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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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Earlville School Upgrades Security

EARLVILLE – A new security system will be making sure all students are safe at Earlville School starting this year.  Principal Jenette Fruit announced they are going to use a program from Raptor Visitor Management to screen visitors to the campus.  Whenever anyone enters the building,

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