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Powerful Woodhaven tornado without casualties is still astounding

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 21st, 2016
SUBLETTE, When an EF-2 tornado hit Woodhaven Lakes near Sublette on the evening of June 22, 2015, the worst fear was the number of casualties that might be found in the rubble. That was definitely the main concern of Greg Dimmig, Woodhaven Lakes Maintenance Resource Director, as he rushed back to the property that evening after hearing about the tornado.

MHS to sell off old shop equipment

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 21st, 2016
MENDOTA, Sealed bids will be accepted for several large pieces of Mendota High School's older, unused industrial arts equipment. Reporting at the June 20 Board of Education meeting, board president Jim Lauer said he checked out the items and for the most part, they are in running order.
The equipment includes an older style table saw, a band saw, a

Police converge on Mendota house

Modified: Tuesday, Jun 21st, 2016
MENDOTA, A heavy law enforcement presence, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, descended on the house at 701 Meriden St. in Mendota on June 21. Officers from the cities of Mendota, Peru, LaSalle and Oglesby police departments as well as the LaSalle County Sheriff's Department assisted the FBI in serving five search warrants in the Mendota area. No arrests have

Council acts on donation, other requests

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 21st, 2016
MENDOTA, The Mendota City Council approved several donations and requests at its June 20 regular meeting.

Alderman Bill Hunt informed the council of a proposal to do a soil survey on property at the southeast corner of 13th Avenue and Washington Street. The council agreed to employ the firm Fehr Graham-Brownfield at a cost of $12,400, subject

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