In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, MCHS played the North Boone Vikings in a volleyball tournament.  The name of this year's event was "Dig for the Cure."

McHenry County Historical Society's annual Cider Fest, October 2.  Photos by Jenny Blais

Marengo Community High School held its Homecoming game and festivities on the night of September 23, 2011. Photos by Jenny Blais

Marengo Community High School held its Homecoming Dance on September 24, 2011 at MCHS. Photos by Emily Regelin and Jessica Voneyser.

Alberta Richardson has over 20,000 sunflowers growing in a quarter-acre field on her Marengo property.  The field was planted by neighbor Jim Wicker.  Photos by Jenny Blais

About 60 local and surrounding area seniors participated in a "Carving Event" on August 17, 2011 as part of Good O’ Café; at the Nature Center in the Marengo Park District. Good O’ Café is run by The Salvation Army, and offers meals and activities for senior citizens age 60 and over.  Photos by Michelle Gibbons

Day Out With Thomas at the Illinois Railway Museum.

The Boone County Fair, August 2011.  Photos by Mike DeRose

Severe winds that took place during a storm on the morning of July 11 caused power outages and damage to local homes and businesses. Photos by Jenny Blais

Johnny Knox and Major Wright from the Chicago Bears were at the All-Area Football Camp on June 25 & 26 at Marengo Community High School. Photos submitted

Union's Annual Heritage Fair was held at the McHenry County Historical Society on July 10. Photos by Jenny Blais

Marengo Park District's SWTA theatre production of Beauty and the Beast Jr. Photos by Jenny Blais

Marengo held its first annual Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on June 25 and June 26, 2011 at Marengo Community High School. Photos by Dave Pozezinski

McHenry County Historical Society Museum's Quilt Show and Raffle.  June 30, 2011. Photos by Jenny Blais

St. John's United Church of Christ in Union. Photos submitted, and by Maddie Richmond

Marengo Main Street held their 5th annual Putt-Putt Challenge on July 25. The downtown area was converted into a miniature golf course. Photos by Jenny Blais

The Annual Fishing Derby is held annually at Griebel's Pond and is sponsored by the Marengo Park District. This year there were 113 registered participants. Photos by Jenny Blais

The Farmers' Market is held every Friday through October from 3:30-7 p.m. at Taylor and Washington Streets. It features local vendors, musical entertainment, locally grown produce, and more. Photos by Jenny Blais

The MCHS Indians celebrate after winning the 2011 Class 3A  Softball State Championship.  Photos by Jenny Blais and Rich Weinhandl

Several volunteers from the City of Marengo and local residents helped plant trees as part of Marengo Main Street's Downtown Beautification Project, on May 21, 2011.


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