Prairie Community Bank Consumer Tip – June, 2011: Insurance Is No Longer a Luxury. It’s a Necessity.

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.

What's Happening at the Park This Summer

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.

Top 10 Reasons it is Great to Live in Marengo and Union

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

Letter from the District #165 Superintendent - June, 2011

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.

Budding News for Brides: Wedding Flower Fashion and Fundamentals

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.

News from Marengo Fire and Rescue District - June, 2011

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.

Redistricting Public Hearing Held at MCHS

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.

Marengo Residents Form Foundation to Aid the Marengo Park District

When five Marengo residents heard the Marengo Park District was struggling financially, they decided to take action.

Marengo Community High School Prom 2011: “When Night Falls”

Excitement rang throughout the halls of Marengo Community High School as prom tickets began to go on sale. Girls were deciding what color dresses they should wear and boys were stressing over dates as the air of prom began to make its way over the school.

MCHS Humanities Class Builds Trojan Horse: The Greeks Have Arrived!

This year, the Humanities class explored the ancient world through the art and literature of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Inspired and challenged by their study, several senior and junior students have taken these ideas to a massive scale by constructing a Trojan horse.