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IVCC Scholarship to honor Peru teacher announced

OGLESBY – An Illinois Valley Community College Foundation scholarship has been established to honor the memory of Dorothy M. Soeder of Peru. Soeder, who taught kindergarten through second grade in Peru, died Oct. 15 at age 68. “She was such a special person,” said Dorothy’s sister ...Read more

IVCC to move commencement outside

OGLESBY – For the first time Illinois Valley Community College will hold their commencement ceremonies outside. IVCC President Jerry Corcoran announced the special change last week. Dr. Holly Novak, a Springfield cardiologist, will be the 2022 commencement speaker. Novak graduated from IVCC ...Read more

Mendota Police waiting on new SUV

MENDOTA – The replacement of Mendota Police Department vehicles will be delayed, with one SUV still not being delivered. At the Monday night Mendota City Council Meeting Police Chief Gregory Kellen said the last of four 2021 Dodge Durangos would be delivered sometime in 2022. The delay, ...Read more