Congratulations to Margaret Dobbertin, who was selected as one of thirty-two finalists (out of 550 nominations) for the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching!


Durable medical goods such as wheel chairs, crutches, walkers or commodes can be expensive. The expense often arises as part of a health crisis or physical injury that brings many other unexpected costs as well. When Dinah Binder retired and moved to Marengo two years ago, she left a position with Cuba Township in Barrington. Cuba Township has a program for lending durable medical goods to township residents. Binder wondered if there was any place in Marengo where people...


The results of the 12th Annual First National Challenge were announced at Marengo Community High School on Saturday, January 11th, during the “Winter Challenge”, at which Marengo and Harvard Varsity Wrestling, Varsity Girls Basketball and Varsity Boys Basketball competed. The “First National Challenge” is an event that encourages community participation and school spirit while raising funds for the Marengo and Harvard Booster Club programs.

Marengo News Briefs

MISSING MARENGO MAN LOCATED A Northwestern University student, and Marengo resident, who had gone missing for nearly one week was located in Chicago, by the city’s Police Department. Gabriel Corona was last seen by his roommate at approximately 9:00 a.m. Jan. 29, as stated in a press release issued by the Evanston Police Department. He was found in good physical condition in Chicago Feb. 1, with his family being advised, and is currently receiving follow-up care. The...


Congratulations to Emma Riedl, who has advanced to finalist standing for the National Merit Scholarship.

Easy Vegetables To Start From Seed

Why start plants from seeds versus buying young plants from stores? It is less expensive to start from seeds particularly if you need quite a few plants and the variety available from seed usually exceeds the choices in the garden centers. There are vegetables that are easy to start in the garden from seed for beginners that wish to explore this option.

Are bucket brigades coming back to Marengo?

On Tuesday, Jan. 29, the Marengo Fire Dept. offered a presentation to explain why they need and are requesting you to vote “Yes” on an upcoming referendum.

Marengo News Briefs


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.