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Births-April 19 issue

Birth announcements for April 19, 2017.

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SCF crafters’ market place & flea market accepting vendor applications

MENDOTA - The very popular Crafters Market Place and Flea Market will again be featured at Mendota's Annual Sweet Corn Festival. The dates have been set for Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 12 and 13.

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St. Bede Auction to highlight the school’s 125th commencement

PERU - As the 125th commencement of St. Bede approaches, hundreds of people will celebrate this historic milestone by attending the St. Bede Auction on Saturday, April 29.

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What does the EPA do to benefit the environment?

Without the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans would breathe dirtier air, drink more polluted water and live and grow food on contaminated soils.

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Protection of natural honeybee habitats is simple but necessary

Honeybees are humble insects that benefit the environment in various ways. They are one of the most important pollinators of flowers, crops and fruit trees and can make or break entire food supplies.

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IV Democrats to host candidate for governor on April 27

LA SALLE - Illinois Senator Daniel Biss will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Illinois Valley Democrats.

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Beekeeping SPIN Club for youth begins in May

AMBOY - Have you ever wondered about the world of bees? Kids are invited to join the Bee-ginners Beekeeping Special Interest Club to learn more.

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Carl’s Quiz 4-19

A member of the U.S. military . . .

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Week of April 19, 2017.

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Community invited to Hymn Sing at First Presbyterian Church

MENDOTA – Time to warm up your vocal cords and take part in an old-fashioned ecumenical Hymn Sing at First Presbyterian Church in Mendota.

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Lt. Governor urges support for adult high school legislation

ROCKFORD – Should adults be allowed to earn a high school diploma? Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti believes they should.

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Mendota area residents watch Cubs at spring training

Local fans stand in front of the World Champion Chicago Cubs’ sign at their spring training headquarters in Mesa, Ariz.

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St. Margaret’s Auxiliary scholarships available

SPRING VALLEY - St. Margaret’s Auxiliary is offering a total of three scholarships this year.

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Dog attacks 2 other dogs; 1 dies of wounds

MENDOTA – Charlene F. Doan, 62, of 1205 Third St., Mendota, was charged with city ordinance violations of permitting a dog to run at large as well as having an unlicensed dog with the city of Mendota.

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Free farm water testing offered

OTTAWA - The LaSalle County Soil & Water Conservation District is participating in a free, confidential Nitrate Water Testing program.

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Births for April 12, 2017 edition.

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