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The Illinois Valley Community College agriculture program, in partnership with Case IH and University of Illinois Extension, will conduct a field day at the campus farm along the west side of Orlando Smith Road from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Sept. 18. The field day is open to the public and ...Read more

Fish kill discovered in streams near Triumph

TRIUMPH – Property owners in rural LaSalle County near Triumph have begun discovering a number of dead fish in area streams on Thursday.   A few dead fish could be spotted from bridges in and around Ophir township.     A neighbor of rural Mendota resident Bob Johnson asked him Thursday ...Read more

Bison at Buffalo Rock State Park dies

  OTTAWA – The matriarch American bison at Buffalo State Park has passed away. According to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, on Thursday, Holly the bison, was euthanized due to a serious illness. Holly was born in 1999 and came to Buffalo Rock in 2005. She gave birth to a ...Read more

Truck, Wire stolen from Com-Ed facility

MENDOTA – A bucket truck and an undisclosed amount of copper wire was reported stolen early Friday morning in Mendota.   According to the Mendota Police Department they were called around 7 AM to the Com-Ed facility in the 1600 block of West Division Street where employees informed them of ...Read more

Spring Valley Grade School Bus Involved in Crash

SPRING VALLEY – A bus with 32 students on board and a vehicle collided in Spring Valley this morning, but no injuries were reported.  According to the Spring Valley Police Department they were called to the intersection of Minnesota Street and Power Street around 7:30 Friday morning where ...Read more