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Council Denies Gas Station Gambling

Apparently enough people contacted their aldermen and expressed their objections to the creation of a G-1 liquor license, which would have allowed establishments that sold packaged liquor, to convert them to a pour license.

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Blankets for Florence

The entire MCHS girls' basketball program got together on Thursday, December 11 to make fleece lap blankets for the residents of Florence Nursing home, Marengo.

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Regarding Reading, January 2015

You’ve just finished the final page of your latest book, and now comes the inevitable question: What shall I read next? It’s one thing to to be in the middle of a series (“Private Justice” suspense novels by Irene Hannon, Charles Todd’s “Inspector Ian Rutledge” mysteries, the “All Souls” fantasy trilogy by Deborah Harkness, Elizabeth Hoyt’s “Maiden Lane” historical romances-- to name but a few).

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Community Effort Brings Joy

Just like the elves in Santa’s workshop, the volunteers involved in the annual Marengo- Union Holiday Clearing House can sit back with a happy sigh and exclaim, “It’s all about the children now.” Over 180 children from 95 families in the Marengo-Union area received toys for Christmas, 2014. In 2013, only 95 children were served, which shows that either the number of needy children in the area has grown, or the knowledge of the program is expanding. When Janice Perkins founded the Clearing House in 1995, it served 25 families.

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Calling All Toy Collectors and Lovers!

This year brings forth the 22nd annual Toy Show, at Marengo High School on Sunday, January 18 from 9 am- 3pm in the school’s commons. As usual, the MCHS FFA club will provide the manpower, while the Stateline Toy Collectors Club hosts the show.

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Calendars, Note Cards…and Dolls!

It sounds like a quite a stretch to connect Historic Calendars, Historic Note Cards (both available for sale as fund raisers for the Society) and dolls! But a recent accession by the Marengo Society for Historic Preservation of two issues of a 1910 Boys’ and Girls’ section of the Chicago Sunday Tribune included two articles about Marengo’s 1910 Doll Society.

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Spring is in the Mailbox!

Gardeners at heart always feel uplifted at this time of year when they open their mailboxes to discover the advent of a parade of seed catalogs. We received at least ten catalogs before we were even finished with our holiday shopping in December. It can be so enticing to order more seed packets than one can possibly plant as the descriptions of the many varieties are so attractive. Were you aware that our forefathers had many more varieties to choose from than we have available today?

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Sometimes Smaller is Better

The trend in residential construction has definitely been toward bigger. In the last 30 years, the square footage of a typical single-family house has increased by about 50 percent according to a recent National Association of Realtors study.

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Marengo Main Street Presents 2014 Christmas Spirit Award

Congratulations to Fern & Hearth Gift Boutique - the winner of the 2014 Marengo Main Street Christmas Spirit Award!

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New Fitness Center Has Opened

There’s a new fitness center in Marengo. APTA Fitness Center, located at 20014 ½ E. Grant Highway in Lindow Plaza is owned and operated by Karen and Dominic DeBock who also are owners of Marengo Guns.

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News

Council Denies Gas Station Gambling

Apparently enough people contacted their aldermen and expressed their objections to the creation of a G-1 liquor license, which would have allowed...

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City News - January 2015

The December 15, 2014 meeting of the Marengo City Council drew a substantial crowd for the only meeting scheduled for the month....

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Community Effort Brings Joy

Community Effort Brings Joy

Just like the elves in Santa’s workshop, the volunteers involved in the annual Marengo- Union Holiday Clearing House can sit back with...

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