Plank Road Closure
Omni Trax will be removing and replacing the rail crossing on Plank Road (North of I-80) on Thursday, May 26th and Friday, May 27th. A detour for Plank Road will direct vehicles to Route 89.
Get Your Rear in Gear 5K Walk/Run
The seventh annual Get Your Rear in Gear – Ladd is a 5K Run/Walk to help raise funds for colon cancer awareness efforts in the Ladd area. Race start is 9:00am on Saturday, May 28, 2016, from Ladd’s Community Center. Money raised will stay in our community to encourage screening and education for the nation’s No. 2 cancer killer. For more information, visit the event website.
Village Wide Garage Sales
Ladd’s Annual Village Wide Garage Sales will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016. Those wishing to be included on the sale map – at no charge – are asked to contact the Village Clerk’s Office at (815) 894-2440 or email@example.com by Friday, May 27th. Sale maps will be available on Wednesday, June 1st at Casey’s, North Central Bank, the Ladd Post Office and the Village Clerk’s Office. A link to the map will also be posted on this website. For more information, contact the Clerk’s Office.
The Village Clerk’s office and Public Works Department will be closed on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day. Trash and recycling will be collected on Saturday, June 4th.
Memorial Day Services
Ladd American Legion Harold E. Russell Post 938 will conduct Memorial Day services on Monday, May 30, weather permitting:
- 7:45am at Ray Barto Memorial Park in Seatonville
- 8:15am at Berean Cemetery
- 8:45am at Miner’s Cemetery in Cherry
- 9:45am at Calvary Cemetery in Arlington
- 10:15am at Greenfield Cemetery in LaMoille
- 11:15am at Memorial Park in Dalzell
- 11:45am at Ladd Cemetery
- 12:15pm at War Memorial Park in Ladd
The public is invited to attend any of the services. In case of inclement weather, some of the services may be cancelled. The Cherry program will move to Holy Trinity Church Hall, the Calvary Cemetery service will move to St. Patrick’s Church Hall, the War Memorial Park program will move to the Ladd Community Center and the Greenfield Cemetery program will move to Allen Jr. High School.
Water Main Flushing
Village crews will flush water mains on Tuesday, May 31st and Wednesday, June 1st, weather permitting. If discoloration occurs, run cold water until it clears.
Summer Reading Program
The Summer Reading Progam at the Ladd Public Library is simple: You read books and earn prizes! Program registration begins on May 21st and the actual program will begin on June 3rd and continue through July 8th. As always, library programs are offered FREE of charge. A summary of the program is shown below:
- Movie Mondays resume June 6th @ 1:00pm. Family friendly movies will be shown each Monday. Take a break from the heat and stop in to enjoy a movie.
- Perpetual Programs are activities that are prepared and available to be enjoyed at the library any time you stop in. No registration. No set time. Just stop in and enjoy an activity such as jigsaw puzzles, card games or a craft.
- Special activities will include Game Time, Bingo for Books, Selfie Scavenger Hunt, Minecraft Unplugged, and an ice cream party.
- A Summer Reading Program for adults will be offered this year. Stop in to pick up your Passport to Fun
Relax and enjoy a leisurely session of adult coloring every Saturday morning and Wednesday evening at the Ladd Public Library. Bring your own supplies or use theirs during this casual, relaxed program. Saturday sessions are held from 9:00am – 1:00pm and Wednesday sessions are held from 5:00pm – 7:00pm.
125th Commemorative Book
Orders for Ladd’s 125th Anniversary Commemorative Book are currently being accepted. The hard-cover book will be published in color and feature the past 25 years since the Ladd Centennial History Book was published in 1990. It will feature the 125th Celebration, family histories, businesses, organizations and an event timeline from 1990-2015. To reserve a copy, contact the Village Clerk’s office at (815) 894-2440. Only 500 copies will be available for sale at $35 each. The book is currently in production. For more information, contact the Village Clerk’s office.
Schwan’s home delivery offers over 350 delicious foods conveniently delivered to your door. Through Schwan’s-Cares.com, you can order from Schwan’s Home Delivery and help Ladd Education Foundation meet its fundraising goals. Schwan’s will contribute 5% of all orders to Ladd Education Foundation for the rest of the school year! There are two ways to order: ONLINE – Visit Schwans-Cares.com and enter Campaign ID: Ladd Education Foundation #20592 into the search box located in the upper right hand corner then click to open campaign. Click the “Buy Now” button to purchase an eGift card or “Shop Now” to place a product order. PHONE – Call (855) 870-7208 and provide Campaign ID: Ladd Education Foundation #20592. The Ladd Education Foundation committee fundraises to assist in providing educational and developmental tools to enrich the lives of the students in Ladd Community Consolidated School District #94. Thank you for your support!