We are making significant progress on some great Marengo Main Street projects. Two of the projects I’d like to highlight include the Downtown Beautification Project and the Porch Quilt Summer Art Exhibit.

Summertime is usually the sporting season, glorified by baseball, softball, swimming, and the lure of the green pastures of golf. That won’t be the case this June in the basketball-crazy town of Marengo.

“No better time than the present,” is our unofficial slogan for the Marengo Park District Foundation. We have come together in a very short period of time and have been extremely successful with the help of the community, local business, and schools.

The primary reason for health insurance is to protect you financially. Without insurance, you are financially responsible for all of your health-care costs. Fee-for-service: Pay a monthly premium; you select your doctor, hospital, and change doctors at your discretion.

This summer, the Marengo Park District is offering a broad range of programs. For details, please refer to the new brochure we’ve mailed to you, or go online to view at marengoparkdistrict.org.

10. Our Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts bring in the highest amount of food each year for “Scouting for Food’ for local food pantries.

Over the new few months, I will share with readers of The Marengo-Union Times the history of the United State’s public school education system. I will begin with its inception in Puritan and Congregationalist religious schools in the 1600’s, and the subsequent availability of free elementary education as an outcome of the Common School reformers, led by Horace Mann in the 1800’s.

Brides need not worry about matchmaking when it comes to wedding flowers. From the bridal bouquets to the boutonnieres, wedding flower trends include diversity of choice, boldness of color, and distinctiveness of design, according to a leading expert.

Although some of our current temperatures have been on the cool side, the summer months are rapidly approaching, and barbecue season will be beginning. So, as you get the grills out and get ready for the family barbecues, here are some fire safety tips for you.

Several community groups and area residents voiced their opinions on the decennial congressional and state legislative re-mapping process at a public hearing on April 16 in the Marengo Community High School auditorium. Area legislators and members of the Special House Committee on Redistricting were at the hearing, which was hosted by State Representative Jack D. Franks, State Representative Mike Tryon, and Senator Pam Althoff.

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Marengo Area News Briefs

Marengo Area News Briefs

Crash Near Union Takes One Life A 27-year old Rockford woman was killed and a 24-year old Marengo man was injured in a...

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A World-Wide Charity Finds a Home in Marengo

A World-Wide Charity Finds a Home in Marengo

Sacred Heart Parish in Marengo is launching a new local Conference of a Society that is 185 years old. Founded in France...

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Pondering the Past, Tales Lost in Time

Looking back to the 1970’s it seemed like there were a lot more dairy farms in the Marengo-Union area than there are...

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