John "Jack" and Audrey Feldkamp, residents of Somerset Drive in Marengo, were murdered at their home on the evening of June 7.

After making renovations last year, members of St. John's United Church of Christ in Union said they saw an increased interest in the church.

The plans of a possible hotel and other economic developments are still in the works, Marengo city officials said.

Marengo will hold its 5th Annual Putt- Putt Challenge from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, in the downtown area. With the Gus Macker Basketball Tournament being held on the same day, organizers of the Putt-Putt Challenge said they anticipate it to be the largest turnout yet.

The Gus Macker Basketball Tournament will take place on Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26, 2011 at Marengo Community High School.

Festival season is quickly descending upon us, and it seems as though every city and town hosts some type of event. Marengo is no exception. This year, we will be hosting the nationally-recognized 3-on-3 basketball tournament know as, “Gus Macker.”

Being a nature lover, I am lucky to have a huge window in my office. I can hear the hum of the mowers as Harold Gahl and Frank Boxleitner pass by the window, as content as children on their mowers. They always have a smile on their face as they keep the lawn and ditches clipped.

Many of you had heard that the Marengo Dispatch Center was to be closed, and dispatch services for Marengo Police, Union Police, Marengo Fire, Marengo/ Union Rescue, and Union Fire Department all needed to contract with new dispatch services.

While the City of Marengo approved a balanced budget, we remain under threat from the State of Illinois. Recently, Governor Quinn proposed eliminating state-shared income tax revenue in an effort to balance the state’s budget.

After making many trips out of town to play disc golf, Marengo residents John McGowan and Fred Vroman designed and built a course at the Marengo Park District.

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