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The Eureka Marching Hornets Color Guard kicked off the start of the current competitive season Sept. 8, with a halftime performance at the home football game against Tremont High School.


Hunters can now use crossbows in archery seasons

Hunters in Illinois may use crossbows during archery hunting seasons, including the Illinois Archery Deer Season and the Illinois Fall Turkey Archery Season beginning on Oct. 1.

Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law House Bill 2893, which amended the Illinois Wildlife Code to repeal restrictions on the use of crossbows during archery hunting seasons in Illinois. 

Illinois law previously allowed the use of crossbows for archery hunting by persons age 62 or older, and those persons with disabilities who qualified for a crossbow permit issued by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.  In addition, the previous law allowed certain youth hunters to use crossbows, and allowed all archery hunters to use crossbows beginning the Monday after the second firearm deer season.

The 2017-18 season dates for archery deer and fall turkey archery hunting in Illinois are Oct. 1, 2017 through Jan. 14, 2018.  Archery seasons will be closed Nov. 17-19 and Nov. 30-Dec. 3 during the Firearm Deer Season.


Junk in the Trunk sale is Sept. 23

Junk in the Trunk is a garage sale, craft sale and antique sale conducted right out of your trunk, trailer or tent on the fourth Saturday of the month. The next one will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 23.

Sellers must register by emailing maloney.dawn@gmail.com of the Eureka Business Association. The $10 registration fee may be paid the day of the sale. Parking is in order of arrival. For location and more information, email the address above.

Hornets start new year of competition

The Eureka Marching Hornets Color Guard kicked off the start of the current competitive season Sept. 8, with a halftime performance at the home football game against Tremont High School. The band competed at Washington High School the following day, performing its show entitled “Isolation.” The Eureka High School Band is an 11-time Class 1-A champion of the state of Illinois invitational high school marching band championships.

Women Who Farm will visit herb farm

The Women Who Farm Field Day Series will visit Teresa Brockman at her Sunny Lane Farm in Eureka, 2-5 p.m. Sept. 24. The topic is fruit and herbs. Registration is $10. Go to thelandconnection.org. All experience levels are encouraged to come – from seasoned farmers to people who dream of owning a farm. Male farm partners, friends and supporters are invited to join the group and learn more about farming from a woman’s perspective.

Woman’s WWII diary subject of lecture

The Peoria Area World Affairs Council will present, “The Politics of Mourning: A German Woman’s Diary, 1939-1948,” with Erika Quinn, associate professor of history at Eureka College, Sept. 21. The free presentation will begin at 6 p.m. in room 126 of the Global Communications Center on the Bradley University campus in Peoria.  

Vera Conrad began keeping a diary as she was expecting her first child in September 1939 when Germany invaded Poland. She quickly found herself assuming new responsibilities when her husband was mobilized, and when he was declared missing on the Eastern Front in 1943, she became the head of household. Her struggle to keep her hope of his survival alive intensified after the war, when her farm was occupied by Soviet troops. The presentation explores the process and politics of mourning a death that was not considered “grievable” by the East German regime.

To the editor: this event is at Bradley U but involves a Eureka professor. Did not know if I should slug it PEORIA for the Woodford paper


Exhibit is part of symposium of Midwest women artists

“Nevertheless, She Created,” a fine art exhibit with works by Kelly Scarfe, Rose Hubbard and Nichole Gronvold Roller, opens Sept. 22 at Jefferson Street Studios & Gallery, 206 W. Jefferson St., Morton. The exhibit will run through Nov. 15, with an open house set for 5-9 p.m. Oct. 27.

This exhibit is one of many in central Illinois that will be opening in the coming months in celebration of the biennial symposium on Midwest women artists at Bradley University, Nov. 2 and Nov. 3.

“Transforming Culture and Society: Midwest Women Artists, 1960s-1980s” will be the fourth biennial symposium on female artists of the Midwest. Speakers and attendees are coming in from around the country for the event. In recent years, area galleries have joined in, and this year events will range from art exhibits at area galleries to performances and live demonstrations.

The Jefferson Street Studios & Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Call (309) 678-6136 or visit jeffersonstreetgallery.com for more information.

–Woodford County News Briefs–