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Mendota High School Band returns to stage

  MENDOTA – The Mendota High School Band presented the 62nd Symphony Concert “Mother Earth” this past weekend under the direction of Paula Baker, Conductor and Dr. F. Mack Wood, Guest Conductor. Consisting of six pieces, this was the first concert for the band since the beginning ...Read more

Cats rescued after rural Ottawa fire

OTTAWA – A mobile home was damaged and a number of cats were rescued after a fire in rural Ottawa. The Wallace Fire Protection District were called to a fire near 1570 North 30th Road around 1:30 PM Friday and found light smoke coming from the rear of the unoccupied residence. During the ...Read more

Illinois hunters take home just over 147,000 deer

    SPRINGFIELD – Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 147,004 deer during all 2021-2022 archery and firearm seasons that concluded on January 16th. The total preliminary deer harvest for all seasons compares with a total harvest for all seasons of 162,752 deer in ...Read more

Preschool screenings coming to Mendota

MENDOTA – The LaSalle/Putnam Educational Alliance for Special Education will be holding screenings for preschool in Mendota this Thursday. The screenings are for children who will be 3 or 4 years old. L.E.A.S.E. will screen key developmental areas such as motor development, speech, ...Read more