It is estimated that Settlers’ Days attracts more than 5,000 people that travel from a 120-mile radius, annually, said Brad Schumann.

Fire Prevention Week is from October 9-15, 2011, and this year’s motto is “Protect your Family from Fire.” Again this year, we will be getting out and visiting the schools to talk to the kids about fire safety. Unfortunately, this is only a small portion of the community we would like to reach.

Marengo and Union sports teams co-sponsored a first annual picnic to fundraise for the Marengo-Union Sports Complex, on July 30, 2011 at Café 20 Too in Marengo.

The Marengo Park District Foundation is busy…busy…busy. We are disappointed that the pool season has come to an end. We greatly appreciate all of the volunteers, and Harvard Dairy Queen, who helped make the concession stand a success. To all of the lifeguards who worked hard to improve the pool and keep swimmers safe, we appreciate your help also. We are looking forward to next year; but in the meantime, new projects begin.

At the M.O.R.E. Center, we are able to function because of our dedicated volunteers. They are the lifeblood of our existence. Without our large pool of volunteers, our programs could not be as encompassing as they are presently.

(Editor’s Note: Part 4 is a continuation from the August issue on the history of public education). One of these great reformers, Horace Mann, started a publication entitled The Common School Journal.

Leaves are changing colors, squirrels are gathering food for winter, and Marengo’s Saturday Night on Main Street is filling downtown with people of all ages. This year, we are bringing back the food and fun, with an incredible line-up for the entertainment stages.

Recently there has been some information being promulgated via various social media outlets regarding burglaries occurring in or around Marengo. I want to take this opportunity to dispel some misinformation and provide accurate facts for your perusal.

For Shawney Damisch, having seven track and field records under her belt was just the beginning. Shawney, a Marengo resident and MCHS Class of 2011 graduate, said the Missouri State University track and field coach set two goal times for her.

Starting this year, the Marengo Miss Settlers’ Days Queen will be chosen based on her essay. Spring Ettner, a sub-member of the Settlers’ Days, Inc. Scholarship Committee and Scholarship Coordinator, said that for the past couple years, the queen pageant has not been drawing in as many participants as it did in the past.

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