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Area Future Farmers of America

Future Farmers of America is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

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StoneBakers New Location

When Mike and Dave DeRose opened StoneBakers pizza restaurant in 2010, they didn’t dream that in just four years they would need more space. But Mike reports, “We outgrew the other place. On weekends our restaurant would get really crowded and things would get pretty hectic in the kitchen. We needed to expand and had an opportunity to occupy a rehabbed building.”

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Gambling Income

Gambling might be a big source of income for the State of Illinois, but it is just a drop in the bucket when it comes to the needs of the City of Marengo. For the first 10 months of this fiscal year ending February, 2014, the City’s portion of actual receipts from video gambling machines has totaled $34,200. This leads to a projected income of $42,500 in collections by the end of FY 2013-14; and fairly close to the budgeted amount of $42,000 for the upcoming FY 2014-15.

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The State of Coral Township

Having been given the opportunity by the residents of Coral Township to preside over the affairs of the Township for 17 years, it is my pleasure to provide you with an overview of where Coral Township stands today.

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Winter at its Worst

Employees of Otis Building and Supply, 135 Sponable Street, shoveling snow from roof toward front-end loader following and during 1978 snow storm.This past winter will definitely be a “memory maker” if not an absolute record breaker! But if you are old enough, there have been a number of “memory makers!” For example, in the first week of January, 1936, nineteen inches of snow fell followed by sixteen days of below zero weather, all of this preceding three major storms in February. The worst storm struck on Saturday, February 8, with a blizzard of snow and high winds and temperatures ranging from two above to 21 degrees below zero. (Seven months later on July 14, they endured 109 degrees without the benefit of air conditioning and little rain.)

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Letter From the Mayor, March 2014

When the Ground Hog made his prediction of six more weeks of winter, I think many of us around here felt that just six more weeks would be great! Anyway, with spring on its way, the Prospect Street interchange project is about to enter its final construction phase. This project was delayed from last year because of a lack of coordination by the telephone utility to get their underground work completed. It is expected that the construction will be completed by mid-to-late summer.

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Union Fire Department, March 2014

I want to thank all that supported the Union Fire Department at our recent Firemen's Dance. Donley's dressed up the Banquet Hall very well, and everyone had a great time. Special thanks to Fox Valley Fire for being huge supporters, Clasen's of Union and Donley's for their donation, and congratulations to the big winners of our raffles! I already have gotten some ideas for the next dance, even some recommendations of how it can be a bigger event next year!

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Fruits & Veggies To The Rescue!

Nina Vanderwiel, Crystal Lake mom of three, knows first-hand how hard it can be to "convince" kids to eat their fruits and veggies. So, she came up with a fun, interactive & innovative program, unique because it looks at fruits & veggies through the eyes of a child, making healthy eating fun and encouraging them to develop healthy eating habits for life. “Like all moms, making sure my kids eat healthy is a priority, but getting them to eat fruits and veggies used to be a daily struggle,” Vanderwiel said. “Once I started talking in terms they understood, telling them how fruits and veggies are superheroes that fight off germs and colds, they learned to appreciate and love their veggies.”

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Top 10 Amazing Bald Eagle Facts

10. Bald Eagles do not have vocal cords. They “shrill” through bones in their neck. The “screams” heard on TV and movies are actually Red Tailed Hawks doing voice-overs.

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Not Your Typical Winter Bird

Everyone knows of our national symbol, the bald eagle. They are majestic, noble and represent what America stands for…freedom. The first time I saw one, I had chills and not because it was the first week in January. There is something that validates every belief we have in our nation, confirmation of the words we have pledged from Kindergarten and sung a hundred times over again, all wrapped up into that beautiful creature. We are so lucky to have them migrate to the Fox Valley and the Mississippi Valley this time of year, even if it is for a few short months.

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News

Area Future Farmers of America

Future Farmers of America is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier...

Read more

Gambling Income

Gambling might be a big source of income for the State of Illinois, but it is just a drop in the bucket...

Read more

The State of Coral Township

Having been given the opportunity by the residents of Coral Township to preside over the affairs of the Township for 17 years,...

Read more