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Marseilles Training Center hosts active shooter exercise

MARSEILLES - The Marseilles Training Center hosted more than 100 first responders across 10 agencies including the Illinois National Guardsmen for an active shooter exercise on July 11.

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Local boys donate to Mendota VFW

MENDOTA - At a recent meeting of Mendota VFW Post 4079, Maddux and Dawson McPheeters were each presented with a commendation for their support of veterans.

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Education Briefs 7-19

AURORA - Rigoberto Hermosillo and Emily Ross have been named to the Aurora University dean’s list for the spring semester.

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Carl’s Quiz 7-19

On the pedestal of New York's Statue of Liberty appears a sonnet, “The New Colossus,”

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National FFA Scholarship awarded to Mendota student

MENDOTA - The National FFA Organization recently awarded a $1,000 Chevy Trucks scholarship to Daniela McConville of the Mendota FFA.

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Nominees sought for Distinguished Service Award

AMBOY - In 2015, the Lee County Farm Bureau celebrated its centennial anniversary. Understanding that without the loyal dedication of many members throughout the years, the LCFB would not be the organization it is today, they wish to recognize members for

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Education Briefs 7-12

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Nicole Prusator of Mendota has been named to the St. Ambrose University spring dean’s list.

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Enjoy an outdoor gospel concert at Amboy City Park

AMBOY - Southern Gospel trio, The Wanda Mountain Boys of Herculaneum, Mo., will present a concert in the park at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12 at Amboy City Park.

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Carl’s Quiz 7-12

This household appliance was invented in 1927 by John Hammes of Racine, Wis.

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Births-July 12 issue

Birth announcements for week of July 12.

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Additional Articles

  • Free preschool screening in Mendota

    MENDOTA - The L.E.A.S.E. preschool team will conduct a free screening at First United Methodist Church, Mendota for all 3, 4 and 5 five year olds not enrolled in kindergarten.

  • Furlan named president of Illinois Workforce Partnership

    OGLESBY - Pam Furlan, executive director of programs for the Business Employment Skills Team, and Workforce Innovation Board Executive Director for NCI Works, has been named the 2017-2019 president of the Illinois Workforce Partnership.

  • IV Hospice to host “My Treasure Chest” workshop for children

    PERU - A free workshop for children ages 6–14 who have experienced the death of someone close to them will be offered by Illinois Valley Hospice on Saturday, Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

  • Transportation committee to meet

    MENDOTA - The Human Services Transportation Plan (HSTP) - Region 3 - Transportation Committee will meet at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 28 at the Mendota Moose Lodge.

Behind the scenes at MHS graduation