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February 20, 2014 Volume 164, Number 10 - $1.00

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A pair of Hawk wrestlers will represent the team at the state wrestling tournament. B1

Sam Lambrigtsen scored her 2,000th career point Feb. 13. B1

A Mt. Morris man was sentenced to 3 years in prison after pleading guilty to a hate crime. B6

Sheriff’s Tow Fund changed By Vinde Wells Editor

Oregon Fire Chief Don Heller sprays water on a fire at a home northeast of Oregon Feb. 12. Photo by Chris Johnson

Fire destroys Oregon home By Chris Johnson Reporter A home in the 3,000 block of North Blackhawk Road in Rural Oregon was destroyed by a fire last week. Firefighters responded to a report of smoke at the home owned by Gregg Wessman at 2:35 p.m. Feb. 12. Oregon assistant fire chief Randy Travis said they thought they had gotten the upper hand on the fire before it flashed up. “When we got there we thought we could get it, but then the basement flashed over and we had to pull the crew out,� said Travis. “We tried to send a crew in the front door and were forced out by the flames. This was one of the hottest we have had in a while. I was amazed

Oregon home. “We tried getting two tankers on the driveway but ended up needing to relay the water through a five inch hose from the road,� Travis said. “The water needed to be hauled a long way from town for this three alarm fire.� With the speed of the fire Travis said extra tankers would have only delayed the inevitable. “It took two hours to control the fire and after 45 minutes we knew extra tankers would not of helped save the home,� he said. The speed of the fire caught firefighters off guard. Their A firefighter moves equipment away from the home. engine was parked near the Photo by Chris Johnson garage and ended up almost on how quickly it spread extinguish the blaze. too close to the fire. throughout the home.� “Everything caved in “We had to protect our The walls and roof of the during this fire,� said Travis. engine because we did not two-story home collapsed Tanker trucks were used Turn to A2 during the efforts to to haul the water to the rural

A close vote of the Ogle County Board Tuesday diminished the sheriff’s control over how one of the funds in his budget is spent. A motion to tighten controls on the Tow Fund was amended to take out the wording that allows the sheriff to decide how the money is spent. The board approved the amendment by a 12-11 vote before approving the original motion by an overwhelming 22-1. Ogle County Sheriff Michael Harn has come under fire in recent weeks over expenditures in the Tow Fund, which included purchasing a new vehicle, flowers for Secretaries Day, a tent at the county fair, and $4,000 for the department’s Facebook page to be managed. Several stories published in Sauk Valley Newspapers and Ogle County Newspapers have scrutinized the sheriff’s expenditures in the Tow Fund and on a credit card. Revenues for the Tow Fund are supposed to come from the administrative fees charged to offenders when their vehicles must be towed. The tow fee is $350 per incident. The county’s Executive Committee recommended tightening up the ordinance which governs the Tow Fund. Originally the ordinance read “Any funds collected under this division as an administrative fee shall be used at the discretion of the sheriff, and may be used

for law enforcement related activities including the purchase or maintenance of police vehicles, equipment, or training.� The executive Committee recommended changes to make the ordinance read “Any funds collected under this division as an administrative fee shall be deposited to the sheriff’s Tow Fund, as established by the Ogle County Board, and used at the discretion of the sheriff, and shall be used for law enforcement related activities limited to the purchase, repair, or maintenance of police vehicles, vehicle equipment, or fuel. The purchase of police vehicles, while at the discretion of the sheriff, shall be done only with the advice and consent of the county board committee to which the sheriff’s General Fund budget is reviewed on a regular, monthly basis. Monthly reports of expenditures from the Tow Fund will be made to the same committee at its regular monthly meetings.� However, board member Bruce McKinney, Rochelle, was not quite satisfied. He made a motion for the amendment which removed the words “and used at the discretion of the sheriff.� “It needs to be back under the control of the county board and county treasurer,� he said. After the amendment passed by a narrow margin, the board threw its support behind the ordinance change. Only Dorothy Bowers, Byron, voted no. Board member Bill Welty, Chana, Turn to A2

2014 Primary Election

)NCUMBENT2OCKFACES CHALLENGER-ORROW By Chris Johnson Reporter Michael Rock became a licensed attorney in 1992 after graduating from the University of SanFrancisco. He also studied his third year at Loyola in Chicago. “I worked in the state’s attorney’s office from 1994 to 2000,� said Rock. “During this time I did a variety of cases including juvenile and civil.� Rock left the State’s Attorney office for 10 years when his oldest child was born in 2000. “I did private practice in Rockford,� he said. “I think my time in Rockford made me a better prosecutor and I knew I wanted to come back to Ogle County.� This time allowed Rock to

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have a more flexible schedule to spend time with his young children. Rock said once his children were older, he talked with his wife and they knew the time was right for him to return to the State’s Attorney’s office.

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Voters in next month’s primary election face a tough decision on who will prosecute cases in Ogle County. Two Republican He returned to work under Ben Roe as his first assistant in December of 2010. “I have spent the last three years handling the felonies,� he said. “Since I have been back I have taken three serious felony cases to trial and received guilty verdicts.� Two cases were attempted murder and one was a drug case. “Felony cases set the tone to show criminals that we will go to trial,� said Rock. “We need the criminals to know they can not be in Ogle County.� In prosecuting these cases, Rock said his office has always asked for a firm yet fair sentence. During his time in the State’s Attorney’s office,

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candidates, State’s Attorney Michael Rock, 47, and Eric Morrow, 38, are on the ballot. Both candidates were interested in the State’s Attorney vacancy one year

ago when Judge Ben Roe, who was then the State’s Attorney, became a judge. The Ogle County Board appointed Rock to the position in January of 2013.

By Chris Johnson Reporter

Eric Morrow graduated law school in 2000 and joined the firm of Smith, Hanson, Morrow, and Floski in 2002. “Before joining the firm I was working as an assistant state’s attorney and was approached to become an associate in the firm,� said Morrow. He said he did not work with Rock during this time. While working at the law firm, Morrow was selected by Judge Stephen Pemberton, since retired, and Judge Michael Mallon to be an Ogle County public defender. “Being a public defender is an opportunity to do something good for the community,� said Morrow. Turn to A7 “There are clients who

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otherwise could not afford an attorney. Everyone is entitled to defense no matter the circumstances. As a public defender it has been my duty to represent them.� Morrow said the crimes that were allegedly

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This primary will be the first time the voting public will have the opportunity to weigh in on who they think has the experience to be the State’s Attorney. committed by his clients are not a good thing, but ethically they deserve the best attorney possible for their case. As private practice attorney Morrow has worked on a variety of cases besides criminal law. He has done family law, estate planning, real estate law, and many others. If elected Morrow would like to see the court process sped up. “For the victims of crimes we need to speed up the process to bring them closure,� Morrow said. “The current logjam within the court system need to be changed, and I believe a different approach is needed by the State’s Attorney’s office to facilitate efficiency.�

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Cleaning Up City street department worker Ray Hawn started plowing the S. Third Street parking lot in Oregon Monday night after several inches of snow fell throughout the day.

Frozen pipes are a problem By Vinde Wells Editor Polo residents and business owners were advised Monday morning to turn on their cold water and let it run. Water and Sewer Superintendent Mike Gauthier said the taking that action will help prevent water pipes from freezing. Gauthier said that as of late Monday morning at least a dozen homes in the city were without water due to frozen pipes. “In my 36 years here, I’ve never had these water lines freeze,� he said. A press release issued by the city Monday morning the reason for the frozen water lines is that the frost line is so deep the mains are freezing under the streets where there is no snow cover to provide insulation. The press release advised residents and business owners

to turn on one cold water faucet immediately and let it run until further notice. “We’re trying to prevent any more from freezing,� Gauthier said. “The frost is down so deep we’re afraid we’re going to have more. It could be a month or more before the frost is out of the ground.� The press release said water meters were recently read to monitor the extra water usage that will result from letting the faucets run. The city council was expected to address the issue of the cost of the extra usage when it met Tuesday evening. Gauthier and his crew are also dealing with broken water mains. Two have broken in the last couple of weeks, he said. The mains are being repaired as quickly as possible, Gauthier said, with the help of the Street Department.

However, Monday’s snowstorm means the street crew will be plowing snow rather digging up mains. Gauthier said that the problem may be far from over, as more mains may break as the ground thaws. For more information call the city hall at 815-946-3514. Polo isn’t the only local community dealing with the effects of the unusually cold winter. In Oregon, eight or nine water services were frozen as of Tuesday morning, according to Dave Kent, operations manager. “It’s mostly residences, but two businesses called in this morning,� he said. In all the cases, the property owners’ pipes have frozen, he said, rather than the city main. Broken water mains aren’t currently an issue, Kent said. “We’ve had no broken mains for over a month, knock on wood,� he said.

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did not attend the meeting. Board member Pat Saunders, Polo, asked if the Tow Fund will now go through the treasurers’ office and be audited as a result of the ordinance change. Board chairman Kim Gouker, Byron, assured her that it would. Earlier in the meeting, Polo resident Brian Duncan spoke up in defense of Harn and thanked him for participating in the Ogle County Fair last summer. “It was great to see Mike and his deputies there interacting with the kids,� Duncan said. He called the recent criticism of Harn’s expenditures “an election year smearing of an elected official.� Harn is running for the Republican nomination in the March 18 primary election and is opposed by Joe Drought and Brian VanVickle, both of Rochelle. “Whether you intended to or not, you’ve damaged an elected official,� Duncan told the board. During his chairman’s

comments, Gouker responded to Duncan. “I’m not sure what we have done,� he said. Gouker said he recently received a letter from a citizen asking what the board is hiding. “I want the public to know we’re not hiding anything,� he said. “I want to go on the record that we have been openly compliant with the public.� He said the county’s records are being audited as usual, and numerous Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for information from the Sheriff’s Department have been fulfilled. Board member Dick Petrizzo, Davis Junction, who asked for a forensic audit of the Sheriff’s Department in January said his request for a vote on the matter at this month’s board meeting was rejected by the county Executive Committee on Feb. 11. “I’m willing to wait and let things die downs long as we get some answers,� he said. Petrizzo said concern over the estimated $10,000 cost of a forensic audit could be eliminated by an “outside

federal agency� which would investigate at no cost. “Dixon is right down the road,� Petrizzo said, referring to Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell, who was convicted last year of illegally taking $53 million from the city over a 20-year period. Gouker protested the comparison. He said he has talked to the county’s auditor and asked him to scrutinize the Tow Fund and the sheriff’s credit card expenditures. “He did and found nothing wrong,� Gouker said. “We’re not going to go on a witch hunt just to see if we can find something.� Saunders pointed out that several county funds, besides the Tow Fund, don’t go through the treasurer. She said the county has been cited by the auditors for that for several years. All funds, Saunders said should be handled by the treasurer, not individual department heads. “We’ll probably be cited again this year,� she said. “Let’s make this year the last year.�

Fire spread quickly Feb. 12 From A1 expect the home to go up that quick,� said Travis. Firefighters saved a skid loader, woodworking equipment, and the garage. Everyone got out of the house safely. “There were no injuries today and we are very fortunate,� said Travis. Travis said the homeowner and his two and a half year old grandson were at home

when the fire started. “Everyone is safe,� Wessman said. “We will rebuild.� The fire department removed some cans of fuel from the lower level garage when informed by the homeowner. “They helped us know about the fuel so we safely removed it before the fire spread,� said Travis. At least eight fire

departments responded to the scene including Oregon, Mt. Morris, Stillman Valley, Byron, Ashton, Franklin Grove, Ogle Lee, and Lynn Scott Rock. They were assisted at the scene by the Oregon Ambulance. The roads from Oregon to the fire scene were salted by Rockvale Township to help prevent a buildup of ice on the road.

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It’s official — a wellknown Oregon restaurant is now under new ownership. Nancy Semmerling, Riverwoods, said she and her husband Frank became the owners of Maxson’s Riverside Restaurant earlier this month. “We closed on it last week — it is ours now,� she said Feb. 14. The couple purchased the

restaurant from Rich Wiesner, 66, Oregon, who retired and closed the business Oct. 31 after operating it since 1992. The restaurant includes the Pride of Oregon Riverboat, a paddle-wheeler built in Palatka, Fla., in the late 1980s. Semmerling said her daughter and son-in-law, both chefs, will run the restaurant and are aiming for a mid-March opening. In the meantime, she said, they are doing some minor

remodeling, updating the kitchen, and getting rid of the snow that has accumulated since the restaurant has been closed. When Wiesner closed the doors last fall, the restaurant had been a local landmark for more than 60 years. Original owner John Maxson and his family opened the restaurant in 1952 and operated it until they sold it to John and Peter Tsioles in 1978.

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Fridley family has long history in Oregon area Editor’s note: Otto Dick, Oregon, has researched the people, places, and events important in Oregon’s history for the Ogle County Historical Society. The following is part of a series of the articles he has written. By Otto Dick John Fridley was an early 1837 settler of this area. He moved here with sisters Elizabeth Long and Christiana Price. John came to Illinois from Hagerstown, Maryland and purchased 1,000 acres between Mt. Morris and Oregon in 1836. He purchased this land from Thomas Ford who later became Governor of Illinois. John then went back to Maryland for his family in 1837. This article is about John’s son, Ben, who lived on a farm in Mt. Morris and his greatgreat-grandson, Dick Fridley, who lived in Oregon. Ben Fridley John’s son, Ben, built a one and one-half story log cabin and several large barns on his father’s farm near Mt. Morris. No nails were available so the buildings were secured with wooden pegs. The following are two interesting incidents that happened on this farm. First the railroad came through and then a cyclone. (The railroad) In 1872 the Chicago and Iowa railroad built their road from Oregon to Mt Morris through the Fridley Farm. The railroad not only split the farm in half, but also

ran the tracks between their house and the barns. The livestock had to cross the tracks from the barnyard to get to the pasture. Later a bridge was built so the livestock could get to the pasture without crossing the railroad. The railroad made a deep cut in the hill north of the house and the dirt was used to fill in a low place between the house and barn making a good size hill. In the winter time ice and snow would form making it difficult to go between the The Fridley gas station was at the corner of Franklin and Fourth Streets. house and the barns.

The Fridley house was demolished in a tornado in 1898.

Several times the railroad cut located north of their house filled in with snow. The passengers and crew would come into their house to get warm. Sometimes they would stay overnight. (The cyclone 1898) At this time there were two houses on this farm. Ben lived in the original home where the railroad was built between their house and barns. One afternoon the sky became very black and the

family went to the basement. After waiting for some time with nothing happening Ben decided he would go outside to check. While he was outside the cyclone struck and Ben grabbed onto a small tree. The small tree bent over instead of being uprooted like the larger trees. This saved his life, however he was injured when a large plow was dumped on top of him that broke his leg. During the cyclone the

This stop sign was placed on the Fridley farm by the railroad.

barns and house were completely destroyed. The above account of the Fridley Farms Southeast of Mt. Morris was recorded by Margaret (Fridley) Wolf. Dick Fridley Fridley Motors was located at 201 N. Fourth St.in Oregon, now a parking lot for Snyder Pharmacy. This garage was originally owned by Jim White, Ogle County Sheriff. At that time, William Beaman was the bookkeeper,

Alumni sought for OHS band extravaganza Former members of the Oregon High School band and Mt. Morris High School band are invited to participate in the 20th Annual Band Extravaganza on Thursday, March 20. The band extravaganza is a yearly event that showcases band students in grades five through 12. The 5th/6th grade band, the David L. Rahn Junior High band, and the Oregon High School band will perform as

separate bands and also as a combined band. “It is amazing to see the progression that students make from the start of fifth grade to high school,� said Andy Eckardt, Oregon High School band director. “The students enjoy playing together. For this year’s seniors who started band in fifth grade, it will be their eighth year playing at the extravaganza.� In addition to performances

by current members of the bands, many years there are guest performers and a guest conductor. The event was started 20 years ago by current DLR Jr. High Band director Miles Beske and former high school band director Mitch Lauer. “Since this is our 20th year, we decided to make the performance bigger and better than ever,� said Eckardt. “We plan on playing two pieces that will feature

Oregon Fire Chief Don Heller encourages all residents to “adopt� a fire hydrant due to the deep snow throughout the city.

He asks residents to clear Clearing the snow will the snow from the hydrant provide easier access to three feet in all directions and hydrants for firefighters in to shovel a path to the hydrant case of a fire. from the street.

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Ross Cline-machinist, Bill Starnes-gas attendant, Lorrel Bruce-fender and body repair, Leo Colson-shop foreman, Victor Jones-helper and night man and Frank B. White-mechanic. Later Dick Fridley, Jim White’s son-in-law, took over the business and ran a successful business for many years. Dick was an excellent

mechanic and his wife Edith was the bookkeeper. Dick was active in the VFW, and Edith was active in the VFW Auxiliary and directed the Church of God Junior Choir. After Dick retired from the Fridley Garage it was used as a laundromat and garage. The building burned in the spring of 1991.

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Donahue, Wagner married on Nov. 9

Jane Ann Donahue and Gregory William Wagner were united in marriage at 5 p.m. Nov. 9, 2013, at The Barnacopia in Polo. Gene Schmidt officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Violet Rieger, Manchester, Iowa. The groom is the son of William Wagner, Rock Falls. The bride was given in marriage by her daughter, Stacey Jane (Mitch) Hummel, Dixon. The groom has one son, Jason Wagner, Polo; one daughter, Kelly Wagner, Littleton, Colo.; and one granddaughter, Zoey McCracken, Littleton. The hostesses were Betsy Brooks and Bryan Oldham, Golden, Colo., friends of the bride. Serving as ushers were Jay Wagner, nephew of the groom, and Klye Maavich and Kadin Marks, both

Remember those delicious fresh strawberries from the Forreston FFA last year? They’re back and better than ever!! The Forreston FFA Chapter will be selling fresh strawberries until Feb. 23. The price is $27 per flat of 8 quarts, $16 per half flat, or $4 per quart sold individually. Funds generated are used

friends of the groom. Serving as greeters were Vicki Avery and Rod Groth, both of Polo and friends of the bride and groom; and Janet and Elaine Montover, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, both friends of the bride. Thanks to Judy and Gary Bocker, a reception was held at The Barnacopia in Polo. The bride is a graduate of West Delaware High School, Manchester, Iowa, and attended Sauk Valley Community College, Dixon. She is employed by Napa Auto Parts, Dixon, and Pines Automotive and Towing, Polo. The groom is a graduate of Polo Community High School, and is self-employed at Pines Automotive and Towing, Polo. Jane and Greg enjoyed a honeymoon in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The couple reside in Polo.

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Edlund earns staff sergeant stripes Sergeant Tony Edlund appeared before the promotion board in December. He received his staff sergeant stripes Feb. 1. SSGT Edlund joined the Army reserves on Nov. 14, 2000 under the split ops program, completing basic training during the summer of 2001 and advanced training the summer of 2002 at Fort Jackson, SC. Assigned to the 300th Quartermaster Co. in Peru, he was deployed to Iraq from January, 2003 to April, Sergeant Tony Edlund received his staff sergeant stripes 2004. He was reassigned to the Feb. 1. Photo supplied

At least 12 scholarships will be awarded by TriCounty Opportunities Council to income eligible students residing in TriCounty Opportunities Council’s service area. The scholarships are each worth up to $1,250, and have been made available by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity through its Community Services Block Grant. In making the announcement of this year’s scholarship program,TriCounty’s President and CEO, Terri Lawrence, said that preference will be given to students wishing to pursue high demand careers or other growth occupations, although this, in itself, should not discourage otherwise interested persons from applying. Applicants of racial or ethnic minorities as well

485th Vertical Engineer Co. in Rockford. That unit was deployed to Iraq from January, 2010 to December, 2010. He is currently on AGR (active guard and reserve) assignment with the 314th Chemical Co. in Decatur, Ga., where his responsibilities are maintaining the unit’s motor Ogle County Clerk pool, inventory and duty assignments for the platoon. Rebecca Huntley has issued following marriage Edlund’s wife Erica and the licenses: daughter Cheyenne reside in Ashton. He is the son of Feb. 7 Bob and Laury Edlund, also Gregory A. Richards and of Ashton.

as previous scholarship recipients are encouraged to apply. To be eligible for a scholarship, the following criteria must be met: The applicants must be a member of an income eligible family. They must be planning to attend an accredited Illinois post-secondary educational institution during the fall of 2014. Awards will be prorated for less than full-time status. They must be a resident of Bureau, Carroll, LaSalle, Lee, Marshall, Ogle, Putnam, Stark, or Whiteside counties. Further information and application forms may be obtained from: Tri-County Opportunities Council, 405 Emmons Ave., Rock Falls IL 61071 or online at www. tcochelps.com. The deadline for applying is April 18.

Marriage Licenses Kelley E. Ratliff, both of Oregon. Feb. 13 Shane LeRoy Swick, Jr., Rockford, and Amber C. Lowder, Davis Junction.

College & Service News Kishwaukee College Several area residents graduated from Kishwaukee College, Malta, after the fall semester. Taryn N. Brooks, Chana, Associate in Arts. Heidi J. Larmon, Associate in Science; Janel K. Mott, Nursing, Associate in Applied Science, both of Lindenwood. Melody D. Boyle, Criminal Justice-General, Associate in

Applied Science; Heather R. Glover, Associate in Science; Andrea N. Strike, Associate in Science, all of Monroe Center. Rachel P. Bastuk, Associate in Science; George Guzman, Associate in Science; Jacob R. Head, Associate in Science, all of Oregon. Matthew J. Rogers, Associate in Engineering Science, Polo.

Tyler S. Newhausen Navy Seaman Recruit Tyler S. Newhausen, son of Larry E. and Jody M. Newhausen, Oregon, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes. During the eight-week program, Newhausen completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs,

first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. The capstone event of boot camp is Battle Stations. This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. Battle Stations is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork, and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of honor, courage and commitment. Newhausen is a 2009 graduate of Byron High School. Renita Krusey Renita Krusey, German Valley, was named to

the dean’s list for the fall semester at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Students named to the dean’s list have demonstrated their academic abilities by receiving a grade point average of 3.4 or above in a single semester. Eastern Illinois University Several area students were named to the fall dean’s list at Eastern Illinois University, Charleston. Those earning academic honors include: Bridgette Bowen, Stillman Valley; Christi Englert, Chana; Joslynn Northrop, Byron; and Kaylie Keister, Baileyville. Students who achieve a grade point average of 3.80 to 4.00 (on a 4.00 scale) while completing a minimum of

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12 graded semester hours, excluding credit/no credit grades, in a fall or spring semester will be named to the deans’ list. University of Wisconsin-Platteville Several area residents were named to the fall dean’s list in the College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture, the College of Liberal Arts and Education, and College of Engineering, Math and Science at the University of WisconsinPlatteville. To gain Dean’s List recognition, students in the College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture and the College of Liberal Arts and Education must achieve a 3.75 grade point average and students in the College of Engineering, Math and Science must earn a 3.5 grade point average Those earning academic honors includes: Zachary Ankney and Jayde Farbo, both of Stillman Valley; Magen Cyrier, Brian Nordman, Connor Skoumal, and Megan Wolfe, all of Oregon; Laura Hedges, Kayla Kohlmeier, and Kyle Miller, all of Byron; and Megan Schmidt, Mt. Morris. Joseph Messenger Joseph Messenger has been named to the College of Arts and Sciences dean’s list for the fall semester at Loyola University, Chicago. To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student be full-time, taking 12 semester hours or more, and obtain at least a 3.5 grade point average. Messenger is majoring in biochemistry and is the son of Monte and Jane Messenger, Oregon.

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Church News ADELINE ZION EVANGELICAL CHURCH 9106 Cedar St. in Adeline Leaf River 61047 Phone 815-541-4863 Sunday Services: Sunday School 9 a.m. Worship Service 10:15 a.m. BAILEYVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH 303 W. Franklin St., Baileyville, 815-232-6222 Pastor Alan Cassel www. baileyvillebaptistchurch.org 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 10:40 a.m. Morning Worship 6:30 p.m. Evening service. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Midweek Bible Study BAILEYVILLE REFORMED CHURCH 400 W. Center St. Baileyville, 815-235-1201 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Morning Worship BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 217 S. Hickory St., Shannon Traditional Worship Service 9 a.m. Contemporary Worship 11:15 a.m. BROOKVILLE and ELKHORN UNITED METHODIST CHURCHES Brookville: Adult Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. 17725 W. Chamber St. in Brookville Elkhorn: Worship 9 a.m. Adult Sunday School 10 a.m. Corner of Wilson Mill & Brick Church Roads CHANA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 606 Main St., Chana 61015 815-732-7683 chanaumc@gmail.com Pastor Javier Martinez Adult & Children’s Education 9 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion Celebrated the First Sunday of Each Month CHRIST OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH 2035 Ill. Rt. 26, Dixon 815-284-4554 David Andermann, Pastor 815-632-6767 9 a.m. Worship Service 10:20 a.m. Education Hour

Thursday, Feb. 20—10 a.m. Bible Class Sunday, Feb. 23—9 a.m. Worship with Communion; 10:20 a.m. Education Hour; Mission Sunday Tuesday, Feb. 25—7 p.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 CROSSROADS COMMUNITY CHURCH, WHITE PINES CAMPUS 205 N. Jefferson Ave., Polo Saturdays at 6 p.m. Sundays at 10 a.m. 815-837-5255 whitepines@crossroadscn.com Campus Pastor Chad Keeteman ext. 302 Youth Pastor Jose Garcia ext. 303 We offer contemporary worship and relevant Bible teaching through engaging messages, and powerful video Join us after the service in our for coffee, snack & fellowship Kidzlink Children’s Ministry (infant-5th grade)-during Adult Services Crave Youth Group (6th-12th grade)- Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Visit our website: www. crossroadscn.com DISCIPLES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Hitt and Maple Streets,

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Mt. Morris Phone 815-734-4853 Dwight Stewart, Pastor Sunday, Feb. 23—9:30 a.m. Worship; 10:30 a.m. Coffee Hour; 10:45 a.m. Sunday School Monday, Feb. 24—5:30 p.m. Chime Choir; 6:45 p.m. Chancel Choir EAST JORDAN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 22027 Polo Rd., Sterling 815-626-0104 9 a.m. Fellowship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Worship Dave Jungnickel, Pastor

FAITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Mission Statement: Loving, Growing & Serving in Faith Handicapped Accessible 702 E. Dixon St., Polo 815-946-3212 Website: faithumcpolo Rev. Derek Rogers, Pastor 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Worship 11 a.m. Fellowship

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David Decker, Pastor 8:30 a.m. Worship Service LEAF RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH 6941 N. Mt. Morris Rd., Leaf River - 815-738-2205 Email LRBC@lrnet1.com Pastor Randy Newton Sunday Praise and Worship Service at 9:30 a.m. (Nursery provided) Sunday School 11 a.m. Wednesday Prayer/Bible Studies 6 p.m. Prayer Chain 738-2205 or 738-2991 Sunday Night Prayer meeting 6 p.m. Wednesday—Various Activities 5:30-8:30 p.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 505 Hill St., Oregon www.fbcoregon.org 800-335-5065 815-732-2642 Rev. Jerry Clark “A Christ-centered, Biblefamily-oriented EAST OREGON CHAPEL believing, ministry.� CHURCH OF GOD Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; 107 N. Daysville Rd. LEAF RIVER UNITED Sunday Worship Service East Edge of Oregon METHODIST CHURCH 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Off Ill. 64 Pastor David Poust Service 6 p.m.; Prayer 815-732-2960 or 104 E. Rt. 72, Leaf River Meeting, Wednesday 7 p.m.; 815-732-6569 Friday, Feb. 21—Newsletter transportation and nursery Pastor Guthrie Deadline provided for all services. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 23—10:30 Church 10:30 a.m. a.m. Worship Service & FIRST CHRISTIAN Children’s Church CHURCH EBENEZER REFORMED 609 S. 10th St., Oregon CHURCH LIGHTHOUSE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 815-732-2359 2997 N. German Church Rd. 4938 S. Daysville Rd., Grail Storm, Minister Two miles east of Oregon on Oregon 815-732-7411 Ill. 64, then three miles north. Pastor Javier Martinez Worship Service—10 a.m. Pastor Brion Brooks Handicapped Accessible If you haven’t found a Church Office Worship Service 9 a.m. church home, we invite you Phone: 815-732-6313 Sunday School 10 a.m. to First Christian Church in Director of Ministries Age Three through Oregon, where we accept one for Youth and Christian Sixth Grade. another just as Christ accepted Education Everyone is Welcome us. Come as you are. David Bordy 9 a.m. Sunday School MT. MORRIS CHURCH FIRST PRESBYTERIAN 10 a.m. Sunday Worship OF THE BRETHREN CHURCH (USA) Roots Youth Ministry— Pastor Ginny Haney 200 S. Fifth St., Oregon Wednesday 6:30-7:45 p.m. 409 W. Brayton Road Pastor Dave Bateman Kids Clubs & Men’s & P.O. Box 2055 815-732-2894 Women’s Bible Study— Mt. Morris, IL 61054 www.fpcoregon.com Wednesday from 6:30-7:45 Phone: 815-734-4573 Handicapped Accessible p.m. Office hours Monday Worship 10:30 a.m. Friday 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon Holy Communion is served the EMMANUEL Friday, Feb. 21—9-10:30 first Sunday of each month. EVANGELICAL a.m. Women’s Fellowship LUTHERAN CHURCH Sunday, Feb. 23—8:15 FIRST UNITED Office: 815-732-2424 a.m. Prayer Service; 9:30 METHODIST CHURCH 764 N. Stillman Road, 402 First Ave., Forreston a.m. Worship; 10:30 a.m. Oregon Fellowship Time; 10:45 a.m. Pastor David Poust (Payne’s Point) Sunday School for All Ages 815-938-2380 Pastor Andrew Kayes Tuesday, Feb. 25—9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 20—7 p.m. Worship Service 9 a.m. Bible Study; Quilting Worship Committee Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26—7:15 Friday, Feb. 21—Herald p.m. Chimes Rehearsal News Due EVANGELICAL FREE Sunday, Feb. 23—9 a.m. CHURCH NEW LIFE ASSEMBLY Worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday OF MT. MORRIS OF GOD School 102 S. Seminary St. 401 S. Eighth St., Oregon Monday, Feb. 24—8 a.m. AA Mt. Morris Pastor David Demmer Open Meeting; 3-4:30 p.m. 815-734-4942 815-732-7404 Good News Club Senior Pastor 9:30 a.m. New Life Cafe Bruce McKanna 10 a.m. Worship Service FLORENCE UNITED Associate Pastor METHODIST CHURCH Lance Mennen NORTH GROVE 2649 W. Florence Rd., Thursday, Feb. 20—1:30 EVANGELICAL Freeport p.m. Women’s Bible Study CHURCH Kathleen Brinkmeier, Saturday, Feb. 22—7 a.m. 10384 W. Coffman Rd., Pastor Men’s Accountability Group Forreston Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 23—8:30 Pastor Tim Hotchkiss Worship Service 10:30 a.m. a.m. Sunday School; 9:30 a.m. Church: 815-938-2194 InnerMission; 10 a.m. Worship Pastor’s Cell: 815-209-6838 FORRESTON GROVE Service; 5 p.m. Youth Group; Saturday, Feb. 22—9-11:30 CHURCH Evening Small Groups a.m. Food Pantry & Thrift Shop 7246 N. Freeport Rd., Monday, Feb. 24—Evening Open at New Life Community Forreston Small Groups Center Presbyterian Church in Tuesday, Feb. 25—9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 23—9 a.m. America Ladies Prayer Circle; 5:30 p.m. Sunday School; 10:05 a.m. 815-938-3605 Tutoring Club Worship Jeremy Cheezum, Pastor Wednesday, Feb. 26—6 Tuesday, Feb. 25—9-11:30 9:30 a.m. Sunday School a.m. Mt. Morris Men’s Prayer a.m. Food Pantry & Thrift Shop 10:30 a.m. Worship Service Meeting Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Open at New Life Community Log onto our website Center at http://www.efcmm. Pioneer Club Thursdays, 7 p.m. Adult org to check out our latest OREGON Study; 7:45 p.m. Choir opportunities and updates CHURCH OF GOD 860 W. Oregon Trail Rd. FORRESTON REFORMED FAITH DISCOVERY Pastor Michael Hoffman CHURCH CHURCH 815-732-6847 501 Third Ave. 801 W. Oregon St., Polo You and your family are Tim Fry, Pastor 815-946-3588 invited to join us in worship on 9:30 a.m. Worship Jeremy Heller, Pastor 10:45 a.m. Sunday School Sunday, Feb. 23 at 10:30 a.m. 9 a.m. Sunday School Pastor Michael Hoffman 10 a.m. Worship Service FREEDOM LUTHERAN will give the morning message, Nursery Available “ Love In Action,� based on I. WORSHIPPING We are an independent nonJohn 3: 16-18 and 4: 7-12. COMMUNITY, ELCA denominational Christian Greeting you will be Josh, Pastor Jeff Schlesinger church. Jamie and Jaxson Revelle. 815-222-7270 Visitors are always welcome. During morning worship an Sunday School 9 a.m. & Sunday Service 9:45 a.m. at exceptionally fine Children’s FAITH EVANGELICAL Church is offered for children Lutheran Outdoor Ministries LUTHERAN CHURCH 3 years old through Grade 5. Dining Hall 402 Second Ave., Forreston Sunday School begins at 1834 S. IL Rt. 2 Church 815-938-3203 9:30 a.m. and includes classes (a mile south of Oregon) Pastor Scott Ralston for adults, young adults, teens, Welcome Center “ A Church with a children and infants. 111 S. Fourth St, Oregon Heart — In the Heart of Special attention is given in Forreston� each class to issues and topics GRACE VALLEY 9 a.m. Worship CHRISTIAN REFORMED related to the particular needs Thursday, Feb. 20—6:30 and interests of each group. CHURCH p.m. Bible Study The Wednesday night Youth 8210 E. Edwardsville Rd. Sunday, Feb. 23—9 a.m. Group meets at 6 p.m. at German Valley Worship; 10 a.m. Sunday East Oregon Chapel, 107 N. 815-362-6601 School, Vision Committee Daysville Road. Jake Ritzema, Pastor Monday, Feb. 24—9:30 The local Weight Watchers Sunday School for All Ages a.m. Bible Study; 5 p.m. group meets Wednesday at the 9 a.m. church from 5 to 5:30 p.m. for Worship Service 10 a.m. Confirmation weigh-in, followed by their Wednesday, Feb. 26—7 meeting from 6 to 6:30 p.m. GERMAN VALLEY p.m. Choir February’s Bible Book of UNITED METHODIST Thursday, Feb. 27—6:30 the Month is Mark. CHURCH p.m. Bible Study Church and Main Streets

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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. PRAIRIE DELL Sunday School 9:45 a.m. PRESBYTERIAN Wednesday Bible Study CHURCH 10 a.m. 16031 W. Coffman Rd., Other Activities Include: Shannon Men’s & Women’s Groups, Pastor Donna Gericke, CLP Confirmation Class, High 815-864-2448 School Youth Group, Grieving Sunday School 9 a.m. Ministry, Outreach Ministry Worship 10 a.m. with Rockford Rescue Mission 11:15 a.m. Fellowship & HOPE Pregnancy Center, Adult Choir Sunday, Feb. 23—Cereal For More Information Call Sunday the Church Office REVIVE COMMUNITY ST. WENDELIN CHURCH CATHOLIC CHURCH 8 E. Front Street; Mt. Morris Rev. Michael Bolger follow@revivemtm.com 18 S. Linn St., Shannon 815-994-0428 Masses—Saturday 5:30 p.m., Southern Baptist Sunday 8 a.m. Saturday Night Revive Service Confessions-Sunday 7:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Saturday Celebrate Recovery TRINITY EVANGELICAL 6-8 p.m. Monday LUTHERAN CHURCH 308 E. Brayton ST. BRIDE’S Mt. Morris EPISCOPAL CHURCH 815-734-6354 1000 Ill. 64 West Pastor Josh Ehrler Oregon Friday, Feb. 21—8:30 a.m. 815-732-7211 or Coffee 815-732-3328 Saturday, Feb. 22—5:30 www.saintbrides.org p.m. Worship Email:saintbrides@ Sunday, Feb. 23—8:45 a.m. verizon. net Traditional Worship, Annual Services Sunday-Holy Communion-8 Meeting of the Congregation Following Worship; and 10 a.m. Fellowship Time Following Wednesday Healing Worship; 9:45 a.m. Sunday Service-6 p.m. School; 10:45 a.m. Praise Classes Children’s Sunday School-9 Worship Monday, Feb. 24—2 p.m. a.m. Staff Meeting; 7 p.m. Naomi Adult Sunday School-9 a.m. Group (2nd & 4th Sunday) Tuesday, Feb. 25—9 a.m. St. Bride’s follows traditional Anglican-Episcopal Dorcas Group; 6:30 p.m. church practices; is biblically Adults Learning Something Wednesday, Feb. 26—6:30 based and both family and a.m. Prayer & Praise; 5:30 individual oriented. Visitors are always p.m. Choristers; 6 p.m. Chime Choir; 6:30-8 p.m. Chancel welcomed. Choir ST. JAMES LUTHERAN WEST BRANCH CHURCH CHURCH OF THE West Grove Road at BRETHREN Columbine Rd. 4014 West Branch Road Pastor Steve Erickson Southeast of Forreston Sunday, Feb. 23—9:15 Pastor Richard Bright a.m. Prayer Ministry Team; 815-734-4411 9:30 a.m. Congregational Sunday School—9:30 a.m. Bible Study; 9:30 a.m. Worship—10:35 a.m. Instrumental Rehearsal; 10:30 a.m. Divine Worship; 11:45 a.m. Confirmation Lunch & Instruction; 3 p.m. Family Bowling at Town & Country Lanes; 5 p.m. Pizza Supper at Ciminos, Mt. Morris

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ST. MARK’S LUTHERAN CHURCH 201 N. Division Ave., Polo 815-946-2919 Pastor Terrie Wilder Thursday Prayer Group 3 p.m. Adult Confirmation 4 p.m. Sunday Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. ST. MARY CHURCH 301 N. Fourth St., Oregon Father Joseph P. Naill Office Phone 815-732-7383 Office FAX 815-732-4742 Mass Schedule Saturday 4:30 p.m. Sunday 7:30 & 9:30 a.m. Tuesday thru Friday 8 a.m. Third Wednesday of Month at

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MMHS grad is featured artist at Trinity concert Dan Masterman will perform on March 9

Members of the congregation at Chana United Methodist Church hang up homemade noodles to dry. The noodles will be served with chicken at a supper March 8.

Church will serve noodles The Chana United Methodist Church will serve its annual Chicken-Noodle and Lasagna Supper on Saturday, March 8 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. They will serve homemade noodles with chicken, lasagna, rolls, salads, and

cheesecake. Advance tickets for the supper are $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12. At the door tickets will be $8.50 for adults and $5.50 for children ages 6-12. Children age 5 and younger eat free. All carry-outs are $8.50

and are available by calling 815-732-7683. The church is handicapped accessible. The youth will also be holding a bake sale at the supper with funds going to their camp fund.

Considine will be at fundraiser By Diane Palmer Event Organizer When you think of Super Bowl you might think of a NFC and AFC match. A Super Bowl of food will be held on Saturday, March 29 at Oak Lane, three miles south of Oregon on Daysville Road. The organizers of the event have been in the huddle, setting up their plays. They are ready for their first run of the game and need sponsors — sponsors have not let them down as people have come forth from many Ogle County communities. The second run of the game is a good running play which is led by the many cooking teams that have signed up. The third run of the game is a great throw and possible third down conversion led by the volunteers that have been signing up to help with

the event and the fans (the communities) will give What’s Cookin’ the touchdown of raising funds for a great cause (proceeds to Rock River Center in Oregon). You are wondering what this article is all about talking about food and football? Well, when Sean Considine, Byron, is going to be at the event and cooking at the event — yes, cooking at the event — you have to put food and football in the same article. Considine, as you know, began playing football for Byron High School and then went on to play in college at the University of Iowa. He debuted with the Philadelphia Eagles, went on to the Jacksonville Jaguars, then the Carolina Panthers, the Arizona Cardinals, and was on the AFC Championship team the Baltimore Ravens who won Super Bowl XLVII in 2012.

Considine will be on one of many cooking teams at the event. Teams from all over Ogle County have been signing up. You may even see a politician, a sheriff, a friend, or your family there sharing their recipes. Appetizers, entrees, side dishes, and desserts will be part of the fare. A feature of the event is that those attending will get to vote on the teams with the best recipes. A silent auction items, raffles, 50-50s, and a deejay will be part of the event. The doors open at 5 p.m., and advanced tickets are available. Check out the What’s Cookin’ website at www. whatscookin.homestead.com, email the event organizer at fishingbp@frontier.com or call 815-973-1432 for more information.

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Computer class series scheduled for next month

A Beginning Computer Class Series has been scheduled for Thursdays, March 6, 13, and 20, from 9:30-11 a.m. at the Rock River Center, 810 S. Tenth St., Oregon. These classes will be facilitated by volunteer Kathe Wilson. The first session, Thursday, March 6 will provide an introduction to computers, computer terminology and

an explanation of how the Internet works. The second session, Thursday, March 13 will introduce Microsoft Word 2010 and managing files and folders. The topic for the third session, Thursday, March 20 will be Using the Internet and e-mail. Those interested may register for one, two, or all three of these sessions by calling Rock River Center at 815-732-3252. The classes are free to attend and open to the public. Since space is limited, call early to be guaranteed a spot. The Rock River Center

Community Technology Center (CTC) has been made possible through a grant from the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The CTC is open to the public, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month. Use one of 10 new computers with large monitors and highspeed Internet access to browse, access e-mail accounts, do homework or learn new skills. Rock River Center also offers individualized help with learning how to use a new tablet or Smartphone. Call to set up an appointment.

Dr. Dan Masterson, Mt. Morris High School class of 1979, will be the featured artist at the March 9 Sunday Afternoon Concert Series, sponsored by Trinity Lutheran Church, Mt. Morris. The recital will begin at 3 p.m. at Trinity, 308 E. Brayton Rd., Mt. Morris, and is open to the public. No admission will be charged to attend, but donations will be accepted to fund future concerts in the series. Attendees are invited to visit with Masterson at a reception following the piano recital. Masterson is currently in his 14th year on the music faculty at Bethany College, a liberal arts college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran

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completed a sabbatical with the topic “Composition and Technology in Music Curricula,� basing his activity in Greensboro, N.C. He will share several of his own compositions for the March 9 program. Masterson lives in Lindsborg, Kansas, with his wife, Carolyn. He has two sons: Aaron, currently living in Waterloo, Iowa, and Paul, a senior at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa.

Woman’s Club to host card party this Saturday at the Oregon VFW It’s card and game time at the Oregon VFW on Friday, Feb. 21, when the Oregon GFWC Woman’s Club holds its Winning Wheels Card Party. The event will start at 12 p.m. with registration. The cost is $5 per person. Dessert refreshments will be served at 12:30 p.m.

followed by card and game playing with door prizes closing out the afternoon gathering. To make reservations for the party or for more information call Fran Strouse at 815-732-2560 or Sandie Chasm at 815-732-3293. All are welcome. Get a group together, make a

reservation and join in. The club has had this fund raiser for many years for the facility that provides rehabilitative services to young adults who have neurological impairment. Winning Wheels is located in Prophetstown and is a project of GFWC Illinois.

Byron seniors should apply now for “Initiative Scholarships� Applications are now being accepted for the Byron Community Revitalization “Initiative Scholarship� to a worthy Byron High School senior. The $1,000 cash scholarship will be awarded at the May 14 BHS Honors Night to a senior who plans to continue his or her education in the fall of 2014. The winner will be someone who has shown personal initiative beyond high school requirements to accomplish something for the betterment of BHS or the wider community.

This could be in the realm of public service, Scouting, student council, or other club or activity. The initiative shown need not be unique; however, applicants who have accomplished something unusual or beyond the norm will be given serious consideration. GPA, class rank and family income are not considerations. Applications and further details are available in the Byron High School Guidance Office and on the Byron Community Unit School District web site.

The application deadline is April 14. The BCR Initiative Scholarship is funded by proceeds from BCR’s Annual Pot of Gold Draw Down fundraiser, to be held Saturday, March 1 this year. BCR is a 13-year-old community based not-forprofit established to help Byron reach its full potential in becoming a better place to live, work and raise families. For more information about BCR and its activities, contact Executive Director Betsy Floski at 815-8710859.

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Committee recommends for some tow fund changes By Matt Mencarnini Sauk Valley Media Ogle County took a step toward adding restrictions on the sheriff’s department’s administrative tow fund during a committee meeting Feb. 11. The Ogle County Executive Committee approved limitations to what the sheriff could use that fund for, adding and removing language to a single paragraph of the ordinance that was passed in 2011. The changes were made during the committee’s regular meeting last Tuesday night and have to be approved by the full county board. After the meeting, Ogle County Chairman Kim Gouker said another

ordinance will have to be passed, likely next month, which will set the specific sources of revenue for the tow fund. Gouker said an ordinance of that nature should have been passed in 2011. In December, Sauk Valley Media reported on the tow fund, which isn’t listed on the county’s budget but is audited, and the expenses Ogle County Sheriff Michael Harn was using it for, which included purchasing a new vehicle, flowers for Secretaries Day, a tent at the county fair and $4,000 for the department’s Facebook page to be managed. On Feb. 8, Sauk Valley Media reported that about $70,000 – nearly one third of the $210,000 deposited

into the tow fund account – came from sources other than administrative tow fees. The wide variety in expendures, according to the original language of the ordinance, were allowed because the funds could be used “at the discretion of the sheriff for law enforcement related activities including the purchase or maintenance of police vehicles equipment or training.” Gouker told Sauk Valley Media that the tow fund was set up “fairly loosely” in 2011, and it was the sheriff’s idea to make changes because of the controversy surrounding the fund. Those changes were discussed during the County Security Committee meeting earlier Tuesday, Gouker said,

adding that the new language refers to a “tow fund” for the first time. Harn wasn’t present during the Feb. 11 Executive Committee meeting. With the revised ordinance, the sheriff can still use the funds at his discretion, but they must be used for “law enforcement related activities limited to the purchase, repair or maintenance of police vehicles, vehicle equipment or fuel.” During the meeting, board member Patricia Nordman made a motion to add the word “vehicle” before the word “equipment.” The motion was unanimously approved, as was the revised ordinance. The sheriff will still be allowed to purchase vehicles

from the tow fund, but, according to the reworded ordinance, “shall be done only with the advice and consent” of the county board that oversees the sheriff’s department’s budget. Additionally, the sheriff will make monthly reports to that overseeing committee, which is currently called the County Security Committee, about the expenditures from the tow fund.

Forensic audit The Ogle County Finance, Insurance and Personnel Committee met before the Executive Committee last Tuesday night. During that meeting, a possible forensic audit of the sheriff’s department expenses was discussed.

Board member Richard Petrizzo called for a forensic audit of all spending by the sheriff’s department, according to a report by Ogle County News, during the Jan. 21 county board meeting. Petrizzo pushed for the forensic audit again Tuesday night, but no action was taken, as the committee decided to wait until the results of the annual audit were received. Those results could be released in April, Gouker said, with the possibility of department heads seeing some information in the middle of March. Committee members said they would support a forensic audit, if the auditors brought back evidence that the tow fund was being used fraudulently.

Day of Dabbling is set for March 22

Bowling Party Members of Circle M 4-H Club, Mt. Morris, recently went bowling. Pictured left to right in the front row are: Edwin Estrada, Kyle Miller, Emmett Peterson, Zacary Garrett, Aidan Peck. Back row: Karli Miller, Evan Kosick, Trevor Nelson, James Taylor, Megan Garrett, Valeria Viteri-Pflucker. Photo supplied

Ogle County is holding its annual 4-H Day of Dabbling on Saturday, March 22 at the Church of God, Oregon. It is open to youth, ages 5 -15 years old, and will consist of 18 hands-on youth workshops. Participants may select workshops to fill each of three class periods: 9 to 9:50 a.m., 10 to 10:50 a.m., and 11 to 11:50 a.m.. Registration is from 8:40 to 9 a.m. Pre-registration of all classes is required by Monday, March 17. Adult and older youth volunteers are teaching all the classes for 4-H Day of Dabbling. A general registration fee of $9 for 4H members or $15 for non-members will be

collected at the door. Some classes do require additional fees. Classes address the following areas for 4-H Day of Dabbling: visual arts, cooking, natural resources, public presentations, robotics, felting, cats, science, and more. Complete class descriptions and registration materials are available in the Ogle County Extension Office, 421 W. Pines Road, Suite 10, Oregon. Information is also available by calling the office at 815-732-2191 or online at http://web.extension.uiuc. edu/bdo. U of I Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.

Rock would like to retain a strong attorney team From A1 Rock has worked in every position. “I can mentor the attorneys in the office and I think the State’s Attorney needs to know how everything is run,” said Rock. “I feel I am uniquely qualified for the position with my experience as a private practice attorney and time in this office.” Experience is required because crimes can occur anywhere, he said. “People may not realize it, but we have every single type of crime in Ogle County,” Rock said. “It is critical to have experience in

the position.” If retained, Rock would like to continue hiring the best attorneys with experience to work in the State’s Attorney’s Office. “We need to continue having affective attorneys prosecuting every case and seeking the proper penalties for repeat offenders,” Rock Said. For first time offenders diversion programs are in place to keep them out of the jail system. “We have a drug court for juveniles and adults,” Rock said. “I would like to see a veterans court implemented. We need to help our

veterans.” The diversion programs allow non violent offenders the opportunity for alternative sentencing including drug rehab programs to avoid jail sentences. A judge may issue the sentence for jail time with rehab programs. If the rehab is successfully completed the jail time is waived. However, if the terms of the rehab are violated the person may have to serve the jail time. “These diversion programs are super,” Rock said. With numerous drug cases in Ogle County, Rock said the diversion programs have helped many first time

offenders. Rock said his first trial was against a drug dealer with cocaine. The cocaine was in the female driver’s purse. He said the office could have taken the easy way out and charged the driver, but they worked on the case and successfully charged the drug dealer. “It is important to prosecute the bad guy,” said Rock. “Sometimes you have to determine who the bad guy is. Just prosecuting the driver would have been the easy way out.” In other cases it can be difficult to decide what criminal charges are

appropriate for the case. “We have spent time with the victims and families of crimes and talk with them about our decisions on whether to charge in a case,” said Rock. “Our duty is to seek justice and you have to be willing to make tough decisions.” Rock said in some cases, the evidence may not support a criminal felony charge and these cases may be difficult for the public to understand why a suspect is not charged after an investigation. Upholding the law and putting personal opinions aside is critical for any attorney, Rock said.

“It is very important for the public to know that nothing improper occurs during court proceedings,” said Rock. “We will bring in a special prosecutor or agency to help.” He said this can occur if a public official or prominent resident is charged with a crime. It also can occur because part of the duties of the State’s Attorney is to be the attorney for the county including the county board. “If I am retained as State’s Attorney there will be a seamless transition going forward with no reshuffling of the staff,” Rock said.

Morrow thinks technology can improve efficiency From A1 Morrow would also like to see an increased use in technology in the courts. “Utilizing technology can make the office more efficient,” he said. “We utilize technology in private practice on a daily basis that helps automate our workflow.” Morrow would also like to see an increased acceptance of alternative specialty courts. “You need to draw a distinction between violent and non violent offenders,” he said. “We have a huge heroin problem and we need to be more aggressive on the drug dealers while helping the users.” The non violent users, he said would benefit from the drug court that is available in

the county. “These specialty courts help with non violent offenders,” said Morrow. “They also help make the county safer. I was a founding member of the New Horizon’s Ogle County Drug Court. This gives individuals a second chance to earn the right to become productive family members, and members of our society again.” Morrow said the drug court works because the police departments in the county help. He would like to work on expanding the specialty courts available in Ogle County. “If I am elected State’s Attorney I would like to work with Mike Rock and the staff to ensure a smooth transition,” said Morrow.

“I have worked with the Ogle County court system for 14 years and know the employees and the facilities available.” While Morrow may be younger than his opponent he knows he has the experience and work ethic to be the State’s Attorney. “In private practice we stay until the work is done,” said Morrow. “I also involved in a variety of community service organizations. I would bring this work ethic to the State’s Attorney’s office.” He said community service has been a great way to assist others, and understands how important it is to help. “I currently serve as president of the Foundation for Focus House, the president of Serenity Hospice & Home Foundation, and president of the Ogle County

Bar Association,” he said. “I am also a Rotarian, Mason, and Shriner.” Once a week, Morrow teaches a criminal law class at Sauk Valley College. This variety of legal experience coupled with his community service offers a unique opportunity in a State’s Attorney, he said. “My experiences have given me a unique insight into the Ogle County Judicial System,” Morrow said. “I have learned that communication is the key. Prosecuting criminals is very important, but dealing with the victims impacted by the crime is critical.” His experiences have allowed an opportunity to work on difficult cases. “Having been both a prosecutor and a defense attorney, I am very suited to

review and analyze a case from both sides,” Morrow said. Some of the lines of communication that Morrow would like to see improved would allow for a seamless workflow between the

attorneys, judges, circuit clerk, sheriff’s office, and probation. He said court files between the State’s Attorney’s office and circuit clerk could be linked together to allow quicker access to the data.

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Oregon Lions Club busy promoting Reading Action Program campaign The Oregon Lions Club recently developed, and is currently promoting, literacy and reading during their Reading Action Program (RAP) campaign. The first project presentation from participants will be held on Wednesday, March 5 at 3:30 p.m. at the Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon. This program combines the Oregon Lions Club with the Oregon Public Library District, the Rock River Center, Inc., and the Oregon Park Districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Extended Time The Oregon Lions Club is sponsoring a Reading Action Program, along with the (ET) program. At the beginning of Oregon Public Library, the Rock River Center, and the Oregon Park District.

each month, a group of ET participants will head to the library to collaboratively pick out a book. The Lions will then come into the ET program at the Blackhawk Center and work with the selected group of kids on a project. The kids will then present this project at the Rock River Center. The RAP is designed for the kids in the ET program to work as a team, to speak in front of a crowd, and to learn that literature projects can be fun. This event is part of the Lions Clubs International

Reading Action Program, a global campaign that focuses on implementing reading and education projects to help increase literacy rates worldwide. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lions are dedicated to providing service. That renowned dedication will help us in everything we do â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including participation in the Reading Action Program campaign to promote reading,â&#x20AC;? said Tom Champley, Oregon Lions President. In addition to the clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s upcoming literacy project, the club runs and helps with a variety of service projects and programs.

while being completely transparent in regards to the financial dealings of his department. He has stated that he has faith and trust in those dedicated officers in the department that have served our county for years, to continue to guide and lead the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s safety, while he is able to maintain the â&#x20AC;&#x153;businessâ&#x20AC;? of the department. Ask the current deputies what they want for the leadership of the department, go to the source and see who they want to lead them in the years to come. If you really want to know how oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leadership is going, ask those he leads. I support Brian VanVickle for Ogle County Sheriff. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s restore confidence in our county and in our sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s department by electing Brian VanVickle as our sheriff. Sincerely, Randall L. Gaul Polo

no employee layoffs. With the help of the Oregon Park District the county grounds have benefitted from a face lift with no additional cost to the taxpayers. Viewing the accomplishments of the past three years and his respect for taxpayers dollars, I find the negative attacks leveled against him are shameful and unwarranted. Ogle County can benefit from another term of Sheriff Harnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s service and is the candidate I intend to support. Respectfully, Bob DeArvil Chana

Public Voice Stahl thanks Bowl-a-Thon participants Dear Editor, On behalf of CASA of the 15th Judicial Circuit serving Lee, Carroll, and Ogle Counties we thank everyone that participated in our CASA Bowl-A-Thon on Jan. 26. As always, we had a successful fundraiser and it could not have been made possible without the volunteers from the CASA Board and Friends of CASA. Every donation that is given to CASA through a fundraiser such as our Bowl-A-Thon helps to make a difference in a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life where they are at risk due to abuse and neglect in situations they do not deserve to be in. CASA extends a huge THANK YOU to all that helped and volunteered! Kim Stahl President, CASA

Koper likes Drought in Ogle sheriff race Dear Editor,

The March 18th primary election is getting very close. It is imperative to vote this year as there are very important Ogle County positions that will be determined by the primaries alone. One of these is the threeway race for Ogle County Sheriff. During my 24 years of employment at the Ogle County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office I had the privilege to work with Joe Drought. He has the experience and qualifications to lead the Ogle County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office to an operation with transparency and accountability. He also has the leadership needed to have our sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office be one of the top in the state, as it once was. Joe Drought has over 30 years of law enforcement experience, including nine years of military police service. Drought has over 17 years of administrative and business management experience as the Chief of Police at Rock Valley College. Drought is hands-on in every aspect of the college police department, including dealing with union contracts. This experience is very

important, as our sergeants, corporals, deputies and correctional officers, among others, are union workers. Joe Drought is far and above the most highly qualified in the field of law enforcement administration. He is an instructor and consultant in numerous fields, thus giving him the needed experience to run our sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office with integrity and fairness. Please do yourself a favor and attend one of the many â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coffee with the Candidateâ&#x20AC;? meetings that have been set throughout the county. You can find the dates in the local paper, or by visiting â&#x20AC;&#x153;Joe Drought for Sheriffâ&#x20AC;? website and Facebook page. We are in need of a change that brings experience, integrity and transparency. Please make an educated vote on March 18. Al Koper Oregon

Swinton to vote for VanVickle Dear Editor, After careful consideration, I have changed my vote to Brian VanVickle. He has sustainable energy,

Election Letters to the Editor Policy The Mt. Morris Times, Oregon Republican Reporter, Tri-County Press, and Forreston Journal are accepting letters to the editor related to the March 18 primary election. No letters pertaining to the election will be published after the March 6 edition. Letters from candidates or members of their immediate families will not be printed until after the election, regardless of the topic. Letters must include the authorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s signature, the authorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name printed, and the authorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s address and telephone number. The recommended length is 250 to 300 words. Letters will be printed with the authorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name and town only. The telephone number is necessary for the newspaper staff to call with any questions and to verify the signature. The editorial staff reserves the right to reject any letter and to edit letters.

experience, and will provide the citizens of Ogle County with integrity. Please join me with your vote for Brian. Thank you, Dennis Swinton Rochelle

Olson says vote for VanVickle Dear Editor, I will be voting for Brian VanVickle for Ogle County Sheriff on March 18 and I hope you will too. I have known Brian all his life and he exemplifies the qualities I feel are most important in an elected official; honesty, integrity and commitment. I have been an elected official myself, I am married to an elected official, Chet Olson, and I work with elected officials on a very regular basis. So, I speak from a position of knowledge when I say that honesty, integrity and commitment are the most important qualities to look for when choosing someone who will serve us well as Ogle County Sheriff. In light of the current activities in the Ogle County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we need to elect a person who above all else is honest and of high moral character. That person is Brian VanVickle. Please vote on March 18 and please consider making the right choice â&#x20AC;&#x201C; BrianVanVickle. Sincerely, Kathy Olson Rochelle

Gaul says vote for VanVickle Dear Editor, If you want to know the measure of leader, ask those he leads. We have a very important election coming up next month, the office of our county sheriff will be decided. We have an opportunity to restore confidence to our county. Brian VanVickle has zero cost initiatives to move this county forward while being tough on crime. There has been a lot of discussions in regard to the current state of the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budget. Brian will ensure the safety of the public

DeArvil says vote for Harn Dear Editor, The primary elections are rapidly approaching in March and it is time to lend our support for the candidates of our choice. I served on the Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Committee during my term as an Ogle County Board member and was genuinely impressed with the expertise Sheriff Michael Harn brought to Ogle County. He has proven to be a good steward of the taxpayers dollars and has returned $1.3 million of unspent money in the last three years. The reduction of miles driven and overtime cutbacks have contributed to his coming in under budget, resulting in keeping spending for the department at 2007 levels. These cutbacks have in no way posed a threat to the security of the community. Warrant arrests have quadrupled and burglaries have been solved at a rate of 72 percent compared to the national level of 12 percent. The jail revenue has been increased $250,000. Regarding the operations within the department personnel, vacation and comp time liabilities have been reduced by $700,000 during his three years in office and there have been

McNames says vote for Drought Dear Editor, With regard to the upcoming elections for sheriff of Ogle County, my choice is firm for Joe Drought. I have known Joe since first working with him at the Ogle County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office in 1990. Joe was always an outstanding representative of the department as a deputy, K-9 officer and detective. He has always been an individual who cares greatly for his profession as a police officer, his family and his community. These are exactly the same character attributes he will bring to the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office. What Ogle County is in great need of is the type of individual Joe represents, one who will never place himself first and will always make those around him his priority. It would have been an honor to work with Joe as Sheriff, as I know he will restore the office of the Sheriff of Ogle County to the respectable law enforcement agency it once was. You are the person who can make this happen by choosing Joe Drought for sheriff of Ogle County on March 18, and know that as you are casting your vote you are taking part in making an effective and greatly needed change for the betterment of our Ogle County Community. Linda McNames Ogle County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office 11-89 to 12-11 Rockford (Ogle County)

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Book fair is underway The David L. Rahn Junior High library will be hosting a Scholastic book fair the week of Feb. 18 - 22. Books, bookmarks, posters and other items will be available for sale. Many new

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will be March 1 The 40th annual Leaf River High School Alumni event will he held on Saturday, March 1 at the River Valley Complex, Leaf River. The doors open at 4:30 p.m., and finger food will be served from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The volleyball game will begin at 5 p.m. and the basketball game at 7 p.m. The Alumni Band will play for the event. The honored classes are 1964 and 1989. Admission for the event is $4 for adults, $1 for students, and $1 for band members and players. Members of

the honored classes will be admitted free. The admission fee includes the games and lunch. Due to the uncertainty of the number of basketball players, one game will be played. Set-up will be Friday, Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. All help is welcome. For more information call Ardis Kump at 815938-2312, Linda Borneman at 815-938-2129, Donna Baumann at 815-946-3243, Janet Cunningham at 815738-2391, or Mary Hall at 815-721-0532.

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Another winter storm caused headaches Monday Yet another snowstorm made driving hazardous for motorists and forced the cancellations of at least one sporting event in Ogle County on Monday. Snow began falling across Northern Illinois early Monday morning followed by brisk winds and then more, heavy snow, in the afternoon. A winter storm warning was in effect until 6 p.m. Forecasters predicted between 4 to 8 inches of snow could fall across Ogle County throughout

the day with isolated amounts near 10 inches. Schools, banks, and governmental offices were closed anyway due to Monday being Presidents Day. Forreston High School announced at 2 p.m. that Monday nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s girls Class 1A sectional basketball tournament had been postponed to Tuesday, Feb. 18. Dakota will play Amboy at 6 p.m. on Tuesday followed by Galena versus Eastland at 8 p.m.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;It has just been one storm after another this winter,â&#x20AC;? said Ogle County Engineer Curtis Cook Monday afternoon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The good news is they were forecasting the snow and residents were aware it would be slippery.â&#x20AC;? Before the main system came through the light snow that came down caused tough conditions on the roads. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The wind was really blowing this morning and caused drifting,â&#x20AC;? said Cook. Cook said his drivers will

Man improves after crash By Vinde Wells Editor A Forreston man is improving after he was critically injured in a snowmobile crash last week. Adam C. Brown, 22, remains at Rockford Memorial Hospital, and was listed in fair condition Tuesday morning, a hospital spokesman said. Brown, 22, was air-lifted to Rockford Memorial Hospital Feb. 9 after the snowmobile he was riding crashed into

a pick-up truck at 10608 N. Hollywood Road, approximately three miles north of Forreston. Robert Frazier, Acting Regional Commander for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police, said Brown was riding on a snowmobile trail near the roadway at a high rate of speed and struck the pick-up truck, which was driven by Billy G. Deen, 67. The crash occurred at 3:15 p.m. Deen, who lives in Forreston, had just turned

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into the driveway. Frazier said the height of the snow pile obscured visibility. Deen was transported by ambulance to FHN Memorial Hospital, Freeport, for nonlife-threatening injuries. The crash remains under investigation. The Conservation Police were assisted at the scene by the Ogle County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department, and the Forreston Fire Department and ambulance.

Oregon Library News â&#x20AC;&#x153;All you need in life is truth and beauty and you can find both at the Public Library.â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Studs Terkel, American author, actor, and broadcaster. Friends of the Library New addition to the library accommodations. A new changing table is now available through the generosity of the Friends of the Library. Thank You. A Literary Feast - a collection of recipes by the Friends of the Library is available for $15. All proceeds from the sale of the cookbook benefit the library. Library Book Clubs The Rock River Center Book Club will meet on Wednesday, March 12 at 12:30 p.m. at the Rock River Center to discuss Marley and Me by John Grogan. Preschool Story Time

A new session of Story Time has begun. Join in on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. for stories, crafts, friends, and fun. Story Time is designed for 3-6 year olds. Registration is requested. Federal Tax Forms Many of the IRS forms are now available in the foyer of the library. Patrons are asked to only take one of each form so that everyone who needs them will be able to find one. The Illinois State tax forms have not yet arrived, but will be placed in the foyer as soon as they do. 2014 Bookmark Contest Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s back. Entry forms for the 2014 Summer Reading Program bookmark contest are now available at the library and will be accepted through Monday, March 31. The 2014 theme will be Paws to Read! Students in grades K-12 are eligible.

Come by and pick up an entry form. All entries will be displayed and selected bookmarks will be duplicated and used during the 2014 Summer Reading Program. New Releases The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd Standup Guy by Stuart Woods Hazardous Duty by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth Fear Nothing by Lisa Gardner The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan The Ghost of the Mary Celeste by Valerie Martin Local Souls by Allan Gurganus The library is located at 300 Jefferson St. For more information and accessibility accommodations, call 815732-2724.

Happy Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s from Austin, Jasper, Isabelle, Asher, Nick and Zeke during Preschool Story Time. Photo supplied

Lifeline News Lifeline would like to thank all the persons who helped unload the food truck and also, thank you goes to those who helped stock the shelves. Starting March 6, Lifeline

will be open on a trial basis on Thursdays from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. for clothing sales. On March 4, 6, 7, and 8 and March 11, 13, 14, and 15, we will have our $3 bag sale or two bags for $5.

be out for a few more hours clearing everything before heading in for the night. One bright spot is the forecast for the rest of the week. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The above freezing will help melt the snow,â&#x20AC;? said Cook. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We would like get a few days off from having to plow the county roads.â&#x20AC;? The Ogle County Highway Department is responsible for maintaining 270 miles of county roads. Some of the main county roads include River, German Church, Pines, Lowell Park, A semi-truck and trailer makes it way through Oregon on Ill. 2 Monday afternoon during a heavy snowstorm. Flag, and Mt. Morris roads.

We are in need of peanut butter, jelly, jam, soda crackers, canned soup, noodles, pasta, cans of chili, tuna fish, and boxed potatoes. For information call 815222-6712.

OHS teams qualify for award Five Oregon High School fall athletic teams qualified for the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Team Academic Achievement Award. The five teams are girls cross country, boys cross country, boys soccer, girls volleyball, and boys golf.

The Illinois High School Association supports the IHSA Team Academic Achievement Award. The program is designed to reward teamwork not only in competition, but in the classroom as well. This award recognizes those teams that maintain a grade

point average of 3.0 or higher throughout their respective seasons. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oregon High School is proud of these student athletes, and their teachers, coaches, and families who support them,â&#x20AC;? said OHS Activities Director Mike Lawton.

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Two OHS wrestlers advance to state finals By Randy Holland Corespondent Two to State! Dominic Marchetti at 145 pounds and Tyler Blume at 195 pounds will represent Oregon High School in the Individual State Finals starting on Thursday in Champaign. Both wrestlers won tough matches in the consolation semifinals to qualify and finished fourth. Corey Grady at 138 pounds lost to the third place medalist in the consolation semifinals and will be an alternate as the fifth place finisher. Oregonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other three sectional qualifiers all lost in the first round of the wrestlebacks. At 160 pounds, Garrett Rude took his opener by a pin and lost the next two. At 220 and 285, Travis Burke and David Labash both lost twice. Three of the six Oregon sectional qualifiers won their opening round matches, all at the lower weights. First up was Grady. Working the turk and the tilt twice and adding a lateral drop for five points, he scored a takedown to complete a 16-1 technical fall at 3:50. Marchetti made quick work of his opener, going single to double for the first takedown then hooking up a wing in 44 seconds. After two low singles in the first and a reverse to the back in the second, Rude found a half nelson on a standup and pinned at 3:21. Blume was on the bottom in the second trailing 2-0 when he was caught in a wing and a half and pinned with two seconds left in the period. Burke was scoreless against Nate Rocker of Riverdale after one. He lost an escape in the second and then a takedown with five seconds left. That would prove to be the winning margin as Burke could not get a takedown in the third and he went down 3-1. Rocker went on to finish fourth. Labash was down 6-1 when he punched in a wing, but time ran out in the second before he could pin.. He finally lost a cradle and was pinned with nine seconds left in the match. Grady was overmatched

by fourth ranked Jacob DeVolder of Orion in the quarterfinal. He trailed 11-2 when DeVolder got a takedown into a half nelson to pinned Grady at 2:22. DeVolder took second in the tournament. Against 10th ranked Jared Cole of Erie-Prophetstown in the quarterfinal, Marchetti avenged an Orion tournament 9-0 loss with a dominating 4-1 win. He shot a heel pick for the first takedown and caught sort of a half spladle and turned it into two points in the third to ice the win and advance to the semifinals. Defending state champion and top ranked Quincy Kalkbrenner of LenaWinslow got right after Rude in the quarterfinal and rolled up a 13-0 lead after two. An escape and takedown early in the third finished at 16-0 technical fall at 4:26. Kalkbrenner won the tournament championship. In the preliminary round of wrestlebacks, Grady was leading by two when he switched to start the third and took a wing over the front for a pin 40 seconds into the period. In his consolation preliminary, Rude scored the first takedown with a low single in the first, but lost two penalty points in the match, the second after he had taken a one point lead in the third. He let his opponent up to go for a winning takedown, but could not get through and his season ended on a 6-5 heart breaking loss. In his first wrestleback, Blume started against regional champion Nathan Shultz of Dakota. After a scoreless first, Blume stopped a stand up, taking Shultz to his back in a half nelson for three points, and wrestled tough the rest of the way to take a 3-1 win. Burkeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s career ended abruptly in the first round of wrestlebacks when Joey Harezlak of Lutheran found a throw and pinned him in 52 seconds. In Labashâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wrestleback, Quinton Ball of Mercer County spun him down and took his arm over, pinning him at 1:14 to end his season. In the top bracket semifinal, top ranked Jake Snow of Sterling Newman, the eventual champion

showed his strength against Marchetti, rolling up a 12-1 lead before he scored a takedown to the back at 3:26. On that takedown, Marchetti rolled through and briefly had Snow on his back with a half nelson, but could not maintain control, and the Newman senior muscled over for the fall. In the consolation quarterfinal, Grady matched up with Hebron Regional champion Nick Spagnola of Aurora Central Catholic. Spagnola got the first takedown, but Grady switched into a cradle and had him on his back at the first period buzzer. In the second, he turned with a butcher and pinned at 3:23 to advance to the semifinal. Blume met McCoy Ziel of Byron who had defeated him 3-1 in the regional. Blume avenged the loss in a hard fought match. Neither wrestler could score in regulation, both riding out a period. Thirty two seconds into overtime, Blume countered a shot to take the win and send home both the wrestlers that finished ahead of him last week. With a state berth on the line in the semifinal , Grady drew sixth ranked Gunnar Wenger of Lena-Winslow who pinned him in a cradle at 1:43. Wenger went on to take third place. Marchetti dropped to the wrestleback semifinal and went into the second in a scoreless tie. He lost an escape with 30 seconds left in the second and escaped out the back midway through the third. He countered for a takedown with 45 seconds left to win the match 3-1 and earn his berth at State. In the semifinal against Jacob Cain of Polo, Blume worked off an arm into a single for the first takedown and used the takedown again in the second. After Cain had escaped to start the period. Cain escaped again with 19 seconds left to make the score 4-3. He rode out the third, fighting off a late reversal by Blume, but was unable to score and Blume advanced to the third place match with the one point win. Marchettiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s third place match against Regional champ Connor Waugh of

Rockford Lutheran was a battle. After a scoreless first, Waugh rolled for a reversal in the second and that was the only score in the match. Waugh had a leg in for the whole third period and Marchetti could not get away. In the third place match against Austin Barnhart of Lutheran, Blume lost a double leg takedown late in the first, then escaped at the buzzer. He stood for a reversal early in the second but Barnhart stood and tripped Blume to his back, pinning at 2:42, his fourth straight pin in the tournament. As expected, Dakota dominated the tournament. The top ranked team had five first place finishers, four seconds, and a third. Byron qualified seven with Brady Wilsie and Nelson Baker taking first. The Tigers also garnered three second places and a third and a fourth. Rockford Lutheran and Mercer County both send five, all third and fourth Oregonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tyler Blume tries to escape the grasp of Lenaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Anthony Martinez during their 195 pound match Feb. 14 places.

at the Byron wrestling sectional. Photo by Chris Johnson

Oregonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Garrett Rude wrestles Riverdaleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cole Ebenroth during their 160 pound match Feb. 14 at the Byron wrestling sectional. Photo by Chris Johnson

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Oregon falls to P-Town 62-57 in overtime By Larry Brennan Sauk Valley Media Heather Strike is not afraid of the big moment. First, Strike made two free throws with 3 seconds left in regulation to send the game to overtime. Then, she knocked down the 3-pointer in overtime that propelled Prophetstown to a 62-57 win over Oregon in a 2A Aurora Christian Sectional semifinal Tuesday night. With her team trailing 5654, Strike was fouled with 3 seconds left in regulation. She calmly sank her first free throw. The second bounced high off the rim before going in. “It didn’t really dawn on me that the game was on the line,” said Strike, who scored a team-high 17 points. “Surprisingly, I didn’t feel that much pressure. Our coach always tells us to not be afraid to take a shot. That second one kind of froze in time.” With the Prophets down 55-54 in overtime, Strike

drained a 3-pointer from the right wing to give her team a two-point lead with 2:46 to play. Prophetstown did not give up the lead. “It takes someone on our team to spark our offense,” Strike said. “It gave us a big spark.” “She’s a clutch player,” Prophets coach Don Robinson said of Strike. “She’s played well in big games the last 2 years. When the game’s on the line, she’s not scared to take the big shot.” The Prophets put the game away at the free-throw line. Leading 60-57, Prophetstown saw Oregon come up empty three times on a possession with less than a minute left. First, Sam Lambrigtsen, who poured in 29 points, missed a 3. Then, she missed a 2. And then, teammate Kelsey Pudlas missed a 2. “Even though it seemed like it was over countless times, we showed that it never was,” said Lambrigtsen, a Prophetstown’s Karlie Stafford (center) tries to break out of an Oregon trap set by Madeline Sanders (left) and senior whose stellar career Emylyn Wright during the Lady Prophets 62-57 overtime victory in Tuesday night’s Aurora Christian Girls 2A Turn to B2 Sectional Semifinal. (R. Gaines) Photo supplied

Lady Hawks down Newman to win regional Lambrigtsen scores 2,000th point in victory By Ty Reynolds Shaw Media Oregon High School’s Sam Lambrigtsen scored her 2,000th point almost before the Newman Comets got on the scoreboard in the Class 2A regional final on Feb. 13. Playing with the urgency befitting a team full of seniors, the Lady Hawks started strong and cruised to their second regional title in 4 years, defeating the Comets 74-32 at the Blackhawk Center. “I felt like we kind of ran into a buzz saw,” Newman coach Jay Howell said. “Oregon played really poised and relaxed, they shot a high percentage, and they got out to a lead and forced us to play catch-up all night. “It would have taken a great effort on our part to win tonight, and while I was proud of our effort, the execution just wasn’t there when we needed it at the start.” Oregon (19-11) came out on fire from the get-go. The Hawks scored the game’s first 13 points, and led 22-6 after Lambrigtsen’s 3-pointer

off Emy Wright’s inbounds pass in the final minute of the first quarter. The 3 gave Lambrigtsen nine points on the night; she came in needing eight points to become the first Hawk in history to score 2,000 in her career. “It pretty much just feels unreal,” Lambrigtsen said. “I didn’t know I was that close, but the crowd went crazy and my teammates were congratulating me, and it was just so special … and it was even more special since we won.” It was all the usual suspects for Oregon in this one. Lambrigtsen (23 points) and Wright (21 points) led the way, and their Hawk teammates supported them admirably. Ten of Oregon’s 11 players scored in the game, and the Hawks shot 47 percent (26-for-55) from the floor. Take away the 5-for-18 from 3-point range, and Oregon shot a blistering 57 percent from inside the arc, in addition to hitting 17 of its 22 free throws (77 percent). In addition, the Hawks nabbed 17 steals on 25 Newman turnovers, and outscored the Comets 19-0 on the fast break. Oregon assisted on 16 of its 26 field Turn to B2 The 2013-14 Lady Hawks pose with their regional trophy. Pictured in the front row are: Kelsey Pudlas, McCahl Sanders, Emy Wright, and Kaitlin Oltmanns. In the second row are: Angela Nordman and Kimmie Janke. Back row: Kelci Foss, Kasey Lapp, Madeline Sanders, Samantha Lambrigtsen, McKaylee Beeter and Megan Boehle. Photo by Chris Johnson

Oregon’s Sam Lambrigtsen puts up a layup to get within Oregon Lady Hawk players and coaches react to Kaitlin Oltmanns’s basket with three seconds left in the regional 2 points of 2,000 for her career. Photo by Chris Johnson championship game on Feb. 13. Photo by Chris Johnson


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Oregon kept fighting to the end â&#x20AC;&#x201D; fell short in OT From B1 came to an end shortly after surpassing 2,000 points. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never played like this before. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m pretty proud. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never seen us move like that.â&#x20AC;? Oregon never trailed in the first half. They led 16-10 early in the second quarter and was up 27-26 at the break. The Prophets took their first lead on a Strike 3-pointer

12 seconds into the second half that made it 29-27. Prophetstown extended to a 45-37 lead heading to the fourth quarter, thanks to another 3 from Strike and three free throws from Corrie Reiley with no time left. Reiley had 14 points. Oregon fought back to tie the game at 52 on a bucket by Lambrigtsen with 1:21

left in the fourth. The Hawks took advantage of shaky free-throw shooting by the Prophets, who were 1-for-8 from the line in the quarter until Strikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s late makes. Lambrigtsen then drove for a bucket to put the Hawks up 54-52 with 12 seconds left, setting the stage for Strikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s free throws. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our girls didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give up.

They kept fighting,â&#x20AC;? Oregon coach Kristy Eckardt said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That showed how much they wanted this. It was an amazing effort. For Sam to play the way she did was really special.â&#x20AC;? The Lady Hawks finish the season with a 19-12 record. In the second matchup of the night the Byron Lady Tigers took on Aurora

Christian. The Lady Tigers had a 2814 lead at the half. During the third quarter, the tough Byron defense held Aurora Christian to 2 points while offensively the Lady Tigers added 21 points to take a 49-16 lead into the fourth quarter. Byron went on to win the game 62-26.

They will face Prophetstown for the Sectional Championship on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. The game will be played at Aurora Christian. The winner of the Byron - Prophetstown game will advance to the Monmouth Super-Sectional where they face the winner of the Minonk (Fieldcrest) Sectional.

Lady Hawks win regional From B1 goals, outrebounded Newman 45-28, and blocked five shots while limiting the Comets to 26 percent shooting (14-for54) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including 1-for-23 from 3-point range. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We watched Newman on Tuesday, and we knew they could play pressure defense and run the floor,â&#x20AC;? Wright said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We knew it was important to get the momentum early, make them play our game instead of theirs.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a big key for us to get comfortable right away,â&#x20AC;? Oregon coach Kristy Eckardt said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and get everybody involved on both ends of the court.â&#x20AC;? After taking Oregonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s initial haymaker, the Comets (8-16) fought back. Sarah Trujillo scored the last basket of the first quarter and the first two free throws of the second, then Mary Alice Oswalt bracketed a Julie Hurd basket with two of her own to cut the Oregonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kelsey Pudlas puts up a shot over a Sterling Newman player during the deficit to 27-16. second quarter of the regional final on Feb. 13. Photo by Chris Johnson â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were a little hesitant,

and it took us some time to get into it,â&#x20AC;? Oswalt said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But by then, it was already too late. Oregon played their game and played it well â&#x20AC;Ś and played it right from the start. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We realized we werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t playing the way we liked to, and we picked it up, but we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have an answer for them.â&#x20AC;? The 11-point margin was as close as Newman got. Wright and Lambrigtsen swapped buckets and assists, then Kelsey Pudlas scored a possession before Lambrigtsenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fast-break three-point play. The Hawks scored the final 12 points of the first half and first seven of the second, taking a 46-16 lead less than 3 minutes into the third quarter. The 42-point final margin was the biggest of the game. Oregon added its second regional title in Eckardtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s four seasons, and broke a two-game losing streak in regional finals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve worked

for, what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve wanted, what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been waiting for,â&#x20AC;? Wright said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now, we get to keep going, push farther and play harder, take that next step.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We pushed the ball well, moved it around on offense, and had great defensive intensity for the whole game,â&#x20AC;? Lambrigtsen added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We played so well on both ends of the floor, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re where we want to be going into next week.â&#x20AC;? Wright added eight rebounds, six assists and seven steals to her 21 points, and Lambrigtsen finished with four assists and three steals with her game-high 23 points. McKaylee Better hit three 3s and had 10 points and five steals, while Kimmie Janke was one of three Hawks to score four points, and grabbed a game-high nine rebounds. McCahl Sanders was the lone Oregon player not to score, but she had five rebounds and blocked two shots.

Boys regional play begins next week, Oregon plays Pec The boys basketball postseason begins next week. In Class 2A, Stillman Valley will face North Boone at 6 pm. and the Oregon Hawks will take on Pecatonica on Monday, Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. in the North Boone Regional. The games will be played in Poplar Grove. The winner of the first game will play Winnebago

on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. and the winner of the Oregon game will face Byron on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in the regional semifinal. The regional championship game will be played on Friday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. This regional feeds into the Bureau Valley Sectional where the winner of the North Boone Regional will face the

winner of the Aurora Christian Regional on Tuesday, March 4 at 7 p.m. In Class 1A, the Forreston Regional kicks off with Eastland taking on Forreston onMonday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. Freeport Aquin will take on Kirkland Hiawatha on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. and will be followed at 8 p.m. with Polo taking on Pearl

Twins miss out on state Two Oregon High School bowlers failed to qualify for the state tournament after competing at the Freeport Sectional, held Feb. 15. Twin freshman sisters Alyson Scheidecker and

Abi Scheidecker qualified for the sectional event after advancing from the regional last week. On Saturday, Abigail recorded games of 210, 221, 144, 192, 192, and 152 for a

6-game series total of 1,111. Alyson recorded games of 135, 171, 192, 186, 140, and 245 for a score of 1,069. An individual bowler needed a score of at least 1,236 to advance.

City. Milledgeville will face the winner of the Forreston game on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. The winners of the Tuesday

games will square off at 8 p.m. following the Milledgeville game. The regional championship game will be played on Friday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m.

The regional winner will travel to the Hanover River Ridge Sectional to face the winner of the South Beloit Regional on Wednesday, March 5 at 7 p.m.

The eighth grade David L Rahn Eagle basketball team was on the road this past week for two non-conference contests. On Feb. 10, the Eagles were guest of West Carroll. DLR jumped out to an early first quarter lead, 15-6. Neither team produced much offense in the second quarter but the Eagles held a 17-10 halftime advantage. Both teams lit up the scoreboard in the second half but DLR prevailed for the 3827 win.

Bailey Montavon led all scorers with 17 points and Addison Kitzmiller added eight. Aleah Wight chipped in five points and Elyse Cothran had four. Jessica Hunt and Lana Morris each had two to round out the Eagle scoring. The following night, the Eagles traveled to Chadwick to take on the Streaks. DLRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offense struggled in the small gym as they trailed at the break, 10-16. The Eagles started to comeback in the third quarter, closing the

gap to just two, 16-18. The fourth quarter was all Eagles as they poured in 12 points to earn the come from behind victory, 28-24. Aleah Wight led the Eagles with eight points in a balanced offense while Montavon added five. Meredith Gelander and Hunt had four each. Morris chipped in three and Gylian Finch and Kitzmiller each added a bucket. The Eagles hosted Meridian on Feb. 18 and travel to Polo on Feb. 20.

Eighth grade DLR girls win two

Sports Column Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been fun watching the Lady Hawks By Andy Colbert Reporter As I write this, the sectional girls basketball game between Oregon and Prophetstown has yet to be played. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the way it is sometimes with deadlines. So, without knowledge of whether the Lady Hawks won or lost, here are a few thoughts. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a lot of fun watching the girls play over the past few years. I caught Oregon

girls basketball fever when my good friend Pat Donahue was coaching. Can it really be six years since Donahueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s squad upset Hampshire for a regional title? In Kristy Eckardtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first year of coaching, the Lady Hawks also won a regional, knocking off Stillman Valley. That was three years ago when one of the starters was Sam Lambrigtsen, who went on to become the all-time Lady Hawk scorer with over 2,000 points in her career. The last couple of years, Oregon had tough regional draws, losing to Stillman in 2012 and Byron in 2013. In the last four years, Eckardt and Lambrigtsen and company have averaged

20 wins a season. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a pretty good track record and a tribute to the combination of talent coming through the school and the coaching of Eckardt and her varsity assistants, Rich Fritz and Dan Engelkes. Probably what has impressed me most about the program is how hard the kids play. They go all out on every in-bounds, loose ball, missed shot and each trip up and down the court. Oregon will never lose a game because they were outhustled. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for sure. Much has been about the lack of height and its effect on Oregonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to win games. It has been a handicap, especially when playing a team like Mendota,

which had a half-a-foot advantage per player. You have to wonder what would have happened this year if Lexi Smith, a muscular 6-footer, would have stayed at Oregon. Instead of being two-dimensional with Lambrigtsen and Emy Wright, there would have been a third impact player to not only take the heat off those two, but also clog up the middle. Sure, it would have been nice to have Smith on the roster, but give me someone like 5-5 Kimmie Janke, who kind of is lined up at center. She epitomizes the hustle element, plays very smart and know how to get position on rebounds. All these girls have

their own niche and make contributions. And what a pleasure to have nine seniors stick with the program. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a rarity in this day and age and a testament to the character of the seniors. What usually happens in a basketball program is that some players fade away when they sense their playing time will be limited. Rather than staying on and being part of the team, they just quit. Not so with these girls. Anyway, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hope that the Lady Hawks ended up beating Andy Colbert Prophetstown and will play for a much-coveted sectional Win or lose, though, thank title. Four years ago when you Oregon girls basketball these girls were freshmen, for a lot of fun times watching thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what the hope was. your games.

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Byron students win Mathcounts competition By Kathleen Schultz Sauk Valley Media Quickly: When Bob exercises, he does jumping jacks for 5 minutes and then walks the track at 4 minutes per lap. If he exercised for 73 minutes on Monday, how many laps did he walk? OK, try this: What number is 17 less than its negative? Express your answer as a decimal to the nearest tenth. These are just a few of the questions 53 middleschoolers from six area schools had to answer Feb. 15 in their quest to advance to the state Mathcounts competition. Topics included probability, statistics, linear algebra and polynomials. Answers were provided in written tests and fast-paced

verbal matches. The No. 1. team, Byron Middle School, and the two individuals not on the firstplace team, in this case, Kirsten Tunik and Alex Harvey, will represent the area at the state contest, which will be held March 8 in Lisle. The secondthrough fourth-place finishers of the annual contest, held at Sauk Valley Community College, were St. Anne School in Dixon, Rochelle Middle School and St. Mary School Dixon. Morrison Junior High School and St. Mary School in Sterling also participated. The first through fourthplace individual winners were Eric Hoshaw Buck of Byron Middle School; Tunink, of St. Anne, Harvey, of Rochelle Middle School,

Fifty-three middle-schoolers from six area schools took part in a Mathcounts competition at Sauk Valley College on Feb. 15. Photo supplied

and Drake Farster of St. Mary 9 in Orlando, Fla. in Dixon. Mathcounts, now in its 28th year, is a national Winners at state will go enrichment competition on to compete in the national program that promotes competition, to be held May middle school mathematics

Sheriff Arrests Ogle County Sheriff stopped a silver Hyundai Michael Harn reports the SUV in the 8,000 block N. following activity. Ill. 251 for speeding. After further investigation, the Feb. 11 driver Felipe D. CastellanosRicky Williams, 26, Ortega, 26, Rochelle, was Rockford, was arrested at arrested for driving with no the Winnebago County on valid license, speeding, and a failure to appear warrant. no insurance. CastellanosHis bond was set at $1,755 Ortega was transported to the pending a Feb. 13 court Ogle County Jail where he appearance. posted bond and will appear Colin D. Hill, 28, in court at a later date. Rockford, was arrested at the At 1:39 p.m.,deputies Winnebago County Jail on and the Rochelle Police a failure to appear warrant. Department responded to His bond was set at $1,042 a report of violation of a pendng a Feb. 13 court stalking/no contact order at appearance. 6519 S. Woodlawn Road. Rochelle. After further Feb. 12 investigation Thomas W. Armani C. Flood, 24, Scheele, 54, Rochelle, Lincoln, Nebraska, was was arrested for criminal arrested on I-39, mile marker trespass to a residence, 101, for speeding and disorderly conduct, and driving while license revoked. unlawful possession of drug Flood was transported to the paraphernalia. Ogle County Jail where he Scheele was transported to was held in lieu of bond. the Ogle County Jail where At 9:28 a.m., deputies he was held without bond.

Feb. 13 Keith L. Downing, 19, Rockford, was arrested for driving while license suspended after being initially stopped for speeding on I-39 at mile marker 110. Downing was transported to the Ogle County Jail pending a court appearance. At 5:44 p.m., deputies initiated a traffic stop in the 6000 block of Pines Road. Pursuant to an investigation, Jason T. Wiggins, 33, Polo, was arrested for no valid driver’s license and cited for having an expired registration. Feb. 14 Vincent Swope, 44, Rochelle, was arrested on a warrant for motion to increase bond. Swope’s bond was set at $250,000 bond pending a court appearance. Feb. 15 At 6:24 p.m., deputies

achievement through grassroots involvement in every U.S. state and territory. The Rock River Chapter of the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers sponsors the local program and organizes the competition to recognize achievement in responded to a one-vehicle mathematics skills among crash at 7058 E. Ill. 72. An investigation by deputies revealed that an eastbound 2000 GMC SUV driven Clara M. Downes by Maureen Hannon, 59, Clara Majorie Downes Stillman Valley, skidded off died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 the south side of the road in Killeen, Texas. She was and struck a tree. Hannon born in Feb. 24, 1923 in was transported by Stillman Mt. Vernon, Ill. Her homes Valley Fire Department included Polo, Holiday, Fla., ambulance to Rochelle and Killeen, Texas. Community Hospital for She is survived by two treatment of minor injuries. daughters, Ginny (Downes) Paul, Ft. Myers, Fla. and At approximately 12:36 Jackie Downes, Killeen, a.m., deputies performed a Texas; and a sister, Margaret traffic stop at the intersection Hildreth, Serra Vista, Ariz.; of White Oak Road and Third eight grandchildren, 17 greatAvenue in Forreston. grandchildren and four greatAfter an investigation, great-grandchildren. deputies arrested Nicholas She was preceded in death Castillo, 22, Forreston, for the by husband, George; son, unlawful possession of drug Ronald; and daughter, Linda. paraphernalia and unlawful Services were held in possession of cannabis - less Killeen, Texas on Feb.15. than 2.5 grams. A memorial has been Castillo was transported to established for Polo Open the Ogle County Jail where Bible Church. he was held in lieu of bond.

(The answers, by the way, are 17 laps, and -8.5.)

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Property Transfers Property transfers are Niemi, 5328 S. Harlan Dr., listed according to the date Rochelle, Flagg Township. they were filed in the county Wedad Farraj, quit recorder’s office. claim deed to Polo Islamic Community Center, Inc., The name of the grantor 105 S. Congress Ave., Polo, transferring the property is Buffalo Township. listed first, followed by the Marian E. Janssen, quit type of transaction, the name claim trust to Brian V. of the grantee, the address Janssen, trustee and Marian and township of the property, E. Janssen, irrevocable trust and the price of the transfer. 1, two parcels in Forreston, no address given, Forreston Feb. 7 Township. James R. White, Angela K. Vincent Fiore, Analaura White, and Angela K. Spratt, Fiore, and Ana-Laura Vella, warranty deed to Sandra K. quit claim deed to Illinois Strohecker, 806 W. Franklin State Police and Asset St., Oregon, Oregon-Nashua Forfeiture Section, 5880 W. Township, $65,000. Lowell Park Rd., Mt. Morris, Citi Financial Services, Mt. Morris Township. Inc., by attorney fact, warranty deed to Roger B. Feb. 10 Long, 208 N. Division Ave., Jonathan Schneiderman Polo, Buffalo Township, and Laurie Schneiderman, $10,000. warranty deed to Robert Linda L. Daraska, quit Eaton, 762 N. Seven Hickory claim deed to Laurie Pickett, Rd., Byron, Byron Township, 101 N. Hickory Lane, Dixon, $138,500. Taylor Township. American Pension Magdalen M. Niemi and Services, Inc., and Ronald Magdalen M. Lang, quit E. Harms, Administrator claim deed to Magdalen M. 401K Acct. 20305, warranty

middle and junior high school students. Scott E. Brown with Wendler Engineering in Dixon provided the information for this article.

deed to Maia Johnson, 107 S. Eighth St., Oregon, OregonNashua Township, $118,000. Kelly M. Ganther and Lawrence J. Ganther, quit claim deed to Steve Mills, Lot 58, Sioux Lane, Dixon, Taylor Township, $1,500.

Mark T. Mommsen and Kristin K. Mommsen, joint tenancy trust, property in Dement Township, no address given. Kenneth M. LaFleur and Rebecca M. LaFleur, quit claim deed to Patrick J. LaFleur and Sharon R. Feb. 11 LaFleur, property in Stillman John C. Ditto and Patricia Valley Township, no address M. Ditto, warranty deed given. to Clyde J. Berndt, 271 Patricia Holze and Patricia W. Margaret Fuller Rd., Turn to B6 Oregon, Rockvale Township, $137,000. Francis J. Drew, Jr., and Donna Drew, warranty deed to James F. Drew and Robyn M. Drew, 8532 W. Woosung Rd., Dixon, Grand Detour Township, $15,000.

at her home following an extended illness. She was born Oct. 13, 1924 near Oregon, the daughter to Earl and Ruth (Wingert) Arnold. She graduated from Oregon High School and then KSB School of Nursing in 1945. Janice was a member of the Lighthouse United Methodist Church where she served as organist for many years. She was a registered nurse for many years and retired from the Franklin Grove Nursing Home. She is survived by her four children, Sue Day,Rock Falls, Dave (Cheryl ) Point, Oregon, Pam (Roger) Aschbrenner, Sterling, and Vicky (Denny) Trotter, Dixon; 13 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren Funeral service will be Saturday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. at Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Oregon, with the Pastor Gregg Downs officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Burial will be at the Lighthouse Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial can be directed to the Serenity Home and Hospice or the American Cancer Society. Visit www. farrellhollnadgale.com to Janice L. Point Janice L. Point, 89, Oregon, leave online condolences. died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014

Feb. 13 Eric A. Johnson and Janice K. Johnson, warranty deed to Gunnar P. Ortgiesen and Jessica L. Ortgiesen, 6732 W. Edgewood Rd., Dixon, Pine Creek Township, $340,000. Mark T. Mommsen, warranty deed trust to Kristin K. Mommsen, trustee, and

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College hosting a CAD contest The Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Technology Program at Kishwaukee College is holding a design competition for area high school students. Local high school students can enter the design contest and upload a video of a working model of their design. The competition entry period is April 7-14 which is National Design Drafting Week as designated by the American Design Drafting Association (ADDA). The top three entries, as judged by a panel of local CAD professionals, will receive gift certificates to the Kishwaukee College Bookstore, provided by Eaton Corporation in Rochelle and Claude McKibben, Product Engineer for Eaton Corporation. Mark Schwendau, CAD instructor at Kishwaukee College, explained that the competition was created in collaboration with the CAD Programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s advisory committee to promote interest in the STEM (Science

Technology Engineering and Math) fields. The competition was designed by Schwendau and consists of the following challenge: Students are to design and construct a â&#x20AC;&#x153;dream houseâ&#x20AC;? consisting of both a 2-dimensional floor plan (to show function) and 3-dimensional paper house model (to show form). Students will submit a CAD drawing of a floor plan, electronically, to Kishwaukee College as a DWG file illustrating function and submit a video production showing all sides and roof of the paper model, for form, posted on YouTube. AutoCADÂŽ and DraftSightÂŽ are design programs that create DWG files and are available for free to students. Videos of the paper model can be uploaded to YouTube and the link emailed to Schwendau. A link to the complete list of requirements and free software can be found at www.kishwaukeecollege.edu/ cad.

The Community Support Group at 3M in DeKalb awarded Littmann Stethoscopes to 12 first-year nursing students at Kishwaukee College. Pictured in the front row with stethoscopes are Katrina Tutt, Jacqueline Crystal, Alejandro Fonseca, Angelina Serna, and Amanda Taylor. Back row: Jon Pruitt, 3M Community Support Group Co-Chair; Briana Shelton, Alexandra Clark, Jessica Schlick, Michele Horvath, Lisa Regelbrugge, Susan Stillwell, and Donna Engh, 3M Community Support Group Co-Chair. Not pictured is Marisa Rodriguez. Photo supplied

Twelve nursing students awarded Twelve first-year nursing students at Kishwaukee College were the recipients of prestigious Littmann Stethoscopes from the Community Support Group at 3M. Jon Pruitt and Donna Engh, co-chairs of the 3M Community Support Group, were on campus Jan. 29 to award the stethoscopes to the students. The nursing students who received Littmann stethoscopes are: Alexandra Clark, Genoa; Jacqueline Crystal, Rochelle; Alejandro Fonseca, DeKalb; Michele

Horvath, Rochelle; Lisa Regelbrugge, Malta; Marisa Rodriguez, Rochelle; Jessica Schlick, Malta; Angelina Serna, Kings; Briana Shelton, DeKalb; Susan Stillwell, Sugar Grove; Amanda Taylor, Kirkland; and Katrina Tutt, DeKalb. The Community Support Group is the local arm of 3M that provides charitable assistance and support. Although the national 3M Corporation provides recognizable support in a variety of ways, including scholarships to Kishwaukee College and

other educational institutions across the country, the Community Support Group is designed to be communityspecific by volunteering, assisting, and donating in ways that are unique to the local community. In 2010, 3M employee Mike Ryan, who was the chair of the Community Support Group at the time, had suggested providing the Littmann stethoscopes to deserving Kishwaukee College nursing students. Ryanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wife is an alumnus of the Kishwaukee College program, and he recalled

the expense of purchasing the necessary equipment, including stethoscopes. The Littmann Stethoscope is manufactured by 3M and is considered the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cadillacâ&#x20AC;? of stethoscopes. This fall marked the fourth year that Pruitt and Engh have traveled to campus to distribute the Littmann stethoscopes to deserving nursing students. They look forward to many more visits in the future to assist the students who have chosen nursing as their profession.

testing within 45 days as directed by Probation and pay the collection fee. He must also submit to random drug testing at the direction of Probation, serve 180 days in the Ogle County Jail, cooperate with and complete any assessments and treatment ordered by probation, pay a $600 Probation fee, $50 to Crimestoppers, $50 to the Violent Crime Victim Assistance (VCVA) Fund, and pay $4,615.80 in restitution.

Chana, aggravated criminal sexual abuse (2 counts), criminal sexual assault, status April 4.

Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Attorney Ogle County States March 10. Attorney Michael Rock reported the following court Robert Vermeis, 33, activity. Monroe Center, home invasion, pre-trial conference Feb. 7 March 10. William Oldenburg, 25, Oregon, pleaded guilty Joseph Aebly, 50, Byron, to unlawful delivery of a driving while license controlled substance within revoked, pre-trial conference 1,000 feet of a park. The March 10. offense is a Class 1 felony. Ogle County Circuit Katherine Sexton, 21, Court Judge Robert Hanson Rochelle, theft, pre-trial sentenced him to five years conference March 10. in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Oldenburg was Steven Wetzel, 54, Mt. also ordered to pay a $500 Morris, resisting a peace drug offense assessment, officer, pre-trial conference $100 lab fee, $100 street March 10. value fine, and court costs. Lesa Johnson, 56, Mt. Feb. 10 Morris, retail theft, arson/ Teray Bell, 30, Rockford, criminal damage to property, driving while license pre-trial conference March revoked, failed to appear, 10. bond forfeiture April 18, arrest warrant issued $50,000. Raye Lynn Salisbury, 36, Dixon, possession of a Khristian Widhalm, 18, controlled substance, preRochelle, criminal damage trial conference March 10. to government supported property/resisting a peace Andolino Mendez, 19, officer/domestic battery, pre- Chana, home invasion (2 trial conference March 10. counts)/aggravated battery/ criminal trespass to residence, Richard Erd, 60, Chana, pre-trial conference March aggravated criminal sexual 10. abuse, (2 counts) pre-trial conference March 10. Jarrod Carter, 24, Rochelle, obstructing justice, pre-trial Jennifer Greenfield, conference Feb. 21. 49, Forreston, deceptive practice, (2 counts), pre-trial Dale Milliman, 19, no conference March 10. address listed, burglary (4 counts), pre-trial conference Kimberly Poole, 30, Mt. Feb. 21. Morris, theft/residential burglary, status March 5. Bartt Milligan, 45, Rochelle, unlawful William Clark, 34, possession with intent to Rochelle, residential deliver a controlled substance/ burglary/burglary, jury status unlawful possession with call March 24. intent to deliver cannabis, pre-trial conference March May Brown, 55, 10. Milwaukee, Wis., retail theft, pre-trial conference March Richard Gallagher, 10. 30, Oregon, unlawful possession with intent to Keith Britsch, 48, Oregon, deliver cannabis/unlawful driving while license possession of a weapon by revoked, pre-trial conference a felon/possession of drug April 14. paraphernalia, pre-trial conference Feb. 21. Christopher Jones, 30, Rochelle, domestic battery, April Burgess, 24, status March 5. Rochelle, possession of a controlled substance, jury Jarom Vock, 19, no address status call March 24. listed, failure to report a change of address as a sex Thomas Vogeler, 30, offender, pre-trial conference Rochelle, aggravated battery

to a police officer, pre-trial intent to deliver a controlled conference March 10. substance/possession of a controlled substance, preCheryl Combs, 52, Mt. trial conference March 10. Morris, aggravated battery/ domestic battery, jury status Michael Tilton, 32, call Feb. 24. Rochelle, admitted he violated the terms of his Josh Seaney, 34, DeKalb, probation for possession of driving while license a controlled substance. The suspended, status March 10. offense is a Class 4 felony. Ogle County Circuit Jean Bogan, 33, Rochelle, Court Judge Robert Hanson delivery of a controlled sentenced Tilton to one year substance within 1,000 feet in the Illinois Department of of a school (3 counts), status Corrections. Feb. 14. Feb. 11 Blan Shafterence, 41, Edward Spratt, 51, Rockford, delivery of a Lindenwood, unlawful controlled substance within delivery of cannabis, status 1,000 feet of a school (2 Feb. 14. counts), jury status call March 24. Feb. 12 Court Holiday Claudia Correa, 26, Aurora, aggravated DUI (2 counts), Feb. 13 failed to appear, bond Michael Mitchell, 29, Leaf forfeiture April 11, arrest River, home invasion (2 warrant issued $20,000. counts), aggravated battery (4 counts), attempt first degree Jeffery Cox, 46, Mt. Morris, murder (4 counts), status Feb. hate crime, preliminary 27. hearing Feb. 19. Kelly L. Williamson, David Echelbarger, 23, 39, Fulton, possession of a Rochelle, unlawful failure controlled substance, jury to register as a sex offender, status call March 24. preliminary hearing Feb. 16. Vincent E. Crum, 22, Leaf Erick Johnson, 42, Maple River, domestic battery, Park, retail theft, pre-trial status April 11. conference March 10. Feb. 14 Michael Allen, 18, Polo, Zachary J. Popp, 19, burglary (4 counts), jury Rochelle, pleaded guilty to status call March 24. unlawful failure to register as a sex offender and debtor Jason Huffstutler, 29, disposing of collateral and Oregon, possession of failing to pay a secured cannabis sativa plants, jury party. Ogle County Associate status all March 24. Circuit Court Judge John C. Redington sentenced Popp to Gary Hunt, 41, Franklin 24 months probation. Grove, theft, jury status call He must submit to DNA Feb. 24.

David Buzinski, 65, Forreston, aggravated assault (4 counts)/domestic battery (4 counts), status Feb. 21.

Jordan R. Gipper, 18, Byron, aggravated battery, aggravated assault and possession of drug paraphernalia, status March 7. Edward Spratt, 51, Lindenwood, unlawful delivery of cannabis, status March 7. Jean P. Bogan, 33, Rochelle, delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school, preliminary hearing Feb. 26.

Melissa A Christianson, Mark R. Rowe, 28, 25, Rochelle, home invasion Rockford, aggravated DUI (2 counts), status April 4. (2 counts), and driving while license revoked, status March Oscar Regalado, 20, 26. Rochelle, pleaded guilty to residential burglary. Timothy Parker, 31, Mt. Ogle County Associate Morris, theft, residential Circuit Court Judge John burglary, pre-trial conference C. Redington sentenced Feb. 21. Regalado to 5 years Treatment Against Street Shawn A. Garland, 36, Crimes (TASC) probation. Dixon, driving while license He must submit to DNA revoked, pre-trial conference testing within 45 days as March 7. directed by Probation and pay the collection fee. John G. Anderson, 55, He must submit to random Oregon, theft, plea Feb. 20. drug testing at the direction of Probation, serve 180 days James Stroup, 43, Rockford, in the Ogle County Jail, possession of stolen vehicle cooperate with and complete and theft/theft (3 counts) and any assessments ordered by criminal damage to property probation and refrain from (3 counts), jury status call contact with victims or their March 24. residence. He was ordered to pay a Judah Pearl, 29, Byron, $1,500 Probation fee and aggravated criminal sexual joint and several restitutions abuse (2 counts)/indecent in the amount of $6,719.40. solicitation of a child, pretrial conference March 10. Ralph McCormick, 29,

Manuel Pizano, 40, DeKalb, driving while license revoked, jury status call March 24. Frances Taylor, 23, Rockford, retail theft, jury status call April 28. John Asbury, 47, Rochelle, unlawful violation of order of protection, jury status call Feb. 24.

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Coltrain guilty for a hate crime after drinking party A Mt. Morris man was sentenced Tuesday to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) for a hate crime. Justin Coltrain, 33, pleaded guilty in Ogle County Court to the Class 4 felony. Ogle County Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Attorney Mike Rock said Coltrain will also serve a year of mandatory supervised release upon his discharge from state prison. The charge stemmed from an underage drinking party held at an Oregon residence on Aug. 10, 2013. During the course of the investigation conducted by Oregon Police, it was learned that three African-American males from Rockford were invited and attended the First National Bank Vice President Lisa Russell presents a check for $100 to Justin party.

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Food service class offered A refresher course for Food Service Sanitation Manager will be offered on Wednesday, March 12 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the University of Illinois Extension office, 421 W. Pines Rd., Oregon. The program fee is $40 and includes lunch, learning activities, and reference materials. The $40 does not include the renewal fee. Food Safety Refresher

Courses meet the requirements for Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) recertification of food handlers. This program is presented by Marilyn Csernus MS, RD, CDE, University of Illinois Extension, nutrition and wellness educator. Participants should plan to arrive 15 minutes early to register as class will begin promptly at 9 a.m. A photo

ID and Verification of your FSSMC ID number (FSSMC certificate, ID card, or letter from IDPH) are required. For more information or to register call the University of Illinois Extension office at 815-732-2191 or go to web. extension.edu/bdo. Anyone who needs a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program should call the office.

It was at this same underage drinking party that Oregon resident Jonathan Williams, 18, Oregon, died after not receiving medical attention for injuries he received during a fight. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The party was peaceful until between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. when racial slurs were used against one of the African-American males from Rockford and an argument began,â&#x20AC;? Rock said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was during this time frame that Coltrain struck and choked one of the African-Americans while shouting racial slurs.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The defendant, Justin Coltrainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, actions warranted a prison sentence. His criminal behavior contributed to a situation where a young man lost his

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life,â&#x20AC;? Rock said. Coltrainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s adult criminal history dates back to 2000 and includes aggravated battery and burglary charges. He has previously served time in the IDOC.

Man charged with sexual abuse A Dixon man has been accused of sexually molesting a child under the age of 18. Peter J. Breckenfelder, 45, was charged Feb. 13 with aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony. According to a press release from Ogle County Sheriff Michael Harn, the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s department, assisted by the Shining Star Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Advocacy Center

and Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) case workers, investigated allegations Feb. 13 into an incident said to have occurred sometime within the past two years in rural Ogle County. Breckenfelder appeared in court Feb. 14. He was released from the Ogle County Jail after he posted $50,000 bond.

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Board membersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; requests omitted from county agenda By Vinde Wells Editor Two items requested by Ogle County Board members last month did not appear on the boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Feb. 18 meeting agenda. Neither a request for a forensic audit of the Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budget, nor a request for

a vote to suspend the bid process for a new sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s administrative building were listed on Tuesday nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s order of business. Board member Richard Petrizzo, Davis Junction, made a motion at the Jan. 21 meeting for the forensic audit. However, board chairman Kim Gouker, Byron,

rejected the measure because it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t on the agenda. Petrizzo pushed for the forensic audit again Feb. 11 at a county Finance, Insurance & Personnel Committee meeting, but no action was taken, as the committee decided to wait until the results of the annual audit were received.

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Those results could be released in April, Gouker said, with the possibility of department heads seeing some information in the middle of March. Committee members said they would support a forensic audit, if the auditors brought back evidence that the tow fund was being used fraudulently. Members of the committee are Gouker, Petrizzo, Bill Welty, Chana, Rich Gronewold, Forreston, Lyle Hopkins, Polo, John Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien, Rochelle, Greg Sparrow, Rochelle, Marty Typer, Stillman Valley, and John Finfrock, Mt. Morris. Board member Ron

Colson, Mt. Morris, voiced tourism concerns at the Jan. 21 county board meeting over the proposed location for a new sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s administrative building at 103 Jefferson St., Oregon, the same property where the current sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office is located. He had asked for an analysis of the market value of the property because he said its part of the City of Oregonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Comprehensive Plan for a Riverfront District. Colson said the property is a key part of planned development to promote tourism in the city, which would also financially

benefit the county. Oregon Mayor Tom Stone told the county Infrastructure Committee Feb. 11 that he has no objection to the new building being located on the property and that no one has contacted him about it. Later Feb. 11, the Executive Committee, which decides what goes on the agenda, voted 6-0 against including Colsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s request. Members of the Executive Committee are board members Gouker, Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien, Sparrow, Welty, Finfrock, Mt. Morris, Don Griffin, Oregon, Pat Nordman, Oregon. Welty did not attend the meeting.

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Oregon Police Chief Darin DeHaan reports the following police activity for Feb. 10 through Feb. 16. Feb. 7 Oregon Police are investigating a hit and run that occurred just prior to 6:53 p.m. in the Alfanoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s restaurant parking lot, located at 801 S. Fourth Street, involving a parked 2009 GMC belonging to Shannon M. Dodson, 39, Oregon. Anyone having any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Oregon Police Department at 815-732-2162. Feb. 11 At 3:10 p.m., Oregon Police investigated a two-vehicle traffic crash at 109 Madison involving a 2003 Chevrolet driven by G. Allen Lackland, 65, Franklin Grove, and a 2001 Chrysler driven by Daniel M. Ross, 20, Oregon. Ross was issued a citation for improper backing. At 4:45 p.m., Oregon Police investigated a twovehicle traffic crash in the 200 block of S. Fifth Street involving a 2004 Honda driven by Annette L. Coble, 76, Oregon, and a parked

2013 Toyota owned by Paul E. Chadwick, 37, Rochelle. No citations were issued. At 7:02 p.m., Oregon Police responded to a physical domestic at 204 N. Fifth Street resulting in the Oregon Police taking one female juvenile, 16, Oregon, into limited custody for domestic battery. The juvenile was transported to the Focus House facility in Rochelle. Feb. 13 At 1 p.m., Oregon Police investigated a two-vehicle traffic crash in the Subway parking lot located at 511 W. Washington St. involving a 2004 Dodge driven by Theodore Day, 70, Oregon, and a parked 2006 Ford owned by Nicholas Rhoads, 21, Rochelle. No citations were issued. Feb. 14 At 1 p.m., Oregon Police investigated a two-vehicle traffic crash at 700 S. First Street involving a 2006 Ford driven by Todd A. Mondlock, 54, Dixon, and a 2013 Nissan owned by Sharon L. Serna, 54, Freeport. Mondlock was issued a citation for improper

backing. At 4:32 p.m., Oregon Police investigated a twovehicle traffic crash at 505 Jefferson St. involving a 2005 Chevrolet driven by Jeremy T. Izer, 22, Oregon, and a 1991 Ford driven by Daniel D. Daub, 42, Mt. Morris. No citations were issued. Please note: Any arrests listed below are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. A warning and a parking citation were issued from Feb. 10 through Feb. 16. General Calls for service through dispatch Feb. 10 through Feb. 16 Vehicle/Building Lockout......................1 Animal Complaint ......3 Citizen Complaints .....2 Assist Ambulance/ Other Depts.................2 Citizen Assist..............3 Domestic / Disturbance calls ........5 911 Hang-ups/ Open phone lines ........2 Alarm Response .........1 Traffic Stops ...............3

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Mowry, and Heather Mowry, property in Pine Rock Township, no address given. Federal National Mortgage Assn., warranty deed to E.H. Pooled Investments, LP, 402 S. Fourth St., Oregon, Oregon-Nashua Township, $27,980. Ogle County Sheriff and Michael W. Arians, sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

deed to Federal National Mortgage Assn., 806 S. Fifth St., Oregon, Oregon-Nashua Township. Ogle County Sheriff, Loretta Fildes and Tracy Fildes, sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deed to Federal National Mortgage Assn., 112 E. Grant St., Stillman Valley, Stillman Valley Township.


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

CITIMORTGAGE, INC., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER WITH ABN AMRO MORTGAGE GROUP, INC. PLAINTIFF

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OGLE COUNTY - OREGON, ILLINOIS EQUITY TRUST COMPANY CUSTODIAN FBO BRIAN JAMES, IRA 104404 Plaintiff,

HENRY GROBE A/K/A HENRY L. GROBE; JENNIFER A. GROBE A/K/A JENNIFER A. DONALDSON; CORNERSTONE CREDIT UNION; DEFENDANTS 2013 CH 87 412 EAST DIXON STREET POLO, IL 61064 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on December 20, 2013, OGLE COUNTY SHERIFF in OGLE County, Illinois, will on March 28, 2014, in the North door of the Sheriff's Office, 103 Jefferson Street, Oregon, IL 61061, at 10:00AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of OGLE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: PART OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 23 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE FOURTH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, CITY OF POLO, OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS TO WIT: BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE SOUTH LINE OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 9, SAID POINT BEING 55 RODS WEST OF THE SOUTHEAST CORNER THEREOF; THENCE WESTERLY, ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE, A DISTANCE OF 59.50 FEET TO A POINT 377 FEET EAST OF THE SOUTHWEST CORNER THEREOF; THENCE NORTHERLY, AT AN ANGLE OF 90 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 15 SECONDS AS MEASURED COUNTERCLOCKWISE FROM THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, A DISTANCE OF 291 FEET; THENCE WESTERLY, AT AN ANGLE OF 90 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 03 SECONDS AS MEASURED CLOCKWISE FROM THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, A DISTANCE OF 178 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EAST LINE OF PORT'S SUBDIVISION; THENCE NORTHERLY, ALONG SAID EAST LINE, AT AN ANGLE OF 88 DEGREES 34 MINUTES 04 SECONDS AS MEASURED COUNTERCLOCKWISE FROM THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, A DISTANCE OF 179.36 FEET; THENCE EASTERLY, AT AN ANGLE OF 91 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 56 SECONDS AS MEASURED COUNTERCLOCKWISE FROM THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, A DISTANCE OF 251.25 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY, AN AN ANGLE OF 88 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 50 SECONDS AS MEASURED COUNTERCLOCKWISE FROM THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, A DISTANCE OF 469.89 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SITUATED IN OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 14-09-477-008 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 412 EAST DIXON STREET POLO, IL 61064

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GUYCO INVESTMENTS, LLC, et al Defendant 13 CH 92 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 13, 2013, the Sheriff of Ogle County will at 10:00 AM on March 28, 2014, at the Ogle County Courthouse, 106 5th Street, Oregon, IL, 61061, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 210 HITT ST., Mount Morris, IL 61054 Property Index No. 08-27-261-009 The real estate is improved with a commercial property. The judgment amount was $31,424.70. 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 on residential real estate 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. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale 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 this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C. , 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 263-0003. Please refer to file number C13-79108. Feb. 20, 27, March 6, 2014

Description of Improvements: TWO STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH A TWO CAR DETACHED GARAGE The Judgment amount was $69,970.48. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW.

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To Place an Ad 815-284-7653 or 815-626-7653 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF OGLE-OREGON, ILLINOIS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DEVISEES OF ROBERT D. BROWN, DECEASED, UNKNOWN CLAIMANTS AND LIENHOLDERS AGAINST THE ESTATE OF ROBERT D. BROWN, DECEASED, UNKNOWN CLAIMANTS AND LIENHOLDERS AGAINST THE UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DEVISEES OF ROBERT D. BROWN, DECEASED, JENNIFER M. BROWN, JILL STICKHOST and JENNIFER M. BROWN, as Independent Representative of the Estate of ROBERT D. BROWN, Defendants. 13-CH-111 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 503 CLEVELAND AVE. ROCHELLE, IL 61068 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of the above Court entered on December 13, 2013 in the above-entitled cause, the following described real estate, to wit: Lot 5 in Block 1 in Earl Cleveland Subdivision, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Book H of Plats, on Page 25 in the Recorder's Office of Ogle County, Illinois, situated in Ogle County, City of Rochelle, State of Illinois Permanent Index Number: 24-25-326-006 Commonly known as: 503 Cleveland Ave., Rochelle, IL 61068 will be offered for sale and sold at public vendue on March 28, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the North Door of the Sheriff's Office, 103 Jefferson Street, Oregon, Illinois. The Judgment amount is $114,584.33. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: The bid amount, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, shall be paid in certified funds immediately by the highest and best bidder at the conclusion of the Sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to the Plaintiff. The Sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the Sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. For information, contact the Plaintiff's Attorney: Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, 111 E. Main St., Decatur, Illinois 62523 (217) 422-1719. The purchaser of a condominium unit at a judicial foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, who takes possession of a condominium unit pursuant to a court order or a purchaser who acquires title from a mortgagee shall have the duty to pay the proportionate share, if any, of the common expenses for the unit which would have become due in the absence of any assessment acceleration during the 6 months immediately preceding institution of an action to enforce the collection of assessments, and which remain unpaid by the owner during whose possession the assessments accrued. If the outstanding assessments are paid at any time during any action to enforce the collection of assessments, the purchaser shall have no obligation to pay any assessments which accrued before he or she acquired title. If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g)(l). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701 (c) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. Note: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that the Law Firm of Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt, and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. James A. Coale Attorney for Heavner, Scott, Beyers, & Mihlar, LLC

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STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY HOLCOMB STATE BANK, IN CHANCERY Plaintiff, vs. SEVDAN AJVAZI, CAMILIJA AJVAZI AKA CAMILA AJVAZI, UNKNOWN OWNERS, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendant(s). CASE NO. 13 CH 117 PUBLIC NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Public Notice is hereby given that in pursuant of the Decree entered in said Court in the above-entitled cause on the 13th day of September, 2013, I, Michael R. Harn, Sheriff of Ogle County, or such other Deputy as may be sitting in my stead, will on March 14, 2014 at the hour of 10:00 a.m. in the Ogle County Sheriff's Office, Administration Building, 103 Jefferson Street, Oregon, Illinois, sell at public venue to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described lands and premises situated in Ogle County, Illinois in said Judgment mentioned or so much thereof as may be necessary to realize the amount due to satisfy said Judgment with the terms and conditions as set forth herein: The name, address and telephone number of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate is: James E. Stevens BARRICK, SWITZER, LONG, BALSLEY & VAN EVERA, LLP 6833 Stalter Drive Rockford, Illinois 61108 (815) 962-6611 A. The common address of said property is: 212 Windmill Drive, Rochelle, Illinois and legally described as: Lot Fifty-two (52) as designated upon the Final Plat of Windover Park - Unit Two, being a Subdivision of part of the Northwest Quarter (1/4) of Section 12, Township 40 North, Range 1 East of the Third Principal Meridian, Village of Hillcrest, County of Ogle, State of Illinois, the plat of which is recorded in Plat File C, Page 92 in the Recorder's Office of Ogle County, Illinois; situated in the Township of Flagg, the County of Ogle and the State of Illinois. PERMANENT INDEX NO.: 24-12-102-018 B. A description of the improvements on the real estate is: single family residence The terms of the sale are: to the highest and best bidder with cash or certified check in full at time of sale. Provided, however, Holcomb State Bank, has the right to submit a credit bid against the amount of its judgment. Property is conveyed in â&#x20AC;&#x153;AS ISâ&#x20AC;? condition. Sale subject to Court approval; buyer will be entitled to possession of property 30 days after confirmation of sale by Court. Title will be conveyed subject to all general real estate taxes or special taxes which are a lien upon the real estate, but have not yet become due and payable, and special assessment, if any, and easements and restrictions of record. The subject property is offered for sale without any presentation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff. Any personal property that may be located at/in the property is not included in this sale. Upon the sale being made and the purchaser tendering said bid in cash or certified funds, a Receipt of Sale will be issued and/or a certificate of sale as required, which will entitle the purchaser to a deed upon Court confirmation of said sale. The property will not be open for inspection. The judgment amount was $194,744.92. Prospective purchasers are admonished to check the court file to verify this information. /s/ Michael R. Harn_______ Sheriff of Ogle County BARRICK, SWITZER, LONG, BALSLEY & VAN EVERA, LLP BY: JAMES E. STEVENS (3128256) P.O. BOX 17109 ROCKFORD, IL 61110-7109 jstevens@bslbv.com

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

FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION PLAINTIFF VS DUANE LLOYD A/K/A DUANE T LLOYD; TRACY LLOYD A/K/A TRACY A LLOYD A/K/A TRACY A LOMBARDI; CITIFINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 108 107 WINDWARD LANE ROCHELLE, IL 61068 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on December 13, 2013, OGLE COUNTY SHERIFF in OGLE County, Illinois, will on March 28, 2014, in the North door of the Sheriff's Office, 103 Jefferson Street, Oregon, IL 61061, at 10:00AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of OGLE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: LOT 31 AS DESIGNATED UPON THE PLAT OF WINDOVER PARK, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 1, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, LOCATED IN THE VILLAGE OF HILLCREST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED APRIL 27, 1994, IN PLAT FILE "C" AT PAGE 34, IN THE OFFICE OF THE RECORDER OF OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF OGLE AND STATE OF ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 24-12-152-015 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 107 WINDWARD LANE ROCHELLE, IL 61068 Description of Improvements: ONE STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH A TWO CAR ATTACHE DGARAGE The Judgment amount was $191,352.83. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1309768 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. Feb. 13, 20, 27, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY - OREGON, ILLINOIS BENEFICIAL FINANCIAL I INC SUCCESSOR BY MERGER RO BENEFICIAL ILLINOIS INC. D/B/A BENEFICIAL MORTGAGE CO OF ILLINOIS, PLAINTIFF vs. PRISCILLA A. PATTERSON A/K/A PRISCILLA A. CHAPMAN; CLYDE A. PATTERSON; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 126 Address: 1013 Westview Drive Rochelle, Illinois 61068 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 December 20, 2013, I, Sheriff of Ogle County, Illinois, will on March 28, 2014 at the hour of 10:00 AM at the Ogle County Courthouse, 106 S. 5th Street, Oregon, IL 61061, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Ogle, State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 3 AND THE NORTHERLY 5 FEET OF LOT 2 IN BLOCK 4 IN JOHN W. TILTON'S SECOND ADDITION TO WESTVIEW SUBDIVISION IN THE CITY OF ROCHELLE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK H OF PLATS, PAGE 18, IN THE RECORDER'S OFFICE IN OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. SITUATED IN OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. COMMON ADDRESS: 1013 Westview Drive, Rochelle, Illinois 61068 P.I.N.: 24-23-230-008 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. THE JUDGMENT AMOUNT WAS: $118,062.29 Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds; the balance, by certified funds, is due within twenty four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to 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. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representations as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. Pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512, the amounts of any surplus bid will be held by the sheriff until a party obtains a Court Order for its distribution, or for 60 days following the date of the entry of the order confirming sale, at which time, in the absence of an order directing payment of the surplus, it may be automatically forfeited to the State without further notice. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). 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: Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, 230 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60606, telephone 312-541-9710. Please refer to file number IL 13 7751. Sheriff of Ogle County, Illinois Johnson, Blumberg, & Associates, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite 1125 Chicago, Illinois 60606 Ph. 312-541-9710 Fax 312-541-9711 JB&A # IL 13 7751

Feb. 13, 20, 27, 2014

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Ogle County Newspapers, Thursday, February 20, 2014, Page B8 KMI No. 12-0575 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY OREGON, ILLINOIS

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

KMI No. 12-0575 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY OREGON, ILLINOIS

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RANAE LEAMANCZYK, SCOTT L. LEAMANCZYK, OVERHEAD DOOR COMPANY, UNKNOWN OWNERS-TENANTS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendant(s). 12 CH 167 RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on January 11, 2013, the Sheriff of Ogle County will on March 28, 2014, at the hour of 10:00 a.m. at the Ogle County Courthouse, 106 South Fifth Street, Oregon, IL 61061, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: LOT 10 AND THE EAST HALF OF LOT 9 IN BLOCK 23, EXCEPT THE NORTHERLY 8 FEET OF SAID LOTS IN THE ORIGINAL TOWN, NOW VILLAGE OF MT. MORRIS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK A OF PLATS, PAGE 172 IN THE RECORDER`S OFFICE IN OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

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GUYCO INVESTMENTS, LLC, et al Defendant 13 CH 92 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 13, 2013, the Sheriff of Ogle County will at 10:00 AM on March 28, 2014, at the Ogle County Courthouse, 106 5th Street, Oregon, IL, 61061, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 5 IN BLOCK 1 IN YOUNG'S ADDITION TO THE VILLAGE OF MT. MORRIS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK E OF PLATS, PAGE 54, IN THE RECORDER'S OFFICE OF OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS; SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF OGLE AND STATE OF ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 210 HITT ST., Mount Morris, IL 61054 Property Index No. 08-27-261-009 The real estate is improved with a commercial property. The judgment amount was $31,424.70.

For information: Contact Michael Block , Esq. of Kozeny & McCubbin Illinois, LLC., Plaintiff's Attorney, 105 West Adams, Suite 1850, Chicago, Illinois 60603. (312) 605-3500 ext. 1534. Feb. 13, 20, 27, 2014

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 on residential real estate 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. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale 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 this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). 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.

KMI No. 11-2436 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY OREGON, ILLINOIS

For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C. , 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 263-0003. Please refer to file number C13-79108. Feb. 20, 27, March 6, 2014

COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 210 East Brayton Road, Mount Morris, IL 61054 PROPERTY IDENTIFICATION NO: 08-26-352014 The improvement on the property consists of a single unit dwelling. Sale terms: cash in hand. The Judgment amount was $177,780.86. The property will NOT be open for inspection. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(c) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW.

U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR TO LASALLE BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR THE MERRILL LYNCH FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-2, Plaintiff, -vs-

COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 515 South 3rd Street, Rochelle, IL 61068 PROPERTY IDENTIFICATION NO: 24-25-214003 The improvement on the property consists of a single unit dwelling. Sale terms: cash in hand. The Judgment amount was $120,930.93 The property will NOT be open for inspection. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(c) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Contact Michael Block , Esq. of Kozeny & McCubbin Illinois, LLC., Plaintiff's Attorney, 105 West Adams, Suite 1850, Chicago, Illinois 60603. (312) 605-3500 ext. 1534. Feb. 13, 20, 27, 2014 KMI No. 11-2436 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY OREGON, ILLINOIS U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR TO LASALLE BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR THE MERRILL LYNCH FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-2, Plaintiff, -vsRICHARD BEE, LAURA J. BEE A/K/A LAURA J. GASKINS, Defendant(s). 12 CH 90 RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on December 14, 2012, the Sheriff of Ogle County will on March 28, 2014, at the hour of 10:00 a.m. at the Ogle County Courthouse, 106 South Fifth Street, Oregon, IL 61061, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 515 South 3rd Street, Rochelle, IL 61068 PROPERTY IDENTIFICATION NO: 24-25214-003 The improvement on the property consists of a single unit dwelling. Sale terms: cash in hand. The Judgment amount was $120,930.93 The property will NOT be open for inspection. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(c) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Contact Michael Block , Esq. of Kozeny & McCubbin Illinois, LLC., Plaintiff's Attorney, 105 West Adams, Suite 1850, Chicago, Illinois 60603. (312) 605-3500 ext. 1534. Feb. 13, 20, 27, 2014

COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 210 East Brayton Road, Mount Morris, IL 61054 PROPERTY IDENTIFICATION NO: 08-26352-014 The improvement on the property consists of a single unit dwelling. Sale terms: cash in hand.

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PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on February 7, 2014, a certificate was filed in the Ogle County Clerk's Office setting forth the names and post office address of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as: Coating Systems of Illinois, 6028 Oak Dr., Byron, IL 61010 Dated: February 7, 2014 Rebecca Huntley Ogle County Clerk Feb. 13, 20, 27, 2014

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The Judgment amount was $177,780.86. The property will NOT be open for inspection. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(c) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW.

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For information: Contact Michael Block , Esq. of Kozeny & McCubbin Illinois, LLC., Plaintiff's Attorney, 105 West Adams, Suite 1850, Chicago, Illinois 60603. (312) 605-3500 ext. 1534. Feb. 13, 20, 27, 2014

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF OGLE-OREGON, ILLINOIS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DEVISEES OF ROBERT D. BROWN, DECEASED, UNKNOWN CLAIMANTS AND LIENHOLDERS AGAINST THE ESTATE OF ROBERT D. BROWN, DECEASED, UNKNOWN CLAIMANTS AND LIENHOLDERS AGAINST THE UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DEVISEES OF ROBERT D. BROWN, DECEASED, JENNIFER M. BROWN, JILL STICKHOST and JENNIFER M. BROWN, as Independent Representative of the Estate of ROBERT D. BROWN, Defendants. 13-CH-111 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 503 CLEVELAND AVE. ROCHELLE, IL 61068 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of the above Court entered on December 13, 2013 in the above-entitled cause, the following described real estate, to wit: Permanent Index Number: 24-25-326-006 Commonly known as: 503 Cleveland Ave., Rochelle, IL 61068 will be offered for sale and sold at public vendue on March 28, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the North Door of the Sheriff's Office, 103 Jefferson Street, Oregon, Illinois. The Judgment amount is $114,584.33. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: The bid amount, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, shall be paid in certified funds immediately by the highest and best bidder at the conclusion of the Sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to the Plaintiff. The Sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the Sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. For information, contact the Plaintiff's Attorney: Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, 111 E. Main St., Decatur, Illinois 62523 (217) 4221719. The purchaser of a condominium unit at a judicial foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, who takes possession of a condominium unit pursuant to a court order or a purchaser who acquires title from a mortgagee shall have the duty to pay the proportionate share, if any, of the common expenses for the unit which would have become due in the absence of any assessment acceleration during the 6 months immediately preceding institution of an action to enforce the collection of assessments, and which remain unpaid by the owner during whose possession the assessments accrued. If the outstanding assessments are paid at any time during any action to enforce the collection of assessments, the purchaser shall have no obligation to pay any assessments which accrued before he or she acquired title. If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g)(l). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701 (c) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. Note: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that the Law Firm of Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt, and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. James A. Coale Attorney for Heavner, Scott, Beyers, & Mihlar, LLC

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Oregon Republican Reporter Mt.Morris Times Forreston Journal Polo’s Tri-County Press The Exchange IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY - OREGON, ILLINOIS BENEFICIAL FINANCIAL I INC SUCCESSOR BY MERGER RO BENEFICIAL ILLINOIS INC. D/B/A BENEFICIAL MORTGAGE CO OF ILLINOIS, PLAINTIFF vs. PRISCILLA A. PATTERSON A/K/A PRISCILLA A. CHAPMAN; CLYDE A. PATTERSON; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 126 Address: 1013 Westview Drive Rochelle, Illinois 61068 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 December 20, 2013, I, Sheriff of Ogle County, Illinois, will on March 28, 2014 at the hour of 10:00 AM at the Ogle County Courthouse, 106 S. 5th Street, Oregon, IL 61061, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Ogle, State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: COMMON ADDRESS: 1013 Westview Drive, Rochelle, Illinois 61068 P.I.N.: 24-23-230-008 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. THE JUDGMENT AMOUNT WAS: $118,062.29 Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds; the balance, by certified funds, is due within twenty four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to 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. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representations as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. Pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512, the amounts of any surplus bid will be held by the sheriff until a party obtains a Court Order for its distribution, or for 60 days following the date of the entry of the order confirming sale, at which time, in the absence of an order directing payment of the surplus, it may be automatically forfeited to the State without further notice. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). 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: Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, 230 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60606, telephone 312-541-9710. Please refer to file number IL 13 7751. Sheriff of Ogle County, Illinois Johnson, Blumberg, & Associates, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite 1125 Chicago, Illinois 60606 Ph. 312-541-9710 Fax 312-541-9711 JB&A # IL 13 7751

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RICHARD BEE, LAURA J. BEE A/K/A LAURA J. GASKINS, Defendant(s). 12 CH 90 RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on December 14, 2012, the Sheriff of Ogle County will on March 28, 2014, at the hour of 10:00 a.m. at the Ogle County Courthouse, 106 South Fifth Street, Oregon, IL 61061, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: LOT 24 IN BLOCK 2 IN VASSAR ADDITION IN THE CITY OF ROCHELLE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THERE OF RECORDED IN BOOK B OF PLATS, PAGE 44, IN RECORDERS OFFICE IN OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

RANAE LEAMANCZYK, SCOTT L. LEAMANCZYK, OVERHEAD DOOR COMPANY, UNKNOWN OWNERS-TENANTS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendant(s). 12 CH 167 RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on January 11, 2013, the Sheriff of Ogle County will on March 28, 2014, at the hour of 10:00 a.m. at the Ogle County Courthouse, 106 South Fifth Street, Oregon, IL 61061, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property:

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DIXON ★ NEW TODAY ★ 2BR upper, w/d hookup, $450/mo. 609 W. 3rd. No pets, non smoking 815-288-6083. 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 Efficiency Upper, appl. W & D, water, sewer, garbage, incl. Off-road parking, no pets. $310 mo + dep. 815378-2151

★ NEW TODAY ★

Feb. 13, 20, 27, 2014

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

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Ogle County Newspapers, Thursday, February 20, 2014, Page B9 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY - OREGON, ILLINOIS Byron Bank PLAINTIFF

Vs.

E. Verne Curry; et. al. DEFENDANTS

13 CH 00131 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 10/25/2013, the Sheriff of Ogle County, Illinois will on 3/28/14 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 03-36-205-001 Improved with Residential COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 201 E. First Street Leaf River, IL 61047 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 1413-19032. Feb. 13, 20, 27, 2014

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY - OREGON, ILLINOIS CITIMORTGAGE, INC., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER WITH ABN AMRO MORTGAGE GROUP, INC. PLAINTIFF

VS

HENRY GROBE A/K/A HENRY L. GROBE; JENNIFER A. GROBE A/K/A JENNIFER A. DONALDSON; CORNERSTONE CREDIT UNION; DEFENDANTS 2013 CH 87 412 EAST DIXON STREET POLO, IL 61064 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on December 20, 2013, OGLE COUNTY SHERIFF in OGLE County, Illinois, will on March 28, 2014, in the North door of the Sheriff's Office, 103 Jefferson Street, Oregon, IL 61061, at 10:00AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of OGLE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 14-09-477-008 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 412 EAST DIXON STREET POLO, IL 61064 Description of Improvements: TWO STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH A TWO CAR DETACHED GARAGE The Judgment amount was $69,970.48. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 3722060. Please refer to file #PA1307535 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. Feb. 13, 20, 27, 2014

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY - OREGON, ILLINOIS FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION PLAINTIFF VS DUANE LLOYD A/K/A DUANE T LLOYD; TRACY LLOYD A/K/A TRACY A LLOYD A/K/A TRACY A LOMBARDI; CITIFINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 108 107 WINDWARD LANE ROCHELLE, IL 61068 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on December 13, 2013, OGLE COUNTY SHERIFF in OGLE County, Illinois, will on March 28, 2014, in the North door of the Sheriff's Office, 103 Jefferson Street, Oregon, IL 61061, at 10:00AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of OGLE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 24-12-152-015 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 107 WINDWARD LANE ROCHELLE, IL 61068 Description of Improvements: ONE STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH A TWO CAR ATTACHE DGARAGE The Judgment amount was $191,352.83. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 3722060. Please refer to file #PA1309768 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. Feb. 13, 20, 27, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY - OREGON, ILLINOIS Byron Bank PLAINTIFF

Vs.

E. Verne Curry; et. al. DEFENDANTS

13 CH 00131 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 10/25/2013, the Sheriff of Ogle County, Illinois will on 3/28/14 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: LOTS 4 AND 5 IN BLOCK 2 IN THE VILLAGE OF LEAF RIVER, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK B OF PLATS, PAGE 2 AS DOCUMENT NO. 8250, IN THE RECORDER'S OFFICE IN OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS; SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF OGLE AND THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. PIN 03-36-205-001 Improved with Residential COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 201 E. First Street Leaf River, IL 61047 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 14-13-19032. Feb. 13, 20, 27, 2014

FRANKLIN GROVE

MT. MORRIS

ROCK FALLS

FRANKLIN GROVE – 2 bedrooms Apartments AVAILABLE NOW! Rent is based on 30% of adjusted gross income and includes water, sewer, and garbage collection. There are laundry facilities at the property. Upon your second month of occupancy, you will get a $100 Wal-mart gift card for free! HURRY! To receive an application, or for more information, please call 1-800686-5538. This Institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.

PARKSIDE APARTMENTS 415 S. Ogle Ave. Mt. Morris, IL 61054 Accepting Application for 1, 2, and 3 Bedroom Apartments Stove, refrigerator water, sewer and trash furnished. On Site Laundry Facilities Barrier Free Apts. Rent is based on 30% of your adjusted gross income. Qualifications and availability apply. Interested parties may contact: Rosie Nilles @ 815-734-6106 or stop by to fill out an application. OR Richards Management, Inc. TOLL FREE: 888576-6468 TTD: 800-526-0857

Completely remodeled 2 BR, located 1 ½ mi. outside RF, on 3 acre lot w/ use of a 35 acre lake. $700/ mo. plus utilities. No pets. Call 815-626-2145

HARMON ★ NEW TODAY ★ 1st Month Free! 2BR, appl. incl. Pet friendly. $475/mo. 815-562-7368

FAX

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815 626 5365

2BR, 2ba. 109 E. 2nd St. 1 garage stall. $500/mo. Call Kophamer & Blean Realty 815-7722728

ROCK FALLS 1BR, $375/mo. Hampton Apts. 815-625-7043 1BR, all utilities incl. No pets. $500/ mo. + dep. Call 815-718-0956.

★ NEW TODAY ★ 2BR, laundry hookup. $500/mo. $500/dep. Call 815-632-9602. Lg. 1BR. + appl. No pets. $425 + dep. 815-625-4701

THICKSTEN APTS. 1 & 2 BR houses 815-499-4217 CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE OF: GREG W. STEWART, Deceased. No. 13 P 15 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is hereby given of the death of GREG W. STEWART. Letters of Office were issued on the 9th day of April, 2013, to JODI STEWART, Administrator, and whose attorneys are Mertes & Mertes, P.C., 4015 East Lincolnway, Suite D, Sterling, IL 61081. Claims against the estate may be filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court, Ogle County Courthouse, 106 South 5th Street, Oregon, Illinois, or with the Personal Representative, or both, within six (6) months from the date of publication of this notice or three (3) months from the date of mailing or delivery of this notice, whichever is later, to Claimants and any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Representative and to the Attorney within ten (10) days after it has been filed. Dated this 4th day of February, 2014 JODI STEWART Personal Representative James W. Mertes MERTES & MERTES, P.C. Attorney for the estate 4015 East Lincolnway, Suite D Sterling, IL 61081 Phone: 815-626-1500 Feb. 13, 20, 27, 2014

STERLING 1 or 2BR apts. $420. Call 815562-7368 Rochelle Realty. 2 Bed Duplex for rent in Sterling, across from CGH, very nice/great location, basement w/ W/D hook up, $545/mo., avail. imm., Call 815622-2725 SNLRentals.com 2 BR., clean, QUIET, coin laundry. 641-777-7261 210 6th Ave. 2 BR, W/D hookup, water, sewer, garbage inc. $400/ mo. + dep. 815-440-5452 2BR downstairs apt, stove & fridge furn., water & garbage fees incl., C/A, no pets, 1401 E. 4th St., $500/mo. + $500 dep. 815441-1912

★ NEW TODAY ★ 2BR Townhouse, 1831 N. 2nd Ave. 1½ BA, C/A, lots of storage. 1100 sq. ft. w/garage. $600 mo. + dep., util. refs. 815-652-4517 2BR, stove & refrig. furnished, $450 lease and dep. req. H & H rental Properties LLC. 815625-7995 Park Setting, 55+ newer 2BR, L/R, garage, NS, 1 floor, near CGH, energy efficient, 1832 2nd Ave., $585/mo. 815-499-0199.

★ NEW TODAY ★ Remodeled 1&2BR, attached garage, W/D, applcs., A/C, 1 yr. lease, no pets. 815-622-8829

★ NEW TODAY ★ Room for Rent. All utilities incl. + wifi Starting at $75/wk. + dep. Call 815716-6150. Sinnissippi Townhomes First Mo. Free! Spacious 2 BR. 2 story townhomes. Central air, good location. Laundry hookup. (815)6261130.

★ NEW TODAY ★ Studio apt. $300/mo. + dep., studio apt. $400/mo. + dep. 1BR $500/mo + dep. 779-319-0059

DIXON 2-3 BR Much new- Nice!! Why rent? 620 Grant Ave. $670/mo. Call 815878-7399. 2BR 2 car garage, no pets, $535 mo. + $535 deposit. 502 E. 3rd St. 815-284-7609 2BR, garage. $550 815-285-4035 or 815-440-0693

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HELP WANTED HEALTH / MEDICAL

504

★ NEW TODAY ★ RN/LPN

Evenings We are looking for an experienced and dedicated professional to assume this key fulltime position on our nursing team! If you are committed to team-oriented outcomes and quality care, we offer: Excellent Starting Wage! Vacation, PTO, Holiday! Medical, Dental, Vision! Advancement Opps! And Much More! For an immediate and confidential interview, apply in person or call Lynette at (815) 284-3393.

Dixon

Healthcare & Rehab

800 Division St Dixon, IL 61021

EMPLOYMENT

505

★ NEW TODAY ★ Accepting applications. Apply in person. Mr. Nifty Cleaners 1102 E. 4th St. Sterling

Currently seeking caring, dependable CNA’s for PT/ FT- Various Shifts. Join our 5 Star Quality Rated facility by applying within or sending resume to Oregon Living & Rehabilitation Center 811 S. 10th Street, Oregon, IL 61061 815-732-7994 fax: 815-732-7998

EMPLOYMENT

505

AG VIEW FS is taking applications for Spring Part-Time help. Must pass drug test and have CDL. Apply at 2290 Quarry Rd. Ashton, IL EOE 815-453-7331

★ NEW TODAY ★ Agent Needed For Local Travel Agency 24-35 hrs per week. Experience preferred. Good customer service skills required. Please send replies to Box #:1209, c/o Sauk Valley Classifieds, P.O. Box 498, Sterling, IL 61081.

EMPLOYMENT

505

Custodial Position Available Part time position, 30 hours per week. Applicant must have at least a high school diploma or equivalent, be able to lift 50 pounds, and be able to perform the essential functions of a custodial job. Applicants must possess a valid driver's license and be able to pass a criminal background investigation inquiry. Please send replies to Box #:1205 ,c/o Sauk Valley Classifieds, P.O.Box 498, Sterling, IL 61081

★ NEW TODAY ★

★ NEW TODAY ★ Automotive Sales People Needed! Experienced preferred but not necessary. We need to take our business to the next level and need qualified people to join us! Apply in person or call Craig Buchanan at 815-285-5329. Ken Nelson Auto Group 1000 N. Galena Ave., Dixon IL 61021 CDL local haul driver wanted. Belt & hopper trailer experience needed. Good driving record & must be able to pass DOT drug/alcohol test. Fax resume to 815-4383949 or email to cowsrus63@ hotmail.com Driver-

LOOK!!

$2,500 Sign-On! Home weekends! Min. $800/week and more Class A CDL w/ 1 yr. Exp. Req. Call Now! 888-616-0368 or 815-599-1089

Early Childhood Teachers and School Age Teachers Needed, Must have a Minimum of Associates Degree in ECE, meet DCFS Guidelines, and Pass a background check. Experience Preferred. Please send resumes to opensesamedirector@comcast.net or pick up an application at 1101 Middle Road, Dixon, IL. 61021. Call 815-288-5905 for further information

C H I L D R E N ’ S

LEARNING CENTERS

NOW HIRING t Assemblers (1st & 2nd Shifts) t Welders (1st, 2nd & 3rd Shifts) t Parts Cleaners (3rd Shift) t Painters (2nd Shift) Full-Time Positions, Full Benefits Package. 1-3 years of Experience Apply in person between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Customer Service Rep Stop-N-Go is currently seeking dependable, honest, customer service focused professional to contribute to the success of our Dixon store. Please apply online at

www.stop-n-go.com or request an

application at the Dixon store. Experienced Legal Secretary wanted, Duties include project management, client interaction, scheduling & calendaring, document production, filing, & answering phones. To apply please send resumes to either saukvalleylaw@ gmail.com or Box #:1206 ,c/o Sauk Valley Classifieds, P.O.Box 498, Sterling, IL 61081 Grain/cattle farm seeking FT employee. Knowledge of field operations, equipment maintenance, cattle. Must have driver's license, references. Resume to PO Box 738, Forreston, 61030.

Pit Stop 600 W Rt. 30 Rock Falls and 2000 E 4th St. Sterling. Looking for full time mechanic experience required. Apply in person.

EMPLOYMENT

505

Moring Disposal is accepting applications for drivers. Class B CDL only with air brakes endorsement for work performed out of our Rock Falls facility. We offer an excellent compensation and benefit package. Our benefit package includes uniform, medical, dental, vision and life insurance, and 401-K with employer match. Apply in person only at our Rock Falls location at 2110 McNeil Road, Rock Falls, between the hours of 8:00 and 4:30 Monday through Friday. Moring Disposal, Inc. conducts pre-employment and random drug screens. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Sterling Township Highway Department is looking for a part time book keeper/ secretary. The ideal candidate should be experienced, professional and have strong computer skills. Compensation based on experience. Please send resumes to 108 4th Ave. Sterling IL, 61081 TanTara Transportation is now hiring OTR Company Flatbed Drivers and Owner Operators. Competitive Pay and Home Time. Call us @ 800-650-0292 or apply online at www.tantara.us

★ NEW TODAY ★ White Pines Ranch in Oregon, IL, is looking for help on the weekends. Hiring kitchen staff, people to work with children, and barn crew. People applying to barn crew must have horse experience. Complete job application found on home page of our website: www.whitepines ranch.com. Mail it to us before March 8th.

CHILD CARE

512

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

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815 626 5365

INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICIAN With 2 to 4 yrs experience programming and trouble shooting of PLC Equip – Linear Motion Products Robots used for pick & place & welding applications Work with 440/220, 110 AC Wire in machines & equipment Perform maintenance on plant equipment Use shop mathematics & work from electrical schematics Must be knowledgeable in the use of electrical equipment Allied-Locke provides full employment ZLWKDQH[FHOOHQWEHQHÀWVSDFNDJHLQFOXGLQJ Medical, life and disability insurance, 401(k) plan, paid holidays and vacations Wages are based on experience. High school graduate or equivalent required.

NO PHONE CALLS WILL BE ACCEPTED Apply at: Allied-Locke Industries, Inc. 1088 Corregidor Road Dixon, IL 61021 EOE

E. D. ETNYRE & CO.

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

Administrator

Are you looking to make a difference? Do you have a passion for helping others?

Heritage Woods of Sterling, an assisted living community, is accepting resumes for an Administrator. 7KH LGHDO FDQGLGDWH ZLOO KDYH ÀYH years management experience in the health care, housing or social services and prior long term care experience required. Excellent computer, organization, and communication skills desired. If you are interested in leading a great team, please send your resume to russ.elmore@bma-mgmt.com EOE

E xperience

MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS Accuride Corp located in Rockford, IL is accepting resumes for experienced Mechanical or Electrical Machine Repair Tech disciplines. Responsibilities include troubleshooting CNC Honor Seiki Lathes, Kitamura Drills, or other mfg. equipment. Minimum 4 yrs related experience with hydraulics, pneumatics, PLC’s, Fanuc Controls, welding. Must be willing to work overtime, off-shifts, and weekend hours. High School Diploma or equivalent required. Assessment testing will be administered, prior to placement. OfIHU FRPSHWLWLYH ZDJHV DQG EHQH¿WV Submit resumes to the HR Dept via email to hrgunite@gunite.com. In the subject line, candidates must indicate the following: TECHNICIAN 2-14

Weekly Publication of the: Oregon Republican Reporter, Mt. Morris Times, Forreston Journal, Tri-County Press


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DIXON

WOOD / FUEL

746

MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE

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

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2BR/BA. No smoking or pets. $675/ mo. 815-440-0927

â&#x2DC;&#x2026; NEW TODAY â&#x2DC;&#x2026; Clean small 2BR garage, no pets. $535 + Dep. Call 815-440-2145.

FRANKLIN GROVE Newly Remodeled 3BR 2 car garage No Pets. $800mo + $800 deposit. 1526 Rocky Ford Rd 815-284-7609

MILLEDGEVILLE 3BR full basement, detached garage, all appli. provided, no smoking or pets. $495 mo. 815-718-5062 or 815-973-7076

MT. MORRIS HOMES FOR RENT Mt. Morris

2 BR $495 Mo.+ SD

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

FURNITURE

755

Tegelers Oval double pedestal table w/ 4 leaves & 6 chairs. $1,000. 815-772-3762

PETS & PET SUPPLIES 775 Beagle puppies, 7 weeks old. $200. 815-626-4671

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SNOWBLOWERS 782 John Deere 2 cyl 1 stage 5hp, 21â&#x20AC;? cut, power auger, new rubbers & wear bar electric start, $325 815-973-3223

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

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POLO

MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE

ROCK FALLS 1 BR, $450 mo. + dep. 815-718-4424

STERLING â&#x2DC;&#x2026; NEW TODAY â&#x2DC;&#x2026; 2 BR., 1 bath. No garage NO PETS. $550 mo. + dep. 815-440-7985. 2-3BR redone, $575/mo. Fenced in yard. Why rent? 815-878-7399 Rent to own. 2BR 815-622-9665. Realtor Owned.

COMMERCIAL RENTAL

311

Secured 3 acre w/ high bays and office, 3818 River Rd., Sterling. 815-626-8790

MOBILE HOMES 315 FOR RENT

MORRISON Morrison2BR 1ba., lg. kitchen and master BR & lg. shed. $420/mo. Call Kristine today for more details or for showings. 815772-8943

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WHEREAS, pursuant to and in accordance with the provisions of Section 15 of the Act, the City is authorized to issue alternate bonds in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $500,000 for the purpose of providing funds for the Refunding and to pay the Costs; NOW THEREFORE, Be It Ordained by the City Council of the City of Polo, Ogle County, Illinois, as follows: Section 1. Incorporation of Preambles. The Corporate Authorities hereby finds that all of the recitals contained in the preambles to this Ordinance are full, true and correct and does incorporate them into this Ordinance by this reference. Section 2. Determination To Issue Bonds. It is necessary and in the best interests of the City to complete the Refunding and paying the Costs, alternate bonds of the City are hereby authorized to be issued and sold in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $500,000, known as "General Obligation Refunding Bonds (Alternate Revenue Source), Series 2014" (the "Bonds") of the City, said Bonds being payable from (i) Net Revenues of the City's waterworks and sewerage system ("Net Revenues" generally, means gross revenues minus operating and maintenance expenses), (ii) all collections distributed to the City from Retailer's Occupation Taxes, Service Occupation Taxes, Use Taxes and Service Use Taxes (collectively, the "Sales Taxes") and such other funds legally available and appropriated therefor (together with "Net Revenues" and "Sales Taxes," the "Pledged Revenues") and (iii) ad valorem taxes of the City for which its full faith and credit have been irrevocably pledged, unlimited as to rate or amount (the "Pledged Taxes").

Section 5. Additional Proceedings. If no petition meeting the requirement of applicable law is filed during the petition period hereinabove referred to, then the preparation and distribution of a preliminary official statement relating to the Bonds is hereby approved, and the Mayor is hereby authorized to deem the preliminary official statement nearly final. Section 6. Severability. If any section, paragraph, clause or provision of this Ordinance shall be held invalid or unenforceable, the invalidity or unenforceability of such section, paragraph, clause or provision shall not affect any of the other provisions of this Ordinance. Section 7.Repealer. All ordinances, resolutions or orders, or parts thereof, in conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance are to the extent of such conflict hereby repealed. Section 8 .Effective Date. This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval in the manner provided by law. PASSED this 18th day of February, 2014. APPROVED by me this 18th day of February, 2014. By: /s/ Doug Knapp Its: Mayor, City of Polo, Ogle County, Illinois ATTEST: By: /s/ Susie Corbitt Its: City Clerk, City of Polo, Ogle County, Illinois NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE BONDS AND RIGHT TO FILE PETITION AND HEARING ON PROPOSED ISSUANCE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Ordinance No. 14-02, adopted on February 18, 2014, the City of Polo, Ogle County, Illinois (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cityâ&#x20AC;?), intends to issue alternate bonds, being general obligation bonds (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bondsâ&#x20AC;?) payable from the hereinafter identified revenue source, in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $500,000, and bearing interest per annum at not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by law at the time the Bonds are sold, for the purpose of currently refunding the City's outstanding Debt Certificates, Series 2003, and paying certain costs thereof. The Bonds shall be payable from (i) Net Revenues of the City's waterworks and sewerage system ("Net Revenues" generally, means gross revenues minus operating and maintenance expenses), (ii) all collections distributed to the City from Retailer's Occupation Taxes, Service Occupation Taxes, Use Taxes and Service Use Taxes (collectively, the "Sales Taxes") and such other funds legally available and appropriated therefor (together with "Net Revenues" and "Sales Taxes," the "Pledged Revenues") and (iii) ad valorem taxes of the City for which its full faith and credit have been irrevocably pledged, unlimited as to rate or amount (the "Pledged Taxes"). The ordinance authorizing the issuance of bonds is attached hereto and appears below this notice. Notice is hereby further given that if a petition signed by 200 or more of registered voters of the City is submitted to the City Clerk of the City (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;City Clerkâ&#x20AC;?) within 30 days of publication of this notice, asking that the question of the issuance of the Bonds be submitted to referendum, then the question of the issuance of the Bonds shall be submitted to the electors of the City at the general primary election to be held on the 4th day of November, 2014. If no petition is filed with the City Clerk within said 30-day period, the Bonds shall be authorized to be issued. A form of petition is available from the City Clerk at the principal office of the City at 115 S. Franklin Avenue, Polo, Illinois. /s/ Susie Corbitt City Clerk City of Polo, Ogle County, Illinois BINA Notice The Mayor and City Council of the City of Polo, Ogle County, Illinois will hold a public hearing on March 3, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. The hearing will be held at City Hall located at 115 S. Franklin Avenue, in Polo, Illinois. The purpose of the hearing will be to receive public comments on the proposal to sell bonds in the amount of up to $500,000 for the purpose of currently refunding the City's outstanding General Obligation Limited Tax Debt Certificates, Series 2003. By: /s/ Susie Corbitt

Title: City Clerk

2011 Jeep Wrangler ULTD,4x4, Dual Tops, Loaded, One Owner.......$22,990 2010 Chevy Silverado LT, Crew Cab Z71, 4x4, Loaded ..................$24,990 2010 Dodge Charger SXT, Loaded, Local Trade............................$14,990

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WHEREAS, if the above-mentioned revenue source is insufficient to pay the alternate bonds, ad valorem property taxes upon all taxable property in the City without limitation as to rate or amount are authorized to be extended to pay the principal of and interest on the alternate bonds;

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2010 Buick LaCrosse CXS, Leather, Navigation, Only 33K Miles ........ $22,990

706

WHEREAS, it is necessary for the best interests of the City that the Refunding be completed, and in order to raise funds required for such purpose it will be necessary for the City to borrow an aggregate principal amount of not to exceed $500,000 and in evidence thereof to issue alternate bonds, being general obligation bonds payable from (i) Net Revenues of the City's waterworks and sewerage system ("Net Revenues" generally, means gross revenues minus operating and maintenance expenses), (ii) all collections distributed to the City from Retailer's Occupation Taxes, Service Occupation Taxes, Use Taxes and Service Use Taxes (collectively, the "Sales Taxes") and such other funds legally available and appropriated therefor (together with "Net Revenues" and "Sales Taxes," the "Pledged Revenues") and (iii) ad valorem taxes of the City for which its full faith and credit have been irrevocably pledged, unlimited as to rate or amount (the "Pledged Taxes"), in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $500,000, all in accordance with the Act; and

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ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES 705

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WHEREAS, up to $500,000 of alternate bonds need to be issued at this time pursuant to the Local Government Debt Reform Act, 30 ILCS 350/1 to 350/18 (the "Act"); and

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WHEREAS, the estimated cost of the Refunding, including legal, financial, bond discount, printing and publication costs, capitalized interest, and other expenses (collectively, the "Costs"), is not less than $500,000, and there are insufficient funds on hand and lawfully available to pay such costs; and

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WHEREAS, the City Council of the City (the "Corporate Authorities") has determined that it is necessary to (i) currently refund the outstanding General Obligation Limited Tax Debt Certificates, Series 2003, (the "Refunding") which financed certain improvements to the water and sewer system of the City, including the construction of a new water tower and water mains, and including, in connection with said work, acquisition of all land or rights in land, mechanical, electrical and other services necessary, useful or advisable thereto and (ii) pay certain costs of issuance of the Bonds (as such term is hereinafter defined), all for the benefit of the inhabitants of the City; and

Section 4. Additional Ordinances. If no petition meeting the requirements of applicable law is filed during the petition period hereinabove referred to, then the Corporate Authorities may adopt additional ordinances or proceedings supplementing or amending this Ordinance providing for the issuance and sale of the Bonds and prescribing all the details of the Bonds, so long as the maximum amount of the Bonds as set forth in this Ordinance is not exceeded and there is no material change in the purposes described herein. Such additional ordinances or proceedings shall in all instances become effective in accordance with applicable law. This Section 1.Ordinance, together with such additional ordinances or proceedings, shall constitute complete authority for the issuance of the Bonds under applicable law.

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WHEREAS, the City of Polo, Ogle County, Illinois (the "City"), is a municipal corporation and body politic of the State of Illinois, duly created, organized and existing under The Municipal Code of the State of Illinois (the "Municipal Code"), and having the powers, objects and purposes provided by said Municipal Code; and

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AN ORDINANCE authorizing the issuance of General Obligation Refunding Bonds (Alternate Revenue Source), Series 2014 of the City of Polo, Ogle County, Illinois, in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $500,000 for the purpose of refunding outstanding Debt Certificates of the City and paying for costs related thereto.

Section 3. Publication. This ordinance, together with a notice in the statutory form, shall be published once within ten days after passage hereof by the Corporate Authorities in the Tri County Press; the same being a newspaper of general circulation in the City, and if no petition, signed by 200 electors (said number being the greater of (i) seven and one-half percent (71/2%) of the registered voters in the City or (ii) the lesser of 200 registered voters or 15% of registered voters), asking that the question of the issuance of the Bonds be submitted to the electors of the City, is filed with the City Clerk of the Corporate Authorities within thirty (30) days after the date of the publication of this Ordinance and said notice, then this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect and the Bonds shall be authorized to be issued. A petition form shall be provided by the City Clerk at the principal office of the City, located at 115 S. Franklin Avenue, Polo, Illinois, to any individual requesting one.

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07 CADILLAC STS

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*

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08 GMC SIERRA

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17,947

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$

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06 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE

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39,735

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13,995

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18,995

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11 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER

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7,995

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07 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE

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5,495

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8,994

*

$

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20,995

06 JEEP LIBERTY

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17,997

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20,587

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25,259

*

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$

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16,044

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*

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10,495

*

FRESH TRADE

$

*

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8,995

$

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20,995

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$

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14,495

18,995

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$

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12,995

20,995 *

06 NISSAN PATHFINDER

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18,995

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$

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9,999 *

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10,993

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20,995

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05 CADILLAC DEVILLE

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18,995

*

$

$

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7,995

$

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$

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25,995

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21,995

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*

$

9,495

$

*

08 GMC SIERRA

10 GMC ACADIA

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$

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$

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25,995

$

*

FRESH TRADE

9,994

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19,898 *

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05 CHEVROLET EQUINOX

10 TOYOTA PRIUS

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$

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$

10 BUICK ENCLAVE

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10 MAZDA 3

05 GMC YUKON

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$

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FRESH TRADE

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*

12 TOYOTA CAMRY

$

14,665 *

04 FORD EXPLORER

09 NISSAN XTERRA

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TOO NEW FOR PHOTO $

$

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09 GMC ACADIA

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12 HONDA CIVIC

12 DODGE DURANGO

FRESH TRADE

*

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$

19,991

*

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