Local Headlines

Del Monte to Close Mendota Plant

MENDOTA – Del Monte Foods will be announcing on Tuesday plans to close the  Mendota Plant by spring of 2020.  The 431 acre facility on the East side of Mendota has been a part of the community since 1949.  According to multiple sources inside the plant, the company says the permanent ...Read more

Peru Police Property Plans Presented

PERU – Councilmen discussed the proposed Peru police building at Monday night’s city council meeting. Representatives from  Basalay, Cary & Alstadt, Architects in Ottawa and MWL Architects explained that they were finalizing pre-design plans for the proposed building. Officials ...Read more

Northbrook School Welcomes 5th Graders

MENDOTA- Going from one school building to another can be challenging, but the Northbrook Student Council came up with a way to bridge that gap for Mendota 5th graders.  Principal Paula Daley said the students enjoyed games, team building events, plus had a chance to meet their teachers and ...Read more

Two officers join Mendota’s Police Department

MENDOTA – The Mendota City Council welcomed two cadets to join the police force. 28-year-old Seth A. Martin of Earlville and 33-year-old Randy D. Tucker of Mendota were sworn in to the police department at Mendota’s city council meeting on Monday night. Chief Kellen says both officers ...Read more