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Mendota H. S. schedules Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences

MENDOTA - The purpose of Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences is to improve the home-school connection. Mendota High School offers online information through Parent Connect concerning grades, attendance and discipline. However, there is no electronic communication that can replace the effectiveness of a face-to-face meeting.

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NCI ARTworks 5th Annual Mad Hatter Ball to honor area students

PERU - Student honorees representing LaSalle, Bureau and Putnam counties will perform and present their work at the North Central Illinois (NCI) ARTworks 5th Annual Mad Hatter Ball on Friday, Nov. 19 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Auditorium Ballroom, 109 Wright St., LaSalle. This year’s honorees include two Mendota High School students, Jamie Dooley and Jacob Ensor.

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Cast announced for Stage 212’s “Rabbit Hole”

LA SALLE - Stage 212 explores living with loss in their fall production of “Rabbit Hole.” In this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by David Lindsay-Abaire, Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. “Rabbit Hole” charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day.

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Extension offers Pie Crust Workshop for youth

LA SALLE - University of Illinois Extension invites all youth, ages 8-18, to a pie crust workshop on Saturday, Nov. 13 from 9-11:30 a.m. This workshop is perfect for youth who want to learn how to bake pies from scratch and what a better time to learn that skill than right before the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Perfectly Flawed Foundation to hold drive up Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser

LA SALLE - The Perfectly Flawed Foundation is kicking off their giving season with a drive thru spaghetti dinner on Monday, Nov. 1 from 4-7 p.m.

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Extension schedules area-wide meeting of volunteers & staff

LA SALLE - University of Illinois Extension invites all current Master Gardener and Master Naturalist volunteers from Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall and Putnam counties to a “Cultivating Connections” meeting on Thursday, Nov. 18.

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Bureau Co. Genealogy program to discuss errors in historical records

PRINCETON - The next Bureau County Genealogy Society program will be held via Zoom on Thursday, Oct. 28 beginning at 7 p.m. The presenter, Michael John Neill is a professional genealogical speaker and blogger with a large following and a favorite of BCGS.

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Learn more about BCSCA services for area senior citizens

VAN ORIN – The Bureau County Senior Citizens Association will be coming to the Van Orin Gospel Church on Friday, Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. to inform seniors and anyone interested in learning what the association has to offer the community.

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Education Briefs 10-20

Univ. of Iowa President’s List

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Carl’s Quiz 10-20

It’s hard to believe there was ever a day Twix candy bars weren’t in trick-or-treat bags. But in what year did these caramel bars actually come on the scene?

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Carl’s Quiz 10-13

What percentage of Americans under 45 say they have never written or mailed a personal letter?

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LaSalle Co. Health Dept. schedules flu clinics in Mendota & Oglesby

OTTAWA - The LaSalle County Health Department is urging everyone 6 months and older to get vaccinated against seasonal influenza (flu). The LaSalle County Health Department has received its first shipment of flu vaccine and will begin hosting flu clinics.

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Vaessen Brothers Chevrolet anniversary celebration

SUBLETTE - Vaessen Brothers Chevrolet in Sublette held an open house to celebrate its 95th year in business.

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‘Hour of the Witch’ author to discuss his newest novel

LA SALLE - Author Chris Bohjalian will join the LaSalle Public Library via Zoom on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss his newest novel, “Hour of the Witch.” Bohjalian is a bestselling author of 22 books adapted into three movies and a TV series.

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Bureau County Fairgrounds fall event schedule announced

PRINCETON - Events are continuing this fall at the Bureau County Fairgrounds in Princeton.

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Fair Housing – Promoting equal access 

PERU – This year marks the 53rd anniversary of the 1968 landmark Fair Housing Act, which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, or disability.

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Births-Oct. 13

Birth announcements for week of Oct. 13.

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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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