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Marengo Fire and Rescue -August 2014

The month of July kicked off with an active shooter drill held at Otter Creek School in Elgin. The Marengo Fire/ Rescue Department was one of over thirty fire departments that participated in the training scenario.

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Marengo’s Damisch Part of Specially Trained Superintendents

Why would an educator, having reached the level of becoming a superintendent, put in two more years of research, training and learning? Ask the 19 Illinois superintendents who just completed the Illinois School for Advanced Leadership (ISAL) cohort and you get a common theme: to go higher and farther in their pursuit of excellence.

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New MCHS Staff -August 2014

The administration and Board of Education are proud to welcome and introduce new staff members who will be joining MCHS for the 2014-2015 school year.

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“Cam’s Dare to Be Different” Launches Anti-Bullying Campaign

“Almost 16 year-old” Camille Paddock turned her personal nightmare into a gift. On September 9, 2014 she will share her gift with Marengo High school students and again in the evening with parents. The self-assured and intelligent Miss Teen Illinois International, from Huntley, suffers from Alopecia Areta, cyberbullying, and more.

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Marengo Daisy Troop 222 Make the World A Better Place

Mandie Polizzi, six years old, is a Daisy just like her sisters were. “Just because she has Downs Syndrome is no reason her childhood opportunities should be different,” says her mother Michelle Polizzi.

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Pondering the Past, Tales Lost in Time -August 2014

Mousetraps, coinchangers, mailboxes, window blinds, raincoats, butter, cheese, and pickles. All of these items have one thing in common – they were manufactured or produced in the many factories and plants that called Marengo their home. All of these companies have disappeared from Marengo’s business landscape and exist only in the memories, old newspapers, and history books. But did you know that at one time Marengo was home to the largest stove manufacturer west of Chicago? This month I’m going to take readers back to 1892, an exciting time in Marengo’s economic history, when a group of local businessmen brought the Collins and Burgie Stove Works to our community.

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CHANGE….

Members of the 1955 MCHS graduating class regularly meet every couple of months to share a meal and often, memories! The memories shared are great, with most if not all, agreeing that with all the changes that life deals, today’s youth cannot experience the childhood experiences that were available to us. We all feel very grateful for our memories of growing up in the Marengo-Union community.

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Dollhouse Raffle Honors WWII Veteran

This looks like a story about a dollhouse, but it begins with a story about World War II. Two men who both live in Marengo found that their paths had crossed over seventy years ago in the British village of Ipswich. Norman Horn was a young boy living with his family in the village until they were evacuated to a farm in the country. Mike Maretti served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, and was stationed at a prisoner of war camp near Ipswich. Mike was among the many G.I.s who travelled to Ipswich when they were on leave and interacted with the people there, especially the children.

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Pie-Baking Contest Winner

In a hotly contested Heritage Fair pie contest July 13, Jesse Garcia of Union emerged grand champion with this pecan pie

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From Garden to Table

As July rolls to a close and the dog days of August appear, the harvest begins in earnest. For the most part gardens are looking very vigorous, sustained by the regular and deep rains. On the other hand, the cooler weather has not favored tomatoes, the quintessential summer fruit that we all await.

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Library on the Move

In case you haven’t yet heard, the Marengo- Union Library is moving to a new location! We are more than doubling our...

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City Not Going to Pot

Contrary to local rumors, there won’t be a legal marijuana field growing on the west end of Marengo. The City was approached...

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Dollhouse Raffle Honors WWII Veteran

Dollhouse Raffle Honors WWII Veteran

This looks like a story about a dollhouse, but it begins with a story about World War II. Two men who both...

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