the Library. Pre-registration and parent permission required. Ages 5 and up.

Monday, July 9, 5:30-9pm
Volunteers from the Land of Lincoln Basketweaving Association teach a beginning basketweaving class for adults and teens! Learn the basics while making a Northwoods Berry Basket. A $10 material fee is required to hold your spot. Register in person at the library.

Saturday, June 30. 6-8pm
Open to summer reading participants of all ages!

Tuesday, June 26, 10:30-11:30am
Location: Tremont Library Parking Lot
Get up close with tortoises, snakes, lizards, and other fascinating creatures in this presentation for all ages!

5 Days on a Bicycle
Thursday, June 21st 6:30pm
Location: Community Center
Take a journey without leaving your seat! Ben Schlipf shares his travels; he caught the train to Pittsburgh & spent 5 days peddling his bike between campsites, slowly making his way to Washington DC along the Great Allegheny Passage & C&O Canal Trail.

Tuesdays, June 19 and July 17, 5-8pm
Location: Tremont Library Meeting Room
Grab a copy of the book at the Library. Join us for pizza, discussion, and a screening of the movie adaptation. Ages 13-18. Registration required.
June: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
July: Bridge to Terabithia

Tuesday, June 19. 10:30am-noon
Location: Tremont Library Patio
Splash, play and explore water science with Lizzi in this program for ages birth-8. Dress to get wet! No registration. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Thursdays, June 14, 21, and 28. 10:30-11am.
Join Adele in the Children's Area for stories, songs, and activities! No registration, but space is limited to 15 children per session, first-come. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Medieval Weaponry with The Society for Creative Anarchronism
Thursday, June 14, 6-8pm
Location: City Park, Large Shelter
Medieval archery, weapons, and armor! A hands-on learing opportunity for all ages! No registration.

Tuesday, June 12
10:30-11:30am - ages 7-11
6:30-8pm - ages 12-18
Location: Library Meeting Room
Actress & Second City teacher Cynthia Bangert presents a playful, high-energy workshop for kids & teens. Space limited. Registration required.

Support our community and buy books at the same time during the Library's book sale!
Open throughout the Turkey Festival.

Friday, June 8: Stop by the library for pictures with Abraham Lincoln (Rick Otey), 10:30-noon!

Thursday, June 7, 10 am & 11:30 am
Location: Community Center Lawn
A unique theatrical experience for all ages.

Thursday, May 31, 10:30-11:15 am
Location: Park District Sampson Street Building
Interactive music and movement for all ages!

We love our volunteers! Volunteers are needed to help with the library booksale during the Turkey Festival. On Thursday, June 7th, help is needed to set-up for the sale. Tasks include bringing books over and sorting boxes. Pick-up trucks/vans and strong backs/arms are needed for set-up. If you'd rather help by selling books, volunteer to work the booth on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Help is also needed on Sunday to help take the sale down. Volunteer sign-ups are located at the library circulation desk.

Summer Reading is for all ages, 0-adult
Kids, play our new Summer Reading Game. Read, explore, and win! Adults and teens read 3 hours a week for a chance to win! Registration starts Tuesday, May 29. Prizes available from June 4-July 14.

Team 2481 is hosting a STEM Day! (View flyer or visit www.team2481.com)

Ages: Incoming 3rd - 6th Graders
Date: Tuesday, June 12th
Time: 8:00am- Noon
Location: Tremont High School

Incoming 3rd-6th graders will be going on a quest for treasure as they navigate their way through several STEM-related stations.

The cost for the event is $40 for the first camper + $30 for each additional child in the same family. Checks can be made to “Team 2481” and mailed to:
Vanessa Noreen
404 W. Washington St.
Tremont, IL 61568

We won't officially enroll your camper(s) until we receive your check. Please click here to sign up.

We look forward to seeing you there!

If you have questions, please e-mail Vanessa.

Attention Village of Tremont Utility Customer:

You have lots of electronic options to pay and view your utility bill. You can pay online, by a mobile app, through your bank or by calling. You can also view your bills online. Please consider opting out of receiving paper bills to help save resources and reduce costs.

For more information, click here.

The FFA Alumni is selling $5 raffle tickets for freezer meat. 5 winners will be drawn on june 10th after the Tremont Turkey Festival Parade. You do not need to be present to win.

Prizes include: Two quarters of Uhlman Freezer Beef, Two halves of Freezer Pork and One Yordy Turkey.

Proceeds from the raffle go to the Tremont FFA Alumni Scholarship Fund. Graduating seniors can earn up to $1,000 in scholarship funds to be used toward their future career in agriculture.

*We will not be having an auction this year, so this will be our main fundraiser!*

Tickets can be purchased at Beecham’s or by contacting Connie Schweigert by email at maplelawnjerseys@frontier.com or by phone at 309-92503540 or 309-251-5810.

Tickets will also be sold on Merchant’s Day at 212 S. Sampson St.

For more information, click here.

It’s TREMONT DAY at the Peoria Riverfront Museum on Wednesday, May 9! All Tremont residents will be admitted free to all exhibits with proof of Tremont address. The temporary exhibit, Celebrate Illinois: 200 Years in the Land of Lincoln. In addition, The big screen theatre will be showing the documentary on Tremont resident and WWII veteran BILL PFLEDERER. The movie will be presented at 2:00 and 6:00 p.m. If you missed the documentary the first time, great nephew Nick Pflederer did an outstanding job - now is your chance to see for yourself!
The Tremont Museum and The Peoria Riverfront Museum are offering this opportunity - please take advantage of it! The museum is open on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m.

“Vintage Romance,” Vintage Wedding Gown Exhibit.
A century of beautiful wedding gowns, along with the brides’ love stories, wedding stories, or marriage stories. Exhibit Opens Sunday, May 13th, with an Open House 1-4 p.m. at the Tremont History Museum. Admission is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children.
The exhibit will continue 2nd Sundays and 4th Saturdays through July 1-4 p.m. $5.00 and $3.00.

The SHELTON GANG in Peoria terrorized Central Illinois during the Prohibition years. Mark your calendar for Tuesday, May 15 at 7 p.m. at the Tremont Community Center. The Tremont Historical Society will host Bernie Drake of The Peoria Historical Society with the story of the Shelton Gang.

YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!!!

Help the Humane Society with it's goal of collecting 1,000 pairs of shoes that will be benefit people in Third World countries.

Shoes need to be collected by May 15th. There will be a box just inside the main doors of the Tremont United Methodist Church.

It's a great time to clean out the closet for Spring cleaning.

Questions? Call the office at 925-2011

May Fitness Specials for the Tremont Fitness Center are now available! A 30 minute workout is just 2% of your day – NO EXCUSES!

To view the specials, click here.

Tremont District Library announces the public availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital (hoopladigital.com). Patrons can begin enjoying thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers. Hoopla digital is offered at no cost to patrons via browser, Android and IOS and requires only a Tremont Library card to access.

To get registered, or find out more information, visit TremontLibrary.com or www.hoopladigital.com.

Commerce checks are now available in Tremont! Shop local at all Tremont Commerce Association business partners; look for the TCA sticker on their door or click here.

Chamber checks are in $10, $25, and $50 at the Tremont Community Bank.

These will make a great Mother's Day, Graduation, or Father's Day gift!

The Tremont 2018 Townwide Spring Garage Sales are Friday, April 27th and Saturday, April 28th.

To view the Garage Sale Map online, click here.

For a printable map, click here.

Tremont Historical Society invites you to attend: The Unveiling: a reception for 'Vintage Romance' on Saturday May 12 from 4-8pm at the Tremont Museum.

Join us for the Unveiling of "Vintage Romance," a vintage wedding dress exhibit featuring dresses from the 1870's to the 1970's! This is a fundraising event for the Tremont Historical Society to aid with future displays, exhibits, and operating expenses as we fulfill our mission of preserving and educating the public about the history of Tremont and the surrounding area. You can enjoy desserts, drinks, live music, and exclusive preview tours of the exhibit before it opens!

$20 Advance Tickets available by cash or check at Eli’s in Tremont until May 6th!

Interested in becoming a sponsor of this event? Check out our sponsorship options! All levels include promotion in printed materials!

Honeymoon Level - $1,000. Includes 2 free event tickets and a free private tour for up to 8 people at a mutually agreeable time Maid of Honor Level - $500. Includes 2 free event tickets plus a free private tour for 4 people Groomsman Level - $250. Includes 2 free event tickets plus a free private tour for 2 people Flower Girl Level - $100. Includes 2 free event tickets Ring Bearer Level - $50.00

Open House 4-8PM

VILLAGE OF TREMONT, ILLINOIS
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Pursuant to State Statute, public notice is hereby given of a public hearing before the Village Zoning Board of Appeals on a proposed amendment to the Village’s Zoning Code, such hearing to be held on April 26, 2018, at 7:00 P.M., in the Tremont Community Center, 216 South Sampson Street, Tremont, Illinois.

Copies of the proposed Ordinance and the amendment to the Zoning Code are available at the Tremont Village Hall, 211 South Sampson Street, Tremont, Illinois, and on the Village website at www.tremontil.com.

Dated: April 4, 2018
Eric Hansen
Chairman, Tremont Zoning
Board of Appeals

To view the Proposed Zoning Map, click here.

To view the Proposed Zoning Code, click here.

Texas Style Beef Brisket Fundraiser

Sponsored by the Tremont Lion’s Club
April 28th (During the city-wide Garage Sales)
Location: Tremont United Methodist Church parking lot (or Fellowship Hall if weather demands)
Brisket sandwiches start serving at 10:00AM

Proceeds will go to Greater Peoria Honor Flight and other projects.

The 2018 Spring Garage Sales will be Friday, April 27th and Saturday, April 28th.

You must sign up by April 21st to be included on the map.

For more information, click here.

For a printable map, click here.

VILLAGE OF TREMONT, ILLINOIS
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Pursuant to State Statute, public notice is hereby given of a public hearing before the Village Zoning Board of Appeals on a proposed amendment to the Village’s Zoning Code, such hearing to be held on April 26, 2018, at 7:00 P.M., in the Tremont Community Center, 216 South Sampson Street, Tremont, Illinois.

Copies of the proposed Ordinance and the amendment to the Zoning Code are available at the Tremont Village Hall, 211 South Sampson Street, Tremont, Illinois, and on the Village website at www.tremontil.com.

Dated: April 4, 2018
Eric Hansen
Chairman, Tremont Zoning
Board of Appeals

Sign up for this 9 week membership so you are ready to run in the Tremont Turkey Festival 5k on June 9th, 2018 at 7:30 am.

Training program for the Tremont Couch to 5K is posted on the bulletin board at the fitness center.

For more information and cost, click here.

Be Stronger than your Excuses

$75.00 - 3 Month Individual Membership
$60.00 – 3 Month Senior (age 60 & over), Corp Rate, Tremont Firefighters/EMT/Police, Military Membership
$10.00 - 1 Month Student Membership

To view this month's fitness special, click here.

When: Saturday, April 7th, 2018 at 10:00 am
Where: Main Park District Office (22522 IL Route 9, Tremont IL, 61568)
What: The Park shelter lottery is for residents & non-residents wanting to reserve a shelter(s).

For more information, click here.

During the Tremont History Museum’s Sunday, April 8th Open House, the 1912 Water Works building will be open to visitors. You can have a “before” look at what will soon be transforming into an agricultural heritage museum!

Hours: 2-4PM. The museum next door will also be open.

Tremont First National Bank will be hosting a community shred day at their Tremont office on Saturday, May 5 from 9am - noon.

For more information, click here.

SAVE THE DATE! The Tremont History Museum volunteers are busy planning a very special event on Saturday, May 12, from 4-8 p.m. This event will include a preview of our vintage wedding gown exhibit, and is a fundraiser for the museum to cover operating costs, displays and special exhibits. The gown exhibit will officially open on Mother's Day, May 13. More information to come!

Camp Invention is a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the future of innovation and STEM. Program activities are led by experienced, local educators and inspired by the world-changing inventors that have been Inducted into the Hall of Fame.

SECURE YOUR SPOT TODAY AND SAVE $25!
Register at campinvention.org or 800.968.4332.
Use promo code IDEAS25. Offer expires March 23rd.

Your local Camp Invention site information:
Price $225 (before discount). For children entering grades K-6
Tremont Middle School - 400 W. Pearl Street, Tremont, IL 61568
June 11 - 15, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Directed by Steve Verdun
steve.verdun@d702.org. 309-925-3823x471

For more information, click here.

On Thursday, March 24th at 6:30PM, in the North Gym, Tremont Middle School will host a "Disney Dodge Ball Fundraiser" for Jacie Hild. Jacie, a fifth grader at TMS, is currently battling a rare form of cancer called Ewing's Sarcoma. All proceeds from the tournament will be donated to the Hild family to help defray medical costs.

Middle School students will sign their teams up at school. The public is invited to watch the tournament. The cost for spectators is $2.00 a person or $5.00 for the family. There will be "Knock-out" basketball during the two intermissions for a cost of $1.00 per player.
Doors open at 6:00PM.

The Village is beginning the sanitary sewer improvement project. Please note that G.A. Rich & Sons plans to start this coming Monday on North Sampson Street between East Tazewell Street and East Elm Street and the alley east of North Sampson Street north of East Elm Street.

To see the site plan, click here.

Tremont PTO Invites you and your family to participate in the 5th Annual Superhero 5K and 1 mile Fun Run. Please see the attached flyer for further information. If you have any questions, please email tremont702pto@gmail.com.

Race details:

Saturday, April 14, 2018
9:00am - 1 Mile Fun Run
9:30am - 5k Run/Walk

For more information, click here.

Deadline to sign up is March 23 for a shirt to be guaranteed.

The Tremont Historical Society has asked Tremont resident Vernon Koch to present a program on his Korean War experience. It will be held Tuesday March 20 at 7 pm at the Tremont Apostolic Christian Fellowship Hall. Please note the change from the usual location. Vernon will be sharing many of his memories for the first time.

Registration is now open for summer recreation baseball and softball leagues. We have several ways to register for the program.

For more information, click here.

The Tremont Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday March 31 at 10 AM at the City Park.

There will be areas for kids through the 4th grade with eggs, candy, and pictures with the bunny himself!

The Tremont Lions Club is sponsoring a Paper Drive. Curb-side pick-up for those in Tremont, Lake Windermere and Royal Colony, with a drop off location at the Tremont Water Tower. Our next drive is set for Saturday, March 10 from 9-11AM. We take all paper products including cardboard and magazines.

Pinky’s will be opening on March 10th.

Hours will be:

3:00-9:00PM Monday-Friday
11:30AM-9:00PM – Saturdays
1:00-9:00PM - Sundays

The Annual Jazz Coffee House, featuring the Middle School and High School Jazz Bands will be held on Monday, March 12th at 6:30 p.m. in the HS Cafetorium. The evening will include some fine jazz music featuring students from Tremont as well as complimentary coffee/tea and desserts. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased in the MS and HS Offices during school hours.

Louisa Jane Home Furnishings & Design is holding a Spring Market on Friday, March 9th from 5:00-8:00PM and Saturday, March 10th from 10:00AM-2:00PM.

Their studio will be closed during regular hours on Thursday and Friday for set-up.

Location: 206 S. Sampson St, Tremont, IL 61568

The Tremont Area Park District has new specials for the Tremont Fitness Center for March.

"Spring into action with a March Madness Workout!"

For more information, click here.

Lenten Concert Series
(Each concert will begin at 6:30pm and a love-offering will be received to help with expenses)

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

The Tremont Lions Club will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary on March 6, 2018 at the Tremont Community Center. Tremont Lions Club meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30PM. If you are interested in knowing more about the Tremont Lions Club or becoming a member, contact club president Mike Fuoss at mfuoss@telstar-online.net or call him at 840-3555.

1 PM Every Friday in the Tremont Library Meeting Room — For all levels of knitter, beginners to advanced. Connect with other knitters, or learn how from an expert!

(Note: Please bring your own knitting needles and supplies.)

On Friday, March 16th, at 6:00 p.m., Tremont High School Student Council will be hosting a faculty and student basketball game for the community at large. All proceeds from this event, including t-shirt and ticket sales, will be donated to Jacie Hild and her family. Jacie is an amazing student at Tremont Middle School, who is currently battling a rare form of cancer called Ewing's Sarcoma. The cost of the event will be $2 for children and students and $3 for all other attendees at the door. Anyone interested purchasing a shirt or sweatshirt to sport at this event and all other Tremont events can order from the website: https://team-jacie.itemorder.com/sale. T-shirt orders will run through Thursday, March 1st at midnight, and orders will be available for pick-up at the high school starting on Wednesday, March 14th.

We hope to see everyone there and look forward to showing love and support to this great family!

Questions regarding this event can be directed to Tremont High School Student Council advisor, Cassy Wicks, at cassy.wicks@d702.org.

The Tazewell County Clerk's Office has released information about the early voting schedule to help notify residents that they can early vote at various locations for the March 20th Election.

For more information, click here.

Tremont PTO Invites you and your family to participate in the 5th Annual Superhero 5K and 1 mile Fun Run. Please see the attached flyer for further information. If you have any questions, please email tremont702pto@gmail.com.

Race details:

Saturday, April 14, 2018
9:00am - 1 Mile Fun Run
9:30am - 5k Run/Walk

For more information, click here.

Our Tremont PTO will be having a fundraiser on Tuesday, March 6.

Monical’s Pizza Community Day
Organization: Tremont PTO
Community Day: Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Note: A copy of this flier must accompany your order for the 20% donation to be applied.

Thank you for your support!

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

There will be a program about preventing T2 (type 2 diabetes) offered at the Health Department beginning in the Spring. The cost is $25/person for the year long program and 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.

Sunday, Feb. 11-Tremont History Museum Open House 2-4 PM

Tremont History Museum, Corner of Samson and Madison

We have a lot of school memorabilia on display: sports, plays, proms, commencements, class photos... interesting to look at, and fascinating if you’re pictured!

Please LIKE us on Facebook: Tremont Museum and Historical Society

The Tremont Lions Club will be hosting a Fundraiser at Big Art's Yokel Inn on February 10, including 50/50 drawings every hour, with proceeds going to the Peoria Area Honor Flight.

For more information, click here.

When: Sunday afternoons

Dates: February 11th, 18th, 25th and March 4th

Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Where: Sampson Street Building

Cost: $25.00 Single (for the 4 week course)
$40.00 Per Couple (for the 4 week course)
$10.00 One Night Drop In Fee Per Person

The Tremont Area Park District is excited to offer a new program - INTRO TO BALLROOM!!! Whether you are new to dance, recently engaged, looking for a fun date night activity or just want to get some exercise - this four week course is for you. We will cover the basic movements of the Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba and East Coast Swing. Couples and singles welcome. Please register online or stop by during staffed hours.

This program is for anyone and everyone who is interested in a night of fun playing volleyball and hanging out with friends or making new friends. All skill levels are welcome. Session runs from January through May.

Who: Adults ages 18 and up

Where: Tremont High School South Gym
***January 22nd, January 29th and February 5th will be at the Tremont Grade School Gym

When: Monday evenings

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
***January 22nd, January 29th, February 5th, February 26th and March 5th from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Cost: $3 per night + a one-time building usage fee of $10 = $13
$30 for the session + a one-time building usage fee of $10 = $40

Program Coordinator: Abby Meister

If you have any questions, please contact the park district office at 309.925.3811.

Come support the Tremont St. Jude Run.

When: Friday, February 16th
Where: THS Cafetorium
Time: 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Price: Adults- $7
Kids (under 8)- $5

Spaghetti, bread, salad, drink and dessert included.

Tremont Kindergarten registration for the 2018-2019 school year will be held on Thursday, February 15th, 2018 at Tremont Grade School. Your child does not need to be present for registration. Registration will be held from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

For more information, click here.

There will be an Early Childhood Screening on Thursday, February 1, 2018, at the Tremont Grade School. Screening is by appointment only. For questions or to make an appointment, please contact Lisa Miller at 309-925-3823, ext. 252.

For more information, click here.

Join Us! Tuesday, Jan. 16, 6:00 Tremont Historical Society at Community Center

The January 16th meeting of the Tremont Historical Society is open to the public. This month is the annual "Show and Tell" program. Bring an antique and tell about it, or bring one and ask...someone may know information you do not! Come to the Community Center at 6PM for a chicken dinner. Bring a covered dish. Fried chicken, plates, cutlery and drinks will be provided.

Registration is now open for the 5th and 6th grade girls' recreational volleyball team. We encourage you to sign up as soon as possible because we do communicate program details via email. The team will be practicing in January with the season running through March/April. The team will play home games and some local travel. Practices will be held two nights a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15 – 5:00PM at the Tremont Grade School Gym. For the most part, games will be played on Thursday evenings and some Saturday mornings (this may vary as we confirm the schedule).

For more information, click here.

$104.00 – 4 month Individual membership
$84.00 – 4 month Senior (age 60 & up), Corporate Rate, Tremont Firefighters /EMT/ Police, Military membership

You may add additional family member(s) from your household for just $5.00 each per month - $20.00 for 4 month membership (Does not apply to Student membership). Offer Expires 1/31/18.

To view this month's fitness special, click here.

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.

Tremont Area Park District is proud to partner with Nitsch Theatre Arts to offer the Stage Kids Production of Mulan, Jr.

For more information, click here.

Help the Tremont PTO raise money with delicious Schwan's Cares™ fundraiser food delivered to your door! Shop online from over 300 high-quality foods that go from the freezer to table in minutes. With Schwan's foods, a quality meal is always within reach. When you order by Mar 30 2018, a percentage of your order will be contributed towards our fundraising goal!

For more information, click here.

The Village of Tremont has joined over 22,000 communities nationwide that are allowed to purchase federally backed flood insurance. This availability follows the community's adoption and enforcement of ordinances to reduce flood losses and acceptance by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

For more information, click here.

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.

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