In this original prairie town the first settlers lived in abandoned teepees before their homes were built Pottawatomie Indians lived southwest of Waterman when the first settlers arrived in 1835.
Surveyed and plotted in March of 1872, the town was named in honor of Daniel Waterman, General Solicitor of the Chicago and Iowa Railroad which reached Waterman in December of 1870.
Through the years, Waterman has developed many family traditions and welcomes all to share in its historic claims and family atmosphere.
Waterman Area Heritage Society Museum – Organized in 1994 by a group of citizens who wanted to preserved the history of Waterman and the family heritage of this town in DeKalb County, Illinois. The museum is open Saturday’s from 1-3pm. Check out their facebook page!
Indian Creek School District #425 IC T-Wolves Registration for all high school and middle school athletics is open. Get registered early this year to allow for us to prepare for the school year. Go to http://ictwolves.com and click on the registration tab to start.
The Indian Creek Board of Education will hold a Special Board of Education meeting on Thursday, June 21st, 2018 at 6pm at Paw Paw High School Gymnasium. The Indian Creek and Paw Paw Board of Education will be given a presentation from Bob Lagerblade and Ray Bergles concerning the feasibility study of the deactivation of Paw Paw High School and the tuitioning of those students to Indian Creek High School.
The Hinckley Festival Association is hosting their
2nd annual Car Show during the
Hinckley FUN Fest & Fireworks
Saturday, June 30, 2018!
The Car Show is sponsored by Federated/Fisher Auto Parts, Inc.
All cars, trucks & tractors are welcome! Registration begins at 2pm. There is a $10 fee for all vehicles to register.
Enjoy music & DJ by Carousel Sound, raffles, 50/50, awards, food trucks, children’s activities and BINGO! Stay later and listen to the live band, Whiskey Romance and enjoy a spectacular 25 minute Fireworks Show at dusk!
Hinckley Fireworks Fest
FUN for the whole Family!
* Gates Open at 3:00pm! Free Admission!
* Decorated Bike Parade kicks-off at 3:00pm at the Hinckley Community Building…Come early & decorate your bike at 2:30pm!
* Pony Rides, Bounce Houses, Petting Zoo, Airbrush temporary tattoos, BINGO, Games!
* Car, Truck & Tractor Show from 3:00-7:00pm!
* Shop the many Vendors…crafters, handmade, businesses, etc
* Food Trucks!
* 50/50 Raffle!
* 7:00pm- Whiskey Romance performing on stage!
* FIREWORKS at dusk!
Waterman Lions Club
Summer Fest & Antique Tractor & Truck Show with Farm Tractor Pull &
SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2018
Waterman Lions Park
420 S. Birch St.
Waterman, IL 60556
So many great activities again this year with some new activities as well.
Come with your friends and family! There will be a little something for everyone to do!
Including breakfast, Tractor Pull, Soybean Adventure, Train Rides, Hay Rides, Petting Zoo, Craft Show, Flea Market, Food Concessions, Cowboy Quick Draw, Parade of Power, Pedal Pull, Beer Garden, Bingo, Bags Tournament, Porkchop BBQ, Lions Draw Down Raffle, Live Music, Hot Air Tethered Balloon rides AND the Fireworks Show!
The retirement celebration for Chief Breese was held on June 3, 2018 at Indian Creek Middle School in Waterman. The community, fellow police officers, co-workers, family, and friends all showed up to honor Chief Breese’s 37 years of service to Waterman. A lunch was held with a ceremony following where Chief received many tokens of appreciation, from kind words of appreciation, to certificates, badges and many other momentos. It was clear Chief was appreciated and well liked by the community. The celebration ended with 21 firework salute!