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- More than 50 employers at Jan. 29 job fair
- School district’s credit rating remains solid
- State Police seize LSD, cannabis, U.S. currency in I-80 arrest
- Park District names employee, team of the year
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- Susan Johnson, copy editor, moves on after 21 years
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‘Pearly Mussels of the Upper Midwest’ topic of Sept. 2 event
The September meeting of the Northwest Illinois Audubon Society will be held at Oakdale Nature Preserve at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 2, beginning with a potluck dinner, followed by a program on “Pearly Mussels of the Upper Midwest.”
The Ohio/Mississippi watershed harbors the greatest abundance of pearly mussels in the world. Teri Marche, co-founder of the CenPenn Beachcombers Shell Club and an expert on pearly mussels, will present the program, exploring the life cycle and importance of the pearly river mussels.
For the potluck, bring a dish to pass and table service. Beverages will be provided. The program begins at 7:15 p.m. Oakdale Nature Preserve is 3 miles south of Freeport on Baileyville Road.
From the Aug. 20-26, 2014, issue