High school boys and girls from Morris, Providence Catholic, Ottawa, Streator, Plano, La Salle-Peru and others competed in the Class 2A Cross Country Regional at Baker Lake in Peru on Saturday Oct. 23, 2021.

Streator defeated Ottawa 4-2 and in the Class 2A L-P Soccer Regional semifinal game on Wednesday Oct. 20, 2021. Streator advances to the regional final against Sterling on Saturday.

Organized by Prairie Fox Books, a literature fest was conducted Saturday, bringing authors to Washington Square in Ottawa to share their works. The festival also featured a used book sale run by the American Association of University Women and food truck vendors.

The Mendota Trojans tops the Serena Huskers 5-1 to win the Class 1A Regional title on Friday Oct. 15, 2021. Mendota improves it's record to 21-0 and will advance to the Class 1A Sectional in Chillicothe on Tuesday.