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"Footloose" dancing into Mendota this summer

Posted: Monday, Jun 29th, 2015
MENDOTA, The cast has been selected for the Mendota Education Foundation's Summer 3M Production of "Footloose." From ages 5 to 69, participants will grace the stage in the lively dance-driven show set in the 1980s.
Cast as the play's young, romantic leads are Dylan Obrochta playing Ren McCormack and Bethany Wohrley who will portray Ariel Moore. They will be

Safe through the storm

Posted: Monday, Jun 29th, 2015
MENDOTA, The recent tornado that tore through the area was a great reminder to make sure you are prepared for severe weather. Downed trees, power outages and flooding can occur. Knowing when severe weather is approaching and what to do could help to keep you safe.
Shortly after the storm swiftly swept through Mendota on June 22, the Mendota Police

High precipitation super cell is what slammed Lee County

Posted: Monday, Jun 29th, 2015
SUBLETTE, Lee County Sheriff John Simonton confirmed two tornadoes that affected areas in Harmon and Sublette in Lee County during a news conference on June 23. Estimated wind speeds were around 130 mph.
"One individual was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Four individuals were treated on-site by paramedics. Primary search and rescue took place Monday evening.

Free meals provided for MHS summer school students

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 23rd, 2015
MENDOTA, Principal Denise Aughenbaugh expressed her appreciation to several individuals and churches for providing meals during Mendota High School's summer school program. Addressing the June 22 District 280 board of education meeting, Aughenbaugh said MHS science teacher Therese Busard sought donations from local churches to provide food for over 200 students attending summer school in June. Busard was assisted by

Abatement ahead of schedule at NMS

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 23rd, 2015
MENDOTA, Asbestos abatement is underway at Northbrook School. At the Mendota Elementary District 289 Board of Education meeting on June 18, the board approved an additional $1,650 to remove tile and asbestos underneath in the nurse's office that was not included in the original estimate. The board also approved replacing old, damaged carpet with new carpet tiles in two classrooms

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