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New Kids’ Hour Radio Hosts, Tallie and Arrie

Sophia, Grace and Rosie, television sensations on the Ellen Show, have nothing on the two Kids Hourrising stars on Marengo’s WXMR, 94.3. Tallie and Arrie host the radio station’s “Kids Hour” every Tuesday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

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Marengo Man Attends Space Camp

When Mike Moehrlin’s students in Bartlett, IL report “How I Spent My Summer Vacation” it isAstronaut unlikely that they have anything as exciting to report as their teacher does. Mr. Moehrlin went to Space Camp! And he did it for his students.

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Marengo Fire & Rescue 9 15

We would like to thank everyone who came out to support the Marengo Music Festival on August 15, 2015. Even though it was a very hot day the bingo tent and fire safety house stayed busy.

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Union Fire Protection District

Union Fire Dept has had a busy August. Union Fire participated in both weekends of Day OutNew Equipment with Thomas, at the Railway Museum. This is a big event for raising money for Camp I am Me (Burn Camp). Kids from all over were able to get photos with the Union fire fighters and had the opportunity to 'touch a truck'. The weather cooperated for the most part, with just a short Sunday morning rain storm!

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Union Water Tower

“The Village of Union has completed their rehabilitation project on their 75,000 gallon water towerwater tower,” Stan McDonald reports. He is a Trustee and Chairman of Water, Sewage, Environment & Improvement for Union. “Work done to the tower included repairs, OSHA updates, and cleaning both inside and outside. Once cleaned, all surfaces were cleared of rust and then primed. Two coats of epoxy paint were then applied both inside and out for protection against rust.”

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WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

The July 31 deadline for vehicle stickers has come and gone. In each of the past three years this revenue source has slightly declined, probably due to the slight decline in Marengo’s population. To date, the city has issued about 3,150 stickers resulting in $48,400 in collections. Sales of more stickers to new residents and new car buyers will trickle-in over the rest of the year.

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County Task Force Makes Consolidation Choices

The McHenry County Board will receive three recommendations from its Township 

County Board

Consolidation Task Force, for review and discussion in formulating a binding referendum question on the issue that will be placed on the March 2016 primary ballot. The five-member panel will make the presentation of its consensus approval selections, at the board’s Sept. 1 meeting.

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Summer News from the Marengo Union Elementary District # 165

There have been many positive comments about the updating of the windows for District 165the building located at the corner of US Highway 20 and Prospect Street. Without a doubt, this grand old building is once again a beautiful asset to the community.

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Summer Musical Theater Workshop

34 teenagers from all over McHenry County converged at the Marengo Middle School

TSP Workshop

 from August 3-7 to learn about all aspects of musical theater in this first ever Musical Theater Workshop offered by the Town Square Players, the community theater group at the Woodstock Opera House. Students ranged from sixth graders to high school seniors, with the majority in eighth and ninth grades. The breakdown of boys to girls was also most half and half. Four of the teens were from Marengo.

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Hidden Path Arts: Creating Elite Athletes

You might think you know about martial arts schools or have a good idea what Hidden Path Artskarate students do. Think again, and take a look at Hidden Path Arts, a tiny little dojo (martial arts studio) in Marengo. Tucked behind Mr. Freeze on Grant Highway across from Marengo Middle School, this attractive building houses a very unique martial arts studio. Owner, Kim Bauman explains: “The name Hidden Path Arts reflects the fact that this way is in plain sight, but not always understood.”

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Summer News from the Marengo Union Elementary District # 165

Summer News from the Marengo Union Elementary District # 165

There have been many positive comments about the updating of the windows for the building located at the corner of US Highway...

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New Kids’ Hour Radio Hosts, Tallie and Arrie

New Kids’ Hour Radio Hosts, Tallie and Arrie

Sophia, Grace and Rosie, television sensations on the Ellen Show, have nothing on the two rising stars on Marengo’s WXMR, 94.3. Tallie...

Read more
Marengo Man Attends Space Camp

Marengo Man Attends Space Camp

When Mike Moehrlin’s students in Bartlett, IL report “How I Spent My Summer Vacation” it is unlikely that they have anything as...

Read more