Route 89 Traffic Detour
At 8:00am on Wednesday, July 8th, Route 89/Main Street will close to traffic for Ladd’s 125th Celebration. Northbound traffic will detour east one block on Cleveland Street to LaSalle Avenue, proceed north on LaSalle Avenue to Chestnut Street, then west on Chestnut to Main Street/Route 89. Southbound traffic will detour west on Walnut Street to Bureau Avenue, proceed south on Bureau Avenue to Cleveland Street, then east on Cleveland to Main Street/Route 89. During this time, LaSalle Avenue will be one-way (northbound only) and Bureau Avenue will be one-way (southbound only). Parking will be prohibited on LaSalle Avenue and Bureau Avenue during the closure. The detour will end at 8:00am on Monday, July 13th. Any questions, contact Doug @ (815) 894-2806.
Village crews will be spraying for mosquitoes each Tuesday and Thursday evening during the summer months, weather permitting. For more information, contact Doug at (815) 894-2806.
No Change to Holiday Trash Collection
Since the 4th of July falls on a Saturday, there will be no change to the trash collection schedule. Trash will be collected on Friday, July 3rd and Friday, July 10th.
Special Events & Family Histories Needed for Ladd’s 125th Commemorative Book
Our Centennial, as in prior Anniversary volumes, contained descriptions of the families in Ladd as submitted by its citizens. We will continue this custom by having a section devoted to brief narratives of current Ladd families in the 125th Commemorative Volume. Please write a description of your family highlighting significant aspects such as education, employment, marriage, children and grandchildren and include a photograph. Deliver your written narrative to the Ladd Public Library or, if in electronic form, email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than July 12 to allow time to be included in the 125th Anniversary Volume. Residents are also encouraged to submit a special event for one of the last 25 years (1990-2015). The committee is looking for something important that has happened and the year that it took place. For example, 2008: Matt Hassler wins the Class A State High Jump Championship. Email your submission to email@example.com.
The Ladd Community Education and Enrichment Foundation will be hosting a fundraiser from May 27 – July 11, 2015, as part of the Schwan’s Cares fundraising network. All Schwan’s orders placed during that time will generate funds for the Foundation. These funds will be used to continue their mission to provide educational and developmental tools and equipment to benefit the Ladd Community Consolidated School District #94. Enjoy Schwan’s products at the same retail price you currently pay while contributing to the organization or try Schwan’s for the first time. Go to Schwan’s Cares (Campaign ID #20592). One you are set up, order online for every delivery and select the Ladd Community Education and Enrichment Foundation at check-out. You will get delicious food delivered to your home and they will receive a percentage of your purchase as no extra cost to you. The Foundation thanks you for your support!