Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Please join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the new location of Foster’s Financial Management, LLC and Foster’s Tax & Accounting, LLC at 311 W Comanche Ave. in Shabbona. 

The ribbon cutting will take place on Tuesday December 12th at 4:00pm

We look forward to seeing you!

Charles E. Foster, Registered Representative, Investment Adviser Representative

Securities offered through Cetera Financial Specialists LLC, member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory services offered through Cetera Investment Advisers LLC. Cetera entities are under separate ownership from any other entity.

Just Make It Happen - Offered At UCC Preschool, Shabbona



Once again, John Smith of "Just Make It Happen" in Dekalb, IL has received  a Wurlitzer Foundation grant to offer this Holiday Time Musical Enrichment Program for the kids. It was very well received last year and we look forward to this year's program.

This program is open to the community and for your pre-schoolers. Parents and Grandparents are welcome! Each child should have a parent, grandparent or guardian, especially if not part of an attending pre-school. Please let us know if you can join us on Monday, December 4th at 9:30am.

General Information: On Monday, December 4th at 9:30am (morning) at Shabbona United Church of Christ we are hosting a 'Music Enrichment Event.' You and your pre-school children are invited for this special presentation offered by the Kishwaukee Brass Quintet. This program is open to the community and for your pre-schoolers. Parents and Grandparents are welcome! Each child SHOULD have a parent, grandparent or guardian. A guardian IS required if not part of an attending pre-school. This program has been initiated by a local “Not-for-Profit” group called “Just Make it Happen” which is underwritten by a Wurlitzer Foundation and the DeKalb County Community Foundation grant. It is part of what they call their “Pre-School, Artist-in-Residence” program. “Just Make It Happen” is led by retired DeKalb County music teacher John Smith. 

Purpose: To provide an educationally “fun” time for children of pre-school age. Recent studies have strongly correlated enhanced classroom performance in all areas when music is part of the experience. 

Event Location: In the sanctuary at Shabbona United Church of Christ, 104 E Navaho, Shabbona, IL 60550 

Local Contact: Pastor Jim Allen, Pre-school Teachers Kim Baker and Kim Leroy - 815-824-2359

Delivery Style: Fun and interactive. 

Members of the Kishwaukee Brass Quintet: Trumpets: Mark Baldwin, Blake Richter; French Horn: Tom Sims; Trombone and Manager: John D. Smith; Tuba: Ed Harvey. 

General Preparation to Come: 

  • VERY IMPORTANT INFO: Students will sit on floor w/mentors (NOTE: Once again, each child needs an adult mentor, parent, grandparent, or legal guardian). Please let the Kims' know if you need a substitute mentor for the event. 

  • Other Adults will be able to sit in the pews of the Church sanctuary 

  • Children should be instructed to listen, to follow directions, to participate and have fun. 

  • Other pre-schools and/or home school children may be in attendance. 

  • Community members are welcome to attend! Be mindful this is a 25-minute class and not a concert (although a lot of music will be played) 

Website for “Just Make It Happen:” 


Once again, if you have any questions please feel free to call the Church Office (815-824-2359) or go to the “Just Make It Happen Website.” Refreshments will be served after event. 

Thanks...   Kim Baker and Kim Leroy 

Superior Diesel Ribbon Cutting

Superior Diesel Ribbon Cutting

Superior Diesel Ribbon Cutting

WATERMAN -- The Waterman-Shabbona Business Association recently hosted a ribbon-cutting to celebrate Superior Diesel’s newly painted building exterior and new blacktop parking lot at their original location of 350 W. Lincoln Highway in Waterman.  For more than 35 years, Superior Diesel has been providing truck, trailer, and engine repair and maintenance services out of their Waterman and DeKalb locations.  With 18 employees covering both locations, they offer roadside and mobile service, extensive parts departments, and fleet maintenance programs.  Superior Diesel is a full-service Cummins engine dealer and ASE Certified. For more information about Superior Diesel’s services, contact them at 815-264-3581 or www.superiordiesel.com

Happy Halloween

October 31st, 2017
Community Trick or Treating Schedule:

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Lee 4-7 PM
Shabbona 4-7 PM
Waterman 4-8 PM

Children are asked to trick or treat only at homes in which porch lights have been turned on!

Gobbler Gallop 5k - Waterman - November 18th, Register Today!


Gobbler Gallop 5K Race




This year's race will be held on Saturday, November 18. The race starts at 9:00 a.m. at Clinton Township Community Center (160 West Lincoln Highway).

Pre-registration Fee (by November 18): $25
Race Day Registration Fee (on November 18): $30

Pre-registered participants may pick up their packets at Clinton Township Community Center on Race Day starting at 7:30am.

Race Day Registration will be taken from 7:30am - 8:45am at the Clinton Township Community Center.

The official Gobbler Gallop T-Shirt will be given to all pre-registered participants and until supplies last for same-day registrants.

For more information or to register, click on this link:  Gobbler Gallop!





Village of Waterman & WPD Start An Auxiliary Officer Program

The Waterman Village Board passed Ordinance #2017-10 which established Auxiliary Police for the Waterman Police Department.  Five individuals were selected to fill the Waterman Auxiliary Police Officer positions. 

The Village of Waterman and the Waterman Police Department would like to thank the Waterman Lion’s Club and Casey’s General Store for their generous donations to the Waterman Police Department, which will be used in part to help with any costs associated with the Waterman Auxiliary Police Program.  

Congratulations to the new Auxiliary Officers!

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Clinton Township Library Waterman Book Groups

Join the library in Waterman for a book group!!!

Clinton Township Library

110 S Elm St.

Waterman, IL 60556


Library Hours:

Mon & Wed 1:00 – 9:00

Friday 1:00 – 6:00

Saturday 9:00 – 1:00

Closed Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday

Muingan Park in Waterman is in need of donations

The development of Muingan Park on the corner of Garfield and Walnut in Waterman is all made possible by donations, grants, and many volunteer hours. We need your help to complete our final phase of development, which includes a zip line, sundial, interpretive signs, some additional trees, and a pavilion. We would love to continue to support the community and also provide a site for the middle school children's science and outdoor education! Please consider donating today.



DeKalb County Barn Tour

Barn Tour - DeKalb County

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The DeKalb County Barn Tour is a one-day driving tour of barn sites within DeKalb County hosted by the DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association, Inc. and the JF Glidden Homestead & Historical Center. Participants will receive a map guide book containing hand-drawn sketches of each barn as well as the barn's history, style and use. Participants drive to each location in any order for a tour of the barn(s), including many interiors. Purchase your event ticket at any of the eight locations. Be aware that this is an outdoor activity that may involve walking on uneven ground.

Please download the PDF from the DAAHA website for the map of all the barn locations. The starting point is mainly the Waterman Parking lot on Rt 30 but folks can actually start at any of the barns. Purchase a $25 illustrated Barn Tour Booklet and that is your ticket for a car full to stop at any and all the locations. https://www.daaha.org/barn-tour on Sunday, August 12, 2017 from 9-4:00 p.m.

For more information visit:

www.daaha.org or www.gliddenhomestead.org