Area students take top prizes in IVSO’s Young Performers Competition

OTTAWA - The Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra has announced the winners of the 2020 Young Performers Competition, which was held at Ottawa High School on Jan. 4.

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Cast announced for stage 212’s “Nunsensations! The Nunsense Vegas Revue”

LA SALLE - Stage 212’s winter production will take the sisters on a brand new adventure in Dan Goggin’s “Nunsensations! The Nunsense Vegas Revue.”

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Volunteer training for Hispanic health program, Abriendo Caminos

LA SALLE - University of Illinois Extension is excited to bring “Abriendo Caminos, Clearing the Path to Hispanic Health” to this area.

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Safe Sitter Course offered at OSF HealthCare Saint Paul

MENDOTA - OSF Saint Paul Medical Center is offering a Safe Sitter course for young teens in grades 6-8.

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Education Briefs 1-15

Colleges announce local honor students

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Carl’s Quiz 1-15

Who is the only professional athlete in history to have been named an All-Star in both baseball and football?

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Births-Jan. 15

Births announcements for week of Jan. 15.

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Local banks sponsor Agricultural Business Conference in Mendota

MENDOTA – First State Bank, Mendota, Pioneer State Bank, Earlville, and H.F. Gehant Banking Company of West Brooklyn announce a special conference for area farmers.

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Casting call for Stage 212’S “Farce of Nature”

LA SALLE - Director Zoe Peshel has announced audition dates for Stage 212’s spring production, “Farce of Nature.”

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Free Pond Clinic scheduled

PERU - The LaSalle and Bureau County Soil and Water Conservation Districts will co-host a Pond Clinic on Friday, Jan. 31 in Peru.

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OSF Saint Paul achieves ‘4-Star’ HCAHPS rating, honored for excellence in quality of care outcomes

MENDOTA – The Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) recognized OSF Saint Paul Medical Center, Mendota for its ongoing commitment to exceptional quality of care during a ceremony held Nov. 13 at the I-Hotel and Conference Center, Champaign.

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OSF Medical Group-Gynecology offers Mendota clinic

MENDOTA - OSF HealthCare Medical Group is pleased to announce that Joshua Croland, MD is expanding his gynecology practice to Mendota.

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Extension & Farm Bureau co-hosting Bee Production management night

PRINCETON - University of Illinois Extension - Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit and the Bureau County Farm Bureau will host a Bee Production Management program on Thursday, Jan. 23.

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Local Salvation Army kettle drive nets big results

MENDOTA - With the tireless volunteer work of several Mendota organizations including Kiwanis, Lions, Rotary, Police Department, and the Mendota Area Ministerial Association, a total of $3,167.46 was raised during this year’s Salvation Army kettle drive.

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Four Seasons Gardening Program winter series begins Jan. 14

OTTAWA - The winter series of the University of Illinois Extension’s Four Seasons Gardening Program, which focuses on environmental stewardship, home gardening, and backyard food production, gets underway in January.

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Carl’s Quiz 1-8

Dazzle is a term used for a group of what type of animal?

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Births-Jan. 8

Birth announcements for week of Jan. 8.

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Sauk Valley Humane Society closes

MENDOTA - For over 28 years, Carol Wendel and a dedicated group of volunteers found homes for numerous homeless animals in southern Lee and northern LaSalle counties.

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NCI Works partners presenting at Business Services Forum

OTTAWA - Partners of NCI Works, Illinois Department of Employment Security and BEST, Inc., will host a Business Services Forum on Wednesday, May 15 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Reddick Public Library in Ottawa.

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OSF Saint Paul receives national recognition for performance leadership

MENDOTA - OSF HealthCare Saint Paul Medical Center has been recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in outcomes reflecting top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the nation.

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Free Elks Clinic for children Feb. 7

PERU - Mendota Elks 1212 and Oglesby Elks 2360 lodges in cooperation with the Illinois Elks Children’s Care Corporation will sponsor a free children’s orthopedic assessment clinic on Thursday, Feb. 7.

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CHP celebrates renovation

MENDOTA – Community Health Partnership of Illinois (CHP) hosted an inaugural open house to celebrate the renovation of their Mendota Community Health Center on April 19.

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