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FORRESTON Journal March 27, 2014 Volume 151, Number 48 - $1.00

New Coach

Visions

TOW Fund

A new softball coach has been hired to lead the Forreston-Polo Lady Cardinals. B1

Area businesses and government agencies continue to grow. C1-C20

An Ogle County Board Member asks the status of the sheriff’s TOW Fund. A3

Students injured in crash Two children, two drivers hurt March 21 By Vinde Wells Editor Two school children and two drivers were transported to area hospitals March 21 after a Forrestville Valley school bus collided head-on with a pick-up truck northeast of Leaf River. Bus driver Marsha Birkholz, 64, Forreston, was stopped in the southbound lane to let a rider off at 11461 N. Pecatonica Rd. when the northbound pick-up truck struck the front of the bus. According to a Rockford TV A Leaf River firefighter watches as rescue personnel respond to a Friday afternoon accident involving a Forrestville Valley school bus and a pick-up truck. The accident occurred in the 11,000 block of Pecatonica Road, northeast of Leaf River. The driver of the truck and the

Turn to A3 driver of the school bus along with two children who were riding in the bus were transported by ambulance to area hospitals. Photo by Vinde Wells

Special meeting to discuss building plans not held By Vinde Wells Editor A special Ogle County Board meeting announced last week didn’t happen after all. At the regular meeting on March 19, board member Ron Colson, Mt. Morris, called for the special meeting under Rule 13 to discuss the location of the proposed sheriff’s administration building. Rule 13 allows eight board members to call for a special

meeting. Colson said eight members had agreed to the meeting, but he declined to identify them, saying they would be listed on the meeting agenda. Colson has opposed the new sheriff’s administration building being located on the present site at 103 Jefferson St., Oregon. He favors building it on the property the county owns on Sixth Street across from the judicial center. Colson first voiced his

concern over the location at the Jan. 21 board meeting because he said the property lies within the area designated for a Riverfront District in the City of Oregon’s Comprehensive Plan. He said the property is a key part of planned development to promote tourism in the city, which would also financially benefit the county. He asked for the matter to be on the Feb. 18 meeting agenda. However, the Executive

“I hate to see Ogle County businesses lose money,� he said, suggesting that the bidding should be opened to any funeral home. However, board member Lee Meyers, Byron, said that in the past the county board has favored awarding contracts to business located within the county when at all possible. Finch, who owns and operates a funeral home and crematory with his family in Mt. Morris, had

requested bidding the cremations for indigent persons on an annual basis rather than an individual basis. The board approved the measure. Finch said that last year the county paid for five or six cremations for deceased individuals without the means to pay. Board member Pat Saunders, Polo, asked how many crematories are in Ogle County.

Committee, which decides what goes on the agenda, voted 6-0 against that. Members of the Executive Committee are board chairman Kim Gouker, Byron, John O’Brien and Greg Sparrow, both of Rochelle, John Finfrock, Mt. Morris, Don Griffin, Oregon, and Pat Nordman, Oregon. Board member Bill Welty, also a committee member, did not attend that meeting. Gouker reminded Colson

County cremation process questioned By Vinde Wells Editor

March 19 that a special meeting could cost as much as $1,200 if all 24 board members attend. Board members are paid $50 each for special meetings. Colson acknowledged the cost, but said he called the special meeting after the matter had been “blocked� from getting on the regular agenda. Gouker, however, disagreed. “It wasn’t blocked. It’s been discussed in committee,� he said. “We’re moving forward [with the building].� Colson said Monday

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Finch said his family’s is the only one. However, he said, several are located in Ogle County Board surrounding counties. members questioned “Just because an Ogle the bidding process last County funeral home gets week for county-funded the bid doesn’t mean they cremations. will use my facility,� he Charged following Board member Bruce said Tuesday. McKinney, Rochelle, asked Board member Dick Ogle shooting March 19 why the bidding Petrizzo, Davis Junction, By Vinde Wells proposal submitted by suggested that all bids Editor Coroner Louis Finch for should go to the county indigent cremation services clerk to be opened at the A Rockford man has been was limited to only Ogle same time. arrested in connection with a County funeral homes. shooting in rural Ogle County over the weekend. Deputy Chief Dave Hopkins of the Rockford Police Department said Brandon McMahon, 20, has been charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm. Hopkins said McMahon, a parolee, is currently in the Winnebago County Jail on a hold for the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC). McMahon was taken into custody in Rockford by Rockford police after the shooting, which occurred in the wee hours of March 22 at a residence on North Hoisington Road, northwest of Byron. Ogle County Sheriff Michael Harn did not answer his phone or return numerous phone calls Forreston High School FFA members drove tractors to school on March 21 for Tractor Day. Pictured left to right seeking information about are: Ben Baumann, Alex Baumann, Kody Adams, (above) Jordin Gittleson, Aaron Hagemann, and Greg Eytalis. the incident.

Tractor Day

Usually a part of FFA week, the date was changed due to heavy snowfall. Photo by Kathie Conerton

In This Week’s Edition...

Agriculture, A7 Church News, A5 Classifieds, B7-B12 College News, A4 Entertainment, A6

Fines, B6 Marriage Licenses, A4 Public Voice, A8 Property Transfers, B6

afternoon that he decided not to call for the meeting after all because too many board members could not attend. “There were too many schedule conflicts,� he said. Gouker sent out an email Monday evening to county board members and officials, as well as media, notifying them that the special meeting would not be held after all. The email said Colson had filed neither a request nor an agenda for the special meeting with the county clerk by the March 21 deadline.

Sheriff’s Arrests, B5 Social News, A4 Sports, B1, B2 Weather, A3

Brandon McMahon

According to a Rockford TV station, Harn said the shooting occurred around 12:30 a.m. after two people got into a fight during a party. The victim, whose name was not released, was shot in the shoulder and was in serious condition, the TV report said. According to IDOC records, McMahon was paroled in July of 2013. He was sentenced to three years in the IDOC in 2010 after being convicted on several charges, including armed robbery (no firearm) and possession of a firearm by a gang member. All the offenses occurred in Winnebago County.

Deaths, B3 Carl E. Cline, Alice C. Hamilton, Clarice H. Himert, Paula K. Mason, Howard E. Mantsch, Thomas A. Myers, Helen M. Ports

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Carnation sale is planned Spring is on the way, and it’s time for the annual Forreston Lions Club Carnation Sale. The annual event funds

two scholarships given annually to two seniors graduating from Forreston High School. Carnations will be

available on Saturday, March 29 at the Sweetwood building at the corner of Ill. 26 and 72 in downtown Forreston.

Blood drive set for April 10 Grace Valley Christian Reformed Church, 8210 E. Edwardsville Rd., German Valley, will hold a community blood drive on Thursday, April 10. Staff from the Rock River Valley Blood Center will draw blood from 2 to 7 p.m. Anyone who is at least 17 Addison, Aidan, Kolton, Max, Lily, Bryan, Charlie and Isabella show off their penguin years old (16 years old with pictures after learning about the letter “p� at Bertolet Memorial Library’s Preschool parental consent), weighs at Story Time. They enjoyed books about pigs, penguins and ponies and a delicious least 110 pounds and is in

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general good health, should be eligible to donate blood. The Rock River Valley Blood Center, a National Marrow Donor Program Center, is the sole supplier of blood and related services to OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Rockford Memorial Hospital, Swedish American Hospital, Swedish American Medical Center—Belvidere, Beloit Memorial Hospital,

Edgerton Hospital and Health Services, FHN Memorial Hospital, Mercy Harvard Hospital, and Rochelle Community Hospital. Community-minded volunteers donate virtually all of the country’s supply of blood for transfusion. Contact RRVBC at 815965-8751, toll free at 866889-9073 or on the web at www.rrvbc.org.

Forreston Lions will sell Easter Hams April 10-12 Easter is near, and it’s Club will again be selling time to purchase a gourmet the fully-cooked, boneless, ham for the Easter buffet. extra-lean Easter hams. The Forreston Lions The hams will be available

at R & S Builders, downtown and Saturday, April 12, from Forreston, on Thursday, 8 a.m. to noon (or while April 10 and Friday, April supplies last). 11 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Participants may also order a 12 to 16-pound ham by contacting any Forreston Lion, or calling Lion Dan Stralow at 815-238-2004. The annual ham sale is a A free will offering will be primary fundraiser for the accepted. The facility is handicapped accessible. For more information, call the church at 815-738-2321. The Forreston Mutual Relay for Life Team will have a bake sale on Friday,

Church supper in Leaf River The Leaf River United Methodist Church will host a ham supper on Saturday, April 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Bertolet Memorial Building, 103 W. Second St., Leaf

River. The meal will include ham, au gratin potatoes, vegetables, roll, dessert, coffee and lemonade. Carry outs are also available.

Forreston Lions Club and allows the club to serve the local community. Some of the local projects supported by the Forreston Lions Club include Youth Baseball Program, Youth Scholarships, Food Drive, Sight and Hearing Programs, and other community

improvement projects. Anyone interested in joining a Lions Club, or who would like to learn more about Lions Club International, visit www. lionsclubs.org. The Forreston Lions appreciates the community’s ongoing support.

Bake sale benefits ACS

Men’s breakfast is Saturday

March 28 from 8:30 a.m. to Proceeds will go to the 2 p.m. at the Forreston State American Cancer Society. Bank, Forreston.

A community men’s Church. All area men are Community Center and breakfast will be held on invited to attend. Food Pantry in downtown Saturday, March 29 at 7 a.m. Proceeds from the event Forreston. at the Forreston Reformed will go to the New Life

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Sculpture cast March 21 for historic fountain Members of the Mt. Morris Work Group, Tourism Committee, and friends watched the casting of sculptor David Seagrave’s “Nymph� statue on March 21 at the inBronze Foundry. The statue was cast by Jeff Adams, sculptor and owner of the inBronze Studio and Foundry, Mt. Morris. The statue will adorn the top of the century old Price Fountain on the southeast corner of the Mt. Morris Campus. The fountain was donated to the “Mt. Morris Village Park� by Dr. A.W. Price, a local veterinarian. The statue component of the fountain has been missing for years. Several old pictures indicate it was either a nymph or cupid-like figure. Jeff Adams and the Work Group will further assess the fountain base. The old cement structure is cracked and fragmented. One option is to take a mold of the

base and cast it in bronze. The weather and time worn original base can then be safely stored in the Mt. Morris Historical Museum. Fountain plans will be shared with the community as they progress. A hole was bored for a water line in 2013 from the Community Gymnasium to the Campus Band Shell. Water will now be available as needed for the July 4th and other campus food service events. Another hole will be bored later to supply water and electricity from the band shell area to the fountain. In addition, the Class of 1967 donated a 19th century style park bench for the campus. It was placed in a shaded area near the fountain. The fountain was filled with green plants, marigolds and other flowers by local gardeners this past summer. The Nymph is the fourth statue for the proposed Mt.

Morris ‘Tour of Bronze’. Adams sculpted and cast the “Spirit of Compassion� at Pinecrest Grove. Seagraves sculpted the “Mounder�, cast by Adams in 2009. It stands in Mounder Park next to the village hall. The third statue is the mountain lion in front of Adams’ studio and foundry. Adams will create several Nymph statues, which will be available for purchase when completed. Proceeds of the sales will go to the Campus Fountain Fund that will be used to rebuild the fountain. In addition, money can be donated for the Campus Fountain Fund at the village hall, or mail a check to the Village Clerk at the Mt. Morris Village Hall, 105 W. Lincoln St., Mt. Morris IL 61054. Memorials to the fountain are also welcome. For more information call Sally Gray at 815-734-4997.

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when the crash occurred just after 3 p.m. School had dismissed early that day for spring break. The other four students on the bus were released to their parents. The Leaf River, Mt. Morris, Byron, Pecatonica, and Winnebago Fire Departments assisted at the scene. Sheriff Michael Harn

did not return numerous phone calls seeking further information about the crash. A spokesperson at the sheriff’s department Workers at the inBronze Foundry pour molten bronze into a mold to cast David said Tuesday that no one Seagrave’s “Nymph� statue. Photo by Vinde Wells. was available to provide information or a crash report. According to the TV station, the crash remains under investigation.

No crash report available station, the truck was driven by Timothy Hilton, 28, Pecatonica, who was in serious condition. Two students, an 11-year-old and a 14-yearold, suffered minor injuries in the crash and were taken to the hospital. Ogle County Sheriff’s Police at the scene said six children were on the bus

Board member asks if Tow Fund was changed

What’s Cookin is Saturday What’s Cookin’ is heating up. Twenty-one teams will be on hand to kick off this firstever event in the Oregon area. Teams that will be on hand are: 10th Street Cafe, Ashley Yee, Nick Lamb and Empty Pockets, Flower Patch, GH Home Builders, Artisan Breads, Jim Vogeler, Merlin’s, Sheriff Mike Harn, State’s Attorney Mike Rock, Mr. Sensitive, Mt.

Morris Ladies, Mt. Morris Senior Center, Ogle County Farm Bureau, Performing Arts Guild, The Three B’s, Sean Considine and Headon Meats, Steve Benesh & Sons, Stillman Bank, Team Purple (Lucky Larson and Girls), and Dick and Cecilia Zimmerman. The doors will open at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 29 at Oak Lane, which is two to

three miles south of Oregon on Daysville Rd. Admission of $20 will be collected for this event with proceeds going to Rock River Center and a portion of the ticket sales going out to participating senior programs in Ogle County. The evening includes raffles, silent auctions, wine tasting, a deejay, and more.

By Vinde Wells Editor The handling of the sheriff’s Tow Fund came into question again last week at the Ogle County Board meeting. County board member Pat Saunders, Polo, asked March 19 if the sheriff’s Tow Fund expenditures and receipts are being managed yet by the county treasurer. Sheriff Michael Harn, who did not attend the meeting, has come under fire for some Tow Fund expenditures. In

Festival seeks volunteers The Let Freedom Ring committee met on March 6 at Pinecrest Grove to continue planning for the 2014 Let Freedom Ring Celebration. Initial plans are underway for the July 2 through July 5 celebration. The committee is asking that anyone in the community interested in being involved with the 2014 celebration come to the next meeting on Thursday, April 3 or

call 815-973-4106 for more information. Kid’s Day was a big hit in 2013, and the committee is looking for additional help in planning and implementing that event. Other opportunities for those wishing to help are the Grand Parade, entertainment, Pepsi Booth, and more. If this celebration is going to continue help from the community is needed.

February, the board limited his control over the fund. Board chairman Kim Gouker said at that meeting that the fund would be handled by the treasurer rather than the sheriff in the future. “Is the Tow Fund going through the county treasurer’s office now?� Saunders asked last week. Treasurer John Coffman replied that he has not yet received any records from Harn. “The sheriff is working on it,� Gouker said. “He’s been busy. His father-in-law has been in the hospital.� Harn was also seeking the Republican nomination for sheriff in the March 18 primary election, but was

defeated by challenger Brian VanVickle, Rochelle. Petrizzo asked when concealed carry signs will be posted at all county buildings. So far, he said, he has seen them only at the judicial center. Gouker said Harn, who is in charge of county properties, is working on getting the signs up. McKinney said he believes county department heads should not be allowed to accept free vehicles without the county board’s approval. He said three of the donated vehicles are costing the county $450 per year for insurance. “They may be free but they cost us money,� McKinney said.

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Business Earns Award The Forreston office of Dimond Bros. was recognized as one of the outstanding offices statewide for improved efficiency and effectiveness in delivering service to customers at a Dimond Bros. Insurance Agency awards banquet held March 8 in Champaign. Pictured left to right are: Jenna Alderks, Health Insurance Agent; Julie Heeren, Farm and Commercial Insurance Agent; Michele Meinert, Auto and Home Insurance Agent; Ted Odendahl, Dimond Bros. Insurance Manager; and Don Bartos, Dimond Bros. President. Photo supplied

HCC board increases tuition Submitted by Highland Community College During its March 18 regular meeting, the Highland Community College Board of Trustees approved a $3 per credit hour tuition increase for the fall 2014 semester, and another $2 per credit hour effective for the spring of 2015, if needed. The spring 2015 increase would require board action and would be determined prior to registration for the spring 2015 semester. The board approved the second reading of a recommendation to increase tuition by amending the original motion of an increase of $5 per credit hour. In-district tuition will increase from $115 per credit hour to $118 per credit hour for fall 2014 and from $118 to $120 per credit hour in spring of 2015 upon further board approval. The senior citizen rate will

increase from $86 to $89 per credit hour for the fall 2014 semester, and if needed, to $90 for the spring of 2015. Trustees moved forward on the initiative primarily due to decreased state and local revenue. Traditionally, the three main components of the college’s operating budget are state unrestricted grants, property taxes, and tuition and fees, funded by an equal share of these three sources. With state funding now contributing only 13 percent to the HCC operating fund, Vice President of Administrative Services Jill Janssen explained that the increase of $3 per credit hour would help offset reductions in state funding and local property values. For FY14, Highland is expecting local property taxes to contribute 45 percent, with the remaining 38 percent of revenue generated from tuition and fees. The remaining four percent comes from other

sources. “The college has experienced declining revenue from the state in recent years, amounting to a reduction of about $700,000 over the course of the last five fiscal years,� said Janssen. “Highland aims to maintain the overall tax rate at a consistent level from yearto-year, however this effort to maintain a consistent tax rate now results in decreased local tax revenue because of lower property values in the district.� Janssen also said that from FY13 to budgeted FY14, expenses are expected to grow only about one percent. The college has taken steps to control costs through a reduction in contractual services, capital equipment, employee travel and training, and utilities, as well as renegotiation of certain employee benefits.

Job fair is April 2 at Highland The 2014 Highland Community College Job Fair will be held on Wednesday, April 2 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, April 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Newell Room, located on the second floor of the Student and Conference Center in room H-201. Current students, graduates

and area residents seeking employment are all invited to attend. This free event is an excellent networking opportunity for job seekers, featuring more than 35 businesses in northern Illinois. Employment forums will feature community guest speakers who will provide tips

Travis Cunningham, Leaf River, was recently awarded a scholarship by the Stateline Music Foundation.

Cunningham takes first, wins a $500 scholarship

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Balluff to celebrate 100 years Ruth Irene Balluff, Mt. Morris, will celebrate her 100th birthday with an open house on Saturday, April 12 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Solarium at Pinecrest Manor, 414 S. Wesley Ave., Mt. Morris. Ruth was born April 14, 1914 in Pine Creek Township near Polo.

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Travis Cunningham, a member of the Forreston High School Band, was a first place winner in auditions held by the Stateline Music Foundation on March 15 at Highland Community College, Freeport.

Cunningham, a euphonium player, will be awarded $500 to assist with his music education. Each year the Stateline Foundation awards several scholarships to high school seniors who plan to pursue a music career.

College News Olivet Nazarene University Several area students have been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais. Earning academic honors were Jessica Dieken, Oregon; JoAnne Dusenbury, Polo; Chantalle Falconer, Byron;

and Jessica Gerig, Stillman Valley. To qualify for inclusion on the dean’s list, a student must have been enrolled as a fulltime undergraduate student and must have attained a semester grade point average of 3.50 or higher on a 4.00 grading scale.

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Join in for the final Relay for Life fundraising potato bar on Sunday, April 6 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Disciples United Methodist Church, on the corner of Hitt Street (Ill. 64) and Maple Avenue in Mt. Morris. The Driven Disciples team will serve a baked potato with assorted toppings, relishes, beverage, and a slice of pie for $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 10 and under. Carryout is available for $1 more. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.

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March 18 Thomas M. Peters and Alyssa L. Cavazos, both of Forreston. Joseph R. Saeli and Susan L. Photopulos, both of Oregon.

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Church News 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 Pastor Bruce Otto 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Morning Worship BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 217 S. Hickory St., Shannon Traditional Worship Service 9 a.m. Contemporary Worship 11:15 a.m. BROOKVILLE and ELKHORN UNITED METHODIST CHURCHES Brookville: Adult Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. 17725 W. Chamber St. in Brookville Elkhorn: Worship 9 a.m. Adult Sunday School 10 a.m. Corner of Wilson Mill & Brick Church Roads CHANA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 606 Main St., Chana 61015 815-732-7683 chanaumc@gmail.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, March 27—10 a.m. Bible Class Sunday, March 30—9 a.m. Worship with Communion; 10:20 a.m. Education Hour, Mission Sunday Wednesday, April 2—10 a.m. & 7 p.m. Lenten Services 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 whitepines@crossroadscn.com 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

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Hitt and Maple Streets, Thursday, April 3—6:30 Mt. Morris p.m. Bible Study Phone 815-734-4853 Dwight Stewart, Pastor FAITH UNITED Sunday, March 30—9:30 METHODIST CHURCH a.m. Worship; 10:30 a.m. Mission Statement: Loving, Coffee Hour; 10:45 a.m. Growing & Serving in Faith Sunday School Handicapped Accessible Monday, March 31—5:30 702 E. Dixon St., Polo p.m. Chime Choir; 6:45 p.m. 815-946-3212 Chancel Choir Website: faithumcpolo Rev. Derek Rogers, Pastor EAST JORDAN UNITED 9 a.m. Sunday School METHODIST CHURCH 10 a.m. Sunday Worship 22027 Polo Rd., Sterling 11 a.m. Fellowship 815-626-0104 9 a.m. Fellowship FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 505 Hill St., Oregon 10:45 a.m. Worship www.fbcoregon.org Dave Jungnickel, Pastor 800-335-5065 815-732-2642 EAST OREGON CHAPEL Rev. Jerry Clark CHURCH OF GOD “A Christ-centered, Bible107 N. Daysville Rd. believing, family-oriented East Edge of Oregon ministry.� Off Ill. 64 Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; 815-732-2960 or Sunday Worship Service 815-732-6569 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Pastor Guthrie Service 6 p.m.; Prayer Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Meeting, Wednesday 7 p.m.; Church 10:30 a.m. transportation and nursery provided for all services. EBENEZER REFORMED CHURCH FIRST CHRISTIAN 2997 N. German Church Rd. CHURCH Two miles east of Oregon on 609 S. 10th St., Oregon Ill. 64, then three miles north. 815-732-2359 Pastor Brion Brooks Grail Storm, Minister Church Office 815-732-7411 Phone: 815-732-6313 Worship Service—10 a.m. Director of Ministries If you haven’t found a for Youth and Christian church home, we invite you Education to First Christian Church in David Bordy Oregon, where we accept one 9 a.m. Sunday School another just as Christ accepted 10 a.m. Sunday Worship us. Come as you are. Roots Youth Ministry— Wednesday 6:30-7:45 p.m. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN Kids Clubs & Men’s & CHURCH (USA) Women’s Bible Study— 200 S. Fifth St., Oregon Wednesday from 6:30-7:45 Pastor Dave Bateman p.m. 815-732-2894 www.fpcoregon.com EMMANUEL Handicapped Accessible EVANGELICAL Worship 10:30 a.m. LUTHERAN CHURCH Holy Communion is served the Office: 815-732-2424 first Sunday of each month. 764 N. Stillman Road, Oregon FIRST UNITED (Payne’s Point) METHODIST CHURCH Pastor Andrew Kayes 402 First Ave., Forreston Worship Service 9 a.m. Pastor David Poust Sunday School 10:15 a.m. 815-938-2380 Sunday, March 30—9 a.m. EVANGELICAL FREE Worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday CHURCH School OF MT. MORRIS Monday, March 31—8 a.m. 102 S. Seminary St. AA Open Meeting; 3-4:30 Mt. Morris p.m. Good News Club; 7 p.m. 815-734-4942 UMW Mission Team Meeting Senior Pastor Wednesday, April 2—12 p.m. Bruce McKanna Friendship Club Associate Pastor Lance Mennen FLORENCE UNITED Thursday, March 27—1:30 METHODIST CHURCH p.m. Women’s Bible Study 2649 W. Florence Rd., Friday, March 28—8:30 Freeport a.m. Men’s Fellowship Kathleen Brinkmeier, Breakfast Pastor Saturday, March 29—7 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Men’s Accountability Group Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 30—8:30 a.m. Sunday School; 9:30 a.m. FORRESTON GROVE InnerMission; 10 a.m. Worship CHURCH Service; 5 p.m. Youth Group 7246 N. Freeport Rd., Tuesday, April 1—9 a.m. Forreston Ladies Prayer Circle; 5:30 p.m. Presbyterian Church in Tutoring Club America Wednesday, April 2—6 a.m. 815-938-3605 Dixon Men’s Prayer Meeting Jeremy Cheezum, Pastor Log onto our website 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at http://www.efcmm. 10:30 a.m. Worship Service org to check out our latest Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. opportunities and updates Pioneer Club Thursdays, 7 p.m. Adult FAITH DISCOVERY Study; 7:45 p.m. Choir CHURCH 801 W. Oregon St., Polo FORRESTON REFORMED 815-946-3588 CHURCH Jeremy Heller, Pastor 501 Third Ave. 9 a.m. Sunday School Tim Fry, Pastor 10 a.m. Worship Service 9:30 a.m. Worship Nursery Available 10:45 a.m. Sunday School We are an independent nondenominational Christian FREEDOM LUTHERAN church. WORSHIPPING Visitors are always welcome. COMMUNITY, ELCA Pastor Jeff Schlesinger FAITH EVANGELICAL 815-222-7270 LUTHERAN CHURCH Sunday School 9 a.m. & 402 Second Ave., Forreston Sunday Service 9:45 a.m. at Church 815-938-3203 Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Pastor Scott Ralston Dining Hall “ A Church with a 1834 S. IL Rt. 2 Heart — In the Heart of (a mile south of Oregon) Forreston� Welcome Center 9 a.m. Worship 111 S. Fourth St, Oregon

Thursday, March 27—6:30 p.m. Bible Study Sunday, March 30—9 a.m. Worship; 10 a.m. Sunday School, Vision Committee Monday, March 31—1:30 p.m. Bible Study; 5 p.m. Confirmation Wednesday, April 2—12 p.m. Senior Friendship; 6 p.m. Lenten Supper; 7 p.m. Lenten Service

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. Wednesday—Various Activities 5:30-8:30 p.m.

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NORTH GROVE EVANGELICAL CHURCH 10384 W. Coffman Rd., Forreston Pastor Tim Hotchkiss Church: 815-938-2194 Pastor’s Cell: 815-209-6838 Saturday, March 29—911:30 a.m. Food Pantry & Thrift Shop Open at New Life Community Center Sunday, March 30—9 a.m. Sunday School; 10:05 a.m. Worship Tuesday, April 1—9-11:30 a.m. Food Pantry & Thrift Shop Open at New Life Community Center

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REVIVE COMMUNITY CHURCH 8 E. Front Street; Mt. Morris follow@revivemtm.com 815-994-0428 Southern Baptist Saturday Night Revive Service 5:30 p.m. Saturday Celebrate Recovery 6-8 p.m. Monday

ST. WENDELIN CATHOLIC CHURCH Rev. Michael Bolger 18 S. Linn St., Shannon Masses—Saturday 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. Confessions-Sunday 7:30 a.m.

TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 308 E. Brayton ST. BRIDE’S Mt. Morris EPISCOPAL CHURCH 815-734-6354 1000 Ill. 64 West Pastor Josh Ehrler Oregon Friday, March 28—8:30 815-732-7211 or a.m. Coffee 815-732-3328 Saturday, March 29—5:30 www.saintbrides.org p.m. Worship Email:saintbrides@ Sunday, March 30—8:45 verizon. net a.m. Traditional Worship; Services Sunday-Holy Communion-8 Fellowship Time Following Worship; 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. School; 10:45 a.m. Praise Wednesday Healing Worship Service-6 p.m. Monday, March 31—2 p.m. Classes Children’s Sunday School-9 Staff Meeting a.m. Wednesday, April 2—6:30 Adult Sunday School-9 a.m. a.m. Prayer & Praise; 5:30 p.m. (2nd & 4th Sunday) St. Bride’s follows Choristers; 5:45 p.m. Chime traditional Anglican-Episcopal Choir; 6 p.m. Soup Supper; 7 church practices; is biblically p.m. Lenten Worship Service; based and both family and Chancel Choir After Service individual oriented. WEST BRANCH Visitors are always CHURCH OF THE welcomed. BRETHREN 4014 West Branch Road ST. JAMES LUTHERAN Southeast of Forreston CHURCH Pastor Richard Bright West Grove Road at 815-734-4411 Columbine Rd. Sunday School—9:30 a.m. Pastor Steve Erickson Worship—10:35 a.m. Sunday, March 30—9:15 a.m. Prayer Ministry Team; 9:30 a.m. Congregational Bible Study, Senior Choir Rehearsal; Church News Deadline 10:30 a.m. Divine Worship; The deadline is 3 p.m. on 11:30 a.m. WELCA Workday with Brunch Fridays for information Wednesday, April 2—7 p.m. for the Church News to be Lenten Worship ST. MARK’S LUTHERAN CHURCH 201 N. Division Ave., Polo 815-946-2919 Pastor Terrie Wilder Thursday

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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

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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

OREGON CHURCH OF GOD 860 W. Oregon Trail Rd. Pastor Michael Hoffman 815-732-6847 You and your family are invited to join us in worship on Sunday, March 30 at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Michael Hoffman will give the morning message, “Gifts That Matter.� Greeting you will be Frank and Melba Masterman. During morning worship an exceptionally fine Children’s Church is offered for children 3 years old through Grade 5. A congregational carry-in GRACE VALLEY CHRISTIAN REFORMED dinner will be served after the morning worship service. CHURCH Sunday School begins at 8210 E. Edwardsville Rd. 9:30 a.m. and includes classes German Valley for adults, young adults, teens, 815-362-6601 children and infants. Jake Ritzema, Pastor Special attention is given in Sunday School for All Ages each class to issues and topics 9 a.m. related to the particular needs Worship Service 10 a.m. Thursday, April 10—2-7 and interests of each group. The Wednesday night Youth p.m. Blood Drive Group meets at 6 p.m. at

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OREGON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 200 S. Fourth, Oregon 815-732-2994 Barb Good, Pastor Sunday Worship 9 a.m. Activities during the Week: Thursday, March 27—6:30 p.m. Friends of the Library, Pack Meeting; 7:30 p.m. Choir Monday, March 31—10 a.m. Bible Studies; 7 p.m. Church Council Tuesday, April 1—6:30 p.m. ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC Pack Meeting; 7 p.m. Trustees CHURCH Wednesday, April 2—10 LEAF RIVER UNITED 213 N. Franklin Ave., Polo a.m. Naomi Ruth Circle; 5:30 METHODIST CHURCH p.m. Wednesday Night Alive 815-946-2535 Pastor David Poust Rev. Father Louis Tosto Thursday, April 3—7:30 104 E. Rt. 72, Leaf River Sunday Masses p.m. Choir Sunday, March 30—10:30 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 5—Youth a.m. Worship Service & Stock Sales-Overnight Saturday Confession Children’s Church 4:30 p.m. Saturday Night Mass PINE CREEK CHRISTIAN LIGHTHOUSE UNITED 5:30 p.m. CHURCH METHODIST CHURCH Weekday Masses 5076 S. Lowell Park Rd. 4938 S. Daysville Rd., Tuesday through Friday Gregg Downs, Pastor Oregon 8 a.m. 9:30 a.m. Sunday School Pastor Javier Martinez Religious Education 10:30 a.m. Worship Service Handicapped Accessible Youth Program Worship Service 9 a.m. 1st & 2nd Wednesdays POLO CHURCH OF THE Sunday School 10 a.m. 6-7:15 p.m. BRETHREN Age Three through Adult Bible Study Congress Ave. & Webster St. Sixth Grade. 1st Wednesday 8:30 a.m. (The church is handicapped Everyone is Welcome Adoration & Benediction accessible) 1st Friday & Saturday Pastor Leslie Lake MT. MORRIS CHURCH Immediately after Mass 9:30 a.m. Family Worship OF THE BRETHREN 10:30 a.m. Fellowship Time Pastor Ginny Haney ST. PAUL LUTHERAN 10:45 a.m. Sunday School 409 W. Brayton Road CHURCH P.O. Box 2055 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon PRAIRIE DELL Mt. Morris, IL 61054 815-732-2367 PRESBYTERIAN Phone: 815-734-4573 Sunday Activities: CHURCH Office hours Monday Worship Services 16031 W. Coffman Rd., Friday 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon 8:30 & 11 a.m. Shannon Friday, March 28—9-10:30 Pastor Donna Gericke, CLP Coffee & Fellowship a.m. Women’s Fellowship; 9:30 a.m. 815-864-2448 11:30 a.m. Food Delivery for Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sunday School 9 a.m. Pantry Wednesday Bible Study Worship 10 a.m. Sunday, March 30—8:15 10 a.m. 11:15 a.m. Fellowship a.m. Prayer Service; 9:30 Other Activities Include: Sunday, March 30—No a.m. Worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10 a.m. Men’s & Women’s Groups, Fellowship Time; 10:45 Confirmation Class, High Breakfast in the Basement a.m. Sunday School for All School Youth Group, Grieving Ages; 12 p.m. Congregational Followed by Guest Speakers Ministry, Outreach Ministry Business Meeting with Potluck from Kenya Mission Trip, with Rockford Rescue Mission Tuesday, April 1—9 a.m. Cereal Sunday & HOPE Pregnancy Center, Wednesday, April 2—6 Bible Study; 10:30 a.m. Food Adult Choir Arrives for Pantry; Quilting For More Information Call p.m. Lenten Bible Study at Wednesday, April 2—7:15 Prairie Dell, Light Dinner the Church Office p.m. Chimes Rehearsal Wednesday, April 2—7 Served

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Annual antique show in Oregon on March 29-29

Guest author at historical society The public is invited to hear Chicago author Stan “Tex� Banash discuss his third book, “Roadside History of Illinois,� on Saturday, April 12 at 2 p.m. The presentation will be at the Ogle County Historical Society, 111 N. Sixth St., Oregon. Banash will explain the book’s seven regions, several interesting trip segments, describe some of his research, and then point out a number of significant happenings about Illinois history that shaped the state. The book begins with the Ice Age and carries readers to the present along old U.S. highways, state roadways and county roads. It leads to the people, places and events that contributed to the state’s development. It is the first book on Illinois history in more than

30 years and has been praised by former U.S. Sen. Adlai E. Stevenson III and Wayne C. Temple, Chief Deputy Director of the Illinois State Archives. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and inscription following the talk. Active in his local community, Banash is a six-term past president of a local chamber of commerce and chaired a local zoning advisory board for 19 years. He also operated his own home-based public relations firm for more than 30 years. The author graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and obtained a Master of Arts degree in Urban Studies from Roosevelt University. His two earlier books were “Best of Dee Brown’s West� and “Dee Brown’s Civil War

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Chicago author Stan “Tex� Banash will talk about his latest book April 12 at the Ogle County Historical Society.

Anthology.� He also reviews books for a number of western publications, and is a member of Western Writers

of America, the Society of Midland Authors, Western History Association, and the Westerners—Chicago Corral, where he served as its sheriff

Waste department offers grants The Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department is announcing that the next round of Waste Reduction and Recycling Grant applications are due by Monday, April 7. The grants of up to $2,000 are available to Ogle County businesses, schools, churches and non-profit organizations wishing to establish or improve on waste reduction and recycling programs and services. Applicants must provide a 20 percent match of the total project cost. The application for the grants is simple and flexible. Businesses could use grant funds to help purchase waste

reduction and recycling materials and equipment such as collection bins, carts, balers and storage containers. Equipment needed to switch from disposable packaging to reusable packaging for products and supplies could also be considered. Municipalities seeking to improve curbside or multi-family recycling are encouraged to apply. A recent grant recipient was Serenity Hospice and Home Foundation for equipment needed to store, bale and recycle excess clothing that cannot be sold at their Angel Treasures store in the amount of $2,000. Meridian School District

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received a grant in the amount of $1,539 for the purchase of recycling containers for the elementary schools. Applicants are encouraged to find innovative ways to reduce the amount of waste that is generated and increase what is recycled. The grants may not be used to pay for ongoing expenses such as staffing, collection and hauling costs. Priority will be given to new applicants. All applications will be reviewed by the Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department and the Ogle County Board Solid Waste Committee. Grants will be evaluated

based on the following criteria: management ability, project quality, project impact, realistic goals and expectations, accuracy of application, education potential, use of recycled content products when available, potential for waste stream diversion, and future continuity of project. Applications may be submitted by April 7, July 5, or October 4, as long as grant funds are available. For more information or to request an application, please contact the Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department at 815-732-4020, or visit www.oglecounty.org.

A small hobby show with a smattering of antique dealers in 1951 has grown into an annual antique show which will host 52 Midwest dealers this year. The Oregon Woman’s Club Antiques Show, noted for its great dealers with quality merchandise to satisfy the collecting taste of everyone who loves antiques, will be held on Saturday, March 29 and Sunday, March 30 at the Blackhawk Center, 1101 Jefferson St., Oregon. A few of the dealers who will be participating this year are K and B Collectibles, Kewanee; Antiquities, Etc., Seymour; Rust and Dust Antiques, Maple Park; Deer Run Antiques, Waunakee, Wis.; Mary Lou Gates, Joliet; Victorian House Antiques, Hanover, Wis.; Dahlia House, Highland; Sunshine Treasures, Milwaukee, Wis.; Dick and Janaan Harms, Rochelle; Hudson House Antiques,

OCEC workshop is set for April 2

The Ogle County Educational Cooperative and the Parent Mentor Project will be hosting a training workshop for parents of children with special needs on Wednesday, April 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Oregon Elementary School Library, 1150 Jefferson St. Oregon. Members of the Ogle County Educational Cooperative Autism team by noon on Monday, April 7 will be presenting. to reserve a seat. Participants may bring their own snacks and drink. This group is sponsored The Ogle-Lee Retired by Serenity Hospice and Teacher’s Association will Home and funded in part by hold its spring luncheon on grants from United Way of Tuesday, April 8 at the Rock Ogle County and 708 Mental River Center at 810 S. 10th St., Health Board. Oregon.

Grief and healing movie showing Serenity Hospice and Home Movie and Discussion Night will be held on Monday, April 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Serenity Hospice and Home, 1658 S. Ill. 2, Oregon. Participants will view the movie “The Music Never Stopped� and then discuss how it relates to grief and

healing. Nearly 20 years after Gabriel ran away from home, his father, Henry Sawyer, and mother, Helen, discover that their no longer young child suffers from a brain tumor that blocks him from recording fresh memories. Desperate to connect

with his son at the assistedliving facility Gabe inhabits, Henry realizes the best way to do so is through music — specifically the classic rock tunes Gabe loves and he despises. As space is limited, please call the Serenity Hospice and Home office at 815-732-2499

Lapel, Ind.; Blackwolf Antiques, Oshkosh, Wis.; Gwen LeFevre Antiques, Stockholm, Wis.; Net-tiques, Oregon; Now and Then, White Heath; Robinson’s Ridge, Serena; M.D. Rolston Antiques, Mt. Morris; Raven’s Nest, Cleveland, Wis.; Antiques, Etc, Ossian, Iowa; Something The Cat Dragged In, Lombard; Treasured Memories, St. Charles; Aberdeen Antiques, Elburn; Christine Boone Antiques, Roscoe. Show hours on Saturday are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $6 per person, which is good for both days of the show. The Blackhawk Center is located one block south of Ill. 64 (Washington Street). Featured at the show are crystal and china repairs both days, appraisals on Sunday ($5 per item), snack bar, door prizes, and ample free parking.

Parents, family members and educators will learn about visual strategies and communication techniques to use in the home or school as well as view resources that are available to be used in multiple environments. To register, contact Tammy Moser at the Ogle County Educational Cooperative 815-234-2722 x117 or TMoser@ocecil.org.

Retired teachers to meet Doors open at 11 a.m., and the meal will be served at noon. Reservations are required. Call Jackie Eckhardt at 815561-9401 by Tuesday, April 1 to make a reservation.

Celebrate spring at Fourth Friday in Polo bereconciled.rockforddiocese.org “Like an honest child before his or her parents, we must stand before our heavenly Father in the sacrament of confession and admit we have sinned, when our thoughts, words or deeds have not lived up to God’s truth. That is the moment of freedom in confession. That is the moment of conversion.� -Bishop David Malloy, Rockford Diocese. This could be the Lent that changes your life.

Join us at St. Mary Parish – Polo Each Wednesday, March 12 to April 16 5:00PM Lenten Soup and bread supper 6:00PM Stations of the Cross

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Thursday, March 27, 7:00 PM Lead by: Deacon Bill Whitehead of Saint Catherine of Siena Parish, Dundee, Illinois

Come to Polo Fourth Friday Open Mic on March 28 and celebrate with friends and neighbors that spring has finally arrived. Each musician (or group of musicians) performs center stage for 15 minutes until each group has been featured. Instruments are all acoustic and a sound system is provided. The music is varied and includes country, bluegrass, blues, gospel, folk, soft rock,

honky-tonk and classical piano, plus eclectic mixes of all of the above. If you play an instrument, bring it along and join the fun. You can be part of the show or just jam with other musicians. Performers draw numbers at 6:30 p.m. and then choose their time slot based on the number they drew. The musicians “jam� until 7 p.m. and then the show begins. Audience members are

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welcome too. Bring your friends. Fourth Friday is a wonderful way to enjoy live music and encourage local musicians. The Polo Senior Center, located at 101 E. Mason (at the corner of Mason and Franklin) in beautiful downtown Polo, is accessible. Additional parking is available behind the building. There is no admission fee and Polo Fourth Friday is open to all. Refreshments are

available and any donations benefit the Polo Senior Center. Fourth Friday is part of northern Illinois’ Friday night music scene along with First Fridays at the VFW in Oregon, Second Fridays at the Heritage Hall in Lanark, Third Fridays at the H. I. Lincoln Building in Franklin Grove and special Fifth Fridays (when they occur) at the H. I. Lincoln Building in Franklin Grove.

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Saturday, March 29 “KIZMAZ�

Wednesday, April 9, 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM Confessions Heard All Day [handicapped accessible]

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Hands-on solar electricity class offered in April The Illinois Renewable Energy Association will offer a hands-on photovoltaic (solar electricity) class on Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1230 E. Honey Creek Rd., Oregon. The instructor is Dave Merrill, from SunAir Systems, experienced designer and installer of solar electric systems. Both advanced and beginners are welcome. After an introduction to a typical roof mounted PV system, the instructor will provide an overview of solar equipment and discuss the differences between “string� central inverters and micro inverters. Grid-tied and batterybased systems will also be discussed.

Designing a codecompliant solar system will be discussed as well along with the latest in state and federal subsidies. After lunch, class members will assemble a real one kilowatt grid tied PV system on site. Two teams will rotate between laying out the solar panels and making the wiring connections between them and wiring the remaining components, including the inverter, charge controller and breaker switches. After both teams have experienced connecting each portion of the solar assembly, the unit will be voltage tested and wired so it will be ready to connect to the house breaker box. The solar system will

then be disassembled by the group, put back into the boxes and returned to the van. The cost for the workshop is $20 for IREA members and $40 for non-members which will include membership. An additional $5 per person will be charged for a light lunch. The maximum enrollment for this class is 16. Advanced registration and payment are essential. Cancellations will be reimbursed minus a $5 fee for processing. To enroll send name, email, telephone number, address, and check to: Illinois Renewable Energy Association, 1230 E. Honey Students work on a solar panel at a class at Bob and Sonia Vogl’s home in rural Creek Rd., Oregon IL 61061. Oregon. Photo supplied

Forreston farm designated Sesquicentennial Farm The Illinois Department of Agriculture has designated a farm in Forreston, owned by Leonard K. Appel, as a Sesquicentennial Farm. To qualify as a Sesquicentennial Farm, the agricultural property must be owned by a straight or

collateral line of descendants for at least 150 years. The Appel family received this historical distinction to their farm after their application for designation as a Sesquicentennial Farm was approved. “I am pleased to be able to

recognize the Appel family,� said Agriculture Director Robert F. Flider. “This designation honors them today and their ancestors of yesterday who labored through prosperity and adversity to maintain their family farm.

“The Sesquicentennial Farm program helps to reinforce that family farming remains a viable entity in Illinois agriculture.� The Illinois Sesquicentennial Farms program has recognized farms since its inception in

2000. Sesquicentennial Farm owners receive outdoor display signage and a certificate signed by the Governor and the Director of Agriculture. Application information may be requested by writing

to the Illinois Centennial/ Sesquicentennial Farms Program, Illinois Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 19281, Springfield, IL 62794-9281, by phone at 217-524-9129, fax at 217524-5960 or e-mail delayne. reeves@illinois.gov.

Extension offering a variety of gardening workshops Starting a vegetable garden can be a very confusing and intimidating process for someone who has not tried it before. University of Illinois Extension is offering programs this spring to help participants get started in vegetable gardening. The cost for each program is $5 per session. The Vegetable Gardening series will provide the basic information on starting

a vegetable garden in a backyard or at a community or school garden plot. From choosing a site to managing pests, this program will cover everything needed to begin a garden.

the instructor and get help choosing easy-to-grow crops for the beginning vegetable gardener and how to read and interpret seed catalogs. Also learn the basics of starting vegetables seeds including choosing seed Garden Planning varieties, tips on proper and Seed Starting seeding, and how to care for Wednesday, March 26 newly started transplants. from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Participants will have the This program will show opportunity to start a flat of how to develop a garden their own seeds to take home plan with hands-on help from with them.

Vegetable Pest and Disease Management Wednesday, June 1 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Various pest and disease problems are common in a vegetable garden yearly. Come learn how to identify the most common vegetable pests and diseases and hear how to manage them using a variety of cultural, non-chemical, or chemical controls. To register for this program,

Supplies included. Warm Season Crops Wednesday, May 7 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Now is the time to start thinking about those warm season crops that can get started early for warm season summer production. This program will cover the warm season crops that are staples in the vegetable garden.

please contact University of Illinois Extension office at 815-732-2191 or visit the website at web.extension. illinois.edu/bdo. All classes will be held at the Ogle County Extension office located at 421 W. Pines Rd., Oregon. Participants needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, should call the Ogle County Extension office at 815-7322191.

Winter of 2014 has taken a toll on northern evergreens This winter has sure taken a toll on the evergreens in the northern Illinois area. Why did this happen? “Since evergreens retain their leaves throughout the winter, they are susceptible to a variety of winter related problems,� said University of Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator

Candice Miller. “Since these leaves are still living they need to be able to use and uptake water from the soil.� A good portion of the browning that is seen on evergreens is caused by winter burn or dessication. This happens when cold winter winds blow past

Oregon Police Oregon Police Chief Darin Denzel D. Jones, 21, DeHaan reports the following Rockford, was arrested at 9 police activity for March 17 p.m. on an outstanding Lee through March 23. County warrant for contempt of court for speeding. Jones March 20 was transported to the Ogle Daniel J. Markel, 43, County jail. Elburn, was issued citations at 5:30 p.m. for no valid March 23 driver’s license and operating At 1:06 a.m., Oregon police an uninsured motor vehicle. responded to a residence on These violations occurred N. Fifth Street for a female in the 1200 block of W. juvenile, age 16, who had Washington Street. been out after curfew and was suspected of consuming March 21 alcohol as a minor. The report Rachele L. Wasmund, 27, was forwarded to the Ogle Davis Junction, was issued County Juvenile Probation citations for operating a Department for review. vehicle when registration is Surall Berry, 25, Belvidere, expired and no valid driver’s was issued a citation at 7:40 license at 10:45 a.m. These p.m. for unlawful window violations occurred in the tint. This violation occurred 1000 block of Jefferson in the 100 block of S. Fourth Street. Street. At 1:58 p.m., Oregon police took a report of a hit Two warnings and three and run that had occurred parking citations were issued while a 2007 Buick belonging March 17-23. to Karen S. Dietrich, 57, Leaf River, was parked in Please note: Any arrests the 100 block of S. Fifth listed are merely accusations Street. Anyone having any and the defendant is presumed information regarding this innocent unless proven guilty incident please contact the in a court of law. Oregon Police Department at 815-732-2162. General calls for service Daniel J. Hart, 20, through dispatch Polo, was arrested at 6:17 March 17-23 p.m. on an outstanding Checking a Subject Whiteside County warrant Vehicle............................1 for impersonating a police Citizen Complaints .........7 officer. Hart was transported Assist Ambulance/ to the Ogle County jail. Other Depts.....................2 Alarm Response .............4 March 22 Citizen Assist..................5 Michael T. Clausen, 17, Vehicle/Building Lockout Oregon, was issued a citation 2............................................ at 8:15 p.m. for operating Domestic/ an uninsured motor vehicle. Disturbance calls ............1 This violation occurred in the 911 Hang-ups/ 100 block of W. Washington Open phone lines ............1 Street. Traffic Stops .................10

evergreens and pull moisture out of the leaves at a more rapid rate than the plant can replace the moisture. If the ground is frozen and the plant cannot uptake enough water, the leaves then brown as a result. This typically shows up on the windward, sun exposed side of the plant and is not uniformly spaced around the plant. This can happen on young as well as old trees and shrubs. The other possible cause of browning on evergreens could be from salt spray.

This browning can occur on evergreens that are close to sidewalks and roadways where de-icing salt may have been splashed on the plant. Since salt draws water from plant tissue, this salt spray can cause winter burn in evergreens. This again will appear on only the side of the tree closest to the sidewalk or street. “Luckily, many times an evergreen can overcome this damage if it just occurs on a portion of the plant,� notes Miller. “One way to verify if your plant is still viable and

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Polo Senior Center By Barb Burke Director Polo Senior Center

Medicare Assistance We are here to help with any questions regarding Medicare needs. Have you or will you be turning 65? Call today and find out what options are available. Darlene Shafer is a certified Medicare specialist. Call the senior center today to make your free, confidential appointment. Tuesdays and Thursdays are exercise days. If you have not heard, the Polo Senior Center has a great exercise program. “Fit For Life� exercises are low-impact that combine slow movements with music to improve balance, strength, flexibility and over all physical health. The program can be beneficial to those who have been sedentary, suffer from arthritis, or are recouping from surgery. This class meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 to 10 a.m. These classes are for men and women of any age, at a cost $20 per month. Cher Weegens, Forreston, is the instructor. Check with your doctor before taking part in any type of fitness class. Tuesday, April 8, VCP

Come to the Polo Senior Center and join us for our many activities. You do not have to be 65 to join our senior center. Our hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday though Friday. If you have not been down to see us for a while stop in see what is going on. Forty-eight people boarded our charter bus and headed to Miami and Key West Florida. We had such a great time and the weather was gorgeous with highs in the upper 80s. What a welcome relief from northern Illinois winter. We saw many beautiful sights and met so many wonderful people. Hopefully those that did not get to join us will come on our next venture. Membership Fees Yearly membership fees are due at this time. The cost is $15 per person. Dues may be made in person or mailed to the Polo Senior Center, 101 E. Mason St., Polo, IL 61064. Membership dues help support our center.

Home Health Care, Inc. will be coming to the Polo Senior Center at 10:30 a.m. to speak to us on diabetes management. Everyone is welcome but registration is requested. After the discussion VCP will be serving sub sandwiches for lunch at 11:30 a.m., free of charge. Free Blood Pressures Checks Wednesday, April 9 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 11 Grief Support Group to meet at 3 p.m. The center has formed a support group for all those who have suffered the loss of a loved one or special friend. This is a confidential time of listening and sharing which offers coping skills for all in need. The in the main hall. The program is open to the public and there is no charge. Facilitators are Pastor Terri Wilder, Darlene Shafer and Shirley Turner. Caregivers Group to meet Tuesday, April 15 at 1:30 p.m. in the Franklin Room Taking care of others is an important duty. Taking care of yourself is equally important so that you can

continue in caring for those you love. “Caregivers� is a support group that meets monthly, offering a compassionate and informative time for self-renewal. This is a free and confidential program of community service. It is open to the public and free of charge. Pastor Terri Wilder is the facilitator. Monday, April 21 Prize Bingo from 1 to 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to play.

who do not read regularly or to people who don’t normally have access to printed books. Friday, April 25 Massages, starting at 9 a.m. in the Franklin Room. Carol Wright a Licensed Massage Therapist will be giving the massages. The chair massage will cost $7 for a ten-minute session. Book Discussion Group to meet at 1:30 a.m. Polo Senior Center and the Polo Public Library in partnership have started a book club. Everyone is welcome to attend. “Open Mic� at 7 p.m. Come and enjoy a night of music. Ice cream sundaes will be served.

Tuesday, April 22 at 11 a.m.— PASS Potluck This month’s entertainment will be the White Side Senior Centers line dancers. Friday, April 28 Bring a dish to pass and Movie and Popcorn at 12 your own place service and join us for a fun day. p.m. This month’s feature will Everyone is welcome to join be “Nebraska� Woody Grant in the line dancing. is a stubborn old man with dementia who convinces his Wednesday, April 23 Ellen Finfrock, Director son, the passive-aggressive of the Polo Library will be David, to accompany him at the center from 10 to 11 on a journey from Montana a.m. She will be giving out to Nebraska to collect his copies of Where’d You Go million-dollar lottery prize. Every Wednesday we Bernadette by Maria Semple serve popcorn and every in large print format. Ellen would like to share Friday Cinnamon Rolls. Come and join us on these books with people

Wednesdays at 12 p.m. for a game of 500. and on Thursdays for Mexican Train at 12 p.m. Help support the Lifescape Meal program by signing up for lunch. Call or stop in to sign up by 10 a.m. the day before you want to eat. The meals cost $3. Lifescape Menu March 31- April 4 Monday-Creamy Chicken with Pasta Tuesday-Cheesy Beef Taco Wednesday-Beef Manhattan Thursday-Baked Ziti with Meatsauce Friday-Crispy Fish Sandwich Lifescape Menu April 7-11 Monday-Apple Stuffed Pancakes Tuesday-Sweet & Sour Chicken Wednesday-Baked Pork Chop Thursday-Country Meatballs Friday-Tuna Noodle Casserole Call the senior center at 815-946-3818 with questions or to register for any of the programs.

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into critical information about children in the foster care system allowing judges to make more informed decisions about the future for these children. Each year CASA volunteers help thousands of abused and neglected children find safe and permanent homes. Take that step, take action, be a voice and find out how you can volunteer for CASA. Visit their webpage and see how you can help! http:// www.casaleecarroll.com Darin DeHaan Vice President CASA-15th Judicial Circuit Board of Directors

Dear Editor, What is a volunteer? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines volunteer as a person who does work without getting paid to do it. Volunteer is a noun but I contend that volunteer is actually a verb. A word that expresses an action, an occurrence, or a state of being. A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer is many things, a mentor, a vision of hope for the hopeless, a caring and kind person in a world of chaos and confusion. A CASA volunteer does do work without getting paid, but that does not describe the actions they take on behalf of the abused and neglected children in our communities. To me a CASA volunteer is hero who gives a voice to the voiceless children in the court system. Judges appoint CASA volunteers to speak for the best interest of children removed from their homes as a result of abuse and neglect. CASA volunteers provide judges with essential insights

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Join United Way of Ogle County Dear Editor, For more than 90 years, United Way of Rock River Valley has been committed to improving life in Winnebago and Ogle counties. Regardless of where you call home, whether it’s Byron, Oregon, or Rochelle, we all share a vision of a community where everyone succeeds in school, work, and life. But each community is unique and comes with its own needs and assets. That’s why United Way of Rock River Valley maintains separate fundraising and grant distribution efforts within Ogle County. Dollars raised through United Way of Ogle County stay in Ogle County. And 100 percent of your contributions are invested in building better lives and stronger communities right here in our backyard. In fact, United Way of Ogle County programs and services positively impact one out of two residents living in Ogle County. And we do this together with your voice, your time

and your donations. United Way is not supported by local and federal tax dollars. Giving to United Way of Ogle County is the most effective and efficient way to impact our community. We invest in local programs that transform lives, such as healthy independent living for elderly, leadership development for youth, and life skills for individuals living with a disability. Your gift is directed across a network of community partners with programs that are most vital to our community. Plus, the United Way grant allocation process is led by a volunteer citizen group comprised of your peers, your neighbors in Ogle County. You can rely on this knowledgeable group of local volunteers to review needs and direct dollars where they are needed most in Ogle County. As we wrap up this year’s United Way Community Campaign, I want to personally thank our partners, volunteers, donors, and advocates who have come together as one to help make our community a better place to live. I invite everyone else to join United Way of Ogle County and become part of something greater than yourself. Recognize that we’re all connected with a shared fate and a shared responsibility. The only way to achieve big goals for our community is to do it together. Choose to live united. Marseyne Snow Oregon Advisory Board Chair United Way of Ogle County

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Polo Library Story Time Tuesdays, 1 to 2 p.m. Ages 0-5, free and open to the public Children listen to stories and learn new words. Infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their families, as well as child care and homeschooling groups, are welcome to join in. Story Time will not meet on April 15.

Help us win a free visit from children’s author Jan Brett. The voting ends April 11 The school or library that registers the most Likes for Jan Brett’s Facebook page wins a free visit from her in the 2014-15 school year. Go to her Facebook page and click on Contests in the upper right corner. It will go to another page to enter. On that page, “Like� Jan Brett, type in a name, e-mail address, and Polo Public Library, Polo, Ill., in the form provided. Tell your family and friends. One vote is allowed per person.

Wiggles and Giggles Thursdays, 1 to 2 p.m. Ages 0-5, free and open Those Marvelous to the public Musicals Kids sing, dance with Movie Matinee Series shaky eggs, and play with Wednesday, April 2, 1 to stuffed animals. While 3 p.m. they Wiggle and Giggle, Lower level (lift they make new friends, too. available), free and open to Wiggles and Giggles will all not meet on April 17. Join in for a spring holiday classic starring Fred Tax Forms We received a limited Astaire, Judy Garland, Ann amount of tax forms. They Miller and Peter Lawford. are located next to the Children under age 14 must be accompanied by an fireplace.

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Money Smart Gardening Thursday, April 10, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Lower Level (lift available) free and open to all Registration is requested. Larry Ermey, a University of Illinois Extension Ogle County master gardener, will be the presenter. Don’t let a limited budget prevent having a beautiful garden. Learn how simple, fun and inexpensive gardening can be plus gardening tips and ideas that will save time and money. Register by 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3. LEGO Club Saturday, April 12, 1 to 2 p.m. Lower Level Ages 6-12, free, no library card required Kids build things and friendships, too. Bring a bucket of LEGOs or use ours. Food for Fines Monday-Saturday, April

7-12 Clear overdue accounts and help the community. For every non-perishable food item donated, $1 will be deducted from fines. Patrons who don’t have a fine but would like to help are invited to donate food items or make a contribution to benefit the for Polo Lifeline Food Pantry.

3 p.m. Free and open to all. Class is limited to 4 students. Registration is required. Everyone who would like to learn the basics about computers is invited to sign up for this class. Topics that will be covered are using the mouse, basic parts of the computer, how to find and open programs, how to find information on the internet and setting up Route Your Retirement emails. Retirement Fair Book Discussion Thursday, April 17, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Groups Free and open to all, Monday, April 28, 1:30 registration is requested. to 2:30 p.m. Blackhawk Area Credit Lower Level of the Union representatives will Library (lift available) be at the library to help Free and open to all. determine various types of The April selection is retirement lifestyles, how Killing Lincoln by Bill much it will cost,how to O’Reilly. save enough, and at what Friday, April 25, 1:30 to age a person will be able 2:30 p.m. at the Polo Senior to afford to retire. Register Center by 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, The April selection is April 15. The Lotus Eaters by Tajana Soli. Reviews and comments Beginning Computer are always welcome and Class Monday and Wednesday, will be shared at the April 21 and 23, from 2 to meetings, if anyone would

like to read the book but is not present for the discussion. Movie and a Snack Wednesday, April 30, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Lower Level, free and open to all. It’s early dismissal day again. Spend the afternoon watching a movie with friends. Here is a clue about the title: the way we felt this winter when the temperature was way below freezing. Holiday Hours The library will be closed on Friday, April 18, in observance of Good Friday. Find out more about Polo Public Library and the special programs at www. pololibrary.org. Visit us on Facebook/ Polo Public Library and “Like� us. The library is located at 302 Mason St. Phone: 815-946-2713 Hours: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Polo Chamber Chatter The Polo Chamber of Commerce is assisting the Polo Lions Club with Rose Day Sales. Roses are $15 a dozen or carnations are $10 a dozen. Orders are currently being accepted by calling 815945-3131 or from any Polo Lions Club or Chamber members. All sales benefit local projects. The Chamber of

Commerce portion will pay for movies in the Louise D. Quick Park this summer. Delivery will be on Saturday, March 29. The Polo Cub Scouts will be holding their annual food drive for non perishables to benefit the Polo Food Pantry. The Cub Scouts will have a drop-off location at the First United Methodist

church parking lot on Saturday, March 29 from 9 to 11 a.m. They will collect items at the church. Residents or businesses can also call to have items picked up. Call Ginger at 815-631-0457 for pick up or make your donations at the church on March 29. The Polo Chamber of Commerce After Hours will

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be held at the Polo Room on Monday, March 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. with Celebrations Catering as the host. Mindy Ditzler and Toby Aguilar are the businesswomen running Celebrations Catering. All Chamber of Commerce members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Anyone who might be interested in becoming a new Chamber of Commerce member is also welcome to attend. The Polo Evening Women’s Club is hosting a spring luncheon and auction on Saturday, April 5 at the Polo Area Senior Services Center. The luncheon is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $7 with the menu consisting of a pork sandwich, salad, dessert and beverage. Carryouts will be available. The auction will start at 1pm. To order tickets call Pat Kuhn at 815-994-3175. Edgewood Golf Course will host a blood drive by the Rock River Valley Blood Center on Monday, April 7 from 1 to 6 p.m. Everyone who gives blood will receive a free round of golf and use of a cart at Edgewood. The Polo Community

Preschool open house and registration is Thursday, April 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the preschool, located in Faith United Methodist Church. The Polo Fire Department will be hosing its Annual Spring Breakfast on Sunday, April 13 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the firehouse. The menu consists of pancakes, biscuits and gravy, sausage, scrambled eggs, toast and a drink. Donations will be taken at the door, with the proceeds to help purchase new equipment and for training. Polo Area Community Theatre will be performing “How to Eat Like a Child� on Friday through Sunday, 25-27. Many local residents are part if the cast. The Polo Senior Services Center will hold the following events, with everyone welcome to attend: Tuesdays and Thursdays are exercise days with Fit for Life, a low impact program from 9 to 10 a.m. Hand Quilting every Wednesday and Friday at 9 a..m. Play “500�– Every Wednesday at noon. Mexican Train-Thursdays at noon. Every Wednesday PASS

offers free popcorn. Every Friday morning homemade cinnamon rolls are served for a donation. Friday, March 28 Chair massages in the Franklin Room. Call 9463818 for appointment. Book discussion group at 1:30 p.m. Open Mic at 7 p.m. Here’s what’s happening at the Polo Public Library: Tuesdays—Pre-School Story Time at Your Library� from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursdays from 1 to 2 p.m. is “Wiggles and Giggles� Pre-School Program. Friday, March 28, Senior Center Book Club at the senior center from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. The Polo Chamber Board of Trustees is attempting to issue Certificates of Recognition to Polo Chamber of Commerce member businesses celebrating five years, and those with fiveyear increments of being in business in Polo. Contact Susie at polo@ essex1.com to announce a special business celebration. Special events can be posted on the chamber sign, website, and in the Chamber Chatter by calling Susie at 815-946-3131.

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A Ribbon Cutting was held on Friday, March 14th, 2014, for Barniture, welcoming them as new members to the Oregon Chamber of Commerce. Barniture is located inside Conover Square in Oregon, and is owned by Kevin and Karen Craglow. They can be contacted at 815-378-5866. Attending the ribbon cutting with Kevin and Karen were ambassadors and board members of the Oregon Chamber of Commerce. This ad courtesy of Sauk Valley Media, publishers of the Telegraph, Daily Gazette and SV Weekend.


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Tri-County Press, Forreston Journal Thursday, March 27, 2014, Page A11

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Reopening draws 800 to Maxson’s restaurant Popular Oregon landmark is located on Ill. 2 By Vinde Wells Editor An estimated 800 people turned out for the grand reopening last weekend at a popular Oregon restaurant. “We were very happy with the turnout,� said Nancy Semmerling co-owner of Maxson’s Riverside Restaurant on Ill. 2 just north of Oregon. “We had a big response of Saturday — about 300 people, and about 500 on Sunday.� After being closed for five months, the restaurant, an Oregon landmark for more than 60 years, held a “soft

opening� March 22 for just Oregon residents and then opened to the general public for Sunday brunch on March 23. Semmerling and her husband Frank, Riverwoods, purchased the restaurant and its paddlewheel riverboat in early February from Rich Wiesner, Oregon, who retired Oct. 31. The Semmerlings’ daughter and son-inlaw, Christie and Daniel Wiegman, both professional chefs, are running the restaurant. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, with a buffet available at lunchtime. Sunday brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Luncheon cruises on the Pride of Oregon riverboat

will also be offered on Sunday as soon as weather permits, Semmerling said. The paddle-wheeler was built in Palatka, Fla., in the late 1980s. The restaurant’s original owner John Maxson and his family opened the restaurant in 1952 and operated it until they sold it to John and Peter Tsioles in 1978. Rose Jones purchased the restaurant from the Tsioles brothers in 1985. She added the riverboat, originally called the Rose of the Rock, four years later. Wiesner bought it from Jones’ heirs. A fire destroyed the original restaurant building Oregon residents were treated to a “soft opening� at Maxson’s restaurant on March on March 27, 1993, but it 22. Residents received an invitation in the mail and were treated with free food and was rebuilt and reopened in appetizers. The restaurant opened to the general public the next day. the summer of 1994.

School Activity Calendar Activities for March 31 – April 5 Monday, March 31 Varsity Softball at Scales Mound – 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 1 Varsity Softball vs. Orangeville at Forreston – 4:30 p.m. F/S Softball vs. Orangeville at Forreston – 6 p.m. Varsity Baseball vs. Orangeville at Forreston – 4:30 p.m. F/S Baseball vs. Orangeville at Forreston – 6 p.m.

HS Boys Track at Oregon – 4:15 p.m. HS Girls Track at Oregon – 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 2 HS Girls Track at Milledgeville – 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3 Varsity Softball at Orangeville – 4 p.m. F/S Softball at Orangeville – 5:30 p.m. Varsity Baseball at Orangeville – 4 p.m. F/S Baseball at Orangeville – 6 p.m. HS Boys Track at Stillman

– 4 p.m. Aplington Track at Forreston – 4 p.m. Friday, April 4 no activities listed Saturday, April 5 Varsity Softball at Rockford Lutheran – 10 a.m. F/S Softball at Galena Jamboree – 9 a.m. Varsity Baseball vs. Winnebago at Forreston – 10 a.m. F/S Baseball at Winnebago – 10 a.m. Also check for updates on www.athletics2000.com

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New coach hired The Forreston-Polo Lady Cardinals have a new head coach. Terry Pierce, who used to coach at Oregon High School was hired by Forreston last week. Despite snow covered ground the Forreston/Polo co-op High School softball team has been preparing for the upcoming season. Two games have already been cancelled and it is anticipated more will be postponed as the frozen ground thaws. The 2014 squad will be led by two senior returning starters in catcher Olivia Peterson and shortstop Meg Culler with Hanna Metzger also returning for her senior campaign. Underclassman will dominate the team roster but they are not void of high school and summer ball experience. Juniors include

Thursday, March 27, 2014

start of girls track season By Andy Colbert Reporter

Olivia Peterson tags a West Carroll runner out at home during a game last season. Photo by Chris Johnson

pitcher Jozi Grobe, Hailey Ingram at first base, infielders Jess Slater, Rebekah Wilken and Taylor Scott. Outfielders Alex Steremburg, Madison Merdian and Ashlee Beck fill out the junior class team membership. Projected sophomore contributors are pitcher Abby Peterson, centerfielder Destiny Darmon, infielders Sammi Bushman, Paige

Peterson and Brinley Peterson as well as outfielder Aubrey Ingram. Coaching will be Pierce who will be in his first season at the Forreston softball helm. Pierce coached at Oregon High School from 1998-2007 and the past two years was director of softball operations at the University of Texas at El Paso.

With the inclement weather, it has been difficult for Polo-Forreston track and field coach Terry Jenkins to get a read on how this year’s squad will do. “I could venture to guess,” the long-time mentor said. “The hardest part is that we’ve only been able to run on blacktop. We were supposed to have a meet today (Tuesday) and it snowed. On Thursday, we’re scheduled at Oregon for a 5-team meet, but the forecast is 46 and rainy. It might the following week before we have meet.” The following week would be at Oregon on April 1 for another 5-team event. P-F does have a good turnout with 36 girls out, including six seniors. Alli Reeder will run the 300 hurdles and sprints. Megan Gronewold will also

“We were supposed to have a meet today (Tuesday) and it snowed. On Thursday, we’re scheduled at Oregon for a 5-team meet, but the forecast is 46 and rainy.” — Terry Jenkins be a sprinter. Casi Kuschner will be jumper. Three other seniors, Bridget Barry, Kailee Fiorello and Payton Taylor will be a part of the 3,200 relay. P-F’s best bet to make state will likely be junior Kenzie Heinz. “Last year, she placed at the sectional, but is currently out after having foot surgery from a basketball injury,” Jenkins said. Junior Josie Tasch will run the 100, 200, 400 and the relays. Last year, P-F won the frosh-soph conference. Some of those sophomore will be key contributors. Hope Stapleton will move

up from the 400 to the 800 and according to Jenkins, has been the strongest runner thus far. Kinnedy Poff is a sprinter and Haley Cisketti is the only distance runner on the team. Navea Groenewold will jump and do the hurdles. “She does a little bit of everything for us,” Jenkins said. Jenkins sees Galena as the team to beat in the NUIC. “They also have East Dubuque and River Ridge as a part of their program,” Jenkins said. “It’s still too early to tell how we’ll do. We haven’t even put relays together.”

Oregon AD talks about the district’s athletic goals By Andy Colbert Reporter What does Oregon Athletic Director Mike Lawton see as the biggest challenge facing his school’s sports programs? “We’re the smallest public school in an insanely good conference,” Lawton said. “This isn’t your grandfather’s Blackhawk or old Big Northern (conference). Talent and enrollment-wise, we’re definitely playing with the big boys and girls, especially in football and basketball.” Lawton sees two major factors in Oregon’s favor, though. “The first thing we have working to our advantage are the facilities we have,” Lawton said. “We can match anyone in the conference at that level. The other is participation.” A defined goal by the high school administration is to have high participation numbers and to specifically focus on the freshman group to instill this notion. Studies done by OHS staff have shown that kids involved in extra-curricular activities

have higher GPAs than those not involved. “Our goal last year was to have 80 percent of the freshman involved in something, whether it was a sport, band, scholastics or any other activity,” Lawton said. Oregon met its goal with an 81 percent for the freshman. The sophomores were about the same at 82, the juniors 75 and seniors 71 percent. “It’s a two-way benefit,” Lawton said. “They become more well-rounded in their high school experience and as a school, we can be more competitive in sports. Overall, 39 students were 3-sport athletes, 95 were 2-sport and 141 out for one sport. With a total of 275 kids out for at least on sport, that is over half the student population, a figure Lawton is satisfied with. “However, the denominator (actual enrollment) gets lower and lower,” a pragmatic Lawton said. “It’s projected to drop until 2017, level off and slowly rise again.” For Oregon to remain competitive in the BNC, it is indeed imperative that

Oregon Athletic Director Mike Lawton says the district has quality facilities that can match any school. Photo by Chris Johnson

participation numbers remain strong. But, with today’s culture of club sports, Hawk athletics have taken a hit. “Obviously, if a child and their family feel devoting all their time on one sport as means for a college scholarship, we have to support them,” said Lawton, careful in how he phrased the comment. “Our preference, though, is to have as many kids in school-sponsored activities as possible. Our coaches need to keep kids involved and try to secure

multi-sport athletes.” “Low enrollment is a challenge for our coaches and sports like cross country, wrestling and track, that demand hard, physical work can also be challenge for participation,” Lawton added. “It’s a cultural thing, not just at Oregon, but as schools all over with the advent of social media. Instead of wanting to be on a team for socialization purposes, kids can do this in other ways.” Another concern for the athletic department is

decreased attendance at sporting events. Compared to 10-15 years ago, the crowds at basketball and football have declined, partially due to declining enrollments. “Besides having less students, there are more and more families struggling economically,” Lawton said. “More than 50 percent of our students are on free/reduced lunches. Families might be working or can’t afford to attend every sporting event.” Another change is society is difficulties in getting people to join organizations, like a school’s booster club. GenoaKingston, a BNC school larger than Oregon, recently disbanded theirs, for lack of interest. “We have a new group coming on that is actively seeking members,” Lawton said. “They have a lot of good ideas that want to put into play.” One negative aspect of today’s prep landscape that Oregon appears to be immune to is the uncertainty of conference alignment. For decades, the Hawks have enjoyed mutually beneficial

rivalries with nearby Byron, Stillman Valley and Winnebago. “Those rivalries go across generations,” Lawton said. “All four schools have decided to stick together for the long haul. All for one, one for all is how we feel.” Lawton is also excited about his alma mater Dixon joining the BNC the upcoming year. Add Rock Falls and Mendota into the mix and Oregon is a geographic center, allowing for less travel. “Our crowds are always better when we play Byron, Stillman and ‘Bago,” Lawton said. “With how close Dixon is to us, I think it will be the same.” “Plus, we host so many events and post-season tournaments, that our kids have a pronounced home-field advantage,” Lawton said. “With our facilities, other schools like coming here. “It’s a real benefit, not just competitively and financially for Oregon, but serves as an economic engine for the community. When you have dozens of schools here, that brings money into the town.”

Sauk Valley Media Player of the Year

Lambrigtsen wins newspaper’s award — again By Dan Woessner Sauk Valley Media Plaques hang on the wall next to both sets of doors leading into the gymnasium at the Mt. Morris Coliseum, commemorating the donation of the backboards and goals in the name of John Ghibellini. Inscribed on each plaque is the statement: “For future Mt. Morris athletes.” Since their installation, the plaques have witnessed the growth of those very athletes. Hundreds of stories with various plots and climaxes, to the background score of sneakers slapping off the hardwood and voices echoing in the rafters. Maybe of all the stories, the coliseum knows one best of all. It starts with a 4-year-old girl named Sam skipping into the gym with her mother, Wendy, following close behind. Sam probably wore a ponytail and a smile – even now, she confesses to not having a serious face.

Sam’s arms are thin and short, and they hug the round orange orb like she would a teddy bear. Most likely, it started with dribbling – the natural inclination being to slap at the bouncing ball rather than letting it come to her hands. Thousands of times it bounded off the floorboards, growing with purpose each time. The first shots tickled the bottom of the net without reaching the rim. That changed too ... boy, did it ever. Roughly 14 years after Sam Lambrigtsen first stepped into the coliseum, she returned to talk about basketball, the future, and her life. Lambrigtsen, the all-time leading scorer in the Oregon girls basketball program, is Sauk Valley Media’s player of the year for the second straight season.

Oregon Lady Hawks jacket that zips up in the front, a pair of jeans, and brown boots. She brings a basketball and the keys to the coliseum. Her mother is the president of the coliseum board. Access to the court, which is just a couple blocks away from the Lambrigtsen home, is easy for Sam. “I’m not here that much during the season,” Lambrigtsen said. “But in the summer, if I ever start getting bored, then I just come down here and start shooting. I’ve spent a lot of time here, ever since I was like 4 years old.” The gym is where Lambrigtsen developed the skills that would lead to 2,044 points in a 4-year varsity career for the Hawks. It’s one of nine girls basketball records she holds at Oregon. Most of her visits to the coliseum were supervised by her mother, a former basketball coach at Oregon, Home away from home or her father Boyd, an avid Lambrigtsen arrives at athlete and Sam’s constant the coliseum wearing a red foe in ping-pong on the

dining room table. “They almost always wanted to come along,” Lambrigtsen said. “They’d be there to give me tips and push me.” Her parents were always there, even during Wendy’s battle with breast cancer that first reared its head during her sophomore year and

continued throughout her junior season. “She never missed a game,” Lambrigtsen said. “I told her that she could, but she wouldn’t do it.” The left-handed sharpshooter will continue to visit the gym in the coming weeks and months as she prepares for the next step in

her playing life: college. She hasn’t decided where that life will take place yet, but she’s keeping her options open as she looks for the right fit. Oregon coach Kristy Eckardt has encouraged her to take her time in the Turn to B2

Oregon’s Sam Lambrigtsen has been named Sauk Valley Media’s Player of the Year. Photo by Philip Marruffo


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Samantha Lambrigtsen wins newspaperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s award From B1 decision, even if that has meant countless hours on the phone for the coach. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve taken 1,000 calls from all over about her,â&#x20AC;? Eckardt said in a phone interview. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I get a call from some school in Wyoming one day, and one from the other side of the country the next day. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve told her itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something she needs to be sure about. It has to be a fit not just for basketball, but in every other way, because thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to be the next 4 years.â&#x20AC;?

Growing into it The next level will bring new challenges. Lambrigtsen has a list of skills she wants to work on, including becoming more proficient with her right hand and improving on defense. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing new for her to evolve with the circumstances. As a freshman at Oregon, she played on a varsity team that had two seniors. She could score from the get-go, and the points piled up against unsuspecting foes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Her maturity has really been something to watch,â&#x20AC;?

Eckardt said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She came up as a freshman, and she scored a lot because teams werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expecting it. She was able to force so many turnovers and score on the other end. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The impressive thing was that once teams learned about her, they took that away ... and she still was able to find ways to score and be a force.â&#x20AC;? Playing in the Big Northern West with highcaliber teams from Byron, Mendota and Rockford Lutheran meant the Hawks were going to be challenged most every night. As the team evolved,

NUIC announces the boys all conference team The NUIC East Division Boys Basketball All Conference team was announced recently. The first team includes A.J. Dollmeyer, Polo High

School, by unanimous vote, and Robert Devries, Forreston High School. The second team includes Brian Cavanaugh, Polo High School.

Wyatt Kerchner, Forreston High School, and Brad Cavanaugh, Polo High School received honorable mention.

so did its makeup. In her final year, Lambrigtsen was surrounded by eight other seniors. She and McKaylee Beeter both had played varsity since their freshman season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It sort of was bittersweet,â&#x20AC;? Lambrigtsen said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This was the group that McKaylee and I started with in third grade, and we all dreamed of state. This was really the first year where we were able to play together since some of us were moved up.â&#x20AC;? The dynamic of the team changed as well, as there were games when Lambrigtsen was forced into the post against towers like Byronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ellie Lehne. It was a challenge to give up 4 or 5 inches to players. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When my mom coached us when we were younger, she made all of us learn how to defend the post,â&#x20AC;? Lambrigtsen said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So, we all knew how to do it. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not easy against really good players, but I think we made up for not having a lot of

size.â&#x20AC;? The Hawks ended 19-12 overall, and 7-5 in the BNC West. They advanced to the sectional semifinal before falling to Prophetstown, the eventual state runner-up in Class 2A. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think about that game a lot,â&#x20AC;? Lambrigtsen said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It helps to know that we lost to Prophetstown, which was a really good team that went on to get second. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wanted to go farther, but winning the regional is something we were determined to do. We wanted another piece of net, and we did it.â&#x20AC;? Brick-by-brick The bricks at the Mount Morris Coliseum will echo for a long time from Lambrigtsenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s impact. The record book at Oregon is dominated by her name. But her imprint is deeper than that. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worked with younger players at camps at Oregon and Mount Morris. Her play has inspired the next generation at the school, and in the village of

3,100 residents. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always been really good with the younger girls,â&#x20AC;? Eckardt said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She helps with camps, and the girls get excited to work with her. They come to the games, and they leave wanting to play like her.â&#x20AC;? As for coaching, Lambrigtsen expects there will be some of that in her future. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in her blood, after all, as the daughter of a coach. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oh, definitely, when my kids get into it,â&#x20AC;? Lambrigtsen said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And they definitely will be into it.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s possible in several years that the scene will play out again. The old coliseum will see Sam again â&#x20AC;&#x201C; this time with her own young boy or girl to guide. Because while Samâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s high school playing days are over, buildings like the coliseum go on, always there for the future athletes who dream big, even in small towns.

Sports Column Apply spiritual principles first By Andy Colbert Reporter Last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s boys basketball 2A state title game between Harrisburg and Seton Academy was known more for altercations between fans, players and coaches than the final score. Things got ugly enough for the IHSA to consider shutting the game down at halftime. Since then, the IHSA had asked officials to crack down on overly physical play and that sportsmanship would be a major priority for 2014. In terms of sportsmanship, hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a short list of what has transpired since the Harrisburg-Seton fiasco. The No. 1 girls team in 4A, Homewood-Flossmoor, was hit by a lawsuit from one its

players and subsequently was barred from competing in the state tournament by the IHSA because of wrong-doings by the coach. Chicago Curie, the No. 1 boys team in 4A, was found to have seven players being allowed to play that were academically ineligible. They were stripped of their publicleague title and forced to forfeit all 24 wins. The 3A girls state finals was the domain of the three private schools, with the publics having little chance of competing. To a varying degree, the same applied in 2A, as Champaign St. More with its assembled all-stars who doubled the score on Prophetstown. When a championship game is that lopsided, something is wrong. Annawan, a public school with an enrollment

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of 116, won the 1A girls championship. That should have been a feel-good story. Wrong. Earlier in the season, its coach was suspended for berating referees and got into more hot water by calling his school administrators â&#x20AC;&#x153;moronsâ&#x20AC;? and also disparaging an upcoming opponent. Keith Olbermann mocked the situation on national TV. And, questions also abounded as to how this tiny town happened to have so much basketball talent. The winning margin in the 1A title game was similar to 2A blowout. Another feel-good story should have been Mooseheart and its kids from broken homes winning the boys 1A title. But, the story became one of lawsuits filed by the school to allow three very, very tall kids from the Sudan

to be on the team. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget about the handshaking-turned-fist fight between Rockford East and Jefferson. To cap this year off, a major controversy occurred at the 4A tournament. A still photo in social media appeared to show Stevenson all-stater Jalen Brunson making an obscene gesture at the end of a semifinal loss to Whitney Young. In response to this, IHSA director Marty Hickman suspended Brunson from playing in the third-place game. Brunson, with the support from his schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s administration, felt the photo was unrepresentative and the punishment undeserved. Apparently, word got back to the IHSA that Stevenson was considering boycotting the third-place game if Brunson was not allowed to play. Minutes before the

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Winter Visitors Cold temperatures and heavy snow cover prompted whitetailed deer to make themselves right at home in Al Thibodeauâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s yard in rural Stillman Valley this winter. The deer at far left has settled down to rest under a pine tree, while at left, another whitetail nibbles on an evergreen shrub near a doorstep on the house. Thibodeau calls the deer his â&#x20AC;&#x153;winter pets.â&#x20AC;? Photos by Al Thibodeau

Obituaries Carl E. Cline Carl E. Cline, 92, lifelong Oregon resident, died Friday, March 21, 2014 at Serenity Hospice Home, Oregon. He was born March 3, 1922 in Oregon, the son of Thomas and Ruth (Cox) Cline. He married to Eva Wiegand Oct. 14, 1949 in Sterling. Carl was a graduate of Oregon High School and was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran. He had been employed at Schiller Piano Factory and then more than 40 years at Etnyre Manufacturing, Oregon, prior to retirement. He was a member of Oregon United Methodist Church, Grand Detour Cemetery Board, Oregon VFW Post 8739 and a founding member

Alice C. Hamilton Alice C. Hamilton, 98, Polo (formerly of Paterson, N.J.), died on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Polo Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. She was a homemaker. Alice was born, June 23, 1915 in Paterson, N.J., the daughter of Harry Gray and

and board member of Oregon Community Credit Union. Carl was an avid fisherman, earning the nickname â&#x20AC;&#x153;Catfishâ&#x20AC;? Cline, and a hunter. He is survived by his wife, Eva, Oregon; daughter, Carol Zellers, Oregon; grandson, Nathaniel Zellers, Oregon; Elizabeth (VanBlarcom) Cheyne. She married William Hamilton Jr. on Aug. 24, 1940 in Paterson, N. J. He preceded her in death in 1994. Survivors include sons, W. Robert (Mimi) Hamilton, Woolwich, Maine, and Thomas G. (Jane) Hamilton, Polo; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Clarice H. Himert Clarice H. Himert, 81, Oregon, died Friday, March 21, 2014 at Swedish American Hospital, Rockford. She was born Dec. 4, 1932 in De Smet, S.D., the daughter to Bloice and W. Blanche (Vaughan) Holverson. She graduated from Mt. Morris High School in 1950. Clarice worked as an office clerk for the Abstract Company, Oregon, the Schiller Piano Factory, and Wood Brotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Manufacturing. She was a member of the Oregon United Methodist Church. She liked to golf, sew, read, and loved her dogs. She is survived by her husband, William, Oregon; son, Glenn A. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gusâ&#x20AC;? (Ronda)

Paula K. Mason Paula K. Mason, 58, Polo, passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. She was a homemaker. Paula was born Jan. 14, 1956, in McLeansboro, the daughter of Samuel E. and Katherine G. (Bennett)

Himert, Oregon; daughter, Cynthia R. (Pete) Gilrith, Huntsville, Ala.; sister, Betty ( Darrel) Davis, Mt. Morris; five grandchildren, Michelle Stewart, Jeremy (Jennifer) Stewart, Captain Nate (Stephanie) Himert, Mallory (Rammell) Nwaokai, Amanda Himert (Scott Zimmermann); and a great-

and brothers, Earl Cline and Willie (Donna A.) Cline, both of Oregon. He sas predeceased by his parents; granddaughter, April Marie Zellers; and brothers, Richard, Howard, Wilbur and Nelson. Funeral services were held on March 24 at FarrellHolland-Gale Funeral Home, Oregon, with Rev. David Demmer of New Life Assembly of God, Oregon officiatiating. Burial was at Grand Detour Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon United Methodist Church, or New Life Assembly of God. Visit www. farrellhollandgale.com to leave online condolences.

Howard E. Mantsch Howard E. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Budâ&#x20AC;? Mantsch, 92, longtime Oregon resident, died Saturday, March 22, 2014 in his home. He was born Sept. 11, 1921 in Peoria, the son of John and Elsie (Schrecker) Mantsch. He was a 1940 graduate of Dixon High School and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran from 1942 to 1946, serving in World War II. He married Cecilia â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ceilâ&#x20AC;? Laskos on Jan. 12, 1946 in Oregon; she died Dec. 19, 2003. Bud was employed as an electrician through IBEW Rockford Local 364 for many years prior to retirement.

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He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Oregon, Knights of Columbus Council 1092, and Oregon VFW Post 8739. Bud was a patriotic American, always a Marine, and a loving family man to whom no one was a stranger. He is survived by his son, John (Melody) Mantsch, Glen Ellyn; his daughters: Cyndi Mantsch, Oceanside, Calif., Melody (Dr. Rick) Serola, Roscoe, and Susan Whitmore, Oregon; grandchildren, Kip and Marty Anderson, Kyle and Maizey Mantsch, and David and Arin Whitmore; great-granddaughter, Siena Anderson; and sister, Phyllis Heckman, Dixon. He was also preceded spending time with family and friends, gardening, and fishing. His true passion was music. Tom was also a friend of Bill W. He is survived by his mother, Jane Summers, Lanark; sisters, Amy (Jules) Milby, Rock Falls, Sue Myers, Lanark, and Jacqueline (Bill) Kousoulas, Sycamore; nieces, Amanda Bertolozz, Wapello, Iowa, and Kali Rocco, Rockford; nephew, Chris Garza, Sterling; great-niece, Reina Yount, Sycamore; and greatnephew, Hunter Bertolozzi, Sterling; many aunts, uncles, cousins, and special care giver, Connie DeWaele. He was preceded in death by his father; stepfather, Lloyd Summers;

in death by his parents; daughter, Robin; brothers, Glenn and Jon; and sister, Kathleen Reynolds. Christian funeral mass was scheduled for Wednesday, March 26 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Oregon, with Rev. Joseph Naill as celebrant. Burial will be at a later date in St. Mary Cemetery, Oregon. Arrangements were completed by FarrellHolland-Gale Funeral Home, Oregon. Memorials in Budâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name may be made to Oregon VFW Post 8739. Visit www. farrellhollandgale.com to leave online condolences. grandparents, Harold and Alberta Eisenbise, Lanark, and Ellis (Pete) and Ethel Myers, Polo; aunt, Carol Myers, Polo; uncle,Pete Eisenbise, Lanark. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 29from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Heritage Center, Lanark. Arrangements are being completed by Russell-Frank Funeral Home, Lanark. A private interment will be held at Cherry Grove Cemetery, Lanark. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established.

Thomas A. Myers, 56, She was preceded in death Dixon, died peacefully in his by a sister, Janet Snyder. sleep at home on Wednesday, Burial will take place March 19, 2014. He was born on March 5, at Cedar Lawn Cemetery, 1958 in Freeport to Arnold E. Paterson, N.J., at a later and Jane (Eisenbise) Myers. date. Cremation rites will be Tom was raised on a farm accorded. in rural Polo. During his school years, Visit www. he was very active in sports, polofamilyfuneralhome.com with girls, and working for to send condolences. local farmers. He worked for McKean Masonry and detasseling grandson, Atticus. She was predeceased by corn in high school. Immediately following her parents. Funeral service will be high school, he worked for scheduled for Wednesday, Acme Resin and then Illinois Private condolences and Mar. 26 at 2 p.m. at Farrell- Central Railroad, until he online guestbook may be Holland-Gale Funeral became disabled from a lifesigned at www.schwarzfh. Home, 110 S. Seventh St., altering illness. com. Tom loved life, enjoyed Oregon, with Rev. Barbara Good, pastor of the Oregon Helen was a devoted by a brother and sister-in-law, Untied Methodist Church, Helen M. Ports lifetime member of the Faith William and Marlene Ports; officiating. United Methodist Church, niece, Pam Ports; and special Visitation was scheduled Helen M. Ports, 92, of Polo, Polo (formerly Emmanuel friend, Raymond Rhodes. for one hour prior to the died on Saturday, March United Methodist Church) A memorial service will service from 1 to 2 p.m. on 22, 2014, at CGH Medical and a member of the United be held on Saturday, March Wednesday at the funeral Center, Sterling. Methodist Women. 29 at 11 a.m. at Faith United home. Helen was born May She loved her family, Methodist Church, Polo. Private burial was 21,1921, in Polo, the daughter friends and community. In lieu of flowers memorials scheduled at the Riverview of Roy C. and Clara (Roesch) Survivors include a have been established in her Cemetery near Oregon. Ports. brother, R. Eldon Ports, Polo; name. A memorial fund has been She worked at Polo nephew, James Ports; greatAt Helenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s request, her established in her name. National Bank for 31 years niece, Rachel Ports; great- body was donated to science. To leave online starting as a bank teller and nephews, Sean (Ainsley) and Visit www. condolences visit www. working her way up to vice Derek Ports. polofamilyfuneralhome.com farrellhollandgale.com. president. She was preceded in death to send condolences. Gary Mason. She was preceded in death Ogle County Newspapers, publisher of the Tri-County Press, by her father. At the request of the family Forreston Journal, Mt. Morris Times, and Oregon Republican Reporter there will be no service. publish obituaries residents for $45. There is no extra charge for a photo. Cremation rites will be Death notices are printed at no charge. accorded.

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Ogle County Sheriff court date. Michael Harn reports the Ismael S. Gomez, 27, following activity. Rochelle, was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear. March 18 Gomez posted a $235 full At approximately 8 p.m., cash for bond and has no deputies conducted a traffic return court date. stop on Flagg Road at 20th Bonnie A. Sherman, 27, Street in Rochelle. As a result Leaf River, was arrested on a of the stop, Marcos Antonio warrant for failure to appear. Vanegas, 26, Rochelle, Sherman posted a $730 full was arrested for no valid cash for bond and has no driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license. Vanegas return court date. was transported to the Ogle Cathy Henderson, 44, County Jail and held in lieu Rockford, was arrested on a of bond. warrant for failure to appear. At about 2:06 p.m., Henderson posted a $598 deputies arrested Ricardo full cash for bond and has no E. Sanchez-Chitica, 33, return court date. Guadalajara, Mexico, for Dylan M. Hobbs, 23, no valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license Dixon, was arrested on a after a traffic stop on I-88 at warrant for failure to appear. mile marker 78 westbound. Gomez posted a $1,247 full He was transported to the cash for bond and has no Ogle County Jail and held return court date. in lieu of bond. He was also cited for use of electronic March 19 communication device and Debra Yarbrough, 45, no insurance. Dixon, was arrested at the Noemi Burns, 37, Ogle County Courthouse on Rochelle, was arrested on a an outstanding warrant for warrant for failure to appear. petition to revoke-possession Burns appeared in court on of a controlled substance. She March 18 and was released was unable to post $10,000 on a $3,000 recognizance (10%) bond and appeared in bond with a return court date court on March 19. She later of March 31. posted bond and will appear Angela Lingelbach, 33, in court at a later date. Polo, was arrested on a Douglas Carlock, 31, warrant for failure to appear. Dekalb, was arrested at Lingelbachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bond was set the Dekalb County Jail at $463 pending a March 19 and transported to the Ogle

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Ogle County Courthouse on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear. He was unable to post a $555 full cash bond and was scheduled to appear in court March 21. At approximately 9:29 p.m., deputies performed a traffic stop in the 11,000 block of N. Ill. 26. After an investigation, deputies arrested Shevon Madden, 46, Berea, Kentucky for driving while license suspended. Madden was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond. March 21 Khristian M. Widhalm, 18, Rochelle, was arrested on a warrant for a motion to increase bond and criminal damage to government supported property. Widhalmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bond was set at $5,000 (10%) and was scheduled to appear in court on March 24. Michael Sowl, 30, Rockford, was arrested on a warrant for contempt of court. Sowl appeared in court and was released on a $2,000 recognizance bond and is scheduled to appear in court on July 28. Trey Brugman, 20, Stillman Valley, was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear. Brugman appeared in court and was released on

a $3,000 recognizance bond Valley EMS assisted at the and is scheduled to appear in scene. court on July 28. At about 3:25 p.m., deputies responded to an address in the March 22 8000 block of N. Kishwaukee At 4:04 p.m., deputies Road in reference to a report conducted a traffic stop in the of a domestic problem. Upon 200 block of Main Street in completing an investigation Leaf River. into the incident, Brian R. After an investigation, Ray, 47, Stillman Valley, Ignacio Luna, 22, Leaf River, was arrested for domestic was arrested for driving battery and interferring with without a valid license. He the reporting of domestic was also cited for failure to violence. He was transported stop at a stop sign, operating to the Ogle County jail where an uninsured motor vehicle, he was held pending an operating a motor vehicle appearance before a judge. with an expired registration, and operating a vehicle with March 24 a registration suspended At approximately 7:39 for no insurance. Luna was p.m., deputies performed a transported to the Ogle traffic stop in the 4,000 block County jail where he posted of S Lowden Road. After an bond and is scheduled to investigation, James Millis, appear in court on May 7. 30, Rockford, was arrested At approximately 4:20 for driving while license a.m., deputies responded to revoked. Millis was also a one-vehicle accident in the issued citations for speeding, 8800 block of N. Kishwaukee disobeying a stop sign and Road. After an investigation, operating an uninsured Elizabeth N. McDonald, motor vehicle. Millis was 27, Byron, was arrested transported to the Ogle for driving while under County Jail where he was the influence of alcohol. held in lieu of bond. McDonald was transported to Al-Abbas Sarsour, 22, Swedish American Hospital Oak Creek, Wis,. was for non-life threatening arrested for driving while injuries where she was license suspended after being released on an I-Bond. She stopped for speeding on will appear in court at a I-39. Sarsour was held in lieu later date. The Byron Police of bond at the Ogle County Department and Stillman Jail.

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Property Transfers Property transfers are listed according to the date they were filed in the county recorderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. March 14 HSBC Bank USA Trustee and FBR Securitization TR

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of the estate of Joanne D. Magnuson, deceased, 9231 N. Kishwaukee Rd., Stillman Valley, Stillman Valley Township. March 17 Monroe Center Park Assn., Inc., warranty deed to Village of Monroe Center, 400 West St., Monroe Center, Monroe Township, $1,000. Mary L. Himbert, warranty deed to Janell M. Diehl, 251 N. Margaret Fuller Rd., Oregon, Rockvale Township, $110,000. March 18 HSBC Bank USA, Trustee

and GSAA Home Equity TR 20057, warranty deed to Gillian Schultz, 13629 Dutch Rd., Kings, White Rock Township, $85,250. Ogle County Sheriff and Barbara Burgess, sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deed to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., Trustee, and Soundview Home Loan TR 20054, 409 N. Third St., Rochelle, Flagg Township. Heritage Credit Union, warranty deed to Andrew Goffinet and Rebecca L. Goffinet, 16065 E. Elevator Rd., Lindenwood, Lynnville Township, $142,500. Jill L. Blake, quit claim deed to Clifford W. Blake,

602 E. Webster, Polo, Buffalo $99,750. Township. March 20 March 19 Charles Kearns and Philip M. Mathieu and Beverly Kearns, warranty Theresa L. Mathieu, warranty deed to Chad A. Bruns and deed to Bradley S. Bosecker, Elizabeth J. Bruns, 4938 S. 4815 N. White Rock Rd., Scout Rd., Oregon, OregonDavis Junction, Scott Nashua Township, $220,000. Township, $175,000. James M. Schacht, warranty Community State Bank deed to Jeffery H. Bohannon Rock Falls-Dixon, quit claim and Kevin M. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Dell, 511 deed to Federal National S. Second St., Kings, White Mortgage Assn., 7245 Lost Rock Township, $52,500. Nation Rd., Dixon, Taylor Thomas C. Westin, Township. warranty deed to Circle G. Bank of America, warranty Farms and Feedlots, Inc., East deed to Matthew J. Merrill, Kyte Rd., no address given, 275 Parkview Dr., Oregon, Rochelle, Flagg Township, Oregon-Nashua Township, $928,776.

Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Attorney Report Ogle County States Attorney Michael Rock reported the following guilty pleas and sentencings. March 19 Raymond Mifflin, 70, Rochelle, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. Ogle County Associate Circuit Court Judge Kathleen Kauffmann

sentenced him to 12 months conditional discharge and 180 days imprisonment (jail sentence shall be remitted upon successful completion of conditional discharge). He must submit to DNA testing and random drug testing, cooperate and complete psychological or substance abuse assessment. He must pay fines of $180 probation fee, $500

drug assessment, $100 lab analysis fee, $50 to Crimestoppers and $50 to the Violent Crime Victim Assistance (VCVA) Fund. March 20 Aaidon Hamilton, 19, Forreston, pleaded guilty to pleaded guilty to theft, a Class A misdemeanor. Ogle County Associate Circuit Court Judge

Kathleen Kauffmann sentenced him to 12 months probation and eight days imprisonment. He must submit to random drug testing and breathalyzer testing, cooperate and complete psychological or substance abuse assessment, and have no consumption of alcohol. He must pay a $300 probation fee, $5 to

Crimestoppers and $75 to 60 days imprisonment (jail the VCVA Fund. sentence shall be remitted upon successful completion of conditional discharge). March 21 He must submit to DNA Douglas Carlock, 31, DeKalb, pleaded guilty testing and complete 300 to driving while license hours of public service work. revoked. He was ordered to pay a Ogle County Associate Circuit Court Judge $100 fine, $180 conditional Kathleen Kauffmann discharge fee, $5 to sentenced him to 12 months Crimestoppers, and $50 to conditional discharge and the VCVA Fund.

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STATE OF ILLINOIS CIRCUIT COURT OGLE COUNTY Notice for Filing a Request for Name Change (Adult) NO. 2014 MR 12 Request of: Ann Margaret Runnion There will be a court hearing on my request to change my name from: Ann Margaret Runnion to the new name of: Ann Margaret Westphaln The court hearing will be held on May 8, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. At 106 S. 5th St., Oregon, Ogle County in Courtroom #302. Ann M. Runnion March 29, 27, April 3, 2014

Notice of Monthly Meetings Buffalo Township 117 North Franklin Ave., Polo, IL 2014-2015

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PUBLICATION NOTICE

PUBLICATION NOTICE

Public Notice is hereby given that on March 7, 2014, a certificate was filed in the Ogle County Clerk's Office setting for the names and post office address of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as: A Well Worn Story, 15331 West Harper Road, Forreston, IL 61030. Dated: March 7, 2014 Rebecca Huntley Ogle County Clerk March 13, 20, 27, 2014

Public Notice is hereby given that on March 14, 2014, a certificate was filed in the Ogle County Clerk's Office setting for the names and post office address of all of the person owning, conducting and transacting the business known as: Sway, 8607 Sunset Drive, Byron, IL 61010. Dated: March 14, 2014 Rebecca Huntley Ogle County Clerk March 20, 27, April 3, 2014

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION

-Annual Meeting April 8, 2014, 7 PM -Monthly Meeting April 8 following Annual Meeting May 14 June 11 July 9 August 13 September 10 October 8 November 12 December 10 January 14, 2015 February 11, 2015 March 11, 2015 All monthly meetings re at 7:30 PM at the Buffalo Township Hall. March 27, 2014

PUBLICATION NOTICE (Change in Assumed Name Certificate) Public Notice is hereby given that on March 11, 2014, a supplemental certificate of ownership of business was filed in the Ogle County Clerk's Office setting forth them names and post office address of all of the person owning, conducting and transacting the business known as: Old Oak Pilot Car Service, 201 Sunset Lane, Mt. Morris, IL 61054. Dated: March 11, 2014 Rebecca Huntley Ogle County Clerk March 27, April 3, 10, 2014

PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on February 13, 2014, a certificate was filed in the Ogle County Clerk's Office setting forth them names and post office address of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as: Aquatic Innovations, 308 Pacific St., Monroe Center, IL 61052 Dated: February 13, 2014 Rebecca Huntley Ogle County Clerk March 13, 20, 27, 2014

The First National Bank & Trust Company of Rochelle PLAINTIFF Vs.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON TOWNSHIP BUDGET Notice is hereby given that a Tentative Budget and Appropriation Ordinance for the Town of Pine Rock, in the County of Ogle, State of Illinois, for the fiscal year beginning April 1, 2014, and ending March 31, 2015, will be on file and conveniently available to public inspection at Pine Rock Township Hall, 210 West Street, Chana, IL from and after 7 o' clock p.m., 8th day of April 2014. Notice is further given hereby that a public hearing on said budget and appropriation Ordinance will be held at 7 o'clock p.m., 13th day, May 2014, at Pine Rock Twp. Hall in the Pine Rock Township and that final hearing and action on this ordinance will be taken at a meeting to be held at Pine Rock Township Hall at 7 o'clock p.m., 13th day, May 2014. Carol Eckerd, Clerk

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the legal voters, residents of the Town of Mt. Morris in the County of Ogle and State of Illinois, that the Annual Town Meeting of said Town will take place on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 being the second Tuesday of said month at the hour of 7:00 p.m., at Twp. Office, 105 W. Lincoln, Mt. Morris for the transaction of the miscellaneous business of the said town; and after a Moderator having been elected, will proceed to hear and consider reports of officers, and decide on such measures as may, in pursuance of law, come before the meeting; and especially to consider and decide the following. Dated March 20, 2014

Ewell Gardner Town Clerk

NOTICE Mt. Morris Township holds its regular monthly meeting on the second (2nd) Friday of each month at 1 P.M., Special Meetings may be called. Time and date will be posted at the Township Office and published in Mt. Morris Times. THE ANNUAL TOWNSHIP MEETING WILL BE HELD APRIL 8, 2014 AT 7:00 P.M. April 11, 2014 May 9, 2014 June 13, 2014 July 11, 2014 August 8, 2014 September 12, 2014 October 10, 2014 November 14, 2014 December 12, 2014 January 9, 2015 February 13, 2015 March 13, 2015 Ewell Gardner, Clerk

March 27, 2014

STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF OGLE In the Interest of: CHLOE THORNTON, A MINOR. NO. 2014 JA 9 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION To: Gabriel Thornton, King County Jil, Seattle, WA 98104 respondent(s), and to all whom it may concern, take notice that on February 13, 2014, a petition was filed under the Juvenile Court Act by Emily Seifert in the Circuit Court of Ogle County entitled “In the interest of Chloe Thornton, a minor”, and that in courtroom 304 at 106 South Fifth, Oregon, Illinois on April 3, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. and on April 29, 2014 at 1:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as this cause may be heard, a Pre-trial Conference and an adjudicatory hearing will be held upon the Petition to have the child declared to be a ward of the court and for other relief under that act. The court has authority in this proceeding to take from you the custody and guardianship of the minor. If the Petition requests the termination of your parental rights and the appointment of a guardian with power to consent to adoption, you may lose all parental rights to the child. Unless you appear you will not be entitled to further written notices or publication notices of the proceedings in this case, including the filing of an amended petition for a motion to terminate parental rights. Unless you appear at the hearing and show cause against the petition, the allegations of the petition may stand admitted as against you and each of you, and an order for judgment entered. Dated this 19th day of March, 2014 Kimberly A. Stahl Clerk of the Circuit Court By: lk Deputy Clerk March 27, 2014

MIDFIRST BANK PLAINTIFF,

-vs-

13 CH 00149 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 11/22/2013, the Sheriff of Ogle County, Illinois will on 4/25/14 at the hour of 10:00AM at Ogle County Sheriff's Office, 103 Jefferson Street Oregon, IL 61061, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Ogle and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate:

Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment entered in the above entitled matter on January 17, 2014; Micahel R Harn, Sheriff, 103 Jefferson St., Oregon, IL 61061, will on May 9, 2014 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.

PIN 24-25-330-004 Improved with Single Family Home

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.

COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 420 Phyllis Avenue Rochelle, IL 61068 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney.

The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 1413-20596. March 20, 27, April 3, 3014

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March 27, 2014

13-068933 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY, OREGON, ILLINOIS

RON MCNEAL A/K/A RONALD MCNEAL; IDA T. MCNEAL A/K/A IDA MCNEAL; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 156 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Isaac Carcasses; et. al. DEFENDANTS

Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises.

March 27, 2014

Publication Notice Change in Certificate of Ownership of Business Public notice is hereby given that on August 7, 2009 a certificate was filed in the office if the Ogle County Clerk concerning the business known as: David Brady Upholstery located at 50060 N. IL Rt. 251 Davis Junction, IL 61021 which certificate sets fourth the following changes in the operation thereof: Ceased doing business as David Brady Upholstery effective: March 20, 2014 Dated March 20, 2014 Rebecca Huntley Ogle County Clerk March 27th, 2014

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY - OREGON, ILLINOIS

815-284-7653 or 815-626-7653 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS ILLINOIS COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION Plaintiff, vs. N. MICHAEL BERGER, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. CASE NO. 13 CH 180 NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment for Foreclosure entered by the Court in the above entitled cause the property hereinafter described or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said judgment, shall be sold to the highest bidder. 1. The name, address and telephone number of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate is: Mr. Jeffrey L. Lewis Klein, Stoddard, Buck & Lewis LLC 2045 Aberdeen Court Sycamore, IL 60178 (815) 748-0380 2. The common address and other common description, if any of the real estate is: 405 PHYLLIS DRIVE, ROCHELLE, IL 61068 3. The legal description of the real estate: 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 PIN: 24-25-329-016 4. A description of the improvements on the real estate: Residential real estate 5. The time and place of the sale is: A. April 11, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. B. Ogle County Sheriff's Office 103 Jefferson Street Oregon, IL 61068 6. The terms of the sale are: A. The sale shall be by public auction. B. The sale shall be by open verbal bid. C. The sale shall be conducted by the Sheriff of Ogle County. D. The sale shall be cash. E. The sale shall be “as is” condition without any representation or warranty as to the condition of the property. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. 7. Title will be conveyed without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff subject to all general real estate taxes which are a lien upon the real estate, in addition to those which have not yet become due and payable, and special assessments and special taxes, if any, and easements, covenants, conditions, zoning laws and drainage ditches, feeders, laterals and restrictions of record. 8. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the Purchaser shall receive a certificate of sale which will entitle Purchaser to a deed to the real estate subject to court confirmation of the sale. 9. The property will NOT be open for inspection. ILLINOIS COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION BY: _/s/ Jeffrey L. Lewis One of its Attorneys JEFFREY L. LEWIS #06257559 Klein, Stoddard, Buck & Lewis, LLC 2045 Aberdeen Court Sycamore, IL 60178 (815) 748-0380 mailto:jlewis@kleinstoddard.com March 20, 27, April 3, 2014

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 285 AS DESIGNATED UPON THE FINAL PLAT OF HARVEST GLENN PLAT NUMBER 8 BEING PART OF THE SOUTH HALF OF SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 1 EAST OF THE 3RD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, THE PLAT OF WHICH SUBDIVISION IS RECORDED IN BOOK D OF PLAT ON PAGE 58 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 0321049 IN THE RECORDER'S OFFICE, IN OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 162 Harvest Glenn Drive, Davis Junction, IL 61020 Permanent Index No.: 11-22-327-019 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 $134,000.77. 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. March 27, April 3, 10, 2014

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS ILLINOIS COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION Plaintiff, vs. N. MICHAEL BERGER, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. CASE NO. 13 CH 180 NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment for Foreclosure entered by the Court in the above entitled cause the property hereinafter described or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said judgment, shall be sold to the highest bidder. 1. The name, address and telephone number of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate is: Mr. Jeffrey L. Lewis Klein, Stoddard, Buck & Lewis LLC 2045 Aberdeen Court Sycamore, IL 60178 (815) 748-0380 2. The common address and other common description, if any of the real estate is: 405 PHYLLIS DRIVE, ROCHELLE, IL 61068 3. The legal description of the real estate: 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 PIN: 24-25-329-016 4. A description of the improvements on the real estate: Residential real estate 5. The time and place of the sale is: A. April 11, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. B. Ogle County Sheriff's Office 103 Jefferson Street Oregon, IL 61068 6. The terms of the sale are: A. The sale shall be by public auction. B. The sale shall be by open verbal bid. C. The sale shall be conducted by the Sheriff of Ogle County. D. The sale shall be cash. E. The sale shall be “as is” condition without any representation or warranty as to the condition of the property. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. 7. Title will be conveyed without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff subject to all general real estate taxes which are a lien upon the real estate, in addition to those which have not yet become due and payable, and special assessments and special taxes, if any, and easements, covenants, conditions, zoning laws and drainage ditches, feeders, laterals and restrictions of record. 8. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the Purchaser shall receive a certificate of sale which will entitle Purchaser to a deed to the real estate subject to court confirmation of the sale. 9. The property will NOT be open for inspection. ILLINOIS COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION BY: _/s/ Jeffrey L. Lewis One of its Attorneys JEFFREY L. LEWIS #06257559 Klein, Stoddard, Buck & Lewis, LLC 2045 Aberdeen Court Sycamore, IL 60178 (815) 748-0380 mailto:jlewis@kleinstoddard.com March 20, 27, April 3, 2014


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Publication Notice Public Notice is hereby given that on March 17, 2014, a certificate was filed in the Ogle County Clerk's Office setting forth the names and post office address of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as: Gio Elli, 303 Hickory Ave., Forreston, IL 61030 Dated: March 17, 2014 Rebecca Huntley Ogle County Clerk March 27, April 3, 10, 2014

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CASA 15th Judicial Circuit (Lee/ Carroll/Ogle Counties) is seeking volunteers in the Ogle County area to advocate for children in the Ogle County court system involved in abuse and neglect cases. Your involvement can impact a child’s future. Contact Vanessa White, Director of Advocate Services (815) 288-1901 www.casaleecar roll.com

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY - OREGON, ILLINOIS BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC Plaintiff, -vsKEVIN B. TYLER, SHARON M TYLER, UNKNOWN OWNERS-TENANTS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendant(s). 12 CH 193 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on March 22, 2013, the Sheriff of Ogle County will on April 11, 2014, at the hour of 10:00 a.m. at the Ogle County Courthouse, 106 South Fifth Street, Oregon, IL 61061, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 117 Autumnwood Lane, Davis Junction, IL 61020 PROPERTY IDENTIFICATION NO: 11-22428-023 The improvement on the property consists of a Single unit dwelling. Sale terms: cash in hand. The Judgment amount was $184,696.76. The property will NOT be open for inspection. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(c) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY - OREGON, ILLINOIS

The First National Bank & Trust Company of Rochelle PLAINTIFF Vs.

Wells Fargo Bank, NA PLAINTIFF

Isaac Carcasses; et. al. DEFENDANTS

Michael L. Abell; et. al. DEFENDANTS

13 CH 00149 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

13 CH 00140 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 11/22/2013, the Sheriff of Ogle County, Illinois will on 4/25/14 at the hour of 10:00AM at Ogle County Sheriff's Office, 103 Jefferson Street Oregon, IL 61061, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Ogle and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate:

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 1/10/2014, the Sheriff of Ogle County, Illinois will on 4/25/14 at the hour of 10:00AM at Ogle County Sheriff's Office, 103 Jefferson Street Oregon, IL 61061, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Ogle and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate:

LOT 18 IN BLOCK 2 IN EARL CLEVELAND SUBDIVISION NO. 3 IN THE CITY OF ROCHELLE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK H OF PLATS, PAGE 80A, IN THE RECORDER'S OFFICE IN OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

PIN 24-03-100-004; 24-03-100-006 Improved with Residential

Vs.

COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 3332 S. Kings Road Rochelle, IL 61068

PIN 24-25-330-004 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 420 Phyllis Avenue Rochelle, IL 61068 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court.

Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4).

For information: Contact Michael Block , Esq. of Kozeny & McCubbin Illinois, LLC., Plaintiff's Attorney, 105 West Adams, Suite 1850, Chicago, Illinois 60603. (312) 605-3500 ext. 1534. March 20, 27, April 3, 2014

If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4).

If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g-1).

If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1).

If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney.

STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF OGLE

If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney.

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: RONALD M. ROTHERMAL, Deceased NO. 14-P-13 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of Ronald M. Rothermal. Letters of office were issued on February 28, 2014, to Tonya J. Poppen, 1130 Glacier Drive, Byron, Illinois 61010, as Administrator, whose attorney is Clayton L. Lindsey, Williams McCarthy LLP, 607 Washington Street, P.O. Box 339, Oregon, Illinois 61061. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Clerk of Court, Ogle County Courthouse, Oregon, Illinois 61061, or with the representative, or both within six months from the date of first publication of this notice, and any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within ten days after it has been filed. Dated this 28

DIXON

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TONYA J. POPPEN, Independent Administrator For the Estate of RONALD M. ROTHERMAL, Deceased Prepared by: Clayton L. Lindsey WILLIAMS MCCARTHY LLP P.O. Box Box 339 Oregon, IL 61061 815-732-2101 Fax 815-732-2289 clindsey@wilmac.com Feb. 27, March 6, 13, 2014

Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises.

BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC Plaintiff, -vsKEVIN B. TYLER, SHARON M TYLER, UNKNOWN OWNERS-TENANTS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendant(s). 12 CH 193 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on March 22, 2013, the Sheriff of Ogle County will on April 11, 2014, at the hour of 10:00 a.m. at the Ogle County Courthouse, 106 South Fifth Street, Oregon, IL 61061, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: LOT 65 AS DESIGNATED UPON HARVEST GLENN NO. 3, BEING A SUBDIVISION LOCATED IN PART OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 1 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, THE PLAT OF WHICH IS RECORDED IN BOOK D OF PLATS ON PAGE 13 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 9808163 IN THE RECORDER`S OFFICE OF OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF OGLE, STATE OF ILLINOIS. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 117 Autumnwood Lane, Davis Junction, IL 61020 PROPERTY IDENTIFICATION NO: 11-22-428023 The improvement on the property consists of a Single unit dwelling. Sale terms: cash in hand. The Judgment amount was $184,696.76. The property will NOT be open for inspection. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(c) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Contact Michael Block , Esq. of Kozeny & McCubbin Illinois, LLC., Plaintiff's Attorney, 105 West Adams, Suite 1850, Chicago, Illinois 60603. (312) 605-3500 ext. 1534. March 20, 27, April 3, 2014

The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW.

The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-13-20596. March 20, 27, April 3, 3014

For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 1413-19935 March 20, 27, April 3, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY - OREGON, ILLINOIS Wells Fargo Bank, NA PLAINTIFF

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF OGLE-OREGON, ILLINOIS GSR MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-5F, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-5F, U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, BY PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS SERVICER WITH DELEGATED AUTHORITY UNDER THE TRANSACTION DOCUMENTS, Plaintiff, vs. ALFONSO LUNA and DEBORA LUNA, Defendants 13 CH 154 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 500 N. 12TH ST. ROCHELLE, IL 61068 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of the above Court entered on January 17, 2014 in the above-entitled cause, the following described real estate, to wit: Permanent Index Number: 24-23-431-011 Commonly known as: 500 N. 12th St., Rochelle, IL 61068 will be offered for sale and sold at public vendue on April 25, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the North Door of the Sheriff's Office, 103 Jefferson Street, Oregon, Illinois. The Judgment amount is $146,910.56. The real estate is improved with a single family residence.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY - OREGON, ILLINOIS

Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises.

Sale terms: The bid amount, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, shall be paid in certified funds immediately by the highest and best bidder at the conclusion of the Sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to the Plaintiff. The Sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the Sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. For information, contact the Plaintiff's Attorney: Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, 111 E. Main St., Decatur, Illinois 62523 (217) 4221719. The purchaser of a condominium unit at a judicial foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, who takes possession of a condominium unit pursuant to a court order or a purchaser who acquires title from a mortgagee shall have the duty to pay the proportionate share, if any, of the common expenses for the unit which would have become due in the absence of any assessment acceleration during the 6 months immediately preceding institution of an action to enforce the collection of assessments, and which remain unpaid by the owner during whose possession the assessments accrued. If the outstanding assessments are paid at any time during any action to enforce the collection of assessments, the purchaser shall have no obligation to pay any assessments which accrued before he or she acquired title. If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g)(l).

Vs.

Michael L. Abell; et. al. DEFENDANTS

13 CH 00140 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 1/10/2014, the Sheriff of Ogle County, Illinois will on 4/25/14 at the hour of 10:00AM at Ogle County Sheriff's Office, 103 Jefferson Street Oregon, IL 61061, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Ogle and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PART OF GOVERNMENT LOT 1 OF THE NORTHWEST FRACTIONAL QUARTER (THE SOUTH HALF OF THE NORTHWEST FRACTIONAL QUARTER) OF SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 1 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST FRACTIONAL QUARTER (SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF GOVERNMENT LOT 1) OF SAID SECTION 3; THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF THE SAID NORTHWEST FRACTIONAL QUARTER (EAST LINE OF GOVERNMENT LOT 1), A DISTANCE OF 673.08 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED PARCEL OF LAND; THENCE CONTINUING NORTH 0 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID EAST LINE, A DISTANCE OF 648.40 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTH HALF OF THE NORTHWEST FRACTIONAL QUARTER (NORTHEAST CORNER OF GOVERNMENT LOT 1) OF SAID SECTION 3; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 46 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTH HALF (NORTH LINE OF GOVERNMENT LOT 1), A DISTANCE OF 305.01 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 25 SECONDS EAST PARALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST FRACTIONAL QUARTER, A DISTANCE OF 650.77 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 35 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 305.00 FEET TO A POINT OF BEGINNING, IN OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN 24-03-100-004; 24-03-100-006 Improved with Residential COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 3332 S. Kings Road Rochelle, IL 61068 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney.

If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney.

Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises.

IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701 (c) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW.

The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information.

Note: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that the Law Firm of Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt, and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW.

James A. Coale Attorney for Heavner, Scott, Beyers, & Mihlar, LLC March 13, 20, 27, 2014

For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-13-19935 March 20, 27, April 3, 2014

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To Place an Ad 815-284-7653 or 815-626-7653 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF OGLE-OREGON, ILLINOIS GSR MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-5F, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-5F, U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, BY PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS SERVICER WITH DELEGATED AUTHORITY UNDER THE TRANSACTION DOCUMENTS, Plaintiff, vs. ALFONSO LUNA and DEBORA LUNA, Defendants 13 CH 154 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 500 N. 12TH ST. ROCHELLE, IL 61068 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of the above Court entered on January 17, 2014 in the above-entitled cause, the following described real estate, to wit: Lots Four (4) and Five (5) EXCEPTING, the North 66.3 feet of said Lots, in Block Twelve (12) in Western Park Addition in the City of Rochelle, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Book A of Plats, Page 161 in the Recorder's Office in Ogle County, Illinois; situated in the County of Ogle and State of Illinois. Permanent Index Number: 24-23-431-011 Commonly known as: 500 N. 12th St., Rochelle, IL 61068

13-068933 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY, OREGON, ILLINOIS MIDFIRST BANK PLAINTIFF,

JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Plaintiff, vs.

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RON MCNEAL A/K/A RONALD MCNEAL; IDA T. MCNEAL A/K/A IDA MCNEAL; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 156 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment entered in the above entitled matter on January 17, 2014; Micahel R Harn, Sheriff, 103 Jefferson St., Oregon, IL 61061, will on May 9, 2014 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 162 Harvest Glenn Drive, Davis Junction, IL 61020 Permanent Index No.: 11-22-327-019

The Judgment amount is $146,910.56. The real estate is improved with a single family residence.

Improvements: Residential Structure UNKNOWN Units UNKNOWN Bedrooms UNKNOWN Garage UNKNOWN Bathrooms UNKNOWN Other UNKNOWN

Sale terms: The bid amount, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, shall be paid in certified funds immediately by the highest and best bidder at the conclusion of the Sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to the Plaintiff. The Sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court.

The property will NOT be open for inspection prior to the sale. The judgment amount was $134,000.77. 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

Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the Sale.

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. March 27, April 3, 10, 2014

will be offered for sale and sold at public vendue on April 25, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the North Door of the Sheriff's Office, 103 Jefferson Street, Oregon, Illinois.

The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. For information, contact the Plaintiff's Attorney: Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, 111 E. Main St., Decatur, Illinois 62523 (217) 422-1719. The purchaser of a condominium unit at a judicial foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, who takes possession of a condominium unit pursuant to a court order or a purchaser who acquires title from a mortgagee shall have the duty to pay the proportionate share, if any, of the common expenses for the unit which would have become due in the absence of any assessment acceleration during the 6 months immediately preceding institution of an action to enforce the collection of assessments, and which remain unpaid by the owner during whose possession the assessments accrued. If the outstanding assessments are paid at any time during any action to enforce the collection of assessments, the purchaser shall have no obligation to pay any assessments which accrued before he or she acquired title. If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g)(l). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701 (c) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. Note: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that the Law Firm of Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt, and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. James A. Coale Attorney for Heavner, Scott, Beyers, & Mihlar, LLC

March 13, 20, 27, 2014

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Philippe R. Gauthier; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. 2013 CH 101 204 East Main Street, Stillman Valley, IL 61084 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on February 7, 2014, Ogle County Sheriff will on April 25, 2014, at the hour of 10:00AM at Ogle County Sheriff's Office, Administration Building, 103 Jefferson Street, Oregon, IL 61061, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: 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. Commonly known as 204 East Main Street, Stillman Valley, IL 61084 Parcel Number(s): 10-01-309-001 The real estate is improved with a Single Family Residence. Sale terms: Bidder's must present, at the time of sale, a cashier's or certified check for 10% of the successful bid amount. The balance of the successfully bid shall be paid within 24 hours, by similar funds. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. The property will NOT be open for inspection. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than the mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). For information call Plaintiff's Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski LLC, One East Wacker, Suite 1250, One East Wacker, Suite 1250. Phone number: 312-651-6700. Attorney file number: 13-015664. Alan S. Kaufman MANLEY DEAS KOCHALSKI LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff One East Wacker, Suite 1250 Chicago, IL 60601 Telephone: 312-651-6700 Fax: 614-220-5613 Attorney. No.: 6289893 March 20, 27, April 3, 2014

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

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Daily Express needs Contractors for Stepdeck & Lowboy hauls! FREE TRAILERS! â&#x20AC;&#x153;Newâ&#x20AC;? Daily Expedited Fleet! Also Heavy Haul and Specialized Division available.

www.dailyrecruiting.com

or 800-669-6414

â&#x2DC;&#x2026; NEW TODAY â&#x2DC;&#x2026; DRIVER North Oil Co. in Dixon looking for part-time Spring help. CDL required. Apply at: 1435 Franklin Grove Road in Dixon. Drivers - CDL-A SOLO & TEAM DRIVERS NEEDED! Top Pay for Hazmat. OTR & Regional Runs. CDL Grads Welcome. 700+ Trucks & Growing! 888-928-6011 www.Drive4Total.com

Drivers: Excellent Pay! Great Benefit PackageHealth, Dental, Vision & More! Home Weekly! CDL-A w/1yr Exp. Purdy Brothers. 1-800-745-7284, x228

â&#x2DC;&#x2026; NEW TODAY â&#x2DC;&#x2026; Exp. Carpenter wanted. Must have min. 5 yrs. exp. in residential const. Own vehicle and tools a plus. Send e-mail pholden @essex1.com Heating And Air Conditioning Technician Training! Fast Track, Hands On, National Certification Program. Lifetime Job Placement. VA Benefits Eligible! 1-877994-9904 HELP WANTED Accounting Clerk Part-time seasonal position with flexible schedule. (Mid April thru September) Accounting experience preferred. Submit resumes to the Ogle county Treasurer at P.O. Box 40, Oregon, IL 61061 or in person at the Ogle County Courhouse.

â&#x2DC;&#x2026; NEW TODAY â&#x2DC;&#x2026; Immediate Opening. FT Seasonal Help Wanted. CDL class B min. Paid overtime. Local delivery. Apply in person or call Crop Production Services 1793 Steward Rd, Steward, IL 60553 815-396-2248. Local company has a part time data entry position open. One to two days per month, mostly weekends. Excellent opportunity for supplemental income. Please send resume to Tri-Star Company, P.O. Box 270, Dixon, IL 61021 Local Flatbed Company Regional driver, paid vacations. .40 CPM. 815-622-3000 Moring Disposal is currently accepting applications for an experienced diesel mechanic. Applicants must be skilled at truck and trailer maintenance and repair. This is a full time opportunity. Starting pay will be commensurate with experience. Ideal candidates will have a minimum of a class â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bâ&#x20AC;? CDL or the ability to obtain one within (3) months of starting employment. Our excellent company benefit package includes health, dental, vision, life and 401-K as well as safety wear, work shoes, uniforms and performance bonuses. Please apply in person between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at 2110 McNeil Rd, Rock Falls, IL.

EMPLOYMENT

505

NOW HIRING DRIVERS Local 60 hour/ 7day company. Hourly pay, OT. Home nights. Health, 401K, paid vacation. Clean record a must. Hazmat a plus! Serious inquiries only. Schoff Farm Service, Inc. 815-379-2777

Regional Drivers *Class A CDL *Flexible Dispatch *Preloaded Trailers *Assigned Peterblits *Health Insurance *Paid Vacation *Home Weekends/ Holidays 800-397-6387x18

Tanker & Flatbed Company Drivers/ Independent Contractors! Immediate Placement Available Best Opportunities in the Trucking Business CALL TODAY 800-277-0212 or www.driveforprime.com

CHILD CARE

512

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

FAX Your Ad To Ogle County Newspapers!

815 626 5365

Annual Spring Hazelhurst Consignment

Location - Midway between Polo, IL and Milledgeville, IL on the PoloMilledgeville Road. (17748 W. Milledgeville Road, Polo, IL 61064). In Polo on IL 26, turn west on Oregon Street (Polo-Milledgeville Rd). In Milledgeville on IL 40, turn east on Polo-Milledgeville Road. Watch for Auction signs. See advance sale bills on our website at topauctions24-7.com/paspolo & auctionzip.com

SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 2014 TIME - 8:30 AM SHARP!

Note - This listing is as of March 18, 2014. Items will be accepted from March 27,28,29,31,April 1,2,3 between 8:00 am & 6:00 pm. Clear titles must accompany vehicles, trailers, boats, etc. No glass!!! No Truck Toppers!!! Loader, forklift & boom tractor operators are on duty. No items will be accepted on Friday, April 4 or sale day! Gates will be locked at closing daily. Gates are open Friday, April 4 for viewing only between 9:00 am & 6:00 pm [weather permitting]. All items below have been consigned, Public Auction Service and employees assume that all items will be there on sale day in the condition described. However, if not, we assume no responsibility. Partial listing, lots more listed by sale day!!! Sale Order - 8:30 am - Rack items. A second ring at 8:45 am with miscellaneous items. A third ring with machinery at 9:00 am. The lawn & garden & 4 wheelers will be sold at approx 12:00 pm and vehicles will be sold at approx 2:00 pm. A fourth ring will be run if necessary.

Tractors - Skid Loaders - Etc -

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;04 JD 8450 MFWD, 6200 hrs, 18.4x46 duals * â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;96 JD 7400 MFWD, CA, PQ, 6600 hrs * JD 4960, CAH, 6706 hrs * JD 3020 G * â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;90 JD 4555 MFWD, 7000 hrs, 18.4x46 duals * JD 5425 MFWD, CAH w/563 ldr, QT bucket, 1200 hrs * JD 375 skid ldr * JD 2355 w/245 ldr, QT bucket/forks * IH 1086, CAH, 3pt, wgts IH 856 G, WF, 3pt * IH 484 D * IH 560 D * IH 826 D, fender * IH 756 D, fender * IH 1456 * Farmall 400, PS * IH 140 w/Woods RM306 mower * IH 5088, restored * Farmall BN * Farmall Super MTA * â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;45 Farmall M * â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;74 IH 175C crawler/ldr, 4-1 bucket * â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;76 IH 500 C dozer * IH Super M, reconditioned * â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;39 Farmall M 6V (S#FBK3589) restored * Case 580B D TLB, cab, 1275 hrs * Case 530 Ind w/HD ldr, 3pt, PTO * MM UB D * â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;55 Case 500 D * White 2-150, cab/ heat * Ferguson TO35 * AC WD45, WF * NH LS180 * AC D15 w/416 ldr * NH LS160 skid ldr * Ford 4000 Select-O-Speed w/ldr * Gehl 3510 skid ldr * â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;04 Gradall G642A Telehandler, 3500 hrs * Terex EX 860SB, TLB 4x4 x-hoe, 4000 hrs, CAH, quick tach bucket/forks * â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;09 NH E35B mini excavator, CAH, 325 hrs * `55 Case 500 D * White 2-150, cab/heat * Ferguson TO35 * AC WD45, WF * NH LS180 * AC D15 w/416 ldr * NH LS160 skid ldr * Ford 4000 Select-O-Speed w/ldr * Gehl 3510 skid ldr * `04 Gradall G642A Telehandler, 3500 hrs * Terex EX 860SB, TLB 4x4 x-hoe, 4000 hrs, CAH, quick tach bucket/forks * `09 NH E35B mini excavator, CAH, 325 hrs * Restored â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;66 JD 4020 w/many new parts & unique paint job * Proceeds to Polo Lions Club & Charity of Buyers choice * Tillage, Planting, Forage, & Harvesting Equipment * Vehicles * Trailers * Lawn & Garden * ATVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s * Lots of Miscellaneous Our lot will be full on sale day. Something for most anyone. Check out the website for larger listing.

Location - Farm of Mrs. Sherwood Shank & Family 815-225-7730 (sale site during business hours) Auctioneers: Polo, IL 61064 Clerks: Public Auction Service Lenny Bryson (IL#440.000158) Lyle & Sheryl Hopkins (IL#440.000185) 815-946-4120 815-946-2660 or 800-848-9519 Mark Ebert (IL#440.000341) 815-946-2809 *Rick Rediger (#IL440000576) * Brian Bradley * Creighton Barker * Curt Overcash * Roger Kaufman Terms - Cash, good check, Master Card, Visa, Discover and American Express credit cards. All items must be settled for day of sale. Number system will be used, have proper ID. Not responsible for accidents or merchandise after sold.

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DIXON â&#x2DC;&#x2026; NEW TODAY â&#x2DC;&#x2026; 3BR farm house, 2 mi. from Dixon. Completely remodeled. No pets. $700/mo. + dep. 815-288-4289. For Rent Town Home On the River Boat Dock Incl. 2 STORY 2 BR. 2 BA. 1400 sq. ft. 2 Car garage Snow removal Lawn care incl. $975 mo. + util. Lease-opt to buy 815-378-2151

LEGAL NOTICES

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON ROAD DISTRICT BUDGET Notice is hereby given that a Tentative Budget and Appropriation Ordinance for Road Purposes of the Pine Rock Township, in the County of Ogle, State of Illinois, for the fiscal year beginning April 1, 2014, and ending March 31, 2015, will be on file and conveniently available to public inspection at Pine Rock Township Hall, 210 West Street, Chana, IL from and after 7 o'clock p.m., 8th day of April 2014. Notice is further given hereby that a public hearing on said budget and appropriation Ordinance will be held at 7 o'clock p.m., 13th day, May 2014, at Pine Rock Twp. Hall in the Pine Rock Township and that final hearing and action on this ordinance will be taken at a meeting to be held at Pine Rock Township Hall at 7 o'clock p.m., 13th day, May 2014. Carol Eckerd, Clerk

March 27, 2014

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING Notice is Hereby Given To the legal voters, residents of the Town of Pine Rock in the County of Ogle and State of Illinois, that the Annual Town Meeting of said Town will take place on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 being the second Tuesday of said month at the hour of 7 o'clock P.M. at the Pine Rock Township Hall, 210 West Street, Chana, Illinois, for the transaction of the miscellaneous business of the said town; and after a Moderator having been elected, will proceed to hear and consider reports of officers, and decide on such measures as may, in pursuance of law, come before the meeting; and especially to consider the following: 1) Approval of previous meeting minutes 2) Approval of Funds Balances 3) Setting Moderator's salary 4) Setting date, place and time for 2015 Annual Meeting Carol Eckerd Town Clerk March 27, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY - OREGON ILLINOIS JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Plaintiff, vs.

                                              

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Philippe R. Gauthier; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. 2013 CH 101 204 East Main Street, Stillman Valley, IL 61084 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on February 7, 2014, Ogle County Sheriff will on April 25, 2014, at the hour of 10:00AM at Ogle County Sheriff's Office, Administration Building, 103 Jefferson Street, Oregon, IL 61061, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: Commonly known as 204 East Main Street, Stillman Valley, IL 61084 Parcel Number(s): 10-01-309-001 The real estate is improved with a Single Family Residence. Sale terms: Bidder's must present, at the time of sale, a cashier's or certified check for 10% of the successful bid amount. The balance of the successfully bid shall be paid within 24 hours, by similar funds. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. The property will NOT be open for inspection. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than the mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9 (g)(1) and (g)(4). For information call Plaintiff's Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski LLC, One East Wacker, Suite 1250, One East Wacker, Suite 1250. Phone number: 312-651-6700. Attorney file number: 13-015664. Alan S. Kaufman MANLEY DEAS KOCHALSKI LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff One East Wacker, Suite 1250 Chicago, IL 60601 Telephone: 312-651-6700 Fax: 614-220-5613 Attorney. No.: 6289893 March 20, 27, April 3, 2014


B11 Ogle County Newspapers, Thursday, March 27, 2014, Page B11

Chevrolet | Cadillac | Buick | GMC | Chrysler |

Dodge

|

RAM

| Jeep | Toyota | Nissan

928-1100 N. Galena a Dixon, IL 815-288-4455

09 CHEVROLET MALIBU

$

Stock# NE113A

9,495

*

10 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY

$

12 HONDA CIVIC

$

Stock# CE006A

19,995* 01 DODGE DAKOTA

Stock# VT9345A

Stock# ND214A

15,995*

10 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN

$

8,995

*

14,995

*

08 TOYOTA TUNDRA

Stock# XTA738A

13,995

$

11 CHEVROLET SILVERADO

*

$

Stock# CYE161A

25,498

Stock# CYE009B

16,664

13 KIA OPTIMA

*

$

Stock# CYE127A

25,995*

11 CHEVROLET COLORADO

*

$

11 CHEVROLET SILVERADO

08 BUICK ENCLAVE

$

11 GMC YUKON

Stock# GE118A

24,995*

$

13 HYUNDAI GENESIS

Stock# BE048A

15,988

10 CHEVROLET TAHOE

*

$

11 NISSAN MURANO

Stock# GD244A

38,638

*

$

Stock# XPB682A

23,995*

12 CHEVROLET CRUZE

$

27,995*

$

Stock# CYF001A

44,995*

06 CHEVROLET SILVERADO

38,904

*

$

13 FORD EDGE

Stock# XT7684

10,988

11 CHEVROLET SILVERADO

$

Stock# DE014A

20,995*

12 BUICK VERANO

31,999

*

$

Stock# GE086C

15,995* 07 FORD F-350

05 CHEVROLET TAHOE

FRESH TRADE

$

09 GMC ACADIA

Stock# CYE120B

$

9,995*

Stock# NE007A

20,995

*

$

12 NISSAN FRONTIER

Stock# GD245B

19,993

*

$

Stock# CYD199C

15,995

*

10 BUICK ENCLAVE

FRESH TRADE

Stock# VTC318B

Stock# BE051A

14,495*

$AVE

03 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER

11 BUICK REGAL

FRESH TRADE

*

$

Stock# CYE227A

7,995

*

18,995

04 CHRYSLER SEBRING

FRESH TRADE

45,995*

08 HYUNDAI XG300 XL

Stock# TE097A

14,989

Stock# XTB756A

*

$

07 MAZDA 6

4,995

08 NISSAN FRONTIER

FRESH TRADE

Stock# XPD613A

$

5,995

*

8,995

$

Stock# TE148A

13,495*

$

Stock# CYE225A

Stock# BD082A

20,598

*

$

$

Stock# VT9353A

17,995

12 CHEVROLET SILVERADO

22,995

7,995*

09 SCION XB

12 SCION TC

Stock# GE136C

7,995

Mike Freeman General Mgr.

*

$

Stock# VT9357A

13,995

*

$

Stock# ND152A

FRESH TRADE

Stock# CYE093C

22,995

*

$

Stock# ITB393A

15,998

*

Stock# GE104A

46,994

*

9,495*

13 GMC SIERRA

FRESH TRADE

$

Stock# GE110A

33,495 * 04 VOLVO S-60

04 TOYOTA CAMRY

03 GMC YUKON

Stock# TE196A

8,995

24,994 *

$

$

Stock# TE100C

8,495*

11 CHEVROLET SILVERADO

FRESH TRADE

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO Stock# XPD684A

27,995*

$

Stock# GE094A

27,995 * 08 GMC SIERRA

12 KIA SORENTO

FRESH TRADE

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO

*

$

Stock# DE041A

16,754*

$

13 TOYOTA RAV4

FRESH TRADE

Stock# TE197A

19,495

*

09 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO

*

07 BUICK TERRAZA

Stock# DE040A

10 JEEP WRANGLER

$

10 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA

Stock# TE206A

$AVE

$

Stock# NE123B

7,495*

$

06 HONDA CR-V

Stock# TE186A

24,495

*

FRESH TRADE

Stock# CYE094B

21,989*

07 CHEVROLET TAHOE

FRESH TRADE

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO $

11 GMC YUKON

$

Stock# TE172A

13,995*

04 CADILLAC ESCALADE

Stock# GF005B

21,995 *

$

12 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO Stock# CYE150A

*

15,495

Stock# DE043A

$

12 FORD FUSION

$

9,495*

$

98 BUICK LESABRE

FRESH TRADE

Stock# XT5755A

13,995 04 FORD EXPLORER

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO $

$

11 FORD F-150

FRESH TRADE

22,995*

FRESH TRADE

17,995 *

7,995

$

12 CHEVROLET MALIBU

Stock# BE055A

2,995*

$

Stock# CYE218A

13,995*

15,995*

$

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO

Stock# TE203A

Stock# NE137A

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO

*

12 CHEVROLET IMPALA

$

04 DODGE DURANGO

Stock# CYE121A

33,995*

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO $

94 GMC JIMMY

FRESH TRADE

Stock# DD108A

9,995 *

08 CHEVROLET IMPALA

Stock# CYE089A

09 DODGE RAM 1500

11 BUICK ENCLAVE

*

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO $

$

Stock# XTD751A

*

FRESH TRADE

07 TOYOTA COROLLA

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO

*

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO

$

*

23,995

13 CHEVROLET CAMARO

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO $

Stock# DE004A

FRESH TRADE

Stock# XTA739A

$

FRESH TRADE

*

Stock# DE035A

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO

11 FORD ESCAPE

Stock# NE117A

$

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO

09 MAZDA 3

02 NISSAN FRONTIER

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO $

12 TOYOTA PRIUS

$

04 GMC YUKON

Stock# DE052A

$

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO $

17,995*

FRESH TRADE

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO $

Stock# GE108A

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO $

12 KIA SOUL

$

12 DODGE RAM 2500

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO

19,991 *

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO

Stock# IT8279

Stock# VTA351

04 FORD RANGER

*

FRESH TRADE

$

$

FRESH TRADE

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO

Stock# GE094A

Stock# GE102A

10 TOYOTA AVALON

07 CADILLAC STS

FRESH TRADE

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO Stock# GE100B

08 CADILLAC STS

10 CHEVROLET SILVERADO

FRESH TRADE

$

www.KenNelsonAuto.com nAut

05 GMC SIERRA

$

WE BUY VEHICLES! Call Chuck 815-973-0000

Stock# NE146A

$AVE

*

>HYYLU .YPKSL` General Mgr.

Rick Pontnak Sales Mgr.

Brad Claussen Sales Mgr.

Sherry Law Business Mgr.

Denny Bellows Sales

Ron Stephenitch Sales

Joe Patzer Sales

Rich Vogeler Sales Mgr.

Craig Buchanan Sales Mgr.

Bob Pilling Sales Mgr.

Brett Simpson Business Mgr.

Steve Acree Sales

Carl Buehler Sales

Chad Conderman Sales

$

Stock# GE124A

33,995*

$

Stock# GE036C

13,995*

13 TOYOTA COROLLA

10 GMC SIERRA

FRESH TRADE

Stock# DE034B

8,684

Mike Baker Sales

Jamie Curia Sales

*

Stock# TE113B

16,495

Stock# DE042A

23,995*

FRESH TRADE

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO Stock# GE053A

24,995

*

$

Sara Martinez Sales

1LɈ +L^L` Sales

Thais Fazekas Sales

Rusty Baker Sales

1LɈ >PSZVU Sales

Chase Von Holten Sales

$

$

11 LINCOLN MKX

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO $

*

*

*

Alex Riley Sales

.HYYL[[ >PSSPHTZ Sales

$

Stock# XPC685A

26,995 *

Clayton Bonnell Sales

Adam Chapman Sales

4H[[ >PULIH\NO Sales

*Plus tax, title, license and doc fee. Dealer not liable for pricing errors.


B12 Ogle County Newspapers, Thursday, March 27, 2014, Page B12

MT. MORRIS

STERLING

HOMES FOR RENT Mt. Morris

Why Rent? 3 BR All Redone. Grand living room. New dishwasher and more. $725/mo. 815-878-7399

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

MOBILE HOMES 315 FOR RENT WAREHOUSE / 330 STORAGE OREGON STORAGE

OREGON

Various sizes Annual discounts

BLACKHAWK MINI STORAGE

FOR RENT: 2BR home w/refrig., stove & full basement. $600/mo. + deposit. Easy to heat. Call 815-7428471

1-800-646-4399

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Call: 732-2466

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STAAT

Self Storage 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122; X 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122; $35 Month 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122; X 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; $55 Month Located next to the M&M in Oregon

STERLING

CALL 732-9101

2BR, garage, applcs. inc. $550/mo + dep. Call 815441-4444

LOANS

402

Low/No Down Programs FHA/VA/USDA Paula Wykoff NMLS#137830 Premier Home Mtg NMLS#162291 919 S 8th Springfield, IL 62703 217-522-5191 apply online https://pwykoff.premierhome mortgage.com

Illinois Residential Mortgage Licensee EHL

AUCTIONS

615

LENNY BRYSON AUCTIONEER 815.946.4120 *REAL ESTATE* AUCTION MARCH 29 10AM 777 S. MAIN PRINCETON, IL PROFESSIONAL BLDG 3 CONDO SUITES REDIGER AUCTION SERVICE 815.699.7999

615

ONLINE AUCTION BIDDING ENDS MARCH 25TH 1PM 1000's OF NEW PRODUCTS FORKLIFTS * VEHICLES * REAL ESTATE MOTORCYCLE * BOAT COMPUTERS * PRINTERS BUYERS PREMIUM MIDWEST COMMERCIAL WHOLESALE STERLING, ILLINOIS midwestcommercialwholesale.com

PUBLIC AUCTIONMARCH 29TH 10AM 111 North High Indianola, Il GOLF CART * SADDLE HORSE TACK * HOUSEHOLD & GARAGE ITEMS MORE! **ABSENTEE BIDS WELCOME** JON WITVOET, AUCTIONEER 217-304-0442

YOUR ONE PRICED DEALERSHIP

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FURNITURE

755

Thurs.- Sat. March 27, 28, 29 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Large Sale at the Forreston Township Building, corner of 26th & State St., Nascars, kitchen items, kid's clothing, bedding, toys, home dĂŠcor, & much more

Burlington honey pine trestle dining table 2 leaves, 6 chairs, buffet and hutch. $900 815625-7618

MT. MORRIS GARAGE SALES 624

Kitchen wrought iron/ wood oval table (48x64 w/ leaf) 4 chairs. 2 stools, bakers rack. $450 815-499-5623

510 W Hitt St. April 4th, 5th 6th 10-3 Moving Sale everything must go! Furniture, household goods, tools, and lawn tools. Etc.

GUNS & ARCHERY

706

Winchecster Mod. 12 20 ga. And 12 ga., Winch. 1902 22 Cal. Savage sporter 22 Cal., Remington Mod. 31 16 ga. Pump. Lots of Boxes of old ammo. FOID 815-284-2398

WOOD / FUEL

746

Mixed Hardwood $80/pickup load Delivered 779-423-4249

ONE GOAL

of Hassle Free Buyi e n om

DIXON

FORRESTON GARAGE SALES 624

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To Place an Ad Call 815-284-7653 or 815-626-7653

Rent to own. 2BR 815-622-9665. Realtor Owned.

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Ethan Allen maple Heirloom dining table & 4 Duxbury chairs, nutmeg finish. $500. Call 630926-1350.

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

762

Like new hospital chair! $650 obo 815-973-6922

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 765 Zum Stage One pedal steel, 3 pedal, 4 lever, E 9th, Emmons set up. $800. Call 815622-8913

PETS & PET SUPPLIES 775 MASTIFF English AKC. Large pups from huge parents Champ lines. $950 Call 309-944-3917

ONE TEAM

489 ILLINOIS ROUTE 2, DIXON, IL 61021

CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ON RT. 2 BETWEEN DIXON & STERLING BUSINESS HOURS: MONDAY-FRIDAY 8AM-8PM SATURDAY 8AM-5PM

www.DIXONFLM.com 815-288-3366

2013 Ford Focus SE

2013 Ford Edge Limited Stk# BD7821

Stk# AD7807

POOLS & SUPPLIES

784

â&#x2DC;&#x2026; NEW TODAY â&#x2DC;&#x2026; Jacuzzi pool sand filter & Dyno pool pump and vacuum hose, 2yrs old. 815-562-2458

EXERCISE EQUIPMENT

785

Gym Quality custom built weight rack. Hi-lo cable, leg ext./leg curl bench, incline decline bench, prcher curl, many extras. New $1500. Sell for $350 obo 2885872

WANT TO BUY 795 â&#x2DC;&#x2026; NEW TODAY â&#x2DC;&#x2026; Want to Buy: Exercise bike in good condition 815-6524123. Ask for Keith or leave message.

MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE 4 FOOT WHITE PINE TREES Delivered/planted/ mulched $69.50 / N of I-80 $79.50 per tree. Buy 10/get 1 free! 4 foot Norway Spruce $84.50 Call for sizes, varieties, shades. 217-886-2316 â&#x2DC;&#x2026;Blacktopâ&#x2DC;&#x2026; Seal Coating Fritz Asphalt 815-499-2940 Corn fed beef. Buy Âź or ½. Dave Stuart, 815-7724759.

â&#x2DC;&#x2026; NEW TODAY â&#x2DC;&#x2026; Invacare Storm Series Powerchair, many extras, only driven 20-30 mi., 815-499-1513 Patient Lift: 425 lb. Capacity overhead lift on track. Includes 2 patient slings, 2 lengths of track, and two new battery packs. $1,800. 815-6251666 See More Online Photos, Commerce, Expanded Text

$6,913 off MSRP

$6,388 off MSRP MSRP MSRP....................................$22,625 $22,625 Dixon Discount........................$2,388 MFG Rebate ............................$2,000 Ford Finance ...........................$1,500 Farm Bureau...........................$500

YOUR PRICE

16,237*

$

2013 Ford Edge FWD SE

MSRP....................................$39,935 $39,935 Dixon Discount........................$2,413 YOUR MFG Rebate ............................$3,500 PRICE Ford Finance ...........................$500 $33,022* Farm Bureau...........................$500

2013 Ford Edge FWD SE Stk# BD7921

Stk# BD7888

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â&#x2DC;&#x2026; NEW TODAY â&#x2DC;&#x2026; Twin, full, queen, king beds. Dryer, sofa, 8â&#x20AC;? Futon mattress, elec. stove, elec. lift chair, dresser, refrig., rec. loveseat. 718-4385

LIVESTOCK / SUPPLIES

840

DISABLED LIVESTOCK WANTED Top Prices Paid Call toll free 815-871-2697

SCHAAP LIVESTOCK

FARM SERVICES

865

â&#x2DC;&#x2026; NEW TODAY â&#x2DC;&#x2026; Will recycle concrete or asphalt at your location. 815631-7070.

AUTOMOBILES

905

â&#x2DC;&#x2026; NEW TODAY â&#x2DC;&#x2026; 2006 Buick Lucerne CXL, 67K Exc. cond. $9800/ obo. 815-732-6439 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. creditautosales dixon.com Always over 100+ vehicles to choose from.

TRUCKS

910

1990 Ford Econo 350 Diesel XL 7.3. Was an ambulance. 54K mi. ex con. No rust. $5,000 815-3792528 or cell 815508-0092 1990 International 4900 Dump Truck, DT466 engine, $8000/obo. Contact Hume Twp. 815-718-1734.

4X4S

912

1996 GMC Sierra, 123K mi., runs great, $3500 815590-9511 1997 Chevrolet Silverado 4x4, 190K mi., regular cab, good cond., lt brown, $4,000 815-499-7443 1998 Toyota T100 ext. cab. 192K mi. Everything works! $4,000. Call 815303-5971. â&#x2DC;&#x2026;4 wheel driveâ&#x2DC;&#x2026; 4 door, 2002 Chevy Blazer 815-631-6678

MOTORCYCLES

940

Cajun Bass boat, 18' 6â&#x20AC;?. Yamaha V Max 150 hp. Minnkota trolling motor, on board charger. $8,000. 815-562-7377 THE BOAT DOCK We Buy & Consign Used Boats! 217-793-7300 theboatdock.com

TRAILERS/RVS

945

1997 Mac Lander 16' flat bed w. ramps. $1,800 OBO 815-9735233 Colman's RV We Buy and Consign Used RV's and Campers 217-787-8653

www.colmansrv.com

AUTOS WANTED

960

$$$

815-441-0246 ABSOLUTELY

THE BEST CASH PAID FOR JUNK or

Unwanted (running or not)

VEHICLES $150-$2000

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

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

number is not affiliated with any other number in paper)

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

FAX Your Ad To

935

2001 Black Harley Davidson Road King Classic, low mi., great cond., many Harley extras, MP3 player. $8000/obo 815285-2042

BOATS/MOTORS

BOATS/MOTORS

940

***THE BOAT*** DOCK We Buy & Consign Used Boats! Springfield, Illinois 217-793-7300 theboatdock.com

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815 626 5365

***THE BOAT*** DOCK

Greenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

Motor Company

$5,946 off MSRP

$5,946 off MSRP MSRP MSRP....................................$29,845 $29,845 Dixon Discount........................$1,446 MFG Rebate ............................$3,500 Ford Finance ...........................$500 Farm Bureau...........................$500

YOUR PRICE

23,899*

$

MSRP MSRP....................................$29,845 $29,845 Dixon Discount........................$1,446 YOUR MFG Rebate ............................$3,500 PRICE $ * Ford Finance ...........................$500 23,899 Farm Bureau...........................$500

-ONDAY &RIDAY   PM s 3ATURDAY   PM

SPRING IS

2011 Chevrolet Camaro RS, Leather, Moonroof, Hugger Orange

HERE! $22,990

2013 Chevy Impala LT, Moonroof, Remote Start ...........................$17,990 2013 Chevrolet Captiva LTZ, Leather, Moonroof, 17k Miles ...........$20,990

2013 Ford F-150 4x4 Supercab 2013 Ford Expedition LTD 4x4 Stk# BD7832

Stk# BD7510

2011 Ford Focus SE, 46,000 Local One Owner Miles .....................$11,990 2011 Ford Escape XLT, 4x4, Low Miles .......................................$13,990 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Crew, DVD, Local Trade ....................$13,990 2010 Dodge Ram Sport, Quad Cab 4x4, Leather, Loaded................$24,990 2010 Chevy Equinox LT Leather, Back-Up Camera .....................$17,990 2010 Ford F150, Super Crew 4x4 Chrome Package Loaded .............$24,990 2010 Dodge Charger SXT, Loaded, Local Trade............................$14,990 2009 Ford Flex LTD, AWD, Leather, Moonroof, DVD, Only 60K Miles .. $19,990 2008 GMC Sierra SLT, Crew Cab, Z71, 4x4 ...................................$19,990 2008 Buick Lucerne CXS, Leather, Chrome Wheels ......................$11,990

$11,853 off MSRP

$9,198 off MSRP MSRP MSRP....................................$46,915 $46,915 Dixon Discount........................$3,948 MFG Rebate ............................$3,750 Ford Finance ...........................$1,000 Farm Bureau...........................$500

YOUR PRICE

37,717*

$

MSRP. MSRP....................................$55,265 $55,265 Dixon Discount........................$5,853 MFG Rebate ............................$4,750 YOUR PRICE Ford Finance ...........................$750 $43,412* Farm Bureau...........................$500

* Not including tax, title, license or doc fees. All rebates and incentives applied. **Finance rate varies depending on credit worthiness of customer as determined by bank approval. Some customers will not qualify. Photos for illustration only.

2008 Chevy Equinox LTZ, All Wheel Drive, Leather .......................$13,990 2008 Chevy HHR,SS, Turbo Charged, Fast & Fun! .........................$13,990 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT, 4x4, Leather, Moonroof ..................$9,990 2007 GMC Yukon SLT, 4x4, Leather, Moonroof .............................$20,990 2006 Jeep Wrangler X, Hard Top, 6 Cylinder, Boss VPlow ..............$17,990 2003 Ford F150 FX4, Ext. Cab 4x4................................................$3,990

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