Greetings Marengo! Nicole and I wanted to write home and wish everyone a Happy Settlers’ Days. Although we will miss the festivities again this year, we will be thinking of you. Thank you to all of our friends and family back in Marengo for your continued support while we are deployed.

While making all the plans and preparations for the upcoming 2011-2012 school year, the Marengo Community High School District #154 Board recognized the achievements of the 2011 Class 3A State Champion Marengo Softball Team.

With September kicking off and October just over the horizon, the Marengo-Union community is gearing up for another fun-filled weekend of Settlers’ Days activities.

Coming to work this morning, I could feel fall in the air and noticed the tinge of red and yellow in the leaves. The school buses were returning after leaving their precious cargo at school. I thought of all the relieved mommies and the sad ones that had sent their children off to school for the first time.

In the grand tradition of Settlers’ Days, the Prince and Princess contest will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2011. Children between the ages of 4 and 7 are encouraged to participate, and may pick up registration forms during the month of September at Castle Bank in Marengo.

After living with the Looby family in Marengo as foreign exchange students, Ineke Van Cauwenberghe and Helena Brandao return to the town each year.

As most of you may have heard, the city council has approved a new water/sewer billing structure to fund the city’s wastewater treatment plant expansion project, which will go into effect on October 1, 2011.

When people get ready to walk across a public road, they usually look both ways first to see if any motor vehicles are coming. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case with animals, including certain large ones.

At any stage in life, it’s important to stay informed about ways to protect your money and your credit. The following are some consumer issues and scams.

Moms United in Marengo is starting its eighth year. September 1, 2011 will be a kick-off get-together. The first regular meeting will be on Thursday, September 15th. Julie Barnhill will be speaking on “Motherhood Guilt: The Gift that Keeps On Giving.”

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Marengo Area News Briefs

Marengo Area News Briefs

MARENGO MAN KILLS WOMAN IN VEHICLE CRASH Brett Herold, 26, of Marengo, was charged with failure to reduce speed (Misdemeanor) and fleeing the...

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Voter Forum for Local Candidates Monday Oct 22

  The Marengo-Union Chamber of Commerce is holding a Voter Forum on Monday, October 22 at Marengo Community High School Auditorium from 6:30-...

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MCHS CLASS OF 1953 CELEBRATES 65 YEARS

MCHS CLASS OF 1953 CELEBRATES 65 YEARS

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