FARM HERITATE DAYS A SUCCESS
The 4th Annual Farm Heritage Days, this past weekend, was a huge success. According to Michelle McEvers, around 4500 people visited the Farm Heritage grounds during the three-day event. She said there were vendors from at least 12 different states and visitors from as far away as Pennsylvania, South Dakota and North Carolina.
McEvers said that the food stands were busy throughout the weekend, with everyone enjoying the music all day Saturday. She believed the kids had fun with the tractor games, petting zoo and train rides.
Other activities to enjoy included the tractorcade, Car Show, tractor pull, campfire cooking, pie and jelly contests and the sawmill. Mcevers said that this was the best turnout so far, for the Farm Heritage Days at the American Farm Heritage Museum.
4-H TEAM PLACES 5TH IN STATE
At the most recent Illinois 4-H State Judging Contest in Champaign, Bond County 4-H members placed 5th as a team. Representing Bond County on June 16th were Amy Schaufelberger, James Johnson, Tyler Carter and Cathy Guckian. They joined 15 other teams from across the state.
Along with team recognition, individual awards were also won. Johnson took 6th, overall, out of 47 participants. However, due to his young age, Johnson will not be able to compete at the Illinois State Fair 4-H Invitational Contest in Springfield, but Schaufelberger and Carter did qualify. Winners of the State Contest will represent Illinois at a National competition in Louisville and Wisconsin.
BURGLARY IN SORENTO BEING INVESTIGATED
Brent Kunkel, of Sorento, reported to the Bond County Sheriff's Department Sunday evening, that sometime between Friday afternoon and Sunday afternoon, someone forced open the locked rear door of his residence. A plastic zip-lock bag of coins of undetermined value was taken from inside the house. The Sheriff's Department is investigating.