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,...

Apple Bake-off features new commercial category

Is grandma’s cinnamon apple pie recipe melt-in-your-mouth marvelous? Do your apple bars take the cake? Now you have a chance to prove it. As part of the 41st annual Cider Fest on Sunday, Oct. 7, the McHenry County Historical Society is hosting its fifth annual Apple Bake-off Contest. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with judging following at 10:30 a.m. in the 1895 West Harmony School. The school is located on the museum grounds at 6422 Main St. in Union. Categories are...

MCHS Class of 1988

MCHS Class of 1988 is celebrating their 30-year class reunion. Friday, September 28th they will meet at the homecoming football game. Saturday, Sept. 29th they will meet at Clausens Tavern in Union to catch up and see what has changed in the last 30 years. Space is still available, spouses are welcome. Please contact Janet (Schneider) Sjurseth at 847-322-2123 for details. We are hoping to have as many of our classmates in attendance as possible.

Marengo American Legion holds Blue Star Banner ceremony

MacCarron Family Martin Family Pete Stieger Mier Family The Marengo American Legion Post 192 invited six local families to the Aug. 20 meeting for a Blue Star Banner ceremony to honor those individuals entering military service. Following a brat/hot dog meal with all the sides, the meeting was called to order, a prayer said, and the Pledge of Allegiance recited. Commander Larry Dochterman began the ceremony. “We, the Marengo Legion Post 192, the Women’s Auxiliary, and...

Union Fire Department

Last month I spoke about area volunteers and had many people say thanks for that article. In that article I alluded to a new addition to the Union Fire Protection District fleet. The new apparatus is a 2016 UTV Polaris ranger 6x6, now identified as Union 1595. You may have seen 1595 around town or in recent parades. Several 100 man hours have been logged by LT Brandon Camp over several months modifying and outfitting 1595 to be the ultimate Fire Fighting search and rescue...

Resurfacing Project Causes Traffic Chaos And Safety Concerns; Problem Addressed

An Illinois Department of Transportation resurfacing project inadvertently contributed to numerous traffic accidents and a truck roll- over that occurred Aug. 16 and Aug. 21, along Route 176 and its northern intersection with Route 47. A primer liquid placed on the road, ahead of the actual re- surfacing, resulted in a wet top and a loss of traction after several rainstorms dotted the area. Vehicles attempting to stop at the traffic signal instead found themselves in an...

Take Advantage of August’s Abundance

Each spring as plants and seeds go into the soil, there is much anticipation of the bounty that will arise from the fertile earth. First harvests begin in a piecemeal pattern with more variety arriving later in the summer. Eating seasonally, eating locally and eating organically is easier than ever with our home gardens and farmers’ markets. Although the weather has delayed fruit set and growth in many gardens this year, produce is beginning to ripen and offer up delicious...