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OREGON Republican Reporter

May 17, 2018 Volume 168, Number 23 - $1.00

Qualifying for State

Grad Section

Third on the List

Two individuals and a relay team have qualified for the girls state track meet. B1

Ogle County seniors are set to graduate this month. Insert

The Black Hawk Statue finishes third in a statewide contest for most scenic spot. A8

Too few apply for county committees, boards Several vacancies still need to be filled By Vinde Wells vwells@oglecountynews.com The recurring problem of too few people stepping up to serve on local boards and committees is once again plaguing the Ogle County Board. “We have several vacancies again,” Vice Chairman John Finfrock, of Mt. Morris, said at Tuesday’s meeting. After the meeting Finfrock pointed to the Ogle County Civic Center Authority Board and the Franklin Grove Fire Protection District Board,

which both have had vacancies for several months and no applicants to fill them. “We’re looking for people who are willing to serve our communities, that’s what it comes down to,” he said. The county board appoints the members of several county-wide boards such as the 911 Emergency Telephone System Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Regional Planning Commission, Board of Review, Civic Center Authority, Board of Health, Mental Health 708 Board, Farmland Assessment Review Board, Housing Authority, Soil & Water Conservation District Board, and Sheriff’s Merit Commission, and also local boards

including several fire protection district boards, the Byron Museum District Board, and the Lost Lake River Conservancy District Board. Some of are paid positions, while others are not. In recent years, people aren’t always coming forth to apply. Over the years, fire boards have often had seats that went unfilled for several months. While some fire board are appointed by the county board, others are elected by voters within their districts. Having an elected, rather than appointed, board takes a referendum. Several years ago, the nine-member Ogle County Civic Center Authority

Board went for a few years with no one applying for sometimes as many as five vacancies. That problem was resolved in 2015 when several Rochelle residents agreed to serve, but has once again become a problem in recent months. Current vacancies include two seats on the Mental Health 708 Board, two on the Board of Health, five on the 911 ETS Board, three on the Civic Center Authority, and one each on the Byron Museum District, Housing Authority, and Franklin Grove Fire Protection District Board. Finfrock said most of the boards do not require a lot of time, and the application process is simple.

Those interested must submit an application which is reviewed by the Ogle County State’s Attorney’s & Juvenile & Probation Committee. That committee then schedules individual interviews with applicants and makes a recommendation to the county board, which makes the final decision. The county board announces vacancies and makes appointments on a monthly basis. Finfrock said anyone interested in applying should call the County Clerk’s office at 815-732-1110 for more information. The deadline to apply for the current vacancies is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 1.

Course owner offers $400K to fix Taft statue By Vinde Wells vwells@oglecounty news.com

Flames totally consume the home of Justin Bonvallet and his family at 1502 Plum Hill Rd. Monday morning. Lightning is blamed for the fire. Photo courtesy of the Mt. Morris Fire Department

Lightning blamed for house fire By Vinde Wells vwells@oglecounty news.com Lightning is being blamed for a fire that destroyed a rural Leaf River home Monday morning. Byron Deputy Fire Chief Chris Logsdon said the home of Byron dentist Justin Bonvallet and his family, at

1502 Plum Hill Road about six miles northwest of Byron, was a total loss. Logsdon said the family was on vacation. The fire was reported at 6:36 a.m. by neighbors who saw smoke. Because the house sits back from the road in a wooded area, Logsdon said, the fire had spread before it was noticed.

Firefighters arrived to find “a fully involved house,” he said. He said the log home was only a few years old. A Byron firefighter suffered non-life-threatening injuries at the scene and was taken to a Rockford hospital. Logsdon said the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s office assisted with the investigation

and helped determine that a lightning strike was the most likely cause. Thunderstorms moved through the area early Monday morning. At least 10 area fire departments, including Oregon, Mt. Morris, Leaf River, Forreston, German Valley, and Stillman Valley were called for mutual aid.

Ribbon cutting held for new addition at White Pines Resort By Vinde Wells vwells@oglecounty news.com

The ribbon was cut Monday signaling the official opening of the newly expanded White Pines Resort playhouse and retreat center. WPR President Elizabeth George was also celebrating 30 years as the concessionaire at the lodge within the White Pines State Park. “After 30 years, it was time to rejuvenate here,” George said at Monday’s ribbon-cutting. “It’s now a showcase for the

state and a place everyone can be proud of.” The expansion means a brand new stage with stateof-the art lighting and sound, seating for 40 more guests in the dining room, with the goal of creating a retreat center to attract corporate groups. Ground was broken last October for the expansion of the dinner theater and lodge, and the project was completed late last year. At the ground-breaking, George announced that the Beth George, President of White Pines Resort, cuts the ribbon with Wayne Rosenthal, Illinois Department of Natural

Turn to A2 Resources Director. Photo by Zach Arbogast.

In This Week’s Edition...

Church News, A5 Classifieds, B6-B10 Entertainment, A6 Library News, A8

Marriage Licenses, A4 Public Voice, A7 Property Transfers, B4 Sheriff’s Arrests, B4

A Shabbona business owner has made an offer to fund repairs to the Black Hawk statue, and state officials have agreed to consider it. Bruce Novak, owner of the Indian Oaks Golf Course at Shabbona, said Monday that he recently emailed State Rep. Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) with an offer to donate $400,000 toward the cost of repairing the iconic concrete statue in exchange for a 50-year lease on 100 acres of Shabbona Lake State Black Hawk Statue Park. Novak said his nine-hole golf course adjoins the state park, and he wants the additional acreage to expand to 18 holes. “I think it’s a win-win for everybody,” he said. “I was looking for 100 acres to use for the golf course. It’s a win-win for Black Hawk, for my golf course, and for the Shabbona state park.” He has proposed paying $1 a year for the 50-year lease. The statue is located in Lowden State Park, near Oregon, and both it and Shabbona Lake State Park are under the jurisdiction of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Novak said he emailed Demmer after hearing him say at a recent press conference that donations are being accepted to complete the repairs to the statue. Demmer said he met with IDNR officials Tuesday afternoon and they have agreed to consider Novak’s offer. “The department [IDNR] is willing and interested in reviewing this idea,” he said. “It’s an outside the box proposal.” The IDNR has set up lease agreements for property in other state parks, he said, and has asked Novak to submit a formal proposal outlining the exact acres he wants. IDNR officials will review the formal proposal to determine the short and long-term impacts to the environment, wildlife and habitat, and park operations. “Pending the outcome of the review, they may go ahead,” he said. “It’s encouraging that the IDNR is willing to look at this.” Demmer said he spoke with Novak after the meeting to let him know the outcome. He said the IDNR is also considering other options. Oregon Together, a volunteer organization, recently formed a Black Hawk Restoration Team with the goal of raising the estimated $500,000 still needed to repair the statue’s crumbling surface. Roger Cain, a member of Oregon Together, said he has spoken with Novak about his offer, but declined to comment on the proposal until he has more information. Created by sculptor Lorado Taft in 1910 as a tribute to Native Americans and listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 2009, the 48-foot statue needs the repairs due to the ravages of weather and time. The landmark was unveiled and dedicated in 1911, and sits on a 125-foot overlooking the Rock River. Over the years, despite numerous repair efforts, parts of the statue have crumbled and fallen off. Winter weather has been especially devastating. For the past four years it has been encased in protective wrap.  IDNR officials recently agreed to remove the black plastic that has enveloped it since November of 2016 sometime this month.

Social News, A4 Sports, A10, B1, B2 State’s Attorney, B5 Zoning, B5

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Deaths, B5 Dorothy M. Gilbert Francis C. Oltmanns


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Former Mt. Morris printing plant sold again for $200,000 By Vinde Wells vwells@oglecounty news.com The long shuttered printing plant in Mt. Morris has changed hands once again. The former Quad/Graphics printing plant was purchased May 4 by Phoenix Investors, a Milwaukee-based investment firm. According to property transfer documents filed Monday with Ogle County Clerk & Recorder Clerk & Recorder Laura Cook, the The former Quad Graphics printing plant was purchased earlier this month by Phoenix 644,000 square-foot plant Investors, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Photo by Vinde Wells property at 404 S. Wesley Ave. was purchased for $200,000 by Phoenix Mt. Morris LLC, an affiliate of Phoenix Investors. Phoenix purchased the The First Presbyterian toppings, and dessert. Methodist Church.  property from Mt. Morris Church, Saint Paul Lutheran Early registration available VBS is for kids entering Business Park LLC, Downey, Church, and Oregon United for VBS will also be held. prekindergarten through sixth Calif., which has no connection Method Church all of Oregon, The theme for this year’s grade. will host a potato and salad bar VBS is Babylon: Daniel’s Activities will include Bible fundraiser to support Vacation Courage in Captivity.   studies, music, games, arts and Bible School on Wednesday, Discover that Daniel was crafts, and snacks. May 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. at way more than the guy who VBS will be free for all kids the Oregon United Methodist survived a den of hungry lions.  interested in participating. Church, 200 S. Fourth St.   Join Daniel, who was torn The suggested donation is $5 from his home and forced into Those planning to attend are per person with a maximum of the king’s service.   asked to RSVP to the Oregon $20 per family.   VBS will be held from July United Methodist Church at The menu will include po- 16-20 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. 815-732-2994 by Friday, May tatoes and toppings, salad and daily at the Oregon United 18.  

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to the Village of Mt. Morris. According to a recent article in the Milwaukee Business Journal, Phoenix Investors specializes in buying large, vacant industrial buildings, updating them, and leasing them to new tenants. Patrick Dedering, Phoenix Vice President of Leasing, said Tuesday that his company’s plans for the building include renovation. “We take under utilized former manufacturing facilities and renovate them,” he said. The properties are then leased. Mt. Morris Village President Dan Elsasser called the sale “positive.” “It’s a positive action,” he said Tuesday. “It shows some promise in possibly getting something in there.” Quad/Graphics Inc., based

in Sussex, Wisconsin, ceased production at the plant on May 13, 2011, ending 113 years of printing at that location. The business, originally called Kable Brothers Printing, was founded in 1898 by twin brothers Harvey and Harry Kable, and for decades was the village’s largest employer, at one time providing jobs for more than 2,000 people. Quad/Graphics, Inc., acquired the Mt. Morris plant in January of 2010 when it purchased Worldcolor Press, Inc., for $1.3 billion. Mt. Morris Business Park LLC bought the property in March of 2013 for $375,000. Quad/Graphics has leased the facility as a warehouse since the sale. Besides the Mt. Morris plant, Phoenix Investments also purchased the Quad/Graphics plant in Covington, Tennessee.

Lottery set to determine ballot order A lottery will be held on Friday, May 18 at 9 a.m. to determine the order in which parties are listed on the ballot for the Nov. 6 General Election.

The Democratic and Republican Parties will be included in the lottery at the Ogle County Clerk’s office, 105 S. Fifth St., Suite 104, Oregon.

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White Pines Resort held a ribbon cutting celebrating the official opening of the expansion. Left to right: Jerry Campagna, WPR; Joyce Rybicki, WPR; Rebecca Jones,WPR; George Bellovics, Illinois Department of Natural Resources; Jolyn Wise, IDNR;Beth George, WPR President; Wayne Rosenthal, IDNR Director; Connie Waggoner, IDNR; Lisa Wright, IDNR; Justine Jones, WPR; Von

Ribbon cutting at White Pines Resort From A1 lodge had been renamed the White Pines Resort. Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Wayne Rosenthal praised George’s commitment to the public-private partnership that he said has made the lodge successful over the years, along with her hard work and perseverance on the expansion

project. “She’s been an outstanding partner with the IDNR for more than 30 years,” he said. Jerry Campagna, WPR Vice President of Operations, said the expansion will allow the facility to host national, and possibly international business retreats. Also in the works, he said, is a program to teach leadership

and life skills to Polo High School students who have completed their junior year. The three-day workshop will connect the students with leaders of local businesses and could result in internships. Fifteen students have signed up for the program which is scheduled for August, Campagna said.


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Catalog and yearbook were turned into scrapbooks Editor’s note: Otto Dick, Oregon, has researched the people, places, and events important in the Oregon area’s history for the Ogle County Historical Society. The following is one of a series of the articles he has written. By Otto Dick The 1900 Yearbook published by the United States Department of Agriculture and the 1892 Illustrated Catalogue are now scrapbooks at the Ogle County Historical Society. As a conservation method instead of purchasing scrapbooks, newspaper clippings were pasted onto the pages of old books and catalogues.   This yearbook contained 888 pages. The purpose of this yearbook was to supply the American farmer with useful information on all areas pertaining to his life and work.   This covered the Weather Bureau, the Bureau of Animal Industry, Division of Soils, Division of Forestry, Foreign Markets, Experimental Gardens and Grounds and many other topics.   Requirements for admission to the agricultural departments at the land-grant colleges and

provide country delivery to farmers who lived from two to 12 miles from the post office. Before this, a farmer had to waste part of his day whenever he wished to mail a letter or expected to receive one, or obtain a newspaper or magazine to which they had subscribed. Finally in 1900 after several test rural routes the Post Office Department announced that Rural Free Delivery was no longer an experiment and the United States must follow the lead of France, England, Germany, Australia, and other countries providing Rural Free Delivery.   On April 12,1900 rural Purchase this one-inch gold carriers were authorized to head cane at Knodle’s in receive and deliver registered Mt. Morris for $25. Photo mail. supplied by Otto Dick Thirty newspaper photos are pasted in this converted the cost of attendance was also scrapbook.   covered. Among these are B. F. Sheets, The history of the the Burrights, Andrews, T. J. development of rural free Fearer, and the Hardestys. delivery dated back to 1890.   The 1892 Illustrated This service started out as an extension of the city delivery Catalogue, was billed as the system by carriers on foot in busiest house in America.   This was a 716-page hard towns with populations of less cover catalog with Seth than 19,000 people.   Thomas clocks, jewelry, eye Small towns and farmers glasses, barometers, Swiss “required the man to go for the watches, thermometers, mail, instead of the mail going carving sets, shaving mugs, to the man.”   The next movement was to napkin rings, silver plated salt

and pepper ware, and goldlined salad bowls. You could purchase pearl opera glasses with gilt wreaths for $21.   You could also purchase 9 ½ inch holders for the opera glasses. This catalogue was issued to S. Knodle & Co. in Mt. Morris.  The catalogue company engraved its name on the front of this catalogue.   S. Knodle had an ad in the 1894 Mt. Morris Index.  “Jewelry, Watches & Watches At a Big Discount,” it reads.   Pasted on page 715 is the Knodle Family Record.   The first Knodle in this record was Jonathan Knodle born on March, 22, 1795.   Many stories are in this converted Illustrated Catalogue.   These included stories about the Revolutionary War, Francis Scott Key, Samuel Hitt of Mt. Morris, the Old Settlers Reunion, Man and The Ape, Tornado Sweeps Ogle, and many obituaries.  The Village of 1897 Mt. Morris Specimen Ballot is pasted on page 703.   Samuel Knodle received 107 votes for the village clerk.   Also included is a Chicago, Burlington & Quincy R. R.

B. F. Sheets’ photo is on page 1 of 1900 U.S. Department of Agriculture Yearbook. Photo supplied by Otto Dick

ticket for continuous passage from Rockford to Mt. Morris. This route was probably Rockford to Flagg Center, to Oregon, and then Oregon to Mt. Morris. My favorite article was labeled All Together.   “A Georgia Town has voted in favor of saloons and here is the reason as given by a citizen,” says the Pineville Herald. “If

we are going to stand for our women folks wearing shallow and slit skirts and our younger women learning to dance the boll weevil wiggle, Texas Tommy tango, the bunny hug, the bear dance, the half-canter, the buzzard flop and so on down the line, the men folks might just as well have their saloons and the whole push go to H together.” ​

Oregon’s City-Wide Garage Sales are set for June 8-9 Are you tired of weaving your way through your garage, haunted by gifts of Christmas past or that spurof-the-moment “super deal” thingamajig still in its box? Well, the Oregon Chamber of Commerce, City of Oregon, and Ogle County Newspapers can help.

The three entities are teaming up to invite everyone to participate in the Oregon City-Wide Garage Sales on Friday and Saturday, June 8 and 9. Whether you are spring cleaning, downsizing, and/ or just getting organized now is the time to take advantage

of these special benefits by participating in the City-Wide Sales! Benefits include: • Publicity on the City’s and Chamber’s web pages and your sale location on a printed map with your corresponding ad in the June 7 editions of the Oregon Republican Reporter,

Oregon Park District is offering trip to Hornbaker Gardens on June 7 Do you like to shop? Enjoying gardening? Then join the Oregon Park District for a day trip to Princeton on Thursday, June 7 and Hornbaker Gardens. The Oregon Park District will provide transportation and plenty of room for packages. Leave Oregon at 8:30 a.m. and enjoy the first stop, Hornbaker Gardens. Hornbaker’s is a family

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owned nursery in a beautiful country setting just outside of Princeton. Participants will spend a few hours enjoying their Arboretum walk, wandering through the gardens for landscaping and planting ideas or shopping in their garden center. Lunch will be on your own as one of the many offerings in downtown Princeton. After lunch, spend a few

hours shopping the quaint shops in downtown Princeton. The van will return to Nash Recreation Center at 4:30 p.m. Cost of the trip is $6 for residents of the Oregon Park District and $8 for nonresidents. Registration deadline is June 4.

Early deadlines will be in effect for the May 31 edition of the Oregon Republican Reporter. The deadline for all news items and photos is 4 p.m.

Thursday, May 24.

Mt. Morris Times, Tri-County Press, and Forreston Journal. A story about the event will also appear on the newspaper’s website at www. oglecountynews.com. Call Sauk Valley Media (Ogle County Newspapers’ parent company) at 1-815625-3600, Ext. 5653 to speak directly to a classified sales representative by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 1. Ads cost $10 for 20 words

For more information or questions call Nash Recreation Center, 815-732-3101.

The office will be closed on Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day. Normal hours will resume Tuesday, May 29.

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and $15 for up to 45 words. Ads may also be delivered to the Dixon office (113 S. Peoria Ave., Dixon) prior to the deadline. • Printed maps will also be available at the Chamber Office. Participants need to stop by City Hall for a FREE permit to post at their sale. Registration for the CityWide Garage Sales must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, June

1, in order to be included in the City-Wide promotions. Join the Oregon Chamber of Commerce, City of Oregon and Ogle County Newspapers to help make your Garage Sale a success and provide the community a great shopping experience! For more information, call the Chamber Office at 815732-2100 or Ogle County Newspapers 815-732-6166, Ext. 5902.


Jane Raley receives law school honor Polo native Jane E. Raley was recently inducted posthumously into the Academy of Law Alumni Fellows at the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University. Twenty-five family members attended the April 13 dinner and ceremony at Bloomington, Indiana. Induction into the Academy of Law Alumni Fellows is the highest honor that can be bestowed at the Maurer School of Law. Raley, who passed away in December of 2014, is the daughter of Ed and Joan Raley, of Polo. The commendation for the award said Raley’s “compassion for people and passion for justice led her to a lifelong career of ensuring that innocent people had their day in court from behind bars.” After graduating from law school in 1982, she joined the Illinois Office of the State Appellate Defender, Springfield, as assistant defender. She represented hundreds of indigent felony defendants on appeal in state and federal courts. She joined the Capital Resource Center, Evanston, in 1990 where she recruited and trained attorneys for a statewide program to provide lawyers for capital defendants postconviction. She returned to the State Appellate Defender’s office in 1994, where she represented clients and trained new attorneys in Chicago. Raley joined the Northwestern University School of Law’s Bluhm Legal Clinic in 2000 as co-director of its Center on Wrongful Convictions. She trained and supervised law students

P.J Caposey has been named Superintendent of Distinction

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in representing clients who claimed actual innocence of serious crimes in federal and state courts. Her professional accomplishments included habeas corpus relief for a client that resulted in the dismissal of charges after 17 years of wrongful imprisonment, a new trial for a client who had served 19 years for a crime he did not commit, and a post-conviction appeal that brought about a client’s release after 32 years in prison. Raley also earned praise from her colleagues for her ability to relate to her clients and to connect to all parties in the courtroom. Bluhm Legal Clinic Co-Director Karen L. Daniel said Raley demonstrated that “You can be both an outstanding and effective lawyer, but also be incredibly compassionate and caring for people.”

May 4 John C. Carroll, of Davenport Iowa, and Amanda K. Jordan, of Rocks Falls. Connor S. D. Rice and Tyler R. Nelson, of Byron. May 7 Leo J. Verzani and Shannon

M. Underwood, Rochelle.

P.J. Caposey, of Oregon, superintendent of Meridian School District, has been named the 2018 Superintendent of Distinction by his colleagues in the Northwest Region of the Illinois Association of School Administrators. Caposey was honored at an awards luncheon May 1 in Springfield.   Caposey was selected by peers in the region, which encompasses six counties in northwestern Illinois. State Superintendent Dr. Tony Smith was the featured speaker at the luncheon where 21 IASA regional Superintendents of Distinction were honored. “I am filled with gratitude and extremely honored by this recognition,” said Caposey, who has been an educator for 14 years, the last four as superintendent at Meridian. “I may be named as the recipient of this honor, but it is truly the work of everyone in Meridian 223 that is being recognized. I cannot express how thankful I am for all they do for our kids. Additionally, any time peers recognize the work you are doing, it makes the recognition that much more special.” Those nominating Caposey

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made special notation of his many accomplishments in the school district during his tenure. “These unique individuals in the field of Illinois public education are providing exceptional leadership and are industrious in developing creative contributions that elevate the success of students in their districts and support solutions to growing demands. These Superintendents of Distinction were selected by their peers in their regions because of the dedication, commitment and leadership

they have demonstrated,” said IASA Executive Director Dr. Brent Clark. The fourth annual luncheon again was sponsored by Horace Mann, one of the nation’s largest insurers focusing on the needs of educators. “Superintendents work tirelessly to keep our schools safe while providing resources and support to our educators teaching our future leaders,” said Marita Zuraitis, Horace Mann President and Chief Executive Officer. “As a company founded by educators for educators, I applaud the IASA ‘Superintendents of Distinction’ for continually looking for ways to create the best learning environment for educators and their students.” Caposey received his bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University, his master’s in Leadership from National Lewis University and his Education Specialist from Western Illinois University. He and his wife Jacqueline have four children, Jameson, Jackson, Caroline and Anthony. Before going to the Meridian district, he was the principal at Oregon High School.

Blood drive at Rock River Center on June 4

Marriage Licenses Ogle County Clerk Laura J. Cook issued the following marriage licenses.

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May 9 Austin T. Druien and Grace D. Martin, both of Holcomb. May 10 Richard B. Laube Jr. and Andrea C. Schweizer, both of Columbia, Tennessee. Ryan S. Petta and Nikayla S. Rager, both of German Valley.

The Rock River Center, located at 810 South 10th Street in Oregon, will host a Community Blood Drive on Monday, June 4. Staff from the Rock River Valley Blood Center will draw blood between 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. If you are at least 17 years old, (16 years old with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in general good health, you should be eligible to donate blood. One in three people will need blood and you never know when you or someone you

love might be the one. The Rock River Valley Blood Center is the sole supplier of blood and related services to Beloit Health System, Edgerton Hospital and Health Services, FHN, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Rochelle Community Hospital, MercyHealth

Rockford, Swedish American Health System and Swedish American Medical Center-Belvidere. RRVBC needs to collect approximately 1,000 units each week to meet area patient needs. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Rock River Center at 815-732-3252. Contact the Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) at 815-965-8751 or toll free at 877-RRVBC-99 or on the web at www.rrvbc.org.

Rock River Center Activities (All ages are welcome to participate in programming)

class has been scheduled in May.

Computer Classes at Rock River Center The Computer Technology Center at Rock River Center is free and open to the public, and available weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The following computer

Monday, May 14 - MS 2010 Excel 101 – 9:30 - 11 a.m. (Instructor: Deb Julian) The new class provides the basics functions of Microsoft 2010 Excel. Learn tasks such as opening existing workbooks, creating new

workbooks, setting up a spreadsheet, formatting and formulas, saving and printing. Handouts will be provided. Experience using a mouse is helpful, but not required. All scheduled classes are free to attend and open to the public. Space may be limited, so call early to be guaranteed a spot.

Peggy Doty to Present “Gardening for the Birds” Are you thinking about your gardening yet? Well, Peggy S. Doty of the University of Illinois Extension Office, will be at River Center on Wednesday, May 16, at 10 a.m. to share with us a plan to attract birds. Peggy will present a program that not only includes a plant list but a thoughtful way to approach incorporating birds, and all the joy that comes with them into your garden. She will consider not only the bird’s needs but the needs of you, your family, children or grandchildren, pets and of course the current plants in your garden. We look forward to seeing you at this very informative program. Look for a colorful presentation followed by a question and answer period. Registration is required. Please call 815-732-3252 for additional information and to sign up. All Occasion Card

Making Class Join us for a Card Making Class on Wednesday, June 13, from 9 a.m. -12 noon at Rock River Center. Rock River Center volunteers will be available to share many card making ideas. Stations will be set up by card type. Craft supplies will be provided. Participants will make two cards of each variety. One you will keep, the other will be left at RRC for sale. This is a free class and will be limited to 15 participants. Call 815-732-3252 by June 6 to register if you plan on attending, so we can have enough supplies on hand. Cancer Support Group “Facing the Challenge” is a support group that provides a safe, accepting environment for patients currently going through treatment, survivors, caregivers and loved ones to talk openly about the challenges a cancer diagnosis brings. Anyone who has been affected by cancer is invited to attend! Rock River Center and

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Home of Hope are partnering to offer information to this group. The group meets on the fourth Thursday of the month from 3-4 p.m. at Rock River Center. Caregiver Support Group We are pleased to announce that a Caregiver Support Group has been formed at Rock River Center. Patti Kilmer, MSW from Generations @ Neighbors, leads the support group. We welcome those new to caregiving, those who anticipate caregiving, and those for whom caregiving is already a way of life. You will find information, resources, encouragement and answers to difficult questions. Our meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month from 10-11:30 a.m. at Rock River Center. For more information, call Patti Kilmer at 815-234-2511 or 815-298-7004. Diabetic Support Group This very informative group meets the first Wednesday of the month from 2-3 p.m. at Rock River Center. Marilyn Csernus from the University of Illinois Extension Office facilitates this group by offering support, encouragement and the sharing of experiences when living with diabetes. Join Marilyn for a different topic each month and enjoy her recipes as well. Low Vision Group This is a group for those who have low vision, any form of vision loss, AMD or to caregivers of those with vision loss. Low Vision Group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 12 p.m. at Rock River Center. For additional information, visit www.rockrivercenter.org or call 815-732-3252.


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 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, May 17—10 a.m. Bible Class Sunday, May 20—9 a.m. Worship with Communion, Children Sing in Church; 10:20 a.m. Education Hour, Mission Sunday; 11:20 a.m. Council; 11:30 a.m. Confirmation Class Tuesday, May 15—12:15 p.m. ALIVE; Pastors Conference Monday, May 21—Newsletter Deadline Thursday, May 24—10 a.m. Bible Class; 7 p.m. CLS Graduation at COSLC

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Visit our website: www. crossroadscn.com DISCIPLES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 102 N. Maple St., Mt. Morris Pastor Julie Bunt 815-734-4853 www.disciplesumc.org Office Hours M-F 8-noon 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Followed by Coffee Hour And Sunday School Communion every week All are welcome Child care provided Handicapped Accessible 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 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Church EBENEZER REFORMED CHURCH 2997 N. German Church Rd. Two miles east of Oregon on Ill. 64, two miles north on German Church Road Pastor Marvin Jacobs 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 9 a.m. Worship Service 10:15 a.m. Sunday School

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The deadline is 3 p.m. on Fridays for information for the Church News to be turned in at our office at 113 S. Peoria Ave., Dixon. The deadline is 9 a.m. on Fridays for church news left in the drop boxes in Forreston & Polo. Items can also be emailed to vwells@oglecountynews.com. For more information call Vinde Wells at 815-732-6166 ext. 5903. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 505 Hill St., Oregon www.fbcoregon.org 815-732-2642 Rev. Jared Cochran “A Christ-centered, Biblebelieving, family-oriented ministry.” 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship Service 6 p.m. Sunday Evening Service Wednesday 7 p.m. Prayer Meeting Transportation and nursery provided for all services. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (USA) 200 S. Fifth St., Oregon Rev. Karen Gerhard Conner 815-732-2894 www.fpcoregon.com Handicapped Accessible 10:30 a.m. Worship Holy Communion is served the first Sunday of each month. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 402 First Ave., Forreston Pastor David Poust 815-938-2380 Thursday, May 17—8 a.m. AA Meeting Sunday, May 20—9 a.m. Worship Immediately Followed by Sunday School Monday, May 21—8 a.m. AA Meeting; 10 a.m. Communion at Heritage Woods Tuesday, May 22—Herald News Due FLORENCE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 2649 W. Florence Rd., Freeport Pastor Kathleen Brinkmeier 9 a.m. Worship Service January, March, May, July, September, November

EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF MT. MORRIS VAN BROCKLIN UNITED 102 S. Seminary St. METHODIST CHURCH Mt. Morris 2649 W. Florence Rd., Senior Pastor Freeport Bruce McKanna Pastor Kathleen Brinkmeier Associate Pastor 9 a.m. Worship Service Logan Murphy February, April, June, August, 815-734-4942 October, December Thursday, May 17—1 p.m. Ladies Bible Study FORRESTON GROVE Saturday, May 19—7 a.m. CHURCH Men’s Accountability Group 7246 N. Freeport Rd., Forreston Sunday, May 20—8:30 a.m. Presbyterian Church in America Sunday School; 9:30 a.m. Inner Pastor Drew Jones Mission; 10 a.m. Worship Service; 815-938-3605 5 p.m. Youth Group www.forrestongrovechurch.com Log onto our website at http:// 9:30 a.m. Sunday School www.efcmm.org to check out our 10:30 a.m. Worship Service latest opportunities and updates Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. OPEN BIBLE Pioneer Club; 7:45 p.m. Choir 302 S. Franklin St., Polo FAITH DISCOVERY Luke Schier, Pastor CHURCH FORRESTON REFORMED 815-946-2848 801 W. Oregon St., Polo CHURCH Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. Jeremy Heller, Pastor 501 Third Ave. We include children in our Sunday 815-946-3588 Pastor Lyle Zumdahl Worship experience 9 a.m. Sunday School 815-938-2424 “Grandkids Class” 10 a.m. Worship Service lylezumdahl@gmail.com Ages 3-10 are dismissed right Nursery Available 9:30 a.m. Worship after our Praise & Blended We are an independent non10:45 a.m. Sunday School Worship Time. denominational Christian church. Bible-Based Visitors are always welcome. FREEDOM LUTHERAN Passion for God CHURCH, ELCA Compassion for People FAITH EVANGELICAL Pastor Brant Clements Visit Our Website: LUTHERAN CHURCH 815-284-2966 PoloOpenBible.org 402 Second Ave., Forreston Website:https//www. Pastor Scott Ralston freedomlutheran.org/home.html CROSSROADS COMMUNITY Church 815-938-3203 Sunday Evening Worship at CHURCH, “A Church with a Heart — In 5:45 p.m. at First Presbyterian POLO CAMPUS the Heart of Forreston” Church, 200 S. 5th St., Oregon  205 N. Jefferson Ave., Polo 9 a.m. Sunday Worship Coffee & Fellowship following Pastor Chris Bradshaw 10 a.m. Sunday School the service Sundays at 10 a.m. Welcome Center is at 815-837-5255 FAITH UNITED 111 S. 4th St., Oregon polo@crossroadscn.com METHODIST CHURCH We offer contemporary worship Mission Statement: Loving, GATHERING PLACE and relevant Bible teaching Growing & Serving in Faith CHURCH through Handicapped Accessible Come Take Your Place at the engaging messages, and powerful 702 E. Dixon St., Polo Table - SOS 2:4  video Pastor Brian LeBaron 124 N. Fourth St., Oregon Join us after the service in our cafe 815-946-3212 (Oregon Coliseum)Pastor for coffee, snacks & fellowship Website: faithumcpolo Wade Buzzard Kidzlink Children’s Ministry 9 a.m. Sunday School 815-440-7937 (infant-5th grade)-during Adult 10 a.m. Sunday Worship Online: theGP.Church // FB. Services 11 a.m. Fellowship com/theGatheringPlaceChurch Crave Youth Group (6th-12th 10 a.m. Sundays grade) - Sundays at 6 p.m. Life Groups Through The Week

GERMAN VALLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Church and Main Streets Don Plock, Pastor 8:30 a.m. Worship Service GRACE VALLEY CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH 8210 E. Edwardsville Rd. German Valley Pastor Jake Ritzema 815-362-6601 9 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages 10 a.m. Worship Service LEAF RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH 6941 N. Mt. Morris Rd., Leaf River Pastor Randy Newton 815-738-2205 Email leafriverbc@gmail. com 9:30 a.m. Sunday Praise and Worship Service (Nursery provided) 11 a.m. Sunday School Wednesday 6 p.m. Prayer & Bible Studies Prayer Chain 738-2205 Wednesday 6:30-8:30 p.m. Various Activities

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Sunday, May 20. The morning worship service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Hoffman’s sermon is titled “Does the Truth Matter Anymore?” Greeting you will be Marianne Jones. During morning worship an exceptionally fine Children’s Church is offered for children 3 years old through Grade 5. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m. and includes classes for adults, young adults, teens, children and infants. Special attention is given in each class to issues and topics related to the particular needs and interests of each group. The Wednesday night Youth Group meets at 6 p.m. at East Oregon Chapel, 107 N. Daysville Road. The local Weight Watchers group meets Wednesday at the church from 5 to 5:30 p.m. for weigh-in, followed by their meeting from 6 to 6:30 p.m. May’s Bible Books of the Month are Hosea through Micah.

OREGON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 200 S. Fourth, Oregon Pastor Thomas E. Kim 815-732-2994 oregonumc@outlook.com Sunday Worship 9 a.m. Followed by Fellowship and All-Age Sunday School Thursday, May 17—6:30 p.m. Mission Committee Meeting Sunday, May 20—9 a.m. Worship; 10:15 a.m. Fellowship & Sunday School (Last Class until Fall) Tuesday, May 22—10 a.m. Staff Meeting; 6 p.m. Cub Scouts Wednesday, May 23—6:30 LEAF RIVER UNITED a.m. Men’s Bible Study; 7 a.m.-7 METHODIST CHURCH p.m. Prayer in Chapel; 5-7 p.m. 104 E. Rt. 72, Leaf River VBS Potato & Salad Bar; 6 p.m. Pastor David Poust Sunday, May 20—10:30 a.m. Evangelism Meeting; 7 p.m. Choir Worship Sunday, May 27—8 a.m. Tuesday, May 22—Newsletter Education Meeting; 9 a.m. Deadline Worship, Coin Collection & Graduation Sunday; 10:15 a.m. LIGHTHOUSE UNITED Fellowship METHODIST CHURCH 4938 S. Daysville Rd., Oregon PINE CREEK CHRISTIAN Pastor Chan Ik Choi CHURCH Handicapped Accessible 5076 S. Lowell Park Rd. 9 a.m. Worship Service Pastor Charlotte Hoppe 10 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday School Age Three through 10:30 a.m. Worship Service Sixth Grade. Everyone is Welcome POLO CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN MT. MORRIS CHURCH Congress Ave. & Webster St. OF THE BRETHREN (The church is handicapped 409 W. Brayton Road accessible) P.O. Box 2055 Pastor Leslie Lake Mt. Morris, IL 61054 PoloCob@risebroadband.net Pastor Ginny Haney 9:30 a.m. Family Worship Phone: 815-734-4573 11 a.m. Sunday School Office hours Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon PRAIRIE DELL Thursday, May 17—4:30-7 PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH p.m. Food Pantry Open 16031 W. Coffman Rd., Friday, May 18—9 a.m. Shannon Women’s Fellowship; Pastor Pastor Donna Gericke, CLP Ginny Day Off 815-864-2448 Saturday, May 19—8 a.m. 9 a.m. Adult Sunday School Men’s Fellowship Breakfast; 10 a.m. Worship Pastor Ginny Day Off 11:15 a.m. Fellowship Sunday, May 20—8:15 a.m. Prayer Service; 9:30 a.m. Worship with Chimes; 10:30 a.m. RIVERSTONE CHRISTIAN CHURCH Fellowship; 10:45 a.m. Sunday 609 S. 10th St., Oregon School; 11 a.m. Living Hope Craig Arnold, Pastor Church Service; 12 p.m. Deacon 812-236-1213 Meeting with Potluck 10:45 a.m. Worship Service Monday, May 21—Pastor Ginny Day Off ST. BRIDE’S EPISCOPAL Tuesday, May 22—8:45 a.m. CHURCH Bible Study 1000 Ill. 64 West Oregon NORTH GROVE Rev. Eldred George EVANGELICAL CHURCH 815-732-7211 10384 W. Coffman Rd., www.saintbrides.org Forreston Email:saint.bride.church@ Pastor Tim Hotchkiss gmail.com Church: 815-938-2194 Services Pastor’s Cell: 815-209-6838 Sunday 8 & 10 a.m. 9 a.m. Sunday School Holy Communion 10:05 a.m. Worship Service Classes Tuesday & Saturday 9-11:30 Children’s Sunday School & a.m. Food Pantry & Thrift Shop Adult Bible Study Available Open at New Life Community St. Bride’s follows traditional Center Anglican-Episcopal church practices; is biblically based OREGON and both family and individual CHURCH OF GOD oriented. Visitors are always 860 W. Oregon Trail Rd. welcomed. Pastor Michael Hoffman 815-732-6847 ST. JAMES LUTHERAN 9:30 a.m. Sunday School CHURCH 10:30 a.m. Worship West Grove Road at You and your family are Columbine Rd. invited to join us for worship on

Rev. Lucy Wynard Sunday, May 20—9:15 a.m. Prayer Ministry Team; 9:30 a.m. Congregational Bible Study, Senior Choir Rehearsal; 10:30 a.m. Divine Worship ST. MARK’S LUTHERAN CHURCH 201 N. Division Ave., Polo Pastor Terrie Wilder 815-946-2919 Sunday 9 a.m. Sunday School for Adults & Children 10 a.m. Social Time 10:30 a.m. Worship Service ST. MARY CHURCH 301 N. Fourth St., Oregon Father Joseph P. Naill Office Phone 815-732-7383 Office FAX 815-732-4742 Mass Schedule 4:30 p.m. Saturday 8:30 a.m. Sunday 8 a.m. Tuesday thru Friday 3 p.m. Third Wednesday of Month at Pinecrest Reconciliation 3:30-4:15 p.m. Saturday 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 6 p.m.1st & 2nd Wednesdays Adult Bible Study 8:30 a.m. 1st Wednesday ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon 815-732-2367 Sunday Activities: 8:30 & 11 a.m. Worship Services 9:30 a.m. Coffee & Fellowship 9:45 a.m. Sunday School Wednesday 10 a.m. Bible Study 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 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 Luncheon after services, weekly TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 308 E. Brayton Mt. Morris Pastor Josh Ehrler 815-734-6354 Email: trinitymmil@frontier. com Website: www.trinitymmil.net Saturday Worship 5:30 p.m. Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 18—8 a.m. Bulletin & Fellowship Saturday, May 19—5:30 p.m. Worship Service- Pentecost Sunday, May 20—9:30 a.m. Worship Service- Pentecost Monday, May 21—1 p.m. Naomi Group Meets Tuesday, May 22—4 p.m. Uof I CATCH Club for 3rd & 4th Graders Wednesday, May 23—6:30 a.m. Prayer & Praise Group; 9 a.m. Quilting Group WEST BRANCH CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN 4014 West Branch Road Southeast of Forreston Pastor Richard Bright 815-734-4411 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:35 a.m. Worship

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Events & Entertainment

$100 a plate spring luncheon to raise funds for Black Hawk statue

$4,000 Donation Mt Morris Let Freedom Ring” festival co-chair Tiffany West accepts a check for $4,000 from Dave Nelson, Lois Nelson family representative. Also pictured are Nathan and Brittany (Nelson) Drozd and their twin daughters. This check is comes from 15th Lois Nelson Walk held during the 2017 Mt. Morris 4th of July festival. The benefit walk has generated more than $100,000 dollars over the past 15 years. This money also benefits the Northwest Illinois Special Olympics. This year the Lois Nelson Memorial Walk will be held July 4. Registration is from 8:30 to 9 a.m. at Dillehay Park in Mt. Morris. The walk begins at 9 a.m.  Photo supplied

10K added to KB Tough Run The seventh annual KB Tough Run has added a 10K race. The fundraising event will be held on Saturday, June 23 at White Pines Ranch in Oregon. Both the KB Tough run and the new 10K are off road trail run through the pastures, canyon and wooded areas of the ranch The kid sprint, a special race for young Tough Runners (ages 9 and under) with age appropriate obstacles will start the morning’s running and the popular trail hike will continue to be offered (approximately one mile). Registration for the event has started. Online registration and printable mail in forms are available at www. KBToughRun.com.

Anyone wanting forms mailed to them should contact KB Tough Run by email to info@KBToughRun.com or call Josh at 815-677-0115. Early registration to the event includes a t-shirt, drink token and professionally timed race bib. Early registration closes on Wednesday, June 6. Event day registrations are welcome for those who miss the early registration deadline. Event day registrations will not receive an event t-shirt but will still receive a drink token and timed bib. In addition to the runs and hike the fundraising event will include pork chop sandwich lunches by the Ogle County Pork Producers starting at 11 a.m., craft beer by Prairie

Street Brewing Company, raffles, Horsey Bingo, Prize Wheel and a Kid Zone game area. The KB Tough Run is the major fundraising event for The KB Fund. The fund has been established to help those in our community that are burdened by a medical crisis. More than 40 households have been recipients of a gift from the KB Fund. Their needs have stemmed from cancer diagnosis, life threatening burns, premature birth, auto accidents, surgery and many other issues that present unexpected expenses health insurance, if they have it, does not pay for. To learn more about the event and the fund visit www. KBToughRun.com.

The Oregon Together: Black Hawk Restoration Team will hold to a spring luncheon to celebrate the unwrapping of the Black Hawk Statue on Sunday, May 20 at 1 p.m. at the Lorado Taft Field Campus Dining Hall overlooking the Rock River. Tickets are $100 each and a limited number will be available at the door. The proceeds of the ticket sales go toward continuing and completing the restoration of the statue.  Following lunch, the program will feature John Lindhorst singing “A River Flows Through Me,” comments by Frank Rausa and Jan Stilson about the committee’s work to assist the state with the process of renovation, and a visit from a Lorado Taft impersonator, Ron Colson, who will remind us of Taft’s love for the area, and much more. A table of art available through silent auction will include Stilson’s book, “Art and Beauty in the Heartland,” a two-foot bronze model of Black Hawk and smaller sizes by Art Casting of Illinois, original paintings and drawings, and other art including original pieces by

The logo for the new Black Hawk fundraising effort was created by Toni Cacciatore. Photo supplied

Andrew Carlson. The cost of the renovation continues to be less than $500,000. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has said the technical work will begin where it left off and if funding permits, will start

this summer and finish in the summer of 2019. For those who cannot attend the luncheon, funds may be donated to Illinois Conservancy Fund, at www. ilcf.org/portals, a non-profit foundation from which the IDNR can draw to pay renovation expenses.

White elephant sale June 1 & 2 The Chana School Foundation will have its annual white elephant sale benefiting the Chana School Museum on Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2 at the Oregon Coliseum. The museum is a not-forprofit project that is dependent on volunteers and donations. Items may be dropped off on Thursday, May 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. People may call for pick up of larger items

starting May 29 by calling 815732-6807. Some items will not be accepted, such as large appliances, entertainment centers, blinds, and TVs.  Call concerning items in question before delivery.   No items will be accepted on Friday or Saturday. IRS tax slips will be available for donated items on request. The sale will begin Friday,

June 1 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Saturday, June 2 the morning will begin with sale opening at 8 a.m. and the The bison herd is contained by this fence at the Nachusa Grasslands. The Byron Forest Oregon Lions Club serving Preserve’s June trip includes a tour inside the enclosure. Photo by Earleen Hinton pancake and sausage breakfasts beginning at 8 a.m. in the basement of the Coliseum.  Breakfast will be offered until 12 p.m.   The Chana School Foundation sale will also close to 3:30 pm. with many new calves born at 12 p.m. The cost is $5 per person and each spring and is now up to Back by popular demand… advance registration is required around 100 wild bison. Participants will meet at the Byron Forest Preserve by calling the Byron Forest District will be offering  a Preserve at 815 234-8535 the new Nachusa Grasslands Outdoor Visitor’s Center the gym. The registration table special “inside the fence” tour extension 200. In the fall of 2014, The located at 2075 Lowden Road, and tickets for the 50/50 raffle of the bison at The Nature will be available near the south Conservancy’s Nachusa Nature Conservancy brought Franklin Grove. The group will then be side entrance of the gym.  Grasslands on Saturday, June a herd of 30 genetically pure Tickets for the banquet are 9 beginning at the Nachusa wild bison from Wind Cave transported via open trailers now available for $16 at First Grasslands new outdoor National Park in South Dakota for a guided tour to see the Bank of Shannon-Polo.  visitor’s center located at 2075 to the Nachusa Grasslands to Nachusa Grasslands bison herd establish the first wild bison before the prairie grass gets Tickets can also be Lowden Road. purchased at Davis Insurance There will be two sessions herd in Illinois in nearly 200 too high to see the new spring or from officers, Don Vock, to choose from with one in the years in order to complete their calves. Bring your cameras. Register Mike Davis, Susan Cavanaugh, morning from 10 to 11:30 a.m. prairie ecosystem. The herd continues to grow early as space is limited. and Karen Merlak.  and one in the afternoon from 1

Forest preserve offers special “inside the fence” bison tour

Hare to speak at Polo banquet The Polo Community High School 145th Alumni Banquet will be held Saturday, June 2 at Centennial Elementary School. The banquet will start at 6:30 p.m. with dinner, followed by the business meeting and featured speaker, Bill Hare, Class of 1956. Hare has taken several trips to Honduras where a team of volunteers help build homes

and provide food for the families in villages there. He has led many students and adults on the mission trips.  Before the dinner, attendees will have the opportunity to tour the elementary school building. The school was built in 1957 and opened an addition in 2000 which doubled its size.  Use the south doors to enter

Event is June 9

Open Sat May 19~1-5 & 7-9

Admission

*Closed Sun May 27 for Graduation*

Mon-Sat 1-5pm, 7-9pm ~ Sun 1-5pm $2 In District $4 Out of District Open July 4th 1-5pm 2018/2019 After School Hours TBD Last Day ~ Sept. 3rd (Labor Day) Open 1-5 Pool Passes In District

Pool Parties

Out of District

Individual $45 Senior Citizen $30 Family $60 (Immediate family only) Add babysitter to pass $15 (Babysitter must be high school or older)

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*Please call the pool to schedule parties with the manager on duty.*

Party Hours Mornings Nights Sat & Sun 9-11am & 1 1-1pm Mon-Sat 5-7pm & 9-11pm Sun 5-7pm

Swimming Lessons $10 In District ~ $20 Out of District 1st Session June 18-22 2nd Session July 9-13 10-11am 11-12pm and 5:30-6:30pm (5 Lessons Guaranteed) (SWIM DIAPERS AVAILABLE $1 each) Follow POLO POOL on Facebook!

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Cabela’s King Kat Tournament is back! Sign ups are available at Dixon Welcome Center or at KingKatUSA.com. Sign up now for your shot at the GRAND PRIZE. With activities all weekend. It’s fun for the whole family!

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State to spray for gypsy moths in Ogle County soon Helicopters to spray weather permitting The Illinois Department of Agriculture was scheduled to start this week spraying 21,214 acres in Ogle County for gypsy moths on Monday, May 14 or Wednesday, May 16, weather permitting. According to the department, lowflying helicopters will spray 6,254 acres with BtK (Bacillus thuringiensis

var. Kurstaki), a naturally occurring bacteria used by gardeners as an environmentally friendly alternative to chemical pesticides that is not harmful to vertebrates. The flights will begin in the early morning. If it rains, the flights will be delayed, but only until the weather clears.  Two applications within 10 days are required to get the job done, so the second application will be done in early June.

Spraying also is being done in LaSalle, Will, Kendall, Peoria and Putnam counties; when it will begin in Ogle County depends on how the spraying goes elsewhere, as well as on the weather. The rest of the acreage will receive an aerial application in late June of the pheromone Splat GM-Organic, a sexual attractant that confuses male gypsy moths and prevents them from breeding. It’s an organic, biodegradable

material made entirely of food-grade materials, and it doesn’t affect other insects, mammals, vertebrates or the environment. The gypsy moth is an invasive species that feasts on more than 250 species of trees and shrubs, but its preferred food source is oak leaves. Large populations are capable of stripping plants bare, leaving them vulnerable to secondary insect and disease attacks. Severe defoliation also can kill the tree.

Male gypsy moths are brown with black markings and have a wingspan of an inch-and-a-half. Female gypsy moths are slightly larger and typically white or creamcolored. The females cannot fly because of the weight of their eggs. Go to www.agr.state.il.us for a map of the areas to be treated. Call the Department of Ag’s DeKalb office at 815-787-5476 for more information on the treatment schedule.

Public Voice Support for teachers is appreciated Dear Editor, Thank you Robert Sondgeroth, Superintendent of Lee, Ogle, Whiteside Regional Office of Education, for your letter regarding teachers.   You are exactly right that teachers take on their job because they have a passion for helping children learn and grow.   Many people resent teachers because of their pension and having “the entire summer off.”   No teacher I know went into their profession specifically for their retirement; most are not even aware of the benefit until they join the workforce.   Regarding summers, most teachers need that time to catch up at home after nine months of neglect as their job requires many hours to accomplish all that needs to be done.  

They are also taking classes, helping with summer school, or other projects to prepare for the next year.   Many teachers learn their passion from teachers they had in school.  I am glad Mr. Sondgeroth noted during Teacher Appreciation Week that we need to appreciate and support our teachers.   Joanne Pennock Oregon

New Horizons Drug Court works Dear Editor, I am writing this letter to show my full and entire support for the New Horizons Ogle County Drug Court. The drug court was established in August 2009 as a way to provide chemically dependent individuals, addicted to various drugs, an alternative to accepting felony convictions for offenses which will severally hinder their

possibilities for education, employment, and other areas of life. I am currently an active member of the Ogle County Drug Court team working as a probation officer in the community supervision part of the program. The people who plead into Drug Court are assigned a probation officer as soon as they come in. Don’t get me wrong, Drug Court is very difficult on a client as they are held accountable for all of their movement and actions. However, in talking with the clients, they do express at times that what at first they thought was damnation and the loss of privacy, has actually turned into a form of salvation for them.  Drug Court emphasizes personal responsibility, education, employment, staying drug free, and participating in positive activities to promote selfworth.

Byron Library News Special Hours The Byron Public Library will be closed on Monday, May 28 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Reading Takes You Everywhere! Adult Summer Reading Club 2018 Tuesday, May 29Friday, July 31 Whether you’re at home or on the road, books can unlock a world of adventure and personal discovery. Starting May 29, receive a card and/or a punch every time you return a book.   An extra punch will be added for each adult program attended. Readers will take home a Byron Public Library District gift when signing up.   Adults who complete their first punch card will take home a free book.   Complete as many cards as you can for a chance to win one of four $25 gift cards! Summer Reading Club for Birth-Sixth Grade Tuesday, May 29-Friday, July 31 Join our summer reading club. Fill your punch card to win prizes and to earn your ticket to the summer reading finisher’s party. Registration is free (free string bag for the first 250 registrants). Register by stopping at the youth services desk, beginning May 29.

registering). Register at the adult services desk, beginning May 29. Stamping Thursday, May 24 6 to 7:30 p.m. Learn how to create beautiful handmade greeting cards, and other paper projects to give to your family and friends. This popular class will boost your creative side using the art of rubber stamping.   The prep work is done, so all you have to do is join us and get creative.   Each month features different projects, so you won’t want to miss any of them. All materials are supplied.  Antiques & Collectibles Appraisal Event with Arthur Feldman Wednesday, May 23 1 to 3 p.m. Are you a fan of Antiques Roadshow?  Feldman, a Arthur professional appraiser with more than 25 years of experience, has worked in curatorial and directorial capacities at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.   Come for the show or bring in up to two items for valuation. Registration is required for valuations.

DIY: Geometric Air Planter Craft Thursday, June 7 6 to 7 p.m. Summer Reading Club for Want to bring a personalized Seventh Grade-High School twist to your home’s decor? Tuesday, May 29-Friday, Enjoy an evening at the library July 31 creating a hanging geometric Read books and win prizes! planter. Fill your punch card to win a The library will provide all free book and chance to win a the supplies, including an air $20 gift card of your choosing.  plant.  Registration is free (free Please bring your own gel pen and notepad for needle-nosed pliers and wire

cutters to use in making your one-of-a-kind design. Wheel of Fortune Friday, June 8 10 to 11 a.m. Have you ever shouted out the answer at home? Now is your chance to try Wheel of Fortune for real.   Come on your own or join a team as we spin the wheel for a chance to win cash and prizes. Fairy Gardens Monday, June 11 10 to 11 a.m. for ages 3-5 years, with caregiver 1 to 2 p.m. for ages 6 years and up Create a whimsical indoor fairy garden, complete with a fairy. Use twigs, moss, rocks, beads, glitter, felt and more to create a fairy garden in a terra cotta planter plate. Tween & Teen Soap Making Tuesday, June 12 1 to 2 p.m. Ages: 10-14 years A safe and fun way to begin soap making for tweens and teens.   Make two goats milk melt and pour soap bars.   Select your own color and scent to make your one-of-akind soap.   Circling Lake Michigan presented by Nancy McCully Wednesday, June 13 1 to 2 p.m. Summer is time for a classic road trip around Lake Michigan.   On our journey through four states, we will explore beautiful beaches, freshwater sand dunes, lighthouses and historic sites. Call 815-234-5107 register for programs activities.

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The clients are held accountable for all they do and must report in to probation, a drug court team member, or the courts on a weekly basis. We have a wonderful judge running our Drug Court and an excellent team assembled from all different agencies to rally together for the same cause. The team consists of treatment providers, law enforcement, attorneys, as well as members who assist with education and support meetings. The ultimate goal is to get the client drug free and back on track. Drug Court does have its consequences which include being remanded to jail, house arrest, electronic monitoring, public service work, demotion of phases and other things as well. The Drug Court team applauds success and offers encouragement through incentives, but also administers immediate consequences for misbehavior when the client is facing the judge. I hope all of you as a community will get behind the New Horizons Ogle County Drug Court and become involved in any way you can. Drug Courts lower recidivism of crime and cost to house inmates. Drug Courts change lives. Drug Courts

work. Respectfully submitted, Brian Peterson Adult Drug Court Probation Officer

FHS Seniors had memorable week Dear Editor, I just wanted to take a quick moment and thank everyone in the community for making the last week for the class of 2018 a memorable one. We are very fortunate to have so many people who care enough to get involved in our Baccalaureate Service, Honors Night, and Commencement Ceremony.   These important events helped highlight the wonderful accomplishments of the class of 2018.   The Baccalaureate Service was well attended and featured Pastor Larry Jameson from Adeline Zion Evangelical Church, Pastor Randy Newton from Leaf River Baptist, and Pastor Bruce Otto from Baileyville Reformed.   At our Honors Night we were able to honor our seniors with over $350,000 in scholarships for their post-secondary plans, which was the most ever earned by one single class.  

A majority of those scholarships were from local families and generous businesses that continue to look for ways to stay active in the Forrestville Valley School District. On May 13 we held our Commencement Ceremony for the class of 2018. The entire ceremony was done with class and focused on our seniors.   The speeches, awards, and presentation of diplomas were treated with the utmost respect and dignity our seniors deserved.   Graduation is a big day for our seniors and I wanted to thank everyone for their help in making this year’s Commencement Ceremony one to remember.   Thank you all for making Forrestville Valley a great place to work and live, and to the Class of 2018 I want to wish you nothing but the best as you begin a new chapter in a great life.  Best of luck in all of your endeavors and never forget your Cardinal Pride. Cardinal Pride! Travis Heinz Principal  Forreston Junior & Senior High School

INFORMATION FROM THE OREGON TOGETHER BLACK HAWK RESTORATION TEAM. In 2017 Oregon citizen Jan Stilson called a team together to explore the question of the Black Hawk monument. The team is a mixture of new faces working alongside individuals who spearheaded the previous fundraiser of 2015 and 2016. Its goal is to raise the balance of the money needed to complete the Black Hawk restoration by fall of 2019. As we begin raising funds again we realize the importance to the public of certain facts which answer questions remaining from the initial fundraising efforts. and state some facts.

Q1) Why is the current cost of the project so much less than the estimate in 2015? FACT: When the work stalled, the total project estimate was approximately $900,000; private donations and grants had been raised and had paid for $500,000 of the project’s work. The State, due to its financial situation, never released $350,000 of grant funds to cover the remainder of the work.

Q2) Why should citizens contribute again to complete the statue? --FACT: This statue remains in desperate need of repair and the State of Illinois has no foreseeable plans to pass a capital budget which would fund the remaining repairs. In 2015 it was listed #2 on Illinois’ most endangered landmark.

Q3) Why are we asked to contribute again when we already raised the money the first time? FACT: Only half of the money was raised privately during the earlier fundraising project. The majority of the reminder was to have been supplied by a state grant, which was never received, and is not anticipated in light of the current economic climate in the state.

Q4) Why should we contribute again when the money was “squandered” during the 201516 efforts? FACT: Our group has worked to verify the accounting of funds originally raised for the project. It was found that the major share of money spent for the restoration was spent correctly. Yes, there were many rocky roads up there on the bluff between the parties involved. Yet, huge amounts of progress had been made. Elaborate repair specifications were written, laser scans and radar images of the surface and interior were completed; and chemical and structural analysis of the concrete was performed. Other work related to molds and attachment of repairs were begun. These costs have already been paid for. This has all been finalized. Now the remainder of the project continues to be ready to roll.

Q5) But what if I don’t trust the State to use my donations correctly? FACT: all money donated is deposited with the Illinois Conservation Foundation, (an independent not-for-profit 501c3), not to the State treasury. This money can only be transferred to the state to pay its bills for Black Hawk restoration as the work is completed.

Q6) So, who is actively working on this new fundraising committee? FACT: Our new group of local citizens has been joined by Mr. Frank Rausa who spearheaded the original fundraiser which raised almost $500,000. We are also advised by members of the original Trail Days organizers. In April, at the Taft Campus, our team met directly with State Representative Tom Demmer as well as with officials from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the Illinois Conservation Foundation. The ICF has established a partnership with IDNR to provide project oversight and payment as work is completed. Officials from DNR stated their firm interest in a partnership with Blackhawk Restoration Team and commitment to complete this task once money to finish the work has been raised. A subcommittee of our team with legal experience on state government will work directly with IDNR. Our new goal is $500,000 January 1st 2019. Our first fundraising effort will be May 22nd at the Taft field campus with many more events to be announced. Submitted by, Oregon Together: Black Hawk Restoration Team SM-ST1534986


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Voters: Black Hawk Statue is third most scenic spot The Black Hawk Statue was recently named one of the top 10 scenic spots in the state. Top 200 of Illinois, a joint initiative of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, The (Springfield) State JournalRegister and the Illinois Bicentennial Commission, is looking to name the state’s top 10 in 20 categories, as part of this year’s birthday celebration. The 100-plus-year-old statue has become a little rough around the edges in recent years, as time and the elements have taken a toll on the grand old Indian. Efforts are underway to repair and restore him, but despite all that, he still commanded enough appreciation to land high on the list. The famed Lorado Taft creation took No. 3 spot on the rankings. The paper said the statue, officially named The Eternal Indian, is “an impressive sight all by itself,� but atop a bluff high above the Rock River, it’s “one of the most beautiful spots in the state.� Illinoisans can vote online every two weeks on categories such as the best historic places, movies, most inspiring leaders, greatest books, top businesses and other categories for the Top 200 of Illinois as part of the state’s bicentennial celebrations. By the state’s 200th birthday on Dec. 3, voters will have chosen 10 favorites in 20 different categories — the Top 200. The current category is museums. The John Deere Historic Site in Grand Detour and the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home in Dixon both earned spots on the previous poll asking for

favorite historic sites. Go to illinoistop200.com to vote, or for more information. To see previous lists, click on “About Top 200 for Illinoisâ€? in the bottom right-hand corner; that will take you to stories on the previous categories. Last month, Oregon and Mount Carroll also were featured on a list of the 10 most underrated towns in Illinois on the online publication Culture Trip. Elsah, the tiny town that hardly seems to have changed in the past 150 years, was named the state’s top scenic spot by voters. It was followed by the Great River Road, which follows the Mississippi River from Galena to Cairo, and the Black Hawk Statue in Oregon. The top five also included Garden of the Gods in Shawnee National Forest and Starved Rock State Park in LaSalle County. Here are the top 10 scenic spots historic sites: • Elsah – Elsah still looks much the same as it did 150 years ago -cozy homes and gardens tucked into a small valley along the Mississippi River, not far from Alton. The entire village is on the National Register of Historic Places. • Great River Road – The route along the Mississippi from Galena to Cairo takes drivers through old river towns, towering bluffs, fertile fields and unique historic sites. • Black Hawk Statue – Formally named “The Eternal Indian,â€? this

statue by Lorado Taft is an impressive sight all by itself. Put it on a bluff above the Rock River and you have one of the most beautiful spots in the state. • Garden of the Gods – Hills, forests and sandstone formations in the Shawnee National Forest combine to create one of the most dramatic landscapes in Illinois. • Starved Rock State Park– A 2,600-acre park in LaSalle County filled with waterfalls, steep canyons, hiking trails and lush foliage, plus important archaeological sites. • Galena – This river town in the state’s northwest corner has a downtown of beautiful old buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. The surrounding bluffs and hills provide gorgeous views. • Chicago Lakefront – This 30-mile stretch of beaches, parks, museums and skyscrapers has been called Chicago’s “undisputed crown jewel.â€? • Giant City State– A haven for nature lovers, this park near Carbondale features huge sandstone bluffs, extensive trails and the remains of a stone fort built by Native Americans more than 1,000 years ago. • Allerton Park – Designated a “national natural landmark,â€? this park near Monticello is filled with carefully maintained gardens and beautiful sculptures. • Fort Kaskaskia State Historic Site– The fort that once protected the village of Kaskaskia is long gone. What remains is a stunning view from

the bluffs above the Mississippi River. Among the sites that did not make the top 10: Chicago’s “Bean�

sculpture, the Cache River Wetlands, the Grosse Point Lighthouse and Matthiessen State Park.

The Black Hawk statue is pictured here before it was covered with a protective wrap when restoration efforts stalled. Photo by Earleen Hinton

Oregon Library News 2018 Summer Reading Program - Reading Takes You Everywhere! It’s almost here! The 2018 Summer Reading Program brochures will be available

at the library after May 11. Registration begins on Tuesday, May 22. Free to residents, 3 – 17 years old, of the Oregon Public Library District. Story Times, activities, games,

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Second Thursday of the month Come join other adults that love to color in our Art Gallery. Coloring is a greatway to unwind from everyday stress. Join us the second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. Colored pencils and coloring pages provided or bring your own. Registration requested.

special guests and of course, books are all a part of this annual program. See you at your library! Enjoy Playing Games? We want to hear from you! Let us know what tabletop games you would like to see at the library. Story Times Come be a part of the 1824 Months Story Time (9:30 a.m.) or Preschool (3-6 yrs old) Story Time (10:30 a.m.) on Thursdays.

NEW!!! Family Yoga Tuesdays in May at 5:30 p.m. Families with children ages 4-18 are invited to participate. Families with children with special needs are encouraged to attend. Benefits include reduced tension and anxiety, improved attention span & ability to concentrate. Mats provided first come, first serve basis. Register your family’s spot today.

YOGA! Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. Benefits of yoga include developing a mind-body connection and present centered awareness. Strength, flexibility, stamina/endurance and a sense of calm for both the mind and body will increase with repeated practice over time. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat and water bottle. Mats will be provided to those in need on a first come, first serve basis. Only 20 spots available, please register 815-732-2724.

Library Book Clubs The Afternoon Book Club meets Wednesday, May 16, at 1 p.m. to discuss Under the Tonto Rim by Zane Grey. The In-BeTween Book Club will meet on Wednesday, May 23, at 1:30 p.m. to discuss Wish by Barbara O’Connor. The 2nd Wednesday Book Club (2WBC) meets Wednesday,

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June 13, at 12:30 p.m. at the Library to discuss We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter. All the Queen’s Horses Movie Showing - Saturday, May 19 at 1 p.m. The story of how one comptroller stole over $53 million dollars from the city of Dixon. Join us for refreshments and viewing of the movie All The Queen’s Horses. Registration required, limited seating. LEGO Club (Grades 2nd-7th) The  Lego Club will be on Thursday, May 17 at 3:30 p.m. Registration is requested, but not required. If you have any Legos that are no longer living up to their potential we would appreciate any donations to expand our selection. Afternoon Movie at the Library                                    On Tuesday, May 22 school’s out, so it’s movie time! Join us for Coco (rated G) beginning at 1 p.m. Bring something soft to sit on as the movie is shown in the Art Gallery. NEW!! Books on Tap Thursday, May 24 at 6 p.m.

       

         



  

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Our Evening Book gathers at Cork N Tap on the fourth Thursday of the month. Stop by the library to get your copy of the book that will be discussed: My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman at 6 p.m. Knit and Crochet Club A friendly and dedicated 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.   New Releases The Secret Wisdom Of The Earth by Christopher Scotton (Fiction BOCD ) Downsizing (Rated R) Leap (Rated PG) Star Wars-The Last Jedi (Rated PG-13) The Post (Rated PG-13) The Greatest Showman (Rated PG) Phantom Thread (Rated R) Undrafted (Rated PG-13) When The Starlight Ends (Rated PG-13) The Disaster Artist (Rated R) All The Money In The World (Rated R) Father Figures (Rated R) The Blue Planet: Seas Of Life (Non-Fiction 551.46 BLU) Peppa Pig – Princess Peppa (Rated Children) Peppa Pig – Around The World (Rated Children) Peppa Pig - Sun, Sea And Snow (Rated Children) For more information, please call 815-732-2724. The Oregon Public Library is located at 300 Jefferson Street in Oregon.

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Dave Merrill, left, owner of SunAir Systems, tests for voltage on the solar panels with Ben Taylor, of Mt. Morris, center, and Reid Elliot, of Creston. Building a solar panel array was part of Merrill’s class on PV solar. Photo by Zach Arbogast

After the classroom session, the crowd joined Merrill outside for a hands-on lesson in assembling a solar array, as well as setting up and operating the inverter to turn it into usable electricity. The combination of a verbal lecture combined with handson demonstration proved to be a boon for the group. Daniel Carmichael, of Rochelle, said getting to work up close was important to him, “I learned a lot on the installation side, because a lot

RRC to feature local artists Rock River Center is planning an indoor Fine Art Show and Sale scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 22. The event will be held at Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th Street, Oregon; from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The goal of this event is

of the stuff we learned in the classroom session, I’d already researched online,� said Carmichael. “Install-side, this was all new to me, and handson is a huge deal for me.� Jonathan Johansen, an electrician from Hinckley, said his experience was the opposite of Carmichael’s. “I’m more familiar with the hands-on, but the classroom portion was more beneficial for me,� said Johansen. “I don’t spend that much time at

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The Northwest Illinois Audubon Society is seeking volunteers for a few stewardship days in May to assist in the maintenance of the Silver Creek Biodiversity Preserve and Elkhorn Creek Biodiversity Preserve.  No past experience is needed. It is a great way to learn about the prairie and help a local prairie thrive.   The group will be work on wild parsnip and garlic mustard control and will also be cutting honeysuckle.   The May stewardship days and times are: Friday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Elkhorn Creek Biodiversity Preserve, and Saturday, May 26 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Silver Creek Biodiversity Preserve.  All work days include instructions of the work to be accomplished and a scheduled break with water and snacks. Tools and gloves are provided.   Anyone is welcome to visit and participate in the management of the preserve, which includes removal of invasive plants, brush cutting, and trail maintenance.   The preserves are home to more than 400 species of plants, birds, and insects. 

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A photovoltaic solar class drew in a variety of students from all around northern Illinois to a renewable energy headquarters near Oregon. A PV solar class was hosted May 5 at Bob and Sonia Vogl’s farmhouse, 1230 E. Honey Creek Rd., Oregon. Sixteen people interested in learning about solar arrays and how they can benefit their own homes attended the program. Dave Merrill, owner of SunAir Systems, Byron, was the educator for the day, having installed hundreds of solar and wind systems since SunAir opened in 2003. The class began with an indoor classroom session and Merrill giving an explanation of what solar electricity is, how it is harnessed, and the benefits it provides. The Vogls also shared their experiences living with solar, utilizing a 5.7 kilowatt solar array to power their home.

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Oregon wins first regional game By Andy Colbert acolbert@oglecounty news.com What a difference a year makes. After only scoring seven goals in an inaugural 2017 season and losing in the first game of the post season, a second-year Oregon soccer program moved on to a 1A regional final with a 3-0 win over Marengo on May 9. “We’ve scored 38 goals and there is a lot to look forward to in the future,” Oregon coach Seger Larson said. That was evident with freshmen and sophomore

filling seven of the 11 starting positions against Marengo and all three goals made by freshmen. Even with a younger grouping, the Hawks showed they meant business early on. An aggressive offense attack culminated with a score by Leah Watters at the 14:05 mark of the first half. It also helped that the Marengo goalie was out of position. “Hannah (Donaldson) got the ball to me and it looked like the goalie was going to come out,” Watters said. “I just snuck it in.” Marengo (3-15-1), which had a higher seed than Oregon

(6-14-2), had its chances at goal also, but MyKenzie Beitel stopped every attempt and fought off Marengo players for loose balls. With 10 minutes left in the half, Isabella Neurock had a breakaway, but Ashley McCormick caught her and knocked the ball away at the last minute. “That was the best half of defense we played all year,” Larson said. “We had a real good game at goal. I’ve been working with MyKenzie to come out from the net.” Before the half ended, it was Madisyn Byerley making it 2-0 on a very difficult angle shot.

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With Maddy Fitch draped on her, Byerley was able to drop the ball into the corner of the net. Less a minute later, Marengo almost closed within one, but a wide-open shot missed the upper left-hand corner of the net by a foot. It was one of many clear shots the Indians had that missed the target. “We needed to be smarter with our shots,” Marengo coach Courtney Callahan said. In the second half, Olivia Lambrigtsen and Donaldson were effective in feeding their teammates the ball, but Marengo’s defense began to tighten up. “Hannah does a nice job moving the ball and switching the field,” Larson said. At the 18 and 17-minute marks, Marengo had back-toback open shots. The first by team leader Erin Haeflinger was over the net and Beitel managed to stop the second one at point blank from less than five feet away. Alyssa Theissen, a senior, cleared the ball from one end of the field to the other and Oregon’s Lani Morris battles a Stillman Valley player for the Marengo would not threaten ball during the regional championship on May 11. Photo by Earleen Hinton again. With 4:30 left, Madisyn pressure in the Oregon end “There was a long stretch in the second half where they had Byerley added an insurance most of the game, holding a 41-1 edge in total shots and a the ball most of the time and goal off a penalty kick. 22-1 edge in shots on goal. we were able to power through Stillman had the ball in the Oregon falls to Stillman it,” Larson said. “I thought The season came to and end Oregon end for most of the Katelyn Byerley played her tail off pressuring the balls and on May 11 when Oregon fell game’s first 10 minutes. Megan Buttons was our best to Stillman Valley 6-0 in the Oregon finished with a 5-15defender since being moved to regional final. The Cardinals kept the 2 record. a different position.”

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​Lady Hawks end softball season with loss to ‘Bago Oregon falls 9-5 at 2A regional By Andy Colbert acolbert@oglecounty news.com Oregon’s half of the first inning against Winnebago in the 2A regional couldn’t have started better, scoring four runs. Unfortunately for the Hawks, Winnebago regrouped and went home with a 9-5 win. The game was scheduled for Winnebago, but was played at Park West because of poor field conditions at ‘Bago from heavy rains earlier on Monday. Aleah Wight, Ellie Egyed, Heather Braden and Sarah Wolber all had first inning hits. Combined with Sam Merrill drawing a walk a fielder’s choice by Bailey Montavon, the Hawks chalked up four runs and batted the order. “They came out strong and we were able to get back at them by stringing enough hits together in the first two innings,” Winnebago coach Annie Geschell said. The Indians put three on the board in the bottom of the first, but Oregon could have just as easily went to its dugout maintaining a 4-0 lead. An error and HBP enabled Winnebago to score three runs with two outs. “We had errors in the field and at bat,” Wight said. “They’re going to happen and we need to learn to fight

through them.” Leading off the second inning, Wight had a bunt single. She came home on a hard shot between the first and second-basemen by Braden. That made it 5-3 in Oregon’s favor. In the bottom of the second, the ‘Bago bats came alive with six singles. Helped by a couple of Hawk errors, Winnebago tacked on six runs. It could have been worse, but Wolber saved two runs by a running catch from her right field position and (catcher) Braden threw out a potential base stealer. Egyed had a strikeout, a fly out and ground out to keep Oregon within 9-5 after three innings. “Ellie had a good game pitching, but seven errors were too much to overcome,”Oregon coach Jamie ReVelle said. “I don’t think they hit the ball very hard.” In the fourth inning, the Indians pulled off a double play off a dropped third strike, with Hawk batter Wight attempting to reach first base and forcing Emily Logan to go to second. Both runners were thrown out in a strange sequence. As the game progressed Egyed and ‘Bago pitcher Amanda Casey (9 hits, 7 strikeouts), took control and limited base runners. It was 3 up, 3 down for both sides in the fifth inning. Wolber had a single in the sixth, but was thrown out at

Above: Oregon second baseman Sam Merrill catches makes a pop fly during regional action against Winnebago on Monday. At right: Sarah Wolber makes a running catch in right field. Photos by Earleen Hinton

third base by the catcher after taking too big of a lead. A leaping catch by Wight helped keep the Indians without a run in the bottom of the sixth. “It’s always nice to coach someone ready to show up and play everyday like Aleah,” ReVelle said. “She’s such a good athlete and also is willing to put the team first by playing any position we asked her.”

Another senior, Wolber also came up big at the plate and the field against ‘Bago. “Sarah always shows up and hustles,” ReVelle said. “ It’s nice to see her have a good game.” Logan gave the Hawks a glimmer of hope by leading off the seventh with a single. But, Casey was able to retire the top of the Hawk batting order,

including a rare strikeout against Wight. “It sucks ending my time at Oregon, but I’ve enjoyed it,” Wight said. “I’m looking forward to the next two years at Rock Valley and a bigger school after that.” Oregon graduates six seniors (Wight, Wolbert, Egyed, Montavon, Logan and Addie Kitzmiller) but only had one junior (Diana Claussen) on the

roster. “I’m super excited for next year,” ReVelle said. “We had two sophomores (Lauren Montavon and Merrill) and a freshman (Braden) play today. And, we have a good group of freshmen coming up next year.” The Hawks finished at a disappointing 4-21, while Winnebago advanced to 8-12.

Hawks fourth at Big Northern Conference meet in Genoa Hussung, Cullen, Mennen finish first in events By Andy Colbert acolbert@oglecounty news.com

Oregon’s Jacob Cullen throws the discus at the Big Northern Conference meet in Genoa. Photo by Earleen Hinton

Forreston-Polo, Oregon, Rockford Christian to compete at sectional By Andy Colbert acolbert@oglecounty news.com For the second year in a row, it will be Forreston-Polo and Rockford Christian battling it out for boys track supremacy at the 1A sectional to be held in Oregon. Field events start at 4 p.m. on Friday, with the first running event at 5:45 pm. Seventeen schools will be represented at Landers-Loomis Field. Last year, F-P won the sectional by seven points over RC and return eight events that

qualified for state. That list includes Christian Groenewold in the high jump, AJ Christensen in both hurdles, Hunter Daws in the high hurdles, Gavin Fuchs in the 100, Reid Taylor in the triple jump, Brady Webb in the long jump and the 1,600 relay. Rockford Christian brings back four individual state qualifiers and sent all four of its relays to Charleston. Lena-Winslow will contend with RC and F-P in the 400, 800 and 1,600 relays and two of the top individuals in shot putter Isaiah Bruce and sprinter

Rahveon Valentine. The top race on the track should be Oregon’s Ian Hussung versus Riley Wells of RC in the 800 meters. Hussung is looking for his first win over Wells and if weather conditions cooperate, it could be a sub 1:55 race. Jake Mennen of Oregon is the top seed in the pole vault at 13-6. The discus will be wide open with Jace Coffey of F-P, Jacob Cullen and Jaspreet Gill going for either state qualifying of 141-6 or a top-2 finish.

Seniors Josh Dallas and Jared Harrison had more to celebrate than Dixon’s fourth straight Big Northern conference title in track and field. Dallas had the race of his career and Harrison, maybe the meet of his career. The Dukes won eight events on their way to a 167.33 to 120-point win over 1A power Rockford Christian. Harrison won half of those events by himself, claiming firsts in both hurdles, the triple jump and 200 meters. “This feels like a trophy for all the hard work over seven years,” Harrison said. “I still want to leave my mark with a couple school record and climb higher on the podium at state.” In the triple jump, Harrison bested Dallas 41-feet-4.5 to 41-3. He easily won the other events to give Dixon 40 of its team points. “He’s a competitor,” Dixon coach Ryan Deets said. “He’s going to give 100 percent in every event. For example, he’s not a triple jumper by any stretch of the imagination, but takes that unique challenge and wins it.” For Harrison, that makes it nine BNC titles in his career. In the 400 meters, Dallas not only broke 50 seconds for the first time ever, but edged Rockford Christian middledistance star Riley Wells 49.78 to 49.86. “That’s the most competitive race I’ve done in an open,” Dallas said. “It came down to the last five meters and we pushed each other the whole way.” That time also broke the meet record of Oregon’s Jordan

Thomas by .02 and was the only BNC record set. “What unfolded was exactly what we hoped for,” RC coach Randy Moore said. “We wanted to be challenged in a shorter race and knew Dixon had someone to do that. I’m thrilled he took Riley to the line.” Lost in all of this was a runner that has been pushed by Wells all season in the 800. That runner, Ian Hussung of Oregon blew away the field in the 800 with a time of 1:55.93. It gave Hussung a long-awaited goal of the Hawk record of 1:56.35 by Chad Harvey and oddly enough was done without Wells along to give chase. “I don’t know if it has hit me yet. It’s nice to have the pressure out of the way of accomplishing it before the sectional,” Hussung said. Hussung went out fast and even without Wells, he managed to keep up a fast pace throughout the entire race. “That says something about Ian, they way we was able to break the record - all by himself. Not everyone can do this,” Oregon coach Jim Spratt said. “This culminates four years of hard work. He had it on his mind to break it the whole time. You could tell when he came in as a freshman, he was going to be great.” With Deets adjusting his line-up for maximum point total, Dixon failed to win a single relay, but scored high all over. Collin Grady took one for the team in winning the 3,200 run with a 9:53 clocking. In the 100, it was Arthur Cox (11.32) and Diandre Wilson (11.51) going 1-2. The Dukes also got a 1-2 in the long jump with Brayden Forrest and Wilson only separated by 1/4 of an inch with 19-3 leaps. “We wanted to set the tone early and carry it over to the track,” Deets said. “Dixon has a storied track history from Kel Bond coaching on down.

I didn’t want to be the one to let it down at the conference. We’ve got to keep this going.” Harrison echoed the comments by his coach. “There are a lot of guys coming up. Dixon track will be a threat for the years to come,” he said. Rock Fall was third in team standings with 79.3, followed by Oregon with 53. Hussung followed up his 800 win with a first in the 1,600 at 4:29. Junior Jake Mennen repeated as BNC pole vault (13-0) champ with a jump-off win over Brad Wood of RC, after both were tied with no misses. “If I can get on a bigger pole, I want to go 14-9 and break the school record (14-7 by Ashton Rutherford),” Mennen said. “Everything has been feeling good and I’m looking forward to the sectional and state.” Mennen nearly put the event away, but had a narrow miss at 13-6. That was impressive considering he was only on a 13-6 pole. He’s currently waiting for a 14-6 pole that is on order. A surprise winner for Oregon was Jacob Cullen, who had a PR by 10 feet in winning the discus with a throw of 146-4. Or maybe it wasn’t a surprise, as Cullen has been a Hawk standout all four years. “The wind was on my side, the weather was perfect, my friends were supporting me and it just felt smooth,” Cullen said. Those three accounted for 40 of Oregon’s point total. The Hawks got third place from the 800 relay of Jacob Hoyle, Kyle Cermak, Calvin Sullivan and Gerritt Jaenicke. Their time of 1:38 was well behind the 1:31 posted by RC. In the shot put, Carson Sweeney had his best effort of the year with a 45-2, good for fourth. Cullen was next at 42-6. The other place for Oregon was a sixth in the 3,200 relay.


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Lady Hawks to compete at IHSA state track meet Two hurdlers and a relay team qualify for state By Andy Colbert acolbert@oglecounty news.com It was a third-place finish for Oregon at the Class 1A LenaWinslow Sectional in cold, windy and rainy conditions on Friday in Lena. The Hawks qualified one relay and three individuals for next weekend’s state meet. “They competed hard in not-fun conditions,” Oregon coach Nick Schneiderman said. “Everyone had their best efforts. If it would have been ideal, we could have a lot of personal bests, and we may have some anyway.” Leading the way for Oregon was junior hurdler Abi Hopkins. Coming into this season, Hopkins had plenty of adversity, but managed to defend her sectional title in the 100 hurdles (16.33) to make it back to Charleston. She also finished third in the 300s (53.96), but missed the state qualifying time. “It’s definitely been a long couple months,” Hopkins said. “At times, it got frustrating, making it difficult for me to come back. But I kept going.” Hopkins had no problem clearing each hurdle effortlessly, leading from start to finish.

“That was phenomenal on her part,” Schneiderman said. “She had a torn ACL in the fall and worked extremely hard in the off season to get back.” Hopkins’ time was the 13th best registered among all 1A sectionals. She will go into the state meet as the best medal hope for Oregon. In the 300 hurdles, it was teammate Cynthia Nyderek winning the race in 49.76. “I’m so proud of her,” said Hopkins, who won the 300 last year. “Cynthia has done so much to get here. It felt good to run behind her.” Taking advantage of returning state placer Bella Ursila of Elgin St. Edward scratching due to a nagging hamstring injury, Lydia Cermak of Oregon took second in the 200 with a time of 28.3, also earning a ticket to Charleston. “Bella had just set a state record in the 60 meters indoors in the prelims and then pulled a hamstring,” St. Ed coach Mike Olenek said. “In the 100, she couldn’t even use the blocks. She still got second standing up to start.” Betsy Currens of team champion Winnebago won both sprints, but Cermak is making a name for herself with back-to-back secondplace finishes in the 200 at conference and sectional. “With only four in her heat, I thought she’d have good chance,” Schneiderman said. “She’s a part of a young group that are going to make us better.”

Just missing out on trips downstate as individuals were Gylian Finch, who took third in the triple jump (32-4); Brenna Noon, who was third in the shot put (35-0); and Lyndi Kenney, who placed third in the pole vault (8-6). Finch is going down as the lone senior on a 400-meter relay with three freshmen. Cermak, Jadyn Bothe and Erin Schmidt joined Finch for a second-place finish behind Winnebago, 52.18 to 53.13. “It’s been awhile – 3 years – since we’ve taken a relay down,” Schneiderman said. “With three freshmen, the future is looking good.” Other placers for Oregon were Grace Mongan (fourth in the pole vault), Finch (fifth in the long jump), Nyderek (fifth in the 100 hurdles), Kenney (sixth in the 800), and Cermak (sixth in the long jump). Senior Meredith Gelander closed out a stellar career with sixth-place finishes in both the shot and discus. Oregon also placed in the 800 and 1,600 relays. Forreston-Polo was 13th with 7 points, paced by Alex Dusing’s fifth-place finishes in the 100 and 200, Mackenzie Engbert’s fifth in the 1,600, Lena Baumann’s sixth in the 3,200, and sixth in the 3,200 relay. The IHSA state meet preliminaries will be Thursday at O’Brien Field at Eastern Illinois University, with the finals on Saturday.

Oregon’s Abigail Hopkins clears the final hurdle in the 100 hurdles en route to qualifying for this week’s state track meet in Charleston. Photo by Zach Arbogast

David L. Rahn Junior High track athletes qualify for the state meet Ten boys from David L. Rahn Junior High have qualified for the state meet this weekend at the East Side Centre in East Peoria. At the IESA Sectional held May 12 in Oregon, the 7th grade boys finished the competition in third place overall. The eighth grade boys took home a second place team finish in a field of 14 teams. “All the athletes had excellent efforts and we saw many exciting races,” said coach Tim Gipper. “We had 10 boys who get to advance on to

state.” “The seventh grade 4x200 relay team of Emmett Peterson, Justin Miller, Evan James, Sebastian Cardenas and alternate Quin Kaufmann qualified. Justin Miller also qualified in the 800 meter run as did Sebastian Cardenas in the 400 meter dash. For the eighth grade, the 4x200 relay team of Isaac Brooks, Daniel Dominguez, Kenrick Oriyavong, Jokiah Sewell and alternate Ethan George qualified. Kenrick Oryavong also

qualified in the 110 meter hurdles and the pole vault while Daniel Dominguez qualified in the shot put. “Congratulations to all the boys on a successful season and good luck downstate,” Gipper said. In the girls meet, seventh grade girls who qualified were Elizabeth Mois in the shot put and Alyssa Mowry in the pole vault. Eighth grade qualifiers were Jenae Bothe in the shot and discus and Paige Beauchem in the discus.

Above left: Oregon’s Diane Clausen throws to first base from her knees after knocking down a line drive during May 11 action against Rock Falls at Oregon Park West. Photo by Earleen Hinton. Above right: Rock Falls’ Taylor Hoefler dives over the centerfield fence at Park West to deny Oregon’s Aleah Wight a home run. Photo by Bob Egyed

Sports Column Post seasons for spring sports are in full swing By Andy Colbert acolbert@oglecounty news.com With the post season in full swing for baseball, softball and track & field, this is another of those weeks where one doesn’t know where to start. How about a thank you from the Forreston baseball team to their buddies from Polo. If the Marcos hadn’t upset Freeport Aquin, Forreston would not be the sole NUIC east champs. With Aquin and Forreston splitting games, it would have come down to a tie, had not Polo sent a 7-6 wake-up call to the Bulldogs back in April. The talk on the street is that Forreston and Aquin are headed for a sectional rematch, with this caveat - any team is capable of being beaten in a single-elimination tournament.

With its depth on the mound, Forreston would have a huge edge if the IHSA contested the post season like professional or college baseball does. It’s 50-6 record over the last two years bears that out. They might occasionally lose a game, but it’s highly unlikely they would not lose in a series. Unfortunately, that’s not feasible in regionals and sectionals. The Cardinals also have the misfortune of facing every opponent’s ace. That’s the only chance someone would have against Forreston. You still have to like their odds. If Vegas were making book on who advances to the super-sectional, it would probably play out with Forreston at 1-2, Aquin 4-1 and the rest of the field 10-1. Sectional Expectations In track & field, it is a virtual lock that Forreston-Polo will be sending plenty of competitors and relays downstate. Of any sport, track with its 18 events is a high schooler’s

best opportunity for both a trip downstate and state medal. For fans looking for a premier event to attend, LandersLoomis Field in Oregon is the place to be on Friday for the 1A track sectional. Two state title contenders in Forreston-Polo and Rockford Christian will be on display. The relays are the worth the price of admission themselves with Lena-Winslow thrown in. You can also see a statemeet caliber race between Ian Hussung on Oregon and Riley Wells of RC in the 800 meters. Consider this - Wells ran the fastest time (1:52.84) for a sophomore in the nation last year, but Hawk school record holder Hussung has been gaining ground on him. Then there is the top 1A hurdler in AJ Christensen competing for the last time in his career on a local track. Or maybe, you might want to check out the long jump to see if Brady Webb of Polo can reach 23 feet. Webb may also be going against L-W star athlete

Rahveon Valentine in the 100 meters. Finals in Oregon How about a Friday/Saturday double header of sports at Oregon? After watching the track sectional, a spectator can come back the next day and watch regional finals in baseball and softball. The only spring sport Oregon did not host a postseason event for was girls track, and that may have been a stroke of luck considering how bad the weather was last Friday at Lena. The junior high AA track sectional was held at Oregon this past Saturday and it remains the largest one-day, money maker for the Hawk athletic department. In the cat-herding category, it is also the most difficult in not just getting the kids to the right event in a timely manner, but positioning them in the right order or lane. There has never been a greater wealth of information in this world, but we seem to

have a poverty of attention, and really for all of us, not just kids. In chatting with Oregon AD Mike Lawton, I asked him what events are the most encompassing or the hardest to put on. In order, they are: 1. 1A wrestling sectional; 2. junior high track sectional; 3. 1A cross country sectional; 4. Thanksgiving basketball tournament; 5. 1A track sectional; 6. Labor Day volleyball tournament. What about a football playoff game? According to Lawton, that doesn’t even compare to the above-mentioned events. East St. Louis Out Here’s a weird story from the southern part of out state. At the Southwestern conference track meet last week, a major fight broke out in the stands and the meet had to be scrubbed. Members of the East St. Louis boys track team were among those brawling and its school board has decided to

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shut down the program the rest of the year. East St. Louis has won 11 state titles and would have been a favorite to win the 2A title after being bumped down from 3A. With that decision, things got considerably easier for everyone else in 2A, but what a sad commentary on lack of discipline with the young people from that school.


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A program about the eating plan will be held on Wednesday, May 30 from 10-11 a.m. at the Ogle County Extension Office, located at 421 West Pines Rd in Oregon. The registration fee is $5 per person. To register call 815732-2191 or register online at web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo. Program participants will learn how to incorporate foods

from the Mediterranean into their daily meals and understand the health benefits of this eating plan. The program will conclude with recipe tastings.

The Tri County Gun Club will hold its 17th annual open house on Saturday, May 19 and The NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) has announced that Ukulele Station Sunday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to America, located on Washington Street (Ill.64) in Oregon has been named a 2018 Top 100 4 p.m. Music Dealer. Photos supplied The gun club is located at 3441S. Brookville Rd. between Polo and Milledgeville, just north of Hazelhurst. The event

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days. Raffles and door prizes are planned, and a food stand will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days.

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Scared of storms? Study says 1-10 have weather phobia By Marc Ransford Senior Media Strategist Ball State University One in 10 Americans may suffer from severe weather phobia that causes them to lose sleep or have feelings of helplessness, says a researcher at Ball State University.

“Severe weather phobia is very real,” says Jill Coleman, a Ball State geography professor and lead author on the study, which was recently published in the American Meteorological Society Journal. “Some people will get physically ill or lose sleep while others will start watching weather forecasts on a more regular basis.

“Weathering the Storm: Revisiting Severe Weather Phobia” surveyed about 300 people in 43 states. About 85 percent of respondents reported having at least some degree of severe-weather fear while 46.1 percent describing their fear level as “a little bit.” About 10 percent of participants classified themselves as having an

overall fear level as both “extreme” and “quite a bit” categories, possibly indicating severe-weather phobia. Three percent of respondents reported seeking professional or selfhelp treatment for severe-weather phobia or specific inclement weather events. “Overall, we found that people

simply love to talk about the weather,” Coleman says. “In the West, it’s about high winds and wildfires, and here in the Midwest it’s all about tornados, thunderstorms and blizzards. On the East Coast, people are more likely to talk about hurricanes than regular thunderstorms.” Turn to B5

Rep. Demmer encourages early renewal of FOID cards State Representative Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) has joined Illinois State Police Director Leo Schmitz in urging Illinois firearm owners to file paperwork early to renew their Firearm Owner Identification (FOID) Cards as the first wave of the 10-year renewal will create a backlog of renewal applications. “More than 50,000 FOID cards are due for renewal between June 1 and August 1 due to amendments to State laws on the 10-year renewal

process in 2008. I am urging my constituents who are FOID holders to renew as early as possible to allow adequate time for processing before expiration,” said Rep. Demmer on May 8. Illinois State Police Director Leo Schmitz recommends gun owners “get their renewal application in at least one to two months in advance so we have adequate time to process them and get a new card our before expiration.” The Illinois State Police

oversees the FOID applicants have not card system and been in a mental issues the cards that institution in the are required to buy past five years. or posses a firearm Persons or ammunition in with common Illinois. names may find FOID card additional delays applications as identities are require state and confirmed. federal background Illinois State checks, as well Police have as review of the already sent Tom Demmer database from the renewal notices to Illinois Department those whose cards of Human Services to confirm will expire June 1.

Applicants can visit the ISP’s Firearms Services Bureau website at ispfsb.com to renew online. The cost of the card is $10. Applicants must be Illinois residents and include their Drivers License or State ID card number. Applicants under the age of 21 must have a parents’ signature on the application.  Anyone who needs assistance with the FOID card renewal, and those who prefer paper applications, may call

217-782-7980 and select menu option 0. Applicants should also make sure the name and address on FOID applications match the records on file for them at the Secretary of State’s Office, otherwise the renewal process will be delayed further.

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Rd., Pine Creek Township. Dennis Henderson and Elizabeth A. George, quit claim to Elizabeth A. George as trustee of the Elizabeth G. Henderson Trust, 610 S. Division Ave., Polo. Doris A. Doeden and Jessica L. Doeden, quit claim to Laura B. Gaulrapp, 307 N. Division Ave., Polo. Gary D. Buss and Marcia E. Buss, warranty deed to Ronald R. Wight, 303 S. First Ave., Forreston, $62,500. JML LLC, warranty deed to Steven W. Book and Susan R. Book, 604 and 606 E. Hewitt St., Forreston, $25,000. Wayne T. Hensen Jr., quit claim to Amy M. Hensen and Wayne T. Hensen Jr., 109 Harvest Glenn Drive, Davis Junction. Timothy LeFevre, quit claim to Cynthia Newton, 11901 W. Henry Rd., Buffalo Township.

Demmer can be contacted at his district office located at 1221 Currency Court, Rochelle, IL 61068 or by calling the office at (815) 5613690.

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. May 4 Spencer C. Blanchard and Joanne M. Blanchard, warranty deed to Jerome E. Dowd and Barbara A. Dowd, 510 Mill Ridge Rd., Byron, $114,000. David R. Jones as trustee of the George M. and Pauline A. Jones Revocable Trust 715, warranty deed to John J. King, 3171 E. Mill Rd., Byron, $250,000. Steve Rains and Irma L. Rains, warranty deed to Shannon M. Swanson, 5181

E. Ashelford Drive, Byron Townships, $251,500. Sarah N. Schneiderbauer, warranty deed to Jacob Gilroy, 6749 N. Friday Rd., Rockvale Township, $175,000. Del Monte Foods, Inc., quit claim to Northern Repurposing, Inc., vacant land, Rochelle. May 7 Adam D. Wunsch and Jennifer L. Wunsch, warranty deed to Kevin A. Lambe and Elaine L. Lambe, 841 N. Tomahawk Drive, Oregon, $235,000. David A. Wiesner, warranty deed to Mason J. Hayenga II, 508 S. Ninth St., Oregon, $78,000. Ronald E. Simpson and Dana L. Simpson, warranty deed to Cheryl L. Conley, 805 S. Division Ave., Polo, $69,900. Michael T. Grimes, warranty deed to Cassey G. Doege, 308

W. Dixon St., Polo, $90,000. PBK Development Partners LLC, warranty deed to Timothy J. Hayden, Lot 11, Kuehl Court/ Cherry Hill Estates, Flagg Township, $21,000. Catherine N. Goelitz, warranty deed to Skyler Barringer and Jade M. Barringer, 300 Lake Lida Lane, Rochelle, $160,500. Ogle County Sheriff and Patricia A. Rosenbalm, Sheriff’s deed to Lakeview Loan Servicing LLC, 712 S. Seventh St., Oregon. Paul A. Roland, quit claim to Paul A. Roland as trustee of the Paul A. Roland Declaration Trust 2018, 1375 S. Woodlawn Rd., Lynnville Township. David W. Timm and Gina V. Timm, warranty deed to Timm Properties LLC, 101 S. Broadway St. State of Illinois Department of Transportation, quit claim

to Robert G. Borneman, southwest corner of Ill. 72 and Mt. Morris Road, Leaf River Township, $1,506. May 8 Glen Ziga and Maribel Ziga, warranty deed to Jeffrey L. Sansone and Elena Lineberry, 605 N. 14th St., Rochelle, $96,400. Eric Johanning and Lori K. Johanning, warranty deed to Progressive Park Rochelle Inc., 16218 & 16314 E. Steward Rd., Dement Township, $250,000. Joe L. Cleaveland and Heidi L. Cleaveland, warranty deed to Tanner Grobe, 302 Sunset Drive, Polo, $139,000. Jeremy W. Nesemeier and Mindy M. Nesemeier, warranty deed to Robert De La Rosa, 801 & 802 Adams St., Oregon, $80,000. Gregory N. Regole, warranty deed to Fred Carter and Dena

May 9 Mary P. Yingling and Edwin D. Yingling, warranty deed to Edward Giese and Karen Giese, Lot 4 Yingling Subdivision, Taylor Township. May 10 Elizabeth A. George, quit claim to Elizabeth A. George as trustee of the Elizabeth G. Henderson Trust, vacant land, Pine Creek Township. Dennis Henderson and Elizabeth A. George, quit claim to Elizabeth A. George as trustee of the Elizabeth G. Henderson Trust, 6797 W. Pines Rd., Pine Creek Township. Dennis Henderson and Elizabeth A. George, quit claim to Elizabeth A. George as trustee of the Elizabeth G. Henderson Trust, 6853 W. Pines

Sheriff Arrests Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle reports the following arrests. May 8 Kathy L. Lentz, 43, Mt. Morris, was arrested for driving with a suspended driver’s license following a traffic stop in the 4,000 block of West Ill. 64 . Lentz was transported to the Ogle County Jail where she was being held in lieu of bond. Joseph Lewis, 24, Amboy, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for failure to appear. Lewis’ bond was set at $357 pending a May 9 court appearance. Lavern Dearborn, 55, Sterling, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for failure to appear. Dearborn’s bond was set at $3,065pending a May 9 court

appearance. Xavier Thomas, 28, Rochelle, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for failure to appear. Thomas posted $452 bond and does not have to return for court. May 9 Rafael Valencia, 18, Rochelle, was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear. Valencia posted $325 as a full cash bond and was released with no further court date needed. May 10 Jacob M. Belter, 26, Stillman Valley, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for failure to appear. Belter posted $250 of the $1,270 full cash bond and was released. Belter is scheduled to appear in court on June 25.

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Michael S. Dixon, 18, Davis Junction, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for a petition to revoke (domestic battery). Dixon posted $3,000 (10%) bond and was released. He is scheduled to appear in court on June 1. Richard L. Gallagher, 34, Oregon, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for failure to appear. Gallagher posted$384 as a full cash bond and was released with no further court date needed. Richard M. Lonkert Jr, 60, Peoria, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for failure to appear. Lonkert posted the $1,018 as a full cash bond but remained in the Ogle County Jail for a sentencing order. Megan N. Stark, 35, Chicago, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for driving while under the influence. Stark posted the $3,000 (10%) bond and was

released. She is scheduled to appear in court on June 1. May 10 At approximately 8:50 p.m., deputies along with Forreston Fire Department, Forreston EMS and Forreston Police Department responded to a single-vehicle rollover accident in the 11000 block of North Illinois 26. After an investigation it was learned that Jade M. Port, 27, Freeport, had driven off the roadway. The vehicle struck the ditch which caused the vehicle to overturn. Port and her three-yearold child were taken to FHN Hospital by Forreston EMS for minor injuries. She was arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol, no valid driver’s license, driving on a revoked driver’s license, and illegal transportation of alcohol. She was also cited for improper lane usage, operating a vehicle with no insurance, failure to reduce speed to avoid

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a warrant for a probation violation. Stottle posted$3,000 (10%) bond and was released from the Ogle County Jail. He is scheduled to return to court on June 8. Deputies were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the area of Illinois 64 and Willow Road, rural Mt. Morris. After an investigation, George Jacovides, 20, Geneva, was arrested for disorderly conduct, underage consumption of alcohol by a minor, and issued a civil citation for possession of drug paraphernalia. He was transported to the Ogle County Jail and held in lieu of bond. Kenneth Rokicki, 71, Prophetstown, was arrested at 8 p.m. for driving while license suspended and no valid driver’s license following a traffic stop near the intersection of Fowler Road and Deer Creek Lane. Rokicki was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.

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suffer from severe weather phobia, 4.7 percent believe they do and the remainder is not sure.

The study found: • About 99 percent of all respondents had experienced some form of severe weather with the most common event being thunderstorms (90.9 percent) and high winds (90.3 percent) followed by heavy snow and freezing rain (80 percent each).

• When it comes to severe weather, respondents reported feelings of anxiety (72 percent), increasing heart pounding (62.9 percent), changing schedules (60.8 percent) and feelings of helplessness (60.4 percent).

• 80.5 percent of respondents do not

• Participants who reported taking a weather-related course also admitted

experiencing more anxiety symptoms and behaviors. The study also found that 11.7 percent of participants reported they know someone who surfers from severe-weather phobia. “My father lives in Kansas and the second he hears about tornados, he’ll change his schedule to avoid being on the road and then start watching television reports more intensely,” Coleman said. “Our research

indicates that we actually may be able to see such phobias in others but have difficulty in seeing them in ourselves.” She also believes the study lays the groundwork for a better understanding of severe weather phobia phenomena as well as the role that weather knowledge and anxiety plays in the minds of individuals across the country. “These results could provide useful information for weather forecasters

and media groups in terms of how often people monitor media during severe weather events,” Coleman said. “When not debilitating, some fear can be a substantial motivator to encourage individuals to take action against the threat, such as seeking shelter.” In addition to Coleman, the research team included her mother, University of Kansas psychologist Karen Multon, and other members of the University of Kansas.

State’s Attorney Ogle County State’s Attorney Eric D. Morrow reports the following court activity. May 7 Pamela Ignacio, 55, Leaf River, domestic battery, preliminary hearing May 16. Steve Bontjes, 53, Byron, aggravated criminal sexual abuse, jury trial June 26. May 9 Scott Fore, 29, Rochelle, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, failed to appear, arrest warrant remains. Brooke Lozano, 28, Oregon, aggravated battery, violation bail bond, preliminary hearing May 23.

Adriana Frieberg, 55, Sterling, aggravated identity theft, pretrial conference May 21. Jamar Grillier, 30, Byron, driving while license revoked, pretrial conference June 25. Joshua Schier, 41, Polo, theft, pretrial conference May 21. Eddie Blaylock, 24, Rockford, home invasion, aggravated battery, discharge of a firearm, armed robbery, status hearing June 28. Jessie Thornton, 27, Chana, criminal trespass to a residence, aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, status hearing May 14.

May 10 Mary Hart, 69, Chana, possession of cannabis with the intent to deliver, possession of cannabis, status hearing May 24. Corey Jones, 45, Baileyville, violation of sex offender register, bond forfeiture hearing June 27. Jose Estrada Maldonado, 38, Aurora, possession of a controlled substance, jury trial May 22. Robert Lewis, 61, Mendota, possession of a weapon by a felon, possession of a controlled substance, possession of cannabis, pretrial conference June 25.

Jamie Maple, 19, Champaign, unlawful restraint, domestic battery, assault, jury trial May 22. Michael Harris, 26, Oregon, criminal sexual assault, pretrial conference May 24. Trinity Maples, 39, Polo, aggravated battery, theft, jury trial July 17. Amanda Nuckles, 27, Rochelle, non-consensual dissemination of private sexual images, jury trial May 22. Ashley Williamson, 32, Mt. Morris, pleaded guilty to three counts of identity theft. Judge John B. Roe sentenced her to 180 days in jail and 30 months probation.

He also ordered her to submit to random drug testing, cooperate with and satisfactorily complete psychological or substance abuse assessments or treatment as recommended, and pay total fines and costs of $2,853. Shane Wilson, 19, Mt. Morris, aggravated domestic battery, aggravated battery, domestic battery, resisting, pretrial conference May 24. Gary Wright, 64, Rockford, driving while license revoked, aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, status hearing May 22.

David Etherton, 54, Rochelle, aggravated battery, criminal damage to government property, resisting, obstructing a peace officer, 402 conference June 7. Jason Otten, 47, homeless, failure to register as a sex offender, plea hearing May 24. May 11 Emily Mols, 31, Kewanee, aggravated battery, battery, preliminary hearing May 30. Paul Dieckman, 82, Oregon, criminal damage to property, status hearing June 8.

Tyler Stuckeymeyer, 25, Amboy, burglary to a vehicle, status hearing May 24.

Christopher Holmes, 53, Marengo, aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, pretrial conference June 25.

covered front entrance. SAC Wireless/American Tower Co., AT&T, Section 2, Oregon-Nashua Township, replace three antennas on existing telecommunications tower, $40,000. Ferrell Kennedy, Section 12, LaFayette Township, residential accessory building. James and Karen Mecklenburg, Section 4, Flagg Township, residential accessory building with porch. Brett Todd, Section 7, Scott Township, remove two barns. Todd and Shellee Oelling, Section 24, Scott Township, above-ground pool. Jason Wiggett Construction, Inc., Steve and Niki Rueff, Section 27, Marion Township, single-family dwelling,

$250,000. Zygmunt Cichosz, Section 9, Taylor Township, residential accessory building. Richard Paul, Section 11, Rockvale Township, residential accessory building. Scott Watson, Sections 18 & 7, Byron Township, singlefamily dwelling, residential accessory building (expired by limitation). Kathryn Ditto, Section 15, Byron Township, aboveground pool. Richard Crabel, Section 30, Byron Township, dwelling addition. Nick Karper, Section 32, Pine Creek Township, singlefamily dwelling, storage building with lean-to (expired by limitation).

Humphreys on Aug. 19, 1948 in Polo; she died in 1982. He was employed by Kable Printing Company, Mt Morris, for more than 30 years and also operated Oltmanns Repair Service, repairing and selling lawn mowers.  Francis was a member of the Oregon VFW Post 8739, the American Legion and Oregon Masonic Lodge 420.  He is survived by his daughter, Rachel (Mike) Jones, of Oregon; grandson, Aaron (Carrie) Jones, of Pekin; granddaughter, Sarah (Joe) Brooks, of Oregon; and greatgranddaughters, Violet and

Grace Jones, of Pekin. He was also preceded in death by, daughter, Cheryl Oltmanns; and brothers, John, Elmer and Edwin Oltmanns.   Private family services will be held with burial in Riverview Cemetery, Oregon.  No visitation will be held.  Memorials in Francis’ name may be made to Pinecrest Manor, Mt. Morris.  Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Oregon assisted the family with arrangements.

Zoning Permits Ogle County Planning and Zoning Administrator Michael Reibel reports that the following zoning certificates were issued during April. Morton Buildings, Brad Turner, Section 36, Pine Creek Township, agricultural accessory building. Dyck Farms, LLC., Section 12, Byron Township, grain bin (dry), grain bin (wet). Tom Stecker, Section 24, Dement Township, agricultural storage building. Crestview Construction, Paul Gibson, Section 19, Monroe Township, agricultural storage building. Karl Hagemann, Section 4, Mt. Morris Township, remove hoop building destroyed by

storm, construct agricultural storage building. Elite Pork, LLC., Section 1, Lynnville Township, addition to hog confinement building. Che-Rylee Weegens, Section 15, Lincoln Township, remove three agricultural buildings. Aaron Vincer, Section 12, Rockvale Township, training facility (expired by limitation). Steve Roos, Section 27, Marion Township, remove residential accessory building, construct residential accessory building. Paul Homan, Section 16, Leaf River Township, additional residential accessory building. Donald Hay, Section 32, Pine Creek Township, attached

garage, convert existing garage into workshop/storage area. JD Mark, Inc., Section 6, Lynnville Township, remove barn. Darla and Les Trautvetter, Section 4, Marion Township, addition to existing deck. L&N Construction, James Reilley, Section 22, Marion Township, residential accessory building with leanto. Jonathan and Chelsea Lundquist, Section 27, Marion Township, above-ground pool. Dwayne Rangel, Section 20, Flagg Township, single-family dwelling, $200,000. Irish Lady Farms, Section 5, Oregon-Nashua Township, change in use - upper barn level to banquet facility,

$15,000. Irish Lady Farms, Section 5, Oregon-Nashua Township, fire refuge area and stairs, $2,000. Erin Paff, Section 11, Scott Township, above-ground pool. Sean Adams Custom Carpentry, Randy Baker, Section 4, Marion Township, enclose existing deck. Sean Adams Custom Carpentry, Randy Baker, Section 34, Marion Township, single-family dwelling, $315,000. Christopher J. Gullett, Section 7, Grand Detour Township, storage building. Nathan J. Heller, Section 13, Grand Detour Township, deck. Jordan Young, Section 30, Oregon-Nashua Township,

Obituaries Dorothy M. Gilbert Dorothy M. Baughman Gilbert, 88, of The Summit of Sunland Springs, Mesa, Arizona, died on Sunday, April 15, 2018. Dorothy was born in Martinsburg, Iowa, to Orville and Cleo Sutton.  She was married to her first husband Jim Baughman, reporter for Tri-County Press, until his death in October of 1974.   Dorothy married Carl Gilbert in December of 1975 and they continued farming in Polo until retirement.   After retiring, they enjoyed full-time RV traveling across the United States for many years. She loved bookkeeping, making photo albums, writing in her diary, quilting, and pokeno.  

Sheryl (Dennis) Dykema, of Rockford, and Brenda (Alex) Levy, of Hatboro, Pennsylvania; granddaughters, Kelly (Jimmy) Michel, of Glen Ellyn, Kimberly (Matt) Korn, of Fishers, Indiana, Sarah (Lee Yochum) Levy, of Abington, Pennsylvania, and Alyssa Levy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; four great-grandchildren, Haley, Hannah, Andrew and Adalyn; a sister, Phyllis (Jim) Thompson, of Highland; brother, Waldo (Beverly) Sutton, of Alamo, Texas; and brother-in-law, Jeep Vogel, of Martinsburg, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by Jim Baughman; her parents; sister, Lela Vogel; and greatgrandson, Preston Michel.  Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014.

Francis C. Oltmanns Francis C. Oltmanns, 94, of Oregon, died on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at KSB Hospital, Dixon. He was born on July 4, 1923 in Ogle County, the son of Simon and Fannie (Hayenga) Oltmanns.  His mother died when he was three weeks old, therefore he was raised by his aunt and uncle, Andrew and Jennie Hayenga.  Francis served in the U.S. Navy from March 27, 1943 to Jan. 20, 1946 in the South Pacific.  He married Grace

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OGLE COUNTY - OREGON, Illinois ALPINE BANK & TRUST COMPANY AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO ALPINE BANK OF Illinois Plaintiff, -v.MATTHEW C. MARSILI, KIM M. MARSILI, ONEMAIN FINANCIAL OF ILLINOIS, INC. F/D/B/A AMERICAN GENERAL FINANCING SERVICES OF ILLINOIS, INC., THE ILLINOIS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendant 2017 CH 84 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on March 16, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 1:00 PM on June 19, 2018, at the Ogle County Courthouse, 106 5th Street front door entrance, OREGON, IL, 61061, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 102 SOUTH ST., Monroe Center, IL 61052 Property Index No. 12-21-482-009. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $168,245.45. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney: WILLIAMSMCCARTHY LLP, 120 W. STATE STREET, P.O. BOX 219, Rockford, IL 61105, THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATIONOne South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALEYou can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. WILLIAMSMCCARTHY LLP 120 W. STATE STREET, P.O. BOX 219 Rockford, IL 61105 E-Mail: Tsandquist@wilmac.com Case Number: 2017 CH 84 TJSC#: 38-3828 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.#rmation obtained will be used for that purpose. May 10, 17, 24, 2018

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EBI Consulting (EBI), on behalf of BRT Group, LLC, would like to place the following ad in your paper for print on the next available date. Please send a signed affidavit of the ad for confirmation to the address noted on the letterhead. The following is the text of the Public Notice: BRT Group, LLC is proposing to construct a 298-foot self-support telecommunications tower at 9720 N. Barker Road, Byron, Ogle County, Illinois 61010 (42 9 9.92 N / 89 15 17.79 W). The tower is anticipated to have FAA Style E lighting. Interested persons may review the application for this project at www.fcc.gov/asr/applications and entering Antenna Structure Registration (ASR) Form 854 File Number “A1101470” and may raise environmental concerns about the project by filing a Request for Environmental Review with the Federal Communications Commission. Requests for Environmental Review must be filed within 30 days of the date that notice of the project is published on the FCC?s website. The FCC strongly encourages interested parties to file Requests for Environmental Review online at www.fcc.gov/asr/environmentalrequest. Parties wishing to submit the request by mail may do so by addressing the request to: FCC Requests for Environmental Review, Attn: Ramon Williams, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554. Public comments regarding potential effects on historic properties may be submitted within 30 days from the date of this publication to: EBI Consulting, c/o Project #6118003268-JD, 6876 Susquehanna Trail South, York, PA 17403, or via telephone at 203-231-6643. May 17, 2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL DISTRICTOGLE COUNTY - OREGON, Illinois ALPINE BANK & TRUST COMPANY AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO ALPINE BANK OF Illinois Plaintiff, -v.MATTHEW C. MARSILI, KIM M. MARSILI, ONEMAIN FINANCIAL OF ILLINOIS, INC. F/D/B/A AMERICAN GENERAL FINANCING SERVICES OF ILLINOIS, INC., THE ILLINOIS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendant 2017 CH 84 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on March 16, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 1:00 PM on June 19, 2018, at the Ogle County Courthouse, 106 5th Street front door entrance, OREGON, IL, 61061, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate:The West 100 feet of Lot 49 in Block 6 in Crill's Addition in the Town of Monroe Center, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Book ''D'' of Plats, page 9, in the Recorder's Office in Ogle County, Illinois, all situated in the County of Ogle and State of Illinois. Commonly known as 102 SOUTH ST., Monroe Center, IL 61052 Property Index No. 12-21-482-009. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $168,245.45. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney: WILLIAMSMCCARTHY LLP, 120 W. STATE STREET, P.O. BOX 219, Rockford, IL 61105, THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. WILLIAMSMCCARTHY LLP 120 W. STATE STREET, P.O. BOX 219 Rockford, IL 61105 E-Mail: Tsandquist@wilmac.com Case Number: 2017 CH 84 TJSC#: 38-3828 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.#formation obtained will be used for that purpose. May 10, 17, 24, 2018

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NEW TODAY Avonlea Cottage of Dixon 16 Unit Memory Care ----------Join Our Team Caring for 16 Residents in a home-like setting CNAs all shifts needed due to Census Part-Time Cook Will pay for Food Sanitation License Contact Alma Wood R.N. 815-288-6044 or 815-499-1682

EMPLOYMENT

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NEW TODAY Full & Part time Positions available for a meat processor. No experience Needed. On the job training. Call Lucas at Johnson Processing Plant

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CHILD CARE

512

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

AUCTIONS

AREA GARAGE SALES 624 OREGON GARAGE SALES 624

4030 North River Rd. MOVING SALE Wed May 16 38pm Thurs-Fri-SatMay 17-19 8am5pm Huge movingsale, downsizing of housetons wares, furniture, including queen bd set, antiques, pictures, holiday decor, clothing, exercise equip, water heater(2 yrs. Old), lots of misc. items, to many to list, HALF PRICE ON SATURDAY!

LAWN MOWERS

779

LTX 1046 Cub Cadet 46” Mower w/ 2 bagger. Low hrs. Like new. $1,575. OBO 815-631-6678

815-946-4120

door & outdoor painting. Call 815-440-2041

WANT TO BUY 795 I Pay Cash 4 Gold, Silver, Coins 24/7 779-245-2950

MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE 4 Cemetery plots. At Chapel Hill in Dixon. Garden of Hyms. $500/ea. + transfer fees. 815-541-8500 John Deere X330 Lawn Mower for sale. 48” deck. 21.8 hours. $3,000 OBO. 815-716-3617 New York Yankees Reggie Jackson Autographed Jersey #166/563 and baseball in display case $400/obo 815-590-8428

Moring Disposal is accepting applications for CLASS “A” AND “B” CDL DRIVERS for waste collection routes and waste transfer semi routes. Applications are also being accepted for general labor positions to help on routes and in our shops. Ideal Class “A” driving candidates should have a minimum of 2 years of experience. Class “B” and limited experience class “A” candidates will be considered for commercial and residential refuse collection routes. All Applicants must have a valid drivers license and good driving record as all positions require operating company vehicles. Morning disposal offers an excellent wage and benefit package including Medical, Dental, Optical and Life insurance, and 401K. Also, crew members that perform at a consistently high level are rewarded with our weekly performance incentive bonus program. Apply in person at 306 E. Main St. Forreston, Illinois, between the hours of 7:30AM & 4:30PM, Monday through Friday. Candidates can also access our application through the “contact us” section at www.moringdisposal.com. Moring disposal conducts pre-employment and random drug screening.

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The Telegraph is accepting resumes for a Customer Service/Inside Sales Representative in our Dixon office. This position offers full and part hours per week. We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual who can handle a fast-paced small office environment. Duties include handling circulation, subscription and delivery issues, classified and display advertising sales, phone sales and processing editorial submissions. Candidates should possess multi-tasking abilities with a strong customer service commitment. Typing and computer skills are required with good grammar and spelling, along with dependability, flexibility and a teamwork mind-set. Successful completion of pre-employment drug screen and background check required. If you are interested in joining our team, send your resume to: Abbie Clark Sauk Valley Media 3200 E. Lincolnway P.O. Box 498 Sterling, IL 61081 E-mail: aclark@saukvalley.com

Sauk Valley Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Pre-employment drug screen and background check is required. This posting may not include all duties of the position.

NOW HIRING FOR FULL-TIME ENTRY LEVEL ASSEMBLY ON ALL SHIFTS • Clean Working Environment • Light Assembly • Competitive Wage/Benefit Package. • Opportunity for Advancement • Summer Applicants Accepted A P P LY I N P E R S O N O R O N - L I N E AT w w w. p n c i n c . c o m P N C, I N C. 117 E. MASON STREET P O L O, I L 6 1 0 6 4 Certified ISO-9001 C e r t i f i e d I AT F 1 6 9 4 9 Applications taken on-site Monday through Friday • 8 a.m.-4 p.m. EOE

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Routes Available Now in Dixon, Franklin Grove and Morrison!

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Phone or Fax

Customer Service/ Inside Sales Representative

781

LOOKING FOR QUALITY NEWSPAPER CARRIERS

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Sales of all types

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CALL DAVID SHEETS 815-625-3600 EXT. 5311 Sauk Valley Media • 3200 E. Lincolnway Sterling, IL 61081 Telegraph • 113 S. Peoria Dixon, IL 61021

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www.oglecountynews.com MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE See More Online Photos, Commerce, Expanded Text ➛Look for WEB ID ➛Log on to: www.saukvalley. com classifieds ➛Enter the WEB ID in the WEB ID Box ➛View Photos, Expanded Text BUY ONLINE!! saukvalley.com CLASSIFIEDS

LIVESTOCK / SUPPLIES

840

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

SCHAAP LIVESTOCK FARM EQUIPMENT

855

John Deere 60 gas tractor. Drives and runs good. rear tires. Mew Rollamatic front, works done by two cyclider mechanic. $3500 o.b.o 815677-3980

AUTOMOBILES

creditautosales dixon.com Always over 100+ vehicles to choose from. 909

2001 Chevy Blazer 4x4. Very good cond. 153K. $3500 obo. 815-631-1973

TRUCKS

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910

1999 Ford Ranger Supercab. XLT Original cab paint 135k mi., new 4x4 driveline custom tires, wheels, shocks, battery, alternator., etc. Absolute mint cond. Have all receipts. perfectly. Runs Stored inside for years. Never used. Must see. Comes original with wheels & tires mounted. $11,500/ obo 815-677-1353

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1991 Honda ST 1100, 53k mi., silver, good tires, new wheel bearings, new clutch slave cylinder, rebuilt brake & clutch cylinders, master $2500/obo 847778-8454 located in Dixon.

You’ll be hankering for a change, but before you jump into something for the sake of shaking things up, let your common sense have a say.

THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2018

2005 Heritage Soft tail. 203 Cam & hydraulic Cam chain pensioners. Heated grips. Rock Box radio. Lots of extras. $9,000 OBO. 815-772-3252

Who Else Poker Run May 19th Sign up at the Cooler in Rock Falls from 10-12 All vehicles Welcome!

TRAILERS/RVS

Sudoku! Answer Found In Today’s Classified Section

945

2010 30' 5th Wheel Rockwood Signature Ultra Light, $16,000 815-5903683 2010 30' 5th Wheel Rockwood Signature Ultra Light, 2 slides, exc. cond. 815-590-3683

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2000 Jaguar 4 no rust, door, sharp, sun roof, 815-878$4500 6195

S.U.V.S

MOTORCYCLES

2015 Coachman Freedom, Express 257 Bunkhouse. $19,500. Call 815-440-3719

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Searching for a job

SHOULDN’T BE THIS COMPLICATED.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Listen to the voice of reason. An expert or older associate will be able to give you plenty of reasons to slow down and be more methodical in the way you bring about change.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Ask questions and offer information. What you discover will raise your awareness and encourage you to pitch in and make a difference. A joint effort will lead to a unique partnership.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Don’t stop until you finish what you start. Keeping busy will help you avoid getting into trouble or being criticized for not doing enough. A romantic gesture will improve your love life.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Make a personal change that will ease stress, lift your spirits and make you feel good about yourself. Love and romance should be priorities.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- A creative hobby or an unusual interest will take you on a journey that will open your mind to all sorts of possibilities. Join forces with someone as dedicated as you. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -Getting involved in activities that include friends, youngsters or creative people will push you to try something new. Before you begin, set a strict budget to avoid unwanted debt.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Consider what you can do to stabilize your life without giving up on your ultimate dream. Balance, integrity and discipline combined will help you reach your destination of choice. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- An emotional situation will escalate quickly if someone isn’t being honest regarding intentions or feelings. Do your best to clarify your position and ask for what you want.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Stabilize a situation you face at home or with one of your peers by discussing what you’d like to see happen. Offer sound advice to get the same in return. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Stop pussyfooting around and get down to business. Monitor your expenses and concentrate on the changes you want to see happen. Personal gains are within reach. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Take a closer interest in paperwork that concerns someone else. Settlements must be handled carefully if you want to avoid being taken advantage of emotionally, physically and financially. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You need a break. A day trip, change of scenery or get-together with someone you love to spend time with will lead to interesting information that will influence your future. ©2018 UFS

MUST SELL REDUCED PRICE 2007 Montana Model #3295 RK 5th Wheel,All the Montana features plus extras. $14,000 815-973-4697

SELL those unwanted items with the help of the Classifieds! Call today! 625-3600 284-2222

The Classifieds make it easy to find the right job! Oregon Republican Reporter Mt. Morris Times Tri-County Press Forreston Journal

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The Auction Shed

Location: The Auction Shed at 900 S. Division Ave (Rt 26), Polo, IL 61064 See advance salebills, possible color photos on our website at topauctions24-7.com/paspolo & Auction Zip

Monday, May 21, 2018

3:30 pm Poorboys Catering Items belonging to Sellers Estate, Carl Matthews, Trudy Moore, Don & Lorraine Hand & others. Viewing will begin sale day at 2:00 pm. Auction ring one starts on rack items at 3:00pm. Ring two starts at 6:00pm. on floor items. Household - Tools - AmanaGE washer; Maytag flat top stove; Maytag refrig; usual kitchenware & sm appl; tables & chairs; hutches; Duncan Phyfe table & chairs; rockers; recliners; Grandmother clock; lamps; end tables; roll top desk; beds; dresser; chests; cedar chest; metal cupboards; book shelves; Sentry comb safe; misc stands; Simmon Omega Enlarger; ping pong table; various power tools; assorted hardware; cutoff saw; Cummins Mack & Buffalo drill presses; Sears ½hp bench grinder & others; band saw; drill presses; grinder; sand blaster; Sanborn Magna Force air compressor; misc garden tools; post drill; Jacobsen snow blower; lawn rollers; seeder; Sure Start 3.5hp push mower; plus much more. Collectibles - Settee & 2 chairs; commode; wash stand table; drop frt desks; double glass door cupboard; cupboard base; drop leaf table; Singer treadle sewing machines; wood high chairs; sm record cabinet; Mission Oak chairs inc rocker; hanging lamp; low rd table (made from a tree); lots of old farm wrenches & tools (some JD); 6 flats of wood working tools; cast well & cistern pumps; 3 metal impl seats; wash tubs w/wood handles; lg cast iron boiler; egg basket; 2 carpenter boxes; 2 steel planter wheels; wood corn planter; corn driers; milk can; barn lantern; duck houses; 2 anvils (1 w/assorted tools); Blacksmith cone; box old implement manuals’; license plates; 2 bicycles; RR jack; Radio Flyer wagons; kids steel wheel wgn; wicker doll & baby buggies; rope maker; cast iron registers; LC Smith typewriters; scale w/pan; flat irons; mantle clocks; 8 drawer spice rack; lg pickle jar; lots of enamelware incl ranch pot; 2 sq tin lunch boxes; ladles; coffee pots, cups, etc; lg wood butter churn; apple peeler; wood adv boxes; seed corn adv; cloth sacks; Lightning Seed Sower bag; local adv items; JD sign Harry S Fisk, Lyndon; flat irons; wood coffee grinder; Mail Pouch Tobacco thermometer; old pictures; stereoscope w/cards incl World War & Trip though Sears& Roebuck; adv brochures; WWI USO poster; Army buttons & mess kits; WWI helmet (rough); War Ration Books; letters & cards from WWI; BB guns; Rudy Muck Conductor & Bach trumpets (both rough); Michael Jordan Gatorade juice; 14 flats local milk bottles; sewing basket; New American Musical Box; old Edison records; W. Richards double barrel 12 ga; Wm Rogers Silver-plate flatware; Delph napkin holders; 5 Dazey butter churns from 2qt to #80; Arcade 25 coffee grinder; _ of rack of crocks incl 20 gal Macomb, 15 gal Western & Blue Ribbon crocks, 12 gal Eddy; _ of rack of farm toys, some in boxes; ’40’s tin toy trucks; tin train set w/7 cars & engine; post card albums; canceled stamps; Congress School paper wgt & postcard; Oregon State Savings Bank; sheet music; Chadwick & other yearbooks ‘70’s & ‘80’s; Roy Rogers music, etc; various books - Petunia, Little Black Sambo, The Columbian World’s Fair Exposition, The Story of The Great War, MoToR’s Auto Repair Manual, History’s Greatest War, The Battle of Shiloh, Portrait and Biographical Album-Whiteside County 1883; plus so much more. Auctioneers: Polo, IL 61064 Lenny Bryson (IL#0440000158) 815-946-4120 Mark Ebert (IL#440000341) 815-946-2809

Clerks: Public Auction Service Lyle & Sheryl Hopkins (IL#0440000185) 815-946-2660 or 800-848-9519

Terms - Cash, good check, or credit card - Master Card, Visa, American Express and Discover (with a 3% convenience fee). All items must be settled for day of sale. Number system will be used, have picture ID. Not responsible for accidents or merchandise after sold

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