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Trojan golfers hit cool streak

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 23rd, 2014
Rockford Lutheran visited the Mendota Golf Course on Sept. 16 and beat the Trojans by five strokes, 180-185.
Jaron Robinson and Nathanael DeLong tied for Mendota's low score with 42s. Next in was Kevin Schulze with a 48, followed by Ben Ross (53), Jake Nurnberg (58) and Thane Kaleel 67.
Lutheran's Spencer Horst was the medalist with a 41.

Florist Prokuski still living a 50-year leap of faith

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 23rd, 2014
MENDOTA, Jerry Prokuski, formerly of LaSalle, took a leap of faith when he decided to move to Mendota and start a flower shop. That was 50 years ago. "I thought and prayed about it for a long time," Prokuski said.
Today, he is well known throughout the area for his personalized funeral arrangements.
Prokuski first developed a love for

District 289 looking to sell bonds to fund asbestos removal

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 23rd, 2014
MENDOTA, "No matter how you look at it, we have a deficit and we are going to have to bond in some way, shape or form. The money is simply not there," said Kristen School, District 289 superintendent at the Sept. 22 Board of Education meeting.
With a budget in the red, School acknowledged the board in their conservative spending

District 280 approves FY15 budget

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 23rd, 2014
MENDOTA, Mendota High School's 2015 fiscal year budget was approved during the regular board of education meeting on Sept. 18. The meeting was preceded by a budget hearing, during which Superintendent Jeff Prusator presented final budget numbers very close to those shown in last month's tentative budget. The one exception was a deficit increase in the Transportation Fund to -$119,261.

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