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Community Notes

Trivia Night will benefit special education programs

PRINCETON — A 90’s Trivia Night fundraiser to benefit special education in Princeton, Bureau Valley and Malden schools, will be held Saturday, April 7, at the Princeton Moose Lodge. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. and trivia will start at 6 p.m. The cost is $20 a person with six people per team. Pizza will be available for purchase. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and auction items. Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places. For more information, and to sign up, call Jennifer Bacorn at 815-878-1580.

Blood drive in Walnut

WALNUT — The Walnut Community Bible Church will host a blood drive from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, in the church sanctuary at 125 Jackson St. To donate, call Pastor Nathan Richey at 815-719-3058 or visit and use code 3385 to locate the drive.

HCGS will meet Feb. 26

KEWANEE — The Henry County Genealogical Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, in t the Kewanee Public Library second floor meeting room. An elevator is available at the First Street entrance. The program will be given by Floyd Ham, titled, “Slavery and the underground railroad.” Highlighting the many connections of those early day anti-slavery sympathizers, abolitionists and underground railroad agents associated with Henry County. Everyone is welcome.

Bureau County reunion

MESA, Ariz. — The annual Arizona Bureau County Reunion will be at noon Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Golden Corral Buffet, 1868 N. Power Road in Mesa. For questions, call Virginia Nelson at 480-837-3856.

SV Little League fundraiser

SPRING VALLEY — Spring Valley Little League will hold a chicken dinner fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, at Rip’s in Ladd. Tickets are $9. There will also be a bake sale and raffles. Money raised will help buy new equipment and bats for all teams because of new requirements for Little League. Tickets are available at Spring Valley City Hall or by contacting Ryan Ferrari 815-878-1356. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Pancake and sausage breakfast

WALNUT — The Walnut Winners 4-H Club will hold its annual all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 18, with serving from 8 a.m. to noon, at the Walnut Senior Citizens Center on Main Street. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for ages 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and under. Carry-outs will be available.

Ash Wednesday event

PRINCETON — An Ash Wednesday “Come & Go” hour will be from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at the New Hope Church of the Nazarene, 30 N. Sixth St. in Princeton.

Lady Bruins softball team plans fundraiser on Feb. 23

LASALLE — The St. Bede Academy softball program will host a fish fry fundraiser from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at the LaSalle VFW. Tickets are $8 each. The menu will be fried fish, fries and coleslaw. Carry-outs will be available. Beverages and desserts will be available for purchase. There will also be a bake sale, raffles and prizes.

Cystic Fibrosis fundraiser planned for March 12

LADD — A Cystic Fibrosis Foundation fundraiser will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 12, at Rip’s Tavern in Ladd. Tickets are sold in advance for $9 and there will be a bake sale as well. Dinners can be carry-out or dine-in. To get tickets, call or text Cheriz Kunkel at 309-402-7129 or Andrew Loebach at 815-343-3497. In 2016, the Rip’s fundraiser raised $2,100 for the CF Foundation and this year they are hoping to go over $2,500.

Hall Class of 1958 will meet to make plans for reunion

SPRING VALLEY — Members of the Hall High School Class of 1958 will meet at noon Thursday, March 1, at Liberty Family Restaurant for lunch followed by a meeting to make plans for its 60th year class reunion. The date of Saturday, Sept. 22, has been temporarily set for the reunion dinner. All class members are invited to attend the March 1 lunch. Those unable to attend may email suggestions to or contact Marlene Herrmann Klug at 815-894-2588.

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