The public is invited to the Gordon-Wascott Historical Society's annual meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Gordon Town Hall. The featured speaker is Doug MacDonald, the great great-grandson of Antoine Gordon (1812-1907) and his wife, Sarah, founders of the town of Gordon. MacDonald shares fascinating stories about his ancestors, stories that have been passed down through generations of his family.
Thirteen cultures around the world hold annual celebrations to honor their dead. This includes Dia de Muertos, Day of the Dead, a Mexican holiday designed to remember and pray for friends and family members who have passed on. On October 31 each year, they gather to honor the dead and help them on their spiritual journey. The community of Solon Springs has decided it is time to initiate a regional celebration to honor our loved ones who have passed before us. A celebration is planned for 5-6 p.m. Sunday at the Solon Springs Village Hall, 920 E. Main St.