Fall leaf pick-up begins October 21st and is scheduled thru November 26th, weather permitting. Leaves put out after that date will not be picked up.
Please have all other yard waste removed from the curbs and have your piles easily accessible. Be aware of the strength of the leaf vacuum; anything you do not want to lose should be kept away from the curbside. Remember…NO BURNING IS ALLOWED!
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!
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.
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.
On March 18, 2019 the Waterman Community Chest gathered at the Clinton Township Community Building to hand out donations to several groups! Some of the groups were American Legion Auxiliary, Ben Gordon Center, CASA Youth Advocacy, DeKalb County Nursing Home Activity Fund, Family Service Agency, Hinckley Area Food Pantry, Hope Haven, Indian Creek Education Foundation, Indian Creek Recreation, Waterman Lion’s Club, Muingan Park- Waterman Enhancement Group, N.I.C.E. Center in Lee, Open Door Rehab Center in Sandwich, Open Hands Preschool, Waterman, Opportunity House in Sycamore, Safe Passage, UMPEC (United Methodist Presbyterian Emergency Care), UNC (United Neighborhood Center), Voluntary Action Center, Waterman Area Heritage Society and Waterman Summer Recreation.
Waterman Community Chest would like to thank everyone who helped them make the donation night a success! It is through each person’s generosity that the quality of life is improved for all generations of people in our area!
WOW 20th Anniversary Spring Event
Women of the Word (WOW) is inviting all area men and women to a very special evening for our end of the year program, “Go Into All the World”. This will take place on Thursday April 11, 2019, at 7 p.m. at Waterman Presbyterian Church, 250 N. Cedar, Waterman, IL. We will be celebrating 20 wonderful years of WOW! We please ask that any charter or former member of WOW to make a special effort to attend …. you will be blessed!!
Please come listen to author and motivational speaker, Naomi Koesler. Naomi and her nine siblings are natives of Sri Lanka. Impoverished and raised as Christians in a Buddhist country held many difficult challenges for the family. Migrating to the United States in 1980 brought even more challenges in her faith. Today, she receives many speaker invitations to share her testimony of God’s Goodness.
Bring a friend along to enjoy inspiration and fellowship! Light refreshments will be served following the program.
For more information contact Sue, at 815.264.3979 or email@example.com.
Matthew 28:18,19a – Then Jesus came to them and
said,”All authority in Heaven and earth has been given to Me.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations….”
Spring Break Movie and Craft Day at Clinton Township Library!
Sign up for the craft by March 23rd!