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MHS hosts Regional Spanish Cultural Contest

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 9th, 2014
MENDOTA, Mendota High School recently hosted the Regional Spanish Cultural Interpretation Contest with 55 students from Amboy, Henry-Senachwine and Mendota participating as well as observers from LaSalle-Peru Township High School in attendance.
Students competed in the areas of Spanish or Hispanic arts and crafts, Spanish poetry recitation, dance, vocal music, instrumental music and multimedia. Mendota grand prize winners were

Buddy Poppy Days May 2 & 3

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 9th, 2014
VFW Buddy Poppy Days will be held Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3 in Mendota. Members of VFW Post 4079 Ladies Auxiliary will sell Buddy Poppies at various locations around town. All proceeds will be used for various projects for veterans, members of the Armed Forces and their dependents. Gearing up for this year's fundraiser, left to right, are

Military Briefs

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 9th, 2014
MENDOTA - Nicholas D. Husband, son of Nick and Cindy Husband of Mendota, has joined the United States Army under the Delayed Entry Program. This program gives young men and women the opportunity to delay entering active duty for up to one year.
Husband is a 2012 graduate of Mendota High School. He will report to Fort Jackson, S.C. for

Teams forming for 2014 Relay for Life Upper Illinois Valley

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 9th, 2014
MENDOTA, Cancer continues to be a number one health concern for Americans. The good news is that nearly half of all cancer deaths are preventable and events such as the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life not only educate people on what they can do to reduce their cancer risk but also raise funds that lead to better treatment and

Carl’s Quiz

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 9th, 2014
"It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it." Who said these words of wisdom?

The answer to last week's quiz is: The state with the most claims for wind/hail damage in 2013 was Texas. Next were Illinois, Georgia, Oklahoma and Minnesota. (Source: State Farm Insurance)

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