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Carl’s Quiz 11-24

Where did the phrase ‘pull out all the stops’ originate?

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Eureka Savings Bank donates to “Raise the Depot”

MENDOTA - “Raise the Depot” is a public art installation for the Silo Pathways Countryside Public Art Tour, which is developed by NCI ARTworks.

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MHS team wins Junior Achievement Business Titan competition

MENDOTA - A team of Mendota High School students, Giselle Gomez, Allison Stewart, Parker Guelde and Ethan Hanaman, competed in the Junior Achievement Business Titan competition on Nov. 16.

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Stage 212 to present Holiday Revue ‘Back Home for the Holidays’

LA SALLE - There’s no place like home for the holidays and Stage 212 is thrilled to be back. “Back Home for the Holidays: A Stage 212 Holiday Revue” will bring many Stage 212 alums back to the stage for a celebration of the holiday spirit, where the audience can expect to hear dozens of their holiday favorites.

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'Jumping for Jackson' fundraiser

MENDOTA - Anytime Fitness of Mendota recently held a ‘Jumping For Jackson’ fundraiser for Mendota High School student Jackson Carr, who was diagnosed with Leukemia several months ago.

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Mendota Elks to hold memorial service

MENDOTA – Relatives and friends of Elks members listed below are invited to attend the traditional Memorial Service honoring the departed members who have passed since the 2019 Memorial Service. The service will take place on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 1 p.m. with refreshments following.

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Life Line Screening in Mendota, Dec. 7

MENDOTA – Residents living in and around the Mendota are can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening.

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Apply now for IVSO’s Young Performers Concerto Competition

MENDOTA - The Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra will hold their Young Performers Concerto Competition on Saturday, Jan. 8 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The competition is open to students in grades 6 through 12 who live or study in the Illinois Valley Community College district or as far east as Morris on Interstate 80.

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Education Briefs 11-24

Palmer College of Chiropractic dean’s list

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Carl’s Quiz 11-17

Who penned the words, “Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble”?

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Mendota Chamber presents Beautification Awards & SCF Volunteer Award

MENDOTA - The Mendota Fire Station No. 2 and Blackstone School were named as Beautification Award winners at the Mendota Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner on Nov. 5 at the Mendota Civic Center.

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District 280 approves new parenting class, discusses state required courses

MENDOTA – A new course proposal was presented by Principal Denise Aughenbaugh and approved by the Mendota High School Board of Education on Nov. 15. Proposed by Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Melissa Sallee and recommended by the high school’s Curriculum Committee, the new Parenting class will be offered next year as a same-period enrollment with Child Development, which will be a prerequisite for the course.

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Sublette plans 'Christmas in the Village' for Dec. 2

SUBLETTE — The annual Sublette Christmas in the Village has been scheduled.

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New Mendota police officer sworn in

MENDOTA – Will Hansen, right, is congratulated by Mendota Police Chief Greg Kellen upon being sworn in as an officer with the Mendota Police Department at the Mendota City Council meeting on Nov. 15.

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Holland & Sons earns Thunder Creek Equipment Premier Dealer status

PELLA, Iowa – Thunder Creek Equipment, the leading manufacturer of fuel, service and maintenance trailers for farming operations, has named Holland & Sons of Mendota as one of just 13 Thunder Creek Premier Dealers out of more than 125 total dealerships from across the United States.

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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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