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Pay off library fines with food donations, Nov. 11-23

MENDOTA - For 10 years, local food pantries have gained when library patrons pay their fines with food donations rather than cash during “Food for Fines.”

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Former Mendota woman named Champion of the Year in Best Buddies fundraiser

PEORIA HEIGHTS – A former Mendota resident was honored for her fundraising efforts with the Best Buddies program in Central Illinois.

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LaSalle Co. 4-H teens bring digital skills & training to area residents

LA SALLE COUNTY - The Federal Communications Commission has found that more than 24 million people living in the United States, including 19 million living in rural communities, do not have access to broadband internet, an essential service in today’s economy.

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LaSalle Co. 4-H member earns State Shotgun Shoot Championship

LA SALLE COUNTY - More than 3,600 4-H members participated in one of the five 4-H shooting sports disciplines this year.

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Regional transportation committee to meet in Mendota

MENDOTA - The Human Services Transportation Plan (HSTP) - Region 3 - Transportation Committee will meet at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 22 at the Mendota Moose Lodge.

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Carl’s Quiz 11-6

In the U.S., what percentage of active-duty military are women (as of 2016)?

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Births-Nov. 6

Birth announcements for week of Nov. 6.

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Streets lined with gold

MENDOTA - With fall in full swing, Mendota's tree lined streets turned shades of red, orange and gold during the past few weeks.

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Local group attends "Strong Towns" presentation

MENDOTA - Several members of local group, Imagine...Mendota, left to right, Sally Corrigan, Bill Corrigan, Peter Limberger, Steve Lauer, Karyn Bock and Jan Shirey, attended a “Strong Towns” talk at IVCC on Oct. 22.

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New direction for historic building

FRANKLIN GROVE - The Historic H.I. Lincoln Building in Franklin Grove is starting a new lease on life. Originally built in 1860 as a dry goods store by a cousin of Abraham Lincoln, the building served many uses over the next 135 years.

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Illinois Farm Bureau makes $50,000 gift to enhance ISU research farm

BLOOMINGTON - The Illinois Farm Bureau Board of Directors will provide support to the Department of Agriculture at Illinois State University (ISU) with the approval of a $50,000 gift to enhance the ISU research farm.

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New aerial-drone photo/video service launched

LA MOILLE - Hal Adkins recently added a UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) to his Hal Adkins Photo Studio operation in LaMoille.

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Dalzell church to hold Chicken Dinner

DALZELL - St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Dalzell will hold a chicken dinner on Sunday, Nov. 10 from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. at the church hall.

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Carl’s Quiz 10-30

What is the difference between a buffalo and a bison?

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Births-Oct. 30

Birth announcements for week of Oct. 30.

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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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