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Tri-County Press November 14, 2013 Volume 156, Number 8 - $1.00
Winter is Here
The Oregon volleyball and football teams lost their postseason matchups. B1
The IEMA and NWS encourages everyone to be ready for winter . B1
A winter bird feeding program will be held Nov. 20 at the extension office. A7
Woman killed in 1-car crash An New Mexico woman in town for a relativeâ€™s wedding died in a single vehicle crash near Polo Nov. 9. Melanie R. Wagner, 21, Albuquerque, N.M., was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Union Road near the intersection with Canada Road approximately two miles north of Polo. A press release issued Tuesday afternoon by Ogle County Sheriff Michael Harn said Wagner was a front seat passenger in a vehicle driven by her cousin Jason W. Wagner, 23, Polo. She was ejected from the vehicle. According to the press release, the vehicle was southbound in the 600 block of Union Road when the vehicle went out of control, left the roadway, and collided with an electric pole shortly after 10 p.m.
Honoring Veterans Above, students at Centennial Elementary School stand at attention while singing â€œThe Star-Spangled Bannerâ€? Monday at the Veteranâ€™s Day program. At right, preschoolers recite the Pledge of Allegiance at the annual event. Photos by Vinde Wells
Williams death ruled a homicide By Vinde Wells Editor
School currently fourth in contest Polo School District is currently in fourth place in the US Cellular Calling All Communities Program. The school is participating in the program in the hope of winning $25,000 for the school district. â€œWe are voting for Centennial Elementary School as we will share the money as a district,â€? said organizer Sue Hillison. â€œIn order to win the $25,000, Centennial School needs to be in the top-20 votegetting schools.â€?
Harn said alcohol may have been a factor in the crash. Jason was transported by Dixon City ambulance to KSB Hospital, Dixon, and later transferred to a Rockford hospital and then to a Peoria hospital for treatment of serious injuries. A rear seat passenger, Jay R. Wagner, 18, Albuquerque, N.M., Melanieâ€™s brother, was transported by ambulance to KSB Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The three had been attending a wedding reception for Jasonâ€™s father, Greg Wagner, Polo, before the crash occurred. The Ogle County Coroner, Polo Fire Department and ambulance, Polo Police Department, and Dixon City ambulance assisted at the scene. The crash remains under investigation.
â€œYou can only vote once. You do not have to be a US Cellular customer to vote. You do need to live in the United States, have an email address and be 18 or older,â€? Hillison said. To support Centennial Elementary School, go to uscellular.com. In the upper right-hand corner, click sign up. Enter your state, date of birth and email. A confirmation will be sent to your email.
Be sure to open your email from U.S. Cellular to complete the registration. Choose Centennial Elementary School Polo, IL (the zip code is 61064) to make your vote count. Voting runs through Monday, Nov. 25 at 11:59 pm. â€œVoting only takes a few minutes, but the benefits to our students would last a life time,â€? Hillison said. â€œDo not think because we are a small district that we have
no chance of winning; this is not true. We just need you to place your one vote and ask others to help also. Letâ€™s work together to make Polo one of the top 20. We can make this happen with everyoneâ€™s help.â€? For more information call Hillison or Amy Merdian at Centennial Elementary School 815-946-3811, Aplington Middle School 815-946-2519, or Ellie Dyer at Polo High School 815-9463314.
A Winnebago County Coronerâ€™s Jury ruled Nov. 8 that the death of an Oregon teen last summer was a homicide. Ogle County Stateâ€™s Attorney Mike Rock said Tuesday that he expects to file criminal charges in the death of Jonathan Williams, 18, within the next three weeks Williams died Aug. 11 at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center, Rockford, after being injured in a fight in the wee hours of Aug. 10 at
an underage drinking party at 804 Monroe St., Oregon. He would have been a senior at Oregon High School this year. Rock declined to say who will be charged or what the charges will be. â€œBeing ruled a homicide doesnâ€™t necessarily mean thereâ€™s going to be murder charges,â€? he said. â€œThe Winnebago County Coronerâ€™s report is something weâ€™ll take into account when deciding what charges are appropriate.â€? He said he wants to go over the report from the inquest Turn to A3
Newman talks about his service By Chris Johnson Reporter
LTC Jerry Newman salutes the flag during a Veteranâ€™s Day program at DLR Junior High Nov. 6. Photo by Chris Johnson
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Business Briefs, B5 Church News, A5 Classifieds, B6-B12 Entertainment, A6 Fines, B3
Students at David Rahn Junior High were honored to have Lieutenant Colonel Jerry Newman at their school last week. Newman, a member of the Illinois National Guard since he enlisted in 1985, was the guest speaker during a Veteranâ€™s Day program Nov. 6. â€œI originally joined to go to college, and I had my parents sign my enlistment forms when I was only 17,â€? he said. â€œA year later I went to basic training.â€? This idea of joining quickly changed when Newman began working with his fellow soldiers. â€œYou form bonds when you are in the military and A dusting of wet snow fell across Ogle County Monday these bonds are greater than as evidenced by this Thanksgiving decoration in a yard
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Above, Polo Cub Scouts lead the Pledge of Allegiance at the Veteranâ€™s Day program Monday at Centennial Retired Polo School Superintendent Don Hay was the Elementary School. Students sang patriotic tunes and preformed a play for the veterans and others who packed emcee at Mondayâ€™s Veteranâ€™s Day program at Centennial the gym for the annual event. Photo by Vinde Wells Elementary School. Photo by Vinde Wells
It is time to begin Christmas decorating at the museum By Betty Obendorf Curator Polo Historical Society The lost was found when the Edgewood Golf Course file turned up and I found the pictures in the picture file cabinet. They were right in front of my nose and I was just going too fast. I have found out who the person was that I locked out of the museum and the only thing that needs to be mastered is the new little machine to copy from newspapers. Right now I need to be thinking about Christmas in the museum and have the men haul up a tree from the basement. While I was getting out
things at home, it seemed like I had plenty of time and maybe was rushing the season. Then suddenly I see other places in town with decorations springing up. Since I have women coming in a couple of weeks, I need to have the place ready. This past week I tackled the mannequin from Paulâ€™s museum. She stood in the little post office for the last 30 years and certainly needed refreshing. I wiped her down with linseed oil and moved her to the corner that needed brightening up a tad. She is now with the clothing of the roaring twenties and I had several choices of what she might wear. After 30
years she certainly is entitled to a change of clothes and time frame. She was dressed very modestly for so long that I decided to let her have a fling at something that was thought of as a tad immodest. I selected two sleeveless wedding dresses of 1926 and 1927. To have your wedding dress sleeveless at that time was almost considered scandalous and they did not stay that way for very long. I was excited at the thought of spicing up that corner with both of these dresses. The first one I tried was the1927 wedding dress of the granddaughter of the Honorable James P. Wilson of Polo and his wife Dora.
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Dora had been the daughter of T. J. Miller of Millerâ€™s Music Store in Dixon and had a very elaborate wedding dress herself. So it was logical that Mary Frances would have the latest wedding dress in the fashion world. I put it on the mannequin now gracing Aplington House and found her looking a bit frumpy. It just did not cut the mustard as they say. I turned next to the 1926 sleeveless wedding dress of Alice Talbott Sammons. It was a tad shorter, somewhat
clingier, and I liked the look immediately. She looked like she was ready to make a fashion statement even if some would think she was quite daring in the 1920s. At that time even if the dresses were shorter, the veils still trailed to the floor with a cloche type fitting headpiece or cap. In Aliceâ€™s younger years when she taught at Congress School she was slim, trim, and looked like a million dollars. She was definitely a catch for a young businessman
from Chicago. That is where they were married and of course, she had the latest thing in a wedding dress. Both dresses complimented each other and made the corner come alive. The sleeveless wedding dresses soon were a thing of the past and the style did not survive. Too immodest for even the Roaring Twenties, at least for a wedding dress. Stop by and see these wedding dresses and the new mannequin.
Lions are selling hams The Leaf River Lions are will arrive on Dec. 4. selling their hams again this The hams are a fresh year for Christmas. The cost Farmland boneless ham and is the same this year as last, are not frozen. $3 per pound, and the hams Sizes vary from around 9 to
15 pounds. Anyone interested in purchasing a ham is asked to call Paul Lindstrom at 815738-2761.
Polo Police Report Polo Police Chief Dennis Christen released the following report Nov. 11. On Nov. 6 at 11:03 a.m., Joshua L. Jones, 28, Polo, was arrested for two felony counts of possession of a weapon by a felon. Jones was transported to the Ogle County Jail.
On Nov. 6 at 11:03 a.m., Aimee J. Larkin, 38, South Beloit, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. Larkin was transported to the Ogle County Jail. On Nov. 6 at 6:19 p.m., Donald E. Sanders Jr., 25, Polo, was arrested for
battery. Sanders was released on an I-bond. On Nov. 7 at 6:23 p.m., Raymond A. Weil, 27, Dixon, was arrested on a valid Ogle County warrant for speeding. Weil was transported to the Ogle County Jail.
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The Tri-County Press is published weekly by Ogle County Newspapers, a division of B.F. Shaw Printing Co. The Tri-County Press was founded in 1857 as the Polo Transcript. It was renamed the Polo Advertiser in 1858. In 1865 it was again changed to the Ogle County Press, which it remained until 1901, when the name was changed to Tri-County Press. The newspaper was purchased in 1926 by G.C. Terry and John Wagner from C.H. Hemingway. Terry bought out Wagner's interest in 1930, and the newspaper remained in the Terry family until June 2, 1977, when Danny C. Terry sold out to B.F. Shaw Printing of Dixon. The Tri-County Press printing plant was the first in northwestern Illinois to utilize modern technology in type composition and presswork for the production of newspapers. Ogle County Newspapers also prints the Oregon Republican Reporter, Mt. Morris Times and Forreston Journal.
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Snow ordinance reminder The Polo Police Department reminds citizens that officers will enforce local snow parking ordinances to assist the Polo Street Department in keeping city streets cleared and safe. No parking is allowed on the following streets between 1and 6 a.m. following a snowfall. No minimal amount of snow is required. Franklin Avenue - from Buffalo Street to Dixon Street Colden Street â€“ from Franklin Avenue to Division Avenue Mason Street â€“ from Congress Avenue to Jefferson Avenue Any vehicle found on these streets after 1 a.m. shall be towed away and the owner must pay the cost of the towing to the person who tows the vehicle. This is to allow the business district to get plowed for local merchants. Snow Emergency. A snow emergency shall exist within the city whenever declared by the mayor or his designee. After its declaration, a snow emergency shall continue until such time as the mayor or his designee declares its termination. The mayor or his designee shall declare a
Pine Creek News By Karen Merlak Once again, we are able to enjoy another beautiful fall day. The colors of fall will soon be gone and the white, winter snow will take its place. For all the beauty in the world, we thank our amazing Creator. This is a day to rejoice. This morning in church, we were greeted by Brian Toms. Our special music was the hymn story of â€œUnder His Wings,â€? read by Brian. Judy Riffle led the childrenâ€™s message. I would like thank all of our veterans for your service to our country. Because of your sacrifice, we are able to freely worship in this great nation. Thank you. On Saturday morning, the womenâ€™s group gathered at the church for breakfast hosted by Sandra Ford. While the group may be small, they enjoyed a wonderful meal and lots of sisterly girl talk. I neglected to mention that last week the menâ€™s breakfast group was hosted by Kent Nettz. Kent always makes a delicious meal to start the day. This afternoon our church was filled with the family and friends of Tressa Sheely to celebrate her life. The hymns were chosen by Tressa and the Bible verses shared by family and friends were very special to her. Throughout the afternoon, everyone was invited to share their memories and stories of Tressa. Tressa was remembered with wonderful, loving memories, especially from her grandson, Ray Wragg.
snow emergency whenever two inches of snow has accumulated within the city. The mayor or his designee may declare an emergency at some time prior to an accumulation of two inches of snow, if in his judgment, the weather conditions are such that an early declaration of a snow emergency would promote the effective implementation of the cityâ€™s snow removal plan. On all residential streets, it shall be unlawful, during a snow emergency, for any person to stop, stand, or park any vehicle in the city except as follows: On even numbered calendar days, vehicles may be parked on the side of the street where even numbered buildings are, or would be located, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 a.m. the following day. On odd numbered calendar days, vehicles may be parked on that side of the street where odd numbered buildings are, or would be located, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 a.m. the following day. The above restrictions shall remain in effect until such time as the snow has been plowed to the side of the street. No person shall deposit or cause to be deposited any
snow upon any street or alley of the city on that portion of the traveled way cleared or scheduled for clearance of any snow accumulation. No snow shall be deposited on any street of the city in such a manner as to obstruct a public sidewalk nor shall it be deposited upon a neighboring parkway or other private property nor hamper vision at an intersection of traveled roadways. The occupant of each and every tenement, building, or premises of the city fronting upon any street, or the owner of any unoccupied lot fronting upon any street, shall at times keep the sidewalks in front of such tenement building or premises or lot free of encumbrance, and within the first six hours after daylight, after the ceasing to fall of any snow, shall cause the snow to be removed from the sidewalk. For more information about the above snow ordinances call the Polo City Hall at 815946-3514 or the Polo Police Department at 815-946-3412. Snow emergencies will be announced on radio stations 107.7 WLLT or 101.7 WIXN and via Nixle alerts. To subscribe for Nixle alerts visit www.nixle.com.
After the service, everyone was invited to share in a meal in the church basement. The family shared pictures of their sister, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend. Tressa will be missed by many. There were so many friends that returned to Pine Creek for the occasion. Before the service, I visited with Dorothy Book and her daughter, Ellen Bramm. Dorothy is a long-time friend and resident of Pine Creek who moved several years ago to Sterling. This past Tuesday evening, I made the trip to my Pine Creek friend, Maggie Henningâ€™s home for our regular PEO meeting. With just over twenty in attendance, we had an enjoyable evening discussing the work of our many projects. Don and Vicki Hay recently returned from a trip to Tennessee to see their son, Mack, his wife, Shea, and their new grandchildren, Reef and Ellis. Don and Vicki enjoyed babysitting with the new twins. Making the visit even sweeter, they are smiling more and more. On Thursday, I started moving in to what will be my permanent home. My brother, Ben Bittinger, and I started moving the first couple of loads from my storage shed. On Friday night, Ben, his wife, Jo, and my sons, Matt, and Clint joined the moving crew. On Saturday, my cousin, Luke Sheely joined us with a trailer and we moved the last of the furniture from the storage unit, including a piano. Deb Ohlwine and her daughter, Anna, who was home from college for the weekend, also brought a load of our belongings to the new house.
The moving continued on Sunday as we moved some of the furniture from my momâ€™s home. Ben, Jo, and their sons, Hayden and Garrett, also came over earlier in the day to do a little yard clean-up while the weather was still cooperating. Having so many helpful family and friends has made the overwhelming job of moving a little easier. I am
Veteranâ€™s Day Play Fifth graders Marah Blake, Kadin Marks, Mallory Patterson, and Gavin Zell performed a play for the Veteranâ€™s Day program at Centennial Elementary School on Monday.
Death is ruled a homicide From A1 carefully before filing the charges. The homicide ruling did not come as a surprise, Rock said. â€œIâ€™m not sure how they reached their conclusion, but itâ€™s what I anticipated,â€? he said. Winnebago County Coroner Sue Fiduccia said during an interview Nov. 8 that each coronerâ€™s office has different rules for inquests. In Winnebago County, she said,
theyâ€™re held in every unnatural death case. Inquests consist of a panel of six jurors who consider five verdicts: accidental, suicide, homicide, undetermined, and unnatural causes. Panel members hear information about the victimâ€™s death, and they decide the â€œmanner of death.â€? The cause of Williamsâ€™ death had already been ruled to be â€œblunt trauma of the head due to a fall as a result of
a physical altercation.â€? The official manner of Williamsâ€™ death, the jury decided Friday, is â€œhomicide (involuntary manslaughter).â€? â€œIn this particular case, they felt that even though there was a confrontation with a lot of people, where there were a lot of people fighting, someone punched him in the face, which caused him to fall to the ground, which caused a head injury, which caused his death,â€? Fiduccia said.
truly thankful for the many helping hands. As I think about the past week, I can see that I am truly blessed. God takes care of us in so many ways, like allowing people into our lives right when we need them. I cannot express in words how incredibly grateful I am for those people in my life. It is completely evident from todayâ€™s celebration of
life that Tressa was not only grateful for the people in her life, but she told them on a regular basis. I had the pleasure of driving Tressa to and from church events at different times. She expressed love in the many conversations we shared. Godâ€™s commandment is that we love each other as we love ourselves. There is no better time to
start showing and sharing that kind of love. God loves us and that love should continue to others. To all my family, church family, and friends, I love you. I am so glad to have you in my life. I hope to see you next week in one of our many churches. Take time to share the love that was freely given to all of us.
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Mt. Morris native named Distinguished Alum
Card shower for Hagemann Esther Hagemann, Freeport, is turning 95. She loves receiving cards. Birthday greeting may be sent to 1500 S. Forest Rd., Apt. 119, Freeport IL 61032. Thank you for helping her have a fabulous birthday.
Highland registration begins Tues. Highland Community College, Freeport, will provide express registration services on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at the HCC Student and Conference Center. Students will be able to prepare for the 2014 spring semester by taking placement tests, meeting with an advisor, and registering for classes in a single visit. Classes will begin Monday, Jan. 13. Students are encouraged to register early due to limited class availability. Those students in need of assistance may receive walk-in services during the following times: Placement tests will be administered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Advisors and admissions staff will assist students from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The bookstore will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Registration for spring classes ends Monday, Jan. 20. For a complete listing of spring semester classes, view the searchable schedule at highland.edu.
A Mt. Morris High School graduate was among the award recipients Oct. 10 when the Highland Community College Foundation presented its 19th annual Distinguished Alumni Awards at the Freeport Country Club. Chad McNett was honored along with Jeff Cowman, Anne Cox, Sherri Kornfeind, Chad McNett, Richard Paul, and Scott Peska. The distinguished alumni are nominated each fall by friends, family members, and peers before the applications are reviewed by a selection committee made up of foundation staff, board members and Alumni Association steering committee members. This honored distinction is reserved for individuals that exemplify community leadership, demonstrate professional achievement, and believe in the mission of community colleges and higher education. McNett, who was nominated by his parents Ron and Linda McNett, Mt. Morris, has come up through the ranks of criminal justice, graduating from HCC with an associate of science degree in 1993, and then from Illinois State University with a bachelor of science in criminal justice in 1995. He has also been active in a leadership role with local Boy Scout Troop 33, where he serves as committee chair.
He coordinates weeklong summer camp experiences for the Scouts, and spearheaded Troop 33’s Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, where the boys traveled to the hurricane-ravaged area to lend assistance and learn first-hand about the value of helping others. He has also coached various youth sports over the years. Cowman, who was nominated by Jae Hezlap, graduated from Freeport High School in 1982 and briefly studied electronics at Highland. After serving as a systems administrator at a local business for 15 years, he returned to Highland and graduated summa cum laude with an associate of applied science degree in information technology. Cowman is currently President of the HCC Alumni Association, treasurer of Amity, a member of the choir at First Lutheran Church in Freeport, and advisor and leader of Stephenson County Tech Team. Cox, nominated by Cindy L. Carter, earned her associate of science degree in 1991 from Highland Community College. In 2002, she earned a bachelor of arts in interdisciplinary studies and psychology from Columbia College of Missouri. Cox has been involved with several organizations helping
Six Highland Community College graduates received Distinguished Alumni Awards recently. Pictured left to right are: Jeff Cowman, Richard Paul, Scott Peska, Ann Cox, Chad McNett, and Sherri Kornfeind. Photo supplied
to implement substance abuse prevention programs. Kornfeind, nominated by Thomas Huber, has worked for Union Savings Bank for 37 years. She started as a bank teller, and is currently Vice President of Loan Servicing. She is USB’s head loan underwriter and supervises five employees. She serves on the bank’s planning committee, appraisal committee, and the loan committee. Paul, who was nominated by Shirley Paul, graduated with honors from HCC with an associate of science degree in 1964.
He then graduated from the University of WisconsinPlatteville with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He received further education at the University of Illinois in railroad engineering. He soon began a job with the Illinois Central Railroad and then Ann Arbor Railroad, before taking a job as Vice President and General Manager of the Mississippi Export Railroad. Peska, nominated by Sharon Peska, earned his associate of arts degree from HCC in 1995, then earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communication in 1998 and
a master’s in communication in 2000, both from Illinois State University. Peska completed his doctorate of education from University of Illinois in 2009 with a focus on education, organization, and leadership. A total of 102 individuals have earned the Highland Community College Distinguished Alumni Award since nominations began in 1995. For more information about the Highland Community College Foundation Distinguished Alumni Awards, go to www. highland.edu or contact the Foundation at 815-599-3413.
Open house set for Fay’s 80th birthday
Friends and family are invited to join in the celebration of Barb Fay’s 80th birthday at an open house planned by her children on Sunday, Nov. 17 from 2 to 5 p.m. in Poley Hall at the Lorado Taft Field Campus, Oregon. Refreshments will be provided. Anyone who is unable to attend this grand occasion but would like to wish Fay a Happy Birthday can send cards to her at 420 Barbara, Mt. Morris IL 61054. P.E.O. Chapter DW President Carol Suits, left, and member Jean Cunningham, right, present Emily Sorenson with $20,000 for her education. Photo supplied
Sorenson awarded PEO loan P.E.O. Chapter DW, Polo, announces sponsorship of Emily Sorenson, as a recipient of the P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund in the amount of $20,000. Sorenson is the daughter of Steve and Suzanne Sorenson. She is a 2007 graduate of Polo Community High School.
Sorenson is attending Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago, and will receive her doctor of optometry in 2015. P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization promoting educational opportunities for women, through scholarships, grants, loans and awards and stewardship of Cottey College,
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Marriage Licenses Ogle County Clerk Rebecca Huntley issued the following marriage licenses: Nov. 1 Gregory W. Wagner and Jane A. Donahue, both of Polo. Nov. 5 Nicholas B. Peterson, Monroe Center, and Kelsi L. Freeman, Kingston. Nov. 7 Keith M. Ketcham and Amanda J. Evans, both of Byron.
Church News ADELINE ZION EVANGELICAL CHURCH 9106 Cedar St. in Adeline Leaf River 61047 Phone 815-541-4863 Sunday Services: Sunday School 9 a.m. Worship Service 10:15 a.m. BAILEYVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH 303 W. Franklin St., Baileyville, 815-232-6222 Pastor Alan Cassel www. baileyvillebaptistchurch.org 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 10:40 a.m. Morning Worship 6:30 p.m. Evening service. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Midweek Bible Study BAILEYVILLE REFORMED CHURCH 400 W. Center St. Baileyville, 815-235-1201 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Morning Worship BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 217 S. Hickory St., Shannon Traditional Worship Service 9 a.m. Contemporary Worship 11:15 a.m. BROOKVILLE and ELKHORN UNITED METHODIST CHURCHES Brookville: Adult Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. 17725 W. Chamber St. in Brookville Elkhorn: Worship 9 a.m. Adult Sunday School 10 a.m. Corner of Wilson Mill & Brick Church Roads CHANA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 606 Main St., Chana 61015 815-732-7683 email@example.com Pastor Javier Martinez Adult & Childrenâ€™s Education 9 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion Celebrated the First Sunday of Each Month CHRIST OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH 2035 Ill. Rt. 26, Dixon 815-284-4554 David Andermann, Pastor 815-632-6767 9 a.m. Worship Service 10:20 a.m. Education Hour
Thursday, Nov. 14â€”10 a.m. Bible Class Sunday, Nov. 17â€”9 a.m. Worship with Communion; 10:20 a.m. Education Hour; 11:30 a.m. Confirmation Monday, Nov. 18â€” Newsletter Deadline Tuesday, Nov. 19â€”12:15 p.m. ALIVE CHURCH OF THE OPEN BIBLE 302 S. Franklin St., Polo Monte J. Cox, Pastor 815-946-2848 Sunday Worship 10 a.m. (June, July, August 9:30 a.m.) We include children in our Sunday Worship experience â€œKids are People, tooâ€? Ages 3-10 are dismissed right after Praise & Worship. Casual, Contemporary, Non-Traditional Passion for God Compassion for People Visit Our Website: PoloOpenBible.org CROSSROADS COMMUNITY CHURCH, WHITE PINES CAMPUS 205 N. Jefferson Ave., Polo Saturdays at 6 p.m. Sundays at 10 a.m. 815-837-5255 firstname.lastname@example.org Campus Pastor Chad Keeteman ext. 302 Youth Pastor Jose Garcia ext. 303 We offer contemporary worship and relevant Bible teaching through engaging messages, and powerful video Join us after the service in our for coffee, snack & fellowship Kidzlink Childrenâ€™s Ministry (infant-5th grade)-during Adult Services Crave Youth Group (6th-12th grade)- Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Visit our website: www. crossroadscn.com
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DISCIPLES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Hitt and Maple Streets, Mt. Morris Phone 815-734-4853 Dwight Stewart, Pastor Sunday, Nov. 17â€”9:30 a.m. Worship, Mission Minute; 10:30 a.m. Coffee Hour; 10:45 a.m. Sunday School, Consecration Sunday Monday, Nov. 18â€”No Choir Practice Wednesday, Nov. 20â€”6 p.m. Finance Meeting; 7 p.m. Church Council EAST JORDAN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 22027 Polo Rd., Sterling 815-626-0104 9 a.m. Fellowship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Worship Dave Jungnickel, Pastor
Website: faithumcpolo Rev. Derek Rogers, Pastor 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Worship 11 a.m. Fellowship Sunday, Nov. 17â€”8:30 a.m. Choir Rehearsal; 11 a.m. Bell Choir Rehearsal; 6 p.m. YF Collects Canned Food
Monday, Nov. 18â€” Newsletter Deadline; 9 a.m. Disciples Bible Study; 4 p.m. Prayer Shawl; 6 p.m. Music Ministry; 7 p.m. Staff Parish Meeting Tuesday, Nov. 19â€”9 a.m. Prayer Group Wednesday, Nov. 20â€”7 p.m. Cantata Choir; 8 p.m. Choir Rehearsal Thursday, Nov. 21â€”9:30 a.m. UMW Meeting
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 505 Hill St., Oregon www.fbcoregon.org 800-335-5065 815-732-2642 Rev. Jerry Clark â€œA Christ-centered, Biblebelieving, family-oriented ministry.â€? Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service 6 p.m.; Prayer EBENEZER REFORMED Meeting, Wednesday 7 p.m.; CHURCH transportation and nursery 2997 N. German Church Rd. provided for all services. Two miles east of Oregon on Ill. 64, then three miles north. FIRST CHRISTIAN Pastor Brion Brooks CHURCH Church Office 609 S. 10th St., Oregon Phone: 815-732-6313 815-732-2359 Director of Ministries Grail Storm, Minister for Youth and Christian 815-732-7411 Education Worship Serviceâ€”10 a.m. David Bordy If you havenâ€™t found a 9 a.m. Sunday School church home, we invite you 10 a.m. Sunday Worship Roots Youth Ministryâ€” to First Christian Church in Oregon, where we accept one Wednesday 6:30-7:45 p.m. Kids Clubs & Menâ€™s & another just as Christ accepted Womenâ€™s Bible Studyâ€” us. Come as you are. Wednesday from 6:30-7:45 FIRST PRESBYTERIAN p.m. CHURCH 200 S. Fifth St., Oregon EVANGELICAL FREE 815-732-2894 CHURCH www.fpcoregon.com OF MT. MORRIS email@example.com 102 S. Seminary St. Holy Communion is served the Mt. Morris first Sunday of each month. 815-734-4942 Worship 10:30 a.m. Senior Pastor Bruce McKanna FIRST UNITED Associate Pastor METHODIST CHURCH Lance Mennen 402 First Ave., Forreston Thursday, Nov. 14â€”1:30 Pastor David Poust p.m. Womenâ€™s Bible Study 815-938-2380 Saturday, Nov. 16â€”7 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 17â€”9 a.m. Menâ€™s Accountability Group Sunday, Nov. 17â€”8:30 Worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday a.m. Sunday School; 9:30 a.m. School Monday, Nov. 18â€”8 a.m. InnerMission; 10 a.m. Worship AA Open Meeting; 3-4:30 p.m. Service; 5 p.m. Youth Group Monday, Nov. 18â€”Evening Good News Club Wednesday, Nov. 20â€”6:30 Menâ€™s Small Group Tuesday, Nov. 19â€”9 a.m. p.m. Bible Study Ladies Prayer Circle; 5:30 p.m. FLORENCE UNITED Tutoring Club METHODIST CHURCH Wednesday, Nov. 20â€”6 2649 W. Florence Rd., a.m. Dixon Menâ€™s Prayer Freeport Meeting; 10 a.m. Beth Moore Kathleen Brinkmeier, Bible Study for Women; 4 Pastor p.m. Ladiesâ€™ Evening Prayer Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Meeting Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Log onto our website at http://www.efcmm. FORRESTON GROVE org to check out our latest CHURCH opportunities and updates 7246 N. Freeport Rd., Forreston FAITH DISCOVERY Presbyterian Church in CHURCH America 801 W. Oregon St., Polo 815-938-3605 815-946-3588 Jeremy Cheezum, Pastor Jeremy Heller, Pastor 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 9 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship Service 10 a.m. Worship Service Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Nursery Available We are an independent non- Pioneer Club Thursdays, 7 p.m. Adult denominational Christian Study; 7:45 p.m. Choir church. Visitors are always welcome. FORRESTON REFORMED CHURCH FAITH EVANGELICAL 501 Third Ave. LUTHERAN CHURCH Tim Fry, Pastor 402 Second Ave., Forreston 9:30 a.m. Worship Church 815-938-3203 10:45 a.m. Sunday School Pastor Scott Ralston â€œ A Church with a FREEDOM LUTHERAN Heart â€” In the Heart of WORSHIPPING Forrestonâ€? COMMUNITY, ELCA Sunday, Nov. 17â€”9 a.m. Pastor Jeff Schlesinger Worship; 10 a.m. Sunday 815-222-7270 School Sunday School 9 a.m. & Monday, Nov. 18â€”10 a.m. Sunday Service 9:45 a.m. at Bible Study Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Wednesday, Nov. 20â€”12 Dining Hall p.m. Senior Friendship; 7 p.m. 1834 S. IL Rt. 2 Choir (a mile south of Oregon) Thursday, Nov. 21â€”6:30 Welcome Center p.m. Bible Study 111 S. Fourth St, Oregon FAITH UNITED GRACE VALLEY METHODIST CHURCH CHRISTIAN REFORMED Mission Statement: Loving, CHURCH Growing & Serving in Faith 8210 E. Edwardsville Rd. Handicapped Accessible German Valley 702 E. Dixon St., Polo 815-362-6601 815-946-3212 EAST OREGON CHAPEL CHURCH OF GOD 107 N. Daysville Rd. East Edge of Oregon Off Ill. 64 815-732-2960 or 815-732-6569 Pastor Guthrie Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Church 10:30 a.m.
Jake Ritzema, Pastor Thursday, Nov. 14â€”12:30 p.m. M&Ms Group Saturday, Nov. 16â€”7 a.m. &AM Group; 9:30-11 a.m. Christmas Program Practice Sunday, Nov. 17â€”9 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages; 10 a.m. Worship Service; 5:15 p.m. SOAR Youth Group; 5:30 p.m. GracePlace Kids Club Tuesday, Nov. 19â€”6:30 p.m. Praise Team Practice; 7:15 p.m. Choir Practice GERMAN VALLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Church and Main Streets David Decker, Pastor 8:30 a.m. Worship Service LEAF RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH 6941 N. Mt. Morris Rd., Leaf River - 815-738-2205 Email LRBC@lrnet1.com Pastor Randy Newton Sunday Praise and Worship Service at 9:30 a.m. (Nursery provided) Sunday School 11 a.m. Wednesday Prayer/Bible Studies 6 p.m. Prayer Chain 738-2205 or 738-2991 Sunday Night Prayer meeting 6 p.m. Wednesdayâ€”Various Activities 5:30-8:30 p.m.
METHODIST CHURCH 4938 S. Daysville Rd., Oregon Pastor Javier Martinez Handicapped Accessible Worship Service 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Age Three through Sixth Grade. Everyone is Welcome
NEW LIFE ASSEMBLY OF GOD 401 S. Eighth St., Oregon Pastor David Demmer 815-732-7404 9:30 a.m. New Life Cafe 10 a.m. Worship Service NORTH GROVE EVANGELICAL CHURCH 10384 W. Coffman Rd., Forreston Pastor Tim Hotchkiss Church: 815-938-2194 Pastorâ€™s Cell: 815-209-6838 Saturday, Nov. 16â€”9 a.m.-12 p.m. Food Pantry & Thrift Shop Open at New Life Community Center Sunday, Nov. 17â€”9 a.m. Sunday School; 10:05 a.m. Worship Tuesday, Nov. 19â€”9 a.m.-12 p.m. Food Pantry & Thrift Shop Open at New Life Community Center OREGON CHURCH OF GOD 860 W. Oregon Trail Rd. Pastor Michael Hoffman 815-732-6847 You and your family are invited to join us in worship on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Michael Hoffman will give the morning message, â€œThankful for Attitude,â€? the third in a series of Thanksgiving sermons. Greeters will be Ken and Mary Welty. During morning worship an
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PRAIRIE DELL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 16031 W. Coffman Rd., Shannon Pastor Donna Gericke, CLP 815-864-2448 Sunday School 9 a.m. Worship 10 a.m. 11:15 a.m. Fellowship Thursday, Nov. 14â€” 5:15 p.m. Worship Meeting; 6 p.m. Session; 6:30 p.m. Deacons; 6:45 p.m. Trustees; 7:30 p.m. Corporate Sunday, Nov. 17â€”Cereal Sunday; Family Night Committee Meeting After Worship; Tri-F REVIVE COMMUNITY CHURCH 8 E. Front Street; Mt. Morris email@example.com 815-994-0428 Southern Baptist Saturday Night Revive Service 5:30 p.m. Saturday Celebrate Recovery 6-8 p.m. Monday
ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon 815-732-2367 Sunday Activities: Worship Services 8:30 & 11 a.m. Coffee & Fellowship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 10 a.m. Other Activities Include: Menâ€™s & Womenâ€™s Groups, Confirmation Class, High School Youth Group, Grieving Ministry, Outreach Ministry with Rockford Rescue Mission & HOPE Pregnancy Center, Adult Choir For More Information Call the Church Office ST. WENDELIN CATHOLIC CHURCH Rev. Michael Bolger 18 S. Linn St., Shannon Massesâ€”Saturday 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. Confessions-Sunday 7:30 a.m.
TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 308 E. Brayton Mt. Morris 815-734-6354 Pastor Josh Ehrler Friday, Nov. 15â€”8:30 a.m. ST. BRIDEâ€™S Coffee & Bulletin Assembly EPISCOPAL CHURCH Saturday, Nov. 16â€”5:30 1000 Ill. 64 West p.m. Worship Oregon Sunday, Nov. 17â€”8:45 a.m. Fr. Robert Francis Traditional Worship; 9:45 a.m. S. Cristobal Sunday School; Fellowship 815-732-7211 or Time Following Worship; 815-732-3328 10:45 a.m. Praise Worship; 3 www.saintbrides.org p.m. Installation of Pastor Josh Email:saintbrides@ Ehrler verizon. net Tuesday, Nov. 19â€”1:15 Services Sunday-Holy Communion-8 p.m. Communion at Pinecrest Manor; 7 p.m. Christmas and 10 a.m. Cantata Rehearsal Wednesday Healing Wednesday, Nov. 20â€”6:30 Service-6 p.m. a.m. Prayer & Praise; 9-11 Classes Childrenâ€™s Sunday School-9 a.m. Quilt Group; 5:30 p.m. Choristers; 6:30 p.m. Menâ€™s a.m. Adult Sunday School-9 a.m. Choir; 7 p.m. Confirmation Class, Full Choir Rehearsal; (2nd & 4th Sunday) St. Brideâ€™s follows 7:30 p.m. Womenâ€™s Choir traditional Anglican-Episcopal WEST BRANCH church practices; is biblically CHURCH OF THE based and both family and BRETHREN individual oriented. 4014 West Branch Road Visitors are always Southeast of Forreston welcomed. Pastor Richard Bright 815-734-4411 ST. JAMES LUTHERAN Sunday Schoolâ€”9:30 a.m. CHURCH Worshipâ€”10:35 a.m. West Grove Road at
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POLO CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN Congress Ave. & Webster St. (The church is handicapped accessible) Pastor Leslie Lake 9:30 a.m. Family Worship 10:30 a.m. Fellowship Time 10:45 a.m. Sunday School
ST. MARYâ€™S CATHOLIC CHURCH 213 N. Franklin Ave., Polo 815-946-2535 Rev. Father Louis Tosto Sunday Masses 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Saturday Confession 4:30 p.m. Saturday Night Mass 5:30 p.m. Weekday Masses Tuesday through Friday 8 a.m. Religious Education Youth Program 1st & 2nd Wednesdays 6-7:15 p.m. Adult Bible Study 1st Wednesday 8:30 a.m. Adoration & Benediction 1st Friday & Saturday Immediately after Mass
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PINE CREEK CHRISTIAN CHURCH 5076 S. Lowell Park Rd. Gregg Downs, Pastor 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship Service
MT. MORRIS CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN Pastor Ginny Haney 409 W. Brayton Road P.O. Box 2055 Mt. Morris, IL 61054 Phone: 815-734-4573 Office hours Monday Friday 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon Friday, Nov. 15â€”9-10:30 a.m. Womenâ€™s Fellowship Saturday, Nov. 16â€”8 a.m. Menâ€™s Fellowship Breakfast Sunday, Nov. 17â€”8:15 a.m. Prayer Service; 9:30 a.m. Worship; 10:30 a.m. Fellowship Time; 10:45 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages; 12 p.m. Deacon Meeting with Potluck Tuesday, Nov. 19â€”9 a.m. Bible Study; Quilting; 6:30 p.m. Leadership Team Meeting Wednesday, Nov. 20â€”7:15 p.m. Chimes Rehearsal
Columbine Rd. Pastor Steve Erickson Sunday, Nov. 17â€”8:30 a.m. Handbell Rehearsal; 9:15 a.m. Prayer Ministry Team; 9:30 a.m. Congregational Bible Study; 10:30 a.m. Divine Worship with Communion & WELCA Thankoffering Ingathering; 11:30 a.m. Senior Choir Rehearsal; 11:45 a.m. Confirmation Instruction Monday, Nov. 18â€”9 a.m. Prison Ministry Team at Dixon Correctional Center; 6 p.m. Church Council Meeting
ST. MARKâ€™S LUTHERAN CHURCH 201 N. Division Ave., Polo Pastor Terrie Wilder Communion Served the 1st & 3rd Sundays of Each Month OREGON UNITED Thursday, Nov. 14â€”3 p.m. METHODIST CHURCH Prayer Group; 4 p.m. Adult 200 S. Fourth, Oregon Confirmation; 6:30 p.m. 815-732-2994 Christmas Tea Meeting Barb Good, Pastor Sunday, Nov. 17â€”9-10 a.m. Saturday Worship 5 p.m. Confirmation; 9:15-10:15 a.m. Sunday Worship 9 a.m. Activities during the Week: Sunday School; 10 a.m. Social Thursday, Nov. 14â€”7:30 Time; 10:30 a.m. Worship Tuesday, Nov. 19â€”9 a.m. p.m. Choir Sunday, Nov. 17â€”Souper Quilters; 1:30 p.m. Caregivers at Polo Senior Center; Polo Sundae Youth Mission Council of Churches at Church Fundraiser of the Brethren
Monday, Nov. 18â€”10 a.m. Bible Studies Tuesday, Nov. 19â€” 6:30 p.m. Den Meeting; LEAF RIVER UNITED Newsletter Deadline METHODIST CHURCH Wednesday, Nov. 20â€” Pastor David Poust 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Night 104 E. Rt. 72, Leaf River Sunday, Nov. 17â€”10:30 Alive Thursday, Nov. 21â€” a.m. Worship Service & 6:30 p.m. Pack Meeting; 7 Childrenâ€™s Church p.m. Staff Parish Relations LIGHTHOUSE UNITED Meeting; 7:30 p.m. Choir
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exceptionally fine Childrenâ€™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. Novemberâ€™s Bible Book of the Month is Isaiah.
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Woodcarving workshop at RRC Rock River Center will host a â€œWhimsical Santaâ€? Workshop on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center, 810 S. Tenth St., Oregon. Woodcarver George
Hospice Donation Polo Schools Booster Club member Jennifer Grobe, right, presents a check for $950 to Lynn Knodle, executive director of Serenity Hospice & Home. The money was raised during Volley for the Cure and Blitz for the Cure.
National Hospice Month in Nov. November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Hospices across the country are reaching out to raise awareness about important care issues for people coping with lifelimiting illness. Throughout the month of November, organizations across the nation are hosting activities that focus on celebrating this unique system of support and the benefits provided by the loving care of hospice. â€œEvery year, more than 1.65 million people living with a life-limiting illness receive care from hospice and palliative care providers in this country,â€? said J. Donald Schumacher, president and CEO of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. â€œThese highly-trained professionals donâ€™t only provide quality medical care. They work to make sure patients and families find dignity, respect, and love during lifeâ€™s most difficult journey.â€?
Hospice is more than traditional healthcare. Hospice and palliative care programs provide pain management, symptom control, psychosocial support, and spiritual care to patients and their families when a cure is not possible. Hospice and palliative care combines the highest level of quality medical care with the emotional and spiritual support that families need most when facing the end of life. Additional information about hospice services, palliative care, and advance care planning is available from Serenity Hospice and Home. Call 815-732-2499 to schedule a tour of Serenity Home, or for more information about any of Serenity Hospice and Homeâ€™s care and services. NHPCOâ€™s Caring Connections offers information and resources for professionals and consumers at www.caringinfo.org.
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OHS Madrigals to perform Dec. 6, 7 Oregon High School Madrigals invite all to attend their Madrigal Dinner on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7 with dinner beginning at 6 p.m. This event will be held in the dining hall at Lutheran Outdoor Ministries (LOMC), 1834 S Ill. 2, Oregon. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.
The evening fun will include performances by the OHS Madrigal Singers dressed in traditional English Renaissance costumes, brass instrumentalists, skits reenacted by a cast of local students, narration and introductions by the court jesters, and dinner being served by the worthy wait
staff. The cost to attend is $15 per person which includes dinner and the performance. Make checks payable to OHS Madrigals. To reserve seats call 815732-6241 ext. 1205 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. State the name and how many are attending.
The deadline for ticket orders is Saturday, Nov. 26. When placing an order specify whether any ticket holder will require wheelchair seating. Funds generated by the dinner will be used to offset the costs of the dinner and to fund future musical productions.
Hometown Christmas in Shannon The Shannon Chamber of Commerce will host Hometown Christmas on Friday, Nov. 22 and Saturday, Nov. 23. Local businesses, crafters, and bakers will hold open houses featuring hand-crafted treasures, gourmet foods, wines, gifts, baked goods, and more. Maps of participants are
available at First State Bank Shannon/Polo/Lake Carroll, Caseyâ€™s, Blarney Stone, and Shannon Cafe. Look for the candy cane in front of each participating location. More than 20 crafters and vendors will be at the Shannon Fire Station on both days. The traditional Lions Club Chili Supper will be held Friday night. Kids can
visit with Santa, pet his live reindeer, and make an ornament for the community Christmas tree. The winner of the Lions Clubâ€™s $1,000 raffle prize will be announced. Tickets are now available from any Lions Club member or at the bank in Shannon. Lighting of the Christmas tree in the park will be
followed by the annual Christmas Lighted Parade. Warm up with hot chocolate and cookies in the park before, during, and after the parade. Start off shopping on Saturday morning with the firemenâ€™s pancake breakfast at the fire station. For more information call Amanda Klinefelter at 815238-3171.
Womenâ€™s Connection to meet Nov. 20 Area women are invited to the Womenâ€™s Connectionâ€™s November brunch on Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the 4 Seasons Banquet Facilities,
1100 W. Galena Ave., Freeport. The cost is $8 per person Guest speaker Mary Boling, Avon, Ind., will talk on Joy through the Journey.
The special feature will be a musical Thanksgiving written by Elaine Hayunga, Freeport. She and her friends will perform in costume. For reservations call
Norette Burkman at 815-2324386 or e-mail frptcwc@ yahoo.com. Womenâ€™s Connection is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.
Children to perform play Nov. 23 The Childrenâ€™s Theater present a special matinee at Highland Community performance of a theatrical College, Freeport, will version of â€œCharlotteâ€™s Webâ€? on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 11 a.m. at the Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre. â€œCharlotteâ€™s Webâ€? participate in the screening. is the story of a spider Parents are encouraged named Charlotte and her to make an appointment for their child. The screening is an assessment of your childâ€™s readiness skills in the areas of concept, languages, and Rock River Center, Oregon, motor development. will host a free â€œMake-andVision and hearing Takeâ€? card-making workshop screenings are also provided. on Monday, Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. The purpose of the There is no fee to attend the screening is to identify any child who may qualify for the districtâ€™s Early Childhood or Pre-K Program. Call 815-243-2722. ext. 100 to make an appointment. The Highland Community
Free pre-school screenings The Ogle County Educational Coop will offer free pre-school screenings for children on Thursday, Dec. 12 at the Ogle County Educational office, 417 N.
are available at Michaelâ€™s and are sold under the Walnut Hollow brand. Wood for carving and paint will be provided. The cost of this workshop is $20 for Rock River Center
In loving memory of Mary Jane Reed, who would have been 83-years old on Friday, November 15, 2013. â€œMOTHER TELLS OF FINE TRAITS OF SLAIN GIRLâ€? Oregon, Ill.-Not even middayâ€™s sun could pierce the gloom in the little brown cottage on the tree lined gravel lane. This was where Mary Jane Reed had lived. It was where her brother Warren Lee, 5, now was asking: â€œWhy doesnâ€™t she come home? Mama, why doesnâ€™t Mary Jane come home?â€™ The little boy could not read his motherâ€™s eyes that told starkly that Mary Jane would never come home, that she had been shot and killed. But for what reason? Good daughter â€œShe was a wonderful daughter,â€? Mrs. Ruth Reed, 52, said tonelessly. â€œShe was always doing things for me. Since I had arthritis she did everything about the house to make it easier for me.â€? 7KHUH ZDV D %LEOH RQ WKH OLYLQJ URRP WDEOH Âł0DU\ -DQH JRW WKDW ZKHQ VKH ÂżQLVKHG %LEOH FROlege,â€? her mother explained. The slain girlâ€™s name was lettered in gold on the cover. The book opened to a page with this passage underlined: Âł)RU ZKDW LV D PDQ SURÂżWHG LI KH VKDOO JDLQ WKH ZKROH ZRUOG DQG ORVH KLV RZQ VRXOÂ´ 0DU\ -DQH KDG VDWLVÂżHG RQH DPELWLRQÂąWR EH D SKRQH RSHUDWRUÂąDQG ZDV H\HLQJ DQRWKHUÂąWR EH D EHDXW\ RSHUDWRUÂąZKHQ GHDWK RYHUWRRN KHU DQG KHU HVFRUW RQ D ORYHUVÂś ODQH 7KXUVGD\ QLJKW Generous at home She quit school in her sophomore year at Oregon High School â€œto help out the family,â€? Mrs. 5HHG VDLG SRLQWLQJ WR DQ HOHFWULF PL[HU LQ WKH NLWFKHQ Âł6KH ERXJKW WKDWÂąDQG VKH ERXJKW RWKHU things for the house and gave money regularly, too.â€? 0DU\ -DQH JRW KHU MRE DW WKH SKRQH FRPSDQ\ DERXW ÂżYH PRQWKV DJR 6KH ZDQWHG WR VWRFN XS RQ clothes and then take a beauty culture course, her mother said. Last week, Mary Jane was never happier, Mrs. Reed recalled, because of the approach of the wedding of her brother, Donald, 19.
friendship with a pig named Wilbur. This story and its characters, brings forth themes of friendship, adventure, the reality of life and death, and the passing of time and innocence forgotten.
Tickets for the matinee performance are $5 and are available at highland.edu and the HCC box office by calling 815-599-3718. For more information call Elwyn Webb at 815599-3558 or email elwyn. email@example.com.
Card workshop is Nov. 18 class. Participants may make Call 815-732-3252 to make as many cards as they want at a reservation. a cost of $1 each. Space is limited for this Materials and instructors workshop. are provided.
Band concert at Highland Big Band and Concert Band will take the stage on Friday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre on Highlandâ€™s campus. Highland Big Band
Director Bill Petersen said his ensemble will feature arrangements by legendary jazz pianist and composer Stan Kenton, and the music from Kentonâ€™s close friend Count Basie.
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This sale will feature contents from an Antique/gift store that has gone out of business. This sale will be held in our heated indoor auction facility located at 1504 Mulford Rd. Lindenwood, IL 61049. From Hwy 72 in Monroe Center, go South on Mulford Rd. 4 miles to sale site. From Hwy 64, turn North on Mulford Rd. (1 mile East of Interstate 39), go 2.5 miles to sale site. A more detailed Sale Bill and pictures can be viewed at Toddwillsauctioneering.com. Antiques & Collectibles: Secretary; full sz wood bed frames; Cedar chests; Hutch; Farm primitives; Lg. wood box; Old seeder box; 1840â€™s dresser w/mirror; Antique vanity; Antique chairs; Oval drop leaf table; Set of china; Antique sewing machine cabinets; Cast iron baking molds; 30 pc. Redwing pottery dinnerware; Harry Felder prints, (one autographed) Quimper, Delft, McCoy and Haeger pottery pieces; Many steel & wood spoke wheels; Marbles; JFK family album; Special TV edition Elvis photo album; â€™68 Funny Girl movie program; Vintage women & children's clothes and shoes; Pedestal table; Buffet; Collectibles books; Antique clock; Old signs incl: Lg. Dekalb chicken, Dekalb flying ear, Dekalb dealer and others; Schlitz Beer lighted globe; Wood chicken crates; Wood ironing boards; Radio flyer wagon; Hy-speed Childâ€™s metal wheel barrow; Wyandotte toy Town Estate Car; Hot wheels & matchbox cars; Antique metal toys; Albums; Wash tubs; Collectors plates; Dolls and doll furniture; Carpenters wood boxes; (3) Locking display cases; Russian nesting dolls; Sheet music; Old postcards; Many CT Comics postcards; Amish figurines; Old 8mm & 16mm movies, incl. Tom Mix, Abbot & Costello, and News of the World; â€˜37 telephone almanac and much more. *SPECIAL ITEM: Ladies diamond engagement ring, .5 ctw round brilliant cut, in 14k yellow gold 4 prong setting. Furniture & Household items; Garage & Yard items; Car: â€˜84 Buick LeSabre, 215,000 miles.
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Something new added to the jazz mix is music by the band Radiohead. The jazz ensemble will include local musicians Gary Besley, John Hanson, Gary Brubaker, Chris Korf, and Brian Nissen. Scott Stich, director of Highlandâ€™s concert band, will feature the music of Russian composer N. RimskyKorsakov, English composer R. Vaughan Williams, American composer Frank Ticheli, and closing with a Circus March by Americans Russell Alexander and Cliffe Bainum. â€œThe centerpiece of our concert is Vesuvius by Frank Ticheli,â€? Stich said. â€œThe audience will enjoy this explosive and fiery work, as we visit ancient Pompiee right before its final days. Join the people at the foot of Vesuvius as they participate in this wild and passionate dance. This wind concert has something for everyone.â€? Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for students. Tickets may be purchased online at www. highland.edu, or by calling the Highland Community College Box Office weekdays from 1 to 5 p.m. at 815-5993718. For more information about Highland Community College Fine Arts performances or vocal or instrumental groups, call the Fine Arts Department at 815599-3490.
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Cloverbuds crafted little bunnies during meeting Submitted by Austin Zuercher Club Reporter On Oct. 10 the Ogle County Clovers met at Rochelle United Methodist Church to round out the celebration of National 4-H week. The Cloverbuds crafted
little bunnies. The group discussed what fun they had at Autumn on Parade, 2013 and played a Halloween chain game. They set up committees for activities in the following months. Then on Oct. 12 at the Ogle County Fairgrounds 4-Hers
from all over Ogle County came out to set up 4-H games and activities for the public to try out. They also brought out award-winning animals and projects for all to have a chance to sample what 4-H is about. Parents of potential 4-H members had to opportunity to ask any questions they had about 4-H. Everyone at the meeting had a good time. The next meeting for the Ogle County Clovers will be on Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Rochelle United Methodist Church starting at 6:30 p.m. for Cloverbuds (ages 5-7) and 7 p.m. for those aged 8-18. For more information about Pictured left to right are Megan Ackland, Kayla Mingus, Katelyn Ackland, Carley the OCC contact Jeannette Ackland, Gracie Mingus, Callie Ackland, Jordan Mingus, and Austin Zuercher, the Mingus at 815-501-8186 or Ogle County Clovers that worked and helped out at the Ogle County Fairgrounds on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Brochure highlights new nutritional information A publication recently released by the University of Illinois is providing new nutritional information on soy products and their value when fed to pigs. Hans H. Stein, a U of I professor in the Department of Animal Sciences, has released a brochure titled, â€œNutritional value of soy products fed to pigs.â€? The new brochure contains detailed nutritional information on eight different soy products, including full-fat soybeans and conventional dehulled soybean meal, as well as newer products such as fermented and enzymetreated soybean meal. â€œSoybean products are an important part of swine diets here in Illinois as well as most other parts of the world,â€? said Stein. â€œWe wanted to provide producers with a source of data on all aspects of nutrition for a
variety of soy products.â€? Soybean meal is the most commonly used source of amino acids in diets for pigs around the world. The data in the brochure provides companies, swine producers, nutritionists, and industry stakeholders with relevant information that will assist them in formulating soybean meal and other soy products into the diets for pigs, Stein explained. The brochure first describes how different soy products are produced and their applications in swine diets. The second section discusses the energy, carbohydrate, mineral, and protein and amino acid concentration of each product, as well as nutrient digestibility. Soybean meal is also compared with other plant protein sources with regards to amino acid digestibility and
protein quality. â€œBased on these comparisons, it is clear that soy protein has a balance of the essential amino acids that more closely fulfill the needs of pigs than any other protein source available,â€? Stein said. â€œThe digestibility of these amino acids is also greater than in any other sources of plant protein, which further increases the value of soy protein compared with that of other plant proteins.â€? Key points include: Soybean meal is the premier source of digestible amino acids in diets fed to pigs. Dehulled soybean meal contains the same amount of digestible energy as corn. Fermentation or enzyme treatment of soybean meal eliminates the oligosaccharides in the meal, making it suitable for feeding to weanling pigs as a replacement for fish meal.
Holiday gift workshop Nov. 21 University of Illinois Extension Educators Candice Miller and Marilyn Csernus will present a workshop on Holiday Gifts from Your Kitchen and Garden on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. This hands-on program will be held at the Ogle County Extension office located at 421 W. Pines Rd., Oregon. Participants will take home
the gifts they make, using foods grown in a garden and common kitchen items. Participants will have the opportunity to make an evergreen grapevine wreath, terrarium ornament, pomander balls, dried herb and floral sachets, herb popcorn and savory herb dip. Spiced cider and treats will be served. All recipes will be shared.
Addition of microbial phytase will increase phosphorus digestibility in soybean meal and reduce or eliminate the need for supplementation of diets with phosphorus from feed phosphates, as well as reduce phosphorus run-off from manure into aquatic ecosystems. â€œDiets that contain a source of cereal grains, soybean meal, and microbial phytase will satisfy the need for all amino acids, all the energy, and most of the phosphorus for growing and finishing pigs,â€? Stein said. Bill Wykes, a soybean farmer from Yorkville, and former chairman of the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA), said that this new resource will help producers take full advantage of the nutritional value of soybeans. â€œWe tend to think of soybeans as a source of amino acids first and foremost, but
this work also shows that soybeans are a greater energy source than was previously believed. â€œThis resource will help producers take full advantage of the nutritional value of soybeans,â€? Wykes said. While poultry, livestock, and aquaculture consume the vast majority of the soybean meal produced in the United States, there are 4.6 million head of hogs in Illinois, making pigs the major consumer of soybean meal in Illinois. â€œThis makes hog farmers a top customer for Illinois soybeans,â€? said Bridget Owen, associate director of the National Soybean Research Laboratory (NSRL) at the U of I. â€œWe value the research and data about soy and swine nutrition.â€? NSRL works to develop and implement soy-related programs that promote
overall consumption of U.S. soy by engaging in research, outreach, and education related to production, nutrition, and international development. More information may be obtained about soy by visiting www.nsrl.illinois.edu. Steinâ€™s brochure can be downloaded at http:// nutrition.ansci.illinois.edu/ SwineFocus004, or producers can contact their local U of I Extension office for copies. It is also available through the Illinois Soybean Association. Funding for this publication was provided by the ISA and the Illinois soybean checkoff. The ISA is the statewide organization for Illinois soybean growers. For more information, visit www.ilsoy.org. More information on Steinâ€™s research is available at the Hans H. Stein Monogastric Nutrition Laboratory website at http:// nutrition.ansci.illinois.edu.
The cost for this program is $25. Pre-registration is required by Monday, Nov. 18. Call the University of Illinois Extension office at 815-732-2191 or visit our website at web.extension. edu/bdo to register or for more information. Participants may also request a reasonable accommodation for this program.
Bird feeding program is Nov. 20 A program on feeding birds through the winter will be presented Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Ogle County Extension office, 421 W. Pines Rd., Oregon. University of Illinois Extension Educator Peggy
Doty will give information on providing appropriate winter food to help some of the native wildlife through the extremes of seasonal changes. Advance registration is needed. The cost $5. Call or email the University
of Illinois Extension office for more details, 815-7322191, web.extension.illinois. edu/bdo. Anyone needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program should call the office.
Fair Supporter Long time Ogle County Fair supporter Merle Snodgrass, left, discusses 2013 Ogle County Fair highlights with fair board and Ogle County Board member Lyle Hopkins and Myrna Snodgrass. Merle Snodgrass, a former Ogle County Board member, has supported and attended the Ogle County Fair every year since the fair reorganized and moved to the new location on Limekilin Road west of Oregon. Photo by Stan Eden
Deadline to return FSA election ballots is Dec. 2 Ballots have been mailed to eligible voters for the 2013 llinois Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Committee Elections. The deadline to return the ballots to local FSA offices is Dec. 2. â€œThe role and input of our county committee members is more vital than ever at a time when our country faces important choices regarding the funding and operation of our government,â€? said Scherrie V. Giamanco, state executive director FSA. â€œNew county committee members provide input and make important decisions on the local administration of disaster and conservation programs. With better participation in recent years, we have also seen promising increases in the number of women and minority candidates, helping to better represent the richness of American agriculture.â€? County committee members are an important component of the operations of FSA and provide a link between the agricultural
community and USDA, she said. Farmers and ranchers elected to county committees help deliver FSA programs at the local level, applying their knowledge and judgment to make decisions on commodity price support programs; conservation programs; incentive indemnity and disaster programs for some commodities; emergency programs and eligibility. FSA committees operate within official regulations designed to carry out federal laws. To be an eligible voter, farmers and ranchers must
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Want to know more about bats? Program is offered on Nov. 17 If Halloween re-kindled your curiosity about bats, learn more at a program offered by the Prairie Preservation Society of Ogle County (PPSOC). The PPSOC will host Incredible Bats with Sharon and Dan Peterson on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Kickapoo Nature Center, 1919 N. Limekiln Rd. Above, Assistant States Attorney Aaron Wiles looks at the newest Ogle County The Petersons are certified Highway Department truck and plow while county engineer Curtis Cook discusses bat experts and will give a snow plow routes during an open house Nov. 7.Below, George Benes takes a photo multi-media presentation
to help people understand and appreciate bats and how beneficial they are. They will focus on bats that are native to the region and answer questions from the audience. A live fruit bat will conclude the program. All of their bats were born in captivity and have not been exposed to rabies. Sharon is a librarian and elementary school teacher and was trained by Bat Conservation International.
Dan is a bat naturalist. They are fully insured. They will share experiences to inform the audience about these feared and misunderstood creatures. The program is free and open to the public. Children are welcome in the company of an adult. Light refreshments will be served after the presentation. For more information email email@example.com or call 815-973-4926.
The Ball Brothers, sponsored by Leap of Faith Music Ministries, will perform Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Masonic Temple, Freeport. Since the groupâ€™s formation in 2006, the Ball Brothers have rapidly made their mark in Christian music by finding a musical balance between the
old and the new. â€œWeâ€™ve never been to a place where every person in the audience was the same age. On the contrary, most places we go have a mixture of young, middle-aged, and older people,â€? said lead vocailist Daniel Ball. â€œSo, our music style and
song selection is based around that blend. Itâ€™s great to see a grandmother and granddaughter worshiping together and enjoying the same music. We get to see that on a regular basis,â€? Ball added.
of a 1931 Caterpillar tractor during the open house. Photos by Chris Johnson
Ball Brothers on stage at the Masonic Temple
For ticket information, call 815-443-2814.
Animal shelter begins literacy program for students The Granny Rose Animal Shelter, Dixon, has developed a literacy-based humane education program called Read! Write! Rescue! This program will reach more than 1,900 first grade students in public and private schools, their families and teachers in the three county area. The Read! Write! Rescue! program will provide free books and supporting teaching materials to 36 elementary schools and 86 teachers. The primary goals of the
program are to improve literacy and writing skills, build character and compassion, develop social and emotional skills, and promote pet and humane education. The program begins this fall. Every first grader will receive a childrenâ€™s picture and rhyming book, Rescue Pup, by local author, Brenda Fiorini, a reading teacher at Rock Falls High School. Illustrations are by Nathan Behmlander. Children will also receive an audio CD version of the
book, read in both English and Spanish. In the spring, Fioriniâ€™s second book, Rescue Kitty, will be distributed along with the CD. Classroom materials include a felt story board kit a 100- page companion teaching guide. Students will receive pet paw erasers, bookmarkers, pet paw pencils, stickers and more. Rescue Pup and Rescue Kitty picture books provide opportunities for teaching literacy and writing skills that
are included in the Common Core Standards for Literacy. In addition to improving literacy skills, the program touches on building character, social and emotional development. Stories are designed to help deter the likelihood of bullying and abuse toward both animals and humans. Children also learn the importance of helping others and community involvement. Rescue Pup and Rescue Kitty also create an awareness of homeless animals and rescue efforts provided by
shelters. Granny Rose wishes to thank Ogle County Animal Control, Rock Falls Coloma Township and Whiteside County Animal Control for their financial support to help offset distribution costs to the students in Ogle and Whiteside counties. Granny Rose Animal Shelter is a 501 (c) (3) notfor profit organization that relies on local charitable giving and fundraisers to raise the funds necessary to provide shelter, health care and find new loving homes
for the stray and abandoned cats and dogs in the Lee, Ogle and Whiteside County area, as well as to promote humane education through efforts such as Read! Write! Rescue! For more information, or to inquire about purchasing materials, please contact e-mail grannyroseanimalshelter@ hotmail.com or go to www. grannyrose.org and click on the Education tab. Fiorini may be reached at 815-625-7445 or www. joyfuljoyrneybooks.com
Polo Library News Story Time with Miss Randi Tuesdays, 1 to 2 p.m. Note the new time, Ages 0-5 Story time is moving to a new time again!. It is now going to be in the afternoon. Preschoolers and their special grownup join Miss Randi as she makes stories come alive with puppets, singing, movement, props and crafts. Wiggles and Giggles Thursdays, 1 to 2 p.m., Ages 0-5 Preschoolers along with parents and caregivers, come spend Thursday afternoons at the library. Sing, dance with shaky eggs, and generally â€œWiggle and Giggleâ€?. Children to learn to enjoy music and movement, plus have fun with their friends. It is also an opportunity for parents and caregivers to socialize while the children enjoy open play.
Children are invited quality time reading together. to bring friends to these programs. The more kids the LEGO Club merrier. Saturday, Dec. 14, 1 to 2 p.m., Ages 6-12 Food for Fines Kids, bring a container of Thank you to everyone who LEGOs and build something, brought in food. We have a see what others are building, very generous community. and make new friends. LEGOs will be provided Family Reading Night, for the day for children who donâ€™t bring their own. Thursday, Nov. 21 Stop at the circulation desk Book Club before Nov. 20 and pick up Monday, Nov. 25, 1:30 to a Family Reading Night bag filled with a book to check 2:30 p.m. The November selection out and read together, a bookmark, hot chocolate for is The Execution of Noa P. Singleton by Elizabeth L. four, and popcorn to share. Take it home and read Silver. Noa P. Singleton never together. Bags will be given out while supplies last, spoke a word in her own limit one bag per family. defense throughout a brief Family Reading Night, trial that ended with a jury sponsored by Jesse White, finding her guilty of firstSecretary of State and State degree murder. Reviews and comments are Librarian, and the Illinois Center for the Book, is an always welcome and will be annual statewide event that shared at the meeting. Copies encourages families to spend of the book are available for
anyone who would like to read it, but is unable to attend the book club. Polo, Ill. 1857-2007 Books The Library has Polo, Ill. 1857-2007 books for sale. These historical tributes are available for $18. Please make checks payable to the Polo Historical Society. Memorials Books, CDs, and DVDs are a wonderful tribute in memory of someone special. Please inquire at the circulation desk to find out how to make a memorial donation.
Library Cards as Gifts some by Illinois authors. Inquire at the circulation Be sure to check out our desk to purchase a library display. card for someone who lives The library also has a out of district. special Thanksgiving display. Be sure to have a look. Facebook Stay up-to-date on whatâ€™s Holiday Hours happening at your library; The library will close at 3 â€œLikeâ€? our Facebook page. p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27 and remain closed until Saturday, November 30, in Showcasing Our observance of Thanksgiving. Collection The library is located at Your library is also participating in Illinois 302 Mason St. Phone: 815-946-2713 Reads, a statewide initiative Hours: Monday through to encourage Illinoisans to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., read. Books for all ages are Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. available. They all have an to 3 p.m. Illinois connection, including
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