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MCT is back on stage

The cast of “Little Shop of Horrors” is busily preparing for productions set for June 21, 22, 23 at Mendota High School. Sitting, left to right, are Jacqui Margowski, Jillian Younger, Mia Raya, the third largest of four plants, Abby Hesslau, Abby Siri and Linda Whitmore. Standing, Mike Anderson, Kevin Wohrley, Trekker Klema, Madeline Envervold, Cole Enervold and Austin Allbert. (Photo contributed)
MENDOTA – Mendota Community Theatre will present “Little Shop of Horrors” on Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, June 23, at 2:30 p.m., at the Mendota High School auditorium.
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Award recipients for the Northbrook Middle School Class of 2024, left to right, are Kevin Herrera, James D. Hume Citizenship Award; Abbi Botts and Danny Correa, American Legion Awards; and Daisy Mendez-Santana, Reed D. Rydberg Memorial Award. (Reporter photo)
Northbrook 8th graders receive their diplomas
MENDOTA – The promotion ceremony for the Northbrook Middle School Class of 2024 was held June 4 at Mendota High School. A total of 107 eighth graders received their diplomas.
MHS Athletic Complex to be named after former superintendent
MENDOTA – A ribbon cutting ceremony announcing the naming of the Jeff Prusator Athletic Complex at Mendota High School will take place at 5 p.m. Monday, June 17. The public ceremony will be held behind the main high school building.
Former Mendota mayor Troupis charged with felony forgery in alleged fake elector scheme
MADISON, Wis. – Three operatives of former President Donald Trump were charged with felony forgery in Wisconsin on June 3. Among them was James R. Troupis, 70, of Cross Plains, Wis., formerly of Mendota.
IVCC Board recognizes athletic teams
OGLESBY – The nationally ranked men’s tennis team was recognized by the Illinois Valley Community College Board of Trustees on June 6.
Education Briefs - June 12
Campus notes from area college students.
Mendota Reporter wins awards for editorial, advertising in IPA contest
BLOOMINGTON – Illinois’ top newspapers were honored at the Illinois Press Association’s annual convention at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Bloomington on June 6.
Little 10 selects top softball players for '24
EARLVILLE - The Little Ten Conference softball coaches have selected the 2024 Little Ten All-Conference Softball Team.
Youth basketball camp planned at IVCC
OGLESBY – Illinois Valley youths have a chance to meet their on-court heroes and learn some game fundamentals during a youth camp hosted by Illinois Valley Community College’s Men’s Basketball program.
3 Trojans earn baseball all-conference honors
MENDOTA – Three Mendota Trojan baseball players were selected as Three Rivers Conference all-conference performers for the 2024 season.
Larry Truckenbrod
SUBLETTE – Larry Truckenbrod, 90, of Sublette, and formerly of Mendota, passed away peacefully at his home in Tavares, Fla., on Monday, June 10, 2024.
Glen T. Wamhoff
LaMOILLE – Glen Theodore "Tad” "Barney" Wamhoff, 69, of LaMoille, entered eternal life on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, at Allure of Mendota.
Alan C. Schammel
COMPTON – Alan C. Schammel, 78, of Compton, passed away peacefully on June 4, 2024, from cancer.
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Local DAR chapter hears about Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

MENDOTA – The Fort du Rocher Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met May 18 at the Graves-Hume Public Library.

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4 MHS softball players chosen all-conference
MENDOTA – Four Mendota High School softball players were recognized with Three Rivers Conference all-conference honors for the 2024 season.
Illinois Shrine football game set for June 15
BLOOMINGTON – The Illinois Coaches Association and the Shriners of Illinois will host the 50th annual Illinois High School Shrine Game on Saturday, June 15 at Tucci Stadium on the campus of Illinois Wesleyan University. Kick-off for the 50th annual game is scheduled for 11 a.m.
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