If you are looking for volunteer opportunities this summer here are a few ideas:
- Muingan Park – Waterman, IL – Contact Peggy Rogers: (815) 295-1091 or mailto: email@example.com
- Friends of Shabbona Lake – Shabbona, IL – Contact:
- DeKalb County Community Gardens – Contact:
- N.I.C.E. Center – 346 S. County Line Road, Lee, IL 60530 – Contact: Sandy (815) 264-3267/Bill (815) 824-0700/Jeannie (815) 756-561
Waterman Area Heritage Society Museum is at
180 West Lincoln Highway, Waterman, Illinois 60556
Museum Hours are Saturday 1-3PM or by calling 815-264-7717 for an appointment.
Exhibits A model replica of the Battleship Parade Float of the 1930’s , the USS Illinois and other memorabilia from the Eakle Family of Waterman on loan from the Joey Eakle Clark family. This model was built to scale by Joey’s husband, Jack Clark, in memory of her family. When Joey passed in 2009, the family loaned it to the Waterman Museum for display where it feels right at home.
A display and memorabilia of former Waterman graduate, Clayton Kirkpatrick, Jr., former Editor of the Chicago Tribune.Most of the original equipment from John Kitner’s Barber Shop including chair, counters and mirror, cash register, as well as many posters.
Jack Smiley’s uniform and other items from his days at University of Illinois “Whiz Kid” and professional basketball player.
Memorabilia of Duane Swanson, a member of the U.S. Gold Medal Olympic Basketball team in Berlin in 1936.
There is also an area reserved for items from the DeKalb Ag., whose first production plant was in Waterman.
Phones – We are the only museum in DeKalb County with a telephone display of this magnitude. Phones and artifacts from the early 1900’s to present day. Bill Hinkstan Telephone Pioneer Club and other Waterman area people have donated phones and other telephone related items.
We have the ‘Coverlet’, a flax-spun blanket made in 1830, by Olive Parkhurst Wilcox, mother of Cynthia Wilcox Greeley, and grandmother to Rose Greeley Phelps.
Our display cases were partially funded by the DeKalb County Community Foundation.
Village of Waterman Grant
On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, the Village of Waterman received a grant from the DeKalb County Community Foundation for economic development. The purpose of the Community Economic Development Grant Program is to provide financial support for economic planning and implement projects that support local economic growth. The Village of Waterman also received a donation from Resource Bank for planning and implementing economic development. The Village of Waterman thanks both DCCF and Resource Bank.
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! Those dumping trash will be fined. NO BURNING IS ALLOWED!
Clinton Township Library – NEW HOURS
110 S Elm St, Waterman, IL 60556
Our new hours will be:
Monday 2:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m
Wednesday 11:00 a.m.—7:00 p.m
Thursday 10:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m.
Friday 2:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m—2:00 p.m.
Community Building address: 160 W. Lincoln Highway, Waterman, IL 60556
330 N. Elm St. is where the key would need to be picked up & returned.
Checks can also be mailed to or dropped off at the same address.
There are linens and chafing dishes there for rental use as well, for more formal events.
And a reminder that we will be renting out tables & chairs again this year.
Graduation is right around the corner!
Tables are $5.00 each (any size). Chairs are $1.00 each for Waterman residents.
Find election results for DeKalb County here:
VILLAGE OF WATERMAN
April 2, 2019
Election Day Polling Place:
CLINTON TWP COMMUNITY CENTER
160 W. LINCOLN HWY. 60556
FOR VILLAGE TRUSTEE
Four Year Term (VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN THREE)
CLINTON TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
FOR LIBRARY TRUSTEE
Four Year Term (VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN FOUR)
Robert A. Bend
Ann M. Arends
INDIAN CREEK C.U.S.D. 425
FOR MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
TO SERVE A FULL 4-YEAR TERM (VOTE FOR A TOTAL OF THREE)
Mark Allen Peterson
KISHWAUKEE COLLEGE DIST. 523 FOR TRUSTEES OF THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT TO SERVE A 6 YEAR TERM (VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN TWO)
Kathleen M. Spears
Saturday, May 4 & Saturday, September 7
at the DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport,
located at 3232 Pleasant St. DeKalb, IL 601 15
from 9am to 12 pm.
These events are available to DeKalb County residents,
proof of address is required.
Residents within the city limits of DeKalb are
encouraged to utilize the E-Waste Collection services by
Lake Shore Recycling Systems while Sycamore, Genoa,
and Kirkland residents are encouraged to utilize the At
Your Door Service by Waste Management.
Call the DeKalb County Solid Waste Specialist at
or visit our website,
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.