St. John’s UCC’s Monthly “Lunch “Lunch

On July 23, 2011, the Lunch Bunch group of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Union gathered for lunch and conversation at Cliffbreakers in Rockford.

The Inception of Public Schools (Part 3)

Part 3 is a continuation from the July issue on the history of public education

Storm Leaves Residents, Businesses Without Power

With branches littering the streets and tree limbs lying in yards and on roofs, the Marengo-Union area was frantic with power outages and road blocks that started on Monday, July 11, 2011.

MCHS Softball Team Wins State Championship

On June 11, 2011 the Marengo Indians Varsity Girl’s Softball team made MCHS history by winning the IHSA Class 3A State Championship at Eastside Centre in East Peoria.

Meeting This Month to Discuss Wastewater Plant

The Marengo City Council discussed plans for moving forward with the wastewater treatment plant expansion project at the meeting on June 27, 2011.

Child Assessment and Family Care Faces Closing

Due to the lack of state funding, Child Assessment & Family Care in Marengo may be closing.

Marengo Greenhouse & Florist Displays 1st Annual Quilt Garden

As a way to coincide with this year’s Quilt Fest, Marengo Greenhouse & Florist, Inc. planted its first quilt garden.

Pondering the Past: Tales Lost in Time...The Pickle Factory

McHenry County’s agricultural industry is visible in every corner of the county-- even in the southeastern portion that is considered suburban.

Marengo Mourns Loss of Jack and Audrey Feldkamp

Friends, family, and area residents are mourning the loss of well-known community members John (Jack) and Audrey Feldkamp, who were murdered in their homes on June 7, 2011.

Marengo Resident to Appear in Upcoming Movie

When Shawnah Donley was asked to double in scenes with Matt Damon and Kate Winslet, she didn’t think twice.