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LR man found not guilty by reason of insanity By Chris Johnson Reporter A man accused of stabbing a Leaf River couple more than two years ago showed no emotion while answering questions during a Jan. 8 BENCH TRIAL IN /GLE #OUNTY #OURT Judge John Redington found Michael Mitchell, 29, Leaf River, not guilty by reason of insanity on 10 counts. Mitchell was charged with four counts of attempted MURDER ALL#LASS8FELONIES two counts of home invasion, BOTH #LASS 8 FELONIES AND four counts of aggravated BATTERY ALL#LASSFELONIES Mitchell, 29, was accused

of breaking into the home of David and Denise Zellers on July 3, 2011 and repeatedly stabbing them with two knives he brought with him. Both suffered serious injuries and were taken to the hospital. They have since recovered. After fleeing on foot from the scene, Mitchell was taken into custody a short distance from the Zellers home after a five-hour manhunt. After more than twoyears the case was set for a stipulated bench trial before Redington. Redington said the state and defense would present the evidence they would use if the case went to a full trial. Before proceeding with

the trial, Redington asked Mitchell if he agreed to waive his rights to a jury trial. “Yes,� said Mitchell. Mitchell was then asked if it was his desire to give up a jury trial. “Yes,� he said. Redington asked Mitchell if he had any questions for the court before the bench trial. “No,� said Mitchell. Redington then asked Mitchell if he had signed the document waiving his right to a jury trial. “Yes,� said Mitchell. In each of these questions the tone of Mitchell’s responses was in the same flat voice that did not

waver or show any signs of emotion. After the questions were answered, Redington proceeded with the bench trial. “The facts will be presented stipulated,� said Redington. He said all parties were willing to proceed. Assistant States Attorney Aaron Wiles had written reports from the officers who responded to the scene in July of 2011. (E SAID /GLE #OUNTY Deputy Robert Gemmell was the first on the scene. Wiles read the reports from Gemmell which included a description of where the two victims were in the home

and what the victims said occurred at the home. These reports stated David Zellers received a phone call from Mitchell earlier that day in which he, Mitchell, complained about the quality of the village water supply. A report from Sergeant Brian Ketter was also read. Ketter talked with Mitchell’s mother Patricia and obtained some text messages Mitchell had sent her. The report also stated that Mitchell was located in Leaf River and was tased as he tried to flee from the officers. Wiles said Mitchell was brought to an interview room at the sheriff’s administration building in Oregon where

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Board postpones closed sessions By Vinde Wells Editor The Mt. Morris Village Board postponed three closed sessions listed on Tuesday’s board meeting agenda. The first was slated to discuss sewer rates for Mt. Morris Estates. Although the mobile home park lies outside the village limits, 107 trailers are hooked up to the village sewer system. A contract with the park’s owners expired last fall, and a rate increase is being considered. Village president Dan Elsasser said the closed session would be rescheduled because Sewer Department Supervisor Jack Beck was unable to attend the meeting. Beck was injured Tuesday

morning when he slipped and fell on ice at the sewer plant. Two other closed sessions pertained to economic growth in the village. One was to discuss business incentives and the other to discuss annexations. Both were also postponed. After the meeting Elsasser declined to give details but said the board is considering a business incentive plan for possible economic growth. In another matter, board members asked questions about an update to the security system at the village hall. Elsasser said the old key pad system has been replaced by a card reader. He said only certain village employees and officials, including himself, village clerk Paula Diehl, and the

police, have badges that can be swiped in the card reader to gain access to the building after normal business hours. “The only thing that’s really changed is the card reader versus the key pad,� Elsasser said. Board members had the number code for the key pad, but don’t have badges for the card reader, he said. Board members asked how members of local organizations which meet in the building can get in for evening meetings. Elsasser said the card reader can be deactivated when meetings are scheduled. In other business, the board approved seeking bids to sell three trucks and set the minimum price for each vehicle.

Dozens of accidents close down ice-slickened roads By Vinde Wells Editor Portions of three state highways were closed for SEVERALHOURSIN/GLE#OUNTY Jan. 10 while emergency crews dealt with the dozens of accidents caused by freezing rain. /GLE #OUNTY 3HERIFF Michael Harn said Monday morning that he did not yet have a count on how many accidents occurred from midafternoon Friday until late into the evening. “It was probably well over 50,� he said. “There were no serious injuries that I know of but at least of couple of people went to the hospital.� Although the temperature Friday was several degrees above freezing, the rain turned to ice as soon as it hit the pavement, which remained much colder after several days below zero earlier in the week. Deputies had their hands full as vehicles collided or slipped off the road in rapid succession. Harn said deputies working that day extended their shifts

by several hours and those on the night shift came in several hours early. The sheriff’s department was assisted by the Illinois State Police, Oregon Police Department, and Illinois #ONSERVATION0OLICE #RASHES THROUGHOUT THE afternoon and evening led to portions of Ill. 72, Ill. 2, and Ill. 64 being closed, with traffic backing up for extended periods. With local wreckers all at crash scenes, Harn told telecommunicators to call Dixon-based tow services for help. The biggest back-up closed )LL  NEAR #ASTLE 2OCK 3TATE Park for about four hours when a semi jack-knifed and struck a snow plow in the “cut� around 5:30 p.m., Harn said. #ARSWEREBACKEDUPFORA mile and a half on each side of the accident, Harn said. “There were 40 cars on this (north) side of the accident,� he said. “There were probably at least that many on the other side.� One of the vehicles caught in the traffic stoppage was

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a Rock Falls High School bus bringing players to a basketball game in Oregon. The game was canceled and rescheduled. Harn said the road was reopened around 9:30 p.m. Reports of cars sliding off the icy roads began around 2:30 p.m. when two cars went into the ditch on Ill. 64 approximately four miles east of Oregon. That was soon followed by a semi versus car crash in the same vicinity. Harn said the semi ended up in its side in the ditch. A driver from Maggio’s towing service, Rockford, deemed the icy conditions too treacherous to pull the semi out on Friday, and it remained in the ditch until Saturday afternoon, he said. Ill. 64 was closed for a time due to that crash. The road was also closed later in the evening when accidents occurred on Liberty Hill just west of Oregon. Another semi slid off the road on Ill. 2 near Meridian Road north of Byron when the driver was trying to avoid Turn to A2

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School official suspended No reason given for action on superintendent By Vinde Wells Editor Forrestville Valley school officials suspended the district’s superintendent without pay last week but would not say why. Superintendent Lowell Taylor, who has been on medical leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) since Aug. 26, was suspended without pay pending a dismissal hearing Jan. 8 at a special school board meeting. Board president Robert Ebbesmeyer declined to give the reasons for the action. “I can’t go into any more detail,� he said after the meeting, which was attended by more than 30 people, most of them teachers and school staff members.

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The board unanimously took the action after a 30-minute closed session. Taylor was on sick leave for approximately two weeks prior to the board approving his medical leave under FMLA. Ebbesmeyer said no date has been set for a dismissal hearing. Hand-outs made available at the meeting detailed the board’s policy on suspensions without pay. The hand-out reads as follows: “The board of education may suspend without pay: (1) a professional employee pending a dismissal hearing, or (2) a teacher as a disciplinary measure for up to 30 employment days for misconduct that is detrimental to the school district. Administrative staff members may not be suspended without pay as a disciplinary measure.� The hand-out defined “misconduct that is detrimental to the school

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district� to include: s )NSUBORDINATION including any failure to follow an oral or written directive from a supervisor; s6IOLATIONOFBOARDPOLICY or administrative procedure; s#ONDUCTTHATDISRUPTSOR may disrupt the educational program or process; s #ONDUCT THAT VIOLATES an state of federal law that relates to the employee’s duties; s/THERSUFFICIENTCAUSES Taylor’s employment contract with the board runs through June 30, 2018. It was signed Jan. 18, 2012. In Taylor’s absence, Interim Superintendent Jane Eichman has been overseeing the district. She was hired by the board on Aug. 26. In accordance with state guidelines, Eichman is being paid $550 per day. Because she is a retired superintendent, pension requirements limit her to work 100 days per school year.

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Man charged with sex crime A Byron man was charged last week with sexually molesting a teenage girl. Judah Pearl, 28, was arrested Jan. 7 on two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, Class 2 felonies and one count of indecent

solicitation of a child, a Class 3 felony. Ogle County Sheriff Michael R. Harn said the arrest stems from an incident that occurred on Jan. 1 involving a female juvenile in the Byron area.

State’s Attorney Mike Rock said the victim is between the ages of 13 and 17. Pearl is being held in the Ogle County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 22.

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Karen Dietrich and Denise Cheek attended the Community Women’s Club December meeting where members brought toys and wrapped them. The gifts were given to Toys for Kids. Photo supplied

Club is open to all area women Community Women’s Club of Mt. Morris is an organization of all age women who care about their community. Members meet once a month, September through June, to socialize, do community projects, and expand their minds. The organization was originally a branch of Federated Women’s Club, which began in Mt. Morris

in the very early 1900s. Recently the organization separated from Federated Women’s Club continuing on as a local organization with the intent of giving back to the community. The club holds several fund raisers a year and all money is distributed within the community to benefit children, senior citizens, the food pantry, fire victims, Let Freedom

The Mt. Morris Public Library is participating in the eRead Illinois Program, designed to increase access to e-books across Illinois. Illinois Heartland Library System and Reaching Across Illinois Library System have partnered with the Illinois State Library and Baker & Taylor to provide this access. eRead Illinois is a two-year statewide program designed to increase access to e-books for Illinois residents and grow e-book expertise among library staff, library system staff, and Illinois residents. Initial funding for eRead Illinois was provided by a grant from Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse

White through the Illinois State Library. Axis 360 is a digital media platform, providing libraries and their patrons with a state-of-the-art system for circulating digital e-books from the eRead Illinois shared collection for Illinois libraries. Patrons at libraries participating in eRead Illinois will use the cloudbased delivery across a number of devices including iPad,iPhone, Android, Windows, NOOK and Sony Reader devices, and many more. “RAILS selected Baker & Taylor’s Axis 360 platform for the eRead Illinois grant

because of the breadth and depth of available titles, the flexibility of options to meet the diverse needs of our libraries across Illinois and the ADA compliance of the Baker & Taylor Blio e-reader. Equal access for all users in RAILS member libraries is very important to us,� said Dee Brennan, Executive Director of Reaching Across Illinois Library System. eRead Illinois’s Axis 360 collection was publicly launched on Dec. 16. Additional information on how to access the eRead Illinois shared collection is available at Mt. Morris Public Library website (www. mtmorris-il.org).

Ring Queen scholarships, and many other community needs. Community Women’s Club has also been an integral part of the fall Mt. Morris Historic presentations over the last five years. Women from the community are welcome to attend the meetings held The February Finds All displayed antiques, be admitted free. Children the third Monday of each Antique and Collectibles vintage collectibles, and must be accompanied by an month that the club meets. Market will be held Saturday, artwork are for sale. adult. Feb. 1 at the Moose Lodge Merchandise includes: The collection of non1551 Family Center, 485 E. antique furniture, antique perishable food items will Hitt St., Mt. Morris. tools, primitives, tins, lamps, be donated to the Mt. Morris The market is a fund- vintage clothing and jewelry, Loaves & Fish Food Pantry. vehicles in the ditch because raising event for the Let tin toys, collectibles, Parking is free and they couldn’t get up that Freedom Ring Festival quilts and linens, artwork, the building is handicap hill,� Harn said. Committee and the Moose stamps, postcards, tin lunch accessible. According to the Illinois Lodge. The February Finds pails, local advertising A bake sale, sponsored by State Police, an Oregon Market will be open from 9 memorabilia, Depression the 2014 Let Freedom Ring fire truck responding to the a.m. to 4 p.m. Glass, Hull and McCoy Committee, will be held in crash scene on River Road Dealers have been pottery, enamelware. conjunction with the market. ended up sliding into another carefully selected to Admittance to this event Food and beverages, vehicle. participate in this market. is either $3 per person or prepared by the Moose will More than 20 dealers have a donation of three non- be available for purchase. reserved booths; at the perishable food items per No food or drinks will be present time, all dealer person. allowed in the designated County Jail. spaces are filled. Children 5 and under will market area. Dec. 22 Citations were issued to Shane A. Schoenrock, 23, Mt. Morris, for driving under the influence of alcohol and A bake sale to raise funds The fundraising committee Bring donations to the reckless driving. for the 2014 July 4th Let is asking for donations of Moose Lodge from 10 a.m. to Schoenrock was Freedom Ring festival will cakes, cookies, candy, snack 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31. transported to the Ogle be held in conjunction with mixes, pies, breads and any All bake sale proceeds will County Jail. the February Finds Antiques other goodies. benefit the Let Freedom Ring Dec. 28 and Collectibles Market on The committee will festival. A citation was issued Saturday, Feb. 1 at 9 a.m. at package donations, or donors For more information call to Amanda L. Pauk, 33, the Mt. Morris Moose Lodge may do the packaging, and Chris Weller at 815-734Macomb, for operation of an 1551 Family Center, 485 E. the committee will price 4669 or Linda Burr at 815uninsured motor vehicle. Hitt St., Mt. Morris. them. 543-3334. Dec. 29 Crystal D. Hess, 31, Mt. Morris, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant. Hess was transported Please print your change of address below: to the Ogle County Jail. Dec. 31 Last name ____________________________M. I.________First __________________ Michael T. Walker, 38, no address given, was arrested Street __________________________________________Apt# ________________ for domestic battery. Walker was transported to the Ogle County Jail. City ________________________________State ______Zip __________________

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Accidents close icy highways From A1 an accident that had already occurred. A snow plow struck the semi, Harn said, causing that portion of Ill. 2 to be closed. Ill. 72 was closed between Byron and Stillman Valley when a semi slid into the

ditch near Marrill Road, quickly followed by several other vehicles whose drivers were trying to avoid the semi, he said. River Road near Lowden Park also had its share of accidents. “There were 10 to 20

Mt. Morris Police Report Mt. Morris Police Chief Jason White reported the following activity on Jan. 7. These charges are merely accusations and defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty. Dec. 3 A citation was issued to Sally J. Stevens, 70, Mt. Morris, for operation of an uninsured motor vehicle. Dec. 4 A citation was issued to Thomas M. Lane, 29, Milledgeville, for hit and run. A citation was issued to Derrick L. Lewers, 38, Rockford, for operation of an uninsured motor vehicle. Dec. 5 Citations were issued to Timothy W. Costa, 35, Pleasant Hills, Mo., for suspended/revoked

drivers license and no valid registration. Costa was transported to the Ogle County Jail. Dec. 10 Citations were issued to David C. Brody, 28, Mt. Morris, for operation of an uninsured motor vehicle and traffic sign violation. Dec. 11 A citation was issued to Brent E. Myers, 53, Bourbonnais, for no valid registration. Dec. 16 Duane J. Briggs 19, Mt. Morris, was arrested for domestic battery. Briggs was transported to the Ogle County Jail. Dec. 18 Tempest B. Jones, 19, Mt. Morris, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant. Jones was transported to the Ogle

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Court to determine how long Mitchell will be held From A1 During the initial hearing, Mitchell appeared on closed circuit television. At that time his public defender Eric Morrow asked for a fitness evaluation to determine if Mitchell could stand trial. The motion was granted on July 15, 2011. Ogle County Judge Michael Mallon asked then why Mitchell was covered with a blanket. He was told that staff at the jail was having trouble getting MItchell to wear clothes. Mallon asked Mitchell questions but Mitchell remained silent and a mental fitness evaluation was ordered. After the evaluation, Mitchell was ruled not fit for

trial on Aug. 2, 2011 and was sent to an Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) mental health facility. During an April 5, 2012, hearing Mallon found MItchell mentally fit to stand trial and ordered Mitchell to be returned to the custody of the Ogle County Sheriff’s Department. The case had numerous status hearings for the next 18 months. During this time Mitchell was reexamined to determine his mental health. On Nov. 22, 2013, Morrow asked for time to file an affirmative defense motion. This motion was completed on Dec. 9, 2013 at which time the case was set for the stipulated bench trial held Jan. 8. Wiles presented a folder

of photographs to the court during the bench trial that showed the severity of the stabbing wounds the Zellers’ received. “The state would show the intent was to kill them,� said Wiles. “He knew stabbing would cause great bodily harm.� Morrow was offered the opportunity to respond to this evidence provided by the state but had no comments. Morrow said his defense would be to present testimony of a June, 2013, doctors report by Dr. William Hillman, Chicago. Hillman is a forensic psychologist who provides psychological evaluations and testimony in areas of insanity and risk for violence. Morrow said this would be the only evidence he would

present to the court. The state also requested a psychological evaluation by Dr. Terry Killian, Springfield, be presented as evidence. With all the evidence presented Redington read each count. “Mr. Mitchell as to count 1‌ the court will find the state has shown you did that offense,â€? said Redington. He said Mitchell suffers from paranoid schizophrenia at which point Morrow interrupted the judge to clarify the condition. “It was not necessarily a consensus on the disorder,â€? Morrow said. “He is not legally responsible for his actions.â€? He said the other condition Mitchell might have is schizoaffective disorder. “The court finds you not

guilty by reason of insanity,� said Redington. Each count had the same wording from the judge as to the reason for the not guilty ruling. “As a result of a mental disease or disorder, you lack substantial capacity to appreciate the criminality of your conduct,� said Redington. After all 10 counts read and Mitchell was found not guilty by reason of insanity, MItchell was ordered to have an evaluation by the IDHS. “After the evaluation you will remain in the custody of the Ogle County Sheriff,� said Redington. A status on the report was set to be heard in courtroom 202 on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 3 p.m. The reports will allow the

court to determine if Mitchell will be held at a IDHS facility or the Ogle County Jail. The court and the IDHS will determine how long Mitchell will remain in custody. Redington also sealed the psychological exams in the court file. Mitchell was convicted in Florida in 2005 of trying to steal a gun to use in an effort to free Terry Schiavo. Schiavo, who was in a vegetative condition after suffering cardiac arrest, was at the center of a nationallypublicized court battle from 1998 to 2005 to determine whether her husband had the right to remove her feeding tube over the objections of her parents.

Mt. Morris Library Alphabet Adventures Preschool story time is back on track with story time this week on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. Join us as we work our way through the alphabet. The program has much more playing, singing, wiggling, and dancing than work involved. It is always a good time for our little ones. We always have room for more. Snowman Display I decided it was my turn to

Pine Creek News By Karen Merlak Hopefully everyone made it through the frigid temperatures from the past week. The below zero wind chills help us to appreciate the warm sunshine even more. This is the day that the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be thankful for it. This morning in church, we were greeted by Sandra Ford. The special music was the story of the hymn, “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah,â€? read by Larry Riffle. Larry told us about the inspiration for this hymn comes from deciding to have Jesus as our leader every day. His wife, Judy Riffle, led the children’s message. It is always good to see our friend, Wanda Wiggins. Her son Tim Wiggins, brought her for this morning’s worship. On Saturday morning, our men’s and women’s breakfast groups met for a joint meal out at the Pinecricker CafĂŠ in Polo. The icy driveways in Pine Creek kept some at home. Those who were able to get out were Don and Vicki Hay, Ron and Sharon Baker, Jim and Nancy Hopkins, John Engle, Pastor Gregg and Sue Downs, Brian Toms, Robert Toms, and Lyle and Sheryl Hopkins. It is a nice tradition to start out the year with a delicious meal and wonderful fellowship. After work on Saturday, I went over to the high school for the wrestling tournament, hoping to see Clint wrestle. By the time I got there, he had already lost two matches and was eliminated from the tournament. Matt was not able to

share with you my collection, and January is the perfect time. I have a collection of snowmen which is filling the display cases. Family and friends have been helping me gather these for several years, and now they will be shared here. I think my family will just be glad to have them out of the house for a while. Thanks to Suzanne and the children for the December display. wrestle due to a small injury from a car accident earlier this week. He was able to walk away after rolling his vehicle on an icy roadway. We are very thankful he is okay. God was watching over him, as He does every day. On my way to find my sons at the meet, I ran into Deb Ohlwine who had come by to see the upcoming matches. It was nice to catch up and share a few memories, too. On Thursday evening, the boys headed over to Lena for a wrestling meet. Our Marco wrestling team continues to work hard as their season continues. The Marco basketball team continues to work hard, as well. They have brought home several wins so far this season. Pastor Gregg and Sue Downs and Don and Vicki Hay attended their recent game at Freeport Aquin High School this past Saturday. While the team was unable to get ahead in the end, it was a very exciting, hard-fought game. All of our Marco teams continue to make our town proud. Several school districts were closed earlier in the week when the temperatures were so dangerously low. It was an unexpected and

If any of you would like Come and join us on available for viewing at the Many new books and to share your collections or Sunday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. to library. DVDs are on the shelves. hobbies with us, let me know. hear more about this sweet Thanks to all who donated subject. The Library Tea recently. Maple Sugaring It won’t be long before the We are making The Foundation helped a lot Program sap will be running. This is preparations for the annual by providing matching funds Maple syrup may be a the time to learn more. tea. Keep watching for more for the donated items. Our staple when it comes to Be sure to sign up at the details. Library Foundation is pancake breakfasts, but how library for this informative Tickets and program fantastic. does it get from the tree to the program. information will be They help us in so many table? announced soon. ways to provide quality Rob and Lynnette Hough Art Prints for Sale We are looking forward to programming and services have been sugaring for We have three beautifully it and hope that you are too. here in the community. several years and they are framed art prints for willing to help us understand sale. They were donated by Thank You Faithful donors give money how that process works. Paul Peterson from the Kable It is a new year, and we all throughout the year to help have lots of new things to be provide the Summer Reading welcome surprise for our House. The prints are priced, and thankful for. Program for the children. boys. St. Catherine University closed for the two days, as well, which was a surprise for Stephanie. On Wednesday, I received an unexpected phone call from Matt telling me of his car accident. And on another  . &RANKLIN !VE 0OLO ), s 815 -946-2535 night, Clint informed that he couldn’t find his key to the house and was locked out and I wouldn’t be home until after An Open Door For Returning Catholics work. It seems our week was filled with the unexpected. Were you raised Catholic but do not or seldom come to church anymore? Some surprises were good. Are you a Catholic who now feels separated from your Church? The kids especially enjoyed Would you like to know more about the Church as it is today? the extra days of break. Some were not so good. No one Would you like to feel at home in the Catholic Church again? wants to hear that their child was in an accident. No matter how long you have been away, or whatever reason, No matter what comes our we invite you to consider renewing your relationship with the church. way, good or bad, God is with us. In the book of Romans, Tuesday: January 21 - February 25, 2014 - 7:00 - 8:30 PM it says that all things work St. Mary’s - Polo Parish House together for good for those who love God. God uses This process is being successfully used in our diocese everything, the good and bad. and many people like you are experiencing the peace No matter what lies ahead, of being a Catholic Christian again. we can trust that God knows what we need. We have been praying for your and hope that you will be I hope to see you next pleased and surprised with what you see. Please come. week as we gather once again to give our praise and St. Mary’s - Polo Parish House, 211 N. Franklin Ave., Polo, IL thanksgiving to One we have &OR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT &ATHER ,OUIS 4OSTO s 815 -946 -2535 learned to trust. Our faith is in you, Lord.

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Excellence Awards Faculty and staff at Highland Community College, Freeport, were recognized Jan. 9 with Excellence Awards at the Opening Days activities. Above are staff members Samantha Petsche, Ken Rausch, and Alicia Kepner. At right are instructors Tony Grahame, left, and Daryl Watson. Photos supplied

Once again, the Oregon Woman’s Club is recognizing an Oregon resident and helping her achieve her goals of completing her education. The latest recipient of the Oregon Woman’s Club Adult Scholarship is Denise R. Slager. To help women of Oregon continue their undergrad or vocational degree programs, the woman’s club gives a scholarship twice a year and admires the determination of the applicants who are often holding down a job at the same time as they are studying. It is not too early for the next applicants to begin applying if they are residents of Oregon (city and rural), are age 25 or older, and have completed 15 course hours. Call Judy Groharing at 815652-2047 for information and application forms.

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Sauk Valley Media and Seno Formal Wear will team up to present the annual Sauk Valley Bridal Fair on Sunday, Feb. 9, from 12 to 4:30 p.m. at Sauk Valley Community Ogle County Clerk Belleville, Wis., and Jessica L. Coil, both of Mt. College, located on Ill. 2 between Sterling and Dixon. Rebecca Huntley issued the Anastasia K. Werner, Leaf Morris. Bridal Fair 2014 is following marriage licenses. River. considered the area’s largest Ethan D. Lartz, Lena, and Jan. 3 Jan. 8 bridal fair and is an event Nicholas J. Freitag, Michael A. Gilbert and Paige M. Davis, Pearl City. designed for brides to help plan their perfect wedding in

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one stop. The bridal fair will feature exhibits from cakes to tuxedos and everything in between. Seno Formal Wear along with Satin ‘n Lace will present a fashion show featuring the newest trends in tuxes and bridal gowns. All brides who register could win fabulous prizes including $75, $150 and

$300 certificates to use at the vendor of their choice plus over 30 other door prizes from participating vendors. Tickets are available now for $5 per person at Sauk Valley Media, Sterling, or the Telegraph, Dixon. For more information about the event, call the SVM Marketing Department at 815625-3600 or email marketing @saukvalley.com

College & Service News Devon W. Buse Army Specialist Devon W. Buse has graduated from the Chaplain Assistant Advanced Individual Training course at the Chaplain School, Ft. Jackson, Columbia, S.C. The course emphasized religious support, development of interpersonal skills, and unit ministry support to soldiers and family members. The support training provided services in a battlefield environment and battle fatigue casualty care. Religious support classes instructed students to prepare altars for Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, and Orthodox worship services, and stressed the importance of being knowledgeable of all faith groups represented in the Army.

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Buse is the son of Pamela Gaskill and Donald Buse, both of Mt. Morris. He is a 2006 graduate of Oregon High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 2012 from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Briana Bendorf Briana Bendorf, Baileyville, has been named to the president’s list for the fall term at Graceland University, Lamoni, Iowa. Students with a perfect 4.0 grade point average are named to the president’s list. Students with a GPA between 3.65 and 3.99 are named to the honors list. Students with a GPA between 3.25 and 3.64 are named to the dean’s list.

Junction, a senior Family and Consumer Sciences major, was among approximately 1,450 students who were named to the fall dean’s list at Bob Jones University, Greenville, S.C.. To qualify for the dean’s list, students must earn a 3.0 grade point average.

Columbia College Two area students were named to the dean’s list for the August-October and October-December sessions at Columbia College, Columbia, Mo. Earning academic honors were Starlet A. Stoffel, Forreston, and Kayla L. Engle, Leaf River. To be named to the dean’s list a student must have Martha Countryman completed 12 semester hours Martha Countryman, Davis in a 16-week period and achieved a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a four-point scale.

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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 chanaumc@gmail.com Pastor Javier Martinez Adult & Children’s Education 9 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion Celebrated the First Sunday of Each Month CHRIST OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH 2035 Ill. Rt. 26, Dixon 815-284-4554 David Andermann, Pastor 815-632-6767 9 a.m. Worship Service 10:20 a.m. Education Hour

Sunday, Jan. 19—9 a.m. Worship with Communion; 10:20 a.m. Education Hour; 11:30 a.m. Confirmation Monday, Jan. 20— Newsletter Deadline Tuesday, Jan. 21—No ALIVE in January Thursday, Jan. 23—10 a.m. Bible Class CHURCH OF THE OPEN BIBLE 302 S. Franklin St., Polo Monte J. Cox, Pastor 815-946-2848 Sunday Worship 10 a.m. (June, July, August 9:30 a.m.) We include children in our Sunday Worship experience “Kids are People, too� Ages 3-10 are dismissed right after Praise & Worship. Casual, Contemporary, Non-Traditional Passion for God Compassion for People Visit Our Website: PoloOpenBible.org

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METHODIST CHURCH 11 a.m. Fellowship Hitt and Maple Streets, Monday, Jan. 20—9 a.m. Mt. Morris Disciples Bible Study; 4 p.m. Phone 815-734-4853 Prayer Shawl Dwight Stewart, Pastor Tuesday, Jan. 21—9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 19—7:15 a.m. Prayer Group UMM Breakfast; 9:30 a.m. Worship, Mission Minute; 10:30 a.m. Coffee Hour; 10:45 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 505 Hill St., Oregon a.m. Sunday School www.fbcoregon.org Monday, Jan. 20—5:30 800-335-5065 p.m. Chime Choir; 6:45 p.m. 815-732-2642 Chancel Choir Rev. Jerry Clark “A Christ-centered, BibleEAST JORDAN UNITED believing, family-oriented METHODIST CHURCH ministry.� 22027 Polo Rd., Sterling Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; 815-626-0104 Sunday Worship Service 9 a.m. Fellowship 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening 9:30 a.m. Sunday School Service 6 p.m.; Prayer 10:45 a.m. Worship Meeting, Wednesday 7 p.m.; Dave Jungnickel, Pastor transportation and nursery provided for all services. EAST OREGON CHAPEL CHURCH OF GOD FIRST CHRISTIAN 107 N. Daysville Rd. CHURCH East Edge of Oregon 609 S. 10th St., Oregon Off Ill. 64 815-732-2359 815-732-2960 or Grail Storm, Minister 815-732-6569 815-732-7411 Pastor Guthrie Worship Service—10 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. If you haven’t found a Church 10:30 a.m. church home, we invite you EBENEZER REFORMED to First Christian Church in Oregon, where we accept one CHURCH 2997 N. German Church Rd. another just as Christ accepted Two miles east of Oregon on us. Come as you are. Ill. 64, then three miles north. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN Pastor Brion Brooks CHURCH (USA) Church Office 200 S. Fifth St., Oregon Phone: 815-732-6313 Pastor Dave Bateman Director of Ministries 815-732-2894 for Youth and Christian www.fpcoregon.com Education Handicapped Accessible David Bordy Worship 10:30 a.m. 9 a.m. Sunday School Holy Communion is served the 10 a.m. Sunday Worship first Sunday of each month. Roots Youth Ministry— Wednesday 6:30-7:45 p.m. FIRST UNITED Kids Clubs & Men’s & METHODIST CHURCH Women’s Bible Study— 402 First Ave., Forreston Wednesday from 6:30-7:45 Pastor David Poust p.m. 815-938-2380 Thursday, Jan. 16—1:30 p.m. EMMANUEL UMW Unit Meeting EVANGELICAL Sunday, Jan. 19—9 a.m. LUTHERAN CHURCH Worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday Office: 815-732-2424 School 764 N. Stillman Road, Monday, Jan. 20—8 a.m. AA Oregon Open Meeting; 3-4:30 p.m. (Payne’s Point) Good News Club Pastor Andrew Kayes Worship Service 9 a.m. FLORENCE UNITED Sunday School 10:15 a.m. METHODIST CHURCH 2649 W. Florence Rd., EVANGELICAL FREE Freeport CHURCH Kathleen Brinkmeier, OF MT. MORRIS Pastor 102 S. Seminary St. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Mt. Morris Worship Service 10:30 a.m. 815-734-4942 Senior Pastor FORRESTON GROVE Bruce McKanna CHURCH Associate Pastor 7246 N. Freeport Rd., Lance Mennen Forreston Thursday, Jan. 16—1:30 Presbyterian Church in p.m. Women’s Bible Study America Saturday, Jan. 18—7 a.m. 815-938-3605 Men’s Accountability Group Jeremy Cheezum, Pastor Sunday, Jan. 19—8:30 9:30 a.m. Sunday School a.m. Sunday School; 9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Worship Service InnerMission; 10 a.m. Worship Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Service; 6 p.m. Quarterly Pioneer Club Meeting Thursdays, 7 p.m. Adult Tuesday, Jan. 21—9 a.m. Ladies Prayer Circle; 5:30 p.m. Study; 7:45 p.m. Choir Tutoring Club Wednesday, Jan. 22—6 FORRESTON REFORMED CHURCH a.m. Mt. Morris Men’s Prayer 501 Third Ave. Meeting Tim Fry, Pastor Log onto our website 9:30 a.m. Worship at http://www.efcmm. 10:45 a.m. Sunday School org to check out our latest opportunities and updates FREEDOM LUTHERAN WORSHIPPING FAITH DISCOVERY COMMUNITY, ELCA CHURCH Pastor Jeff Schlesinger 801 W. Oregon St., Polo 815-222-7270 815-946-3588 Sunday School 9 a.m. & Jeremy Heller, Pastor Sunday Service 9:45 a.m. at 9 a.m. Sunday School Lutheran Outdoor Ministries 10 a.m. Worship Service Dining Hall Nursery Available 1834 S. IL Rt. 2 We are an independent non(a mile south of Oregon) denominational Christian Welcome Center church. 111 S. Fourth St, Oregon Visitors are always welcome.

CROSSROADS COMMUNITY CHURCH, WHITE PINES CAMPUS 205 N. Jefferson Ave., Polo Saturdays at 6 p.m. Sundays at 10 a.m. FAITH EVANGELICAL 815-837-5255 LUTHERAN CHURCH whitepines@crossroadscn.com 402 Second Ave., Forreston Campus Pastor Church 815-938-3203 Chad Keeteman ext. 302 Pastor Scott Ralston Youth Pastor “ A Church with a Jose Garcia ext. 303 Heart — In the Heart of We offer contemporary Forreston� worship and relevant Bible Sunday, Jan. 19—9 a.m. teaching through Worship engaging messages, and powerful video FAITH UNITED Join us after the service in our METHODIST CHURCH for coffee, snack & fellowship Mission Statement: Loving, Kidzlink Children’s Ministry Growing & Serving in Faith (infant-5th grade)-during Handicapped Accessible Adult Services 702 E. Dixon St., Polo Crave Youth Group (6th-12th 815-946-3212 grade)- Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Website: faithumcpolo Visit our website: www. Rev. Derek Rogers, Pastor crossroadscn.com 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Worship DISCIPLES UNITED

Email LRBC@lrnet1.com Pastor Randy Newton Sunday Praise and Worship Service at 9:30 a.m. (Nursery provided) Sunday School 11 a.m. Wednesday Prayer/Bible Studies 6 p.m. Prayer Chain 738-2205 or 738-2991 Sunday Night Prayer meeting 6 p.m. Wednesday—Various Activities 5:30-8:30 p.m.

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ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 213 N. Franklin Ave., Polo 815-946-2535 Rev. Father Louis Tosto Sunday Masses 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Saturday Confession 4:30 p.m. Saturday Night Mass 5:30 p.m. Weekday Masses Tuesday through Friday 8 a.m. Religious Education Youth Program 1st & 2nd Wednesdays 6-7:15 p.m. Adult Bible Study 1st Wednesday 8:30 a.m. Adoration & Benediction 1st Friday & Saturday Immediately after Mass ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon 815-732-2367 Sunday Activities: Worship Services 8:30 & 11 a.m. Coffee & Fellowship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 10 a.m. Other Activities Include: Men’s & Women’s Groups, Confirmation Class, High School Youth Group, Grieving Ministry, Outreach Ministry with Rockford Rescue Mission & HOPE Pregnancy Center, Adult Choir For More Information Call the Church Office ST. WENDELIN CATHOLIC CHURCH Rev. Michael Bolger 18 S. Linn St., Shannon Masses—Saturday 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. Confessions-Sunday 7:30 a.m. TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 308 E. Brayton Mt. Morris 815-734-6354 Pastor Josh Ehrler Friday, Jan. 17—8:30 a.m. Coffee Saturday, Jan. 18—9 a.m. Worship Prep Breakfast; 5:30 p.m. Worship Sunday, Jan. 19—8:45 a.m. Traditional Worship; Fellowship Time Following Worship; 9:45 a.m. Sunday School; 10:45 a.m. Praise Worship; 6 p.m. Youth Group Meeting Tuesday, Jan. 20—1:15 p.m. Communion at Pinecrest Manor Wednesday, Jan. 22—5:30 p.m. Choristers; 6 p.m. Chime Choir; 6:30-8 p.m. Chancel Choir; 7 p.m. Confirmation Class WEST BRANCH CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN 4014 West Branch Road Southeast of Forreston Pastor Richard Bright 815-734-4411 Sunday School—9:30 a.m. Worship—10:35 a.m.

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Sunday, Jan. 19—9 a.m. Worship; 3:30-8 p.m. Youth at Crandalls-Movie Time Monday, Jan. 20—10 a.m. Bible School; 5:30 p.m. LEAF RIVER UNITED Education; 7 p.m. Church METHODIST CHURCH Council Pastor David Poust Tuesday, Jan. 21—6:30 p.m. 104 E. Rt. 72, Leaf River Pack Meeting Sunday, Jan. 19—10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22—5:30 Worship Service & Children’s p.m. Wednesday Night Alive Church Thursday, Jan. 23—6:30 p.m. Pack Meeting; 7:30 p.m. LIGHTHOUSE UNITED Choir METHODIST CHURCH 4938 S. Daysville Rd., PINE CREEK CHRISTIAN Oregon CHURCH Pastor Javier Martinez 5076 S. Lowell Park Rd. Handicapped Accessible Gregg Downs, Pastor Worship Service 9 a.m. 9:30 a.m. Sunday School Sunday School 10 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Worship Service Age Three through Sixth Grade. POLO CHURCH OF THE Everyone is Welcome BRETHREN Congress Ave. & Webster St. MT. MORRIS CHURCH (The church is handicapped OF THE BRETHREN accessible) Pastor Ginny Haney Pastor Leslie Lake 409 W. Brayton Road 9:30 a.m. Family Worship P.O. Box 2055 10:30 a.m. Fellowship Time Mt. Morris, IL 61054 10:45 a.m. Sunday School Phone: 815-734-4573 Office hours Monday PRAIRIE DELL Friday 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon PRESBYTERIAN Thursday, Jan. 16—4:30-7 CHURCH p.m. Food Pantry Open 16031 W. Coffman Rd., Friday, Jan. 17—9-10:30 Shannon a.m. Women’s Fellowship Pastor Donna Gericke, CLP Saturday, Jan. 18—8 a.m. 815-864-2448 Men’s Fellowship Breakfast; Sunday School 9 a.m. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Leadership Worship 10 a.m. Team Retreat 11:15 a.m. Fellowship Sunday, Jan. 19—8:15 Sunday, Jan. 19— a.m. Prayer Service; 9:30 Installation of Officers During a.m. Worship; 10:30 a.m. Worship Fellowship Time; 10:45 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages; REVIVE COMMUNITY 12 p.m. Deacons Meeting with CHURCH Potluck 8 E. Front Street; Mt. Morris Tuesday, Jan. 21—Quilting; follow@revivemtm.com 2-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry Open 815-994-0428 Wednesday, Jan. 22—7:15 Southern Baptist p.m. Chimes Rehearsal Saturday Night Revive Service 5:30 p.m. Saturday NEW LIFE ASSEMBLY Celebrate Recovery OF GOD 6-8 p.m. Monday 401 S. Eighth St., Oregon Pastor David Demmer ST. BRIDE’S 815-732-7404 EPISCOPAL CHURCH 9:30 a.m. New Life Cafe 1000 Ill. 64 West 10 a.m. Worship Service Oregon 815-732-7211 or NORTH GROVE 815-732-3328 EVANGELICAL www.saintbrides.org CHURCH Email:saintbrides@ 10384 W. Coffman Rd., verizon. net Forreston Services Pastor Tim Hotchkiss Sunday-Holy Communion-8 Church: 815-938-2194 and 10 a.m. Pastor’s Cell: 815-209-6838 Wednesday Healing Saturday, Jan. 18—9-11:30 Service-6 p.m. a.m. Food Pantry & Thrift Shop Classes Open at New Life Community Children’s Sunday School-9 Center a.m. Sunday, Jan. 19—9 a.m. Adult Sunday School-9 a.m. Sunday School; 10:05 a.m. (2nd & 4th Sunday) Worship St. Bride’s follows Tuesday, Jan. 21—9-11:30 traditional Anglican-Episcopal a.m. Food Pantry & Thrift Shop church practices; is biblically Open at New Life Community based and both family and Center individual oriented. Visitors are always OREGON welcomed. CHURCH OF GOD 860 W. Oregon Trail Rd. ST. JAMES LUTHERAN Pastor Michael Hoffman CHURCH 815-732-6847 West Grove Road at You and your family are Columbine Rd. invited to join us in worship on Pastor Steve Erickson Sunday, Jan. 19 at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 19—9:15 a.m. Pastor Michael Hoffman Prayer Ministry Team; 9:30 will give the morning message, a.m. Congregational Bible “There’s No Surprise If You Study; 10:30 a.m. Divine Read the Signs,� based on II Worship with Communion Timothy 3: 1-5. Monday, Jan. 20—9:30 a.m. Greeting you will be the WELCA Work Day Dennis and Mary Cheatwood Family. ST. MARK’S LUTHERAN During morning worship an CHURCH GRACE VALLEY exceptionally fine Children’s 201 N. Division Ave., Polo CHRISTIAN REFORMED Church is offered for children 815-946-2919 CHURCH 3 years old through Grade 5. Pastor Terrie Wilder 8210 E. Edwardsville Rd. Sunday School begins at Communion Served the German Valley 9:30 a.m. and includes classes 1st & 3rd Sundays of Each 815-362-6601 for adults, young adults, teens, Month Jake Ritzema, Pastor children and infants. Thursday Sunday School for All Ages Special attention is given in Prayer Group 3 p.m. 9 a.m. each class to issues and topics Adult Confirmation 4 p.m. Worship Service 10 a.m. related to the particular needs Sunday and interests of each group. Sunday School 9:15 a.m. GERMAN VALLEY The Wednesday night Youth Worship 10:30 a.m. UNITED METHODIST Group meets at 6 p.m. at CHURCH East Oregon Chapel, 107 N. ST. MARY CHURCH Church and Main Streets Daysville Road. 301 N. Fourth St., Oregon David Decker, Pastor The local Weight Watchers Father Joseph P. Naill 8:30 a.m. Worship Service group meets Wednesday at the Office Phone 815-732-7383 church from 5 to 5:30 p.m. for Office FAX 815-732-4742 LEAF RIVER BAPTIST weigh-in, followed by their Mass Schedule CHURCH meeting from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday 4:30 p.m. 6941 N. Mt. Morris Rd., January’s Bible Book of the Sunday 7:30 & 9:30 a.m. Leaf River - 815-738-2205 Month is Deuteronomy. Tuesday thru Friday 8 a.m.

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BCT performances are set for Jan. 24 - Feb. 2 The prequel to “ Escanaba in Da Moonlight� is set in the Soady Deer Camp during World War II and outfitted with a whole new cast of Wacky Yoopers. Eighteen-year-old Albert Soady Jr. is celebrating his final hunting season before he becomes a sharpshooter for the U.S. Army when he falls head-over-heels for the legendary Big Betty Balou. Returning to the cast is Chris Palmer as Salty Jim, Dan Danielowski as

Chris Palmer (Salty Jim) and Brian Wygant (Albert Soady Jr.) rehearse a scene at the Soady Deer Camp in “Escanaba in Love� at the Byron Civic Theatre.

Diabetes group to meet The Living Well with Diabetes Support Group meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon. Brandon Gumbiner, DPM, will be the guest speaker on Wednesday, Feb. 5. Gumbiner, a podiatrist, will provide an informational talk on diabetes foot care.

He is in private practice with KSB Hospital, Dixon, in a multi-specialty group practice located at 215 E. First St., Dixon. This support group is appropriate for anyone who has been is newly diagnosed, or someone who has been dealing with diabetes for a long time. Living Well with Diabetes

provides an opportunity for individuals with diabetes, family, and caregivers of those with diabetes to get together and share experiences, challenges and triumphs. For more information call the RRC at 815-732-3252 or toll free at 800-541-5479. Visit RRC on the web at www.rockrivercenter.com and like it on Facebook.

Albert Soady Sr. and Brian Wygant as Albert Soady Jr. Joining them on stage is Paul Vander Vennet as Great Grandpa Alphonse Soady and Elizabeth Palmer as Big Betty Balou. BCT is sponsoring the Best Buck Contest. Bring your best Buck picture to the theatre (or email it) prior to opening night. The pictures will be displayed during the run of the show and audiences will vote on the Best Buck.

The winner will receive memberships and BCT items. Get more details by visiting the BCT website. “Escanaba in Love� opens Friday, Jan. 24 with performances continuing Jan. 26, 27 and 31 and Feb. 1 and 2. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are now on sale. For more information visit the BCT website at www.bctmagic.com.

What’s cooking at Oak Lane To find out what’s cookin’ mark the calendar for Saturday, March 29. This will be the day to head out to Oak Lane, a local business three miles south of Oregon on Daysville Road, used for weddings, receptions, parties and banquets. This facility will turn into a food tasting event, the first ever of its type in the local area. What’s Cookin’ is a new fundraising effort based on “30 Men Can Cook�

events that have been held in such places as Rochelle or Rockford. This year’s event proceeds will be directed to Rock River Center, 810 S. Tenth St., Oregon. This facility provides resources, activities and services that improve the quality of life for Ogle County’s older adults, the disadvantaged, caregivers and the greater community. Are you a chef? You may want to find that special recipe and prepare it for the

event. Organizers are looking to have as many as 35 teams, so contacting the event organizers (Joyce Bruns or Diane Palmer) is a must to get a position. Call Bruns or Palmer to help sponsor the event or volunteer. For more information go to the event website at http:// whatscookin.homestead. com/ and use the “Contact Us� forms or call 815-9731432.

Wild Ones meet at RVC Wild Ones Natural Landscapers will have its first meeting of the year on Thursday, Jan. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. The meeting will be at the new location, Rock Valley College Woodward Technology Center, Room 119-121. Tim Lewis will give an introduction to landscaping, using native plants. The presentation will explain the history of ecosystems, and why native plants are vital to the environment. Lewis will share the benefits and fallacies of native landscaping, and show examples to inspire participants to change their Raquel Quenzer, Forreston class of 2006, puts up a shot over Mandy DeWall, class of thinking about landscapes.

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Lewis is the national president of the Wild Ones Natural Landscapers. He has been on the board of directors for more than eight years. He was president of the Rock River Valley local chapter for several years, and served on the board for many more years. He is past president of the Four Rivers Environmental Coalition. He was named “Conservationist of the Year� for 2009 by the Sinnissippi Audubon Society, and awarded the Seth B. Atwood Memorial Park and Conservation Service Award in 2012. He has been growing native plants since 1991, and his yard contains more than 100 species of native plants

in prairie plots, rain gardens, savanna, and shade gardens. Come early and browse the library, merchandise tables, chapter information booth and refreshments. The meeting is free and open to the public. The technology center is located at 331 North Mulford Rd., Rockford. If arriving via I-90 toll road, exit at Riverside Boulevard. Go west on Riverside, turn left at Mulford. Enter campus on west side from Mulford Road. Turn right into parking lot #2. Park in front of Woodward Technology Center. Enter through the central doors on the first floor, and follow the signs. For more information call 815-627-0344.

Sponsorships are still available for Byron fundraiser Sponsorships and business marketing opportunities are now available for Byron Community Revitalization’s (BCR)annual Pot of Gold draw-down fundraiser, to be held Saturday, March 1 at Prairie View Golf Pavilion. The event once again features a $3,000 grand prize. “This has always been a much-anticipated community event,â€? BCR Executive Director Betsy Floski said. “It’s also an important fundraiser for BCR’s community-improvement projects. Proceeds from last year’s Pot of Gold allowed BCR to give a $1,000 high school scholarship and helped provide numerous façade improvement grants to Byron-area businesses.â€? Business may use Pot of Gold in two ways to get their names out: Sponsorships of $100, $300, and $500 will allow a business to sponsor special prizes, black jack games, or to help sponsor the signature $3,000 grand prize, or business may give prizes to the event – items or gift cards that have a minimum $10 value. “Businesses will receive credit for their sponsorships in all publicity surrounding the event, daily on Facebook and throughout the evening

the night of the event,� Floski said. “This is a wonderful way for businesses to be recognized and, at the same time, help support a great cause.� This year’s Pot of Gold event will include a cash bar and complementary beer, an hors d’oeuvre buffet, and live music. In the draw down, every ticket wins a prize, every tenth ticket wins $100 cash, and the grand prize winner will leave with $3,000. Side raffles will include opportunities to bid on valuable items including a wide-screen TV. Tickets to the event cost $100, and admit two with one chance at the $3,000 grand prize. They are on sale now at Curves of Byron (Jamie Buck), Stillman Bank in Byron (Bryan Markham), ReMAX Professional Advantage (Ed Clift), Dickerson-Nieman Realty in Byron (Alisa Patterson), Berger Law Firm in (Maria Berger), Byron Bank (Rachel Oracki) and The Cave (Matt Pendergrass). Businesses interested in donating a prize or securing a sponsorship may contact Floski at 815-871-0859 or Buck at 815-985-9391.

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Credit cards used for travel, online purchases Departments’ habits examined By Matt Mencarini Sauk Valley Media During 2013, four Ogle County departments used their credit cards to buy office supplies, lunches for volunteers, gasoline and travel expenses, among other purchases. Sauk Valley Media received the credit card statements after a Freedom of Information Act request was sent to four departments: health, highway, probation and solid waste management. In December, Sauk Valley Media reported on the Ogle County Sheriff’s Department’s credit card spending, which included lunch training sessions at local restaurants several times a week and work clothes for Sheriff Michael Harn, including Under Armour polo

shirts and Lucky Brand jeans. The reporting also discovered alterations made to credit card statements and personal purchases made on the Sheriff’s Department credit cards, which the sheriff reimbursed directly to the credit card company. At the time, those purchases did not violate county policy. The majority of the purchases made for the health department were for office supplies. Making those purchases online means an employee doesn’t have to drive to a store, and the supplies can usually be shipped to the department the next day, said Doreen O’Brien, head of the health department. The probation department has five credit cards, with four connected to Focus House, the county’s youth shelter-care facility, and one for Director of Court Services Greg Martin. The credit cards are used

for a variety of expenses. Some of the expenses related to Focus House include medical supplies, taking the adolescents to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, and trips to local movie theaters, which, Martin said, were during activity nights for good behavior. Probation officers often get continuing education courses paid for by other organizations, Martin said, but part of that agreement is that the department pay for the hotel accommodations. The department uses credit cards for those charges, he said. ‘Expenses are businessrelated only’ Curtis Cook, the Ogle County engineer and head of the highway department, got his department a credit card about 10 years ago, he said, when making purchases online became common. The

department has one card, he said, and it’s in his name. “The expenses are business-related only – period. Very simple,� he said. “If anybody here needs to order something online, they have come to me to place that order. Otherwise, the only other thing it’s used for is travel expenses.� Ogle County didn’t have a countywide credit card policy until last year, bringing it in step with Lee County. Whiteside County doesn’t have such a policy. For the highway department, nothing changed with the new policy in terms of purchases, Cook said, but the department now includes an additional sheet when it submits its credit card bills to its county committee. That sheet lists the date, company, explanation of purchase, location of purchase, budgeted line item paying for the purchase, and total cost. It’s the same sheet

the solid waste management department had been using before the countywide policy, said Stephen Rypkema, the department’s director. “I’ve always believed that if we’re using a credit card, it has to be totally transparent,� he said. “And the public has a right to know what they’re used for.� Before working in the solid waste management department, Rypkema worked in the health department, which is where he likely got the idea for the sheet. “I really do believe that there are legitimate uses for the cards as long as they’re used in a transparent way,� Rypkema said. “And I think these sheets help.� ‘There’s more oversight’ Among the purchases listed on the credit card bills for the solid waste management department were hotels for a conference of the Illinois

Counties Solid Waste Management Association, food and shirts for volunteers, and books about recycling and environmental issues donated to county schools and libraries. Because the department doesn’t pay volunteers to work Earth Day events or on recycling events for electronics and Christmas trees, Rypkema offers them a T-shirt and sometimes buys them lunch, he said. Rypkema and O’Brien said they were involved in the discussion with County Board members Dick Petrizzo and John O’Brien when putting together the countywide policy. And since that credit card policy was put in place, Martin said he’s had more conversations about credit card charges. “I do think that there’s more oversight, for lack of a better word,� Martin said. “At least with my committee.�

Carefree 4-H Club busy with activities By Austin Ebert Club Reporter Members of the Carefree 4-H Club have been busy with several activities over the last month. On Dec. 1, club members visited Barnacopia in Polo. Barnacopia is a museum housing several tractors and cars owned by Gary Bocker. After a tour of the barn,

members had an ice cream treat at the soda fountain area. On Dec. 9, the Carefree Club held its annual awards banquet. Members received awards for the hard work that they have done throughout the last year. Following the awards banquet, the members helped wrap gifts that had been donated for families at Hope

House. On Saturday, Dec. 21, members helped to fill Christmas baskets for families in need. These baskets were filled with all of the food needed for a wonderful Christmas dinner. The baskets were then delivered to local families. Members ended their holiday break with a club

bowling tournament on Jan. 5 at the Mt. Morris Bowling alley. Although the fair is months away, many members have already selected their projects and have begun work. We hope that you look forward to seeing these completed projects at the fair next summer. Fun fact: The 4-H fair is in Carefree 4-H Club members helped pack Christmas food baskets at the Oregon VFW. Photo supplied 212 days.

Winter is best time to take a look at bark of trees Winter offers a great opportunity to see a tree’s bark, said a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator. “Many trees offer spectacular bark,� said Rhonda Ferree. “Too often people overlook this part of a plant’s aesthetic qualities. But considering that most deciduous trees and shrubs are without leaves for many long winter months, we should consider using trees and shrubs with good bark character.� The trees most commonly planted for their bark characteristics are whitebarked trees. Examples are birch, sycamore, and white poplars. “Some trees are actually more beautiful without foliage because of their bark,� Ferree said.

Good examples include Acer griseum and Ulmus parvifolia. Acer griseum goes by the common name of paperbark maple because of its spectacular bark, which is a cinnamon brown that exfoliates to expose rich brown colors. Ulmus parvifolia is also called lacebark elm. It has magnificent bark with mottled combinations of gray, green, orange, and brown. Compared to other elms, it shows considerable disease and insect resistance. Paper birch trees are very popular but unfortunately do not typically live long in central Illinois. Two commonly planted white birch trees are white birch (Betula papyrifera) and European white birch (Betula

pendula). Both have whitish bark, but the European’s bark does not peel as much, and with age the trunk becomes black. “Both of these trees are extremely susceptible to the bronze birch borer. Therefore, I do not recommend planting these trees unless you are willing to replace them every few years,� Ferree said. Ferree suggests a better option is to plant a whitebarked version of the native river birch (Betula nigra ‘Heritage’). The Heritage river birch is a patented selection introduced by Earl Cully from Jacksonville. “The bark on ‘Heritage’ peels on young trunks to a white or salmon white and has superior vigor. Best of all, the river birch is resistant to the bronze birch borer,� she noted.

The University of Illinois Extension will present a program on Large Predators Return...Or Are They?, on Wednesday, Feb. 5 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Ogle County Extension office located at 421 W. Pines Rd. in Oregon. University of Illinois Extension Educator, Peggy Doty, will offer this program that focuses on the behaviors of cougars, wolves, and black bears and why they may be visiting us again. These animals have all been spotted in Illinois over the past few years. It is important for people to understand why we are hearing about these mammals in the news more often. Animals do not think the way humans do and yet we continue to be

anthropomorphic, giving them human traits and reasons for their actions. Animals do not know they have a tendency to scare us, especially if they are large and higher on the food chain. There are many reasons, scientific and unknown, as to why we are starting to see the occasional lone large predator in Illinois. “We need to remember that before we settled the area in the early 1800’s these animals lived here. Our cultural advancements and changes have escorted many of these animals away from what used to be their native habitat,� Doty said. Doty goes on to talk about the local habitat’s inability to sustain complete populations of these large mammals, but

those that can adapt to less fitting ecosystems may try to spend some time back in their original homeland. “These animals aren’t planning a covert return and takeover of our communities, they simply are trying to adjust to changes in their current environments which can lead them our direction,� continues Doty. Due to the sporadic sightings of cougars, wolves, and even black bears in Illinois, Doty is offering this program to discuss the animals themselves and the behaviors that may be playing a part in their attempts to return. The fee for this program is $5. For more information call the extension office at 815732-2191.

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Sycamore trees are native trees with bark that exfoliates to a whitish color. This tree is one of the tallest of the native trees and is commonly seen along streams and rivers. The American sycamore (Plantanus occidentalis) grows 75 to 100 feet tall with a similar spread. It is great for naturalized plantings or as a single

specimen (if you don’t mind the nuisance fruit). This tree has creamycolored bark compared to its relative, the London planetree (Platanus x acerifolia) that has more olive-colored bark. White or silver poplars (Populus alba) have creamcolored bark. These are widespreading, irregular-shaped trees. Unfortunately, poplars are

prone to many insect and disease problems and tend to be very messy, routinely dropping leaves, twigs, and branches. Therefore, poplars are not typically recommended as landscape trees. “On the next blue-sky winter day, take some time to admire white-barked trees in your neighborhood,� Ferree said.

Driver services facilities to close on Jan. 20 for King’s birthday Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that all driver services facilities and offices open Monday through Friday will be closed Monday, Jan. 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr., Day.

Driver services facilities that are normally open Tuesday through Saturday will close on Saturday, Jan. 18. All driver services facilities will reopen for regular business on Tuesday, Jan. 21.

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Oregon School District spotlight on Dietrich Once a month, the Oregon School District will feature a teacher so the community will become familiar with our excellent teaching staff. This month, the district is featuring Jan Dietrich, second grade teacher at Oregon Elementary School. 1. What inspired you to become a teacher? From my earliest memories, I wanted to be a teacher. As a youngster, I played school in the basement of our home with the neighbor kids. My mother was an elementary school teacher, and I loved helping in her classroom before and after school. I actually enjoyed helping to check papers! My mother was my greatest inspiration for going into the teaching profession. 2. How long have I worked for the district?

I first began working for the district as a teacher aide 5. Most memorable for one year. moment of your teaching I have taught a total of career? 27 years for either the Mt. I have a number of Morris or Oregon districts. moments that I remember well. Probably the day of the 3. What is the best thing fire at the elementary school in Mt. Morris is at the top of about being a teacher? I so enjoy working with my list. For a bad day, so many the students who are excited things went well on that day, about learning. I love when a student is and the days that followed. Although we lost much in having trouble with a concept, and has materials, all the children worked hard to understand. were safe. I’ll never forget seeing And then, it seems like all of a sudden, the student “gets the fire trucks come around the corner, and feeling like it�! The light and joy in the they would take care of face of the student is just everything. No firemen were incredible! And I get to be a seriously injured, either. It was incredible all the part of that moment! donations that poured in from everywhere. And the 4. Why did you choose support the teachers received the subject/elementary from the parents and from the grades to teach in? Well, I have always felt community was enormous. most comfortable working Those are things never to be with the elementary students. forgotten.

Scandinavian background! 6. Who is your hero? Right now I have a friend 9. Something people whose husband is going would be surprised to learn through some life threatening about you? health problems. I met my future husband at But they both remain the Barnes’ shoe repair shop optimistic and hopeful, and in Oregon. It’s a long story! faithful to their beliefs. They continue to laugh at life! 10. What have you had They are teaching me how to to do to be certified as a live through tragedy. teacher? People like that are heroic. Teacher certification requirements have changed 7. Who was your favorite over the years. teacher growing up and At one time, all that why? was needed was to pay the Probably Mrs. Hartman, annual renewal fee for your my 3rd grade teacher! I certification. Now there are remember feeling successful professional development in her class. requirements to keep your I enjoyed writing, and I was certification current. able to write several stories Also, classes are required, that year that I was proud of. to be certified at specific She read to us, of course, and grade levels, and in specific she read a poem that I grew subjects, even at the to love—“ Godfrey Gordon elementary school level. Gustafus Gore�. It was a good year for me. 11. What do you do in Mrs. Hartman was a family the summer to prepare for friend, and became a personal the new school year? friend as I grew up. I have Most summers I have taken fond memories of all of my several weeks of classes for elementary school teachers. professional development. dessert. I read professional books. 8. Favorite Book and The cost of the dinner will I review ways to better Food? be $6.50 per person. organize my classroom, and I haven’t read The Tale of supplies. Two Cities for a long time--Several summers I spent but I loved that book! several weeks researching My favorite food would materials that I could use in probably be potatoes! the classroom, and creating That might come from my that freeze and can break the springs on our plow trucks as we drive over them when making the last pass along the curb. Dave Ostrem, Green Lake, Ostrem will have basswood Do not pile snow where it Wis., will return to Oregon blanks available for those who will cause a sight problem When a ticket is issued for on Tuesday, Feb. 11 from 9 want to purchase them or they these violations it will be to a.m. to 4 p.m. to spend a day can bring their own wood. at the Rock River Center, Topics could include tool the resident. Any costs incurred to 810 S. 10th St., instructing sharpening and selection, correct these situations will participants in the artistry of choosing woods, carving woodcarving. techniques, painting or be billed to the resident. This class is designed for finishing wood, or how to I want to thank all our residents who follow beginners and for those who achieve a particular effect the parking and removal have been carving for a while. with wood. Participants can bring If participants don’t have ordinances which greatly helps in keeping our streets projects they have already their own carving tools, they started or begin a new one. can be borrowed for the day. clear and safe for everyone.

VFW to host chicken dinner Oregon VFW Post 8739, Jan. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. 1310 W. Washington St., will The dinner will consist of host a creamed chicken and creamed chicken and biscuits, biscuits dinner on Saturday, mashed potatoes, veggie, and

Oregon will use salt sparingly Oregon Street Superintendent Michael Bowers issued the following notice to residents. We have used 75 percent of our salt allotment and have to limit our salt use to a minimum. Effective immediately we will salt only the assigned legs (stop and yield) of the intersections, curves and hills. Please slow down and drive defensively. We take pride in keeping our streets clear and people who blow or push snow from their sidewalks out into the streets create a terrible mess

that with our decreased salt use will only amplify the mess. As weather warms and cools, these areas will become pothole “mine zones� that everyone will have to hammer through. Please direct your snow off the street so everyone can drive on a level surface. Blowing or pushing your snow into the street is a violation of city ordinances. If you plow or hire someone to plow your drive make sure they clean up the street back to the curb and not leave windrows in the street

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units that I wanted to teach. There are also technology trainings to participate in. By August, I am getting back into the classroom to begin setting up the classroom for the coming year. 12. What is the most important idea you want your students to leave with? I would like my students to learn to be problem solvers. In life there are so many obstacles in the way of succeeding, of building and maintaining relationships, of living life to the fullest. But so many obstacles are just problems that need to be solved. Instead of complaining, or doing nothing about life’s obstacles, I hope my students can see ways to solve the problems.

Woodcarving class planned The cost is $15 for RRC members and $18 for nonmembers. Wood blanks will be available for purchase the day of class. The cost varies with project. The class is limited to 15 participants. Prepaid registration is required by Friday, Feb. 7. For more information call 815-732-3252 or toll free 800541-5479.

Public Voice Polo was lucky to have Olson as a coach Dear Editor, The recent passing of Coach Terry Olson made me think how lucky Polo and specifically, the athletes during his tenure, were to have had him as a coach. Many of us remember sixth grade noon basketball that he organized and reffed; seventh grade basketball and high school football and basketball. Having played with the classes of ‘79-’80-’81, we all can tell at least one story of how Coach affected our lives in a positive way. A few months ago I had an opportunity to talk with Coach, and the same energy and passion that made such an impression on me in school came through in our conversation. As for me, I feel we were blessed as a school to also have had Coach [Dwight] Sellers and Coach [Bill] Jenkins. For 24 years I have coached middle school, high school, and college sports and I can say there have never been more than a few days that go by that I don’t use a drill, a saying or an attitude I took from these three. I’m sure I am not the only one that feels no matter how

old I get I could still only call them Coach. In the world of athletics this is the highest compliment. All three set a good example and held us to high standards every day. Coaches, thanks for affecting our little corner of the world and making it a better place. A Marco Forever, Don Typer Polo

Oregon VFW thanks donors Dear Editor, The Oregon VFW Post 8739 wishes to thank all individuals and organizations and businesses that contributed to the Christmas Basked Program. A total of 112 baskets were delivered to families in need. Thank You. Stan Asp Mt. Morris

Operation Santa Claus a success Dear Editor, The Byron Police Department would like to express its heart felt thanks to all the caring individuals, organizations, and businesses that made donations and contributions to Operation Santa Claus during this past holiday season.

Through the generous community support, Operation Santa Claus was able to distribute gifts and show the spirit of the season to many Byron area children that would have gone without Christmas. Operation Santa Claus would not be successful without the support and generosity of the community. The dedicated volunteers who acted as Santa’s elves and donated their time during the holidays were greatly appreciated. In addition to the individual donations, a special thank you is given to the following businesses and organizations for their exceptional generosity to the program: Byron Barber Shop, Byron Firemen’s Association, Byron Kiwanis, Century Tap, Hulsebus Chiropractic Clinic, Exelon, BCR, Union Bar & Grill, Byron Bar Owner’s Association, Merlin’s Greenhouse & Flowers, Golden Auto Sales, Remax, the Byron Women’s Club, the Byron School District, Celestial Sun Tanning Salon and Boutique, and the families and groups that “adopted� participants in the program. Through everyone’s combined efforts, Operation Santa Claus helped make a difference in the lives of many of the Byron area’s less fortunate families. On behalf of the Byron

Police Department and Operation Santa Claus, we wish everyone a warm, safe, happy and prosperous New Year. Byron PoliceChief Todd Murray and the Operation Santa Claus Team

Goodfellows thank those who donated Dear Editor, The Mt. Morris Goodfellows would like to thank the many individuals, organizations, and businesses that choose each holiday season to support our efforts to help those in our community who are in need. One hundred fifty-five families were touched by your donations this holiday season. Blessings of the season to you and yours from the Mt. Morris Goodfellows. Sincerely, Charles C. Beard Jerry Griffin Goodfellows Members

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Oregon picks up win over Serena The varsity Lady Hawks defeated Serena 61-58 in non conference action Jan. 11. Oregon led 27-16 at the half and 46-28 at the end of the third quarter. The Lady Hawks shot 24 free throws in the fourth quarter making 11 of them en route to the 61-58 win.

Senior Samantha Lambrigtsen led all scorers with 27 points followed by McKaylee Beeter and Madeline Sanders with eight each. Kelsey Pudlas, Emy Wright, and Kimmie Janke scored five each and McCahl Sanders added three.

Bowlers win again The Oregon Girls Bowling team raised their season records to 8-1 (6-1 NIBC / 3-0 Big Northern) with a 2993-2539 victory Jan. 9 at Town & Country Lanes, Mt Morris – the team’s highest series of the season.

Leading the way was Freshman Victoria Barnhart with a 574 series (170, 190, 214) followed by Abigail Scheidecker with a 547 series (193,157,197) and Karissa Corbin with a 544 series (178,184,182).

Hawks season so far is 4 - 11 By Andy Colbert Reporter With the season halfway over, Oregon faces a tough stretch BNC games. The Hawks are at 4-11 and 0-3 in conference play. The hardest portion of that slate is at the end of the month when both Winnebago and Rockford Lutheran come to Blackhawk Center two days apart. “I don’t think anyone in the state will have back-to-back games as difficult as that,� Oregon coach Quinn Virgil said. Lutheran is undefeated and recently beat Rockford Guilford of the NIC-10 by almost 30 points. Winnebago hasn’t lost yet in conference and remains one of the better 2A teams in the state. Oregon best chance for conference win may have came last Tuesday against Stillman Valley (2-10, 1-3). Even with Jessie McKinley having his best game with 31 points, the Hawks fell behind 31-18 at halftime and could not recover in a 4-point loss. McKinley has been one of the few bright spots this season. Another bright spot was a narrow loss to Freeport Aquin in the Newman tournament over the holidays. Oregon led the 13-3 Bulldogs for 31 minutes of the 32-minute contest, but turnovers and not boxing out cost them the game. “It was the best we played all year,� Virgil said. “After that, we fell apart in a loss to Paw Paw. We were just going through the motions.� It was a strange week for Virgil last week. Against Stillman, he sat out three players for missing practice. And, before the game started, he was assessed a technical for not having the proper home uniforms. Virgil, who does the team laundry, discovered that same day that both dryers at the school were not working and he wouldn’t have the normal game whites ready. The Hawks came out in gray uniforms and Virgil was given a T by the officials for not having his team in proper attire.

So before the game started, SV had a 2-0 lead on two technical’s free throws and were given the ball out-ofbounds. “The hardest part for me was not being able to stand during the game,� said Virgil of the uniform debacle. In basketball, if a coach is called for a technical, he or she is required to remain seated on the bench throughout the entire game. Oregon had a chance to atone for the loss to SV with a Friday game against Rock Falls, who had yet to win in the conference. It was “Packthe-Place� and a large crowd was expected for the girls/ boys doubleheader. Unfortunately, the Rock Falls bus got stuck in the weather-related traffic jam on highway 2 and couldn’t make it to Oregon. “We were pretty excited to play at home that night,� Virgil said. It will likely go down in school history as the only time in the same week, that one game was played on a day that school was cancelled because of adverse weather and another was not played even though school had been in session. The Rock Falls game will be made up on January 28 at the high school gym, since the girls have Sterling at Blackhawk Center the same time. This Saturday, Oregon gets another crack at Aquin, meeting them at 11:30 at the West Carroll Shootout. On a side note, the final game of the event will be between Rockridge, ranked No. 1 in 2A and No. 4 Newman. Both are undefeated. Before taking on ‘Bago and Lutheran, Oregon travels to Stillman on January 24 for a rematch with the Cardinals. “We’ve got a chance to beat them and we play like we did in the second half against them,� Virgil said. “What hurts us is that we are so small and not as physical as other teams in the conference. It starts to wear in you, especially when you play three games a week.�

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Hawks have great play in Stillman By Andy Colbert Reporter In Oregon’s 65-50 win over Stillman Valley in girls basketball, the best play didn’t produce any points, but was the storyline to the game. With time running out in the third quarter, Emy Wright made a steal near the Lady Hawk bench and tossed the ball back towards the basket before falling out of bounds. Sam Lambrigtsen, with an innate presence for being around the ball anytime at all, grabbed it and converted it for a basket. Unfortunately, it came barely after the buzzer sounded. It didn’t make any difference. It was just one more demonstration of the athletic prowess by Wright and Lambrigsten in leading Oregon (14-6, 5-1) to the victory over the much taller Lady Cardinals (8-8. 2-3). “They came out and played lights out. Their stars performed

like stars,” SV coach Heather Alderks said. Wright had a shooting performance worthy of “Queen of the Hill” at Peoria. She nailed her first six 3-pointers on her way to a game-high 26 points. “There’s not much more to say. That’s amazing,” Oregon coach Kristy Eckardt said. If Wright was Ms Outside, Lambrigtsen was Ms Inside, tallying 23 points, mostly on her patented left-handed drives to the basket. “It was definitely the best they’ve played together,” said Kristy Eckardt, who has been emphasizing team chemistry. “They were on the same page and know when to look for each other.” The pair combined for all 10 of Oregon’s first-quarter points in a 10-7 lead. Stillman pulled to within 10-9 and unheralded Kelsey Pudlas came to the rescue for the Lady Hawks. Coming off the bench and

a bit reluctant to shoot at first, Pudlas eventually began to exert herself. She scored a basket and then stole the ball back and scored again, giving the Lady Hawks a 14-9 cushion. “Kelsey gave us a spark,” Eckardt said. “She’s got an excellent jump shot and made stops on defense.” Then, Wright got even hotter, scoring three 3-pointers within a 2-minute time span of the second quarter, giving Oregon a 29-11 lead. Macy Weaver, a 6-foot-2 freshman for SV, then ran off six straight points before another Wright 3-pointer quelled the rally. “We didn’t utilize our size advantage and get as many post touches as we needed,” Alderks said. Weaver had 13 points and 5-10 Abby Timm had 15, but were no match for the 1-2 punch of Wright and Lambrigtsen. Lambrigtsen put on show for

the crowd at Stillman Valley and the scouts from Byron filming the action by scoring the first 10 points of the third quarter for her team, including a nifty reverse layup. The Lady Hawks took a 5237 lead into the fourth quarter and the teams traded baskets the rest of the way. Kimmie Janke spearheaded and effective 4-corner stall that helped preserve the win. “Our passing was ridiculously good,” Eckardt said. “We did a better job on the tall girls than we did before against them and had excellent position on rebounds.” McKaylee Beeter quietly scored seven points and served as a weapon that SV needed to defend, freeing Wright and Lambrigtsen up for easier scores. Pudlas chipped in six points. Oregon’s Kelsey Pudlas puts up a long jump shot Oregon hosts Rockford over the outstretched arms of a Stillman Valley Lutheran Friday at the defender Tuesday night. Photo by Chris Johnson Blackhawk Center.

Wrestlers place third at annual Polo Invitational By Randy Holland

and fifth place matches, winning them all. Jake Diehl at 182 and Tyler Blume at 195 took third place, and Corey Grady 138, Garrett Rude 160, and Caleb Mennen 170 won fifth place. Both Rude and Diehl defeated Pleasant Valley wrestlers in the medal round. Also wrestling for Oregon were Nathan Clark at 126, Tyler Staley at 152, and Michael Smith at 285. Marchetti used a half nelson at 2:52 to win his opener and fed into second seed Tyler Pieper of Dakota in the quarterfinal. They went to overtime tied at one and Marchetti scored a takedown with five seconds left in the extra period to advance to the semifinal. An 8-2 win over a Glenbard wrestler put him in the final where he trailed 11-1 when he was turned with a half nelson at 4:43. Labash stacked his first opponent over the front in 53 seconds. He had a 5-0 lead after the first in the semifinal against Juan Dominguez of Polo and he put on the chicken wing twice.

The first netted thee points and the second a fall at 3:47 Sending seven of their 10 to put him on the first place wrestlers to the medal round, mat. Rickey Crawford of the Oregon Hawks won five Mooseheart came on strong in of those matches to gain the title match, starting with a 10 team points on Pleasant takedown to the back and a Valley, Wisconsin and tie cradle in 51 seconds. with the Spartans for third Diehl rolled up 11 points place in the Polo Invitational in his opening quarterfinal Tournament on Saturday. match before he found a half With 127.5 points, the nelson at 5:08. teams were 3.5 points ahead The semifinal against Jeff of fifth place Evergreen Park Kimpel of Polo was tough. and 5.5 ahead of sixth place Diehl scored first on a second Polo. Glenbard North ran period escape, but lost a away with the team title with reversal on a stand up in the 217.5 points and Lisle was third and went down 2-1. second with 141 points. He had two takedowns in North sent 11 to the the third place match before medal round, four to the he worked the three quarter championship mat, and took nelson at 2:45 to take the two firsts, two seconds, and medal. lost just one other match. Blume beat a Pleasant Lisle lost just one medal Valley wrestler in the opener, round match and had one putting on the half in 53 champion. Pleasant Valley seconds. In the quarterfinal, won just one third place he chinned back and went out match, taking the bronze, a front with a reverse half at second and three fourths. 3:49. For Oregon, Dominic In the semifinal against Marchetti at 145 and David eventual champion Nathan Labash at 220 reached the title Chalus of Glenbard North, match, both losing by falls. Blume was spun down and The Hawks were much pinned with a cradle with more successful in the third three seconds left in the first period. Double leg takedowns in the first and second period plus an escape gave him a 5-1 win in the medal match as he fought a takedown for the last 40 seconds of the match. Grady worked into a reverse half for an opening round pin at 3:07 then lost by a fall when he missed a roll and was put in a cradle at 1:22. In the wrestleback quarterfinal , he had two sets of backpoints in both the first and second periods, finishing a 15-0 technical fall with a butcher at 3:56. He stacked Polo’s Jesse Ditzler is wrapped up by Oregon’s Nathan for a pin at 1:09 to reach the Carlk in the 126 pound match Jan. 11 during the annual fifth place mat. In the medal match, he had Polo Tournament. Photo by Chris Johnson

his opponent on his back for times but only scored once, but it was enough as he rolled up a 9-2 score to take the medal. As the top seed, Rude had an opening round bye and fed into Ethan Cain of Polo in the quarterfinal. They were scoreless into the third when Rude lost a reversal and went to his back at 5:17. Cain went on to take the title. Rude pinned his way to the fifth place mat, starting with a half nelson in 38 seconds and driving his opponent to his back with one second left in the consolation semifinal. The medal match was a battle, a five point reversal in the second giving Rude the points to win and a shuck for a takedown icing the 10-6 win with 10 seconds left. Mennen got his first

The OHS Boys Bowling team wrapped up its 2013-14 NIBC Conference schedule with a 3580-3422 loss to Rockford Lutheran at Park Lanes, Loves Park. The loss dropped Oregon to 9-4 on the season (4-4 NIBC) and locked them into a 3rd place finish in the conference. The Hawks were led by Joe Miranda with a 629 series (208,247,174), followed by Ian Starkey with a 621 series (176,234,211) and AJ Nordman with a 613 series (178,213,222). The Girls Bowling team raised their season record to 9-1 (7-1 NIBC) with a 2853-2625 victory. The Lady Hawks were led by Abigail Scheidecker with a 558 series (211, 180,167) AJ Nordman keeps his eye on the target as he bowls followed closely by Victoria Barnhart with a 557 series Jan. 11. Photo by Chris Johnson

(195,211,151). During the NIBC Conference Tournament Jan. 11, the Oregon Hawks bowling teams each placed second at Town & Country Lanes, Mt. Morris. The Lady Hawks actually took the early lead, but the overall depth of Christian Life proved too much , overtaking Oregon in the fifth game. Oregon was led by their 3 Freshman, Abigail Scheidecker third place – 1204 series, Alyson Scheidecker eighth place and Victoria Barnhart in fourteenth place. The boys tournament ended in classic fashion with Oregon in second place virtually the entire day and trailing by 97 pins going into the final game. By blind draw Oregon ended up bowling tournament leader

Oregon’s Dominic Marchetti ties up his opponent Dylan Hythecker from ErieProphetstown in a 145 pound match Jan. 11 during the annual Polo tournament. Photo by Chris Johnson

action of the season in the tournament and made it count. After an opening round bye, he had the first takedown but was pinned at 1:41 by the eventual champion. He battled back through consolation with a cow catcher takedown to a pin in 40 seconds, and a hard fought 1-0 win in the semifinal. In that match, he scored an escape with a minute left in the match and held on for the win. In the medal match he had a 15-2 lead after backpoints in the first and second periods when he lost a roll to his back, but he rolled again for a quick reversal and pinned at 5:35 to win the medal. Clark pinned out of a wizzer at 4:35 in his season debut and was pinned in a double chicken wing by Jesse Ditzler of Polo in the quarterfinal.

He lost to another first period pin in the consolation quarterfinal. Staley lost his opener in a fall at 1:12. He scored the first takedown in the first wrestleback, but was countered and turned with a half nelson midway through the second period to end his tournament. Smith opened with a butcher in 57 seconds and fed into the eventual champion, state runner-up Gus Eislele of North Boone. Eisele took him to his back in a body lock and pinned him at 1:02. A power half at 1:06 gave Stevens a win in the first consolation match. The consolation semifinal started with a takedown by Stevens, but he lost a five point move later in the first and never recovered, losing 10-4 and did not place.

Bowlers do well during conference Rockford Christian the sixth and final game. The Hawks took an early lead in the last game and slowly chipped away at the lead until it was down to 10 pins going into the final frame. Then each team took turns striking, clutch shot after clutch shot with neither team flinching all the way down to the very last bowlers. In the end the Crusaders came away with the 6 pin victory. The boys were led by Senior Ian Starkey with a second place finish and 1239 series total. He was followed by AJ Nordman in fifth place and Justin Provo in sixth place. On Jan. 9, the OHS Girls Bowling team raised their season record to 7-1 (5-1 NIBC) with a 2950-2183 victory over South Beloit at Town &

Country Lanes, Mt. Morris. The Lady Hawks were led by Alyson Scheidecker with 637 series (240,151,246). She became the 3rd OHS Freshmen girl to achieve a 600 series this season. She was followed by Karissa Corbin with 505 series (168,155,182). The OHS Boys team avenged an early season loss to South Beloit 3230-3070. The Hawks were led by AJ Nordman with a 601 series (177,201,223) followed by Joe Miranda with a 578 series (193, 209,176). Freshman Kyle Lundquist rolled a 207 in the 3rd Varsity game after posting a 265 and 183 on the JV for an overall series of 655. His 3 strikes in the 10th frame sealed the 3rd game victory for Oregon.


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Help with income tax returns available at RRC AARP will again provide trained tax aides to prepare tax returns at Rock River Center for individuals with low to modest incomes. Representatives will not be able to complete a return for individuals who have a

business, farm, partnership, rental property, or need to file a return for another state. It is not necessary to be a member of AARP or of a particular age to participate in this free program. A change in procedure has

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Morris; daughter, Martha (Charles) Speakes, Byron; grandchildren, Sarah (Andrew) Zadlo, DeKalb, Eric Speakes, Princeton, Stacey (Paul) Hayenga, Mt. Morris, Rebecca (Nick) Taylor, Dakota, and Bryan (Stacey) Scheffler, Mt. Morris; two greatgrandchildren, Ashlynn and Avery Taylor, Dakota, and a sister, Joyce (Lorin) Gatz, Polo. Lois was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Loren Scheffler; sisters, Dorothy Scheffler and Carol Carr; a grandchild, Megan Speakes; and a greatgrandchild, Drake Taylor. Funeral services were held on Jan. 13 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Mt. Morris, with Rev. Josh Ehrler officiating. Burial was at Silver Creek Cemetery, Mt. Morris. Arrangements were completed by Finch Funeral Home, 405 E. Hitt St., Mt. Morris. Memorials have been established to Trinity Lutheran Church and Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home.

Obituaries

William S. Giles

William Steven Giles, 76, Polo, died unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. Bill was born on April 23, 1937 in Dixon, the son of Herman and Ruth (Pope) Giles. He graduated from Polo Community High School and was a proud veteran of the armed forces. Bill was married to Annette Marie Dunphy on Feb. 17, 1977. Bill had a successful career including more than 30 years with IBM in Chicago, and Poughkeepsie, N.Y. before

moving to Oklahoma and working with EMC and Decision One. Bill loved his family, especially his grandchildren, his friends, technology, history, and reading. Bill is survived by his children, Mike Kuhlow, Kathy (Tom) Collier, John (Kristin) Kuhlow, and Colleen (Tony) Wilson; his eight grandchildren, Elisabeth, Ben, Daniel, Lucas, Jack, Nicholas, Camilla, and Sydney; his sister Ann Lois (Bruce) James; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and his sisters Sandra Hendershot and Betty Herbig. Visitation is on Saturday, Jan. 18 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Polo Church of the Brethren, 401 S. Congress Ave., Polo A service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Burial will take place following the service at the Fairmount Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society

would be appreciated. Arrangements completed by Polo Family Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent by visiting www. polofamilyfuneralhome. com.

“That we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.” - Helen Keller

John R. Long John R. “Dick” Long, 77, Vero Beach, Fla., died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. Dick was born Sept. 8, 1936 in Dixon. He farmed many years in Polo, and prior to his

retirement, he worked with Forsyth County Parks and Recreation in Cumming, Ga. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Polo, and the Church of the Good Shepherd, Cumming, Ga. Dick married Karen Adams on April 4, 1959 in Sterling. He was a Nascar fan, in particular #48 Jimmie Johnson and he also collected anything John Deere. He enjoyed life, was an unselfish person, and personified the virtues of faith in God. He is survived by his wife, Karen; daughter, Veronica Spellman, Cumming, Ga.; sons, Rick (Sandy) Long, South Beloit, and Timothy (Debi) Long, Chetek, Wis.; two sisters; five grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren and his special lapdog, Benny. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother. A celebration of Dick’s life will be held at a later date at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Polo. Arrangements are under the direction of Cox Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home &

Lois M. Scheffler Lois M. Scheffler, 85, Mt. Morris, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 at Rockford Memorial Hospital. Lois was born Jan. 19, 1928 in Freeport, the daughter of Irvin and Gladys (Shrader) Zumdahl. She graduated from Mt. Morris High School. Lois married Loren E. Scheffler on April 3, 1948 in Mt. Morris. Lois loved her family time, baking cookies, coffee time, and ice cream parties. She loved the 4th of July family functions. Lois loved all children who visited her. She put everyone before herself. Even though Lois left the farm and moved to town, she never left the farm in her heart. Lois worked for various retails business in the area, along with working on the family farm. Lois is survived by her son, Donald Scheffler, Mt.

Sheriff Arrests Ogle County Sheriff an alcoholic beverage by Michael Harn reports the a minor. Larson was also following activity. ticketed for one headlight, expired registration, and Jan. 7 operating an uninsured Deputies responded to a vehicle. possible accident at 8:02 Sean Seivert, 29, Rockford, p.m. in the 8,000 block North was arrested for failure to Ill. 2. Upon deputies’ arrival, appear. His bond was set at a maroon 2002 Dodge van, $2,016.27. occupied by a white male, Marc W, Anderson, 44, was located in the east side Rockford, was arrested ditch with extensive new for failure to appear on an front end damage. original charge of criminal The white male was trespass to a vehicle. His identified as Gregory E. bond was set at $1,897. Barrett, 64, Rockford. After a further Jan. 9 investigation, Barrett was Peter H. Neumann, 27, arrested for driving under DeKalb, was arrested on the influence of alcohol and two outstanding warrants, operating an uninsured motor one for failure to provided vehicle. the Secretary of State He was transported to the with a name and address Ogle County Jail where he change ($2,000 bond at 10 posted bond and was given a percent) and a failure to January court date. appear on an original charge of trespass on right of way Jan. 8 of a railroad ($590 full Deputies initiated a traffic cash bond). Neuman was stop at 1:34 a.m. in the 3000 scheduled to appear in court block of West Ill. 64. on Jan. 10. Pursuant to an At approximately 6:25 p.m., investigation, Blake O. deputies were transporting Larson, 19, Byron, was prisoner Jarrod Carter, arrested for violation of 24, Rochelle, to the Ogle the drug paraphernalia act County Jail. Carter was and unlawful possession of picked up by the Lee County

Sheriff’s Department for two outstanding warrants, one from Ogle County and one from Kane County. Ogle County deputies additionally charged Carter with obstructing justice, a Class 4 felony, for giving a different name and signing a different name on two citations issued after a traffic stop on Dec. 7 at 7:45 p.m. while in the 6,000 block of South Ill. 2. Jan. 10 Deputies responded at 3:30 a.m. to a call of a vehicle in the ditch in the 12,700 block of North Kennedy Hill Road. After an investigation, Teray Bell, 30, Rockford, was arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol and driving while license revoked. Bell was also ticketed for no valid registration and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Bell was transported to the Ogle County Jail and held in lieu of bond. The sheriff’s department, Oregon Fire Department and Oregon Ambulance responded at 4:10 p.m. to a two-vehicle accident with injuries in the 4,000 block of

East Ill. 64. A vehicle driven by Victoria Lints, 17, Chana, was eastbound on Ill. 64 when she became stopped sideways in the road due to icy roads. A semi tractor trailer driven by Douglas Andrews, 50, Fort Wayne, Ind., was also eastbound on Ill. 64. Andrews struck Lints’ vehicle causing the semi tractor trailer to roll over onto its side in the southside ditch. Lints was transported to Rochelle Community Hospital with minor injuries by the Oregon Ambulance. Andews refused medical treatment. The accident remains under investigation. Deputies were called at 3:52 p.m. to a residence in the 3,000 block of South Knoll Road in reference to a domestic problem. Upon completing an investigation into the incident, deputies arrested Thomas J. Pappas, 24, Rochelle, for disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property. Pappas was transported to the Ogle County Jail and held in lieu of bond.

Jan. 11 Deputies responded to a two-vehicle accident at 3:59 a.m. on I-39 at mile marker 114. The driver of a 2013 Chevy, Ryan M Sense, 31, Minnesota, rearended a 1997 Chevy Blazer driven by Lorena Sanchez, 25, Rockford. Sanchez and her passenger Victoria Banuelos, 28, Rockford, were transported by Lynn Scott Rock Ambulance to Swedish American Hospital, Rockford, with minor injuries. Sense was ticketed for failure to reduce speed and released on an I-bond. Deputies initiated a traffic stop at Ill. 64 and Pine Rock Road at 6:27 p.m. Pursuant to an investigation, Martin Hernandez Carrillo, 49, Rochelle, was arrested for no valid driver’s license and cited for disobeying a police officer. Jan. 12 Deputies responded to a rollover accident at 3:25 a.m. in the 18,500 block of East Ill. 38 in Creston. An eastbound Honda, driven by Desiree Starzyk, 20, Roscoe,

went out of control and overturned in the ditch. Starzyk was arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol, illegal consumption by a minor, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. She was transported to the Ogle County Jail and held in lieu of bond. At 8:09 a.m., deputies were called to the 300 block of Slippery Rock Drive in Lost Nation in reference to a report of a theft. Upon completing an investigation into the incident, deputies arrested Sherilyn L. Eliason, 37, Des Moines, Iowa, for the unlawful use of a credit card, a Class 4 felony. Eliason was transported to the Ogle County Jail where she was held pending an appearance before a judge. Williams R. Felse, 19, Rochelle, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear. Felse’s bond was set at $2,519. Kayleigh A. Trosper, 19, Chana, was arrested for battery resulting from an incident that occurred on Jan. 11 in Creston. Trosper posted bond and was given a return court date.

Sports Column Marketing is not a waste of taxpayer money By Andy Colbert Reporter A few months ago, something from the Oregon School Board meeting caught my eye. One order of business was awarding a $15,000 contract to a marketing firm as means for promoting Oregon as an educational destination. At first glance, it might seem like this is a waste of taxpayer money. However, here is the most sobering fact why this measure was taken. According to the 1966 IHSA enrollment figures, Oregon had 490 high school students and Mt. Morris had 340. Right now, less than 500 total students are enrolled and projections are 428 by 2017.

Nearly half of the student base has been lost and it is a serious problem facing most schools in northwest Illinois. Oregon is not alone in this, that’s for sure. Even a place like Rochelle, with all its industrial growth, is scratching its head wondering why its population is stagnant. A brand new high school built on Flagg Road is nowhere near the capacity envisioned for it. That school district, along with several other taxing bodies in Rochelle are joining together for a $100,000 marketing initiative program designed to bring more residents to town. Polo went from 330 students in 1966 to 201 this year. Forreston (232 in 1966) and Leaf River (150 in 1966) have declined to a total of 242 in the same time period. The only growth in the county has been at Byron (from 200 to 506) and Stillman Valley (280 to 590).

Byron reaped the rewards of having the nuclear plant in its tax district and Stillman saw tremendous growth from housing development in Davis Junction and its location near I-39. Another enrollment advantage that Byron and Stillman enjoy compared to the rest of the county is proximity to Rockford. Families looking to flee the dismal Rockford public school system or those seeking a bedroom community find those two school districts ideally situated. Forreston, Oregon, and Polo are bit off the beaten path and are not as apt to draw those future students. “The board and I believed that our district was the best kept secret in Ogle County. We saw the dedicated work our staff was doing for our students and community but also realized much of the public was unaware

of these strengths,” said Oregon Superintendent Tom Mahoney. “When speaking with members of the public, both inside and outside the district, they were unaware the great things happening in our district and held perceptions that did not fit the reality of what OCUSD 220 was offering.” To that end, the school board set forth a vision to become an educational destination for students and families. After interviewing several PR firms, KMK was chosen to provide professional expertise in how to promote that vision. “We knew enrollments across the county were decreasing and wanted to be proactive in attracting and retaining students,” Mahoney added. “I believed that it was best to consult professionals in PR/Marketing to get our message out in the most effective manner.”

KMK has assisted in branding (logo, letterhead, email signatures, PowerPoint template), social media plan (Facebook and Twitter), and repeated regional TV reports and newspaper articles highlighting the positives of the district. Recently, they produced a brochure that can be viewed on the school’s website and serves a tangible tool for district officials when visiting with prospective families. “We provide a new means of communication and the best practice of technology for getting the message across,” said Pam Maher of KMK. “Oregon does very well in academics, extracurriculars and culture. People in Oregon know that, but people outside don’t.” Besides numerous other clients, KMK works with four public and two private schools in the public relations realm. Could it be that Oregon is at the forefront of

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a burgeoning issue? “It happens more with larger schools, but Oregon has the foresight to realize the importance of it,” said Maher. “So often, educators are trained to be effective in the classroom and not in the public. There is competitiveness among regions to attract jobs. The same thing can be applied to school districts in attracting students.”


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Foods donation

First Farm Credit Services has donated $250 to Oregon Park District’s Farmers Market to support the local foods movement. The donation is part of a larger $4,000 total donation to groups involved with supporting farmers markets in the 1st Farm Credit Services territory. “We wanted to show support for the local growers who are providing fresh foods to members of their community, and help support groups that are focused on the sale of local foods,� said Terry L. Hinds, senior vice president of business lending and corporate relations. “These farmers are making a difference in their communities.� According to the Illinois

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Inc. Prior to the acquisition, Ozyurt had 27 years’ experience as a consulting engineer and owner of Ozyurt & Stone, Inc. Ozyurt’s combined experience of almost 40 years prior to joining Fehr Graham included time with the Illinois Division of Highways as a Civil Engineer. Ozyurt spent the last seven years with Fehr Graham as Branch Manager of the Springfield office. He played a key role in the success of the firm over the years, including work on bridge and highway projects for the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) as well as providing

Ozyurt retires

Wildlife program for youths planned Jan. 25

Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, today announced the retirement of Gunes Ozyurt. Ozyurt has been with Fehr Graham since the 2006 acquisition of Ozyurt & Stone

Ogle County Pheasants Forever will present a youth educational program titled “Techniques and Tactics for Calling and Tracking Wild Game� on Saturday, Jan. 25

design services for various Illinois County Highway Departments. “Gunes has been such a great asset to Fehr Graham and we appreciate everything he has done to continue to advance the Springfield office,� said Mick Gronewold, Fehr Graham’s chairman of the board. He continued, “We will certainly miss him, but we wish Gunes the best in the next season of his life.� Ozyurt is a graduate from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a B.S.in Civil Engineering – Structural. He holds a Professional Engineering (PE) license in Illinois.

Crest Foods makes donation

Department of Agriculture, Illinois is ranked third in the nation for the number of farmers markets. Farmers markets offer consumers farm-fresh, affordable, convenient and healthy products, while giving farmers a place to sell their goods and reach various consumers. “As consumers continue to look for local, fresh foods, farmers’ markets are providing farmers a place to sell their goods,� Hinds said. “Along with supporting a place for sales, these farmers are playing a critical role in connecting with consumers and putting a face to Illinois agriculture.�

at 2 p.m. at Nash Recreation Center, Oregon. Five expert presenters covering five different game species — deer, coyotes, crows, ducks and geese —

Crest Foods of Ashton has joined with a local not- forprofit organization, Serenity Hospice and Home, with a project that will provide assistance to many. Crest Food’s donation will allow Serenity Hospice and Home to purchase equipment needed to implement a recycling project that will be launched in the coming year. Clothing, linens, purses, belts, and stuffed animals donated to Angel Treasures Resale Shop that are unable to be sold (for various reasons) will be sorted, baled or bagged, and sold to companies

will discuss and demonstrate methods of calling and tracking wild game. Youth are encouraged to bring their own calls for practice with the experts

that distribute these items to underdeveloped countries where they will be used by individuals in need. Furthermore, Serenity is very excited to be partnering with the Village of Progress (VOP) in their new recycling operation. The newly purchased baler will be housed at one of the VOP locations and consumers will be employed to create, weigh, and stack the bales for pick up. The recycled items will benefit individuals in all parts of the world, and two local notfor-profit agencies will benefit from the proceeds at a time when traditional funding from state and federal governments has been reduced.

during the break-out session. To register call Gary Henderson at 815-732-4553 or email ghender426@aol. com.

Oregon Police Activity Oregon Police Chief Darin block of South Fourth Street. DeHaan reports the following police activity for Jan. 6 Jan. 11 through Jan. 12. At 3:36 p.m., Scott A. Ghibellini, 18, Oregon,was Jan. 9 ticketed for disobeying a stop At 4 p.m. Richard D. sign. This violation occurred Underhile, 47, Dixon, at the intersection of Sixth was ticketed for no safety and Adams Streets. inspection sticker. This At 5:18 p.m., James violation occurred in the 400 S. Prather, 28, Amboy,

was ticketed for no front/ rear registration plate and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. These violations occurred in the 100 block of North Fourth Street. Jan. 12 At 4:05 p.m., Annelise Johnson, 28, Elgin, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for

speeding. Johnson was transported to the Ogle County jail. A total of 12 parking citations were issued, and three verbal or written warnings were issued during the week of Jan. 6 through Jan. 12. Please note: Any arrests listed below are merely

Citizen Complaints .......8 Assist Ambulance/ Other Departments .......4 Citizen Assist................10 Domestic / ................... General Calls for Service Disturbance calls ..............5 Through Dispatch 911 Hang-ups/ Jan. 6-Jan. 12 Open phone lines ..........4 Checking a Subject Alarm Response/ Vehicle..........................8 Open Door or Window .2 Animal Complaint ........1 Traffic Stops .................9

accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

State’s Attorney Ogle County States arrest warrant issued, $5,000. Attorney Michael Rock Derek Sage, 28, Rochelle, reported the following court possession of a controlled activity. substance, failed to appear, arrest warrant issued, $5,000. Oscar Regalado, 20, Dec. 31 residential Gary Hunt, 40, Franklin Rochelle, Grove, theft (subsequent), burglary, status Jan. 24. Robert Widick, 22, preliminary hearing Jan. 15. Rochelle, burglary (2 counts), Jan. 1 jury status call March 24. Holiday Melissa Christianson, 25, Jan. 2 Rochelle, home invasion (2 No listings counts), jury status call Jan. 24. Jan. 3 James Stroup, 43, Jose Torres-Castro, 30, Aurora, aggravated DUI/ Rockford, possession of endangering the life or health a stolen vehicle/theft (3 damage of a child (3 counts), failed to counts)/criminal to property (3 counts), jury appear, arrest warrant issued, status call Jan. 24. $10,000. Jon Erdman, 41, Rochelle, David Strebing, 39, threatening a public official, Rockford, retail theft/ resisting a peace officer, failed to appear, bond forfeiture Feb. 14, arrest preliminary hearing Feb. 5. Michelle Ware, 30, Mt. warrant issued $15,000. Kyle Hammonds, 22, Morris, aggravated DUI/ Rochelle, possession of driving while license a controlled substance/ suspended, failed to appear, possession of drug

paraphernalia, preliminary hearing Jan. 15. Jan. 8 Roy Ennenga, 32, Oregon, aggravated domestic battery/ unlawful interference with reporting domestic violence/ criminal damage to property (2 counts), jury status call Jan. 27. Joseph Aebly, 50, Byron, driving while license revoked, pre-trial conference Feb. 10. Jason Huffstutler, 29, Oregon, possession of cannabis sativa plants, pretrial conference Feb. 10. Rudy Sanchez, 34, Byron, retail theft, failed to appear, bond forfeiture: March 5, arrest warrant issued $50,000. Nakeeda Bell, 22, Rockford, retail theft, motion hearing Jan. 13. Judah Pearl, 29, Byron, aggravated criminal sexual abuse (2 counts)/indecent solicitation of a child, status Jan. 10.

Jan. 9 Nakeeda Bell, 22, Rockford, pleaded guilty to retail theft, Ogle County Associate Circuit Court Judge John C. Redington sentenced Bell to 24 months probation and 94 days imprisonment (time served). Bell must submit to DNA testing, random drug testing and breathalyzer testing. Bell must cooperate and complete psychological or substance abuse assessment, have no contact with victims, and no consumption of alcohol. Bell was ordered to pay a $600 probation fee, $50 to Crimestoppers, $50 to the Violent Crime Victim Assistance (VCVA) Fund, and $1,262.38 in restitution. Rita Kuske, 72, Chana, criminal neglect to an elderly person, arraignment Jan. 17. Jan. 10 Eric Book, 21, Rochelle, unlawful failure to report a change in employment

as a sex offender, pre-trial conference Feb. 7. Shawn Garland, 36, Dixon, driving while license revoked, plea Feb. 14. David Buzinski, 65, Forreston, aggravated assault (4 counts)/domestic battery (4 counts), plea Jan. 24. Raymond Mifflin, 70, Rochelle, possession of a controlled substance, pretrial conference March 7. Robert Fako, 31, Elmhurst, aggravated domestic battery/ aggravated battery/domestic battery/unlawful interference with reporting domestic violence/disorderly conduct, preliminary hearing Jan. 22. Jeremy White, 30, Rochelle, pleaded guilty to Count 1, possession of a controlled substance. Ogle County Circuit Court Judge Robert Hanson sentenced White to 24 months probation and 60 days imprisonment. He must submit to DNA testing and random drug

testing, cooperate and complete psychological or substance abuse assessment. He must pay the following fines: a $600 probation fee, $500 drug assessment, $100 lab analysis fee, $50 to Crimestoppers and $50 to the VCVA Fund. Count 2, possession of cannabis, was dismissed per plea. Jordan Gipper, 18, Byron, aggravated battery/ aggravated assault/possession of drug paraphernalia, pretrial conference Feb. 14. Besim Ajvazi, 18, Rochelle, residential burglary, possession of a controlled substance (3 counts), plea Feb. 21. Lesa Johnson, 56, Mt. Morris, retail theft, arson/ criminal damage to property, pre-trial conference Feb. 10. Ralph McCormick, 29, Chana, aggravated criminal sexual abuse (2 counts), criminal sexual assault, status Feb. 24.

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skidded off the road and came to rest on its left side in the north side of the ditch. No citations were issued. Jan. 11 A report was filed at 1:30 p.m. on Interstate 39, northbound lane, near milepost 99. A vehicle driven by Jan

C. Reinmann, 38, Streator, was stopped for Scott’s Law violation. Reinmann was charged with driving while license suspended, and failure to yield to a stationary emergency vehicle (Scott’s Law). Reinman was issued an I-bond and will appear in court on Feb. 19.

Zoning Permits Ogle County Planning and Zoning Administrator Mike Reibel reports that the following zoning certificates were issued in December. Permits are listed by the name of the applicant, section, township, authorized activity,

and estimated completion Roger Ahlensdorf, Section costs for dwellings and 26, White Rock Township, commercial. dwelling addition. Kevin Wilson, Section Kevin Wilson, Section 24, Leaf River Township, 24, Leaf River Township, remove hog building machine building addition. Mark E. Miller, Section 26, O’Rorke Construction, Mt. Morris Township, two

utility sheds Essex Telecom DBA T6, Broadband LOMC, Section 16, OregonNashua Township, telecommunications tower, $23,000. Ogle County Highway

Illinois State Police The Illinois State Police released the following information. These charges are only accusations, and defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Jan. 10 At 5:36 p.m., a vehicle driven by Amy L. Lewis, 42, Oregon, was southbound on River Road north of Ill. 64. Lewis lost control on the icy pavement and rear ended a vehicle driven by Jacob D. Betther, 20, Oregon. Lewis’ vehicle then slid

across the northbound lane of traffic and side swiped a vehicle driven by Dean G. Hunt, 50, Deer Creek, which was parked on the northbound shoulder. Illinois State Police was assisted at the scene by members of the Oregon Fire Department, Oregon Police Department and Ogle County Sheriff’s Office. No citations were issued. An accident was reported at 5:36 p.m. on River Road, north if Ill. 64. An Oregon fire truck was responding to a crash at River

Road north of Ill. 64. While the truck was parking on the northbound lane it slid on the icy pavement and made contact with a vehicle driven by Daniel E. Luepkes, 50, Chana. Luepkes was parked on the northbound shoulder of the road. Illinois State Police were assisted at the

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Trial for former Oregon woman moved to March By Vinde Wells Editor The trial of a former Oregon woman charged with theft and financial fraud has been rescheduled to March. A jury trial for Audrey (Stanley) Smith, 32, Dixon, was set to begin Jan.13, but Lee County Judge Ron Jacobson moved it to March 10-13 at a mid-December

hearing. A Lee County Grand Jury indicted Smith March 6 on charges of theft, financial fraud, computer fraud, financial exploitation of an elderly person, and wire fraud. The case was investigated by the Illinois State Police. The state attorney generalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office is handling the prosecution.

Smith, who has pleaded not guilty, is being represented in court by Sterling attorney James Fagerman. Court records say Smith made a series of withdrawals from an elderly womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bank accounts and took out loans on the victimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s property. The charges involve accounts at Amcore and Midland States Banks,

authorities said. Smith was manager of the Oregon branch of Rockfordbased Amcore Bank, which was sold to Effingham-based Midland States Bank in January 2011. Court records donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t indicate whether the alleged crimes are related to Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s role as a bank employee. The bill of indictment accuses Smith of making

withdrawals between Aug. 2, 2006 and April 15, 2010, from accounts held at Amcore and Midland States in the name of the victim, a Dixon resident. The documents say Smith also took out a mortgage loan on the womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house and, as a result, obtained more than $100,000. The documents also say that in April of 2007, Smith, using the victimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s power

of attorney but without her authority, took out a $55,000 residential mortgage loan from Amcore Bank on property owned by the victim in the 800 block of North Ottawa Avenue. According to the documents, in April of 2010 Smith transferred $1,855 from the womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bank account to Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s account without the victimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s consent.

Robin D. Clark, 52, Byron, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, Jan. 8, 2014 (Dec. 5, 2013), dismissed. Tyler M. Insley, 21, Oregon, driving 15-20 mph over the speed limit, Jan. 3, 2014 (Dec. 6, 2013), $120. Ashley G. Cox, 28, Byron, driving 15-20 mph over the speed limit, Jan. 7, 2014 (Dec. 7, 2013), $120. Robin G. Woodworth, 50, Byron, driving 15-20 mph over the speed limit, Jan. 2, 2014, (Dec. 10, 2013), $120. Mary E. Huseman, 56, Mt. Morris, driving 15-20 mph over the speed limit, Jan. 3, 2014 (Dec. 10, 2013), $175. Marcia E. Buss, Forreston, failure to reduce speed, Jan. 9, 2014 (Dec. 12, 2013), $120. Deanne M. Ponto, 45, Chana, driving 15-20 mph over the speed limit, Jan. 7, 2014 (Dec. 5, 2013), $120.

Judith A. Banno, 42, Oregon, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, no valid registration, Jan. 3, 2014 (Dec. 14, 2013), both dismissed. Thomas C. Mulryan, 64, Chana, driving 1-10 mph over the speed limit, Jan. 8, 2014 (Dec. 17, 2013), $160. Kristen A. Christensen, 34, Oregon, disregarding stop sign, Jan. 8, 2014 (Nov. 23, 2013), $120. Kyle L. Janssen, 19, Byron, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, Jan. 8, 2014 (Dec. 20, 2013), dismissed. Sally A. Cecchetti, 58, Oregon, driving 15-20 mph over the speed limit, Jan. 10, 2014 (Dec. 19, 2013), $120.

quit claim deed to Ronnie E. Jones, 222 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, Flagg Township. Ronnie E. Jones, quit claim deed to Ronnie E. Jones and Betty J. Jones, 222 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, Flagg Township. Donald A Ebersole, Linda K. Ebersole, and Nathan Mattison, warranty deed to Paragon Pork, Inc., 618-620 S. Stone Hill Rd., Chana, Pine Rock Township, $325,000. Michael A. Ambeau, warranty deed to Donald E. Nelson and Marilyn K. Nelson, 1118 Evergreen Rd., Polo, Lincoln Township, $2,100,000. Cynthia Ringblom, warranty deed to Margaret A. White, 108 Minnesota Dr., Dixon, Taylor Township, $128,000. Fannie Mae and Federal National Mortgage Assn., warranty deed to Joshua D. Nagel, 212 Sunset Lane, Mt. Morris, Mt. Morris

Township, $38,500. Fannie Mae and Federal National Mortgage Assn., warranty deed to Richard A. Eldred, 404 Second St., Kings, White Rock Township. Genevieve H. Rains, warranty deed to Russell D. Rains, 106 West St., Chana, Pine Rock Township, $20,000. Russell D. Rains, warranty deed to John C. Rynd, 106 West St., Chana, Pine Rock Township, $20,000. Fannie Mae, warranty deed to Cynthia C. Sheehan, 314 E. Oakwood Dr., Byron, Byron Township, $51,750.

driving under the influence. Goley was transported to the Ogle County Jail where she was held in lieu of bond. Goley was also issued a citation for driving under the influence when BAC is greater than .08. Byron Police arrested Holly Johnson, 30, Byron, on a warrant. Johnson was transported to the Ogle County Jail and held in lieu of bond. Byron Police arrested Jonathan Gantz, 38, Cherry Valley, on a warrant. Gantz was transported to the Ogle County Jail and held in lieu of bond. Dec. 29 Ruben Sotelo, 41, of Rockford, was issued a citation for no valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license. Dec. 31 Forrest Martin, 18, Byron, was issued a citation for driving too fast for conditions. Jan. 2 Debra Wehmhoefer, 46,

Oregon, was issued citations for driving too fast for conditions and disobeying a traffic control signal. Byron Police arrested Joseph Lopez, 26, Dixon, on 2 warrants. Lopezâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s passengers, Paul Rogers, 26, and Scott Steder, 41, both of Dixon, were also each arrested on a warrant. All were transported to the Ogle County Jail and held in lieu of bond. Jan. 3 Guillermo Belmontes, 26, Rockford, was issued a citation for driving while license is suspended. Jan. 8 Josuhua Fanelli, 37, Elkhorn, Wis., was issued a citation for driving while license is suspended.

Fines The following individuals paid fines in the Ogle County Circuit Court. The name, age, and address of the individual is listed along with the offense, the date the fine was paid, the date the offense occurred in parenthesis, and the amount of the fine. Kathryn J. Ayala, 42, Davis Junction, driving 1520 mph over the speed limit, Jan. 2, 2014 (July 9, 2011), dismissed. Angela L. Layng, 25, Monroe Center, driving 1520 mph over the speed limit, Jan. 8, 2014 (Oct. 1, 2013), $175. Randi J. Opsahl, 19, Byron, driving 15-20 mph over the speed limit, Jan. 8, 2014 (Oct. 18, 2013), $425. Kevin P. Sullivan, 36, Davis Junction, failure to reduce speed, Jan. 9, 2014

(Oct. 25, 2013), $150. B. Elizabeth Palmer, 60, Forreston, driving 15-20 mph over the speed limit, Jan. 8, 2014 (Nov. 12, 2013), $120. Theodore P. Luckey, 51, Polo, driving 15-20 mph over the speed limit, Jan. 7, 2014 (Nov. 11, 2013), $120. Dustin J. Swan, 33, Oregon, driving 15-20 mph over the speed limit, Jan. 3, 2014 (Nov. 17, 2013), $120. Donald G. Jensen, 21, Oregon, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, i-bond/recog, $267; driving 11-14 mph over the speed limit, $160, Jan. 8, 2014 (Nov. 20, 2013). Laura M. Avery, 38, Oregon, driving 15-20 mph over the speed limit, Jan. 8, 2014 (Nov. 21, 2013), $160. Kyle D. Ditzler, 22, Polo, driving 15-20 mph over the speed limit, Jan. 9, 2014 (Nov. 21, 2013), $120.

Jaime A. Hart, 34, Chana, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, Jan. 8, 2014 (Nov. 5, 2013), I-bond/recog., $254. Jessica L. Murphy, 24, Oregon, no valid registration, Jan. 8, 2014 (Dec. 2, 2013), $120. Michael R. Wilder, 19, Leaf River, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, registration light, Jan. 8, 2014 (Nov. 29, 2013), both dismissed. Christopher W. Oslund, 19, Stillman Valley, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, Jan. 8, 2014 (Nov. 29, 2013), dismissed. Kathleen M. Connors, 62, Stillman Valley, failure to obey stop sign, Jan. 8, 2014 (Nov. 28, 2013), $160. Julia A Bargren, 55, Byron, driving 15-20 mph over the speed limit, Jan. 8, 2014 (Nov. 30, 2013), charge amended/reduced to unsafe

equipment, I-bond/recog., $527. Carla J. Byerley, 45, Mt. Morris, driving 15-20 mph over the speed limit, Jan. 2, 2014 (Dec. 1, 2013), $120. Kaitlin M. Moore, 24, Oregon, driving 21-25 mph over the speed limit, Jan. 8, 2014 (Dec. 1, 2013), $140. Aslyn R. Neeld, 35, Davis Junction, failure to reduce speed, Jan. 8, 2014 (Nov. 26, 2013), promise/comply, $326. Gerald M. Brown, 74, Davis Junction, registration expiration, Jan. 2, 2014 (Dec. 4, 2013), $120. Daniel E. Olson, 25, Stillman Valley, driving 1520 mph over the speed limit, Jan. 8, 2014 (Dec. 4, 2013), $120. Eric W. Carlson, 43, Byron, driving 15-20 mph over the speed limit, Jan. 3, 2014 (Dec. 4, 2013), $120.

Jamie M. McCarty, 35, Leaf River, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, Jan. 9, 2014 (Dec. 26, 2013), dismissed.

Property Transfers Property transfers are listed according to the date they were filed in the county recorderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office. The name of the grantor transferring the property is listed first, followed by the type of transaction, the name of the grantee, the address and township of the property, and the price of the transfer. Jan 2 Betty A. Hepler and Sally M. Fager, warranty deed to Erick G. Haddad and Julie K. Haddad, 108 S. First Ave., Forreston, Forreston Township, $53,500. Pamela K. White, warranty deed to Howard S. Merchantz and Maria E. Merchantz, 1008 S. Fifth St., Oregon, Oregon-Nashua Township, $65,000. Jan. 3 Federal Home Loan Corp., warranty deed to Saint Mary Church, 123 N. Chestnut St.,

Byron, Byron Township, $50,000. Lawrence L. Lawson and Parise D. Lawson, warranty deed to Eugene L. Price, 3492 S. Ridge Rd., Oregon, Pine Creek Township, $70,000. Jan. 8 Byron Bank, warranty deed to Ronald D. Fowler, 323 E. Pershing St., Stillman Valley, Marion Township, $127,000. Terry G. Eller and Kristine K. Eller, warranty deed to Kipp F. Mershon, 127 Prairie Moon Dr., Davis Junction, Scott Township, $135,000. Timothy Tarrant and Christine Tarrant, warranty deed to Theodore S. Harms, 104 and 106 Wolf Dr,, Dixon, Taylor Township, $2,200. Wilfred R. Alde and July L. Alde, warranty deed to Deana Marshall, 9587 W. Ill. 72, Forreston, Maryland Township, $126,500. Kimberly J. Carow, warranty deed to Brent

Person and Jessica Dixon, 111 W. Roosevelt St., Stillman Valley, Marion Township, $85,000. Byron Bank, warranty deed to Kenneth E. Norup, 311 E. Blackhawk Dr., Byron, Byron Township, $69,000. Erik E. Cavazos and Amy D. Cavazos, warranty deed to Warren C. Wilson and Shianne L. Wilson, 7067 North Mile Rd., Forreston, Maryland Township, $146,000. Byron Bank, warranty deed to G & G Silver Ridge, Inc., Hill Road, no address given, Oregon, Rockvale Township, $45,000. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, warranty deed to Ohio Investments, LLC, 504 N. Fourth St., Oregon, OregonNashua Township, $35,912. Ogle County Sheriff and Carl S. Barnes, sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deed to Federal National Mortgage Assn., 3597 North U.S. 251,

Rochelle, Flagg Township. R. Anna Sanford, quit claim deed to R. Anna Sanford Declaration TR2013, two parcels of property in Pine Rock Township, no address given. David L. Vietmeier and Shirley A. Vietmeier, warranty deed to Robert D. DeVries and Anita C. DeVries, Town Line Road, no address given, Forreston, Lincoln Township, $1,020,000. Jan. 9 Dorothy E. Cultra, warranty deed to Robert L. Barkei, Brooklyn Road, Rural Route, no address given, Rochelle, Flagg Township, $240,000. Robert L. Barkei, quit claim deed to Robert L. Barkei and Michele L. Barkei, Brooklyn Road, Rural Route, no address given, Rochelle, Flagg Township. Jeffrey W. Jones, Tracy L. Jones and Jonathan E. Jones,

Ogle County Sheriff, David C. Huisheere, Donna J. Huisheere, and Benson Funeral Home, Inc., sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deed to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 503 S. Division Ave., Polo, Buffalo Township, $66,689.40.

Byron Police Byron Police Chief Byron Police arrested Josh Todd Murray released the Perrine, 30, Byron, for battery following information Jan. and disorderly conduct. 10. Perrine was transported to the Ogle County Jail and held in lieu of bond. Dec. 11 Byron Police arrested Anthony Voight, 28, Oregon, was issued a citation Shalece Leigh, 25, Rockford, on an Ogle County warrant. for expired registration. Byron Police arrested Leigh was transported to the Wyiatt Ackerson, 18, Byron, Ogle County Jail and held in for unlawful possession of lieu of bond. Leigh was also alcohol by a minor. Ackerson issued a citation for driving was released and must appear while license is suspended. Byron Police arrested in court on Jan. 27. Thomas Dix, 42, Byron, on Dec. 13 Sean Haggerty, 33, an Ogle County warrant. Dix Oregon, was issued a citation was transported to the Ogle County Jail and held in lieu for no proof of insurance. of bond. Dec. 14 Dec. 18 Tyler Engel, 21, Byron, Gabino Garcia age 33 was issued a citation for driving while license is of Rockford, was issued a citation for no valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s suspended.

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in lieu of bond. Dec. 23 Kendrick Spring, 24, Byron, was issued a citation for driving while license is suspended. Byron Police arrested Rudy Sanchez, 34, Byron, on a felony retail theft warrant. Sanchez was transported to the Ogle County Jail and held in lieu of bond. Dec. 26 George Glendenning, 57, Stillman Valley, was issued a citation for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. Dec. 28 Ashley Ellsworth, 22, Stillman Valley, was issued a citation for speeding 43 mph in a 30 mph zone. Byron Police arrested Ann Goley, 23, Oregon, for

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SPECIAL EVENTS 123 Gun Show: Dubuque County Fairgrounds 14569 Old Highway Rd Dubuque, Iowa January 17-18-19 Fri. Night 5-9 Sat. 9-5 Sun 9-3. Bigboreenterprise.com

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

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♥ ADOPTION: ♥ Loving TV Sports Editor & Pharmacist Music, Nurturing Family Values awaits 1st baby. Expenses paid ♥ Lyn & Rob ♥ ♥1-800-354-2608♥ Loving, happily married couple wishes to adopt infant and give love, laughter, and stability. Please call Mara and Will at 1-800-983-9095. Expenses paid

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APARTMENTS UNFURNISHED 306 Attractive 1 & 2 BR. apts. with some utilities. Sterling & Rock Falls. No pets, no parties. Refs. req. 815-336-2305.

Loving Couple Wanting to Adopt We will provide a loving, happy home where your baby will thrive and grow, with a mom and dad who are very eager to become parents. We will provide unconditional love, security and support for your baby. All approved expenses paid. To learn more about us, Call 708-9576849 or email us at: seanandjennifer adopt@gmail.com LCFS#012998

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4 Unit Brick townhouse complex w/ attached garages. Nice area near hospital in Sterling. $237,000 815-6524517

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY - OREGON, ILLINOIS CitiMortgage, Inc. successor by merger to ABN AMRO Mortgage Group, Inc. PLAINTIFF Vs. Kevin Faherty; et. al. DEFENDANTS

13 CH 00106 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 11/8/2013, the Sheriff of Ogle County, Illinois will on 2/21/14 at the hour of 10:00AM at Ogle County Sheriff's Office, 103 Jefferson Street Oregon, IL 61061, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Ogle and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT THREE (3) AND THE WEST HALF (1/2) OF LOT TWO (2) IN BLOCK NINE (9) IN SHEAFF'S ADDITION TO HOLCOMB; SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF OGLE AND THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. PIN 11-34-476-002 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 203 Allen Street Holcomb, IL 61043 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information.

IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-13-13031. Jan. 9, 16, 23, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY - OREGON, ILLINOIS JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association PLAINTIFF Vs. Shirley M. Alsup a/k/a Shirley M. Grote a/k/a Shirley Alsup; et. al. DEFENDANTS 13 CH 00124 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 10/11/2013, the Sheriff of Ogle County, Illinois will on 2/21/14 at the hour of 10:00AM at Ogle County Sheriff's Office, 103 Jefferson Street Oregon, IL 61061, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Ogle and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 02-14-10-400-009, 02-14-11-300-010 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 11018 W. Pines Road Polo, IL 61064 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 1412-36616 Jan. 9, 16, 23, 2014

Stillman Valley Ranch house w/ 2 car garage. 2 mi. N of Stillman Valley. $850/mo. Dish network furnished. No pets or smoking. 815-262-0535

ASHTON ★★ 1&2 BR., Ashton/ F.G. 815-7512712/562-5075.★

DIXON 1BR appl. water, sewer, garbage, incl. Remodeled, offroad parking, no pets. $395 mo + dep. 815-378-2151 1BR duplex Northside. Attached garage, $475/mo. + dep. & lease req. 815-631-7610 or 815-284-8388.

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Dixon 1 & 2 bed apts avail. imm. $425 & $450 per mo. Call 815-6222725 SNLRentals.com

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2 BR., appl., water, sewer & garbage incl. Coin laundry on site. $425 mo. + $400 dep. 815378-7820.

2 Bed Apt. for Rent: Unit #3 at 109 E. Second Street, Prophetstown. $525/month Includes 1 garage space, storage in the lower level, and coin laundry located in the lower level as well. Call Ken Kophamer (815) 631-6115

1BR upper apt., garage, stove, fridge, & water furn. near KSB, No pets or smoking. Deposit required. 815-732-7662. Condo Style, 2BR apt. w/private entrance and deck. Appliances included plus W/D. Water, sewer, garbage provided. Tenant pays elec. Off road parking. No pets. Lease & dep. req. $650/mo. Call 815378-2151

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Efficiency Upper, appl. W & D, water, sewer, garbage, incl. Off-road parking, no pets. $310 mo + dep. 815378-2151

MT. MORRIS 1BR, Mt. Morris. $310/mo. + dep., 815-508-2345

★ NEW TODAY ★ LG 2BR lower level $495/mo. Includes garage, cable, trash p/u. Quiet neighbors. No pets 815-973-6363

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Next Generation 9-1-1 Consultant 9-1-1 Northern Illinois Next Generation Alliance (9-1-1 NINGA) will accept sealed proposals for a qualified Next Generation 9-1-1 Consultant. The 9-1-1 Systems participating in 9-1-1 NINGA are Boone County, Bureau County, Carroll County, DeKalb County, JoDaviess County, Lee County, McHenry County, Ogle County, Stephenson County, Whiteside County, and Winnebago County. Responses are due at the following address by 11:00 am CST on Friday, February 28, 2014. Rockford Fire 9-1-1 Office Attn: Sandy Stansell 204 S. First Street Rockford, IL 61104 To request a copy of the RFP please send an email to ninga911@gmail.com. Jan. 9, 16, 2014

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY - OREGON, ILLINOIS PHH Mortgage Corporation PLAINTIFF Vs. Aaron R. Fritz; et. al. DEFENDANTS

13 CH 00110 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 11/8/2013, the Sheriff of Ogle County, Illinois will on 2/21/14 at the hour of 10:00AM at Ogle County Sheriff's Office, 103 Jefferson Street Oregon, IL 61061, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Ogle and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 22-09-326-015 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 109 Woodland Drive Dixon, IL 61021 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY - OREGON, ILLINOIS PHH Mortgage Corporation PLAINTIFF Vs. Aaron R. Fritz; et. al. DEFENDANTS

13 CH 00110 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 11/8/2013, the Sheriff of Ogle County, Illinois will on 2/21/14 at the hour of 10:00AM at Ogle County Sheriff's Office, 103 Jefferson Street Oregon, IL 61061, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Ogle and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 71 OF THE PLAT OF LOST NATION WOODLAND HOMESTEADS NO. 1, LOCATED IN THE WEST 1/2 OF SECTION 9, IN TOWNSHIP 22 NORTH, RANGE 10 EAST OF THE 4TH P.M., ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK I OF PLATS, PAGE 38, AS DOCUMENT NO. 369210, IN OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN 22-09-326-015 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 109 Woodland Drive Dixon, IL 61021 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-13-08152. Jan. 9, 16, 23, 2014

If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g-1).

JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association PLAINTIFF Vs.

If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information.

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 10/11/2013, the Sheriff of Ogle County, Illinois will on 2/21/14 at the hour of 10:00AM at Ogle County Sheriff's Office, 103 Jefferson Street Oregon, IL 61061, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Ogle and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate:

IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 1413-08152. Jan. 9, 16, 23, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY - OREGON, ILLINOIS CitiMortgage, Inc. successor by merger to ABN AMRO Mortgage Group, Inc. PLAINTIFF Vs. Kevin Faherty; et. al. DEFENDANTS

13 CH 00106 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 11/8/2013, the Sheriff of Ogle County, Illinois will on 2/21/14 at the hour of 10:00AM at Ogle County Sheriff's Office, 103 Jefferson Street Oregon, IL 61061, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Ogle and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 11-34-476-002 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 203 Allen Street Holcomb, IL 61043 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 1413-13031. Jan. 9, 16, 23, 2014

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

Shirley M. Alsup a/k/a Shirley M. Grote a/k/a Shirley Alsup; et. al. DEFENDANTS 13 CH 00124 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

ALL THAT PARCEL OF LAND IN OGLE COUNTY, STATE OF ILLINOIS, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS METES AND BOUNDS PROPERTY. PART OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER (SE 1/4) OF SECTION TEN (10) AND PART OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER (SW 1/4) OF SECTION ELEVEN (11), TOWNSHIP TWENTY-THREE (23) NORTH, RANGE EIGHT (8) EAST OF THE FOURTH (4TH) PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER (SW 1/4) OF SAID SECTION ELEVEN (11), THENCE EASTERLY, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE THEREOF, A DISTANCE OF 254.33 FEET; THENCE NORTHERLY, AT AN ANGLE OF 91 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 38 SECONDS AS MEASURED CLOCKWISE FROM THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, A DISTANCE OF 395.49 FEET; THENCE WESTERLY, AT AN ANGLE OF 88 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 18 SECONDS AS MEASURED CLOCKWISE FROM THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, A DISTANCE OF 298.04 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY, AT AN ANGLE OF 92 DEGREES 29 MINUTES 14 SECONDS AS MEASURED CLOCKWISE FROM THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, A DISTANCE OF 190.00 FEET; THENCE WESTERLY, AT AN ANGLE OF 91 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 22 SECONDS AS MEASURED COUNTERCLOCKWISE FROM THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, A DISTANCE OF 55.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY, AT AN ANGLE OF 89 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 55 SECONDS AS MEASURED CLOCKWISE FROM THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, A DISTANCE OF 209.56 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH LINE OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER (SE 1/4) OF SAID SECTION TEN (10) I THENCE EASTERLY ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE, AT AN ANGLE OF 89 DEGREES 11 MINUTES 30 SECONDS AS MEASURED CLOCKWISE FROM THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, A DISTANCE OF 100.15 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS, 20 FEET WIDE, LYING WEST OF AND ADJACENT TO THE SOUTHERLY 209.56 FEET OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PARCEL, AND ALSO TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT FOR INSTALLING, MAINTAINING OR REPLACING A SANITARY SEPTIC DRAIN FIELD OVER AND ACROSS THE WESTERLY 81.2 FEET OF THE NORTHERLY 67.6 FEET OF THE SOUTHERLY 156.5 FEET OF THAT PART OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER (SE 1/4) OF SAID SECTION TEN (10), LYING WESTERLY OF AND ADJACENT TO THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PARCEL, ALL IN OGLE COUNTY, STATE OF ILLINOIS. PIN 02-14-10-400-009, 02-14-11-300-010 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 11018 W. Pines Road Polo, IL 61064 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-12-36616 Jan. 9, 16, 23, 2014


Ogle County Newspapers, Thursday, January 16, 2014, Page B7 LEGAL NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS CASE NO. 2014 TX 1 TO: THOMAS L. HUGGINS; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND OCCUPANTS AND PARTIES INTERESTED and THE OGLE COUNTY CLERK YOU AND EACH OF YOU WILL TAKE NOTICE THAT at a sale of real estate made by the County Collector of OGLE County, Illinois held at the OGLE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, OREGON, IL 61061 on NOVEMBER 3, 2011, BRUCKNER KEOUGH TRUST purchased the following described real estate situated in said county for the taxes, special assessments, interest, penalties and costs due and unpaid thereon for the year 2010, toWit PIN 21 13 157 003 CERTIFICATE 2010-00268 PROPERTY LOCATED AT 3640 W. BROAD ST. DIXON, IL 61021 A/K/A/ Part of lot one (1) in block ten (10) in the original town of Grand Detour, according to the Revised plat of Grand Detour and its additions recorded in Book B of Miscellaneous Records, page 160 in the Recorder's Office of Ogle County, Illinois, bounded and described as follows: commencing at the northeast corner of said lot 1; running thence southerly, 50 feet on the east line of said lot 1; thence westerly, parallel with the south line of said lot 1 to the west line of said lot 1, thence northerly, 50 feet on the west line of said lot 1 to the northwest corner of said lot 1; and thence easterly on the north line of said lot 1 to the place of beginning; situated in the County of Ogle and State of Illinois. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE THAT THE undersigned being the purchaser of said real estate at said sale has filed a petition in the County Court of OGLE County, Illinois in the same proceedings wherein said real estate was directed to be sold praying among other things for an order directing the issuance of a Tax Deed to the undersigned; that on the 8TH DAY OF MAY, 2014 AT 9:00 A.M. or as soon as after as he may be heard, the undersigned will appear before said court in the OGLE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 106 SOUTH 5TH ST., OREGON, IL 61061 and present said Petition to the Court and apply for an order directing the County Clerk to issue a Tax Deed to Petitioner in accordance with the prayer thereof, at that time you may appear and be heard if you so desire. For further information contact the County Clerk at 815-732-1110. Last day for redemption is MAY 3, 2014. Dated JANUARY 6, 2014 BRUCKNER KEOUGH TRUST, LAWRENCE L. BRUCKNER, ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER, 1110 LOCUST STREET, THOMSON, IL 61285 815-259-3186 January 16, 23, 30, 2014

GREAT GARAGE SALES Call 815-284-7653 or 815-626-7653 STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY NORTHWEST BANK OF ROCKFORD Plaintiff, VS. JOSEPH J. ZIMMERMAN, PENNY G. ZIMMERMAN, NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN OTHERS and UNKNOWN TENANTS, Defendants. CASE NO 2013 CH 202 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE THE REQUISITE Affidavit for Publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to UNKNOWN OTHERS, NON RECORD CLAIMANTS AND UNKNOWN TENANTS, Defendants in the above-entitled suit, that the said suit has been commenced in the Circuit Court of the 15th Judicial Circuit, Ogle County, Illinois, against you praying for a foreclosure of a mortgage upon the following property: Lot Ninety Nine (99) as designated upon the Final Plat of Harvest Glenn Plat No. 4, being a part of the South Half (1/2) of Section 22 North, Township 42 North, Range 1 East of the Third Principal Meridian, the Plat of which is recorded in Plat D File 19 as Document No. 9909691 in the Recorder's Office of Ogle County, Illinois, situated in the Township of Scott, the County of Ogle and State of Illinois. Commonly known as: 411 Hickory Drive Davis Junction, Illinois 61020 P.I.N Number: 11-22-403-017 And for other relief, that the action was filed on or about December 10, 2013, that Summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law, and that the said suit is still pending. The record titleholders of the real estate are Joseph J. Zimmerman and Penny G. Zimmerman. An identification of the mortgage sought to be foreclosed is as follows: Mortgagors -Joseph J. Zimmerman & Penny G. Zimmerman Mortgagee - Northwest Bank of Rockford Date of Mortgage - April 4, 2013. Date of Recording - April 11, 2013. County of Recording - Ogle. Recording Document -201302885 NOW THEREFORE, unless you Unknown others, Nonrecord Claimants and Unknown Tenants the said Defendants, file your Answer to the Complaint in said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein in the said Circuit Court of the 15th Judicial Circuit, Ogle County, 106 S. 5th Street in the City of Oregon, State of Illinois on or before, February 10, 2014 default may be entered against you at any time after that date and a judgment may be entered in accordance with the prayer of the Complaint. Dated at Rockford, IL on the 27th day of December, 2013. Kimberly A. Stahl Clerk of the Circuit Court Ogle County, Illinois Plaintiff's Attorney Timothy F. Horning MEYER & HORNING, P.C. 3400 N. Rockton Avenue Rockford, IL 61103 815/636-9300 Jan. 9, 16, 23, 2014

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MYRTA M. SANTIAGO, Deceased. No. 2013 P 86 CLAIM NOTICE NOTICE is given of the death of MYRTA M. SANTIAGO. Letters of Office were issued on December 17,2013 to SARAH SANTIAGO, who is the legal representative of the Estate. The attorney for the estate is David L. Davitt, 4023 Charles Street, Rockford, IL 61108. Claims against the estate may be filed on or before July 10,2014, that date being at least six (6) months from the date of first publication, orwithin three (3) months from the date of mailing or delivery of Notice to creditors, if mailing or delivery is required by Section 18-3 of the Illinois Probate Act, 1975, as. amended, whichever date is later. Any claim not filed by the requisite date stated above shall be barred. Claims against the estate may be filed in the Office of the Ogle County Circuit Clerk--Probate Division at the Ogle County Courthouse, Oregon, IL 61061, or with the estate legal representative, or both. Copies of the claims filed with the Circuit Clerk's Office--Probate Division, must be mailed or delivered to the estate legal representative and to his/her attorney within ten days after it has been filed. Date: December 31, 2013 Schlueter Ecklund David L. Davitt Name: David L. Davitt ARDC #6206402 Attorney for Estate Address: 4023 Charles Street City: Rockford, IL 61108 Telephone: 815-229-5333 Jan. 16, 23, 30, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, COUNTY OF OGLE, STATE OF ILLINOIS: Rock Valley Federal Credit Union, Plaintiff, vs. The Heirs at Law and Legatees of Norman R. Horter, Deceased; Blaise Horter, a/k/a Blaise N. Horter; Citibank (South Dakota) N.A.; Arrow Financial Services, LLC; Capital One Bank (USA) N.A.; Tenants and Parties in Possession; Unknown Owners; Unknown Heirs or Legatees; and Non-Record Claimants; and Wendy Howarter, Special Representative, Defendants, in case no.: 13 CH 189 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION IS GIVEN TO YOU: The Heirs at Law and Legatees of Norman R. Horter, Deceased; Blaise Horter, a/k/a Blaise N. Horter; Citibank (South Dakota) N.A.; Arrow Financial Services, LLC; Capital One Bank (USA) N.A.; Tenants and Parties in Possession; Unknown Owners; Unknown Heirs or Legatees; and Non-Record Claimants; and Wendy Howarter, Special Representative, That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of two (2) Mortgages conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: Lot Twenty-five (25) in Southview, formerly Southtown, located in the North 90 Acres of the East 3/4 of Section 36, Township 40 North , Range 1 East of the 3rd P.M., according to the Plat thereof recorded in Book I of Plats, page 33 in the Recorder's Office of Ogle County, Illinois; situated in the Township of Flagg, County of Ogle and State of Illinois, commonly known as 107 Southview Drive, Rochelle, Illinois, PIN 24-36-229-007, and which said first Mortgage was made by Norman R. Horter, as mortgagor, to Rock Valley Federal Credit Union, as mortgagee, and recorded September 3, 2009 in the Recorder's Office of Ogle County, Illinois, as Document No. 200900910416; AND which said second Mortgage was made by Norman R. Horter, as mortgagor, to Rock Valley Federal Credit Union, as mortgagee, and recorded August 27, 2010 in the RecorderÕs Office of Ogle County, Illinois, as Document No. 201001006575 and for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this Court, Ogle County Courthouse, 106 South Fifth Street, Suite 300, Oregon, Illinois 61061 on or before February 11, 2014, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT. ELISA J. WHITMAN, REILLY LAW OFFICES, Attorney for Plaintiff, 6801 Spring Creek Rd. Suite 2D, Rockford, IL 61114 (815) 316-8540. NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that this law firm is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Jan. 9, 16, 23, 2014

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF OGLE - OREGON, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Plaintiff,

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PETER N. AGNOS; REGINA K. AGNOS; STATE OF ILLINOIS; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants, 13 CH 52 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on November 15, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, February 20, 2014, at the hour of 2:30 p.m., Sheriff's Administration Office (North Door) 103 Jefferson Street, Oregon, Illinois 61061, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: Commonly known as 227 Windover Park Drive, Rochelle, IL 61068. P.I.N. 24-12-103-001. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call Mr. Anthony Porto at Plaintiff's Attorney, Freedman Anselmo, Lindberg LLC, 1807 West Diehl Road, Naperville, Illinois 60563-1890. (866) 402-8661. For Bidding instructions visit www.fal-illinois.com 24 hours prior to sale. F13020569 Jan. 16, 23, 30, 3014

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vs.

PETER N. AGNOS; REGINA K. AGNOS; STATE OF ILLINOIS; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants, 13 CH 52 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on November 15, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, February 20, 2014, at the hour of 2:30 p.m., Sheriff's Administration Office (North Door) 103 Jefferson Street, Oregon, Illinois 61061, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: LOT 101 IN WINDOVER PARK - UNIT THREE, A SUBDIVISION IN PART OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 1, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN THE VILLAGE OF HILLCREST, OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED NOVEMBER 30, 1999 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 9912905 IN PLAT FILE D ON PAGE 24.

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2011 Chevrolet Camaro RS, Leather, Moonroof, Hugger Orange ....$20,990 2011 Jeep Wrangler ULTD,4x4, Dual Tops, Loaded, One Owner.......$22,990 2010 Buick LaCrosse CXS, Leather, New Pan. Roof, Only 33K Miles .. $22,990 2009 GMC Acadia SLT, AWD, Leather, Navigation, Rear DVD ..........$19,990 2009 Chevy Trail Blazer LT, 4x4, Leather, Moonroof.....................$15,990 2008 Chevy Silverado LTZ Extended Cab Z71 4x4, Low Miles, Local Trade...$22,990 2008 Dodge Ram, Quad Cab, Big Horn Addition 4x4, Only 24K Miles $21,990 2008 Chevy Equinox LTZ, All Wheel Drive, Leather .......................$14,990

WAREHOUSE / 330 STORAGE OREGON STORAGE

Various sizes Annual discounts

BLACKHAWK MINI STORAGE 1-800-646-4399

Carolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Self Storage in Oregon

Licensed group daycare, 27 yrs. exp. Has openings for NB on up. Located between Dixon & Sterling. 815-994-6629

2005 Chevrolet Silverado, Shortbox Z71, 4x4................................. $11,990

Reasonable Rates Sizes: 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x24â&#x20AC;&#x2122; & 6â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x10â&#x20AC;&#x2122;

2005 Ford Escape XLT 4x4, Leather, Moonroof, Local Trade ............. $7,990

Call: 732-2466

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

815-938-2000

512

2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT, 4x4, Leather, Moonroof ................$10,990

2004 Cadillac Esclade EXT, 4 Wheel Drive, Low Miles, Local Trade $15,990

WWWGREENSMOTORCOMPANYCOM

615

LENNY BRYSON AUCTIONEER United Rentals equipment selling at no reserve, internet auction on Jan 21. Bid now on trucks, trailers, Telehandlers & boom lifts at www.purplewave.com

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES 705 I Buy: Antique furniture, fishing tackle, toys, post cards junk. 815-445-6151

GUNS & ARCHERY

706

Illinois CCW Trinity Firearms Training LLC. John815-535-2413 Ed815-590-3534 710

Maytag Bravos black matching washer & electric dryer & over stove caloric microwave, working cond., as is, all $145 cash. Oregon. 630-3460765

â&#x2DC;&#x2026; NEW TODAY â&#x2DC;&#x2026; Maytag Refrigerator, 3 dr., bottom freezer, 3 yrs. old, exc. cond., $500 815-994-0228

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 765 Wurlitzer Spinnet w/ bench, maple wood, $300 firm, 815-718-2424

SNOWBLOWERS 782 421 Torro Snowblower, 4 cyl, 2 stage, 21â&#x20AC;? cut, pull start, good cond. runs great! $425 815-973-3223 Ariens 22â&#x20AC;? single stage snow thrower, 2 cycle. Elec. start. Exc. Cond. Used only 2 or 3x. $400. 815-6262157 after 11am. Ariens 7 HP, 24â&#x20AC;? cut, pull start snowblower, very little hrs., like new! $475. Call 815973-3223

WANT TO BUY 795 â&#x2DC;&#x2026; NEW TODAY â&#x2DC;&#x2026; Cigarette Ashtrays & paper matches, 815-973-4772

MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE

STAAT

1/64 Nascar collection, orig. packaging. 250+ cars, 15 semis + 20 misc. $3,000/obo. 815-625-4943.

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

1964 sterling silver set- 6 pc. setting, 66pcs. In plastic, never used. $3500. 928-592-7302.

Self Storage

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Nice 3 bed Ranch, all renewed, 2003 16th Ave., Why Rent? $698/mo. 815-878-7399

COMMERCIAL RENTAL

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815.946.4120

OREGON

SuperServiceLLC.com

CHILD CARE

Call 815-284-7653 or 815-626-7653

$990 Move-In 3 BR $550 + SD $1100 Move-In References Security Deposit & 1 yr. Lease Required Must apply on line at: Hauckhomes.com Or call Alyce@815-734-3478 For details

505

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e m o H e? l a S For

2 BR $495 Mo.+ SD

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GARAGE SPACE

331

10x20 $50/mo. + $35 dep. 815-5909478.

Chipper Shredder $200, Sofabed & chair $175, 220 volt elec. welder $100, 7â&#x20AC;? Heavy duty elec. sander $50. 815-622-9062


Ogle County Newspapers, Thursday, January 16, 2014, Page B9

Chevrolet | Cadillac | Buick | GMC | Chrysler |

Dodge

|

RAM

| Jeep | Toyota | Nissan

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

www.KenNelsonAuto.com

12 CADILLAC SRX

06 TOYOTA COROLLA

12 CHEVROLET EQUINOX

FRESH TRADE Stock# DDO37A

7,995

FRESH TRADE

$

*

10 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY

Stock# XPC672

32,995

*

06 BUICK RENDEZVOUS

$

Stock# JE040A

19,995

*

07 NISSAN MURANO

$

Stock# NE042A

14,995

20,995

FRESH TRADE

$

*

Stock# CYD269A

22,995

*

12 HYUNDAI SONATA

12 TOYOTA PRIUS

Stock# VPD311A

*

$

11 CHEVROLET HHR

7,995

$

*

13 FORD EDGE

$

Stock# ITA268

19,388

*

07 HONDA ODYSSEY

FRESH TRADE

$

Stock# NE091A

12,995

11 TOYOTA SIENNA

Stock# VTB317

10,999

*

$

Stock# VT7315

13,938

*

10 TOYOTA AVALON

Stock# BD082A

20,995

*

$

Stock# ITA271

19,991

12 KIA SOUL

09 CHEVROLET SILVERADO

Stock# TE079A

22,495

$

$

*

Stock# ND178A

Stock# TD325A

18,970 *

$

10 BUICK ENCLAVE

11 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER

08 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY

FRESH TRADE

14,495

*

$

Stock# TD360A

29,995

*

Stock# GD245A

31,995

$

$

*

Stock# VTC318

12,691

*

$

$

*

Stock# XPB668A

20,995

*

12 CHEVROLET EQUINOX

07 CADILLAC STS

Stock# XTB690A

10,995

*

$

Stock# XT7684

11,995

11 CHEVROLET SILVERADO

Stock# XTD686A

17,995 *

08 NISSAN ALTIMA

08 BUICK LUCERNE

$

Stock# TD418A

22,995

*

09 NISSAN XTERRA

FRESH TRADE

$

FRESH TRADE

Stock# CYE067B

10,995

*

$

Stock# CYD321A

Stock# NE104A

17,995

14,995 *

$

08 BMW X5

07 CADILLAC ESCALADE

08 GMC CANYON

*

*

08 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO

13 NISSAN SENTRA

11 CHEVROLET CAMARO

9,995

$

$

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO

Stock# XPD671A

*

11 FORD FUSION

FRESH TRADE

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO

25,995 *

12 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO $

Stock# DE002A

$

*

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO

Stock# GE036B

12 DODGE RAM 1500

11 NISSAN ALTIMA

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO

FRESH TRADE

$

10 TOYOTA SIENNA

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO $

08 CHEVROLET TAHOE

09 NISSAN MURANO

$

Stock# IT8270

16,995

*

Stock# IPC264

11,995 *

$

08 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG

$

08 TOYOTA TUNDRA

Stock# XPD664A

15,995 *

11 DODGE DURANGO

FRESH TRADE

Stock# GE050A

27,995

$

$

*

11 NISSAN VERSA

$

Stock# NE071A

12,658

Stock# ITD262A

17,783

*

*

$

Stock# CYD355A

12,332

*

11 GMC TERRAIN

$

$

Stock# CYE028B1

11,995

$

*

Stock# NE011A

26,664

*

$

23,899

FRESH TRADE

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO

Stock# GD140B

15,995

FRESH TRADE

$

9,995

Stock# CYE171A

Stock# CYD375A

Stock# XPC673B

*

*

06 SATURN ION

07 BUICK LACROSSE

04 CHEVROLET COLORADO

Stock# XPC642A

$

*

7,995

$

*

10 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER

13 NISSAN MURANO

$

Stock# TE088A

35,995

*

$

*

Stock# CYD199C

15,995

*

$

Stock# CYE175A

27,995

Stock# GE068A

23,995 *

Stock# XTB712A

7,995 *

$

11 GMC SIERRA

12 BUICK ENCLAVE

6,995

*

09 GMC ACADIA

$

Stock# JE042A

22,495 *

10 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN

FRESH TRADE

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO $

Stock# TE095A

35,987

$

*

Stock# JE003A

11,999

*

09 FORD F-150

14 CHEVROLET IMPALA

12 RAM 1500

12 DODGE DURANGO

08 CADILLAC CTS

*

$

05 CHEVROLET EQUINOX

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO 16,995

25,995

*

12 CHEVROLET SILVERADO

07 FORD F-350

FRESH TRADE Stock# JE037A

Stock# GE136A

09 CHEVROLET SILVERADO

12 CHEVROLET CRUZE

$

$

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO

$

Stock# GD203A

26,995 *

05 MERCEDES C240

$

Stock# BE033A

33,995

$

*

Stock# DD103A

15,995 *

07 MITSIBISHI ECLIPSE

11 GMC YUKON

FRESH TRADE

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO $

Stock# KD043A

16,995

*

$

Stock# VPC302

27,995

*

Stock# TE100A

22,995

*

07 NISSAN ALTIMA

05 BUICK LACROSSE

10 NISSAN ALTIMA

$

FRESH TRADE

$

Stock# GD243A

36,995

*

$

11 CHEVROLET EQUINOX

Stock# DE021A

19,995

*

$

13 CHEVROLET SPARK

Stock# NE016A

12,995

*

Stock# CYD368B

$

04 DODGE RAM 1500

9,995

*

$

Stock# GE084A

45,995 * 07 FORD MUSTANG

08 GMC SIERRA

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO $

Stock# NE028A

16,987

Stock# CYE085A

*

$

08 NISSAN 350 Z

8,995

$

*

08 SATURN VUE

FRESH TRADE

Stock# NE105A

13,995

*

11 CHEVROLET MALIBU

$

Stock# TD426A

17,995

*

$

11 TOYOTA COROLLA

Stock# IT9274A

17,495

Mike Freeman General Mgr.

Rich Vogeler Sales Mgr.

$

Stock# DE011A

13,995

*

12 TOYOTA PRIUS

FRESH TRADE

$

Stock# CYE094B

23,995

*

12 TOYOTA PRIUS

$

Stock# KD024B

10,995

Rick Pontnak Sales Mgr.

Craig Buchanan Sales Mgr.

*

Brad Claussen Sales Mgr.

Bob Pilling Sales Mgr.

$

Stock# XTD698A

16,995

Sherry Law Business Mgr.

Brett Simpson Business Mgr.

*

Denny Bellows Sales

Steve Acree Sales

$

Stock# GD224A

7,995

Ron Stephenitch Sales

Carl Buehler Sales

*

$

Stock# TD360A

29,995

Joe Patzer Sales

Chad Conderman Sales

Justin Meyers Sales

Jamie Curia Sales

Stock# CYE141A

12,995 *

FRESH TRADE

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO

*

Mike Baker Sales

$

07 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO

*

>HYYLU .YPKSL` General Mgr.

13,995

*

11 TOYOTA SIENNA

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO $

Stock# KD039B

$

Stock# TE079A

22,495

Sara Martinez Sales

Rusty Baker Sales

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

*

$

Stock# TD060A

24,987

1LɈ +L^L` Sales

Thais Fazekas Sales

Nick Melsness Sales

1LɈ >PSZVU Sales

Stock# NE036A

11,995 *

*

$

Alex Riley Sales

Clayton Bonnell Sales

Chase Von Holten Sales

.HYYL[[ >PSSPHTZ Sales

Adam Chapman Sales


Ogle County Newspapers, Thursday, January 16, 2014, Page B10

MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE SAWMILLS from only $4897. MAKE & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info/DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com 1-800-578-1363 Ext. 300N See More Online Photos, Commerce, Expanded Text ➛Look for WEB ID ➛Log on to: www.saukvalley. com classifieds ➛Enter the WEB ID in the WEB ID Box ➛View Photos, Expanded Text BUY ONLINE!! saukvalley.com CLASSIFIEDS

HAY & STRAW

825

★ NEW TODAY ★ Good quality grass hay. 1St & 2nd cutting avail. Small squares. Call 815499-8967.

LIVESTOCK / SUPPLIES

840

★ NEW TODAY ★ 8 head black calves, 4 heifers-4 steers, average wt. 550 lbs, had shots, $1.68/lb. 815-440-5726

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

SCHAAP LIVESTOCK

AUTOMOBILES

905

1992 Chevrolet Camaro RS model. Low millage. Very Good condition. $4,500 Call 815626-8078 Credit Problems? Bad Credit? No Credit? We might be able to help! If you're looking to buy a vehicle we have many financing options available through qualified lenders. Call Brett Simpson today at 815-2855313. Ken Nelson Auto Plaza.

AUTOMOBILES

905

creditautosales dixon.com Always over 100+ vehicles to choose from.

TRUCKS

910

2000 GMC 3500 HD dually dump. Gas, automatic. 8' plow. 66K mi. Exc. cond. $9500/obo. 815-440-0833. 2004 Chevy Avalanche, 2 wheel dr., 120k mi., two tone grey. $6,700 815-238-5502

4X4S

912

1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Ex. Cab. New tires & brakes 134K mi. good con. $6,300 OBO. Call 815-632-0780 2001 Chevy Blazer LS, 4x4, 2dr. 97K mi. Very nice & clean. $4,000. 815535-0423

PARTS & ACC.

925

★ NEW TODAY ★ Chevy 6 bolt 311050 wheels & tires aluminum 15” rims w/ center caps & lugs, $600 815-213-1968

AUTOS WANTED

960

$$$

815-441-0246 ABSOLUTELY

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VEHICLES $150-$2000

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

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LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, think things through before swinging into action. Run your ideas by someone close, and conARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, enjoy some well-deserved sider all of your options. This will time off. Life has taken on a hectic ensure you make the best decision. pace of late, but some much-needed time to rest, relax and recharge VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Your confidence about the future has finally arrived. is a byproduct of the past, Virgo. You have learned from past misTAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, hidden feelings come to takes and are ready to forge ahead the surface, and this will prove a and turn your hard work into pleasant surprise. Let things play results. out this week, and you will get LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 some peace. Libra, now is the time to address some relationship issues that you GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 have been avoiding. Deal with Gemini, your friends are up to them in a straightforward way, and something and they want it to remain a surprise. Keep your dis- you will glad you did. tance, and don’t let your curiosity SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 get the better of you. A demanding schedule makes it impossible for you to be bored this CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 A temporary situation at work may week, Scorpio. However, if you desire a little time to decompress, alter your plans for a few days, Cancer. But don’t let changes stop you can fit it into your schedule. you from scheduling some down SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 time with your friends. Sagittarius, while you may be anxious about the future, make sure you enjoy the here and now 2nd Week of January

and not wish the present away too soon. New friends come into your life. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, react swiftly to stressful situations, but do so with a clear head and conscience. Once a situation has been resolved, take some time to recharge your batteries. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, do your best to hold up your end of a bargain with a loved one. If you are struggling, simply ask for more time or help to ensure that everyone comes out a winner. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, your foremost priority is to further your position at work. Rely on your strong work ethic and attention to detail.

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