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Apr 1, 2014   //   by Hanover-IL   //   News  //  No Comments

Martial Arts Classes for Kids, will begin Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 at the Hanover Park District.  For grades 1st – 5th.  Classes will be taught by Pastor Park and are FREE!  For more information, call Kathy Gable at 815-591-8020 or email

Bridge Replacement in Hanover

Feb 20, 2014   //   by Hanover-IL   //   News  //  No Comments

The Illinois Dept. of Transportation has announced, weather permitting, construction work to replace the IL 84 bridge over the Apple River in Hanover, will begin on Wed., February 19, 2014.  Civil Constructors is starting work on the $5.2 million contract which is scheduled to be completed by November 21, 2014. 

Traffic will be restricted to one lane while the bridge is replaced one half at a time.  Temporary traffic signals will be installed to control traffic flow across the structure.  Drivers should be prepared to stop when approaching the work area.

WORK ZONE SAFETY…IT’S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY!  Drivers are reminded to slow down and drive carefully through this and all construction zones!!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for St. Patrick’s Dinner @ Hanover VFW – March 13, 2014!!

Feb 17, 2014   //   by Hanover-IL   //   News  //  No Comments

The Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner is being held at the Hanover VFW on Thursday, March 13th, 2014.  This dinner started as a successful fundraiser for the playground equipment for White Park, and has continured to help fund projects in Hanover!  From helping build the Sk8teboard Park, and the addition to the Hanover Library…this one event in Hanover has helped make Hanover a better place to live.

We are asking for your help…We need volunteers!!  If you can volunteer for set-up on Wed., March 12th, or for serving during the dinner on Thursday, March 13th, please sign up at the Hanover VFW…815-591-3711,  or email Kathy at:   All Volunteers will be appreciated!

 Will be serving from 4:30 pm – 8 pm:   Corned Beef & Cabbage, Red Potatoes, Green Beans/Carrots, and assorted breads.  Also available will be Irish Coffee and Grasshoppers.  Carry-outs available.  Cost is IN ADVANCE:  Adults – $10, Children under 12 – $5. AT THE DOOR:  Adults – $12, Children under 12 – $6.  Tickets available at Apple River State Bank, Hanover Library, and Hanover VFW Club.  Sponsored by Hanover Chamber of Commerce.


Feb 14, 2014   //   by Hanover-IL   //   News  //  No Comments

Due to the “extreme cold” we have experienced this winter, and now that the temperature will begin to “warm up”, this will drive the frost down into the ground farther, which could cause freezing, which in turn will or could cause the water pipes/water lines coming into the building to freeze and possibly break.

We are asking that everyone let a faucet trickle at the lowest point in the building, to try to alleviate this problem.  The water charge on your next utility bill will be adjusted to help out.

Thanks for your understanding!    We are asking that you do this at least until the end of February.


Jan 13, 2014   //   by Hanover-IL   //   News  //  No Comments

MARTIAL ARTS DEMONSTRATION will be Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 at the Hanover Park District at 7:00 pm.  This is an introduction to MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES  that will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from January 28, 2014 thru February 27, 2014.  Class size is limited to 20 students, 6th grade and up, and will be taught by Pastor Park Kyungsu of the Hanover and Elizabeth United Methodist Churches.    For more information, please call Kathy Gable at 815-591-8020, or the Park District Office at 815-591-3622.


Aug 27, 2013   //   by Hanover-IL   //   News  //  No Comments

The 36th Annual “MALLARDFEST” will be Saturday, Sept. 21st, 2013.  The events will begin on Friday, Sept. 20th, with the Hanover Ambulance Fish Fry @ 5pm.  The River Ridge High School Football team will play AT Orangeville at 7 pm.  Beginning at 8 pm., “2nd Generation” band will be playing at the Hanover VFW Club.  The Hanover Park District will be showing ”OZ…THE GREAT AND POWERFUL”, in a FREE OUTDOOR Movie at 8:30 pm.  

MALLARDFEST Admission:  Family – $7, Adults – $3, Children – $1, Under 5 is Free.    PLEASE — NO DOGS in the Park during Mallardfest!

Saturday, September 21st, 2013:  Hanover Farmer’s Market beginning at 9 am.   Also at 9 am., there will be a 5K run sponsored by Rocky Waters Vineyard — register for this event at .  The Hanover Historical Society will be open from 9:30am – 11 am at the Hanover Park District.   At 10:30 am., Library entertainer Mr. E & Maggie’s program of “Where Will We Explore? ” Magic and Puppet show will be at the Hanover Library.  This is an all new production containing an original combination of magic, puppetry, and storytelling.  PARADE BEGINS AT NOON AT PARK DISTRICT!

WHITE PARK AT 1:00 PM:  Childrens fun and games with Bob Slatterly, Face painting, Inflatable Obstacle Course, APPLE RIVER GOLF CHALLENGE BEGINS!  At 1:30 pm. the Bean Bag Toss Tournament ($10/team).  Beginning at 2 pm., Duck Calling Contest.  

Mallardfest Music by Ten Gallon Hat, will begin at 2:30 pm.  A K-5 Pumpkin Coloring contest begins at 2:45pm.  At 3:30 pm, the APPLE RIVER GOLF CHALLENGE PLAYOFFS will begin with prizes to the top 3.  Also at this time the Hanover Farmer’s Market will be sponsoring the Zucchini Races.

At 4 pm., is the Apple River Duck Retrieval with 3 prizes of $75, $50, & $25.  The DUCKS UNLIMITED AUCTION will begin at 4:15 pm.  The BUTTON DRAWING WILL BEGIN AT 6:15 pm. — MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN!  Immediately after the drawing “10 Gallon Hat” will be playing until the Fireworks at Dusk!

“Kindred Kama” will be playing at the Red Devil Tap beginning at 8 pm.

2013 HANOVER DAYS Events

Jun 12, 2013   //   by Hanover-IL   //   News  //  No Comments

2013 Schedule of Events:   This years events start on Wednesday, July 3rd.  4:00 pm  - 5:00 pm is Fun, Games & Ice Cream at Hanover Township Library.  4:30p.m.  American Legion Beef Roast @ VFW Club – Fillmore St.   5:30 – 6:00 pm.  Parade line-up at Hanover Park District (old School) with the Parade beginning at 6pm.  This years theme “Hanover Township Hall – Celebrating 165 years of Community Events”.  The Grand Marshall will be Janice Steele – Hanover Township Supervisor.  For Parade entries, contact Jason Thomasson at 815-591-2201, 815-858-2225, or email   At 7:30pm will be the Canoe Race @ White Park, Monroe St.  FIREWORKS @ DUSK! by the VFW Club.    At 10:00 pm music by “Bad Nicholas”, a couple from Nashville, will be at the VFW Club.

Thursday, July 4th:  7:30 am to 11:30 am the VFW Ladies Auxilary Pancake Breakfast at the VFW Club.

Friday, July 5th:  6:30 pm is the HANOVER HIGH SCHOOL  — PRE-ALUMNI PARTY @ Mannys Pizza, Savanna.

Saturday, July 6th:  3pm – 6pm:  Hanover Park District & Hanover Historical Society open.

                         6 pm:  98th Annual Hanover High School Alumni Reunion @ Hanover Park District.

Saturday, July 13th:  7:30 pm:  Back Street Players present “Robin Hood”  at Hanover Township Hall.

Sunday, July 14th:     2:00 pm:  Back Street Players present “Robin Hood” at Hanover Township Hall.

Hanover All-Church Vacation Bible School

May 23, 2013   //   by Hanover-IL   //   News  //  No Comments

The Hanover All-Church Vacation Bible School will be held from June 17 -20, 2013 at the Hanover Township Hall, 111 Monroe St., Hanover, from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm each day.  “God’s Backyard Bible Camp under the Sun – Where Kids have a blast serving Jesus!”   To pre-register, call Shirley Brokaw at 815-591-2275.

Hanover All-Town Yard Sales

May 13, 2013   //   by Hanover-IL   //   News  //  No Comments

The Hanover All-Town Yard sales will be Saturday, June 22nd, 2013!  If you want your Yard Sale placed in the newspaper ad…FREE…the deadline is June 16th, 2013.  The deadline for getting your Yard Sale on the printed map is June 19th, 2013.  Maps will be available at different businesses around town on Friday, June 21st.  To submit your Yard Sale info, contact the Park District office by calling 815-591-3622 or email them at   or call Monica Gilmore at 815-238-2643 or email her at   PLEASE NOTE:  The Park District has large outdoor yard sale signs with stands that can be checked out for this event, but must be returned afterwards.  Call the Park District if you would like to borrow a sign.

FREE OUTDOOR MOVIES in White Park this summer!

May 13, 2013   //   by Hanover-IL   //   News  //  No Comments

The Hanover Township Park District will be hosting FREE OUTDOOR MOVIES in White Park.  Each movie will begin at Dusk, with the first one scheduled for June 1st, 2013.  Concessions will be available for purchase.  All children 12 & under MUST be accompanied by an adult.  In the event of inclement weather, the movies will be shown at the Hanover Park District (old school).  Movies are subject to change, but the list is as follows:  June 1st – RISE OF THE GUARDIANS, June 15th – JAILHOUSE ROCK (Elvis), June 29th – APPLE DUMPLING GANG, July 27th – JAWS, August 10th – BACK TO SCHOOL, and August 24th – MUSIC MAN.  The September date(s) are yet to be determined.  In October there will be a Double Feature of CORPSE BRIDE and HOUSE OF WAX, which will be held on October 26th.  Any questions, please call the Park District at 815-591-3622.


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