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Sweet Corn Festival Starts Today

MENDOTA – The 72nd Annual Mendota Sweet Corn Festival kicks off today with a “Special Afternoon for Special Kids”, a private event for children with special needs and their families to enjoy the carnival from 3:30-5:30 PM. Prior registration will be required through the Mendota

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Master plan approved for Thornton Park

OTTAWA – Plans were finalized and approved for Thornton Park improvements. On Tuesday night, the city council approved the master plan for the park that would include upgrades like a splash pad and pickle ball courts. The city is applying for an Open Space Land Acquisition and Development

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National Emergency Alert Test on Wednesday

WASHINGTON  –  A nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System is scheduled for Wednesday around 1:20PM.  The Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission will perform the test, which will be similar to the ones that radio stations are required to

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National Night Out in Princeton a Success

  PRINCETON – The community gathered for a night of fun, education, and entertainment at the National Night Out in Princeton Tuesday night.  The Princeton Police Department and the Bureau County Sheriff’s Office were on hand along with other community organizations to promote

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City burn pit restrictions in Mendota

MENDOTA – Mendota is implementing burn restrictions due to dry weather. According Fire Chief Dennis Rutishauser, the city will place a restricted burn status at the city burn pit. Rutishauser says it is not a district burn ban. Fire chiefs in the area as well as conservation police are

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Train Derails in Bureau County

PRINCETON – A train carrying sand derailed Monday in Bureau County, tumbling ten cars onto their sides. No injuries were reported at the scene just west of Zearing. Crews from BNSF were assessing the damage and there was no word on how long repairs to the rails would take. Exclusive video

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