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Community effort brings sign of hope for a cure

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 22nd, 2015
MENDOTA - Several community entities came together in a literal sign of cancer hope over the last several months. Team ODAAT (One Day at a Time) of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Upper Illinois Valley envisioned a durable sign to bring the light of hope for a cancer cure and progress in treatment and patient support to

Gehm awarded scholarship

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 22nd, 2015
MENDOTA - Payton Gehm of Mendota has been awarded a $500 scholarship award from DLA Architect Ltd. after receiving an honorable mention at the state level.
Earlier this year, Gehm won DLA's school level scholarship competition for his video explaining how his school environment affected his learning experience. The state level award was presented at the DLA office in

Sweet Corn Festival Food Contest looking for creative cooks

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 22nd, 2015
MENDOTA - It is time to get out your favorite sweet corn recipes . . . The very popular Sweet Corn Festival Food Contest, sponsored by Otterbach Excavating of Mendota, will take place Saturday, Aug. 8 of Sweet Corn Festival weekend.
Applications for the contest are available at the Mendota Chamber Office, from the sweetcornfestival.com website or by calling (815)

Education Briefs

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 22nd, 2015
Augustana students gain real-world know-how
ROCK ISLAND, Two local students, Ashley Newell of Mendota and Emily Grace of Earlville, are among more than 150 Augustana College students completing summer internships across the globe.

EIU names dean's list
CHARLESTON, Kersten Kidd of Paw Paw is among more than 1,000 undergraduate students named to Eastern Illinois University's spring dean's list.

Carl’s Quiz

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 22nd, 2015
Which is older, England's Stonehenge or Rome's Colosseum?

The answer to last week's quiz is: The first city to reach a population of 1 million people was Rome, Italy in 133 B.C.E. London reached the mark in 1810 and New York City made it in 1875. Today, over 300 cities boast a population in excess of 1 million.

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