Indian Creek Newsletter
on the web at frontiernet.net/~indiancreek
compiled by Helen Mogill,
Indian Creek Broad Member Needed
Indian Creek is
in need of a new member for the Homeowners’ Board. The duties of the board members are listed
at the Indian Creek web site bylaws page:
If you are interested in serving the community and your neighbors,
please contact Brian Krause, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Calling all Veterans!
The Towanda Area Historical Society is participating with the Towanda District Library, WILL TV and the Alliance Library System in conjunction with the Library of Congress to capture our veterans’ stories. At this time, TAHS is collecting names and contact information for area veterans and/or their families or others with war time experiences on the home front or in the war itself. A form that can be filled out and submitted is available at http://towandahistory.org and at the Towanda District Library. Please participate in one or more of the following ways:
· Have your service information listed in the Towanda Area History book and website http://towanda.history.org
· Be interviewed and have the recording of the interview archived and available to the public at one or more of the following:
· Towanda Area History website: http://towanda.history.org
· WILL TV website: http://will.atlas.uiuc.edu/index.php/WWII/stories
· Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/vets
· Help to organize, document, record, interview, or in any other way participate in this exciting project.
participate in an event on Tuesday,
January 22, at the Towanda District Library, , called “A SALUTE TO VETERANS: Honor
Their Service, Preserve Their Stories.” Watch a
multi-media presentation, play a trivia game, win prizes, and then decide if
you would like to be paired with a veteran or participate as a veteran in a
subsequent one-on-one interview to record the veteran’s stories using
pre-prepared questions and simple software available at the library. This
one-hour program, sponsored by the Mid-Illinois Talking Book Center, is designed
to foster learning between multiple generations and is suitable for the whole
Towanda Area Historical Society
The Towanda Area Historical Society will not meet in December and the regular meeting in January will be the “Salute to Veterans” program to held at the Library on Tuesday, January 22.
The Holiday Committee is hosting the Annual Christmas Party on Wednesday, December 19th from . The party includes a craft, bingo, story time, and a visit from a special holiday visitor. All area children are invited to share in the excitement. All children must have at least one parent with them, and parents are encouraged to bring a camera to snap a picture of their child on Santa's lap. See you there.
The Towanda Seniors will be meeting Wednesday, December 12th
Please contact Beverly Meginnes at
Towanda PTO News
By Karen Showalter
Help a young student who has cancer:
Student Council is
leading a fundraiser to help a student at
Register to vote:
Would you like to
register to vote? Mrs. Edwards, Towanda Elementary Principal, is a
voter registrar. She has set-up a few open registration times at the
school. No need to call just stop in from or on Mon., Dec. 10. Call the school
with questions at
Vote to support your schools:
On the Feb. 5th primary ballot, there will be 2 referendum questions for Unit 5 schools. We want you to know that should the first ballot question pass, Towanda Elementary will directly benefit. Among the possible, but yet to be confirmed improvement are remodeling of the cafeteria, updating the classrooms and the purchase of more smart boards. The addition of new elementary schools will help with what are now growing class sizes at Towanda Elementary. You may find out more information about issues related to the referendum questions at www.ExpandedandExcel.org
Might Your House Be For
Mark and Barb Ulbrich know some people who are
interested in buying a house in this area in the next 9-12 months. In addition to the
homes with "for sale" signs, are there any others that any Indian
Creekers may be interested in selling? If so, please call the
Towanda Library News (on the web at http://towandalibrary.org)
Thur., Dec. 13, : Towanda Reads China Road: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power by Rob Gifford.
The book club’s annual Christmas party will be at Ruth Parson's home. Bring an appetizer to share.
Movies at the library
Fri., Dec. 7 at : Double Feature
family movies, with cookies & hot chocolate! Opus n’ Bill: A Wish for Wings that Work (30 min.) & Ziggy’s Gift (24 min.)
Wed., Jan 9, :
Cindy Singley, longtime Towanda
resident, who has recently returned from her second tour of duty in
Jan. 22, : A SALUTE TO VETERANS: Honor Their Service, Preserve Their Stories
See page one of this newsletter for details.
Towanda Fire Department News
Towanda Fire would like to wish everyone a safe and happy
November Fire Calls:
Car accidents – 1, Medical - 9, Mutual Aid - 3, Vehicle fire – 1, and 4 investigation of various types.
Snow thrower, Sears "Eager 1", 32" path, 10 hp, 110v starter, 4 forward gears and reverse, headlights, pneumatic tires with chains. $500 or best offer.
by Pat Polukas
The Towanda Home and Community Education will be meeting for their Christmas Party on Monday, December 10, at the home of Sylvia Gibson.
Members and friends are to bring an appetizer or a salad dish to
pass. There will be a $10 gift exchange. Please RSVP by December 7 at
If you’ve purchased your ticket, don’t forget to attend the “Brighten Your Holidays” program at the Extension office auditorium on December 4, Hospitality time starts at
The public is invited to participate in the 2008 Cultural Enrichment Contest, to
be held on Monday, January 28,
with entries to be brought to the Extension Office at 402 N. Hershey Road,
Bloomington between 8-8:45 a.m. Items made from kits will NOT be
accepted. Items must also be the hand work of the exhibitor and finished
within the past two years. Any items entered in previous HCE shows are not
eligible. Categories include: quilts; counted cross stitch; embroidery;
crocheting, knitting etc; wearable art; art work; wood craft and nature;
photography; handmade jewelry; scrap booking, 2-3 pages. You may enter more
than one item in a category and enter more than one category. Call
Towanda Lions Club will be ringing the Salvation Army bells on Saturday,
December 15th, at Krogers and Jewel Osco
Quote of the Month
from Linda Garbe
Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary. -- Sir Cecil Beaton
It’s that time of the year again when mice are looking for a cozy place to spend the winter. We know they are back when we start finding dog food in odd places. Another clue, of course, is finding their small dark droppings. From http://www.doyourownpestcontrol.com/mice.htm: “Mice can eat about 10 to 15% of their body weight every day, the adults weighing about 5/8-1 oz. Mice also cache food as supply permits. Mice are active mostly at night, but they can be seen occasionally during daylight hours.
· A house mouse can squeeze through openings slightly larger than 1/4 inch across; eliminate all openings through which they can enter a structure (stuff them with copper mesh). Doors, windows and screens should fit tightly.
· All food that is stored, processed or used should be made mouse-proof. Dried grain and meat products should be stored in glass jars, metal canisters or other resealable airtight containers. “