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OREGON Republican Reporter
May 29, 2014 Volume 164, Number 24 - $1.00
Headed for State
The Oregon boys track team finishes strong at Sectional May 23. B1
State Fire Marshal offers safety tips for outdoor fires. B6
The Kable Concert Band will play June 4, and The Jimmys perform June 6. A8
Sheriff hired as districtâ€™s maintenance supervisor By Matt Mencarini Sauk Valley Media
Retired General Bruce Vanderkolk addresses the crowd gathered at the Oregon Memorial Day Service on May 26. Also pictured is Oregon Mayor Tom Stone, a veteran of the Vietnam war. Photo by Sarah Zuniga
Good crowd for ceremony Memorial Day service was well attended
Eichman said Harn was asked about how he would be able to balance his time between June and the end of his term. Eichman said Harn assured the district it wouldnâ€™t be a problem. Harn lives in Forreston, where two of the districtâ€™s schools are located. The other school is in German Valley, in Stephenson County. On May 20, the Ogle County Board approved a â€œforensic examinationâ€? of the Ogle County Sheriffâ€™s Departmentâ€™s tow fund. In December, Sauk Valley Media reported that the tow fund, which isnâ€™t in he county budget, had been used to pay for vehicle repairs and purchases, in addition to flowers for Secretaryâ€™s Day, a tent at the Ogle County Fair, and a $4,000 fee for the departmentâ€™s Facebook page to be managed, among other expenses. In February, the Ogle County Board restricted the tow fundâ€™s uses and revenue sources and transferred it to the treasurer.
Mt. Morris approves incentives for new Sullivanâ€™s grocery store
By Lori Fagan Around 150 participants and spectators were on hand for the Memorial Day parade and observance in Oregon on May 26. The tribute began with members from the VFW Post 8739 and American Legion Post 97 placing wreaths at veteran memorials on the Ogle County Courthouse Square. The VFW and American Legion then led the parade with a color guard to the Riverside Cemetery, site of the ceremony, They were joined by a color guard from Boy Scout Troop 52, Girl Scouts, and the Oregon High School Band. Boy Scouts, along with Cubs from Pack 81, Tigers, Wolves and Webelos marched behind the color
Starting on June 2, Ogle County Sheriff Michael Harn will be working two jobs. Harnâ€™s term as sheriff ends Nov. 30, but for the next six months, heâ€™ll also have a full-time responsibility to the Forrestville Valley School District. The school board unanimously hired him May 21 as the districtâ€™s maintenance coordinator. Harn is also the village president of Forreston. His current term expires in 2017. The job at the school district pays $17 an hour, and Harn will be expected to work 40 hours a week, said district Interim Superintendent Jane Eichman. Harn will be in charge of buildings and grounds maintenance for the district, which includes two elementary school buildings and a combined junior and senior high school, Eichman said, adding that heâ€™ll also be supervisor of the districtâ€™s
custodians. Harn was elected Ogle County sheriff in 2010. He lost a close primary election to Rochelle police officer Brian VanVickle in March. Harnâ€™s annual salary as sheriff is $87,000. If he works 40 hours a week for the school district from June 2 through November, he will make about $61,000 between the two jobs. Harn didnâ€™t respond to requests for comment. In April, Sauk Valley Media reported that in the month after the election, Harn had been present at the department only three times, according to a longtime member of the department who spoke on the condition of anonymity, compared to â€œthree or fourâ€? times a week in his first three years as sheriff. Harn had been calling in to the department and was available through email, the source said in April. During the interview process for the maintenance coordinator position,
By Vinde Wells Editor
John Tuttle speaks during the Monday morning ceremony. Photo by Sarah Zuniga
guard. Girl Scouts were represented by Brownie Troops 757 and 1137, Junior scouts in Troop 3113, and Cadets from Troop 3503. Once the group arrived at Riverside Cemetery, members of the Oregon
High School band played the National Anthem, under the direction of Andy Eckardt. Retired General Bruce Vanderkolk started the ceremony. â€œWe remember the brave men and women who made Turn to A2
The Mt. Morris Village Board made it official Tuesday night and approved an $858,170 financial incentive agreement with Sullivanâ€™s Foods for a new, expanded grocery store in the village. The board approved the agreement by a 4-1 vote, with trustee Don Sorenson casting the only no vote. Voting yes were Mary Francis, Jan Hough, Tim Harvey, and Jon Murray. Trustee David Hoffman resigned from the board earlier this month. Under the terms of the agreement, the village granted Sullivanâ€™s financial
incentives to remain in the community and build the new store. The incentives include an annual payment to Sullivanâ€™s of $50,000 for each of the next 12 years, for a total of $600,000; a real estate tax abatement totaling $140,000, and sales tax rebates for 12 years estimated at $118,170. Francis, who is Finance Committee chairman, explained that the real estate tax abatement has a total amount rather than a specific number of years because property values fluctuate. She said only the villageâ€™s portion of Sullivanâ€™s tax bill will be abated. The Sullivan family, which owns the grocery store, will continue to pay property taxes to other
taxing bodies. Sullivanâ€™s paid $1,239 to the village in property taxes in 2013 for the store and two adjacent parcels that they also own. The total tax bill on the three parcels came to $8,266 last year. Once the new store is completed the taxes are expected to increase. Currently the store pays approximately $40,000 in sales tax to the village each year. Francis said for the first six years the store is in operation, the village will rebate back to Sullivanâ€™s 100 percent of the sales tax over the $40,000, and 50 percent for the second six years. Store owner Scott Sullivan thanked the board and Turn to A2
Kayakers are paddling entire length of Rock River By Chris Johnson Reporter Three college students paddled into Oregon May 22 about halfway through their journey down the Rock River. Jake Boucher, Aledo, 20, Garrett Feik, Aledo, 20, and Jon Gress, Pekin, 22, are kayaking the entire 320 mile length of the Rock River. â€œWe kind of decided, me and Garrett live where it dumps into the Mississippi,â€? said Boucher. â€œWe thought we could ride it all the way home.â€? Gress and Boucher are students at Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown, Wis. The 320 mile journey will help raise money for their
school. They began paddling on May 13 in the marshes of Wisconsin. When the trio arrived at Oregon Park East May 22, they were greeted by staff from the Oregon Park District. They were welcomed to town and were helped with their portage around the dam, by a pair of kayakers that joined them on their trip from Byron to Oregon. â€œSome dams are more difficult to get around then others,â€? said Feik. â€œThis one is easy.â€? The park has a path from the riverâ€™s edge about the dam that winds down to below the dam. Having the path made for a
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quick portage. Throughout their journey the trio is camping along the river. â€œWe have campsites marked out,â€? said Boucher. â€œWe also asked the landowners along the river and they have been welcoming to us,â€? said Feik. Last Thursday the kayakers were on a 17 mile leg of their journey. They had a cabin to stay in that was arranged by Frank Schier, Rockford, who is the founder of the Rock River Trail Initiative. The men were glad to have a roof over their head for the night. â€œWe have been working Garrett Feik and Jake Boucher are two of three kayakers who are paddling the entire hard paddling the river,â€? said length of the Rock River. Here are Feik and Boucher after they portaged around the Boucher. Oregon dam at Oregon Park East. Photo by Chis Johnson
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Oregon library receives grant in time for summer program Dollar General donates $1,500
Literacy Foundation has awarded the library district a literacy grant in the for $1,500 to support adult, family and summer literacy programs. Library Director Marcia Zaccone said the money came as a pleasant surprise. â€œWe are just delighted. We are so surprised,â€? she said. Childrenâ€™s Librarian Debbie Herman was equally pleased with the unexpected
By Vinde Wells Editor The Oregon Public Library will receive a financial windfall just in time for the Polo fire and ambulance personnel and Ogle County sheriff deputies responded to a annual Summer Reading two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Pines Road and Lowell Park Road last Friday Program. afternoon. Photo by Earleen Hinton The Dollar General
Two hurt at Pines, Lowell Park roads Both drivers went to the hospital with minor injuries May 23 after a two-vehicle crash east of Polo at the intersection of Lowell Park Road and Pines Road. Ogle County Sheriffâ€™s Police said a car driven by Marlene Witmer, 79, Oregon, was southbound on South
Lowell Park Road when it came to a stop at the stop sign and then proceeded into the intersection where it struck a westbound vehicle driven by Javier Quiroz, 43, Sterling. The intersection has been the scene of numerous crashes, some of them fatal, over many years.
Traffic is controlled by stop signs on Lowell Park Road. Vehicles on Pines Road are not required to stop. The recommended speed limit approaching and through the intersection is 30 miles per hour. The crash remains under investigation.
Mt. Morris Village Board approves incentive package for Sullivanâ€™s From A1 members of the Mt. Morris Economic Development Committee, who were also instrumental in working out the agreement. â€œWe spent a lot of time together to reach a workable agreement,â€? he said. Work on the storeâ€™s design plan was slated to begin on Wednesday, Sullivan told the board. The audience of about a dozen people applauded.
After the meeting, Sullivan said heâ€™s not sure when construction will begin. He said he is in the process of buying a house near the store, but declined to specify which house. The new store will be built on Ill. 64 at the same location as the current building. Sullivan said construction may begin this fall or in the spring. First buildings on adjoining properties will be
demolished, he said to make way for the first portion of the new building, which will likely be made of concrete blocks. He said the new building will be built in sections so that the store can remain open for business throughout construction. Sullivan said he is pleased to be building in Mt. Morris. â€œWe need to get out of an old ancient building,â€? he said. â€œWe need to upgrade.â€?
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funds. â€œI was surprised with as many people that applied for it,â€? she said. â€œIt was very much appreciated.â€? Herman said the money will be used for the childrenâ€™s Summer Reading Program â€œPaws to Read,â€? which kicked off Tuesday and focuses on animals. The local grant award is Turn to A3
Brooks is promoted to sergeant Oregon Police Corporal Joe Brooks received a promotion Tuesday night to sergeant. â€œWe are going to promote Corporal Brooks,â€? said Police Chief Darin DeHaan. â€œHe has done a fantastic job. I think it is time.â€? Oregon Mayor Tom Stone swore in Brooks for Joe Brooks receives his sergeant pin from Oregon Police the promotion and DeHaan Chief Darin DeHaan Tuesday night after receiving the presented Brooks with a new pin for his shirt. promotion. Photo by Chris Johnson
Graduation for OHS is this Sunday
Oregon High School graduation will be held on Sunday, June 1 at 2 p.m. in the Blackhawk Center. The commencement speaker will be David Nelson, Mt. Morris. Diplomas will be presented to 129 seniors.
Good crowd for Memorial Day From A1 the supreme sacrifice...which serves now to make this nation a beacon for freedom,â€? he said. Brownies placed flowers on veteransâ€™ graves, while Vanderkolk thanked all of the Scouts for their involvement in the ceremony. He recognized some of the participants, including Mayor Tom Stone and John Tuttle, current commander of the American Legion 6th District and American Legion Post 97. He is also the chaplain of VFW Post 8739. Lee Ossmann, the new commander of VFW Post 8739, was also introduced. Vanderkolk observed that it has been 70 years since World War II, 60 years since the Korean War, 50 years since Vietnam, and 20 since Desert Storm. He mentioned
those who have served and are currently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Tuttle gave the memorial address, saying, â€œWe are here to honor and remember all those who have the ultimate sacrifice to their country.â€? He remembered past conflicts, calling World War II the â€œgreatest military operation the world has ever seen.â€? During his address, Tuttle asked those in attendance to raise their hands if they were veterans of each specific war. He then thanked them for their service. He continued through the crowd, until nearly everyone had raised their hand, whether they were a veteran, parent, husband, wife, friends, or neighbors of someone who has served.
â€œWe are all connected. In this pocket I carry my fatherâ€™s medals as a constant reminder to honor the veterans and all who serve today,â€? Tuttle said. He read the names of veterans who are buried in Riverside Cemetery, and in which war they had served. â€œMay they never be forgotten,â€? Tuttle said. The morning concluded with buglers playing â€œTapsâ€? and a 21-gun salute. Vanderkolk offered the benediction, concluding with: â€œMay their sacrifice not be in vain. We pray for peace and safety for those currently serving our Armed Forces.â€? Following the ceremony, Ossmann estimated that 25 servicemen were involved in the memorial service. â€œIt is good to see so many people on this beautiful day,â€? he said.
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Serving the Oregon area since 1851 The Oregon Republican Reporter is published weekly by Ogle County Newspapers, a division of the B.F. Shaw Printing Co. The Oregon Republican Reporter was founded in 1851 as the Ogle County Reporter. In 1889, the Ogle County Republican, a competing newspaper, was started. In 1890, the Republican was sold to Ziba Landers. Upon his death in 1939, the newspaper was assumed by his son, Ernest D. In March 1951, Paul F. Behan, owner of the Reporter, and E.D. Landers and his son E.G. (Tim) Landers united the newspapers into the Republican Reporter. Ernest D. Landers died in 1966, and E.G. and Behan became partners. Eventually, E.G. Landers assumed sole ownership, and in 1985 he sold the newspaper to B.F. Shaw Printing of Dixon, publisher of the Sauk Valley Newspapers. Ogle County Newspapers also prints the Mt. Morris Times, Forreston Journal, and Polo's Tri-County Press.
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Library gets $1,500 grant From A1 part of more than $6 million in grants awarded on May 23 to approximately 700 schools, nonprofits, and organizations across the 40 states that Dollar General serves. â€œAt Dollar General, we are passionate about our mission of serving others throughout the communities we serve,â€? said Rick Dreiling, Dollar
Generalâ€™s chairman and CEO. â€œItâ€™s exciting to see the Dollar General Literacy Foundationâ€™s outreach in action as we partner with organizations to further education and literacy and make a real difference in peopleâ€™s lives.â€? The Dollar General Literacy Foundation supports initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education.
Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $92 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than five million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.
Jake Boucher, Aledo, Garrett Feik, Aledo, and Jon Gress, Pekin, have been kyaking the entire 300 mile length of the Rock River. They passed through Oregon on May 22 and had to portage around the dam before continuing down river. Photo by Chris Johnson
A complete list of grant recipients may be found online at www.dgliteracy. org.
Party lines were the norm for telephone service in 1931 Editorâ€™s note: Otto Dick, Oregon, has researched the people, places, and events important in Oregonâ€™s history for the Ogle County Historical Society. The following is part of a series of the articles he has written. By Otto Dick The 1931 DeKalb-Ogle Telephone Directory was published during the days when the telephone operators were on the second floor of the Goings Building on North Fourth Street. These operators sat in front of switchboards where they would connect incoming requests to a person on a private or party line. To connect to a party on a party line they would plug in to the party line and then push a button label x, y, z, etc. to ring the correct phone on that line. The following information is from the 1931 directory. How to use the Phone 1. Always obtain the correct number from the current issue of the telephone directory before you make a
call. 2. Pronounce telephone numbers in the order printed, for example: five-oh-seven or 507 L. 3. Speak slowly, clearly and directly in the telephone with the lips about half an inch from the mouthpiece. Your voice will carry much better if you do so. 4. To recall the operator on a common battery telephone merely lift the receiver from the hook. 5. To recall the operator on a Maggneto Telephone hang up the receiver and give the handle one quick turn. 6. When answering calls, announce the name of firm, or your name and give your telephone number. 7.Station-to-station service from one telephone to another. Tell the operator you wish to talk with â€œanyone who answers.â€? Person-to-person rates are about one-fourth times greater that the station to station calls. 8. An appointment call is one on which connection is to be established at a specified time by either party. 9. Ship-to-shore service is
now available where vessels are within range of the American shore. 10. Rural service is furnished only where at least two subscribers are secured for each one mile of the line built. 11. All subscribers on party lines have equal rights. 12. Always answer your own signal. 13. Calls should be reasonably limited in length of conversation. 14. Residence service is for the subscribers and their families only. Any other person on the premises must get permission from the subscriber.
Operators for DeKalb-Ogle Telephone Company were located on the second floor of the Goings Building on North Fourth Street.
Don Engelkes graduated with me from Oregon High School in 1953. He worked as a lineman for DeKalb Ogle Telephone Company. I asked his wife Freda how they met and she informed me that they met at the telephone office where she worked as a switch board operator. She said one of her
duties was to push a button connected to a red light located on the Sinnissippi Hotel to alert the city police to call the operator. She would then connect the police to the incoming call. She also told me that when the dial telephone was introduced in 1968, Don chose his own telephone number.
Don was sent to New York to learn how to install the new telephone system. Thanks, Freda, for your information. Iâ€™m sure our youth today would be shocked if they had to use a party line crank telephone to talk to their friends.
Oregon Library News â€œThe idea of a library full of books, the books full of knowledge, fills me with fear and love and courage and endless wonder.â€? â€” Elizabeth McCracken Library Book Clubs The Rock River Center Book Club will meet on Wednesday, June 11 at 12:30 p.m. at the Rock River Center to discuss Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. The Afternoon Book Club will meet at the library on Wednesday, June 18 to Preschool Story Time stars at the Oregon Library are discuss Fallen Women by Nick, Jasper, Lindsey, Zeke, Austin, Isabelle, and Asher. Sandra Dallas. Photo supplied Start Planning for Summer Now Itâ€™s comingâ€”The 2014 Summer Reading Program registration begins on Tuesday, May 27. The program is free to residents of the Oregon Public Library District., 3 â€“ 17 years old. Story times, activities, bookmarks, prizes, games, special guests and of course, books are all a part of this annual program. Brochures are now available at the library, which is open until 8 p.m. the first day of registration. Adult Summer Reading Program The program begins June 2 for anyone 18 and over. Punch cards will track how many books have been checked out and each completed card will go into a drawing for prizes. Books on CD, magazines and books are eligible. Ask at the desk for more details. Friends of the Library Program Touring Europe on Two Wheels: An Excellent Adventure. Oregon residents, Pam Steele and Terry Schuster will share their 2013 summer grand adventure of bicycling across Europe on Monday, June 2, at 7 p.m. at the Rock River Center. They will share photos, stories of places they went, things they did and people they met from their 1,350 mile bicycle vacation from Dusseldorf to Switzerland
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Tudors to mark 60th anniversary June 12 Robert and Lorraine Tudor, They retired to Forreston Forreston, will celebrate their from Glen Ellyn in 1996. 60th wedding anniversary on June 12. They will celebrate their They were married on June anniversary with their 12, 1954 in Chicago. chidlren and grandchildren. Leo and Betty Horst on their wedding day in 1944
Leo and Betty Horst
Leo and Betty Horst celebrate 70 years Leo and Betty Horst are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. They were married on June 10, 1944 in Gainesville, Texas where Leo was in the Army. They both lived most of their
life farming and working for Kable They now live in the Portland, Printing, Mt. Morris. Oregon area. They have four children, Cheryl, Dana, Jim, and Doug. They would love to have a card sent They have eight grandchildren and to their address at 5720 SW 203rd 10 great-grandchildren. Ave., Aloha, Oregon 97007.
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Jerry and Beverly Yount to celebrate 55th anniversary Jerry and Beverly Yount, Oregon, will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary with an open house on Sunday, June 1 from 2 to 5
p.m. at the Pinecreeker Cafe banquet hall, 124 E. Mason St., Polo. Friends and family are invited to help them celebrate.
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Cathy and Edward Cox
Edward and Kathy Cox to mark 50 years Edward and Kathy Cox, rural Dixon, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 7. Edward Cox and Kathy Ortgeisen were married
June 5, 1964 at First United Methodist Church, Dixon. They are parents of three children, Randy (Michelle) Cox, ue Cox, and Cyndi (Andrew) Cunningham. They have five grandsons,
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The Family of Rosalie Anderson wishes to acknowledge with heartfelt appreciation all the expressions of sympathy shown through many thoughtful cards, memorial gifts and the generous donations of food we received on the recent passing of our dear Mom & Wife. We especially wish to thank Pastor Steve Erickson for his inspiring and meaningful service, the Ladies of St. James Lutheran Church for serving the memory luncheon, and the St. James Choir & Beth and John Chase for their inspiring music. The Service we received from Finch Funeral home and the Beautiful Floral tributes arranged through Merlins Greenhouse were awe inspiring. We feel completely blessed by the outpouring of Love and friendship show by the people in our community.
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Ogle County Clerk Chalea R. Walters, both of Rebecca Huntley issued the Byron. following marriage licenses: May 21 May 16 LeRoy R. Smice and David W. Sawlsville and Wanda L. Stone, both of Laura E. Broome, both of Oregon. Rochelle. Matthew D. Ball and Kristopher P. Faleris and Amanda C. O’Connor, both Jodi L. Gottman, both of of Forest Park. South Lyon, Mich. Jason G. Severson, Elgin, Joseph C. Rish and Jordan and Emily P. Wissing, Mt. R. Springer, both of Byron. Morris. Tyler H. Oberhelman and May 19 Katherine C. Wyatt, both of Matthew R. McMeekan Maple Park. and Leanna R. Cupp, both of Rochelle. May 22 Brett M. Jackson and May 20 Marissa K. McGowen, both Claire P. Hilliker and Ruth of Cortland. E. Robinson, both of Stillman Timothy J. Horsley and Valley. Emily K. McKee, both of Michael A. Kirk and Noelle DeKalb. C. Turner, both of Brockport, Trevor J. Runkle and N.Y. Chelsea M. Vormezeele, both Russell J. McKay, III, and of Dubuque, Iowa.
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Church News ADELINE ZION EVANGELICAL CHURCH 9106 Cedar St. in Adeline Leaf River 61047 Phone 815-541-4863 Sunday Services: Sunday School 9 a.m. Worship Service 10:15 a.m. BAILEYVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH 303 W. Franklin St., Baileyville, 815-232-6222 Pastor Alan Cassel www. baileyvillebaptistchurch.org 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 10:40 a.m. Morning Worship 6:30 p.m. Evening service. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Midweek Bible Study BAILEYVILLE REFORMED CHURCH 400 W. Center St. Baileyville, 815-235-1201 Pastor Bruce Otto 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Morning Worship BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 217 S. Hickory St., Shannon Traditional Worship Service 9 a.m. Contemporary Worship 11:15 a.m. BROOKVILLE and ELKHORN UNITED METHODIST CHURCHES Brookville: Adult Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. 17725 W. Chamber St. in Brookville Elkhorn: Worship 9 a.m. Adult Sunday School 10 a.m. Corner of Wilson Mill & Brick Church Roads CHANA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 606 Main St., Chana 61015 815-732-7683 firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor Javier Martinez Adult & Childrenâ€™s Education 9 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion Celebrated the First Sunday of Each Month CHRIST OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH 2035 Ill. Rt. 26, Dixon 815-284-4554 David Andermann, Pastor 815-632-6767 9 a.m. Worship Service 10:20 a.m. Education Hour
Thursday, May 22â€”10 a.m. Bible Class Sunday, May June 1â€”9 a.m. Worship with Communion, Mite Box Sunday CHURCH OF THE OPEN BIBLE 302 S. Franklin St., Polo Monte J. Cox, Pastor 815-946-2848 Sunday Worship 10 a.m. (June, July, August 9:30 a.m.) We include children in our Sunday Worship experience â€œKids are People, tooâ€? Ages 3-10 are dismissed right after Praise & Worship. Casual, Contemporary, Non-Traditional Passion for God Compassion for People Visit Our Website: PoloOpenBible.org CROSSROADS COMMUNITY CHURCH, WHITE PINES CAMPUS 205 N. Jefferson Ave., Polo Saturdays at 6 p.m. Sundays at 10 a.m. 815-837-5255 whitepines@crossroadscn. com Campus Pastor Chad Keeteman ext. 302 Youth Pastor Jose Garcia ext. 303 We offer contemporary worship and relevant Bible teaching through engaging messages, and powerful video Join us after the service in our for coffee, snack & fellowship Kidzlink Childrenâ€™s Ministry (infant-5th grade)-during Adult Services Crave Youth Group (6th-12th grade)- Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Visit our website: www. crossroadscn.com
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DISCIPLES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Hitt and Maple Streets, Mt. Morris Phone 815-734-4853 Dwight Stewart, Pastor Sunday, June 1 â€”9:30 a.m. Worship; 10:30 a.m. Coffee Hour; 10:45 a.m. Sunday School EAST JORDAN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 22027 Polo Rd., Sterling 815-626-0104 9 a.m. Fellowship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Worship Dave Jungnickel, Pastor EAST OREGON CHAPEL CHURCH OF GOD 107 N. Daysville Rd. East Edge of Oregon Off Ill. 64 815-732-2960 or 815-732-6569 Pastor Guthrie Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Church 10:30 a.m. EBENEZER REFORMED CHURCH 2997 N. German Church Rd. Two miles east of Oregon on Ill. 64, then three miles north. Pastor Brion Brooks Church Office Phone: 815-732-6313 Director of Ministries for Youth and Christian Education David Bordy 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Worship Roots Youth Ministryâ€” Wednesday 6:30-7:45 p.m. Kids Clubs & Menâ€™s & Womenâ€™s Bible Studyâ€” Wednesday from 6:30-7:45 p.m. EMMANUEL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH Office: 815-732-2424 764 N. Stillman Road, Oregon (Payneâ€™s Point) Pastor Andrew Kayes Worship Service 9 a.m. Sunday School 10:15 a.m. EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF MT. MORRIS 102 S. Seminary St. Mt. Morris 815-734-4942 Senior Pastor Bruce McKanna Associate Pastor Lance Mennen Thursday, May 29â€”1:30 p.m. Womenâ€™s Bible Study Saturday, May 31â€”7 a.m. Menâ€™s Accountability Group; 11 a.m. All Daughters Spring Luncheon Sunday, June 1â€”8:30 a.m. Sunday School; 9:30 a.m. InnerMission; 10 a.m. Worship Service Tuesday, June 3â€”9 a.m. Ladies Prayer Circle Wednesday, June 4â€”6 a.m. Dixon Menâ€™s Prayer Meeting Log onto our website at http://www.efcmm. org to check out our latest opportunities and updates FAITH DISCOVERY CHURCH 801 W. Oregon St., Polo 815-946-3588 Jeremy Heller, Pastor 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Worship Service Nursery Available We are an independent nondenominational Christian church. Visitors are always welcome. FAITH EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 402 Second Ave., Forreston Church 815-938-3203 Pastor Scott Ralston â€œ A Church with a Heart â€” In the Heart of Forrestonâ€? 9 a.m. Worship
Thursday, May 29â€”1:30 p.m. Bible Study Sunday, June 1â€”9 a.m. Worship; 10 a.m. Sunday School Thursday, June 5â€”1:30 p.m. Bible Study FAITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Mission Statement: Loving, Growing & Serving in Faith
Handicapped Accessible 702 E. Dixon St., Polo 815-946-3212 Website: faithumcpolo Rev. Derek Rogers, Pastor 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Worship 11 a.m. Fellowship
Leaf River - 815-738-2205 Email LRBC@lrnet1.com Pastor Randy Newton Sunday Praise and Worship Service at 9:30 a.m. (Nursery provided) Sunday School 11 a.m. Wednesday Prayer/Bible Studies 6 p.m. Prayer Chain 738-2205 or 738-2991 Sunday Night Prayer meeting 6 p.m. Wednesdayâ€”Various Activities 5:30-8:30 p.m.
OREGON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 200 S. Fourth, Oregon 815-732-2994 Barb Good, Pastor Sunday Worship 9 a.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Activities during the Week: 505 Hill St., Oregon Thursday, May 29â€”6:30 www.fbcoregon.org p.m. Pack Meeting 800-335-5065 Sunday, June 1â€”9 a.m. 815-732-2642 Graduates Honored at Worship Rev. Jerry Clark Monday, June 2â€”10 a.m. â€œA Christ-centered, BibleBible Study; 7 p.m. Church LEAF RIVER UNITED believing, family-oriented Council METHODIST CHURCH ministry.â€? Tuesday, June 3â€”7 p.m. Pastor David Poust Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Trustees 104 E. Rt. 72, Leaf River Sunday Worship Service Thursday, June 5â€”7 Sunday, June 1â€”10:30 a.m. p.m. Vacation Bible School 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship Service & Childrenâ€™s Meeting; 7 p.m. Habitat Service 6 p.m.; Prayer Meeting, Wednesday 7 p.m.; Church Meeting transportation and nursery LIGHTHOUSE UNITED PINE CREEK CHRISTIAN provided for all services. METHODIST CHURCH CHURCH 4938 S. Daysville Rd., FIRST CHRISTIAN 5076 S. Lowell Park Rd. Oregon CHURCH Gregg Downs, Pastor Pastor Javier Martinez 609 S. 10th St., Oregon 9:30 a.m. Sunday School Handicapped Accessible 815-732-2359 10:30 a.m. Worship Service Worship Service 9 a.m. Grail Storm, Minister Sunday School 10 a.m. 815-732-7411 POLO CHURCH OF THE Age Three through Worship Serviceâ€”10 a.m. BRETHREN Sixth Grade. If you havenâ€™t found a Congress Ave. & Webster St. Everyone is Welcome church home, we invite you (The church is handicapped to First Christian Church in accessible) MT. MORRIS Oregon, where we accept one Pastor Leslie Lake CHURCH OF THE another just as Christ accepted 9 a.m. Family Worship BRETHREN us. Come as you are. 10 a.m. Fellowship Time Pastor Ginny Haney 10:15 a.m. Sunday School 409 W. Brayton Road FIRST PRESBYTERIAN P.O. Box 2055 CHURCH (USA) PRAIRIE DELL Mt. Morris, IL 61054 200 S. Fifth St., Oregon PRESBYTERIAN Phone: 815-734-4573 Pastor Dave Bateman CHURCH Office hours Monday 815-732-2894 16031 W. Coffman Rd., Friday 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon www.fpcoregon.com Shannon Friday, May 30â€”9-10:30 Pastor Donna Gericke, CLP Handicapped Accessible a.m. Womenâ€™s Fellowship Worship 10:30 a.m. 815-864-2448 Sunday, June 1â€”8:15 a.m. Holy Communion is served Sunday School 9 a.m. Prayer Service; 9:30 a.m. the first Sunday of each Worship 10 a.m. Worship with Communion; month. 11:15 a.m. Fellowship 10:30 a.m. Fellowship Time; 10:45 a.m. Sunday School for FIRST UNITED REVIVE COMMUNITY All Ages METHODIST CHURCH CHURCH Tuesday, June 3â€”Quilting; 402 First Ave., Forreston 8 E. Front Street; Mt. 10:30 a.m. Food Delivery for Pastor David Poust Morris Pantry 815-938-2380 email@example.com Sunday, June 1â€”9 a.m. 815-994-0428 NEW LIFE ASSEMBLY Worship Southern Baptist OF GOD Monday, June 2â€”8 a.m. Saturday Night Revive 401 S. Eighth St., Oregon AA Open Meeting; 9:30 a.m. Service Pastor David Demmer Coffee at the Depot 5:30 p.m. Saturday 815-732-7404 Wednesday, June 4â€”12 p.m. Celebrate Recovery 9:30 a.m. New Life Cafe Friendship Club 6-8 p.m. Monday 10 a.m. Worship Service FLORENCE UNITED ST. BRIDEâ€™S NORTH GROVE METHODIST CHURCH EPISCOPAL CHURCH EVANGELICAL 2649 W. Florence Rd., 1000 Ill. 64 West CHURCH Freeport Oregon 10384 W. Coffman Rd., Kathleen Brinkmeier, 815-732-7211 or Forreston Pastor 815-732-3328 Pastor Tim Hotchkiss Sunday School 9:30 a.m. www.saintbrides.org Church: 815-938-2194 Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Email:saintbrides@ Pastorâ€™s Cell: 815-209verizon. net 6838 FORRESTON GROVE Services Saturday, May 31â€”9CHURCH Sunday-Holy 11:30 a.m. Food Pantry & 7246 N. Freeport Rd., Communion-8 and 10 a.m. Thrift Shop Open at New Life Forreston Wednesday Healing Community Center Presbyterian Church in Service-6 p.m. Sunday, June 1â€”9 a.m. America Classes Sunday School; 10:05 a.m. 815-938-3605 Childrenâ€™s Sunday School-9 Worship Jeremy Cheezum, Pastor a.m. Tuesday, June 3â€”9-11:30 9:30 a.m. Sunday School Adult Sunday School-9 10:30 a.m. Worship Service a.m. Food Pantry & Thrift a.m. Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Shop Open at New Life (2nd & 4th Sunday) Community Center Pioneer Club St. Brideâ€™s follows Thursdays, 7 p.m. Adult traditional Anglican-Episcopal OREGON Study; 7:45 p.m. Choir church practices; is biblically CHURCH OF GOD based and both family and 860 W. Oregon Trail Rd. FORRESTON REFORMED individual oriented. Pastor Michael Hoffman CHURCH Visitors are always 815-732-6847 501 Third Ave. welcomed. You and your family are Tim Fry, Pastor invited to join us in worship 9:30 a.m. Worship ST. JAMES LUTHERAN 10:45 a.m. Sunday School on Sunday, June 1 at 10:30 CHURCH a.m. West Grove Road at Pastor Michael Hoffman FREEDOM LUTHERAN Columbine Rd. will continue the series of WORSHIPPING Pastor Steve Erickson messages about Perspective. COMMUNITY, ELCA Sunday, June 1â€”9:15 The morning message a.m. Prayer Ministry Team; Pastor Jeff Schlesinger this Sunday is titled, â€œThe 9:30 a.m. Congregational 815-222-7270 Perspective of Jesus: Bible Study, Senior Choir Sunday School 9 a.m. & Sunday Service 9:45 a.m. at Kingdom.â€? Rehearsal; 10:30 a.m. Divine Communion will be Worship with Communion Lutheran Outdoor Ministries celebrated. Communion Dining Hall Comments will be given by ST. MARKâ€™S LUTHERAN 1834 S. IL Rt. 2 Dennis Cheatwood. (a mile south of Oregon) CHURCH Greeting you will be the Welcome Center 201 N. Division Ave., Polo 111 S. Fourth St., Oregon Greg and Ginnie Kraft Family. 815-946-2919 During morning worship an Pastor Terrie Wilder exceptionally fine Childrenâ€™s GRACE VALLEY Thursday Church is offered for children CHRISTIAN Prayer Group 3 p.m. 3 years old through Grade 5. REFORMED CHURCH Adult Confirmation 4 p.m. Sunday School begins at 8210 E. Edwardsville Rd. Sunday 9:30 a.m. and includes classes German Valley Sunday School 9:15 a.m. for adults, young adults, teens, 815-362-6601 Worship 10:30 a.m. children and infants. Jake Ritzema, Pastor Special attention is given in Sunday School for All Ages ST. MARY CHURCH each class to issues and topics 9 a.m. 301 N. Fourth St., Oregon related to the particular needs Worship Service 10 a.m. Father Joseph P. Naill and interests of each group. Office Phone 815-732-7383 The Wednesday night GERMAN VALLEY Office FAX 815-732-4742 Youth Group meets at 6 p.m. UNITED METHODIST Mass Schedule at East Oregon Chapel, 107 N. CHURCH Saturday 4:30 p.m. Daysville Road. Church and Main Streets Sunday 7:30 & 9:30 a.m. The local Weight Watchers David Decker, Pastor Tuesday thru Friday 8 a.m. 8:30 a.m. Worship Service group meets Wednesday at the Third Wednesday of Month at church from 5 to 5:30 p.m. for Pinecrest 3 p.m. LEAF RIVER BAPTIST weigh-in, followed by their Reconciliation meeting from 6 to 6:30 p.m. CHURCH Saturday 3:30-4:15 p.m. Juneâ€™s Bible Books of the 6941 N. Mt. Morris Rd., St. Mary Prayer Network
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ST. MARYâ€™S CATHOLIC CHURCH 213 N. Franklin Ave., Polo 815-946-2535 Rev. Father Louis Tosto Sunday Masses 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Saturday Confession 4:30 p.m. Saturday Night Mass 5:30 p.m. Weekday Masses Tuesday through Friday 8 a.m. Religious Education Youth Program 1st & 2nd Wednesdays 6-7:15 p.m. Adult Bible Study 1st Wednesday 8:30 a.m. Adoration & Benediction 1st Friday & Saturday Immediately after Mass ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon 815-732-2367 Sunday Activities: Worship Services 8:30 & 11 a.m. Coffee & Fellowship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 10 a.m. Other Activities Include: Menâ€™s & Womenâ€™s Groups, Confirmation Class, High School Youth Group, Grieving Ministry, Outreach Ministry with Rockford Rescue Mission & HOPE Pregnancy Center, Adult Choir For More Information Call the Church Office ST. WENDELIN CATHOLIC CHURCH Rev. Michael Bolger 18 S. Linn St., Shannon Massesâ€”Saturday 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. Confessions-Sunday 7:30 a.m. TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 308 E. Brayton Mt. Morris 815-734-6354 Pastor Josh Ehrler Friday, May 30â€”8:30 a.m. Coffee & Bulletin Assembly Saturday, May 31â€”5:30 p.m. Worship Service Sunday, June 1â€”8:45 a.m. Traditional Worship; Fellowship Time; 10:45 a.m. Praise Worship Monday, June 2â€”6:30 p.m. Committee Night; 8 p.m. Executive Committee Tuesday, June 3â€”11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Summer Lunch Program for All Children 1-18 Years Old Wednesday, May 28â€”6:30 a.m. Prayer & Praise; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Summer Lunch Program for All Children 1-18 Years Old Thursday, May 29â€”11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Summer Lunch Program for All Children 1-18 Years Old WEST BRANCH CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN 4014 West Branch Road Southeast of Forreston Pastor Richard Bright 815-734-4411 Sunday Schoolâ€”9:30 a.m. Worshipâ€”10:35 a.m.
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Events & Entertainment
Bunders and Hanlin receive Mix It Up $750 scholarships 2014 painting event is June 21 at Mix Park
Shae and Lea Bierman, Byron, and their children Gwen and August show off a variety of bargains available at the Breast Yard Sale in Town. Photo supplied
Rummage for sale coming is coming in by the truck load Items for the 12th annual â€œBreast Yard Sale in Townâ€? have been coming in every day by the truck load. Some of the new items are a vintage spring rocking horse, foosball table, 18â€™ x 4â€™ swimming pool, area rugs, toys and more toys, furniture, and many home items. The sale began over the weekend and will be open daily through Sunday, June 15 at 1194 W. Mud Creek Road, Oregon. The sale is in the barn and yard from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. rain or shine. â€œFor the past 12 years, The â€œBreast Yard Sale in Townâ€? has grown to serve many people,â€? said organizer and breast cancer survivor Karen Virnoche-Brown. â€œWhen we started the sale on the porch of the farm house, we asked for new bra donations from Maidenform and family and friends for gently used
â€œThen we asked others if they had any rummage 12th annual sale items because we needed more due to the increase in runs until business. We told everyone June 15 at 1194 all the proceeds went to the American Cancer Society Mud Creek Road. and we received,â€? she said. A few years later, Proceeds benefit Virnoche-Brown realized American Cancer the sale was helping more than the American Cancer Society Society. â€œIt helps those in need, lingerie and we received. people who enjoy â€˜huntingâ€™ â€œMost of the rummage for a treasure, and it helps items was ours â€“ moving other organizations,â€? she tends to motivate a person said. to clean and reduce material possessions. After the sale, Virnocheâ€œAfter a couple of years, Brown and her husband Jim we realized that people share the wealth of the left enjoyed the sale, but were over rummage sale items with also coming to talk about Angel Treasures, Habitat for their experience with cancer Humanity, St. Vincent de as a patient, caregiver, Paul, mission trip to other relative or friend. It was countries, Native American a safe place to share their reservation libraries, and feelings,â€? she said. others.
FRIDAYJUNE6TH 5:00p.m. Concession&Vendors,PonyRidesbyHuenefelds,Inflatable Rides&CarnivalGamesbyJumpingBeansInflatables 5:00p.m. PanningforGold 5â€“9p.m. RegistrationatInformationBoothforFreeTwoPersonHot AirBalloonRide sponsoredbyDonnaSmith 5:30p.m. CelebrationSupperintheShelterbytheSilverCreekSWIFT 5:30p.m. â€œRuntheValleyâ€?5KRegistrationandPacketPick-Upbegins 6:00p.m. CashBingoStandOpens 6:00p.m. NIYBMidseasonAllStarBaseballGame 6:30p.m. LittleMiss&MisterGermanValleyPageantandGerman ValleyAreaâ€™s MVPAwardPresentationOnstage 6:45p.m. â€œRuntheValley5KRun/Walk&MileFunRun 7:30p.m. Theâ€œNewlywedGameâ€?beginsOnstage 8:00p.m. 5KRun/WalkAwards 8:00p.m. NIYBMidseasonAllStarBaseballGame 8:30p.m. The â€œNewlywedGameâ€?resumesOnstage
SATURDAYJUNE7TH 6â€“10a.m. GermanValleyEMTPancakeBreakfastattheGerman ValleyFireStation 7:00â€“10:00a.m.FHNHealthScreeningattheFireStation 7:00â€“10:00a.m.LionsofIllinoisHearingScreeningBusSponsoredby theGermanValleyLionsClub 9:00a.m. GermanValleyLionsCarShowregistrationbeginsat525 ChurchStreet(acrossfromfirestation) 9:00a.m. FreeShuttletoParkfromCarShowbegins 9:00a.m. InflatableRides&CarnivalGamesbyJumpingBeans Inflatables,PanningforGold 9:00a.m. PigScramble(Ages3â€“10) behindtheHistoricalMuseum 9:00â€“10:00a.m.KiddieTractorPullRegistrationbehindthemuseum 9:30a.m. EuchreTournamentRegistrationattheFireStation 10:00a.m.â€“4:00p.m. GermanValleyHistoricalMuseumopen 10:00a.m. Design-A-KiteContestjudgingintheparkshelter 10:00a.m. KiddieTractorPull(ages3â€“10) BallDiamondInfield 10:00a.m. Concessions,Vendors&PonyRidesopen 10:00a.m. Punt,Pass&KickRegistrationBegins(ages6â€“13)Ball DiamondOutfield 10:00a.m.â€“Noon EuchreTournamentattheFireStation 10:00a.m.â€“6:00p.m.RegistrationatInformationBoothforFreeTwo PersonHotAirBalloonRide 10:30a.m. PettingZooprovidedbyKrissWolffopens 10:30a.m. Punt,Pass&KickbeginsontheBallDiamondOutfield 11:00a.m. CashBingoStandopens
Two area high school students are the recipients of the Mix It Up/Fields Project scholarship. Emily Hanlin, a senior at Byron High School and Beau Bunders, a senior at Forreston High School each received $750 scholarships. Mix It Up, is an annual sidewalk painting event held at Mix Park in Oregon. All proceeds from t-shirt and food sales for the event are put into a scholarship fund. The scholarship supports Ogle County high school seniors intending to pursue a career in an art or agriculture-related field. Hanlin, the daughter of Bill and Cindy Hanlin, Leaf River, will pursue a degree in agricultural education at Joliet Jr. College and then transfer to Western Illinois University to complete her bachelorâ€™s degree. She hopes to work as a high school agriculture teacher. Hanlin participated in FFA and 4-H and was just elected Section 2 FFA president for 2014-2015.
Her involvement in both organizations, along with the positive impact of her agriculture instruction and FFA advisor pointed her toward a future as an agricultural educator. Bunders, the son of Tom and Jill Bunders, Polo, will enroll at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and major in agribusiness management. Bunders has been active in FFA and 4-H. He credits those activities, along with high school classes in agriculture, plant/animal science, and horticulture with guiding his future career plans. â€œWeâ€™re thrilled to help
these students pursue their career goals,â€? said Maja Shoemaker, Mix It Up coordinator. â€œWhen we started our event five years ago, we awarded one $500 scholarship. Through the generosity of the community and our sponsors our fund has continued to grow.â€? This yearâ€™s sidewalk event is Saturday, June 21. Painting begins at 10 a.m. Registration forms can be found online at fieldsproject. com/mix-it-up/ or at Nash Recreation Center, Oregon. Event t-shirts can be ordered for $15, with all proceeds going to the scholarship fund.
The Saltines to perform May 30 in Franklin Grove at 7 & 9 p.m. The fans of the special Fifth Friday Music Shows at the historic H.I. Lincoln Building in Franklin Grove will see The Saltines on Friday, May 30. In a special return engagement, Ted Lawrence a Chuck Scordato will perform. The Saltines have a mutual
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background in The Uptown Cats as well as other leading blues bands in the region. The group will perform two shows, at 7 and 9 p.m. Seating is limited. Tickets
are $10 and can be purchased at the H.I. Lincoln building daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. or by calling 815-4563030.
The Saltines with Chuck Scardato on guitar and vocals and Ted Lawrence on harmonica will bring their dynamic blues music to Franklin Groveâ€™s historic H.I. Lincoln Building with two shows on Friday, May 30.
Republicans meet & greet with Paul Schimpf May 30 The Ogle County Republicans will host a meet and greet for Paul Schimpf, candidate for Illinois Attorney General on Friday,
May 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Rock River Center, Oregon. The public is invited to come and meet Paul and have pizza and drinks.
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Dixon Elks Lodge is offering free orthopedic clinic June 26 The Dixon Elks 779 Lodge, in cooperation with the Illinois Elks Childrenâ€™s Care Corporation, will sponsor a free childrenâ€™s orthopedic assessment clinic on Thursday, June 26 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the KSB Foot and Ankle Center, 215 E. First St., Suite 310, Dixon. The clinic is by appointment only. To make an appointment call the Illinois Elks Childrenâ€™s Care office at 1-800-272-0074 between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Dr. David Yeager and Dr. Tyler Gunderson will be the
clinicians in charge. No medical referral is necessary for the clinic but physicians are welcome to refer patients to the clinic for a specific reason or second opinion. School nurses are welcome to refer children and families to the clinic. The Elks Organization has been working with physically challenged children since 1928 and this is one of the 17 clinic locations throughout Illinois. The clinic is an ideal time to have a child reviewed for bone and joint development. If a child has feet pointing
out or in, complains of back, knee, leg, ankle pain, or has a back curvature, they can be seen at this clinic. The Elks will provide financial assistance to their best of their ability for children needing further treatment or specialty equipment when the family lacks sufficient resources to do so. In the past, the Elks have purchased therapy services, corrective shoes, braces, wheelchairs and augmentative communication devices to help children overcome a variety of physical challenges.
Auditions for BCTâ€™s Wizard of Oz production will begin on June 1 Auditions for the Byron Civic Theatre (BCT) production of the Wizard of Oz will be Sunday, June 1 at the Middle School Theatre, 850 N. Colfax. Children entering kindergarten through eighth grade will audition at 5 p.m. Adults, high school age and above will audition at 7 p.m. Callbacks and auditions for anyone unable to attend on June 1 will be Wednesday,
June 4. Children will not need to prepare any music in advance. All children auditioning will be cast in the show. Adults auditioning for lead parts will need to prepare a song for auditions. The selection does not have to be from the show. Adults who want to be in the chorus will not have to prepare a song for the audition. All children eighth
grade and below must be accompanied by a parent. If a parent is not present the child will not be able to audition. Show dates are July 25-27 and Aug. 1-3. Professional actor and performer Joe Coots, formerly of Winnebago will direct the production. For more information go to bctmagic.com. Audition questions should be sent to email@example.com.
FFA Lunch Oregon High School FFA members Michaela and Chelsea Eden were busy running the FFA hot dog booth at Baslerâ€™s Ace Hardware on May 24. Helping them was their little brother Levi. Photo by Earleen Hinton
Energy fair gets $10,000 grant The Illinois Renewable Energy Association (IREA) has been granted $10,000 in funding by the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation (ICECF) for this yearâ€™s Renewable Energy and Sustainable Lifestyle Fair. The fair, now in its 13th year, has been referred to by the ICECF as a â€œrespected
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It provides an opportunity for people who are interested in using renewable energy to meet those who provide equipment and services, and for those who are interested in living sustainable lives to learn about products and techniques to help them. For more information, go to www.illinoisrenew.org.
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and expected eventâ€? and recognized by state energy organizations as Illinoisâ€™ premiere renewable energy event. This is also the 13th year that the ICECF has funded it. The 2014 Fair will be held on Aug. 23 and 24 at the Ogle County Fairgrounds near Oregon.
questions. To learn more about wildlife conflicts and how to keep people, pets, and wildlife safe, visit the Living with Wildlife in Illinois Website at: http:// web.extension.illinois.edu/ wildlife/ All wild birds except the non-native rock pigeon, European starling and English House sparrow also are federally protected. This includes protection of eggs, nests, and feathers. The IDNR works with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect and manage birds in Illinois. Before taking any action, consider these facts: s "IRDS OFTEN LEAVE THE NEST before they can fly. These birds, known as â€œfledglings,â€? will live on the ground for a few days while they grow flight feathers. Their parents will continue to feed them. Keep children and pets away. s $O NOT ATTEMPT TO RESCUE fawns. Fawns stay very still to
conceal themselves until they are old enough to keep up with their mother. Does will not stand near the fawns, because that would alert predators to their presence. Leave fawns alone and the mother will return once you leave the area. s )T IS ILLEGAL TO FEED WILD DEER When deer congregate, it can facilitate the spread of disease. Wild birds and animals can become habituated to people when they are provided food. s $O NOT LEAVE PET FOOD outside at night, clean up under bird feeders, and secure garbage can lids to keep raccoons and other wildlife out. Nuisance animals can become dangerous to people. s (ANDLING WILD ANIMALS can result in the handler being bitten. According to the Centers for Disease Control, wild animals that bite a person must be euthanized immediately to be tested for rabies. Call the IDNR at 217-5581548 or 217-782-2801 for more information.
p.m. for driving while license suspended. Arellano was also issued citations for failure to secure passenger who was unable to secure themselves, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Arellano was transported to the Ogle County jail. These violations occurred in the 600 block of Gale Street. David S. St. Clair, 20, Mt. Morris, was issued a citation at 10:34 p.m. for not having May 25 a valid driverâ€™s license. This Evan W. London, 18, violation occurred in the 600 Chicago, was issued a citation block of Gale Street. at 1:50 p.m. for limitations on overtaking on the left. This Nine warnings were issued violation occurred in the 300 from May 19-25. block of N. Fourth Street. Juana Arellano, 34, Please note: Any arrests Chicago, was arrested at 6:38 listed are merely accusations
and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
With summerâ€™s arrival, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) reminds everyone to leave baby birds and wild animals alone. During the breeding season, well-meaning people often rescue birds and animals they believe have been orphaned or abandoned. In nearly all cases, the birds and animals are unnecessarily taken from the wild. Often, parents are still feeding their young but will not show themselves if people are present. The Illinois Wildlife Code provides legal protection for Illinois wildlife. It is against the law to keep wild animals as pets, or to raise wild animals believed to be abandoned. Call a licensed wildlife rehabilitator with any
Oregon Police Activity Oregon Police Chief Darin N. Fourth Street. DeHaan reports the following At 1 p.m., police police activity. investigated a two-vehicle traffic crash in the Jackass May 9 Barbecue parking lot located At 12:15 p.m., police at 501 W. Washington Street investigated a two-vehicle involving a 2011 Buick traffic crash at the intersection driven by Margo K. Engelkes, of Fourth and Franklin 66, Stillman Valley, and a Streets involving a 2009 parked 2005 Ford owned Chevrolet driven by Nancy by Margaret M. Adams, 24, A. Bunger, 84, Ashton, and a DeKalb. No citations were 1995 Ford driven by Angela issued. J. Lawrence, 20, Oregon. No citations were issued. May 20 Chatton L. Purifoy, 35, May 17 Sterling, was arrested at Richard W. Wiesner, 45, 8:34 p.m. for driving while Oregon, was issued a citation license suspended. Purifoy at 3:05 p.m. for failure to yield was transported to the Ogle to a pedestrian in crosswalk. County jail. This violation This violation occurred at occurred in the 600 block of the intersection of Third and Gale Street. Washington Streets. May 21 May 19 Justina R. Windham, Piotr P. Sekrecki, 23, 32, Oregon, was issued a Des Plaines, was issued a citation at 3:17 p.m. for the citation at 12:48 a.m. for unlawful use of a cell phone speedingâ€”47 mph in a 30 while driving. This violation mph zone. This violation occurred in the 900 block of occurred in the 500 block of Jefferson Street.
At 5:38 p.m., police investigated a two-vehicle traffic crash in the Snyder Pharmacy parking lot located at 201 N. Fourth Street involving a 2012 Chevrolet driven by Herbert F. Davis, 93, Oregon, and a 2008 Chevrolet driven by Amanda R. Guy, 31, of Killeen, Texas. No citations were issued. May 22 At 3:10 p.m., police responded to a disturbance in the 100 block of N. Third Street resulting in the arrest of Jacek S. Michniak, 48, Roselle, for disorderly conduct. Michniak was transported to the Ogle County jail. May 23 William R. Springer, 25, Oregon, was issued a citation at 7:05 p.m. for the operation of a vehicle with an expired registration. This violation occurred in the 100 block of W. Washington Street.
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May 24 Rhonda A. Simmons, 48, Sterling, was arrested at 3 p.m. for the operation of a vehicle with registration suspended for non-insurance, driving while license suspended, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Simmons was transported to the Ogle County jail. These violations occurred in the 600 block of Gale Street.
General calls for service May 19-25 Checking a Subject/Vehicle ................ 7 Citizen Complaints......... 12 Juvenile Complaint .......... 1 Animal Complaint............ 2 Assist Ambulance Other Depts ...................... 2 Citizen Assist ................... 4 Domestic/Disturbance calls .................................. 3 911 Hang-ups/Open phone lines ....................... 3 Alarm Response/Open Door or Window .............. 5 Vehicle /Building Lockouts............................. Traffic Stops................... 22
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Shooting suspect is still at the Winnebago County Jail By Vinde Wells Editor A Rockford man charged in an Ogle County shooting two months ago remains in the Winnebago County Jail. Stateâ€™s Attorney Michael Rock said Tuesday that Brandon McMahon, 20, will likely be brought to Ogle County to face five felony charges after Winnebago County officials have completed proceedings against him in connection with a shooting there. â€œWeâ€™re in a hold pattern right now,â€? Rock Said. â€œWeâ€™re going to work with Winnebago County to maximize our efforts.â€? McMahon has been charged in Ogle County with attempted first degree
Memorial Day Oregon Mayor Tom Stone and Commander Richard Day place wreaths in downtown Oregon Monday morning. Photo by Stan Eden
are held each Wednesday evening in June and July at 8 p.m. preceded by refreshments served by local organizations. Soloists lined up for the summer include Travis Cunningham, euphonium; Grace Martin, soprano; Russ Senti, baritone; Bruce Makenna, tenor; Jim Martindate, trumpet; Katie Sheridan, soprano; and Ben Baldwin, trumpet. The band will also perform a patriotic concert on July 4 at the athletic field behind D.L.
Rahn Junior High prior to the annual fireworks display. The East Bank Commanders, Rockford, will do a big band concert, music of the 40s on the first Wednesday of August. The Friday Night Campus Concerts will be held every Friday night through Aug. 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. with a different group featured each week. Concessions are available each night courtesy of local charitable organizations.
Free clothing available in Chana The Family Clothes Closet at Chana United Methodist Church is open the first and third Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon. The current inventory
includes a large variety of childrenâ€™s clothing from infant to teens. Adult and maternity clothing is also available. All clothing is free and
everyone is welcome. If the Saturday hours are not convenient, call the church office at 815-7327683 to set up another time.
Pie baking contest at Pinecrest Pinecrest Communityâ€™s third annual pie baking contest and pie auction will be held Saturday, July 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Pinecrest Grove Community Center, 500 Evergreen Dr., Mt. Morris. All proceeds from this event benefit the Good Samaritan Fund. This fund was established to help cover the cost of care for residents who have outlived their financial resources. Participants in the contest will have a chance to win one of several cash prizes in one of two categories. The adult category prizes (18 and older) consist of $500 for
first place, $200 for second place, and $100 for third place. The child category prizes (17 and under) consist of $100 for first place, $75 for second place, and $25 for third place. The prizes are made possible by a generous donation from Chris Miller, Sierra Vista, Ariz. All participants must preregister. The deadline is July 1. A registration form with rules is available at www. pinecrestcommunity.org or call Amy at 815-734-4103. All participants must compete by baking two
identical pies. Pies requiring refrigeration, such as cream pies, are not eligible. Winners of the contest will be announced at 2 p.m. and slices of pie will be sold at that time for $3 per slice. A live pie auction will begin at 3 p.m. A new event this year is a basket auction, for participants who are not a fan of pie, but would like to participate in the bidding. Call Amy at Pinecrest to participate, make a donation, or for more information. She can also be reached by e-mail at asikyta@ pinecrestcommunity.org.
By Vinde Wells Editor The Forrestville Valley School District has a new superintendent. The school board unanimously hired Sheri Smith, Freeport, on May 21, and she assumed her new duties Tuesday. According to a press release issued by the school board last week, Smith will work with Interim Superintendent Jane Eichman during a transition period of several weeks. Board president Bob Ebbesmeyer said he is pleased with the boardâ€™s choice. â€œSheri Smith brings a new era for our district,â€? he said. â€œShe has enthusiastically accepted the challenge of working with our board, our teachers and staff, and our community to continue the tradition of success at Forrestville Valley. She brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and communication skills that will be an instant benefit to out district.â€? Smith said she is looking forward to her new position. â€œI look forward to applying my skills to Forrestville Valley, where I can benefit the students and families within my home community,â€? she said. â€œI am confident my knowledge of the staff, students, and parents will give me a jump start on the work that needs to be done in the district, and I am excited to get started.â€? Smith and her husband Brent live outside German Valley, and their two children, Brycelynn, 12, and Brock, 9, attend Forrestville
Public Voice Luncheon held at Serenity Home Dear Editor, The third annual Serenity Hospice and Home Garden Luncheon was held on Saturday, May 10 on the grounds of the Serenity Home. Guests were welcomed with beautiful harp music provided by Mary Ley, with the gazebo and gardens providing a lovely backdrop for the tented event. The elegant luncheon was catered by S.K.M. and served
by Serenity Hospice and Home volunteers. Silent and live auction items were generously donated by area merchants, nurseries, and individual donors. Live auction services were provided by Joyce and Sheldon Rueff, who were entertaining, encouraging, and delightful in their efforts to raise funds for Serenity. While the food was delicious, the surroundings beautiful and elegant, and the guests entertained, the purpose of this event is to raise funds to be used for
providing care for patients in the Serenity Home. Thanks to the generosity of the community, the people in attendance, and the committees whose efforts served to make this yearâ€™s Garden Luncheon a resounding success. Special thanks to the individuals and businesses that were sponsors or the event and to the volunteers who helped with it. Thanks also to all the auction item donors. Lynn Knodle Executive Director Serenity Hospice & Home
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Dear Editor, The Mt. Morris Loaves and Fish Food Pantry Board would like to thank everyone who contributed to the
postal food drive May 10. 1,460 pounds of food were collected. Thank you to the postal employees for organizing this event and for collecting the food. Thanks, also to all of the food pantry volunteers who sorted and cleaned the food and then put it on the shelves. The Loaves & Fish Food pantry is located on the lower level of the Mt. Morris Church of the Brethren, 409 West Brayton Rd., Mt. Morris. It is open on the first and third Thursdays from 4:30 to 7 p.m. and second and fourth Mondays from 2 to 4:30 p.m. of every month. The board would like to thank the community for its continued support.
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Valley Schools. A resident of the school district for the past 15 years, Smith has served as the assistant superintendent of the Belvidere School District for the past five years. The board awarded Smith a three-year contract with an annual salary of $136,500 for each of the first two years and $137,865 for the third year. The board started a superintendent search in late February after Superintendent Lowell A. Taylor tendered his resignation, which is effective June 15. The board hired the Illinois Association of School Boards to assist in the search. â€œWe had many, many qualified candidates,â€? Ebbesmeyer said. â€œWhile the interview process required many hours of study and dialogue, it was an excellent experience for the board. It challenged us to find a professional that fits into the long-term vision of this district. Mrs. Smith rose to the top of the list as we progressed.â€? Taylor, who had been the superintendent since 2001, stepped down Feb. 4 after an extended medical leave. Taylor went on sick leave in early August last year, and the board granted him medical leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) on Aug. 26, the same day it hired Dr. Jane Eichman, Rock Falls, as interim superintendent for the current school year. The board suspended Taylor without pay in January and later rescinded that action to accept his resignation, along with a
lengthy agreement. In other action May 21, the board unanimously: s HIRED !NNE -ARGARITY AS high school English teacher for 2014-15, s HIRED 4YLER 3UTTON AS junior and senior high School band teacher and director for 2014-15, s HIRED -ICHAEL (ARN AS maintenance coordinator, effective June 2, s HIRED 4RAVIS 2OSS AS HEAD boys varsity basketball coach for 2014-15, s ACCEPTED THE RESIGNATION of Jake Groom as junior high boys basketball aide, effective May 21, s ACCEPTED THE RESIGNATION of Tim Bukoski as junior high girls basketball coach, effective May 21, s ACCEPTED THE RESIGNATION of Nicole Brinker as freshsoph softball assistant coach, effective May 21, s ACCEPTED THE RESIGNATION of Barb Cederholm as district office and board recording secretary, effective May 23, and s ACCEPTED THE RESIGNATION of Cathy Damptz as high school secretary, effective July 1
Summer Office Hours For Oregon School District Buildings Beginning Monday, June 2 District Office Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m.â€“ 4 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. â€“ 12 p.m. Oregon Elementary Monday â€“ Thursday 8:30 a.m. â€“ 2:30 p.m. Closed for lunch from 1â€“ 1:30 p.m. Offices closed on Fridays David L Rahn Jr. High Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. â€“ 3 p.m. Closed on Fridays in June and July Oregon High School June 2-27 Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. â€“ 3 p.m. Fridays 8 a.m. â€“ 12 p.m. Closed week of June 30-July 4 for cleaning. July 7-Aug. 1 Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. â€“ 3 p.m. Closed Fridays NOTE: Hours may change due to construction. Regular office hours will resume Monday, Aug. 4.
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shooting by fleeing with him from the county. The two were arrested in Rockford. Deiter is free on $20,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on June 9. McMahon, a parolee, is being held in the Winnebago County Jail without bond and is scheduled to appear in court there on June 2. According to Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) records, McMahon was paroled from state prison in July of 2013. He was sentenced to three years in the IDOC in 2010 after being convicted on several charges, including armed robbery (no firearm) and possession of a firearm by a gang member. All the offenses occurred in Winnebago County.
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Kable Band performs June 4 Mt. Morris will kick off its summer concert season next week with two musical events. The traditional Wednesday night concerts of the Kable Concert Band start June 4 at the band shell on Kable Square in downtown Mt. Morris. The Friday Night Campus Concerts will begin on June 6 at 7 p.m. with a performance by The Jimmys, also at the band shell. The Kable Band concerts
murder, aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated discharge of a firearm, possession of a weapon by a gang member, and possession of a weapon by a felon. The charges stem from a shooting at a residence on North Hoisington Road in rural Byron. He is accused of shooting Wyatt Ackerson, 19, Byron, during a confrontation at a party in the early morning hours of March 22. Ackerson suffered critical injuries. Rachel Deiter, 18, Machesney Park, was also arrested in connection with the shooting. She is charged with concealing or aiding a fugitive. Deiter is accused of attempting to prevent McMahonâ€™s arrest after the
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Phantom Regiment will perform at the LR Parade The Rockford Phantom Regiment will perform again this year during the annual parade at the Leaf River Summer Daze parade on Sunday, June 1 at 2 p.m. The Phantom Regiment is a youth organization dedicated to the development of selfesteem and self-reliance. It encourages team work, sportsmanship, civic pride and contributions of one’s personal best to a group effort. These lessons are learned through a musical and marching activity in which there is a blending of the arts and athletics. Their mission statement is: “To organize, maintain, and operate a musical marching unit, band, color guard, and related activities, and in general, promote and encourage drum and bugle
corps activities, parades, concerts, contests, and to further the musical talents and interests of young persons.” Drum and Bugle Corps is an original American art form. The beginning can be traced to veterans organizations such as the VFW and the American Legion, as well as organizations such as the Catholic Youth Organization. Soldiers returning from World War I celebrated Veterans Day and the Fourth of July by marching parades to the drum and the bugle, just as they had done during the war. The first two corps in the area, the VFW Post 342 and the American Legion Post 62, both of Rockford, were comprised of veterans who were male and members of those particular posts.
Hall is awarded first Reckmeyer Scholarship The children of Warren and Carol Reckmeyer, Mt. Morris, have set up a $1,000 music scholarship in honor of their parents, who have been longtime music educators in the area. The scholarship is for a graduating senior at Oregon High School who will be continuing his or her education at a four-year college or university. The intial winner is Zack Hall, the son of Beth Hall, who
Many drum corps have the Phantom Regiment. fireworks and end on Sunday been formed in the Rockford The Leaf River Summer with the parade. area since that time. By far Daze festival will begin Before the parade, lunch the most prominent has been Friday, May 30 with will be available from the
The Rockford Phantom Regiment performs in last year’s Leaf River Summer Daze parade. The drum and bugle corps will be featured in this year’s parade on Sunday, June 1. Photo supplied
Power Tour will roll through Oregon By Chris Johnson Reporter
A large hot rod and sports car tour will be rolling through Oregon next month. Oregon Police Chief Darin DeHaan informed the city council Tuesday night about the event. “We received a notice of the Hot Rod Power Tour,” said DeHaan. “They will be coming through Oregon sometime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on June 12.” This is the 20th Anniversary HOT ROD Magazine Power Zack Hall Tour. will be attending Augustana Hot rods are typically College, Rock Island. vehicles with large engines
Car shows scheduled in towns across the county Looking for a place to show your new or vintage ride or just want to look at some classic automobiles? Check out some of these car shows and car cruise nights held throughout the summer in the Ogle County area. Some shows are free and others have registration fees. Other shows may be scheduled this summer. Information about these shows is usually available during any of the car shows and cruise night by talking to show participants or the DJ. Leaf River Lions Club Car Show — This show is held in downtown Leaf River on Saturday, May 31. The show hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The show is part of the annual Leaf River Summer Daze festival. Focus House Car Show — This show is held at the Focus House on Ill. 251 north of Rochelle on June 1. The show hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Trophies are awarded to the top 30 vehicles. Focus House is an Ogle County owned youth residential facility operated by the Ogle County Probation Department. Jay’s Drive-In Cruise Night — Cars will descend on this classic burger restaurant in Oregon on Ill. 64. The cruise night is from 5 to 8 p.m. on June 3, July 1, July 29. The show features
door prizes and no entry fee. Chandler’s Classic Car Cruise — All hot rods, rat rods, classics, antique cars and trucks, and motorcycles are invited to this third annual car cruise. The event takes place at Haldane Custom Paint & Body on Ill. 26 in Polo. The show is 5 to 8 p.m. on June 6. There is no entry fee. The show is in memory of Jim Chandler who was a local legend in hot rodding and pin striping. Sam’s Drive In Cruise Night — This locally owned drive-in restaurant in Byron will host a cruise night on June 12, July 17, July 31, Aug. 28. The cruise is from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and there are no fees to attend. The drive-in is located on Ill. 2. Culvers Cruise Night — The Rochelle Culvers will hold a cruise night on June 21 from 4 to 8 p.m. The restaurant is located on Dement Road. Hib Reber Memorial Car Show — The Hib Reber Memorial Car Show will be held during Byron Fest on July 12. The show grounds are along Second Street near the school. The show is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Petro Cruise Night — This large truck stop at exit 99 off I-39 in Rochelle will host a cruise night on July 18 from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be music, door prizes, and
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awards. Sauerkraut Day Car & Bike Show — The annual Saukerkraut Day show will be held in Forreston at Memorial Park on Aug. 2 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show is located next to the Forreston Grade School on Ill. 26. Mid-Summer Bash Car Show — This show will be held at the Milledgeville High School on Aug. 3. The show hours are 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Annual Polo Car Show — The annual car show in Polo will be held in the downtown area on Aug. 9. The show will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join in with the community as they host this annual event. Lincoln Highway Festival Car Show — This large show will be held in downtown Rochelle on Aug. 16. The show hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dash plaques will be presented to the first 150 entries. Stillman Valley Fall Fest Car Show — The annual Stillman Valley Fall Fest Car Show will be held on the school ground in Stillman Valley on Sept. 27. The show hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Autumn on Parade Auto Classic — This annual show during the Autumn on Parade festival has become a popular destination for auto enthusiast. The show is held at Oregon Park East on Oct. 4. The show hours are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
that have been modified for speed. Cars from the 1930’s to the present may be part of the tour. The email from Scott Campbell, Round Lake, requested traffic control for the event. The entire route is from Charlotte, North Carolina to Wisconsin Dells, Wis. In Campbell’s email to the police chief, mayor, and council members, he wrote that up to 3,000 hot rods and sports cars are driven on the
tour. When the group came through the area a few years ago, there were a few hundred cars scattered throughout the day. Some bypassed the area on the interstate. The scheduled route is to leave Crown Point, Ind. at 8 a.m. on Thursday, June 12. A lunch break is scheduled in Lake Zurich. The route will take the group on Ill 176, US-20 through Marengo, Belvidere, and Rockford, before turning south on Ill. 2.
Cars will follow Ill. 2 through Byron and Oregon on their way south to Dixon and Sterling. In Sterling the tour is scheduled to get on I-88 and head to Bettendorf, Iowa. “Hopefully businesses see gains from this,” said DeHaan. An exact time frame for when the tour will be on Ill. 2 is currently unknown. DeHaan said officers will be notified about the event. Event information is available by visiting www. familyevents.com/event/229.
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Get on the map for Oregonâ€™s city-wide sales June 13-14 Merchants also offering deals on June 13 Are you tired of weaving your way through your garage, haunted by gifts of Christmas past or that spurof-the-moment â€œsuper dealâ€? thingamajig still in its box? Well, the Oregon Chamber of Commerce, City of Oregon, and Ogle County Newspapers can help. The three entities are teaming up to invite everyone to participate in the Oregon City-Wide Garage Sales on Friday and Saturday, June 13 and 14. Benefits include: Your sale location on a printed map with your corresponding ad in the June 12 editions of the Oregon Republican Reporter, Mt.
Memorial Day Parade The annual Memorial Day Parade led by the color guard always begins the Oregon Memorial Day Service. Above, the color guard leads the parade. At right, members of the Girl Scouts carry flags as they walk along the parade to Riverside Cemetery. Photos by Lori Fagan and Sarah Zuniga
Morris Times, Tri-County Press, and Forreston Journal. Call Sauk Valley Media (Ogle County Newspapersâ€™ parent company) at 1-800798-4085 ext. 5655, to speak directly to a classified sales representative by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 6. Ads cost $10 for 20 words and $15 for up to 45 words. Ads may also be delivered to the Oregon office prior to the deadline. Printed maps will also be available at the Ogle County Newspaper office (121A S. Fourth Street, Oregon), the Chamber Office (first floor of the Oregon Coliseum), City Hall (115 N. Third Street) and other locations. Participants need to stop by City Hall for a free permit to post at their sale. Registration for the CityWide Garage Sales must be received by 5 p.m. Friday,
June 6, in order to be included in the city-wide promotion. Oregonâ€™s â€œDowntown Dealsâ€? will also be held on June 13 in conjunction with the 2014 â€œBrown Bag Concertâ€? series. Local business have joined forces with the Oregon Chamber of Commerce and the Oregon Park District to offer â€œin house specialsâ€? at their business locations. Participating businesses will feature a â€œspecialâ€? and a raffle at their specific location. Be sure to stop by the concert on the square and pick up the flyer/map listing the participating businesses. The flyer must be shown to take advantage of these â€œin store dealsâ€?. For more information, call the Chamber Office at 815732-2100 or Ogle County Newspapers 815-732-6166.
Tractor pull is Saturday, May 31 The Forreston FFA Alumni will once again host its Tractor and Truck Pull on Saturday, May 31 during Leaf River Summer Daze. The pull begins at noon on Saturday, and features classes for antique tractors, farm tractors, trucks, and Badger State Pullers. The entry fee for pullers
is $20. Spectator admission is $8, with kids 6 and under getting in free. This event is a fundraiser for the Forreston FFA Alumni, and it helps to support their organization as well as the Forreston High School FFA Chapter. In addition to the pulls, a Tractor Rodeo will be held at
5 p.m. on Friday, May 30, an antique tractor parade before the last pulling class, around 6 p.m. on Saturday, and a tractor show all weekend. Events take place at the track behind the River Valley Complex (formerly Leaf River School). Food will be available throughout the weekend.
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