Sweet Dreams of Spring

Twas the week after Christmas, and all through the mail, ThHe catalogs started arriving, on schedule, without fail… Nothing takes away the chill of January days like paging through glossy, colorful seed catalogs full of the promise of spring. Now is the ideal time to begin planning for the spring and summer garden. Following a few guidelines for catalog seed shopping will net good results and save money (unless you get carried away). Create a realistic plan for your needs...

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

MARENGO CHEER COMPETITIONS Marengo Cheerleaders placed 2nd at the Warren Township Winter Wonderland Competition on December 16, 2018. In January, the cheerleaders will be competing at multiple competitions! Come and cheer them on next at the KRC conference competition on Wednesday, January 16th at 7 pm at Johnsburg High School. They will also be at Huntley High School on January 20th at 11 a.m. and at the IHSA Regional Competition on January 26th at Grayslake North High...

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

KELLY CAMP LEADERSHIP AWARD Coach Kelly Camp served as the Head Football Coach at Marengo High School from 1980 - 1998. Coach Camp finished his career at Marengo with 98 wins, which included seven quarterfinal appearances. The Indian Football Program finished second in state in 1992. Coach Camp enriched the lives of a countless number of students at MCHS. The 2018 Kelly Camp Award was awarded to Colton Ervin. Throughout the year, Colton proved he was a valuable, dedicated,...

Riley School Board And Teachers Still Without Contract

With their previous agreement having effectively expired with the Aug. 13 start of the 2018-19 academic year, both the Riley Consolidated District 18 School Board and the Riley Teachers Association have been meeting regularly and working toward the completion of a new contract. However, a major problem unfolding an accord involves the “lane change” pay increases for advanced education which have not been applied. The Nov. 19 school board meeting was attended by an estimated...

Chad Miller Retires

Marengo-Union Junior Tackle Football Club (MUJTFC) would like to Thank Chad Miller for his many years of Commitment to the league. Chad retired in November from MUJTFC after 24 years with the program. Chad joined MUJTFC prior to having any children of his own and lead his three sons(Bailey,Cameron, and Logan) through the program. Chad’s wife, Dyan, also dedicated her time to the league. The Miller’s spent their weekends on the football field mentoring young children. Chad...

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

The Marengo Indians (9-3) played toeto- toe with IC Catholic Prep for most of the first half until IC Catholic Prep scored with less than a minute left to pull ahead en route to a 49-27 win in the IHSA Class 4A quarterfinal playoff at the Elmhurst school’s home field. The Nov. 10 contest brought the curtain down on a stellar 2018 season, which saw Marengo capture the Kishwaukee River Conference title. The Knights (14-0) had won two straight IHSA Class 3A championships, and...

A Little Garden History

It has become a tradition for our December column to offer up gift ideas for gardeners. Books make the very best gifts! This year ease the holiday shopping challenge by giving gardeners on your list a book. There many fantastic books available. Following are some of our favorite recommendations. One of our first and most useful gardening books is Edward C. Smith’s, The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible. For someone new to food gardening, this is a great place to start. Smith’s...

American Legion Christmas party wraps up the year

Marengo American Legion Post 192 held their Christmas party at Indian Oaks Park on Thursday, Nov. 29. Commander Larry Dochterman thanked everyone for their efforts throughout the year. He recognized Dan Bickel for his work organizing fundraisers, and presented the Women’s Auxiliary with a check for $777.13 as their portion of the recent meat raffle fundraiser. Women’s Auxiliary president Connie Boxleitner presented Scott Fricke of Boy Scout Troop 163 with covers for their...

BSA Troop 530 Eagle Scout Award

Saturday November 3rd Alex Sekulic, 15, of BSA Troop 530 was awarded the prestigious Eagle Scout Award at Victory Rock Fellowship Church in Marengo. He was fortunate to have his father, Doug Sekulic, Asst. Scout Master along with the other troop leaders, fellow scouts and Life Scout Mike Grant participate in his ceremony. Alex, achieved this milestone through the completion of merit badges, community service and his Eagle Project. He constructed a very nice stone firepit...

Zion Lutheran Church Celebrates Pastor Borhart’s 28 Years of Service

On December 16, Zion Lutheran Church’s congregation will gather for one final service led by their Senior Pastor of 28 years , Dr. Glen Borhart. Pastor Borhart had dedicated his life to ministry and education beginning with his own Christian education at Trinity Lutheran Church in Huntley, where he was raised. The 6th of 8 children with a faithful upbringing in a farming family, he didn’t decide on a pastoral career until his Freshman year in college. Pastor Borhart would...