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September 7, 2017 Volume 167, Number 39 - $1.00

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Dixon’s defense proves too tough for the Hawks in a 42-7 loss on Sept. 1. B1

Help clean up the Rock River this Saturday in Oregon. A6

Ogle County Treasurer John Coffman says he won’t seek re-election in 2018. A2

Funds for Taft statue not part of new budget Demmer says he is frustrated by the delay By Vinde Wells vwells@oglecounty news.com The Black Hawk statue appears to be doomed to spend another year shrouded in black plastic. State Rep. Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) said Friday that a $350,000 grant earmarked for repairs to the Black Hawk statue may not be funded by the state legislature until the 2018-19 budget. Hopes were high that the grant, from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, would be part of the recently passed 2017-18 budget. However both Demmer and an IDNR official said that didn’t happen. “Grant funding was not included in the budget that was just passed,” Demmer said. “That’s basically unresolved. It wasn’t appropriated this year.” IDNR Director of

Fun on the Rock River

The Rock River, north of Oregon, was the place to be on Sunday. Above, a jet skier sprays water as he makes a turn. At right, a boat pulls two girls on an inner tube. Below, a water skier shows his form. Photos by Earleen Hinton

Facial features of the Black Hawk Statue protrude through the black covering draped over the historic structure last year.

Communications Ed Cross said Friday that the new budget did not include capital projects, which is where repairs to the statue falls. “What was passed was an operational budget, not a capital budget,” Cross said. “That’s why we haven’t been able to resume anything. Once we get a capital budget passed by the General Assembly then we can begin looking at that [the statue repairs].” Demmer said he backed an earlier budget bill that Turn to A2

Schools waiting for final word on funding total Rochelle business growing better salad greens hydroponically By Andy Colbert acolbert@oglecountynews.com Tired of the old-school salad of bland iceberg lettuce and hard tomato wedges? BrightFarms has something better for your taste buds and overall health.  Since last year, its four-acre greenhouse south of Rochelle has been providing top quality fresh greens and herbs, along with tomatoes. It is different the Mighty Vine operation, also near Rochelle, that grows tomatoes only in its greenhouse.  Bright Farms grows 75 percent greens and 25 percent tomatoes in its hydroponic greenhouse. “We choose Rochelle because they are very receptive to innovative farming,” said Abby Prior, Vice President of Marketing for Bright Farms. “They were friendly and open to our type of agriculture.” That type of agriculture is based upon the premise of controlling an indoor environment in creating a product superior to what is found outdoors. “When you compare the indoors to outdoors, you take away the harsher element,” Prior said. “We also use less water, land and energy Turn to A8

In This Week’s Edition...

By Vinde Wells vwells@oglecounty news.com

Two area school superintendents are taking a reserved approach to the state lawmakers’ longawaited approval to a bill for school funding. Oregon Superintendent Tom Mahoney and Forrestville Valley’s Sheri Smith both said they are reserving comment until they have definite numbers on how much their districts will receive as a result of the compromise bill approved by the General Assembly early last week and signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner on Aug. 31. “I have not seen the final numbers on how the funding bill will impact the district,” Mahoney said. “If it is the same as Senate Bill 1 we will received approximately an additional $80,000 in General State Aid. But I want to wait until I have seen the final dollar amounts before I make a comment.” Smith said she, too, is awaiting information from the ISBE on the final BrightFarms has been growing top quality fresh greens and herbs in allocation for the current school year. this greenhouse just south of Rochelle. Photo by Earleen Hinton

Church Bells, A5 Classifieds, B4-B8 Entertainment, A6 Marriage Licenses, A4

Oregon Library, A3 Oregon Police, B3 Public Voice, A7 Property Transfers, B4

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“For now, I can tell you that Forrestville Valley should start to receive state aid payments in 10-12 days,” she said. “These payments will mirror our payments from last year, so there will be no loss to the district. We are still owed one categorical payment from FY [fiscal year] 17, and we do believe we will receive this final payment in this fiscal year. However, there has been no date verified by the state board of education.” Polo Superintendent Chris Rademacher did not return phone calls. Due to the legislature’s failure to pass a school funding bill earlier, the districts did not receive two promised state aid payments in August. The fiscal year for the state and school districts begins July 1. According to a press release on the ISBE website, districts should start receiving their state aid checks late this week, but final calculations on the amounts each district will receive will not be available for a few months. Turn to A2

Deaths, B4 Margaret C. Ashurst, Wiley J. Lynch, Darlene Nelson

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said. “It’s now time for new leadership to come in and take it to the next level.” Coffman also spent seven years on the board of the By Vinde Wells Illinois County Treasurer’s vwells@oglecounty Association, serving as their news.com president in 2015. He received the Illinois Ogle County will have a Treasurer of the Year award new treasurer after the Nov. that same year. 6, 2018 General Election. Coffman’s wife Lisa plans Treasurer John Coffman, of Polo, announced Tuesday that to retire in 2018 as well after a 35-year career after eight years with Northern on the county Trust Bank in board and five Chicago.  terms as county “We look treasurer, he has forward to only decided not to having one job seek re-election going forward next year. - helping my He endorsed parents run the the candidacy family farm,” of his chief Coffman said. deputy Linda He thanked Beck, of Oregon, the people who John Coffman who announced have helped and Tuesday that she plans to run for treasurer in supported him. “I would like to thank my the March 20 Republican family for their support, Primary. “I’m delighted to say that my staff for their hard work my chief deputy, Linda Beck, and dedication and, most is running to succeed me as importantly, the voters of treasurer,” Coffman said in a Ogle County for their trust. press release. “She has worked It has been an honor and a alongside me for the past privilege to serve you for 11 years and has been a key more than 25 years,” Coffman contributor to the success of said. Beck said, if she is elected, the office. She has my strong endorsement, and I hope the she plans to continue the voters of Ogle County will practices implemented by take the opportunity to get to Coffman. “I plan to build upon the know her. Once they do, I’m confident they’ll join me in foundation of efficiency, supporting her in the March fiscal responsibility and integrity established by primary.” treasurer John Coffman has been Ogle current County Treasurer & Collector Coffman to further advance since 2000 and served on the the office,” she said. Beck grew up and was county board from 1992 to educated in Rockford.   2000. “I am very proud of what She has more than 25 years I’ve accomplished during this time including implementing of accounting experience, new technologies and using having held managementthe resulting efficiencies level positions for several to reduce staffing by successful businesses before approximately one-third coming to the Ogle County since I first took office,” he Treasurer’s office.  

Emergency workers to be honored at 911 service Members of the Ogle County Sheriff’s Department and City of Oregon Police, Fire and Street Departments will be honored on Sunday, Sept. 10 during the 9 a.m. service at Oregon United Methodist Church. “With the approaching 16th anniversary of the tragic events of Sept. 11, and following the severe storm in our own community on July 21 in which many of our neighbors suffered, we want to celebrate those people who protect and serve us and to express our thanks for their difficult and earnest work,” said Thomas Kim, OUMC pastor. “We have seen through their efforts that they care for our community with their whole hearts and spirit, and we want to thank our Creator for them, ask His blessing upon them and pray for their continued protection as they go about their work in service to those who live here.” The OUMC worship committee, headed by chairman Merna Lang,

organized the celebration service . “We feel like it’s important to keep that date in our minds and to honor and remember the people who served and the people who died, especially in light of current situations around the world,” Lang said. For more information, call the OUMC office at 815732-2994. Freedom Lutheran Church also invites area first responders to a supper in their honor on Sunday, Sept. 10 at 5 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Oregon. A worship service will follow at 5:45 p.m.. Freedom Lutheran is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and with the support of the First Presbyterian congregation, Freedom holds its services at the First Presbyterian Church. Worship time on Sundays for First Presbyterian Church is 10:30 a.m. and Freedom Lutheran is 5:45 p.m.

A woman sits on the stone railing below the Black Hawk Statue that remains covered in black plastic as it continues to await repairs from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Officials say the budget impasse continues to delay funds needed to repair the historic tourist attraction. Photo by Earleen Hinton

Budget woes keep statue covered From A1 included capital projects, but it failed to gain approval. He said a bill for capital projects could still be brought up, but it may be next year until it gets another look from state legislators. In the meantime, he said he is working with the IDNR and the Illinois Historical Preservation Association, which is now under the IDNR, to find other resources, hopefully from outside the state, to fund the statue repairs.

overlooking the Rock River at Lowden State Park, has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 2009. The ravages of weather and time have taken a toll on the concrete monument, which draws thousands of visitors each year.  Over the years, despite numerous repair efforts, parts of the statue have crumbled and fallen off. Winter weather has been especially devastating. Last November, a team

from Quality Restorations, Inc., Wood Dale, spent three days wrapping the 50foot concrete monument in 12 millimeter thick duallayered polyethylene, padded underneath with blankets, and tied on tight with a halfmile of elastic rope. For the previous two winters it was encased in a scaffolding covered with green mesh, put in place by then conservator Andrzej Dajnowski from Conservation of Sculpture & Objects Studio, Forest Park.

Officials wait for school funding From A1 Initial payments will be based partly on last year’s allocations. “Districts will receive payments on the 10th and 20th of each month from September through June in FY 2018,” the statement read. “In future years, the schedule will remain the

UMC women will host sale during AOP The Oregon United Methodist Women will hold their annual White Elephant Sale during Autumn on Parade weekend, Oct. 6-8 inside the Family Life Center at the church. Sale hours are Friday, Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The church is on the southwest corner of Fourth (Ill. 2) and Jefferson Streets, just south of the Food Court. Proceeds from the sale fund the UMW’s annual donations to local agencies.

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Demmer said he is frustrated by the delay in getting the repairs started on the 106-year-old landmark created by sculptor Lorado Taft as a tribute to Native Americans. It was unveiled and dedicated in 1911. “I don’t want to give up because this got caught up in the budget mess,” Demmer said. “I think we’ve got to look fro everything and anything we can. Time is of the essence here.” The 50-foot statue, which sits on a 125-foot bluff

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same as General State Aid was previously distributed – 22 payments in total distributed August through June.” State Rep. Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) said all local school will benefit from the new plan. “Every school district in our area will receive more

money than under the old formula,” he said Friday. The new plan implements evidence-based funding, Demmer said, using criteria including a district’s property tax wealth, poverty levels, and target funding to determine the amount it will receive. First priority, he said,

will go to districts with less property tax wealth. The bill also includes a state income tax credit for residents who make voluntary contributions to scholarship programs at private and charter schools, providing the scholarships go to low income families.

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Depot and Zephyr held good memories for Miller 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 provided. Ernestine Axelson, an Oregon resident, interviewed Phillip Miller as part of a program at the Oregon Public Library.

Boyhood memories of the depot - an interview with Phillip Miller By Ernestine Axelson hillip Miller, grandson of former Gov. Frank O. Lowden, took the Zephyr round-trip from Chicago to Oregon numerous times as a young boy. The Miller family, who lived in Hyde Park, would often travel the train when going on weekend trips and summer visits to their Sinnissippi home in Oregon.   Many times the two young Miller brothers, Phillip and Warren, would board the Zephyr at Union Station in Chicago and make the trip by themselves. Occasionally, Phillip would ride the train alone. Rail travel at that time provided a means of rapid transportation between Chicago and Oregon.   The Miller family, as well as other Oregon residents,

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preferred the fast train ride in contrast to what was a threehour drive by car. As Phillip recalls, the Zephyr, departed from Chicago, made only one stop in Aurora and arrived about one hour and twenty minutes later at the Oregon Depot.   Just enough time, he reminisced to meander down to the club car and order a sliced turkey or chicken sandwich on toast with a glass of milk.   “Passenger rail was a good way to travel then. Trains were considerably faster because they kept the track in good shape, there were fewer stops, and freight didn’t have priority that it does today,” he said. Phillip can still visualize the general layout of the depot and its well-maintained appearance, but what he remembers most about the place is Mr. [Roy] Sharick, the friendly ticket agent operator who worked days.   Mr. Sharick’s office was located in a small area on the west side of the depot next to the waiting room. Typically, Mr. Sharick liked to provide up-to-theminute information on the whereabouts of the Zephyr.   Phillip remembers waiting for his parents as a young boy, perhaps four or five years old, and listening to Mr. Sharick give the train’s location as it reached certain points along

The Miller Home in Chicago was near the University of Chicago, where Phillip and Warren’s father, Phillip, was a professor of medicine. He was the first faculty appointment Phillip, left, and Warren Miller, grandsons of Gov. Frank to the University Medical school. Photo courtesy of Warren Lowden, were Boy Scouts. Photo courtesy of Warren Miller Miller

the way. He knew that when Mr. Sharick told him the train was in Chana, it would only be a matter of minutes before his parents’ arrival. From the time he was a small boy up until he attended boarding school, Phillip had waited countless times at the depot for the Zephyr.   While waiting, he usually gravitated toward the ticket agent operators side of the depot. He always enjoyed passing the time by chatting with Mr. Sharick. One occasion when Phillip was traveling back to Chicago by himself, he had fallen asleep on the train and was still dozing when the Zephyr pulled into Union Station.   By the time he woke up, to his dismay, the train was already starting to back out

with him on it. All the passengers had left — the train was empty. Thinking that the train might be going a little too fast, he decided not to jump off at that moment but waited until the Zephyr backed out into the yards.   Glad to finally get off the train, he found his way across the tracks, flagged a taxi and headed for home. Like most young boys, Phillip was fascinated by train engines.   The ultimate ride for a young boy, of course, would be up in the cab with the engineer.   Phillip describes such an experience. A ride to remember: One ride on the Zephyr turned out to be especially exciting for the young Miller

brothers. Traveling alone on the trip out to Oregon, Phillip got to talking with the engineer and in the conversation commented, “I’d sure love to ride up in the engine!”  The engineer responded, “Well — you’re really not supposed to do that.”   Hesitating a bit, he continued, “But I’ll be taking the train back in on Sunday. Look for me.” On Sunday Phillip and his brother waited on the platform.   As the Zephyr came into the Oregon station, Phillip started walking forward toward the front of the train.   “Where are you going?” yelled Warren. “Follow me,” Phillip yelled back.   Meanwhile, the engineer

leaned out of his window and waved to them, and the boys proceeded to climb up into the engine of the Zephyr for a special ride. As they pulled into Aurora, the engineer told them, “Now you need to go back to the coach car.” It was impossible, however, to leave the cab because the doors were locked.   Phillip and Warren, to their delight, rode up front all the way into Union Station.   Approaching Chicago, the engineer warned, “Keep your heads down when we pull into the station.” Reaching their destination, two elated boys got off and went on their way.   Needless to say, the “fun ride” was a childhood adventure they have not forgotten.

group meets every Monday evening, 6 p.m. and Tuesday afternoon, 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 atmosphere to craft and express yourself, be sure to drop in on the Oregon Library’s Knit and Crochet Club.  

from a cellular provider. These mobile hotspots allow you to take your laptops, tablets, cellphones with you and have access to the internet. The Oregon Public Library would like to help make access to the internet a little easier and is now lending mobile hotspots to Oregon Public Library patrons. The Library also has tablets that can be checked out as well. So if you are going on a out-of-town and would like to have access to the web or email, stop by or call (815-732-2724) the library for more information.  For accessibility accommodations, please call 815-732-2724  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. For more information call, 815-732-2724.

Oregon Library News Passport Fair The Oregon Public Library is hosting a special passport event at the Byron Public Library, 100 S. Washington St., Byron, IL, on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from noon to 4 p.m. to provide passport information to U.S. citizens and to accept passport applications. Information on the cost and how to apply for a U.S. passport is available at travel.state.gov. U.S. citizens may also obtain passport information by phone, in English and Spanish, by calling the National Passport Information Center tollfree at 1-877-487-2778 or Oregon Public Library at 815-732-2724. Passport Applications Accepted at the Oregon Public Library Below are the requirements for having your passport accepted at Oregon Public Library. The time from your appointment with us to when you receive your passport will be about 6 weeks. If you are traveling sooner than that,you can expedite the passport(s), at an additional cost. Please call (815-7322724) when you are ready to schedule your appointment.  1. Need a passport picture: WalMart and Walgreens are good places to get one or we can take them here for $13 per person.

2. Need your Birth Certificate. The one from the State or County, not the one from the hospital. Should have both of your parents’ names on it and a raised or holographic seal. 3.  Please bring your Driver’s License or other forms of ID. 4.  Payment should be by check or money order. You will need 1 check or M.O. for the U.S. Department of State; and cash, check, M.O., or debit card for the Oregon Library. 5.  Make an appointment with us once you have completely filled out the form (available at the library or at travel.state.gov) and have gathered all the above documents. 6.   Children under 16 need to be accompanied by both of the parents who are on their Birth Certificate. 7.  Young Adults (16 or 17 years old) should be accompanied by one parent. 8.  Any questions, please go to travel.state.gov or ask to have Kathe or Sue call you back (815-732-2724.) September is Library Card Sign-Up Month                                                               DC Super Heroes, the Teen Titans, are teaming up with the ALA to encourage K-12 students to sign-up for a library card during September. This is the 30th anniversary of Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the American Library

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are no longer living up to their potential we would appreciate any donations to expand our selection. Any questions or donations, just contact Debbie at the Library. The first meeting of the Club will be on Thursday, September 21 at 3:30 p.m. for grades 2nd-7th . Library Book Clubs The 2nd Wednesday Book Club (2WBC) meets Wednesday, September 13, at 12:30 p.m. at the Library to discuss Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. The Afternoon Book Club meets Wednesday, September 20, at 1 p.m. to discuss Everybody’s Fool by Richard Russo. The In-BeTween Book Club will meet on Wednesday, September 27, at 1:30 p.m. at the Library to discuss Making Bombs for Hitler by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch. Knit and Crochet Club A friendly and dedicated

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Car show is Sept. 23 Bring your favorite ride to Highland Grade School, 410 S. Hickory St. in Stillman Valley on Saturday, Sept. 23 for the annual Fall Festival Car Show.

Vehicles of all ages are welcome. Registration is open from 9 a.m. to noon with awards at 3 p.m. Visit the website at www. stillmanfallfestival.com.

Tutoring classes begin Project VITAL of Sauk Valley Community College will offer free tutor training sessions Mondays, Sept. 11 through Oct. 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. at SVCC’s new Adult Education Department for those interested in becoming volunteer VITAL tutors.

Free tutor training will include a free light dinner. Participants must be 18 years or older and have a GED or high school diploma.  To sign up or for information email laura.m.moreno@svcc.edu or call 815-835-6241.

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Mr. and Mrs. James Coutts, of Oregon, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Marissa Coutts to Nicholas Perez, of Peru, Illinois. His parents are Rodney and Marsha Perez, of Peru, and Mike and Cory Hyson-Biederstedt, of Peru.   Marissa graduated from Oregon High School in 2013 and Educators of Beauty in Sterling in 2014.   She is employed at Bergners in Sterling.   Nick graduated from LaSalle-Peru High School in 2013 and attended Illinois Valley Community College.   He is currently employed at Walmart Distribution Center in Spring Valley.   The wedding date is May 19, 2018.

Couple to celebrate 30th anniversary Brad and Chris Weller, Mt. Morris, will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary on Sept. 19. Brad and the former Chris Sheely were married on Sept. 19, 1987 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Polo. Cards may be sent to the couple at 5485 W. Lowell Park Rd., Mt. Morris IL 61054.

Ogle County Clerk Laura J. Cook issued the following marriage licenses. Aug. 25 Timothy A. Badger and Kimberly M. Wolter, both of Chicago. Michael R. Ruth and Sara L. Yutzy, both of Rochelle. Charles H. Barbour V and Brittany N. Bencomo, both of Huntley. Steven A. Bushland, of Oregon, and Tracy C. Massolle. of Mt. Morris. Nathaniel A. Wallin and Amie L. Bemis, both of Genoa. Aug. 28 Jeff B. Dickey and Diana

A. Gonzales, both of Rochelle. Reece M. Howell and Brandice L. Holland, both of Amboy. Aug. 29 Jeffery E. Davidson and Amy L. Charlson, both of Mt. Morris. Aug. 30 Brian K. Smith and Skye K. O’Neill, both of DeKalb. Aug. 31 Douglas L. Taylor and Samantha R. McLain, both of Rockford. Dustin D. Johnson and Jeanie M. Bumphrey, both of Prophetstown.

Hospice volunteer passes on beliefs to granddaughter An Oregon woman is striving to pass her ideals, beliefs, and priorities on to her granddaughter. Susan Davis is hoping to instill her passion for Serenity Hospice & Home in her granddaughter Julie.   “I want her to know how important Serenity Hospice is to me,” said Davis. “I want to show her why it’s important to volunteer for organizations that you believe in.” Davis has been a regular volunteer at the Serenity Home since it opened and has volunteered with Angel

Treasures for many years as well. “As a person of faith, I believe that everything I do every day is for the glory of God,” said Davis. “For this reason, I can keep a happy heart even when cleaning bathrooms or doing the laundry. It’s a way of giving back for the many blessings I have in my life.” One of those blessings is her 17-year-old granddaughter Julie, who began volunteering at the Serenity Home this summer.   “I want my grandchildren

to know that death is nothing to be afraid of,” said Davis. “Serenity Home will be the last earthly home for many of the patients. It shows them respect to keep it as clean and beautiful as possible. I consider it an honor to serve them at this stage in their life.” Julie clearly has a heart of service like her grandmother and all Serenity employees were impressed with her attitude and hard work. “Julie is great,” said Cheryl Newcomer, volunteer coordinator for Serenity. 

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“Where else do you see a 17- year -old cleaning a bathroom, doing a fantastic job and having a good time,” Newcomer said. “She is a hard worker and has a wonderful example to follow in her grandmother.” Davis and Julie have cleared their busy calendars for some upcoming Sunday afternoon dates together. They don’t go for lunch or shop, they meet at Serenity Home to clean.   “I love spending the time with my granddaughter and showing her what’s truly important in life,” said Davis.  Serenity Hospice and Home is always in need of dedicated people of all ages with a heart for giving to help keep their mission going.   “The volunteer opportunities at Serenity are extensive,” said Newcomer. “There is something to fit everyone’s ability and interests.”   The volunteer opportunities range from direct patient interaction to baking to helping in the house with

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Church News ADELINE ZION EVANGELICAL CHURCH 9106 Cedar St. in Adeline Leaf River 61047 Phone 815-541-4863 Sunday Services: Sunday School 9 a.m. Worship Service 10:15 a.m. BAILEYVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH 303 W. Franklin St., Baileyville Pastor Gary Branam www. baileyvillebaptistchurch.org 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 BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 217 S. Hickory St., Shannon 815-864-2581 Traditional Worship 9 a.m. Education Hour 10 a.m. Contemporary Worship 11 a.m. BROOKVILLE and ELKHORN UNITED METHODIST CHURCHES Brookville: Adult Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. 17725 W. Chamber St. in Brookville Elkhorn: Worship 9 a.m. Adult Sunday School 10 a.m. Corner of Wilson Mill & Brick Church Roads CHANA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 606 Main St., Chana 61015 Pastor Chan Ik Choi 815-732-7683 chanaumc@gmail.com Adult & Children’s Education 9 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion Celebrated the First Sunday of Each Month CHRIST OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH 2035 Ill. Rt. 26, Dixon 815-284-4554 Pastor David Andermann 815-632-6767 9 a.m. Worship Service 10:20 a.m. Education Hour Thursday, Sept. 7—10 a.m. Bible Class Saturday, Sept. 9—9 a.m. LWML & Sisters in Christ Meeting; TBA Family Game Night Sunday, Sept. 3—9 a.m. Worship with Communion, Rally Day; 10:20 a.m. Education Hours, Church Picnic Tuesday, Sept. 12—9 a.m. Circuit Pastors at Freeport; 7 p.m. Luther Movie on PBS Thursday, Sept. 14—10 a.m. Bible Class OPEN BIBLE 302 S. Franklin St., Polo Luke Schier, Pastor 815-946-2848 Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. We include children in our Sunday Worship experience “Grandkids Class” Ages 3-10 are dismissed right after our Praise & Blended Worship Time. Bible-Based Passion for God Compassion for People Visit Our Website: PoloOpenBible.org CROSSROADS COMMUNITY CHURCH, WHITE PINES CAMPUS  205 N. Jefferson Ave., Polo Pastor Chris Bradshaw Sundays at 10 a.m. 815-837-5255 polo@crossroadscn.com We offer contemporary worship and relevant Bible teaching through engaging messages, and powerful video Join us after the service in

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our cafe for coffee, snacks & fellowship Kidzlink Children’s Ministry (infant-5th grade)-during Adult Services Crave Youth Group (6th-12th grade)- Sundays at 6 p.m. Visit our website: www. crossroadscn.com 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. 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 Church Office Phone: 815-732-6313 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Worship Women & Men’s Bible Study, Kids Club www.ebenezerreformed.com EMMANUEL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 764 N. Stillman Road, Oregon (Payne’s Point) Pastor Andrew Kayes Office: 815-732-2424 Worship Service 9 a.m. Sunday School 10:15 a.m. EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF MT. MORRIS 102 S. Seminary St. Mt. Morris Senior Pastor Bruce McKanna 815-734-4942 Thursday, Sept. 7—1 p.m. Ladies Bible Study Saturday, Sept. 9—7 a.m. Men’s Accountability Group Sunday, Sept. 10—8:30 a.m. Sunday School; 9:30 a.m. Inner Mission; 10 a.m. Worship Service Log onto our website at http://www.efcmm.org to check out our latest opportunities and updates FAITH DISCOVERY CHURCH 801 W. Oregon St., Polo Jeremy Heller, Pastor 815-946-3588 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Worship Service Nursery Available We are an independent nondenominational Christian church. Visitors are always welcome. FAITH EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 402 Second Ave., Forreston Pastor Scott Ralston Church 815-938-3203 “ A Church with a Heart — In the Heart of Forreston” 9 a.m. Sunday Worship 10 a.m. Sunday School Thursday, Sept. 7—6:30 p.m. Quilting Sunday, Sept. 10—7:30 a.m. Church Council; 9 a.m. Worship; 10 a.m. Sunday School Rally Sunday for All Ages Wednesday, Sept. 13—6:30 p.m. Choir FAITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Mission Statement: Loving, Growing & Serving in Faith Handicapped Accessible 702 E. Dixon St., Polo Pastor Brian LeBaron

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 www.fbcoregon.org 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.

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Studies 6 p.m. Prayer Chain 738-2205 Wednesday—Various Activities 6:30-8:30 p.m. LEAF RIVER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 104 E. Rt. 72, Leaf River Pastor David Poust Sunday, Sept. 10—10 a.m.; Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship LIGHTHOUSE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 4938 S. Daysville Rd., Oregon Pastor Chan Ik Choi Handicapped Accessible Worship Service 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Age Three through Sixth Grade. Everyone is Welcome

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (USA) 200 S. Fifth St., Oregon MT. MORRIS CHURCH Rev. Karen Gerhard Conner OF THE BRETHREN 815-732-2894 409 W. Brayton Road www.fpcoregon.com P.O. Box 2055 Handicapped Accessible Mt. Morris, IL 61054 Worship 10:30 a.m. Pastor Ginny Haney Holy Communion is served the Phone: 815-734-4573 first Sunday of each month. Office hours Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon FIRST UNITED Thursday, Sept. 7—11:30 METHODIST CHURCH a.m. Food Pantry Board Meet402 First Ave., Forreston ing; 4:30-7 p.m. Food Pantry Pastor David Poust Open 815-938-2380 Friday, Sept. 8—9 a.m. WomThursday, Sept. 7—8 a.m. AA en’s Fellowship Meeting; 6:30 p.m. Trustees Saturday, Sept. 9—4-7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10—9 a.m. Living Hope Church Worship; 10 a.m. Sunday School Sunday, Sept. 10—8:15 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11—8 a.m. AA Prayer Service; 9:30 a.m. WorOpen Meeting; 9:30 a.m. Coffee ship; 10:30 a.m. Fellowship; at The Depot; 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 10:45 a.m. Sunday School Sewing Day; 2 p.m. Bingo at Monday, Sept. 11—2-4:40 Polo Rehab & Healthcare p.m. Food Delivery for Pantry Tuesday, Sept. 12—8:45 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13—6:30 Bible Study; Quilting p.m. Bible Study

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Meeting Saturday, Sept. 9—4 p.m. Agape Team Practice; 5:30 p.m. Agape Team Worship Sunday, Sept. 10—9 a.m. Worship-Special Service Remembering 9-11 & Area First Responders, Backpack Blessing; 10:15 a.m. Fellowship - Sunday School Rally Day & Opportunity Fair Monday, Sept. 11—6 p.m. Cub Scouts; 6:30 p.m. PEOJoyce Stephens Tuesday, Sept. 12—8:30 a.m.3:30 p.m. Preschool Screening; 10 a.m. Staff Meeting; 6 p.m. Cub Scouts Wednesday, Sept. 13—6:30 a.m. Men’s Bible Study; 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Night Alive; 6:15 p.m. A Life in the Life Bible Study; 7 p.m. Choir Practice Friday, Sept. 15—4-9 p.m. Habitat for Humanity Fundraising Saturday, Sept. 16—4 p.m. Agape Team Practice; 5:30 p.m. Agape Team Worship; 6 p.m. Movie Night at Oregon Coliseum Sunday, Sept. 17—9 a.m. Worship; 10:15 a.m. Fellowship & Sunday School; Newsletter Articles Due PINE CREEK CHRISTIAN CHURCH 5076 S. Lowell Park Rd. Pastor Charlotte Hoppe 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship Service POLO CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN Congress Ave. & Webster St. (The church is handicapped accessible) Pastor Leslie Lake 9:30 a.m. Family Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday School

FLORENCE UNITED p.m. Chimes Rehearsal METHODIST CHURCH 2649 W. Florence Rd., NORTH GROVE PRAIRIE DELL Freeport EVANGELICAL PRESBYTERIAN Pastor Kathleen Brinkmeier CHURCH CHURCH Worship Service 9 a.m. 10384 W. Coffman Rd., 16031 W. Coffman Rd., January, March, May, July, Forreston Shannon September, November Pastor Tim Hotchkiss Pastor Donna Gericke, CLP Church: 815-938-2194 815-864-2448 FORRESTON GROVE Pastor’s Cell: 815-209-6838 9 a.m. Adult Sunday School CHURCH Sunday School 9 a.m. 10 a.m. Worship 7246 N. Freeport Rd., Worship Service 10:05 a.m. 11:15 a.m. Fellowship Forreston Tuesday & Saturday 9-11:30 Presbyterian Church in a.m. Food Pantry & Thrift Shop REVIVE COMMUNITY America Open at New Life Community CHURCH Pastor Drew Jones Center 8 E. Front Street; Mt. Morris 815-938-3605 Email: pastor@revivemtm. www.forrestongrovechurch. OREGON com com CHURCH OF GOD Southern Baptist 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 860 W. Oregon Trail Rd. Saturday Night Service 10:30 a.m. Worship Service Pastor Michael Hoffman 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. 815-732-6847 Pioneer Club; 7:45 p.m. Choir Sunday School 9:30 a.m. RIVERSTONE CHRISTIAN Worship 10:30 a.m. CHURCH FORRESTON REFORMED You and your family are in609 S. 10th St., Oregon CHURCH vited to join us for worship on Craig Arnold, Pastor 501 Third Ave. Sunday, Sept. 10 at 10:30 a.m. 812-236-1213 9:30 a.m. Worship This Sunday’s service will be Worship Service 10:45 a.m. 10:45 a.m. Sunday School conducted by the Church Youth. Worship will include videos, ST. BRIDE’S EPISCOPAL FREEDOM LUTHERAN interpretive dance, memory CHURCH CHURCH, ELCA verses, and plenty of music from 1000 Ill. 64 West Pastor Kathy Burkheimer both the Youth and the ChilOregon 815-222-7270 dren’s Group singers. Pastor Barbara Seward Sunday Morning Worship Greeting you will be the Kae815-732-7211 at 9 a.m. at First Presbyterian di Callaway and Kaylen Byerwww.saintbrides.org Church, 200 S. 5th St., Oregon hof. Email:saint.bride.church@ GIFT—Growing In Faith During morning worship an gmail.com Together-Christian education exceptionally fine Children’s Services for all ages following worship Church is offered for children 3 Sunday-Holy Communion-8 service years old through Grade 5. and 10 a.m. Welcome Center is at Sunday School begins at 9:30 Classes 111 S. 4th St., Oregon a.m. and includes classes for Children’s Sunday School & adults, young adults, teens, chilAdult Bible Study Available GRACE VALLEY dren and infants. St. Bride’s follows traditional CHRISTIAN REFORMED Special attention is given in Anglican-Episcopal church CHURCH each class to issues and topics practices; is biblically based 8210 E. Edwardsville Rd. related to the particular needs and both family and individual German Valley and interests of each group. oriented. Visitors are always Pastor Jake Ritzema The Wednesday night Youth welcomed. 815-362-6601 Group meets at 6 p.m. at Sunday School for All Ages East Oregon Chapel, 107 N. ST. JAMES LUTHERAN 9 a.m. Daysville Road. CHURCH Worship Service 10 a.m. The local Weight WatchWest Grove Road at ers group meets Wednesday at Columbine Rd. GERMAN VALLEY the church from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Pastor Steve Erickson UNITED METHODIST for weigh-in, followed by their Saturday, Sept. 9—2 p.m. CHURCH meeting from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Church and Main Streets September’s Bible Books of WELCA Meeting Sunday, Sept. 10—9:15 a.m. Don Plock, Pastor the Month are I Timothy through Children’s Sunday School Rally 8:30 a.m. Worship Service Hebrews. Day, Prayer Ministry Team; 9:30 a.m. Congregational LEAF RIVER BAPTIST OREGON UNITED CHURCH METHODIST CHURCH Bible Study; 10:30 a.m. Divine Worship; 11:30 a.m. Pack 6941 N. Mt. Morris Rd., 200 S. Fourth, Oregon Lunches for Rockford Rescue Leaf River Pastor Thomas E. Kim Mission; 5 p.m. Devotions Pastor Randy Newton 815-732-2994 815-738-2205 oregonumc@outlook.com & Serve Supper at Rockford Rescue Mission Email leafriverbc@gmail. Sunday Worship 9 a.m. com Followed by Fellowship and ST. MARK’S LUTHERAN Sunday Praise and Worship All-Age Sunday School CHURCH Service at 9:30 a.m. (Nursery Thursday, Sept. 7—6 p.m. 201 N. Division Ave., Polo provided) Evangelism Meeting; 6 p.m. Pastor Terrie Wilder Sunday School 11 a.m. Habitat for Humanity Meeting; 815-946-2919 Wednesday Prayer/Bible 7 p.m. Missions Committee

Sunday Sunday School for Adults & Children 9 a.m. Social Time 10 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. ST. MARY CHURCH 301 N. Fourth St., Oregon Father Joseph P. Naill Office Phone 815-732-7383 Office FAX 815-732-4742 Mass Schedule Saturday 4:30 p.m. Sunday 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 9:30 a.m. Sabbath School 11 a.m. Worship Service TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 308 E. Brayton Mt. Morris Pastor Josh Ehrler 815-734-6354 Email: trinitymm@frontier. com Website: www.trinitymm.net Thursday, Sept. 7—3:30-4:30 p.m. Lot 12 at Mobile Home Park (grades K-6) Friday, Sept. 8—8 a.m. Bulletin & Fellowship Saturday, Sept. 9—5:30 p.m. Worship Service Sunday, Sept. 10—9:30 a.m. Worship Service followed by Sunday School Rally Day Tuesday, Sept. 12—3:304:30 p.m. Lot 12 at Mobile Home Park (grades K-6) Wednesday, Sept. 13—6:30 a.m. Prayer & Praise Group in Chapel; 6 p.m. Chime Choir; 6:45 p.m. Men’s Chancel Choir Rehearsal; 7 p.m. Full Chancel Choir Rehearsal; 7:30 p.m. Women’s Chancel Choir Rehearsal Thursday, Sept. 14—3:304:30 p.m. Lot 12 at Mobile Home Park (grades K-6) 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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Events & Entertainment

Autumn on Parade coming to Oregon on Oct. 7-8 Oregon hosts the 47th annual Autumn on Parade on Oct. 7-8. The heart of the free festival, is its arts and crafts/ farmers market show that has booths situated around the historic Ogle County Courthouse and city streets. The booths offer a wide variety of handmade or homegrown items for purchase. The AOP Food Court, located on Jefferson Street, between Fourth and Third Streets, offers menu items such as apple fritters, pork chop sandwiches, baked potatoes, and rib-eye steak sandwiches from local notfor-profit groups. Just north of Oregon, Stronghold Camp & Retreat Center hosts its Olde English Faire allowing visitors to take a step back in time. Minstrels, bards, dancers and actors will take to the stage to perform allowing visitors to experience life in Medieval times around the scenic Stronghold Castle. Admission to the Faire for a one-day is $10 and $5 for

children ages, 7-12. There is no charge for children age 6 and under. Other AOP activities include a 60/40 raffle, a Fun Zone for kids, a car and tractor show, tours of the Chana School, a donut eating contest, rides on the Pride of Oregon paddlewheel, and a 5K and Fun Run on Sunday morning prior to the Harvest Time Parade. And if you love a parade, you should love Autumn on Parade’s Harvest Time Parade, slated for Sunday. The theme for this year’s parade is “Music Then and Now�. “We chose this theme so we can showcase different genres of music for a variety of ages. It is always fun to see how the entrants embrace the theme each year and create entertaining parade entries. I’m sure this year will be no exception.� said Marseyne Snow, chairman of the parade. The ever-popular South Shore Drill Team and the Jesse White Tumblers have been booked for the event.

Autumn on Parade volunteers Ray Farrey, left, and Jim Shuman, were busy during the weekend putting up banners about the upcoming event. The 47th annual festival is Oct. 7-8 in Oregon also includes a car and tractor show, Fun Zone for kids, tours of the Chana School, and an Olde English Faire at Stronghold Camp & Retreat Center. Photo by Earleen Hinton

Back again this year is a post parade show by the crowd pleasing South Shore Drill Team. The post parade show will be held on Jefferson Street in front of the Oregon library. Other parade entries

include the Elite Striders, YAVO Marching Panthers, Royal Airs, Sinful Saints Dixieland Band, a rocket cycle, antique bicycles, stilt walkers, a bubble buggy, circus wagon, antique tractors, 4-H youth groups,

shrine clubs, commercial entries and many more. “We’re anticipating parade entrants will make this year’s Harvest Time Parade one of the most memorable. We are excited to watch and listen to music from then and now,�

said Snow. “Please get your entries in early so we can finish the parade line-up. The deadline is in Sept. 15, but the earlier you get your entry in the better.� Awards are given for best business entry, best use of festival theme, best float, antique vehicle, antique tractor, color guard, junior high band, senior high band, 4-H group, Scout/youth group, junior high drum major, senior high pompon, senior high color guard, senior high drum major, senior high drum line, queen, and best animal unit. Fees for commercial and individual political entries are $50 for each unit. The parade begins at 1 p.m. on Sunday and travels through downtown Oregon. For more information, contact Snow at mareseynesnow@comcast. net or call 815-341-5559. An entry form and parade route map is available at www.autumnonparade.org. For more information, contact AOP at 815-7323465.

Rock River Sweep is Saturday Volunteers are needed to help

Organizers of the Oregon Area Rock River Sweep are reminding residents to come out for the ninth annual Oregon Area Rock River Sweep on Saturday, Sept. 9. The clean-up will be held from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Check in will be at 7:30 a.m. behind Conover Square in Oregon. The Sweep will work to

clean up the banks of the Rock River from Mud Creek Road to Castle Rock State Park. Volunteers, boaters, fishermen, paddlers, landowners along the river, youth groups, and other service organizations are encouraged to participate. White Pelican Canoe & Kayak Rental Inc., will provide a limited number of canoes for use for the sweep and will also provide free shuttle service from Castle

Rock boat landing back to Kiwanis Park for people with their own canoes or kayaks. Â Volunteers should wear long sleeves and pants and old shoes, and should bring a refillable water bottle to reduce waste. Gloves, trash bags, bug spray, snacks, and water will be provided. The Oregon Area Rock River Sweep is sponsored by RockRiverSweep.org, the Oregon Park District, the

Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department, the Ogle County Sheriff’s Department, Oregon Together, White Pelican, Inc., American Rivers National River Cleanup, Rock River Trail Initiative, and many local concerned citizens. For more information visit Facebook: Rock River Sweep. org, or www.rockriversweep. org, email srypkema@ oglecounty.org, or call 815732-4020. Â

Mark Twain Day to raise funds for coats Event is Sept. 9 at Maxson’s Mark Twain “himself � (never one to miss a good time and a free meal) will

show up on Saturday, Sept. 9 at Maxson’s Riverside Restaurant, 1469 N. Ill. 2, Oregon.   Meet Mark Twain “in person,� feast on roast pork, ride on the Pride of

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chautauquas and many corporate and educational events for groups of up to 400 people. The cost is $30 dollars for adults and $15 for kids 12 and under. Pie, ice cream, and refreshments are included in the meal. Tickets may be purchased from any Oregon Rotary member, Country Financial, State Farm Insurance, Edward Jones or at Maxson’s.   A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

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9 am - 4 pm, rain or shine “The Tradition Continues‌â€? KSB Hospital presents one of the oldest art fairs in Illinois with artists from painters to sculptors! The Student Art Exhibit is sponsored by Sauk Valley Bank & Trust Co. and coordinated by The Next Picture Show. Student Awards presented at 1:00pm.

Sally Jane Cooper will give a pottery demonstration on Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Eagle’s Nest Art Group Studio. Photo supplied

Pottery program Eagle’s Nest Art Group opens its programing year with a pottery demonstration by Sally Jane Cooper, owner of Chara Pottery Studio near Grand Detour on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 10 a.m. at the ENAG Art Studio, second floor of Conover Square, 201 N. Third Street, Oregon. This program is offered at no cost with no preregistration necessary. Cooper will demonstrate how she works with clay using hand-building and pinch pot techniques. Â

She will also discuss the materials she uses and the variety of earthenware she produces at her Chara Pottery Studio.  Examples of her work will be on display.  For more information about Chara Pottery Studio Cooper, go to Facebook and type in Chara Pottery Studio.  Eagle’s Nest Art Group invites all who are interested to attend.   For more information call 815-732-7783 or visit their Facebook page at Eagle’s Nest Art Group, Oregon.

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Construction near Byron Construction work on Ill. 2 between Byron and Rockford was slated to begin on Tuesday, weather permitting. According to a press release from the Illinois Department of Transportation, O’Brien Civil Works will be making repairs to two culverts.  One is located by River Drive at the north edge of

Byron and the second culvert is north of Meridian Road. Traffic will be restricted to one lane and controlled by temporary traffic signals while the repairs are completed.  Drivers should slow down for the work areas and should be prepared to stop for the traffic signals. 

The $315,867 project is scheduled to be completed by mid-November. Drivers are urged to slow down and use extreme caution while driving through work zones.  For IDOT District 2 updates on Twitter, follow them at http://twitter.com/ IDOTDistrict2.

Grief classes start next week Serenity Hospice and Home will hold a 10-week class on “Understanding Your Grief ” that starts Wednesday, Sept. 13 and ends on Wednesday, Dec. 6. The group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at The Serenity Shed, 131 N. Third St. in downtown Oregon.

No classes will be held on Oct. 4, 18, or Nov. 22. The structure of the group will follow the book by Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt which covers 10 touchstones in the areas of physical, emotional, cognitive, social, and spiritual growth to help participants through the grief

process. Wolfelt has written many books about healing after the loss of a loved one and is considered a leading grief educator.   For more information or to register for the class call Serenity Hospice at 815-7322499.

Tae Kwon Do event is Saturday Internationally recognized ninth dan (or degree) World Tae Kwon Do Federation black belt and Grandmaster Sung Jae Park, will pay a special all-day visit to Mt. Morris on Saturday, Sept. 9 at the coliseum. Black belt tests will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. followed by a seminar given by Park from 1 to 2 p.m. A reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. across the street at the Evangelical Free Church. Park is coming to Mt. Morris to open a new Tae

Kwon Do school under the leadership of one of his students, head instructor Master Randall Cook. During his visit, Park will preside over the testing and awarding of two new black belts trained by Cook. Park belongs to an elite group of internationally recognized instructors who have been certified by the World Tae Kwon Do Federation.  He currently leads a Chung Do Kwan Tae Kwon Do school in Indianapolis, Indiana.  

Park came to the United States in 1972 to attend DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, under a full-scholarship and as part of an exchange program. He also taught Tae Kwon Do to Korean and American Air Force pilots.  He gained international recognition, hosting international Tae Kwon Do tournaments, including contestants from Korea, America, Spain and other countries. He is highly regarded for his skill and integrity.

Nature A bumblebee works on a flowering plant in the rough at Silver Ridge Golf Course last week. Photo by Earleen Hinton

Quilt guild meets on Sept. 18 The Country Crossroads Quilt Guild will host a workshop on applique on Monday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at Forreston Grove Church, 7246 Freeport Rd., Forreston. “My Quilting Journey” will be taught by Valerie Langue from The Quilt Merchant, of Winfield. Lanque promises that

whether you struggle with applique or are an expert, you will love her technique. The cost of the class is $15, the pattern is $9, kits are available for $33 (do not include the pattern). For more information contact Barb Gaertner at gaertnerbarb@gmail.com or at 815-297-2700.

Guild meetings are held at the Forreston Grove Church on the third Monday of each month, with quilt demo warm-ups and ample time to meet and greet members before the meeting at 6:30 p.m. Visitors are charged a fee of $5 at the door for the evening program. 

Federal board rejects GLBT railroad project request By Sauk Valley Media The U.S. Surface Transportation Board has rejected a proposal to build a 261-mile railroad that would have cut through eastern Ogle and Lee counties on its way through Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana. In a decision Aug. 30, the board said Great Lakes Basin Transportation’s financial information was “fundamentally flawed,” making it impossible for the board to determine whether the proposal meets necessary criteria, the Rockford Register Star reported. Construction projects are not required to be fully funded in the early stages of an application. The financial fitness of the company behind a proposal is part of the application process, though, the board said in its decision. The $8 billion rail system would be funded by private investors led by Frank Patton of Crete, a former software developer. Great Lakes’ assets “are so clearly deficient for purposes of constructing a 261-mile rail line that the

board will not proceed with this application given the impacts on stakeholders and the demands upon board resources,” the decision said. Great Lakes may file a new application to meet the board’s criteria. “Resubmitting is an option, but we have made no decision whether we’re going to do that or not,” said Mike Blaszak, Great Lakes’ chief legal and administrative officer, told the Register Star. He declined further comment. Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois), who represents the 16th District, voiced his approval Friday of the decision. “On behalf of my constituents, I applaud the decision by the Surface Transportation Board to reject the rail line project proposed by the Great Lakes Basin Transportation, Inc.,” Kinzinger said in press release. “I’ve received hundreds of calls, emails, and letters from folks concerned with the construction of this rail line and the potential impact it would have on their lives, homes, and lands. I

Public Voice Stop destruction of monuments

Dear Editor, I’m sure you have seen the latest news topic, which is plastered in the headlines of current broadcasts, articles and papers. More specifically, I am addressing the destruction, demolition and defacing of historic Confederate statues throughout America by riots and social movement groups. In 31 of the 50 states there are memorial statues for several confederate generals, leaders, and soldiers. For example, in Chicago a statue of Abraham Lincoln was set on fire. Is this how we show respect to one of our forefathers? Although, there has been a lot of conflict and negative feelings building up towards these monuments over the last several years, it wasn’t until a few short days ago that disrespectful and angerfueled destructive actions

took place. Why do we think we can just erase a major step in our history? Are we not supposed to commemorate the successes we have conquered together as a country? Are we supposed to stop the celebration of holidays as a whole? I am a strong believer in the quote said by Winston Churchill, “A nation that forgets its past has no future.” The past is the past. It has paved the way to our future. If everything was easy and handed to us, how would we grow as a nation? It takes dedication, perseverance, and an open mind to grow and prosper as a whole and even individually. If we want to continue to grow as one nation we need to stop living in the past and start working towards the future. Sincerely, Chris Corcoran Mt. Morris

stand with my constituents in rejecting the demand, need and financial viability of this project. “Additionally, this expansive route would run through IL-16 communities and would be severely detrimental to farmland across northern Illinois. The costs to our farmland outweigh any benefit from this proposed project. Again, I’m pleased by the STB decision today, and encourage all rail stakeholders to work on improving our infrastructure and efficiency within the existing network.” The route would run through sparsely populated areas from Pinola, Indiana through Illinois to a point near Milton, Wisconsin, bypassing the congested

Chicago rail system. The new rail lines would connect with existing Class I and short line railroads. It would require overpasses for several interstates and four rivers, including the Rock River in Ogle County. Opponents say the project will cut through farmland and reduce property values. Concerns also have been voiced about safety and the possible environmental impact. Worried property owners formed several groups in Illinois and Wisconsin once they learned the controversial rail line might run through their communities. They wrote letters, attended meetings, and informed neighbors. In May 2016, the Lee County Board passed a

resolution opposing the project. That November, the Ogle County Board followed suit, approving a resolution, 23-1 that said its members believe “the purported gains in efficiency from the proposed rail line would be far outweighed by the negative environmental impact.” That decision was applauded by a large group of people in the audience. “I can’t really see any benefit to our county of this railroad,” board member Bill Welty, of Chana, said at the time. The line would pass through the Ogle townships of Scott, White Rock, Lynnville, Dement, and Flagg. Plans call for one of the branches to connect with

Rochelle’s rail system on the city’s southeast side before continuing to an Interstate 39 overpass. Having an estimated 85 to 100 trains per day using the new tracks, which would pass through the heart of Davis Junction, a train every 13 minutes, would be “detrimental” to the village, trustee William Luchsinger said in November. Originally slated to run through Boone County as well, organizers of the plan moved it to the west after vehement opposition from both the county board and residents there. Go to www. greatlakesbasinraileis.com to read the decision, and to follow further developments. The Tribune News Service contributed to this story.

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Year-round greens thriving at Bright Farms From A1 than regular farming. We have designed the optimal environment for plant growth.� Overseeing the beds of spinach, romaine, kale, arugula, basil and other blends of greens is head grower Nick Chaney. “We have a local business model of not moving our product more than 100 miles from where it is grown,� Chaney said. “It is based on flavor and quality, not what is sturdiest to ship, such as what you get from California.� Another unique component of Bright Farms is an insistence of being pesticide free, a claim that even organic produce can’t make.  Recent studies have shown many fruits and vegetables having questionable amounts of pesticides. Like other upstart companies started by an environmentally conscious generation, BrightFarms is concerned about its footprint on planet Earth and the people living on it. “Besides the health of the environment, there is health of society,� Prior said. “We are bringing a better food product and providing goodpaying agriculture jobs.� That will help erase the stigma of deplorable working conditions and low wages of migrant workers from decades past, of which used to be commonplace in rural areas near Rochelle. “Our biggest challenge is building the right crew for our mission,� Chaney said. “We want a staff here that will deliver what is best for the consumer.�  Chaney, who originally went to school to study population management for animals, eventually was offered a job in hydroponics,

before settling in with BrightFarms last year. “I came here, because they were highly spoken in the industry,� Chaney said. As head grower, Chaney job is more like the director of a play - controlling the lights, venting, temperatures, nutrients, water and growth cycle. Everything must be orchestrated together like a stage production. His hardest plant to grow is the company’s most popular, spinach. “The demand for spinach is high,� he said. “It’s a very tricky crop, susceptible to root disease.� Chaney’s touch can be found on the once maligned kale plant, but one slowly growing in consumer acceptance.  He has combined lacinato, Russian, red and Siberian kale together to create a varietal form pleasing in both color and texture. “Consumers are looking for better flavor,� Prior said.  The Rochelle operation is the third greenhouse started by BrightFarms, joining others in Pennsylvania and Virginia, with another being built for Ohio.  The company was started in 2011. Primarily, the Rochelle greenhouse supplies 40 Marianos groceries around Chicago and another 100 stores in Wisconsin. “We also work locally with Sullivans,� Prior said. “If you evaluate our product versus what you’d find on the shelves that have traveled a few days, you’ll see a difference.� According to its website, BrightFarms finances, designs, builds and operates greenhouse farms at or near supermarkets, cutting time, distance, and cost from the Above right, Abby Prior, vice president of marketing for BrightFarms, shows how the root system develops as she holds one of the seed boards. Above left, is a finished package of basil, ready to ship out. Photos by Earleen Hinton produce supply chain.

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Smola wins $1,000 in drawdown The Oregon Lions Club held its annual drawdown on Aug. 24 at the Oregon VFW. Nineteen cash prizes were awarded and 42 Oregon merchants provided door prizes for the event.  Complimentary snacks were provided by club members for ticket holders and guests before the tickets were drawn. The big cash winner for the evening was Joan Smola who won the $1,000 prize.  Other cash prizes awarded were: one $200 prize, two $100, and thirteen $50. 

The 48th annual Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll drive in Oregon and Mt. Morris will be held on Friday, Sept. 8 and Saturday, Sept. 9.  Last year $5,770 was raised by the members of Oregon Council 1092 with help from their families and friends.   Seven area businesses

helped with the purchase of candy.  The funds that were raised help to support the Knights of Columbus programs in Illinois, such as Special Olympics.   Local organizations that also received more than $1,800 apiece were Village of

Joan Smola was the winner of the $1,000 grand prize. Photo by Jean Hoff

   

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Hawks finish in fifth at Oregon volleyball Invite Finch, Nelson named to alltourney team By Andy Colbert acolbert@oglecounty news.com It was a fifth-place finish for Oregon and seventh for Forreston at the Oregon Volleyball Invitational. Contested over Friday and Saturday at the Blackhawk Center, Durand beat Keith Country Day for the title in the 16-team event. In pool play, Oregon beat Erie 25-11 and 25-11, Pearl City 22-25, 25-16 and 1517. The Hawks’ only pool loss was to Tinley Park 2514 and 25-17. “We were able to use different people in different positions,” Oregon coach Faith McNamee said. “Playing five games in two days, it was a quick turnaround to get focused.” Oregon beat Eastland for the second time this season, 21-15, 25-17 and 15-7. Then in the fifth-place game, the Hawks took it to Stockton 25-18 and 25-19. “We were able to get

Above, Oregon’s Gylian Finch spikes past an Eastland blocker during Saturday tournament action at the Blackhawk Center. Above right, Jasmine Herbst (1) and Hannah Donaldson (5) block against Eastland. Photos by Earleen Hinton

everyone in. This is a wellrounded team,” McNamee said. “There are lots of options for me to use. The girls are excited.” Forreston easily handled Mendota and East Peoria in their pool play before

running into NUIC foe Lena-Winslow. In a very close match, the Cardinals won game one 25-14, before falling 25-11 and 15-13 in the final set. “I’ve seen some good things from our libero

(Shianne Mitchell) and Katie (Erdmann) created opportunities,” Dakota coach Shannon Williams said. In another close match, Forreston lost to Stockton 25-27, 25-19 and 15-6. That

placed them in the seventhplace game against Eastland. In an exciting first set, the Cardinals prevailed 30-28. They won the match by taking a 25-18 final game. “Defensively, the girls are coming in and stepping

up,” Williams said. “We just have to put more balls away offensively.” Gylian Finch and Bailey Nelson were named to the all-tournament team for Oregon and Erdmann made it for Forreston.

Dixon defense too much for the Hawks in 42-7 loss By Eric Ingles eingles@saukvalley.com Oregon’s rushing attack ran up against a solid wall of Dukes on Friday night as Dixon came away with a 42-7 win at A.C. Bowers Field. Dixon (2-0, 2-0 Big Northern) held the Hawks to three-and-out three times in Oregon’s first seven possessions of the game as well as four-and-out when Oregon went for it on fourth down and came up short. “Coach [Rich] Crabel and coach [Bruce] Luther and coach [Gibson] Danekas had them well prepared for Oregon’s front,” Dixon coach Dave Smith said. “We knew they’d be tough. Coach Crabel does a great job. The kids did a better job at the line of scrimmage tonight.” Dixon was stopped on its first drive of the game, then turned things on, scoring the next six times it touched the ball. Arthur Cox scored on three consecutive rushing attempts, making a cut-back move to get to the sideline

before sprinting away with a 17-yard score, charging through a gaping hole opened by his offensive line for a 25yard score, and beating the Hawks defense to the pylon for a five-yard score. “We’ve been focusing on practicing opening up holes for me,” Cox said. “They have been doing a really good job lately. It’s nice having a line like that.” Noah Wilcox was 11-of12 passing for 134 yards. He hit Tyler Christiansen on a bubble screen to set up the first score, then set up the second by tucking it under his arm and scrambling for 11 yards. He also connected with Jared Harrison for a pair of scores, both times hitting him over the middle in the end zone. Oregon (1-1, 0-1 BNC) turned to Dalton Hermes in the third quarter to get its only score. Splitting time with Calvin Sullivan at quarterback, Hermes found Jared Pottorff for a 20-yard reception, then carried four times in a row until he found the end zone.

Oregon’s Jake Mennen follows his blockers Friday night against Dixon. Photo by Alex T. Paschal, Sauk Valley Media

“He’s not afraid to put his shoulder down,” Oregon coach Nick Schneiderman said. “We look forward to trying to give him the ball a

little more next week.” Hermes finished the game with 16 carries for 78 yards. Player of the game: Jared Harrison, 2 receiving

touchdowns, 1 fumble recovery touchdown He said it: “We just told ourselves it was the first drive of the game and to calm

down. We just stuck to what coach [Dave] Smith was telling us and followed our game plan.” - Noah Wilcox, Dixon quarterback

Rock Falls girls run away with Oregon Open Sept. 2 Freshman Watters leads Lady Hawks By Andy Colbert acolbert@oglecountynews.com Team scores are not kept at the Oregon Open cross-country meet, but if they were, the Rock Falls girls would have been the runaway winner. Paced by second and third-place finishes by Bailey Fortney and Alex Gomez, the youthful Rockets are beginning to look like a force to be reckoned within 1A. They had been a secret, not making the pre-season top 25 rankings. But, after out-running solid squads from Rockford Christian and Kaneland, Rock Falls has to be considered in the conversation for programs on the Oregon’s Leah Watters sprints to the finish line at the Oregon Open on rise in Illinois. “Eventually, we’re hoping for a Saturday. Photo by Earleen Hinton

state championship,” Fortney said. “We got a lot of new freshmen coming up. It’s a race in practice with all the new girls.” RF coach Mark Truesdell pointed out that the middle school is in its third year of cross country and its feeder system has helped. “It’s starting to bear fruit,” he said. “You got to sell it. The key is when kids see they are improving and having success.” Close behind Fortney and Gomez were Erin Porter and Bry Ganther. Both earned medalists honors for finishing in the top 10 among the 124 entrants. “The team was able to stay in control and stay mentally strong on the hills,” Gomez said. Madison Fortney, Bailey’s younger sister, was 22nd at 21.50. The first four finishers were between 19:24-20:42 on the 3-mile Park West course. “It’s a hard course. It’s half

mental and half physical,” Bailey Fortney said. “We had a strategy coming in. Our main goal was to relax and stay with the main group, but we Alex and I ended up in the lead. Just run in the moment and don’t think about the finish.” Rockford Christian’s Madison Franseen, a state medalist in both her freshman and sophomore seasons, took first in 19:15. As she has been doing all year, it was freshman Leah Watters leading Oregon. She took 30th at 22:06. Sophomore Cynthia Nyderek was 51st with a time of 23:16. Other top five runners for Oregon were Lydia Cermak and Katelyn and Madison Byerly. “Leah has moved up to our No. 1 runner,” Oregon coach Tim Gipper said. “With two sophomores and four freshmen in our top seven, the girls have a lot of potential. Their times are better than earlier.”


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Jordan Wilkins leads the Hawks at Oregon Open By Andy Colbert acolbert@oglecounty news.com Exit stage left Brayden Hamblen. Enter Dawson Smith. If the results of the Oregon Open cross-country meet on Saturdya are any indication, the transition from Hamblen to Smith as the face of Rock Falls cross country has been seamless. “The difference now is Dawson is on his own and the training wheels are off,” Rock Falls coach Mark Truesdell said. “He’s gotten bigger and physically matured.” With just one year as understudy to Hamblen, Smith proved capable of following in his footsteps with a second-place finish among 104 runners. Daniel Chen of IMSA took first in 16:10, with Smith coming in at 16:27. “I had the lead until the second mile, but hit that last

hill and my legs were shot,” Smith said. On the opposite end of the spectrum is another sophomore that hasn’t had the benefit of a topflight running partner like Hamblen or a veteran coach like Truesdell. In a makeshift program at Morrison, Koby Brackemeyer is on his own, but that didn’t stop him from taking fifth in 16:51. “I never was a runner, but my son said he wanted to do it,” said Chad Brackemeyer, Koby’s father and volunteer coach. “I’ve read multiple books and talked to other coaches about running. Today, our plan paid off. We were planning for a sixth to eighth-place finish and placed ahead of that.” Shay Hafner (16:51) and Spencer Mauch (17:17) paced Sterling Newman, ranked 16th in the state preseason rankings, with a sixth and 11th place.

“It was tough one,” Mauch said. “We had a hard week of practice and this (Park West) course is one of the toughest we run on. We need to pick it up after losing Chris Ahlers and his leadership.” Due to injuries and absences, Oregon wasn’t able to field a full team. No. 1 runner Ian Hussung had to sit out due to stomach cramps. Jordan Wilkins had the best finish with a 19:33 time, good for 53rd. Brothers Andrew and Conner Harshman were 68th and 77th. “Jordan had the stamina to go a long time and the Harshman boys are really coming on,” Oregon coach Tim Gipper said. Still, Gipper was not happy with the team overall. “The boys are struggling as a team,” Gipper said. “I don’t know if they want to compete or not. They were the ones we had higher hopes for than the girls.”

Oregon’s Jordan Wilkins runs at the Oregon Invite on Sept. 2. Photo by Earleen Hinton

Merrill leads OHS golf team Meet Finishers The OHS cross country teams took part in the Ben Newson meet on Aug. 30 at Searles Park in Rockford. The event was hosted by Auburn High School. Pictured in the front row, left to right, are: Katlyn Ramirez (11th Open); Leah Watters (13th Varsity); Brooke Harris (13th JV); and Breanna DeHaan (9th Open). In the back row, are: Jordan Wilkins (10th Varsity); Ian Hussung (5th Varsity); Connor Harshman (11th FS); and Andrew Harshman (9th FS). Photo supplied

Hawks beat ‘Bago for first win Oregon lost to Stillman Valley 4-1 in a Aug. 29 game at Oregon Park West. Eduardo Guzman had the lone goal for Oregon. Guzman lead the Hawks with six shots on goal followed by Berto Dominguez with four

and Josh Sitze and Brigham Finch with three each. Jaspreet Gill had 10 saves for Oregon and Owen Ketter had 19 saves. Oregon posted its first win of the season on Aug. 31 with a 5-4 win over Winnebago in

penalty kicks (3-2). Sitze scored two goals and Dominguez and Guzman each scored one. The team’s overall record now is 1-5-2 and 1-2 in conference play.

Oregon’s Owen Ketter fights for position as two Schaumburg Christian players go for the ball during Aug. 25 action at the Varsity Hawk Classic. Oregon lost the game 1-0. Photo by Earleen Hinton

The Hawks golf team hosted Rochelle and North Boone at Silver Ridge Golf Course on Aug. 30. Rochelle won the meet with 174 followed by Oregon with 192 and North Boone with 214. Adam Merrill was a comedalist with the Hubs’ Garrett Glosser with a 38. Other scores for Oregon were: Jarrett Dietrich, 47; Jackson Buck, 48; Eddie Buttens, 59; Case Sellers, 63; and Tanner Clayton, 84. On Aug. 30, the Hawks finished second in a match with Rockford Lutheran at Mauh Nah Tee See in Rockford 174 to 200. Merrill led Oregon with a 40 followed by Buck with a 45 and Dietrich with a 53. Other scores for Oregon were: Sellers 61; Buttens, 80; and Clayton, 81. The Oregon girls finished second to Rockford Lutheran 175 to 276. Elizabeth Villareal led Oregon with a 66 followed by Helena Holden-Fox’s 68, Isabelle Nelson’s 70, and Kaitlyn Janssen’s 72. Meredth Gelander had an 80 and Ann Oregon’s Adam Merrill chips on to the green during an Hendrickson had a 90. Aug. 30 meet at Silver Ridge. Photo by Earleen Hinton

Sports Column It could have been worse for the Hawks By Andy Colbert acolbert@oglecounty news.com It could have been worse for the Oregon football team against Dixon. With disparities in experience, speed, talent and overall athleticism, a 35-point loss is about what was expected. Early on, the Hawks stood toe-to-toe with the larger school from the south. But, it was a matter of time before weapons like Arthur Cox, Jared Harrison and Noah Wilcox started making big plays. This week, North Boone and star junior quarterback Britton Morris come to town. Last year, the NB game was the one that the Hawks let slip away.

With 15 returning starters for the Vikings, the 2017 game will be much tougher. NB did knock off defending conference champ GenoaKingston, but the Cogs lost nearly their entire starting line up. No doubt, the BNC is as topsy-turvy as it has ever been. I don’t think there are too many tears being shed around the league for the 0-2 start that Lutheran has gotten off to, especially at Dixon, a team that Lutheran scored over 90 points on a few years ago. Interestingly, Lutheran has to play the Dukes in two weeks at Dixon. Forreston Falls to Lena-Winslow The 1A regular season game of the year took place between Forreston and LenaWinslow on Friday. After losing 44-7 to Forreston in the 2016 playoffs, Le-Win avenged that loss with a

win over the No. 1-ranked Cardinals. The difference in the game was Le-Win’s line being superior to Forreston. Forreston is like Dixon in that they have so many big play makers. But, if your line isn’t opening holes, there’s a problem. I always felt your best football players are wrestlers and track athletes, because of the mental toughness needed to do those sports. Dixon, Le-Win and Forreston are examples of this, especially for track and field. If I’m a football or basketball coach, I would strongly encourage my players to do track. They will become a much better athlete, physically and mentally, than anything they could do in the off season. It was a tossup between Forreston on Friday night and Oregon during the day

on Saturday as to which town had the most cars parked near the high school. With the stands filled to the brim and fans ringing the field at Forreston, there had to be upwards to 3,000 people watching the football game. At Oregon, there were 42 cross country teams, 16 volleyball teams and eight soccer teams competing on the same day. Add in family members and fans and parking was at a premium. For cross country alone, there were nearly a combined 1,000 runners. Credit to the hardestworking athletic director in the business, Mike Lawton, and his assistant Tracy Harvey for making everything work. Neat Volleyball Things Earlier in the week, there were a couple neat things done at the volleyball game

between Dakota and Oregon. When Andrew Nelson introduced the Hawk starters, he announced what town they were from. It was informative knowing whether they were an Oregon or Mt. Morris kid, or for that matter, Chana. I believe strongly in community and see nothing wrong with identifying an athlete by his or her hometown. Often in consolidation, there is the sentiment never to mention the various towns that feed into a school district. Proponents claim it may create a rift and make it harder for folks to accept the oneness of a newly formed consolidation or sports coop. I disagree wholeheartedly. If a town and its residents are spiritually fit, it shouldn’t matter if we know what town athletes hail from. The other neat thing was an unrehearsed rendition of

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the Star-Spangled Banner by Mark Tremble. For whatever reason, the taped version wasn’t cued up and Tremble agreed to sing when asked by Nelson. Most people would either: a.) Be too worried of what others what think of their singing, or b.) Not know the words to the song. Way to step up to the mic Mark.


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Americold to expand its Rochelle freezer facility By Rachel Rodgers rrodgers@saukvalley.com Americold is expanding, adding an $80 million, 140-foot-tall freezer that will bring 70 new jobs to Rochelle. The company broke ground this week on its new facility, a frozen food warehouse and distribution center with an automated storage and retrieval system, marking its second addition since coming to this Ogle County city in 1995. It will be attached to the warehouse at 1010 Americold Drive and create an additional 57,600 pallet positions for storage.

“It is a game-changer when a company integrates advanced technology into its operations. Rochelle is proud to be home to another one of Americold’s automatic storage and retrieval system distribution centers,” said Jason Anderson, director of the Greater Rochelle Economic Development Corp. The project is scheduled to be complete by the end of next year, and the company’s footprint will total more than 33.5 million cubic feet of temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics space. “Americold’s decision to expand in Rochelle is

Teen charged with car theft A Machesney Park teenager has been charged with stealing a vehicle in Leaf River. Blake R. Bakkala, 18, was charged Aug. 31 with theft over $500, a Class 3 felony, which carries a possible penalty of two to five years in prison. According to a press release from Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle, the vehicle was stolen from the Leaf River area on the

afternoon of Aug. 27. Winnebago County deputies found the vehicle in Machesney Park the following afternoon and took the driver, Bakkala, into custody. Bakkala is being held in the Ogle County Jail in Blake Bakkala

lieu of $5,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court of Sept. 13.

proof again that we are the Midwest hub for frozen food distribution; we appreciate their continued reinvestment in the city of Rochelle,” Mayor Chet Olson said in a news release. Increasing the company’s storage capacity will allow them to take on more business in the Chicago area, Americold President and CEO Fred Boehler said. “Working with some of our key partners, we identified the opportunity to update and expand our campus just an hour east of Chicagoland, and to offer both automated and conventional storage and distribution options,” Boehler said.

Flying Around A great blue heron files above the Rock River near Carnation Park on Sunday. Photo by Earleen Hinton

Oregon Police Activity Oregon Police Chief Darin DeHaan reports the following police activity. Aug. 26 Marquauias D. Perry, 22, Rockford, was issued a citation at 7:23 a.m. for speeding, 60 mph in a 30 mph zone. This violation occurred in the 600 block of North Fourth Street. Aug. 28 At 8:45 a.m., police investigated a two-vehicle traffic crash at the intersection of North Fourth Street and Illinois Street involving a 2002 Lexus driven by Richard H. Welker, 73, Leaf River, and a 2012 Chevrolet driven by Jose R. Soto-Urena, 50, Woodstock. No citations were issued.

Aug. 31 Cheryl A. Schabacker, 47, Oregon, was arrested at 11:30 p.m. for driving while under the influence of alcohol and driving while under the influence of alcohol with blood alcohol content greater than .08%. Schabacker was also issued a citation for failure to signal when required. Schabacker was transported to the Ogle County jail. These violations occurred while at the intersection of Fourth Steet and Jefferson Street. At 2:50 p.m., police investigated a two-vehicle traffic crash in the 100 block of North Third Street involving a 2015 Dodge driven by Jill

Sheriff’s Arrests Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle reports the following arrests. Aug. 30 Cassandra A. Leopold, 24, Lena, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for failure to appear. Leopold posted the $434 as a full cash bond and no further court date is needed. Carlson Jones, 28, Mt. Morris, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for failure to appear. Jones’s bond was set at $1,125.20 pending an Aug. 31 court appearance. Jessica A Peterson, 33, Mt. Morris, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for operating an uninsured vehicle. Peterson posted $10,000 (10%) bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 13. Regina D. Tamayo, 50, Hurst, Texas, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for two outstanding contempt warrants totaling $4,508.00 for a full cash

bond Tamayo was scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 1. Loren L. Unzicker, 36, East Peoria, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for failure to appear. Unzicker $724.50 as a full cash bond and no further court date is needed. Aug. 31 Sabrol J. Cox Jr., 23, Mt. Morris, was arrested at 5:48 p.m. for driving while license suspended after a traffic stop in the 6000 block of North Illinois 2. Cox was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond. Cox was also cited for speeding. Sept. 1 Joshua Holton, 22, Rochelle, was arrested for failure to appear and on a petition to revoke. Holton posted $50,000 (10%) for bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 6. At approximately 6:05 p.m., deputies initiated a traffic stop on Lowell

Road just into Lee County. After further investigation Stephanie Funderberg, 32, Sterling, was arrested for driving while license suspended and on an outstanding Lee County warrant. Funderberg was transported to the Ogle County Jail where she was held in lieu of bond. Sept. 3 Kassandra Porter, 22, Stillman Valley, was arrested for theft. Porter posted $1,500 (10%) bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 22. At approximately 9:03 p.m., deputies initiated a traffic stop near the intersection of Edgewood Road and Chana Road. After further investigation Kaleb Sheffield, 19, Princeton, was arrested for unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor and zero tolerance. Sheffield was transported to the Ogle County Jail. Sept. 4

Scott R. Fore, 28, Rochelle, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for possession of a controlled substance, criminal damage to property and domestic battery. His bond was set at $5,000 10% pending a Sept. 5 court appearance. Kassandra Estrada, 23, Rockford, was arrested at 10:23 p.m. for driving while license suspended following a traffic stop at mile marker 106 on I-39. Estrada was transported to the Ogle County Jail where she was held in lieu of bond. At 10:21 p.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 18,000 block of East Illinois 64 on a blue Chevrolet for a speeding violation. After an investigation, the passenger of the vehicle, Nicole Yarolem, 20, Rochelle, was taken into custody for unlawful possession of cannabis, 10-30 grams. She was transported to the Ogle County Jail where she was held in lieu of bond.

A. Bowers, 60, Oregon, and a parked 2018 Kaufman trailer belonging to Martin & Co. Excavating. No citations were issued. Sept. 1 Elliot M. Drake, 28, Dixon, was issued a citation at 7:40 a.m. for disobeying a stop sign. This violation occurred at the Webster Street and 10th Street intersection. At 2:35 p.m., police investigated a hit and run that occurred in the 800 block of South Third Street where an unknown vehicle struck a parked 2014 Chevrolet belonging to Julie K. Range, 61, Rochelle. Anyone having any information regarding this incident, should contact the Oregon Police Department at 815-732-2162. Cynthia K. Wortham, 66, Elgin, was arrested at 10:16 p.m. for obstructing justice and driving while license suspended. Wortham was also issued citations for improper use of registration or title, no valid registration, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Wortham was transported to the Ogle County jail. These violations occurred in the 200 block of West Washington Street. Sept. 2 At 1:02 a.m., police responded to a disturbance call in the 100 block of South

Second Street resulting in the arrest of Douglas L. Dales, 49, Oregon, for disorderly conduct. Dales was transported to the Ogle County Jail. Sept. 3 Jordan V. Ridenhour, 23, Mt. Morris, was issued a citation at 12:17 a.m. for operating an uninsured motor vehicle. This violation occurred in the 500 block of West Washington Street. Forty-three parking tickets and three verbal/written warnings were issued from Aug. 28 to Sept. 3. Please note: Any arrests listed are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. General calls for service through dispatch Aug. 28 through Sept. 3 Checking a Subject/Vehicle...6 Citizen Complaints.................8 Juvenile Complaint.................4 Animal Complaint..................1 Citizen Assist / Civil Problem..........................5 Disturbance / Domestic..........8 Assist EMS / Other Department...................7 Alarm Response / Open Door or Window.....................2 Lockout Vehicle/Building......3 911 Hang-up / Open Line......3 Traffic Stops...........................9 Civil Citation – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia............1

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Board of Education of Oregon Community Unit School District #220 in the County of Ogle, State of Illinois that the Public Hearing for the fiscal year 2018 budget will be held September 18, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the Oregon High School Public Library located at 210 South 10th Street, Oregon, IL. 61061 in the said School District No. 220, Ogle County, State of Illinois. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the approved budget, beginning September 19, 2017, will be on file and conveniently available for public inspection at the District Central Office located at 206 South 10th Street, Oregon, IL. 61061, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Friday. By Mary Jo Griffin, Secretary of the Board of Education, Oregon Community Unit School District #220.

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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. Aug. 25 Billy J. Roberson and Sandra M. Roberson, warranty deed to Pedro Rosales-Flores and Maria G. Rosales, 5334 Wendell Drive, Flagg Township, $92,000. Pennymac Corp., warranty deed to Rita Hayes, 203 W. Lincoln St., Mt. Morris Township, $19,900. David Vietmeier and Shirley Vietmeier, warranty deed to Neel S. Huffman

and Danakie R. Huffman, 13228 W. Pit Rd., Forreston Township, $149,000. Emily S. Fields, warranty deed to Howard H. Fields Jr. and Emily E. Fields, 401 N. Hannah St., Mt. Morris Township. Bank of New York Mellon as trustee for CWABS, Inc., warranty deed to Mark Probasco and Teresa Probasco, 227 E. Grant St., Marion Township, $77,000. Lisa Dyer, quit claim to Bradley A. Dyer, Lot 2, Cherry Hills Subdivision, Flagg Township. Aug. 28 Paul Stoker and Sonja Stoker, warranty deed to Gary D. Blatz II and Stacy N. Blatz, 2922 E. Breckenridge Drive, Byron Township, $300,000. Adrian G. Book and Michael D. Book, quit claim to Adrian G. Book, 3110 W. Lightsville Rd., Leaf River

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Township. Malinda Thomas, quit claim to Zachary Thomas, 6119 N. Oak Drive, Marion Township. Julian Ramirez and Theresia R. Charley, warranty deed to Gary Groharing, 447 Sangamon Lane, Taylor Township, $341,000. Martin C. Larson and Judy A. Larson, warranty deed to Steven L. Thistle, 501 Hillcrest Drive, Marion Township, $145,000. John Race and Karen Bowman, quit claim to Michael D. Crawford, 307 W. Third St., Byron Township. Mathew Sarver, quit claim to Janet L. Sarver, 10609 E. Diane Lane, Flagg Township. Aug. 29 William G. Suneson Jr. and Sara L. Suneson, warranty deed to Dwayne A. Smith II, 1090 Lincoln Highway, Flagg Township, $134,900.

Daniel W. Boyle and Marijo Boyle, warranty deed to Sandra L. Noser and Richard L. Noser as co-trustees of the Sandra L. Noser living trust, 1163 W. Second St., Byron Township, $215,000. Fasco Holdings Inc., warranty deed to ArcherDaniels-Midland Co., Farmland at 19560 Ill. 38, Dement Township, $529,898. Michalina A. Dubay and Scott Dubay, warranty deed to Mark A. Rosko and Aimee Rosko, 388 Red Fox Drive, Scott Township, $174,000. Michael A. McGrew and Martha E. McGrew, warranty deed to Luca Zarco Flores, 527 N. Walnut, Byron Township, $129,900. Peggy J. Nelson, warranty deed to Tara K. Gorsuch, 106 Maple St., Lynnville Township, $118,000. Aug. 30 U.S. Bank Trust, N.A.,

as trustee for LSF9 Master Participation Trust, 405 E. Mason St., Buffalo Township, $71,001. Timothy A. Bachman and Marilyn J. Bachman, quit claim to Timothy A. Bachman and Marilyn J. Bachman, 10567 W. Ill. 64, Buffalo Township. Timothy D. Trosper and Norma Trosper, warranty deed to John Krall and Lisa Krall, 9098 N. Twin Oaks Drive, Byron Township, $325,000. John C. Krall and Lisa L. Krall, warranty deed to Brian M. Adams and Megan L. Adams, 9071 N. Twin Oaks Drive, Byron Township, $305,000. Thomas R. Sullivan and Jennifer J. Sullivan, warranty deed to Brecken L. Haak and Kyle E. Haak, 9305 E. Hayrack Trail, Scott Township, $329,000. Aug. 31 Today’s Bank, warranty

deed to Forreston Real Estate Inc., 209 and 211 N. Walnut Ave., Forreston Township, $300,000. Jef W. Good and Cynthia M. Good, warranty deed to Jacob L. Petticrew, 6942 W. Wagner Rd., Maryland Township, $115,000. Christina Hatlak, warranty deed to Eric A. Moring and Jean M. Moring, 12506 W. White Eagle Rd., Forreston Township, $183,500. Bryan L. Markham, quit claim to Sarah L. Childers and Nathan Childers, 1009 Crestview Trail, Byron Township. Caleb Peterson, warranty deed to Joshua M. Peterson, 15748 Royster Lane, Monroe Township, $140,000. Charles Johnson and Faye Johnson, warranty deed to Caleb Peterson and Cara Peterson, 11744 E. Big Mound Rd., Scott Township, $450,000.

Obituaries Margaret C. Ashurst Margaret (Peggy) C. Maxey Ashurst, 74, of Wausau, Wisconsin, died on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. She was born July 3, 1943 in Rock Falls.  She grew up in the Polo, Sterling and Morrison areas. She then lived many years in California.   For the last part of her life, she lived in Wausau. Peggy is survived by her brother, James (Jill) Maxey;

Darlene Nelson Darlene Nelson, 78, Rockford, died on Sunday, Sept. 3 at Swedish American Hospital, Rockford, after a brief illness. Darlene grew up in Mt. Morris, and was a proud and beloved graduate of the Mt. Morris High School Class of 1957.  Classmates describe Darlene as uplifting, loyal, and elegant.  She had a love of music that she expressed over a lifetime through multiple bands, piano accompaniment, teaching piano, church choirs, bell choirs, and

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daughter, Ruth Baldwin Cain; granddaughter, Rachel Cain; niece, Kim Maxey; grand-niece, Lienna Libersher; nephew, Jay (Bonnie) Maxey; and grandniece, Eva. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Oliver Maxey; mother, Ruth Ellen (Frederick) Maxey; and son, Eric Ashurst.  Private family interment will be at Fairmount Cemetery, Polo. ushering at the Mendelssohn Center.  Part of her adult life was spent in Lake County, and she eventually returned to the Rockford area. Darlene’s family will miss her and is thankful for the friends and family who helped her during some difficult times. Darlene is survived by her children, Jon Appelgren, Rockford, Kathy (Troy) Blair, Gurnee; grandchildren, Cassidy (Daniel) Gerber, Jersey City, New Jersey; and Kevin Blair, Chicago. Darlene was preceded in death by her parents, Harold “Slim” and Bertha Holverson; and son, Michael

Appelgren. A memorial service will be held on Friday Sept. 8 at 12 p.m. at Disciples United Methodist Church, Mt. Morris. She will be buried in Franklin Grove Cemetery, Franklin Grove.  Visitation will be held on Friday from 11 a.m. until time of the service at the church. Arrangements were completed by Finch Funeral Home, Mt. Morris. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Darlene’s name to a charity of your choosing.

Wiley J. Lynch 75, Forreston, died on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Wiley was born and raised in the community he loved of Forreston on Oct. 30, 1941, the son of Jack W. and Florence (Kohl) Lynch.   He married Carol A. Henning on Nov. 12, 1960 at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, Forreston.   He worked for the Illinois Central Railroad for many years. He was an Ogle County Deputy Coroner, EMT for the Forreston Ambulance Service, and owned and operated Wiley’s CITGO in Forreston, and in his later years he enjoyed selling Louisiana Style Snow Balls to the hometown kids and surrounding communities.   Wiley was a member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, an avid Forreston Cardinal fan, and he most enjoyed being outdoors on his

deck, fishing, and hunting. His family was always most important to him, especially all of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Surviving are his wife, Carol Lynch, Forreston; son, Jim Lynch, Forreston; daughters, Barbara (Daniel Sr.) Cederholm, Forreston, and Jodie (Mark) Hundertmark, German Valley; sister, Leatrice Bicksler, Leaf River; six grandchildren, Daniel Cederholm Jr., Christopher (Chelsey) Cederholm, Amanda (Justin) Johnson,

Jeremy (Sarah) Hundertmark, Joseph (Katie) Hundertmark, and James W. Lynch; nine great-grandchildren, Samantha Cederholm, Hannah Cederholm, Zach Cederholm, Gage Cederholm, Cooper Johnson, Emma Hundertmark, Eva Hundertmark, Mason Hundertmark, and Grant Hundertmark; and many nieces and nephews. Wiley was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Dale Green; and sister, Ione Goodwin. Funeral services will be held on Friday Sept. 8 at 11 a.m. at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church. Rev. Scott Ralston will officiate.  Visitation will be on Thursday, Sept. 7 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Burke Tubbs Funeral Home, Forreston.   Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. A memorial has been established. Sign his guestbook and share a remembrance at www.burketubbs.com.

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Classified advertising IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY - OREGON, ILLINOIS Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation PLAINTIFF Vs. Michael J. Mershon; et. al. DEFENDANTS 17 CH 00019 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 4/21/2017, the Sheriff of Ogle County, Illinois will on October 13, 2017 at the hour of 10:00AM at Ogle County Public Safety Complex 202 S. 1st St. Oregon, IL 61061, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Ogle and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 11-27-203-004 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1442 Rock Island Road Davis Junction, IL 61020 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-16-05940. I3060063 September 7, 14 & 21 2017

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF OGLE, STATE OF ILLINOIS CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff(s), vs. PRESCOTT B. BATES A/K/A PRESCOTT BATES, KIMBERLY A. BATES A/K/A KIMBERLY BATES, UNKNOWN TENANTS, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendant(s). Case No. 17 CH 12 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALEOF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment heretofore entered by the said Court in the above entitled cause, the Sheriff of Ogle County, Illinois, will on October 13, 2017, at the hour of 10:00 AM, at the OGLE PUBLIC SAFETY COMPLEX, 202 S 1ST STREET, OREGON, IL 61061, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described premises and real estate in the said Judgment mentioned, situated in the County of Ogle, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment, to wit: Common Address: 1600 N. LYNNVILLE RD., LINDENWOOD, IL 61049 P.I.N. 19-08-100-008 Contact the Law Office of IRA T. NEVEL, LLC, 175 North Franklin, Suite 201, Chicago, Illinois 60606, (312) 357-1125, for further information. The terms of the sale are: Ten percent (10%) due by cash or certified funds at the time of the sale and balance is due within 24 hours of the sale. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court.

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IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: JOHN F. MONT MARQUETTE, Deceased NO. 17-P-69 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of John F. Mont Marquette. Letters of office were issued on August 17, 2017 to Shannon T. Doyle, 1817 Ridge Avenue, Rockford, IL 61103, as Executor whose attorney is Kim D. Krahenbuhl, WilliamsMcCarthyLLP, 607 Washington Street, P.O. Box 339, Oregon, IL 61061. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Clerk of Court, Ogle County Courthouse, Oregon, Illinois 61061, or with the representative, or both within six months from the date of first publication of this notice, and any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within ten days after it has been filed. Dated this 24th day of August, 2017 SHANNON T. DOYLE, Independent Executor For the Estate of JOHN F. MONT MARQUETTE, Deceased Kim D. Krahenbuhl WILLIAMSMCCARTHYLLP P.O. Box Box 339 Oregon, IL 61061 815-732-2101 kkrahenbuhl@wilmac.com August 31, September 7, 14, 2017

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY - OREGON, ILLINOIS Stillman BancCorp NA PLAINTIFF Vs. Rick Cullum; et. al. DEFENDANTS 17CH 00027 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 7/14/2017, the Sheriff of Ogle County, Illinois will on September 22, 2017 at the hour of 10:00AM at Ogle County Public Safety Complex 202 S. 1st St. Oregon, IL 61061, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Ogle and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 16-03-277-020 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 407 Mix Lane Oregon, IL61061 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-17-02980. I3058728 August 24, 31 & September 7, 2017 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY - OREGON, ILLINOIS Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. PLAINTIFF Vs. David D. Weegens; et. al. DEFENDANTS 16 CH 00059 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 12/16/2016, the Sheriff of Ogle County, Illinois will on September 22, 2017 at the hour of 10:00AM at Ogle County Public Safety Complex 202 S. 1st St. Oregon, IL 61061, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Ogle and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT SEVEN (7) IN ROLLING MEADOWS 1ST ADDITION IN THE VILLAGE OF FORRESTON ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT FILE A, PAGE 15, IN THE RECORDER'S OFFICE IN OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS; SITUATED IN OGLE COUNTY IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. PIN 02-33-330-022 Improved with Residential COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 115 W. Meadow Court Forreston, IL 61030 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g) (4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-16-10209. I3058748 August 24, 31 & September 7 2017

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY - OREGON, ILLINOIS Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. PLAINTIFF Vs. David D. Weegens; et. al. DEFENDANTS 16 CH 00059 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 12/16/2016, the Sheriff of Ogle County, Illinois will on September 22, 2017 at the hour of 10:00AM at Ogle County Public Safety Complex 202 S. 1st St. Oregon, IL 61061, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Ogle and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 02-33-330-022 Improved with Residential COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 115 W. Meadow Court Forreston, IL 61030 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-16-10209. I3058748 August 24, 31 & September 7 2017 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY - OREGON, ILLINOIS Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation PLAINTIFF Vs. Michael J. Mershon; et. al. DEFENDANTS 17 CH 00019 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 4/21/2017, the Sheriff of Ogle County, Illinois will on October 13, 2017 at the hour of 10:00AM at Ogle County Public Safety Complex 202 S. 1st St. Oregon, IL 61061, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Ogle and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT THIRTY-THREE (33) AS DESIGNATED UPON THE PLAT OF OGLE CROSSING PLAT NO. 1, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER (1/4) OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 1 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, THE PLAT OF WHICH SUBDIVISION IS RECORDED IN D PLAT, FILE 71 AS DOCUMENT NO. 0413104 IN THE RECORDER'S OFFICE OF OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS; SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF OGLE AND STATE OF ILLINOIS. PIN 11-27-203-004 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1442 Rock Island Road Davis Junction, IL 61020 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-16-05940. I3060063 September 7, 14 & 21 2017

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF OGLE, STATE OF ILLINOIS CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff(s), vs. PRESCOTT B. BATES A/K/A PRESCOTT BATES, KIMBERLY A. BATES A/K/A KIMBERLY BATES, UNKNOWN TENANTS, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendant(s). Case No. 17 CH 12 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALEOF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment heretofore entered by the said Court in the above entitled cause, the Sheriff of Ogle County, Illinois, will on October 13, 2017, at the hour of 10:00 AM, at the OGLE PUBLIC SAFETY COMPLEX, 202 S 1ST STREET, OREGON, IL 61061, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described premises and real estate in the said Judgment mentioned, situated in the County of Ogle, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment, to wit: PART OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 41 NORTH, RANGE 2 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, TO WIT: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 8; THENCE NORTH 131'17” EAST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST QUARTER, A DISTANCE OF 311.40 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED TRACT OF LAND; THENCE CONTINUING NORTH 131'17” EAST ALONG SAID EAST LINE, A DISTANCE OF 456.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 8916'55? WEST, A DISTANCE OF 477.68 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 131'17” WEST PARALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST QUARTER, A DISTANCE OF 456.0 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 8916'55? EAST A DISTANCE OF 477.68 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF OGLE AND THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. Common Address: 1600 N. LYNNVILLE RD., LINDENWOOD, IL 61049P.I.N. 19-08-100-008 Contact the Law Office of IRA T. NEVEL, LLC, 175 North Franklin, Suite 201, Chicago, Illinois 60606, (312) 357-1125, for further information. The terms of the sale are: Ten percent (10%) due by cash or certified funds at the time of the sale and balance is due within 24 hours of the sale. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. The property is improved by a Single Family Residence, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenants thereunto belonging and will not be available for inspection prior to sale. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). LAW OFFICES OF IRA T. NEVEL, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff Ira T. Nevel - ARDC #06185808 Timothy R. Yueill - ARDC #6192172 Greg Elsnic - ARDC #6242847 Richard Drezek - ARDC #6301323 Nathan J. Buikema - ARDC #6302969 Aaron Nevel - ARDC #6322724 175 North Franklin St. Suite 201Chicago, Illinois 60606 (312) 357-1125 Pleadings@nevellaw.com SL# 17-00251 September 7, 14 & 21 2017 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY - OREGON, ILLINOIS Stillman BancCorp NA PLAINTIFF Vs. Rick Cullum; et. al. DEFENDANTS 17CH 00027 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 7/14/2017, the Sheriff of Ogle County, Illinois will on September 22, 2017 at the hour of 10:00AM at Ogle County Public Safety Complex 202 S. 1st St. Oregon, IL 61061, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Ogle and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: ALL OF LOT ONE (1) AND THE NORTHERLY 16.50 FEET OF LOT TWO (2) AND THE EASTERLY HALF (1/2) OF THE VACATED ALLEY LYING WESTERLY OF AND ADJACENT THERETO IN BLOCK THREE (3) OF STRAUBE'S WATER POWER ADDITION TO THE CITY OF OREGON, SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF OGLE AND THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. PIN 16-03-277-020 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 407 Mix Lane Oregon, IL61061 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-17-02980. I3058728 August 24, 31 & September 7 2017


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STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF OGLE

Notice is given of the death of TIMOTHY G. WILLS Letters of Office were issued on June 30, 2017, to CAMERON WILLS who is the legal representative of the Estate. The attorney for the estate is Timothy K. Whitham, 124 N. Water St., Suite 305, Rockford, IL 61107. Claims against the estate may be filed on or before February 28, 2018, that date being at least six (6) months from the date of 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 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 Winnebago County Circuit Clerk- Probate Division at the Winnebago County Courthouse, Rockford, IL 61101, or with the estate legal representative, or both. Copies of the claims filed with the Circuit Clerk's Office-Probate Division, must be mailed or delivered to the estate legal representative and to his/her attorney within ten days after it has been filed. DATED: August 16, 2017 Timothy K. Whitham

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

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1995 Honda Goldwing. Runs good, good brakes, good tires. Triked out w/ Voyager 3 wheel kit. Lots of chrome. Asking $8,000 815-537-2749

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GOT LAND? Our Hunters will Pay Top $$$ To hunt your land.Call for a Free info packet & Quote. 1-866-309-1507 www.BaseCamp Leasing.com

1999 Yamaha, Black, V- Star. 3400 mi. $3,000 FIRM & extras. 815-778-3793 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 900CC Special Edition motorcycle with 5149 mi. asking $4350 OBO Call Russ Berogan or Charlie Gonigam at 815-379-2151 Mon.–Fri. 7AM - 4PM

840

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

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AUTOMOBILES

905

1987 Honda Helix fully loaded. Exc cond. $989 OBO 815-625-9626 Leave Message 1998 Dodge Durango 4 wheel dr. mechanically fine. Good work car. $1200 OBO 815-440-6233 2001 Cadillac DeVille good cond., A/C, cruise, AM/FM cass., & pwr heated seats, 184K mi. $1,500 OBO. 973-4722

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2008 Chevy Cobalt 4dr. Blue/ Grey. 79k mi. $5,700 815-213-3812 creditautosales dixon.com Always over 100+ vehicles to choose from.

TRUCKS

TOP CASH PAID! FOR OLD MOTORCYCLES! 1900-1979 DEAD OR ALIVE! 920-371-0494

910

2002 GMC Sierra ext. cab. Z71 4x4 High mi., runs exc. $4,500 OBO 815-901-2642

BOATS/MOTORS

TRAILERS/RVS

945

1990 Jayco PopUp Trailer 1206, sleeps 5-6, awning, indoor /outdoor table & stove $2500 312-350-2322

2000 Featherlite 2 horse trailer. Good condition $4,000 815-499-4091 2007 16' enclosed trailer Tandem Axel great shape. Brand new tires! $3,400 815-622-4258

935

1992 Yamaha, Thunder Silent XV1100, 10,255 mi., 1 owner, as is, (been in storage) Asking $1500/obo. Call 815-535-3663 after 6 pm.

Farm Land 80 Acres for sale S.W. Corner of W. Oregon Trail and S. Lowel Rd. $11,600 call Bill 815-9900970 or Joe at 815-990-1701

LIVESTOCK / SUPPLIES

912

1998 Dodge Durango 4 wheel dr. mechanically fine. Good work car. $1100 OBO 815-440-6233

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FARM LAND WANTED

910

2004 Ford F450. Super duty turbo diesel. All new tires, 2 new batteries w/ hydrologic dump bed. 79K mi. Perfect contractors truck! Ready for work! $17,000 OBO 815-499-1640

NEW TODAY

FARM LAND FOR SALE

In the Matter of the Estate of TIMOTHY G. WILLS, Deceased. In Probate No. 2017 P 52 REVISED CLAIM NOTICE

EMPLOYMENT

MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE

940

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2003 20' Pontoon, 60hp Merc, tandem trailer, exc. cond., kept inside, $8900 815-4990699

NEW TODAY Johnson 9.9 four stroke electric start $1800 call 815-441-4309 SEA-NYMPH 15' fishing machine new track electric anchor winch. 20HP Mercury outboard motor. Trail master trailer w/ spare wheel. Minn Kota Model 65 trolling motor. REDUCED $1500 815-535-6366

2011 Enclosed Trailer, dual axle, like new. $4000 815-288-1773 2012 Puma 253FBS 5th wheel trailer, slide out super size “U” dinette, rear sofa, sleeps 6. 27'8” long. Very clean. $12,000 OBO 815-440-0909 Colman's RV We buy/consign used Campers & RV's! 217-787-8653

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Astrograph Explore new interests and people if you want to discover things about who you are and what you are capable of doing. Satisfaction will come from looking inward.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Do the work yourself and save some money. Use your skills to fix minor problems at home or find natural ways to improve your health and avoid unnecessary costs.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Don’t be fooled by what others do. Following the crowd will not turn out as planned. Use your intelligence and head in a direction that allows you to practice your skills.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Draw on your experience and the people you know you can count on. Someone who has a tendency to bully will question a change you try to implement.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Revisit old ideas and consider how to update and implement them into your current situation. Relationships will weigh heavily on the decisions you make. Romance is encouraged.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Don’t feel that you must follow the crowd. Impulsive or risky pursuits may work for some, but you aren’t likely to prosper if you get involved. Do your own thing. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Welcome change. Whether it’s learning something new or going somewhere different, the experiences you encounter will have an impact on the way you live and how well you get along with others.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Go over your important papers or contracts and make any adjustments that are needed. A discussion with a colleague or instructor will result in positive personal or professional change. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- If you pitch in and help, the rewards will be worth your time and effort. Make family a priority and put a passionate relationship at the top of your list.

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Look for alternative ways to put your skills, knowledge and experience to good use. If someone stands in your way or puts demands on you, back away and do your own thing.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Get along with others. Communal effort will make it much easier to reach your goal. Express your thoughts and concerns and be willing to listen to good advice.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Emotions will surface and could cause trouble if you cannot control what you do or say. Concentrate on personal growth and your outward appeal. Choose love over discord.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Don’t give in to someone taking advantage of your generosity. Be clear regarding your expectations and what you want in return. Stick to the people you know you can trust. Romance is highlighted. ©2017 UFS


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