WIN Gathering Approaching!

The next Women Inspired Network meeting is approaching fast! On September 24, WIN will meet at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Peru from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. PLEASE RSVP either through the Facebook event page or by phone at 815-252-2906. We hope to see all WIN members and their guests!

Congratulations To The Winners of This Year’s Draw Down Event!

CONGRATULATIONS to our 2017 Double Elimination Draw Down winners of $2500, Mark and Amy Pentecost! Second place of $1000 was won by Gary and Deb Dahl, and $500 went to Matt Mooneyham. Thanks so much to everyone who supported us! Every ticket was sold. Special shout out to Pat Applebee and the team at Celebrations … Continued

July 30 WIN Meeting Update

Sunday’s WIN meeting was a wonderful time! Thank you to all the members that were in attendance and to all of our new members that came and signed up as well! We also want to thank all of the grant applicants and finalists for their proposals and their attention to often overlooked problems in their … Continued

SRCCF Draw Down Raffle!

We welcome you to join the first Starved Rock Country Community Foundation’s Double Elimination Draw Down! With prizes ranging from $100 to $2500, it’s sure to be an exciting evening. We are holding the draw down to raise money for our Operations Fund, which is what allows us to continue to strive to better Starved … Continued

Thank You American Wind Symphony Orchestra!

We wish to extend a heartfelt thank you to the American Wind Symphony Orchestra, Maestro Boudreau, all of the host families, the city of Ottawa, the community and the generous donors that all played an integral part in making these past two visits of the AWSO unforgettable experiences. Both concerts at Allen Park were phenomenal … Continued

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Tornados

Below is an article penned by Liz Davis on the North Central Behavioral Health Systems website discussing how some of the people affected by the February 28th tornado in Ottawa/Naplate could be experiencing symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. Liz highlights the symptoms of PTSD in the article while also touching on what steps … Continued

Ottawa First United Methodist Church Encourages Continued Giving

Pastor Cheri Stewart and Chair of Finance Larry Windsor of Ottawa First Methodist Church recently received a check from the United Methodist Church Congregation that they usually designate for a specific purpose in the church, however, this year the Pastor and Mr. Windsor have decided to donate that check to the Disaster Recovery Fund at … Continued

American Wind Symphony Orchestra Will Host Patron’s Event

In addition to the multiple concerts and community interactions the AWSO will be bringing to our area, there will also be a VIP Patron’s Event held on the Point Counterpoint II Thursday, June 22. The VIP event will be a lavish wine and cheese affair where patrons can meet members of the orchestra, Music Director … Continued

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