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NMS Student Council collects jeans for National Teens for Jeans campaign

Posted: Friday, Jan 23rd, 2015
Northbrook Student Council from Mendota Northbrook Middle School is collecting jeans for Teens for Jeans, a national campaign in partnership with Aeropostale and DoSomething.org, the largest not-for-profit organization for young people and social change. Teens for Jeans encourages young people across the country to run a jean drive in their school or community to help provide clothing for youth experiencing

Northbrook top spellers

Posted: Friday, Jan 23rd, 2015
After competing in a "Paper Spelling Bee," the top spellers in sixth through eighth grade advanced to level two of the Northbrook Middle School Spelling Bee, Jan. 12. Level two contenders were, front row, left to right, Albert Ventura, Julissa Terrazas, Maddy Pappas, Lily Linden Leilani Landeros; second row, Mateo Escatel, Piper Boyer, Kartear Betz, Amanda Barrett; third row, Megan

Wixoms mark golden wedding anniversary

Posted: Friday, Jan 23rd, 2015
George and Ruth Wixom will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 23 with family at Main Street in Mendota, hosted by their children.
George Wixom and the former Ruth Herrmann were married on Jan. 23, 1965 at St. James Church in Lee. Fr. Holmgren officiated. Attendants were Dick Saylor, Best Man; Chuck Frey; Tim Bowne; Robert Saylor; Vince Herrmann

Simonton to wed Buchanan

Posted: Friday, Jan 23rd, 2015
Rachel Simonton and Joe Buchanan announce their engagement and upcoming marriage on May 9 at Holy Cross Church in Mendota.
Parents of the couple are Jeff and Lori Simonton of Mendota and Chuck and Anne Buchanan, also of Mendota.
The bride-to-be is a 2010 graduate of Mendota High School and a 2013 graduate of Saint Anthony College of Nursing

Schmitt-Skubic wed

Posted: Friday, Jan 23rd, 2015
Jaime Nicole Schmitt and Jeffrey Gerard Skubic were united in marriage on July 19, 2014 in the "Old Washington Brewery" Chapel in Washington, Mo.
Robert Poinsett officiated.
Parents of the bride are Ron and Angela Schmitt of Mendota. Parents of the groom are Ray and Diana Skubic of Florissant, Mo.
Best Man was Michael Skubic, brother of the groom.

Ralph Boelk turns 90

Posted: Friday, Jan 23rd, 2015
Ralph Boelk will celebrate his 90th birthday with an open house given by his family on Saturday, Jan. 31 from 3-7 p.m. at the Mendota VFW.
Ralph was born on Jan. 30, 1925 in South Wayne, Wis. to William and Maria Boelk. He married Mabel (Randecker) Boelk (deceased) on Jan. 23, 1949. They are the parents of 7 children: Dennis

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