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Smoke on the water, fire in the sky at Lake Mendota

MENDOTA - The sun yearns to burn through the fog at Lake Mendota on April 6, silhouetting two fishermen.

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Mendota robbery suspect identified, captured

MENDOTA – A Freeport man being pursued by law enforcement authorities in regard to a strong-armed robbery that occurred April 10 in Mendota was arrested on April 17 in Chicago.

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District 289 recognizes this year’s Young Authors

Several students from Lincoln and Northbrook Schools have been selected to attend the Young Author Celebration, May 2 at Grizzly Jack’s Grand Bear Resort in Utica with other students from the Starved Rock Reading Council area.

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Mendota to celebrate Cinco de Mayo on May 3

MENDOTA – The Illinois Valley Hispanic Partnership Council will celebrate its 21st Annual Cinco De Mayo Festival on Friday, May 3 from 5-8 p.m. at the Tri-County Fairgrounds in Mendota.

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St. Mary’s Altar Society hosts spring fashion show

A Spring Luncheon and Haute Couture Fashion Show, held in Holy Cross School’s gymnsium, was recently attended by 130 area women.

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OSF Healthcare celebrates Volunteer Week

MENDOTA - OSF Saint Paul Medical Center honored its volunteers during a breakfast held at the Mendota Civic Center on April 10.

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U of I Extension offers program on invasive insects

OTTAWA - The Four Seasons Gardening Program from the University of Illinois Extension continues with a session titled “Invasive Insects.”

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Annual Kids Fishing Expo at Baker Lake

PERU - The 21st Annual Kids Fishing Expo will be held on Saturday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Baker Lake in Peru for boys and girls age 6 and older.

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‘Serve it Safely’ will teach food safety for volunteers at food events

LA SALLE - Many times, food event volunteers require a basic understanding of food safety to ensure a wholesome food product is served at low-risk for causing food-borne illness.

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Holland & Sons earns Thunder Creek Equipment Premier Dealer status

PELLA, Iowa – Thunder Creek Equipment, the leading manufacturer of fuel, service and maintenance trailers for farming operations, has named Holland & Sons of Mendota as one of just 13 Thunder Creek Premier Dealers out of more than 125 total dealerships from across the United States.

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