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

2nd Annual TBM Avengers Event Concludes

The 2nd Annual TBM Avengers Event was held this past Saturday at the Illinois Valley Regional Airport and was a great success! Check out some pictures and testimonials from the event at TBM Avenger, Inc.Hopefully we will be able to continue to bring this incredible event to our area for years to come! Thank you … Continued

The American Wind Symphony Orchestra Visits Ottawa

The American Wind Symphony Orchestra is quite the spectacle to behold. Started in 1957 by Music Director Robert Boudreau, the AWSO is a troupe of approximately 45 musicians, soloists and artists that perform and present their art on the Point Counterpoint II vessel, which can be classified as a floating arts center. The artists that … Continued

Winners of Tucker Tillman Award Announced

TILLMAN AWARD WINNERS AT MARQUETTE ACADEMY SCORE DOUBLE       The Starved Rock Country Community Foundation is honored to announce that, for the first-time, the recipient of the Tom Tillman Award presented by Marquette Academy, has been accompanied by a cash scholarship. Through the generosity of Shalanda Rabadan, the niece of “Tucker” Tillman, the Thomas … Continued

A Tribute To Veterans Event Seeks Strong Flight Of Volunteers

On May 20, 2017, the Illinois Valley Regional Airport in Peru, Illinois will present the 2nd annual TBM Avenger Reunion. This event, a Salute to Veterans, will feature at least 15 TBM Avengers, a magnificent aircraft. A host of other aircraft, an exciting airshow, helicopter rides, food and beverages will be available. Thanks to the … Continued

We Thank You Heartland Bank of Peru, IL

A big thank you to Heartland Bank and Trust Company for their generous donation to the Disaster Recovery Fund! We are so blessed to have such an amazing community that has been able to come together so well in these trying times. Pictured presenting the check below is Vice President Michelle King and Retail Banker … Continued

Thank You Shoreline Boat Club and IRBBA!

Earlier this week we received a check from the Shoreline Boat Club Fish Fry Benefit for $4800 to be placed in the Disaster Recovery Fund. The donation, which was presented by Wayne Eichelkraut, was accompanied by another donation of $200 from the Illinois River Basin Boating Association, or I.R.B.B.A. On behalf of all of those … Continued

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