Blood Sweat and Gears, the Illinois Valley car club, has several events coming up, such as cruises to the Root Beer Stand in Oglesby 5-9 p.m. Fridays, July 19 and Aug. 9 and the McNabb Cruise night 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7.

GRANVILLE — At 6 p.m. today in Granville, the Putnam County Public Library District will officially become one of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Chicago Section Grant Recipients for the Science Kits for Public Libraries.

DALZELL — Dalzell Village Board this month approved $1,600 in expenses to trim trees that are encroaching in the village alleyways. Korte and Turpen Tree Service was hired for the work.

The Mendota Junior League Softball team celebrate their 9-2 win over Pike County in the Junior League State Championship at Love Park in Orion on Tuesday. Mendota will play in the Junior League Central Region Tournament in Pendleton, Indiana this Friday. 

OTTAWA — The Peru Minor League team got on the scoreboard first and didn’t stop changing the numbers until they enforced a 14-4 10-run rule victory over Streator in five innings in Game 2 of the District 20 Tournament championship series.

HENRY — Last Thursday was Senior Day at the Marshall-Putnam Fair in Henry, and a crowd of around 200 people packed in to the Hunt Building to watch a morning performance from the Henry Torpedo…

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