CALENDAR OF EVENTS click for link You will find on the calendar, a list of the upcoming events in Maroa. If you have anything you would like to add to the calendar, email Diane Edwards, City Clerk, at
****THE ONLINE BILL PAY SYSTEM HAS BEEN UPGRADED AND NOW WHEN YOU LOG IN TO PAY YOUR WATER BILL ONLINE, YOU WILL HAVE ACCESS TO YOUR ACCOUNT BALANCE AND ACCOUNT NUMBER. THIS WILL BE AVAILABLE 24 HOURS A DAY. YOU MAY PAY YOUR WATER BILLS ONLINE, BY CREDIT CARD OR E-CHECK OR AT THE OFFICE IN PERSON OR BY PHONE.
Recycling information click on link for information 2015 Recycling
Macon County Environmental Management click for link
Maroa Christian Church Services - click on link for more information
We got our hours back at the Post Office! Good News,
8:30 am - 11:30 am & 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday
8 am to 10 am on Saturday
Tammy Workman, Postmaster
Maroa Summer Park Program - Sign up at the park from 9 - 12 & 1 - 3 Monday thru Friday. Summer Park Program Link
MAROA FFA INFORMATION
Nutrients for Life Foundation Announces Winners of Illinois
Helping Communities Grow Chapter Recognition Program
Maroa-Forsyth FFA Wins Second place honors
“I am so impressed with these hard-working, knowledgeable, and creative students. The projects submitted to the Helping Communities Grow FFA chapter competition were outstanding,” said Nutrients for Life Foundation Executive Director Harriet Wegmeyer. “Not only did each chapter submit a project that educated their community about the important role of fertilizer, they expanded their leadership ability, communications skills and knowledge base during the year-long projects.” The Maroa-Forsyth FFA was awarded $2,000 for second place. FFA members spearheaded this year’s Prairie Plot with a focus on fertilizer. First they learned more about fertilizer through classroom lessons and community partnerships. With this gained knowledge they set out to teach others about agriculture through presentations on their school land, an ag day event and exposure through local media. The local Soil & Water Conservation District came out regularly during the planning phase to ensure that FFA members were monitoring where and how much fertilizer moved in the soil profile. They also provided an opportunity for FFA members to attend a nutrient management workshop, where they learned how to create a nutrient tracking system both in the school plot and in neighboring farm fields. A representative from a fertilizer company was brought in and talked to FFA members about the importance of fertilizers and they showed members how to read soil testing reports and then select and apply fertilizers. FFA members also partnered with The Pheasants Forever Organization. Through this partnership, they learned how to run a seed drill, complete nutrient testing, and they helped connect the FFA chapter with other industry partners.
The Helping Communities Grow chapter recognition program encouraged FFA students to help the public become better informed about essential plant nutrients. During the project, students gained skills in leadership, public speaking, team building and community awareness while increasing knowledge of soil science and agricultural issues. FFA chapters who entered qualifying projects but did not win the top three awards each received $250 for their participation. The Nutrients for Life Foundation informs the public of the role of nutrients in both the production of nutritious, abundant food and preservation of healthy green spaces through the development of science-based educational resources and an outreach campaign to people across the country. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.
For more information about the Nutrients for Life Foundation, visit www.nutrientsforlife.org or call (800) 962-9065.
For more information about each FFA chapter, contact:
Prairie Central FFA, Becky Freed at 815-383-8735 or
Maroa-Forsyth FFA Advisor, Cassie Crouch at 309-360-3300 or
Galva FFA Advisor, Trisha Main at 309-932-2151 or
Cassie Crouch - Advisor
Abbey Turner - Reporter
Gage Kapraun - Reporter
Maroa Community Panty - As the weather begins to warm up, many of you will be thinking about planting your garden. Each year the pantry network suggests reminding everyone to "plant an extra row". Some of you already do this and some have not tried it. One of the things that we can hardly ever procure for the pantry is fresh produce. Anything you can donate is greatly appreciated by us, and we are willing to drop by and pick it up. Thanks to all of you in our community that continue to support us through donations and time. If you or someone you know in Maroa Township needs help with food insecurity, please call Kathy 217.794.3780 or Joyce 217.794.5975.
The Maroa Community Center (Main Street Cafe) is governed by a Board of Trustees. There are three elected trustees, each serving a 4 year term. Current board members are Vickie Buckingham, Sharon Wollum, and Larry Clark. Sharon and Larry will not be seeking another term in the election of 2017. Larry would like to resign early if possible, we are seeking an individual to fulfill the remainder of his term. The board meets on the second Thursday of each month. If you are interested, contact Larry at 217.454.1747, Sharon at 217.358.1002 or Vickie at 217.794.5000.
The Maroa Fire Department is a great way to give back to your community. If you are interested in joining the Fire Department, please see any volunteer for more information or contact the Firehouse at 217.794.3375.
The community Business Directory is on our site! If you would like your business or service added to the directory please contact City Hall @ 217-794-2206.