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Suspect sought in Mendota shooting

MENDOTA – Robert Bradley Trask, 29, formerly of Roma, Pa., is currently wanted by the Mendota Police Department in connection to a shooting that took place on Aug. 4 in the 700 block of Jefferson Street in Mendota.

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Mendota First UMC to hold Ag & Animal Blessing service

MENDOTA - The public is invited to join Mendota First United Methodist Church for their upcoming Community Agriculture and Animal Blessing Service.

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Horizon house receives $173,000 respite grant

PERU - Horizon House of Illinois Valley, Inc. will now be able to provide Voucher Respite Services in LaSalle, Bureau, Marshall and Putnam counties for families caring for individuals with an intellectual/developmental disability (I/DD).

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Master Naturalist volunteer training offered at Starved Rock this fall

UTICA - If you love being outdoors and enjoy sharing your passion with others, the University of Illinois Extension Master Naturalist Volunteer Program is for you.

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Coutre wins 2019 Heflebower Nursing Scholarship

PERU - Abby Coutre, an Illinois Valley Community College nursing student who was inspired by her grandmother to become a nurse, is the 2019 winner of the Illinois Valley Community Hospital Foundation’s Dolores “Dee” Heflebower Memorial Nursing Scholarship.

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SBA Day – Free half-day workshop offers ideas on growing/starting a business

OGLESBY – The Illinois Small Business Development Center at the Starved Rock Country Alliance will host SBA Day on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at IVCC in Oglesby.

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Pyszka Nursing Scholarship awarded

PERU - Recipient of the Illinois Valley Community Hospital Foundation’s 2019 Debbie Pyszka Memorial Nursing Scholarship, Abby Coutre of Peru (holding a plaque), is congratulated by members of the Pyszka family.

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Carl’s Quiz 8-14

Why is heat lightning silent?

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Births-Aug. 14

Birth announcements for week of Aug. 14.

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LaSalle Co. P2D2 drug disposal program marks 10 years

PERU - The P2D2 drug disposal program has kept six tons of medications out of local landfills and water supplies since it was established in 2009, according to Jennifer Sines, pharmacy director at Illinois Valley Community Hospital.

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IVSO Opens 70th season with new conductor

OGLESBY - After a year-long search, Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra Board President Andrea Kowalski has welcomed a new conductor.

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Casting call for Stage 212's “The Game’s Afoot”

LA SALLE - Director Larry Kelsey has announced audition dates for the final production of Stage 212’s 2019 season, “The Game’s Afoot.”

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OSF Healthcare donates to Earlville High School athletics

MENDOTA – OSF HealthCare has announced a donation of $550 to Earlville High School in support of EHS athletic programs.

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Mendota mobile home parks get new management & a new look

MENDOTA - Lasalle Parks LLC is the new management company for two mobile home parks in Mendota, Mendota Estates (on Route 251) and Cherry Estates (on First Avenue near the fairgrounds).

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Summer Field Day to be held in Princeton

PRINCETON - Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois, Bureau County Farm Bureau and Illinois Farm Bureau along with several other local sponsors will host a field day on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at the Bureau County Fairgrounds in Princeton.

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Education Briefs 8-7

MADISON. Wis. - Two Mendota residents, Brooke Carroll and James Carroll, were among 7,000 students who received degrees during the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s spring commencement ceremonies, May 10-11.

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Carl’s Quiz 8-7

Merv Griffin cited roulette and the game of hangman as inspirations for what television show?

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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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