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Former Herscher Graduates Face Off | News  Herscher Pilot

Two former graduates of Herscher High School, Troy Paraday, a 1980 graduate and a former Herscher High school agriculture teacher, and Adam Andrzjewski, ...

GIRLS HOOPS: Philip Peacock in as Herscher's new coach  Kankakee Daily Journal

Philip Peacock is the new Herscher girls' basketball coach.

Get ready for the Herscher Labor Day Celebration  Kankakee Daily Journal

It's nearly time again for the big Labor Day weekend celebration in Herscher. The 98th Herscher Labor Day Celebration will take place Saturday through ...

Herscher parade announces theme  Kankakee Daily Journal

Herscher announced the theme for the 2018 Labor Day parade.

FOOTBALL: Herscher's ride ends in semifinals  Kankakee Daily Journal

Herscher fell in the Class 3A semifinal, but did manage to get one Tiger into the school history books.

Herscher baseball coach among the very best | Editorials  Kankakee Daily Journal

Eric Regez was a young man when he became the varsity baseball coach at Herscher High School in 1993. So young in fact, it wasn't easy to distinguish him ...

Early Dismissal Days Returning | News  Herscher Pilot

At Monday evening's Herscher CUSD2 board meeting, the board approved the 2019-2020 Calendar which includes four early dismissal School Improvement ...

Herscher's Stuart tabbed as Daily Journal POY  Kankakee Daily Journal

For the second year in a row, Tyler Stuart is the Daily Journal's Player of the Year.

VOLLEYBALL: Chavers' six aces guides Herscher past Central  Kankakee Daily Journal

CLIFTON — Coming off of a three-match day in Saturday's Pontiac Invitational, Herscher got all it could handle early on from rival Central on Monday night.

FEATURE: Herscher's Tyler Stuart is one of a kind  Kankakee Daily Journal

In the days of high school and youth sport specialization, few student-athletes participate in, let alone dominate in, as many sports as Herscher's Tyler Stuart.

Halloween in County West | News  Herscher Pilot

Limestone Township Library District. Fall Festival Trunk or Treat Oct. 27th. Come out to Limestone Township Library District to enjoy some fun trunks, candy, ...

SOCCER: Herscher blanks JCA, moves to Sectional Final  Kankakee Daily Journal

If you look up the word 'consistency' in the dictionary, a big picture of Herscher soccer is next to it.

Late run by Pontiac ends Herscher’s season  Kankakee Daily Journal

HERSCHER — Herscher was either in the lead or tied in 25 of the 32 minutes of game time.

CROSS COUNTRY: Herscher girls, Central boys take Irish Conditioner  Kankakee Daily Journal

Herscher repeated as Irish Conditioner champions while Central edged out BBCHS for the crown.

Tigers score three times in six minutes to blow past Momence  Kankakee Daily Journal

MOMENCE —After a scoreless opening 18 minutes to start the year, the Herscher Tigers exploded for 21 points in the final six minutes of the first half to run ...

Regez notches 700th win as Herscher holds on late  Kankakee Daily Journal

Herscher no hit Reed-Custer through five innings and still almost lost. But the Tigers hung on to make history.

Merchant Street Art Gallery of Artists with Autism  Herscher Pilot

On January 4, the Merchant Street Art Gallery of Artists with Autism presented an art show called “Favorite Faves.” Drew Carriker, describes his sculptures.

CROSS COUNTRY: Central boys, Herscher girls win All-Area  Kankakee Daily Journal

Central boys and Herscher girls claimed victory in the All-Area cross country.

Herscher High School grad Janssen knows hurricanes  Kankakee Daily Journal

In his first broadcast with WGNO in New Orleans, television weather forecaster Mike Janssen was on air for 14 hours straight, updating the area as Hurricane ...

Herscher school district is dealing with 25 percent loss since 2001  Kankakee Daily Journal

Where have all the children gone? While school districts across Illinois and even the nation, are asking the very same question, Herscher is grappling with a ...

What to watch out for this baseball season  Kankakee Daily Journal

Boy, would I love to be able to write the usual intro to a column about the start of baseball season.

Herscher Farmers' Market Seeking Vendors | News  Herscher Pilot

Brenda Davies, this year's Herscher Farmers' Market. Manager, is seeking vendors for the 2018 season. The market will take place on Wednesday evenings ...

Kloe's Korner | Opinion  Herscher Pilot

Since writing my last column I have come to a realization. Even running a smalltown newspaper is harder.

Herscher tops Reed-Custer, wins ninth straight regional title  Kankakee Daily Journal

With a win over Reed-Custer Saturday afternoon, Herscher claimed its ninth straight regional title.

State's attorney offers free drug testing kits to parents  Kankakee Daily Journal

Daily Journal staff. KANKAKEE — Kankakee County State's Attorney Jim Rowe announced Thursday parents of teens in the county can obtain free drug test kits ...

60th Anniversary: Robert and Thelma Webber  Kankakee Daily Journal

Robert and Thelma Webber, of Herscher, will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary with a family gathering at the Hilton Garden Inn hosted by their ...

Chicago TV debut puts Herscher grad on cloud nine  Kankakee Daily Journal

Kalee Dionne is going to realize one of her lifelong ambitions. The 2003 Herscher High School graduate made her on air Chicago television debut as part of the ...

Herscher High School honor roll | Honors & Awards  Kankakee Daily Journal

Second semester honor roll for Herscher High School:

Former Herscher Coach Convicted of Sexual Abuse at Yorkville Motel Released from Jail  WspyNews

The former Herscher High School wrestling coach who was convicted for sexually abusing female statisticians during a 2015 Plano wrestling tournament has ...

Two-car wreck claims life of Herscher student  Kankakee Daily Journal

Police said alcohol was a factor in a two-car accident that claimed the life of a Herscher High School student on Sunday night.

Manteno ousts Peotone; Herscher eases by Illiana Christian  Kankakee Daily Journal

GILMAN — Manteno, having already lost twice to rival Peotone this season, knew what it was up against Wednesday night and responded with a 2-1 victory at ...

Janssen climbs to WGN's weekend evening news weather forecast  Kankakee Daily Journal

Herscher High School graduate Mike Janssen is the new weather forecaster for WGN Weekend Evening News.

Kindergarten cop? Bertrand promoted to sergeant  Kankakee Daily Journal

BOURBONNAIS — When he was 14 years old, Joe Bertrand would mow 20 acres of lawn on his family farm and head down Warner Bridge Road to baby-sit his ...

Balance and unselfishness at the core in Herscher win  Kankakee Daily Journal

HERSCHER — The Herscher girls basketball team continued to make its case as one of the area's premier teams of the season on Monday night when it utilized ...

Former Herscher teacher/coach faces multiple felony charges  Herscher Pilot

Multiple charges ranging from aggravated battery to criminal sexual abuse to aggravated criminal sexual abuse have been brought against now former Herscher ...

Teen's death has Herscher at a loss for words  Kankakee Daily Journal

A week ago, Kameron Allison was wrapping up his season on the Herscher High School freshmen baseball team.

Herscher's baseball program continues legacy of consistency  Kankakee Daily Journal

Consistent. Merriam-Webster's definition of that word reads as follows: "marked by harmony, regularity, or steady continuity: free from variation or contradiction.".

Woman arrested in fatal DUI that killed Herscher student  Kankakee Daily Journal

The woman charged with a fatal DUI crash that killed a Herscher High School student last month was arrested by Illinois State Police on Friday and charged with ...

Herscher grad pays her dues, breaks into Chicago media market  Kankakee Daily Journal

Kalee Dionne, a 2003 Herscher high School grad, is moving to WMAQ-Channel 5 in Chicago in September, after years of working in smaller markets as a ...

SAGEBRUSH:Only echoes from the past are heard this week  Herscher Pilot

Herscher High School's gymnasium has attracted many a thrill into this small town since it opened in December, 1968. But this week and next, only echoes from ...

Former Herscher Coach Gets 180-Day Jail Sentence for Sexually Abusing Students at a Yorkville Motel  WspyNews

Former Herscher High School wrestling coach David Murphy, who sexually abused students during an overnight trip to a Plano wrestling tournament in ...

Dynamic duo, defense rise up for Herscher  Kankakee Daily Journal

HERSCHER — Something about big games brings out the best in Herscher's dynamic duo of Tyler Stuart and Tyler Jarnagin.

High school football: Herscher faces daunting challenge with Phillips  Kankakee Daily Journal

The role of underdog is something the Herscher football team has not been subjected to this season.

Herscher High School Coach Charged with Criminal Sexual Abuse Following Incident in Yorkville  WspyNews

The Herscher High School wrestling coach who allegedly assaulted six students at a Yorkville motel on December 11th has been charged with Criminal Sexual ...

Ring in the new year with Herscher's own  Kankakee Daily Journal

Ringing in the new year is a time-honored tradition for some, whether you attend a New Year's Eve party or watch a countdown show on TV.

Watseka wins Timberwolf Tip-Off title over Herscher  Kankakee Daily Journal

CISSNA PARK — The Timberwolf Tip-Off crowned its champion Monday night: the Watseka Warriors.

A shared passion among father and son  Kankakee Daily Journal

Adam Andrzejewski has a deep interest in the inner workings of government, and he knows exactly how the roots for this passion were planted.

5 area districts ranked among state's top 100  Kankakee Daily Journal

Five local school districts, all in rural areas, recently rated among the top 100 in Niche's 2017 Best School Districts in Illinois.

Promenading for the prom… | News  Herscher Pilot

Serving on the court for Herscher High School Prom on May 10 were, from left, queen candidates, Taylre Devine, Michaela Daly, Catherine Walsh, Courtney ...

Manteno falls to Illiana Christian in sectional semifinal  Kankakee Daily Journal

Manteno saw its season end at the hands of Illiana Christian Wednesday night in a Class 2A sectional semifinal.

Jingle Bell raises an estimated $25,000  Kankakee Daily Journal

It had been a cold and wet weekend, but Sunday morning the rain ended and the temperature rose to an unseasonably warm 44 degrees for the annual Jingle ...

5 coaches, 5 teams and a legacy of HS football  Kankakee Daily Journal

It's throwback Thursday every Friday night for Herscher head coach Dan Wetzel. He remembers playing football for the Tigers like it was only a few weeks ago.

St. Anne High student jailed over threat | Local News  Kankakee Daily Journal

ST. ANNE – A St. Anne Community High School student was arrested Tuesday night after making threats against a couple students during the school day.

Herscher High School Coach Accused of Sexual Abuse in Yorkville May Not Go to Trial  WspyNews

There may not be a trial in the case of former Herscher High School teacher and coach David Murphy, who is charged with nine felony counts of Aggravated ...

This Friday, Herscher defends 26-year bragging rights  Kankakee Daily Journal

For the first time since 1988, Herscher and Bishop McNamara will meet up on the football field, this time in an IHSA Class 4A playoff game 7 p.m. Friday in.

Bingo! Cow pie fundraiser nets $10,000  Kankakee Daily Journal

Country music began to play as students, parents and coaches migrated from the football scrimmage at Herscher High School's Seabach Stadium to the open ...

Principal with a Purple Heart  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

First things first: What's the story behind you receiving the Bronze Star?In 2007, I was principal at Herscher High School when I was called to Baghdad for a year ...

Kankakee Junior High evacuated | Local News  Kankakee Daily Journal

KANKAKEE — Kankakee Junior High School was evacuated Thursday afternoon after a fire alarm was pulled.

Weather spotting is all about safety  Kankakee Daily Journal

Lauren Goelz, 8, sat in the front row of the Kankakee Community College auditorium Monday night for the Weather Spotter Training held by the Kankakee ...

Herscher team insists on keeping season alive  Kankakee Daily Journal

They might be the most successful, winless team in local high school sports.

Threats prompt BBCHS to cancel walkout | Local News  Kankakee Daily Journal

BRADLEY – Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School officials canceled a student-led walkout scheduled for this morning after threats were called into the ...

Young guns show speed at Irish Conditioner  Kankakee Daily Journal

If Wednesday's Irish Conditioner said anything about the state of cross-country in the Kankakee area, it's that there's a lot of young talent that could burst onto the ...

Herscher mourns 15-year-old killed in crash  Kankakee Daily Journal

Dozens of balloons ascended from the Herscher High School junior varsity baseball field, where about 250 people gathered Thursday to remember freshman ...

Kankakee native serves on the cutting edge of naval aviation modernization  Kankakee Daily Journal

LEMOORE, Calif. — A 2010 Herscher graduate and Kankakee native is serving in the U.S. Navy with Fleet Readiness Center West, where Commander Strike ...

Jackson helps power Herscher past Watseka  Kankakee Daily Journal

COAL CITY -- After weather postponed the Class 1A Coal City Regional semifinals one day, both Herscher and Watseka were anxious to kick off Wednesday ...

Herscher man dies in Idaho canyon fall  Kankakee Daily Journal

Alexander L. Van Meter, a Herscher resident, 2010 Herscher High School graduate and an airman 1st class with the U.S. Air Force, died in a fall in a ...

New legislation aims to curb sick pay cash outs to spike public pensions  Kankakee Daily Journal

New legislation in Springfield would make the practice of cashing in sick days to boost pension pay a very public matter.

Marines Want to Discharge Herscher Teacher Accused of Sexual Abuse in Yorkville  WspyNews

The former Herscher High School wrestling coach who allegedly provided liquor and then allegedly sexually assaulted six students at a Yorkville motel on ...

Former SBH officer indicted | News  Herscher Pilot

A federal grand jury has returned a two-count indictment that charges David Rabideau, 41, of Clifton, a former loan officer and vice president of the State Bank of ...

Hersey junior earns perfect scores on ACT and SAT  Chicago Daily Herald

Three years ago, Clarissa Gomez was on top of the world after winning the state spelling bee hosted by the Knights of Columbus. Now, the Hersey High School ...

Holiday Market added to Bradley Parade  Kankakee Daily Journal

There is both tradition and a new element included in the annual Bradley Christmas Parade. The parade theme is “A Broadway Christmas” this year. The 2018 ...

This FOIA request was absolutely 'jackassish' | Editorials  Herscher Pilot

Be careful how you throw around terms such as “jackassish” for you never no when it might come back to haunt you.

Boys golf: Scaletta, Barrington capture regional crowns  Chicago Daily Herald

Led by a medalist round of 71 from Dominic Scaletta, Barrington's boys golf team won its own regional championship Tuesday at Makray Memorial.

Wrestling coach charged with abusing juveniles at Yorkville hotel  Chicago Tribune

A visiting high school wrestling coach has been charged with threatening and inappropriately touching some students during an overnight stay at a Yorkville ...

Wedding: Diehl-Downey  Kankakee Daily Journal

Abby Diehl, of Kankakee, and Kevin Downey, also of Kankakee, were married June 24 at the St. Mary of Gostyn in Downers Grove. The reception was held at ...

Welcome to the 500 club… | News  Herscher Pilot

Herscher coach Ron Oloffson, who came out of retirement for his 24th year on the Herscher bench, achieved his 500th career win Friday night when the Tigers ...

Local men are posting private sexual photos online  Kankakee Daily Journal

A website notorious for allowing users to post sexually explicit photos of women without their consent has included for at least one year local women and teens, ...

Could Northfield be office, residential?  Kankakee Daily Journal

Kankakee County leaders are developing ideas about Northfield Square Mall's future.

Doud returns to Kankakee County Title Company  Kankakee Daily Journal Jacqueline Doud realized this past week you can go home again. Doud has spent 28 years in the title insurance industry, more than ...

Neukomm crowned Miss Iroquois County Fair 2018 | Iroquois County's Times-Republic

Lyndsey Neukomm of Cissna Park is the 2018 Iroquois County Fair Queen.

KCC hosting 28th annual High School Juried Art Exhibition  Kankakee Daily Journal

Not many high school art students can host their own personal art exhibit, but more than 200 area students are getting a chance to showcase their wares at the ...

Bishop McNamara picks up where it left off last season  Kankakee Daily Journal

BOURBONNAIS — Bishop McNamara only has one returning senior from last year's incredible team, but that didn't stop the Irish from picking up right where they ...

Why's everyone smiling? It's the gift of sunflowers  Kankakee Daily Journal

John Panozzo originally planted his sunflowers for the birds, but the flowers, on an empty patch right in front of Panozzo's home on Illinois Route 17 directly west ...

The homegrown fashion designer the world is just now meeting  Kankakee Daily Journal

A year ago at this time, Limestone's Alexander Knox was preparing an application for a scholarship competition at Columbia College in downtown Chicago.

Vana's Pumpkin Land closed after 35 years  Kankakee Daily Journal

Vana's Pumpkin Land, a well-known, family-owned business to Kankakee County and the surrounding area, has closed its doors after 35 years.

Salkeld in Bourbonnais moves to online sales only  Kankakee Daily Journal

Three years after its name was changed from Salkeld Sports to BSN Sports, the Bourbonnais store along William Latham Drive will be closing within the next few ...

Gunderson receives state honor for prosecution of drunk drivers  Kankakee Daily Journal

She received the Illinois Heroes Award from MADD.

Career center paves path to 'new collar jobs'  Kankakee Daily Journal

For every 100 students who start high school, 82 will graduate and 65 will start college, but only 30 will earn a bachelor's degree.

Touching story behind WGN weatherman’s double rainbow post goes viral  CLTV

CHICAGO -- WGN weatherman Mike Janssen shared an impressive weather photo to his Facebook page earlier this month, and it has since garnered attention ...

Opening Day at County West Market | News  Herscher Pilot

A steady stream customers filed through County West Market in Herscher on Wednesday, the grocery store's first day of business. The store opening ended ...

Life in baseball leads to pro job  Kankakee Daily Journal

Todd Walther was destined for professional baseball.

Clausing will become a Colt one last time  Kankakee Daily Journal

Ryan Clausing, 21, of Kankakee, has been selected to perform as a member of the Colts Drum & Bugle Corps, of Dubuque, Iowa. He'll be a member of the brass ...

High school football: The amazing story of Bishop Mac's star tackler  Kankakee Daily Journal

As the head coach for Bishop McNamara, Rich Zinanni has been around high school football for more than 41 years, and if he calls something rare, it's pretty ...

Saturday final day for Ultra Foods  Kankakee Daily Journal

This day was coming and, sadly, it has arrived. At the close of business Saturday, Ultra Foods grocery store only will be a memory in Kankakee County.

Best spellers around gather for regional spelling bee  Kankakee Daily Journal

What's all the buzz about? It must be time for the annual I-Kan Regional Spelling Bee.

How the Wright home became a big screen story  Kankakee Daily Journal

Located at 701 S. Harrison, Kankakee, the B. Harley Bradley House was designed in 1900 by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Larson pleads not guilty to fatal DUI  Kankakee Daily Journal

Carmella S. Larson, the woman accused of a fatal DUI that killed a 15-year-old boy and injured his 16-year-old brother, had a blood alcohol *content* of .186, ...

SIU announces Chancellor's Scholarship recipients  SIU News

CARBONDALE, Ill. – Exceptional efforts in the classroom and in their communities are among the qualities of this year's Chancellor's Scholars at Southern ...

Engagement: Fedrow-Nixon  Kankakee Daily Journal

Amanda Jenkins Fedrow and Glenn Michael Nixon, both of Bourbonnais, are pleased to announce their approaching marriage. The couple will be married July ...

SOCCER: Momence wins Raider Invite, beats Iroquois West  Kankakee Daily Journal

For the second time this season, Momence bested Iroquois West by one goal.

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