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Day of Dabbling

The Hawks fell to South Beloit Tuesday night, less than one week before regional action. B1

Information about the proposed jail is in the mail. A7

Sign-up now for the annual 4-H Day of Dabbling event scheduled for Feb. 25 A4

City official is grilled by Mt. Morris resident

Student will send treats to troops

By Vinde Wells

By Zach Arbogast Inspired by her brother, Oregon sophomore Isabelle Nelson is organizing a “Treats for Troops” program that will send care packages overseas to servicemen and women. Snacks, toiletries, hygienic supplies, and simple tokens of appreciation are just some of the items she hopes to include in the packages. The program is slated to launch in mid-April and she is currently seeking donations. Nelson, age 15, found her inspiration through her brother Ian, age 27, an Army Captain who has served twice in Afghanistan - first in 2012 and again last June. “My brother loves getting things from home,” she said. “It got me thinking that it would really stink to see someone getting nice things from people that care about them, and not get any themselves.” That home in question is Oregon, where Isabelle and Ian have grown up with their parents Michael Nelson and Margo Gardner. Nelson first showed the program concept last December at the Open Program Fair at the Oregon High School, which displayed several community service projects being coordinated by OHS sophomores. Since then, she has received donation offers from the local churches and businesses; Oregon United Methodist, Aspiring Health Chiropractic, and Oregon Elementary are on board, to name a few. When the baskets are ready, they will collectively be sent to Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, where the military will

Isabelle Nelson spends a long day of reaching out to businesses, churches, independent donors, and any other party she can think of to raise awareness and interest for her “Treats for Troops” program. This month has been spent networking, but the coming months will involve compiling donation materials and building care packages. Photo by Zach Arbogast


Learn how to help Isabelle Nelson with her project. She is seeking donations and help from the community. A2 distribute them to troops. Currently, Nelson is still networking for funding and donations, but when it comes time to get the packages assembled and sent, she’ll need a team. “The Open Program has a service day on April 13, and I’m hoping I can get the other students to help me,” she said. “If that doesn’t work, I may try to recruit the public.” Depending on the success and momentum of the project, Nelson says she would consider trying to continue the program annually, but nothing is certain yet. Are you interested in donating some items to troops overseas? You’ll need to start by contacting Isabelle Nelson at 815-353-9646, or via email at isabellenelson01@gmail. com.

“He and I are very close; ever since I was born we’ve been two peas in a pod.” A 10-year-old Isabelle Nelson proudly hugs her brother Ian five years ago after having just been commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Army. He has since been promoted to Captain. Photo supplied

A Mt. Morris man called for the resignation of an Oregon City Commissioner Tuesday over his public stance on the proposed new county jail. Chris Corcoran voiced his disapproval that Commissioner Jim Barnes was the moderator of a meeting Feb. 2 where he said he opposes the Ogle County Board’s plan to build a new jail on county-owned property in the 100 block of South Sixth Street. “Mr. Barnes, how dare you?” Corcoran said at the Oregon City Council meeting. “I think you should resign from the board [council].” Corcoran said that he believes Barnes’ involvement in the jail meeting, which was attended by more than 60 people at the Oregon VFW, is a conflict of interest because as a city commissioner he will be voting on whether or not to close the 100 block of South Sixth Street to allow the county board to go forward with its proposed design. Barnes and several others at the Feb. 2 meeting said they did not oppose the jail, only the location. Corcoran accused Barnes of using the jail to further his own political agenda, which according to Corcoran includes a plan to run for Oregon mayor. He also criticized Barnes for not telling people that locating the jail somewhere else could prove to be more expensive due to the cost of purchasing land and transporting prisoners to court appearances. “You haven’t been transparent,” Corcoran told Barnes. Barnes did not respond to Corcoran’s comments during the council meeting but said afterward that he was unable to hear everything Corcoran said. City Clerk Charlene Ruthe had asked Turn to A2

Family wants justice and answers for Megan Wells By Vinde Wells vwells@oglecounty The family and friends of a Rockford woman killed last summer in a boating accident came to the Ogle County Judicial Center Tuesday morning seeking justice and answers. “We’re here for Megan. We just want some questions answered,” said Dave Swaziek, Rockford, the father of Megan Wells. Wells, 31, died June 24, 2016 when two boats collided on the Rock River three miles north of Oregon. Swaziek and a dozen or so family members and friends gathered Feb. 14 in front of the judicial center after a pre-trial hearing for Marc Mongan, 46, who has been charged with two misdemeanors in connection with the crash. The group held signs with Wells’ photo, and some also wore pins bearing her

Coming Down The apartments at Daysville Road and Ill. 64 in Oregon were being torn down Monday. A fire last year destroyed the western part of the building. Photos by Chris Johnson

In This Week’s Edition...

Church News, A5 Classifieds, B5-B10 Entertainment, A6 Marriage License, A4 Oregon Police, B3

Property Transfers, B3 Sheriff’s Arrests, B3 Social News, A4 Sports, B1, B2 State’s Attorney, B3

The family and friends of Megan Wells, 31, Rockford, hold her photos Feb. 14 after a hearing for Marc Mongan at the Ogle County Judicial Center. Mongan faces misdemeanor charges in a boating crash on the Rock River in which Wells died June 24. Pictured left to right are her parents Dave and Robin Swaziek, Boots Gillam, Amber Gillam, Jerramie Bertness, Kristen Mitchell, sister Melissa Swaziek, Nick Miramonte, Diane Wall, and Eric Gillam. Photo by Vinde Wells

picture. Mongan is charged with operating a watercraft while under the influence of alcohol and reckless operation of a watercraft and has pleaded not guilty to both.

Swaziek said he believes Mongan has received special treatment from the court system and should have been charged with felonies rather than misdemeanors. Turn to A3

Deaths, B4 Donald J. Arshem, Angela G. Bergstrom, Arlyn E. Bryson, Marian I. Ditzler, Robert L. Donegan, Sally M. Fager, Carolyn S. Janicke, Robert A. Karrow, Thomas J. Leddy III, Phyllis E. Mennenga

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Oregon Beat

Man arrested for taking packages from porch An Oregon man was charged recently with stealing packages from a resident’s front porch. Michael D. Ramsey, 25, was arrested Feb. 7 by Oregon Police for two counts of theft over $500. According to a press release from Oregon Police Chief Darin DeHaan, the charges stem from an investigation that began on Dec. 22 when the police received a report of several

Art Show Jill Izer, Winnebago, and Kathy Raum, Oregon, share a laugh Feb. 11 at an Eagle’s Nest Art Group show at the Byron Museum. Both had art work on display at the show, which goes until March 31. Photo by Vinde Wells

UPS packages being taken from a resident’s front porch. Police executed a search warrant at 800 Adams St., Oregon, and then arrested Ramsey as a result. Ramsey was also arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for failure to appear for theft over $500.  Ramsey was transported to the Ogle County jail in lieu of bond. He appeared in court on Feb. 10.

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Three local entities have beginning Friday, Feb. 17 Admission to the movie come together to offer a free, with a showing of “Trolls.” night is free with concessions family-friendly activity one Doors will open for available for purchase. weekend night a month. admission at 6:30 p.m. with Hopper’s Poppers is Oregon Together, Oregon the movie beginning at 7 p.m.  sponsoring the film and Elementary School, and Chairs are available, but Woods/Blount is providing Hopper’s Poppers will children (and adults) may the movie screen.  sponsor free movie nights want to bring a pillow and The next scheduled move From A1 personal opinions,” he said. both studies at the county’s at the Oregon Coliseum blanket for a front row seat.  night will be March 18. The county board has filed expense, Williams said. Corcoran to speak louder a formal request for the city to He said he has received during his presentation. close the street so that the new the report on the utilities and Helping with Isabelle Nelson’s project Barnes said he has no plans jail can be connected to the expects to have the traffic Are you interested in donating some items to troops overseas? You’ll need to resign from the city council. to start by contacting Isabelle Nelson at 815-353-9646, or via email at isabel“I’m not going to resign,” Ogle County Judicial Center flow report by Monday. across the street by a sally The request will be lenelson01@gmail. he said. “I’m not a quitter.” presented to the city Plan com. City attorney Paul port. The list of recomMayor Ken Williams said Commission on Feb. Chadwick said after the mended goods Tuesday that he had ordered 21, Williams said, and meeting that he does not see includes: chocolate or two studies before considering commission members will a conflict of interest because other candy, baby or the request. set a public hearing date, Barnes has no monetary Lysol wipes, cotton“We need to look at two probably after the March 21 interest in the jail or its swabs, lotion, Chapthings – the utilities under the county board meeting. location. stick, toothpaste, shavThe Plan Commission will He said as a city street and the traffic flow,” he ing cream, body and make a recommendation to commissioner Barnes has a said. face wash, shampoo Willett, Hofmann & the city council, which will right to voice his opinion. and conditioner, eye Dixon, the decide if the street will be “Every vote that’s taken Associates, drops, mouthwash, involves commissioners’ city’s engineers, are doing closed. antacids, vapor rub, books, magazines, “The scope of the whole project has grown larger DVDs, batteries, hand- than I imagined.” Isabelle Nelson stands with her pre• Full Service Optical Lab held games, board sentation board from the Open Program Fair, when games, sheets or pil• Contact Lenses the project was still in the concept stage. Photo by (including bifocal & specialty lenses) low cases, socks, peanut butter, protein bars, Zach Arbogast • Comprehensive Eye Health Exams granola bars, popcorn, gum, ketchup, honey, dried fruit, beef jerky, coffee, tea bags, hot chocolate, and assorted water flavorings. • Diagnosis/Treatment of Eye Diseases Nelson says that more than anything, unique handmade goods, letters, • Great Selection of Eyeglass Frames cards, or artwork are wanted, since the most important thing to many overseas troops is knowing people back home appreciate them.

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Oregon Republican Reporter, Thursday, February 16, 2017, Page A3

Hamilton was surveying when Phelps arrived 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 one of a series of the articles he has written. By Otto Dick


n 1833 William, the son of Alexander Hamilton, was in the Oregon area when John Phelps arrived here looking for a suitable place to settle and find a suitable route from Galena to Chicago.  William had a government contract to survey the Rock River Valley.   If William hadn’t recommended the site Phelps claimed for his farm who knows, the city of Oregon that Phelps founded could have been in a different location. Not only was Hamilton here before Phelps but he had a very interesting life. Remember this was in the horse and buggy days.  

William S. Hamilton

He was born in New York and died in California. He moved to Springfield and Peoria, Illinois, then to Wisconsin and finally California.  The following is a summarization of his life.   1. He was born in 1790. 2. Entered West Point Academy in 1814 and resigned in 1817. 3. Moved to Illinois in 1817, one year before it became a state. 4. 1818 was admitted to the bar, self taught. 5. 1822 accepted an appointment as a U.S. surveyor with the

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headquarters in Springfield, Illinois. 6. He surveyed the city of Peoria naming several streets for Revolutionary heroes including “Hamilton Street.� 7. 1824 he was elected to the Fourth General Assembly of Illinois. 8. He also served as a member of Wisconsin’s Territorial Legislature. 9. In 1824 he moved to the Galena Lead Mines. 10. 1828 staked out a claim 50 miles east of Galena called Hamilton’s Diggings. 11. He renamed Hamilton’s diggings to Wiota. 12. During the Winnebago War he volunteered in the Illinois Militia as a captain. 13. During the Blackhawk War Hamilton again served in the Illinois Militia. 14. During the Blackhawk War he was sent to Michigan to organize the Sioux and the Menominee Indians, returning with them to Fort Hamilton. 15. He traveled to the

The Oregon Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly “Lunch ‘n Learn� opportunity on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at the Nash Recreation Center’s “River Room�. “This month we invite you to join us for a presentation by City

William S. Hamilton was buried at Sacramento City, California. Photos courtesy of Otto Dick

battle of Bad Ax where Blackhawk surrendered. 16. Hamilton traveled to California, for the Gold Rush. 17. He died a year later, in 1850, of cholera. 18. He is buried at the Sacramento City Cemetery. William was the younger son of the renowned American statesman Alexander Hamilton. Â William never married and had a rough look. Hamilton worked the lead mines,

of Oregon Economic Development representatives Samantha Anderson and Commissioner Terry Schuster,� said Debbie Dickson, Chamber executive director. “A lot of behind the scenes planning has been invested on economic development

sometimes dressing worse than any of the workmen. He was buried three times in three different locations.  First he was buried in a long trench with other cholera victims under a piece of wood with the number 50.  Twenty-seven days later Cyrus Woodsman went to Sacramento and reinterred William.   Ten years later the city of Sacramento created a new section and named it “Hamilton Square.� His

tools over the past few months. Our community is headed into a bright and encouraging future. Come see what’s about to be launched!� The noon event is available to the public. The Nash Recreation Center is located at Fifth and Madison

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Family was seeking answers Tuesday morning County Grand Jury met last December and failed to indict Mongan on felony charges. Morrow said he presented all the evidence and called witnesses to testify before the grand jury. “When we presented everything to the grand jury they did not believe there was probable cause,� he said. He said he has met with Wells’ family members several times in an effort to answer their questions. “We’re open to sitting

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Wells has filed a civil lawsuit against Mongan. That case is also pending in Ogle County Court. “Megan didn’t do anything wrong. She was just sitting in a boat,� Swaziek said. “Megan has rights too. We’re not going away.� Editor’s note: Vinde Wells, who wrote this story, is not related to Megan Wells.

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operated by David Daily, 52, Leaf River, and other passengers were Phillip Lukes, 52, Chicago; and Sherry Bushre, 59, Chicago. They refused treatment at the scene, as did Mongan. Mongan’s criminal case was continued in court Tuesday morning with a status hearing set for March 7. Wells’ husband Robbie


He filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and has received a 149-page document that includes the report of the conservation officer who investigated the accident. “It’s very disheartening to see what’s in here [the report] and what’s happening and what we’ve been told,� Swaziek said. Ogle County State’s Attorney Eric Morrow said Tuesday that an Ogle

down with them again in the future,� Morrow said. “This is a terrible tragedy.� Wells, the mother of three small children, was a passenger on a pontoon boat when a johnboat operated by Mongan went over the back of it and struck her, throwing her overboard and killing her. The collision occurred at 8:40 p.m. Nicholas Lamb, 29, Oregon, a passenger in Mongan’s boat was injured and taken to a Rockford hospital. The pontoon boat was


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relatives erected the present monument with a bronze relief of his father.  I would like to have something in Oregon that reminds us that when John Phelps first claimed Oregon that William Hamilton, son of Alexander Hamilton, was surveying this area into townships. He set his tent near where the Riverview Cemetery is located today.   And again what an interesting and impactful life.

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Students make Valentines for Hospice patients

DLR play Feb. 23-25 David L. Rahn Junior High, Mt. Morris, will hold its 2017 production, “Mutually Assured Destruction” written by Don Zolidis, on Thursday, Feb. 23, Friday, Feb. 24, and Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Pinecrest Grove theater, 500 Evergreen Lane, Mt. Morris. All shows will be at 7 p.m. Ticket prices are $8 for adults, $5 for senior citizens, and $3 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the junior high, 105 W. Brayton Rd., or call 815-732-5300.   All seating is reserved, and tickets may be available at the door if the show has not sold out. “Mutually Assured Destruction” is a century’s worth of sibling squabbles boiled down to 10 vignettes in this era-hopping tribute to family.   Each short play explores a distinct facet of brother and sisterhood, according to the author.  From fights over who made mom and dad separate to a heated argument over going to see Star Wars (for the fourth time), theatergoers may see aspects of themselves in these scenes.  Twenty-nine students are involved in the play this year and the scenes range from years 1936 to present

Serenity Hospice patients recently received Valentines made by elementary students from Byron, Rochelle, and Faith Christian schools. Serenity nurses delivered the Valentines along with homemade heart-shaped cookies.   “We take every opportunity to celebrate with our patients and their families,” said

Lynn Knodle, Executive Director of Serenity. “We especially want to involve children. As they make the Valentines for our patients, they are learning about hospice. We want kids to grow up knowing that not-for-profit hospices like Serenity provide much needed resources for families and it is nothing to fear.” 

Leah Watters consoles her stage sister Whitney Kirk after a terrible American Idol audition. Photo supplied

time. Actors include Adam Thorsen, Madyson Clark, Leah Watters, Whitney Kirk, Abigail Tomlinson, Abigail Duke, Lyndi Kenney, Claudia Reckamp, Lydia Cermak, Adrian Pierce, McAuley Humphrey, Isabella Olalde, Grant Cermak, Mckenna Tremble, Deven Kenerson,

Gavin Bradshaw, Jed Bothe, and Abigail Virgil. The production crew includes Libby Hinshaw, Sidney Hermes, Jarren Heiter, Tyler Mowry, Isaac Reber, Grace White, Alexalin Moses, Jenna Foss, Helena Holden Fox, Lindsie Van Dyck, and Maya Key.   The play is directed by Ranae Leamanczyk. 

TCOC offering 12 scholarships At least 12 scholarships will be awarded by TriCounty Opportunities Council to income eligible students residing in the agency’s service area. The scholarships are worth up to $1,250 and have been made available by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) through its Community Services Block

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Grant funds. All low-income students, racial or ethnic minorities and previous scholarship winners are encouraged to apply. To be eligible for the scholarship competition: • The applicant must be a member of an incomeeligible household. • The applicants must be attending an Illinois

accredited post-secondary educational institution of higher learning during the fall of 2017. • Applicants must be a resident of Bureau, Carroll, LaSalle, Lee, Marshall, Ogle, Putnam, Stark or Whiteside County in Illinois. • Students must be considered full-time (minimum of 12 semester hours) to qualify for the full

$1,250 scholarship. Part-time students will be considered in the competition, however, scholarship awards will be pro-rated if they are selected as a winner. The application deadline has been extended to April 7. For more information and application forms call the office at 800-323-5434 ext. 15 or on the website at www.

Volunteers decorated Valentine cookies for Serenity Hospice patients. Pictured left to right are: Jan Champley, Pat Brown, Teresa McLindsay, Pam Gambrel, Jo Chandler, Joyce Tremble, and Jan Wehmeyer. Not pictured is Carol Flesch who made all of the cookies in the kitchen at Serenity Home. Photo supplied

Blood drive in Oregon The Oregon United Methodist Church will host a community blood drive on Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 2 to 7 p.m. Staff members from Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) will draw blood inside the church in the Family Life Center.  Appointments to donate may be made by calling the church office at 815732-2994, the blood drive chairperson at 815-7326555, or RRVBC at 815-965-

8751. Walk-ins are also welcome.  The church is on the southwest corner of South Fourth Street (Ill. 2) and Jefferson Street, Oregon. The building is accessible, and parking is available to the west of the church and on Jefferson Street. For more information about the donation of blood, contact the RRVBCtoll free at 877-778-2299 or on the web at

Woman’s Club will host a card party The Oregon GFWC Woman’s Club will hold its Winning Wheels Card Party on Friday, Feb. 17 at the Oregon VFW, 1319 W. Washington St. The fun will start with registration at 12:30

p.m. followed by dessert refreshments, card or game playing, and ending with door prizes. The cost is $5 a person and all moneys are donated to Winning Wheels.  To make reservations for

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Feb. 7 Kenneth L. Speers and Melissa S. Posey, both of Mt. Morris.

the party call Fran Strouse at 815-732-2560 or Sandie Chasm at 815-973-5814. Anyone wanting to have a fun afternoon is welcome to the party. For more information call Strouse. Winning Wheels,

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Prophetstown, is a facility that provides rehabilitative services to young adults who have neurological impairment. Support of Winning Wheels is a GFWC Illinois state project.

The Oregon High School Class of 1962 plans to hold its 55th reunion on Saturday, June 24. Pass the word and save the date.

Grant Afflerbaugh and Marjorie Mois sign up to give blood as Sheryl Rocke observes. Photo supplied

BHS junior visits Springfield Byron High School junior Kathleen Rock recently spent a day as an Honorary Page for State Sen. Tim Bivins (R-Dixon). The daughter of Michael and Margaret Rock, Byron,

Rock served as a legislative page Bivins on Jan. 24. Rock applied for the opportunity last fall and traveled this January to Springfield, where the senator from Dixon’s staff


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greeted her and gave her a tour. Rock, who is active in Student Council, was able to get a behind-the-scenes look at the state senate in action when Bivins took some time to accompany her around the Statehouse.  “Senator Bivins was so nice and his staff was so great,” Rock said, “It made an educational day also very fun and interesting.”

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 Pastor Gary Branam www. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 10:40 a.m. Morning Worship 6 p.m. Evening Service Wednesday 7 p.m. Midweek Bible Study 4th Sunday Each Month 1:30 p.m. Nursing Home Service at Presence St. Joseph BAILEYVILLE REFORMED CHURCH 400 W. Center St. Baileyville Pastor Bruce Otto 815-235-1201 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Morning Worship

Crave Youth Group (6th-12th grade)- Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Visit our website: www. DISCIPLES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Hitt and Maple Streets, Mt. Morris Pastor Julie Bunt Phone 815-734-4853 Worship 9:30 a.m. Coffee Hour 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. EAST JORDAN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 22027 Polo Rd., Sterling Jim Miller, Pastor 815-626-0104 8:30 a.m. Fellowship 8:50 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Worship EAST OREGON CHAPEL CHURCH OF GOD 107 N. Daysville Rd. East Edge of Oregon Off Ill. 64 Pastor John Guthrie 815-732-2960 or 815-732-6569 Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Church 10:30 a.m.

FAITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Mission Statement: Loving, Growing & Serving in Faith Handicapped Accessible 702 E. Dixon St., Polo Pastor Karen Hundrieser 815-946-3212 Website: faithumcpolo 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Worship 11 a.m. Fellowship FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 505 Hill St., Oregon 815-732-2642 Rev. Jared Cochran “A Christ-centered, Biblebelieving, family-oriented ministry.” Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service 6 p.m.; Prayer Meeting, Wednesday 7 p.m.; transportation and nursery provided for all services. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (USA) 200 S. Fifth St., Oregon Rev. Karen Gerhard Conner 815-732-2894 Handicapped Accessible Worship 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion is served the first Sunday of each month.

EBENEZER REFORMED CHURCH 2997 N. German Church Rd. Two miles east of Oregon on Ill. 64, two miles north on German Church Road Pastor John Wisdom FIRST UNITED Church Office METHODIST CHURCH Phone: 815-732-6313 402 First Ave., Forreston 9 a.m. Sunday School Pastor David Poust 10 a.m. Sunday Worship 815-938-2380 Women & Men’s Bible Sunday, Feb. 19—9 a.m. Study, Kids Club Worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday School CHANA UNITED Monday, Feb. 20—8 a.m. AA METHODIST CHURCH EMMANUEL Open Meeting; 9:30 a.m. Coffee 606 Main St., Chana 61015 EVANGELICAL at The Depot Pastor Chan Ik Choi LUTHERAN CHURCH Tuesday, Feb. 21—9 a.m.-4 815-732-7683 764 N. Stillman Road, Oregon p.m. Sewing Day (Payne’s Point) Wednesday, Feb. 22—9 a.m.Adult & Children’s Education Pastor Andrew Kayes 4 p.m. Sewing Day; Newsletter 9 a.m. Office: 815-732-2424 Deadline Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Worship Service 9 a.m. Holy Communion Celebrated Sunday School 10:15 a.m. FLORENCE UNITED the First Sunday of Each Month METHODIST CHURCH EVANGELICAL FREE 2649 W. Florence Rd., CHRIST OUR SAVIOR CHURCH Freeport LUTHERAN CHURCH OF MT. MORRIS Pastor Kathleen Brinkmeier 2035 Ill. Rt. 26, Dixon 102 S. Seminary St. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. 815-284-4554 Mt. Morris Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Pastor David Andermann Senior Pastor 815-632-6767 Bruce McKanna FORRESTON GROVE 9 a.m. Worship Service Associate Pastor CHURCH 10:20 a.m. Education Hour Lance Mennen 7246 N. Freeport Rd., Sunday, Feb. 19—9 a.m. 815-734-4942 Forreston Worship with Communion; Thursday, Feb. 16—1 p.m. Presbyterian Church in 10:20 a.m. Education Hour; Ladies Bible Study America 11:30 a.m. Confirmation Class Friday, Feb. 17—11:30 a.m. Pastor Drew Jones Monday, Feb. 20— Food Pantry Volunteers 815-938-3605 Newsletter Deadline Saturday, Feb. 18—7 a.m. www.forrestongrovechurch. Tuesday, Feb. 21—12:15 Men’s Accountability Group com p.m. ALIVE Sunday, Feb. 19—8:30 9:30 a.m. Sunday School a.m. Sunday School; 9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Worship Service OPEN BIBLE InnerMission; 10 a.m. Worship; Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. 302 S. Franklin St., Polo 5 p.m. Youth Group Pioneer Club; 7:45 p.m. Choir Luke Schier, Pastor Log onto our website at 815-946-2848 to check FORRESTON REFORMED Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. out our latest opportunities and CHURCH We include children in our updates 501 Third Ave. Sunday Worship experience 9:30 a.m. Worship “Grandkids Class” FAITH DISCOVERY 10:45 a.m. Sunday School Ages 3-10 are dismissed right CHURCH after our Praise & Blended 801 W. Oregon St., Polo FREEDOM LUTHERAN Worship Time. Jeremy Heller, Pastor CHURCH, ELCA Bible-Based 815-946-3588 Pastor Kathy Burkheimer Passion for God 9 a.m. Sunday School 815-222-7270 Compassion for People 10 a.m. Worship Service Sunday Morning Worship Visit Our Website: Nursery Available at 9 a.m. at First Presbyterian We are an independent non- Church, 200 S. 5th St., Oregon denominational Christian GIFT—Growing In Faith CROSSROADS church. Together-Christian education COMMUNITY CHURCH, Visitors are always welcome. for all ages following worship WHITE PINES CAMPUS service  205 N. Jefferson Ave., Polo FAITH EVANGELICAL Welcome Center is at Pastor Chris Bradshaw LUTHERAN CHURCH 111 S. 4th St., Oregon Sundays at 10 a.m. 402 Second Ave., Forreston 815-837-5255 Pastor Scott Ralston GRACE VALLEY Church 815-938-3203 CHRISTIAN REFORMED We offer contemporary worship “ A Church with a Heart — CHURCH and relevant Bible teaching In the Heart of Forreston” 8210 E. Edwardsville Rd. through 9 a.m. Sunday Worship German Valley engaging messages, and 10 a.m. Sunday School Pastor Jake Ritzema powerful video Sunday, Feb. 19—9 a.m. 815-362-6601 Join us after the service in Worship; 10 a.m. Sunday School Sunday School for All Ages our cafe for coffee, snack & Tuesday, Feb. 21—6:30 p.m. 9 a.m. fellowship Bible Study Worship Service 10 a.m. Kidzlink Children’s Ministry Wednesday, Feb. 22—6:30 (infant-5th grade)-during Adult p.m. Choir GERMAN VALLEY Services UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Church and Main Streets Church News Deadline Don Plock, Pastor 8:30 a.m. Worship Service The deadline is 3 p.m. on Fridays for information for the Church 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

News to be turned in at our office at 113 S. Peoria Ave., Dixon. The deadline is 9 a.m. on Fridays for church news left in the drop boxes in Forreston & Polo. Items can also be emailed to vwells@ For more information call Vinde Wells at 815-732-6166 ext. 5903.

LEAF RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH 6941 N. Mt. Morris Rd., Leaf River Pastor Randy Newton 815-738-2205

Ogle County Newspapers, Thursday, February 16, 2017, Page A5 Sunday Worship 9 a.m. Followed by Fellowship and All-Age Sunday School Saturday, Feb. 18—5:30 p.m. Agape Praise Worship Service Sunday, Feb. 19—9 a.m. Worship Service; 10:15 a.m. Fellowship & Sunday School Monday, Feb. 20—10 a.m. Women’s Bible Study Tuesday, Feb. 21—10 a.m. Staff Meeting; 6 p.m. Cub LEAF RIVER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Scouts Wednesday, Feb. 22—6:30 104 E. Rt. 72, Leaf River a.m. Men’s Bible Study; 7-9 a.m. Pastor David Poust Sunday, Feb. 19—10:30 a.m. Holy Communion in Chapel; 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Night Worship & Children’s Church Wednesday, Feb. 22— Alive; 7 p.m. Choir Practice, Trustees Meeting Newsletter Deadline Thursday, Feb. 23—Agape Band Practice LIGHTHOUSE UNITED Saturday, Feb. 25— 5:30 p.m. METHODIST CHURCH 4938 S. Daysville Rd., Oregon Agape Worship Service Sunday, Feb. 26—9 a.m. Pastor Chan Ik Choi Worship Service-Children’s Handicapped Accessible Coin Collection; 10:15 a.m. Worship Service 9 a.m. Fellowship & Sunday School Sunday School 10 a.m. Age Three through PINE CREEK CHRISTIAN Sixth Grade. CHURCH Everyone is Welcome 5076 S. Lowell Park Rd. MT. MORRIS CHURCH 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship Service OF THE BRETHREN 409 W. Brayton Road POLO CHURCH OF THE P.O. Box 2055 BRETHREN Mt. Morris, IL 61054 Congress Ave. & Webster St. Pastor Ginny Haney (The church is handicapped Phone: 815-734-4573 accessible) Office hours Monday - Friday Pastor Leslie Lake 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon 9:30 a.m. Family Worship Thursday, Feb. 16—4:30-7 Fellowship Time p.m. Food Pantry Open 10:30 a.m. Sunday School Friday, Feb. 17—9 a.m. Women’s Fellowship PRAIRIE DELL Saturday, Feb. 18—4-7 p.m. PRESBYTERIAN Living Hope Church CHURCH Sunday, Feb. 19—8:15 a.m. 16031 W. Coffman Rd., Prayer Service; 9:30 a.m. WorShannon ship; 10:30 a.m. Fellowship; Pastor Donna Gericke, CLP 10:45 a.m. Sunday School 815-864-2448 Tuesday, Feb. 21—8:45 a.m. 9 a.m. Adult Sunday School Bible Study; Quilting; 6:30 p.m. 10 a.m. Worship Leadership Team Meeting 11:15 a.m. Fellowship Wednesday, Feb. 22—5:308 p.m. Little Kid Nation; 7:15 REVIVE COMMUNITY p.m. Chimes CHURCH 8 E. Front Street; Mt. Morris NEW LIFE ASSEMBLY Email: pastor@revivemtm. OF GOD com 401 S. Eighth St., Oregon Southern Baptist Pastor David Demmer Saturday Night Service 815-732-7404 5:30 p.m. 10:15 a.m. Sunday Worship Service RIVERSTONE CHRISTIAN CHURCH NORTH GROVE 609 S. 10th St., Oregon EVANGELICAL Craig Arnold, Pastor CHURCH 10384 W. Coffman Rd., 812-236-1213 Forreston Worship Service 10:45 a.m. Pastor Tim Hotchkiss Church: 815-938-2194 ST. BRIDE’S EPISCOPAL Pastor’s Cell: 815-209-6838 CHURCH Sunday School 9 a.m. 1000 Ill. 64 West Worship Service 10:05 a.m. Oregon Tuesday & Saturday 9-11:30 Pastor Barbara Seward a.m. Food Pantry & Thrift Shop 815-732-7211 Open at New Life Community Center OREGON Services CHURCH OF GOD Sunday-Holy Communion-8 860 W. Oregon Trail Rd. and 10 a.m. Pastor Michael Hoffman Classes 815-732-6847 Children’s Sunday School & Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Adult Bible Study Available Worship 10:30 a.m. St. Bride’s follows traditional You and your family are inAnglican-Episcopal church vited to join us in worship on practices; is biblically based Sunday, Feb. 19 at 10:30 a.m. and both family and individual Pastor Michael Hoffman’s oriented. Visitors are always message is titled “Valleys Have welcomed. Two Sides.” Greeting you will be Chris ST. JAMES LUTHERAN and Kim Hammond Family. CHURCH During morning worship an West Grove Road at exceptionally fine Children’s Columbine Rd. Church is offered for children 3 Pastor Steve Erickson years old through Grade 5. Sunday, Feb. 19—9:15 a.m. Sunday School begins at 9:30 Prayer Ministry Team; 9:30 a.m. and includes classes for a.m. Congregational Bible adults, young adults, teens, chil- Study, Senior Choir Rehearsal; dren and infants. 10:30 a.m. Divine Worship with Special attention is given in Communion; 11:30 a.m. Senior each class to issues and topics Choir Rehearsal; 12 p.m. Soup related to the particular needs Luncheon-Martin Luther Film and interests of each group. The Wednesday night Youth ST. MARK’S LUTHERAN Group meets at 6 p.m. at CHURCH East Oregon Chapel, 107 N. 201 N. Division Ave., Polo Daysville Road. Pastor Terrie Wilder The local Weight Watch815-946-2919 ers group meets Wednesday at Sunday the church from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday School for Children for weigh-in, followed by their & Adults 9 a.m. meeting from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Social Time 10 a.m. February’s Bible Books of the Worship 10:30 a.m. Month are James through Jude. ST. MARY CHURCH OREGON UNITED 301 N. Fourth St., Oregon METHODIST CHURCH Father Joseph P. Naill 200 S. Fourth, Oregon Office Phone 815-732-7383 Pastor Thomas E. Kim Office FAX 815-732-4742 815-732-2994 Mass Schedule Email leafriverbc@gmail. com 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 Wednesday—Various Activities 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Saturday 4:30 p.m. Sunday 8:30 a.m. Tuesday thru Friday 8 a.m. Third Wednesday of Month at Pinecrest 3 p.m. Reconciliation Saturday 3:30-4:15 p.m. St. Mary Prayer Network Lois Lints 815-703-9699 Nancy Kerwin 815-732-3351 Darlene Bauer 815-732-2238 ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 213 N. Franklin Ave., Polo Father Joseph P. Naill 815-946-2535 Sunday Mass 10:30 a.m. Reconciliation First Sunday of each month after mass Religious Education Youth Program 1st & 2nd Wednesdays 6 p.m. Adult Bible Study 1st Wednesday 8:30 a.m. ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon 815-732-2367 Sunday Activities: Worship Services 8:30 & 11 a.m. Coffee & Fellowship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 10 a.m. Other Activities Include: Men’s & Women’s Groups, Confirmation Class, High School Youth Group, Grieving Ministry, Outreach Ministry with Rockford Rescue Mission & HOPE Pregnancy Center, Adult Choir For More Information Call the Church Office ST. WENDELIN CATHOLIC CHURCH 18 S. Linn St., Shannon Rev. Michael Bolger 815-864-2548 Masses—Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday 8 & 10 a.m. Confessions-Saturday 4 p.m., Sunday 7:30 a.m. SAUK VALLEY SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 416 Prospect St., Dixon John Lewis, Pastor 815-677-9199 10 a.m. Saturday Sabbath School 11:30 a.m. Worship Service TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 308 E. Brayton Mt. Morris Pastor Josh Ehrler 815-734-6354 Email: trinitymm@frontier. com Website: Thursday, Feb. 16—3:304:30 p.m. Lot 12 Mentoring for Grades K-6 at Mt. Morris Estates Friday, Feb. 17—8 a.m. Bulletin & Tidings Assembly & Fellowship Saturday, Feb. 18—5:30 p.m. Worship Sunday, Feb. 19—9:30 a.m. Worship Service; Fellowship Time Following Service; 10:45 a.m. Sunday School for Age 4 through Grade 6 Tuesday, Feb. 21—3:304:30 p.m. Lot 12 Mentoring for Grades K-6 at Mt. Morris Estates Wednesday, Feb. 22—6:30 a.m. Prayer and Praise Group; 3:10 p.m. Lot 12 Mentoring for Junior High at Mt. Morris Estates; No Choristers (Resumes March 8); 6 p.m. Chime Choir; 6:30 p.m. YC Choir; 6:50 p.m. Youth Confirmation; 6:50 p.m. Men’s Choir; 7 p.m. Chancel Choir; 7:30 p.m. Women’s Choir Thursday, Feb. 23—3:304:30 p.m. Lot 12 Mentoring for Grades K-6 at Mt. Morris Estates WEST BRANCH CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN 4014 West Branch Road Southeast of Forreston Pastor Richard Bright 815-734-4411 Sunday School—9:30 a.m. Worship—10:35 a.m.

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Leaf River Alumni Event dinner, game is March 4

Dragonfly program is Feb. 19 The Byron Forest Preserve will hold two programs which are open to the public. Introduction to Falconry: Hunting with Hawks will be offered on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 1 p.m. at the Jarrett Prairie Center, Byron. Learn about falconry “the sport of kings” from Cris Manzano who has been active in the sport for 15 years.   He will bring his Harris hawk (a hawk native to the southwestern United States) and a European goshawk.  Acquiring and training birds of prey for hunting will be discussed in detail.  No advance registration is required. Call the Byron Forest Preserve at 815 234-8535 ext. 200 for Marla Garrison will talk about dragonflies. Photo supplied more information. The Natural History a time when dragonflies observe.  of Dragonflies and with two and a half foot Garrison is also a Damselflies will be offered wingspans ruled the air.  member of the executive on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. Today these successful council of the Dragonfly at the Jarrett Prairie Center.  aquatic insects represent a Marla Garrison, biology Society of the Americas and faculty member at McHenry diverse group of animals author of Damselflies of College, Crystal Lake, will with a complex life cycle.   Chicagoland, a local field The 100-plus species present the program. The origin of the insect known from Illinois can be guide.  No advance registration order Odonata dates back excellent wetland indicators over 300 million years to and are truly fascinating to is required for this program.

Painting fundraiser in Mt. Morris Earth Angels will sponsor a canvass painting class next month as a fundraiser for Tabatha Naylon, Mt. Morris, who is suffering from cancer. The class will be taught by Karen Hilliard on Saturday, March 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mt. Morris Senior Center, 9 E. Front St.

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Naylon was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer and is currently undergoing the second round of chemotherapy. She is unable to work and needs assistance with ongoing medical bills and travel expenses to the University of Wisconsin

Hospital at Madison. The cost of the class is $40 per person, and the registration deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 28. Register at the Mt. Morris Senior Center Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. or call Linda Straith at 779-771-4591.

The 43rd annual Leaf River Alumni Event will be held on Saturday, March 4 at the River Valley Complex (former Leaf River school).   Doors open at 5 p.m. A sandwich supper will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.   The program to recognize the class of 1967 will begin at 6:30 p.m. The basketball

game will begin at 7 p.m. The alumni band will also perform, and alumni interested in playing are asked to bring their instruments. A donation of $4 is asked for the game and supper, with $1 for basketball and band players. Anyone who is a graduate of the Class of 1967 and will

be attending or, is willing to help with the event, is asked to contact Linda Borneman at 815-938-2129 or A planning meeting will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 9:30 a.m. at the Bertolet Memorial Library for anyone interested in lending a hand. 

New teams at What’s Cookin’ What’s Cookin’ 2017 will welcome a new team to this year’s fundraising event, Lynnie’s Lynn Kaufman, Ken Kaufman and Jim Kaufman will serve samples of Lynn’s culinary expertise gained from years as a culinary instructor and dietitian. Her

blog states that she been working for years on making cooking fun and easy to learn. Also, a returning team, Ogle County Clerk & Recorder, is adding a new team member this year. Along with Laura Cook, will be Kristi Powell, Drew Cook and joining them this year

will be Curtis Cook. What’s Cookin’, a fundraising event for the Rock River Center in Oregon, will be held on Saturday, March 25 at Barnacopia. For more information about What’s Cookin’, call the Rock River Center at 815732-3252.

Coffee with Dave set for Feb. 16 The Mt. Morris Economic Development Group will host a free Coffee with Dave session on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 11:30 a.m. at Pinecrest Grove Community Center, 500

Evergreen Lane, Mt. Morris. David Buchen, director for the Center for Small Business Development at Sauk Valley Community College, will talk about the first steps and how-

tos of business development, and how to network with other small business owners. For more information call Linda Straith at 779-7714591.

Day of Dabbling is Feb. 25 Ogle County is holding its annual 4-H Day of Dabbling on Saturday, February 25 at the Church of God, 860 W. Oregon Trail Road, in Oregon. Would your child enjoy the following? Chalkboard Art, Making a Bird Feeder, Paracord Bracelets, Electricity-Extension cord, Candle Art, Ice Candles, Bouncy Balls, Hangin’ with

Hedgie, Bartholomew & the Oobleck, Basic Hydroponics, Tissue Paper Jars, Snack Time!, Slime!, Horse on a Stick, “Write Now!”, Shrinky Dink Fun, Scrapbooking, Wired for Wind, Cloverbud Craft Bag? If so, call now to secure your spot, space will fill quick, 815-732-2191, 421 W. Pines Rd. Day of Dabbling is open to all youth, ages 5-15 years

old, and will consist of 20 hands-on youth workshops. You do not have to be in 4-H to come have fun and bring home fantastic crafts and new educational information. Participant may select up to 3 workshops to fill each time slot, 9:00 – 9:50, 10:00 – 10:50, and 11:00 – 11:50. Pre-registration of all classes is required by February 20.

Rock River Center Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs Jessica A. Parker, Veteran and Veterans’ Service Officer is available at Rock River Center the second and fourth Monday of every month, from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on a first come, first served basis. Jessica is a Veteran who transitioned into her current role as a Veterans’ Service Officer. She voluntarily comes to Oregon to serve Veteran’s of all ages, and assist them with applications and other benefits available to them. This is a free service. If you have any questions, call of Hall r! e F am

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Rock River Center at 815732-3252. Rock River Center Book Club Rock River Center Book Club meets the second Wednesday of every month from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Center in the board room. Oregon Public Library staff members are the facilitators of this group. KSB Foot & Ankle Center Program KSB Foot & Ankle Center will be presenting a program on Proper Foot and Ankle Care on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 10:30 a.m. until

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approximately 11:30 a.m. Some of the topics to be discussed are: common conditions, proper nail care, stretching, diabetes education. A question and answer period will follow. The KSB Foot & Ankle Center specializes in offering top-quality care for a variety of foot, ankle, and lower extremity conditions. David Yeager, DPM, and Stephen Palmer, DPM, work together to put patient care and comfort first with their knowledge and professional medical care and treatment. Please call Rock River Center at 815-732-3252 if you plan on attending this free program. Potluck lunch and bingo follow. These Support Groups are also offered at the Rock River Center. Caregiver Support Group We are pleased to announce that a Caregiver Support Group has been formed at Rock River Center. Patti Kilmer, MSW from Neighbors Rehabilitation Center, leads the support group. We welcome those new to caregiving, those who anticipate caregiving, and those for whom caregiving is

Peggy Doty, Energy & Environmental Stewardship Educator for University of Illinois Extension, presented a colorful and informative Hummingbird Presentation to approximately 50 people at the Rock River Center on Jan. 31. Photo supplied

already a way of life. You will find information, resources, encouragement & answers to difficult questions. Our meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month from 10:00-11:30 a.m. at Rock River Center. For more information, call Patti Kilmer at 815-2342511 or 815-298-7004. Low Vision Group This is a group for those who have low vision, any form of vision loss, AMD or to caregivers of those with vision loss. Low Vision Group meets the secondTuesday of the month at 12:30 p.m. at Rock River Center.

Diabetic Support Group This very informative group meets the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Rock River Center. Marilyn Csernus from the University of Illinois Extension Office facilitates this group by offering support, encouragement and the sharing of experiences when living with diabetes. Join Marilyn for a different topic each month and enjoy her recipes as well. Cancer Support Group “Facing the Challenge” is a support group that provides a safe, accepting environment for patients currently going

through treatment, survivors, caregivers and loved ones to talk openly about the challenges a cancer diagnosis brings. ANYONE who has been affected by cancer is invited to attend! Rock River Center and Home of Hope are partnering to offer information to this group. The group meets on the fourth Thursday of the month from 3:-4 p.m. at Rock River Center. To confirm meeting schedules, please call Rock River Center at 815732-3252 or visit www. (All ages are welcome to participate in programming)

County News

Ogle County Newspapers, Thursday, February 16, 2017, Page A7

Polo business adds U-Haul truck rentals for customers By Vinde Wells vwells@oglecounty U-Haul trucks and trailers have proved a popular addition to an long-standing Polo business. Mark Bergstrom, owner of Bergy’s Automotive, 610 N. Division Ave., said the truck rental business has been steady since he started it last October. “A lot of people are using them. I think the area needed it,” he said. “We’ve had several people come from Dixon.” U-Haul Company of Illinois, Inc. issued a press release Feb. 7 to announce that Bergy’s Automotive had

signed on as a neighborhood dealer, offering U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, support rental items, and in-store pick-up for boxes. According to the press release, hours of operation for U-Haul rentals are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. Afterhours drop-off is available for customer convenience. U-Haul products can be reserved by calling 815564-2587 or visiting https:// Truck-Rentals-near-PoloIL-61064/042724/. “U-Haul and Bergy’s Automotive are striving to benefit the environment through sustainability initiatives,” the press release

said. “Every U-Haul truck placed in a community helps keep 19 personally owned large-capacity vehicles, pickups, SUVs, and vans off the road. Fewer vehicles means less traffic congestion, less pollution, less fuel burned and cleaner air.” Bergy’s Automotive is a also place to become U-Haul Famous, according to the press release. Take your picture in front of a U-Haul product, send it in and your face could land on the side of a U-Haul truck.  Upload your photo through Instagram using #uhaulfamous, or go to www. to submit Mark Bergstrom, owner of Bergy’s Automotive, Polo, stands next to a U-Haul truck for rent at his business. Photo by Vinde Wells photos and learn more.

It’s in the mail: Jail information sent to residents By Vinde Wells vwells@oglecounty Ogle County residents got at least some of their questions answered last week about the new county jail. A four-page flier with full-color drawings of the proposed facility, details about the planning process as well as questions and answers about the project, was mailed last week to all

county residents. The question and answer section addresses the need for the jail, the cost, and the location, which has proved controversial. Several Oregon residents have voiced opposition to putting the jail in the 100 block of South Sixth Street in Oregon. The flyer also lists a series of public meetings which begin next week. Time meeting times and places are as follows:

Ogle County residents received information in the mail about a proposed county jail.

• Byron & Stillman Valley — Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Byron

Community Room, 202 W. Second St., • Polo — Thursday, Feb.

23 at 7 p.m. at the Buffalo Township Hall, 117 N. Franklin Ave., • Davis Junction & Monroe Center — Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Davis junction Fire Station, Ill. 72,  • Rochelle — Wednesday, March 1 at 7 p.m. at the Rochelle City Hall, Sixth Street & Fifth Avenue, • Forreston — Thursday, March 2 at 7 p.m. at the Forreston Public Library, Ill 72 & 26,

• Mt. Morris — Tuesday, March 7 at 7 p.m. at the Mt. Morris Village Hall, 105 W. Lincoln St., • Oregon — Thursday, March 9 at 7 p.m. at the Oregon Coliseum, 124 N. Fourth St. (Ill. 2). For more information call Ogle County Board Chairman Kim Gouker at 815-732-1111 or Ogle County Long Range Planning Committee Chairman Don Griffin at 815-732-3201 ext. 543.

Dead Cold Brew by Cleo Coyle (Mystery) The Dry by Jane Harper (Mystery) Murder On The Bucket List by Elizabeth Perona (Large Print Mystery) The Midnight Cool by Lydia Peelle (Fiction) Class by Lucinda Rosenfeld (Fiction) No Man’s Land by Simon Tolkien (Fiction)

Fatal by John Lescroart (Fiction) The library is located at 300 Jefferson Street in Oregon. Library hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Oregon Library News 12-24 Months Story Time Club A lapsit story time program for children 12-24 months and their caregivers is offered on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. Very short stories are interspersed with songs, rhymes, and movement for babies and parents.   Story Time (3-6 years old)  Story Time continues! Stories, crafts, and fun activities start at 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays in the Children’s Area . Library Book Clubs  The Afternoon Book Club meets Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 1 p.m. to discuss The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra. The In-BeTween Book Club will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 1:30 p.m. at the Library to discuss Dancing on Broken Glass by Ka Hancock. The Rock River Center Book Club meets Wednesday, March 8 at 12:30 p.m. to discuss The Man Who Couldn’t Eat by Jon Reiner. Stories in the Castle Join guest reader, Debbie Herman (Oregon Library children’s librarian) on Thursday, Feb. 16 for Stories in the Castle at Stronghold Castle. The story time theme will be birds. The castle opens at 5 for snacks and drinks. Stories start at 5:30. An activity for children will follow the stories. Knit and Crochet Club A friendly and dedicated group meets every Monday evening at 6 p.m. and Tuesday afternoon at 1 p.m. at the library. These crafty people share their time and energy with anyone who enjoys the delights of the yarn. Working on projects can come to a complete halt if someone has a question or a good story to share. If you like a congenial

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atmosphere to craft and express yourself, be sure to drop in to the Oregon Library’s Knit and Crochet Club. Afternoon Movie at the Library On Monday, Feb. 20, school is out and there will be a movie, Queen of Katwe (rated PG) beginning at 1 p.m., with seating at 12:45. Bring something soft to sit on as the movie is shown in the newly renovated Art Gallery.  Toothbrush Rug Making Can’t figure out what to do with all those old Tshirts? Did you ever hear of anyone making a rug with a toothbrush? Here’s how to combine the two. Rag rugs are often called Toothbrush Rugs because of the type of tool used to make them. Find out more by joining Sherry Piros on Saturday, March 4 at 10:30 a.m. at the Oregon Public Library. Bring a couple of old T-shirts or sheets to use for your project and let Sherry introduce you to the secrets of a toothbrush rug creation. This program is designed for adults and youth (6th grade & up). Registration is requested to ensure enough supplies are available. Spaces are limited.

Introduction to Quilting Phase ll They’re back! Susan Murges and Carole Robeson, members of the Country Crossroads Quilt Guild, will once again share the fun and mysteries of quilting. Join them on Saturday, March 25 at 10 a.m. at the Oregon Public Library for a Phase II basic quilting skills program and create a table runner or table topper. Ages 12-16 should be accompanied by an adult. Registration is requested to ensure enough supplies are available. Materials will be supplied. New Arrivals A Gathering In Hope by Phillip Gulley (Large Print Fiction) The Burning Page by Genevieve Cogman (Science Fiction) This Is Our Song by Samantha Chase (Paperback Romance) Lord Of The Privateers by Stephanie Laurens (Paperback Romance) Mulberry Moon by Catherine Anderson (Paperback Romance) Batman Vol. 1: I Am Gotham by Tom King &David Finch (Non-Fiction 741.5 BAT – Graphic Novel) The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes (NonFiction 613.2 TAU)

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OHS holds assemblies on dating abuse Oregon High School students learned about dating abuse last week. Ruth Carter, Exec. Director at HOPE of Ogle County made a presentation Feb. 8 about dating abuse warning

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David L. Rahn High will be hosting a Scholastic book fair from Junior High Tuesday, Feb. 21 to Friday, Feb. 24. Book Fair The book fair will be held in the DLR library and run from Feb. 21-24 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. daily.

Reading Matters Vocabularies important for development By Mary Gardner Reading Specialist In recent columns we have looked at building vocabulary for our children and grandchildren. The different vocabularies we have considered are listening, speaking, reading, and writing, as well as in technology and new literacies. Last month’s column

gave ideas for supporting and building the important foundation of the listening vocabulary. For this month we will look at developing strong reading and writing vocabularies. Reading and writing develop together. We get better at one by working on the other. The same is true for the way these vocabularies develop. We build reading vocabulary by reading a lot. That certainly includes being read to as well. The more we read the more words we encounter.

Many of them will become part of our reading vocabulary, especially after seeing them multiple times. In order to build the strongest vocabulary we also need to read a wide variety of kinds of texts. We should be purposeful about choosing both fiction and nonfiction texts which can be books, magazines, pamphlets, and online resources to name a few. Within those texts we also need to try to cover all of the genres. For example, nonfiction texts include biographies,

autobiographies, how-to books, cookbooks, self-help books, and fact books of all kinds. In fiction there are the genres of science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction, traditional literature, and picture books. Writing vocabulary develops when we write in a variety of formats and for a wide range of purposes. Consider the vocabulary you would use when writing a note or an email to a friend or the very different vocabulary needed to write to your congressperson.

It is much more likely that we will use words in our writing that are already in our listening vocabulary which points back to the importance of that foundation. For the youngest writers, we should remember that the goal is to get ideas on paper and to communicate ideas. We need to allow spelling approximations at first in order to encourage their efforts. We can help our children and grandchildren build strong reading and writing vocabularies by reading to and with them, as well as

listening to them read to us. Make sure to choose a wide variety of texts and formats, including online resources. We can also model how we use writing in our everyday lives and encourage them to write for authentic purposes.  Showing an interest in learning new words is another way we can support vocabulary learning. Encourage your child’s natural interest in and curiosity about the world. A rich vocabulary develops over time, but it’s never too late to begin.

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Hawks fall to South Beloit 63-24 Tuesday night By Andy Colbert acolbert@oglecounty At the Oregon and South Beloit basketball game, the biggest cheer of the night came when both teams were in the locker rooms at halftime. That is when the Oregon competitive cheer team performed its sectional routine. That standout effort proved to be the only thing Hawk fans had to cheer about, as the basketball program may have reached a new level of futility, losing 63-24 to South Beloit, a team that came into the game with a losing record. “Tonight, we were timid and did not have focus,” Oregon coach Quinn Virgil said. “We did not play as a team.” What disturbed Virgil most was how well the team played one week ago in a 19-point

win over North Boone. ”We got up 17-0 against North Boone and had a 35-point lead at one time in the game,” he said. “To go from that to this in one week is disappointing.” It took five-and-a-half minutes for Oregon to score, as freshman Trey Woolsey drove the lane, made a basket and was fouled for a 3-point play. Adam Pilz had three 3-point baskets to stake the Sobos to a 13-3 lead. “He’s been hot since last week,” SB coach Matt Stucky said. “But, we’ve got other guys that can shoot.” Oregon did manage one decent stretch of play at the end of the first quarter. Andrew Newman started it with a nice pass to Cody Ebens for a mini alley oop basket. Then Newman scored on the next two possessions to cut

the lead to 13-9. “It was a nice little run. We were able to get out in transition and score,” Virgil said. It was a disaster after that, though, with five turnovers on the next six possessions, often from careless passes. Add another five possessions with misses and it took the Hawks over six minutes to score its lone basket of the second quarter. “Defense is our calling card,” Stuckey said. “We’ve won five straight games and averaged 34 points on defense.” Pilz started the third period with another 3-pointer, but Jared Pottorff answered back with one of his own to keep it within 28-14. With another rash of turnovers and missed shots, South Beloit went on a 16-0 run to absolutely demoralize

the Hawks. Dillon Hagstrom, who had 15 points to the 20 for Pilz, scored the bulk of those, twice on uncontested lay-ups in which Oregon players stood motionless. “We were lackadaisical and played without any energy,” Virgil said. “Nobody stood up to even take a charge.” It wasn’t until 35 seconds remained in the third quarter that Oregon scored again, giving them seven points total for the middle quarters. To compound matters, Stuckey took his starting unit Oregon’s Izak Holley defends South Beloit’s Adam Pilz out and Oregon was outplayed during second half action at the Blackhawk Center on by the Sobo benchwarmers for Tuesday. Photo by Earleen Hinton the final quarter. Oregon finished with beat us at the regional if we Center. On Monday, No. 10 seed 23 turnovers and 10-for-35 play like this.” Oregon wraps up the Oregon travels to Rockford shooting. “I truly thought we had regular season on Friday at Christian to face No. 11 turned the corner last Tuesday home against Stillman Valley, North Boone at 7 p.m. in the against North Boone,” Virgil a team that the Hawks beat 2A regional, with the winner said. “It was our best game earlier in the year. It will be playing No. 2 RC on Tuesday of the year. North Boone will Senior Night at the Blackhawk at 6 p.m.

Marchetti is lone qualifier for state meet 195 pounder to compete in Champaign By Randy Holland The Byron Individual Wrestling Sectional lived up to its’ reputation as the toughest in the state Feb. 1011 with brutal semifinal and medal rounds on Saturday. Twenty three of the participating teams advanced at least one wrestler to the Individual State Finals at the State Farm Center in Champaign this weekend. Oregon was one of the teams with a qualifier. Anthony Marchetti battled his way to third place at 195 pounds. The other Oregon entrants wrestled hard and dropped from competition in hard fought consolation matches. Chase Clark made it the farthest, losing by a late takedown in the 132 pound semifinal. Noah Paul at 120 and Caleb Mennen at 170 lost their quarterfinal matches The Hawk wrestlers had one heck of a first round as they all pinned to advance to the quarterfinals. But when

they met up with the regional champions, it was a different story. Paul was tough in a 6-2 loss, and Mennen was a takedown away from advancing, but Clark lost a major decision and Marchetti was the victim of a technical fall. The Hawks entered the wrestlebacks with each of their four wrestlers needing to beat a formidable opponent to have a chance to make it to the third place mat. All four had relatively easy matches in the first round, and all moved through with pins. Some tough matches were waiting in the quarterfinal. Clark made it through, scoring a pin in overtime. Marchetti also advanced with a pin, but Paul and Mennen both lost close matches. In the semifinal, Clark lost on a late takedown and Marchetti was in a fight, an escape in the last seconds the margin of victory. It was easier in the medal match as he rolled to a 9-2 win. Marchetti is Oregon’s first state qualifier since 2015 when his brother Dominic and Matt Crandall made it to Champaign. Crandall brought home the fourth place medal.

Above, Oregon’s Anthony Marchetti wrestles Rock Falls’ Niles Ager in the 195-pound weight division at the Byron Sectional. Photo by Earleen Hinton

Likely dual team champion Lena-Winslow-Stockton had the most qualifiers with nine, but as a testament to the strength of the tournament, the powerful Pantherhawks only won two of their five championship matches, and lost all four of their third place matches. Dakota advances five including two first places. Fulton sends four, a first, a second, and two thirds. Orion had one runner-up and three thirds. Sending three were Aurora Christian with two champs, Rock Falls with

two champs, Stillman Valley with a champion and two seconds, and Byron with a first, a second, and a fourth. Seven schools advanced two, led by Morrison with two champions and West Carroll with a first and a second. In the opening round, Paul took his opponent to his back in a reverse half at the edge of the mat. He adjusted a couple of times, pulled James back on the mat and pinned at 1:51. Clark made quick work of it in his preliminary round match, hitting a spinning takedown into a cradle,

pinning in 17 seconds. Mennen led 5-2 when rolled into a headlock and pinned at 1:38. Marchetti was up 11-2 when reversed off the head and worked into a cradle, pinning at 4:46. In the quarterfinal, Paul faced top ranked and eventual third place finisher Noah Villarreal of Aurora Christian. Noah scored the first takedown, but lost two reversals and a takedown on a missed shot in the third to lose 6-2. Clark got seventh ranked Brody Ivey of Sterling Newman in the quarterfinal.

Ivey built up a 9-2 first period lead and extended it to 17-3 with a takedown to the back in the second. Then Clark cranked it up and was clearly the aggressor, but Ivey held on and Clark lost a 17-5 major decision. Next up for Mennen was Tyler Meyers of Rock Falls. Mennen was tied at one when he lost a spinning takedown with 25 seconds left to go in the match. He escaped, but lost a tough one 3-2. Meyers went on to take third. Marchetti advanced into Turn to B2

Lady Tigers advance to sectional final, ‘Bago falls By Andy Colbert acolbert@oglecounty The Big Northern conference won one game and lost one game at the Princeton 2A girls basketball sectional on Monday. Byron had its way with Kankakee Bishop McNamara 60-31, while Winnebago suffered a 52-30 loss to Hall Township. In a battle of state-ranked teams, No. 1 Byron (28-2) will face No. 6 Hall (24-6) Thursday for the sectional title. It was complete domination by the Tigers over McNamara. Lexi DeVries hit a 3-pointer on the opening possession on her way to a game-high 25 points. She would add another 3-point basket, a coastto-coast layup, and an old fashioned 3-point play and that was just in the first quarter on a perfect 4-for-4

shooting. The real star of the game for Byron, though, was its suffocating defense. McNamara had 26 turnovers and Byron was usually able to convert those into fast breaks points. Alison Berg, a 6-0 sophomore, scored McNamara first six points and pulled her team to within 9-6. That was as close at the Fighting Irish would come and Berg would go scoreless the rest of the game. “Our game plan was a solid half-court defense,” Byron coach Eric Yerly said. “We did a nice job of it in the second half.” After McNamara cut the lead to 34-22 early in the third period, a trapping defense forced turnovers and Bailey Burrows converted at the other end for easy scores under the basket. Byron went on a 15-2 run and absolutely demoralized its opponent. Besides forcing turnovers and finding open

Byron’s Lexi DeVries goes up for a layup as she is fouled by Bishop McNamara’s Alison Berg during action at the Princeton Sectional on Monday. Photo by Earleen Hinton

shooters, the Lady Tigers looked like the Harlem Globetrotters in executing the 4-corner drill for nearly

the final minute of the third quarter, before feeding Burrrows for her 10th point of the quarter and 49-24 lead.

“We love to run off other team’s turnovers,” Yerly said. “We had a plus 20 differential in turnovers. That’s a lot of extra points on our end.” The Tigers only had seven turnovers for the game, compared to 27 for McNamara. That figure is in line with Byron’s average of under 10 for a game, a rarity for girls basketball. With the ball-hawking Paige Hollaway scoring her 11th point of the game, Byron took a 58-25 lead with six minutes left and Yerly began substituting. The backups for Byron proved to be just as effective as the starters in running the 4-corners, as nary a turnover was had the remainder of the game. For Yerly, the sectional final with Hall will be against his alma mater. Byron defeated Hall 60-43 earlier in the year. The game was close until the fourth quarter. “When you’re number

one, everyone gives you their best,” Yerly said. “Both Hall and Byron have good defenses.” Winnebago started great, but finished poorly against Hall. The Indians had leads of 13-10 and 17-15. “We started in a press and it helped them more than us,” Hall coach Brian Holman said. Sammi Russell had the first seven points for ‘Bago and Emily Parlapiano had six more in the first quarter, but were shut down after that. “Hall had a lot of intensity and we weren’t able to keep up,” Winnebago coach Judy Krause said. “Our shots stopped falling.” In Winnebago’s defense, they had several of their players at less than 100 percent, having missed multiple practices for sickness. “I don’t want to use that as an excuse, but we lost a lot of energy as the game went on,” Krause said.

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Clark, Mennen, Paul wrestle at Byron Sectional From B1 top ranked and undefeated Niles Ager of Rock Falls, the eventual champion, and got roughed up. He was on his back four times to lose a 17-1 technical fall at 4:45. Day two started with a series of falls for the Hawks. Paul had three sets of backpoints before ran the wing over the front and pinned at 1:06. Clark had a cradle for three points before he worked a half nelson at 1:36. Mennen had two sets of backpoints before he reversed and went to the butcher to advance with a pin at 3:46. Marchetti had two five point moves and hit a high crotch takedown to complete a 15-0 technical fall at 4:32. Paul met eighth ranked Andrew VanKampen of West Carroll and tied the score at two with a reverse midway through the third. Paul was riding tough, but as time wound down, he got too high and was reversed to his back with four seconds left in the match to drop a 6-2 heartbreaker. VanKampen was the fourth place finisher. Clark faced twelfth ranked Mason Loete of Orion in the quarterfinal. Clark came from behind to have a 3-2 lead before he lost an escape with 15 seconds left and they went to overtime tied at three. Clark got end to end with Loete on a takedown try in the extra period and took him to his back and pinned at 6:31 to advance to the semifinal. Mennen’s career ended in the quarterfinals in a hard

Above, Oregon’s Caleb Mennen gets thrown to the mat during his second match on Friday night at the Byron Sectional. Below, Chase Clark wrestles. Photos by Earleen Hinton

Oregon’s Noah Paul wrestles an opponent from Aurora Christian. Photo by Earleen Hinton

fought match with Tyler Rolling of Sherrard. They were scoreless when Mennen was turned in a guillotine and he trailed 3-0 after two periods. He could not score on top in the third and went down 4-0. Rolling lost 3-2 to Meyers in the third place match. In the quarterfinal against Trey McCarty of Genoa, Marchetti found an opening and hit a high crotch and drove McCarty to his back and pinned with a reverse half at 1:51. Clark faced Zach Westlund of North Boone in the semifinal with the trip to Champaign on the line. Clark caught a leg and stepped over with six seconds left in the second period to take a 3-2 lead.

He lost an escape with a minute left and a sweep single on a restart with 15 seconds left to lose 5-3. Westlund finished fourth. Marchetti’s semifinal was a heart stopper. Facing Justice Wells of Sherrard, he scored the first takedown but trailed 4-2 when he escaped to start the third. Marchetti lost a takedown on a missed shot, escaped again, and scored a counter for a takedown with 25 seconds left. Then he lost a rolling reversal with 15 seconds left and was down 8-7. Marchetti stood and collected a stalling point to tie it and stepped away with three seconds left to squeak out a 9-8 win. Champaign here we come! Marchetti had no trouble in the third place match against

Cade Meier of Dakota. He had three takedowns and a two point nearfall as he cruised to a 9-2. Preliminary rounds in the Class 1A finals get underway

Two Lady Hawks, two Lady Tigers advance in showdown Two members of the Oregon girls basketball team advanced to the second round of Country Financial’s Three-Point Showdown. Junior Addie Kitzmiller and freshman Olivia Lambrigtsen will shoot at the Class 2A Princeton Sectional on Feb. 16 after making eight of 15 attempts at the Byron Regional on Feb. 9. Also advancing from the Byron Regional were seniors Lexi DeVries and Sarah Hopkins from Byron.

Oregon bowler headed to state; tourney time By Andy Colbert acolbert@oglecounty How about Oregon’s girls bowler Caitlyn Kaltenbrun. After spending most of the season in the background to the Scheidecker sisters and Victoria Barnhart, the unsung junior is the lone Lady Hawk representative headed to state. Kaltenbrun grabbed the third of the five individual spots available for bowlers not on a state-qualifying team. Sadly, the team itself was one spot out of qualifying, trailing fourth-place Dixon by 53 pins. Considering that 30 games were played, that is a difference of less than two pins a game per bowler. None-the-less, it was an outstanding season for the girls and just goes to show how difficult the IHSA post season can be mentally taxing sports like bowling. If a person’s game is off by even the slightest margin, it can spell the difference between headed downstate

at 1 p.m. on Thursday. The second session begins Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. and semifinals are scheduled for 7 p.m. Wrestlebacks and third and

fourth place matches start at 9 a.m. on Saturday and the Grand March of Finalists starts at 5:30 p.m. followed by the championship matches in all three classes.

Caitlyn Kaltenbrun to bowl at state finals

Four Ogle County basketball players advanced from the first round of the Country Financial Three-Point Countdown at the Class 2A Byron Regional on Feb. 9. Pictured left to right are: Sarah Hopkins, Byron; Olivia Lambrigtsen, Oregon; Addie Kitzmiller, Oregon; and Lexi DeVries, Byron. The four will shoot again at the Princeton Sectional on Feb. 16. Photo supplied

DeVries made eight shots while Hopkins netted six in a tie-breaker with teammate

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buy into the lies of a being dominant at a pre-high school age. The vast majority of the time expectations are never met. What usually happens is some kids stop growing, others lose interest, some turn to less healthy alternatives or some don’t get any better athletically. However, I give you one such case where it has materialized. In 2013, someone contacted our paper and suggested we write about a group of seventhgrade boys from Forreston that set an IESA seventh grade record of 49.95 for the 400-meter relay. Because of my overriding sentiment of let’s wait until they play varsity’, that request was politely declined. Those four kids, Sam Barkalow, Gavin Fuchs, Joe Bowers, and AJ Christensen, have not let up one bit and thrive on the both the football field and track as they continue with their varsity careers. Good job guys of keeping interested in sports and fulfilling your potential. I’m puzzled by two A.P. voters who insist on putting Eureka ahead of Byron in the 2A girls basketball poll. Do you not realize that the

the state finals at Redbird Arena Feb. 23 at Illinois State University in Normal.

The season ended for the Lady Hawks bowling team at the LaSalle-Peru Sectional on Saturday, but one team member will be bowling at the state finals. As a teamm, Oregon finished fifth with a score of 5,798. Caitlyn Kaltenbrun, a junior, qualified for state with an individual score of 1,265. She will bowl this Friday/ Saturday at Cherry Bowl Lanes in Rockford. The Dixon girls bowling team is heading back to state after a fourth-place finish at the sectional. The Duchesses had a team score of 5,851. Katlyn Bay led the Duchesses with a 1,241.

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Morris was the sectional champion with a 6,007. There is only one class for the bowling tournament with large schools and small school competing against each other.

Sports Column Basektball Tourney Time Realizing Oregon hasn’t had the same talent level since the Sam Lambrigtsen/ Emy Wright era, I was still a bit disappointed the basketball team’s effort against North Boone in the regional. Maybe it’s my imagination, but there did not seem to be much of an urgency to compete in that game; nor was there a sense of playing together as a unit, aptly described as being “disjointed” by coach Kristy Eckardt. Oregon had hoped to get the No. 3 seed over Morrison and have another shot at Winnebago. Morrison took ‘Bago to overtime and proved more deserving of being seeded higher than Oregon. After the ‘Bago loss, a Morrison senior spoke of her class being 30-0 as eighth graders and entering high school expecting to be state champs before graduating. That’s a perfect example of why junior high and youth sports need not be taken seriously. They have little bearing on the success at the varsity level and far too many times, parents and their kids

defending state champ Tigers return their starting lineup and only have lost to the No. 1 and No. 5 teams in 4A. NUIC Boys Race The NUIC boys race in basketball continues to be wide open. Other than doormats Scales Mound and Durand, anyone is capable of beating anyone else. Was Forreston’s win over previously conference unbeaten a surprise? Not at all. The same with Galena beating an overrated East Dubuque squad the same day. The Lena-Winslow and Polo game last week was an example of the wide-open nature of the league, and also the youth movement afoot. Not only did Le-Win use two freshmen and one sophomore, but all three looked like upperclassmen, especially man child Isaiah Bruce, who also started at defensive end for the Panthers as a freshman. Decades ago, I don’t recall younger kids being so physically mature and competitive at the varsity level. Next year, in both football and basketball, the NUIC is going to be better than it was this year. Sitting close to the Polo bench, I couldn’t help but

notice coach Matt Messer “making suggestions” to the officials. Matt’s one of my favorite coaches and all-around good guys in the sport, but I think he may do his team a disservice for giving the refs a hard time. The head coach needs to set an example for both his players and assistants. If the players sense that they are getting “jobbed” by the officials because of what the coach says, they too may use the blame game for shortcomings in what is more likely their own performance. That is a detriment to winning. A Marco assistant was nailed with a tech foul for protesting a call against Le-Win. If there is an antiref culture pervading the bench, it becomes accepted behavior for an assistant to follow that lead. Besides an entertaining contest by both teams, I was thoroughly impressed with the cheerleading squad of Le-Win. These kids (nine girls and three boys) were enthusiastic and well organized in their routines. Of all the schools I’ve covered in games this season, they were the tops.

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They even used the large oldfashioned megaphones. Not trying to be chauvinistic, but I think it helps having males on your cheer team. Did you know that the IHSA has a state cheerleading contest, with exactly 300 school entered. Locally, Byron finished in the top 10 for small schools. Congrats to Jim Busser Finally, congrats to Jim Busser of Polo for being grand marshall at the 1A wrestling sectional. The Hall-of-Famer is retiring after 29 years of being one of the top wrestling officials in the state.

County News Ashton man arrested for sexual abuse An Ashton man has been charged with sexually molesting a underage girl in Ogle County. Joseph B. Piller, 38, was arrested by Ogle County Sheriff’s Joseph B. Piller Detectives on Feb. 8 at 10 p.m. for aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony. According to a press release from Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle, the arrest stems from an investigation in which Piller had sexual contact with a female minor in November of 2016.  Piller was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held without bond pending a court appearance on Feb. 9.

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Property Transfers Property transfers are listed according to the date they were filed in the county recorder’s office. The name of the grantor transferring the property is listed first, followed by the type of transaction, the name of the grantee, the address and township of the property. Feb. 3 State of Illinois Department of Transportation, quit claim to Anthony Scanlan, part of 13933 E. Ill. 72, Scott Township, $7,500. Wayne P. Pelletier and Shirley A. Pelletier, warranty deed to Jerrod S. Sand,

State’s Attorney Ogle County State’s Attorney Eric D. Morrow reports the following court activity. Feb. 1 Steve Holland, 44, Batavia, pleaded guilty to aggravated driving while under the

523 N. Eleventh St., Flagg Township, $157,000. Feb. 6 James M. Schacht, warranty deed to Matthew Justice, 7108 S. West St., Flagg Township, $70,000. Jeannine Price, quit claim to Donald C. Price and Jeannine L. Price (cotrustees of the Price Family Trust), farm land, Pine Creek Township. Donald C. Price and Jeannine L. Price, warranty deed to Donald C. Price and Jeannine L. Price (coTrustees of The Price Family Trust), 5023 W. Oregon Trail Rd., Mt. Morris Township. influence of alcohol. Judge John B. Roe sentenced to 180 days imprisonment and 48 months probation, and ordered him to submit to DNA testing, attend victim impact panel, submit to random drug and alcohol testing, cooperate with and satisfactorily complete psychological or substance abuse assessments or

Richard A. Stillman and Casie M. Stillman, warranty deed to Ryan J Cauwels and Larissa M. Cauwels, 867 Prairie Lily Lane, Scott Township, $175,000. Feb. 7 Timothy M. Olexa and Melissa J. Olexa, warranty deed to Ronald Wight and Heather Wight, 208 E. Center St., Mt. Morris Township, $54,500. Onel E. Millenbine and Rita M. Millenbine, warranty deed to Vogt Tyler, 309 N. Locust St., Forreston Township, $45,000. Dana M. Grant, quit claim to Jamie J. Grant, 204 W.

Brayton Rd., Mt. Morris Township. Feb. 8 Joan M. Hanlin, warranty deed to Marvin Jacob Baier and Monica Lynn Baier, East Townline Road, Byron Township, $128,414. Michael W. Mudge, warranty deed to Aaron L. Mudge and Keri A. Mudge, 407 N. Fifth St., OregonNashua Township, $64,000. Devin Heyob and Ashley K. Heyob, warranty deed to David A. LaPage Jr. and Tonya M. LaPage, 507 S. Fourth St., Oregon-Nashua Township, $65,000. Rita A. Mock-Gillespie, warranty deed to John A.

Nadig and Charlotte A. Nadig, 9282 E. Hemstock Rd., Flagg Township, $197,000. Fannie Mae, warranty deed to Thomas J. Lee, 602 S. Fourth St., OregonNashua Township, Feb. 9 Zheng Family LLC, warranty deed to Zheng Family LLC Series #1, 514 & 516 N. Second St., Flagg Township. Mary Sue Bright Wiggins, Dennis C. Wiggins, Charles E. Bright and Elaine J. Bright, warranty deed to Herbert Haushahn and Marcella Haushahn, 164 S. Rocky Hollow Rd., $30,000.

treatment as recommended, and pay total fines and costs of $5.740.81. David Vasquez, 44, DeKalb, pleaded guilty to aggravated driving while under the influence of alcohol. Judge John B. Roe sentenced to 180 days imprisonment and 48 months probation, and ordered him to submit to DNA testing, attend

victim impact panel, submit to random drug and alcohol testing, cooperate with and satisfactorily complete psychological or substance abuse assessments or treatment as recommended, and pay total fines and costs of $5,002. Feb. 3 Jorden Johnson, 24, Dixon, pleaded guilty to theft.

Judge Robert Hanson sentenced him to two years in the Illinois Department of Corrections with one year mandatory supervised release, and ordered him to pay total fines and costs of $462. Counts of robbery and resisting a peace officer were dismissed pursuant to plea agreement.

At 10 a.m., police took one male juvenile, age 17, Mt. Morris, into limited custody for the offense of unlawful possession of tobacco as a minor. The juvenile was released into the Oregon High School’s custody with a city ordinance complaint / notice to appear being served for a later date. At 1 p.m., police took one male juvenile, age 17, Mt. Morris, into limited custody for the offense of unlawful possession of tobacco as a minor. The juvenile was released into the Oregon High School’s custody with a city ordinance complaint / notice to appear being served for a later date.

while under the influence of alcohol. Coleman was also issued citations for disobeying a traffic control signal and driving while under the influence of alcohol with blood alcohol content greater than .08%. Coleman was transported to the Ogle County jail. These violations occurred at the intersection of Fourth and Washington streets. Jacob A. Chamberlin, 21, Oregon, was arrested at 10 a.m. on an outstanding Ogle County warrant. Chamberlin was also charged with theft more than $500. Chamberlin was transported to the Ogle County jail.

Feb. 12 Cathy L. Coleman, 57, Stillman Valley, was arrested at 1:25 a.m. for driving

Eleven parking tickets and three verbal/written warnings were issued from Jan. 30 through Feb. 12.

General calls for service through dispatch Checking a Subject/ Vehicle.............................12 Citizen Complaints............6 Animal Complaint.............2 Juvenile Complaint............1 Animal Complaint.............1 Ordinance Violations.........5 Disturbance / Domestic.....4 Citizen Assist / Civil Problem....................9 Assist EMS / Other Department............10 Alarm Response / Open Door or Window................2 Lockout Vehicle/ Building.............................2 911 Hang-up / Open Line..........................6 Traffic Stops....................11 Civil Citation– Possession of Cannabis <10 grams.....1 Civil Citation–Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.......1

Oregon Police Activity Oregon Police Chief Darin DeHaan reports the following police activity. Jan. 31 Kyle A. Hill, 36, Dixon, was issued a citation at 1:38 a.m. for speeding, 49 mph in a 30 mph zone. This violation occurred in the 600 block of N. Fourth Street. Feb. 2 Jeffrey A. Gusloff, 49, Polo, was issued a citation at 4:53 p.m. for no valid registration. This violation occurred in the 400 block of S. 10th Street. Feb. 3 Michelle L. Pickrell, 38, Oregon, was arrested at 5:36 p.m. for driving while license suspended. Pickrell was also issued a citation

for operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Pickrell was transported to the Ogle County jail. These violations occurred in the 100 block of S. Fourth Street. Feb. 4 Oregon police received a complaint of a juvenile being sold tobacco products at Sam’s Tobacco and Wholesale. At 7:30 p.m., police issued Dora S. Vehslage, 53, Mt. Morris, a city ordinance complaint / notice to appear for selling tobacco products to a minor. Vehslage is scheduled to appear at a later date. At 10:25 p.m., police were dispatched to a physical domestic occurring in the 100 block of E. Washington Street resulting in the arrest of Craig A. Hochmuth, 31, Oregon, for aggravated

domestic battery. Hochmuth was transported to the Ogle County jail. Feb. 5 At 4:50 p.m., police took one 17-year-old juvenile male, Oregon, into limited custody for the offense of possession of tobacco as a minor. The juvenile was released into his parent’s custody with a referral to the Ogle County State’s Attorney’s Office. Feb. 7 Sheliah R. Dye, 44, Rockford, was issued a citation at 3:30 a.m. for operating a vehicle when registration is suspended for non-insurance. This violation occurred in the 600 block of N. Fourth Street. Feb. 9

Sheriff Arrests Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle reports the following arrests. Feb. 7 Michael Ramsey, 25, Oregon, was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear. His full cash bond was set at $1,284.09 pending a Feb. 8 court appearance. Feb. 8 At 1:45 p.m., deputies responded to 243 South Angus Road in Oregon to assist the probation office. As a result, Emily N. Lykken, 26, Oregon, was arrested on a Boone County warrant for possession of stolen property. Lykken was transported to the Ogle County Jail where she was held in lieu of bond. Joseph B. Piller, 38 , Ashton, was arrested at

10 p.m. for aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony. The arrest stems from an investigation in which Piller had sexual contact with a female minor in November of 2016. Piller was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held without bond pending a court appearance on Feb. 9. Socorro Palafox-Banuelos, 40, Rochelle, was arrested at 2:43 p.m. for driving while license suspended following a traffic stop in the 10000 block of East Illinois 38. Palafox-Banuelos was released at the scene on an IBond. Feb. 9 Michael Werner, 26, Dixon, was arrested at 2:20 a.m. for driving while license suspended. Werner was transported to the Ogle

County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond. Marissa Cathina, 29, Rockford, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for failure to appear. Cathina’s full cash bond was set at $850 pending a Feb. 10 court appearance. Dan Daley, 58, Rockford, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for failure to appear. Daley posted $1,000 as a full cash for bond and is scheduled to appear in court on March 27. At 5:43 p.m., deputies were dispatched to a disturbance at 11100 East Lincoln Lane in Rochelle. A 21-year-old male was reported to be out of control. After a short investigation, Juan Gutierrez, Rochelle, was taken into custody for disorderly conduct. He was

transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond. Feb. 10 Jessie Thornton, 26, Rochelle, was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear. Thornton posted $40 of a $4,899 full cash bond and was released. Thornton is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 27. Feb. 11 At 7 p.m., deputies along with Rochelle EMS and Creston Fire responded to a two vehicle accident with possible injuries in the 18,000 block of East Illinois 38. Upon completing an investigation it was determined that a 1987 Monte Carlo was traveling eastbound at that location when the front driver’s

side tire detached from the vehicle and rolled into the westbound lane of traffic striking a 2014 white Jeep Cherokee causing the jeep to overturn. All parties signed a medical refusal of treatment with Rochelle ambulance. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. Jose Capes-Arreguin, 18, Rochelle, was arrested at 6:43 a.m. for no valid license and speeding following a traffic stop in the 12,000 block of East Illinois 38. He was transported to the Ogle County Jail and held in lieu of bond. At 10:45 a.m. deputies responded to the 100 block of Harvest Glenn Drove in reference to a domestic. After an investigation, Javier Montero, 50, Davis Junction, was arrested for domestic battery. Montero

was transported to the Ogle County Jail and held in lieu of bond. Feb. 12 James Chamberlin, 76, Rockford, was arrested for no valid license, no insurance and speeding following a traffic stop in the 6,000 block of North Illinois 251. Deputies also cited a front passenger, Dwight Anderson, 45, Rockford, for illegal transportation of alcohol. Chamberlin was transported to the Ogle County Jail and held in lieu of bond. Michael Burgins, 30, Rochelle, was arrested on a warrant for driving with a suspended license. Burgins posted 10% of a $3,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on March 3.

Obituaries Arlyn E. Bryson Arlyn E. Bryson, 81, Polo, died on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.   Arlyn was born June 15, 1935 to Winthep (Ben) Ellery and Helen Schilling Bryson in Sterling.   He married Phyllis Wolf Bryson on Sept. 24, 1954, at the Milledgeville Brethren Church. Arlyn was engaged in agriculture related businesses throughout his life including Bryson Trucking Company, Shannon Stockyards, and Bryson Livestock, all related to the cattle business and farming.   One of his greatest interests was horses and traveling many miles with his wife and children showing quarter horses. Arlyn served his community as a volunteer fireman on the Polo Fire

Department, was a goodfellow of Patrick Fegan American Legion Post 83 in Polo, and was baptized and a member of the Milledgeville Brethren Church. Arlyn is survived by his wife, Phyllis, of 62 years; children, Donna Crow, Milford; Lenny (Becky) Bryson, Polo, and Gail (Brian) Schroeder, Madison, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Travis Crow, Cissna Park, Molly (Tony) Crow Gorup, Raymond, Suzanne Bryson, Peoria, Arizona, Lance Bryson, Aubrey, Texas, and Megan, Morgan, and Wyatt Patterson; four great-grandsons, Bryson Crow, Acelin, Atticus, and Archer Gorup; a brother, Leland (Ruth) Bryson, Milledgeville; a brother-inlaw, Donald (Donna) Wolf, Polo; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased in death by his parents; his in-laws, Elwin Wolf, Helen Fairy Wolf Jones and Richard Jones; son-in-law, Randy Crow; a brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Phyllis Iler; a sister and brother-in-law, Marie and George Baylor; sister-in-law, Shelba Wolf; and brother-inlaw and sister-in-law Jerry and Marlene Wolf. A private graveside service with family and friends will be held on Friday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. at Fairmount Cemetery in Polo with Pastor Terrie Wilder officiating.   Memorials may be made to the Polo Fire Protection District and Ambulance or the donor’s choice. Polo Family Funeral Home is handling the service. To send condolences visit www. polofamilyfuneralhome. com.

Sally M. Fager Sally Mae Fager, 75, Forreston, died on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 at FHN Memorial Hospital, Freeport. Sally was born on Feb. 5, 1942 in Forreston, the daughter of Henry and Gertrude (Ruter) Bornemeier.   She married Derald DeVries, and then married Allen Fager on July 18, 1986; he died on May 22, 2011.    Sally taught aerobics at Freeport Health Club for more than 30 years.  She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Forreston.  She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great- grandchildren.  She also liked being with her dogs Maci and Charlie.  Survivors include son, Mark (Lori) DeVries, Forreston; daughters, Gwen (Brian) Weidman, Dixon,

Jill DeVries, Forreston, and Amy DeVries, Shannon; stepdaughter, Michelle (Anthony) Rogers; stepson, Jeremy (Rhonda) Fager; sisters, Joann (Lyle) Coffman, Kankakee, Beverly (Virgil) Hayunga, German Valley, Linda Brinkman, Beloit, Doris Pittsley, Freeport, and Nylia (Darrel) Swalve, Forreston; grandchildren, Dane, Derek,

Haley, Kody, Angela, Justin, Erin, Dakotah, Peyton, Alyssa, Abby, Braden, Alyse, Ida, and Ada; greatgrandchildren, Ashleigh, Ericka, Ryleigh, Amaiyah, Destyni, Audrina, Brantley, Carson, Dixen, Olivia, and Liana; mother-in-law, Rosalyn “Rosie” Fager; and two brothers-in-law.    Sally was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Allen; and sister, Betty Hepler. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb. 24 at 11 a.m. at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, Forreston. Rev. Scott Ralston, will officiate.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Burke Tubbs Funeral Home, Forreston.   A memorial has been established. Sign her guestbook at www.

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Donald J. Arshem Dr. Donald J. Arshem, 76, Hartford, Wisconsin, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. Don was born in Geddes, South Dakota on Sept. 16, 1940, the son of James and Vivian Arshem.   He married Elaine (Kowalczyk) Arshem in March of 1963.   After farming for a few drought-ridden years in South Dakota, Don and Elaine decided to go back to college to further their education.  Don graduated from South Dakota State University in 1971 with a PhD in Animal Science.   Don and Elaine with their family lived in Forreston and Freeport for most of their married life.   Don was a pioneer in the development of computer programs used to formulate and balance animal nutrition formulas based on the testing of the feed ingredients.   He was also a pioneer in the development of inventory and accounting programs for use on PCs.   He wrote multi-fund governmental software programs that are still being

used in many communities across northern Illinois. Don enjoyed working with wood, recently completing cabinets in his garage.   He was an avid reader and loved theatre, particularly Broadway musicals.  He dearly loved Friday Night Fish Fry with his children and Monday Morning Breakfast Club with his new friends in Hartford.   He followed the Chicago Cubs and was especially happy with their World Series win in 2016. Don was a member of the Lions Club for many decades and was a trustee on the Forreston Fire Department, and because of his love of books and reading was a member of the Friends of the

Hartford Library. Two years ago, Don and Elaine moved to Hartford, Wisconsin, to be closer to their children.   He is survived by his wife, Elaine; daughter, Andrea (Bill) Aberman, Sussex, Wisconsin; his sons, Jim (Linda) Arshem, Merton, Wisconsin, John (Stacey) Arshem, DePere, Wisconsin, and Jerry Arshem, Danville, California; and his grandchildren, AJ (Stephanie) Arshem, Austin Arshem, Oliver Arshem, Greta Arshem, Max Aberman; and stepgrandchildren, Kerry (Jim) Stapley, and Jordan Aberman; his sister, Janyce Bouza, Mitchell, South Dakota; many nieces and nephews; and brothers and sisters-in-law.  Don was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Vivian Arshem; his sister, Beverly Knorr; and four brothers-in-law.  The Evert-Luko Funeral Home, Hartland, Wisconsin, assisted the family.   Services were held on Feb. 11 at Our Savior’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hartland, Wisconsin.

Angie’s compassion and love were louder than life, which she shared with her family and many friends. When you met Angie, you insistently became her friend.   She lived her life to the fullest with traveling, adventures, and raising her girls.  She was a loving and caring mother, daughter, sister, and aunt, and will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her.   Angie was a lifelong member of the Chana United Methodist Church. She is survived by her amazing twin daughters, Isabelle and Mallory Bergstrom, Oregon; her parents, Darrel and Linda Daub, Chana; her four siblings, Karen (Brian) Larson, Leaf River, David

(Dana) Daub, Mt. Morris, Tracy (Steve) Novak, Rio Rancho, New Mexico, Daniel (Suzie) Daub, Mt. Morris; six cherished nieces and nephews, Micah Larson, Joey and Jessica Novak, Matthew and Kaitlyn Daub, Spencer Daub; grandmother, Isla Strawbridge; uncle, Tom Strawbridge; aunt, Donna (Tom) Heid; aunt, Audrey Daub; many cousins; and her best friend since they were 12 years old, Mary Dwyer. She was proceeded in death by her grandparents, Floyd E. and Corrine (Reed) Daub, Laverne “Bud” Strawbridge; uncle, Floyd Daub; and uncle and aunt, Bill and Beulah “Bea” Daub. A Celebration of Life funeral service will be held on Friday, Feb. 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the Chana United Methodist Church, 606 Main St., Chana, with the Rev. Chan Ik Choi officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Feb. 16 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Farrell-HollandGale Funeral Home, 110 S. Seventh St., Oregon, and also one hour prior to the funeral at the church.  Burial will be at Lawnridge Cemetery, Rochelle. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

and took pride in keeping a good house. Marian loved her family, spending time with her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren and was a wonderful mother-in-law.  Survivors include her daughter, Donna (Dick) Duffield, Dixon; sister, Betty Deuth, Polo;

grandchildren, Dawn (David McGrath) Duffield and Brent (Kay) Duffield; greatgrandchildren, Brock and Kristin Duffield. She was preceded in death by a brother and his wife, Gavin and Betty Jo Cross; and brother-in-law, Elwin Deuth. A memorial visitation and service were held on Feb. 13 at Polo Family Funeral Home, 110 E. Dixon St., Polo. Private burial was at Fairmount Cemetery, Polo.    In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Polo Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center or Serenity Hospice and Home. Visit www. to send condolences.

brothers, Richard (Connie) Cornelius, Baileyville, Laurence (Vicky) Cornelius, Shannon, and Randall (Mary) Cornelius, German

Valley; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, three husbands, and two sons.  Private family services will be held.   Visitation was held on Feb. 12 at Burke Tubbs Funeral Home, Freeport.  Burial was at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Freeport.   In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established. Sign her guestbook and share a remembrance at www.

Angela G. Bergstrom Angela “Angie” Gay Daub Bergstrom, 52, Mt. Morris, died peacefully on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 with her family by her side. She had fiercely battled metastatic breast cancer for 11 years.  Angie was born June 13, 1964 in Rochelle, the daughter of Darrel and Linda (Strawbridge) Daub.  She married Chad Bergstrom on Dec. 25, 1999 and later divorced.  She grew up in Chana and attended Oregon High School (Class of ’82) and achieved her license as a certified pedorthist in Boulder, Colorado. While involved with the orthopedic prosthetic services in Colorado she volunteered in a program for persons with disabilities and amputation and prosthesis users on the ski slopes as skiing was one of her passions.  From Colorado she was asked to go to Rochester, New York, to open a prosthetic branch of the business and was able to share with foot and ankle orthopedic surgeons the intricacies of orthotic and prosthetic therapies.  In 1998 she moved back to Illinois to be closer to her family and most recently employed by Rockford Orthopedic Associates. 

Marian I. Ditzler Marian I. Ditzler, 97, Polo, died on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 at Polo Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. She was born on March 12, 1919 in Polo, the daughter of Floyd and Nellie (Walker) Cross.   Marian was united in marriage to Russel Cheeseman in February of 1938 until his death in December of 1951.   She later met and married Harold Ditzler in November of 1954 He died in May of 2008.   Marian was an all around good person with great taste.  She enjoyed bird watching, gardening, playing bridge for more than 50 years with the same ladies from high school, was a great cook,

Carolyn S. Janicke Carolyn S. Janicke, 79, Baileyville, died on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 at her home. Carolyn was born on Feb. 19, 1937 in Freeport, the daughter of Henry and Marie (Kampmeier) Cornelius.  She was a member of Richland Free Methodist Church.  Carolyn was a homemaker and a housewife.  Surviving are three daughters, Jeanette Long, Fair Grove, Missouri, Janine Long, Freeport, and Jodi Janicke, Freeport; three


Robert L. Donegan Robert Lee Donegan, 77, died on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 in Largo, Florida.   Robert, originally from Milledgeville, was the son of Lee and Lois Donegan.   He attended Milledgeville High School and graduated in 1957.   He married his high school sweetheart Georgeanne in 1959. He attended Bradley University, Peoria, and was in involved in ROTC.  He would return to further his education at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, where he graduated with his bachelors degree in Business.  He started his career working at Kraft in Stockton. Later, he would join the Borg Warner Corporation in Dixon.  Several promotions with Borg Warner would take him from Dixon to Decatur and back again.   He enjoyed the manufacturing business and became vice president and general manager of a division with Borg Warner.   He would spend more than 20 years with the company making many life-long friendships.   The “Borg Warner Group” would continue to meet once a year for the rest of his life.  Many great life-long friendships also came from the years he lived and worked at the Decatur plant.  Upon leaving Borg Warner, they would move to Palm Harbor, Florida, and try something new.   He bought Crystal Glass and Mirror company which

he kept for several years.   This would begin their love for Florida.  He was drawn back to manufacturing and they moved on to Hopkinsville, Kentucky, where he managed another car manufacturing company.   He ended his manufacturing career in Bellevue, Ohio, as plant manager for A.O. Smith.   In 2001 he retired and settled back in Largo, Florida. They would enjoy Florida for the rest of their lives in Largo, Florida, Palm Hills community. Robert and his wife Georgeanne traveled many places together — Alaska, Hawaii, Australia, New Zeland Europe to name a few.  He enjoyed golfing so much it became a daily activity which he continued up to the time of his passing.   The golf group “The Bandits” of Palm Hill was his favorite past time.  He kept the stats and records for this group daily, and enjoyed it very much. 

He was chairperson of the Communication Committee at Palm Hill which included being editor of their monthly newsletter, The Link.   He served on the board of directors for three years, and was president for two of those years.   He spent a number of years on the Finance Committee, and also helped his wife Georgeanne with Helping Hands.  He was a kind, loving, caring and respectful man who helped many during his lifetime.   He will be remembered, and missed by all that knew him. He is survived by his brother, Jerry (Mary Kay),Moline; son, Randy (Dayle), Banning, California; daughter, Rhonda (Rodney) Smith, Stillman Valley; and son, Rob, Elgin; two grandchildren, Mandi (Mark) Miller, Dixon, and Josh Beck, Sycamore. He was preceded in death by his wife, Georgeanne.   A celebration of his life with visitation will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Polo Family Funeral Home, 110 E. Dixon St, Polo. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Brunch will follow the funeral service at LaBranche, Polo. Anyone wishing to honor his memory may make a donation in his name at www. Visit www. to send condolences.

wife, Carla; son, Thomas IV, Dixon; step-children, Carla (Don) Conkle, Amboy, and Angie (Jim) VanHook, Norfolk, Virginia; grandchildren, Brittni, Dakota, and Samantha; brother, James, Oregon; and sister, Theresa (Rick) Eparvier, Brillion,

Wisconsin. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Susie; and step-son, Shane Shaffer. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 11:30 a.m. at FarrellHolland-Gale Funeral Home, 110 S. Seventh St., Oregon, with Rev. Howard Barch officiating.  Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10 to 11:30 a.m.  Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery, Oregon.  Memorials may be directed to OSF Hospice or the American Cancer Society. Visit www. to leave condolences.  

on the Polo Fire Protection District Board as a trustee from 2009 to 2014. Bob was a member of St. Marks Lutheran Church, Polo, serving as a council member and property manager for the church.   He was involved with the local Boy Scout Troop 61 and had a soft heart for children and animals. Survivors include his

daughters, Tammy and Trudy Karrow, both of Polo; son, Tony (Judy) Karrow, Polo; brother, Terry (Heidi) Karrow, Minneapolis, Minnesota; three grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren; and special friend, Loretta Martin. Visitation will be held on Friday, Feb. 17 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at St. Marks Lutheran Church, 201 N. Division Ave., Polo, on Friday, Feb. 17 with services beginning at 11 a.m.   Burial will follow at Faimount Cemetery, Polo. Arrangements were completed by Polo Family Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to Polo Fire Department and St. Marks Lutheran Church, Polo. Visit www. to send condolences.

listening to music, ice cream socials, visiting with friends, caring for people in need, and spending time with her “grand-dog” Laci. Phyllis is survived by her daughter Lucinda Ashton, Forreston; her sister, Marguerite “Mag” Simler-

Green, Forreston; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Donald; and her two sisters, Burness Goertz and Lillian Schreiber. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. at Forreston Reformed Church. Visitation was scheduled on Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Burke-Tubbs Funeral Home, Forreston.  Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Freeport. A memorial has been established. Visit www. to sign her online guestbook and to share memories. 

Thomas J. Leddy III Thomas J. Leddy III, 67, Byron, died on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 at his home. He was on born Nov. 27, 1949 in Oregon, the son of Thomas J. and Lucette (Guidi) Leddy Jr.  He married Carla Berogan in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on May 9, 2002.  Tom was a 1967 graduate of Oregon High School and a U.S. Army veteran.  He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion in Dixon and Byron, the PrairieView Golf Course, and Sterling Moose Lodge.  Tom was retired from the Laborer’s Union Local 727 in Dixon.   Survivors include his

Robert A. Karrow Robert “Bob” A. Karrow, 80, Polo, died on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 at Pinecrest Manor, Mt. Morris.   Bob was born on July 19, 1936 in Sterling, the son of Clarence and Helen (Helms) Karrow.   He married Sharon L. Rasmussen on June 18, 1957 in Milledgeville. She preceded him in death in 2004.   He was a veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard, serving for 16 years.   Bob owned and operated Karrow Plumbing for 21 years.   He was a member of the Polo Lions Club, Mystic Tie Lodge, Polo Historical Society, and the Polo Fire Department for more than 34 years retiring as fire chief in 1994.   After retiring he served

Phyllis E. Mennenga Phyllis E. Mennenga, 93, Forreston, went to be with her heavenly father on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 at Presence St. Joseph Center, Freeport. She was born on Sept. 14, 1923 in Ogle County, the daughter of Henry and Luella (Van Raden) Kampen. Phyllis worked for Pinecrest Nursing Home, Micro-Switch, and was a “mini” school bus driver. She was an active member of Forreston Reformed Church. She volunteered for Meals on Wheels. She was the Spelling Bee winner in her golden years. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, lawn work, singing,


Ogle County Newspapers, Thursday, February 16, 2017, Page B5

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PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on September 2, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 1:00 PM on March 15, 2017, at the Ogle County Courthouse, 106 5th Street front door entrance, OREGON, IL, 61061, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: THE WEST 50 FEET OF LOT 6 IN BLOCK 6 OF BARBER'S SECOND ADDITION TO THE TOWN, NOW CITY, OF POLO AND THE SOUTH 154 FEET OF THE EAST 10 FEET OF LOT 7 IN BLOCK 6 OF BARBER'S SECOND ADDITION TO THE TOWN, NOW CITY, OF POLO. ALSO, PART OF LOT 7 IN BLOCK 6 OF BARBER'S SECOND ADDITION TO THE TOWN, NOW CITY, OF POLO, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A POINT 10 FEET WEST AND 154 FEET SOUTH OF THE NORTH EAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 7, THENCE WEST PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF LOT 7, 65 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 150 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF LOT 7; THENCE EAST ON THE SAID SOUTH LINE OF LOT 7, 65 FEET, THENCE NORTH 150 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; IN OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 602 WEST BUFFALO STREET, Polo, IL 61064 Property Index No. 14-16-152-012. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $146,087.42. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. 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/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to 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 Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court.


In re the Estate of: AMES J. SCHRYVER Deceased. 2017 P 5 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of AMES J. SCHRYVER. Letters of Office were issued on January 20, 2017, to Keith A SCHRYVER, as Independent Executor, whose attorney is M. Thomas Suits, of Law Offices of M. THOMAS SUITS, P.C., 114 West Mason Street, Polo Illinois 61064. Claims against the estate may be filed within six (6) months from the date of the first publication or within three (3) months from the date of mailing or delivery of Notice to creditors, if mailing or delivery is required by Section 5/18-3 of the Illinois Probate Act. 1975, as amended, whichever date is later. Any claim not filed by the requisite date stated above shall be barred. Claims against the estate may be filed in the Office of the Circuit Clerk, Ogle County Judicial Center, 106 South 5th Street Oregon, IL 61061 – or with the estate legal representative, or both. Copies of a claim filed with the clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. By: KEITH A. SCHRYVER Independent Executor

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, or a 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 and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). In accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(h-1) and (h-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the property, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subsections (g)(1) and (g)(4) of section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act.

Law Office of M THOMAS SUITS. P.C. 114 West Mason Street Polo, IL 61064 (815) 946-2276

For information, contact the sales department, ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER LLC, 1771 W. Diehl Road, Suite 120, NAPERVILLE, IL 60563, (630) 453-6960 For bidding instructions, visit Please refer to file number F15070214.








PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on September 2, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 1:00 PM on March 15, 2017, at the Ogle County Courthouse, 106 5th Street front door entrance, OREGON, IL, 61061, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: THE WEST 50 FEET OF LOT 6 IN BLOCK 6 OF BARBER'S SECOND ADDITION TO THE TOWN, NOW CITY, OF POLO AND THE SOUTH 154 FEET OF THE EAST 10 FEET OF LOT 7 IN BLOCK 6 OF BARBER'S SECOND ADDITION TO THE TOWN, NOW CITY, OF POLO. ALSO, PART OF LOT 7 IN BLOCK 6 OF BARBER'S SECOND ADDITION TO THE TOWN, NOW CITY, OF POLO, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A POINT 10 FEET WEST AND 154 FEET SOUTH OF THE NORTH EAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 7, THENCE WEST PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF LOT 7, 65 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 150 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF LOT 7; THENCE EAST ON THE SAID SOUTH LINE OF LOT 7, 65 FEET, THENCE NORTH 150 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; IN OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 602 WEST BUFFALO STREET, Polo, IL 61064 Property Index No. 14-16-152-012. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $146,087.42. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. 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/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to 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 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, or a 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 and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). In accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(h-1) and (h-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the property, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subsections (g)(1) and (g)(4) of section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. 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. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact the sales department, ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER LLC, 1771 W. Diehl Road, Suite 120, NAPERVILLE, IL 60563, (630) 453-6960 For bidding instructions, visit Please refer to file number F15070214. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALEYou can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at for a 7 day status report of pending sales. ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER LLC 1771 W. Diehl Road, Suite 120 NAPERVILLE, IL 60563 (630) 453-6960 E-Mail: Attorney File No. F15070214 Attorney ARDC No. 3126232 Case Number: 15 CH 92 TJSC#: 37-1364 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.# information obtained will be used for that purpose. February 16, 23 & March 3, 2017

Dated: January 27, 2017 Laura J. Cook Ogle County Clerk

Call us 625-3600 284-2222

THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALEYou can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at for a 7 day status report of pending sales.


PUBLICATION NOTICE CHANGE IN CERTIFICATE OF OWNERSHIP OF BUSINESS Public Notice is hereby given that on June 24, 2016 a certificate was filed in the office of the Ogle County Clerk concerning the business known as: Grammie's Store located at: 7 E. Center St. Mt. Morris, IL 61054 which certificate sets forth the following changes in the operation thereof: Ceased doing business as Grammie's Store And Public Notice is hereby given that on January 27, 2017, 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: Cora Belle 7 E Center St. Mt. Morris, IL 61054

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You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales.

NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.# information obtained will be used for that purpose. February 16, 23 & March 3, 2017


February 16, 23, March 2, 2017


ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER LLC 1771 W. Diehl Road, Suite 120 NAPERVILLE, IL 60563 (630) 453-6960 E-Mail: Attorney File No. F15070214 Attorney ARDC No. 3126232 Case Number: 15 CH 92 TJSC#: 37-1364


February 20, 2017 ADA Stair Lift Renovation Project at David L. Rahn Junior High School for Oregon CUSD #220 David L. Rahn Junior High School 105 W. Brayton Rd. Mount Morris, Illinois 61054 Oregon CUSD #220 206 S. 10th St. Oregon, Illinois 61061 Richard L. Johnson Associates, Inc. 4703 Charles Street Rockford, Illinois 61108 (815) 398-1231 (815) 398-1280 FAX

SCOPE: Bids shall be submitted for a single contract for all Stair Lift Renovation Work. DATE DUE: Sealed bids will be received by Oregon CUSD #220 hereafter known as the ?Owner? for the ?ADA Stair Lift Renovation at David L. Rahn Junior High School? until 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 13, 2017 at the Oregon CUSD #220 District Office and will be publicly opened and read aloud at that time. PRE-BID MEETING: A Pre-bid Meeting will be scheduled at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 27, 2017, at David L. Rahn Junior High School. PRE-BID SITE VISIT: Contractors are required to survey the existing conditions prior to bidding. ACCESS TO BIDDING DOCUMENTS: Bidding Documents are on file for reference at the Office of the Architect, Rockford, Illinois Bidding Documents may be secured from the office of the Architect. Plans and Specifications are available for download at under “Contractors”. DEPOSIT REQUIRED: Bidders may secure up to two (2) sets of bidding documents by submitting $50.00 non-refundable deposit per set, plus a non-refundable check for $10.00 per set if documents are mailed. BID FORM: Bids shall be submitted in duplicate on forms included in the specifications by the Architect. PERFORMANCE BOND: A performance and payment bond for the full amount of the Contract will be required of the successful bidder. All costs associated with the bond shall be included in the bid amount. BID SECURITY: Bids shall be accompanied by a Bid Security of at least 5% of the total amount of the base bid and all additive alternate bids. This may be in the form of a certified check, cashier's check, bank draft, or bid bond, payable to the Owner as a guarantee that the bidder will enter into a contract with the Owner and will furnish the proper performance and payment bond within the time limited by the Owner. If the successful bidder so files the contract and performance and payment bond, upon the execution of the contract by the Owner, the Bid Security will be returned to all bidders. If he/she fails to file such contract and performance and payment bond the amount of the Bid Security will be forfeited to the Owner as liquidated damages. WAGE RULES: The general prevailing rate of wages in the locality in which the work is to be performed for each craft or type of worker or mechanic needed to execute the contract will adhere to all Federal Laws and Laws of the State, and to all local ordinances and regulations applicable to the work hereunder, and having force of law. RIGHTS RESERVED BY OWNER: The Owner reserves the right to waive any irregularities and/or reject any or all bids when, in the opinion of the Owner, such action will serve the best interests of the Owner. WITHDRAWAL OF BIDS: No bid may be withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) days after the opening of bids without written consent of the Owner. By order of the Board of Education for Oregon CUSD #220. February 16, 2017



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



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ANNUAL STATE-LINE CONSIGNMENT AUCTION SATURDAY APRIL 1, 2017 @ 9:00 A.M. 101 E. Murray Street – Browntown, WI 53522 Farm & Construction ▪ Hay & Forage Planting & Tillage ▪ Combines & Tractors Wagons & Carts ▪ Trucks & Trailers Skid Loaders & Attachments INFORMATION:

Office: (608) 439-5764 or Dan Powers, Jr: (608) 214-1883

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Black Hawk Run Golf Course 3501 S Golf Rd, Stockton, IL 61085

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2017 @ 11 AM Auction Location: 3501 S Golf Rd – Stockton, IL

NOTE: Black Hawk Run Golf Course is a beautiful 120 acre +/- 18-Hole Golf Course that has been in the Stockton, IL area for over 50 yrs. A very well maintained course, scenic fairways, excellent greens, and very nice 2600 +/- Sq Ft. Clubhouse. Located East of the Galena Territories; within the scenic Jo Daviess County. THE PROPERTY WILL BE OFFERED IN A MULTIPARCEL AUCTION. THIS WILL BE AN ABSOLUTE AUCTION.

The property sells AS-IS condition w/ no reserve. The property could be used for golf course, supper club & bar, camp ground, real estate development, or converted into farm land. Possibilities are endless.

A Great Opportunity To Own Your Own Business! Turn-Key & Ready To Go!

BEAUTIFUL 120 ACRE +/- 18-HOLE GOLF COURSE & 2600 Sq. Ft CLUBHOUSE W/ FULLY FURNISHED RESTAURANT, KITCHEN, BAR, & CLUBHOUSE Golf Course Information: (1) 2 Acre pond w/ Stone Edge, 4 equipment sheds, golf cart storage, blacktop drives & parking, irrigation system.

To Be Offered In 3 Parcels: 40 Acres +/- Each Or Combination Of 3 Parcels: 120 Acres +/Soils: Dunbarton, Fayette, Lawson, Palsgrove, Dubuque, Orion or



8 Big Round Bales of grass hay net wrap. $360 815-225-7824 FOR SALE-small bales of alfalfa, grass hay & wheat straw. Call 815440-4621.



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




creditautosales Always over 100+ vehicles to choose from.



NEW TODAY 2001 Mercedes ML 320, 132K, AWD, hitch, reliable. $4950. Call 815-312-0037



TERMS & CONDITIONS: 10% of the purchase price to be paid down the day of

auction, this 10% payment will be non-refundable. With the balance of the purchase price due and payable on or before Friday, March 31, 2017. Possession will be given on the day of formal closing. 2017 Taxes will be pro-rated. Property will be sold in AS-IS condition without any contingencies.

2445 E. Hwy 11 S. Wayne, WI 53587

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11875 Hwy 20 E. Stockton, IL 61085

815-947-9040 815-266-8302

1996 S10 2WD, ALL NEW tires, alternator, battery, gas tank, brakes, AM/FM CD radio, $1,800 815-535-1151



1999 Dodge van 2500 Series. 127K mi. New front tires, battery. Runs good $1,500/obo. Call 815-499-3895.



2003 Honda American Classic Like new. Great cruiser. All serviced. Low mi. $3000. 815499-5146 TOP CASH PAID! FOR OLD MOTORCYCLES! 1900-1979 DEAD OR ALIVE! 920-371-0494


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1100 N. Galena Ave

815-288-4455 2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT


2015 Chevrolet Malibu 1lt


2015 Nissan Rogue SL


2014 Buick Lacrosse Premium xpg021a

$15,995 $16,995 $22,994 $22,995 2012 GMC Acadia SLT-1


2015 Chevrolet Colorado LT


2013 Cadillac Xts Premium

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT



$22,995 $24,998 $27,495 $28,995 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 1lt cyh077a



2014 GMC Yukon XL Denali

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ gh054a


$29,995 $35,104 $37,995 $43,902 2009 Nissan Rogue S


2011 GMC Terrain SLE-2



2013 Mitsubishi Outlander SE




$10,495 $11,263 $11,495 2011 Toyota Sienna LE

2007 Acura MDX Technology

2013 Ford Focus SE


2015 Chrysler 200 Limited


2014 Toyota Corolla S Plus


$12,995 $13,077 $13,995 $14,495 2010 Cadillac SRX Premium


2011 Ford Edge SEL


2014 Nissan Altima 2.5




$14,647 $14,995 $15,730 $15,995 2012 Dodge Charger r/t


2015 Jeep Patriot Latitude


2016 Mitsubishi Outlander SE 4wd vpg157

2008 GMC Sierra 1500 sle1


oil Change Batteries Wiper blades Tire Rotates

One coupon per repair order. Cannot be combined with other offers. Redeemable at Ken Nelson Express Service/Quick Lube only. Expires 12/31/17 WU

North Court

$16,494 $16,995 $17,986 $17,994 Express Service/ Quick Lube Chevy-GMC Cadillac-Buick Showroom

GM Service

Toyota Chrysler Nissan Service

Toyota Showroom

North Galena Avenue

*All prices do not include tax, title, license or doc fees. Dealer not liable for errors.

Chrysler Showroom

Nissan Showroom

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