McHenry County Historical Society Museum's Quilt Show and Raffle.  June 30, 2011. Photos by Jenny Blais

St. John's United Church of Christ in Union. Photos submitted, and by Maddie Richmond

Marengo Main Street held their 5th annual Putt-Putt Challenge on July 25. The downtown area was converted into a miniature golf course. Photos by Jenny Blais

The Annual Fishing Derby is held annually at Griebel's Pond and is sponsored by the Marengo Park District. This year there were 113 registered participants. Photos by Jenny Blais

The Farmers' Market is held every Friday through October from 3:30-7 p.m. at Taylor and Washington Streets. It features local vendors, musical entertainment, locally grown produce, and more. Photos by Jenny Blais

The MCHS Indians celebrate after winning the 2011 Class 3A  Softball State Championship.  Photos by Jenny Blais and Rich Weinhandl

Several volunteers from the City of Marengo and local residents helped plant trees as part of Marengo Main Street's Downtown Beautification Project, on May 21, 2011.

Union Memorial Day Parade photo gallery, May 30, 2011

Marengo Community High School Graduation photos. May 29, 2011. Send us your pictures: publisher@marengo-uniontimes.com

Mother’s Day brunch photos from Marengo Cafe, Donley’s Old West Steakhouse & Saloon, and Café 20. May 8, 2011

Gardeners Don Schellhaas and Steve Deberg offered gardening tips to anyone who signed up for a garden plot at the Marengo Food Pantry.

On May 28, the Illinois Railway Museum in cooperation with over 200 local World War II Reenactors recreated how trains played their part in the events of the Second World War.

Riley School photos from the Book Fair on May 12 and the Outdoor Classroom Grant Program.

The annual Festival of the Sugar Maples was held at Coral Woods in Marengo.

The Marengo Park District held a free Easter Egg Hunt with several prizes on Saturday, April 23 at the park.

The Union Lions Club sponsored a free Easter Egg Hunt with prizes at the park in Union on Easter Sunday, April 24.

When several Marengo Community High School students went to Hooves to Heal in Marengo, they not only participated in riding activities, but they also learned job skills. Fourteen students and six staff members from the MCHS Life Skills program went on a field trip to Hooves to Heal on April 8, 2011.

On April 30, MCHS Prom 2011 was finally here! The theme of the prom was “When Night Falls.” The MCHS junior class had been planning for prom, and chose the colors black, purple, and silver--which filled the banquet hall at the Crystal Lake Holiday Inn on prom night.

This year, the MCHS Humanities class explored the ancient world through the art and literature of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Inspired and challenged by their study, several senior and junior students have taken these ideas to a massive scale by constructing a Trojan horse.

Students train at Cross Winds Farm Equestrian Center in Marengo. Cross Winds Farm provides lessons for riders of all levels, from beginners to advanced.

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