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A Memorial Wall honoring fallen soldiers was on display during Autumn on Parade. A3
Village could save $34,000 on health insurance By Chris Johnson Reporter A savings of up to $34,000 may be possible if the Forreston Village Board approves switching health insurance plans. Insurance agents Steve Smith and Jim Niedermeier presented insurance options for employee health insurance Oct. 7. Currently the villageâ€™s health insurance rate is $8,161 per month through Blue Cross Blue Shield. The village covers 65 percent of the cost and the employee pays 35 percent.
Smith said the plan is a $500 deductible and covers 90 percent of medical costs. The current contract expires in July. If the village renews the contract early in December the monthly rate would be $67 less per month. â€œOption 3 is switching to the Affordable Care Act plans,â€? said Smith. â€œThis would save $29,000 per year but the cons are increasing the individual exposure.â€? The increased out-ofpocket expenses would be $3,500 for an individual or $8,200 for a family. He said subsidies are
available to help defer the costs for the individuals. â€œIf we switch we are substantially lowering benefits,â€? said Niedermeier. â€œWe recommend setting aside a sinking fund to assist.â€? He said the sinking fund can be used to bridge the price gap between the current plan and a new plan. Niedermeier said the village board could consider a higher deductible plan to help with the costs. Having a $5,000 deductible instead of the current $1,500 would save money. This works, he said, by reimbursing the employee if
they spend more than $1,500 in deductible costs in the calendar year. â€œIn my opinion save the $29,000 in monthly premiums but commit to cost sharing,â€? said Niedermeier. â€œThis is cheaper than what you do [currently].â€? Switching to the governmentâ€™s platinum plan would cost $6,700 per month which is $1,461 cheaper. Smith said using a sinking fund could potentially allow the village to increase the yearly deductible while lowering the employeeâ€™s out of pocket expenses. He said this is called self-funded
insurance. The worst case scenario would be if all 8 people on the insurance plan use the maximum deductible. This would cost $28,000 if the village used the sinking fund, a number that is still less than the village is currently spending on health insurance. One employee in the village could qualify for Medicare and use the village health insurance to supplement the coverage. â€œThis employee could end up have no out-of-pocket expenses next year,â€? said Smith. The insurance agents said
the savings if the individual switches would be $433 per month which would add another $5,000 in savings for the village. â€œThis is a transitional year,â€? said Niedermeier. â€œWe could get ahead. There is the potential that for half of your current insurance costs you could get 100 percent coverage.â€? The board will consider all options for insurance and have a discussion before moving forward. Village president Michael Harn and trustee Mark Metzger were absent from the meeting.
Attendance high despite some rain By Vinde Wells Editor Gloomy skies and a couple of rain showers just werenâ€™t enough Saturday to put a damper on Oregonâ€™s annual fall festival. Although the final numbers werenâ€™t available Monday, Autumn on Parade Committee President Marseyne Snow said attendance was high for both days of the festival. â€œThe Farmerâ€™s Market was very busy, even on Saturday with the rain,â€? she said. â€œPeople didnâ€™t leave when it rained. They took cover until it stopped.â€? Sunday morningâ€™s bright fall weather more than made up for what Saturday may have lacked. By mid-morning festival-goers filled the Farmers Market and Food Court around the Ogle County Courthouse. â€œIt was packed on Sunday,â€? Snow said. â€œâ€?I think the vendors did very well.â€? Festval-goer Penny Gentzel, Byron, said she comes to AOP every year. â€œI like to look at all the vendors,â€? she said Sunday. â€œAnd I canâ€™t wait for the parade.â€? Vendor Kathy Benson, Elk Grove Village, was doing a brisk business Sunday at her booth selling fall-themed sweatshirts. She said AOP is one of her favorite events. â€œEverybody is so nice and
friendly at this festival,â€? she said. â€œThe weather is beautiful and the crowd is bigger today.â€? Sean Hall browsed a booth selling knitted afghans. He said he came up from the Quad Cities for AOP for the second time. â€œItâ€™s a good festival,â€? he said with a grin. â€œIâ€™m enjoying the weather.â€? Overall, Snow said, the festival went off without a hitch. â€œIt went very well,â€? she said. â€œWe had more than 500 runners for the 5K Sunday morning, which is more than weâ€™ve ever had before. The kidsâ€™ Fun Zone was busy, the parade brought out a huge crowd, and the postparade show was a highlight.â€? The South Shore Drill Team thrilled the audience with their precision and dexterity Sunday afternoon during the post parade show as well as at the Harvest Time Parade. A new feature, the zipline, made a hit with youngsters at the Fun Zone in the N. Fifth Street parking lot. â€œAwesomeâ€? was the comment most made as they emerged from the attraction wearing wide grins. Snow praised the efforts of the AOP Committee and everyone else who helped with the festival. â€œOnce again, we couldnâ€™t have done it without all the volunteers and the help from the City of Oregon, Oregon Park District, and Ogle County,â€? she said.
Marching Band The Forreston High School Redbird Regiment showed off its timing and coordination while performing Sunday in the Harvest Time Parade at Oregonâ€™s Autumn on Parade festival. Photo by Vinde Wells
Two arrested for equipment theft Two Rockford men were arrested last month in connection with theft of wire and equipment from quarries in three counties. Andrew A. Garkey, 27, and Cecil C. Sexton, 26, have been charged with burglary and theft in connection with items taken from quarries near Polo, Adeline, Leaf River, and Oregon, as well as in Winnebago and Boone Counties. The two are being held in the Winnebago County Jail under $75,000 bonds.
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Restaurant will close on Oct. 31 By Vinde Wells Editor
An Oregon icon will close its doors at the end of this month after more than 60 years in business. Maxsonâ€™s Riverside Restaurant and the Pride of Oregon Riverboat will serve meals for the last time on Oct. 31, owner Rich Wiesner said Tuesday. â€œThe decision to close has been tremendously difficult, The Forreston High School freshman class took third but weâ€™ve come to realize place for its float in the Homecoming Parade Oct. 3. that now is the best time for
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Ogle County Sheriff Michael Harn issued a press release Oct. 3 that said the two were taken into custody Sept. 22 after detectives from the Ogle County Sheriffâ€™s Department, Winnebago County Sheriffâ€™s Department, Boone County Sheriffâ€™s Department, and the Belvidere Police Department stopped a truck occupied by Garkey and Sexton. The detectives, who had been working together to
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this to happen,â€? Wiesner said in a press release issued Monday afternoon. In a phone interview on Tuesday, Wiesner said he wants to retire, but hasnâ€™t been able to find a buyer for the landmark restaurant. â€œIâ€™ve had it for sale for a year now, and I havenâ€™t had one person [buyer] come through here,â€? he said. â€œIâ€™m 66 years old; Iâ€™m ready to retire.â€? Wiesner said he still hopes to sell the restaurant. â€œItâ€™s a good location. Itâ€™s a good
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banquet facility,â€? he said. Wiesner, who is the restaurantâ€™s fourth owner, has owned and operated it since mid-September of 1992 when he purchased it from the heirs of Rose Jones. John Maxson and his family opened the restaurant in 1952 and operated it until they sold it to John and Peter Tsioles in 1978. Jones purchased the restaurant from the Tsioles brothers in 1985. She added the riverboat, originally called the Rose of the Rock
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four years later. The paddle wheeler was built in Palatka, Fla. It was launched on the St. Johnâ€™s River and sailed into the Gulf of Mexico, to Mobile, Ala., on its month-long trip to Oregon. Its route took it up the Mobile River to the Tennesee-Tombigbee Waterway, then on the Tennessee and Ohio Rivers, and finally up the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers to Ottawa,
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Forreston holds homecoming
Forreston Lions Club members recently attended the Candy Day Jamboree at the Mt. Morris Moose Lodge. Pictured left to right are: Lion Gerry Stukenberg; the Lion, District 1-D Governor Fred Peska; Lions Ilene Moring and Liz Palmer. Photo supplied
Lions Candy Day is Oct. 11 Members of the Forreston Lions Club will be posted throughout the community on Friday, Oct. 11 in the evening and on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 8:30 a.m. to noon for
Candy Days. The club will give out rolls of candy for contributions. Proceeds will go to the Lions of Illinois Foundation, which helps the visually impaired,
hearing impaired, and blind persons with needed training, services, and equipment. Several area residents have benefitted from these services.
Class of 1968 will hold 45th The Forreston High School Class of 1968 will hold its 45th reunion on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Eilert’s, 1100 W. Galena Ave., Freeport (above the 4 Seasons).
The cost is $15 per person. Come for a casual night with classmates. Appetizers, hot sandwiches, and sides will be available. A cash bar for beverages will also be available.
RSVP by email or phone to Linda Osterloo Stein at 815235-5379 or lindastein68@ yahoo.com or to Shirley Hinders Ludwig at 815-2385745 or shirleyludwig@ hotmail.com.
Throughout Homecoming Week, students from each class were involved in a variety of activities, contests and float building worth points. All floats were evaluated by three different judges according to neatness, theme/ design, eye appeal and color combination, difficulty of construction, and originality. This year the floats were excellent and competition was very close. The freshmen float theme was “Justice is Served” and received third place in the voting. Freshmen class advisors are Sarah Hogan and Lynnette Frederick. The sophomore float theme was “Capture the Panthers” and received second place in the voting. Sophomore advisors are Nona Forster and Ashley Mott. The junior float theme was, “Put out the Panthers”
and received first place in the voting. Junior class advisors are Donna Gronewold and Amanda Ingram. The senior float theme was, “One” for all and all “Four” One” and received fourth place in the voting. Senior class advisors are Jessie Diduch and Nicole Brinker. Final scores for class competition were as follows: Fourth Place Overall, Freshmen Class, 6,100 points; Third Place Overall, Sophomore Class, 9,450 points; Second Place Overall, Senior Class, 10,700 points; First Place Overall, Junior Class, 11,050 points. The student body chose Calvin Barbee and Kali Janicke as Homecoming king and queen. They were officially crowned at the dance on Saturday night.
The following were members of the Homecoming court: Seniors — Maggie Curry and Broc Krigbaum, Abbey Osterloo and Dustin Groen; Juniors — Aidan Carr and Kylie Joens; Sophomores — Maddison Kirchner and Nick Wilson; Freshmen — Keileigh Kloepping and Joseph Fiorello. Thanks to all of the students and class advisors for their float building this week. Thanks to Mrs. Diduch, Ms. Brinker and Student Council members for the activities during the week. Thanks to Mr. Schurr as emcee for the pep assembly. Thanks to Mrs. Heitter, Mrs. Schiesher, Mrs. Bunders, Cheer and Dance squads for decorating hallways and downtown store windows. Thanks to the cafeteria staff for lunch on Friday.
Annual ham supper planned First United Methodist Church, Forreston, will serve its annual ham supper on Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church, 402 First Ave., at Birch Street. Carry-outs are available from 4:30 to 7 p.m. from the pastor’s garage next door.
The menu includes baked ham, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, scalloped potatoes, cranberry salad, rolls, pie, coffee, and milk, served buffet style. Donations are $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 4 through 10. Children 3 and
younger eat free. Tickets are available at the door. The church is handicapped accessible. Proceeds from the meal will go to local and worldwide missions projects. For more information call the church at 815-938-2380.
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Forreston High School students chose Calvin Barbee and Kali Janicke as their Homecoming King and Queen. The announcement was made at Friday night’s football game against Lena Winslow, and the coronation was held at the Homecoming dance Saturday, Oct. 5 in the high school gym. Members of the court pictured left tor right in the back row are: Dustin Groen, King Calvin Barbee, Broc Krigbaum, Aidan Carr, Nick Wilson. Front row: Joseph Fiorello, Keileigh Kloepping, Maggie Curry, Queen Kali Janicke, Abbey Osterloo, Kylie Joens, and Maddie Kirschner. Photo by Kathie Conerton
Good News Club will meet The Good News Club will resume meeting this month. The meetings will be held after school on Mondays from Oct. 21 through March 31, 2014, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church across the street from the Forreston Grade School. The group will not meet if school is cancelled on one of those dates. Boys and girls in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to attend.
Puppets have been added to the activities which include Bible stories, songs, Bible verse memorization, missionary stories, games, prizes, and refreshments. Good News Clubs are a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship, an interdenominational organization with the purpose of teaching God’s word, the Bible, to children. Children who normally ride
a bus home from school will need to take a note to school indicating that they will not ride the bus on Mondays when they attend Good News Club. One note at the beginning of the year is sufficient. Helpers, teachers, refreshments and financial help would be appreciated. Parents are welcome to visit the club. For more information call Shirley Iben at 815-938-2432.
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The newspaper was purchased by Wesley W. Buckley in 1910. He died in December 1917, and the newspaper was taken over by his wife, Susan. In 1927, John J. Wagner and G.C. Terry, co-owners of the Tri-County Press, Polo, purchased the Forreston Journal. Terry bought out Wagner's interest in 1930, and the newspaper stayed in the Terry family until 1977, when Danny C. Terry sold out to B.F. Shaw Printing of Dixon, publisher of the Dixon Telegraph. Ogle County Newspapers also prints the Oregon Republican Reporter, Mt. Morris Times and Tri-County Press.
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Memorial Wall on display at AOP By Vinde Wells Editor Donna Cline, Oregon, had mixed emotions Oct. 5 as she looked at the dozens of photos of servicemen and women displayed on the Illinois Patriot Guard Fallen Heroes Traveling Memorial Wall. â€œI think itâ€™s a nice tribute, but I donâ€™t like to see all these young people gone,â€? she said. Cline and her husband Willis were among those who went to see the wall, which was on display at the Oregon Coliseum during the Autumn on Parade festival last weekend. Willis, a Korean War veteran who served in the U.S. Army, also appreciated the memorial. â€œI think this is really nice,â€? he said. The wall, initiated by Gold Star families and the Patriot Guard Riders, pays tribute to Illinois military members who gave their lives in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation New Dawn. The wall, which bears the names, portraits, hometowns, ranks, and dates of death of each service member, has made its way around the area
for local ceremonies and events. It includes the names of several local service members: s !RMY 0FC 3COTT 4YRRELL 21, Sterling, who died Nov. 20, 2003, of wounds suffered six days earlier in Tikrit, Iraq. s -ARINE ,ANCE #PL Andrew G. Patten, 19, Byron, who was killed Dec. 1, 2005, by a roadside bomb in Fallujah, Iraq. s !RMY 0FC .ORMAN , Cain III, 22, Mt. Morris, who was killed March 15, 2009, by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. s -ARINE 3TAFF 3GT *USTUS 3 Bartelt, 27, Polo, who died in COMBAT IN !FGHANISTAN ON *ULY 16, 2010. s -ARINE ,ANCE #PL !LEC E. Catherwood, 19, Byron, who was killed Oct. 14, Willis and Donna Cline, Oregon, look at the photos on the Illinois Patriot Guard Fallen Heroes Traveling Memorial 2010, during a combat mission Wall which was on display at the Oregon Coliseum during Autumn on Parade. Photo by Vinde Wells in Afghanistan. Cline said her son, daughter, a son-in-law, and grandson are all military veterans and some saw duty in combat zones. Kendal Kuelling National 4-H Window â€œThey all came back safe,â€? Club Reporter Display was put up on Oct. 7 she said. â€œRight at this moment because of Homecoming and I have no one in the military The Forreston Friskies 4-H the Theme is 4-Hâ€ŚMake a and it feels kind of good.â€? Club called to order at the ,ASTING )MPACT (ALEY #UTHRELL Go to www. Forreston Township Building is Chair. ilpgmemorialwall.com for to start its new 4-H year with Club members will take a more information about the saying pledges on Sept. 16. field trip to the Madison Zoo memorial wall. $ANIEL ,UDWIG GAVE THE on Sunday, Oct. 27. treasurerâ€™s report. New officers ,AYLA #UTHRELL IS #HAIR AND were nominated as Haley will give details of the trip at a Cuthrell as President, Ashleigh later time. Brown as Vice-president, Business part of the meeting Payton Cuthrell as historian, was adjourned and club ,AYLA #UTHRELL AS RECREATION members celebrated the Clubâ€™s Ethan Shores as sentinel and 60th year anniversary with Kendal Kuelling as reporter. cake, ice-cream and pizza. Members took office and ,AYLA #UTHRELL DID A DEMO Garkey and Sexton are each started new business. with her poultry project with charged with two counts of October is Fire Safety â€œThese are my Bantamsâ€?. burglary and three counts of Layla Cuthrell did a demo with her poultry project at a Month. Club members will For more information about felony theft in Ogle County. recent meeting of the Forreston Friskies 4-H Club. â€œTreat our Fireman with the club or meeting times call They also face charges in the Treatsâ€?. Vickie Smith at 815-938-2711. other counties.
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Police execute search warrant From A1 solve the thefts, found multiple rolls of barbed wire, fence posts, and other items stolen from a farm on the Winneabgo-Ogle County line shortly before the truck was stopped near 6900 Kilburn Rd. in Winnebago County. Police executed a search warrant Sept. 23 at Garkeyâ€™s residence at 6949 Kilburn Ave., and recovered several stolen items from all three counties. In addition, the press release said, another residence in Rockford was searched, as well as several storage sheds in the Village of Winnebago.
During the past several months, the press release said, numerous thefts have taken place at quarries in the three counties. â€œHundreds of pounds of electrical wire and tools have been stolen, in addition to damage being done to the machinery in the quarries,â€? Harnâ€™s statement said. Thefts have also occurred at various farms in all three counties with metal gates, fencing, and tools being taken.
Restaurant to close From A1 where it was dismantled and bought overland by semi tractor-trailers to Oregon. The northbound lane of Interstate 39 was closed to traffic to allow the riverboat to be transported to Ill. 64, which was completely closed while the semis made their way to the boat launch
on River Road. Once at Oregon, the vessel was reassembled and made its maiden voyage on the Rock River on Sept. 9, 1989. A fire destroyed the original restaurant building on March 27, 1993, but it was rebuilt and reopened in the summer of 1994.
Church to serve bfast &AITH ,UTHERAN #HURCH Forreston, will host a pancake and sausage breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the church basement. The menu will include pancakes, whole hog sausage,
scrambled eggs, applesauce, orange juice, and coffee. The cost for children is $2 and adults $4. Proceeds will go toward a confirmation retreat for the youth. The church is handicapped accessible.
Forreston Police Chief 4 - Outside agency assists Mike Boomgarden released 1 - Sex offender verification the following report from 4 - Motorist assists Sept. 17 through Oct. 7. 1 - Citizen assist Calls for Service and 1 - Residential burglary Complaints filed: 1 - Theft over $500 ,OCKOUTS VEHICLE AND 1 - Aggravated battery residential) 1 - Domestic battery 8 - Animal related 1 - Missing child complaints 1 - Recover stolen vehicle 5 - Trespassing issues 2 - Recovered personal 5 - Suspicious subjects/ property vehicles 1 - Criminal damage to 4 - Driving complaints property 3 - Disorderly conduct 2 - Drive offs Arrests and Warnings 3 - Ambulance assists issued:
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Polo native named distinguished alumnus Tom Troxel, associate head-Animal Science, for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, has been honored as a distinguished alumnus of West Texas A&M. The Polo native was recognized at a ceremony Sept. 7. â€œDr. Tom Troxel was selected as a Distinguished Alumni of West Texas A&M Universitiesâ€™ Department of Agricultural Sciences based on his outstanding professional career as an Animal Scientist serving in Extension, Teaching and Research and most recently administration at the University of Arkansas. We are proud that Dr. Troxel began his academic journey as a student at West Texas, and we are honored to recognize him for this prestigious award,â€? said Dean Hawkins, Animal Sciences Department head at Roger and Lorraine Cheek on their wedding day in 1948
Cheeks to celebrate 65th anniversary Roger and Lorraine (Hartje) Cheek will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Oct. 23. They were married at the Methodist parsonage in Leaf River with Chuck and Barb Snyder as attendants. They are the parents of four children: Denise, Mt. Morris, Deb, Mt. Morris, Ed (Becky, DeKalb, and Belinda, Naperville. Their grandchildren are Rhonda, Mt. Morris, Heather, DeKalb, and Ethan
(Amanda), Marseilles. After serving pastorates in United Methodist churches in South Dakota and northern Illinois, they retired and built a home on their favorite hill overlooking the Mississippi River near Galena. They later moved to Mt. Morris and are now members of the Pinecrest Community.
West Texas A&M. Troxel joins Michael Gilbert, vice president of Global Breeding and Trait Development, Bayer Crop Science, and Don Williams, West Texas Agricultural Economics Professor (posthumously) as the 2013 Distinguished Alumni inductees for the Department of Agricultural Sciences at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas. â€œI was very pleasantly surprised, honored and very appreciative. This is very special for myself and my family,â€? Troxel said. â€œI am looking forward to returning to West Texas A&M to see the campus again.â€? Troxel earned his B.S. in Animal Science from West Texas A&M. He earned his M.S. and PhD. from the University of Illinois. Last November, Troxel was a John W. White Division of Agriculture Award winner as part of the 300 Days Grazing
The Highland Community College Foundation distributed approximately $320,000 to Highland students for the 2013-2014 academic year with more than 380 people in attendance at its annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony on Sept. 29. Approximately $6,051,520
has been distributed to Highland students since the foundation was formed. Some scholarships are based on merit and financial need; others are awarded to students based on where they attended high school and what major they are studying. The following area scholarship recipients were
are available in particular areas of study, for graduates of specific high schools, for students of particular heritage, for students demonstrating financial need, and for students in Adult Education and Transition Programs. Students who will be attending Kishwaukee
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among those recognized: Baileyville â€” Anna Drake, James Schneiderman Memorial; Kristin Kloepping, Marilyn Casey, Nursing; Forreston â€” Susan Sugden, Betty J. and Lyle F. Gillespie Memorial-Auto Mechanics; Matthew Gors, Joey Stott; German Valley â€” Candace
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College in Spring, 2014 can apply for more than one scholarship by simply filling out the online application. Students are encouraged to read through the Scholarship Handbook and select which scholarships they would like to apply for prior to filling out the online application. The Scholarship Handbook
and the online application are available at the Kishwaukee College Foundation webpage at www.kishwaukeecollege. edu/go/foundation. For more information, contact the Kishwaukee College Foundation at 815-825-2086, ext. 5660 or email foundation@ kishwaukeecollege.edu.
Marriage Licenses Ogle County Clerk Tyler J. Mowry and Rebecca Huntley issued the Anne E. York, both of West following marriage licenses: Chicago. Marty L. Mullen and Sarah Sept. 27 L. Gittler, both of Freeport. Kenneth S. Dutka and Joshua M. Buchenberger, Nadine A. Kerwin, both of Round Lake, and Stephanie Rochelle. A. Sucech, Lake Villa.
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Oct. 2 Daryl W. Capes, Janesville, Wis., and Angela M. Northrup, Rockton. Sept. 30 Phillip E. Best and Jefferson M. Young and Courtney N. Pruitt, both of Genna M. Mickey, both of Forreston. Chicago. Landon R. Peterson and Douglas D. Dannenberg Kelly J. Zaiser, both of Alamogordo, N.M. Clark T. Hummel and Gena L. Gravert, both of
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team, also having earned the same honor in 2001. In 2010, he was recognized by the Arkansas Association of Cooperative Extension Specialists with its service award.
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The Kishwaukee College Cards may be sent to the Foundation is accepting couple at 402 S. McKendrie Ave. #252, Mt Morris, IL applications for scholarships to Kishwaukee College for 61054. the spring. 2014 semester. The application deadline is Thursday, Oct. 17. The Kishwaukee College Foundation has an online application process. A variety of scholarships
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Oct. 3 Mark W. Anderson and Beth A. Keast, both of Rochelle. Tyler J. Baker, Byron, and Monica L. Pell, Rockford. Zachary R. Wendler and Britt M. Halvorson, both of Sycamore. Scott J. Powell and Rebekka N. Hinrichs, both of Polo.
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DISCIPLES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Hitt and Maple Streets, BAILEYVILLE BAPTIST Mt. Morris CHURCH Phone 815-734-4853 303 W. Franklin St., Dwight Stewart, Pastor Baileyville, 815-232-6222 Sunday, Oct. 13â€”9:30 a.m. Pastor Alan Cassel Worship; 10:30 a.m. Coffee www. Hour; 10:45 a.m. Sunday baileyvillebaptistchurch.org School 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for Monday, Oct. 14â€”5 p.m. all ages Chime Choir; 6:45 p.m. 10:40 a.m. Morning Worship Chancel Choir 6:30 p.m. Evening service. Tuesday, Oct. 15â€”6 Wednesday, 7 p.m. Midweek p.m. Staff Parish Relations Bible Study Committee Wednesday, Oct. 16â€”6 p.m. BAILEYVILLE Fiance Committee; 7 p.m. REFORMED CHURCH Church Council 400 W. Center St. Baileyville, 815-235-1201 EAST JORDAN UNITED 9 a.m. Sunday School METHODIST CHURCH 22027 Polo Rd., Sterling 10 a.m. Morning Worship 815-626-0104 9 a.m. Fellowship BETHEL UNITED 9:30 a.m. Sunday School METHODIST CHURCH 10:45 a.m. Worship 217 S. Hickory St., Dave Jungnickel, Pastor Shannon Traditional Worship EAST OREGON CHAPEL Service 9 a.m. CHURCH OF GOD Contemporary Worship 107 N. Daysville Rd. 11:15 a.m. East Edge of Oregon Off Ill. 64 BROOKVILLE and 815-732-2960 or ELKHORN UNITED 815-732-6569 METHODIST CHURCHES Pastor Guthrie Brookville: Adult Sunday Sunday School 9:30 a.m. School 9:30 a.m. Church 10:30 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. 17725 W. Chamber St. EBENEZER REFORMED in Brookville CHURCH Elkhorn: Worship 9 a.m. Adult Sunday School 10 a.m. 2997 N. German Church Rd. Two miles east of Oregon on Corner of Wilson Mill & Ill. 64, then three miles north. Brick Church Roads Pastor Brion Brooks Church Office CHANA UNITED Phone: 815-732-6313 METHODIST CHURCH Director of Ministries 606 Main St., Chana 61015 for Youth and Christian 815-732-7683 Education email@example.com David Bordy Pastor Javier Martinez 9 a.m. Sunday School Adult & Childrenâ€™s 10 a.m. Sunday Worship Education 9 a.m. Roots Youth Ministryâ€” Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion Celebrated Wednesday 6:30-7:45 p.m. Kids Clubs & Menâ€™s & the First Sunday of Each Month Womenâ€™s Bible Studyâ€” Wednesday from 6:30-7:45 CHRIST OUR SAVIOR p.m. LUTHERAN CHURCH 2035 Ill. Rt. 26, Dixon EMMANUEL 815-284-4554 EVANGELICAL David Andermann, Pastor LUTHERAN CHURCH 815-632-6767 Office: 815-732-2424 9 a.m. Worship Service 764 N. Stillman Road, 10:20 a.m. Education Hour Oregon Thursday, Oct. 10â€”10 (Payneâ€™s Point) a.m. Bible Class Pastor Andrew Kayes Saturday, Oct. 12â€”8:30 Worship Service 9 a.m. a.m. CLS Fall Fun 5K; 5 p.m. Sunday School 10:15 a.m.
Family Night at S. Dopkes Sunday, Oct. 13â€”9 a.m. EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH Worship with Communion; OF MT. MORRIS 10:20 a.m. Education Hour; 102 S. Seminary St. 11:20 a.m. Council Mt. Morris Tuesday, Oct. 15â€”11 a.m. 815-734-4942 ALIVE at Meyerâ€™s Ponds; Senior Pastor Pastors Conference Bruce McKanna Wednesday, Oct. 16â€” Associate Pastor Pastors Conference Lance Mennen Thursday, Oct. 10â€”1:30 Saturday, Oct. 19â€”9 a.m. LWML Fall Joyshop at Good p.m. Womenâ€™s Bible Study Saturday, Oct. 12â€”7 a.m. Shepard, Rock Falls
FAITH EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 402 Second Ave., Forreston Church 815-938-3203 Pastor Scott Ralston â€œ A Church with a Heart â€” In the Heart of Forrestonâ€? Sunday, Oct. 13â€”9 a.m. Worship; 10 a.m. Sunday School, Church Council Monday, Oct. 14â€”10 a.m. Bible Study; 5 p.m. Confirmation Class Wednesday, Oct. 16â€”12 p.m. Senior Friendship; 7 p.m. Choir Thursday, Oct. 17â€”6:30 p.m. Bible Study FAITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Mission Statement: Loving, Growing & Serving in Faith Handicapped Accessible 702 E. Dixon St., Polo 815-946-3212 Website: faithumcpolo Rev. Derek Rogers, Pastor 10 a.m. Sunday Worship 11 a.m. Fellowship FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 505 Hill St., Oregon www.fbcoregon.org 800-335-5065 815-732-2642 Rev. Jerry Clark â€œA Christ-centered, Biblebelieving, family-oriented ministry.â€? Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service 6 p.m.; Prayer Meeting, Wednesday 7 p.m.; transportation and nursery provided for all services.
GRACE VALLEY CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH 8210 E. Edwardsville Rd. German Valley 815-362-6601 Jake Ritzema, Pastor Thursday, Oct. 10â€”12:30 p.m. M&Mâ€™s Group Sunday, Oct. 13â€”Youth Sunday; 9 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages; 10 a.m. Worship Service Tuesday, Oct. 15â€”6:30 p.m. Praise Team Practice; 7:15 p.m. Choir Practice Wednesday, Oct. 16â€”6:30 p.m. Ladies of Grace Meeting GERMAN VALLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Church and Main Streets David Decker, Pastor 8:30 a.m. Worship Service LEAF RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH 6941 N. Mt. Morris Rd, Leaf River - 815-738-2205 Email LRBC@lrnet1.com Pastor Randy Newton Sunday Praise and Worship Service at 9:30 a.m. (Nursery provided) Sunday School 11 a.m. Wednesday Prayer/Bible Studies 6 p.m. Prayer Chain 738-2205 or 738-2991 Sunday Night Prayer meeting 6 p.m. Wednesdayâ€”Various Activities 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Oregon, where we accept one another just as Christ accepted us. Come as you are. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 200 S. Fifth St., Oregon 815-732-2894 www.fpcoregon.com firstname.lastname@example.org Holy Communion is served the first Sunday of each month. Worship 10:30 a.m.
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCHFORRESTON 402 First Ave., Forreston Pastor David Poust 815-938-2380 Thursday, Oct. 10â€”7 p.m. Ad Council Sunday, Oct. 13â€”9 a.m. Worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday School Monday, Oct. 14â€”8 a.m. AA Open Meeting FLORENCE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 2649 W. Florence Rd., Freeport Kathleen Brinkmeier, Pastor Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m.
Worship Service 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Age Three through Sixth Grade. Everyone is Welcome
MT. MORRIS CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN Pastor Ginny Haney 409 W. Brayton Road P.O. Box 2055 Mt. Morris, IL 61054 Phone: 815-734-4573 Office hours Monday Friday 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon Friday, Oct. 11â€”9-10:30 a.m. Womenâ€™s Fellowship Sunday, Oct. 13â€”9:30 a.m. Worship; 10:30 a.m. Fellowship Time; 10:45 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages Monday, Oct. 14â€”9 a.m. Worship Planning Meeting; 2-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry Open Tuesday, Oct. 15â€”Quilting; 6:30 p.m. Leadership Team Meeting Wednesday, Oct. 16â€”7 p.m. Chimes Rehearsal NEW LIFE ASSEMBLY OF GOD 401 S. Eighth St., Oregon Pastor David Demmer 815-732-7404 9:30 a.m. New Life Cafe 10 a.m. Worship Service
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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 Thursday, Oct. 10â€”5:45 p.m. Worship Committee; 6 p.m. Session; 6:30 p.m. Deacons; 6:45 p.m. Trustees; 7:30 p.m. Corporate Wednesday, Oct. 16â€”7 p.m. Bible Study, Excuses, Excuses, Chapter 12
ST. MARYâ€™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: Menâ€™s & Womenâ€™s Groups, Confirmation Class, High School Youth Group, Grieving Ministry, Outreach Ministry with Rockford Rescue Mission & HOPE Pregnancy Center, Adult Choir For More Information Call the Church Office ST. WENDELIN CATHOLIC CHURCH Rev. Michael Bolger 18 S. Linn St., Shannon Massesâ€”Saturday 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. Confessions-Sunday 7:30 a.m. TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 308 E. Brayton Mt. Morris 815-734-6354 Pastor Josh Ehrler Friday, Oct. 11â€”8:30 a.m. Coffee & Bulletin Assembly Saturday, Oct. 12â€”5:30 p.m. Worship Sunday, Oct. 12â€”8:45 a.m. Traditional Worship; 9:45 a.m. Sunday School; Fellowship Time Following Worship; 10:45 a.m. Praise Worship Monday, Oct. 14â€”2 p.m. Staff Meeting Wednesday, Oct. 16â€”6:30 a.m. Prayer & Praise; 9-11 a.m. Quilt Group 5:30 p.m. Choristers; 6 p.m. Chime Choir; 6:30 p.m. Menâ€™s Choir; 7 p.m. Full Choir Rehearsal; 7:30 p.m. Womenâ€™s Choir WEST BRANCH CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN 4014 West Branch Road Southeast of Forreston Pastor Richard Bright 815-734-4411 Sunday Schoolâ€”9:30 a.m. Worshipâ€”10:35 a.m.
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ST. JAMES LUTHERAN CHURCH West Grove Road at Columbine Rd. Pastor Steve Erickson Sunday, Oct. 13â€”9:15 a.m. Prayer Ministry Team, New Members Class, Sunday School Class; 9:30 a.m. Congregational Bible Study; 10:30 a.m. Divine Worship
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REVIVE COMMUNITY NORTH GROVE CHURCH EVANGELICAL 8 E. Front Street; Mt. Morris CHURCH firstname.lastname@example.org 10384 W. Coffman Rd., 815-994-0428 Forreston Southern Baptist Pastor Tim Hotchkiss Saturday Night Revive Service Church: 815-938-2194 5:30 p.m. Saturday Pastorâ€™s Cell: 815-209-6838 Celebrate Recovery Saturday, Oct. 12â€”9 a.m.-12 6-8 p.m. Monday p.m. Food Pantry & Thrift Shop Open at New Life Community ST. BRIDEâ€™S Center EPISCOPAL CHURCH Sunday, Oct. 13â€”9 a.m. 1000 Ill. 64 West Sunday School; 10:05 a.m. Oregon Worship Fr. Robert Francis Tuesday, Oct. 15â€”9 a.m.-12 S. Cristobal p.m. Food Pantry & Thrift Shop 815-732-7211 or Open at New Life Community 815-732-3328 Center www.saintbrides.org Email:saintbrides@ OREGON verizon. net CHURCH OF GOD Services 860 W. Oregon Trail Rd. Sunday-Holy Communion-8 Pastor Michael Hoffman and 10 a.m. 815-732-6847 Wednesday Healing You and your family are Service-6 p.m. invited to join us in worship on Classes Sunday, Oct. 13 at 10:30 a.m. Childrenâ€™s Sunday School-9 Pastor Michael Hoffman a.m. will give the morning message, Adult Sunday School-9 a.m. â€œYou Canâ€™t Miss the Pointâ€” (2nd & 4th Sunday) People Matter to God,â€? the St. Brideâ€™s follows second in the series titled traditional Anglican-Episcopal â€œGodâ€™s Lost Passion.â€?
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ST. MARKâ€™S LUTHERAN CHURCH 201 N. Division Ave., Polo Pastor Terrie Wilder Communion Served the 1st & 3rd Sundays of Each Month Thursday, Oct. 10â€”4 p.m. Prayer Group; 4-5:30 p.m. Adult Confirmation; 7 p.m. Sunday School Teachers Meeting OREGON UNITED Friday, Oct. 11â€”Grief METHODIST CHURCH Support at Polo Senior Center 200 S. Fourth, Oregon Sunday, Oct. 13â€”9-10 a.m. 815-732-2994 Confirmation; 9:15-10:15 a.m. Barb Good, Pastor Sunday School; 10 a.m. Social Saturday Worship 5 p.m. Time; 10:30 a.m. Worship Sunday Worship 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15â€”9 a.m. Activities during the Week: Thursday, Oct. 10â€”7 p.m. Quilters; 1:30 p.m. Caregivers Habitat for Humanity; 7:30 at Polo Senior Center
p.m. Choir Friday, Oct. 11â€”4 p.m. L3 Leadership Project Saturday, Oct. 12â€”8 a.m. L3 Leadership Project; 2 p.m. Wedding; 5 p.m. Worship LEAF RIVER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday, Oct. 13â€”11:30 Pastor David Poust a.m. Youth at Saamâ€™s 104 E. Rt. 72, Leaf River Pumpkin Palooza Sunday, Oct. 13â€”9:30 a.m. FIRST CHRISTIAN Monday, Oct. 14â€”9 a.m. Breakfast; 10:30 a.m. Worship CHURCH Mom & Me Walk at Park Service & Childrenâ€™s Church 609 S. 10th St., Oregon West; 10 a.m. Bible Studies 815-732-2359 Tuesday, Oct. 15â€”6:30 LIGHTHOUSE UNITED Grail Storm, Minister p.m. Den Meeting METHODIST CHURCH 815-732-7411 4938 S. Daysville Rd., Wednesday, Oct. 16â€” Worship Serviceâ€”10 a.m. Oregon If you havenâ€™t found a 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Night Pastor Javier Martinez church home, we invite you Alive; 6:30 p.m. Walk; 7:30 Handicapped Accessible to First Christian Church in p.m. SLT Meeting
Menâ€™s Accountability Group Sunday, Oct. 13â€”8:30 CHURCH OF THE OPEN a.m. Sunday School; 9:30 a.m. BIBLE InnerMission; 10 a.m. Mission 302 S. Franklin St., Polo Festival with Guest Speaker Monte J. Cox, Pastor Jim Paggino; 5:30 p.m. Festival FORRESTON GROVE 815-946-2848 Banquet; 6:45 p.m. Mission CHURCH Sunday Worship 10 a.m. Festival Program 7246 N. Freeport Rd., We include children in our Monday, Oct. 14â€”9:30 Forreston Sunday Worship experience a.m. Womenâ€™s Ground Support Presbyterian Church in â€œKids are People, tooâ€? Fellowship America Ages 3-10 are dismissed right Tuesday, Oct. 15â€”9 a.m. 815-938-3605 after Share & Prayer. Ladies Prayer Circle; 5:30 p.m. Jeremy Cheezum, Pastor Casual, Contemporary, Tutoring Club 9:30 a.m. Sunday School Non-Traditional Wednesday, Oct. 16â€”6 10:30 a.m. Worship Service Passion for God a.m. Dixon Menâ€™s Prayer Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Compassion for People Meeting; 10 a.m. Beth Moore Pioneer Club Visit Our Website: Bible Study for Women; 4 Thursdays, 7 p.m. Adult PoloOpenBible.org p.m. Ladiesâ€™ Evening Prayer Study; 7:45 p.m. Choir Meeting CROSSROADS Log onto our website FORRESTON REFORMED COMMUNITY CHURCH, at http://www.efcmm. CHURCH WHITE PINES CAMPUS org to check out our latest 501 Third Ave. 205 N. Jefferson Ave., Polo opportunities and updates Tim Fry, Pastor Saturdays at 6 p.m. 9:30 a.m. Worship Sundays at 10 a.m. FAITH DISCOVERY 10:45 a.m. Sunday School 815-837-5255 CHURCH email@example.com 801 W. Oregon St., Polo FREEDOM LUTHERAN Campus Pastor 815-946-3588 WORSHIPPING Chad Keeteman ext. 302 Jeremy Heller, Pastor COMMUNITY, ELCA Youth Pastor 9 a.m. Sunday School Pastor Jeff Schlesinger Jose Garcia ext. 303 10 a.m. Worship Service 815-222-7270 We offer contemporary Nursery Available Sunday School 9 a.m. & worship and relevant Bible We are an independent nonSunday Service 9:45 a.m. at teaching through denominational Christian Lutheran Outdoor Ministries engaging messages, and church. Dining Hall powerful video Visitors are always welcome. 1834 S. IL Rt. 2 Join us after the service in our (a mile south of Oregon) for coffee, snack & fellowship Welcome Center Kidzlink Childrenâ€™s Ministry 111 S. Fourth St, Oregon (infant-5th grade)-during
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Oct. 13 is Atlanta Bible College Booster Sunday. Greeters are the Nate and Justine Davis Family. During morning worship an exceptionally fine Childrenâ€™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. Octoberâ€™s Bible Books of the Month are Romans and I and II Corinthians.
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Art show will be at Kish The Kishwaukee College Art Gallery is hosting a group exhibition titled A Mighty Bunch of Characters through Thursday, Nov. 14. The opening reception was earlier this week. A closing reception will be Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A Mighty Bunch of Characters is a group exhibition curated by Dorothea Bilder and includes the works of 30 local artists, including Northern Illinois University Art faculty, some of whom are retired and some still teaching. The artworks in the show include drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and photography. Artists with works in A Mighty Bunch of Characters are: Renie Adams, Carmen Armstrong, Walter Ball, Michael Barnes, Richard Beard, Jay Paul Bell, Dorothea Bilder, Robert Bornmuetter, David Driesbach, Yale Factor, Larry Gregory, Dan Grych, Bill Haendel, Julie Kiefer-Bell, Frank Kulesa, Ron Mazanowski, Jack McCarthy, Louis Mustari, Ashley Nason, Dale Osterle, Charlotte Rollman, Ulli Rooney, John Rooney, Tamara Shriver, Lee Sido, Ed
AnnieKIDS is Oct. 25 The Oregon Park District, VIVA!, and Oregon Elementary will present its production of â€œAnnieKIDSâ€? beginning Friday, Oct. 25. The musical is part of the MTI Broadway Junior Collection, Music Theater Internationalâ€™s collection of musicals for younger performers which includes â€œJR.â€? titles, 60-minute musicals for performance by middle school children; and â€œKIDSâ€? titles, 30-minute musicals for performance by elementary school children. Based on the popular comic strip, â€œLittle Orphan Annie,â€? â€˜AnnieKIDSâ€? tells of a spunky Depression-era orphan determined to find her parents, who left her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage run by The Kishwaukee College Art Gallery is hosting an the cruel Miss Hannigan. In adventure after funexhibition of 30 area artists titled A Mighty Bunch of adventure, Annie Characters. The exhibition is curated by Dorothea Bilder filled and will be open through November 14. Pictured is one of the works in the show by artist Richard Beard.
Syrek, Frank Trankina, Bruce White, and Joseph Wood. The Kishwaukee College Art Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Art Gallery has relocated to new space on campus and is located off the Main Atrium at the college. Visitors should enter
through Doors 12 or 58. The Gallery and closing receptions are free and open to the public. For more information on A Mighty Bunch of Characters, contact Steven Hoover, Kishwaukee College Art Gallery Director, at 815-8252086, ext. 5610 or at steven. hoover@kishwaukeecollege. edu.
afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. If interested contact Ruth Whitney at 815-262-0740. Kits are available for this workshop. The cost of the workshop is $20 plus the cost of the kit. Remember, this is the final program for the year. Monday, Nov. 18 is the Christmas Pot Luck at 6 p.m., and meetings will resume in January. Anyone interested in joining the guild can pay dues at or before the November meeting to be included on the
This fall the Performing Arts Guild will bring a beloved holiday classic to the Grove Theater. â€œItâ€™sa Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Playâ€? will be presented in Mt. Morris on Friday through Sunday, Nov. 8-10 and Nov. 15-17 at the Pinecrest Grove Theatre. Friday and Saturday evening shows are at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday matinee shows are at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for call roster. A potluck will be held Oct. reserved seating, $10 general 21 beginning at 5:30 p.m., admission and will go on and warm-ups start at 6:30 sale on Tuesday, Oct. 15. p.m. with only two months left in the Block of the Month demonstration to collect and make. Guests are welcome for Ducktails and poodle the admission of $5. Anyone interested in the joy of skirts, rolled up blue jeans, quilting and the inspiration bobbie socks and saddleshoes of quilt guilds is welcome to bring back memories of the 1950s. join. The Rock River Center in For more information call Bernie at 815-732-7804 or Oregon will host a sock hop Saturday, Oct. 19 from 6 to 9 Deb at 815-732-7350. p.m. The bop, the stroll, the swing, the madison, and the hand-jive are only some of
VIVA!, and Oregon Elementary will present â€œAnnieKIDSâ€? on Friday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 27at 2 p.m. at Oregon Elementary School, Jefferson Gym, 1200 Jefferson St., Oregon. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $3 for students, and may be purchased at Nash Recreation Center or at the door before the show. Children ages 4 and under will be admitted free. Director Carolyn Guido, assistant director Bryce Morris, and stage manager Kelly Handschuh and the 48 participants have been rehearsing since the beginning of September. For more information, contact Candice Holbrook at 815-732-3101or candice@ oregonpark.org.
For information call 815734-2103 or order online at performingartsguild.com and click on tickets. â€œItâ€™sa Wonderful Lifeâ€? comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings the characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds one fateful Christmas Eve. Auditions were held in June, cast members are Cole Davidson, Jessie Whalen, Mike McNett, Dennis Cheatwood, Joel
Cheatwood, John Petry, Margo Ackland, Johnick Petry, Rick Nelson, Anna Marie Petry, Jed Bothe, Lizzy Mois and AlexaLin Moses. As was customary in radio plays, each cast member will portray several different character voices. Some of those familiar to the audience include George Bailey, Mary Bailey, Clarence, Joseph, Zuzu, and many others. Priscilla Osborne and Trudy Whalen are the directors.
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Benefit hog roast is Saturday The Polo Fire Department The event will include will hold its annual hog roast safety and auto extrication and open house on Saturday, demonstrations and a smoke Oct. 12 from 4 to 8 p.m. at house walk through. the firehouse, 206 S. Franklin Donations will be accepted Ave. at the door. Proceeds help
foils Miss Hanniganâ€™s evil machinations, befriends President Franklin Roosevelt and finds a new family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell and a lovable mutt named Sandy. â€œAnnieKIDSâ€? reminds us about the importance of community. By engaging her community in her search for her parents, this charismatic orphan finds her family in a way she never anticipated. Similarly, these Oregon Elementary School students, who all have different strengths and interests, have worked together to offer their own unique interpretation of this musical to your community. We hope Oregon will join us in applauding them for all their creativity and teamwork,â€? said Freddie Gershon, chairman of MTI. The Oregon Park District,
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Quilt program set for Oct. 21 The Country Crossroads Quilt Guild is offering a program by Doris Deutmeyer from Fabrications called â€œCreative Fused Applique Landscape and Quilt Blocks, Is it Fine Art?â€? on Monday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Forreston Grove Church, 7246 Freeport Rd., rural Forreston. She will present her journey to develop fiber art into fine art through a slide show and a trunk show. Limited spots are available for her workshop that
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listen to the music. No admission will be charged, although donations will be accepted. Participants are invited to dress in their finest rolled-up blue jeans, white t-shirts, or poodle skirts and join in at the hop. Rock River Center is at 810 S. 10th St.
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A portion of the proceeds go to support breast cancer Byron Generating Station awareness. personnel are rolling out the red carpet for northern Illinois residents â€“ inviting
all to a highly informative and hands-on event on station property. The nuclear plantâ€™s annual community open house will be held Sunday, Oct. 13 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in the training building located at 4450 N. German Church Rd., about four miles south of Byron. The open house features "(,-&./%,*0/(&/( ,&*$&01("-$$ informational booths, !()!"$$"(0"(,/"(*&!0-!!$"""&*!+"&! interactive demonstrations, ,$("&2*3"&'"(%&!0%&*!,3,!," ($$'" colorful educational displays, a look inside the control simulator, and much more. !"#$%"&'()*+ The free event offers
the moves as folks young and old dance across the floor. Oregonâ€™s own Lee Ossman will fill the air with â€œRockinâ€™ Robin,â€? â€œThe Twist,â€? â€œJailhouse Rockâ€? and many more songs of the era. Car hops will bring snacks and root beer floats (a.k.a. black cows) right to the table. This is geared to be a fun family event,o dance or just
information for those interested in learning more about nuclear power. â€œThis open house is a great opportunity for residents to see what we do at Byron Generating Station and how safety is the top priority for us each dayâ€? said Byron Station Vice President Russ Kearney. â€œWe set up the open house as a family-friendly educational experience and we are pleased each year with the positive response from our visitors,â€? Kearney said. Employees will provide general information about station operations, environmental awareness, security, safety, and other
station enhancements that are made each year. Guests will also be able to tour the stationâ€™s control room simulator located in the training facility, where operator training is conducted. Due to security restrictions, the open house is limited to the plantâ€™s training center. It will not include a tour inside the plant. Light refreshments will be served. Residents who have questions about the event or general questions about Byron Station and its outreach program can call 815-406-3554.
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OCEC offering behavior strategies class Oct. 15 The Ogle County Educational Cooperative and the Parent Mentor Project will present â€œBehavior Strategies for Home and Schoolâ€? with Terry Camplain, principal of the Chana Education Center, and Amy Stephenitch, Special Education coordinator for the Ogle County Educational
Cooperative on Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Oregon Elementary School library. The workshop is for all parents, but especially parents of children with special needs who are interested in learning about the behavior strategies teachers use in the classroom that can also be used in the
home setting. Topics covered will include basic behavior modification strategies as well as behavior strategies for students with autism and/ or limited communication abilities. RSVP to Jan Dill at 815234-2722 ext. 100 or jdill@ ocecil.org.
Habitat to host seminar An application seminar for Habitat for Humanity of Ogle Countyâ€™s next home will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 9 a.m. at Stillman Bank, 1445 Ill. 2 North, Oregon. Applications will be accepted for the next home that will be built in Oregon at this seminar. Habitat for Humanity of Ogle County builds new homes in partnership with future homeowners. Upon completion of the
program requirements, the homeowner purchases the home at cost, with a nointerest loan. The mortgage payment includes insurance and real estate taxes and is usually around $500-$550 per month. The selection criteria are as follows: 1) you have a need for adequate housing and do not currently own a home, 2) you are willing to help build a home â€“ 200 hours of â€œsweat equityâ€? is required per adult
family member, 3) you meet the income guidelines based on your family size and show the ability to pay the monthly mortgage. Call 815-732-3958 or email famselect@yahoo. com to reserve a spot at the application seminar. Be sure to leave your name and phone number. All persons whose name will be on the mortgage should plan to attend.
Learn how to be healthy Oct. 25 The Ogle County Services Network is sponsoring its annual Wellness and Resource Fair for adults on Friday, October 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rock River Center, 810 S. Tenth St., Oregon. Attorneys David A. Smith and Jennifer L. Birkholz will discuss current trends and developments in estate planning including wills, trusts, the Federal and Illinois estate tax. They will also present information on Powers of Attorney for property, and Powers of Attorney for health care. Smith has practiced law in Ogle County for 42 years, and Birkholz has more than six yearsâ€™ experience in the county. This program is free to participants and will be held at 1 p.m. Seating is limited. Medicine Disposal will be provided by the Oregon Police Department from 8:30
to 10:30 a.m. Individuals must bring in all pills in a sealed plastic bag for drop off. Other workshops are scheduled at the following times. 8:30 a.m. Shingles with Dr. Thomas Michelson 9 a.m. Vital Signs: Know Your Numbers with Marilyn Csernus, U of I Extension nutrition and wellness educator 10 a.m. Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace with Ogle County Health Department. Screenings: Hearing by Lions Club Spinal by Dr. Tracy Woods, Aspiring Health Chiropractic Clinic Blood pressure and glucose by Rochelle Community Hospital Bone density by OSF Womenâ€™s Center Cooking Demonstration 11:30 a.m. Cooking savory
soups with Csernus and Natalie Rodakowski Pampering: Massages by Tonya LaPage Hand and lip pampering by Mary Kay representative Jamie Revelle Mini-manicures and hand massages by Educators of Beauty, College of Cosmetology Hand and Foot Reflexology with Carolyn Bieck In addition to the free events, there will be many exhibitor booths to visit offering information and samples. Also, participants can register to win one of several gift cards for gas, groceries or other items. Call University of Illinois Extension at 815-732-2191 for more information or go to web.extension.illinois.edu/ bdo or call the Rock River Center at 815-732-3252.
The 4-H year is starting right now. Clubs throughout Ogle County are making plans for another exciting year of learning opportunities, community service efforts, and fun activities. Clubs meet monthly. Membership is open to boys and girls, ages 5-18, from both town and country. Participation is very minimally priced and no uniforms are required. Members enroll in one or more projects from a selection list of more than 175. Then, they set learning goals for themselves, complete activities in their project manuals, create an exhibit for the fair, and complete records documenting their work. During the year, they help their club meet its goals and participate in county-level activities of their choosing. State, national, and international events are also an option. Currently, Ogle has 16 community-based clubs. All are looking forward to meeting prospective new 4-H
families at upcoming meetings. To learn more about 4-H, contact a local club leader. More information is also available at the national 4-H website www.4-HUSA.org or the Ogle County site at http:// web.extension.illinois.edu/ bdo/. Ogle County 4-H clubs, meeting times and contact information are listed below. Byron, By-Y-Badgers 4-H Club Next meeting: Monday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m., United Church of Byron. Carmon Conderman, 815-234-3089. Byron/Rochelle, Ogle County Clovers. Next meeting: Thursday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m., Rochelle United Methodist Church Cloverbuds, ages 5-7 by 9/1/13, will meet at 6:30 p.m. Jeannette Mingus, 815-5018186. Forreston, Forreston Friskies 4-H Club The group meets at the Forreston Township Building. Vickie Smith, 815-938-2711 Summerhill Huskies 4-H Club Next meeting: Monday, Oct.
14, 7 p.m., Adeline Park. Kim Daws, 815-938-9092. Grand Detour, Grand Detour Greens 4-H Club Next meeting: Saturday, Oct.12, 9 a.m., Grand Detour Town Hall. Debbie Lowry, 815-652-4543. Leaf River, Leaf River Busy Beavers 4-H Club The group meets at the Bertolet Building. Melinda Charbonneau, 815-247-9110. Leaf River Soaring Eagles 4-H Club Next meeting: Monday, Oct.14, 6:30 p.m., River Valley Complex, Leaf River. Bambi Dillavou, 815-529-2674. Monroe Center, Mighty Clovers 4-H Club Next meeting: Thursday,
The David L. Rahn Junior High band performs during the 2013 Harvest Time Parade Oct. 3. Photo by Vinde Wells
AOP Parade results are in Here are the winners of the 2013 Harvest Time Parade, held in conjunction with the Autumn on Parade festival on Sunday, Oct. 6. Best of ShowWest Carroll High School Best use of Festival ThemeEmmanuel Lutheran Church in Paynes Point Best FloatOregon Living and Rehabilitation Center Antique VehicleFarming
Heritage / Lincoln Highway Antique TractorJoe Eden Color GuardOregon American Legion Junior High Band David L. Rahn Junior High Senior High BandWest Carroll High School Scout/4-H/YouthBlack Hawk Crossing 4H Club Junior High Flag CorpsDavid L Rahn Junior High Drum
MajorRock Falls Middle School Senior High Pom PonDixon High School Senior High Flag CorpsDakota High School Senior High Drum MajorOregon High School QueenOgle County Fair Best Animal UnitRegap of Illinois Best entry by a businessMichael Koolidge
Owen wins AOP Duck Dash An Oregon man brought home the top cash prize in this yearâ€™s Autumn on Parade Duck Dash. George Owen, Oregon, won the top prize of $500 when his adopted duck crossed the finish line first in the man made river on Franklin Street.
Other winners were: Alan Noon, Oregon, $300; Robert Hanson, Oregon, $250; Jerry Orsted, Oregon, $150; Michael Hickmann, Stillman Valley, $100; Sheila Johnson, Oregon, $25; Nancy Galusha, Rock Island, $25; Linda Edler, Oregon, $25; Somer Savage,
Oregon, $25; and Sally Sarafin, Oregon, $25. The Duck Dash is held in conjunction with the Autumn on Parade festival in Oregon. Proceeds from the event are use to help fund the festival each year.
Will Rogers presentation at RRC A presentation about American cowboy and humorist Will Rogers will be held on Sunday, Oct. 13 ar 7 p.m. at the Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon. Andy Hogan, a historical guide from Oklahoma, will brings Rogers to life. Hogan is a guide at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum and Will
Rogers interpreter. Rogers (Nov. 4, 1879 â€“ Aug. 15, 1935) was a cowboy, vaudeville performer, humorist, social commentator, and motion picture actor. The event is sponsored by the Rock River Center, The Friends of the Oregon Public Library, and the Ogle County
Historical Society. No admission will be charged but donations will be accepted to help cover Hoganâ€™s transportation costs. Reservations would be appreciated and can be made by calling 815-732-3252, 800-541-5479, or 815-7322661.
Ogle County 4-H Clubs announce meeting times Oct. 10, 6:15 p.m., Monroe Center Community Church. Debbie Sweeney, 815-3934760. Mt. Morris, Blackhawk Crossing 4-H Club Next meeting: Saturday, Oct. 12, 5:30 p.m., Lisaâ€™s Hinrichs House. Cloverbuds, ages 5-7 by Sept. 1, will meet at 6:15 p.m. For directions, call Lisa Hinrichs at 815-298-8009. Circle M 4-H Club Next meeting: Wednesday, Nov. 6, 7 p.m., Mt. Morris Church of the Brethren. Deb Daleiden, 847-239-2330. Oregon Carefree 4-H Club Next meeting: Monday, Oct. 14, 5:30 p.m., bonfire at members house. Call
for directions, Annette Martin,815-757-4828. Polo Pine Creek Valley 4-H Club Next meeting: Monday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m., St. Markâ€™s Lutheran Church, Polo. Tanya Bushman, 815-973-2748. Polo Pioneers 4-H Club The group meets at Church of the Brethren, Polo For meeting information call Lisa Fike, 815-275-5188. Rochelle Hub Hickory Nuts 4-H Club Next meeting: Monday, Nov. 18, 6 p.m., Hicks Hall in Rochelle Methodist Church Pat Kloepping, 815-453-2345. Stillman Valley Ogle Jolly 4-H Club Next meeting: Monday, Oct.
14, 7 p.m., Red Brick Church, Stillman Valley Cloverbuds, ages 5-7 by 9/1/13, will meet at 6:30 p.m. Michele Swanson, 815-558-6844. Ogle County 4-H Horse Club Bits â€˜N Reins 4-H Club Next meeting: Monday, Dec. 16, 6 p.m., Ogle County Farm Bureau Building, Oregon. Tina Vincent, 815-757-9552. Ogle County 4-H Horse Drill Team Seasonal activities. Practices at Diamond G Ranch and Western Wear, Rochelle. For information call the Extension Office at 815-732-2191. 4-H is an informal youth education program conducted by University of Illinois Extension.
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Polo library will offer genealogy class Oct. 15 Beginning as well as experienced genealogy researchers are invited to attend an Online Genealogy Class at Polo Public Library, 302 W. Mason Street. The class will consist of three 2-hour sessions onTuesdays, Oct.15, 22 and 29 from 6 to 8 p.m.
The goal is to help each individual pursue and progress their genealogy using online resources and each personâ€™s specific genealogy in small group settings. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops so information may be saved for
later use. Each person should also bring information on the family research they wish to pursue so specific help may be provided. Class size is limited to 12 students. To register, call the library at 815-946-2713.
Womenâ€™s event is Oct. 16 Area women are invited to the Womenâ€™s Connectionâ€™s annual Country Fair and Silent Auction brunch on Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the 4 Seasons Banquet Facilities, 1100 W. Galena Ave., Freeport. The cost is $8 per person. Men are invited to the event. Guest speaker Lynn
Lilja, Antioch, will talk on Goldilocks and the Three Wishes. The special feature will be a silent auction. Participants are invited to bring baked goods, gift baskets, jewelry, knick knacks, or any other new or slightly used items to donate to the sale. Special music will be provided by Lina Foltz
and her daughter Brinkley, Cedarville. The piano prelude and browsing music will be provided by Elaine Hayunga, Freeport. For reservations call Norette Burkman at 815-232-4386 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Womenâ€™s Connection is Ryan Gann, left, president of the Forreston Sheep Association, waits on customers affiliated with Stonecroft Oct. 5 at the organizationâ€™s booth in the Food Court at the Autumn on Parade festival in Oregon. Photo by Vinde Wells Ministries.
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Polo for Showmanship, Non-Traditional to Gillianâ€™s Island. The Judgesâ€™ Choice went to the Polo Fire Department for their Box Alarm Chili. The Rock River Valley Blood Center had 40 people come to donate, with their goal of 33, five were deferred and they collected 35 units of blood in honor of the Seventh Annual Larry Lannen Memorial Blood Drive. Thanks to all who came to donate and there were 10 people who had never donated with Rock River Valley Blood Center, so they were very happy with the turnout. This yearâ€™s 50/50 raffle winner was Al Coffman who went home with $240. Thanks again to everyone whether you participated, donated or attended and we look forward to seeing you at the 2014 Polo Chili Cook-Off on Sept. 27, 2014. Susie Corbitt Polo Chamber of Commerce Treasurer
ambulance service and these other services are advanced life support. If someone is having heart problems, breathing problems, stroke, diabetic or any severe medical or trauma problems we will request the highest level of care possible to assist us with the patientâ€™s needs. This also includes the occasional request for a helicopter. We are a completely volunteer service for both the ambulance and fire department. We are also operating on a very low number of crew members at this time. At times there is only one EMT in the district and by state law we need two EMTâ€™s in the ambulance to transport a patient to the hospital. This is another reason why we may call for additional help. A lot of small communities operating a volunteer service are having this same problem of being short handed. If you live in another district they, too, may require additional help. The fireman also could use extra manpower. If anyone has a desire to give back to their community and wants to consider joining the fire department, ambulance, or both, please contact the department by phone at 815-938-2345 or call Nina Moring at 815-9383119 and leave a message and someone will get back to you. You may also talk to any crew members of both the fire or ambulance. The ambulance has two meetings per month on the second and fourth Mondays starting at 7 p.m. at the station on Main Street. The Fire Department has meetings on the first, third,
Dear Editor, The Polo Chamber of Commerce expresses their gratitude to the following volunteers and donations given to our 2013 Chili-Cook Off; City of Polo for the use of the empty lot along with Kendall Kyker, Judy Shipman, and Vern Shetler supplying the tables and trash containers. Art Johnson for the donation of the ice, and Polo Expresslanes General Manager Jennifer Marth and staff for their wonderful assistance, Perry Byers of Big Johns, Jeanette Linker of Country Companies, First State Bank Shannon-PoloLake Carroll along with Lori Galor, Lenny Bryson, Dan Schmidt, Lani Bergstrom for the pumpkin painting, Dave Wolfley, Kathy and Howard Wragg, Jerry Velez, Yancy Webster, Pepsi and 7-Up Corporation, Polo Fire Department, Cedar Forest Products and Mayor Doug Knapp. A special thanks goes out to the following individuals for assisting in putting up the tent before the event, which is always a challenge; Mike Faivre, Kurt Cavanaugh, Mark Scholl, Dan Massey, Jon Miller, and Kendall Kyker along with all the high school students who assisted. This yearâ€™s judges were Polo Community School staff Julie Peterson and Carissa Hillison. We had a beautiful day Saturday and a wonderful turnout for the event. Trophies went to the following teams: Nick Escobar for Peopleâ€™s Choice, First State Bank Shannon-
Ambulance crew addresses concerns
Dear Editor, We are writing this letter to explain some concerns that have come to our attention. One of these concerns is why people are seeing more than one ambulance or why we may meet up with another ambulance en route to the hospital. It will often be Midwest Ambulance Service from Freeport or Freeport Rural Ambulance that we call for assistance. The reason for this is due to state protocols we need to follow. We are a basic life support
and fourth Monday nights at 7 p.m. You can also just stop in to see what we do and what all we do. If you have any questions feel free to contact us at any time. We are also planning an open house for the 42 years of our service to our community. We will have an honor time for two of our semiretired ambulance crew
members that helped start the ambulance service for our district. It will be held at the community room at the station on Nov. 3, 2013, from 2 to 4 p.m. All are welcome to come show their appreciation of service and look over our fire station and equipment. Nina Moring Forreston Ambulance Service
Lions served pork chops
Dear Editor, The Forreston Lions Club would like to thank everyone who joined us for our pork chop BBQ. We wish to thank the Depot for furnishing the ice. We thank all the Lions members and spouses who Turn to A10
An eye exam is a good idea, especially if things are starting to look a little fuzzy around the edges.
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