Payton Klatt crowned 2018 Sweet Corn Festival Queen

Payton Klatt was walking down the halls of Mendota High School the beginning of her senior year when Jennifer Masini, president of Mendota Community Theater approached her about being their candidate in the 2018 Sweet Corn Festival Queen Pageant.

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Bohn celebrates 95th birthday

Betty Lou (Chaon) Bohn of Mendota will celebrate her 95th birthday on Saturday, Aug. 25 with family and friends.

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2018 Miss Congeniality

Marie Barnickel is named Miss Congeniality during the 71st Annual Sweet Corn Festival Queen Pageant, Aug. 10.

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New haircut

2017 Sweet Corn Festival Mini Queen London Jones donates 10 inches of hair to Wigs 4 Kids, Aug. 10.

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Foreign exchange student

The Mendota Rotary Club welcomes foreign exchange student, Roberto Arellano Choque from Bolivia at their meeting, Aug. 7.

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50/50 winner announced

Mendota Area Chamber of Commerce executive director Jesse Arellano congratulates Lauri Chamberlain of Bloomington on winning the Sweet Corn Festival 50/50 drawing this year.

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Sweet Corn Festival Food Contest serves up creative recipes

Creative cooks were invited to try their hand at preparing dishes using sweet corn at the 11th annual Sweet Corn Festival Food Contest on Saturday, Aug. 11.

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Sparkling clean

Mendota High School football players team up with the Mendota Garden Club to wash the Mendota Streets Department’s mowing tractor and trucks, Aug. 5.

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Bonnell Family Reunion set for Sept. 8

The Seymour and Carrie Bonnell bi-annual family reunion will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Green River Saddle Club in Amboy.

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