Learn how to fill your pantry with home preserved foods

LA SALLE COUNTY - Learn safe and easy ways to preserve foods through a series of free, online workshops by University of Illinois Extension. Extension Nutrition and Wellness Educators will discuss the latest techniques for canning, freezing, dehydrating, and fermenting a variety of foods safely at home.

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Master Gardener Q&A - Great annuals for the shade

OGLESBY - The University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners are here to help with your gardening questions. Today, they will discuss some beautiful annuals that are easily grown in containers in the shady areas around your house.

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Improvised bingo at Mendota Area Senior Services

MENDOTA - Mendota Area Senior Services (MASS) came up with a new way to hold its regular weekly bingo games by playing parking lot bingo on May 22 at the Mendota Civic Center.

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Online Trivia Night to benefit Franklin Creek State Natural Area

FRANKLIN GROVE – The Franklin Creek Conservation Association is hosting an Online Trivia Night on Saturday, May 30 from 6-8 p.m.

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MHS presents Sousa, Becker band awards

MENDOTA – The John Philip Sousa Award and the John Becker Memorial Award winners have been announced at Mendota High School.

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Girls Scouts of Northern Illinois host first virtual annual meeting, elect new officers

SOUTH ELGIN – Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois (GSNI) hosted its first virtual Annual Meeting on Saturday, May 9.

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Spotlight on 4-H - Ashleigh Collins

LA SALLE COUNTY - The University of Illinois Extension Bureau, LaSalle and Marshall-Putnam 4-H is honoring the seniors of 2020. This week, they are highlighting Ashleigh Collins, a member of North Stars in LaSalle County. She recently concluded her senior year at Mendota High School.

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Princeton Public Library is opening drop box

PRINCETON – Officials at the Princeton Public Library appreciate the patrons for holding on to their checked-out items while the library has been closed.

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MHS's DeLong named Arion Award winner

MENDOTA – The 2020 recipient of the Mendota High School Arion Award is Noah DeLong, son of Michael and Janet DeLong.

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High school musicians sought for CSA Sinfonia

DeKALB – High school musicians ages 14-20 are invited to audition online for CSA Sinfonia on Saturday, May 30. Auditions begin at 11 a.m. and must be scheduled in advance. Brass and woodwind musicians, string instrument players and percussionists are encouraged to audition.

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