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Area boys basketball teams are ready for the 2013-2014 season. B1

The Stillman Valley Cardinals pull of a 2-point upset to advance to the state finals. A15

Wandering cats discussed at city council meeting By Vinde Wells Editor Wandering cats was again a topic of discussion at last week’s Polo City Council meeting. The council directed Police Chief Dennis Christen

Nov. 18 to speak with four residents whose cats have generated complaints from other citizens. The complaints stemmed from cats wandering through certain neighborhoods and urinating and defecating there.

A letter written by city attorney Tom Suits on behalf of mayor Doug Knapp said residents have a deadline of Dec. 15 to resolve the issues. “If there are ongoing complaints after that date, Mayor Knapp will ask the city council to take appropriate

action via enactment of an ordinance which could lead to the issuance of citations,” the letter said. In April of 2012, two residents of Colden Street voiced their concerns about feral cats roaming the neighborhood.

At that time, the council discussed passing an ordinance regulating cats, similar to the one that regulates dogs. However, Suits said then that such an ordinance cannot be enforced because state statutes do not allow

municipalities to regulate cats. In other action, the council: •฀ discussed฀ the฀ tax฀ levy฀ presented Nov. 4; •฀ approved฀ a฀ maintenance฀ contract with Therm Flo Inc., Wheeling, for the generator at the wastewater treatment plant for $3,397 per year.

Santa will be at breakfast in the Polo Senior Center Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus will be held at the Polo Senior Center. This year the event will be held Saturday, Nov. 30 from 9 to 11 a.m. The senior center will again this year have Christmas gifts and free wrapping for the children to purchase. The most expensive gifts will be priced at just over $5. This is a opportunity for the kids to make a special Christmas purchase for their

loved ones. The Polo Chamber of Commerce sponsors the breakfast. Later in the day, the annual tree lighting will be held in the Louise D. Quick Park. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive on the fire truck at 6 p.m. Afterwards, everyone is invited to the senior center for cookies and a drink, while the Faith United Methodist Church Bell Ringers provide

entertainment. The Festival of Trees will also be occurring Nov. 30. This year a request for non-perishable items will be accepted to be given to the Polo Food Pantry. The Polo Senior Services Center has a quilt raffle going on. The raffle winner will be chosen on Nov. 30 during the Festival of Trees. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5, and may be purchased at the senior center.

Polo police make four arrests in theft of stereo Four Whiteside County residents were arrested on burglary charges last week in connection with taking a stereo from a vehicle in Polo. Polo Police Chief Dennis Christen said Austin J. Cooper, 18, Sterling, Nicholas T. Fullington, 19, Sterling,

Brett E. Brudtenwirth, 17, Rock Falls, and a 16-year-old male juvenile, Sterling, were arrested Nov. 19 for burglary, a felony. Cooper, Fullington, and Brudtenwirth were transported to the Ogle County Jail, and all were

released on recognizance bonds. The juvenile was released to an adult male. The owner of the stereo told police that the four met with him. He called police when he saw them taking the stereo without his permission.

Candlelight Walk will be held in Oregon Nov. 30 Family friendly events fill the event schedule By Vinde Wells Editor Santa and Mrs. Santa will be chauffeured by the Oregon Fire Department to the Ogle County Courthouse Square on Saturday, Nov. 30 to kick off the Christmas season at the 27th annual Candlelight Walk. Santa will light the Christmas tree on the courthouse lawn at 4 p.m. to begin the festivities. Entertainment, good food, and giveaways are just a small part of the evening’s events which will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Oregon Chamber of Commerce. Luminaria will light the downtown, compliments of the Oregon Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and Oregon High School Key Club. A Winter Quarter Carnival for kids ages 3 to 10 is one of this year’s new features. Chamber president

Debbie Leffelman said the Oregon Park District and two 4-H clubs have teamed up to provide games that youngsters will enjoy at a cost of 25 cents in the lower level of the Coliseum. Franklin Street will between Fourth Street (Ill. 2) and Third Street will be closed to traffic and transformed into Candy Cane Lane for the evening. Businesses throughout the city will extend their hours for shoppers to find holiday bargains, gifts, and refreshments. Youngsters can visit with Santa and Mrs. Santa in the lower level of the Oregon Coliseum, at the corner of Franklin and Fourth (Ill. 2) Streets after the tree lighting until 8 p.m. and then walk down Candy Cane Lane on their way to see Santa’s reindeer at First National Bank and shop at Conover Square. A Holiday Gift Fair featuring numerous vendors will be held at the Coliseum, offering a variety of items and information. In the downstairs, the Gingerbread Kitchen and Pizza Hut will serve a variety

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of food. More food will be offered on Candy Cane Lane. Entertainment from music to drama to dance will be offered throughout the evening at the Coliseum. Conover Square will host live entertainment, refreshments and plenty of holiday décor. Shoppers can also sign up to win prizes and a $250 shopping spree in the Red Bow Give-A-Way. Register at participating businesses, which will display the large red Candlelight Walk Bow. Shoppers can also get involved in the Hysterical Holiday Hunt. Collect clues from designated Red Bow sponsor locations and answer the questions for a chance to win the grand prize package of dinner at LaVigna and an overnight stay at the White Pines Inn. A few of Red Bow Sponsors have hidden clues strategically placed at their businesses, and the chamber officers have created silly Holiday Hints to help participants hunt down the answers. Find the location, (listed on the form), follow

Business Briefs, B6 Church News, A5 Classifieds, B7-B16 Entertainment, A6

Berniece Horton puts a bottle of laundry detergent under the Polo Lifeline tree at the Polo Senior Center. Many organizations and businesses have their trees on display for the senior center’s Festival of Trees. Photo by Vinde Wells

Tree farms are now open By Chris Johnson Reporter

With turkeys in the oven, families may be thinking about where they plan on getting a Christmas tree this holiday season. A variety of options are available throughout Ogle County to get a freshly cut tree. Two organizations will be selling trees at the former Sinnissippi farm locations. The Oregon FFA Chapter and Eagle Bluff at Sinnissippi Farm will open for business on Friday, Nov. 29 at 8 a.m. The tree farm is located about three miles south of Oregon at 2856 Lowden Rd. To help customers locate the farm, signs will be placed Turn to A11 at the entrance on Lowden Road, and on the corner of

Fines, B5 Oregon Police, B4 Public Voice, A8 Property Transfers, B3

Daysville Road and Lowden Road. Signs will also be located at the corner of Daysville and Rt. 64 and the corner of Lowden Road and Flagg Road. The farm has once again expanded its great selection of trees and services for the holiday season. Customers will have their pick of: Choose and cut scotch pine trees, premium grade freshcut Fraser fir, Douglas fir, concolor fir, and white pine trees Douglas and Fraser fir wreaths White pine garland On-site tree shaker and net wrapping available Wagon rides around the farm

Sheriff’s Arrests, B4 Social News, A4 Sports, A15, B1, B2 State’s Attorney, B6


Concession stand with hot chocolate, coffee, hot cider, popcorn, and apple cider donuts Members of the Oregon FFA Chapter and Eagle Bluff will be on site to provide saws and assist with cutting and loading the trees. The tree farm will be open from Friday, Nov. 29 through Sunday, Dec. 22. Hours of operation are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday from 12 to 4 p.m.; closed Monday and Tuesday. For more information call the Oregon FFA Chapter at 815-732-6241, extension 1116. Also located in the same area, the

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Polo Beat

Help purchase a gift this year Project Christmas Star is underway. This program provides the opportunity for people to purchase Christmas gifts for children in the Polo community. Anyone who is interested in helping out a family this holiday season should stop by the First State Bank in Polo starting Tuesday, Dec. 3. Choose a star from the Christmas tree which has gift

ideas based on the age and interests of the child. This program is confidential and no names will be available. The gifts should be wrapped with the star attached to it and returned to the Faith United Methodist Church, 702 E. Dixon St., Polo, by Tuesday, Dec. 17. The gifts will then be given to the families.

Christmas music at Polo church Dec. 8

Ready For Winter

An afternoon of Christmas the cantata “Let All Heaven

The Ogle County Highway Department was prepared for the snow Monday morning. The trucks at the highway music will be presented and Nature Sing,” by Randy department were loaded with salt and gravel to spread on county roads to try and keep them safe. Photo by Chris Sunday, Dec. 8 at Faith Vader and Jay Rouse. Johnson

Food donations for basket project needed Crossroads Community Church is organizing this year’s Christmas basket project for families living in Polo or in the Polo School District. The local churches will collect food items to deliver to families.

Items to be collected include canned fruit, canned vegetables, soup, beans, potatoes, noodles, cereal, beef stew and rice. Other items will be purchased with monetary donations. Home canned items cannot be accepted.

Each church is responsible for a specific food item. Contact local churches to donate food or cash or to help pack the baskets. The baskets will be delivered on Saturday, Dec.14. Monetary donations can

Food drive at the senior center During this holiday season the Polo Senior Center will host a food drive for the Polo Food Pantry. The pantry helps feed approximately 80 families

per month, which totals about 200 people. The food pantry staff needs assistance to meet needs through the holidays. They have decorated a Christmas

tree at the senior center. Those wishing to donate are asked to bring nonperishable food items and place them under the food pantry tree.

also be mailed or dropped off at First State Bank Shannon/ Polo, 211 S. Division, P.O. Box 67, Polo, IL 61064. Indicate that the donation is for the PCCC Christmas Basket account. In previous years, approximately 200 Christmas Baskets were to delivered to 150 families. It is anticipated that this year’s numbers will be similar. Names of families to be included can be given to any Polo pastor or by calling coordinators Dave and Laurie Sherrick at 946-2062.

United Methodist Church, 702 E. Dixon St., Polo, beginning at 2 p.m. Organ and piano duets by Cheryl Goeking and Julie McGuire will be the prelude to the program. At 2 p.m. the Bell Choir will present their program, and the choir will then present

Refreshments will be served in fellowship hall after the program. The lower level and the entrance on the west side of the church are handicapped accessible. The public is cordially invited to attend.

Community blood drive is scheduled First United Methodist Church, Forreston will host a community blood drive on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Staff from the Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) will draw blood

from 2 to 6 p.m. To schedule an appointment call Vickye Norris at 815938-2378 or 815-297-5379. Bring valid identification and drink plenty of fluids before donating.

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Ogle County Clerk Rebecca Huntley will hold a lottery on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 9 a.m. to determine the order candidates for the March 18 general primary election will appear on the ballot. The lottery will be held in Huntley’s office at the Ogle

County Courthouse, Oregon. Filing of candidate petitions for the primary election began on Monday and continued Tuesday and Wednesday at Huntley’s office which will closed on Nov. 28 and 29 for Thanksgiving. The last day to file petitions

will be Monday, Dec. 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ogle County races on the primary ballot will include the county board, sheriff, state’s attorney, treasurer, and clerk. Candidates successful in the primary will run in the Nov. 4, 2014 general election.

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Polo Police Chief Dennis Christen released the following Nov. 25 Nov. 19 At 8:05 a.m., Alyson N. Morici, 17, Polo, was cited for operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Morici was released on an I-bond.

A. Dudley, 23, Sterling, was cited for speeding 51 mph in a 35 mph speed zone. Dudley was released on an I-bond. At 3:07 p.m., Aaron E. Schuler, 26, Polo, was cited for speeding 47 mph in a 30 Nov. 23 mph speed zone. Schuler was At 10:36 a.m., Danielle released on an I-bond.

Nov. 21 At 10:13 p.m., Jairae Lynn Martinez, 24, Dixon, was cited for operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Martinez was released on an I-bond.

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The Tri-County Press was founded in 1857 as the Polo Transcript. It was renamed the Polo Advertiser in 1858. In 1865 it was again changed to the Ogle County Press, which it remained until 1901, when the name was changed to Tri-County Press. The newspaper was purchased in 1926 by G.C. Terry and John Wagner from C.H. Hemingway. Terry bought out Wagner's interest in 1930, and the newspaper remained in the Terry family until June 2, 1977, when Danny C. Terry sold out to B.F. Shaw Printing of Dixon. The Tri-County Press printing plant was the first in northwestern Illinois to utilize modern technology in type composition and presswork for the production of newspapers. Ogle County Newspapers also prints the Oregon Republican Reporter, Mt. Morris Times and Forreston Journal.

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Winter brings chill as well as flurry of activities By Betty Obendorf Curator Polo Historical Society Winter seems to be here with the cold winds blowing at us from around the corners. This is the first that packing on more clothing has not helped the arthritic hip and I find myself limping around. Then this past week we found ourselves heading once more down south to Cape Girardeau for the funeral of my 99 year-old aunt. We climbed out of the car at the funeral home and that evening for a change, I felt warm in that southern air. I walked rather spritely in that change of temperature and I then realized that is

why people head for the south during the winter. We always find so much going on up here in the north with our family that heading south is not an option. Right now the basketball season has started and we have granddaughter Lori playing college basketball at Loras in Dubuque. As a freshman she is playing varsity and had a great game right off the bat. So I will put on my heavy long coat as we head north over on the Mississippi River and figure those gyms will be nice and warm. Aren’t they always hot and steamy? Recently we had the Red Hat women from

Milledgeville visit Aplington House and I am certain they found plenty of hats of enjoy during their visit. JoAnn Boddiger kindly took care of the tour for me that morning since we were on our way to Missouri. The women had lunch at Dogwood and then went for a visit to “Barnacopia” to see the new sights in that museum. I already have friends in Missouri that want to come up north to see this new museum in the spring when the corn fields have been planted. I still remember this view from out the second story when the corn fields were growing. That expanse of corn was a sight to see in our northern

Illinois corn growing area. It is nice to make our visitors aware of what we have to offer in our area. Also we need to let our old Polo graduates know what to see when they arrive back in our community for a visit. Our son Steve was the one driving us down to Cape since this was a fast trip and not a leisurely drive with a stay of a few days. Steve had not been there for a long time and he was interested in what was new at Cape. So we drove around the community to see the wall keeping the rising waters out of the town. They had taken the wall and had painted the history of the

town on different segments. He enjoyed the murals. He was amazed how spruced up the downtown was with new brick sidewalks, areas to sit and visit, and a whole new look of well being. We drove across the new bridge which gives the city an up-to-date look with the new River Museum of South East Missouri University on the banks of the Mississippi River. They call it the River Campus since they hold art classes in the new buildings. We bypassed the new casino which seems to be part of many river towns now and this is probably the reason for many of the new updated areas of the river cities.

I keep asking my Cousin Kent if the casinos are really bringing in new shopping customers to the downtown areas. He doubts that there is that much but the casinos are downtown next to the river and that is where the old shopping areas happen to be. So the next time you are headed south to Memphis and you see Cape Girardeau coming up, get off that Interstate and take a drive downtown. See the waterfront, the murals, and the quaint downtown area. You might even take a stroll and stop by Zickfield’s Jewelry Store. Tell my Cousin Kent that Betty sent you in to say “hi.”

Tree farms have a variety of options this season From A1 Prairie Preservation Society of Ogle County (PPSOC), a nonprofit organization will sell trees the 82 acre Sand Ridge. Tree sales will begin sales at 10 am and will be open the weekends of Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, Dec. 7 and 8, 14 and 15, and 21 and 22 with weekday sales through Dec. 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. Workers will be at the site to help wrap and load trees. For more information visit

Pine Creek News By Karen Merlak The frigid air is a reminder that the first day of winter is just a month away. The excitement is starting to build as our families get ready to celebrate the holiday season. For the ways He makes all things work together for good, we are truly thankful. This morning in church, we were greeted by Sue Downs, with a little help from her granddaughter, Kaiyle Horton. The special music was a beautiful praise song by our Sunday School choir, Voices of Praise. It was my turn to lead the children’s message. This evening, Clint and I went to the church for a family game night. When we arrived, the games had already started so we joined the teams playing Pictionary. There was plenty of hot apple cider to warm everyone on this chilly night. Also joining in the fun were Pastor Gregg and Sue Downs, Kelsey and Kaiyle Horton, Don and Vicki Hay, Larry and Judy Riffle, Lyle and Sheryl Hopkins, or call 815732-7332. Near Mt. Morris, George Poe is selling choose and cut or pre-cut trees at his farm on Ill. 64. The farm is open every weekend from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m or by appointment. Poe will have varieties of fir and spruce available. For more information call 815-734-4843. The Solderholm Tree Farm is located at 7578 W. Pines Road west of White Pines

State Forest. The farm is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. until dusk and Sundays noon until dusk. Trees will be available through Dec. 22. Solderholm Tree Farm will have the following varieties of trees: Douglas fir, Fraser fir, blue spruce, Norway spruce, Austrian pine, Scotch pine, white pine. They also offer a gift shop, precut trees, wreaths, greens, roping, and tree stands.

Santa will be at the farm on Dec. 7 and Dec. 14 from 12 to 2 p.m. After the season, trees purchased at the farm can be recycled for free. In the northwest part of Ogle County stop by Baileyville Christmas Trees. The tree farm is located at 200 S. Pearl St., just off Montague Rd. Hours are FridaySunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call the Baileyville Tree Farm at 815233-9084.

Precut trees are also available at locations in Ogle County. The Christmas Tree Forest at White Pines Inn is open from Nov. 29-Dec. 22. A variety of pre-cut Christmas trees will be available to choose from. In addition to finding a tree, there will be complimentary hot apple cider for everyone. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand Nov. 29 and weekends through Dec. 15 from 10a.m. to 3p.m.. There

will also be free horse drawn wagon rides and children’s face painting. Horse drawn wagon rides will only be run from 10-2 on Nov. 30 due to Candlelight Walk. The Christmas Tree Forest will be open from 8 a.m. to dusk. A precut tree stand is set up in the parking lot of Sullivan’s Foods in Mt. Morris. Trees will be available while supplies last through Christmas.

Jim and Nancy Hopkins, Kent and Judy Nettz, Sandy Ford, and Martha Johannssen. Jane Hamilton couldn’t join us this evening, but she sent along some delicious apple dumplings to share with all of us. Our little country church is offering more and more opportunities for fellowship with our church family. This Wednesday night, Pastor Gregg will lead us in a special service before the busy holidays. Our Thanksgiving Eve service starts at 7 p.m. at our church. The Polo Senior Center was busy on Friday night for their open mic night. Clint and I stopped by for a few minutes to put some finishing touches on the PEO Chapter DW Christmas tree. While there, we saw our

good friends, Larry and Judy Riffle. Larry is very good about sharing his many musical talents. The Polo Senior Center has invited everyone to take part in their annual Festival of Trees. The lighting of the town Christmas tree will be this Saturday, Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments and Christmas music will follow the lighting of the trees. On Saturday morning, Matt and Clint left early with the members of the Polo Community High School band and chorus to see the musical, “Wicked.” I was lucky enough to see it with Stephanie when I chaperoned her class trip several years ago. Matt and Clint had a good time and enjoyed the show very much. I am so glad for the many opportunities that

have been provided by our high school. On Wednesday evening, Clint and I went to the high school for the fall sports banquet. Matt and Clint were both recognized for their participation in the football program this year. Matt has already moved on to wrestling. Our daughter Stephanie will be home this week for the Thanksgiving holiday. I still remember the Thanksgiving from twenty

years ago because it was the year we welcomed her into this world. She celebrates her 20th birthday this week. It has been amazing to watch her grow into the beautiful, intelligent young woman she is today. This morning during the children’s message, I asked the children about the work that goes into making a Thanksgiving dinner. While the food is delicious and wonderful, we need to take the time to

be truly thankful. We need to take the time to remember the many blessings we have received. Being surrounded by family and friends is the greatest blessing of all. I hope that you are able to count lots of blessings during this special Thanksgiving season. I hope to see you in church next Sunday when we celebrate the beginning of the advent season. I wish everyone a very blessed Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving As another Thanksgiving approaches it causes us to reflect on all the things for which we are so thankful. We are especially thankful for you, our customers & friends, for without you Bryan’s Repair would not exist. We are thankful for your business and trust in repairing the equipment that is so important in your daily life. Since we opened in June of 1994 many of you have been return customers and for that we are especially thankful.

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If at any time our work is not meeting your expectations please let us know. Bryan’s Repair is a family owned business just as yours and you are important to us. In the spirit of the Holiday Season we wish you and yours the very best the season has to offer. Sincerely, Bryan, Michele, Adam, Chad, Dylan, Katie and Zac

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Social News

Lenhart and Bramm exchange wedding vows in September

Jake and Kelly Bramm

Kelly Lenhart and Jake Bramm were united in marriage at 2 p.m. Sept. 7, 2013, at Sacred Heart Parish, Sterling. The Reverend Bruce Ludeke officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Sharon Lenhart and Jeff Lenhart, both of Sterling. The groom is the son of Doug and Ellen Bramm, Mt. Morris. Serving as maid of honor was Heather Lenhart, sister of bride. The bridesmaids were Valerie Bramm, sister of groom, Abby Stover and Jacqueline Brookshire.

The best man was Nate Bramm, brother of groom. The groomsmen were Justin Chmura, Austin Yount, Matt Shank, Logan Cann and Josh Sloan. The ushers were Jacob Lenhart, brother of bride, Jacob Deuth, Kameron Kleveland, and Tyler Hagemann. The readers were Jacob Lenhart and Josef Wills. The bride is a graduate student in school social work at Illinois State University. The broom is employed by CliftonLarsonAllen, Peoria. The couple resides in Bloomington.

Trees removed for Eagle Scout project Submitted by Sonia Vogl On a chilly, misty morning, recently Oregon Boy Scouts and their fathers assembled at Sand Ridge to work on an Eagle Scout project. Josh Stromerg organized a crew, planned the work, planned lunch and directed the removal of 200 overgrown scotch pines trees from a section of Sand Ridge destined to be restored to prairie. “We’ll line them up in threes. Then we’ll put a chain around them,” Stromerg said. Fathers handled chain saws while sons dragged the cut trees out to a waiting wagon which transported them to the

site where they will be burned. It was delightful to witness another group doing public service work required of a scout to become an Eagle. The potential Eagle Scout must organize the entire project from start to finish and not overlook any details. Orange signs and traffic cones directed the workers to the site. All tools were in working order; the wagon was towed behind a truck. When all of the overgrown trees no longer suitable to be Christmas trees have been removed, a sweeping vista will appear. The Prairie Preservation

Josh Stromerg and fellow Boy Scouts remove trees at Sand Ridge. Photo supplied

Gig and Tex Bellows

Couple to celebrate 40th anniversary Gig and Tex Bellows, Oregon, are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. They had attended school together from grade school through high school, but did not notice each other until she was in college and he was living in Texas going to technical school. Tex came back to Illinois to help Gig’s father with farming and running White Pines Ranch.

That’s when Gig noticed his beautiful smile and pleasant personality. And Tex thought she had pretty brown eyes and was a good catch. They were married in the evening of Nov. 30, 1973 at White Pines Ranch. They have one son, Tyler Bellows. They will be celebrating with family and friends on a trip to Cancun in January.

McGuire graduates summa cum laude

Emily R. McGuire recently Society of Ogle County many volunteer hours spent graduated summa cum laude (PPSOC), owner of Sand by scouts clearing the large with a Bachelor of Science Ridge, is grateful for the section of pines. degree in Architecture from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio. The daughter of former Polo residents Drs. Mark and Shelley Brown McGuire, The buffet will offer a Moscow, Idaho, McGuire The Mt. Morris Moose Family Center will be open variety of favorites at a cost is currently pursuing her on Thanksgiving Day from of $7 for adults and $4 for Master in Architecture at the Rensselaer Polytechnic 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring kids 12 and under. The Social Quarters will be Institute, Troy, N.Y. Tom and Jerrys. McGuire is the open as well. The special of A raffle will also be held. The lodge will open be on the day will be epic bloody granddaughter of Craig and Julie McGuire, rural Mt. Friday, Nov. 29 to serve a Marys. For more information call Morris, and Carol and the late Black Friday breakfast buffet Keith Avey at 815-973-1490. Gene Brown, rural Dixon. from 7 a.m. to noon.

Moose Lodge to be open on Thanksgiving Day


Daniel Dale Robert Dietrich Daniel Dale Robert and Erin Michelle (Toney) Dietrich, Mt. Morris, are blessed to announce the arrival of their son Daniel Dale Robert Dietrich, born Nov. 10, 2013. Daniel weighed seven pounds five ounces and was 19 inches long at birth. Grandparents are Steve and Jan Dietrich, Mt. Morris, and Stu and Deb Toney, Mt. Morris. Great-grandparents are Bob and Donna Dietrich, A Polo resident is among Mt. Morris, Genevieve the seven single parents Satterfield, Mt. Morris, who are also Sauk Valley and Alice Chezem, Freeport. Community College students and recently received a boost with their education through the Sauk Foundation and SVCC Single Parent Committee. Amanda Bender, Polo, who A big thank you is majoring in accounting, to all the friends received a scholarship & family who made along with Kristin Bowman, my birthday so special. Byron, who is majoring When I count my in nursing; Sara Bartnick, a medical lab science blessings I count Dixon, major; Amber Frieberg, you twice. Prophetstown, who is majoring in Early Childhood Julie Hardesty Education; and Nickole Spears, human services

Emily R.McGuire

Polo resident gets scholarship at SVCC major, Crystal Dickson, Each year the foundation a nursing major, Nicolas distributes scholarships that Garcia nursing major, all of total more than $190,000. To help a SVCC student Sterling.

further his or her education, call the Sauk Valley College Foundation office at 815835-6345.


Several Sauk Valley Community College students, who are single parents, recently received scholarships. Pictured in the from row left to right are: Nickole Spears, Amber Frieberg, Crystal Dickson, Sara Bartnick. Back row: Nicolas Garcia, Amanda Bender, Kristin Bowman. Photo supplied

ADELINE ZION EVANGELICAL CHURCH 9106 Cedar St. in Adeline Leaf River 61047 Phone 815-541-4863 Sunday Services: Sunday School 9 a.m. Worship Service 10:15 a.m. BAILEYVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH 303 W. Franklin St., Baileyville, 815-232-6222 Pastor Alan Cassel www. 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 10:40 a.m. Morning Worship 6:30 p.m. Evening service. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Midweek Bible Study

Phone 815-734-4853 Dwight Stewart, Pastor Sunday, Dec. 1—9:30 a.m. Worship, Food Pantry Collection; 10:30 a.m. Coffee Hour; 10:45 a.m. Sunday School;Potato Bar; Rich Rubietta Monday, Dec. 2—5:30 p.m. Chime Choir; 6:45 p.m. Chancel Choir EAST JORDAN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 22027 Polo Rd., Sterling 815-626-0104 9 a.m. Fellowship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Worship Dave Jungnickel, Pastor

BAILEYVILLE REFORMED CHURCH 400 W. Center St. Baileyville, 815-235-1201 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Morning Worship BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 217 S. Hickory St., Shannon Traditional Worship Service 9 a.m. Contemporary Worship 11:15 a.m. BROOKVILLE and ELKHORN UNITED METHODIST CHURCHES Brookville: Adult Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. 17725 W. Chamber St. in Brookville Elkhorn: Worship 9 a.m. Adult Sunday School 10 a.m. Corner of Wilson Mill & Brick Church Roads CHANA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 606 Main St., Chana 61015 815-732-7683 Pastor Javier Martinez Adult & Children’s Education 9 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion Celebrated the First Sunday of Each Month CHRIST OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH 2035 Ill. Rt. 26, Dixon 815-284-4554 David Andermann, Pastor 815-632-6767 9 a.m. Worship Service 10:20 a.m. Education Hour

Thursday, Nov. 28— Office Closed Friday, Nov. 29— Office Closed Sunday, Dec. 1—9 a.m. Worship, Mite Box Sunday; 10:20 a.m. Education Hour CHURCH OF THE OPEN BIBLE 302 S. Franklin St., Polo Monte J. Cox, Pastor 815-946-2848 Sunday Worship 10 a.m. (June, July, August 9:30 a.m.) We include children in our Sunday Worship experience “Kids are People, too” Ages 3-10 are dismissed right after Praise & Worship. Casual, Contemporary, Non-Traditional Passion for God Compassion for People Visit Our Website: CROSSROADS COMMUNITY CHURCH, WHITE PINES CAMPUS 205 N. Jefferson Ave., Polo Saturdays at 6 p.m. Sundays at 10 a.m. 815-837-5255 Campus Pastor Chad Keeteman ext. 302 Youth Pastor Jose Garcia ext. 303 We offer contemporary worship and relevant Bible teaching through engaging messages, and powerful video Join us after the service in our for coffee, snack & fellowship Kidzlink Children’s Ministry (infant-5th grade)-during Adult Services Crave Youth Group (6th-12th grade)- Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Visit our website: www. DISCIPLES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Hitt and Maple Streets, Mt. Morris

EAST OREGON CHAPEL CHURCH OF GOD 107 N. Daysville Rd. East Edge of Oregon Off Ill. 64 815-732-2960 or 815-732-6569 Pastor Guthrie Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Church 10:30 a.m.

Mission Statement: Loving, Growing & Serving in Faith Handicapped Accessible 702 E. Dixon St., Polo 815-946-3212 Website: faithumcpolo Rev. Derek Rogers, Pastor 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Worship 11 a.m. Fellowship

Thursday, Nov. 28— Thanksgiving Day Friday, Nov. 29—Office Closed Saturday, Nov. 30—8:30 a.m. Bells Play Sunday, Dec. 1—8:30 a.m. Choir Rehearsal; 11 a.m. Bell Choir Rehearsal; 6 p.m. YF destination; 7 p.m. BEEP Carol Sing Monday, Dec. 2—9 a.m. Disciples Bible Study; 4 p.m. Prayer Shawl Tuesday, Dec. 3—9 a.m. Prayer Group Wednesday, Dec. 4— Annual Church

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 505 Hill St., Oregon EBENEZER REFORMED CHURCH 800-335-5065 2997 N. German Church Rd. 815-732-2642 Two miles east of Oregon on Rev. Jerry Clark Ill. 64, then three miles north. “A Christ-centered, BiblePastor Brion Brooks believing, family-oriented Church Office ministry.” Phone: 815-732-6313 Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Director of Ministries Sunday Worship Service for Youth and Christian 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Education Service 6 p.m.; Prayer David Bordy Meeting, Wednesday 7 p.m.; 9 a.m. Sunday School transportation and nursery 10 a.m. Sunday Worship provided for all services. Roots Youth Ministry— Wednesday 6:30-7:45 p.m. FIRST CHRISTIAN Kids Clubs & Men’s & CHURCH Women’s Bible Study— 609 S. 10th St., Oregon Wednesday from 6:30-7:45 815-732-2359 p.m. Grail Storm, Minister 815-732-7411 EMMANUEL Worship Service—10 a.m. EVANGELICAL If you haven’t found a LUTHERAN CHURCH church home, we invite you Office: 815-732-2424 to First Christian Church in 764 N. Stillman Road, Oregon, where we accept one Oregon another just as Christ accepted (Payne’s Point) us. Come as you are. Pastor Andrew Kayes Worship Service 9 a.m. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN Sunday School 10:15 a.m. CHURCH 200 S. Fifth St., Oregon EVANGELICAL FREE 815-732-2894 CHURCH OF MT. MORRIS 102 S. Seminary St. Holy Communion is served the Mt. Morris first Sunday of each month. 815-734-4942 Worship 10:30 a.m. Senior Pastor Bruce McKanna FIRST UNITED Associate Pastor METHODIST CHURCH Lance Mennen 402 First Ave., Forreston Saturday, Nov. 30—7 a.m. Pastor David Poust Men’s Accountability Group 815-938-2380 Sunday, Dec. 1—8:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 1—9 a.m. Sunday School; 9:30 a.m. Worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday InnerMission; 10 a.m. Worship School Service; 5 p.m. Youth Group Monday, Dec. 2—8 a.m. AA Monday, Dec. 2—Men’s Open Meeting; 3-4:30 p.m. Small Group Good News Club Tuesday, Dec. 3—9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3—2-6 p.m. Ladies Prayer Circle; 5:30 p.m. Blood Drive Tutoring Club Wednesday, Dec. 4—12 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4—6 a.m. Friendship Club; 6:30 p.m. Dixon Men’s Prayer Meeting; Bible Study 10 a.m. Beth Moore Bible Study; 4 p.m. Ladies’ Evening FLORENCE UNITED Prayer Meeting METHODIST CHURCH Log onto our website 2649 W. Florence Rd., at http://www.efcmm. Freeport org to check out our latest Kathleen Brinkmeier, opportunities and updates Pastor Sunday School 9:30 a.m. FAITH DISCOVERY Worship Service 10:30 a.m. CHURCH 801 W. Oregon St., Polo FORRESTON GROVE 815-946-3588 CHURCH Jeremy Heller, Pastor 7246 N. Freeport Rd., 9 a.m. Sunday School Forreston 10 a.m. Worship Service Presbyterian Church in Nursery Available America We are an independent non815-938-3605 denominational Christian Jeremy Cheezum, Pastor church. 9:30 a.m. Sunday School Visitors are always welcome. 10:30 a.m. Worship Service Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. FAITH EVANGELICAL Pioneer Club LUTHERAN CHURCH Thursdays, 7 p.m. Adult 402 Second Ave., Forreston Study; 7:45 p.m. Choir Church 815-938-3203 Pastor Scott Ralston FORRESTON REFORMED “ A Church with a CHURCH Heart — In the Heart of 501 Third Ave. Forreston” Tim Fry, Pastor Sunday, Dec. 1—9 9:30 a.m. Worship a.m. Worship with Holy 10:45 a.m. Sunday School Communion; 10 a.m. Sunday School FREEDOM LUTHERAN Monday, Dec. 2—9:30 WORSHIPPING a.m. Bible Study; 5 p.m. COMMUNITY, ELCA Confirmation Pastor Jeff Schlesinger Wednesday, Dec. 3—4:30 815-222-7270 p.m. Worship & Music; 7 p.m. Sunday School 9 a.m. & Choir Sunday Service 9:45 a.m. at Thursday, Dec. 4—6:30 p.m. Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Bible Study Dining Hall 1834 S. IL Rt. 2 FAITH UNITED (a mile south of Oregon) METHODIST CHURCH Welcome Center

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111 S. Fourth St, Oregon GRACE VALLEY CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH 8210 E. Edwardsville Rd. German Valley 815-362-6601 Jake Ritzema, Pastor Saturday, Nov. 30—9:30 a.m. Christmas Program Practice Sunday, Dec. 1—9 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages; 10 a.m. Worship Service Tuesday, Dec. 3—11 a.m. BLT Group at Beltline Cafe, Freeport; 6:30 p.m. Praise Team Practice; 7:15 p.m. Choir Practice Wednesday, Dec. 4—11:30 p.m. Women in the Word Christmas Lunch at Marge V. Home GERMAN VALLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Church and Main Streets David Decker, Pastor 8:30 a.m. Worship Service LEAF RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH 6941 N. Mt. Morris Rd., Leaf River - 815-738-2205 Email Pastor Randy Newton Sunday Praise and Worship Service at 9:30 a.m. (Nursery provided) Sunday School 11 a.m. Wednesday Prayer/Bible Studies 6 p.m. Prayer Chain 738-2205 or 738-2991 Sunday Night Prayer meeting 6 p.m. Wednesday—Various Activities 5:30-8:30 p.m.

You and your family are invited to join us in worship on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Michael Hoffman will give the morning message, “Doing Christmas…But A Different Way.” Communion will be celebrated. John Tuttle will give the Communion Comments. Greeters will be the Rob and Angela Bucey Family. During morning worship an exceptionally fine Children’s Church is offered for children 3 years old through Grade 5. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m. and includes classes for adults, young adults, teens, children and infants. Special attention is given in each class to issues and topics related to the particular needs and interests of each group. The Wednesday night Youth Group meets at 6 p.m. at East Oregon Chapel, 107 N. Daysville Road. The local Weight Watchers group meets Wednesday at the church from 5 to 5:30 p.m. for weigh-in, followed by their meeting from 6 to 6:30 p.m. December’s Bible Book of the Month is Luke. OREGON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 200 S. Fourth, Oregon 815-732-2994 Barb Good, Pastor Saturday Worship 5 p.m. Sunday Worship 9 a.m. Activities during the Week:

Thursday, Nov. 28— Happy Thanksgiving To All! Saturday, Nov. 30— No Worship; 4-8 p.m. Candlelight Walk, Nativity Display & Bake Sale LEAF RIVER UNITED Sunday, Dec. 1—Youth METHODIST CHURCH Mission $100 Due Pastor David Poust 104 E. Rt. 72, Leaf River Monday, Dec. 2—10 Sunday, Dec. 1—10:30 a.m. a.m. Bible Studies; 7 p.m. Worship Service & Children’s Deborah Circle Church Wednesday, Dec. 4—10 a.m. Naomi Ruth Circle; Last LIGHTHOUSE UNITED Day to Order Poinsettias METHODIST CHURCH Thursday, Dec. 5—7 p.m. 4938 S. Daysville Rd., Habitat; 7:30 p.m. Choir Oregon Pastor Javier Martinez PINE CREEK CHRISTIAN Handicapped Accessible CHURCH Worship Service 9 a.m. 5076 S. Lowell Park Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m. Gregg Downs, Pastor Age Three through 9:30 a.m. Sunday School Sixth Grade. 10:30 a.m. Worship Service Everyone is Welcome POLO CHURCH OF THE MT. MORRIS CHURCH BRETHREN OF THE BRETHREN Congress Ave. & Webster St. Pastor Ginny Haney (The church is handicapped 409 W. Brayton Road accessible) P.O. Box 2055 Pastor Leslie Lake Mt. Morris, IL 61054 9:30 a.m. Family Worship Phone: 815-734-4573 10:30 a.m. Fellowship Time Office hours Monday 10:45 a.m. Sunday School Friday 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon Thursday, Nov. 28—Church PRAIRIE DELL Office Closed for Holiday PRESBYTERIAN Friday, Nov. 29—9-10:30 CHURCH a.m. Women’s Fellowship 16031 W. Coffman Rd., Sunday, Dec. 1—8:15 a.m. Shannon Prayer Service; 9:30 a.m. Worship with Communion; Pastor Donna Gericke, CLP 815-864-2448 10:30 a.m. Fellowship Time; Sunday School 9 a.m. 10:45 a.m. Sunday School for Worship 10 a.m. All Ages 11:15 a.m. Fellowship Tuesday, Dec. 3—9 a.m. Bible Study; 10:30 a.m. Food Sunday, Dec. 1—First Arrives for Pantry; Quilting Sunday in Advent; CommuWednesday, Dec. 4—7 p.m. nion; Pack Soldiers Boxes Circle M 4-H Club; 7:15 p.m. after Worship Chimes Rehearsal NEW LIFE ASSEMBLY OF GOD 401 S. Eighth St., Oregon Pastor David Demmer 815-732-7404 9:30 a.m. New Life Cafe 10 a.m. Worship Service NORTH GROVE EVANGELICAL CHURCH 10384 W. Coffman Rd., Forreston Pastor Tim Hotchkiss Church: 815-938-2194 Pastor’s Cell: 815-209-6838 Saturday, Nov. 30—9 a.m.-12 p.m. Food Pantry & Thrift Shop Open at New Life Community Center Sunday, Dec. 1—9 a.m. Sunday School; 10:05 a.m. Worship; Lunch & Hanging of the Greens after Worship Tuesday, Dec. 3—9 a.m.-12 p.m. Food Pantry & Thrift Shop Open at New Life Community Center OREGON CHURCH OF GOD 860 W. Oregon Trail Rd. Pastor Michael Hoffman 815-732-6847

traditional Anglican-Episcopal church practices; is biblically based and both family and individual oriented. Visitors are always welcomed. ST. JAMES LUTHERAN CHURCH West Grove Road at Columbine Rd. Pastor Steve Erickson Sunday, Dec. 1—9:15 a.m. Sunday School, Prayer Ministry Team; 9:30 a.m. Congregational Bible Study, Senior Choir Rehearsal; 10:30 a.m. Divine Worship with Communion; 11:30 a.m. Senior Choir Rehearsal; 11:45 a.m. Confirmation Lunch & Instruction ST. MARK’S LUTHERAN CHURCH 201 N. Division Ave., Polo 815-946-3275 Pastor Terrie Wilder Communion Served the 1st & 3rd Sundays of Each Month Thursday Prayer Group 3 p.m. Adult Confirmation 4 p.m. Sunday Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 213 N. Franklin Ave., Polo 815-946-2535 Rev. Father Louis Tosto Sunday Masses 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Saturday Confession 4:30 p.m. Saturday Night Mass 5:30 p.m. Weekday Masses Tuesday through Friday 8 a.m. Religious Education Youth Program 1st & 2nd Wednesdays 6-7:15 p.m. Adult Bible Study 1st Wednesday 8:30 a.m. Adoration & Benediction 1st Friday & Saturday Immediately after Mass ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon 815-732-2367 Sunday Activities: Worship Services 8:30 & 11 a.m. Coffee & Fellowship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 10 a.m. Other Activities Include: Men’s & Women’s Groups, Confirmation Class, High School Youth Group, Grieving Ministry, Outreach Ministry with Rockford Rescue Mission & HOPE Pregnancy Center, Adult Choir For More Information Call the Church Office ST. WENDELIN CATHOLIC CHURCH Rev. Michael Bolger 18 S. Linn St., Shannon Masses—Saturday 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. Confessions-Sunday 7:30 a.m.

TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 308 E. Brayton Wednesday, Dec. 4—6 Mt. Morris p.m. Hour of Prayer 815-734-6354 Pastor Josh Ehrler REVIVE COMMUNITY Friday, Nov. 29—9 a.m.CHURCH 4 p.m. Kids’ Boutique in 8 E. Front Street; Mt. Morris Fellowship Hall Saturday, Nov. 30—9 a.m.815-994-0428 12 p.m. Kids’ Boutique in Southern Baptist Fellowship Hall; 5:30 p.m. Saturday Night Revive Service Worship 5:30 p.m. Saturday Sunday, Dec. 1—8:45 a.m. Celebrate Recovery Traditional Worship; 9:45 a.m. 6-8 p.m. Monday Sunday School; Fellowship Time Following Worship; ST. BRIDE’S 10:45 a.m. Praise Worship; EPISCOPAL CHURCH 2:30 p.m. Choristers Rehearsal 1000 Ill. 64 West Monday, Dec. 2—2 p.m. Oregon Staff Meeting; 6:30 p.m. Fr. Robert Francis Committee Night; 8 p.m. S. Cristobal Executive Committee 815-732-7211 or Tuesday, Dec. 3—7 p.m. 815-732-3328 Christmas Cantata Rehearsal Wednesday, Dec. 4—6:30 Email:saintbrides@ a.m. Prayer & Praise; 7 p.m. verizon. net Confirmation Class Services Sunday-Holy Communion-8 WEST BRANCH and 10 a.m. CHURCH OF THE Wednesday Healing BRETHREN Service-6 p.m. 4014 West Branch Road Classes Southeast of Forreston Children’s Sunday School-9 Pastor Richard Bright a.m. 815-734-4411 Adult Sunday School-9 a.m. Sunday School—9:30 a.m. (2nd & 4th Sunday) Worship—10:35 a.m. St. Bride’s follows


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Circle M 4-H Club starts off year with numerous activities By Evan Kosick Circle M Club Reporter

Circle M 4-H Club members Karli Miller, Valeria Viteri-Pflucker, Evan Kosick, Mariah Drake, Emmett Peterson, and Kyle Miller helped paint a window display Union Savings Bank, Mt. Morris. Photo supplied.

We began our new year in September and starting planning our events and activities right away. We also elected our new officers for the year. President is Trevor Nelson, vice-president is Karli Miller, treasurer is James Taylor, secretary is Valeria ViteriPflucker and club reporter is Evan Kosick. Our first activity was to paint the outside windows at the bank in Mt. Morris in honor of National 4-H week, which was Oct. 6-12. Thank you to all members

who were able to do this. Our windows looked great. Next we discussed having a float in the AOP parade held in Oregon. The theme for the AOP fest was “Haunted Harvest” and we knew we could do an awesome float. A big thanks to all who helped with our float including our parents. Some of our members were not able to be in the parade with us due to other clubs they had to walk with, but they cheered us and our float and told us it looked great. At our November meeting we made Thanksgiving Day placemats and started to

plan our holiday community service project. You’ll hear more about this soon. We have three new members, Mariah Drake, Edwin Estrada and Zachary Garrett. Welcome friends to Circle M. If you would like to have fun and learn about 4-H, come and visit us at one of our meetings. Circle M meets on the first Wednesday of each month at the Church of the Brethren, Mt. Morris at 7 p.m. You can also call our leaders. Deb Daleiden, 847239-2330, Angela Reigle, 815-994-0128, or call the 4-H Extension Office, 815732-2191.

Clovers plans potluck Dec. 5 The Ogle County Clovers 4-H Club will host a Culture Potluck on Thursday, Dec. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Farm Bureau Building, 421 W. Pines Rd., Oregon. The event will include guest speakers who will share stories of their lives and travels in other countries, as well as a potluck dinner, cookie decorating

contest, and an optional gift exchange. Families attending should bring a dish to pass and a plate of decorated holiday cookies. Individuals wishing to participate in the gift exchange should bring one wrapped gift, valued at $5 or less and suitable for any age and gender. Place settings and beverages

will be provided. The club will also collect donations of non-perishable food items and toiletries during the event. For more information on this free event call club leader Jeannette Mingus at 815-5018186 or RSVPs are requested by Wednesday, Dec. 4.

Church plans Kids Christmas Store

Circle M 4-H Club members Mariah Drake, Edwin Estrada, Emmett Peterson, Aiden Peck, Evan Kosick and Kyle Miller participated in the Harvest Time Parade during Autumn on Parade. Photo supplied

Teen volunteer program will be offered at Serenity Serenity Hospice and Home is starting a “VolunTeen” Program for area teens interested in community service opportunities. Volunteer coordinator Pam Salvador-Gould, will start the new program to engage teens in many areas, such as Christmas caroling at area nursing facilities, assisting at

Angel Treasures Resale Shop, summer gardening, assisting with fundraisers, and other activities. Teens will meet periodically and be encouraged to come up with their own suggestions on ways to help patients and families serviced by Serenity Hospice and Home. Serenity’s VolunTeen

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Program is an opportunity for young adults working toward a Silver Service Award or interested in community service opportunities for college resumes. Teens will not be working directly with patients, but will provide non-direct support to patients and families served by Serenity Hospice and Home. Hospice care enhances quality of life by providing support to terminally ill patients and their families. Serenity Hospice and Home volunteers area vital part of our service. Anyone interested in becoming part of the VolunTeen Program is encouraged to call Salvador-Gould at 815-7322499.

The fourth annual Kids Christmas Store will be at the Chana United Methodist Church, 606 Main St., Chana, this year. The store will be open on Saturday, Dec. 7 and Dec. 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Byron Civic Theatre does it again this Christmas with another jukebox musical. “A Classic Christmas” opens Friday, Nov. 29. Performances continue Nov. 30, Dec. 1, and Dec. 6, 7, and 8. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 7 will be a busy day at Rock River Center, Oregon. A holiday bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Gifts galore at affordable prices will be offered. Free gift wrapping will be available. At the same time a bake sale will be held. The ladies of Rock River Center bake and share their favorite holiday cookies and fudge

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and pies this time of year. George Tolliver will help those interested carve a “Whimsical Santa” during a Woodcarving Workshop during the same hours. This class will cost $20 for Rock River Center members and $25 for non-members. Pre-registration is required for this all-day class. Ashley Lee will round out the day by leading a Holiday Cookie Decorating Class

from 3 to 5 p.m. Each participant will decorate 12 sugar cookies to take home. Cost is $15 per person per project. Preregistration is required. Call the center at 815-7323252 for details on any of these activities. Rock River Center is located at 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, and is handicapped accessible with plenty of parking.

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We invite our many customers to stop in for coffee and donuts, and to register for Christmas drawings. We also invite you to Forreston, where our merchants will be celebrating “Customer Appreciation Day.”

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Area high school students attend College Ag Day Ag in the Classroom hosted a College Ag Day on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Rock River Center. The day provided an opportunity for area students to meet locally with representatives of various colleges and universities to learn about the agricultural programs that are available. Several students made connections and will be following up with campus visits. The following colleges

and universities were in attendance to answer questions from students. Black Hawk College-East, Highland Community College, Illinois State University, Joliet Junior College, Kishwaukee College, Rockford Career College, Tulsa Welding School, University of Illinois-Urbana/ Champaign, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Western Illinois University, and Wyotech. High schools that took advantage of the event were

Ashton-Franklin Center, Byron, DeKalb, Eastland, Lena-Winslow, North Boone, and Oregon. Agriculture in the Classroom is a program to help students gain a greater awareness of the role of agriculture in the economy and society. Students learn that thousands of farm products are in the world around them, on their plate, in the clothes they wear, in the medicine that makes them well, and in earth-friendly fuels and plastics.

Website offers tips on making better choices at food pantries Food donation drives always make a big difference to those in need. However, it may be challenging to make a healthy meal with the donations received. Making the Most of Your Food Basket Donations is a newly-developed website by the University of Illinois Extension that can help. The website, located at foodbaskets/ offers several ways to organize donation drives or packaging of donations received. The site offers tips provide healthier combinations during a food drive to meet the needs of its recipients.

To learn more about upcoming local Extension program offerings visit us online at web. With Making the Most of Your Food Basket Donations, choosing items for food basket donation can now be easier. The website was developed by Karen ChapmanNovakofski, University of Illinois Extension Specialist, Nutrition, to provide donors and recipients with sample menus, shopping lists, and recipes for using the gift foods. The website will allow users to browse the different food groups for healthier choices to help round out

a healthy recipe or meal. It offers 6 days of suggested food donations and accompanying recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Whether donors want to give a couple of items, enough for a specific recipe, or a few days’ worth, the website is a valuable tool to use in putting together more versatile and healthy food baskets. To learn more about upcoming local Extension program offerings visit us online at web.extension.

Students visited with Bill Johnson from Joliet Junior College at the College Ag Day held at the Rock River Center. A total of 105 students visited with representatives from 11 colleges and universities on Nov. 14. The program was coordinated by Melinda Charbonneau, Ag Literacy Coordinator, University of Illinois Extension.

Food service course offered Dec. 4 at Extension office A refresher course for food service sanitation manager will be offered on Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the University of Illinois Extension office, 421 W. Pines Rd., Oregon. The program fee is $40 and includes lunch, learning activities, and reference materials. The fee does not include the renewal fee. Food safety refresher courses meet the requirements

for Illinois Department of Public Health recertification of food handlers. This program is presented by Marilyn Csernus MS, RD, CDE, University of Illinois Extension, nutrition and wellness educator. Participants should plan to arrive 15 minutes early to register. Class will begin promptly at 9 a.m. Participants must bring a photo ID and verification of

FSSMC ID number, FSSMC certificate, ID card, or letter from IDPH. For more information or to register call the University of Illinois Extension office at 815-732-2191 or go to web. Anyone needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, should call the extension office.

Hogs may be answer to current abundant corn supply According to Purdue University Extension economist Chris Hurt, grain farmers are looking for new corn uses now that ethanol is not big enough. “Low corn prices are encouraging end users to seek ways to add value to corn, which is now below costs for most corn growers. What about hogs?” Hurt said. “For the 2013-14 corn marketing year, hogs are offering an estimated $6.85 per bushel if the profits from hog production are assigned to the value of corn,” Hurt said. Hurt explained that livestock was historically the way to add value to abundant corn supplies on Midwest farms. During the first-half of the 1800s what is now the eastern Corn Belt became the center of hog production. Cincinnati was nicknamed “Porkopolis” in 1835. By the end of the Civil War in 1865, public monies were being used to open terminal markets farther west with the Chicago Union Stockyards the most famous. The center of the hog industry has continued to move farther west to Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, and Nebraska in the past 50 years. “Today most corn growers cannot add hogs to their farm enterprises,” Hurt said. “Modern hog production is large-scale, high-tech, high-investment, and highly coordinated. So, the hope for most corn growers is that large hog production corporations will expand rapidly and thereby expand the corn usage base.” How big is the incentive for hog expansion? “At first glance, it appears to be very large,” Hurt said.

“During the period that spans the 2013-14 corn marketing year, live hog prices are expected to average about $67 per hundredweight with costs of production closer to $56. “That means an expected profit of $32 per head and relates to the $6.85 per bushel for corn marketed through hogs. “Unfortunately, it takes time to get into hog production, and gilts retained now will not have marketready pigs until late 2014 when much of the profit incentive will be eroded. “That profit erosion is due to the expected expansion already under way and to somewhat higher corn prices for the 2014-15 marketing year,” he said. According to Hurt, the best news for the hog industry and other animal industries is that feed prices will probably moderate for a series of years, not just this one year. “If so, that means an extended period of lower feed prices and expansion of animal production,” Hurt said. “Over the next three to five years, expect a ‘mini-boomlet’ for animal industries in which three positive demand drivers will occur: higher U.S. per capita consumption; modest domestic population growth; and continued growth of exports,” he said. For hog production in the coming year, Hurt said that this means a 1 to 3 percent expansion of the breeding herd that has already begun. Increased pork production from this expansion will begin by late summer of 2014, and prices will move below year-previous levels at that time. As an example, hog prices

in the last quarter of 2014 are expected to be $58 per live hundredweight compared with $65 during the last quarter this year. Hurt said that the big profits will come during the 2013-14 corn marketing year, reaching $37 per head of profits on average during the second and third quarters of 2014. Hog prices are expected to average around $65 in late 2013 and the first quarter of 2014. Then record-high hog prices are anticipated in the second quarter with an average near $72, followed by $67 for the third quarter. As pork supplies begin to rise into the fall of 2014, hog prices are expected to drop $9 per live hundredweight to around $58. “While hog prices are strong, it is really lower feed costs that are providing the strong profitability forecasts,” Hurt said. “In the peak of the 2012 drought, hog production costs were near $73 in the third quarter of 2012. Those have dropped to about $56 for the coming year. “While selling corn at $6.85 per bushel is appealing to cash grain farmers, it is important for them to recognize that the high feed prices resulting from the 2012 drought caused large losses,” Hurt continued. “In the current profitable period, it will take until June 2014 to recover the losses that were suffered from droughtinduced high feed costs. “After many years of often high and very volatile feed prices, the future appears brighter for all of the animal species with feed prices moderating over the coming years.

“With moderation should also come less volatility. The pork industry is well positioned to take advantage of several years of favorable consumer expansion driven by improving domestic consumption and foreign demand,” Hurt said. Hurt concluded that the

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a better balance between the crop production sector and the animal sector. “Assuming ethanol use is relatively level in the future, this means that corn farmers have achieved the goal of providing sufficient production for both food and fuel,” Hurt said.

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Free Christmas concert in Mt. Morris Sunday, Dec. 8 For the ninth year, a free community Christmas concert, sponsored by three churches in Mt. Morris, is drawing musicians from this region to celebrate the holidays and support local food pantries. A Festival of Lessons and Carols will be presented Sunday, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 308 E. Brayton Rd.,

Mt. Morris. The concert is presented free of charge to the public, although a freewill offering will be taken to support local food pantries, Loaves and Fish Food Pantry in Mt. Morris and Lifeline in Oregon. The concert will feature more than 40 singers from communities throughout Ogle and Lee counties. The orchestra is comprised

of six wind instruments, percussion, piano, organ, harpsichord and hand bells. Thirty minutes before the concert begins, prelude music will be presented by Karen Larson, Lisa Suttman, Joanne Miller, Dr. Matt Guschl, a chime choir, directed by Melanie Clements and Dr. Matt Guschl, The Blackhawk Brass quintet, directed by Andy Eckardt, and Prairie

Strings Orchestra, directed by Jennifer Peterson. During the offertory, the Community Youth Choir will sing, directed by Karen Larson. This year’s concert will be an arrangement of many beloved and some less-known Christmas carols directed by Carol Reckmeyer and Nellie Winters. Karen Larson and Joanne

Miller will accompany on piano, organ and technics. Nelson Miller, who originated the community Christmas cantata in 2004, is again serving as music director and producer. The concert will conclude with the congregation invited to join the choir to perform Handel’s Hallelujah chorus, a tradition begun in 2004 that remains an annual highlight.

The free community concert is sponsored by the Disciples United Methodist Church, 815-734-4853, Mt. Morris Church of the Brethren, 815-734-4573, and Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mt. Morris, 815734-6354. For more information go to www.disciplesumc. org, or

at noon. Every Friday morning homemade cinnamon rolls are served for a donation. Kids shopping day during Santa’s Breakfast will be held Saturday, Nov. 30. The Senior Center is in need of monetary donations for this event. and gifts for parents and siblings for the kids to purchase that day. Friday, Dec. 6 - Charter bus trip to Peoria. Itinerary and prices announced at a later date. Here’s what’s happening at the Polo Public Library: Tuesdays - “It’s Story Time at Your Library” from 2 to 2:30 p.m.

Thursdays from 1 to 2 p.m. is “Wiggles & Giggles.” Monday, Dec. 23, Book Club from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” By Rachel Joyce. The Polo Chamber Board of Trustees is attempting to issue Certificates of Recognition to Polo Chamber of Commerce member businesses celebrating five years, and then five year increments of being in business in Polo. Call Susie at polo@ special business celebrations. Call Susie at 815-946-3131 to post events on the chamber sign, chamber website and in the Chamber Chatter.

information from parents, teachers and other experts. The Board of Education agrees; therefore, we have asked Dr. Hammack to deliver his preliminary recommendations on that issue in the Spring of 2015. This much we know now to be certain: Early Childhood and Pre-K students will be served here, as they always have. The board has never considered sending special ed students outside Byron to be educated, except in the handful of cases in which we currently pay outside entities tuition for students with extremely specific needs. The board believes special ed parents who tell us their children are thriving; we will make our decisions with those thoughts in mind. In our general education curriculum, no cuts are being considered in course offerings or in extracurricular programming.

As we go through this process, School Board members have three requests/ First, share your thoughts with us. Come to our meetings; if you cannot attend, email or call us. Second, take great care in accepting and disseminating information. The rumor mill has produced statements which are not only false but outright nonsense: This needlessly upsets students, parents and staff. Finally, know that we will, in this challenging situation, continue to deliver the highest-quality education possible to all of the children in our community.

come, first served situation. There may be a line and there is no guarantee on wait time or which wagon or carriage ride you will enjoy. Our live reindeer are, once again, sponsored by First National Bank. This local community spirited business has allowed this unique annual tradition to continue for many years. FNB is located on Franklin Street, on “Candy Cane Lane.” Be sure to stop by for a photo op during the event. Watch for Rhonda the Reindeer, who’ll be visiting with the kids as well. You may have noticed “gift tags” adorning the light poles in town. The names on these tags represent businesses which have sponsored the holiday decorating of these poles. Those sponsors include: Barniture, Casco Tax & Accounting, Casey’s General Store, Community Bank of Oregon, Johnson Oil Company, Oregon Woman’s Club, McDonald’s, Oregon

BP, Oregon Park District, Red Stone Salon & Spa, Smith & Morrow, P.C., Stillman Bank, Washington Corner, and WNIJ/Northern Public Radio. Our too-many-to-namethem-all Red Bow Sponsors are those folks who contribute to the cost of producing this festival – the nuts and bolts portion necessary to keeping Oregon’s Annual Candlelight Walk alive. Without the participation of these businesses, individuals, and organizations this event would cease to exist. Please be sure to stop in during the event and thank them. Better yet, since you are in their store, take a look around and make a purchase. Remember, we must support our local businesses. They are crucial to the survival of small town, USA.

Chamber Chatter Country Floral will be holding their Touch of Christmas on Friday, Nov. 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Norma has some great gift items for your loved ones. The Polo Chamber of Commerce sponsors Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Senior Center. This year the event is on Saturday, Nov. 30 from 9 to 11 a.m. The senior center will again this year have Christmas gifts and free wrapping for the children to purchase. The most expensive gifts will be priced at just over $5.

This is a wonderful opportunity for the kids to make a special Christmas purchase for their loved ones. The tree lighting will be held in the Louise D. Quick Park on Saturday, Nov. 30. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive on the fire truck at 6 p.m. that evening. Afterwards, everyone is invited to the senior center for cookies and a drink, while the Faith United Methodist Church Bell Ringers provide entertainment. The Festival of Trees will be done that evening. This year a request for nonperishable items will be accepted to be given to the

Polo Food Pantry. The Polo Senior Services Center has a quilt raffle going on. The raffle winner will be chosen on Nov. 30 during the Festival of Trees. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5, and may be purchased at the senior center. Polo Area Community Theatre will be performing “Miracle on 34th Street” on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6 and 7 at 7 p.m., and Sunday Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. Come see some of our own Polo talent perform. Jan Harvey is hosting the 15th Cottage Christmas at 501 W. Colden Street on Friday, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to

8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. She will have many gift items to choose from including fine art, antiques, barn quilts, baked goods, collectibles and crafts. The Polo Senior Services Center will hold the following events, with everyone welcome to attend: Tuesdays and Thursdays are exercise days with Fit for Life, a low impact program from 9 to 10 a.m. Hand Quilting every Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. Play “500” - Every Wednesday at noon. Mexican Train - Thursdays

Guest Column Byron School Board says district faces challenges To the Editor and Residents of the Byron School District, Byron School District is facing challenges similar to other districts. However, as we make minor adjustments in our employment levels in order to deal with these challenges, we have more flexibility than most districts. Our first challenge is dealing with our finances. Our non-nuclear equalized assessed valuation, on which our tax dollars are based, has declined 0.7 percent in just one year. (Our nuclear EAV is in question, pending reassessment of the Exelon facility.) State aid has been

virtually eliminated. Our insurance costs have risen; the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) will cause them to rise further. Our staff unions are asking for raises. Our debt service, primarily due to Mary Morgan construction, has increased from virtually zero to more than $3 million annually. With costs going up and income going down, we are deficit spending. That means that at the end of the year, we have to take money from our reserve funds to pay the difference. (We now have just $7 million in reserves – far less than experts recommend with an annual budget of nearly $30 million.) If we continue to spend our reserves, the district will be bankrupt. That is why modest staffing cuts of 2 to 4 teachers per building over the next two years are being proposed. Modest cuts in

administration and noncertified staff also are proposed. And, we will continue to make reductions district-wide in insurance costs (if possible), purchasing, legal fees and all other expenditures. Our second challenge is to recognize that declining enrollment must bring changes to the district. Byron’s overall student enrollment has declined by 300 since 2006; it will decline 8 percent more in the next six years, for a total drop of 14 percent. As difficult as it will be for those directly affected, the reality is that fewer students mean we need fewer staff members to deliver the same quality education. One comparison worth considering: New Trier High School in Winnetka is among the top-rated high schools in the nation. The average class size at New Trier is 22.4; the average

class size at BHS is 12.9. (In fact, BHS has 50 classes with 10 or fewer students.) With the proposed cuts, the average class size at BHS will be 14.3. At Mary Morgan and Byron Middle School, modest staffing cuts will result in class sizes that remain at or below the state average, and smaller than classes in surrounding districts. All of our students are served from the same shrinking pie; therefore, some minor adjustments to the special education program will be considered this spring. However, despite what you may have heard, no decision has been made regarding what, if any, relationship Byron might have in the future with the Ogle County Educational Cooperative. Because the OCEC issue is complex, our superintendent, Dr. Hammack has asked for more time to gather

Sincerely, Doug Floski, Byron School Board President Kathi Gehrke, Vice President John Hess, Secretary and Board Members: Ed Clift, Bill Craig, Matt Meyers, and Carol Nauman

Public Voice Polo students, staff thank all who helped Dear Editor, The students, staff and administration from the Polo School District would like to thank everyone for their participation in the Calling All Communities Contest that ended November 25th. There were many ways that we were given help and support during this contest: voting, spreading the word to others, cash donations for the commercial at Q94.3,

donated items for drawings, help with advertising at events, moral support for our school district and for acts of which we were unaware. We would also like to acknowledge those from outside communities who helped support us throughout this competition. We would not have been able to stay in a competitive position without all of the help and support we received. U.S. Cellular will post final results on their website on or about December 10th.

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Horse-drawn wagon rides during event From A1 the clue, and then search for the answer at each participating location. Forms to participate can be picked up during normal business hours from the Oregon Chamber Office, Oregon City Hall and the Oregon Park District. They will also be available during Candlelight Walk at the chamber located inside the Oregon Coliseum. All completed forms must be turned back in to the chamber no later than 8 p.m. on Nov. 30. Horse-drawn wagon rides will be available all evening, taking riders throughout the

downtown to view holiday lights and decorations. Candlelight Walk began as Oregon merchants’ way of showing appreciation to their customers. “Candlelight Walk originated many years ago inside Conover Square Mall. The business owners inside this specialty mall wanted a way to say thank you to a community that had supported them throughout the year,” said Debbie Dickson, the chamber’s executive secretary. “This much loved holiday event has blossomed into a community tradition that is now attended by folks from far reaching distances.”

Pecan fundraiser is underway in Polo Chapter DW PEO Sisterhood is selling pecans as a fundraiser. The following products from the Calhoun Pecan Company are available. Butter roasted and salted pecans, 14-ounce box, $12. Praline pecans, 14-ounce box - $12. Double dipped chocolate pecans, 16-ounce box, $12. Pecan trio collectible, 22-ounce gift box, $16. Pecan halves, 16-ounce bag, $8.75. Pecan pieces, 16-ounce bag, $8.50.

Milk chocolate pecans, 6-ounce bags, $5. Dark chocolate pecans, 6-ounce bags, $5. PEO is a philanthropic organization where women celebrate the advancement of women, educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans, and stewardship of Cottey College, and motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations. Pecans are available to purchase at Burkardt’s LP Gas, Polo, or call Paula Faivre at 815-946-2293 or 815-9463081.

Four-year-old Cameron Folk places ornaments on a Christmas tree at the Oregon Coliseum Monday morning. Photo by Chris Johnson

Polo Library News Story Time with Miss Randi Tuesdays, 1 to 2 p.m., Ages 0-5 Preschoolers and their special grownup join Miss Randi as she makes stories come alive with puppets, singing, movement, props and crafts. Wiggles and Giggles Thursdays, 1 to 2 p.m., Ages 0-5 Preschoolers along with parents and caregivers come spend Thursday afternoons at the library.

Roller Derby mixer is Dec. 7 The River Demons Roller Derby will present D-Day All Star Roller Derby Mixer that will be a tourney style event on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the River Valley Complex, 605 N. Main St., Leaf River. The doors open at 5 p.m., and the first bout will begin at 6 p.m. Fifty-six All Star skaters will come in for the bout, from Aurora 88s, McLean County Misfits, Southland Slashers, Quad City Rollers, River Demons, Rockford

Rage, Midwest Divas, Dubuque Bombsquad, Peoria Push, Barbed Wire Betties, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and many others. The skaters come from all over the area and will star in the mixer. A mixer is an event where the 56 skaters are pooled into teams, which makes 14 skaters per team, a normal bench for a roller derby team. Four teams will battle out the tourney style bouts. The event is $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Children

age 5 and under are admitted free. Santa will be on hand at this event. The River Demons will donate a portion of the proceeds to the food pantry in Forreston for its toy drive and food drives. Bring in a canned good or non-perishable item and get $1 off the admission price. Bob Noxious will announce the first bout. Four single bouts will be held

Sing, dance with shaky eggs, and generally “Wiggle and Giggle”. Children to learn to enjoy music and movement, plus have fun with their friends. It is also an opportunity for parents and caregivers to socialize while the children enjoy open play. Children are invited to bring a friend to theses programs. The more kids the merrier. LEGO Club Saturday, Dec.14 1 to 2 p.m., Ages 6-12 What an awesome group the LEGO Club kids are. Some of their creations are on display at the Circulation Desk. Kids, bring a container of LEGOs and build something, see what others are building, and make new friends. If children don’t have LEGOs, some are available to use for the day. Book Club Monday, Dec.17

1:30 to 2:30 p.m. The December selection is The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce. Harold Fry, recently retired, lives in a small English village with his wife who seems irritated by almost everything he does. One morning a letter arrives, addressed to Harold in a shaky scrawl, from a woman he hasn’t heard from in twenty years. She is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye. A novel of charm, humor, and profound insight into the thoughts and feelings we all bury deep within our hearts. If anyone would like to read the book but can’t be present for the discussion, pick up a copy anyway. Reviews and comments are always welcome and will be shared at the meeting. Gift Ideas Inquire at the Circulation Desk to find out about how to purchase a library card as

a gift. Also, the Library has Polo, Illinois, 1857-2007 books for sale. These historical tributes are available for $18. Make checks payable to the Polo Historical Society. Facebook “Like” our Facebook page to stay up-to-date on our latest activities and to see pictures of our “My First Library Card” book buddies and other programs such as Halloween, Summer Reading, Cat in the Hat Day, Fancy Nancy and lots more! Holiday Hours The library will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27 and remain closed until Saturday, Nov. 30, in observance of Thanksgiving. The library is located at 302 Mason St. Phone: 815-946-2713 Hours: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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County board approves raises for two positions By Vinde Wells Editor

Traffic was backed up on Interstate 88 at the scene of where a conservation officer shot and killed an Ohio driver. The driver pinned an Illinois State trooper between his minivan and the police vehicle before being shot. Photo by Phil Marruffo

Conservation officer shot and killed driver Nov. 22 By Sauk Valley Media An Ohio man was killed by a state conservation officer Nov. 22 along Interstate 88 following an incident which also involved an Illinois State Trooper. Shane David Cataline, 30, of Toledo, Ohio, Cataline was pronounced dead at the scene and an autopsy was done Saturday, Illinois State Police said in a news release. Cataline was shot and killed by a conservation officer after police say he pinned a state police trooper between his minivan and the trooper’s car. Both officers were injured and taken to the hospital, where they were treated and released. State police said the investigation continues, and urged anyone with

information to call them at 815-632-4010, ext. 220. At 10:44 a.m. Friday, a state conservation officer assisted a man driving a minivan with Ohio plates at Burns and Albany roads in Whiteside County, said Robert Frazier, Region 1 commander for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources conservation police. Afterward, that same driver, later identified as Cataline, called 911, making statements that prompted officers to check on him again. The van later was spotted heading east on Interstate 88, just west of U.S. Route 30, Commander Frazier said. It is unclear whether the trooper and the conservation officer pulled the driver over together, or whether

the conservation officer responded to a call for officer assistance. During the traffic stop, Frazier said, Cataline pulled an abrupt U-turn, pinning the state trooper between his van and the trooper’s squad car. With the trooper pinned, the conservation officer shot the driver, Frazier said. Officers from around the area showed up in response. Both officers were placed on temporary administrative leave, as is standard procedure. Late Friday afternoon, IDNR officials held a news conference, where they delivered a statement. They took no questions and declined to identify the officers. They also would not say whether Cataline was armed.

After two votes and a spirited discussion, the Ogle County Board okayed raises Nov. 19 for members of two appointed boards. Board member Bill Welty, Chana, recommended an increase in the pay per meeting and the mileage compensation for members of the Regional Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). Both boards are appointed by the county board. The Regional Planning Commission is comprised of county residents, a county board member, and county officials, while the ZBA is made up of citizens. Welty first made a motion to increase the pay per meeting from $40 to $45 and the mileage rate from 40 cents per mile to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rate, which is 56.5 cents for 2013. Board member Bobbie Colbert, Rochelle, objected. “I think we’re opening a can or works here,” she said, pointing out that other appointed boards and committees have not been given raises. Welty said the two boards in question have not received increases for five years. He said they sometimes hold numerous meeting to resolve a single issue and drive many miles in their own vehicles to look at property being discussed in their meetings. He said he has been asked why the members of the two

boards would get only $45 per meeting when county board members are paid $50 per meeting. Welty then amended his motion to made the pay per meeting $50. Board member Pat Saunders, Polo, voiced disapproval of the mileage rate. “I’m against the federal rate,” she said. “I was against increasing the rate [for county board members] from one cent per mile.” Saunders was referring to the county board’s decision last December to reverse a three-year-old budget cut that set the county board’s mileage compensation from one cent per mile to the IRS rate. The mileage roll-back started in December of 2008 when the board agreed to decrease the reimbursement from the 58.5 cents per mile allowed by the IRS at that time to 48.5 cents. A few months later on Aug. 18, 2009, the board dropped the amount to one cent per mile, where it remained until Dec. 18, 2012. At that time, the measure was expected to save the county $16,000 per year. County board members are paid for their trips to and from board and committee meetings and to attend to other county business. Saunders also said that county board members have not received a pay per meeting increase for at least 10 years. Colbert reiterated her

objections to the per meeting increase for the Regional Planning Commission and ZBA. “I’d like to remind some board members — the ones that have been on for a while, not the ones elected last year —what was done to Board of Review (BOR) members,” she said. Colbert was making reference to the county board’s action on Sept. 13, 2011 to reduce BOR member’s pay from $4,500 per year to $2,000. Three months later two long-time BOR members resigned. The county board appointed new members to take their places and increased the annual salary to $3,500. Welty’s amended motion for $50 per meeting ended in a tie vote and was defeated. The original motion for $45 per meeting was approved. In other business, the board: •฀ approved฀ the฀ 2014฀ holiday schedule for county employees, •฀ approved฀ an฀ intergovernmental agency agreement with the Byron Forest Preserve for maintenance at Weld Park; •฀ approved฀ delaying฀ the฀ employee’s share of a health insurance premium increase to Jan. 1, instead of Dec. 1 when the new fiscal year begins. Health insurance premiums will increase by 22.9 percent. However, the county will pay its share of the increase on Dec. 1.

Rochelle officials considering closing call center By Vinde Wells Editor Rochelle officials are considering closing the city’s emergency call center and turning its operations over to the Ogle County Sheriff’s Department. Rochelle Police Chief Eric

Higby said Nov. 19 that the proposal is in the early stages of discussion. He said city officials discussed it as a cost-cutting measure. “The city has a $250,000 deficit in the General Fund,” he said. Salaries and benefits for

the six full-time and four part-time telecommunicators add up to more than $400,000 per year, he said. Higby said the call center handles 911 calls, as well as other calls, and dispatches emergency personnel for the city of nearly 10,000. He said he does not favor

closing the center. “I think having our own would work better for us,” he said. Currently, Rochelle is the only municipality in the county that handles its own calls. All others are answered by Ogle County telecommunicators, who also dispatch police, fire and ambulance personnel. The county does not charge the villages and cities for the services. Rochelle City Clerk Bruce

McKinney, who is also an Ogle County Board member, told the county board Nov. 19 that the Rochelle call center receives 25,000 calls per year. He asked if more money should be allowed in Sheriff Michael Harn’s budget for 2014 in case the center closes. County board chairman Kim Gouker, Byron, said it’s too early to know. “We’re just exploring it at this point,” he said. “We haven’t looked at costs or

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IDNR killed cougar near Morrison last week By David Giuliani Sauk Valley Media An officer with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources killed a cougar near Morrison Nov. 20 – the first time in the agency’s history. Officer Ron Palumbo shot the cougar late in the afternoon. The large cat had been seen leaving a cornfield, running toward a farmer’s home and outbuildings. Palumbo found the animal in a concrete tunnel beneath a corn crib. He killed it with a single shot, according to the department. David Harrison, an official with the soil and water conservation district, who was on hand, followed Palumbo’s shot with a couple of his own “to make sure” the animal was dead, Harrison said. “It was an unfortunate thing,” Harrison said Thursday. “It’s unusual for an animal like that to be around humans. They are fairly shy. I

don’t know what it was doing in a cornfield. Typically, a cat is nocturnal. They roam around at night.” IDNR said it had killed the cougar, which is not protected under law, at the request of the landowner. It weighed more than 100 pounds and measured 5 1/2 feet. The farm owner had some horses on her property and was concerned for their safety, said Tim Schweizer, an IDNR spokesman. Robert Frazier, a Sterlingbased official for IDNR, said conservation officers did not have the option of tranquilizing the cougar. “We don’t have tranquilizing equipment,” he said. “This is unusual in Illinois.” The cougar’s body was to be taken to the Brookfield Zoo in the Chicago suburbs for a necropsy, an autopsy for animals, officials said. Officials want to determine the cougar’s recent history

and origin. Cougars, often referred to as mountain lions, have rarely attacked humans. Over the past decade, cougars have been killed three times in Illinois. In 2000, one was killed by a train in Randolph County in southern Illinois, and in 2004, a bow hunter killed one in Mercer County south of the Quad Cities. In 2008, a cougar made its way into the Roscoe Village neighborhood on Chicago’s north side. Officers cornered the cat in a resident’s side yard in the early evening. The cougar tried to attack the officers, who killed it. They were all males, but the one near Morrison was female. The previous three were genetically similar to cougars in South Dakota, according to an analysis. Illinois’ cougar population disappeared before 1870, IDNR says. Officials have no evidence that a breeding

A conservation officer shot a cougar near Lyndon Road southeast of Morrison on Wednesday. It was the first time an Illinois Department of Natural Resources officer has killed a cougar. Photo supplied

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Stillman Valley pulled off the upset over AC for the run against an Eagle defense set up to defend the pass. Hare rambled 17 yards and then on third-and-7, Seth Vanbriesen took an option pitch for 12 yards down to the 5-yard line. “It was crazy,” SV quarterback Connor McNames said. “We were scrambling all over the place.” With 12 seconds left and the Eagle defense reeling, Hare crashed over the goal line on a 3-yard run. Initially, the officials did not signal a touchdown, as Hare lost the ball when he was tackled. The officials conferred and after many anxious seconds for the hundreds of Cardinal fans that braved the single digit wind chill, it was ruled a touchdown. “I know I was over the line. It was just of matter of waiting for them to call it,” said Hare, who was keyed on all night by the Eagle defense. Earlier in the second half, the Cardinals were faced with another daunting task. Trailing 17-7 after AC’s MJ Zepeda returned an interception for a score, SV found itself with a fourthand-1 on its own 30-yard line. With the wind in its face, SV opted to go for it and Alberts was gang-tackled for a loss. Just when it looked like the efficient AC offense would take advantage of field position and make it a 24-7 game, its passing game stopped working, including a critical fourth-down drop. “Not converting on fourth down was the difference in the game,” AC coach Don Beebe said. On the next play with AC in a goal line defense, Vanbriesen popped through the line of scrimmage for a 73 run, setting up a 7-yard

By Andy Colbert Reporter In the 51 playoffs games he has coached in 16 years at Stillman Valley, Mike Lalor has experienced some remarkable outcomes. Following a 28-26 upset win over 2-time defending state champ Aurora Christian in the semifinals of the 3A playoffs, the first thing Lalor said as he addressed his team was, “This is truly one of the more unbelievable games I’ve been involved in.” No one could dispute that claim after seeing Stillman Valley come back twice from desperate situations to pull off its sixth semifinal win under Lalor. None may have came harder than this one. Zac Hare had a solid block from Seth VanBriesen on the winning touchdown rush late With exactly six minutes in the fourth quarter. Photo by Chris Johnson left in the game, the Cardinals took its first lead of the game, 21-20 on a Zac Hare 1-yard run and a clutch Keaton Weber kick. The key play on the 61-yard drive was a 13-yard pass from Connor McNames to Trevor Gerig on fourth-and-8. On the ensuing possession, SV forced Aurora Christian into a fourth-and-7 at midfield and were close to maybe closing the game out. Instead, the Eagles converted and three plays later, Austin Bray threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Legend Smith for a 26-21 advantage. “That didn’t intimidate us at all,” SV’s Logan Alberts said. “We stayed focused and played like we always do – as a team.” On the ensuing kickoff, SV got a huge break when Trevor Connor McNames finds a hole and rushes to the 1-yard line to set up a touchdown Hills, who earlier boomed play. Photo by Chris Johnson one into the end zone, hit the ball wrong and it only went State Final Information The Stillman Valley Cardinals will play St. Joseph on Friday, Nov. 29 at 4 14 yards before going out of bounds. p.m. The game will be played at NIU’s Husky Stadium. For tickets contact Taking over at the 46-yard the NIU Ticket Office at 815-752-6800. line with 2:27 left, SV opted


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Cardinals have solid core which will only get better “We like to play fast and pressure more,” the ninthyear coach (167-69) said. Forreston’s basketball “Our overall theme is to put team has a chance to be points on the board. We have pretty good this season and multiple guys that can pass even better the following and shoot.” year. With a group heavy on On defense, Forreston will juniors, the Cardinals look to mix in zone with a pressure improve on last year’s 15-13 attack. Schneiderman record. sees another plus is the Only 10 players are on the unselfishness exhibited thus roster, with eight of them far. juniors, including three “If we can keep our egos returning starters. Do not in check, we’ll be okay,” he expect any sophomores to be warned. moved up either. Freeport Aquin is a 2-time Ethan Groom escapes from Nathan Schneiderman and Andrew Beasley during “We’ve got a ways to go, defending conference champ practice. Photo by Chris Johnson but have some skills and have and will again be tough. guys that enjoy playing,” Dakota has one of top area Forreston coach Jonathan players in Brett Benning, Schneiderman said. who is capable of going off Robert DeVries leads the for 40 points in game. talented bunch of juniors “There is so much parity and will be the players that in the conference this year,” opposing teams will look to Schneiderman said. “Besides By Andy Colbert half court and be willing to stop. Aquin and Dakota, Polo has Reporter play as a team.” “He averaged 17 points a everybody back. AFC and Leading the way for the game for us and had the ball Milledgeville bring back After a successful 2012-13 Marcos will by 6-foot-8 AJ in his hands the majority of most of their players.” season (21-8, 10-3) and most Dollmeyer, who should be time,” Schneiderman said. of the same players back, one of the elite players in the Polo’s boys basketball team conference. is poised to be a force in 1A, “He’s a huge post presence at least in this area. and runs the floor incredibly “We have more depth and well for a big guy,” Messer diversity,” Polo coach Matt said. “This year, he is Messer said. “We should be becoming ambidextrous too.” more balanced on offense and Another senior that will have more team speed than make a significant impact last year.” is 6-2 Brian Cavanaugh, the One concern Messer has is most athletic player on the one defense. team. Cavanaugh will play A.J. Dollmeyer “We must be willing guard/forward. to work as hard as we did “Brian can fly up and down last year,” Messer said. “If the court and jump high,” we can continue our team Messer said. “He’s got a good chemistry from last year, we wing span and is improving will be bale to compete with his 3-point shot.” anybody in the conference.” Cavanaugh’s younger Messer sees Freeport brother Brad will return as Aquin as the team to beat. point guard. As a freshman, “The conference is as he started nearly every game. deep as it’s been in my eight Another experienced veteran years. They’ll be no easy is Zach Quaco, a true guard/ games,” Messer (112-81) forward. said. “Aquin has to be at the “He can play guard, but top, but I think of at least five has a post-player mentality,” teams that will challenging Messer said. “He’s not afraid Brian Cavanaugh for the conference crown, to get in there and mix it up.” Hopefully, we’ll be one of With the depth Polo has, The Marcos will be in the those teams.” Messer hopes to use a nine- action all this week at One of the keys to man rotation as a means for AFC and return to Polo contend for the NUIC title is pressuring opponents. on December for its home continuity of play. “Honestly, I don’t know opener against Durand. In “We need our defense to what the starting five will December, the team will have help us score easy buckets be,” Messer said. “Everyone a tough slate of games at both Members of the Forreston basketball team practice a play during a workout last week in transition,” Messer said. has looked pretty good. At the Forreston and Eastland “Then we have to be able to the AFC tournament, we’ll tournaments. at the school. Photo by Chris Johnson execute our offense in the use a lot of people.” Schneiderman’s second cousin, Nathan Schneiderman, a 6-foot-4 junior forward, also returns as a starter, as does 6-1 junior guard Wyatt Kirchner. Another junior that received playing time as a sophomore was center Caleb Reining. Forwards Jacob Cunningham and Marcus Edler and guards Ethan Groom and Aaron Shelton round out the junior class. “We have two seniors. Andrew Beasley will play guard for us and Ben Stake will get spot minutes,” Schneiderman said. A challenge for Forreston will be a lack of size. “We’ll need to get scores in the paint,” Schneiderman said. “We have to have multiple guys score in the paint, whether it garbage points or whatever it takes.” With the make up of this year’s team, Schneiderman will allow more free-lancing than last year.

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Wrestlers may be young but have solid skills By Andy Colbert Reporter Polo’s wrestling team will be young, but coach Justin Zigler is optimistic of filling all 14 weight classes. “We haven’t done that for a couple years, but by juggling kids around, I think we can do it,” said Zigler, beginning his sixth year as Marco coach. The team has 24 wrestlers out, including four from Forreston. Eastland is also a part of the coop, but did not

have any participants. Leading the way for the Marcos is sophomore Ethan Cain. Cain was a regional champ and finished with a record of 30-10 at 145 pounds. He had hoped to be at 152 this season, but has bulked up to 160. “Hi goal is to be a state champ,” Zigler said. “He’s wrestled a lot in the off season, going to Fargo for Team Illinois. He’s putting in the work to do it.” Another standout will

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realizes how competitive the league is. “Dakota is the state champ and only lost one kid. Le-Win has two state champs back,” Zigler said. Polo has been assigned to host a 1A regional this year. The last time it hosted one was in 2012, with the likes of Dakota, Le-Win, Winnebago, Byron and Lutheran. “You never know who will be assigned, but it will probably tough like it always is,” Zigler said.

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Lady Cardinals host tournament The Forreston Lady Cardinals have been facing tough competition in their annual Thanksgiving tournament. Forreston took on Winnnebago Nov. 22 and earned a 45-26 win. The Lady Cardinals came out strong in the first quarter outscoring Winnebago 16-2. They continued the strong play in the second quarter by outscoring Winnebago 11-5 in the second quarter which gave Forreston a 27-7 halftime lead. Leading the way for Forreston was Maggie Curry with 17 points. She had 3 Polo’s Keeley Meyer and Jozi Grobe put pressure on a Fulton player late in the fourth quarter Friday night. Photo free throws and a pair of by Chris Johnson 3-pointers. Rachel Walton had 8 points, Ellie Lenkaitis had 10 points, Hanna Metzger had 4 points, Taylor Scott had 4 the first quarter. points and Courtney Wolf Fulton won the game 58- had 2 points. 28. Forreston played Christian Jozi Grobe was 2 of 4 from the free throw line and ended the game with 8 points. Meyer had a good The Lady Marcos faced performance and ended the some tough competition in night with 13 points. Oregon last week during the Paige Lust had 4 points and opening tip-off tournament. Carly Hinrichs had 3 points. Polo was matched up In tournament action Nov. against Rockford Lutheran to open the tournament Nov. 21. 23 Polo faced Hall and lost The matchup allowed the 50-32 and faced Milledgeville Lady Marcos to see a level and lost 34-27. In the game against of play they are not used to Milledgeville Meyer finished seeing in their conference. with 8 points, Merdian had Lutheran won 60-13 and 3 points, Hannah Grobe had they were the team that won 4 points and Hinrichs had 3 the tournament. Keeley Meyer had a good points. Jozi got on the board with game and score 6 points. 2 points and Alex Sternberg Madison Merdian drained finished the night with 4 a 3-pointer while Jozi Grobe points. and Alex Sternberg each In the final game Lutheran finished with 2 points. defeated Mendota 44-42 to Polo was outscored 30-2 in take the tournament title. the first quarter. Polo’s Madison Merdian applies pressure The Lady Marcos faced Prophetstown finished the tournament in third place by to a Fulton player Friday night. Photo by Fulton Nov. 22. Polo was outscored 16-4 in defeating Oregon. Chris Johnson

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Life Nov. 23 but lost 43-39. The Lady Cardinals played well each quarter but were unable to pull ahead for the win. Walton finished with four 3-pointers and 14 points. Metzger had 8 points, Curry had 7 points, Lenkaitis had 5 points, Emily Edler had 3 points and MacKenzie Heinz had 2 points. Forreston also took on Eastland Nov. 23 and lost 5741. Forreston had the lead after 1 quarter with a 16-12 score but was down by 3 at the half. After 3 quarters the Lady Cardinals were down by 6 points. Walton had 17 points, Curry had 11 points, Metzger had 8 points, Edler had 3 points and Heinz had 2 points. The tournament continued Monday, Nov. 25 but results of the games were unavailable at press deadline.

Polo Activities Activities for Dec. 2-7 Monday, Dec. 2 7/8th Grade Boys Basketball at Chadwick – 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3 7/8th Grade Boys Basketball at Forreston – 4 p.m. HS Girls Basketball vs Durand at Polo – 6 p.m. HS Wrestling vs Freeport

& Dakota at Dakota – 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4 Aplington Academic Meet at Byron – 4 p.m. Aplington and High School Concert at HS – 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 6th Grade Boys Basketball vs Byron at Aplington – 4 p.m.

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Sports Column Stillman Valley win worth the trip to Aurora By Andy Colbert Reporter Last week when Earleen Hinton asked me if I was interested in going to Aurora Christian to cover Stillman Valley in the 3A football semifinal, I said it would be a game day decision for me. I wouldn’t mind watching them play, but would have preferred the game to be closer to home at Stillman. And, after being subjected to

an over-zealous PA guy and loud music two weeks ago at the Oregon-AC game, this 55-year curmudgeon wasn’t enthused about a return trip. Besides, if the high-octane AC offense is clicking on all cylinders, was it going to be worth it standing in the nighttime cold to potentially see Stillman get a beatdown by the 2-time defending state champs? Lots of reasons to stay home, but the lure of Illinois high school football playoffs took hold on Saturday and it off to the suburbs for me. The first stop was Lombard Montini to see if Sycamore’s best team in decades had a

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chance against the privateschool juggernaut. No, they did not. As my friend Steve Nitz of the DeKalb Chronicle wrote afterwards, it seemed an unfair playing field for Sycamore to compete against a recruited all-star team. Would Stillman suffer that same fate later on at Aurora Christian, I wondered? Even if you are a diehard Oregon Hawk fan, and there were some at Aurora, you couldn’t help but cheer for our rival Stillman with the spirited manner in which they competed. From the opening kickoff to the final seconds, it was

excitement all the way. By rights, the more talented AC team should have won. But, they made costly penalties, while SV played nearly mistake-free ball. Aurora did not always execute when it had too, such as they did so proficiently against Oregon, while the Cardinals came up with big plays when it counted. A difference in suburban vs. farm country football is the kicking of field goals. Twice, AC settled for three points like the NFL does, instead of going for a touchdown on fourth down like most teams around here do. The Eagles looked to be

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playing not to lose, while the fearless Cardinals were there to win. AC was geared to stop Zac Hare, but got burnt on effective option reads by QB Connor McNames. Not only that, but six different running backs besides Hare and McNames made key gains to keep drives alive. It’s as if they have an unlimited stable of guys to keep bring out without any dilution in production. On a side note, the BNC west division has never had a QB class as deep as this year, considering Tyler Blume (3-year starter), RF’s Jacob Mammosser (over 5,000 yards passing) and McNames did not make all-conference. What’s noteworthy about Stillman advancing to the state finals for the sixth time under Mike Lalor is that they limped into the playoffs with a 2-game losing streak. In their first two playoff games, they were engaged in 8-8 tussles before breaking away. Then against ‘Bago, the Cardinals looked in trouble towards the end of the third quarter before making a comeback. Aurora almost had them down for the count early in the second half, but choked the opportunity away. Even Lalor knew the situation was grim. Of the various playoff runs the Cardinals have had under Lalor, this is the most remarkable of the bunch

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County News scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 11 a.m. at Farrell Holland Gale Funeral Home, 110 S. Seventh St., Oregon, with Pastor Michael Hoffman of the Oregon Church of God officiating. A memorial has been established in his name. Visit www. to leave online condolences.

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Darrel E. Fulton Darrel E. “Gig” Fulton, 79, Oregon, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 at Oregon Living and Rehabilitation Center. He was born on Nov. 28, 1933 in Pine Creek Township near Oregon to Elmer and Alyce (Wernick) Fulton. He graduated from Mt. Morris High School in 1951. He married Nancy Boyden on March 15, 1953 in Oregon. Gig had a love of welding and worked as welder for E.D. Etnyre Company for many years. He was a member of the Mt. Morris Moose Lodge, Ogle County Fair Association Board and life member, and attended the Oregon Church of God. In his spare time he loved to fish and play with his grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Gig is survived by his wife, Nancy, Oregon; children, Jody (Rick) Meyer, Byron, and Gary (Gina) Fulton, Mt. Morris; grandsons, Eric (Dawn) and Mark Meyer and Matthew (Nicole) Fulton; great-grandchildren, Addison and Hunter Meyer and Kole, Shyanne, and Kody Fulton; special sister and brothers-inlaw, Annette Coble and Brian and William Aurand; special friend since high school, Wayne Lantz; and special friends, Gary and Diane Roos and their dog Mattie. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services were

Stone O. Hanson, 94, Oregon, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 in his home. He was born May 8, 1919 in Tranus, Sweden, the son of Algot and Ina (Karlson) Hansson. He married to Adeline Dybowski on Nov. 26, 1948 in Chicago. He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. He was awarded the Bronze Star. He lived in Oregon the past 17 years, moving from Edgerton, Wis. and had previously lived in Mundelein. Stone was a painter and wallpaper hanger for more than 40 years, retiring in 1983. Hevwas a member of Chicago Painters and Decorators Union. He enjoyed bowling. He is survived by his wife Adeline, Oregon; daughters, Denise (David) Mathews, Bartlett, and Janice (David) Starke,Oregon; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and a brother. In keeping with Stone’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded, and no services are scheduled. Entombment of his urn will be in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery with military honors. FarrellHolland-Gale Funeral Home, Oregon, assisted with the arrangements. Visit www. to leave online condolences.

Cold Game Football fans had to brave the cold when Stillman Valley played Aurora Christian Saturday evening. Above, fans are bundled up as they cheer on the team. Below, a Stillman fan only has a mouth exposed to the cold. At left, Stillman Valley football player Leo Lenth tries to keep his hands warm during a cold game Saturday night. Photos by Chris Johnson

Property Transfers Property transfers are listed according to the date they were filed in the county recorder’s office. The name of the grantor transferring the property is listed first, followed by the type of transaction, the name of the grantee, the address and township of the property, and the price of the transfer.

Allen M. Katz, 11492 W. Sterling Rd., Polo, Buffalo Township, $40,000. Ogle County Sheriff, Eric A. Nelson, and Eric Nelson, sheriff’s deed to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., Trustee, and GSAMP TR2005HE3, two properties in Byron Township, no address listed. Douglas M. Cole and Marie E. Cole, warranty deed trust to Douglas M. Cole Trustee and Douglas M. Cole Medicaid Income TR1112133, 609 S. Eighth St., Oregon, Oregon-Nashua Township.

Nov. 15 Blackhawk Bank, warranty deed to Casey Kilduff and Amy Kilduff, 1578 Brentwood Dr., Byron, Byron Township, $20,000. Ogle County Sheriff and Cameron McGill, sheriff’s Nov. 19 deed to Byron Bank, 412 S. Todd J. Van Briesen Main St., Leaf River, Leaf and Tania S. Van Briesen, River Township. warranty deed to Chana Tap, Inc., 104 N. Center Ave., Nov. 18 Jo Ellen Johnson, quit Chana, Pine Rock Township, claim deed to Gary Johnson, $142,000. Donald H. Moser, warranty property in Woosung Township, no address given. deed to Barbara L. Brubacher, Gary L. Johnson, quit claim 109 S. Seventh St., Oregon, deed to Gary L. Johnson and Oregon-Nashua Township,

$60,000. Jane A. Pendgraft, warranty deed to Duane R. Bartelt and Shirley J. Bartelt, South Lake Fern Road, Polo, Eagle Point Township, $160,000. First State Bank ShannonPolo, warranty deed to Terry Severns, 406 S. Franklin Ave., Polo, Buffalo Township, $34,000. First State Bank ShannonPolo, warranty deed to Mark Ebert, 402 S. Franklin, Polo, Buffalo Township, $4,000.

1182 W. Second St., Byron, Byron Township. Ogle County Sheriff and Rebeka L. Bauer, sheriff’s deed to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., 1573 Warrenton Dr., Byron, Byron Township. Ogle County Sheriff, Jason Shumaker and Amy Shumaker, sheriff’s deed to Secretary of Veteran’s Affairs, 957 N. Tenth St., Rochelle, Flagg Township. Ogle County Sheriff,


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Sheriff Harn announces that he has Bell’s Palsy

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Emergency crews from Ashton and Rochelle extricate driver Stephanie Williams, 32, Stillman Valley, from the cab of an overturned semi following a Monday morning accident on Chana Road. Williams was transported to Rochelle Hospital where she was treated for minor injuries and released. Photos by Earleen Hinton

Oregon Police Activity Oregon Police Chief Darin speed to avoid an accident. DeHaan reports the following police activity for Nov. 18 Nov. 20 through Nov. 24. Police investigated a twovehicle traffic crash at the Nov. 18 intersection of Franklin and Stacy J. Lundberg, 31, Fourth Streets at 4:15 p.m. Machesney Park, was issued involving a 1992 Plymouth a citation at 1:32 p.m. for driven by Emily A. Nelson, operation of a vehicle when 16, Oregon, and a 2011 Ford registration is suspended for driven by Benjamin J. Taylor, non-insurance. This violation 16, Oregon. No citations occurred in the 600 block of were issued. N. Fourth Street. Nov. 22 Nov. 19 Daniel Q. Fagan, 21, Police investigated a two- Oregon, was issued a citation vehicle traffic crash at the at 2:10 a.m. for operating intersection of E. Washington an uninsured motor vehicle. Street and Daysville Road at 6 This violation occurred at p.m. involving a 2010 Toyota the intersection of Fourth and driven by Ryan J. Huels, 25, Washington Streets. Steward, and a 2007 Nissan driven by Lynn A. Thor, 69, Five warnings were issued Oregon. Huels was issued a during the week of Nov. 18citation for failure to reduce 24.

General calls for service Nov. 18-24 Checking a Subject/Vehicle ...........4 Assist EMS/ Other Agency ..............7 Citizen Complaint .......4 Animal Complaint .......3 Ordinance Violation ....0 Domestic/ Disturbance calls .........2 911 / Hang Up .............2 Assist Citizen...............9 Alarm Response/ Open Door ...................1 Traffic Stops ................9

Ogle County Sheriff Michael Harn announced last week that he recently experienced a health-related issue. In a press release issued Nov. 21, the sheriff said he was diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy, the symptoms of which usually start to improve within a few weeks, with complete recovery in about six months. Harn returned to work immediately with no restrictions, according to the press release. “We would like to pass along information on this condition from a very good source, should you or a loved one develop these symptoms,” the press release read. The following information comes from the staff at Mayo Clinic. Bell’s palsy causes sudden weakness in the facial muscles. This makes half the face appear to droop. The patient’s smile is one-sided, and the eye on that side resists closing. Bell’s palsy, also known as facial palsy, can occur at any age. The exact cause is



Caitlin Messenger, quit claim deed to Eric Messenger and Robyn Messenger, 209 Hastings, Oregon, Grand Detour Township.

Wayne Walker and Donna S. Walker, warranty deed to David J. Koeller, 425 Second St., Stillman Valley, Marion Township, $122,000. Joseph L. Pulcini and Laura G. Pulcini, warranty deed to Nicole M. Finley and John B. Finley, III, 613 Willow Bend Dr., Davis Junction, Scott Township, $120,000. Frank A. Leisson, Toni L. Leisson Cummins, and Terry L. Leisson by heirs, warranty deed to David J. Myers, Gail E. Myers, Brent E. Myers, and Karen K. Myers, 7965 N. Adeline Rd., Leaf River, Maryland Township,

Nov. 21 Sean Adams Custom Carpentry, Inc., warranty deed to Chet J. Henert and Marni R. Henert, 1606 Westmont Dr., Byron, Byron Township, $211,278. Northwest Bank, Rockford, warranty deed to David M. May, Lot 74, Ogle Crossings, Davis Junction, Scott Township, $10,000. Barbara A. Hoffman, quit claim deed to Davis S. Hoffman, 205 E. Hitt

unknown, but it’s believed to be the result of swelling and inflammation of the nerve that controls the muscles on one side of the face. It may be a reaction that occurs after a viral infection. For most people, Bell’s palsy is temporary. Symptoms usually start to improve within a few weeks, with complete recovery in about six months. A small number of people continue to have some Bell’s palsy symptoms for life. Rarely, Bell’s palsy can recur. Signs and symptoms

See the doctor when experiencing facial weakness or drooping, to determine the underlying cause and severity of the illness.

New pastor for First Presbyterian of Oregon First Presbyterian Church, Oregon, has a new pastor. The Rev. David Bateman has been approved to begin ministry at First Presbyterian beginning Sunday, Dec. 1. Bateman has served United Church of Christ churches in Somonauk, Belvidere, Malta and Earlville.

He and his wife, Carol, live south of Byron. They have two daughters and five grandchildren. Their daughter Denyse has three children, Kyle, 17, Kaity, 15 and Sam, 7. Their daughter Christine and husband, Tim, have two boys, Gavin, 6, and Dylan, 3.

Rev. David Bateman

Oregon Rotary Club seeks donations of cash and gently used coats, boots

Please note: Any arrests listed below are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of The Oregon Rotary Club is law. continuing the Keeping Kids Warm program this year to help provide coats and boots for children in the Oregon community. The Rotary Club has been St., Mt. Morris, Mt. Morris helping to provide coats and Township. boots each year since 2010, Milford A. Homb and using the proceeds from Mark Leanne S. Homb, warranty Twain Day held in September deed to David B. Cook, to purchase these items. 705 W. Chinquapin Dr., Oregon, Rockvale Township, $254,900.

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of Bell’s palsy come on suddenly, and may include: •฀ Rapid฀ onset฀ of฀ mild฀ weakness to total paralysis on one side of the face — occurring within hours to days — making it difficult to smile or close your eye on the affected side; •฀Facial฀droop฀and฀difficulty฀ making facial expressions; •฀ Pain฀ around฀ the฀ jaw฀ or฀ in or behind the ear on the affected side; •฀ Increased฀ sensitivity฀ to฀ sound on the affected side; •฀Headache; •฀ A฀ decrease฀ in฀ the฀ ability฀ to taste; •฀Changes฀in฀the฀amount฀of฀ tears and saliva produced. In rare cases, Bell’s palsy can affect the nerves on both sides of the face. The Mayo Clinic website advises the public to seek immediate medical help when experiencing any type of paralysis because it could be a stroke. Bell’s palsy is not caused by a stroke.

Although that amount is just over $3,500, the needs are greater. Consider helping the Rotary Club and other organizations to provide these items by donating cash and gently used items. Gently used warm winter clothing and accessories of all sizes may be donated at the Oregon Elementary School

offices or at Nash Recreation Center. Tax deductible donations may be mailed to The Oregon Rotary Foundation, P.O. Box 493, Oregon, IL 61061. For more on this project and other information about the Oregon Rotary Club, email oregonrotary@gmail. com or call Don Griffin at 815-732-3101.

Catholic Relief Services joins other agencies to train farmers in Africa

Goodwin Properties, LLC, warranty deed to P & Catholic Relief Services L Farms, LLC, property on (CRS) is partnering with the Kings Road, Rochelle, Flagg University of Illinois College Township, $857,904. of Agricultural, Consumer Mary A. Manning, and Environmental Sciences warranty deed to Jane E. (ACES) and four other Sasala, 1105 Tilton Park Dr., institutions to train farmers in Rochelle, Flagg Towhship, Africa. The USAID Farmer-to$82,000. Farmer program connects Susan A. Lehuta, warranty farmers in the United States deed to Eduardo Ramos, with other farmers in the East 2023 Ill. 251, Rochelle, African nations of Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda Flagg Township, $95,000.

for training and technical assistance. “Catholic Relief Services will work with grassroots organizations to identify specific farmers in their East Africa Region to assess their needs,” said Rolin Oliver Ferguson, international program coordinator in ACES. “Our role will be to help locate knowledgeable volunteers who will travel to

Africa and provide training.” Ferguson said volunteers may be individuals, growers, and producers with specific expertise, Master Gardeners, and U of I Extension personnel. For more information or to learn more about volunteering for the program, contact Ferguson at 217-300-0203 or send an email to ofergus@

Sheriff Arrests Ogle County Sheriff Michael Harn reports the Cassandra M. Hall, 24, following activity. Rockford, was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear on an original Nov. 19 Ogle County Sheriff’s charge of possession of drug Deputies along with the Polo paraphernalia. Hall’s bond Ambulance responded to a was set at $732. one-vehicle accident in the Nicole L. Hultgren, 23, 15,000 block of West Robin was arrested Road. After an investigation, Rockford, it was determined a blue on a warrant for failure to Dodge Pickup driven by appear on the original charge Raymond Weil, 27, Mt. of driving while license Morris, was traveling west suspended. Hultgren’s bond when a deer entered the was set at $400. roadway. Ray K. Campbell, 60, Weil swerved to miss the deer and lost control on the Rockford, was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear gravel road. Weil’s vehicle entered on an original charge of the south ditch and struck a possession of a controlled tree. Weil and his passenger, substance. Campbell was Paul Hermes, 19, Mt. Morris, issued a $1,000 recognizance were transported to the bond. hospital for minor nonlife Jeremy S. Probasco, 26, threatening injuries. Weil was issued a citation Rochelle, was arrested on for operating an uninsured a warrant for a petition to revoke on an original charge motor vehicle.

of driving while license Pline made physical contact revoked. Probasco posted causing minor injuries to a 10% of a $3,000 bond juvenile male at that location. pending a Nov. 22 court He was transported to the appearance. Ogle County Jail where he was being held in lieu of Jermaine K. Daniels, 32, bond. Rockford, was arrested in Nicki L. Seaton, 42, Winnebago County on a Rockford, was arrested warrant for driving while on a warrant for failure to license revoked. Daniels’ appear. Seaton’s bond was bond was set at $10,000. set at $2,514 pending a court appearance. Dewayne E. Whelan, 45, Loves Park, was arrested Deputies along with Byron in Winnebago County on a Police Department officers warrant for resisting a peace and Byron EMS, responded officer. Whelan was issued to a one-vehicle accident in a $5,000 recognizance bond the 9000 block of N. Ill. 2. and is scheduled to appear in The driver of the vehicle, court on Dec. 9. Ronald R. McMullin, 55, Byron, was transported to the Swedish American Hospital Nov. 20 At approximately 3:40 for minor injuries. p.m., deputies responded to a physical altercation at 3747 Nov. 21 W. Ill. 64, Lot # 104. After Gina M. Watkins, 23, an investigation, Dylan R. Rockford, was arrested on Pline, 18, Davis Junction, two outstanding warrants. was arrested for battery. Watkins was transported to

Nov. 22 the Ogle County Jail. Her Richard D. Hanrahan, 45, bond was set at $9,802.27 pending a court appearance. Rockford, was arrested in Oregon on an outstanding At approximately 11:23 warrant for driving while p.m., deputies attempted license suspended. His bond to stop a vehicle in the 900 was set at $5,000. block of Devils Backbone Brian Stevens, 55, Pingree Road. The vehicle fled and after a short pursuit was Grove, was arrested in Oregon located behind a residence on when he turned himself in to the Ogle County Jail on Devils Backbone Road. After making contact an outstanding warrants for with the homeowner at the delivery of cannabis—more address, a 17-year-old male than 30 grams, possession of cannabis — more than 30 was located inside. The male was taken into grams, conspiracy to possess custody for driving while cannabis with intent to deliver license suspended and 30-500 grams, and attempt to resisting/ obstructing a peace possess cannabis with Intent to deliver 30-500 grams. officer. He posted $30,000 (10%) He was later released to a parent at the Ogle County bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 13. Jail.

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County News Fines The following individuals paid fines in the Ogle County Circuit Court. The name, age, and address of the individual is listed along with the offense, the date the fine was paid, the date the offense occurred in parenthesis, and the amount of the fine. Justice J. Fenton, 18, Oregon, driving 15-20 mph over the speed limit, Nov. 20, 2013 (July 13, 2013), $120. Kayla N. Forsell, 17, Byron, improper u-turn on a roadway, Nov. 20, 2013 (July 26, 2013), dismissed. Stephen C. Denton, Jr., 17, Byron, motorcycle glasses, goggle, shield violation, Nov. 20, 2013 (Aug. 14, 2013), $120. Joseph Tarara, 41, Stillman Valley, driving 21-25 mph over the speed limit, Nov. 20, 2013 (Aug. 24, 2013), $140. Colin P. Fleek, 19, Mt. Morris, driving on left/ prohibited, Nov. 19, 2013 (Sept. 25, 2013), $120. Frederick D. Cook, 90, Leaf River, driving 15-20 mph over the speed limit, Nov. 18, 2013 (Sept. 20, 2013), $120. Jeffrey A. Dillavou, 41, Mt. Morris, disregarding official traffic control device, Nov. 18, 2013 (Sept. 26, 2013), $120. Jonathan R. Fowler, 33, Stillman Valley, passing school bus while loading or unloading, amended to disregarding official traffic control device, Nov. 21, 2013 (Sept. 30, 2013), $120. Katy E. Brown Saballus, 44, Polo, driving 15-20 mph over the speed limit, Nov. 18, 2013 (Oct. 1, 2013), $120. Kristin E. Rosquist, 32, Polo, driving 15-20 mph over the speed limit, Nov. 18, 2013 (Oct. 1, 2013), $120. Lucas L. Miller, 22, Polo, operating a vehicle with loud system, more than 75 feet., Nov. 18, 2013 (Oct. 5, 2013), $120. Spenser J. Pearson, 17, Polo, squealing/screeching tires, Nov. 21, 2013 (Oct. 5, 2013), I-bond/recog., $120. Tonia M. Mennen, 43, Mt. Morris, driving 15-20 mph over the speed limit, Nov. 20, 2013 (Oct. 9, 2013), $120. Jonathan T. Seabold, 33, Oregon, child restraint violation, child under eight, 2 charges, Nov. 22, 2013 (Oct. 12, 2013) one charge dismissed, one charge, $120. Austin D. Luepkes, 17, Oregon, registration expiration, Nov. 19, 2013 (Oct. 4, 2013), $120. Gary R. Tompkins, 57, Oregon, driving 15-20 mph over the speed limit, Nov. 19, 2013 (Oct. 16, 2013), $120. Rebecca L. Wheeler, 34, Davis Junction, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, Nov. 18, 2013 (Oct. 18, 2013), dismissed. Stephen T. Ackeberg, 33, Polo, improper traffic lane usage, Nov. 20, 2013 (Oct. 22, 2013), $120. Austin M. Stott, 18, Davis Junction, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, no valid registration, Nov. 20, 2013 (Oct. 20, 2013), both dismissed. Neil J. Finch, 28, Mt.

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Morris, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, Nov. 19, 2013 (Oct. 24, 2013), dismissed. Monica K. Matheny, 34, Oregon, driving 11-14 mph over the speed limit, Nov. 18, 2013 (Oct. 26, 2013), $160. Thomas D. Mahoney, 46, Oregon, improper left turn into oncoming traffic, Nov. 18, 2013 (Oct. 28, 2013), $175. Aaron K. Person, 18, Stillman Valley, operating an uninsured motor vehicle,

Nov. 20, 2013 (Oct. 28, 2013), dismissed. Stephen J. Steingraber, 28, Mt. Morris, driving 1520 mph over the speed limit, Nov. 19, 2013 (Oct. 29, 2013), $175. Julene L. Cheatem, 58, Polo, driving 15-20 mph over the speed limit, Nov. 18, 2013 (Oct. 29, 2013), $160. Jonathan I.K. Turner, 20, Oregon, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, dismissed; driving 26-30 mph over the speed limit,

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Nov. 19, 2013 (Nov. 2, 2013), $140. Ricardo H. Chong, 62, Mt. Morris, driving 15-20 mph over the speed limit, Nov. 19, 2013 (Nov. 2, 2013), $120. Leroy Cash, 67, Mt. Morris, driving 15-20 mph over the speed limit, Nov. 21, 2013 (Nov. 3, 2013), $160. Arieanne N. Whaley, 24, Byron, headlight violation, Nov. 19, 2013 (Nov. 3, 2013), $120.

Michael R. Flick, 71, Leaf River, failure to yield on a private roadway or drive, Nov. 19, 2013 (Nov. 11, 2013), $120. Rebeka L. Baker Appel, 24, driving 15-20 mph over the speed limit, Nov. 18, 2013 (Nov. 7, 2013), $160. Ivan N. Grogan, 17, Polo, driving 15-20 mph over the speed limit, Nov. 20, 2013 (Nov. 8, 2013), I-bond, recog., $120. Justin J. Brendel, 37, Byron, using wireless phone


in school or construction zone, Nov. 18, 2013 (Nov. 13, 2013), $120. Carl M. Mook, 65, Byron, driving 15-20 mph over the speed limit, Nov. 21, 2013 (Nov. 11, 2013), $175. Dianne K. Pomponio, 61, Byron, using wireless phone in school or construction zone, Nov. 21, 2013 (Nov. 15, 2013), $160. Keith J. Ruter, 54, Forreston, failure to wear blaze orange, Nov. 22, 2013 (Oct. 13, 2013), $421.

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State’s Attorney Tom Connolly, 42, Ogle County States Attorney Michael Rock Divernon, aggravated DUI, reported the following court preliminary hearing Jan. 15. Donald Sutton, 42, activity. Leaf River, possession of a controlled substance, Nov. 19 Samuel Anaya, 31, preliminary hearing Dec. 4. Hillcrest, pleaded guilty to Nov. 21 possession of a controlled Mecca Muhammad, 37, substance. Ogle County Associate Rochelle, pleaded guilty to Circuit Court Judge John C. theft, pleaded guilty. Ogle County Associate Redington sentenced him to 24 months drug probation. He Circuit Court Judge Kathleen was also ordered to submit Kauffmann sentenced him to DNA testing and random to 24 months conditional drug testing, cooperate and discharge and 180 days The jail complete a psychological or imprisonment. substance abuse assessment, sentence shall be remitted and perform 30 hours public upon successful completion of conditional discharge. service work. He must also submit to He was ordered to pay a $600 probation fee, $100 random drug testing and have as a street value fine, $500 no contact with the victim. as a drug assessment, $100 He was ordered to pay a as a lab analysis fee, $50 to $360 as a probation fee, $50 Crimestoppers and $50 to to Crimestoppers, $50 to the the Violent Crime Victim VCVA Fund and $68.14 in restitution. Assistance (VCVA) Fund. Nov. 20 Cruz Lara, 22, Rochelle, aggravated criminal sexual abuse (3 counts), pre-trial conference Dec. 9. Oscar Gomez-Diaz, 21, Rochelle, unauthorized video recording/child pornography (4 counts), motion hearing Nov. 27. Matthew Thomas, 17, Polo, theft/unlawful possession of cannabis, pre-trial conference Jan. 13. Joshua Jones, 28, Polo, unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, jury status call Nov. 25. Anthony Toepfer, 43, Leaf River, unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, pre-trial conference Jan. 13, 2014. Scott Vogeler, 34, Creston, domestic battery, (subsequent offense)(2 counts) pre-trial conference, Feb. 5.

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POLO ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS HEARING Public notice is hereby given to all persons in the City of Polo that a Public Hearing will be held in front of the Zoning Board of Appeals at 7:00p.m. on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 in the Polo City Council room, 115 S. Franklin Ave., Polo, Illinois for consideration and possible action concerning construction of and repairs and alterations to improvements on lots which are nonconforming because they do not comply with the requirements of the district in which they are located because of lot area, lot width and/or lot depth. Susie Corbitt, MMC City Clerk 11/28/13, 12 /5/13



OREGON COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #220 OGLE COUNTY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Board of Education of Oregon Community Unit School District #220 will hold a Public Hearing December 10, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. at the District Office which is located at 206 South Tenth Street, Oregon, IL. 61061 The purpose of said hearing will be to receive public comment on a proposed waiver application to allow the district to offer Physical Education class to elementary students 3 days a week for 30 to 43 minutes per class period. Thomas Mahoney Superintendent Oregon Community Unit School District #220 Nov. 28, 2013 STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, COUNTY OF OGLE Sterling Federal Bank, FSB, Plaintiff vs. RICHARD L. KRETSINGER, and Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. NO. 13 CH 188 LIS PENDENS NOTICE Notice of Pending Suit I, the undersigned, do hereby certify that the above entitled cause was filed in the above court on the 8th day of November, 2013 for foreclosure of a mortgage, trust or other conveyance in the nature of a mortgage and is now pending in said court and that the property affected by said cause is described as follows: Lots 11 and 12 in Block 3 as designated upon the Plat of Graffin's Addition to Leaf River, the Plat of which Addition is recorded in Book B of Plats of Page 31 in the Recorder's Office of Ogle County, Illinois. Commonly known as 501 S. Main Street, Leaf River, Ogle County, Illinois 61047. Dated this 8th day of November, 2013 Wendy S. Howarter Attorney for Plaintiff WilliamsMcCarthy LLP 607 W. Washington Street PO Box 339 Oregon, IL 61061 815-732-2101 Subscribed and sworn to before me this 8th day of November, 2013 Beverly A. Knowles Notary Public (Seal) Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 5, 2013



N. MICHAEL BERGER, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS. Defendants. CASE NO. 13 CH 180 PUBLICATION NOTICE NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF ACTION The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is given to you, UNKNOWN OWNERS & NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants, in the above entitled suit, that the said suit has been commenced in the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Ogle County, Illinois, by the Plaintiff against you and other Defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain First and Second Mortgage recorded against the premises as follows to wit: LOT 5 IN BLOCK 1 IN THE EARL CLEVELAND SUBDIVISION NO. 3 IN THE CITY OF ROCHELLE, OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 25 AND PART OF THE NORTHWEST 1/34 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 25, IN TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 1 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK H OF PLATS, PAGE 80A IN THE RECORDERÕS OFFICE OF SAID COUNTY, IN OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS




and which said Mortgage was executed by N. MICHAEL BERGER and recorded in the office of the Recorder of Deeds of Ogle County, Illinois, as Document No. 0604556; That summons was duly issued out of the said Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court against you as provided by law, and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU, Defendants, UNKNOWN OWNERS & NONRECORD CLAIMANTS file your answer to the complaint in said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the office of the Clerk of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court, at 106 South Fifth Street, in the City of Oregon, Ogle County, Illinois, on or before the 15th day of December, 2013 default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said complaint.

PHILIPPE R. GAUTHIER; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN OWNERS and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants, Case No. 2013 CH 101 The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given you, Philippe R. Gauthier; and Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants, that the said suit has been commenced in the Circuit Court of the 15 Judicial Circuit, Ogle County, Illinois by the said plaintiff against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: Lot Six (6) in Block Eight (8) in the Village of Stillman Valley, according to the plat thereof recorded in Book A of Plats, page 173 as Document No. 66711; situated in the County of Ogle and in the State of Illinois. 204 East Main Street, Stillman Valley, IL 61084 10-01-309-001 Now, therefore, unless you, Philippe R. Gauthier; and Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants, and the said above named defendants, file your answer to the complaint in said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the office of the Clerk of the 15 Judicial Circuit, Ogle County, Illinois, on or before December 23, 2013, default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a Judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said Complaint. Laura A. Duplantier MANLEY DEAS KOCHALSKI LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff One of Plaintiff's Attorneys One East Wacker, Suite 1250 Chicago, IL 60601 Telephone: 312-651-6700 Fax: 614-220-5613 Attorney. No.: 6297986 Nov. 14, 21, 28, 2013

Dated: November 1, 2013 /s/ Kimberly A. Stahl Clerk of the Circuit Court Jeffrey L. Lewis #06257559 Klein, Stoddard, Buck & Lewis, LLC 2045 Aberdeen Court Sycamore, IL 60178 (815) 748-0380 Nov. 14, 21, 28, 2013


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815-284-7653 or 815-626-7653

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, OGLE COUNTY-OREGON, ILLINOIS JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA, Plaintiff, vs. John B. Finley, Jr., et al. Defendants, 13 CH 157 NOTICE TO HEIRS AND LEGATEES Notice is hereby given to you, the Unknown Heirs and Unknown Legatees of the decedent (s), John B. Finley, Jr., that on November 8, 2013, an order was entered by the Court, naming William P. Butcher, 2044 Ridge Road, Homewood, Illinois 60430, Tel. No. (708) 7990600, as the Special Representative of the above named decedent(s) under 735 ILCS 131209 (Death of a Party). The cause of action for the Foreclosure of a certain Mortgage upon the premises Commonly known as: 415 Hill Street, Mt. Morris, IL 61054. Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12, 2013


815-284-7653 or 815-626-7653 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY OREGON, ILLINOIS NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC PLAINTIFF VS HOWARD B HIPPMAN; LORI A HIPPMAN; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC DBA DITECH.COM; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 171 635 WILLOW BEND DRIVE DAVIS JUNCTION, IL 61020 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN YOU, HOWARD B HIPPMAN; LORI A HIPPMAN; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; defendants, that this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, asking for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: LOT 222 AS DESIGNATED UPON THE FINAL PLAT OF HARVEST GLENN, PLAT NUMBER 7, A SUBDIVISION BEING PART OF THE SOUTH HALF OF SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 1 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, THE PLAT OF WHICH SUBDIVISION IS RECORDED IN BOOK D OF PLATS ON PAGE 45 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 0211414 IN THE RECORDER'S OFFICE OF OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS; SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF OGLE AND STATE OF ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 635 WILLOW BEND DRIVE, DAVIS JUNCTION, IL 61020 and which said Mortgage was made by, HOWARD B HIPPMAN; LORI A HIPPMAN Mortgagor (s), to M.E.R.S., INC. AS NOMINEE FOR RBC MORTGAGE COMPANY Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of OGLE County, Illinois, as Document No. 0411563; and for other relief. UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this County, Ron McDermott Clerk of the Court 106 S. FIFTH ST. STE 300 Oregon, Illinois 61061 on or before December 16, 2013, A JUDGMENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF ASKED IN THE COMPLAINT. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES Attorneys for Plaintiff Thirteenth Floor 1 North Dearborn Chicago, Illinois 60602 Tel. (312) 346-9088 Fax (312) 346-1557 PA 1315406

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13-065698 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY, OREGON, ILLINOIS OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC PLAINTIFF, -vsGUILLERMO HURTADO; MARIA HURTADO; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS DEFENDANTS 13 CH 43 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment entered in the above entitled matter on August 9, 2013; Micahel R Harn, Sheriff, 103 Jefferson St., Oregon, IL 61061, will on December 20, 2013 at 10:00 AM, at Sheriff Office, Administration Building, 103 Jefferson St., Oregon, IL, sell to the highest bidder for cash (ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours, the following described premises situated in Ogle County, Illinois. Said sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and any prior liens or 1st Mortgages. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff. Upon the sale being held and the purchaser tendering said bid in cash or certified funds, a receipt of Sale will be issued and/or a Certificate of Sale as required, which will entitle the purchaser to a deed upon confirmation of said sale by the Court. Said property is legally described as follows: Commonly known as 911 A & B Carlisle Drive, Rochelle, IL 61068 Permanent Index No.: 06-24-24-277-004 Improvements: Residential Structure UNKNOWN Units UNKNOWN Bedrooms UNKNOWN Garage UNKNOWN Bathrooms UNKNOWN Other UNKNOWN The property will NOT be open for inspection prior to the sale. The judgment amount was $225,801.09. Prospective purchasers are admonished to check the court file and title records to verify this information. For Bid Amount contact: Sale Clerk Fisher and Shapiro, LLC 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847)291-1717 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISCHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION. Oct. 21, 28, Dec. 5, 2013

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ROCK FALLS 2 to 4BR home, 1101 W. 21st St., Rock Falls. 1,827 sqft. Eat-in-kitchen 1.5 bath, 1st floor laundry, central vac. Newer furnace and central air. New roof in 2012, 100 amp box upgrade. Appliances stay. Loft-style upstairs. 20' x 19' living room, 2-car garage. 1 block from grade school/ JR high. $74,000. 815-440-8230.



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2 BR $495 Mo.+ SD

$990 Move-In 3 BR $550 + SD $1100 Move-In References Security Deposit & 1 yr. Lease Required Must apply on line at: Or call Alyce@815-734-3478 For details

ROCK FALLS 1BR, applcs. Bsmt. No pets. $425+ dep. 815-625-4701 2BR home, $550/ mo. plus month ½ dep. Call 815-6311297. 3 BR., 1¾ ba., 2 car gar. No pets. 815-625-0624. House for Rent: 1 bed, kitchen appliances, basement, main floor laundry room w/ W/D hook up, $525/mo. Avail. immed. Call 815622-2725. SNLrentals. com Large 2BR Townhouse, all ground level. Excellent area. 800 Dixon Ave. No pets. Refs. req. 815-336-2305. LOVIN' IT! 211 W. 18th St., 3BR ranch, NICE!!, $698/mo., WHY RENT? 815878-7399.

STERLING Rent to own. 2BR 815-622-9665. Realtor Owned. Sec. 8 approved, 3 BR, on East side. Avail. Dec. 1st No garage. No pets. Call 815-499-0306



Secured 3 acre w/ high bays and office, 3818 River Rd., Sterling. 815-626-8790


Various sizes Annual discounts


Carol’s Self Storage in Oregon Reasonable Rates Sizes: 10’x24’ & 6’x10’

WANT TO RENT from a responsible, respectible and conscientious landlord. We are 2 sisters that have lived together for 16 years. We will be respectible, responsible, and conscientious of your property. We smoke outside ONLY! Must be able to have a cat, she is declawed and fixed. Would prefer a 1 story ranch or duplex within Dixon city limits. 3 BR, 2BA, C/A, main floor washer dryer or hookup. Preferably an attached garage. 815-973-7042 THANK YOU! Need to place your ad in more than 300 newspapers throughout Illinois? Call Illinois Press Advertising Service 217-241-1700 or visit


Self Storage

CALL 732-9101



10x20 $50/mo. + $35 dep. 815-5909478.

Frigidaire Gallery gas stove, 2 yrs. old, like new, $400 815-238-2960. Maytag Washer & Dryer, good cond. $300 815-7514673



I Buy: Antique furniture, fishing tackle, toys, post cards junk. 815-445-6151



Seasoned Split wood face cord $75 full cord $130 delivery possible. 815-440-1529 or 815-994-0723



A great buy! Davenport, chair-anda-half and matching ottoman. Multicolored. Selling for $350 firm. Orig. price: $2600. Very good cond. 815288-6310 for info.



Bowflex Ultimate 2, with ab attachment. 2 years old, like new. Paid $2,500 new, asking $1,200. Call 815973-0841.



10’ X 10’ $35 Month 10’ X 20’ $55 Month Located next to the M&M in Oregon



Call: 732-2466




H.I.S. Gun Shack Guns & Ammo 20 & 12 gauge Lightfield in stock 815-284-3232


1971 110 JD lawn tractor w/mower deck & extras. Exc. cond. $1500 OBO. 815-857-4282

TICKETS / TRAVEL 787 & EVENTS ★ NEW TODAY ★ 2 Packers vs. Falcons tickets, Lambeau Sun. 12/8. Same section- not together. 815-5902868.



Crystal Lake O.D. Precision Grinder, bench top model, approx. 5” center, 2 1/2” swing, will grind to tenths, tenths indicator incl., $450 815-9733223.

MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE Hover Round, only ridden once, new batteries, $7800 new/asking $2500, 815-284-0409.

★ NEW TODAY ★ JB's Deer Butchering and Processing Amboy, IL 218-780-1514 Military Surplus Camouflage clothing, M-65 Field Jackets and much more! Princeton Military Surplus, 11 E Putnam St. Princeton IL 815-875-1096 Tues- Sat. 10-5

$ A



Ogle County Newspapers, Thursday, November 28, 2013, Page B14


HELP WANTED BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES 501 Sioux Steel Grain Bin dealers wanted in selected areas. Contact Roy Traux Sioux Steel Co. 217-561-6313




★ NEW TODAY ★ Hiring FT Child Care Teacher Employee Benefits available. Must have 60 college credit hours with 12 in ECE. Apply at 1010 N. 15th St. Rochelle, IL 61068. Resume can be e-mailed to: rcccdirector



ATTENTION: Class “A” CDL semi drivers-West coast reefer runs, late model equipment, rider program, excellent miles, competitive pay. Call Chuck or Tim (800)645-3748

★ NEW TODAY ★ Career Opportunity for someone with telephone sales experience to step in as Regional Account Executive. Possibility of travel. Polo. Phone (815) 9462341 or



Custom Cabinet Shop Cabinetmaker position available at a local shop in Forreston IL. Experience required. Call 815-938-9016 to stop in and fill out application. Drivers IMMEDIATE OPENINGS REGIONAL and OTR deBoer Transportation Experienced Drivers and Owner Ops $1000 Sign On Bonus Mileage Bonus Available 800-825-8511

★ NEW TODAY ★ Experienced Drivers To haul van freight in a regional area of Clinton, IA. Guaranteed to be home every weekend. Must have Class A CDL and 2 yrs. OTR exp. Must have a good work history, great work ethic and driving record. Full benefit package. Naeve, Inc. 563-249-9292 GORDON TRUCKING CDL-A Truck Drivers Up to $5,000 Signon Bonus & $.56 CPM! Solo & Teams Dedicated/Home Weekly Available! Call 7 days/wk! EOE 888-653-3304

★ NEW TODAY ★ RECEPTIONIST NEEDED Must be available mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekends. Please apply in person at H & R Block, 1309 N. Galena Ave., Dixon


PART TIME SECURITY GUARD 1st & 3rd Shift Weekends Qualified candidate will control access to and monitor the physical property. Ability to follow Post Orders and direct visitors. Punctuality and professionalism a must. For consideration, please apply in person between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or email resume:


1333 S. Daysville Road, Oregon, IL An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D


We are accepting applications for a Marketing Director for Heritage Woods of Sterling, a senior living community! The Marketing Director is responsible for coordinating, developing, and maintaining a marketing program. The successful candidate will be a professional with excellent verbal and written communication skills. 3-5 years of prior sales, marketing, and community outreach experience desired. Knowledge of senior living preferred.



HVP VENDING Hiring Full Time Route Driver Sales Person Qualifications/ Requirements High School Diploma or GED Able to pass physical/Drug Screen Have excellent driving record Send Resume: HVP Vending P.O. Box 382 Morrison, IL 61270 Or Apply: HVP Vending 409 East Main St, Morrison, IL. 61270 815-772-4035 Position Opening The Prophetstown Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Applications may be mailed, emailed or dropped off at Prophetstown City Hall, 339 Washington St., Prophetstown IL 61277, e-mail applications available at Completed applications must be received by 4 pm on Wednesday December 18th, 2013. Position Openings Pre-K Teacher Assistant: Sterling 30hrs/wk., schoolyear. Minimum of a BA in Early Childhood Education or closely related field. Pre-K Teacher: Rochelle. 40 hrs./wk., school year; Minimum of AAS in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related degree with a minimum of 18 credit hours in ECE. For information and application contact Tri-County Opportunities Council at 815625-7830 or visit our website at



The Ogle County Health Department is seeking an Administrator. This position serves as chief executive officer, providing overall leadership and direction to the Board of Health, agency staff, and community on all matters pertaining to public health. The ideal candidate will have a master's degree in public health or closely related field, with a minimum of 3 years experience in upper level management. Must be able to assume the position in June 2014. Please submit letter of intent and resume no later than December 15, 2013 to Doreen O'Brien at the Ogle County Health Dept, 907 West Pines Road, Oregon, Illinois 61061. No calls.

The Village of Forreston is seeking a full time public works employee to work in the street, water and sewer departments and a part-time public works employee to do snowplowing. Resumes or applications must be received by noon on December 5, 2013, delivered or sent to Village of Forreston, 102 S. Walnut Avenue, P.O. Box 206, Forreston, Illinois 61030.

Equal Opportunity Employer REGIONAL CDL-A DRIVERS Averitt offers fantastic benefits & weekly hometime. 888362-8608. Paid training for recent grads w/a CDL-A & drivers with limited experience. Apply online at Equal Opportunity Employer The Ogle County Health Dept. is seeking a fulltime manager for the health education and emergency preparedness programs. Send resume to Doreen O'Brien, 907 West Pines Road, Oregon, Illinois 61061.

Whiteside County Sheriff's Merit Commission Is accepting applications to fill a vacancy for male Correctional Officers through December 9, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. Applications must be picked up in person at the Whiteside County Law Enforcement Center, 400 N. Cherry St., Morrison, Illinois. For more information or to print an application, please visit under Documents & Forms.



NO INDIVIDUAL, unless licensed or holding a permit as a childcare facility, may cause to be published any advertisement soliciting a child care service.* A childcare facility that is licensed or operating under a permit issued by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services may publish advertisements of the services for which it is specifically licensed or issued a permit. Sauk Valley Media strongly urges any parent or guardian to verify the validity of the license of any facility before placing a child in it's care. *Family homes that care for no more than three (3) children under the age of twelve or which receive only children from a single household, for less than 24 hours per day, are exempt from licensure as day care homes. The three children to whom this exemption applies includes the family's natural or adopted children and any other persons under the age of 12 whether related or unrelated to the operator of the day care home. (DCFS Rule, Part 377.3 (c))

FAX Your Ad To Ogle County Newspapers!

815 626 5365


Production Positions t Assemblers (1st and 2nd Shifts) t Welders (2nd and 3rd Shifts) t CNC Machine Operators (2nd Shift) t Painters (2nd Shift) Full-Time Positions, Full Benefits Package. 1-3 years of Experience

If interested, please send your resume and salary requirements to

Apply in person between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

E. D. Etnyre & Co.

1333 S. Daysville Road Oregon, IL 61061 EOE

An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D



See More Online Photos, Commerce, Expanded Text ➛Look for WEB ID ➛Log on to: www.saukvalley. com classifieds ➛Enter the WEB ID in the WEB ID Box ➛View Photos, Expanded Text BUY ONLINE!! CLASSIFIEDS


Top Prices Paid Call toll free 815-871-2697






New Sioux Steel Grain Bin – 32,000 Maximum bushel. Delivered -$32,736 Contact Roy Traux Sioux Steel Co. 217-561-6313





2013 Kubota L3200 HST, 32 HP, 4x4. Under 20 hours. Hydro loader, will take trade in OBO. $17,200 815-379-2541



1949 Chrysler New Yorker, 4 door sedan, original & complete, needs TLC. 86K mi., $1650 779200-7724.



Farmland wanted to rent or custom farm in 2014 & beyond. 815-9702695




★ NEW TODAY ★ 2001 Dark brown Buick LeSabre Custom. All power, OnStar. 134K mi. Very clean & dependable. $3500 obo Dixon 815631-1973 2002 Pontaic Grand Am GT, 130K, sunroof, red, rust free! New tires, brakes, brake pads, rotors, tune up. $5,000 OBO 815-440-5591


1967 Ford Mustang, project car. Runs. $6,000/obo. Call 815-622-8176.

creditautosales Always over 100+ vehicles to choose from.

FARM LAND AUCTION Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 at 11:00 am Sale to be held: The Auction Shed 900 South Division Ave. in Polo, IL 61064

205 Acres +/- Farm Land; 174.37 Total FSA Located in Sections 28 & 33 of Palmyra Township Lee County, IL. “HARD ROAD ACCESS” FARMLAND Consists of 174.37 Total Acres FSA 160.24 Cropland 14.13 CRP SOILS: 233C2, 675B, 8076A, 280B, 280D P.I. 121.5 TAXES $ 4,068.14 METHOD OF SALE 205 Acres X Price per Acre. 10% down day of auction. Balance due at closing; closing December 30th, 2013.



Credit Problems? Bad Credit? No Credit? We might be able to help! If you're looking to buy a vehicle we have many financing options available through qualified lenders. Call Brett Simpson today at 815-2855313. Ken Nelson Auto Plaza.



2000 Bravada, new radiator/timing belt. Good tires. 186K mi. Needs tranny. $850/obo. 815-441-4739. 2002 Yukon XL, dark gray, ½ ton 1500, 4 wheel dr,. 188K mi. Firestone tires and cattle guard. 5.3 Liter $5,500. Call 815622-8055



1997 Ford Ranger, new tires, brakes, & more, 107K mi., $4000/obo, 815535-4095. 2003 F350 11' flat bed dually. 68K mi. Good cond. $7500/ obo. 815-499-7195 2007 CHEVROLETColorado Pickup New Low Price $7500 obo 38K 815-284-1135 For Sale: 1996 Ford Ranger 4x4, asking $3500/obo Call 815-626-1779 between 5 & 7 or leave message.



★ NEW TODAY ★ For More Information Contact: Lenny Bryson- Auctioneer 900 South Division Ave Polo, IL 61064 Ph) 815-946-4120

Owner, Northwest Illinois Aggregates, LLC

OPEN TENANCY 2014 Attorney: Dan Fishburn Fishburn Whiton Thruman 815-235-2511

For photos, aerials, soil maps, and terms & conditions, visit 13-065698 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY, OREGON, ILLINOIS OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC PLAINTIFF, -vsGUILLERMO HURTADO; MARIA HURTADO; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS DEFENDANTS 13 CH 43 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment entered in the above entitled matter on August 9, 2013; Micahel R Harn, Sheriff, 103 Jefferson St., Oregon, IL 61061, will on December 20, 2013 at 10:00 AM, at Sheriff Office, Administration Building, 103 Jefferson St., Oregon, IL, sell to the highest bidder for cash (ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours, the following described premises situated in Ogle County, Illinois. Said sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and any prior liens or 1st Mortgages. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff. Upon the sale being held and the purchaser tendering said bid in cash or certified funds, a receipt of Sale will be issued and/or a Certificate of Sale as required, which will entitle the purchaser to a deed upon confirmation of said sale by the Court. Said property is legally described as follows: LOT 93 IN GREENHURST SUBDIVISION NO. 5, LOCATED IN PART OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER (NE 1/4) OF SECTION 34, IN TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 1 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK K OF PLATS, PAGE 40 AS DOCUMENT NO. 411746, IN THE RECORDER'S OFFICE OF OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 911 A & B Carlisle Drive, Rochelle, IL 61068 Permanent Index No.: 06-24-24-277-004

1995 Dodge 2500, parts truck. $600/ obo. 815-438-2625 or 815-213-1001.


***THE BOAT*** DOCK We Buy & Consign Used Boats! 217-793-7300






Unwanted (running or not)

VEHICLES $150-$2000

We Pay the BEST! Guaranteed! Fastest Pickup All calls answered 7 days a week. Licensed Dealer

815-441-0246 (Don't be lied to this

number is not affliated with anyother number in paper}

Improvements: Residential Structure UNKNOWN Units UNKNOWN Bedrooms UNKNOWN Garage UNKNOWN Bathrooms UNKNOWN Other UNKNOWN The property will NOT be open for inspection prior to the sale. The judgment amount was $225,801.09. Prospective purchasers are admonished to check the court file and title records to verify this information. For Bid Amount contact: Sale Clerk Fisher and Shapiro, LLC 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847)291-1717

We Buy Used cars & trucks. Call Dixon ATV 815-288-2146



Publisher of the Oregon Republican Reporter Mt. Morris Times Forreston Journal Tri-County Press




A Employment Boats Pets L Call 815-284-7653 or 815-626-7653 C Musical Items SUVs County Newspapers’ Classified Ads.

To Place Your Classified Ad


815-441-0246 ABSOLUTELY

S E I E T I H Trucks T N Real Estate U N I T R U Antiques O O P Appliances Y P T O I A Cars W Check Out The Great Houses Listed For Sale In Ogle Services A




Ogle County Newspapers, Thursday, November 28, 2013, Page B15




NEW 2013/2014 GM MODELS NEW 2014

$500 BLACK FRIDAY CASH CERTIFICATE ON 13â&#x20AC;&#x2122; RAV4, 14â&#x20AC;&#x2122; CAMRY (GAS), 13â&#x20AC;&#x2122;/14â&#x20AC;&#x2122; PRIUS HATCHBACK

NEW 2014



WAS $23,700




Photos for illustration use only. See dealer for complete details.









MSRP $17,560 - $500 NMAC Cash - $500 Discount and .9% x 60 months**

SELL FOR $20,141*




ONLY $282/MO




STK # DD059





MSRP $21,495 - $500 Rebate - $500 NMAC Cash - $945 Discount




20,650* 2013 DODGE W NE DART L L A STK # DD023

2013 RAM 2500 DIESEL




10,000 OFF MSRP***



$29,185 Was KN Discount $ 5,570

FINAL PRICE $32,499* FINAL PRICE $31,160* FINAL PRICE $29,260*

Mike Freeman General Mgr.

Rich Vogeler Sales Mgr.

Craig Buchanan Sales Mgr.

Bob Pilling Sales Mgr.

Sherry Law Business Mgr.

Brett Simpson Business Mgr.

Denny Bellows Sales

Steve Acree Sales

Ron Stephenitch Sales

Carl Buehler Sales






$18,885 Was KN Discount $ 742 Rebate $ 2,000

Joe Patzer Sales

Chad Conderman Sales








$19,990 Was KN Discount $ 759 $ 2,500 Rebate








STK # DD074

$4,000 REBATE + 0%x72 mos.**

$26,485 Was KN Discount $ 4,815






Brad Claussen Sales Mgr.

STK # CD034


MSRP $40,805 - $2,000 Rebate - $500 NMAC Premium Package, MSRP $39,660 - $1,500 MSRP $35,280, $1,500 Rebate - $500 NMAC Captive Cash - $1,000 Customer Bonus Cash Rebate - $500 NMAC Cash - $1,500 Cash - $1,500 Customer Bonus Cash - $1,000 Holiday Cash, $3,806 Discount, Customer Bonus Cash- $1,000 Holiday $1,000 Holiday Cash - $4,020 Discount, TOTAL OF $8,306 DISCOUNT Cash, $4,000 Discount, $8,500 OFF TOTAL = $6,020 OFF

Rick Pontnak Sales Mgr.


$31,715 Was KN Discount $ 5,234


>HYYLU .YPKSL` General Mgr.



$24,050 Was KN Discount $ 1,400 Rebate $ 2,000

$1,000 Rebate - $500 NMAC Cash - $500 Holiday Cash - $1,499 Discount = MSRP $23,640

WAS 42,779


*Prices include manufacturer rebates. Tax, title, license, & $164 doc fee extra.

STK # JE003




IS $23,499* IS $28,499* IS $37,999*



WAS 31,315

WAS 25,405







WAS $19,200



GM Supplier Pricing On A Huge Selection




Mike Baker Sales

Justin Meyers Sales

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Sara Martinez Sales

Jamie Curia Sales


1LÉ&#x2C6; +L^L` Sales

Rusty Baker Sales



Thais Fazekas Sales

Nick Melsness Sales

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Clayton Bonnell Sales

Chase Von Holten Sales

Katie Nava Sales


Adam Chapman Sales

| Jeep | Toyota | Nissan

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Ogle County Newspapers, Thursday, November 28, 2013, Page B16


Motor Company -ONDAY &RIDAY   PM s 3ATURDAY   PM

2006 Chevy Equinox

2006 Ford Escape XLT

AWD, Moonroof, 73K Miles

4x4, Low Miles, Local Trade



2013 Ford F150 XLT SuperCrew, 4x4 ....................................... $29,990 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT, Special Purchase .....................$18,990 2013 Chevrolet Equinox LT AWD, Backup Camera, Moonroof..............$25,990 2013 Chevrolet Captiva LTZ, Leather, Moonroof ..........................$22,990 2011 Chevrolet Camaro RS, Leather, Moonroof, Hugger Orange ....$22,990 2011 Jeep Wrangler ULTD,4x4, Dual Tops, Loaded, One Owner.......$24,990 2010 Ford F150 Supercrew XLT 4x4, Low Miles, 2 to Choose .......$25,990 2010 Ford Edge Limited, AWD, Panoramic Roof, 42K Miles! ..........$23,990 2010 Ford Fusion, Loaded, Local, One Owner................................$13,990 2009 GMC Acadia SLT, AWD, Leather, Navigation, Rear DVD ..........$20,990 2010 Buick LaCrosse CXS, Leather, New Pan. Roof, Only 33K Miles .. $23,990 2009 Chevy Trail Blazer LT, 4x4, Leather, Moonroof.....................$15,990 2009 Smart FORTWO, Only 14,000 Miles! Panoramic Roof ...............$8,990 2009 Dodge Caravan, Stow nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Go, 68K Miles ...............................$13,990 2008 Pontiac G5 Coupe, Local Trade .............................................$6,990 2008 Chevy Equinox LTZ, All Wheel Drive, Leather .......................$15,990 2008 Dodge Ram SLT, Quad Cab Big Horn 4x4 24,000 Miles ...........$25,990 2006 Chrysler 300C, Hemi V-8, Moonroof, Chrome Wheels ............$11,990 2005 Dodge Dakota, Quad Cab 4x4, 70K Miles .............................$13,990 2004 Cadillac Esclade EXT, 4 Wheel Drive, Low Miles, Local Trade $15,990 2003 Buick LaSabre, Local Trade........................................................ $5,990 2003 Saturn L200 Loaded Local One Owner....................................$3,990

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Call 815-284-7653 or 815-626-7653 OGLE COUNTY NEWSPAPERS




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GREAT GARAGE SALES Call 815-284-7653 or 815-626-7653



Hassle Free Buyi f o e m ng o H






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2013 FORD F-150 4X4 SUPER CAB Stk# BD7975




MSRP ................. $40,635 Dixon Discount .......$3,367 MFG Rebate.............$3,750 Finance Cash ..........$1,000 Farm Bureau ..............$500 Trade In Assist........$2,000

2013 LINCOLN MKZ FWD Stk# DD7514




MSRP ................. $41,595 Dixon Discount .......$2,115 MFG Rebate.............$1,000 Owner Loyalty.........$1,000 Farm Bureau ..............$500





MSRP ................. $27,385 Dixon Discount .......$1,338 MFG Rebate................$750

2013 MAZDA 3S Stk# FD7811




MSRP ................. $19,370 Dixon Discount ..........$825 MFG Rebate.............$2,000 Military Rebate ..........$500 Owner Loyalty............$500

*Does not include tax, title, license or doc fee. See dealer for details. Dealer not responsible for pricing errors. Expires 11/30/13. **With approved credit.



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