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Receipts now required for meal reimbursement By Vinde Wells Editor Receipts will now be required for Ogle County employees to be reimbursed for meals they eat while traveling on county business. The county board approved changes in its policy Tuesday that increase the amount allowed for meals, but tighten the requirements for reimbursement. Board member Marty Typer, Stillman Valley, chairman of the Finance, Insurance, and Personnel Committee, said the change was being made to ensure that
employees are repaid for the actual cost of meals when they travel on county business. The amounts were increased by $1 each meal to a maximum of $8 for breakfast, $10 for lunch, and $16 for dinner. Ogle County Clerk Rebecca Huntley said that currently employees are reimbursed for meals even if they did not eat them and receive the full amount allowed even if the meal costs less. Under the new requirements, reimbursement will cover only what was actually spent on the meal, up to the maximum amount.
Before approving the changes, the board amended the measure to include all county employees. The original resolution said it would apply to â€œall county employees not governed by union agreements.â€? The amendment struck the words â€œnot governed by union agreements.â€? More than half of the county employees belong to labor unions, while the others do not. Employees in the sheriffâ€™s department, probation department, circuit clerkâ€™s office, and health department are union members.
In another matter, the board denied a zoning variance for a house located along the Rock River near Grand Detour. At the recommendation of the Assessment, Planning & Zoning Committee, the board turned down a request from Wade Winekauf, 5193 W. Murray Drive, to allow the lowest floor of his house to be located 3.6 feet below the level required by the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance. Board member Lyle Hopkins, Polo, said he favored approving the variance. â€œI feel this [denial] is going to put
a terrible hardship on the owner,â€? he said. While acknowledging that Winekauf failed to get the required permits for construction he did on the house, Hopkins said that even with flooding at an all-time high this spring, very little water came into the home. However, board member Bill Welty, Chana, who chairs the Assessment, Planning & Zoning Committee, disagreed. He said Winekauf was aware when he bought the house in 2009 Turn to A3
Soybeans, corn yield more than expected
Test results may take a month By Vinde Wells Editor
By Vinde Wells Editor Ogle County farmers have been pleasantly surprised by crop yields after an abnormally dry July and August. â€œThe yields are much better than we expected considering the dry weather,â€? said David Poole, who farms northwest of Polo. â€œThe bean yields are good; the corn yields are good.â€? Ralph Coffman, who farms ground northeast of Forreston, agreed. â€œItâ€™s doing better than I thought it would,â€? he said. However, not all crops have fared so well. â€œThe word I would use to describe the yield is variable,â€? said Ron Kern, director of the Ogle County Farm Bureau, who lives near Leaf River.
Rick Nelson harvests soybeans Oct. 11 in a field at the intersection of Mt. Morris and West Grove Roads. Yields in most places have been surprisingly good despite the lack of rain in the mid to late summer. Photo by Vinde Wells
â€œOne of my neighbors told me he got 38 bushels of beans [to the acre] in one field, and 60 bushels in another field. The rain in late July and early
August hit some places but not others.â€? The harvest is progressing well, Kern said. Most of the beans have been combined
and the corn harvest is underway. â€œThe majority of the beans are out,â€? he said. â€œWe might have 15 percent of the corn
picked. It still had decent moisture a week ago. I think some of the guys are waiting for Mother Nature to dry it Turn to A2
It will likely be a month before the results of testing on Ogle Countyâ€™s best-known landmark are available. Structural engineer Aldo De La Haza said Oct. 11 that it will take some time to make three dimensional drawings of the Black Hawk Statue and to analyze the data collected during four days of testing. The iconic statue, which is under the authority of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), sits on a high bluff at Lowden State Park northeast of Oregon. De La Haza, who works for the Dynasty Group, Chicago, and other experts spent most of last week examining the 102-year-old concrete statue and doing non-destructive testing to determine what needs to be done to repair and Turn to A3
Local veterans visit Washington despite shutdown By Chris Johnson Reporter A pair of Korean War veterans smiled and laughed while talking about a recent trip to Washington D.C. The memories from a Oct. 3 Honor Flight were still sinking in Oct. 9 for Neil Holland, 82, and Gene Medlar, 82, both from Oregon. â€œThe tip organizers announced that â€˜you guys will never forget this,â€™â€? said Medlar. Never forgetting began with a mail call. â€œUnbeknownst to us, they contacted our families and letters were written to us,â€? he said. â€œAs we waited at the airport we had the mail call.â€? Medlar had letters from his two children and his grandchildren. â€œIt was amazing,â€? he said. â€œThere were a lot of teary-eyed veterans.â€? The tears continued when they returned to the Quad Cities at 11:30 p.m. â€œWe walked around the corner and were greeted by 500 people when we got off the flight,â€? said Holland. â€œIt was amazing,â€? Medlar said. â€œThere were even little kids greeting us.â€? â€œIf you did not have tears in your eyes there is something wrong with you,â€? Holland said. At the airport Medlar said good-bye to his guardian on the trip. â€œWe were both crying,â€? he said. â€œI told her this is where we separate and she said â€˜donâ€™t
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make me cry.â€™â€? The volunteer guardians assist the veterans with stairs, help walking, or pushing a wheelchair. They ensure any request or need the veterans have is taken care of. While in Washington the veterans were constantly thanked for their service. â€œWhen I arrived home I was thinking about everyone who was thanking me for my service,â€? Holland said. â€œEven the active military members were thanking me.â€? The late flight meant a visit to the Vietnam Memorial Wall had to be scrubbed. And the federal government shutdown prevented the veterans from going to the Udvar-Hazy Center Air & Space Museum. But this Honor Flight was the first from the area to tour the 9/11 Memorial at the Pentagon â€œWe saw a lot of veterans and active military when we visited the Pentagon,â€? said Medlar. A hijacked airplane crashed into the pentagon Sept. 11, 2001. A lighted memorial honors those killed in the Pentagon and those who died on the flight. â€œI had a son-in-law who worked in the Pentagon in the same area the flight crashed,â€? Medlar said as he recalled the visit to the memorial. â€œHe was in Texas on that day.â€? Holland said the workers at the Pentagon came up to thank the veterans for their service. Memories of friends and family were
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constantly going through their minds as they visited Washington. Due to the morningâ€™s delay, only about 15 minutes could be spent at the Korean War Memorial, if the veterans were going to have time to see the 4 p.m. â€œchanging of the guardâ€? at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.
â€œI was in Arlington years ago and you could see it all,â€? said Medlar. â€œNow it seems like several miles.â€? The unfortunate part of this observation is it means a lot of soldiers have passed away. Holland was impressed with how organized the whole cemetery was. Turn to B3
Gene Medlar and Neil Holland pose for a photo after talking about their Honor Flight. Photo by Chris Johnson
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Crops yield more than expected From A1 for Mother Nature to dry it down.â€? Because of the dry conditions, even Tuesdayâ€™s rain is unlikely to slow things down much, Kern said. â€œThey may be back in the fields on Thursday or Friday,â€? he said. â€œItâ€™s so dry that any rain weâ€™re getting now is going right in the ground.â€? Heavy dew in recent
Candy Day The Mt. Morris Lions Club participated in Candy Day Oct. 11 and 12. Pictured left to right are: Lions Kathryn Reynolds and Darline Beard, Leo the Lion, District Governor Fred Peska, and Lion Steve Pearson. Photo supplied
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â€œThey may be back in the fields on Thursday or Friday. Itâ€™s so dry that any rain weâ€™re getting now is going right in the ground.â€? â€” Ron Kern Farm Bureau Director weeks has delayed farmers from getting started with harvesting until mid to late morning, Kern said. â€œThatâ€™s slowed them down for a couple of hours or so every morning,â€? he said. Most of the county got
its first frost early Sunday morning when the mercury dipped just below 32 degrees. â€œThe frost probably helped,â€? Kern said. â€œSome stalks were still kind of green. The frost may help expedite things.â€?
The Planning Commission will hold its future meetings at 6 p.m. instead of 5 p.m. The commission meets the first Monday of the month at the Mt. Morris Village Hall. The meeting are open to the public. The next meeting is set for Monday, Nov. 4 Two positions are open on the Planning Commission. For more information call the village hall at 815-734-6425.
Library News Preschool Story Hour On Thursdays at 11:30 a.m., we are having a preschool story time. We are planning an Alphabet Adventure. Each week will have a theme based on a letter of the alphabet. There will be stories, activities, music and more. Please call or stop by to let us know that you will be joining us. Letâ€™s Read After school story time is for students in kindergarten through third grade. We read stories and have a snack. Younger siblings are
welcome. We appreciate advance registration so we can have enough snacks for everyone. If your child has a food allergy, please let us know. Call the library to get the schedule. Genealogy 101 Have you ever wanted to find out more about your family tree, but did not know where to start? The Captain Joseph Ogle Chapter NS DAR can help you with that. They will present a program at the library on
Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. Handouts and information will be provided to help get you started. They will discuss where to look and what to look for when searching. Sign up at the library so enough materials are available. Display Case This display features mice and is being brought to us by Kathy Clark. It is wonderful. This collection is fun. Take the time to view this colorful display. We encourage everyone to stop in and see the wonderful
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collections that people in our community share. If you have a collection you would like to share for a month, please contact Mary Cheatwood to be put on the schedule. Book Sale The annual book sale continues during regular library hours. We will be offering things at half price. That means bargains. We have so much for sale. Please stop in and pick up a few new treasures for your home library. We have books for all ages. Many like-new, hard cover fiction books by popular authors are on sale, along with plenty of paperbacks, and even movies and music. We have new puzzle books and a section just for kids. We encourage browsing and repeat customers.
locations: the library, 105 S. McKendrie Ave., and the Village Clerkâ€™s office, 105 W. Lincoln. Tickets are also available from any foundation board member. Members include Byron and June Sloan, Dora Ubben, Donna Wells, Mary Ann Watt, John Finfrock, Paula Diehl, Mary Gardner, Julie Mastny, Julie Robinson, and Marilyn Burright. The drawing date is Saturday, Dec. 14 at 11 a.m. at the library. All proceeds will benefit the library. Last yearâ€™s NOOK raffle was very successful. We raised over $800 for the library. Help us raise that much or more this year. For more information contact Board President Marilyn Burright at 7344809.
Nook Raffle The Mt. Morris Community Library Foundation is raffling a NOOK tablet valued at $149. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Tickets are available at the following Mt. Morris
Book Displays Patrons are always asking for us to recommend books and now there are a couple of displays that may make finding a new read easier. When you come in the front door of the library, we
Weather Normal to a little cooler than normal. First killing frost on Oct. 13 at 32 degrees F. Rainfall normal to wetter than normal. Best chances for storms are 17-18, 19-20, 22-23, and 24-25. Weather unstable due to total lunar eclipse Oct. 18. Winds relatively quiet except for storms.
have a bookcase that holds various displays. Right now, we are showcasing books from the Illinois Reads Program. This is a statewide program that encourages everyone in Illinois to read the same books in a year. There are books for each age group and they all have some kind of tie to the state. We also have a second display which features books recommended by you. Several patrons have written brief reviews of books they have enjoyed. If you would like to make a recommendation, stop by the counter and ask for a post it note to be put up on the board. Thank You The book sale has been going very well, so thank you to all who have stopped by. Donâ€™t be afraid to stop by again because we have added more and things are going on sale. I also want to thank all of those people who continue to volunteer. We had a junior high student who came and helped out one afternoon, and a friend of the library who is interested in helping with bulletin boards. If you have a skill, talent, or just some free time to offer, we always appreciate the help. What a great community we live in!
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Testing completed on Black Hawk From A1 preserve the statue, which has been damaged by the ravages of time and weather. â€œIt would be a shame not to preserve this statue,â€? De La Haza said. He and fellow engineer Daniel Schultz used high-tech scanners which allowed them to see inside the concrete to assess its condition and to determine the amount and location of steel reinforcing. The locations of the steel were then marked on tape placed on the statueâ€™s hollow interior. Another crew scanned the statue with rotating lasers Friday to create an exact 3-D model of the statue. The testing, which also included ground-penetrating radar work and ultrasonic tomography, was finished Oct. 11. The statue has developed cracks, and large pieces of its concrete surface have
dislodged. The folded arms of the 50-foot monolith have been especially affected. The cost for the assessment and repairs has been estimated at $625,000. More than half the money for the project came from a $350,000 grant the IDNR received from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The rest came from donations, as well as funds raised during the annual Oregon Trail Days festival held at Lowden Park since 2010. A large contributor was the Jeffris Family Foundation, Janesville, Wis., which gave a $150,000 matching grant. Created by sculptor Lorado Taft in 1911 as a tribute to all Native Americans and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the statue is located on a 125-foot bluff overlooking the Rock River. Structural engineers Aldo De La Haza and Daniel Schultz It draws thousands of visitors take readings Oct. 11 at the base of the Black Hawk Statue. Photo by Vinde Wells each year.
Required permit was not obtained From A1 that it was too low. Welty said that neither Winekauf or his contractor applied for the required permit in 2011 before construction on the house began.
Greg Wolinski of the Dynasty Group, Chicago, focuses scanning equipment toward a laser scanner being used by a co-worker in a lift Oct. 11 to record data from the head of the Black Hawk Statue. The readings will be He said the estimated Emergency Management repair and maintenance. used to make a 3-D drawing of the statue. Photo by cost is $100,000 to raise the Agency (FEMA) assistance Under the terms of the Vinde Wells
house to meet the required elevation. â€œIt [the house] does violate our policy,â€? Welty said. Approving the variance could jeopardize Federal
to the county if another flood occurs, Welty said. In other business, the board approved an intergovernmental agreement with the Village of Leaf River for street
agreement, the village will pay the county highway department for the work done. County engineer Curtis Cook said the work will likely begin next spring.
Help purchase Thanksgiving meals Goal is 150 dinner boxes
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the Mt. Morris Loaves and Fish Food Pantry hopes to provide food for a traditional Thanksgiving meal to pantry guests in need. Loaves and Fish Food Pantry has been given the opportunity to purchase
Thanksgiving dinner boxes from Northern Illinois Food Bank for $16 per box. Each box contains a 12-14 pound turkey and all of the trimmings for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for a family of eight. Families served by the pantry have been signing up if they are in need of a Thanksgiving meal. The pantry board hopes
to order 150 Thanksgiving boxes. To help provide a Thanksgiving meal for a family in need, donations maybe sent to Loaves and Fish Food Pantry, Att: Nelson
Miller, Treas., P.O. Box 202, Mt. Morris, IL 61054. Donations need to be received by Nov.19 to help with this effort. For more information call the pantry at 815-734-4573.
WOTM to host bingo The Women of the Moose Morris Moose Family Center. will host bingo games on The games are scheduled upcoming Sundays at the Mt. for Oct. 27 and Nov. 10 at 1 p.m.
Church will serve ham supper
First United Methodist Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 5 Carry-outs are available Church, Forreston, will serve to 7 p.m. at the church, 402 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. from the its annual ham supper on First Ave., at Birch Street. pastorâ€™s garage next door. Donations are $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 4 through 10. Children 3 and Winter storage is available at the Ogle County Fairgrounds younger eat free. For more information call on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. the church at 815-938-2380. For more information call Harlan Holm at 815-732-6771.
Fall Fest is Oct. 23 at Disciples Church The Fall Fest dinner at Disciples United Methodist Church has become a long standing tradition for Mt. Morris residents, from the old church on the corner of Front and McKendrie, where more than 60 years ago they held a bazaar and served a complete turkey dinner, to the present church at Maple and Hitt Streets. Today the church women serve their famous turkey casserole family style with all the trimmings of cranberry salad, rolls, relishes and dinerâ€™s choice of homemade pie. Seconds
are encouraged. Wednesday, Oct. 23 is the date for this yearâ€™s event which will include the â€œcookies by the poundâ€? sale and the fun silent auction of which both take place from 3 to 7 p.m. The dinner is served from 4:30 to 7 p.m. with adults $7, children 6-12 are $4, and 5 and under eat free. Takeout dinners are also available for an additional 50 cents. This all takes place at Disciples UMC at the west edge of Mt. Morris, corner of Route 64 and Maple. Come â€“ bring an appetite!
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Herman and Ogreenc exchange vows Allison Reed Herman and Gregory Allen Ogreenc were married Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at The Historic Pritzlaff Building in Milwaukee, Wis. Sonali Oberg, Pingree Grove, officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mark and Debbie Herman, Oregon. The groom is the son of Michael and Nancy Ogreenc, Wautoma, Wis. Attendants for the bride and groom were Colleen Herman, Stacy Mallak, Shelly Gibula, Nicki Viso, Jacob Bagha, Daniel Brinkso, Edward Brown, John Cahill, Eric Mazoch, and Jerret Schultz. The bride is a 2007 graduate Oregon High School student Beth Obendorf, Mt. Morris, attended the Illinois Leadership Seminar last summer. She recently spoke to the Oregon Womanâ€™s Club about her experience. Photo supplied
Beth Obendorf speaks at Oregon Womanâ€™s Club During the September meeting, the Oregon Womanâ€™s Club welcomed Beth Obendorf, an Oregon High School student. Each year, the local womanâ€™s club has been sending a sophomore to the Illinois Leadership Seminars (ILS), a member of the National Society for Youth Leadership(NSYL). Obendorf was selected to attend this yearâ€™s seminar in Chicago. High school sophomores from throughout Illinois attended the three-day event. Students were challenged to discover their own leadership style and explore how to better motivate others. Obendorf reported that she was very glad to have had the opportunity to attend the seminar and that she met many amazing people. Along with other students
from Illinoisâ€™ schools, she discussed and debated topics usually reserved for the highest levels of leadership in education, business, and government. â€œThe Oregon Womanâ€™s Club was very pleased to receive an informative report,â€? said president Judy Groharing. â€œThe mission statement of ILS is to Unleash the Leadership Potential of Illinoisâ€™ Youth.â€? This year over one hundred high school sophomores experienced an astonishing seminar â€“ each striving to make a difference in their school and their community,â€? The Oregon Womanâ€™s Club will again offer this opportunity to a current sophomore of Oregon High School. Those interested should contact their counselorâ€™s office.
of Oregon High School and a 2011 graduate of Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wis., with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising. She is a production designer with Kohlâ€™s Department Stores, Corporate Office, in Menomonee Falls, Wis. The groom is a 2005 graduate of Wautoma High School and a 2009 graduate of the University of WisconsinWhitewater, Whitewater, Wis., with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He is a programmer analyst with Kohlâ€™s Department Stores, Corporate Office, in Menomonee Falls, Wis. The couple will honeymoon in Valencia, Spain and reside in Wauwatosa, Wis.
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College News UW-Platteville The University of Wisconsin-Platteville College of Liberal Arts and Education has awarded scholarships to a number of students. Among the award winners are Jessica Sweeney, Monroe Center, who won the John G. W. Robertson Scholarship,
and Robert Taylor, Oregon, who won the Porter Ellifrit Music Scholarship and William J. Dennis Music Scholarship. Iowa State University The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, recognized its
scholarship recipients for the current academic year. Local students earning scholarships are Jessica Sander, Baileyville, Albert C. and Ruth B. Timm Scholarship; and Kimberlee Gerardy, Stillman Valley, Rod and Mary Brannen Endowed Scholarship. The college and its
departments award more than $2 million in scholarships each year. Students interested in enrolling in the college and applying for scholarships should go to http://www.cals. iastate.edu/scholarships/. The application deadline is Jan. 15 for incoming freshmen.
Marriage Licenses Ogle County Clerk Rebecca Johnson, Rochelle. Huntley issued the following marriage licenses: Oct. 7 Makhan S. Gill and Balbir Oct. 4 K. Gill, both of Oregon. Cody R. Hinrichs, and Carl B. Smith, Jr., and Jaimee K. Ramos, both of Meaghan E. Henricks, both of Rochelle. Rockford. Sonny C. Taylor, Mt. Morris, and Angela D. Oct. 8
Tyler J. Hagemann and Kissinger, Machesney Jessica L. Belter, both of Park. Byron. Oct. 10 Oct. 9 Andrew P. Frey and Joseph A. McWhorter, Emily R. Graham, both of Sycamore, and Khrystyna Sarona, Wis. N. Gonzalez, Oregon. Robert W. Mongan and Jay B. Braffett, II, Esther J. Martin, both of Rockford, and Jaime C. Oregon.
Birth Avery Ann Taylor
and Rebecca Taylor, Becky Taylor, Freeport. Dakota. She was welcomed Great-grandparents are Avery Ann Taylor was home by her sister Ashlynn, Lois Scheffler, Mt. Morris, born Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 who is 3. Bev Kump and Leon Palmer, at 8 a.m. weighing seven Mt. Morris, Sterling and pounds seven ounces and Grandparents are Don Betty Taylor, Lena, Merlin measuring 19 inches long. Scheffler, Mt. Morris, Terrie Kraft, Freeport, Christine Her parents are Nicholas Campbell, Byron, Bubby and Kraft, Freeport.
Nelson Millerâ€™s 90 th Birthday Party was held at the Pinecrest Community Center, Saturday, October 5. To all the wonderful folk who took the time to come and wish him well, Nelson would like to say:
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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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Saturday, Oct. 19â€”9 a.m. LWML Fall Joyshop at Good Shepard, Rock Falls Sunday, Oct. 20â€”9 a.m. Worship with Communion; 10:20 a.m. Education Hour; 11:30 a.m. Confirmation Monday, Oct. 21â€” Newsletter Deadline Tuesday, Oct. 22â€”11 a.m. Board the Pride of Oregon Riverboat for Trip; 7 p.m. Bible Class Thursday, Oct. 24â€” Bible Class CHURCH OF THE OPEN BIBLE 302 S. Franklin St., Polo Monte J. Cox, Pastor 815-946-2848 Sunday Worship 10 a.m. We include children in our Sunday Worship experience â€œKids are People, tooâ€? Ages 3-10 are dismissed right after Share & Prayer. 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 email@example.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
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Church 815-938-3203 Welcome Center Pastor Scott Ralston 111 S. Fourth St, Oregon â€œ A Church with a Heart â€” In the Heart of GRACE VALLEY Forrestonâ€? CHRISTIAN REFORMED Sunday, Oct. 20â€”9 a.m. CHURCH DISCIPLES UNITED Worship; 10 a.m. Sunday 8210 E. Edwardsville Rd. METHODIST CHURCH School, Church Council German Valley Hitt and Maple Streets, Monday, Oct. 21â€”10 815-362-6601 Mt. Morris a.m. Bible Study; 5 p.m. Jake Ritzema, Pastor Phone 815-734-4853 Confirmation Class Thursday, Oct. 17â€”7 p.m. Dwight Stewart, Pastor Wednesday, Oct. 23â€”7 p.m. Prayer Team Sunday, Oct. 20â€”7:15 a.m. Choir Saturday, Oct. 19â€”7 a.m. UMM Breakfast; 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17â€”6:30 p.m. 7AM Group Worship, Mission Minute; Bible Study Sunday, Oct. 20â€”9 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Coffee Hour; 10:45 Sunday School for All Ages; a.m. Sunday School FAITH UNITED 10 a.m. Worship Service; 5:15 Monday, Oct. 21â€”5 p.m. METHODIST CHURCH p.m. SOAR Youth Group; 5:30 Chime Choir; 6:45 p.m. Mission Statement: Loving, p.m. GracePlace Kids Club Chancel Choir Growing & Serving in Faith Tuesday, Oct. 22â€”6:30 Tuesday, Oct. 22â€”Set Up Handicapped Accessible p.m. Praise Team Practice; for Fall Fest; 6 p.m. Christian 702 E. Dixon St., Polo 7:15 p.m. Choir Practice Growth & Worship Committee 815-946-3212 Wednesday, Oct. 23â€”Fall Website: faithumcpolo GERMAN VALLEY Fest Rev. Derek Rogers, Pastor UNITED METHODIST Thursday, Oct. 24â€”6:30 10 a.m. Sunday Worship CHURCH p.m. Charge Conference 11 a.m. Fellowship Church and Main Streets David Decker, Pastor EAST JORDAN UNITED FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 8:30 a.m. Worship Service METHODIST CHURCH 505 Hill St., Oregon 22027 Polo Rd., Sterling www.fbcoregon.org LEAF RIVER BAPTIST 815-626-0104 800-335-5065 CHURCH 9 a.m. Fellowship 815-732-2642 6941 N. Mt. Morris Rd, 9:30 a.m. Sunday School Rev. Jerry Clark Leaf River - 815-738-2205 10:45 a.m. Worship â€œA Christ-centered, BibleEmail LRBC@lrnet1.com Dave Jungnickel, Pastor believing, family-oriented Pastor Randy Newton ministry.â€? Sunday Praise and Worship EAST OREGON CHAPEL Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Service at 9:30 a.m. (Nursery provided) CHURCH OF GOD Sunday Worship Service Sunday School 11 a.m. 107 N. Daysville Rd. 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Wednesday Prayer/Bible East Edge of Oregon Service 6 p.m.; Prayer Studies 6 p.m. Off Ill. 64 Meeting, Wednesday 7 p.m.; Prayer Chain 738-2205 815-732-2960 or transportation and nursery or 738-2991 815-732-6569 provided for all services. Sunday Night Prayer Pastor Guthrie meeting 6 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. FIRST CHRISTIAN Wednesdayâ€”Various Church 10:30 a.m. CHURCH Activities 5:30-8:30 p.m. 609 S. 10th St., Oregon EBENEZER REFORMED 815-732-2359 LEAF RIVER UNITED CHURCH Grail Storm, Minister METHODIST CHURCH 2997 N. German Church Rd. 815-732-7411 Pastor David Poust Two miles east of Oregon on Worship Serviceâ€”10 a.m. 104 E. Rt. 72, Leaf River Ill. 64, then three miles north. If you havenâ€™t found a Sunday, Oct. 20â€”9:30 a.m. Pastor Brion Brooks church home, we invite you Church Office to First Christian Church in Breakfast; 10:30 a.m. Worship Phone: 815-732-6313 Oregon, where we accept one Service & Childrenâ€™s Church Director of Ministries another just as Christ accepted LIGHTHOUSE UNITED for Youth and Christian us. Come as you are. METHODIST CHURCH Education 4938 S. Daysville Rd., David Bordy FIRST PRESBYTERIAN Oregon 9 a.m. Sunday School CHURCH Pastor Javier Martinez 10 a.m. Sunday Worship 200 S. Fifth St., Oregon Handicapped Accessible Roots Youth Ministryâ€” 815-732-2894 Worship Service 9 a.m. Wednesday 6:30-7:45 p.m. www.fpcoregon.com Sunday School 10 a.m. Kids Clubs & Menâ€™s & firstname.lastname@example.org Age Three through Womenâ€™s Bible Studyâ€” Holy Communion is served Sixth Grade. Wednesday from 6:30-7:45 the first Sunday of each Everyone is Welcome p.m. month. Worship 10:30 a.m. MT. MORRIS CHURCH EMMANUEL OF THE BRETHREN EVANGELICAL FIRST UNITED Pastor Ginny Haney LUTHERAN CHURCH METHODIST CHURCH409 W. Brayton Road Office: 815-732-2424 FORRESTON P.O. Box 2055 764 N. Stillman Road, 402 First Ave., Forreston Mt. Morris, IL 61054 Oregon Pastor David Poust Phone: 815-734-4573 (Payneâ€™s Point) 815-938-2380 Office hours Monday Pastor Andrew Kayes Thursday, Oct. 17â€”1:30 p.m. Friday 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon Worship Service 9 a.m. UMW Unit Meeting Thursday, Oct. 17â€”4:30-7 Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20â€”9 a.m. Worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday p.m. Pantry Open Friday, Oct. 18â€”9-10:30 EVANGELICAL FREE School CHURCH Monday, Oct. 21â€”8 a.m. AA a.m. Womenâ€™s Fellowship; OF MT. MORRIS Open Meeting; 3-4:30 p.m. 10:30 a.m. Food Delivery for Pantry 102 S. Seminary St. Good News Club Saturday, Oct. 19â€”8 a.m. Mt. Morris Wednesday, Oct. 23â€”5-7 Menâ€™s Fellowship Breakfast 815-734-4942 p.m. Ham Supper Sunday, Oct. 20â€”8:15 Senior Pastor a.m. Prayer Service; 9:30 Bruce McKanna FLORENCE UNITED Associate Pastor METHODIST CHURCH a.m. Worship; 10:30 a.m. Fellowship Time; 10:45 a.m. Lance Mennen 2649 W. Florence Rd., Sunday School for All Ages Thursday, Oct. 17â€”1:30 Freeport Tuesday, Oct. 22â€”Quilting p.m. Womenâ€™s Bible Study Kathleen Brinkmeier, Wednesday, Oct. 23â€”7:15 Saturday, Oct. 19â€”7 a.m. Pastor p.m. Chimes Rehearsal Menâ€™s Accountability Group Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20â€”8:30 Worship Service 10:30 a.m. NEW LIFE ASSEMBLY a.m. Sunday School; 9:30 a.m. OF GOD InnerMission; 10 a.m. Worship FORRESTON GROVE 401 S. Eighth St., Oregon Service; 6 p.m. Quarterly CHURCH Pastor David Demmer Meeting 7246 N. Freeport Rd., 815-732-7404 Tuesday, Oct. 22â€”9 a.m. Forreston 9:30 a.m. New Life Cafe Ladies Prayer Circle; 5:30 p.m. Presbyterian Church in 10 a.m. Worship Service Tutoring Club America Wednesday, Oct. 23â€”6 815-938-3605 NORTH GROVE a.m. Mt. Morris Menâ€™s Prayer Jeremy Cheezum, Pastor EVANGELICAL Meeting; 10 a.m. Beth Moore 9:30 a.m. Sunday School CHURCH Bible Study for Women; 4 10:30 a.m. Worship Service 10384 W. Coffman Rd., p.m. Ladiesâ€™ Evening Prayer Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Forreston Meeting Pioneer Club Pastor Tim Hotchkiss Log onto our website Thursdays, 7 p.m. Adult Church: 815-938-2194 at http://www.efcmm. Study; 7:45 p.m. Choir Pastorâ€™s Cell: 815-209-6838 org to check out our latest Saturday, Oct. 19â€”9 a.m.opportunities and updates FORRESTON REFORMED 12 p.m. Food Pantry & Thrift CHURCH Shop Open at New Life FAITH DISCOVERY 501 Third Ave. Community Center CHURCH Tim Fry, Pastor Sunday, Oct. 20â€”9 a.m. 801 W. Oregon St., Polo 9:30 a.m. Worship 815-946-3588 10:45 a.m. Sunday School Sunday School; 10:05 a.m. Worship Jeremy Heller, Pastor Tuesday, Oct. 22â€”9 a.m.9 a.m. Sunday School FREEDOM LUTHERAN 12 p.m. Food Pantry & Thrift 10 a.m. Worship Service WORSHIPPING Shop Open at New Life Nursery Available COMMUNITY, ELCA Community Center We are an independent nonPastor Jeff Schlesinger denominational Christian 815-222-7270 OREGON church. Sunday School 9 a.m. & CHURCH OF GOD Visitors are always welcome. Sunday Service 9:45 a.m. at 860 W. Oregon Trail Rd. Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Pastor Michael Hoffman FAITH EVANGELICAL Dining Hall 815-732-6847 LUTHERAN CHURCH 1834 S. IL Rt. 2 You and your family are 402 Second Ave., Forreston (a mile south of Oregon)
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ST. MARKâ€™S LUTHERAN CHURCH 201 N. Division Ave., Polo Pastor Terrie Wilder Communion Served the 1st & 3rd Sundays of Each Month Thursday, Oct. 17â€”3 p.m. Prayer Group; 4-5:30 p.m. Adult Confirmation Sunday, Oct. 20â€”9-10 a.m. OREGON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Confirmation; 9:15-10:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10 a.m. Social 200 S. Fourth, Oregon Time; 10:30 a.m. Worship 815-732-2994 Tuesday, Oct. 22â€”7 p.m. Barb Good, Pastor Council of Churches Saturday Worship 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22-Saturday, Sunday Worship 9 a.m. Activities during the Week: Oct. 26â€”Work at Second Thursday, Oct. 17â€”7:30 Hand Rose
p.m. Choir Saturday, Oct. 19â€” Newsletter Deadline; 7:30 a.m. UMM at Charleyâ€™s; 4 p.m. Family Hayride & Bonfire at Saams; No 5 p.m. Worship Sunday, Oct. 20â€”12:45 p.m. History Walk to Historical Society Monday, Oct. 21â€”10 a.m. Bible Studies Wednesday, Oct. 23â€”5:30 p.m. Wednesday Night Alive; 6 p.m. Staff Parish Meeting; 6:30 p.m. Charge Conference Thursday, Oct. 24â€”6:30 p.m. Pack Meeting; 7:30 p.m. Choir PINE CREEK CHRISTIAN CHURCH 5076 S. Lowell Park Rd. Gregg Downs, Pastor 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship Service POLO CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN Congress Ave. & Webster St. (The church is handicapped accessible) Pastor Leslie Lake 9:30 a.m. Family Worship 10:30 a.m. Fellowship Time 10:45 a.m. Sunday School PRAIRIE DELL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 16031 W. Coffman Rd., Shannon Pastor Donna Gericke, CLP 815-864-2448 Sunday School 9 a.m. Worship 10 a.m. 11:45 a.m. Fellowship Sunday, Oct. 20â€”Mission Sunday with Guest Speaker Allan Genandt from New Life Food Pantry, Forreston
ST. MARY CHURCH 301 N. Fourth St., Oregon Father Joseph P. Naill Office Phone 815-732-7383 Office FAX 815-732-4742 Mass Schedule Saturday 4:30 p.m. Sunday 7:30 & 9:30 a.m. Tuesday thru Friday 8 a.m. Third Wednesday of Month at Pinecrest 3 p.m. Reconciliation Saturday 3:30-4:15 p.m. St. Mary Prayer Network Lois Lints 815-703-9699 Nancy Kerwin 815-732-3351 Darlene Bauer 815-732-2238 ST. 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.
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invited to join us in worship on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Michael Hoffman will give the morning message, â€œTall Lessons from a Short Story,â€? the third in the series titled â€œGodâ€™s Lost Passion,â€? based on Luke 19: 1 â€“ 10. Greeters are the Matt and Mandy Stormont Family. During morning worship an exceptionally fine Childrenâ€™s Church is offered for children 3 years old through Grade 5. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m. and includes classes for adults, young adults, teens, children and infants. Special attention is given in each class to issues and topics related to the particular needs and interests of each group. The Wednesday night Youth Group meets at 6 p.m. at East Oregon Chapel, 107 N. Daysville Road. The local Weight Watchers group meets Wednesday at the church from 5 to 5:30 p.m. for weigh-in, followed by their meeting from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Octoberâ€™s Bible Books of the Month are Romans and I and II Corinthians.
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Polo home is featured on the Monolithic dome tour Monolithic domes homes all across the United States, including a unique home owned by Ben and Ari Katner at 710 E. Oregon St., Polo, will be open for tours on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monolithic domes are steelreinforced concrete structures known for energy efficiency,
durability and strength. The tour, sponsored by Monolithic Constructors, Inc., Texas, is designed to raise awareness about these green buildings. Visit www.monolithic. com for details and more information. The monolithic dome owned by the Katner Family
was built in 2005 and they are the second owners. â€œIt is a 50-foot oblate dome with four bedrooms and two baths and a loft. It is a very comfortable home with a rustic feel inside and out,â€? said Ben Katner. Call 815-946-4152 for more details. Admission is free.
Living History is expanding
Smaller Campers Members of the Tear Jerkers club camped at Lowden State Park over the weekend. The club is a group that enjoys camping in small trailers, some that are shaped like a teardrop. Photos by Chris Johnson
In an effort to bring Ogle County history to more people, the Ogle County Historical Society launched a Living History at Oregon Trail Days with just two historic characters. At Autumn on Parade, the Program included a day at the Historical Societyâ€™s Ruby Nash Museum and a spot in the AOP Parade. Margaret Fuller (Sherry Piros) and Lorado Taft (Ron Colson) were joined by five new Living History or walk, but must provide their participants. own pumpkin. Winning jack-o-lanterns will be on display at Pinecrest through Halloween. The University of Illinois Judging of the jack-oExtension is pleased to lanterns will take place at announce that Master Gardener the community center on Training will be held in Boone, Wednesday, Oct. 30. Lee, and Stephenson counties Check Pinecrestâ€™s Facebook, in 2014. Interested people Twitter, or web site feeds at should apply now for the www.pinecrestcommunity. training. com for more information and While the Master Gardener signup forms, or call Amy at program is nationwide, Illinois 815-734-4103. started its first training in 1975 and now boasts more than 3,500 Master Gardeners statewide. Training is offered on a rotational basis throughout the state on a yearly basis. Classes by phone. The event costs $10 per are listed below for each of the person with a pledge sheet three counties in 2014. Training in Boone County or $20 per person without will be on Wednesdays from pledges. Registration includes two January 15 through April 2. games of bowling, shoe Classes will be at the Boone rental, and one pizza per County Extension office, Belvidere, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 team. The registration deadline is p.m. Lee County training will Friday, Nov. 1.
5K run is set for Oct. 26 Pinecrest Community is sponsoring a week of events called Pumpkin Palooza to celebrate Halloween and raise money for the Good Samaritan fund. Events kick off with a 5K run and 1 mile walk on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 9 a.m. from the Pinecrest Grove Community Center, 500 Evergreen Lane, Mt. Morris. The public is invited to participate, and runners may wear safe and family-friendly
costumes, which will be judged for prizes. Entry fees are $25 per person, $35 per couple, and $15 for children under 18 and seniors over 55. Participants who run in the event will receive a pumpkin which they may carve and return to Pinecrest for consideration in the free Pumpkin Palooza Carving Contest. The carving contest is open to the public. Those who want to participate do not need to run
All proceeds benefit residents at Pinecrest Community who have exhausted their personal funds. Visit the website at www. pinecrestcommunity.org to learn more about this yearâ€™s event and to print a registration form or call Amy at 815-734-4103 to sign up
also participated in Sundayâ€™s AOP Parade. It is still possible for new participants to join the Historical Society program. This will be a fun and educational project for all those involved. Anyone who would like to depict an historic figure, create period costumes, or work in the background for support is encouraged to participate. For more information call 815-973-4773 or visitwww. oglecountyhistoricalsociety. com.
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Benefit bowling planned Flex those muscles for Pinecrest Communityâ€™s Good Samaritan Fund on Saturday, Nov. 9 when Pinecrest employees and area residents gather in Mt. Morris with members of the regional Churches of the Brethren for a night of bowling at Town and Country Lanes, 4031 W. Mud Creek Rd.
John Deere (Jon Barnhart), Ruby Nash (Melinda Egli), Neva â€œGrandmaâ€? Burright (Rita Mueller), Laura Fessler (Marie Ley), and Joanne Reisner portrayed seven historical figures in the Spoon River Anthology. The seven-member living history project along with museum tours of the Ogle County Historical Society saw a record number of visitors to the Ruby Nash Home and Museum during Autumn on Parade weekend. The historic portrayers
be Fridays from January 17 through April 4 at Sauk Valley Community College, Dixon. Class times are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. In Stephenson County, training will be on Tuesdays from January 14 through April 1. Classes are Highland Community College, Freeport from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. After the initial training, 60 hours of volunteer work are required over a two-year period. Once the 60 hours are completed the volunteer becomes a certified Master Gardener. To maintain active status, each year the volunteer must complete 30 hours of volunteer work and 10 hours of continuing education. As volunteers, Master Gardeners make a difference
in the community. Over the last year, the 22 active Master Gardeners in Ogle County contributed over 1,500 volunteer hours, answering homeownersâ€™ gardening questions, teaching gardening lessons for children, planning and presenting at educational workshops, working with 4-H and local organizations. Pre-registration is required to attend Master Gardener Training. An orientation interview will be conducted with participants in advance of the class. Registration for the training is $175. For more information or to register please contact Lisa Valle, Extension program coordinator at 815-732-2191 or visit us on the web at web. extension.illinois.edu/bdo.
Fur Ball will benefit animal shelter Granny Rose Animal Shelter will host the 12th annual Fur Ball on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Brandywine, 441 Ill. Route 2, Dixon. This is an evening of silent auctions, music, food, fun and more to benefit the stray and homeless animals at the Granny Rose Animal Shelter, Dixon. In addition to the silent auction, one of the eveningâ€™s
highlights is the annual dessert auction. Some of the best desserts, from some of the finest bakeries and bakers in the area, are auctioned off to raise additional funds for the shelter. Limited seating is available for this event. Advanced reservations are required and must be made by Monday, Oct. 28.
Tickets are $40 per person and may be purchased at the Granny Rose Animal Shelter, 613 River Lane, Dixon. Call the Granny Rose Animal Shelter at 815-288PETS(7387) for more details. Cocktails and silent auction begin at 6:30 p.m. with a buffet style dinner beginning at 7:30 p.m. Attire for this event can be anything from Levis to lace â€Ś just come and have a good
time. Granny Rose Animal Shelter is a 501 (c) (3) not-forprofit organization that relies on local charitable giving and fundraisers, such as this, to raise the funds necessary to provide shelter, health care and find new loving homes for the stray and abandoned cats and dogs in the Lee, Ogle, and Whiteside County area.
Autumn on Parade Executive Board member Craig Schisler, left, presents, Jane Beaman, Dixon, with a $601.50 check for winning the festivalâ€™s 50/50 raffle. Photo by Earleen Hinton
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Seven 4-H members are selected as Ambassadors Seven Ogle County 4-Hers have been selected as first year county Ambassadors for the 2013-2014 year. Ambassadors are Megan Ackland, Rochelle; Chelsea Eden, Michaela Eden, Katrina Lowry, and Heather Stranberg, all of Oregon; Kiirstin McIntyre, Stillman Valley, and Jordan Mingus, Byron. All seven were chosen as the result of a stringent application and interview process that screened candidates for leadership abilities, 4-H expertise, and communication skills. As 4-H Ambassadors, this team will represent the county 4-H program at various events and activities in Ogle County and at the state level throughout the 4-H year. Megan Ackland is a three year member of the Ogle County Clovers 4-H Club in Rochelle/Byron area. She has served as her 4-H Club treasurer for two years, and has also been involved with several committees at the club and county levels. She has been involved in her church choir and many community service projects in 4-H and with her church. Meganâ€™s major project area has been child development. â€œAs a 4-H member, I have not only gained skills in my project areas such as cooking, photography, and child development, but I really grew in social skills.
â€œI am now way more comfortable and open when it comes to talking in front of people, meeting new people, and taking charge and leading a group of people in an activity,â€? Megan said. Chelsea Eden is a nine-year member of the Carefree 4-H Club in Oregon. Her major project area has been Swine. Chelsea has served her club as program junior leader, Cloverbud junior leader, secretary, and reporter. Chelsea volunteers at Pegasus Special Riders, helps at AOP, and the Rockford Resuce Mission. She was also nominated twice as the Student of the Quarter. â€œI have gained responsibility with holding an office in my 4-H club. I also have gained patience with my projects, being a 4-H member also has built my confidence in speaking in front of people,â€? Chelsea said. Michaela Eden is a nineyear member of the Carefree 4-H Club in Oregon. She has been her clubâ€™s awards junior leader, program junior leader, and served on several committees in her 4-H club. Michaelaâ€™s major project area has been swine. â€œMy major accomplishment as a 4-H member is being able to be myself in front of others who know and understand agriculture. I also have increased my selfesteem by being an officer, committee chairman, as well
as presenting my talk or demonstration to my club,â€? Michaela said. Katrina Lowry is a fouryear member currently of the Carefree 4-H Club, Oregon. Katrinaâ€™s major project area has been beef. She was club president of the Ogle County Green Thumbs, been on the Penny Carnival Committee for three years, and served as a Federation delegate for her club. Katrina is involved in basketball, volleyball, student council, National Angus Association, Illinois Junior Angus Association, and the Northern Illinois Angus Association. Katrina said she has â€œgained responsibility, self-confidence, memories, life-long friends, and lessons that will help me in years to come,â€? through her experience with 4-H. Heather Stranberg is a six-year member of the Leaf River Soaring Eagles 4-H Club. She has served as her clubâ€™s secretary, photographer, junior leader, chaired numerous committees, and a Federation delegate for her club. Heatherâ€™s major project area is visual arts. She helps at her church and has taught summer Sunday school. â€œMy major accomplishments as a 4-H member include working to set and complete goals, learning to speak with respect
The 2013 â€“ 2014 Ogle County 4-H Ambassador Team promoted 4-H at the Stillman Valley parade. Pictured in front are Kiirstin McIntyre, Stillman Valley; Megan Ackland, Rochelle; Katrina Lowry, Oregon; Heather Stranberg, Oregon. In the back are Michaela Eden, Oregon; Jordan Mingus, Oregon. Not pictured is Chelsea Eden, Oregon.
and present myself formally, and becoming a strong leader in my club, my community, my country, and my world,â€? Heather said. Kiirstin McIntyre is a seven-year member currently of the Ogle Jolly 4-H Club in Stillman Valley. She has been her clubâ€™s president for three years, chaired numerous committees, been a Federation delegate for her club, and was the Federation Rec Chairman last year. She is also involved in FFA, chorus, volleyball, softball, and basketball. Kiirstinâ€™s major project area has been sheep. â€œI have gained responsibility, communication skills, and Iâ€™ve become a more outgoing person,â€? she said. Jordan Mingus is a six-
year member of the Ogle County Clovers 4-H Club in Rochelle/Byron area. His major project area has been poultry and horticulture. Jordan has been his clubâ€™s treasurer, president, reporter, historian, junior leader, project leader, Federation delegate, and chaired numerous committees. Jordan is also currently a 4-H Science Ambassador. He is on the High School Bowling Team, Academic Bowl Team, and a Science Fair Judge. He also volunteers with the Oregon Park District, Oregon Trail Days Festival, and S.H.A.R.E. Jordan said he â€œfeels that my membership in the 4-H program has helped me become more independent in terms of time management and project
planning. I have also greatly improved my leadership and communicational skills.â€? All seven ambassadors began their work for the 4-H year in early September. They will be formally honored at the county 4-H Achievement Celebration on Sunday, Nov. 17 in Oregon. All are looking forward to a busy year that will include promoting 4-H in local parades, conducting classroom presentations, and manning displays at community events. 4-H is the Positive Youth Development program of University of Illinois Extension. The 4-H year is starting now. For information about membership and volunteer opportunities, contact the Ogle County Extension office at 815-732-2191.
Wellness fair will be held at RRC Oct. 25 The Ogle County Services Network is sponsoring its annual Wellness and Resource Fair for adults on Friday, October 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rock River Center, 810 S. Tenth St., Oregon. Attorneys David A. Smith and Jennifer L. Birkholz will discuss current trends and developments in estate planning including wills, trusts, the Federal and Illinois estate tax. They will
also present information on Powers of Attorney for property, and Powers of Attorney for health care. Smith has practiced law in Ogle County for 42 years, and Birkholz has more than six yearsâ€™ experience in the county. This program is free to participants and will be held at 1 p.m. Seating is limited. Medicine Disposal will be provided by the Oregon Police Department from 8:30
to 10:30 a.m. Individuals must bring in all pills in a sealed plastic bag for drop off. Other workshops are scheduled at the following times. 8:30 a.m. Shingles with Dr. Thomas Michelson 9 a.m. Vital Signs: Know Your Numbers with Marilyn Csernus, U of I Extension nutrition and wellness educator 10 a.m. Illinois Health
Berry presentation is Friday Gardeners who love fresh fruits that are available at local farmerâ€™s markets are invited to a class on growing berries and brambles. The information will be presented on Friday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Ogle County Extension office at 421 W. Pines Rd. in Oregon. Join University of Illinois Extension staff as they teach proper site and variety
selection. Candice Miller, horticulture educator, and Connie Echaiz, small farms educator, will cover topics including growing practices, pest and disease management and proper pruning procedures. They will discuss how to grow raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and blueberries in a backyard garden. A question and answer
session will follow the class. Cost for the program is $5. Advance registration is needed. Phone or e-mail the University of Illinois Extension office for more details, 815-732-2191, web. extension.illinois.edu/bdo. Anyone needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program should call the office.
Oregon Police Chief Darin DeHaan reports the following police activity Sept. 30 through Oct. 6.
Janesville, Wis., was issued a citation at 12:03 a.m. for no valid safety test. This violation occurred in the 400 block of S. Fourth Street. JoAnne R. Reisner, 76, Oak Park, was issued a city citation at 9:35 a.m. for the traffic offense of disobeying a stop sign. This violation occurred at the intersection of 10th and Webster Streets.
a vehicle with an expired registration. This violation occurred in the 200 block of S. 10th Street.
Insurance Marketplace with Ogle County Health Department. Screenings: Hearing by Lions Club Spinal by Dr. Tracy Woods, Aspiring Health Chiropractic Clinic Blood pressure and glucose by Rochelle Community Hospital Bone density by OSF Womenâ€™s Center Cooking Demonstration 11:30 a.m. Cooking savory
soups with Csernus and Natalie Rodakowski Pampering: Massages by Tonya LaPage Hand and lip pampering by Mary Kay representative Jamie Revelle Mini-manicures and hand massages by Educators of Beauty, College of Cosmetology Hand and Foot Reflexology with Carolyn Bieck In addition to the free
events, there will be many exhibitor booths to visit offering information and samples. Also, participants can register to win one of several gift cards for gas, groceries or other items. Call University of Illinois Extension at 815-732-2191 for more information or go to web.extension.illinois.edu/ bdo or call the Rock River Center at 815-732-3252.
Fire Dept. How To Polo firefighters demonstrated Oct. 12, how to remove the door of a car to extricate accident victims. The extrication demonstration was part of the fire departmentâ€™s annual hog roast held during Fire Prevention Week. Photo by Vinde Wells
Oregon Police Activity Sept. 28 Mary Salstrom-Porter, 64, of Brooklyn, NY, was issued a city citation at 11:15 a.m. for the traffic offense of speeding. This violation occurred in the 600 block of N. Fourth Street.
operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Martinez was also issued a city citation for the traffic offense of operating a vehicle with an expired Mark S. Elliott, 61, registration. These violations Oregon, was issued a citation occurred in the 1100 block of at 10:48 p.m. for the traffic W. Washington Street. offense of disobeying a stop sign. This violation occurred Wesley D. Newman, at the intersection of Third 51, Eldorado, was issued and Franklin Streets. a citation at 9:36 p.m. for operating a vehicle that was Oct. 3 Oct. 5 overweight on registration. Sean O. Zeman, 38, Oregon, At 12:30 p.m., Isaias This violation occurred in the was arrested at 9:24 p.m. Martinez, 33, Mt. Morris, 200 block of E. Washington on an outstanding warrant. was issued a citation for Street. Zeman was transported to the Ogle County jail.
Sept. 30 Katherine L. Petrusa, 27, Oregon, was issued a city citation at 8 p.m. for the traffic offense of speeding. This violation occurred in the 100 block of N. Daysville Oct. 4 Road. Austin D. Luepkes, 17, Oct. 1 Oregon, was issued a citation Alex A. Herritz, 55, at 9:40 p.m. for operating
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