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Girls Softball Team Continues Tearing Through Schedule

Girls SoftballThe Marengo Indians (15-4 Overall, 9-0 Big Northern Conference East Division) kept their winning notions alive with 9-2 drubbing of the Johnsburg Skyhawks. The April 27 divisional contest saw Mariah Dionne go the distance in tossing all seven innings, while giving up both earned runs on seven hits. She also struck out four batters, and issued one walk.

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Pondering the Past, Tales Lost in Time Marengo and the Great War

SOLDIERThe Great War, or World War One began in Europe on July 28, 1914, and hostilities ended between Germany and the Allies with the signing of the Armistice of Compiegne on November 11, 1918. Initially the United States avoided the war, but the policy of non-intervention was abandoned after Germany sank seven American merchant ships, and the English intercepted a German telegram that invited Mexico to join their war efforts against the United States. The Germans promised that they would help return to Mexico the state of Texas and the territories of New Mexico and Arizona as a reward for their involvement. When this information was made public Congress declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917.

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Autism Awareness: Light it up Blue

AutismA heartfelt thank you goes out to the City of Marengo/ Union and the many businesses and residents who participated in the Light It Up Blue. Autism awareness is just the beginning point of accepting, loving and encouraging kids who live on this spectrum.

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Running the Park

Park DistrictWith a small park district, you usually get someone straight out of college who stays a couple of years then moves on. The Marengo Park District needs continuity,” says Joe Vallez, Superintendent of Parks & Recreation. “ A young person may not have been able to handle the problems that were to be encountered at the Marengo Park District. They would struggle.”

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Marengo Native Celebrates 95th Birthday

On June 4, 2016, Gertrude Aubrey turns 95 years old. Her grandchildren, Susan, Shelley, Stacey, Lisa, Jennifer,Gertrude Aubry Bob, and Brady, plan an open house on Sunday June 5, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at 17423 Cobblestone Bend, Marengo. The family expects “no gifts, please. Cards are great.”

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Someone You Should Know: Sandee Dunker

Sandee Dunker was born and grew up in Marengo. She left for a short time to attend college at Concordia and then to teach in California, Michigan, and Oregon. After she finished her Master’s degree in early childhood education, she came back to Marengo. She’s been a teacher and director at Zion Lutheran School since 1986.

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A Grandchild Remembers.....Her Patrick Family

Dorothy OtisWe’re going to go back to the 1890’s and into the early 1930’s for this month’s first of at least two segments of Marengo memories beginning in the 1890’s and ending in the 1930’s, penned in 1941 by Marjorie Hillis Roulston for her 5 nieces. So we have the nieces to thank for providing the impetus for Marjorie Hillis to write her memoirs of summer and holiday time spent with her maternal grandparents in their Marengo home.

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Letter From the Mayor 0516

"They are dead, but they live in each patriot’s breast, And their names are engraven on honor’s bright crest."          - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Mayor LockhartThe weather is warming, school is ending and summertime activities, vacations and outdoor fun are about to begin. And while Memorial Day is popularly recognized as the beginning of the summer season, it is also a time to recognize those who have given their lives so that we may experience the joys and freedoms of living in this country. To paraphrase President Lincoln - it is fitting that we do so.

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Marengo Fire & Rescue 0516

On April 22, the Marengo Fire/Rescue Districts, Marengo Police, along with teachers and administrators from Marengo Middle School, Grant, Locust, and Zion schools participated in an active shooter exercise. During the training participants were instructed on how to respond in the event of an incident, sounds they would hear, and how emergency responders deploy.

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Marengo Approves Water And Sewer Rate Increase

Water treatmentThe last issue involved with the Marengo Fiscal Year 2016- 17 budget was resolved at the April 25 meeting, when the city council approved a rate increase for water and sewer service customers. Discussions on the higher water and sewer rate had been deferred at the previous session, in favor of researching alternative solutions to such a measure.

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Girls Softball Team Continues Tearing Through Schedule

Girls Softball Team Continues Tearing Through Schedule

The Marengo Indians (15-4 Overall, 9-0 Big Northern Conference East Division) kept their winning notions alive with 9-2 drubbing of the Johnsburg...

Read more
Running the Park

Running the Park

“With a small park district, you usually get someone straight out of college who stays a couple of years then moves on....

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Marengo Approves Water And Sewer Rate Increase

Marengo Approves Water And Sewer Rate Increase

The last issue involved with the Marengo Fiscal Year 2016- 17 budget was resolved at the April 25 meeting, when the city...

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