Marengo School Districts Honored

Pictured left to right: Christine Conkling, Superintendent of Riley School, David Engelbrecht, Superintendent of Marengo Community High School and Lea Damisch, Superintendent of Marengo-Union Elementary School Recognition was given to the Marengo School Districts for exemplary intergovernmental cooperation in the state of Illinois for their successful shared service achievements. The core of this effort is the firm belief to help provide more effective and efficient...

The Difference Between Spirits and Ghosts

Ever leave soul cakes on your doorstep, during Allhallowtide? They’re offerings for the dead, the only thing they can eat …a partial forerunner to our own “Trick n’ Treat” traditions. While the interest in things going bump in the night elevates during All Hallow’s Eve, or “Hallowe’en,” the Oct. 31 date has its share of scary stories, many with no logical explanation. Both McHenry and Lake counties offer no shortage of places associated with paranormal activity year round...

Fall Garden Chores

It is time to think about fall garden tasks and preparing the vegetable garden for winter. A thorough clean-up is essential to the long-term health of garden soil. A good place to begin is by removing cages, trellises and other plant supports from the garden and clean and disinfect them. Cleaning and disinfecting are two distinct steps. Cleaning involves physically removing soil and debris and is the first step prior to applying a disinfectant. Soil and other organic...

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

Varsity Girls Volleyball Team It may have been a cold, damp evening for football, but the Marengo Indians kept the “Homecoming” weekend warm and alive at Rod Poppe Field with a last-minute 29-22 victory over Woodstock North. The victory keeps the Indians (4-2 Overall, 3-0 Kishwaukee River Conference) in first place, tied with the Johnsburg Skyhawks. With the game tied 22-22, Marengo quarterback Travis Knaak (16-31, 193 passing yards, 1 Touchdown pass, 3 TD runs) watched...

Voter Forum for Local Candidates Monday Oct 22

The Marengo-Union Chamber of Commerce is holding a Voter Forum on Monday, October 22 at Marengo Community High School Auditorium from 6:30- 8:30 pm. The candidates will include McHenry County Board District 6 candidates, as well as Illinois Senate District 32 candidates. The Forum is held as a community service by the chamber in advance of the November 6 General Election. XXXXCounty District 6 encompasses more than 50% of the land in the county. Since the map is drawn based...

Marengo Area News Briefs

MARENGO MAN KILLS WOMAN IN VEHICLE CRASH Brett Herold, 26, of Marengo, was charged with failure to reduce speed (Misdemeanor) and fleeing the scene of an accident (Class 4 Felony) in a Sept. 22 vehicle crash that took the life of an Elgin woman on River Road. The woman, whose name has been withheld, was taken to Woodstock Northwestern Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Tim Creighton, of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department, said, “The investigation is ongoing, and...

Travelling trophy benefits high school’s auto program

An impressive trophy is currently visiting various businesses around town. These establishments are sponsors for the Settlers’ Days Car Show coming up on Oct. 6 and the travelling trophy is starting to generate excitement about the event. It is also beginning to raise funds for the automotive program at the Marengo Community High School. As it travels from business to business, customers are tossing cash into the beautiful trophy. This money is being collected by Abby...

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

Indians Drop Home Opener 48-6 Against Sterling The Marengo Indians were unable to mount a sustained offense and the defense was unable to hold down the Sterling Golden Warriors, from the second quarter on through the rest of the game, resulting in a 48-6 non-conference loss for the Aug. 24 home- and season-opener at Rod Poppe Field. Sterling (1-0) muffed a fourth-down punt try at the outset, and Marengo (0-1) was stopped cold on its first possession. With the Golden...

It’s Not Too Late

Fall is a terrific time for gardeners to begin planting lettuce, arugula, endive, or other leafy greens for salads. These plants are easy to grow, grow quickly and also add a significant source of nutrients to your diet. When growing salad greens, transplants are not as easy to come by in the fall as they are in the spring. The best option may be to plant seed directly into the garden bed. Transplants can be set into the ground in early to mid-September and seeds should be...

Union Lion’s Club Sponsorships

The Union Lion’s Club would sincerely like to thank all of our local sponsors who supported us on our new trailer! We will be using this to spread joy and good deeds all around the community in the years to come. An extra special thanks to our sponsors: Associated Electrical Contractors LLC, B, Kearns Concrete Inc., Blain’s Farm and Fleet, Chicago, North - west KOA, D5 Gun Ranges, D5 Iron Works, Dayton Bag and Burlap, Griebel Trucking, Illinois , Museum, Incendio, Intren,...