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IVSO brings “The Nutcracker” to local audiences, Dec. 14 & 15

LA SALLE - The Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of music director and conductor Daniel Sommerville, will present Tchaikovsky’s ballet “The Nutcracker.”

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Christmas light recycling program returns to OSF Saint Paul 

MENDOTA - OSF HealthCare Saint Paul in Mendota and OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa are pleased to be drop off locations for area residents’ non-working Christmas lights this year.

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IVAC Business Breakfast to address the importance of customer service

PERU - The Illinois Valley Area Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development’s (IVAC) next Business Breakfast Seminar will discuss “Customer Service.”

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Grant helps MHS students learn practical lessons

MENDOTA - Mendota High School students in the Family and Consumer Science department recently enjoyed having a guest speaker, Carrie Pollard.

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Local student presents STEM leadership project

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Whitney Lewis of Mendota was one of five women enrolled at Saint Mary’s College who recently presented STEM-related leadership activities at the college’s STEM event.

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Carl’s Quiz 12-4

Creator of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Robert May, was a copywriter tasked in 1939 with writing a Santa-themed story and character for which department store?

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Births-Dec. 4

Birth announcements for week of Dec. 4.

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Operation Elf Action underway

MENDOTA - Operation Elf Action, under the guidance of the Mendota Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, is making plans for this year’s campaign.

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A new sign in place at Mendota Food Pantry

MENDOTA - A new sign was recently put in place at the Mendota Area Christian Food Pantry.

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Comfort a Hero

MENDOTA - Triple Service Inc. of Mendota has given the gift of comfort this holiday season for the second year in a row.

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2019 Subscription drive benefits M.A.S.S.

MENDOTA - Anne Caylor, circulation manager at The Mendota Reporter, left, presents Mendota Area Senior Services director Rayanne Sester with a donation to the senior services program.

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Local woman donates ‘busy bags’ for kids needing urgent care

PERU - Thanks to the generosity of a Spring Valley woman, children brought to the IVCH CareToday urgent care walk-in clinic are receiving “busy bags” to help them pass the time while waiting for treatment.

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LaSalle Co. resident receives “Friend of Extension” Award

LA SALLE - Joe Temple of LaSalle County was honored on Nov. 2 by the University of Illinois Extension with a “Friends of Extension” award.

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LaSalle Co. Recorder seeks re-election in 2020

LA SALLE COUNTY - LaSalle County Recorder Karen L. Miller has announced that she will seek re-election for another four-year term.

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Free holiday gift wrapping event, Dec. 14

LA SALLE - This year, take time to enjoy the holiday season by leaving some of your gift wrapping to the LaSalle Public Library.

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Master Gardener Program accepting online applicants for winter 2019

OTTAWA - For the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener program, the last four decades can be measured by the millions of volunteer hours given to help bring horticultural help to communities across the state.

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Local student receives nursing scholarship

CHARLESTON - Delaney Lockard of Mendota was among the recipients of numerous fall semester scholarship awards announced by Lakeview College of Nursing in Danville and Charleston.

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Carl’s Quiz 11-27

Which state has the highest median household income?

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Births-Nov. 27

Birth announcements for week of Nov. 27.

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NCI Works partners presenting at Business Services Forum

OTTAWA - Partners of NCI Works, Illinois Department of Employment Security and BEST, Inc., will host a Business Services Forum on Wednesday, May 15 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Reddick Public Library in Ottawa.

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OSF Saint Paul receives national recognition for performance leadership

MENDOTA - OSF HealthCare Saint Paul Medical Center has been recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in outcomes reflecting top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the nation.

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Free Elks Clinic for children Feb. 7

PERU - Mendota Elks 1212 and Oglesby Elks 2360 lodges in cooperation with the Illinois Elks Children’s Care Corporation will sponsor a free children’s orthopedic assessment clinic on Thursday, Feb. 7.

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CHP celebrates renovation

MENDOTA – Community Health Partnership of Illinois (CHP) hosted an inaugural open house to celebrate the renovation of their Mendota Community Health Center on April 19.

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