PHOTOS: NT's best of OctoberNov. 8, 2019 Check out the NewsTribune's picks for the top photos from October. [Scott Anderson]Debbie Bierbom, Utica paramedic, (in costume) plays a creepy character in the Utica Fire Department Haunted House. [Scott Anderson]Birdie! A goose pokes its head up near a tee box at Senica's Oak Ridge golf course at a Regional golf meet in La Salle. [Scott Anderson]Casey Beall, employee with Star Union Spirits, collects grapes out of a 1,000 pound box that was delivered to the distillery on Monday. The grapes will be used to make grappa and brandy. [Scott Anderson]Firefighters from across the State of Illinois participated in a Rope Rescue Program training for the Illinois Fire Services Institute. Here, Utica firefighter and paramedic Robbyn Partain (right) anchors a rope to a large rock at the bottom of Wildcat Canyon. Firefighters will be at the canyon all week conducting the training exercise. [Scott Anderson]Members of the Mendota soccer team celebrate after defeating DePue-Hall in the Class 2A regional in Mendota.Dean Colmone takes aim with his bow in rural Spring Valley during the first week of archery deer season. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is looking to get more archers to test their deer for Chronic Wasting Disease. The more deer tested, the better the state can manage the spread of the disease. [Scott Anderson]The Rebholz family (from left) Lilly, Brianna, Madison, Matt and Nick of Peru, pose dresses as "The Simpsons" for the La Salle Halloween parade on Second street on Saturday. The family took first place at the parade for best family costume. [Scott Anderson]Can you ever remember snow on Halloween? Snow covers Halloween decorations at the corner of 7th and West streets in Peru. [Scott Anderson]A snow covered bridge at Matthiessen State Park may not be a common scene in October, but it was reality this year. [Scott Anderson]A crescent moon illuminates behind the St. Bede water tower before the football game between St. Bede and Kewanee. [Scott Anderson]IVCC's Sabrina Poole hugs her teammate Mya Hewitt after Hewitt scored the teams first goal. [Scott Anderson]Members of the La Salle Peru Township High School volleyball team celebrate their Class 3A win over Geneseo at Kingman Gym in Ottawa. [Scott Anderson]Members of the La Salle Peru Township High School volleyball team celebrate their Class 3A win over Geneseo at Kingman Gym in Ottawa. [Scott Anderson]Opposing soccer players from Mendota and Earlville-Leland Paw Paw's both go for a header. [Scott Anderson]What did one pumpkin say to the other pumpkin? Happy Hollowing! Decorative pumpkins greet visitors at Boggio's Orchard in Granville. [Scott Anderson]Mendota teachers strike outside of Blackstone School during the ongoing teacher's strike.