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.

The City of Marengo held a special committee of the whole meeting to discuss plans for the wastewater treatment plant on July 27, 2011.

Marengo Park District’s Summer with the Arts held its 20th Anniversary production of Beauty & the Beast Jr. from July 7-9, 2011 in the Marengo Community High School auditorium.

This month, we are going to leave the Marengo and Union area; and as some travel guides say, go "farther afield" to Woodstock. Most McHenry County residents are familiar with the square in that city.

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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

   As I walked into the Glob-Bowl Party room on Saturday, September 22, a little girl was standing near the door, her eyes...

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