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Leaf River Daze
Polo-Forreston boys track team finishes strong at Oregon Sectional May 23. B1
State Fire Marshal offers safety tips for outdoor fires. B6
Festival will feature tractor pulls, parade, food, and much more May 30-June 1. A2
War is sacrifice and not glorious By Chris Johnson Reporter Memorial Day used to be just another weekend for one man before he joined the military. â€œWhen I was young Memorial Day was an abstract idea,â€? said Blake Musser, Freeport, during the Forreston Memorial Day Service. â€œWe were in a time of peace and the weekend was more about the beginning of summer.â€? Memorial Day was a day to watch exciting war movies, he said. â€œWar for me was distant and glorious,â€? he said. â€œIt is really about pain and sacrifice. War was romanticized. For me war stories were exciting.â€? This changed after his tours of duty in Ramadi, Iraq ten years ago. Private first class Geoffery Morris, Gurnee, died from injuries received from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq in April 2004. Marine Lance Corporal Jonathan Collins, Crystal
Lake, was killed in August 2004 in Al Anbar Province. Marine Sergeant Kenneth Conde Jr., was killed in action in Al Anbar Province in July 2004. They were members of the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment. â€œI am here to remember them,â€? said Musser. â€œThe most important piece to remember is these people are real people. They are brothers, husbands, and wives.â€? Conde was a man who gave everything to his unit and paid the ultimate sacrifice with his life. â€œHe was one of my brothers and I would tease him,â€? said Musser. â€œHe went on 200 combat missions. After being shot he refused to be medically evacuated.â€? Instead, Conde continued to lead his unit until he could no longer raise his arm, said Musser. â€œHe requested to stay in Iraq instead of being Turn to A3
Guest speaker Blake Musser, Freeport, talks about Memorial Day and the sacrifices soldiers and families have endured over the years. Photo by Chris Johnson
Sheriff hired as schoolâ€™s maintenance supervisor By Matt Mencarini Sauk Valley Media Starting on June 2, Ogle County Sheriff Michael Harn will be working two jobs. Harnâ€™s term as sheriff ends in November. But for the next 6 months, heâ€™ll also have a full-time responsibility to the Forrestville Valley School District. The school board unanimously hired him May 21 as the districtâ€™s maintenance coordinator. Harn is also the village president of Forreston. His current term expires in 2017. The job at the school
district pays $17 an hour, and Harn will be expected to work 40 hours a week, said district Interim Superintendent Jane Eichman. Harn will be in charge of buildings and grounds maintenance for the district, which includes two elementary school buildings and a combined junior and senior high school, Eichman said, adding that heâ€™ll also be supervisor of the districtâ€™s custodians. Harn was elected Ogle County sheriff in 2010. He lost a close primary election to Rochelle police officer Brian VanVickle in March.
Harnâ€™s salary as sheriff is $87,000. If he works 40 hours a week for the school district from June 2 through November, he will make about $61,000 between the two jobs. Harn didnâ€™t respond to requests for comment. In April, Sauk Valley Media reported that in the month after the election, Harn had been present at the department only three times, according to a longtime member of the department who spoke on the condition of anonymity, compared to â€œthree or fourâ€? times a week in his first three years as
sheriff. Harn had been calling in to the department and was available through email, the source said in April. During the interview process for the maintenance coordinator position, Eichman said Harn was asked about how he would be able to balance his time between June and the end of his term. Eichman said Harn assured the district it wouldnâ€™t be a problem. Harn lives in Forreston, where two of the districtâ€™s schools are located. The other school is in German Valley, in Stephenson County.
On May 20, the Ogle County Board approved a â€œforensic examinationâ€? of the Ogle County Sheriffâ€™s Departmentâ€™s tow fund. In December, Sauk Valley Media reported that the tow fund, which isnâ€™t in he county budget, had been used to pay for vehicle repairs and purchases, in addition to flowers for Secretaryâ€™s Day, a tent at the Ogle County Fair, and a $4,000 fee for the departmentâ€™s Facebook page to be managed, among other expenses. Sheriff Michael Harn In February, the Ogle County Board restricted the sources and transferred it to tow fundâ€™s uses and revenue the treasurer.
Smith is hired as the new Forrestville superintendent By Vinde Wells Editor The Forrestville Valley School District has a new superintendent. The school board unanimously hired Sheri Smith, Freeport, on May 21, and she assumed her new duties Tuesday. According to a press release issued by the school board last week, Smith will work with Interim Superintendent Jane Eichman during a transition period of several weeks. Board president Bob Ebbesmeyer said he is pleased with the boardâ€™s choice. â€œSheri Smith brings a new era for our district,â€? he said. â€œShe has enthusiastically accepted the challenge of working with our board, our teachers and staff, and
our community to continue the tradition of success at Forrestville Valley. She brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and communication skills that will be an instant benefit to out district.â€? Smith said she is looking forward to her new position.
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â€œI look forward to applying my skills to Forrestville Valley, where I can benefit the students and families within my home community,â€? she said. â€œI am confident my knowledge of the staff, students, and parents will give me a jump start on the work that needs to be done in the district, and I am excited to get started.â€? Smith and her husband Brent live outside German Valley, and their two children, Brycelynn, 12, and Brock, 9, attend Forrestville Valley Schools. A resident of the school district for the past 15 years, Smith has served as the assistant superintendent of the Belvidere School District for the past five years.
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Tractor Pull is set for Saturday
The Rockford Phantom Regiment performs in last yearâ€™s Leaf River Summer Daze parade. The drum and bugle corps will be featured in this yearâ€™s parade on Sunday, June 1. Photo supplied
Phantom Regiment will perform The Rockford Phantom Regiment will perform again this year during the annual parade at the Leaf River Summer Daze parade on Sunday, June 1 at 2 p.m. The Phantom Regiment is a youth organization dedicated to the development of selfesteem and self-reliance. It encourages team work, sportsmanship, civic pride and contributions of oneâ€™s personal best to a group effort. These lessons are learned through a musical and marching activity in which
there is a blending of the arts and athletics. Their mission statement is: â€œTo organize, maintain, and operate a musical marching unit, band, color guard, and related activities, and in general, promote and encourage drum and bugle corps activities, parades, concerts, contests, and to further the musical talents and interests of young persons.â€? Drum and Bugle Corps is an original American art form. The beginning can be traced
to veterans organizations such as the VFW and the American Legion, as well as organizations such as the Catholic Youth Organization. Soldiers returning from World War I celebrated Veterans Day and the Fourth of July by marching parades to the drum and the bugle, just as they had done during the war. The first two corps in the area, the VFW Post 342 and the American Legion Post 62, both of Rockford, were comprised of veterans who
were male and members of those particular posts. Many drum corps have been formed in the Rockford area since that time. By far the most prominent has been the Phantom Regiment. The Leaf River Summer Daze festival will begin Friday, May 30 with fireworks and end on Sunday with the parade. Before the parade, lunch will be available from the Lions Club, Leaf River United Methodist Church or one of the food vendors at the park.
The Forreston FFA Alumni will once again host its Tractor and Truck Pull on Saturday, May 31 during Leaf River Summer Daze. The pull begins at noon on Saturday, and features classes for antique tractors, farm tractors, trucks, and Badger State Pullers. The entry fee for pullers is $20. Spectator admission is $8, with kids 6 and under getting in free. This event is a fundraiser for the Forreston FFA Alumni, and it helps to support their organization as well as the Forreston High School FFA Chapter. In addition to the pulls, a Tractor Rodeo will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 30, an antique tractor parade before the last pulling class, around 6 p.m. on Saturday, and a tractor show all weekend. Events take place at the track behind the River Valley Complex (formerly Leaf River School). Food will
be available throughout the weekend near the track, from various local organizations. Event sponsors include Channel Seeds, Greenâ€™s Motor Company, Eastland Feed and Grain, Burkardtâ€™s LP, Bocker Grain, Bocker Ruff, Pearl City Elevator, Meadors Ag Service Inc., Heavy Equipment Service, LGL Trucking LLC, Ruckshot Ridge Farms and Excavating, Autoland Outlets, Witmerâ€™s Precision Ag, LR Communications, Leaf River Land and Cattle, Martin and Company, Sloans Implement of Lanark, Illinois Truck and Equipment, Agrigold, MAD Acres, N-Trak, Double A Trenching and Excavating, and TANA Trucking. For more information about the Forreston FFA Chapter call Jeff Colloton at 815871-0028, for tractor pull information Randy Bocker at 815-541-9346, and for truck pull information Mike Miller at 815-742-2830.
Three students are paddling the entire Rock River By Chris Johnson Reporter Three college students paddled into Oregon May 22 about halfway through their journey down the Rock River. Jake Boucher, Aledo, 20,
Garrett Feik, Aledo, 20, and Jon Gress, Pekin, 22, are kayaking the entire 320 mile length of the Rock River. â€œWe kind of decided, me and Garrett live where it dumps into the Mississippi,â€? said Boucher. â€œWe thought we could ride it all the way
home.â€? Gress and Boucher are students at Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown, Wis. The 320 mile journey will help raise money for their school. They began paddling on
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Jake Boucher, Aledo, 20, Garrett Feik, Aledo, 20, and Jon Gress, Pekin 22 have been kayaking the entire 300 mile length of the Rock River. They passed through Oregon on May 22 and had to portage around the dam before continuing down river. Photo by Chris Johnson
that was arranged by Frank Schier, Rockford. The men were glad to have a roof over their head for the night. â€œWe have been working hard paddling the river,â€? said
Boucher. During the trip the kayakers said they have seen the local wildlife and have met numerous people. â€œWe have seen a lot of pelicans so far,â€? said Feik.
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Forreston Journal Serving the Forreston area since 1865 The Forreston Journal is published weekly by Ogle County Newspapers, a division of the B.F. Shaw Printing Co. The Forreston Journal was founded in 1865 by C.E. Slocum as the Forreston Herald. He later changed the name to Forreston Journal. The newspaper was purchased by Wesley W. Buckley in 1910. He died in December 1917, and the newspaper was taken over by his wife, Susan.
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In 1927, John J. Wagner and G.C. Terry, co-owners of the Tri-County Press, Polo, purchased the Forreston Journal. Terry bought out Wagner's interest in 1930, and the newspaper stayed in the Terry family until 1977, when Danny C. Terry sold out to B.F. Shaw Printing of Dixon, publisher of the Dixon Telegraph. Ogle County Newspapers also prints the Oregon Republican Reporter, Mt. Morris Times and Tri-County Press.
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The Forreston Journal is produced every week by: General Manager: Earleen Hinton Senior Editor: Vinde Wells Advertising Sales: Lori Walker Reporters: Jason Hickman Chris Johnson
The Forreston Journal (USPS No. 205-520) is published weekly by B.F. Shaw Printing Co. Subscription rates are $39.00 in Ogle County and $52.00 a year elsewhere in U.S.A. Periodicals postage paid at Forreston, Illinois. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Forreston Journal, P.O. Box 237, Forreston, IL 61030. Phone: 815-938-3320
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Marine remembers his fallen brothers From A1 medically evacuated,â€? said Musser. â€œIn midsummer he WAS KILLED BY AN )%$ (E WAS awarded the Bronze Star. This is not just a story.â€? Conde had the chance to go home, but chose to stay with his unit. â€œOur veterans have paved the way. I am constantly humbled by the bravery shown in our history,â€? said Musser. â€œ It is important that we remember them always. Memorial Day is a day to reflect on the things we take for granted.â€? It has been 10 years since Musser lost his Marine brothers in Iraq. (IS UNIT REUNITED THIS YEAR to dedicate a memorial for those that did not return to American soil. â€œThere was another part of Memorial Day I did not understand,â€? he said. â€œIt is more than a time to remember those that did not come home, but also the parents, the widowed spouse, the kids. We can never fully repay the debt
we owe them. Thank them for what they do for us. Today we honor them.â€? One soldier who left behind a family was Lance Corporal Jeremiah Savage, Livingston, Tenn. h(E ENLISTED IN and was a young marine, a husband, and a father of THREE v SAID -USSER h(IS fourth child was born two months after he arrived in )RAQ (E WAS SO PROUDv (E WAS KILLED IN -AY from wounds received in Al Anbar Province. â€œSometimes I wonder which is the greatest crime â€” that Savage never met his son, or his son never met this hero,â€? said Musser. Savage was on a humanitarian mission when he was killed. The unit just Commander Bret Schemel, American Legion Post 308, salutes the flag at the start of the Forreston Memorial Day finished delivering a generator Service. Photo by Chris Johnson to a water treatment plant when an IED hit their trucks. Savage was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. â€œWe want his family to know he gave his life and I remember him,â€? said Musser.
Physicals offered for Forreston students Physicals will once again be offered at a reduced rate by THE &REEPORT (EALTH .ETWORK Physicals are required for all junior high and high school students participating in sports. The sports physicals will be given on Wednesday, June 18, from 1 to 5 p.m. and on Wednesday, July 30 from 1 to 5 p.m. The physicals will be held in the Forreston Medical Center. Call 815-938-3130 to make an appointment. The cost is $25 and must be paid the day of the physical. Checks should be made PAYABLE TO &(. 0HYSICAL forms need to be filled out and signed by both parent and athlete prior to the appointment. These physicals are only good for sports and cover the entire school year. This sports physical will not qualify for 6th and 9th grade entry for school. Girlsâ€™ Basketball Camp will be held in the high school gym. The dates and times for the camp are as follows. Students entering grades 9 - 12: June 2-4 from 3 to 5 p.m.â€” June 5-6 from 8 to 10 a.m. June, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26â€”7 to 8:45 a.m. June 13, 20, 27â€”9 to 10 a.m. Students entering grades 5-8: June 10, 12, 13, June 17, 19, 20, June 24, 26, 27â€”8:45 to 10 a.m.; $30. Boysâ€™ Basketball Camp Grades 9-12: June 2-5 â€”3 to 6 p.m.; $45. Grades 1-4: June 3-6 â€”9 to 10:30 a.m. The cost is $35. Grades 5-8: June 3-6 â€”10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; $40. If families have more than one child attending this camp, the cost is $20 for each student. Baseball Camp will be held June 9-12 at Warnken Park in Forreston. The times for the camp are as follows. Students entering: Grades 9-12â€”9 to 11 a.m.; $40. Grades 3-5â€” 12 to 2 p.m.; $30. Grades 6-8â€” 2 to 4 p.m.;$35. If families have more than one child attending this
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camp, the cost is $20 for each student. Volleyball Camp will be July 21-24 in the high school gym. The times are as follows. Grades 9-12â€” 1 to 4 p.m.; $45. Grades 6-8â€” 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; $35. If families have more than one child attending this camp, the cost is $20 for each student. Football Camp will be held July 28- Aug. 1 on the football practice field area behind the high school. The times are as follows. Students entering: Grades K-5â€” 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; $30. Grades 6-8â€” 9 to 11 a.m.; $40. Grades 9-12â€” 6 to 8 p.m.; $45. If families have more than one child attending this camp, the cost is $20 for each student. Beginning Band Camp will BE !UG IN THE &(3 &*( BAND ROOM This camp is for students entering 6th grade beginning band next fall. The cost is $30, which covers a 30-minute daily lesson. Lessons are scheduled between 4 and 8:30 p.m. A schedule of lessons will be mailed to campers prior to the start of camp. Call Pam Greenfield or Jim Kann at the high school office, 938-2175, for more information.
Cub Scout Pack 781 performed the Field Cross and POW Wreath Ceremony during the Memorial Day service. Above, Dylon Timmer adds a set of dog tags to the display and at left, Aaron Anderson places the wreath Photo by Chris Johnson
Board hires new superintendent From A1 The board awarded Smith a three-year contract with an annual salary of $136,500 for each of the first two years and $137,865 for the third year. The board started a superintendent search in late February after Superintendent Lowell A. Taylor tendered his resignation, which is effective June 15. The board hired the Illinois Association of School Boards to assist in the search. â€œWe had many, many qualified candidates,â€? Ebbesmeyer said. â€œWhile the interview process required many hours of study and dialogue, it was an excellent
experience for the board. It challenged us to find a professional that fits into the long-term vision of this district. Mrs. Smith rose to the top of the list as we progressed.â€? Taylor, who had been the superintendent since 2001, stepped down Feb. 4 after an extended medical leave. Taylor went on sick leave in early August last year, and the board granted him medical leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) on Aug. 26, the same day it hired Dr. Jane Eichman, Rock Falls, as interim superintendent for the current school year.
The board suspended Taylor without pay in January and later rescinded that action to accept his resignation, along with a lengthy agreement. In other action May 21, the board unanimously: s HIRED !NNE -ARGARITY AS high school English teacher for 2014-15, s HIRED 4YLER 3UTTON AS junior and senior high School band teacher and director for 2014-15, s HIRED -ICHAEL (ARN AS maintenance coordinator, effective June 2, s HIRED 4RAVIS 2OSS AS HEAD boys varsity basketball coach for 2014-15,
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s ACCEPTED THE RESIGNATION of Jake Groom as junior high boys basketball aide, effective May 21, s ACCEPTED THE RESIGNATION of Tim Bukoski as junior high girls basketball coach, effective May 21, s ACCEPTED THE RESIGNATION of Nicole Brinker as freshsoph softball assistant coach, effective May 21, s ACCEPTED THE RESIGNATION of Barb Cederholm as district office and board recording secretary, effective May 23, and s ACCEPTED THE RESIGNATION of Cathy Damptz as high school secretary, effective July 1.
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Robert and Lorraine Tudor
Tudors to mark 60th anniversary June 12 Robert and Lorraine Tudor, They retired to Forreston Forreston, will celebrate their from Glen Ellyn in 1996. 60th wedding anniversary on June 12. They will celebrate their They were married on June anniversary with their 12, 1954 in Chicago. chidlren and grandchildren. Leo and Betty Horst on their wedding day in 1944
Leo and Betty Horst
Leo and Betty Horst celebrate 70 years Leo and Betty Horst are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. They were married on June 10, 1944 in Gainesville, Texas where Leo was in the Army. They both lived most of their
life farming and working for Kable They now live in the Portland, Printing, Mt. Morris. Oregon area. They have four children, Cheryl, Dana, Jim, and Doug. They would love to have a card sent They have eight grandchildren and to their address at 5720 SW 203rd 10 great-grandchildren. Ave., Aloha, Oregon 97007.
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Jerry and Beverly Yount to celebrate 55th anniversary Jerry and Beverly Yount, Oregon, will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary with an open house on Sunday, June 1 from 2 to 5
p.m. at the Pinecreeker Cafe banquet hall, 124 E. Mason St., Polo. Friends and family are invited to help them celebrate.
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Edward and Kathy Cox to mark 50 years Edward and Kathy Cox, rural Dixon, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 7. Edward Cox and Kathy Ortgeisen were married
June 5, 1964 at First United Methodist Church, Dixon. They are parents of three children, Randy (Michelle) Cox, ue Cox, and Cyndi (Andrew) Cunningham. They have five grandsons,
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The Family of Rosalie Anderson wishes to acknowledge with heartfelt appreciation all the expressions of sympathy shown through many thoughtful cards, memorial gifts and the generous donations of food we received on the recent passing of our dear Mom & Wife. We especially wish to thank Pastor Steve Erickson for his inspiring and meaningful service, the Ladies of St. James Lutheran Church for serving the memory luncheon, and the St. James Choir & Beth and John Chase for their inspiring music. The Service we received from Finch Funeral home and the Beautiful Floral tributes arranged through Merlins Greenhouse were awe inspiring. We feel completely blessed by the outpouring of Love and friendship show by the people in our community.
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School Systems in FHN Service Area Chadwick-Milledgeville Dakota School District Durand School District East Dubuque Eastland School District Forrestville School District Freeport Catholic Schools Freeport School District Galena Immanuel Lutheran School Lena-Winslow School District Orangeville School District Pearl City School District Pecatonica School District River Ridge Scales Mound Stockton School District Tri-County Christian School Warren School District West Carroll School District
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 email@example.com Pastor Javier Martinez Adult & Childrenâ€™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, May 22â€”10 a.m. Bible Class Sunday, May June 1â€”9 a.m. Worship with Communion, Mite Box Sunday 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 â€œKids are People, tooâ€? 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 Childrenâ€™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
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DISCIPLES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Hitt and Maple Streets, Mt. Morris Phone 815-734-4853 Dwight Stewart, Pastor Sunday, June 1 â€”9:30 a.m. Worship; 10:30 a.m. Coffee Hour; 10:45 a.m. Sunday School EAST JORDAN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 22027 Polo Rd., Sterling 815-626-0104 9 a.m. Fellowship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Worship Dave Jungnickel, Pastor EAST OREGON CHAPEL CHURCH OF GOD 107 N. Daysville Rd. East Edge of Oregon Off Ill. 64 815-732-2960 or 815-732-6569 Pastor Guthrie Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Church 10:30 a.m. EBENEZER REFORMED CHURCH 2997 N. German Church Rd. Two miles east of Oregon on Ill. 64, then three miles north. Pastor Brion Brooks Church Office Phone: 815-732-6313 Director of Ministries for Youth and Christian Education David Bordy 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Worship Roots Youth Ministryâ€” Wednesday 6:30-7:45 p.m. Kids Clubs & Menâ€™s & Womenâ€™s Bible Studyâ€” Wednesday from 6:30-7:45 p.m. EMMANUEL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH Office: 815-732-2424 764 N. Stillman Road, Oregon (Payneâ€™s Point) Pastor Andrew Kayes Worship Service 9 a.m. Sunday School 10:15 a.m. EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF MT. MORRIS 102 S. Seminary St. Mt. Morris 815-734-4942 Senior Pastor Bruce McKanna Associate Pastor Lance Mennen Thursday, May 29â€”1:30 p.m. Womenâ€™s Bible Study Saturday, May 31â€”7 a.m. Menâ€™s Accountability Group; 11 a.m. All Daughters Spring Luncheon Sunday, June 1â€”8:30 a.m. Sunday School; 9:30 a.m. InnerMission; 10 a.m. Worship Service Tuesday, June 3â€”9 a.m. Ladies Prayer Circle Wednesday, June 4â€”6 a.m. Dixon Menâ€™s Prayer Meeting Log onto our website at http://www.efcmm. org to check out our latest opportunities and updates FAITH DISCOVERY CHURCH 801 W. Oregon St., Polo 815-946-3588 Jeremy Heller, Pastor 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Worship Service Nursery Available We are an independent nondenominational Christian church. Visitors are always welcome. FAITH EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 402 Second Ave., Forreston Church 815-938-3203 Pastor Scott Ralston â€œ A Church with a Heart â€” In the Heart of Forrestonâ€? 9 a.m. Worship
Thursday, May 29â€”1:30 p.m. Bible Study Sunday, June 1â€”9 a.m. Worship; 10 a.m. Sunday School Thursday, June 5â€”1:30 p.m. Bible Study FAITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Mission Statement: Loving, Growing & Serving in Faith
Handicapped Accessible 702 E. Dixon St., Polo 815-946-3212 Website: faithumcpolo Rev. Derek Rogers, Pastor 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Worship 11 a.m. Fellowship
Leaf River - 815-738-2205 Email LRBC@lrnet1.com Pastor Randy Newton Sunday Praise and Worship Service at 9:30 a.m. (Nursery provided) Sunday School 11 a.m. Wednesday Prayer/Bible Studies 6 p.m. Prayer Chain 738-2205 or 738-2991 Sunday Night Prayer meeting 6 p.m. Wednesdayâ€”Various Activities 5:30-8:30 p.m.
OREGON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 200 S. Fourth, Oregon 815-732-2994 Barb Good, Pastor Sunday Worship 9 a.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Activities during the Week: 505 Hill St., Oregon Thursday, May 29â€”6:30 www.fbcoregon.org p.m. Pack Meeting 800-335-5065 Sunday, June 1â€”9 a.m. 815-732-2642 Graduates Honored at Worship Rev. Jerry Clark Monday, June 2â€”10 a.m. â€œA Christ-centered, BibleBible Study; 7 p.m. Church LEAF RIVER UNITED believing, family-oriented Council METHODIST CHURCH ministry.â€? Tuesday, June 3â€”7 p.m. Pastor David Poust Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Trustees 104 E. Rt. 72, Leaf River Sunday Worship Service Thursday, June 5â€”7 Sunday, June 1â€”10:30 a.m. p.m. Vacation Bible School 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship Service & Childrenâ€™s Meeting; 7 p.m. Habitat Service 6 p.m.; Prayer Meeting, Wednesday 7 p.m.; Church Meeting transportation and nursery LIGHTHOUSE UNITED PINE CREEK CHRISTIAN provided for all services. METHODIST CHURCH CHURCH 4938 S. Daysville Rd., FIRST CHRISTIAN 5076 S. Lowell Park Rd. Oregon CHURCH Gregg Downs, Pastor Pastor Javier Martinez 609 S. 10th St., Oregon 9:30 a.m. Sunday School Handicapped Accessible 815-732-2359 10:30 a.m. Worship Service Worship Service 9 a.m. Grail Storm, Minister Sunday School 10 a.m. 815-732-7411 POLO CHURCH OF THE Age Three through Worship Serviceâ€”10 a.m. BRETHREN Sixth Grade. If you havenâ€™t found a Congress Ave. & Webster St. Everyone is Welcome church home, we invite you (The church is handicapped to First Christian Church in accessible) MT. MORRIS Oregon, where we accept one Pastor Leslie Lake CHURCH OF THE another just as Christ accepted 9 a.m. Family Worship BRETHREN us. Come as you are. 10 a.m. Fellowship Time Pastor Ginny Haney 10:15 a.m. Sunday School 409 W. Brayton Road FIRST PRESBYTERIAN P.O. Box 2055 CHURCH (USA) PRAIRIE DELL Mt. Morris, IL 61054 200 S. Fifth St., Oregon PRESBYTERIAN Phone: 815-734-4573 Pastor Dave Bateman CHURCH Office hours Monday 815-732-2894 16031 W. Coffman Rd., Friday 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon www.fpcoregon.com Shannon Friday, May 30â€”9-10:30 Pastor Donna Gericke, CLP Handicapped Accessible a.m. Womenâ€™s Fellowship Worship 10:30 a.m. 815-864-2448 Sunday, June 1â€”8:15 a.m. Holy Communion is served Sunday School 9 a.m. Prayer Service; 9:30 a.m. the first Sunday of each Worship 10 a.m. Worship with Communion; month. 11:15 a.m. Fellowship 10:30 a.m. Fellowship Time; 10:45 a.m. Sunday School for FIRST UNITED REVIVE COMMUNITY All Ages METHODIST CHURCH CHURCH Tuesday, June 3â€”Quilting; 402 First Ave., Forreston 8 E. Front Street; Mt. 10:30 a.m. Food Delivery for Pastor David Poust Morris Pantry 815-938-2380 firstname.lastname@example.org Sunday, June 1â€”9 a.m. 815-994-0428 NEW LIFE ASSEMBLY Worship Southern Baptist OF GOD Monday, June 2â€”8 a.m. Saturday Night Revive 401 S. Eighth St., Oregon AA Open Meeting; 9:30 a.m. Service Pastor David Demmer Coffee at the Depot 5:30 p.m. Saturday 815-732-7404 Wednesday, June 4â€”12 p.m. Celebrate Recovery 9:30 a.m. New Life Cafe Friendship Club 6-8 p.m. Monday 10 a.m. Worship Service FLORENCE UNITED ST. BRIDEâ€™S NORTH GROVE METHODIST CHURCH EPISCOPAL CHURCH EVANGELICAL 2649 W. Florence Rd., 1000 Ill. 64 West CHURCH Freeport Oregon 10384 W. Coffman Rd., Kathleen Brinkmeier, 815-732-7211 or Forreston Pastor 815-732-3328 Pastor Tim Hotchkiss Sunday School 9:30 a.m. www.saintbrides.org Church: 815-938-2194 Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Email:saintbrides@ Pastorâ€™s Cell: 815-209verizon. net 6838 FORRESTON GROVE Services Saturday, May 31â€”9CHURCH Sunday-Holy 11:30 a.m. Food Pantry & 7246 N. Freeport Rd., Communion-8 and 10 a.m. Thrift Shop Open at New Life Forreston Wednesday Healing Community Center Presbyterian Church in Service-6 p.m. Sunday, June 1â€”9 a.m. America Classes Sunday School; 10:05 a.m. 815-938-3605 Childrenâ€™s Sunday School-9 Worship Jeremy Cheezum, Pastor a.m. Tuesday, June 3â€”9-11:30 9:30 a.m. Sunday School Adult Sunday School-9 10:30 a.m. Worship Service a.m. Food Pantry & Thrift a.m. Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Shop Open at New Life (2nd & 4th Sunday) Community Center Pioneer Club St. Brideâ€™s follows Thursdays, 7 p.m. Adult traditional Anglican-Episcopal OREGON Study; 7:45 p.m. Choir church practices; is biblically CHURCH OF GOD based and both family and 860 W. Oregon Trail Rd. FORRESTON REFORMED individual oriented. Pastor Michael Hoffman CHURCH Visitors are always 815-732-6847 501 Third Ave. welcomed. You and your family are Tim Fry, Pastor invited to join us in worship 9:30 a.m. Worship ST. JAMES LUTHERAN 10:45 a.m. Sunday School on Sunday, June 1 at 10:30 CHURCH a.m. West Grove Road at Pastor Michael Hoffman FREEDOM LUTHERAN Columbine Rd. will continue the series of WORSHIPPING Pastor Steve Erickson messages about Perspective. COMMUNITY, ELCA Sunday, June 1â€”9:15 The morning message a.m. Prayer Ministry Team; Pastor Jeff Schlesinger this Sunday is titled, â€œThe 9:30 a.m. Congregational 815-222-7270 Perspective of Jesus: Bible Study, Senior Choir Sunday School 9 a.m. & Sunday Service 9:45 a.m. at Kingdom.â€? Rehearsal; 10:30 a.m. Divine Communion will be Worship with Communion Lutheran Outdoor Ministries celebrated. Communion Dining Hall Comments will be given by ST. MARKâ€™S LUTHERAN 1834 S. IL Rt. 2 Dennis Cheatwood. (a mile south of Oregon) CHURCH Greeting you will be the Welcome Center 201 N. Division Ave., Polo 111 S. Fourth St., Oregon Greg and Ginnie Kraft Family. 815-946-2919 During morning worship an Pastor Terrie Wilder exceptionally fine Childrenâ€™s GRACE VALLEY Thursday Church is offered for children CHRISTIAN Prayer Group 3 p.m. 3 years old through Grade 5. REFORMED CHURCH Adult Confirmation 4 p.m. Sunday School begins at 8210 E. Edwardsville Rd. Sunday 9:30 a.m. and includes classes German Valley Sunday School 9:15 a.m. for adults, young adults, teens, 815-362-6601 Worship 10:30 a.m. children and infants. Jake Ritzema, Pastor Special attention is given in Sunday School for All Ages ST. MARY CHURCH each class to issues and topics 9 a.m. 301 N. Fourth St., Oregon related to the particular needs Worship Service 10 a.m. Father Joseph P. Naill and interests of each group. Office Phone 815-732-7383 The Wednesday night GERMAN VALLEY Office FAX 815-732-4742 Youth Group meets at 6 p.m. UNITED METHODIST Mass Schedule at East Oregon Chapel, 107 N. CHURCH Saturday 4:30 p.m. Daysville Road. Church and Main Streets Sunday 7:30 & 9:30 a.m. The local Weight Watchers David Decker, Pastor Tuesday thru Friday 8 a.m. 8:30 a.m. Worship Service group meets Wednesday at the Third Wednesday of Month at church from 5 to 5:30 p.m. for Pinecrest 3 p.m. LEAF RIVER BAPTIST weigh-in, followed by their Reconciliation meeting from 6 to 6:30 p.m. CHURCH Saturday 3:30-4:15 p.m. Juneâ€™s Bible Books of the 6941 N. Mt. Morris Rd., St. Mary Prayer Network
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ST. MARYâ€™S CATHOLIC CHURCH 213 N. Franklin Ave., Polo 815-946-2535 Rev. Father Louis Tosto Sunday Masses 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Saturday Confession 4:30 p.m. Saturday Night Mass 5:30 p.m. Weekday Masses Tuesday through Friday 8 a.m. Religious Education Youth Program 1st & 2nd Wednesdays 6-7:15 p.m. Adult Bible Study 1st Wednesday 8:30 a.m. Adoration & Benediction 1st Friday & Saturday Immediately after Mass ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon 815-732-2367 Sunday Activities: Worship Services 8:30 & 11 a.m. Coffee & Fellowship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 10 a.m. Other Activities Include: Menâ€™s & Womenâ€™s Groups, Confirmation Class, High School Youth Group, Grieving Ministry, Outreach Ministry with Rockford Rescue Mission & HOPE Pregnancy Center, Adult Choir For More Information Call the Church Office ST. WENDELIN CATHOLIC CHURCH Rev. Michael Bolger 18 S. Linn St., Shannon Massesâ€”Saturday 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. Confessions-Sunday 7:30 a.m. TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 308 E. Brayton Mt. Morris 815-734-6354 Pastor Josh Ehrler Friday, May 30â€”8:30 a.m. Coffee & Bulletin Assembly Saturday, May 31â€”5:30 p.m. Worship Service Sunday, June 1â€”8:45 a.m. Traditional Worship; Fellowship Time; 10:45 a.m. Praise Worship Monday, June 2â€”6:30 p.m. Committee Night; 8 p.m. Executive Committee Tuesday, June 3â€”11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Summer Lunch Program for All Children 1-18 Years Old Wednesday, May 28â€”6:30 a.m. Prayer & Praise; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Summer Lunch Program for All Children 1-18 Years Old Thursday, May 29â€”11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Summer Lunch Program for All Children 1-18 Years Old WEST BRANCH CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN 4014 West Branch Road Southeast of Forreston Pastor Richard Bright 815-734-4411 Sunday Schoolâ€”9:30 a.m. Worshipâ€”10:35 a.m.
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Events & Entertainment
Bunders and Hanlin receive Mix It Up $750 scholarships 2014 painting event is June 21 at Mix Park
Shae and Lea Bierman, Byron, and their children Gwen and August show off a variety of bargains available at the Breast Yard Sale in Town. Photo supplied
Rummage for sale coming is coming in by the truck load Items for the 12th annual â€œBreast Yard Sale in Townâ€? have been coming in every day by the truck load. Some of the new items are a vintage spring rocking horse, foosball table, 18â€™ x 4â€™ swimming pool, area rugs, toys and more toys, furniture, and many home items. The sale began over the weekend and will be open daily through Sunday, June 15 at 1194 W. Mud Creek Road, Oregon. The sale is in the barn and yard from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. rain or shine. â€œFor the past 12 years, The â€œBreast Yard Sale in Townâ€? has grown to serve many people,â€? said organizer and breast cancer survivor Karen Virnoche-Brown. â€œWhen we started the sale on the porch of the farm house, we asked for new bra donations from Maidenform and family and friends for gently used
â€œThen we asked others if they had any rummage 12th annual sale items because we needed more due to the increase in runs until business. We told everyone June 15 at 1194 all the proceeds went to the American Cancer Society Mud Creek Road. and we received,â€? she said. A few years later, Proceeds benefit Virnoche-Brown realized American Cancer the sale was helping more than the American Cancer Society Society. â€œIt helps those in need, lingerie and we received. people who enjoy â€˜huntingâ€™ â€œMost of the rummage for a treasure, and it helps items was ours â€“ moving other organizations,â€? she tends to motivate a person said. to clean and reduce material possessions. After the sale, Virnocheâ€œAfter a couple of years, Brown and her husband Jim we realized that people share the wealth of the left enjoyed the sale, but were over rummage sale items with also coming to talk about Angel Treasures, Habitat for their experience with cancer Humanity, St. Vincent de as a patient, caregiver, Paul, mission trip to other relative or friend. It was countries, Native American a safe place to share their reservation libraries, and feelings,â€? she said. others.
FRIDAYJUNE6TH 5:00p.m. Concession&Vendors,PonyRidesbyHuenefelds,Inflatable Rides&CarnivalGamesbyJumpingBeansInflatables 5:00p.m. PanningforGold 5â€“9p.m. RegistrationatInformationBoothforFreeTwoPersonHot AirBalloonRide sponsoredbyDonnaSmith 5:30p.m. CelebrationSupperintheShelterbytheSilverCreekSWIFT 5:30p.m. â€œRuntheValleyâ€?5KRegistrationandPacketPick-Upbegins 6:00p.m. CashBingoStandOpens 6:00p.m. NIYBMidseasonAllStarBaseballGame 6:30p.m. LittleMiss&MisterGermanValleyPageantandGerman ValleyAreaâ€™s MVPAwardPresentationOnstage 6:45p.m. â€œRuntheValley5KRun/Walk&MileFunRun 7:30p.m. Theâ€œNewlywedGameâ€?beginsOnstage 8:00p.m. 5KRun/WalkAwards 8:00p.m. NIYBMidseasonAllStarBaseballGame 8:30p.m. The â€œNewlywedGameâ€?resumesOnstage
SATURDAYJUNE7TH 6â€“10a.m. GermanValleyEMTPancakeBreakfastattheGerman ValleyFireStation 7:00â€“10:00a.m.FHNHealthScreeningattheFireStation 7:00â€“10:00a.m.LionsofIllinoisHearingScreeningBusSponsoredby theGermanValleyLionsClub 9:00a.m. GermanValleyLionsCarShowregistrationbeginsat525 ChurchStreet(acrossfromfirestation) 9:00a.m. FreeShuttletoParkfromCarShowbegins 9:00a.m. InflatableRides&CarnivalGamesbyJumpingBeans Inflatables,PanningforGold 9:00a.m. PigScramble(Ages3â€“10) behindtheHistoricalMuseum 9:00â€“10:00a.m.KiddieTractorPullRegistrationbehindthemuseum 9:30a.m. EuchreTournamentRegistrationattheFireStation 10:00a.m.â€“4:00p.m. GermanValleyHistoricalMuseumopen 10:00a.m. Design-A-KiteContestjudgingintheparkshelter 10:00a.m. KiddieTractorPull(ages3â€“10) BallDiamondInfield 10:00a.m. Concessions,Vendors&PonyRidesopen 10:00a.m. Punt,Pass&KickRegistrationBegins(ages6â€“13)Ball DiamondOutfield 10:00a.m.â€“Noon EuchreTournamentattheFireStation 10:00a.m.â€“6:00p.m.RegistrationatInformationBoothforFreeTwo PersonHotAirBalloonRide 10:30a.m. PettingZooprovidedbyKrissWolffopens 10:30a.m. Punt,Pass&KickbeginsontheBallDiamondOutfield 11:00a.m. CashBingoStandopens
Two area high school students are the recipients of the Mix It Up/Fields Project scholarship. Emily Hanlin, a senior at Byron High School and Beau Bunders, a senior at Forreston High School each received $750 scholarships. Mix It Up, is an annual sidewalk painting event held at Mix Park in Oregon. All proceeds from t-shirt and food sales for the event are put into a scholarship fund. The scholarship supports Ogle County high school seniors intending to pursue a career in an art or agriculture-related field. Hanlin, the daughter of Bill and Cindy Hanlin, Leaf River, will pursue a degree in agricultural education at Joliet Jr. College and then transfer to Western Illinois University to complete her bachelorâ€™s degree. She hopes to work as a high school agriculture teacher. Hanlin participated in FFA and 4-H and was just elected Section 2 FFA president for 2014-2015.
Her involvement in both organizations, along with the positive impact of her agriculture instruction and FFA advisor pointed her toward a future as an agricultural educator. Bunders, the son of Tom and Jill Bunders, Polo, will enroll at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and major in agribusiness management. Bunders has been active in FFA and 4-H. He credits those activities, along with high school classes in agriculture, plant/animal science, and horticulture with guiding his future career plans. â€œWeâ€™re thrilled to help
these students pursue their career goals,â€? said Maja Shoemaker, Mix It Up coordinator. â€œWhen we started our event five years ago, we awarded one $500 scholarship. Through the generosity of the community and our sponsors our fund has continued to grow.â€? This yearâ€™s sidewalk event is Saturday, June 21. Painting begins at 10 a.m. Registration forms can be found online at fieldsproject. com/mix-it-up/ or at Nash Recreation Center, Oregon. Event t-shirts can be ordered for $15, with all proceeds going to the scholarship fund.
The Saltines to perform May 30 in Franklin Grove at 7 & 9 p.m. The fans of the special Fifth Friday Music Shows at the historic H.I. Lincoln Building in Franklin Grove will see The Saltines on Friday, May 30. In a special return engagement, Ted Lawrence a Chuck Scordato will perform. The Saltines have a mutual
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background in The Uptown Cats as well as other leading blues bands in the region. The group will perform two shows, at 7 and 9 p.m. Seating is limited. Tickets
are $10 and can be purchased at the H.I. Lincoln building daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. or by calling 815-4563030.
The Saltines with Chuck Scardato on guitar and vocals and Ted Lawrence on harmonica will bring their dynamic blues music to Franklin Groveâ€™s historic H.I. Lincoln Building with two shows on Friday, May 30.
Republicans meet & greet with Paul Schimpf May 30 The Ogle County Republicans will host a meet and greet for Paul Schimpf, candidate for Illinois Attorney General on Friday,
May 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Rock River Center, Oregon. The public is invited to come and meet Paul and have pizza and drinks.
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Dixon Elks Lodge is offering free orthopedic clinic June 26 The Dixon Elks 779 Lodge, in cooperation with the Illinois Elks Childrenâ€™s Care Corporation, will sponsor a free childrenâ€™s orthopedic assessment clinic on Thursday, June 26 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the KSB Foot and Ankle Center, 215 E. First St., Suite 310, Dixon. The clinic is by appointment only. To make an appointment call the Illinois Elks Childrenâ€™s Care office at 1-800-272-0074 between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Dr. David Yeager and Dr. Tyler Gunderson will be the
clinicians in charge. No medical referral is necessary for the clinic but physicians are welcome to refer patients to the clinic for a specific reason or second opinion. School nurses are welcome to refer children and families to the clinic. The Elks Organization has been working with physically challenged children since 1928 and this is one of the 17 clinic locations throughout Illinois. The clinic is an ideal time to have a child reviewed for bone and joint development. If a child has feet pointing
out or in, complains of back, knee, leg, ankle pain, or has a back curvature, they can be seen at this clinic. The Elks will provide financial assistance to their best of their ability for children needing further treatment or specialty equipment when the family lacks sufficient resources to do so. In the past, the Elks have purchased therapy services, corrective shoes, braces, wheelchairs and augmentative communication devices to help children overcome a variety of physical challenges.
Auditions for BCTâ€™s Wizard of Oz production will begin on June 1 Auditions for the Byron Civic Theatre (BCT) production of the Wizard of Oz will be Sunday, June 1 at the Middle School Theatre, 850 N. Colfax. Children entering kindergarten through eighth grade will audition at 5 p.m. Adults, high school age and above will audition at 7 p.m. Callbacks and auditions for anyone unable to attend on June 1 will be Wednesday,
June 4. Children will not need to prepare any music in advance. All children auditioning will be cast in the show. Adults auditioning for lead parts will need to prepare a song for auditions. The selection does not have to be from the show. Adults who want to be in the chorus will not have to prepare a song for the audition. All children eighth
grade and below must be accompanied by a parent. If a parent is not present the child will not be able to audition. Show dates are July 25-27 and Aug. 1-3. Professional actor and performer Joe Coots, formerly of Winnebago will direct the production. For more information go to bctmagic.com. Audition questions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FFA Lunch Oregon High School FFA members Michaela and Chelsea Eden were busy running the FFA hot dog booth at Baslerâ€™s Ace Hardware on May 24. Helping them was their little brother Levi. Photo by Earleen Hinton
Energy fair gets $10,000 grant The Illinois Renewable Energy Association (IREA) has been granted $10,000 in funding by the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation (ICECF) for this yearâ€™s Renewable Energy and Sustainable Lifestyle Fair. The fair, now in its 13th year, has been referred to by the ICECF as a â€œrespected
Josiah and Cody Flanagan, Oregon, served as pages for State Rep. Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) on March 27. Demmer serves the 90th District which includes a portion of Ogle County. Photo supplied
It provides an opportunity for people who are interested in using renewable energy to meet those who provide equipment and services, and for those who are interested in living sustainable lives to learn about products and techniques to help them. For more information, go to www.illinoisrenew.org.
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and expected eventâ€? and recognized by state energy organizations as Illinoisâ€™ premiere renewable energy event. This is also the 13th year that the ICECF has funded it. The 2014 Fair will be held on Aug. 23 and 24 at the Ogle County Fairgrounds near Oregon.
questions. To learn more about wildlife conflicts and how to keep people, pets, and wildlife safe, visit the Living with Wildlife in Illinois Website at: http:// web.extension.illinois.edu/ wildlife/ All wild birds except the non-native rock pigeon, European starling and English House sparrow also are federally protected. This includes protection of eggs, nests, and feathers. The IDNR works with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect and manage birds in Illinois. Before taking any action, consider these facts: s "IRDS OFTEN LEAVE THE NEST before they can fly. These birds, known as â€œfledglings,â€? will live on the ground for a few days while they grow flight feathers. Their parents will continue to feed them. Keep children and pets away. s $O NOT ATTEMPT TO RESCUE fawns. Fawns stay very still to
conceal themselves until they are old enough to keep up with their mother. Does will not stand near the fawns, because that would alert predators to their presence. Leave fawns alone and the mother will return once you leave the area. s )T IS ILLEGAL TO FEED WILD DEER When deer congregate, it can facilitate the spread of disease. Wild birds and animals can become habituated to people when they are provided food. s $O NOT LEAVE PET FOOD outside at night, clean up under bird feeders, and secure garbage can lids to keep raccoons and other wildlife out. Nuisance animals can become dangerous to people. s (ANDLING WILD ANIMALS can result in the handler being bitten. According to the Centers for Disease Control, wild animals that bite a person must be euthanized immediately to be tested for rabies. Call the IDNR at 217-5581548 or 217-782-2801 for more information.
p.m. for driving while license suspended. Arellano was also issued citations for failure to secure passenger who was unable to secure themselves, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Arellano was transported to the Ogle County jail. These violations occurred in the 600 block of Gale Street. David S. St. Clair, 20, Mt. Morris, was issued a citation at 10:34 p.m. for not having May 25 a valid driverâ€™s license. This Evan W. London, 18, violation occurred in the 600 Chicago, was issued a citation block of Gale Street. at 1:50 p.m. for limitations on overtaking on the left. This Nine warnings were issued violation occurred in the 300 from May 19-25. block of N. Fourth Street. Juana Arellano, 34, Please note: Any arrests Chicago, was arrested at 6:38 listed are merely accusations
and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
With summerâ€™s arrival, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) reminds everyone to leave baby birds and wild animals alone. During the breeding season, well-meaning people often rescue birds and animals they believe have been orphaned or abandoned. In nearly all cases, the birds and animals are unnecessarily taken from the wild. Often, parents are still feeding their young but will not show themselves if people are present. The Illinois Wildlife Code provides legal protection for Illinois wildlife. It is against the law to keep wild animals as pets, or to raise wild animals believed to be abandoned. Call a licensed wildlife rehabilitator with any
Oregon Police Activity Oregon Police Chief Darin N. Fourth Street. DeHaan reports the following At 1 p.m., police police activity. investigated a two-vehicle traffic crash in the Jackass May 9 Barbecue parking lot located At 12:15 p.m., police at 501 W. Washington Street investigated a two-vehicle involving a 2011 Buick traffic crash at the intersection driven by Margo K. Engelkes, of Fourth and Franklin 66, Stillman Valley, and a Streets involving a 2009 parked 2005 Ford owned Chevrolet driven by Nancy by Margaret M. Adams, 24, A. Bunger, 84, Ashton, and a DeKalb. No citations were 1995 Ford driven by Angela issued. J. Lawrence, 20, Oregon. No citations were issued. May 20 Chatton L. Purifoy, 35, May 17 Sterling, was arrested at Richard W. Wiesner, 45, 8:34 p.m. for driving while Oregon, was issued a citation license suspended. Purifoy at 3:05 p.m. for failure to yield was transported to the Ogle to a pedestrian in crosswalk. County jail. This violation This violation occurred at occurred in the 600 block of the intersection of Third and Gale Street. Washington Streets. May 21 May 19 Justina R. Windham, Piotr P. Sekrecki, 23, 32, Oregon, was issued a Des Plaines, was issued a citation at 3:17 p.m. for the citation at 12:48 a.m. for unlawful use of a cell phone speedingâ€”47 mph in a 30 while driving. This violation mph zone. This violation occurred in the 900 block of occurred in the 500 block of Jefferson Street.
At 5:38 p.m., police investigated a two-vehicle traffic crash in the Snyder Pharmacy parking lot located at 201 N. Fourth Street involving a 2012 Chevrolet driven by Herbert F. Davis, 93, Oregon, and a 2008 Chevrolet driven by Amanda R. Guy, 31, of Killeen, Texas. No citations were issued. May 22 At 3:10 p.m., police responded to a disturbance in the 100 block of N. Third Street resulting in the arrest of Jacek S. Michniak, 48, Roselle, for disorderly conduct. Michniak was transported to the Ogle County jail. May 23 William R. Springer, 25, Oregon, was issued a citation at 7:05 p.m. for the operation of a vehicle with an expired registration. This violation occurred in the 100 block of W. Washington Street.
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Storyteller will read at festival A storyteller and a comedy hypnotist will be the featured entertainment on Saturday, June 7 during German Valley Days. Storyteller Richard Meeks, an actor, teacher and member of the Readerâ€™s Theater Group will take the stage at 6:30 p.m.
He will involve his audience as he spins his yarns from around the world, bringing out a moral in the end. Comedy Hypnosis by Cheryl will take the spotlight at 8 p.m. A professionallytrained stage hypnotist, Cheryl has performed at
Chicagoâ€™s Navy Pier and has done benefits for such causes as St. Jude Childrenâ€™s Hospital, Wounded Warrior, Juvenile Diabetes and others. She entertains at school events, post prom parties and festivals. Audience volunteers become the stars of the show as they participate
in activities using powers of imagination and suggestion. Her presentation has been described as unscripted, laugh out loud, family friendly entertainment for ages 3 to 93. To learn more go to her Facebook page: Comedy Hypnosis by Cheryl.
This yearâ€™s German Valley Days Shopping Cart Race Sunday, June 8 at 1:30 p.m. at the corner of Prairie and Church Streets. The event
will benefit the German Valley Food Pantry. The entry fee is $5. Spectators and participants are invited to bring pantry
items. The most immediate need is for paper products and personal care items. All donated items and entry fees will go to the
pantry. Cash prizes of $100, $75 and $50 will be awarded to the contestâ€™s fastest finishers.
Balloonist Eric van Est and his hot air balloon â€œHolland Bluesâ€? will be a part of the German Valley Days festival on Saturday, June 7. Originally from the Netherlands, van Est first saw balloons up close while on a family visit to England in 1987. Chasing balloons to their landing spot and assisting the crew got him interested in the sport. He became involved in judging at balloon rallies. He was a judge in national
championships in several European countries, in large rallies in Japan and in world championships in Luxemburg, and Battle Creek. Michigan. His increasing interest led him to obtain his pilot license and buy a balloon. He then moved to the United States with his newly acquired balloon, which was made in England. He resided at Lake Summerset for 15 years, taking the name Summerset Ballooning. He has flown in the Freeport and Rockford areas since 1995 and says he became known by many in the area as â€œthe balloon guyâ€?. He wore his first balloon out in 2005 and replaced it with his current balloon. It is a 120.000 cubic foot Lindstrand type A manufactured by Lindstrand USA in Galena. It stands 82 feet high and is 75 feet wide at its widest
point, the equator. The basket holds four to five people and several propane tanks which provide fuel for the burners. The fabric portion, called the envelope, is nylon with flame resistant nomex at the bottom. The color pattern, designed by van Est, incorporates the red, white and blue of the Dutch flag, as well as different shades of blue, hence the name â€œHolland Bluesâ€?. He likes the fact that balloons are relatively low tech. He said that an altimeter to indicate altitude, rate of climb/descent, and temperature in the balloon is the only instrument needed. â€œThe beauty of hot air ballooning is the views from the basket, the colorfulness of the balloon and the skill it takes to control something that big with that much power,â€? he said. â€œI hope to keep flying for
many more years to come.â€? Van Est will present more information about ballooning at 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 7 at 525 Church Street, across from the fire station. Weather permitting, he will offer tethered rides at a cost of $8. In case of inclement weather, the alternate location for his presentation will be on the park stage. A free giveaway for a twoperson hot air balloon ride is being offered in conjunction van Estâ€™s appearance at German Valley Days. Anyone 16 years of age and older may register at the Information Booth in the Ben Miller Park from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 6 and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 7. The ride will be awarded at 7:45 p.m. on Saturday. The ride will be given at the convenience of the winner and van Est.
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Award Winners Forreston fifth graders Taylor Greenfield and Braden Politsch were the recipients of this yearâ€™s Illinois Principals Association awards. They were honored at brunch on May 2 at Maxsonâ€™s Riverside Restaurant, Oregon. Pictured with them is principal Travis Heinz. Photo supplied
Bicycle Rodeo is Saturday The Forreston Police Department will sponsor a Bicycle Skills Clinic and Safety Inspection on Saturday, May 31 from 9 a.m. to noon at the south parking lot at Forreston Junior and Senior
High School. Police Chief Mike Boomgarden said the event will include non-competitive fun for bike riders ages 6 to 12, along with drawings for new bikes.
Helping to sponsor the event are the Freeport Bicycle Company, American Legion Post 308, and the Forreston Cardinals football team. For more information call Boomgarden at 815-616-1087.
Mega Pass is now available The Polo Town & Country Day Committee is offering a Mega Pass for the carnival rides during the 2014 festival. The Mega Pass is still only $40 and is good for all rides. It can be used throughout the weekend at any time. Purchase Mega Passes at First State Bank â€“ Shannon/ Polo, Kine Appliance, and Burkardtâ€™s LP Gas. The passes go on sale Tuesday, May 27, and sales will stop at noon on Thursday, June 12. Remember â€“ one pass, any
day, any time, and good for all the rides. No other tickets or armbands will be sold in advance. Armbands will be sold at the ticket booth at the carnival and will be $20 per armband event, on Kidâ€™s Day on Friday, June 13 from noon to 5 p.m. and on Family Day on Sunday, June 15 from noon to 5 p.m. The 2014 Polo Town & Country Days Festival will be held from June 12-15. The festival begins again
on Thursday night with the fireworks display. The festival will continue with Kidâ€™s Day on Friday, Country Line Live on Friday night and Dwyer & Michaels on Saturday, the Grand Parade and Porta Potty races on Sunday. Free entertainment for all ages will be offered all weekend. For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.polodays.org or call Jon Miller at 815-973-3507.
Special Music Joy Hotchkiss, Forreston, performed a musical selection Monday morning during the Forreston Memorial Day Service. Photo by Chris Johnson
New event in German Valley A new German Valley The event will be Saturday, olds are invited to compete. Days event is being sponsored June 7 at 2:30 p.m. in the park A $25 Visa Gift Card will by German Valleyâ€™s newest shelter. be awarded to the winner. business, Christinaâ€™s Bakery. Hungry 10 through 19 year-
Public Voice Thank you for food donations Dear Editor, We did it again! Letter carriers at the Oregon Post Office along with postal employees and local volunteers teamed up to stamp out hunger in the community. I want to thank everyone who helped make this yearâ€™s Food Drive a success. It could not have been done without you. Across the country, the Food Drive â€“ held in cooperation with the Postal Service â€“ resulted in millions of pounds of non-perishable food collected and distributed to deserving charities nationwide. Closer to home, the Oregon
carriers collected 1,650 pounds of food from generous donations left at mailboxes, which were then delivered to local community food pantries. For more than twenty years our local community has come together for this important event to help make it successful. This clearly shows the generosity of everyone involved with the project â€“ people who make a difference in other peopleâ€™s lives. Paula Tegeler Oregon Postmaster
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Polo FFA receives $1,000 donation from Polo Coop The Polo High School FFA received a donation of $1,000 from the Polo Cooperative Association, a Pioneer sales agency. The agency was awarded the money by DuPont for its dedication to customerfocused activities throughout the year. DuPont Pioneer is the world’s leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing high-quality seeds to farmers in more than 90 countries.
Pioneer provides agronomic support and services to help increase farmer productivity and profitability and strives to develop sustainable agricultural systems for people everywhere. DuPont has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802.
The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders, it can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, go to www. dupont.com.
Polo festival kicks off June 12 The Polo Town & Country Days Committee will once again kick off the festival with its fabulous fireworks display on Thursday, June 12. “Since the first show in 2000, the fireworks have been a crowd favorite, “ said committee member Tami Sterenberg. “Each year the fireworks get better and better, and this year is no exception.” Bring lawn chairs and blankets and head for the Polo High School football field.
The Polo High School track team will host concessions. Polo Town and Country Day committee members will collect donations onsite during the fireworks and donations of any amount are always appreciated. Back by popular demand again this year is the dunk tank, featuring many wellknown participants. The Dunk Tank will be running Thursday, June 12 from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, June 13 from 12 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 14 from 3 to
7 p.m. Before the fireworks, come to the Festival Tent for the Little Miss & Mister contest at 6 p.m., and then stay to watch the Polo Chamber’s version of the Family Feud. Several of this year’s events require participants to register in advance. For more information, a schedule of events, and registration forms visit the T & C website at www. polodays.org or call Jon Miller 815-973-3507.
Car shows scheduled in towns across the county Looking for a place to show your new or vintage ride or just want to look at some classic automobiles? Check out some of these car shows and car cruise nights held throughout the summer in the Ogle County area. Some shows are free and others have registration fees. Other shows may be scheduled this summer. Information about these shows is usually available during any of the car shows and cruise night by talking to show participants or the DJ. Leaf River Lions Club Car Show — This show is held in downtown Leaf River on Saturday, May 31. The show hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The show is part of the annual Leaf River Summer Daze festival. Focus House Car Show — This show is held at the Focus House on Ill. 251 north of Rochelle on June 1. The show hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Trophies are awarded to the top 30 vehicles. Focus House is an Ogle County owned youth residential facility operated by the Ogle County Probation Department. Jay’s Drive-In Cruise Night — Cars will descend on this classic burger restaurant in Oregon on Ill. 64. The cruise night is from 5 to 8 p.m. on June 3, July 1, July 29. The show features door prizes and no entry fee.
Chandler’s Classic Car Cruise — All hot rods, rat rods, classics, antique cars and trucks, and motorcycles are invited to this third annual car cruise. The event takes place at Haldane Custom Paint & Body on Ill. 26 in Polo. The show is 5 to 8 p.m. on June 6. There is no entry fee. The show is in memory of Jim Chandler who was a local legend in hot rodding and pin striping. Sam’s Drive In Cruise Night — This locally owned drive-in restaurant in Byron will host a cruise night on June 12, July 17, July 31, Aug. 28. The cruise is from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and there are no fees to attend. The drive-in is located on Ill. 2. Culvers Cruise Night — The Rochelle Culvers will hold a cruise night on June 21 from 4 to 8 p.m. The restaurant is located on Dement Road. Hib Reber Memorial Car Show — The Hib Reber Memorial Car Show will be held during Byron Fest on July 12. The show grounds are along Second Street near the school. The show is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Petro Cruise Night — This large truck stop at exit 99 off I-39 in Rochelle will host a cruise night on July 18 from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be music, door prizes, and awards.
Sauerkraut Day Car & Bike Show — The annual Saukerkraut Day show will be held in Forreston at Memorial Park on Aug. 2 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show is located next to the Forreston Grade School on Ill. 26. Mid-Summer Bash Car Show — This show will be held at the Milledgeville High School on Aug. 3. The show hours are 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Annual Polo Car Show — The annual car show in Polo will be held in the downtown area on Aug. 9. The show will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join in with the community as they host this annual event. Lincoln Highway Festival Car Show — This large show will be held in downtown Rochelle on Aug. 16. The show hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dash plaques will be presented to the first 150 entries. Stillman Valley Fall Fest Car Show — The annual Stillman Valley Fall Fest Car Show will be held on the school ground in Stillman Valley on Sept. 27. The show hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Autumn on Parade Auto Classic — This annual show during the Autumn on Parade festival has become a popular destination for auto enthusiast. The show is held at Oregon Park East on Oct. 4. The show hours are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Minor injuries following crash
Both drivers went to the hospital with minor injuries May 23 after a two-vehicle crash east of Polo at the intersection of Lowell Park and Pines Roads. Ogle County Sheriffâ€™s Police said a car driven by Marlene Witmer, 79, Oregon, was southbound on Lowell Park Road when it came to a stop at the stop sign and then proceeded into the intersection where it Polo fire and ambulance personnel and Ogle County sheriff deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash at the struck a westbound vehicle intersection of Pines and Lowell Park roads Friday afternoon. Photo by Earleen Hinton driven by Javier Quiroz, 43,
Sterling. The intersection has been the scene of numerous crashes, some of them fatal, over many years. Traffic is controlled by stop signs on Lowell Park Road. Vehicles on Pines Road are not required to stop. The recommended speed limit approaching and through the intersection is 30 miles per hour. The crash remains under investigation.
Chamber Chatter Edgewood Golf Course will host the Knights of Columbus Blood Drive from 1 to 6 p.m. on June 2. Anyone who gives blood will receive a free 18 hole round of golf plus a free golf cart. Mark your calendars for the 3rd Annual Chandlerâ€™s Classic Car Cruise at Haldane Custom Paint & Body on June 6 from 5-8:30 p.m. This event is in memory of Jim Chandler, a local legend in hot rodding and pin striping. Call 946-3272 for more information. Polo Rehabilitation & Health Care will be hosting the 4th Annual St. Jude Golf
Outing at Silver Ridge Golf Course, on June 7 with a tee time of 7:30 a.m. You can download the registration and for more information at poloil.org, or call Muriel Casinger at 815946-2203. June 12-15 is the Polo Town & Country Days Festival, with fireworks on the 12 and the parade on the 15. The Second Annual Decorating Contest is being held for Polo Businesses to celebrate the Town and Country Days Festival. This yearâ€™s theme is â€œPolo Parti Graâ€? Businesses can set up displays beginning the week of June 9 through the
16. Last year the Blackhawk Credit Union won first place. You can email Joey Kochsmeier at email@example.com for more information or call 815-297-2994. Thursdays is Community Coffee at the Polo Rehabilitation & Health Care Center. Stop in and visits with some of the residents of the nursing home, which is always a treat for them. Every Thursday is coffee at 9:30 a.m. St. Markâ€™s Lutheran Church will hold an Ice Cream Social at the Millard Deuth Park (Westside) on June 29 from
1-3 p.m. Lyle Grobe and the Rhythm Ramblers will be entertaining in the park for the social that day. Public is welcome to attend. The Polo Senior Services Center will hold the following events, with everyone welcome to attend: Tuesdays & Thursdays is exercise day with Fit for Life, a low impact program from 9-10 a.m. Hand Quilting every Wednesday and Fridays 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. Hereâ€™s whatâ€™s happening at the Polo Public Library: Tuesdays-Pre-School Story Time at Your Library from 1-2 p.m. Thursdays from 1-2 p.m. is Wiggles & Giggles PreSchool Program. The Polo Chamber Board of Trustees is attempting to issue Certificate of
Recognition to Polo Chamber of Commerce member businesses celebrating five years, and then every five years increment of being in business in Polo. Please contact Susie at firstname.lastname@example.org you have a special business celebration coming up. If you have a special event to post on the chamber sign, chamber website and in the Chamber Chatter, please contact Susie at 815-9463131.
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