Onesti's Wild West formally reopened under their new banner May 18, although Mike and Randy Donley are still involved with the 25-acre park site in Union. They are in partnership with Ron Onesti, owner of Onesti Entertainment, who has taken over operation of the theme attraction.
After the first settler came to McHenry County in November of 1834 many others soon followed. These adventurous souls traveled long distances from eastern and southern regions of the US to seek new opportunities in an unsettled frontier. After the first settler came to McHenry County in November of 1834 many others soon followed. These adventurous souls traveled long distances from eastern and southern regions of the US to seek new opportunities in an unsettled frontier...
Miss Kitty’s Saloon will be the site of Marengo’s American Legion Post 192’s semi-annual Meat Raffle on Friday, April 12 from 5 p.m. until everything is gone. “We hold these events twice a year to raise funds primarily for scholarships,” said Post Commander Larry Dochterman. “Some of the funds will be used for operating expenses, but the emphasis is always on scholarships. This scholarship will be for $1000 and will be given to someone who will be going into one of the...
Police Chief Rich Solarz has spent 29 years in law enforcement, most of them here in Marengo. In his 24 years with us, he served in several roles; most recently he has been the Chief of Police for 3 years. As he retires this month, we asked him to reflect back on his career, especially his time in Marengo. “I wasn’t your typical kid who always wanted to be a policeman,” Solarz reports. “I enlisted in the Marines, and while on active duty was assigned to various embassies...
Recently a post on the “You might be from Marengo, IL if…” Facebook page generated some comical comments about a business practice that was common in Marengo’s days gone by. The post was a photograph of a thermometer bearing an advertisement for the Pinnow Funeral Home. What caught the eye of this particular post was what appeared written underneath the business’ name - “Deluxe Ambulance Service.” These two services being offered by one enterprise; a funeral home whose...
Drive past Donley’s Auction House on Union Road and the marquee reads: “Meteorite Auction, May 19.” Here is the official press release: “Donley Auctions is pleased to announce a Meteorite Auction May 18, 2019, featuring the collection of Christina Hollis and Ronald Hubbs. This impressive collection with over 400 pieces features multiple museum grade pieces including Canyon Diablo, Campo del Cielo, Sikote Alin, multiple classified NWA chondrites, an extensive collection of...
Steve and Cindy DeBerg
Seedlings you start indoors must be hardened off before being planted because they won’t be accustomed to the cooler and windy weather outdoors. Move them outside to a shady spot for the first few days, increasing the length of time and exposure to sunlight over the following days. Return plants inside each day. Let them acclimate to the outdoors in a cold frame if available or provide sheltered conditions. Assure the plants have adequate moisture as they tend to dry out...
- Memorial Service Gave Fitting Tribute to Slain Officer
- Riley School
- Danielle Klenske
- VETERANS SHARE WITH ENGLISH CLASSES
- Pondering the Past, Tales Lost in Time: On the Stage Coach Trail
- Scouting For Food
- Personal Safety Presentation
- CAST Visits the Magical World of Narnia: Take II
- It’s Time!
- Little Panthers in Training