News Flash


Posted on: August 22, 2023

Back to School - Use Extra Care!


It's time for all of us to get back into the school routine! 

Even if we don't have children attending classes, we all need to be mindful to protect kids walking to and from school, waiting at bus stops, and riding the bus. 

Remember, when a bus is stoped with red lights activated and stop arm out, in general all vehicles must stop - and we all must watch for kids to enter or to exit and begin their walk home. Yes, if there are more than two lanes and you are coming toward the bus from the other direction, you may keep driving - but please do so  with caution. 

School zones are slower. Watch for direction from crossing - they are in charge. Stay off cell phones - even blue tooth connected phones are a distraction. Scan for children (and all people) at crosswalks, between cars or on sidewalks as sometimes kids, especially our youngest residents, make sudden moves. 

Hawthorn School Resource Officer Casey Bergschneider and VHPD's Jeff Hemesath provide important information on the Back to School Safety Tips from the VHPD Update segment.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Home


Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted on: September 19, 2023

Illinois Solar Tour - Sept. 30

Posted on: August 22, 2023

Suggested Trick-or-Treating Schedule

Posted on: September 21, 2023

Road Construction Info

Posted on: July 31, 2023
Severe Weather

Be Severe Weather Ready

Posted on: April 4, 2023

Community Voice Announcements

Posted on: April 28, 2023