Social Scene

UTICA – For a real February thrill, Bob Bryerton, program manager of the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Plum Creek Nature Center near Beecher, recommends taking a short winter hike to do some eagle spotting.

MENDOTA – The Fort du Rocher Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met Dec. 9 at the First Presbyterian Church.

MENDOTA – Steve and Judy (Corcoran) McConville recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary. They were married on Dec. 1, 1978.

MENDOTA – The Fort du Rocher Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met Nov. 11 at the LaSalle Veterans’ Home.

MENDOTA – In celebration of Barbara Lucas Flanagan’s 90th birthday on Thursday, Nov. 30, the family is having a card shower in honor of her special day.

WEST BROOKLYN – The family of Charlotte M. Bresson will be celebrating her 90th birthday with an open house from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Center in West Brooklyn.

LaMOILLE – Carol Sampo of LaMoille will be celebrating her 90th birthday on Wednesday, Nov. 29.

MENDOTA – The Fort du Rocher Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met Oct. 14 at the First United Methodist Church of Mendota.

OGLESBY – A total of 252 scholarship recipients and the donors who made their awards possible gathered recently at the annual Illinois Valley Community College Foundation Scholarship Recognition event.

MENDOTA – In celebration of Lucille Buettner’s 99th birthday, her family is hosting a card shower in honor of her special day.

MENDOTA – Fran Hahn will celebrate his 80th birthday on Saturday, Nov. 4.

CHERRY — The Bureau County Historical Society announced it will collaborate with the Cherry Mine Disaster Museum for an upcoming program in Cherry featuring writers and authors of books about the 1909 disaster.

MENDOTA – A 100th birthday card shower is planned for Arlene Schmitt.

OTTAWA – The 2023-2024 season will mark 76 years that the Ottawa Concert Association has brought nearly 250 quality concerts to the Ottawa community.

MENDOTA – First Presbyterian Church, Mendota, invites the community to join in at a special worship service at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17, conducted by Pastor Laurie and the church’s Kenyan partners, Kajuju and Kaburu.

LaMOILLE – The LaMoille Park is hosting the Hot Rodders’ Reunion Car Show and Pinewood Derby Challenge in conjunction with the annual “Playin’ in the Park” fundraiser on Sunday, Sept. 17.

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College’s One Book One College book discussion series is growing.

SUBLETTE – Larry Truckenbrod of rural Sublette will be celebrating his 90th birthday on Thursday, Sept. 7.

EARLVILLE – Evans Dude Ranch located at 2974 Welland Road, Earlville, will hold a Women’s Mini Retreat on Thursday, Aug. 31 from 5-7 p.m.

MENDOTA – The Fort du Rocher Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met Aug. 5 at the United Presbyterian Church.

MENDOTA – The Mendota community came together on Aug. 18 to support OSF HealthCare Saint Paul Medical Center during the 20th annual ‘Fore the Hospital’ golf play day, held at Mendota Golf Club.

MENDOTA – The Fort du Rocher Chapter of DAR has recently donated a number of children's books to five area libraries.

MENDOTA – Betty Lou (Chaon) Bohn of Mendota will celebrate her 100th birthday on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2023, with family and friends.

MENDOTA – Marilyn Neff will be celebrating her 90th birthday on Sunday, Aug. 27.

MENDOTA – Velma Schmidt will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house/card shower.

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