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Waterman Area Heritage Society Is Bringing Back The Annual Christmas Drawing!

Annual Christmas Drawing


Waterman Area Heritage Society is bringing back the Annual Christmas Drawing on Saturday, December 8.

Registration begins at 7am with drawings at 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am and noon. Unlike the past drawings, there will not be a re-draw at the end of the day; it will be a “need not be present to win” drawing.

There is no cost to register and must be age 18/over.

Area businesses and community members will be contacted for donations. Please contact us if you’d like to donate a prize (or 2!)….the more donations will ensure a successful event! Suggested donations include gift cards to local businesses/restaurants, business merchandise, themed gift baskets, homemade candies/baked goods, etc…be creative! 

Waterman Area Heritage Society is a 501c non-profit organization.

For more details email or contact Ginger Browder @ 815-751-5441.

2018 Waterman Christmas Walk Cash & Carry Vendor Event

2018 Christmas Walk Cash & Carry Vendor Event


Saturday, December 8, 2018

Downtown Waterman Community Building, Waterman, Illinois

Thank you for being part of our town annual event.  Each year, more people join us for the festive day and we are thankful that you are helping make this event a time for Christmas shopping.


Application Due Date will be December 3, 2018!


Vendor Set up will begin on December 8th, at 8:00 a.m.  Please be set up by 9:15 as the doors will open at 9:30.

The vendor event will be from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Please do not tear down before 2pm as some people may still be doing the Christmas Walk itself and will wait until last minute to stop in.

Each booth will be 10×10 with an 8’ table and 2 chairs.  Cost of each booth space will be $10.

Electric hook-up will be an additional cost at $15 for the booth space.

Payment is due in advance in the form of a check made payable to  “Waterman Enhancement Group” on or before December 2nd.  However, please contact Lyne to reserve your booth space.


A receipt will be issued at the time of the space reservation.  No refunds will be issued after payment has been received. Due to limited space availability and duplicate vendors the Christmas Event Staff has the right to deny applications and take applications on a first come first serve basis.

The Christmas Event Staff reserves the right to reject any vendors or advertising not in keeping with the event’s standards and purpose.  The producer, staff or Village of Waterman, and/or WEG are not liable for delays in delivery and/or non-delivery in the event of any action or condition beyond their control affecting production or delivery in any manner.

No refunds for any reason.  All payments made payable to WEG may be mailed to Lyne or                                                           WSBA at PO BOX 74, Waterman, IL 60556.

Thank you so very much in participating in this wonderful event.

Lyne Meyerholz

345 N. Birch St. Waterman, IL 60556  or

815-970-7456  (Please feel free to call after 4pm-up to 11 pm each night- I’m a night owl- and between 6:40 am-7:30 am on school days.)



Wednesday Bookworms at Clinton Township Library, Waterman

3-5 year olds
Wednesdays 12:30-1:00


No Bookworms on the 5th – It’s Sandwich Fair
12, 19 No Bookworms on the 26th

3, 10, 17, 24,
No Bookworms on the 31st due to Halloween

7, 14, 28
No Bookworms on the 21st Happy Thanksgiving!

No bookworms the rest of the month: Happy Holidays

This year in Bookworms will be discovering the library’s

Did you know that we have backpacks you can check out and take home? These packs have
books, CDs, DVDs, games etc. all related to the theme of that pack. We have just revised
these and updated them all. So – this year we will …




Unpack the Packs, Play, and Discover!

WPD Auxiliary Program receives a $300 Donation


Thank you to the Waterman Lions Club! 





This week, the Waterman Lions Club graciously donated $300 towards the Waterman Police Departments Auxiliary program. 


The WPD is very grateful to have received such a generous donation!







Here are some of the Waterman Police Department donning their new uniforms!


N.I.C.E. Center – Food Pantry

The N.I.C.E. Center’s food and clothing pantry

is open on Saturday’s from 8:15am – 11am.


N.I.C.E. was organized in 1987 to provide free food and clothing to individuals

and families in need of temporary assistance.


N.I.C.E. is a non-profit organization.  If you would like to make a donation you can mail it to:


N.I.C.E. Center

P.O. Box 5

346 S. County Line Road

Lee, IL 60530-0005












Yard Waste



For the convenience of all Waterman residents, a 24/7 365-day brush dumpster is located at the 215 W. Adams parking lot. For large quantities of brush, call Village Hall 815-264-3652 for disposal arrangements. YARD WASTE ONLY please. NO BURNING IS ALLOWED!   LRS DC Trash will NOT pick up yard waste.


No Soliciting


A. Hours: No person, while conducting the activities of a peddler or solicitor, whether licensed or unlicensed, shall enter upon any private property, knock on doors, or otherwise disturb persons in their residences between the hours of eight o’clock (8:00) P.M. and nine o’clock (9:00) A.M.

B. Noise: No peddler, solicitor, itinerant merchant or canvasser shall carry on his trade by means of loud outcries or other noises that unreasonably alarm residents of the village.

C. Rights Maintained: No provision of this chapter shall be construed so as to deprive any person of his right of freedom of religion or freedom of speech as guaranteed by the constitution of the state of Illinois or the constitution of the United States or as any infringement upon businesses engaged in interstate commerce. (1999 Code § 6.03)

D. Uninvited Peddling And Soliciting:

1. Notice Requirements: It shall be unlawful for any person to enter upon any property of another in the village after receiving, immediately prior to such entry, notice from the owner or occupant that such entry is forbidden, or to remain upon the property of another after receiving notice from the owner or occupant to depart. A person shall be deemed to have received notice from the owner or occupant within the meaning of this subsection if he has been notified personally, either orally or in writing, or if a printed or written notice forbidding such entry has been conspicuously posted at the main entrance to said property or the forbidden part thereof. The owner or occupant of any residence who desires to forbid trespasses by solicitors or peddlers, or unlicensed solicitors and peddlers, may attach or exhibit upon or near the main front door, and the main rear or side door (if any and if to be protected), a card or plaque stating such of the following as may be appropriate, in letters at least one-third inch (1/3“) in height:

Solicitors and Peddlers Prohibited


Solicitors and Peddlers Prohibited unless
Registered with the Village

2. Violations: Any person soliciting or peddling who is forbidden entry by a notice given in compliance with this subsection shall be deemed guilty of remaining on the property after receiving notice to depart if he shall ring the doorbell or knock or create any sound calculated to attract the attention of the occupant.

3. Exemptions: Notices exhibited pursuant to this subsection shall not be deemed applicable to and shall not prevent access to residential property by a solicitor or peddler who has received prior invitation, written or oral, from the owner or occupant thereof. (2005 Code)


***Call the Police Department or Village Hall to find out if someone at your door is registered with the village!


Village Hall (815) 264-3652 / Police Department Non Emergency (815) 264-3574

DeKalb County Food Pantries 2018


















Waterman Community Chest

Waterman Community Chest receives $2,000 Monsanto Fund grant for to assist with Annual Fund Drive 

Waterman, Illinois – July 16, 2018– Employees from Waterman Monsanto Corn Production recommended Waterman Community Chest to receive a $2,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund. Funds from the grant will be used to benefit organizations that provide services that benefit the citizens and Waterman community. The Waterman Community Chest previously received a Monsanto Fund grant in 2017 to assist with the 2016-2017 Annual Fund Drive.  The Waterman Community Chest supports non-profit organizations and groups that provide services for the people in and around the Waterman area.  It is a 501(c)3 qualified tax-exempt charitable organization. 

“We’re fortunate to have a group like the Waterman Community Chest working in our community” said Troy Dukes, Site Lead at the Waterman Seed Production site. “We’re proud to partner with them and support the great work they do in our community with this Monsanto Fund grant.” 


This year, the Monsanto Fund awarded more than $1.4 million to nonprofit organizations in rural communities to help address essential needs in Food & Nutrition, STEM Education, and Community Development. Nonprofit organizations across the U.S. have received more than $7.5 million through this program over the last five years.  


About Monsanto Fund 

The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the communities where farmers and Monsanto Company employees live and work. Visit the Monsanto Fund at 



Update to Village Water Issue – 2018

Update to Village Water Issue                                                                                                                               July 18, 2018

The Village of Waterman and the Board of Trustees has been working to correct the water quality issue for several months. As detailed at the last several Village Board meetings numerous steps have been taken to identify and resolve the problem. Public works, the village engineer, Test Inc. (water system operator) and others we have been working through progressive steps with mixed results.

The Illinois EPA was consulted at the triennial (every 3 years) review in June. The IEPA worker was informed of the issue, the steps we were taking, and offered some suggestions.

Several valves were changed at the filtration system at the well house to minimum effect. We contracted with Tonka Water, out of Minnesota, to inspect the filtration system. Tonka was involved in the construction of the system but there was a wait of 4-6 weeks for them to get here after contracting. Tonka is here today, July 18, 2018, inspecting and servicing the system. Hopefully, this will alleviate the problems we are having throughout Waterman.

Thank you to the residents who have called Village Hall, the Village President, or a Trustee to report their water problems. We are able to ask for needed information to include addresses, date/time, duration, and severity at a minimum. Please contact us at any of the emails or numbers listed on the website, even on weekends.

Hopefully these steps will resolve our problem. It has been a long and expensive search for which we apologize. Thank you.



Darryl Beach, Village President

Waterman Board of Trustees

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