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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! The

Dr. SeussThe door of the Marengo-Union Public Library announces that there’s a party inside on Saturday, March 12, Quotes and pictures from Dr. Seuss books decorate the doors and walls. The M-U Library’s Elizabeth Lewis meets us by the door and hands out paper Cat in the Hat party hats. The front meeting room holds a showing of “The Lorax” movie.

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Winning Yearbook Cover Design

Yearbook coverDistrict 165 put out a call for drawings suitable for its 2015-2016 Yearbook. All were to be in colored pencil. 8th grader, Ava Simon, at Marengo Community Middle School, drew the winning picture, which will appear as this year’s yearbook cover.

Ava has been taking art classes in Crystal Lake for four years and mentors younger artists at an annual summer camp each year.

Music Appreciation

BandThe Society would not have a meaningful existence without the wonderful people who, when cleaning out their boxes of local memorabilia realize that, hey, maybe our local historic society would like these! And so it was that the Society had the January, 1981, supplement to the Marengo/Huntley Republican News which highlighted our MCHS Band.

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New Pet Supply Store

Five year-old, Pancake greets everyone entering one of Marengo’s newest businesses, Wholesome Petz, Inc. on State Street. Pancake is Wholesome Petz owner, Angela Johnson’s brindle-coat English Mastiff. She comes to work every day as the store’s mascot. Although Johnson opened her business March 1, she’s been part of the pet industry for over 20 years. She worked as a veterinarian technician, in pet stores, and she’s been very involved in pet rescue.

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Drumming for Fun

DrummingThe art of drum playing is ancient, but it lives on around the world today. One popular drumming activity is the Drum Circle. People sit in a circle, each with a drum, and explore sounds and rhythms together. In a drum circle, participants experience enjoyment, relief of stress, creative self-expression and connection with other people. People of all ages and abilities can be part of a Drum Circle.

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CAST Performs Cinderella

CinderellaThis spring, Christian Art Students Theatre (CAST) performs Cinderella at Marengo Area High School. It is one of their most ambitious plays with 51 cast members and up to 20 crew members. Kimberly Voller, says, “We have a lot of first timers this year. The age range is from first graders through seniors in high school.

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Marengo Park District is Increasing Community Participation

From left to right: Jeff Lindstrom, President, Marengo Park District Board of Commissioners; Terri Paulauski, Secretary of the Board; with Joe Vallez, Superintendent of Parks & RecreationThe current Marengo Park District Board of Commissioners has been together now for a year and a half. “We’ve made a lot of changes in the last few months,” says Jeff Lindstrom, President of the Board. “It’s great to see the building full again. Our short term future goals are to continue partnerships that we have started with local businesses and organizations.”

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The Book Beat: All's Fair in Love and Art

Spring is a time for newness: new flowers, new baby animals, and new books. While leafing through Bookmarks magazine, I stumbled across a brand new romance novel, The Improbability of Love. Although it's not a genre I normally read, in the spirit of spring I decided to give it a go, and I was surprised in the end by how much I enjoyed it.

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A Magical High School Musical

Marengo has become accustomed to quality drama productions from Ms. Kate Griffith and her students at Marengo Community High School. The upcoming production of the musical Pippin won’t disappoint. In fact, it promises to be one of the most amazing productions they’ve brought to the high school auditorium stage.

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Twin Eagle Scouts

What’s better than an Eagle Scout in the family? TWIN Eagle Scouts! Debbie Oakes admits there were times when two projects were going on at one time, that things got a little crazy. But completed Eagle Scout projects are true achievements, and she is proud of her sons. Kyle and David Oakes have been in Scouting since they were in first grade.

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Marengo Park District is Increasing Community Participation

Marengo Park District is Increasing Community Participation

The current Marengo Park District Board of Commissioners has been together now for a year and a half. “We’ve made a lot...

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New Pet Supply Store

Five year-old, Pancake greets everyone entering one of Marengo’s newest businesses, Wholesome Petz, Inc. on State Street. Pancake is Wholesome Petz owner,...

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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! The

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! The

The door of the Marengo-Union Public Library announces that there’s a party inside on Saturday, March 12, Quotes and pictures from Dr....

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