The YHS Lady Foxes came home with a pair of first places in the State Track Meet. The 3200 meter relay team of Kerry Duffy, Ann Tocheck, Deb Januchowski, Lyn Wissmiller took top honors along with Justine Sleezer, first in the 300 hurdles.
The Yorkville Congregational Church voted to relocated the church from West Center Street to a site which they own in Countryside Center.
Kendall County may be about to enter the computer age – again. A decision should be made soon on whether or not to go with some type of computer system. The county had used a computer system for 1977 and 1978 tax bills. However, after several problems with getting time on the rented computer and unexpected expenses the county returned to a manual system for 1979 taxes.
The City of Yorkville has been left about a quarter of a million dollars in a trust set up by the late Clarence Beecher, a founder and president of the Farmers State Bank of Yorkville. Beecher died in 1959. Under the terms of the trust, the city is to use the money for acquisition of land and construction of a building to be known as the Beecher Community Building.
Workmen have begun demolishing the Dari-Castle building on South Bridge Street to make way for the new drive-up facility of the Yorkville National Bank.
The Baker family donated 18 acres to the Kendall County Forest Preserve District. The land is along the Aux Sable Creek in Seward Township.
An open house will officially open the beautiful new Charles B. Phillips Library in Newark.
Mayor Leon Kapelsky presided for the last time over the Yorkville Village Board meeting. Ellsworth Windett took over as new mayor.
Volunteers were hard at work cleaning up Elwood Cemetery. Some people wonder why the cemetery isn’t kept up continually by a caretaker. In the past, the funds at the hands of the cemetery board drew enough interest to employ a man to care for the cemetery. But since then inflation has set it, The funds draw less interest and everything costs more.
The annual Kendall County High School Music Festival and eighth grade promotion exercises were held in the Yorkville Gymnasium. A class of 82 boys and girls from the Newark Grade School and from 36 one and two-room schools in the county will receive certificates of promotion into high school.
An amendment to the Sugar Rationing regulations has just been received. It allows that each family can receive additional sugar for canning purposes.
Farm advisors from throughout northern Illinois met in Yorkville to discuss the growing problem of grasshoppers damaging crops in the area.
For the sixth time since the first of the year, Sheriff Martin Hextell will drive down to the state farm in Vandalia to incarcerate a chicken thief there. Hextell advises each and every law-abiding citizen in the county to call him immediately in the event a theft has occurred.
A delegation of Kendall County people traveled to Springfield to call on the Governor in the interest of building Route 47 from Yorkville to Morris. Work has already begun on the route to connect Dwight and Morris. By merely making the route from Yorkville to Morris a cement road, officials could benefit the farming community of the state from Champaign County to the Wisconsin state line.
Irrespective of the arguments pro and con in the matter of daylight saving, there can be no question of the fact that it is conducive to immense confusion, annoyance and in many instances to serious embarrassment. If this is to involve changing the clock one way or the other from normal, it ought to be national and not a matter of local inclination.
The cyclone on Saturday did considerable damage around Plattville. Two barns and two corn cribs were destroyed as well as numerous windows blown out, trees downed and telephone wires and poles taken out.
Thomas Mack of Bristol brought home a new automobile on Monday last which he will use for the pleasure of the Mack family.
Painters have put a new hat on the Hotel Nading downtown.
The dedication of the Lutheran Church in Helmar was held.
William Lutz of Plattville had a runaway Monday but no damage except a broken tongue.
The village trustees voted to license only two saloons – Johnson’s and Fasmer’s, at $750 a year each.
Assessor Jager commenced Monday to harass the unfortunate property owners with official inquisitions.
A Plano man brought six wolves to the county seat on Thursday. $60.
The new constitution, bylaws and premium list for the Kendall County Fair have been published.
A total of 115 hogs were driven to the Yorkville stockyard Monday from Halleck & Inscho’s place five miles south of Yorkville. They were shipped to Chicago Monday night.
The citizens on the north side spent part of their time decorating the newly-plowed Public Square. A great number of trees were set out on Saturday. When fenced it will be a pleasing sight and we can look in the future and see the trees large and filled with foliage; the grass green; rustic seats arranged; and oh! what a place for “sparking” on summer nights.