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SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has issued its updated consumption advisories for sport fish caught in Illinois waters.

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – Mendota native Mitch Kaleel, 94, sank his ninth career hole-in-one Tuesday, March 26, in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

The Mendota boys’ tennis team opened the new season with a 3-2 setback to Dixon on March 28 at the MHS courts.

MONMOUTH – The Mendota varsity girls’ soccer team shut down Monmouth-Roseville, 3-0, on April 8 at Monmouth.

CHILLICOTHE – The Mendota boys’ and girls’ track teams competed against five other schools in the Chillicothe IVC Co-ed Invitational on April 8.

MENDOTA – El Paso-Gridley came away with team titles for the boys and the girls in the Mendota Don Gooden Invitational track meet on April 6 at the MHS athletic stadium.

MENDOTA – The Mendota varsity girls’ soccer team was edged by LaSalle-Peru, 2-1, on March 25 at the MHS field.

KEWANEE – Mendota’s boys’ and girls’ track teams ventured outside for the first time this season and both squads finished fourth in a five-team meet at Kewanee on March 28.

MENDOTA – Mendota made its first game of the season in Three Rivers Conference play a successful one with a 2-0 triumph over Bureau Valley in varsity baseball action on March 28 at the MHS field.

MENDOTA – The Mendota varsity softball team began the Three Rivers Conference season with a 17-5 loss to Bureau Valley on March 28 at the MHS field.

SAVOY – Mendota’s boys’ and girls’ bowling teams competed in the Brian Hodge Memorial Tournament on Jan. 6 at Savoy.

It was a rough weekend for the Mendota varsity boys’ basketball team as it was beaten by area rivals Princeton and LaSalle-Peru.

MENDOTA – Mendota had trouble shooting the basketball and Bureau Valley did not, which resulted in a lopsided 59-17 win for the Storm in Three Rivers Conference varsity girls’ basketball action on Jan. 4 at the MHS gym.

Princeton used a strong fourth quarter to claim a 49-40 victory over Mendota in a Three Rivers Conference sophomore boys’ basketball game on Jan. 5 at the Mendota gym.

AMBOY – Mendota wrestlers participated in the Amboy Junior Varsity Tournament on Jan. 6.

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) will host two public meetings in Lee and Bureau counties to provide information about the recent detection of chronic wasting disease, its effect on free-ranging deer populations, and IDNR’s efforts to control the disease.

AMBOY – The Mendota Lady Trojans competed in the Amboy Holiday Tournament held Dec. 26-29. The squad finished in fourth place.

PLANO – The Mendota Trojans finished in 13th place in the Plano Christmas Classic held Dec. 27-30.

PLANO – The Mendota junior varsity boys’ basketball team finished in eighth place in the 16-team Plano Junior Varsity Christmas Classic.

Results from Mendota High School boys' bowling.

The Mendota Trojan wrestlers went up against five other teams in the Sandwich Dual Meet on Dec. 27.

MENDOTA – When contestants of the Mendota Sweet Corn Pageant are getting ready for the annual event, they are usually waiting for the summer to get over so they can go to college or are working shifts around their pageant schedule.

BLOOMINGTON – Illinois High School Association (IHSA) member schools approved 12 of 14 amendment proposals that appeared on the all-school ballot during the annual by-law referendum process that ended on Dec. 19, 2023.

MENDOTA – Justin Randolph, seated center, signs to play football at Greenville University in Greenville, Ill., next fall.

MENDOTA – When contestants of the Mendota Sweet Corn Pageant are getting ready for the annual event, they are usually waiting for the summer to get over so they can go to college or are working shifts around their pageant schedule.

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