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OSF HealthCare donates to Mendota High School

MENDOTA – OSF HealthCare announced a donation of $1,025 to the Mendota Township High School that will benefit MHS athletic programs.  The donation is from the proceeds from the sports physical clinic fundraiser that took place at Mendota High School on May 8. Dawn Trompeter, OSF Saint Paul ...Read more

Three people charged in Fair Oaks Farms case

FAIR OAKS, Ind. (AP) — Three people have been charged with animal cruelty following the release of video showing workers kicking and throwing young calves at a northwestern Indiana dairy farm that’s an agritourism destination. The Newton County Sheriff’s Department said Monday that ...Read more

Mendota Track Construction Begins This Week

MENDOTA – The aging and crumbling track surface at the Mendota District 289 facility on Stroble Ave is getting rebuilt this summer. The project, funded in part by “Friends of the Track”, is seeking donations to help with the project. The former high school football field and track is now ...Read more

Mendota Police: No Shot Fired But Victim Battered

MENDOTA – The early Sunday morning call for a person with a gunshot wound turned out to be unsubstantiated after an investigation by Mendota Police, however, one person was eventually taken into custody. Around 3 AM they were called to the 100 Block of South 13th Ave for a report of a ...Read more

3 from Aurora killed in crash outside St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Three people from Aurora have died in a crash outside St. Louis.  The crash happened late Friday night on Interstate 44 in Franklin County. Investigators say a semitrailer hit the left rear bumper of a sport utility vehicle, causing the smaller vehicle to overturn.  The ...Read more