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Sandwich Fair Cancelled for 2020

SANDWICH – The Sandwich Fair, the September tradition held every year since 1888, has been cancelled.   In an announcement Wednesday morning, the Sandwich Fair Board stated that due to information received from the DeKalb County Health Department, Illinois Department of Public Health, and ...Read more

No injuries after rural Bureau County fire

LAMOILLE – A house fire Tuesday afternoon in rural Bureau County caused damage to the rear of the home but no injuries.   Mendota and Troy Grove Fire were called to the 2600 block of 3450th Road near LaMoille around 5 PM for heavy smoke in the laundry room of the home.  All residents were ...Read more

Mendota High School gets ready to honor graduates

MENDOTA – Mendota High School announced on Tuesday plans for an outdoor graduation ceremony for the class of 2020. An outdoor ceremony is scheduled for 7 PM July 18th at the Mendota Trojan Athletic Stadium. They are planning to have graduates socially distanced and seated on the turf field ...Read more

Bureau County reports 2nd COVID-19 death

PRINCETON – The Bureau, Putnam, and Marshall County Health Departments reported that a male in his 60’s is the latest COVID-19 related death in Bureau County on Tuesday. Hector Gomez, Health Department Administration encouraged residents to stay diligent in taking precautions, stating ...Read more

DeKalb County records 9 new cases of COVID-19

DEKALB – The DeKalb County Health Department on Tuesday recorded 9 new cases of COVID-19. That brings the total since the pandemic began to 574 cases. The Pine Acres Rehab and Living Center has had the most cases of the four long term care facilities with infections, showing 12 deaths and ...Read more