Still Clinging to Summer

These lovely, vibrant flowers, believe it or not, are growing by accident.  This photo was taken in October, not during the summer months, when we expect to see flowers this bright and alive.  A stem dropped off the flower basket that was hanging above and must have had just enough to grow some roots and…

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October 24: Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat at Island Park On OCTOBER 24th after you experience the Spooky Streets in downtown Momence, the Park District is hosting a Trunk or Treat event from 4:30 until 6:00 pm at Island Park. No pre-registration is necessary.  To participate, park your car at Island Park between 3:45 & 4:15 to set up…

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Clean Up at Island Park Held Saturday

Volunteers showed for the Island Park clean-up day held Saturday afternoon.  The largest task was the tree removal from near the fishing pier.  A  Leaf and small limb removal was done throughout the park and a sledge hammer was taken to an old and crumbling firepit/grill.  The volunteers were rewarded with dinner, provided by the Park…

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Momence Alderman Runs ‘Chicago’ Marathon

Jake Salomone, Momence Alderman, was supposed to run the Chicago Marathon this past weekend in downtown Chicago. Long story short—it was cancelled and now he is running his marathon on his own here in Momence. He ran the race in his orange, World Vision jersey. Running a marathon alone is not what he originally signed…

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City to Allow Trick or Treating

The Momence City Council met Monday evening, and after some discussion, voted to allow Halloween trick-or-treating in Momence  on Saturday, October 31. The times will be discussed at the next meeting and posted here as soon as the times become available. For those who are not in favor of having trick-or-treaters, just leave your porch…

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Secret Santa in Momence

Secret Santa In Momence A note from the North Pole has found its way to the Momence Progress Reporter.  A very secret person is looking for very special, local people that could use a boost! Whether that means a warm coat, help with groceries or maybe help with a way to work . . .…

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Tractor Replaced on Munyon Silo

The tractor on top of the Silo on the William Munyon farm was replaced on Monday.  Three years ago, the small John Deere tractor fell through the top of the silo.  That tractor is currently resting at the bottom of the silo.  The family decided to replace the tractor and a John Deere ‘G’ tractor…

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