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GLBT responds to federal agency request

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 29th, 2016
MENDOTA, Great Lakes Basin Transportation Inc. (GLBT) this month provided additional information as requested by the Surface Transportation Board. The Nov. 10 response from GLBT includes the average number of trains per day forecasted for each segment, the anticipated average speed of the trains and the anticipated average train length for the proposed toll railroad.
The proposed rail route runs

Natural resources class added at MHS

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 29th, 2016
MENDOTA, Natural resources and conservation management classes will be offered to Mendota High School students beginning next year. The year-long course, proposed by MHS ag teacher Matt Meyer, was approved during the Nov. 21 board of education meeting.
Principal Denise Aughenbaugh, who presented the proposal to the board, explained that this program would help students develop conservation management skills

Old Sublette fire truck finds its way back home

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 29th, 2016
SUBLETTE, In 1926 the Sublette Fire Department was organized with only a hand-pulled hose cart as its equipment. By 1932 the community came together and solicited funds to purchase its first motorized fire truck.
A 1932 Chevrolet chassis was purchased from Vaessen Brothers Chevrolet. Then the fire apparatus was hand-built by Sublette and Amboy firemen in Bert Hewitt's garage in

Restaurant gets liquor license; to relocate

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 29th, 2016
MENDOTA, Information on the 2017 tax levy and the issuance of a liquor license were among the items handled by the Mendota City Council at its regular meeting on Nov. 21.
Alderman Bill Hunt gave the details on the preliminary 2017 tax levy, stating the figure to be approximately $1,679,088, which is a 4.9 percent increase from last year. Last

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