Marengo Sports Page (Not The Biggest, Not The Best, But The Only Sports Page That Loves Marengo)

Marengo’s girls basketball squad, backed by a 21-point effort from Marissa Knobloch, easily wrapped up the Harvard Hornets in a 79-29 Kishwaukee River conference win. The Jan. 24 victory gave Marengo (20-5 Overall, 9-1 KRC) the distinction of having consecutive 20-win seasons, which last occurred a decade ago.

Don’t Worry, (your lips will) Bee Happy (and smooth) with Brooke!

With the declining Honeybee population, it is hard not to worry or want to help in some way. Many residents in our area have taken up bee keeping, helping the population and reap the benefit of a personal honey supply. Bees are more than happy to work hard pollinating and produce honey, first for themselves, then share with us. Besides the honey, they also produce honeycomb, but isn’t always utilized by the beekeepers once the honey is removed.

Healthy Soil, Healthy Plants

What better way to brighten your day while the snow flies outside and the cold penetrates your bones than to think about your spring garden. Healthy soil is the basis of healthy plants and a healthy garden environment. Feed the soil and the soil will feed your plants. When garden soil is in good shape there is less need for fertilizers or pesticides. The soil should be loose and fluffy, filled with air that plant roots need, and have plenty of minerals essential for...

Historical Society brings local “roadshow” to county

Jim McArdle appraises flag Ever wonder how much grandma’s old pitcher is worth? What about that heirloom oil painting or brass table lamp? The McHenry County Historical Society & Museum will host its seventh annual Antique Appraisal Day from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the museum, 6422 Main St., Union. Reserve a 10-minute slot for your treasure by calling the museum at 815- 923-2267. Appraisal categories include: China/ceramics, glass, art, toys, sports...

Generosity, Marengo Style

Our friendship began in a very casual manner.... she was the neighbor of my good friend and future husband and I was a freshman at Marengo Community High School, living on a farm in Riley Township but working after school for the McHenry County Telephone Company. I would sometimes stay at the Otis home waiting out the short period of time between school dismissal and going to work at the phone company. It was during this period that I met and got to know the Nork family a...

Riley School Board And Teachers Settle On Contract

The issues which created an impasse in a new contract between the Riley Consolidated District 18 School Board and the Riley Teachers Association were resolved with both sides in agreement on dollar amounts for educational course work and increases in salary, retroactive to the 2018-19 start of the school year.

Momentum Women’s Center

Marengo has a new and valuable resource for expectant women and young mothers regardless of their age, religion, race or marital status. The Momentum Women’s Center, located in the M.O.R.E. Building at 829 Greenlee Street, is for: Moving. Obstacles. Motivating. Empowering. Nurturing. Training. Understanding. Moms. Deacon Jack O’Leary, of Sacred Heart Parish, is the motivating force behind this endeavor, which has been in planning for many months, and began operating just...

Pondering the Past, Tales Lost in Time: Cold War Ground Observers Corps

This meeting occurred in the home of Mr. Bert Emerson director of Marengo Civil Defense in the 1955.Left to right are Bert Emerson, Harold Hyde, US Air Force Sgt. Thompson, and John Gatenby. The men were discussing recruiting volunteers for Marengo’s Ground Observation Corps. Some of the best history resides inside of peoples’ heads. It’s the experiences and memories that we have, but don’t write down.V

Marengo Fire Is Bookend For County Barn History

An emergency 911 call was made at 10:51 a.m. Nov. 14, from the owner of a barn located at 25208 River Road in rural Marengo, alerting authorities to a fire in the structure. Personnel and equipment from the Marengo Fire Protection District were dispatched to the site, along with requests for resource assistance by other departments through the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System. Fire crews eventually left at approximately 12:40 p.m., with only salvaged lumber and the foundation...

Christmas surprise

Walking out of school after your last final before Christmas break is a great feeling, but for Brighton Martin, it was really awesome; his big brother was there to surprise him. Easton Martin had been away since August for Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill in Oklahoma. On a short holiday leave, his first stop was to see his best friend. In his 6-year commitment to the Army National Gaurd, Easton will graduate Basic Combat Training, then move on to his MOS (military...