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School lets out at noon Sept 18th | Need Electrical assistance | Minonk Water Tastes Funny | Child’s prescription glasses found at Westside Park Pavilion | Town WIde Garage Sale Reminder |

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School lets out at noon Sept 18th

Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 18th is a School Improvement/Early Release Day. All students will release at 12:00pm. Lunch will be served to all students prior to dismissal.

Thank you,

Dr. Kari Rockwell

Need Electrical assistance

I have an old, two piece glass lamp that needs the wiring in the base replaced so it can be used. If you can help or have questions, please call me at 309-232-3530.
Thank you.

Judy Reeser

Minonk Water Tastes Funny

If anyone is wondering about why the water tastes funny, the water is currently not being run through the reverse osmosis system as the city is making updates, it should be back to normal in a couple of days. I assume it is still safe to drink, nothing was said about that.

Beth Hanson Hakes

Christine Cunningham: Supposed to back to normal sometime this week according to the mayor. They should have posted something so people knew.
Lindsay Reed Hahn: Christine Cunningham I'm just so glad there's a reason, and it's going to be fixed. Thank you!!
Christine Cunningham: I was getting nervous that something was wrong and was hoping it was safe to use
Sara Miles: The kids at school commented about it too
Lindsay Reed Hahn: It's so bad
Desiree Kearfott: It's unreal isn't it!! I literally was told today 4 weeks it will be like this
Desiree Kearfott: I was asked if I got the notice about it... it's actually well water safe to drink but def a diff taste that is awful.. we love minonk water
Ronda Hodge: We only drink bottles water and have a filer on our tap for ice..we never drink Minonk water.
Crystal Stanley: Smells like sulfur when we shower here. How about u guys?
Heather Payton: I thought it was our Keurig and our filter in our fridge I'm glad to see it's not just me
Jan Sweet Hovey: There are some days I swear you can taste the chemicals in the water.
Nicole Embery: There was a notice? Awesome timing for whatever it.
Amber Pescitelli Spencer: The kids have complained at school since last week. I wondered what happened! Thanks for posting.
Jeff Cox: I thought it tasted bad when I lived there in the 80's. I probably wouldn't have noticed.
Barbara Arndt: I hate to say this but when I was in High School 55 years ago, I thought Minonk's water was bad. I am from Rutland.
Anthony Muzzarelli: What the hell? This is the same as when there is a boil order they need a better way of notifying people
Eric Clevenger: You know they didn't say we shouldn't drink the water.
Gail Zack: Eric Clevenger if this is in the water, nobody should drink it
Nate Zack: There is always some acceptable level of dangerous chemicals in the water. This article states that, during testing over a nearly-45 day span, that those levels WILL be exceeded, leading to dangerous levels of radiation. Do you really want to drink the water?
Gail Zack: There's no excuse for not notifying us. End of story.
Stillwell: Richard Plus, it was posted 2 days AFTER the work was started

Child's prescription glasses found at Westside Park Pavilion

A pair of child's prescription glasses were found at West Side Park Pavilion? They are here at City Hall for claiming or call 309=432-2558.

Lisa Blanchard

Town Wide Garage Sale Reminder


Just a reminder that the Town Wide Garage Sale is Saturday, September 14 from 8 am to 2 pm. If you want to participate please print out the attachment or pick up a form from The Sweet Shop or Minonk Community Bank. Please return the form to me at 626 Locust Street or in the boxes at the locations listed. The deadline for filling out the form is Monday, September 9th. After that time I will be emailing everyone a copy of the map of the sales and posting a copy on

The sales advertised in the following papers: The Woodford County Journal, and the Star; Streator Times Press; Toluca Star Herald; El Paso Journal. Each and every ad has a date/time of the sale and that the sales are posted on this website for everyone to see.

Thanks so much.

Cathy McKay