News

Start a Garden Journal

Like keeping New Year’s resolutions, committing to maintaining a garden journal can be a challenge. However, the notes kept about what was planted and when, dates of harvest, and qualities of each variety can be very helpful in planning next year’s garden.

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True Heroes

I want to take this opportunity to thank one of our generous supporters, Fox Valley Fire and many of their employees for their support over the years. Donations from individuals and companies allow us to help with scholarships and also purchase equipment for our fire fighters. This past year Fox Valley Fire purchased one of two Rocking Dalmatians that were handcrafted by local, retired fire fighter, Barry Mishler.

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Advanced Disposal Supports M.O.R.E.

Bob Botts was presented with a check to MORE center from Advanced Disposal. Funds were raised over the summer when Advanced Disposal donated $15 for every new customer that signed up for service with the company.

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New Park District Director

Mr. Joseph Vallez became the Director of the Marengo Park District just two weeks ago. Although he’s new to Marengo, he is not new to work with Park Districts. He began as a teacher in the Chicago Park District and worked for several Park Districts in Illinois communities for the next twenty-eight years. Most recently, Vallez completed a five-year stint as administrator of the Park District of Justice, IL.

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The Fourth “R”: RADIO

What’s Our Future? Our students are!

Radio 100 is a new class at Marengo Community High School, debuting in the fall of 2014.

We are offering class and studio sessions each school day for students to learn the basics (and then some) of producing and broadcasting radio both live and recorded.

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10 Amazing Signs of Autumn

10. The "bushiness" of a squirrel's tale is an indicator of how severe our winter will be. So as that little critter darts in front of your car, try to gauge how fluffy his tail is.

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Pickleball + Girl Scouts = Giggles & Fun at the Park

The Girl Scouts from Troop 562 are always looking for new things to try (must be why their badges are called "Try-Its") and on Friday September 19, they tried Pickleball. Kurt LePak from the Marengo Park district spent the evening with these ladies and gave them a private lesson in the newest game to come to Marengo.

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Pondering the Past, Tales Lost in Time- October 2014

As autumn bears down on northern Illinois we notice that the days are shorter and the air is colder and the Halloween season is almost here. Ever since its origin in ancient Celtic society, Halloween has been surrounded by an aura of mystery. Of course there is more to Halloween than just mystery – ghosts, goblins, monsters, and tricks and treats--but for the purposes of this column I’m going to stick to the mystery.

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Annual CK/5k Cancer Kids Run/Walk

"Just because. If you can help out, you might as well. I mean why not?” That’s the humble response Cecily Heuser gives to explain why she organized the First Annual CK/5k Cancer Kids Run/ Walk in Marengo. Besides, she says, “I was already doing a FitBit® challenge with my friends, so I could do that and I could do some good at the same time.”

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District 165 Purchases Former High School Building

Marengo-Union Elementary School District #165 has reached an agreement with Marengo Community High School District #154 to purchase the former high school building including 10.2 acres of land located at 816 East Grant Highway, for $350,000. The elementary district had been leasing the building from the high school district for the past ten years.

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News

New Park District Director

Mr. Joseph Vallez became the Director of the Marengo Park District just two weeks ago. Although he’s new to Marengo, he is...

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City News- October 2014

The September 8, 2014 Marengo City Council meeting started with questions from resident Jerry Doan as to why the city was bidding...

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True Heroes

True Heroes

I want to take this opportunity to thank one of our generous supporters, Fox Valley Fire and many of their employees for...

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