A newly erected Purple Heart memorial rests on the south side of Calvin Spencer Park. The Monument stands in honor of the sacrifices made by America's servicemen and servicewomen who were killed or wounded in combat. Jacob Olbrich undertook the project in November 2012 to earn his Eagle Scout Award, the highest advancement rank in scouting. With support from the community, and the help of fellow Scouts, Olbrich’s efforts have culminated in a new Marengo landmark.

The McHenry County Historical Society in Union celebrated 50 years during the 2013 “Hip for History” Heritage Fair on July 14.

The new Marengo Guns is now open at 20014 E. Grant Hwy, Marengo. The 10,000 square foot retail showroom has new and antique guns; hunting, fishing, archery and camping gear; as well as Carhartt clothing, jeans, and Marengo spirit wear.

The Growing Scene: Arts and Crafts Show

Fishing Derby at Siems Park June 8, 2013

Marengo Main Street's First Annual ACC Festival

Memorial Day Ceremony 2013 held at the Marengo City Cemetery.

The Marengo-Union Chamber of Commerce organized the first ever WILD WIG WEEK (WWW) to raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC).

The second annual Daddy-Daughter Cinderella Dance welcomed 28 young ladies and their daddy escorts at the Marengo Park district.

-Photos by The Marengo-Union Times

Night at the Museum: Sixth grade students from Zion Lutheran School “become” a historical figure. Each student has spent time researching, investigating, and finally writing a speech that educates the museumgoers on the influence they have had on history. Not only is this event enjoyable, it is also very educational.

An award ceremony was held at MCHS on February 16 recognizing those chosen to be inducted into the 2013 Marengo Community High School Hall of Fame. Among the seven nominated was the 1942 football team.

Locust school provides valuable hands on learning activities at Farm Day.  Children participated in everything from cooking and weaving to caring for farm animals.

2012 Turkey Testicle Festival at Donley's Wild West Town in Union, IL The annual Turkey Testicle Festival is held at Donley's Wild West Town in Union, IL.

Marengo Lions & Union Lioness Club Annual Children's Pet Parade

Marengo Community High School Homecoming Parade

2012 Settlers' Days Parade

2012 Prince and Princess Contest

Marengo Main Street Community Garage Sale

Day in the Park

Day out with Thomas 2012 Illinois Railway Museum

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