Halloween happenings planned at LaSalle Co. 4-H Fairgrounds

OTTAWA - A variety of special Halloween activities will be held at the LaSalle County 4-H Fairgrounds in Ottawa on Saturday, Oct. 23. Sponsored by the Starved Rock Regional Center (formerly Easter Seals, LBC), there will be three separate time slots to accommodate all age groups.

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Bureau Co. Genealogy: Navigating cemeteries and cemetery websites

PRINCETON - The Bureau County Genealogical Society will present a program at the Society library located at 629 South Main St., Princeton on Thursday evening, Sept. 23. This meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and feature Julie Hallock, president of the LaSalle County Genealogy Guild, and Rachael Mellen, vice-president of the organization.

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Knox County Scenic Drive returns the first two weekends in October

KNOXVILLE - Historic Walnut Grove Farm and seven other official stops on the Knox County Scenic Drive are back for an in-person event this year. The farm’s theme is “Come Home - Celebrating Family, Friends and Art.”

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Group sews dresses and shorts for Christmas boxes

MAYTOWN - The sewing group from St. Patrick’s Parish of Maytown recently met with Debbie Ward and Joyce Peterson, representatives from Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child, to donate clothing for their Christmas program.

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Mendota Moose blood drive report - Aug. 24

MENDOTA - The American Red Cross held a blood drive on Aug. 24 at the Mendota Moose Family Center. There were 62 presenting donors and 70 good units were collected including 42 whole blood and 14 double red cell donations.

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