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National FFA Organization Member Attends National

Students from FFA chapters across Illinois attended the 212° Leadership Conference. This conference is an activity of the National FFA Organization made possible by title sponsor Syngenta as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Diane Griebel, a member of the Marengo FFA Chapter attended the event January 29-30, 2016 in Schamburg, IL.

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Blindside Actor Quinton Aaron Coming to Marengo

In 2012 Quinton started the Quinton Aaron Foundation to fight the battle against bullying and childhood obesity. Bullying has become a world-wide epidemic. The effects are far reaching and long term. The mission of The Quinton Aaron Foundation is to provide hope, encouragement, confidence and resources to children on the brink of suicide or battling the damaging effect on self-esteem and confidence caused by the actions or words of others. Quinton has been traveling to schools all over the country sharing his personally motivating story about his own experiences. He knows first-hand the struggles of obesity and bullying.

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MCHS District #154 Announces

The Marengo Community High School District #154 Board of Education has hired David Engelbrecht to assume the position of superintendent for the district effective July 1, 2016. Mr. Engelbrecht will be replacing Dr. Dan Bertrand, who will be retiring effective June 30, 2016 after serving the district as superintendent for the past eleven years.

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Marengo Fire & Rescue

When we think of the month of February we think of Valentine’s Day. With Valentine’s Day being filled with chocolate covered hearts and candies it should be a good reminder to us to get our own hearts checked. With regular doctors visits, a healthy diet, and life style, along with a regular workout routine, heart disease can be prevented. High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, and Diabetes can cause heart disease and go undetected.

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Union Fire Protection District

Let the countdown to Spring begin! So far the weather has been bearable, the cold snap was a taste of winter, but we lived through it! There have been less cold weather related emergency calls this year, with NO Carbon monoxide (CO) calls, and no fires to report - good job everyone! We all need to remain vigilant until winter is over, let’s all work together to keep everyone safe!

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Letter From the Mayor 02 16

Some have noted that this has been a very easy winter for our Public Works crew, and by implication the city must have extra money since they have not had to do a lot of plowing or salting. (Now watch - I’ve just jinxed it!) Every spring the staff budgets and the City Council approves expenditures for the Fiscal Year starting on May 1, for what would be a “normal winter.”

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Quarry Annexation Has Interchange Rider, As Public Hearing Opens

The Marengo City Council opened the public hearing portion on an annexation agreement that would bring an 80-acre parcel into the municipal boundaries, during its Jan. 25 session. Also looming in the background is the Route 23/I-90 project, which is in the initial stages of the first phase, and could impact real estate taxes to the city, until construction begins.

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Tournament Play Dominates Basketball Squad Slates

E.C. Nichols Holiday Classic Dec. 19-23, 2015 Boys Basketball The Indians (7-4) couldn’t repeat as winner of their3 point shot own tournament this year but they made it exciting to grab 5th place. The Dec. 23 nailbiter contest against Sycamore, as Marengo eked out a 66-65 win at the end was classic. Getting to that point, the Indians came back from a 34-30 halftime deficit, as Zach Knoblach (18 points), Tim Bassuener (13), Mike Volkening (13), and Craiton Nice (10) plowed out an 11-point run.

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Community Pulls Together for Marengo Boy

On December 19, the Marengo-Union community rallied the Christmas spirit of giving, put aside their personal The Nichols familyshopping lists and party plans, and came to the aid of 7-yearold William Nichols’s family. Just before the shopping season officially got under way, Tim and Jennifer Nichols got the news that their youngest of five sons has a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer.

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Stone Soup with Captain Jack

Marengo’s Stone Soup Social Kitchen offered a special menu on Tuesday, December 22. Christmas Soup with James Regelin at Stone Soupsausage and greens was at the top of the menu. Following that was Sparrow Wings with Rice Soup, Captain’s Caribbean Shrimp Soup, Curse of the Black Bean (not Pearl) Soup and Lasagna.

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National FFA Organization Member Attends National

National FFA Organization Member Attends National

Students from FFA chapters across Illinois attended the 212° Leadership Conference. This conference is an activity of the National FFA Organization made...

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Blindside Actor Quinton Aaron Coming to Marengo

In 2012 Quinton started the Quinton Aaron Foundation to fight the battle against bullying and childhood obesity. Bullying has become a world-wide...

Read more

MCHS District #154 Announces

The Marengo Community High School District #154 Board of Education has hired David Engelbrecht to assume the position of superintendent for the...

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