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Marengo Giant Beaver Discovery

It was no arrowhead or dinosaur fossil, and certainly not the old cement building foundation he was planning to dig up. Conservation District maintenance worker Erich Parpart found “something” in the Kishwaukee Corridor near Marengo in late December, and he knew it might be important.

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Girls On The Run® Begins Here

At first glance, it looks like a new track team is forming in Marengo. Girls on the Run ® is certainly a running program for girls, but it is much more than that. It was established in 1996 in Charlotte, NC, as a running and empowerment program with 13 girls in the first group. Since then, the program has grown exponentially. Last year there were 150,000 girls in 200+ cities across North America participating in Girls on the Run. ®

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State of the Community January 2015

The Marengo-Union Chamber of Commerce held the annual State of the Community Meeting on January 20.

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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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Marengo Giant Beaver Discovery

Marengo Giant Beaver Discovery

It was no arrowhead or dinosaur fossil, and certainly not the old cement building foundation he was planning to dig up. Conservation...

Read more

Girls On The Run® Begins Here

At first glance, it looks like a new track team is forming in Marengo. Girls on the Run ® is certainly a...

Read more

State of the Community January 2015

The Marengo-Union Chamber of Commerce held the annual State of the Community Meeting on January 20.

Read more