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The Oregon boys basketball team and girls bowlers prepare for the season. B1
The Stillman Valley Cardinals pull of a 2-point upset to advance to the state finals. B1
Christmas tree farms are open for business 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 at the entrance on Lowden Road, and on the corner of Daysville Road and Lowden Road. Signs will also be located at the corner of Daysville and Ill. 64 and the corner of Lowden Road and Flagg Road. The farm has once again
expanded its selection of trees and services for the holiday season. 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 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 a.m. 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 www.ppsoc.org 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 Park. 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. Turn to A3
Rochelle considers 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 Dennis Cheatwood, Mt. Morris, reads “Henry and the Buccaneer Bunnies” Nov. 21 to youngsters at the Mt. Morris other calls, and dispatches emergency personnel for the Public Library’s Family Reading Night. Photo by Vinde Wells 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. Turn to A3
Holidays get official kick-off at Candlelight Walk 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 of food. More food will be offered on Candy Cane Lane. Entertainment from music to drama to dance will be
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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 the clue, and then search for the answer at each participating location. Forms to participate can be picked up during normal
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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 Four-year-old Cameron Folk places ornaments on a that is now attended by folks Christmas tree at the Oregon Coliseum Monday morning. from far reaching distances.” Photo by Chris Johnson
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Sheriff’s Arrests, B4 Social News, A4 Sports, A15, B1, B2 State’s Attorney, B6
Deaths, B3 Darrel E. Fulton, Stone O. Hanson
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Mt. Morris Beat
Lottery for ballot spot is Dec. 10 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. Other races on the ballot are state governor,
lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, comptroller, treasurer, and representative, as well as U.S. congressmen. Candidates successful in the primary will run in the Nov. 4, 2014 general election.
Donations needed for Toys for Kids The Mt. Morris Police and Fire Departments announce the start of the 2013 Toys for Kids campaign. This program, with the community’s help, provides
Christmas gifts for the less fortunate children who reside in the Mt. Morris Fire Protection District. Last year nearly 150 children had a happier holiday
because of this program. Cash donations and checks payable to Mt. Morris Fireman’s Association will be accepted at the Mt. Morris Police Department or village
hall, 105 W. Lincoln St., Mt. Morris, IL 61054. Names, ages, and addresses of needy children can be left by calling 815-734-4106.
Church to show Veggie Tales movie
The Evangelical Free immediately following the Tales adventure, Larry the appearance by Uncle Silas Spencer Ruit, 7, Mt. Morris, puts colored beads on a sparkling Christmas star Nov. 21 at Family Reading Night Church of Mt. Morris will children’s activities at the Mt. Cucumber is Head Elf during Robertson of Duck Dynasty partner with the Village of Morris Senior Center. the Christmas season. fame! at the Mt. Morris Public Library. Photo by Vinde Wells
Weather Happy Thanksgiving! Temperatures generally cooler than normal, but a warmer day or two is possible. Moisture amounts about normal. Best chances
for storms (rain and/or snow) are 25-27, 30-Dec. 1, Dec. 2-3 and 4-6. Significant snows possible. Winds a little below normal. Weather unstable.
Mt. Morris for the annual Christmas On The Village Square. All kids ages 4-10 are invited to join in the holiday spirit at a free kids’ movie premiere event at the Evangelical Free Church on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 11 a.m.,
The latest Veggie Tales release, “Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas” will be the featured attraction. Treats, door prizes, and fun are on the agenda. The church’s puppet team will also perform. In this latest Veggie
Each day he hears countless requests for presents, but one little girl really catches his attention. Kids will learn that “Christmas shines most bright and true, when you give the love God gave to you.” Adults will enjoy the special
Parents are also invited. Children under the age of six need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The church is located at 102 S. Seminary Avenue. Call the church at 815-7344942 for more information or go to www.efcmm.org.
Library News Preschool Story Hour On Thursdays at 11:30 a.m., we have a preschool story time. We are enjoying an Alphabet Adventure. Each week has a theme based on a letter of the alphabet, with stories, activities, music and more.
We still have plenty of were wonderful and all of room for everyone. Pre- the children were so well behaved. registration is encouraged. We have many beautiful ornaments to decorate our Family Reading Night What a fun night we had. tree on the square thanks to Approximately 50 people all the creativity of those who participated in all of the came. I hope all of you enjoyed it activities. Our guest readers
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as much I did. At least one of our readers would like to do this again soon. Thanks especially to the parents and grandparents who made sure the children were here. Christmas on the Village Square Dec. 7 will be a big day in Mt. Morris. Many businesses and organizations will be involved in kicking off the Christmas season here in our little village. To help celebrate that day, we have invited Mrs. Claus to be here from 1 to 3 p.m. Stories, activities and a treat are planned. Make plans to include a visit to the library that afternoon. Book Displays Patrons are always asking for us to recommend books and now there are a couple of displays that may make finding a new read easier. A bookcase at the front of the library holds various displays. Right now we are showcasing books from the Illinois Reads Program. Turn to A3
Disaster Helper Michael Newell, Mt. Morris, who is certified in Disaster Relief Ministry with the North American Missions board, left Nov. 18 for the Washington, Ill., area to help those affected by the tornadoes that occurred there on Nov. 17. Photo supplied
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County may take over calls From A1 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 staffing.” He said he believes the county board should consider charging the communities that use the county’s telecommunication services. “We need to explore cost-
sharing,” he said. Harn said Monday that the discussion is very preliminary, and even if approved, the change-over would take time to implement. “We’re just looking into it,” he said. “We may need FCC [Federal Communications Commission] approval and that could take six to seven months. It’s nothing that would happen overnight.” If the plan goes forward,
Harn said, he will need to determine if more telecommunicators will be needed to handle the call load. The county currently employs approximately a dozen telecommunicators. “We’d be taking over all of their calls,” Harn said. “The goal is to provide all the service Rochelle would expect with no interruption of services.”
Tree lots are open for business From A1 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 at no charge. In the northwest part of Ogle County stop by Baileyville Christmas Trees, 200 S. Pearl St., just off Montague Road.
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 to Dec. 22. A variety of pre-cut
Christmas trees will be available to choose from. 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.
Road Trip Red Hats from Ogle County were on the road recently to Monroe, Wis. , which is known for its uniquely decorated cows. Pictured left to right with a Swiss cheese cow are: Marcia Sterenburg, Shirley Scott, June Bonaguidi, Karl Black, Sandra Faber, and Linda Black. Photo supplied
Disciples UMC to host music service with Rubietta on Dec. 1 United Methodist Pastor Rich Rubietta, Grayslake, will lead a musical service of worship hosted by Disciples United Methodist Church, Mt. Morris on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 9:30 a.m. Rubietta is a songwriter and worship consultant who conducts high-energy, interactive worship experiences
that include sing-alongs, original scripture-based songs and stories. He and his wife Jane have three children, ages 23, 21, and 17. Jane is the author of popular devotional books like “Quiet Places, Still Waters, Between Two Gardens” and is in demand as an international,
cross-denominational speaker. Rubietta has produced the CD and cassette also called “Quiet Places: God’s Music to Restore Your Soul,” which is a companion resource to accompany the book. His CD for children and the young at heart, “Room 4U & Me” received Parents’ Choice Approved Award and contains
Goodfellows seek donations The Mt. Morris Goodfellows are accepting monetary donations for those in need this holiday season. Donations are greatly appreciated. Jerry Griffin, Goodfellows Chairman, said that this year the Goodfellows will serve more people in the Mt. Morris community than in years past. Each holiday season, for
more than 60 years, the Goodfellows have provided food assistance and fruit baskets to residents in Mt. Morris. Donations can be mailed to Mt. Morris Goodfellows, P.O. Box 75, Mt. Morris, IL 61054 or dropped into a Goodfellows donation cans located at local businesses. Participating Mt. Morris
you would like to share for a month, please contact Mary This is a statewide program Cheatwood to be put on the that encourages everyone schedule. in Illinois to read the same books in a year. Thank You Books for each age group This is the season of are available and they all gratitude. There are so many have some kind of tie to the reasons to be grateful here in state. our community. We also have a second I have seen how people will display which features books rally around to help those in recommended by patrons. need or around a family who Several patrons have written brief reviews of books they have enjoyed. If you would like to make a recommendation, ask for a post-it note to put on the board.
out to our community and share a special experience together,” said Rev. Dwight Stewart, pastor of Disciples United Methodist Church. Rubietta will present a family worship concert of a mix of faith
songs and pop music at 12:30 p.m. following a potato bar fundraiser for Sarah Melvin’s Mission trip to Honduras in January of 2014. For more information call the church office at 815-734-4853.
Potato bar to raise funds for mission trip Disciples United Methodist Church, on the corner of Hitt Street (Ill. 64) and Maple Avenue in Mt. Morris, will host a potato bar complete with baked potatoes, assorted toppings, relishes, beverage and a dessert bar on Sunday,
locations are Sterling Federal Bank, Union Savings Bank, Rockford Bell Credit Union, Cimino’s Pizza, Maggie’s, Moose Lodge, Peppermill Restaurant, Sharky’s, Shell Express, Sullivan’s The Mt. Morris Community Grocery and Liquor, village hall, Mobil, Fiesta Palace Library Foundation is raffling Restaurant, Our Place Family a NOOK tablet valued at Restaurant, and Main Street $149. Tickets are $1 each or six Bistro. for $5. Tickets are available at the following Mt. Morris locations: the library, 105 is suffering a loss. S. McKendrie Ave., the People here are willing to step up and do the right thing. We also need to thank the police, firefighters, and teachers who serve our community every day. If you take a moment to look around, you will most likely find many reasons to express thanks. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the church. Sarah Melvin, youth member at DUMC, will again be joining Bill Hare’s Honduras mission team in January of 2014 to help build
block homes for six Las Palmas, Honduras families. Goodwill donations from the potato bar will support Melvin’s mission expenses and help with construction costs for the houses.
NOOK to be raffled Dec. 14
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character education songs from his Public School Music Assemblies. “Having Rich Rubietta here is one of the ways we can open ourselves to fresh ways of worshiping God and also reach
village clerk’s office, 105 W. Lincoln, or from any foundation board member. Members include Byron and June Sloan, Dora Ubben, Donna Wells, Mary Ann Watt, John Finfrock, Paula Diehl, Mary Gardner, Julie Mastny, Julie Robinson, and Marilyn Burright.
The drawing date is Saturday, Dec. 14 at 11 a.m. at the library. All proceeds will benefit the library. Last year’s NOOK raffle raised more than $800 for the library. For more information call board president Marilyn Burright at 734-4809.
As another Thanksgiving approaches it causes us to reflect on all the things for which we are so thankful.
Display Case A new display will be set up soon, so you might want to see this one while you can. Debbie Herman is sharing her doll exhibit. It is a lovely display with a variety of dolls. Everyone is encouraged to stop in and see the wonderful collections that people in our community share. If you have a collection
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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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
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. baileyvillebaptistchurch.org 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 BAILEYVILLE REFORMED CHURCH 400 W. Center St. Baileyville, 815-235-1201 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Morning Worship 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 email@example.com 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: PoloOpenBible.org CROSSROADS COMMUNITY CHURCH, WHITE PINES CAMPUS 205 N. Jefferson Ave., Polo Saturdays at 6 p.m. Sundays at 10 a.m. 815-837-5255 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. crossroadscn.com DISCIPLES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Hitt and Maple Streets, Mt. Morris 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
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Monday, Dec. 2—5:30 Jake Ritzema, Pastor 11 a.m. Fellowship p.m. Chime Choir; 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30—9:30 Thursday, Nov. 28— Chancel Choir a.m. Christmas Program Thanksgiving Day Friday, Nov. 29—Office Practice EAST JORDAN UNITED Sunday, Dec. 1—9 a.m. Closed METHODIST CHURCH Sunday School for All Ages; Saturday, Nov. 30—8:30 22027 Polo Rd., Sterling 10 a.m. Worship Service a.m. Bells Play 815-626-0104 Tuesday, Dec. 3—11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 1—8:30 a.m. 9 a.m. Fellowship BLT Group at Beltline Cafe, Choir Rehearsal; 11 a.m. Bell 9:30 a.m. Sunday School Freeport; 6:30 p.m. Praise Choir Rehearsal; 6 p.m. YF 10:45 a.m. Worship Team Practice; 7:15 p.m. Choir destination; 7 p.m. BEEP Carol Dave Jungnickel, Pastor Practice Sing Wednesday, Dec. 4—11:30 Monday, Dec. 2—9 a.m. p.m. Women in the Word EAST OREGON CHAPEL Disciples Bible Study; 4 p.m. Christmas Lunch at Marge V. CHURCH OF GOD Prayer Shawl 107 N. Daysville Rd. Home Tuesday, Dec. 3—9 a.m. East Edge of Oregon Off Ill. 64 GERMAN VALLEY Prayer Group 815-732-2960 or UNITED METHODIST Wednesday, Dec. 4— 815-732-6569 CHURCH Annual Church Pastor Guthrie Church and Main Streets Sunday School 9:30 a.m. David Decker, Pastor FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Church 10:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. Worship Service 505 Hill St., Oregon www.fbcoregon.org EBENEZER REFORMED LEAF RIVER BAPTIST 800-335-5065 CHURCH CHURCH 815-732-2642 2997 N. German Church Rd. 6941 N. Mt. Morris Rd., Rev. Jerry Clark Two miles east of Oregon on Leaf River - 815-738-2205 “A Christ-centered, BibleIll. 64, then three miles north. believing, Email LRBC@lrnet1.com family-oriented Pastor Brion Brooks Pastor Randy Newton ministry.” Sunday Praise and Worship Church Office Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Service at 9:30 a.m. (Nursery Phone: 815-732-6313 Sunday Worship Service provided) Director of Ministries 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Sunday School 11 a.m. for Youth and Christian Service 6 p.m.; Prayer Wednesday Prayer/Bible Education Meeting, Wednesday 7 p.m.; Studies 6 p.m. David Bordy transportation and nursery Prayer Chain 738-2205 9 a.m. Sunday School provided for all services. or 738-2991 10 a.m. Sunday Worship Sunday Night Prayer Roots Youth Ministry— FIRST CHRISTIAN meeting 6 p.m. Wednesday 6:30-7:45 p.m. CHURCH Wednesday—Various Kids Clubs & Men’s & 609 S. 10th St., Oregon Activities 5:30-8:30 p.m. Women’s Bible Study— 815-732-2359 Wednesday from 6:30-7:45 Grail Storm, Minister LEAF RIVER UNITED p.m. 815-732-7411 METHODIST CHURCH Worship Service—10 a.m. Pastor David Poust EMMANUEL If you haven’t found a 104 E. Rt. 72, Leaf River EVANGELICAL church home, we invite you Sunday, Dec. 1—10:30 a.m. LUTHERAN CHURCH to First Christian Church in Office: 815-732-2424 Oregon, where we accept one Worship Service & Children’s 764 N. Stillman Road, another just as Christ accepted Church Oregon us. Come as you are. LIGHTHOUSE UNITED (Payne’s Point) METHODIST CHURCH Pastor Andrew Kayes FIRST PRESBYTERIAN 4938 S. Daysville Rd., Worship Service 9 a.m. CHURCH Oregon Sunday School 10:15 a.m. 200 S. Fifth St., Oregon Pastor Javier Martinez 815-732-2894 Handicapped Accessible EVANGELICAL FREE www.fpcoregon.com Worship Service 9 a.m. CHURCH email@example.com Sunday School 10 a.m. OF MT. MORRIS Holy Communion is served Age Three through 102 S. Seminary St. the first Sunday of each Sixth Grade. Mt. Morris month. Everyone is Welcome 815-734-4942 Worship 10:30 a.m. Senior Pastor MT. MORRIS CHURCH Bruce McKanna FIRST UNITED OF THE BRETHREN Associate Pastor METHODIST CHURCH Pastor Ginny Haney Lance Mennen 402 First Ave., Forreston 409 W. Brayton Road Saturday, Nov. 30—7 a.m. Pastor David Poust P.O. Box 2055 Men’s Accountability Group 815-938-2380 Mt. Morris, IL 61054 Sunday, Dec. 1—8:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 1—9 a.m. Phone: 815-734-4573 Sunday School; 9:30 a.m. Worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday Office hours Monday InnerMission; 10 a.m. Worship School Friday 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon Service; 5 p.m. Youth Group Monday, Dec. 2—8 a.m. AA Thursday, Nov. 28—Church Monday, Dec. 2—Men’s Open Meeting; 3-4:30 p.m. Office Closed for Holiday Small Group Good News Club Friday, Nov. 29—9-10:30 Tuesday, Dec. 3—9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3—2-6 p.m. a.m. Women’s Fellowship Ladies Prayer Circle; 5:30 p.m. Blood Drive Sunday, Dec. 1—8:15 a.m. Tutoring Club Wednesday, Dec. 4—12 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4—6 a.m. Friendship Club; 6:30 p.m. Prayer Service; 9:30 a.m. Worship with Communion; Dixon Men’s Prayer Meeting; Bible Study 10:30 a.m. Fellowship Time; 10 a.m. Beth Moore Bible 10:45 a.m. Sunday School for Study; 4 p.m. Ladies’ Evening FLORENCE UNITED Prayer Meeting METHODIST CHURCH All Ages Tuesday, Dec. 3—9 a.m. Log onto our website 2649 W. Florence Rd., Bible Study; 10:30 a.m. Food at http://www.efcmm. Freeport Arrives for Pantry; Quilting org to check out our latest Kathleen Brinkmeier, Wednesday, Dec. 4—7 p.m. opportunities and updates Pastor Circle M 4-H Club; 7:15 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. FAITH DISCOVERY Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Chimes Rehearsal CHURCH NEW LIFE ASSEMBLY 801 W. Oregon St., Polo FORRESTON GROVE OF GOD 815-946-3588 CHURCH 401 S. Eighth St., Oregon Jeremy Heller, Pastor 7246 N. Freeport Rd., Pastor David Demmer 9 a.m. Sunday School Forreston 815-732-7404 10 a.m. Worship Service Presbyterian Church in 9:30 a.m. New Life Cafe Nursery Available America 10 a.m. Worship Service We are an independent non815-938-3605 denominational Christian Jeremy Cheezum, Pastor NORTH GROVE church. 9:30 a.m. Sunday School EVANGELICAL Visitors are always welcome. 10:30 a.m. Worship Service CHURCH Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. 10384 W. Coffman Rd., FAITH EVANGELICAL Pioneer Club Forreston LUTHERAN CHURCH Thursdays, 7 p.m. Adult Pastor Tim Hotchkiss 402 Second Ave., Forreston Study; 7:45 p.m. Choir Church: 815-938-2194 Church 815-938-3203 Pastor’s Cell: 815-209-6838 Pastor Scott Ralston FORRESTON REFORMED Saturday, Nov. 30—9 “ A Church with a CHURCH a.m.-12 p.m. Food Pantry & Heart — In the Heart of 501 Third Ave. Thrift Shop Open at New Life Forreston” Tim Fry, Pastor Community Center Sunday, Dec. 1—9 9:30 a.m. Worship Sunday, Dec. 1—9 a.m. a.m. Worship with Holy 10:45 a.m. Sunday School Sunday School; 10:05 a.m. Communion; 10 a.m. Sunday School FREEDOM LUTHERAN Worship; Lunch & Hanging of the Greens after Worship Monday, Dec. 2—9:30 WORSHIPPING Tuesday, Dec. 3—9 a.m.a.m. Bible Study; 5 p.m. COMMUNITY, ELCA 12 p.m. Food Pantry & Thrift Confirmation Pastor Jeff Schlesinger Shop Open at New Life Wednesday, Dec. 3—4:30 815-222-7270 Community Center p.m. Worship & Music; 7 p.m. Sunday School 9 a.m. & Choir Sunday Service 9:45 a.m. at OREGON Thursday, Dec. 4—6:30 p.m. Lutheran Outdoor Ministries CHURCH OF GOD Bible Study Dining Hall 860 W. Oregon Trail Rd. 1834 S. IL Rt. 2 Pastor Michael Hoffman FAITH UNITED (a mile south of Oregon) 815-732-6847 METHODIST CHURCH Welcome Center You and your family are Mission Statement: Loving, 111 S. Fourth St, Oregon invited to join us in worship on Growing & Serving in Faith Sunday, Dec. 1 at 10:30 a.m. Handicapped Accessible GRACE VALLEY Pastor Michael Hoffman 702 E. Dixon St., Polo CHRISTIAN REFORMED will give the morning message, 815-946-3212 CHURCH Website: faithumcpolo 8210 E. Edwardsville Rd. “Doing Christmas…But A Different Way.” Rev. Derek Rogers, Pastor German Valley Communion will be 9 a.m. Sunday School 815-362-6601 celebrated. John Tuttle 10 a.m. Sunday Worship
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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 Sunday, Dec. 1—Youth Mission $100 Due Monday, Dec. 2—10 a.m. Bible Studies; 7 p.m. Deborah Circle Wednesday, Dec. 4—10 a.m. Naomi Ruth Circle; Last Day to Order Poinsettias Thursday, Dec. 5—7 p.m. Habitat; 7:30 p.m. Choir PINE CREEK CHRISTIAN CHURCH 5076 S. Lowell Park Rd. Gregg Downs, Pastor 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship Service POLO CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN Congress Ave. & Webster St. (The church is handicapped accessible) Pastor Leslie Lake 9:30 a.m. Family Worship 10:30 a.m. Fellowship Time 10:45 a.m. Sunday School PRAIRIE DELL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 16031 W. Coffman Rd., Shannon Pastor Donna Gericke, CLP 815-864-2448 Sunday School 9 a.m. Worship 10 a.m. 11:15 a.m. Fellowship
Sunday, Dec. 1—First Sunday in Advent; Communion; Pack Soldiers Boxes after Worship Wednesday, Dec. 4—6 p.m. Hour of Prayer REVIVE COMMUNITY CHURCH 8 E. Front Street; Mt. Morris firstname.lastname@example.org 815-994-0428 Southern Baptist Saturday Night Revive Service 5:30 p.m. Saturday Celebrate Recovery 6-8 p.m. Monday
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 CHURCH 301 N. Fourth St., Oregon Father Joseph P. Naill Office Phone 815-732-7383 Office FAX 815-732-4742 Mass Schedule Saturday 4:30 p.m. Sunday 7:30 & 9:30 a.m. Tuesday thru Friday 8 a.m. Third Wednesday of Month at Pinecrest 3 p.m. Reconciliation Saturday 3:30-4:15 p.m. St. Mary Prayer Network Lois Lints 815-703-9699 Nancy Kerwin 815-732-3351 Darlene Bauer 815-732-2238 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
TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 308 E. Brayton Mt. Morris 815-734-6354 Pastor Josh Ehrler Friday, Nov. 29—9 a.m.ST. BRIDE’S 4 p.m. Kids’ Boutique in EPISCOPAL CHURCH Fellowship Hall 1000 Ill. 64 West Saturday, Nov. 30—9 a.m.Oregon 12 p.m. Kids’ Boutique in Fr. Robert Francis Fellowship Hall; 5:30 p.m. S. Cristobal Worship 815-732-7211 or Sunday, Dec. 1—8:45 a.m. 815-732-3328 Traditional Worship; 9:45 a.m. www.saintbrides.org Sunday School; Fellowship Email:saintbrides@ Time Following Worship; verizon. net 10:45 a.m. Praise Worship; Services 2:30 p.m. Choristers Rehearsal Sunday-Holy Communion-8 Monday, Dec. 2—2 p.m. and 10 a.m. Staff Meeting; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Healing Committee Night; 8 p.m. Service-6 p.m. Executive Committee Classes Tuesday, Dec. 3—7 p.m. Children’s Sunday School-9 Christmas Cantata Rehearsal a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4—6:30 Adult Sunday School-9 a.m. a.m. Prayer & Praise; 7 p.m. (2nd & 4th Sunday) Confirmation Class St. Bride’s follows traditional Anglican-Episcopal WEST BRANCH church practices; is biblically CHURCH OF THE based and both family and BRETHREN individual oriented. 4014 West Branch Road Visitors are always Southeast of Forreston welcomed. Pastor Richard Bright 815-734-4411 ST. JAMES LUTHERAN Sunday School—9:30 a.m. CHURCH Worship—10:35 a.m.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. RSVPs are requested by Wednesday, Dec. 4.
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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.
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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 http://urbanext.illinois.edu/ 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. extension.illinois.edu/bdo. 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. illinois.edu/bdo.
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. extension.edu/bdo. 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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hog industry expansion will not be large enough to return corn prices to the previous lofty levels. However, when all animal industries are included, it will be a period of growing feeduse base for corn growers. Thus, it is anticipated that in coming years there will be
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
Zach Hall is OHS senior of distinction Zach Hall is Oregon High School’s November Senior of Distinction, nominated by teacher Katie Sheridan. “Zach is an outstanding musician and leads the tenor section of Honor’s choir with professionalism,” Sheridan said. “He asks questions that pertain to the group; he wants the best for the entire ensemble and choir program. “He is a caring individual and seeks personal connections with every choir member. He genuinely wants the best for others. “Finally, Zach is an outstanding musician who strives for musical perfection until the end of
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Brad Currens, Vice President of Stillman Bank, presents Zach Hall with a gift certificate for being named Oregon High School’s November Senior of Distinction. Photo supplied
each rehearsal. “Zach has a thirst for knowledge that extends beyond the classroom and he actively searches for new information, often attending extra rehearsals
and spending time in the music room after school. “Zach is a pleasure to have in class. I feel very fortunate to have such a bright young man in my classroom,” Sheridan said.
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 lessknown 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, www.mtmcob.com or www.trinitymm.net.
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.
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.
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.
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
below create the opportunity for the folks in our community, and the visitors to our town because of this event, to enjoy a home spun, fun filled family experience. We are so grateful for their beneficence. This year we thank: Exelon, KSB Medical, and Mini Mart for sponsoring all three of our horse and wagon and carriage rides. This is the most costly of the many free activities and opportunities offered to everyone attending this annual event. These monetary contributions allow us to continue this popular featured attraction. Rides will be available from 4 p.m. until approximately 7:30 p.m., departing from the north side of the Coliseum on Franklin Street.
Please note that this is a first 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
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 Chamber offers thanks to those who donated Dear Editor, Events for our community would never take place without the generous donations of businesses and organizations that are committed to Oregon and our quality of life. The dollars donated cover many of the “unseen” costs associated with Candlelight Walk, including, but certainly not limited to: insurance, entertainment, advertising, decorating and supplies, to name a few. Those free to all “special attractions” are an additional expense of their own. The specific sponsors listed
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
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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
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Madrigals dinner Dec. 6-7 at LOMC Oregon High School Madrigals invite all to attend their Madrigal Dinner on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7 with dinner beginning at 6 p.m. This event will be held in the dining hall at Lutheran Outdoor Ministries (LOMC), 1834 S Ill. 2, Oregon. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. The evening fun will include performances by the OHS Madrigal Singers dressed in traditional English Renaissance costumes, brass instrumentalists, skits reenacted by a cast of local students, narration and introductions by the court jesters, and dinner being served by the worthy wait
Cookbook offers recipes from library staff, patrons
staff. The cost to attend is $15 per person which includes dinner and the performance. Make checks payable to OHS Madrigals. To reserve seats call 815732-6241 ext. 1205 or email email@example.com. State the name and how many are attending. The deadline for ticket orders is Saturday, Nov. 26. When placing an order specify whether any ticket holder will require wheelchair seating. Funds generated by the dinner will be used to offset the costs of the dinner and to fund future musical productions.
Breakfast Winners Oregon High School’s Student of the Quarter Awards Breakfast for the first quarter was held Nov. 19. Maverik Good is the overall winner for Student of the Quarter. Pictured left to right in the back row are: Matthew Slouka, Matthew Myers, Paul Reckamp, Corey Grady, Sukdeep Gill, Josh Drew and Jacob Diehl. Front row: Dillon Jeter, Sarah Harris, Kristen VandeSand, Sommer Rhea, Olivia Gorzny, Maverik Good and Daniel Welle. Brett Wilkinson, Elaine Schmidt and Kaitlin Oltmans were absent when the photo was taken. Photo supplied
A Literary Feast is a new cookbook that is coming out just in time for gift giving this holiday season. It is a collection of recipes from the Oregon Public Library staff and patrons. A sample of the possible
breakfasts, lunches, and dinners includes Black Bean Salsa, Aztec Salad, Blueberry Soup, Sweet Potato Casserole, Country French Pork Chops, Eagle’s Nest Colony Pancakes, Mississippi Mud Pie, Zodiac Zone Apricot Bars, and Microwave Carmel Corn.
The cookbook also contains an index listing the recipes by category; several pages of Helpful Hints, Measurement Substitutions, Equivalency Chart; and pages of information on herbs and spices, pantry basics, napkin folding, cooking fruits and vegetables, and
more. They will be for sale for the first time at the Holiday Cookie Sale on Dec. 14 at the First National Bank, 307 Franklin Street, Oregon. After that, they will be sold at the library. The price is $15. All proceeds will benefit the library.
Oregon Library News Library Book Clubs “A book is a gift you can The Rock River Center open again and again. — Garrison Keillor Book Club will meet on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 12:30 p.m. at the center Holiday Cookie Sale The Friends of the Library to discuss The Guinea Pig annual cookie sale will be Diaries by A.J Jacobs. held on Saturday, Dec. 14 The Afternoon Book Club from 9 a.m. to noon, while will meet on Wednesday, cookies last. The sale has a change Dec.18 at 1 p.m. at the of location. It will now be library to discuss I Am the at the First National Bank Messenger by Markus Zusak. of Rochelle, 307 Franklin Preschool Story Time Street, Oregon. The building Story Time continues with is handicapped accessible. stories, games, crafts and fun. Story Time is designed for December Distraction Beginning Monday, Dec. 3 to 6 year olds and meets 2 through Thursday, Dec.19, on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Oregon Public Library through Friday, Dec. 19. District cardholders may Registration is requested. check out reading material Thanksgiving Hours and enter to win some The library will be closed readable prizes. Thanksgiving Day, Patrons can enter more than on once, based on the number of Nov. 28. It will be open on Wednesday, Nov. 27 from items that are checked out. Prizes will be on display at 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, the library. Drawings will be Nov. a.m. 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. held on Friday, Dec. 20.
New Releases The October List by Jeffery Deaver Fifteen Minutes by Karen Kingsbury Starry Night by Debbie Macomber Storm Front by John Sanford White Fire by Douglas Preston The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert The following new releases are in large print. Sycamore Road by John Grisham Death of Santini by Pat Conroy One Summer in America, 1927 by Bill Bryson Winners by Danielle Steel Never Go Back by Lee Asher, Zeke, Nick, Mason, Jasper and Kennedy enjoyed hearing about the pilgrims Child Transatlantic by Colum and Thanksgiving during Oregon Public Library Story Time. Photo supplied McCann The library is located at 300 Jefferson St. For accessibility accommodations, call 815732-2724.
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Work will begin on geothermal for Oregon schools in Feb. 2014 By Vinde Wells Editor Work will begin early next year on the new heating and air-conditioning systems for two Oregon school buildings. Superintendent Tom Mahoney told the board Nov. 18 that construction crews will begin drilling the wells for the geothermal heating and cooling systems sometime in February. The school board approved the Health & Life Safety amendments for the project. In October, the board okayed spending up to $7.5 million on Health & Life Safety projects that will include installing geothermal systems to heat and cool Oregon High School and Oregon Elementary School as well as beefing up the current security systems at all three school entrances to provide better surveillance of anyone entering the buildings. The board hired Chevron Energy Solutions, Chicago, to oversee the projects. Mahoney said the cost of the work is expected to be less than the $7.5 estimated by the district’s architectural firm Richard L. Johnson Associates, Rockford. Chevron has estimated the total cost at $6.8 million. Mahoney said that the majority of the work will be for for the new heating and
cooling system. He said a new heating system is necessary because the current systems at the high school and in the Jefferson and Etnyre Wings of the elementary school are badly outdated. Estimates show that operating the new system, even with cooling included, will cost less than what the district is now spending on only heating, he said. Most of the work will begin after school is out this year and will be completed by the time classes start next fall, Mahoney said. The junior high in Mt. Morris cannot be included as part of a Health & Life Safety project, Mahoney said, because its heating system, installed in the early 2000s, is too new and still works. However, he said district officials are considering options for air-conditioning at the junior high and plan to install a cooling system in time for the beginning of the 2015-16 school year. Bonds will be sold to cover the cost of the projects, Mahoney said. The bond issue will be paid off in 20 years. The estimated cost to property owners, he said, will be 17 cents per $100 equalized assessed valuation (EAV), which means real estate taxes on a $100,000
will increase $56 per year. However, the increase will drop off after seven years, Mahoney said, when other existing bonds are paid off. The increase will appear for the first time on tax bills received in 2015, he said.
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.
VFW to deliver food baskets
Once again at Christmas In other business Nov. time, Oregon VFW Post 8739 18, the board approved the following personnel matters: will make up and deliver Christmas food baskets to •theresignationofCynthia families and individuals who Rolston as a district bus aide are in need in the Oregon area. effective Oct. 25; Any family or individual • the employment of who is in need may call the Kellylyn Wood as a help desk VFW Monday through Friday technician, a new position; • the employment of from 7:30 to 9 a.m. or 3 to 7 Jennifer Fox as an elementary p.m., Saturday from 7:30 to 9 a.m. or 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at recess aide; • the employment of Matt 815-732-6851 and have their Cain as high school assistant name placed on the list. Each individual or family wrestling coach; • the employment of Jim Nalley as junior high wrestling coach; • the termination of Sarah A change has been made in Buschek as district custodian the location of the Friends of effective in October; the Oregon Library Holiday • the termination of Cookie Sale. Deborah Harris as an This year it will be on elementary instructional aide Saturday, Dec. 14 at the First effective Dec. 6; National Bank, 307 Franklin • the retirement of Nancy St., from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., or Tuten as a special education until the cookies are sold out. aide at the end of the current The bank will have more school year; and • maternity leave for third grade teacher Audra Cronauer beginning May 1 through the end of the school St. Mary’s Christmas Bazaar year. will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. Mary’s Community Center, 881 N. Mongan Drive, Oregon. Coffee and donuts will be served from 9 to 11 a.m. followed by the Chicken
must call for themselves with their complete name, address and phone number for a basked to be delivered. An adult must be home the morning of Saturday, Dec. 21 to receive the basket. In addition, even if you received a VFW basket in previous years, you must still call in this year to be placed on the list. The VFW has no way of knowing if people are still with us, or living at the same address or if their personal
conditions are the same as last year. The deadline for calling in to place your name on the list will be Wednesday, Dec. 4 Last year the post provided over 120 food baskets to area residents. Therefore, donations from the general public and businesses to the Christmas basket program are always accepted, needed and great appreciated to continue this program.
Cookie sale moving to bank space, be easier to enter, and is handicapped accessible. The sale will feature 50 or 60 different kinds of homemade cookies, which will be sold by the pound. For the first time, a cookbook featuring a collection of recipes from cooks all over the Oregon area, “A Literary Feast,” will
be available for purchase. The cookbooks are $15 each and are limited in number. All proceeds go to benefit the library. For more information call Pat Slowiak at 815-732-6226 or Cheryl Youtsey at815-7344592.
Christmas Bazaar is Dec. 7 Casserole Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Prices are adults $6.50; seniors $5.50; and children 12 and under $3.50. The raffle drawing will be at 1 p.m. Cash prizes, gift baskets, gift
certificates, and a quilt raffle are just some of the items available for purchase. The event will also include a silent auction, bakery items, candy, Christmas swags, holiday crafts, and the famous Treasure Chest.
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IDNR officer kills a cougar near Morrison 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
“We don’t have tranquilizing equipment. This is unusual in Illinois.” — Robert Frazier Illinois Department of Natural Resources 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
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
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 population exists in Illinois. In the fall of 2012, trail cameras showed images of a cougar in Jo Daviess,
Morgan, Pike and Calhoun counties. Because the cats can travel long distances, and because Morgan, Pike and Calhoun counties are together, officials believe the images may show the same animal. Frazier said local officers frequently get reports about cougar sightings. “You don’t want to
disbelieve what they say, but you question it,” he said. “I had a police officer call a few years ago who swore up and down he saw a cougar in a tree.” The officer captured it on film. “We told him it was a cat,” Frazier said. “Your mind does deceiving things.”
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Hawk bowlers sixth at 48-team tourney Nov. 23 Oregon High School’s boys bowling team completed an impressive performance at the largest bowling tournament of the high school season on Nov. 23. The bowlers finished sixth place overall at the 48 team
Plainfield North Invitational. In a field with five of last year’s top 10 teams in the state and more than 250 individual bowlers competing, Oregon found itself in second place after the initial three games. In this uniquely formatted
event, the field was divided into smaller tournaments based upon pin fall totals giving multiple levels of teams a chance to compete for a medal. The top division – Gold, consisting of the top 14 teams after three games and their pin total was carried over to the next round of three games. The other three divisions, Silver, Bronze and Copper had their Team Total pin totals erased after 3 games and their places were determined by their final 3 game scores. After 4 games Oregon was only three pins out of first; however, the deteriorating lane conditions were more than they could overcome the final two games, resulting in the sixth place finish. Individually, Oregon was led by Sophomore AJ Nordman with a 1355 series (225,243,268,224,225,169) good enough for 5th place in this 250+ person field. He was followed in 32nd place by Senior Ian Starkey with a 1222 series (198,220,184,246,173,201), in 45th place by Senior Justin Provo with a 1197 series (188,246,225,208,156,174) in 94th by Sophomore Joe Miranda with a 1124 series Kyle Lundquist releases the ball during practice on Nov. (211,187,236,150,192,148) 19. Photo by Chris Johnson and finally in 104th by
Senior Ryan Bennett with a 1101 series (209,189,180,233,157,133). On Nov. 22, the team raised its season record to 4-0 with a 3638-2652 victory over Peru St. Bede at Town & Country Lanes, Mt Morris. The Hawks were led by AJ Nordman with a 710 series (279,187,245) – which included nine straight strikes to start the first game. He was followed by Justin Provo with a 637 series (235,188,214), Joe Miranda 620 series (233,194,193) and Jacob Coleman 614 series (181,202,231). The JV also raised its record to 4-0 and was led by Freshman Kyle Lundquist with a 583 series (152,216,215). The bowlers were on the road Nov. 21 and came away with a 3131-2614 victory over Hall at Ladd Lanes. The lanes proved to be a challenge for both teams in this early season nonconference contest. Oregon was led by AJ Nordman with a 637 series (200,252,185) followed by Ryan Bennett with a 532 and Justin Provo with a 512. Hall was led by James Russell with a 514 series. The JV also raised its season record to 3-0 with a 2237-1068 victory. The JV was led by Josh Cook with a Ryan Bennett checks his form as he practices at Town & Country Lanes on Nov. 19. Photo by Chris Johnson 503 series.
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Oregon Hawks are starting a rebuilding year By Andy Colbert Reporter It’s a bad news/good news scenario for the Oregon boys basketball team. The bad news is that 4-year starter Alex Cain and college recruit Caleb Mowry have graduated. The good news is that many other teams in the Big Northern conference will also be rebuilding. “Everyone else lost a lot and it won’t just be us, but other teams will be inexperienced” Oregon coach Quinn Virgil said. Replacing Cain and Mowry will be a major undertaking for Virgil. “I’ve never coached anyone with the basketball knowledge that Alex possessed. As a freshman, he had court sense already,” Virgil said. “Caleb wasn’t great as a freshman, but he was our go-to-guy last year.” Oregon does return two
players that saw considerable time last year. Jessie McKinley and Billy Heeg are two seniors will good size at 6-3 to 6-4. “Heeg is a smart player,” Virgil said. “He has a knack for the ball. So many times last year, he would get a key rebound and have a putback.” McKinley wasn’t afraid to be a playmaker last year and put a lot of time in the summer to improve his game. “He has gotten better on his jump shot and defense,” Virgil said. Four other seniors are expected to be in the 8-9 man rotation—Matt Murray, Donovan Roby, Adam Bettner and Josh Drew. “We do not have any set positions,” Virgil explained. “Anyone on the team will play guard to center. We’ll flow into it.” Without Cain and Mowry gone, look for the Hawks to push the ball up the court
Adam Bettner keeps the ball away from a West Carroll defender as he prepares a play Monday night. The Hawks won the game 76-56. Tournament game results will be published in the Dec. 5 edition. Photo by Chris Johnson
“The junior class is sophomore has been called more. There is not that one junior that stands out, but shallower than other years,” up to the varsity and Virgil is high on that group as a whole. Virgil hopes they can step up he added. “At that level, the their game. Trevor Otten, a 6-3
Bowlers looking to initiate change By Andy Colbert Reporter After a couple of down years, the Oregon girls bowling team looks to turn around its program. A senior and a promising group of freshman hope to initiate that change. “It’s been up and down for us,” Oregon coach Al Nordman said. “In 2007, we were 13th in the state. Lately, though, we’ve been in the 1-13 and 3-10 ranges.” Senior Karissa Corbin made a big improvement in the fundamentals towards the end of last year and is expected to lead the team. “She began to click and it’s carried over to this year,” Nordman said. “She’s the leader of the group. It’s her team.” Those she’ll be leading include three talented freshmen, Abby and Ally Scheidecker and Victoria Barnhart. “They all finished in the
top 20 at the IESA (junior high) state tournament,” Nordman said. Another prospect is sophomore MacKenzie Tague, who had a 250 game last week. Karissa’s younger sister, Emily, also has potential according to Nordman. “We have a bunch of other girls fighting for that sixth spot,” the 11th year coach added. Unlike the boys, who compete in the Northern Illinois Bowling conference, the girls compete in both the NIBC and Big Northern conference. The BNC does not offer boys bowling. “We’re well positioned to have both a good boys and girls teams in a couple years,” Nordman said. “Usually, we’ve had a real good girls or boys team, but not at the same time. There are some really good freshmen and sophomores with both groups.” In the NIBC, Rockford
sophomores are the best class I’ve had since I’ve been coaching,” Virgil said. Though the conference is down a bit, Virgil expects Rockford Lutheran and Winnebago to have their traditionally strong seasons. “Most people have picked us to be last in the conference,” Virgil said. “Our goal is to compete every night. Our kids know they are not returning experience and understand what is ahead of them. I think they can use what people are forecasting about them to be motivation.” The Hawks open play this week at their annual Thanksgiving Tournament at Blackhawk Center. “It’s a bigger tournament this year,” Virgil said. “We’ll have some good teams like Kewanee, Genoa-Kingston, St. Bede and even though they’ll be missing a lot of their players because of football, Newman.”
Lady Hawks 2 2 at tournament By Andy Colbert Reporter It was a 2-2 start for the Oregon girls basketball team at its own tournament last week. “We played pretty solid our first two games, and had high expectations going into Saturday,” Oregon coach Kristy Eckardt said. Not only did the Lady Hawks beat Amboy and Ottawa Marquette to start off, but they came in to the tourney as the No. 10 team in the 2A state rankings. In a semifinal against an improved Mendota team, Oregon fell behind 39-20 at halftime. “We came out really strong Mackenzie Tague makes her approach on the lanes against Mendota, leading during a practice last week. Photo by Chris Johnson 11-2 at the beginning of Christian Life is a 2-time Christian and Winnebago in defending champ, while both. Marengo and Mendota Marengo is the team to beat in the BNC. Both leagues have only compete in the BNC seven teams, with Oregon, and Christian Life and South Winnebago, Rockford Beloit are in the NIBC.
the game, but then the foul trouble started,” Eckardt said. “We gave Mendota 21 free throws in the first half.” Oregon outscored Mendota 38-22 the rest of the way, but lost 61-58. “The second half we played outstanding, attacking the basket and cleaning it up on the defensive end,” Eckardt said. “But in the end, we had four girls foul out (Sam Lambrigtsen, McKaylee Beeter, Emy Wright, Madeline Sanders) and just couldn’t finish out the comeback. Mendota ended up with 20 pts off free throws, so it’s easy to see that that was the difference in the game.” Lambrigtsen led the team Turn to B2
Stillman pulls off upset over AC By Andy Colbert Reporter
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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 Nov. 23, 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.”
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21-20 on a Zac Hare 1-yard run and a clutch Keaton Weber kick. The key play on the 61yard drive was a 13-yard pass from Connor McNames to Trevor Gerig on fourthand-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 Hills, who earlier boomed one into the end zone, hit the
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Stillman will play for title From B1 ball wrong and it only went 14 yards before going out of bounds. Taking over at the 46-yard line with 2:27 left, SV opted 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 Zac Hare immediately signaled touchdown after he scored the winning touchdown in Hare lost the ball when he the final seconds of the fourth quarter. He was able to score thanks in part to a solid was tackled. The officials conferred and after many block by Seth VanBriesen on Legend Smith. Photo by Chris Johnson
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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 touchdown by Micah Castronovo off a perfect option pitch from McNames. “Getting that stop was the play of the game for us,” Lalor said. “If they go down and score, that could have emotionally drained us.” Still ahead, 17-14, AC wasted little time in driving to the SV-8 yard line, setting
up a first-and-goal. A blitzing Eddie Torrance sacked Bray and the Eagles were forced to settle for a field goal. It was the second of the game for Hills and gave the Eagles a 20-14 lead. On both field goals, AC drove inside the Cardinals’ 10-yard line but gave away eight potential points. Afterwards, a dejected Beebe lamented that fact. “That was also the difference in the game,” Beebe said. The Eagles also handicapped themselves with three costly first-half penalties, each negating 30yard plus gains. “We didn’t make the plays and they’re very effective at what they do,” Beebe added. “I thought we played pretty good on defense.” Brandon Wallgren, who was brilliant in the win over Oregon, put AC ahead 7-0 on a 6-yard reception from Bray. McNames brought the Cardinals downfield to tie the game 7-7, converting a 34yard pass to Jacob Hoey and scoring himself on a 25-yard run. “McNames did a fantastic job of running the team,” Hare said. The loss was the first for Aurora Christian in the playoffs since 2011. Ironically, the last team to beat them was SV, 46-16. “We played real gutty football tonight and didn’t quit,” Lalor said.
Girls competed against P-town From B1 with 27 points, followed by 10 each from Beeter and Wright. Matched up against Prophetstown in the thirdplace game, a fatigued Oregon squad fell 62-53. “The girls were pretty spent from the effort and emotion they poured into the Mendota game,” Eckardt said. “Prophetstown is always a great team, and they outplayed us on both ends of the floor.” Wright scored 23 points and Beeter added 17 in that contest. Lambrigtsen and
Wright were name to the alltournament team. “It’s good for us to have games like this at the beginning of the season, to learn from, and with over a week until our next game, we’ll have lots of time to work on things,” Eckardt said. Rockford Lutheran defeated Mendota 4442 for the tournament championship. Oregon returns to action next Tuesday at North Boone and then hosts Winnebago on Thursday and Stillman Madeline Sanders tries to make her way around an Ottawa Marquette defender Friday night. Photo by Chris Johnson Valley on Saturday.
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
and as far as top SV playoff games go, I’m moving this one ahead of the snow game against Aledo and the semifinal overtime win over Carthage. When the game ended, I was definitely glad I came. On two other side notes, the PA person toned his act down substantially. I have a feeling he was spoken to after the Oregon game. Though the music blared throughout the contest, I did see the refs go the Montini sidelines to warn them about it. Kudos to Jeff Leon of WRHL who broadcast without the benefit of a press box. Sitting up in the bleachers without cover from the wind, Leon called it the coldest conditions he’s experienced in over 6,000 contests he done. At least it wasn’t raining he said.
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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. farrellhollandgale.com 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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Robert L. Whaley, warranty deed to Robert L. Whaley and Dennis Whaley, two parcels in Pine Rock Township, no address given. Ogle County Sheriff and Patrick S. Drew, sheriff’s deed to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 8083 Green St., Dixon, Grand Detour Township, $274,614. Ogle County Sheriff and Matthew N. Corkran, sheriff’s deed to Federal National Mortgage Assn.,
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Sheriff Harn announces that he has Bell’s Palsy
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.
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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; •Facialdroopanddifficulty 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; •Changesintheamountof 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@ illinois.edu.
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
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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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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
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS ILLINOIS COMMUNITY UNIONCASE Plaintiff, vs.
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
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS,
PIN: 24-25-329-016 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 405 PHYLLIS DRIVE, ROCHELLE, IL 61068
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION., Plaintiff, v.
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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
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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
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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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206 Acres M/L, 202.4 Tillable acres, 108.4 PI, Wyoming Township, Lee County call Kyle: 641-919-5953 240 Acres M/L 216.4 tillable acres, 109.4 PI, Pine Creek Township, Ogle County call Kyle: 641-919-5953
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3BR, 3 BA Luxury Apt., w/2 stall attached garage. Utilities negotiable. Call Kophamer & Blean Realty 815772-2728.
Near Rec Center & CGH, newer 2BR, w/ garage, NS, 1 floor, 55 & older 1832 2nd Ave. $585/mo. 815-4990199. Sinnissippi Townhomes First Mo. Free! Spacious 2 BR. 2 story townhomes. Central air, good location. Laundry hookup. (815)6261130.
3BR, C/A, applcs., 400 Holcomb. $650 + dep. Call 815-718-5488
Why Rent? You CAN Own! Totally Remodeled, 3BR Home. $650/ mo. 815-878-6356.
1&2 BR Apts. & House w/appl. Ref. req. 815-677-9884 Condo Style, 2BR apt. w/private entrance and deck. Appliances included plus W/D. Water, sewer, garbage provided. Tenant pays elec. Off road parking. No pets. Lease & dep. req. $650/mo. Call 815378-2151
FRANKLIN GROVE Franklin Grove Currently has 2 bedrooms openings! Rent is based on 30% of adjusted gross income and includes water, sewer and garbage collection. There are laundry facilities at the property. To receive an application, or for more information, please call 1-800-6865538. This Institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.
STERLING Efficiencies, 1 & 2 BR. Apts. (563) 243-0383, Sterling/R.F.
APARTMENTS UNFURNISHED 306 Attractive 1 & 2 BR. apts. with some utilities. Sterling & Rock Falls. No pets, no parties. Refs. req. 815-336-2305.
AMBOY 200 S. Boyd Ave. 2BR, good cond. $425/mo. Available immediately. Call Ed Reagan 312337-7384
ASHTON 1&2 BR., Ashton/ F.G. 815-7512712/562-5075.
HARMON ★ NEW TODAY ★ 1 Month Free! 2BR, appl. incl. Pet friendly. $475/mo. 815-562-7368 st
MT. MORRIS 1BR, Mt. Morris. $310/mo. + dep., 815-508-2345
POLO 2BR upper, completely remodeled. Applcs. Garage, AC. No pets, no smoking. Dep/ refs. req.$595/mo. 815946-3191 after 5p. Large 2BR, C/A appli., sound proof. Gar. $585/mo. + dep. Avil. Dec 1st. 847-738-2334
ROCHELLE RochelleCozy one bedroom apartment AVAILABLE NOW for persons 62 years of age or older: handicapped/disabled individuals regardless of age. Rent includes all appliances and onsite laundry also includes a chair lift for person with difficulty in climbing stairs. Call today at 877-815-5557. This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. Equal Housing Opportunity.
WOOSUNG ★ NEW TODAY ★ 1BR, $325 + dep. Applcs. 815-4414591. 604 Griswold Ave. 2 BR, 1BA, Ground level Unit, Newly Remodeled. $525/ mo. Requires sec. deposit. Call Matt @ 310-750-5663
AMBOY ★ NEW TODAY ★
ROCK FALLS 1 & 2BR, Hampton Apts. 815-625-7043 1BR, $425 mo, includes util. East Rt. 30. 815-508-2345 Lg. 1BR. + appl. No pets. $425 + dep. 815-625-4701 THICKSTEN APTS. 1 & 2 BR houses 815-499-4217
STERLING 1BR apt. near Mall. Applcs. Incl. W/D. Quiet. No pets. 815-535-6115. 2BR Townhouse, 1831 N. 2nd Ave. 1½ BA, C/A, lots of storage. 1100 sq. ft. w/garage. $600 mo. + dep., util. refs. 815-652-4517 2BR, stove & refrig. furnished, $450 lease and dep. req. H & H rental Properties LLC. 815625-7995
2BR, 2 car attached garage. $600mo. $600 dep. Pets welcome. 815-499-3610
DIXON ★ NEW TODAY ★ 1BR, Stove & frig. incl. Basement. No Pets. Tenants pay utilities + deposit. $450 month Available now! 815-440-2613
★ NEW TODAY ★ 3BR, basement, 2 car garage. 815716-3045 For Rent Condominium On the River Boat Dock Incl. 2 BR 2BA Upper 1400 sq. ft. 1 Car garage Snow removal Lawn care $925/mo. + util. Lease-opt to buy 815-378-2151 Nice 2BR. No Pets. $485 + dep. 815-535-6731.
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MORRISON ★ NEW TODAY ★ 3 BR, 2 BA country home on 16 acres, hunting rights included. $900 per month. Call Kophamer & Blean Realty (815) 7722728.
MT. MORRIS HOMES FOR RENT Mt. Morris
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: Hauckhomes.com 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
MOBILE HOMES 315 FOR RENT WAREHOUSE / 330 STORAGE OREGON STORAGE
Various sizes Annual discounts
BLACKHAWK MINI STORAGE 1-800-646-4399
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 www.illinoispress.org
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
WOOD / FUEL
LENNY BRYSON AUCTIONEER 815.946.4120
I Buy: Antique furniture, fishing tackle, toys, post cards junk. 815-445-6151
GUNS & ARCHERY
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.
HEALTH & FITNESS
Bowflex Ultimate 2, with ab attachment. 2 years old, like new. Paid $2,500 new, asking $1,200. Call 815973-0841.
ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES 705
10’ X 10’ $35 Month 10’ X 20’ $55 Month Located next to the M&M in Oregon
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.
TOOLS & MACHINERY
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
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MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE
HELP WANTED BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES 501 Sioux Steel Grain Bin dealers wanted in selected areas. Contact Roy Traux Sioux Steel Co. 217-561-6313 RTruax@SiouxSteel.com
AIRLINE CAREERS BEGIN HERE BECOME AN AVIATION MAINTENANCE TECH. FAA APPROVED TRAINING. FINANCIAL AID IF QUALIFIED – HOUSING AVAILABLE. JOB PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE. CALL AIM 800-481-8312
★ 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 @rochelle.net
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 www.drivedeboer.com
★ 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 GordonTrucking.com
★ 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
E. D. ETNYRE & CO.
1333 S. Daysville Road, Oregon, IL An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D
Marketing Director ARE YOU CREATIVE AND ENTHUSIASTIC?
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 email@example.com. applications available at prophetstownil.org. 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 www.tcochelps.com
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 AverittCareers.com 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 www.whiteside.org 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))
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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
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E. D. Etnyre & Co.
1333 S. Daysville Road Oregon, IL 61061 www.etnyre.com
An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D
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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.
DISABLED LIVESTOCK WANTED
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 dixon.com 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 www.lennybrysonauctioneer.com 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.
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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
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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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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€™ 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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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
2014 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT SE TDI Stk# EE7882
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.