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Elks announce Mendota area Teens of the Month for October 2020

OHIO - The Elks recently announced their October Teens of the Month, Meghan Davis and Sean Fitzpatrick.

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Carl’s Quiz 11-18

The Eiffel Tower was originally intended for what city?

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Virtual Farm Economics Summit scheduled

OGLESBY - The 2020 Virtual Illinois Farm Economics Summit (IFES), organized by the University of Illinois Extension and the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, will be held in December. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year the event will be virtual rather than in-person.

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LaSalle County real estate taxes tax sale rescheduled

OTTAWA – Due to the Illinois Department of Public Health mitigations regarding the rising COVID-19 infections in LaSalle County, LaSalle County Treasurer James L. Spelich said his office has decided to postpone its delinquent tax sale until further notice. It will be rescheduled at a later date.

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Virtual program shows how to make a holiday centerpiece

LA SALLE - Learn how to make a beautiful holiday centerpiece when the LaSalle Public Library virtually hosts University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener volunteer Natalie Martin on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

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Mendota Reporter's subscription drive benefits M.A.S.S.

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

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Mendota Chamber of Commerce announces Beautification Award

MENDOTA - Shelby Weide, center, president/CEO of Mendota Area Chamber of Commerce, presents the 2020 Beautification Award to Joe and Ana Arteaga of El Zarape Mexican & American Restaurant.

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Honoring our Veterans

MENDOTA - Members of the Mendota VFW Post #4079 Veterans Memorial Squad and Mendota American Legion Post #540 give the Presentation of Colors during the Veterans Day program on Nov. 11 at Veterans Park in Mendota.

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Driver services facilities closed until Dec. 7 due to worsening COVID-19 pandemic

SPRINGFIELD - Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has announced that driver services facilities statewide are closed to the public for in person transactions as of Nov. 17 due to the worsening COVID-19 pandemic.

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Public health officials announce Tier Three mitigations to take effect statewide Nov. 20 following sharp increase in COVID-19 cases

SPRINGFIELD - With a new wave of COVID-19 surging across the state of Illinois, the Midwest and the nation, Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced additional COVID-19 resurgence mitigations will take effect in every region across the state in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus.

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Births-Nov. 18

Birth announcements for week of Nov. 18.

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Local curbside drop-off site to open for Operation Christmas Child

MENDOTA - Mendota will be among more than 4,000 locations offering a curbside drop-off option for this year’s Samaritan’s Purse project, Operation Christmas Child. Volunteers are preparing to collect shoebox gifts during National Collection Week, Nov. 16-23.

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Carl’s Quiz 11-11

On Nov. 10, 1903, Mary Anderson patented what helpful device for early automobiles?

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Tanners Orchard raises over $5,000 for Freedom House

BUREAU COUNTY - To mark October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Tanners Orchard sold over 700 specially painted purple pumpkins, raising $5,107 in sales and donations for Freedom House.

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Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom builds interest with virtual field trips, online activities

Groups of kids pile on a yellow bus with excitement and anticipation on their faces as they await their destination. While this field trip scene may not be possible for quite some time due to the ongoing pandemic, there are virtual field trips and other alternative activities that teachers can use to keep students engaged in their classrooms.

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Education Briefs 11-11

Mendota student inducted into honor society

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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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