Waterman Community Building Rental

Clinton Township Community Building 

160 W. Lincoln Highway

Waterman, IL 60556

The Clinton Township Community Building can be rented out within the Township limits.  Its the season for Graduations, Wedding, Showers etc.  Check into renting the Community Building out today.

Please contact Peggy Rogers 815-295-1091 or e-mail plrogers50@yahoo.com regarding rentals & availability.

Rental Regulations

*Anyone renting needs to be at least 21 years of age and live within the township limits or have a family member that can rent for you.

*The back room fee is $50.00 and the front room fee is $25.00.  Payable upon picking up the key.

*The renter is responsible for set-up and break down.

*The rooms are available for the entire day & need to be vacated by 1:00am at the latest.

*Leave everything as it was found.

*Clean up after yourselves & please remember to take your belongings with you.

*Trash is to be put in the dumpster at the back of the building.

*Kitchen is available for use by all.

*No smoking

*Alcohol:  If you serve alcohol, you must provide proof of dram insurance to the rental manager upon payment of rental (intimate "Champagne" toast is the exception.)

*Before you leave:  Check for open windows & unlocked doors.  Thermostat setting to 62/prop bathroom doors open/turn off lights.


330 N. Elm St. is where the key would need to be picked up & returned.

Checks can also be mailed to or dropped off at the same address.

There are linens and chafing dishes there for rental use as well, for more formal events.

The Community Building got a new face lift over the last few months! It is super clean & fresh! 

And a reminder that we will be renting out tables & chairs again this year.

Graduation is right around the corner!

Tables are $5.00 each (any size).  Chairs are $1.00 each for Waterman residents.



Shabbona Hometown Festival, Parade and Fireworks


The Shabbona Hometown Events Committee is hosting their 17th Annual Independence Day Festival!  There will be carnival rides, moon walks, inflatable slides, magic shows, music games, food vendors!    If you would like to be a vendor at their event, visit their website at:  SHEC.  

If you are interested in being an entry in the parade contact:  Contact Kathy Marshall: 815-970-0166 or Lisa Headon: 815-593-0174 for more information.

Fireworks will be at Shabbona Lake State Park on July 4th.   Visit their site at:  www.shabbonafireworks.com

To Donate or be a sponsor for the Shabbona Fireworks contact them at: committee@shabbonafireworks.com



Source: http://www.shecevents.com/festival.php

Grow Mobile - Waterman

Waterman Lion's Club

Come get produce for you or for an elderly person that is in need and cannot get out but could use some fresh produce!

Grow Mobile will be in Waterman on August 13th & September 17th, 2018. It will be at Waterman Lions Park from 1:00 - 3:00 pm.  

"DeKalb County Community Gardens is a non-profit organization that seeks to empower individuals to make healthy food choices. 

The organization managers over 50 community garden spaces and also the Walnut Grove Vocational Farm, a location that educates those with special needs in agricultural and horticultural techniques. 

The DCCG Grow-mobile is a refrigerated produce truck that serves as pop-up food pantry and education center for the residents of DeKalb County." 

Read more on their website:



16th Annual N.I.C.E. Walk

The 16th Annual NICE Walk

When: May 6th, 2018

Time: 1:00pm    

Join us for an afternoon 5k (3.1mi.) walk/run through beautiful Scenic Shabbona State Park.

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Walk with your family, friends & neighbors.

Registration: 1:00pm - 1:30pm @ Indian Creek High School Cafeteria in Shabbona, IL. 


Step off: 1:30pm from Indian Creek High School Parking Lot!

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Waterman Community Chest


The Waterman Community Chest would like to thank all of their community members for the generous donations!

Because of you they were able to hand out donations to the following recipients:

Ben Gordon Center

CASA Youth Advocacy

DeKalb County Nursing Home Activity Fund

Family Service Agency

Hope Haven

Indian Creek Education Foundation

Indian Creek Recreation    

Lion's Club

Muingan Park

Northwestern Medicine Hospice

NICE Center

Open Door Rehab Center

Open Hands Preschool

Opportunity House

Safe Passage


Voluntary Action Center

Waterman Area Heritage Society

Waterman Summer Recreation

Youth organizations (scouts, 4H, etc)

And there are still funds are available for our youth!  If your youth organization would like to request a donation, please fill out this form and mail it in!

Thank you!

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Shabbona Considers Growth Strategies

Village of Shabbona

For immediate release: 3/16/2018

Contact: Jerry Foster Dir: 815-824-1212

Shabbona Considers Growth Strategies

Shabbona, IL: The Village of Shabbona Economic Development Committee met with community and business leaders on December 12, 2017 to review the results of a study that examined potential economic development strategies for the area. The DeKalb County Community Foundation (DCCF) in partnership with the Village of Shabbona and Resource Bank funded the project. The next meeting will be on Wednesday April 4th from 6:30pm – 8pm at the Indian Creek High School in Shabbona to organize an implementation plan based on the study findings. Interested residents from Shabbona and the surrounding area are encouraged to attend and become actively involved in the project activities.

The development potential of the area region was examined by Norman Walzer and Mim Evans of the NIU Center for Governmental Studies as part of a countywide effort by DCCF to help communities realize their potential as places to live and work. Proximity to the Shabbona Lake State Park is a major asset to the area and attracts a large number of visitors each year. The study suggests that the Village of Shabbona investigate ways to provide additional entertainment options for these visitors building on existing local businesses but also to emphasizing additional offerings including arts, crafts, and locally-made products. Local artists and other groups can actively participate in these activities. Another option is to provide facilities such as modern cabins or “tiny houses” so that more visitors can stay overnight and take part in other activities.

“Shabbona has much to offer both residents and visitors due to recreational activities, high-performing schools, and reasonable housing” according to Jerry Foster chairperson for the Shabbona Economic Development Committee. “The results of this study will help the economic development committee organize around several themes and coordinate local efforts in marketing the area more effectively.”

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The study findings also highlighted the need for additional state resources to help the Park maintain facilities and expand its offerings. A large proportion of the visitors are from the Chicago suburbs so strengthening the Shabbona area as a major destination is important to successful development in the southern DeKalb County region. The study also suggested designing programs to assist business start-ups in the area. Results of the economic development study are available at: www.shabbona-il.com in the Announcements section.

For additional information about the project and the meeting, contact Jerry Foster at 815- 824-1212. 

Active Shooter Drill Night

ALICE- Active Shooter Drill Info Night for Parents/Community- March 13 @6-7pm @ICMS

March 1st, 2018

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s);

As many of you are aware, school districts participate in many different drills throughout the school year to help our students be aware and prepared for different circumstances. These drills include fire drills, tornado drills, earthquake drills and bus evacuation drills just to name a few that each school conducts.

In recent years, we have also conducted drills for an Intruder/Active Shooter. We have worked closely with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department and with the Waterman Police Department on our drills, and they have always provided us with feedback to make sure that we have a safe environment for our students and staff. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department and Waterman Police Department have been working with the Indian Creek School District this year on ALICE training. ALICE stands for A-alert; L-lockdown; I-inform; C-counter and E-evacuate. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department has provided training to the staff at Indian Creek. Our next phase is to provide an intruder drill for our students. This will be completed unannounced to the public in the spring. It was advised to not disclose the dates to ensure student safety. The ALICE approach allows for multiple response options for students and staff depending upon an intruder’s location within a building. You can learn more about ALICE here: https://www.alicetraining.com/our-program/alice-training/k12-education/

With this new training for an intruder, we will also be conducting an informational meeting for parent(s)/guardian(s) on Tuesday, March 13th, at 6 pm in the Indian Creek Middle School Gymnasium. The students will be made aware that this is a drill, as to not create a time of worry or concern for the students. Also, at the elementary school, the staff will be reading a book “I’m Not Scared….I’m Prepared Because I Know All About ALICE,” written by Julia Cook, prior to our drill. You can view a video of the book at the following YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4vmSsgkhHc

As always, continue to listen to your child(ren)’s concerns about school safety and reassure them that the school has procedures in place to help keep them safe. Encourage your children to share concerns with you and with any staff member so that we can continue to provide a safe environment for the students and staff. Do not hesitate to call the building principal if you have any questions or concerns. Indian Creek Elementary-David Mantzke, 815-824-2122; Indian Creek Middle School-Steven Simpson, 815-264-3351; and Indian Creek High School-Sarah Montgomery, 815-824-2197.


Indian Creek Administrative Team

Click on the schools link for more information:


Indian Creek CCC 35th Annual Auction

Indian Creek CommunityConcern forChildren

Helping Our Students and Our Schools

The Indian Creek CCC is presenting the 35th Annual People-for-People Auction on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 12:30pm.  The auction will be in the Indian Creek Middle School at 335 E. Garfield St. in Waterman.  The doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and the auction will begin at 12:30 pm.  Lunch available from the Indian Creek Music Boosters starting at noon.  Contact Kayln Klotz at 630-667-8418 or email IndianCreekCCC@yahoo.com if you are interested in donating an item or have any questions.  Watch the Schools Web Page, indiancreekschools.org under Our Community/Parent Organizations/Community Concern for Children CCC for a listing of items being donated! List is updated weekly! All proceeds from this auction go towards programs/items for the K-12 students in the Indian Creek School District #425.  


Youth Organization Grants by Waterman Community Chest

Waterman Community Chest

P.O. Box 311

Waterman, IL      60556

501©3 Corporation

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The Waterman Community Chest welcomes and encourages local Waterman youth organizations to request money for grants to be considered for our next annual fundraising event. 

The Waterman Community Chest have funds set aside for local youth organizations such as scouts and 4h.

If your youth organization is interested, please print the form attached and mail it for consideration to:


Waterman Community Chest

P.O. Box 311

Waterman, IL 60556