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Thu
06
Oct

Fundraiser at Lake Arrowhead Campground raises over $1100 for Marquette County EMS

It was a boot-scootin’ good time at Lake Arrowhead Campground’s Country Western Corn Boil in August, and over the course of a Saturday, their campers raised over $1100 for Marquette County EMS!

Thu
29
Sep

Montello Rotary Club hosts Fall Fest & Granite City Run

The popular Granite City Run event returns to Montello on Saturday, October 1st, for its 9th year, along with Fall Fest, courtesy of the Montello Rotary Club.

The Granite City Run is the opening event of the day, with packet pick-ups beginning at 8:00 a.m. at Montello City Park on Doty Street.

Thu
29
Sep

2022 Montello Homecoming Court

Montello High School has been busy this week participating in this year’s homecoming activities. Pictured above is the Montello Homecoming Court wearing their best “Adam Sandler” attire for Monday’s Homecoming Dress-up Day. 

Thu
22
Sep

Phyllis Farrell celebrates 100th Birthday

Phyllis Farrell, of Dalton, celebrated her 100th birthday on September 3. She celebrated with a party the next day surrounded by her family and friends. Her life is centered around her faith and leads her life by example. She loves telling stories about the past, discussing politics and drinking a good brandy old-fashioned!

Thu
22
Sep

County Human Services hears budget proposals

The Marquette County Human Services Committee met on September 12th, hearing budget proposals from Veterans Services and the general department.

Thu
15
Sep

The Montello Movie Theater comes alive again

In an interview for the Marquette County Tribune in 2005, just two years after Dave and Dawn Anderson bought the Montello Movie Theater, Dawn said, “We knew nothing about the business.  We had to learn the equipment, how to book movies, everything about it.  But the previous owners were very helpful and stayed with us until we learned it all.”

Thu
15
Sep

Pioneer Fest comes to Westfield this weekend

The Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce is bringing a brand-new event to town this weekend, September 16th and 17th: Pioneer Fest, sponsored by Brakebush Brothers, Inc.

Fri
09
Sep

Local Artist wins National Sculpting Title

Local artist, Steve Lentz from Montello recently won the National Straw sculpting title for 2022. This event is held in Mt. Morris, IL.

Fri
09
Sep

Johnston family fundraising rummage sale brings donation to Sheriff’s K9 program

The Jack and Roberta Johnston memorial rummage sale recently raised over $6,000 for three local causes.  The Briggsville Fire Department, Marquette County EMT, Inc., and the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office K9 program were the recipients of $2,250 each from the estate rummage sell held by the Johnston family.

Thu
01
Sep

Westfield Elementary Welcomes New Principal

When students return to Westfield Elementary this year they will be greeted by a new principal with a familiar face. Current staff member Julie Lynch is stepping up to take over the role and has big plans for students and staff this year.

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