Shelbyville Daily Union

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February 14, 2014

Chili cook off canceled


Grant applications will be accepted by the Strasburg Community Foundation Board of Directors from Jan. 1-March 31 of each year with funding provided on May 1. Projects will be funded for one year and prior grant recipients may reapply. The Foundation generally will not fund a request at 100 percent. Amounts and projects chosen will depend upon funds available for the year. Only 62465 zip code applicants will be considered. Applications are available at the Village Office.

If you wish to be considered for funding or if you have any questions, please contact a Foundation Board member. Members include Lisa Rincker, President; Larry Giertz, Secretary; Ramona Radloff, Board Member; Tim Lenz, Board Member; John Helton, Board Member and Gary Kull, SCAN President.

Your Young Child:Parenting 101 Classes Available

Many parents struggle with their young child’s behavior as they progress through normal yet challenging periods of development. Learn how to feel more confident as a parent and/or child care provider during the seven difficult developmental stages.

Cheri Burcham, Family Life Educator for the University of Illinois Extension, will be offering “Your Young Child: Parenting 101” beginning March 19 and meeting weekly until April 2 from 6:00 – 8:30 PM in Neal Hall at Lake Land College.

Participants will learn strategies for handling separation anxiety, exploring toddlers, negative behavior and other challenging issues.

This is a Community Learning class through Lake Land College and pre-registration is required by calling 234-5434 or online at For more information about the series, call the Extension office at 543-3755 or e-mail Cheri at There is a nominal fee required and credit will be available for child care providers who complete the series.

Preschool Round Up

Each year, Project H.E.L.P. (Helping Educate Little People) and the Stewardson-Strasburg School District conduct Preschool Round Up. The free developmental screening gives parents information on how their child is developing in the areas of concepts, motor, speech and language skills. A vision and hearing screening is also provided.

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