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Mendota FFA members attend Women in Agriculture Conference

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 15th, 2017
Four members of the Mendota FFA Chapter, left to right, Marie Barnickel, Blaire Collins, Breann Siebert and Daniela McConville, attended the Women Changing the Face of Agriculture Conference on March 10 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Accompanied by Mrs. Faber, they had the opportunity to meet one on one with presenters representing a broad spectrum of the agriculture

Community audit/underemployed survey planned for spring

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 15th, 2017
MENDOTA - Over the next few months, an area wide survey of the current economic and workforce landscape of this region will be taken.
BEST, Inc. in conjunction with Thomas P. Miller and Associates, a workforce consulting firm, will conduct the community audit and underemployed survey of an eight-county area (Bureau, Carroll, Jo Daviess, LaSalle, Lee, Ogle, Putnam and

Area Small Business Center to re-open with five new locations

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 15th, 2017
OGLESBY - The Starved Rock region will again have an Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to help small business owners navigate the path to success.
The Starved Rock Country Alliance, a non-profit community development group, has secured funding to open a regional SBDC. It will replace the Small Business Development Center at IVCC, which closed in 2016 after more

Education Briefs

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 15th, 2017
U of I dean's list, graduates
CHAMPAIGN - The University of Illinois announced dean's list honorees for the fall 2016 semester. Local students included on the dean's list are Amy Devitt of Mendota, a sophomore psychology major, and Sarah Sensenbrenner of Earlville, a senior recreation, sport and tourism major.
December graduates were also announced by the U of I.

Carl’s Quiz

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 15th, 2017
A U.S. president once said, "Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves." Who was it?

The answer to last week's quiz is: Heat is the leading cause of weather-related deaths in the U.S. each year.

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