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BRIEFS: Kindergarten roundup to take place Friday

White Oak Elementary will be hosting its annual Kindergarten Roundup for incoming kindergartners for the 2013/2014 school year.

All children who will turn 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2013, and are residents of District 54 are encouraged to attend Kindergarten Roundup, which will take place Friday, April 19.

Please call the White Oak office at (815) 942-0047 to reserve a spot.

Wendy’s Cruisers still gather each Monday

The Wendy’s Cruisers of Morris are having their 8th year of antique car, truck, cycle “Cruise Ins” in 2013.

They meet Mondays from 5 to 9 p.m. all year round at the Wendy’s Restaurant on Illinois 47 in Morris. This is a free event open to the public, whether you have an antique vehicle or not.

The Cruisers also offer “Car Cruises” for scenic trips along historic Route 66 and also along the beautiful Illinois River to  Starved Rock State Park and Buffalo Rock State Park in Utica, and other places in the summer and fall. Other events in the past have been concerts in the lot , movies, and more.

For information call Ken at (815) 942-2032.

Premier Academy to host an open house

Premier Academy, a program of the Grundy/Kendall Regional Office of Education, cordially invites you to attend their “Open House” on Thursday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

You are welcome to join us for an enjoyable day of conversation, refreshments, and a tour of the new facility. Learn about our mission, goals, and the array of services available to Premier Academy students.

Premier Academy is located at 7700 Ashley Road in Morris.

RSVP is appreciated but not necessary to Lauren Vitko, employment and public relations coordinator at (815) 941-3039 or

Dulcimer Fest returns for another summer

The 24th annual Gebhard Woods Dulcimer and Traditional Music Festival will be June 8 and 9, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, at Gebhard Woods State Park in Morris.

There will be 16 concerts with more than 70 workshops held.

For further information, phone (708) 56-3857 or visit the website at

Board of Health will meet on April 17

There will be a meeting of the Grundy County Board of Health at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17.

The meeting will take place in the Grundy County Administration Center, 1320 Union St., Morris.

Confederate Memorial Day will be observed

At 1 p.m., Sunday, April 28, there will be a ceremony held at Evergreen Cemetery in Morris, Ill., for the Confederate soldier that is buried there.

A brief introduction by Lea Sharp and Marcia Baumgartner will be followed by Walt Homan portraying the confederate soldier. The Morris VFW will then provide the color guard and Taps.

Participants will meet at the Civil War Memorial for the ceremony, followed by a trip to Private Canaday’s (Virginia 6th) grave site.

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