Work begins on batting cages

MENDOTA - Mendota Optimist Club members spent part of their Saturday morning helping to pour concrete for new batting cages at Strouss Park.

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Civic/business leaders invited to free informational breakfast

MENDOTA - The Relay For Life of Upper Illinois Valley “March To A Million” campaign will host a Community Leader Breakfast on Friday, Oct. 26 in the fellowship hall of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mendota.

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Martians, mayhem, and the power of radio at the Hegeler Carus Mansion

LA SALLE - The far-reaching impact of an internet hoax or false headline is nothing new. On Tuesday, Oct. 30, the Hegeler Carus Mansion in LaSalle invites the public to a special event that will revisit the day in 1938 when some radio listeners believed Martians had attacked America.

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IVCIL offers loans of medical equipment

LA SALLE – Have a temporary need for a wheelchair, walker, cane or other equipment? The Illinois Valley Center for Independent Living in LaSalle may be able to help with their Equipment Loan Closet.

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Zonta vigil to raise Domestic Violence Awareness on Oct. 18

STREATOR - A luminary walk with guest speakers as well as stories from survivors of domestic violence will highlight the eighth annual Zonta Luminary Domestic Violence Awareness Walk.

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Trick or treat in Mendota businesses and shops

MENDOTA - Children in costume are invited to “Trick-or-Treat” in Mendota businesses and shops on Wednesday, Oct. 31.

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Holy Cross receives Walmart donation

MENDOTA - Through its Miles for Education program, Walmart employees are eligible to donate to their children's school.

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MHS to hold Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences

MENDOTA - Mendota High School has scheduled fall Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences for Oct. 24 and 25.

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Expanded duties for OSF HealthCare Saint Paul VP

MENDOTA - Heather Bomstad, MSN, RN, vice president, chief nursing officer for OSF HealthCare Saint Paul Medical Center in Mendota, is now the vice president and chief nursing officer for both OSF Saint Paul and OSF Saint Elizabeth, including the OSF HealthCare Center for Health - Streator.

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NCI Works hosts annual awards

MENDOTA - NCI Works hosted their annual awards and employer conference Sept. 28 at the Mendota Civic Center.

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“March To A Million” campaign gets boost from Beck Oil Company

MENDOTA - Beck Oil Company, parent company of the several Beck’s fuel, food and convenience locations through the Illinois Valley, became a bronze level ($500) “Launching Sponsor” of The Relay For Life of Upper Illinois Valley March To A Million campaign.

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Free community Thanksgiving dinner

AMBOY - The East Grove Union and Grace Fellowship churches in Amboy and the Teen Turf staff of Amboy invite the public to attend their free Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 10.

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Carl’s Quiz 10-10

How fast do monarch butterflies fly when migrating . . .?

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Births-Oct. 10

Birth announcements for week of Oct. 10.

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Operation Elf Action registration begins in Mendota

MENDOTA - Registration for Operation Elf Action, formerly Mendota Toys for Tots, will begin this month.

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OSF encourages getting a life-saving mammogram during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

MENDOTA - Early detection is one of the most effective weapons in the fight against breast cancer.

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“March To A Million” cancer campaign launch gets boost from Peru Bank

MENDOTA - Peru Federal Savings Bank became a “Campaign-Launching Sponsor” of The Relay For Life of Upper Illinois Valley “March To A Million” campaign. The one-time campaign has begun at www.1mil.org.

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“Energy Choice” featured at IVAC Business Breakfast

PERU - The topic of the Illinois Valley Area Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development’s (IVAC) next Business Breakfast Seminar will be “Energy Market Overview: It’s Your Business.”

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Casting call for stage 212’s “The Kitchen Witches”

LA SALLE - Director Angie McKenzie will hold auditions for “The Kitchen Witches” on Friday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 20 at 1 p.m.

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Peru Mall selects winning artist for angel wings mural

PERU - Peru Mall has selected Mary Lutes as the winner of its Angel Wings mural art contest.

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Local organization seeks input from area employers

A growing portion of the population in Bureau, Carroll, Jo Daviess, LaSalle, Lee, Ogle, Putnam and Whiteside counties is reaching retirement age and data show that there is not a population of younger workers in the area to take over their positions.

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Dalzell church schedules chicken dinner

DALZELL - St. Thomas More Church in Dalzell will host a Chicken Dinner on Sunday, Oct. 14 at the church hall.

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Final notice for LaSalle Co. real estate taxes

OTTAWA - Anyone whose real estate taxes are not paid as of Friday, Oct. 5 will receive a certified letter from LaSalle County.

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Carl’s Quiz 10-3

How many covered bridges are . . .

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Births-Oct. 3

Birth announcements for week of Oct. 3.

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Additional Articles

  • IVCH plans Medicare Seminar

    PERU - The ins and outs of the Medicare system will be explained at a free Illinois Valley Community Hospital seminar at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, in the IVCH room at Peru Mall.

  • State mandated alcohol server training offered in Utica

    UTICA - Illinois Licensed Beverage Association (ILBA), Chapter 76, has scheduled a class for the state’s mandated BASSET (Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training) certification.

  • LCHD program provides free wellness screenings for women

    OTTAWA - The LaSalle County Health Department, through their Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program grant, can pay for mammograms, beginning at age 40 and pap smears at age 35 for women who qualify.

  • Illinois Farm Bureau’s ALOT program looking for applicants

    BLOOMINGTON - Illinois Farm Bureau’s Agricultural Leaders of Tomorrow (ALOT) program is seeking Farm Bureau members who want to enhance their leadership skills and gain knowledge for the 2019 program.

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