|The Illinois Tollway Authority and the Natural Resources Defense Council recently partnered to create a habitat for monarch butterflies along 286 miles of the state’s roads, according to a recent report from the Associated Press. The effort includes plans to plant milkweed along roads. Monarchs lay their eggs on milkweed, the source of food for the caterpillars that subsequently develop into the monarch butterflies, which is the state insect of Illinois. Experts say the monarch population is declining, primarily due to habitat destruction, according to the AP report. I hope the effort produces the desired results. The monarch butterfly is a pretty thing to watch fly on a summer day.|
Military History Fest continues in St. Charles
The annual Military History Festival continues Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at the Pheasant Run Mega Center, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. The festival includes displays of military vehicles, heavy weapons, encampments and reenactors. The event also includes live music and children’s activities. Admission is $20 for adults. Children ages 12 and younger admitted free. For more information, call 630-336-2614.
Cougars plan job fair
The Kane County Cougars will host a job fair for seasonal employees from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 7 at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva. The Cougars are looking to fill full and part-time seasonal positions, including concession stand staff, picnic servers, cooks and bartenders. Applications are available here and at the Cougars’ administrative offices at the ballpark. For more information, call 630-232-8811.
Batavia Brotherhood Banquet set for Feb. 16
The 46th annual Batavia Brotherhood Banquet is set for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 2300 W. Main St., Batavia. The event will feature guest speaker Al Ritter, president of the Ritter Consulting Group. I enjoy attending the banquet. The featured presentations are always engaging, and the evening offers an opportunity for Christian fellowship.
Here's something I learned this week
Kelsey Wolf of nearby Winfield, IL is a member of the Baylor University’s Equestrian team. As of this writing, the team is 3-0 in conference competition and 8-0 overall. I always find it interesting to see where life takes people. I came across the roster for the Baylor team while working on an unrelated project and was surprised to see the name of a Winfield resident on a list that consisted mostly of students from Texas and California. You never what you might find once start looking around.
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