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THINK: Manteno schools build base for bright future  Kankakee Daily Journal

Manteno Community Unit School District 5 Superintendent Lisa Harrod discusses the district's present and future in a Q&A with the Daily Journal.

Manteno man throws nuggets at fellow 'Bachelorette' contestant  The Herald-News

A 27-year-old man from Kankakee County is making a name for himself on ABC's popular reality show “The Bachelorette.”

'I like to capture times': Manteno High School student shows photography at Two Whisks Bakery  Kankakee Daily Journal

A few of Colin Bohula's photographs will be on display at Two Whisks Bakery in Manteno during November.

Manteno’s color guard to celebrate Memorial Day  Kankakee Daily Journal

The Manteno Legion Color Guard will begin their ceremony at 8 a.m..

The new buzz in Manteno  Kankakee Daily Journal

There's a new place to get a caffeine buzz in downtown Manteno. ReCharge Coffee Bar at 47½ W. Second St., Manteno, will be opening later this month and will ...

Color blind student exhibits an eye for digital design  Kankakee Daily Journal

A Manteno High School senior is on his way towards a career in digital media design – despite being color blind.

GIRLS SOCCER: Evans' 2 goals help Peotone outlast Manteno  Kankakee Daily Journal

Offense wins games, and defenses wins championships. Peotone had both elements on the soccer pitch against Manteno.

BASEBALL: Wilmington's Dempsay shuts out Manteno  Kankakee Daily Journal

MANTENO — Not many high school pitchers can throw a knuckle-curve the way Wilmington's Conner Dempsay can. And even less can throw it with the ...

Manteno to honor 2019 Citizens of the Year  Kankakee Daily Journal

The Citizens of the Year are brothers Jim and Mark Stauffenberg and Jackie Hammond.

Emerson named Manteno school district's business manager  Kankakee Daily Journal

Attending Manteno High School encouraged Jake Emerson to pursue a career in education. Now, he will take over as the school district's business manager ...

SOCCER: Manteno earns hard fought win over Bishop McNamara  Kankakee Daily Journal

The rivalry between Manteno and Bishop McNamara added another chapter in Rivals Cup action.

FOOTBALL: Central celebrates 10th 7-on-7 and Offensive Linemen Challenge  Kankakee Daily Journal

CLIFTON — High school football season is almost here, and no tradition makes that more evident than Central's annual 7-on-7 and Offensive Linemen ...

BOYS BASKETBALL: Manteno routs Beecher, Peotone falls at the buzzer  Kankakee Daily Journal

MANTENO — The anticipation surrounding the first night of boy's basketball in the Coal City Thanksgiving tournament lived up to the hype Monday at Manteno.

BOYS BASKETBALL: Manteno settles for second with loss in Kankakee Holiday Tournament  Kankakee Daily Journal

Manteno was upended by Chicago Christian 67-43 in the small school division championship game of the Kankakee Holiday Tournament on Saturday.

Manteno gets some color as high school students begin downtown mural  Kankakee Daily Journal

Inspired by a street art mural in New York City, an advanced art class at Manteno High School is bringing that aesthetic to the quaint downtown of their ...

Manteno Oktoberfest kicks off Thursday  Kankakee Daily Journal

The 2018 Manteno Oktoberfest fun starts this Thursday. This year's theme is peace, love and community. The Oktoberfest will take place in downtown Manteno ...

Manteno High School awards night | Honors & Awards  Kankakee Daily Journal

Manteno High School awards night results: Valedictorian, Lauren Werner; salutatorian, Leegan Boudreau; Kankakee Kiwanis Award and Leadership Awards, ...

New Manteno mural painted by Public Works employee  Kankakee Daily Journal

A new, colorful mural is almost finished for the community of Manteno to view on the Silvano's Pizza (51 W. 1st St., Manteno) side of a building facing North Main ...

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Manteno falls to Rich East, ends season  Kankakee Daily Journal

Manteno cut the lead down to two points, but couldn't get over the hump and saw its season come to a close.

Manteno advances, eyes rematch with Coalers  Kankakee Daily Journal

It wasn't in the best of fashion, but a nine-run fifth inning allowed Manteno to knock off Rich Central in five innings Thursday.

Margaret A. Kloepper | Obituaries  Hastings Tribune

Hastings resident Margaret A. Kloepper, 98, passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at her home. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday, November 17, at First St.

'Angel' arranges special trip to Disney World  Kankakee Daily Journal

It all started with an “Angel.” The Jankuski family was at the Illinois Division of Specialized Care for Children looking into a home elevator for Trenten, their ...

School superintendent signed through 2020-21  Kankakee Daily Journal

Last week, the Manteno school board extended Superintendent Lisa Harrod's contract through the 2020-21 school year. Harrod met all the goals on her first ...

Manteno's 'Main Event' this weekend  Kankakee Daily Journal

The place for show-stopping entertainment this weekend will be Manteno High School.

Radio personality Jim Brandt leaving WVLI  Kankakee Daily Journal

Brandt will end his local radio tenure when he signs off after his 5 to 9 a.m. shift on Friday.

Story of Enrique Kieffer doesn't end with suicide  Kankakee Daily Journal

Editor's note: The Daily Journal redacted the names of Enrique's friends because of the sensitivity of the subject.

SOCCER: Manteno, Coal City, St. Anne meet up for summer action  Kankakee Daily Journal

Manteno hosted fellow I-8 members to give the teams a chance to get on the field and see what each team is working with for the upcoming season. Panther ...

Latest class of county's 40 under Forty recognized  Kankakee Daily Journal

The latest class of Kankakee County's 40 Under Forty honorees were recognized Thursday.

Manteno students, parents grieving teacher's death  Kankakee Daily Journal

Students and parents are grieving today after Sandy Hunte, a veteran kindergarten teacher in the Manteno school district, was killed Wednesday morning in a ...

BASEBALL: Meet our All-Area team  Kankakee Daily Journal

Nobody in the area mashed as many home runs Pevion, who led the area with 10 dingers to compliment a .378 batting average and 27 RBIs. The River Valley ...

VOLLEYBALL: Manteno makes quick work of Coal City  Kankakee Daily Journal

The errors piled up for Coal City at the worse moments and Manteno pounced.

Benefit to be held for Brad Stosiek  Kankakee Daily Journal

Benefit to be held for local Marine veteran with a rare brain tumor.

ROUNDUP: Tuesday's prep sports scores  Kankakee Daily Journal

Daily Journal Staff Report. VOLLEYBALL. Manteno 2, Central 0 (25-14, 25-14). Kaycie Wenzel led the Panthers with eight digs, four kills and a pair of aces.

Former Manteno resident murdered in Texas  Kankakee Daily Journal

FORT DAVIS, Texas — A woman formerly of Manteno was killed March 16, and her husband has been charged with her murder.

Bobcats blank Blue Devils in regional win  Kankakee Daily Journal

Behind two goals from Solange Regalado and a shutout in goal from Hailey Leschkies, Beecher upset Peotone Wednesday night.

VOLLEYBALL: Keen helps move Momence past Dwight  Kankakee Daily Journal

Momence senior Mya Keen helped lead her team to victory Thursday over Dwight.

Manteno edges Momence  Kankakee Daily Journal

MANTENO -- Despite the final outcome, Monday night's win against Momence wasn't exactly what Manteno drew up before the game.

Manteno man bestowed high honor by Japan  Kankakee Daily Journal

Ambassador John Malott, a Manteno native, was presented Japan's Order of the Rising Sun last week during a reception in Washington, D.C..

Trepanier's all-header hat trick boosts Manteno past Iroquois West  Kankakee Daily Journal

MANTENO — The Panthers are back at full strength and hitting their stride at just the right time.

Manteno teachers experienced Olympics firsthand  Kankakee Daily Journal

The road to Rio for two Manteno High School teachers began 28 years ago.

Small Illinois towns drive golf cart popularity, but safety a concern  Chicago Tribune

Golf carts. The boxy, spare carts with the small wheels are becoming more popular as personal transportation vehicles.

Iroquois West, Manteno advance to Regional Championship  Kankakee Daily Journal

MANTENO -- Mother Nature had her way Tuesday night.

BBCHS owns All-City wrestling meet  Kankakee Daily Journal

BRADLEY — Bradley-Bourbonnais demonstrated its season superiority with an impressive All-City sweep at home on Wednesday night. The Boilers defeated ...

Golden Corral opening apparently delayed  Kankakee Daily Journal

If you're building your appetite in anticipation of the Golden Corral opening in Bradley, I suggest you get a bite to eat.

High school volleyball: Manteno turns tables on Herscher  Kankakee Daily Journal

COAL CITY - Manteno proved momentum is overrated.

Kankakee, BBCHS win boys, girls titles at Manteno Invite  Kankakee Daily Journal

MANTENO — The 4x400-meter relay is almost always the most exciting race to watch at any track meet and on Friday night, under the lights at Manteno High ...

West Point grad returns to Manteno  Kankakee Daily Journal

Since the day he could talk, *service* to his country has held a special place in Zachary Polega's heart. That calling propelled the Manteno High School graduate's ...

KCC hosting 28th annual High School Juried Art Exhibition  Kankakee Daily Journal

Not many high school art students can host their own personal art exhibit, but more than 200 area students are getting a chance to showcase their wares at the ...

This Manteno teen digs presidential burial sites  Kankakee Daily Journal

Recent Manteno High School graduate Joseph Carroll has some diverse interests. He creates claymation videos. He likes the punk rock band Dropkick Murphys ...

Promoting tourism top priority for Staci Wilken  Kankakee Daily Journal

Staci Wilken has been the executive director of the Kankakee County Convention & Visitors Bureau since May 2016. She recently sat down for a ...

SOFTBALL: Meet our All-Area team  Kankakee Daily Journal

Meet the Daily Journal's 2018 All-Area softball team.

Kankakee School District 111 Board of Education met May 14.  Kankakee Times

Kankakee School District 111 Board of Education met May 14. Here is the minutes provided by the Board: Roll Call: Members present: Mary Archie.

Kindergarten cop? Bertrand promoted to sergeant  Kankakee Daily Journal

BOURBONNAIS — When he was 14 years old, Joe Bertrand would mow 20 acres of lawn on his family farm and head down Warner Bridge Road to baby-sit his ...

Herscher's Mattie Brown sets school scoring record in win  Kankakee Daily Journal

Herscher junior Mattie Brown rewrote school history Tuesday night.

Beecher's Pevion wins RVC Player of the Year  Kankakee Daily Journal

Unlike the girl's side of the River Valley Conference, the boy's side was more of a log jam at the top of the standings.

Grant Park fires shutout over Beecher  Kankakee Daily Journal

MANTENO — Paying tribute to legendary band Earth, Wind and Fire, Grant Park definitely will remember the 21st night of September.

Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois names Class of 2017  Chicago Daily Herald

Golden Apple announces the induction of the 2017 class of the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois program, a group of 234 young people who have chosen to ...

Grant Park volleyball ready to roll under Zalewski  Kankakee Daily Journal

GRANT PARK - After winning 22 games last season, Grant Park's volleyball program will be under new leadership this fall. The school district approved the hire ...

2016 PARCC test results  Chicago Tribune

The Tribune reviewed the passing, or proficiency, rate on the PARCC exams across both reading and math in all grades tested at some 3,700 schools, ...

What cold? Students in Alaska still going out for recess  Kankakee Daily Journal

Students in Fairbanks, Alaska, had a much better reason to attend school Monday than those in northern Illinois: It was warmer there.

BBCHS dominates music competition  Kankakee Daily Journal

Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School's music department won its fifth state championship since 2010 earlier this week.

He caught a break, and many have since benefited  Kankakee Daily Journal

In the fall of 1949, Bill Benner was a sophomore at Woodruff High School in Peoria.

Harness racing: Manteno's Matt Krueger goes from cars to driving horses  Kankakee Daily Journal

In a little more than a year and a half Matt Krueger has made the leap from an unemployed auto worker to a successful harness driver. And the 38-year-old did.

Governors State honors outstanding faculty and staff with annual awards

UNIVERSITY PARK | The Aug. 22 convocation at Governors State not only welcomed the university's first freshman class, but recognized the work of three ...

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