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District 289 cancels Loredo Taft trip

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 20th, 2016
MENDOTA, After no response from parents, and numerous reasons against the sixth grade Loredo Taft trip, the Mendota Elementary Board of Education chose to end the long-standing tradition. At their meeting on Sept. 19, Kristen School, District 289 superintendent, told Northbrook administrators to stop any fundraising. The board will formally vote on the matter at its October meeting.
Although there

District 280 OKs new budget

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 20th, 2016
MENDOTA, Mendota High School's 2017 fiscal year budget was approved at the Sept. 19 District 280 board of education meeting. Voting to accept the budget were board members Jim Lauer, David May, Tom Bauer and Jim Strouss. Board members Cathy Burke, Jason Stewart and Matt Hanaman were absent.
The meeting was preceded by a budget hearing, during which

Council OKs zoning variance

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 20th, 2016
MENDOTA, The Mendota City Council handled several items of business during a short meeting on Sept. 19.
In items from Alderman Bill Hunt's report, the council approved a zoning variance request from Everardo Orozco, 507 Sixth St., to place an 8x8x11 shed on his property.
Hunt said the city is working in good faith with the International Union of Operating

MHS Homecoming 2016

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 20th, 2016
Members of the 2016 Mendota High School Homecoming Court were announced at an assembly to kick off homecoming week activities on Sept. 19. This year's homecoming royalty includes, front row, left to right, Brooke McKinney, Mini Queen; Cal Doyle, Mini King; back row, Breyden Lindenmeyer and Katherine Wohrley, Sophomore Attendants; Preston O'Sadnick and Madelyn Jones, Junior Attendants; Isaac Delao and

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