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Thanks from G-K Education Foundation

To the Editor:

The Genoa-Kingston Education Foundation would like to thank Eric Rich and the Five Points Pub in Kingston for hosting our most recent Trivia Night. We would also like to thank Rick and Maria Mamoser and the Prairie State Winery for hosting the November Trivia Night. The Pub has donated the winning prizes for both Trivia Nights held there. Other prizes have been donated by foundation board members.

A huge thank-you goes out to all our supporters who have attended these events. We’ve had so much fun and hope that we have provided you with a fun evening. We also would like to extend an early thank-you to the Legion Hall in Genoa. They will be hosting our next Trivia Night on Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. and our Mouse Races on March 8. Mice sponsorships are currently available.

For those new to mice racing: yes, they are real mice racing on a track and they are all anxious to be sponsored. Please contact a board member or visit for more information on any of our events.

All of the money earned from these events goes into our Mini-Grant Fund. Every year the teachers in District 424 submit requests for items they would like in their classrooms that cannot be purchased with their regular budgets. We fill as many requests as possible with the money we’ve earned that year. We really appreciate all the community support we receive. Thank you!

Genoa-Kingston Education Foundation

Celebration Chorale thanks the audience

To the Editor:

The Celebration Chorale would like to thank everyone who attended our Christmas Cantatas on Dec. 6 and 7. We sincerely hope that you enjoyed them as much as we enjoyed performing them for you. 

We will be doing our annual Patriotic Cantata this year on June 27, 28 and 29 at Boutell Memorial Concert Hall on the Northern Illinois University campus. Since this will be our 20th year, we are having an extra special cantata with founding director Rich Criss singing along with our present director Christine Monteiro. This cantata “Homeland” starts the July Fourth celebration for DeKalb. Please plan on attending and watch for more information as the date approaches.

We are always looking for new members. For more information, please contact us at
Julie Turner

Celebration Chorale

This winter has been treacherous

To the Editor:

Thank you to all the snowplow drivers who have done and amazing job of keeping our roads clear under very difficult conditions.

Thank you to all the mail carriers who have been tromping through snowdrifts and bitter cold to deliver our mail.

Thank you to all the workers who have been out in bitter cold and snow repairing wires and roofs and plumbing.

Thank you to all of you who have kept our cities and towns and county functioning by showing up for work under such conditions as these, for stores, restaurants, childcare, ambulances, newspaper delivery, and schools.

Thank you.

Pat Vary


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