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SVWC golf outing

SPRING VALLEY – The Spring Valley Walleye Club 4-man golf scramble will be held at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9 at Spring Creek Golf Course. The event includes cart, drinks and walleye lunch. Visit for more details.

Green River to host IVWGI

WALNUT — The 56th annual Illinois Valley Women’s Golf Invitational will be coming to Green River Country Club in Walnut on Sunday, Aug. 10. Entry fee is $65 and includes complimentary practice round green fee, tournament green fee and cart, food, trophies, awards and prizes. Complimentary practice round availability dates are Aug. 1, 4 and 8. Entry forms and fees should be mailed to Karen Anderson, GRCC, P.O. Box 103, Ohio, IL 61349. Requested return date is Aug. 2. For additional information, contact Karen Anderson at 815-376-2913.

Tiger Classic

PRINCETON — The Tiger Golf Classic, sponsored by the Princeton High School Booster Club, will be held Aug. 16 at Chapel Hill Golf Course. Contact Mike Taylor at 815-878-3833 to sign up.


Pow Wow

Days 5K

TISKILWA — The fourth annual Tiskilwa Pow Wow Days 5K Run/Walk will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2. Check-in and registration begin at 6:45 a.m. at the East Park shelter in Tiskilwa.  Entry fee is $30 July 15 thru race day.

Entry forms available at Bead Buzz Jewelry Designs, 432 S. Main St., Princeton or online at For more info, call 815-646-4624, or visit the Pow Wow Days new website, or Facebook page.

All proceeds go to the Pow Wow Days 5K scholarship fund.

Easter Seals 5K

OTTAWA — The ninth annual Easter Seals 5K Run/Walk for the Kids will be held Saturday, Aug. 2, starting and ending at Ottawa High School. Registration and check-in starts at 6:30 a.m. with the race starting at 8 a.m.

Entry fee is $30 after July 23. Trophies will be awarded to the overall male and female winners and awards going to the top three finishers in each age division.

Checks may be sent to Easter Seals, 1013 Adam St., Ottawa, Ill. 61350. For more information, contact the Easter Seals office at 815-434-0857 or email at

Red Cross Walk

PERU — Mark your calendars now for the 22nd annual Red Cross Walk, Run, Bike on Sunday, Aug. 24 at Baker Lake in Peru. Registration begins at noon with the event kicking off at 1 p.m. All registered participants will receive a T-shirt.

It’s not too late to get a team together through your workplace, club and organizations or with friends and family. Walk Run Bike is a fun, family-oriented celebration that includes food, drinks, raffles, music and outdoor games that participants look forward to year after year.

Kids will enjoy the Bike Rodeo that offers fun educational training and includes a free bike helmet (while supplies last).

Money raised support the local Red Cross’s local programs, including fire, flood, tornado and other disaster services training and response and mobile meal deliveries.

For more info and to register, visit, call (815)223-0922 or email

Run/Walk for the Rec 5K

PERU — The 5K Race to benefit the Peru Recreation Summer Programs will be held Saturday, Aug. 23 with check-in held at 7 a.m. at Parkside School in Peru. Entry fee is $20 before Aug. 18 and $25 on day of races.

Checks made payable to the city of Peru may be sent to City of Peru, Run for the Rec, 1901 4th, Peru, Ill. 61354.

Gateway 5K

PRINCETON — Gateway Services will hold its first Gateway 5K on Saturday, Aug. 30 at 6 p.m., starting at the Bureau County Fairgrounds. This 5K is for awareness of intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The theme this year is Superhero Showdown. Runners can choose to dress up as a superhero of their choice. There will be “villains” along the course with squirt phasers cooling the runners off as they move along the course.

The Gateway 5K Superhero Showdown will start and finish at the Bureau County Fairgrounds. Runners and volunteers will be able to park there and registration will be in the main building. Cost to enter the Gateway 5K is $20. After Aug. 15 it will be $35. All proceeds will go towards the programs Gateway Services provides.

To register as a runner, a volunteer, to sponsor the event, or to get more information, go to


Sweet Corn Festival Tournament

MENDOTA — The 67th annual Sweet Corn Festival will be held Aug. 8-10. The tournament will offer Junior and Adult divisions, with the Juniors playing on Aug. 8 and adults playing on Aug. 9-10.

All matches of this year’s tourney will again be played at the Mendota High School tennis courts on the high school grounds on Route 52 north of town.

Entry forms may be picked up at the Mendota Area Chamber of Commerce office and Sports-N-Stuff in Mendota. They may also be obtained at or or by sending a SASE to Mendota Area Chamber of Commerce, PO BOX 620, Mendota IL 61342.

Entry deadline is 4 p.m. Aug. 6. Note T-shirt deadlines: All players registering by July 31, will receive a Sweet Corn Festival Tennis T-shirt. For further information, contact the Chamber office at (815) 539-6507.


Turkey Shoot

PRINCETON — The Joe Meyer Park Turkey Shoot will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 2. It is open to the public and chaperoned youth are welcome. You may bring your shotgun and .22 rifle; shells will be provided. There will be turkey, ham and money boards available along with concessions and raffles. Joe Meyer Park, 167000 2625 East St. Princeton, is located six miles east of Princeton on Route 6, then two miles north.


Mendota bags tourney

MENDOTA — The very popular sport of “Bags” will be part of this year’s 67th Celebration of Corn in Mendota.

The competition is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 9 and is being sponsored by Relay for Life of Upper Illinois Valley Relay for Life.

You can pre-register for this fun event by picking up a form at the Mendota Chamber Office, downloading it at, or calling their office at (815) 539-6507. All contestants must be 21 years of age or older.

Entry fees are $40 per 2-person team with 50 percent of the entry fees paid out. The remaining 50 percent goes to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Payouts based on the number of teams entered.

For more information visit or call (815) 539-6507.



AMBOY — Amboy Area youth soccer program will host AYSO Soccer Camps from July 28 - Aug. 1 at the Amboy Sports Park. Anyone interested in learning more about soccer is welcome to come out and participate in this week-long training featuring soccer instructors from UK International Soccer, who hail predominantly from the United Kingdom and Europe.

All players age 4-16 are welcome to attend the week long program. A free parent and coach clinic is scheduled for the Saturday morning following the camp. You do not have to be a member of AYSO to participate.

AYSO Soccer Camp Regional Director Stuart Barlow said, “Soccer is truly a global event and this year we have staff from over 17 nations. Combining their international passion for soccer and cultural perspective, along with our specialized AYSO training, creates a very unique and dynamic camp program, which goes far beyond the soccer field. This really is a cultural soccer extravaganza for all involved.”

For more information on the AYSO Region 1581 soccer camp, visit, then search for Amboy, or call 1-888-857-6222.

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