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The Marco wrestlers earned 15th place during their annual home tournament. B1

The Polo Area Community Theater is hosting a masquerade ball. A6

Learn how to eat healthy for your heart during a Feb. 2 Extension class. A6

Council hires firm to design electrical upgrades City parks will receive repairs By Vinde Wells vwells@oglecounty news.com The Polo City Council took the first step last week to upgrading the electrical service equipment at two parks. The council unanimously

agreed Jan. 3 to hire Willett, Hofmann Associates, Inc., Dixon, to draw up a design and seek bids for the upgrades at Polo Community and Westside Parks.  The cost of the design and bid services will be $8,000. “This is a big project,” said Alderman Cheryl Galor, who chairs the Parks Committee, “It needs to be done.” Alderman Jim Busser agreed.

The council has been discussing the upgrades since early last fall. Mayor Doug Knapp said in September that the electrical feed for Polo Community Park is inadequate and not up to code.  At Westside Park, the light poles are in need of repair, he said. In another matter Jan. 3, Knapp opened a bid to purchase city property at 104

W. Savanna St., where the old water tower was located. The water tower, no longer in use and suffering from old age, was dismantled and removed last May. The round, red-topped tower, built in the 1940s, was replaced with a new, larger one in 2005. The sole bid of $3,301, submitted by Randy Gaul, was rejected because it was not enough to meet state

Free open stage music event held at Pinecrest Grove Community Center

Friday evening kicked off 2017’s First Fridays, and the cold didn’t stop local musical talent from rocking at Pinecrest Grove Community Center. For those unfamiliar, First Fridays is an acoustic openstage music show held the first Friday of each month where musicians share their talents in 15-minute sets. Musical styles typically include country, bluegrass, gospel, blues, R&B, folk, soft rock, and even blends of the different styles. Both group and solo acts are strongly encouraged. Around 90 were in attendance Jan. 6, but the event routinely attracts around 200 people, according to Ron Colson - who has been running the show for 16 years. “I think the temperatures

dipping into the negatives might have some affect on the attendance today,” said Colson. “However, that goes to show you just how many people love the event - get out in this cold to be here.” Attendance and performance sign-up are both free, with a good-will donation jar located at the front table to help offset building rental costs. Typically, the donation is appreciated, but not pressured. However, Friday night came with special circumstances: a local performer in trouble. Chadwick resident and country musician Ray Rose is well-known to attendees of First Fridays, and he is currently at OSF St. Anthony’s after suffering a massive stroke. “I know we don’t typically push the donation jar, but we’re breaking that rule today, folks,” said Colson in between Turn to A2

Knapp authorized Alderman Justin Grobe to contact Gaul for further discussion. In other business, the council hired Justin Diehl, an Ogle County deputy who lives in Polo, as a part-time police officer. He will be paid $20 per hour. Police Chief Kurt Cavanaugh recommended Diehl for the position. “He’s a good fit,” he said.

Proposed jail site criticized by residents

usical passion at f irst fridays By Zach Arbogast zarbogast@oglecounty news.com

requirements. City Attorney Tom Suits said that state statutes require that city property cannot be sold for less than 80 percent of the appraised value, which is $7,500. That means, he said, the property cannot be sold for less than $6,000. Suits explained that statutes also prohibit making the amount of the appraisal public prior to opening the bids.

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Ron Colson offered words of support and encouragement for friends and family of musician Ray Rose, who suffered a stroke days prior. Photo by Zach Arbogast.

“I think the temperatures... might have some affect on the attendance ... that goes to show you just how many people love the event - get out in this cold to be here — Ron Colson, show organizer

The Ogle County Board has drawn fire in recent weeks after announcing its intention to build a new jail on the edge of a residential area in Oregon. The board approved a design concept in November that would put the jail in the 100 block of South Sixth Street, across the street from and connected to the judicial center. City Commissioner Jim Barnes, a former County Board chairman, is one of those who has voiced disapproval. “That’s residential area and the heart of our downtown,” he said. “We have a beautiful town, and that won’t add to the beauty of it.” The county owns the east half of the block, which has been vacant since the houses there were razed several years ago. The west half has several homes and a large, stately Victorian house now

converted into a law firm’s offices. At the December county board meeting, Bryan Zobeck, who lives a block west of the proposed site, also urged members to carefully consider the location, because the downtown as well as the riverfront have been identified as development areas to promote tourism. County Board member Don Griffin, Oregon, who also is head of the county’s Long Range Plan Committee, said other sites were considered, but the Sixth Street location is the best spot. “The main reason is for transporting prisoners [to and from court],” Griffin said. “It’s a safety and security consideration.” The design concept calls for Sixth Street to be closed to traffic, with the new detention center connected to the judicial center by a large sally port across what is now the street. That means prisoners could be walked from the jail to their court Turn to A2

Conover project gets $25,000 anonymous donation By Vinde Wells vwells@oglecounty news.com An unexpected and generous donation means an Oregon volunteer organization can take the next step in its first project. Hands on Oregon (HOO) received an anonymous gift of $25,000 last week, a perfect start to the new year. Committee member Rick Ryland said the money will be used to hire a contractor to repair the upper level of the south wall of Conover Square. “We’ve worked very hard, but we, as volunteers, do not have the equipment or expertise to finish these upper floors. Now we can hire professional help,” he said. “I thank God for watching over this project. With this anonymous giving of $25,000, we can really

move ahead. I personally thank the donor, whoever you are, and may the Good Lord bless you.” HOO, a not-for-profit, was formed in 2015 by Ryland and Jeff Hallock with the purpose of enriching the lives of Oregon citizens through local caring and creating excitement through volunteerism. Moisture and age had caused the south wall of the century-old Conover Square building to deteriorate and bow out — an obvious place to begin. It became the organization’s first project. When HOO offered it assistance, building owner Lou VanderWyst had already shored up the inside of the wall with jacks and was doing what he could to deal with the problem. However, money was tight, and he lacked the amount needed to make the extensive

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Hands on Oregon (HOO) recently received $25,000 from an anonymous donor to help with the repairs at Conover Square. Pictured left to right are: HOO members Lou VanderWyst, Sharon Wallace, Clint Strouse, Jeff Hallock, Roselani Aluli-James, Fran Strouse, and Rick Ryland. Photo by Vinde Wells

repairs. Ryland, who spearheaded the project, rolled up his sleeves and he and VanderWyst began the arduous process of removing the stucco from the wall’s outside and shoring up the

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studding, then insulating the wall and sheeting it with plywood and metal siding. More volunteers stepped forward to help, and donations started to come in. Since last December, Ryland said, volunteers have

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worked more than 1,000 hours to complete 15 of 36 sections of the wall needing repair.   The entire south wall will be a solar wall, which will drastically lower the heating cost of the massive 100,000 square foot building, of which 60,000 square feet is heated.  Once completed, the outside of the wall will feature a large mural of the American flag, and the names of those who have donated. With this anonymous donation, HOO has now collected over $50,900 with two large donations totaling $40,000; both anonymous.  “Everyone with HOO is so grateful to all of our donors for their generous contributions to save this south wall,” Ryland said. “Once the upper floors are done then the siding can be added and then — our

beautiful flag.”  The two-story building with a full basement started as the Schiller Piano Company in 1890. It remained in operation until 1971.  The company produced thousands of pianos over the years, and in 1936 merged with the Cable Piano Company and produced pianos under the name Cable and Conover.  The original part of the building, VanderWyst said, was built in 1893. Two brick additions were built in the late 1800s or early 1900s. The building became the Conover Square Shopping Mall in 1975, and at first was filled with small shops offering a variety of merchandise. When VanderWyst bought the building 16 years ago, only eight businesses remained.

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February Finds is scheduled Plan to attend the 6th annual February Finds Antique and Collectibles Market on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Moose Lodge Family Center, 485 E. Hitt St., Mt. Morris. The market is a fundraising event for the Moose Lodge and Serenity Hospice and Home.  More than 20 dealers have been carefully selected to participate in this event and have reserved their booths. At the present time, all dealer spaces are filled. All displayed antiques, vintage collectibles, and artwork are for sale.   Merchandise includes antique furniture, antique tools, primitives, tins, lamps, vintage clothing and jewelry, tin toys, collectibles, quilts and linens, artwork, stamps, postcards, tin lunch pails, local advertising memorabilia, Depression glass, pottery, enamelware.  Admission to this event is $3 per person. Children 5 and under will be admitted

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Sarah Hattoon, Pecatonica, looks over a piece of glassware offered last year at the February Finds antiques and collectible market at the Mt. Morris Moose Lodge Family Center. Photo by Vinde Wells

free.   Children must be accompanied by an adult. Parking is free, and the building is handicapped accessible.   A bake sale will be held in conjunction with the market, with all proceeds

benefitting Serenity Hospice and Home and the Let Freedom Ring festival.   Food and beverages, prepared by the Moose, will be available for purchase.   No food or drinks will be allowed in the designated market area.

First Fridays held in Mt. Morris From A1 announcing acts. “Ray is our friend, and we want to help his family in any way we can.” The support for Rose was just a taste of the sense of community First Fridays brings with it. Despite being legally blind, Denny Jacobs still finds the drive to get on

stage and sing. Among other numbers, he performed The Bee Gee’s “I’ve Gotta Get A Message To You,” which he sang to his wife at their wedding 46 years ago. “I’ve got 12 kids of my own - and I’m not gonna tell you how many grandchildren I’ve got,” he said jokingly to the crowd in

between songs. Some of Jacobs’ greatgrandchildren have even made it on stage, though he did not name them. First Fridays is held at Pinecrest Grove Community Center, 500 Evergreen Lane, Mt. Morris. Sign ups for each act is at 5:30 p.m. for a time slot of 15 minutes. The show begins at 6 p.m.

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council won’t vote on it for at least several weeks, Williams said. Once the results of the studies are in, the city’s Plan Commission will consider the street closing, then make a recommendation to the City Council, which has the final decision. “The soonest we could consider it is February, and maybe not even then,” Williams said. Griffin said he understands the concerns over the location. “It has a huge impact. Even the judicial center had an impact. But when you move through the process, it becomes part of the community.” County officials plan to keep the public informed about the jail plans by holding public meetings in various communities before construction begins, Griffin said. Funding for the jail will come from the Long Range Planning Fund, as did money for the $15 million judicial center, the $7.5 million courthouse remodeling project completed in 2010, and the $4.5 million public safety complex.  Revenues in that fund come from the host fees paid by garbage collection firms to dump refuse in the landfills within the county. The fees amount to about $3 million a year.

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the “county campus,” said Griffin, who also is a member of the city’s Economic Community Development Committee. A better location would be the former Farm Service site on Pines Road, Barnes said. “It’s ideal,” he said. “It’s nowhere near residential, there’s a paved road, and it’s easily accessible.” The Long Range Planning Committee plans to get a look Tuesday at new design drawings from HOK, a Chicago architectural and planning firm hired by the county, and also find out more about planned traffic and economic impact studies, Griffin said. The county did an economic impact study before the judicial center was built in 2005. “I think it’s important to re-look at that, because it is so important to the community,” Griffin said. Mayor Ken Williams said the city has initiated the traffic study to evaluate the impact of vacating that block, as well as an engineering study to determine what infrastructure may lie under the street. He will wait to weigh in on the jail location until after he sees a final design and gets the results of both studies, Williams said. Although the county has requested the city vacate the street and close that block, the

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appearances. The proposed sally port will be large enough to accommodate at least six vehicles to transport prisoners from state prisons to court or bring in federal prisoners who would be lodged in the jail. The current jail is next to the courthouse across Fifth Street and east of the judicial center, where courtrooms are located, and the judicial center’s sally port is on the west side of the building off Sixth Street. “Even in our current situation, you have to put [prisoners] in a van to take them half a block,” Griffin said. The new building would house 180 to 200 male and female prisoners and cost $25 million to $28 million. The current concept has the front of the brick jail facing north, lining up with the north side of the judicial center. An area for juvenile prisoners has been scrapped because the state is in the process of changing requirements for dealing with juvenile offenders, Griffin said. His committee considered buying property for the new jail or placing it next to the public safety complex (sheriff’s office) on First Street near the Rock River. Several problems existed with the First Street property, however. The sandy soil complicated construction of the public safety complex in 2015, excavation there uncovered old pipes and a slab no one knew about, and needed storage buildings would have to be removed to make way for the jail, he said. Equally important: The site is in the area that Oregon’s Comprehensive Plan has earmarked for riverfront development, he said. The Comprehensive Plan also calls for the detention center to be downtown near

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Detective work needed to find architect of century-old home By Betty Obendorf Curator Polo Historical Society This past week I went back to playing detective. Believe it or not, we are still working on putting the WatsonFraser-Terry house on the register.  People are asking me why we are doing this. Basically because it is another notch in Polo’s belt and makes the community look just a little better. We are now living in a global era of the Internet.  When people are going to relocate, they no longer drive to communities to look them over. They simply turn on their computer.  Maybe they have had some brief connection to a community. Recently a house buyer of one of our fine old homes

told me her story.   She came in the 1970s to visit a teacher friend who was only in our community one year. She liked what she saw of our community.  Now years later when she decided to leave the city, she went on the Internet and found the old historic home available in Polo. She also found out other things about Polo. We have several places on the National Historic Register and this told her we are interested in the history of our town.  She contacted the historical society before she even bought the house and visited the museum.  She liked what she saw since she is a history person and now she is a part of our community.  It takes special people to buy the older homes and

keep them up. We have to keep promoting our community so that Polo will continue to be the place we want it to be for our children and grandchildren. Another question asked about the historic register is what happens after a place is put on the register?  Does the state make you follow certain guidelines with your property?  No, that is not the case. You are free to do whatever you want. In fact you can even tear it down if you so wish. Of course you are not going to do that if you have property that comes under historic distinction.  You can be proud of the fact that it was selected since it is work to find and submit all the information that is required.  Now to get back to Dr.

Watson’s house. It had become a challenge to find the architect who did the plans for the home.  Who was this individual? The home was finished the summer of 1900 and would have been planned many months before. I started with the 1899 Ogle County Press and as I scanned through I found Mr. E. F. Dowling, a Rockford architect was advertising in almost every newspaper.   Polo was suddenly

building big time, and it was interesting to see what was going on as our community was taking off.  I wondered about Mr. Dowling. All the building information did not come in nice little headline articles on the front page.  They came tucked away in the “Local News Notes� along with who went to Aunt Helen’s for a chicken dinner.  Then in the Dec. 2, 1899 issue was the following little

news note: “E. F. Dowling, Rockford architect was in town Wednesday on business. He is now working on plans for two fine houses in Polo, one for Dr. D. S. Watson, the other for Milton Snyder.�  Just like that we had the architect.  By the way, the Milton Snyder house eventually became the Charlie Wolf home where Santa came down the steps every Christmas!

Barnyard Bingo at St. Mark’s St. Mark’s Lutheran Church’s Sunday School, 201 N. Division, will host Barnyard Bingo on Sunday, Jan. 22 starting at 11:30 a.m. with a taco bar lunch with dessert for $5.  Bingo will start around

12:30 p.m. (25 cents per card donation).  Prizes for kids and adults will be offered, along with fun for everyone, including a 50/50 raffle, at a cost of $1 for one ticket or $5 for six tickets. 

Funds raised will be used to buy piglets for global missions, food for Polo Food Pantry, and to support the Sunday School program.  The community is cordially invited.

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Pine Creek News By Karen Merlak We are only a few weeks into winter and already I am thinking of spring.  Even though the cold and snow can be tough to deal with, there is beauty in the silent, glistening flakes.  There is comfort in the warm blanket after a cold day. God is in all things, and for this, we are grateful.  This morning in church, we were greeted by Larry and Judy Riffle. Judy also gave the youth message for Alyssa Winters and her friend.  Our special guest for the morning was our good friend Rev. Stan Rodabaugh.  Our church family is glad that Stan will be with us into the new year. 

to buy piglets for global missions, food for the Polo Food Pantry and to support the Sunday School program.   The community is cordially invited. Every Thursday at the Polo Rehabilitation Health Center is coffee at the nursing home at 9 a.m. The Polo Senior Services Center will hold the following events, with everyone welcome to attend: Mondays - Coffee and cookies are provided. Tuesday – Line Dancing at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday & Thursdays Burn exercise class from 8:30 to 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

- Fit for Life exercise class from 9 to 10 a.m.  Tuesdays – Line dancing 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.                                                          Wednesdays - Play 500 at noon.  Wednesdays - PASS offers free popcorn at 8:30 a.m. Thursdays – Play Euchre at noon. Fridays - Homemade cinnamon rolls are served starting at 8:30 a.m. for a donation.  Fridays – Play Bridge at noon. Jan. 13 – Free Blood Pressure 9 to 10 a.m. Jan. 18 – Monthly Birthday Party and play Bingo, Chili Luncheon with cake and ice cream, call RSVP to 815-

946-3818 by Jan. 16. Jan. 20 – Game Night, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24 – Pot Luck, 11 a.m., Speaker from the Northwestern Illinois Agency on Aging.  Jan. 27 - Book Club, 2 to 3 p.m., “Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker,� by Jennifer Chiaverini. Jan. 31 – Facebook Class, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 7 – Computer Class, 12:30 to 2 p.m. Call to enroll 815-946-3818. The Polo Public Library will hold the following events: Jan. 14 – Lego Club, 1 to 2 p.m. Jan. 19 – Story Time, 9:30

to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 21 – Middle & High School program 12 to 2 p.m. Jan. 23 – Book Club 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., “Brain on Fire,� by Susannah Cahalan. Jan. 25 – Rock River Center, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., a caseworker will answer questions on Medicare, insurance, home care and anything else related to caring for the older population. Jan. 31 - Family Winter Reading Program ends at 7 p.m. Our Table Meal will be held on Mondays, Jan. 30, Feb. 27, March 27, April 24, and May 29 at the FUM Church on East Dixon Street

from 5:30 to 7 p.m. This is a free meal provided to our community. The Polo Chamber Board of Trustees is attempting to issue Certificates of Recognition to Polo Chamber of Commerce member businesses celebrating five years, and then every five years increment of being in business in Polo.   Please contact Susie at polo@essex1.com you have a special business celebration coming up.  If you have a special event to post on the chamber sign, chamber website and in the Chamber Chatter, please contact Susie at 815-9463131.

This past Saturday morning, the men’s and women’s breakfast groups met together at River’s Edge Restaurant in Dixon.  Our group enjoyed a nice meal, great conversation, and a view of the river where we spotted a few eagles.  I was happy to join our family members, Lyle and Sheryl Hopkins, Phil and Deb Ohlwine, Jim Hopkins, Don and Vicki Hay, Jean Cunningham, Martha Johannsen, Ron and Sharon Baker, and Larry and Judy Riffle.  On Saturday evening, I was a guest of at the Hazelhurst Christmas Party hosted by Lyle and Sheryl Hopkins.  We enjoyed a delicious meal courtesy of the Pinecricker Cafe and lots of fellowship. It was a great night to celebrate another year in the books.  Sandra Ford has returned from an extended stay with

her daughters.  Sandra spent the Christmas and New Year holiday in Bloomington with her daughter, Crystal Patterson, husband, Jack, and their children, Kaitlyn, Hannah and Samuel.  On Christmas Eve, the family attended the service at Eastview Christian Church.  On Dec. 30, the family attended the wedding of Sandra’s granddaughter, Kaitlyn to Klaus Kulicke.  Kaitlyn’s sister, Hannah was the maid of honor and her brother, Samuel was a groomsman.  Hannah’s friend, Josh Millmore was an usher. Sandra’s greatgranddaughter, Lilly was the flower girl. 

On New Year’s Eve, Sandra’s daughter, Kim Austin, her husband, Ron, and their children, Luke, Claire, and Leah joined the Patterson family and Sandra for their family Christmas celebration.  Everyone enjoyed spending time with family, especially with lots to celebrate.  We are into the beginning of the year when we try desperately to keep our New Year’s resolutions.  This year, I am working on being more loving, forgiving others faster, and being more involved in my relationship with Jesus. I would also like to work on being on time.  We may give up on fad diets and crazy exercise

routines, but we don’t need to give up on getting better at being followers of Jesus.  There are many opportunities throughout the year where we can choose to follow Him.  When we work on our relationship with Jesus, all of the other things seem to fall into place.  We take care of ourselves because we can see that we need to be able to go and do the His work.  Being close to Jesus can even help me to be on time, since I want to be loving to those you are waiting for me. 

It is not too late to make a new resolution to be more like Jesus.  We can take the joy and love we feel at Christmas into the new year and use it in our relationships.  We would like to invite you to worship with our church family.  Please consider joining our family in Pine Creek for our regular service on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m.  We have room for you in our little church in the country. I hope to see you next week. 

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Gouker to speak at Lunch n’ Learn The Oregon Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly “Lunch ‘n Learn” opportunity on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at a new location — the Nash Recreation Center’s River Room. The featured speaker

will be Ogle County Board Chairman Kim Gouker. “Join us and learn more about your Ogle County Board, its purpose, and services to our citizens,” said Debbie Dickson, Chamber executive director.

The noon event is available to the public. The Nash Recreation Center is located at Fifth and Madison Streets in Oregon. The cost of the lunch is $10 which is payable at the door.

However, reservations are requested by noon on Friday, Jan. 13. Contact the Oregon Chamber of Commerce at 815-732-2100, or send an email to ococ@oregonil.com to reserve a seat.

Area students named State Scholars The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) recently announced the names of the 2017-18 Illinois State Scholars. This year’s recipients join the ranks of other exceptional Illinois high school students honored with this prestigious designation. Ogle County State Scholars include the following students:

Ethan and Jordan Gale

Mauerman & Gale exchange their vows Jordan Lee Mauerman, Albany, Wisconsin, and Ethan Thomas Gale, Oregon, were married on Sept. 30, 2016 at The Lagaret in Stoughton, Wisconsin, by Pastor John Wisdom, Oregon. Parents of the bride are Sharon and Marc Oliver, Albany, Wisconsin, and Jeff and Cassie Mauerman, Albany, Wisconsin. Parents of the groom are Thomas and Lisa Gale, Oregon. Given in marriage by her father and mother, the bride was attended by matron of honor Jillian Olson, sister of the bride; maid of honor Morgan Gale, sister of the groom. Torrie Cheff, sister of the bride; and Chloe Gale, sister of the groom attended as bridesmaids. Best man was Nick Snyder, friend of the groom. Daniel Gale, cousin of the groom; Robbie Brink, friend of the groom; Ben Bruns, friend of the groom; and Ty Mauerman, brother of the bride were groomsmen. Flower girls were

Cambria Cann and Finley Cann, second cousins of the groom. Ring bearer was Abram Olson, nephew of the bride. A special solo was sung during the ceremony by Alicia Bauman, friend of the bride. Dinner and dancing at The Lagaret followed the ceremony. The couple currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia.  Jordan and Ethan met their freshman year while attending Augustana College, Rock Island, where they both graduated with bachelor degrees in 2013.   Jordan is currently attending Life University, where she will graduate with a Doctorate of Chiropractic.  After graduating from Augustana College, Ethan attended the University of Wisconsin in Platteville where he earned a Civil Engineering degree.  He is currently employed by Pinnacle Design/Build Group in Cummings, Georgia, as a design engineer.

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• Byron High School— Nolan Baker, Rhea Bridgeland, Natalie Carlson, Tyler Christianson, Taylor Conley, Lexi DeVries, Brandon Elsbury, Zechariah Fulrath, Emma Hildreth, Sarah Hopkins, Lucas Jurasek, Peyton Keller, Adam Lynde, Kirk Martin, Brenden Phelps, and Tracie Raine. • Forreston High School—Ross Behrends, Brian Dillard, Bryan Edler, Katie Fisher, Emily Homman, and Emma Nelson. • Oregon High School— Teddy Beauchem, Taylor Egan, Dylan Geesey, Connor Hopkins, Kaden

Humphrey, Allyse Ketter, Stefan Majewski, Abigail Mongan, Sarah Murray, Ellen Reckamp, Haylie Rorbeck, Kayla Sarantakos, and Alex Sitze. • Polo Community High School—Justine Gorzny, Hannah Hobbs, Christopher Rademacher. • Rochelle Township High School—Ashley Benge, Joshua Bunger, Anna Carpenter, Benjamin Chiavini, Hunter Haggestad, Christopher Hansen, Lance Huftalin, Lexy Lemar, Andrew Myers, Paige Myroth, Kellee Parker, Daniel Redington, and Alec Tilton. • Stillman Valley High School—Ezekial Bussan, Maris Daleo, Jonathan Dietz, Connor Duffy, Dalton Engelkes, Anna Hess, Jaron Johnson, Madilyn Lantz, Michah Ludin, Braeton McKenzie, Anna Rose, Francesca Rzasa, Grace Timm, Caden Wiehle, and Emma Wise.   First introduced in 1958,

Illinois State Scholars are recognized for their superior academic achievement.  State Scholars rank in approximately the top 10 percent of high school seniors from 765 high schools across the state.  Honorees are chosen based on a combination of exemplary ACT or SAT test scores and sixth semester class rank. “I applaud all of the 2017-18 state scholars for their hard work and outstanding academic performance,” said Eric Zarnikow, ISAC executive director. “Students have a lot to contend with as they move through high school— from increased testing to extracurricular activities to highly competitive college admissions. “Kudos to these students and also to the teachers, parents, coaches and other mentors who contributed to their success and helped them navigate a path towards college and career success.”   While this recognition does not include a monetary prize, congratulatory letters from ISAC have been sent

to honorees,and the agency has provided personalized Certificates of Achievement to each high school for distribution.  ISAC encourages students interested in attending college next fall to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible to determine eligibility for federal and state financial aid.  This year marks the first year of “early FAFSA”— allowing students to file their 2017-18 FAFSA beginning on Oct. 1, 2016, rather than having to wait until Jan. 1, 2017, as in previous years.  ISAC offers free financial aid and college access events to assist students and families with the college-going process.  Students can also visit the ISAC Student Portal for college planning, financial aid and financial literacy information and free tools, as well as information on how to contact the ISACorps, a group of recent college graduates who act as nearpeer mentors, for one-on-one assistance and mentoring.

College News Alexandria R. Person Alexandria R. Person, Forreston, was one of 25 criminal justice and forensic investigation students from the University of WisconsinPlatteville who recently facilitated three sessions of victim impact programming for 42 inmates at Prairie du Chien Correctional Institution in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.  The students are enrolled in the Victimology and

Marriage Licenses Ogle County Clerk Laura J. Cook issued the following marriage licenses. Jan. 3 David B. Mensi, Jr., Pecatonica, and Lily T. Orsborn, Byron Jan. 4 Jason J. Walsh and Valeria E. Pazan Diaz, both of Rochelle.

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Restorative Justice course, taught by Dr. Amy Nemmetz, assistant professor of criminal justice at UWPlatteville. Karis Lehman Karis Lehman, Shannon, was among approximately 900 students named to the fall dean’s lis at Bob Jones University, Greenville, South Carolina. The dean’s list recognizes students who earn a 3.003.74 grade point average during the semester. Lehman is a freshman. majoring in Music Education. Greenville College Two area students were named to the fall dean’s list at Greenville College, Greenville. Earning academic honors were Benjamin Wiltse, Byron, and Jessica LaPage, Mt. Morris. Both are seniors, To qualify for the dean’s list, freshmen are required to maintain a 3.5 grade point average (4.0 scale). Sophomores, juniors and seniors must have a 3.7 GPA. Alexis Howey Alexis Howey, Mt. Morris, was named to the fall dean’s list at the University of Evansville, Evansville,

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Indiana.  She is majoring in Music Therapy. To make the dean’s list, a student at UE must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Bradley University  Several area students were named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Bradley University, Peoria To be eligible for the dean’s list a student must achieve a minimum 3.5 grade point average for the semester on a 4.0 scale. Earning academic honors were Naeva E. Groenewold and Kaleb Reining, both of Forreston; and Kristin R. Drew and Joseph S. Miranda, both of Mt. Morris. HCC Several area students were named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Highland Community College, Freeport. Students who have completed 12 credit hours or more during the semester and have a minimum of a 3.25 grade point average (GPA), based on a 4.0 scale, are included on the dean’s list.  Highest Honors are awarded to students with a perfect 4.0 GPA. High Honors distinction is given to students with a 3.50 to 3.99

GPA, and Honors students have earned a GPA between 3.25 and 3.49. Those earning Highest Honors include Michael J. Heizler, Tiffany J. Letcher, Nathaniel C. Stukenberg, Lindsey M. Wardlow, Courtney L. Wolf, all of Forreston; Zoe L. Siegmeier, German Valley; Rebecca L. Molander, Leaf River; Allyson M. Bartling, Mt. Morris; Christine A. Krumm, Oregon. Those earning High Honors include Whitney A. Felker, Byron; Elizabeth C. Ascher, Heidi C. Duitsman, Natasha H. Hughes, Christian M. Pacheco, Stephanie M. Wilken, all of Forreston; Wyatt J. Kerchner, German Valley; Nolan C. Edler, Bryce J. Flick, Kyle M. Hemmersbach, all of Leaf River; Elaine C. Schmidt, Oregon. Those earning Honors include Ashlee N. Beck, Baileyville; Lauren A. Jacobs, Kylie J. Joens, Celena M. Josephitis, Emma K. Nowicki, all or Forreston; Brian G. Dillard, Veronica T. Romero, both of German Valley; Emily M. Edler, Leaf River; Dylan J. Hopkins, Lindenwood; Lance E. Merrill, Mt. Morris; John V. Donaldson, Oregon; Kaleigh E. Powell, Polo.

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Church News ADELINE ZION EVANGELICAL CHURCH 9106 Cedar St. in Adeline Leaf River 61047 Phone 815-541-4863 Sunday Services: Sunday School 9 a.m. Worship Service 10:15 a.m. BAILEYVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH 303 W. Franklin St., Baileyville Pastor Gary Branam www. baileyvillebaptistchurch.org Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 10:40 a.m. Morning Worship 6 p.m. Evening Service Wednesday 7 p.m. Midweek Bible Study 4th Sunday Each Month 1:30 p.m. Nursing Home Service at Presence St. Joseph BAILEYVILLE REFORMED CHURCH 400 W. Center St. Baileyville Pastor Bruce Otto 815-235-1201 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Morning Worship BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 217 S. Hickory St., Shannon 815-864-2581 Traditional Worship 9 a.m. Education Hour 10 a.m. Contemporary Worship 11 a.m. BROOKVILLE and ELKHORN UNITED METHODIST CHURCHES Brookville: Adult Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. 17725 W. Chamber St. in Brookville Elkhorn: Worship 9 a.m. Adult Sunday School 10 a.m. Corner of Wilson Mill & Brick Church Roads

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We offer contemporary worship and relevant Bible teaching through engaging messages, and powerful video Join us after the service in our cafe for coffee, snack & fellowship Kidzlink Children’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 DISCIPLES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Hitt and Maple Streets, Mt. Morris Pastor Julie Bunt Phone 815-734-4853 Worship 9:30 a.m. Coffee Hour 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. EAST JORDAN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 22027 Polo Rd., Sterling Jim Miller, Pastor 815-626-0104 8:30 a.m. Fellowship 8:50 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Worship EAST OREGON CHAPEL CHURCH OF GOD 107 N. Daysville Rd. East Edge of Oregon Off Ill. 64 Pastor John Guthrie 815-732-2960 or 815-732-6569 Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Church 10:30 a.m. EBENEZER REFORMED CHURCH 2997 N. German Church Rd. Two miles east of Oregon on Ill. 64, two miles north on German Church Road Pastor John Wisdom Church Office Phone: 815-732-6313 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Worship Women & Men’s Bible Study, Kids Club www.ebenezerreformed.com

FAITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Mission Statement: Loving, Growing & Serving in Faith Handicapped Accessible 702 E. Dixon St., Polo Pastor Karen Hundrieser 815-946-3212 Website: faithumcpolo 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Worship 11 a.m. Fellowship FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 505 Hill St., Oregon www.fbcoregon.org 815-732-2642 Rev. Jared Cochran “A Christ-centered, Biblebelieving, family-oriented ministry.” Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service 6 p.m.; Prayer Meeting, Wednesday 7 p.m.; transportation and nursery provided for all services. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (USA) 200 S. Fifth St., Oregon 815-732-2894 www.fpcoregon.com Handicapped Accessible Worship 10:30 a.m. 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, Jan. 12­—6:30 p.m. Finance Committee; 7 p.m. Ad Council Sunday, Jan. 15—9 a.m. Worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday School Monday, Jan. 16—8 a.m. AA Open Meeting; 9:30 a.m. Coffee at The Depot FLORENCE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 2649 W. Florence Rd., Freeport Pastor Kathleen Brinkmeier Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m.

CHANA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 606 Main St., Chana 61015 Pastor Chan Ik Choi EMMANUEL 815-732-7683 EVANGELICAL FORRESTON GROVE chanaumc@gmail.com LUTHERAN CHURCH CHURCH Adult & Children’s Education 764 N. Stillman Road, Oregon 7246 N. Freeport Rd., 9 a.m. (Payne’s Point) Forreston Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Pastor Andrew Kayes Presbyterian Church in Holy Communion Celebrated Office: 815-732-2424 America the First Sunday of Each Month Worship Service 9 a.m. Pastor Drew Jones Sunday School 10:15 a.m. 815-938-3605 CHRIST OUR SAVIOR www.forrestongrovechurch. LUTHERAN CHURCH EVANGELICAL FREE com 2035 Ill. Rt. 26, Dixon CHURCH 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 815-284-4554 OF MT. MORRIS 10:30 a.m. Worship Service Pastor David Andermann 102 S. Seminary St. Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. 815-632-6767 Mt. Morris Pioneer Club; 7:45 p.m. Choir 9 a.m. Worship Service Senior Pastor 10:20 a.m. Education Hour Bruce McKanna FORRESTON REFORMED Thursday, Jan. 12—10 a.m. Associate Pastor CHURCH Bible Class Lance Mennen 501 Third Ave. Saturday, Jan. 14—TBA 815-734-4942 9:30 a.m. Worship Family Game Night Thursday, Dec. Jan. 12—1 10:45 a.m. Sunday School Sunday, Jan. 15—9 a.m. p.m. Ladies Bible Study Worship with Communion; Saturday, Jan. 14—7 a.m. FREEDOM LUTHERAN 10:20 a.m. Education Hour; Men’s Accountability Group CHURCH, ELCA 11:30 a.m. Confirmation Class Sunday, Jan. 15—8:30 Pastor Kathy Burkheimer Tuesday, Jan. 17—12:15 p.m. a.m. Sunday School; 9:30 a.m. 815-222-7270 ALIVE; 7 p.m. District Meeting InnerMission; 10 a.m. Worship Sunday Morning Worship at COSLC Wednesday, Jan. 18—6 a.m. at 9 a.m. at First Presbyterian Thursday, Jan. 19—10 a.m. Dixon Men’s Prayer Group; 6 Church, 200 S. 5th St., Oregon Bible Class p.m. Puppet Team GIFT—Growing In Faith Log onto our website at Together-Christian education http://www.efcmm.org to check for all ages following worship OPEN BIBLE out our latest opportunities and service 302 S. Franklin St., Polo updates Welcome Center is at Luke Schier, Pastor 111 S. 4th St., Oregon 815-946-2848 FAITH DISCOVERY Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. CHURCH GRACE VALLEY We include children in our 801 W. Oregon St., Polo CHRISTIAN REFORMED Sunday Worship experience Jeremy Heller, Pastor CHURCH “Grandkids Class” 815-946-3588 8210 E. Edwardsville Rd. Ages 3-10 are dismissed right 9 a.m. Sunday School German Valley after our Praise & Blended 10 a.m. Worship Service Pastor Jake Ritzema Worship Time. Nursery Available 815-362-6601 Bible-Based We are an independent nonSunday School for All Ages Passion for God denominational Christian 9 a.m. Compassion for People church. Worship Service 10 a.m. Visit Our Website: Visitors are always welcome. PoloOpenBible.org GERMAN VALLEY FAITH EVANGELICAL UNITED METHODIST CROSSROADS LUTHERAN CHURCH CHURCH COMMUNITY CHURCH, 402 Second Ave., Forreston Church and Main Streets WHITE PINES CAMPUS Pastor Scott Ralston Don Plock, Pastor  205 N. Jefferson Ave., Polo Church 815-938-3203 8:30 a.m. Worship Service Pastor Chris Bradshaw “ A Church with a Heart — Sundays at 10 a.m. In the Heart of Forreston” LEAF RIVER BAPTIST 815-837-5255 9 a.m. Sunday Worship CHURCH whitepines@crossroadscn.com 10 a.m. Sunday School 6941 N. Mt. Morris Rd., Leaf River Pastor Randy Newton Church News Deadline 815-738-2205 The deadline is 3 p.m. on Fridays for information for the Church Email leafriverbc@gmail. com News to be turned in at our office at 113 S. Peoria Ave., Dixon. Sunday Praise and Worship Items can also be emailed to vwells@oglecountynews.com. For Service at 9:30 a.m. (Nursery more information call Vinde Wells at 815-732-6166 ext. 5903. provided)

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Worship, Youth Sub Sandwich Sales; 10:15 a.m. Fellowship & Sunday School, Youth at Crandalls; Newsletter Articles Due Monday, Jan. 16—10 a.m. Women’s Bible Study Tuesday, Jan. 17—10 a.m. LEAF RIVER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Staff Meeting; 6-8 p.m. Cub Scouts 104 E. Rt. 72, Leaf River Wednesday, Jan. 18—6:30 Pastor David Poust Sunday, Jan. 15—10:30 a.m. a.m. Men’s Bible Study; No Holy Communion in Worship & Children’s Church Chapel; 8:15 a.m.-3 p.m. Preschool Screening; 5:30 p.m. LIGHTHOUSE UNITED Wednesday Night Alive; 7 p.m. METHODIST CHURCH 4938 S. Daysville Rd., Oregon Choir Practice Thursday, Jan. 19—6-8 p.m. Pastor Chan Ik Choi Cub Scouts Handicapped Accessible Saturday, Jan. 21—5:30 p.m. Worship Service 9 a.m. Agape Praise Worship Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 22—9 a.m. Age Three through Worship; 10:15 a.m. Fellowship Sixth Grade. & Sunday School Everyone is Welcome Sunday School 11 a.m. Wednesday Prayer/Bible Studies 6 p.m. Prayer Chain 738-2205 Wednesday—Various Activities 6:30-8:30 p.m.

MT. MORRIS CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN 409 W. Brayton Road P.O. Box 2055 Mt. Morris, IL 61054 Pastor Ginny Haney Phone: 815-734-4573 Office hours Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon Friday, Jan. 13—9 a.m. Women’s Fellowship Saturday, Jan. 14—4-7 p.m. Living Hope Church Sunday, Jan. 15—8:15 a.m. Prayer Service; 9:30 a.m. Worship; 10:30 a.m. Fellowship; 10:45 a.m. Sunday School; 12 p.m. Deacon Meeting with Potluck Tuesday, Jan. 17—8:45 a.m. Bible Study; Quilting; 10:30 a.m. Food Delivery for Pantry; 6:30 p.m. Leadership Team Meeting Wednesday, Jan. 18—5:308 p.m. Little Kid Nation; 7:15 p.m. Chimes NEW LIFE ASSEMBLY OF GOD 401 S. Eighth St., Oregon Pastor David Demmer 815-732-7404 10:15 a.m. Sunday Worship Service NORTH GROVE EVANGELICAL CHURCH 10384 W. Coffman Rd., Forreston Pastor Tim Hotchkiss Church: 815-938-2194 Pastor’s Cell: 815-209-6838 Sunday School 9 a.m. Worship Service 10:05 a.m. Tuesday & Saturday 9-11:30 a.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, Jan. 15 at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Michael Hoffman will begin a Series on Renewal. This week’s message is “Renewal of Your Strength.” Greeting you will be Karl, Connie, and Evan Froelich. 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. January’s Bible Book of the Month is Joshua. 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 Saturday, Jan. 14—5:30 p.m. Worship with Agape Band Sunday, Jan. 15—9 a.m.

PINE CREEK CHRISTIAN CHURCH 5076 S. Lowell Park Rd. 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship Service POLO CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN Congress Ave. & Webster St. (The church is handicapped accessible) Pastor Leslie Lake 9:30 a.m. Family Worship Fellowship Time 10:30 a.m. Sunday School PRAIRIE DELL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 16031 W. Coffman Rd., Shannon Pastor Donna Gericke, CLP 815-864-2448 9 a.m. Adult Sunday School 10 a.m. Worship 11:15 a.m. Fellowship REVIVE COMMUNITY CHURCH 8 E. Front Street; Mt. Morris Email: pastor@revivemtm. com Southern Baptist Saturday Night Service 5:30 p.m. RIVERSTONE CHRISTIAN CHURCH 609 S. 10th St., Oregon Craig Arnold, Pastor 812-236-1213 Worship Service 10:45 a.m. ST. BRIDE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 1000 Ill. 64 West Oregon Pastor Barbara Seward 815-732-7211 www.saintbrides.org Email:saint.bride.church@ gmail.com Services Sunday-Holy Communion-8 and 10 a.m. Classes Children’s Sunday School & Adult Bible Study Available St. Bride’s follows traditional Anglican-Episcopal church practices; is biblically based and both family and individual oriented. Visitors are always welcomed. ST. JAMES LUTHERAN CHURCH West Grove Road at Columbine Rd. Pastor Steve Erickson Sunday, Jan. 15—9:15 a.m. Prayer Ministry Team; 9:30 a.m. Congregational Bible Study, Senior Choir Rehearsal; 10:30 a.m. Divine Worship; 12 p.m. WELCA Workday ST. MARK’S LUTHERAN CHURCH 201 N. Division Ave., Polo Pastor Terrie Wilder 815-946-2919 Sunday Sunday School for Children & Adults 9 a.m. Social Time 10 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. ST. MARY CHURCH 301 N. Fourth St., Oregon Father Joseph P. Naill Office Phone 815-732-7383 Office FAX 815-732-4742 Mass Schedule Saturday 4:30 p.m. Sunday 8:30 a.m. Tuesday thru Friday 8 a.m. Third Wednesday of Month at Pinecrest 3 p.m. Reconciliation Saturday 3:30-4:15 p.m.

St. Mary Prayer Network Lois Lints 815-703-9699 Nancy Kerwin 815-732-3351 Darlene Bauer 815-732-2238 ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 213 N. Franklin Ave., Polo Father Joseph P. Naill 815-946-2535 Sunday Mass 10:30 a.m. Reconciliation First Sunday of each month after mass Religious Education Youth Program 1st & 2nd Wednesdays 6 p.m. Adult Bible Study 1st Wednesday 8:30 a.m. ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon 815-732-2367 Sunday Activities: Worship Services 8:30 & 11 a.m. Coffee & Fellowship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 10 a.m. Other Activities Include: Men’s & Women’s Groups, Confirmation Class, High School Youth Group, Grieving Ministry, Outreach Ministry with Rockford Rescue Mission & HOPE Pregnancy Center, Adult Choir For More Information Call the Church Office ST. WENDELIN CATHOLIC CHURCH 18 S. Linn St., Shannon Rev. Michael Bolger 815-864-2548 Masses—Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday 8 & 10 a.m. Confessions-Saturday 4 p.m., Sunday 7:30 a.m. SAUK VALLEY SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 416 Prospect St, Dixon John Lewis, Pastor 815-677-9199   10 a.m. Saturday Sabbath School 11:30 a.m. Worship Service TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 308 E. Brayton Mt. Morris Pastor Josh Ehrler 815-734-6354 Email: trinitymm@frontier. com Website: www.trinitymm.net Thursday, Jan. 12—3:304:30 p.m. Lot 12 Mentoring for Grades K-6 at Mt. Morris Estates Friday, Jan. 13—8 a.m. Bulletin & Annual Report Assembly & Fellowship Saturday, Jan. 14—8 a.m. Breakfast Club at Fiesta Palace; 5:30 p.m. Worship, Annual Reports Available for Pick-Up Sunday, Jan. 15—9:30 a.m. Worship Service, Annual Reports Available for Pick-Up; Fellowship Time Following Service; 10:45 a.m. Deep Digs Discussion in Worship Space, Sunday School for Age 4 through Grade 6 Tuesday, Jan. 17—1:30 p.m. Communion Service at Pinecrest Manor followed by Communion at Pinecrest Terrace; 3:30-4:30 p.m. Lot 12 Mentoring for Grades K-6 at Mt. Morris Estates Wednesday, Jan. 18—6:30 a.m. Prayer and Praise Group; 3:10 p.m. Lot 12 Mentoring for Junior High at Mt. Morris Estates; No Choristers (Resumes Feb. 1); 6 p.m. Chime Choir; 6:30 p.m. YC Choir; 6:50 p.m. Youth Confirmation; 6:50 p.m. Men’s Choir; 7 p.m. Chancel Choir; 7:30 p.m. Women’s Choir Thursday, Jan. 19—12 p.m. Newsletter Deadline; 3:304:30 p.m. Lot 12 Mentoring for Grades K-6 at Mt. Morris Estates WEST BRANCH CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN 4014 West Branch Road Southeast of Forreston Pastor Richard Bright 815-734-4411 Sunday School—9:30 a.m. Worship—10:35 a.m.

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Events & Entertainment

Masquerade ball returns to Polo By Zach Arbogast zarbogast@oglecounty news.com The Polo Area Community Theatre is hosting its third annual Masquerade Ball on Jan. 14 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Buffalo Township Hall, 117 S. Franklin Ave., Polo.

The Masquerade Ball will feature hors d’oeuvre served from 7:15 to 9 p.m., games for groups, and dancing all night long. Along with the hors d’oeuvres, a chocolate fountain and non-alcoholic drinks will be available all evening.

Several raffle prizes will be given. Tickets are 1 for $1, 10 for $5, 25 for $10, and 60 for $20, and will be sold all night. Winners must be present to accept prizes. The Masquerade Ball is open to the public for high schoolers and older. Formal and evening wear

and masks are required, but are also available for rent. For information on clothing rental, contact Faith Morrison at faith@fashdesign.com. Tickets are $15 per person or $20 for a couple. They can also be ordered ahead of time at www.polotheatre.org for a $5 discount.

Mt. Carroll to mark 150 years By Phillip Hartman Sauk Valley Media

Linda Black, Mt. Morris, was the winner of the birthday basket at the Rock River Center. Photo supplied

Rock River Center Income Tax Assistance AARP income tax assistance will be available at Rock River Center on Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning Feb. 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. AARP will again provide trained tax aides to prepare tax returns at Rock River Center for individuals with low to modest incomes.   If you have a business, farm, partnership, or rental property or need to file a return for another state, these representatives will not be able to complete your return.  It is not necessary to be a member of AARP or of a particular age to participate in this free program. To insure that you will be ready for your appointment, stop by Rock River Center in advance and pick up the pre-registration forms and arrive on time the day of your appointment.   In an effort to keep on schedule and not have to wait past your scheduled time for assistance, you must arrive at least a half an hour before your scheduled appointment time with all pre-registration forms completed.   If these forms are not ready, you will have to reschedule for another day. Taxpayers are reminded to bring: • A copy of last years’ returns (for each of the above) • At least one picture ID for themselves and each dependent (such as a driver’s license, passport, etc.) • Social Security cards for the entire household • Income statements • Any other official documentation for household members that apply to the year of 2016. There will be three preparers available.   Reservations are now being taken for one-hour appointments beginning at 9:30 a.m. with the last being at 1:30 p.m. You must have an appointment to see a preparer so call 815-732-3252 or 800541-5479.   Rock River Center is located at 810 S. 10th St., Oregon.   Space is limited at times so schedule early.   Again, please remember to be on time, have the completed registration

form, and the correct documentation to help the preparers.   Visit us on the web at www.rockrivercenter.org and like us on Facebook. Make Mine a Hummingbird Garden By Peggy Doty, Environmental Stewardship Educator We are pleased to have Peggy Doty, U of I Extension Environmental Stewardship Educator, join us on Tuesday, Jan. 31 from 11 a.m. to noon to discuss how to plan a successful hummingbird garden. Peggy loves using her degree in zoology combined with her master’s in education to share what she appreciates and understands about nature.   She teaches students and adults the idiosyncrasies of loving and supporting our world through conservation efforts including those in our own backyards. Putting out a hummingbird feeder may not be enough to attract and keep hummingbirds coming back to your garden.   Understanding the true needs and behaviors of these tiny winged gems is important for a proper hummingbird garden.   Capture their attention early and you can enjoy hummingbirds all season. Please call Rock River Center at 815-732-3252 if you plan on attending this free program. Refreshments will be served. Support Groups Caregiver Support Group Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Rock River Center. Low Vision Group Low Vision Group meets the first Tuesday of the month at 12:30 p.m. at Rock River Center. Diabetic Support Group This group meets the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Rock River Center. Cancer Support Group The group meets on the fourth Thursday of the month from 3 to 4 p.m. at Rock River Center. To confirm meeting schedules, call Rock River Center at 815-732-3252.

Organizers are helping the city of Mt. Carroll get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime milestone. This year marks the town’s 150th anniversary, and the Mt. Carroll Mount Up Committee is preparing for an event each month. The tentative list, with dates where known, includes the following events: • Jan. 14: A Winter Fest celebration at Point Rock Park on Mill Street, with ice skating, music, refreshments, horse-drawn sleigh rides, and an all-town snowman-making contest. • Feb. 14: A reading of the proclamation declaring the year-long celebration by Mayor Carl Bates or a member of the Mt. Carroll Historical Society. • March 11: A wax museum featuring historic people from Mt. Carroll, combined with a display of the downtown circa 1867, put together by West Carroll Middle School students. • April: A dance card from 1867 will be displayed at a Rotary dance on April 1; and an art tour will be held

April 23 in conjunction with the Owen P. Miles Museum. • May: A tea fundraiser at the Mt. Carroll Community House, organized by Mt. Carroll Library staff. Attendees can wear period costumes. During Mayfest, from May 26 to 28, anniversary organizers will have a booth with the Mt. Carroll Chamber of Commerce to begin selling a sesquicentennial Christmas ornament. There will be a quilt raffle fundraiser and sales of other sesquicentennial merchandise. • June 17: A car cruise; families also can draw chalk artwork on downtown sidewalks. Also in June: Timberlake Playhouse members have proposed having a promotion at the theater, and possibly a lighted boat parade and contest with a fireworks show and concert. • July 4: A parade with period floats, costumes, and other activities, and a 5K road race to raise funds for the swimming pool. • Aug. 26: A Brick Street Saturday festival that will include vendors, broom-

     

 

           

        

recognition of veterans in Carroll County on Veterans Day, and a Shop Small Saturday event at local businesses. • December: A tour of homes built in 1867, during the Christmas Walk on Dec. 2. Additional details will be posted throughout the city, as well as on Facebook pages for the city, the Mt. Carroll Chamber of Commerce, and the sesquicentennial. Year-round activities could also include studentwritten stories about families and people who have contributed to Mt. Carroll that would run in the Mirror-Democrat, a fishing derby, cutouts of a famous man and woman from Mt. Carroll for photos at different events, an oil painting raffle, and other programs.

Additional Information Contact Michelle Fossett at mfossett98@yahoo.com or 815-275-0159, or Judy Fitzpatrick at mtcarrfitzs@yahoo. com or 815-238-2764 for more information. Search for “Mount Carroll Sesquicentennial� on Facebook, or go to facebook.com/mountcarrollchamber or facebook.com/CityMountCarroll for event details. To learn more about Mt. Carroll Go to mtcarrollil.org/

Learn to eat heart healthy Feb. 2, 9 University of Illinois Extension Ogle County is pleased to offer “Meals for a Healthy Heart,� a series of two sessions designed for anyone interested in preventing or managing heart disease. The classes will meet on Thursday, Feb. 2 and Feb. 9, from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the University of Illinois Extension office located at 421 W. Pines Rd. in Oregon. Marilyn Csernus, MS, RD, Nutrition and Wellness

Extension Educator, will be the instructor. Participants will learn how to shop for heart healthy foods and stock a healthy pantry; strategies to include more fruits and vegetables in your daily meals; how to select and use healthy oils and fats; ways to include fish, soy foods, legumes, nuts and seeds in meals; and much more! At each session, participants will receive recipes, watch cooking

demonstrations, taste foods to meet their dietary needs, and learn about heart heathy eating and physical activity to better care for their health. The fee for the 2-session program is $15 per person. Pre-registration is required by Jan. 30, 2017. For more information or to register, visit us online at web.exention.illinois. edu/bdo or call the Ogle County Extension office at 815/732.2191. For more information on

Meals for a Healthy Heart, contact the University of Illinois Ogle County Extension office at (815) 732-2191. The Ogle County Extension office is located at 421 W. Pines Rd. Oregon, IL. The office is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact your local Extension office. 

Winterfest offers education, recreation The annual Winterfest 2017 will be on Saturday, Jan. 21. University of Illinois Extension and DeKalb County Forest Preserve partner each year to offer a day for families to get outside, have fun, and explore an enjoyable destination. Winterfest is from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is held at the Natural Resource Education Center in Russell Woods Forest Preserve, located 1 mile west of Genoa on state route 72.

University of Illinois Extension staff and volunteers offer a variety of educational and recreational activities for the whole family. “The horse drawn wagon rides through the preserve are our big attraction,� said Extension Educator Peggy Doty. “The draft horses take passengers on a scenic ride through our preserve located right on the Kishwaukee River,� Doty continued, “this is a festival about the season

of winter so it doesn’t matter if we have snow.� The morning will start indoors at 9:30 a.m. at the Center’s bird viewing window where Peggy Doty will share some tips and tricks for feeding and identifying our local winter birds. Starting at 10 a.m. there will be several activities from the Un-Nature Nature Trail, Candle Making, Face Painting, Crafts and familyfriendly activities. At 11 a.m. join Sarah Tobias for Story Time.

The horse drawn wagon rides are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Families can end the day with a final hike through the forest, to put your new tracking knowledge to work. The Genoa Prairie Gems 4-H Club will be offering their annual fund raising lunch and snack sale. Join your friends for a day in the woods as we celebrate the season of winter. For questions please call the Natural Resource Education Center at 815-784-2000.

Pine Rock sets 2017 meeting schedule

Regular meetings of the Pine Rock Township Board are held on the second Tuesday of the month and start at 7 p.m.   The meetings are held

in the Pine Rock Township Hall, 210 West St., Chana. Additional meetings and regular monthly meetings for 2017 are listed as follows: Tuesday, Jan. 10; Tuesday,

                    

  

  

making and other old-time activities, a Price is Right game on a hay wagon with contestants guessing the prices of bread, flour, and other items, and prizes that would be useless today. • Sept. 9 and 10: An 1840s-period fur trader and trapper reenactment, possibly in Point Rock Park, possibly with a contest on trivia about buffalo and a buffalo-making contest. • October: Middle school students could create rubbings of cemetery headstones, signs around town, and other historical features, then display the works at a diorama of a mill and the early town. During a Pumpkin Festival on Oct. 28, reenactors will dress in historical costumes as deceased community members at the cemetery. • November: A possible

Feb. 14; Tuesday, March 14; Tuesday, April 11, annual town meeting at 7 p.m. with the regular meeting following the annual town meeting; Tuesday, May 9, town and road district budget public hearings at 7 p.m. with the regular meeting following the budget hearings; Tuesday, June 13; Tuesday, July 11;

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Coffee with Dave Jan. 19 The Mt. Morris Economic Development Group will host a free Coffee with Dave session on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 11:30 a.m. at Pinecrest Grove Community Center, 500 Evergreen Lane, Mt.

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

business development, and how to network with other small business owners. Reservations are required and may be made by calling Linda Straith at 779-7714591.

KCC registration underway Registration for the spring semester at Kishwaukee College, Malta, is currently in progress. The semester begins on Tuesday, Jan. 17. Online registration is open to current students through myKC and can be completed at any time.  Current students who need help selecting classes can stop by the advising labs located in the Student Center, rooms C1118 and C2110, through Thursday, Jan. 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  In-person registration can be completed in Enrollment Services C2100 in the Student Center.  Students should come with a list of the courses they are requesting and alternates in case first

choice classes and sections are full or closed.  Students registering inperson must also present a photo ID before registering.  Enrollment Services is open Monday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Enrollment Services will also be open on Saturday, Jan. 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to accommodate students needing to register.  Students who need to take placement testing, can contact Enrollment Services at 815-825-9375 to set up an appointment. Students are reminded that tuition is due by 11:59 p.m. on the date of registration. 

Students may choose to enroll in the Kishwaukee Installment Payment Plan (KIPP) to set up a payment plan.  Students anticipating the receipt of financial aid may also enroll in the Deferred Financial Aid Payment Plan (DFAPP) if they meet eligibility requirements. New students must have completed a Student Information Form before they can register.  The New Student Information form is available on the college website and can be filled out online.  For more information call Enrollment Services at 815825-9375 or email arr@ kishwaukeecollege.edu.

Donation Marc Mongan, owner of Oregon Healthcare Pharmacy, and his employee Charlene Loescher, center, presented a $500 check recently to Serenity Hospice and Home. Loescher had the honor of choosing the charity to which the donation would be made. Accepting the donation is Lynn Knodle, left, executive director of Serenity Hospice and Home. Photo supplied

Vegetable growers conference is scheduled Area fruit and vegetable growers will be able to hear about seasonal crop and pest updates this February at the 21st Annual Stateline Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference in Rockford. “Our regional fruit and vegetable farms depend

on campus resources and information to make the right decision in preparing for their upcoming season. University of Illinois Extension specialists will join us yet again this year to provide valuable updates on diseases, insects, and production

practices”, states Grant McCarty, Local Foods and Small Farms Educator. “We’ll also be joined by Dr. Marty Williams from the University of Illinois who will give a keynote on sweet corn production and research.” The 21st Annual Stateline

Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference will be held on Monday, Feb. 13 from 9-2 p.m. at Midway Village (6799 Guilford Road, Rockford, Illinois). The registration fee is $40 per person, $30 for additional employees of the same farm. This

includes a keynote, choice of three breakouts, lunch, and handouts. To register and for more information, please visit the University of Illinois Extension website (web. extension.illinois.edu/jsw) or call 815-986-4357.

Public Voice Thanks for help with toy drive

our communities know that your local fire departments have fund raisers throughout the year.  Dear Editor, The reason for these fund We would like to take raisers is to raise money to this opportunity to thank buy equipment and other everyone who donated toys supplies that all departments or monetarily to our annual need.  Toys For Kids Campaign.   We all know that our taxes Your generosity made a lot are high enough and this of children’s Christmas more just helps having these fund joyful.  raisers.  We appreciate the Check with your local communities continued departments when they are support in our endeavor for having theirs.  more than half a century.  One of the local Special thank you to our departments is the Leaf “elves” at the DLR Junior River Fire Department.  High Builders Club for It is going to be Feb. 4 at helping with the wrapping.  the River Valley Complex Sincerely,  (formerly the school).  Rob Hough The time will be from Mt. Morris Fire Chief 4-8 p.m.; it is an all you can Jason White eat pancake supper with Mt. Morris Police Chief pancakes, sausage, eggs, hash browns, applesauce, and drinks. Helping out and supporting your communities help out greatly.  If anyone has question about their local fund raiser contact your local Dear Editor, I’m writing this letter to let department for when and

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where and watch for flyers that will be posted and in local papers. Our fire departments and ambulances are a important part of our communities with being there when help is needed. Thank you for being there. Nina Moring Forreston

Goodfellows say thank you Dear Editor, The Mt. Morris Goodfellows would like to thank the many individuals, organizations, and businesses that chose to support our efforts to help those in our community who are in need by making a donation. It is the generous support of our community that allows the work of the Goodfellows to continue.   This holiday season we were able to touch the lives of 130 families. Thank you for making that possible. Best wishes in 2017 from the Mt. Morris Goodfellows.

Sincerely, Charlie Beard Jerry Griffin Goodfellows

Lions thank community

Dear Editor, The Forreston Lions Club would like to thank everyone who donated food to the school’s food drive this Christmas. We also thank the Leo Club for the big amounts of food they purchased for our food baskets. We fixed and delivered 66

baskets this year. We also thank everyone who picked up angels and purchased Christmas gifts for the children. We had some extra food that we gave to the community center for its distribution. Thanks to Phil’s Fresh Eggs for donating a dozen eggs for every basket we prepared. Special thanks to everyone who helped with this project. Thank you, Larry Dikkers Forreston Lions Club

Meetings Canceled Two regularly scheduled meetings of Ogle County advisory committees have been canceled due to lack of business to conduct. The regular monthly meeting of the Ogle County Regional Planning Commission scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 19 has been canceled.  The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. in the first floor conference room 100 at the Ogle County Courthouse, 105 S. Fifth St., Oregon. The regular monthly meeting of the Ogle County Zoning Board of Appeals scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 26 has also been canceled.  The next regular meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals is scheduled for Thursday, March 2 at 6 p.m. in the county board room on the third floor at the Ogle County Courthouse. Both meetings are open to the public.

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Polo Senior Center News By Barb Burke Director The following activities are scheduled at the Polo Senior Center, 101 E. Mason St., Polo. Call 815-946-3818 for more information. On the third Wednesday of each month we will have a monthly birthday party, and everyone is invited to attend.   We will be celebrating January birthdays on Wednesday, Jan. 18. We will start the party at 10:30 a.m. with a lively game of bingo till 11:30, then we will serve you a chili luncheon complete with cake and ice cream.  January birthday people eat for free, and we are asking everyone else for a $6 donation. We need your reservation by Monday, Jan. 16. Remember we are going to do this every month so everyone will get a free meal. Please support this new activity.   Games Every Wednesday we play

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Tri-County Press, Forreston Journal, Thursday, January 12, 2017, Page A8 500 at 12 p.m. Every Thursday we play Mexican train at 12 p.m.   New - Every Thursday we play euchre at 12 p.m. Every Friday we play bridge at 12 p.m. Everyone is invited to play any of these games. If you don’t know how to play we will teach you. Game Night is Friday, Jan. 20 at 6:30 p.m. Come play with us.   We play phase 10, euchre and hand & foot. The evening is for adults only.   Everyone pitches in and we order pizza for our supper. Come and join us for a fun evening out. Exercise Class Tuesday & Thursday mornings from 8:30 to 9 a.m. Cher leads a Burn Class.   This class is designed for seniors that want to do strength training, while using yoga mats and weights this class is free of charge. Fit for Life Tuesday & Thursday are Exercise Days.  Fit for Life — the exercises are low-impact that combines slow movements with music to improve;

balance, strength, flexibility and over all physical health.   Class meets every Tuesday & Thursday from 9 to 10 a.m. Classes are for men and women of any age.   Our class instructor is Cher Weegens.   Before taking part in any type of fitness class, check with your doctor.   Pay $20 for every nine sessions you attend.   This means if you are not able to come to class you will not be charged for your missed session.   You will not have to pay for exercise class again until you have used all of your nine sessions. Then after the 9th session you will pay another $20.   Popcorn &  Cinnamon Rolls Every Wednesday, we have popcorn and on Fridays cinnamon rolls. Come in and visit with your friends. Computer Classes Computer Classes will resume on Tuesday, Feb. 7. Classes are 12:30 to 2 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday for four weeks.  Randy Hayes is our instructor. The course will cover basic computer, word

processing, work sheets, photos and the Internet.   The cost for this class is $20 per person for the fourweek session.   Class size is limited to 6. Call the senior center today for questions or to enroll.  You do not need to be a senior center member to take advantage of this class. Free Blood Pressure   Spring from Polo Rehab. will be here on Friday, Jan. 13 from 9 to 10 a.m. Pass Potluck Tuesday, Jan. 24 is our PASS Potluck.  Our speaker this month will be from Northwestern Illinois Agency on Aging (NIAAA). They will discussing with you our new and upcoming program to start on Monday, Feb. 13 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. titled Take Charge of Your Health: Live Well, Be Well, Chronic Disease SelfManagement.  The workshop is free for all seniors in the Polo area.   Senior Health  Insurance Program Medicare and Medicaid questions.   Darlene Shafer has been certified with the State of

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Illinois to assist you with all your needs. If you have or will be turning 65, call today and find out what options are available to you.  Book Club Start the New Year off by joining our Book Club this is a joint activity with the Polo Public Library.   We meet once a month on the fourth Friday at 2 p.m.  Ellen from the library leads the group in discussion about the books she brings

to you to read every month. You do not have to belong to the library to take part in this club.  Facebook   All about Facebook – What you can do and how to do it.   Come to our class on Tuesday, Jan. 31 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.  The class is free but you must register by Friday, Jan. 27. We must have at least six people to hold the class.  

care and anything else to do with caring for the older population.  No appointment necessary. They will return every fourth Wednesday of each month. Polo Public Library 302 Mason St.,  Polo, IL 61064 Phone: 815-946-2713 Hours: Monday through

Thursday from 10 a.m.to 7 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. & Saturday from 10 a.m.to 3 p.m. www.pololibrary.org or visit us on Facebook/Polo Public Library and “Like” us. Polo Public Library is more than books - we’re a community resource!

Polo Library News All programs are free (unless otherwise noted) and accessible. With the winter weather we are experiencing we will use the school closing as a guide to declare a closed day or early closing.   If conditions deteriorate after we open please call ahead to make sure we haven’t already closed.   If we are closed no overdue fees will be charged for that day. Amnesty Jan. 1- 31 During January you can return overdue library materials and late fees may be waived.   We’re encouraging everyone to return their overdue materials so they can get back to discovering all that the library has to offer, and so others can enjoy these books. Winter Reading Program The program will combine reading, activities and prizes for families.   The next deadline for the third and final section of the program will be Sunday, Jan. 15 to Tuesday, Jan. 31.   There are rewards for bingos and the prize for the highest number of bingos will be a $300 Best Buy gift card.   Come into the Library or call 815-946-2713 for more information. Children’s Programs Movie and a Snack Wednesday, Jan. 25 1:30 to 3 p.m. Instructor: Miss Randi Middle School & High School Program Saturday, Jan. 21  12 to 2 p.m.

The middle and high school group will have a book discussion, an activity, and make snacks.   The book selection will be Midnighters: The Secret Hour by Scott Westerfeld. Adult Programs Pinterest Party Thursday, Feb. 2 6 to 7 p.m. Activity: To Be Announced Book Discussion Groups Library Book Club— Monday, Jan. 23 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the library. Book Selection: Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan Senior Center Book Club—Friday, Jan. 27, 2 to 3 p.m. Book Selection: Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini Technology Classes The library offers classes on beginning computer, setting up emails, working on the internet, and other technology subjects that may be suggested by patrons.   If you would like to have a class or one on one session, call the library at 815946-2713, email library@ pololibrary.org or stop by. New to the Collection The following list is a small sampling of the new items available at the library.  Please come in and check out our new books and other items on display located in each section of the library.   To look at our collection, visit our website (pololibrary. org) and view the carousel, follow the library on Pinterest or come in to browse the new sections in our bookcases. Large Print Redemption Bay by Rae Anne Thayne Precious and Grace by Alexander McCall Smith

Adult Fiction The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill by Julie Klassen Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis by Anne Rice Young Adult Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs Shattered Memories by Susan Harris

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Polo grapplers take 15th at invitational Jan. 7 By Randy Holland Polo had six wrestlers participate in their annual Invitational Tournament on Jan. 7. The hosts took a third and a fourth to finish in fifteenth place with 33 points. Glenbard North JV took the team title with 150 points followed by ErieProphetstown with 146.5 and Camanche, Iowa with 143.5. Glenbard had just one wrestler reach the championship match and taking second, but they had medalists in eleven weight classes to finish on top. Erie also had just one second place among their eight place winners. Five Camanche wrestlers went for first, two taking the title. Fourth place Lisle had one champion and fifth place Freeport had three champions, two named most valuable wrestlers. Oregon finished sixth with 112.5 points, one champion and four other medalists, second, third, fourth and fifth. 126 pounder Austin Horn was third and 106 pounder Connor Eubanks was fourth. Making it to the quarterfinal wrestlebacks were Alex Davies at 132, Marcus McKenna at 145, and Adrian Gonzalez at 152. Hauer Williams at 138 went out in

the first round of consolation. Horn opened with a guillotine at 1:09. He had a tough match in the second round. Scoreless after two periods, he used a spin move to score an escape and that was all he needed. He just missed a takedown out of bounds as time expired in the 1-0 win. He got roughed up by eventual champion Kade Demann of North Boone in the semifinal. He was on his back in a cradle in the first and lost takedowns in the second and third periods to drop a 9-1 major decision and go to the third place mat. In the medal match he hit a throw and pinned at 1:13. Eubanks had an opening round bye and started the quarterfinal with a takedown in a headlock to start. He lost a reversal from there and reversed right back and went to a cradle at 1:56. He fed into eventual champion Malakye Rodriguez of Belvidere North in the semifinal and was taken down and pinned at 1:37. In the third place match, Eubanks lost backpoints in the first and was turned twice in the second, first with a cradle and then pinned with a chicken wing with ten seconds left in the period. Davies was on his back in a stack, a wing, and a half

Polo’s Adrian Gonzalez fights to turn over Erie’s Calvin Naftzger. Photo by Zach Arbogast

nelson in the first period, and lost a takedown to his back and the second period buzzer to lose a 15-0 technical fall at 4:00. He got a bye to the wrestleback quarterfinal where he was taken down and pinned at 1:40 by a Dakota wrestler to end his tournament. Williams lost his opener when he was reversed to his back in a butcher, then pinned

with a chicken wing at 2:26. His day ended when he was taken down to his back and pinned in 36 seconds. McKenna scored first with a takedown and a three point nearfall in the second period of his opener and added an escape and a penalty point in the third, but gave up two takedowns and a penalty point in the period and he escaped with a 7-5 win. In the quarterfinal he was

taken down twice before he was pinned in a cradle at 0:36. He went to the wrestleback quarterfinal where he lasted just 42 seconds before he was pinned by fifth place finisher Kent Myerson of Belvidere North. In his opener, Gonzales lost one set of backpoints before he was pinned at 1:34 by third place finisher Calvin Naftzger of Erie. He had a bye to the

consolation quarterfinal where he had an exciting match. He was tied at five after the second and lost two takedowns and two stalling points in the final period, but he came up with a reverse to the back and three backpoints late in the period to win 1312. He managed just one penalty point in the semifinal and he was pinned at 3:42 to end his tournament.

Cards never recover from slow start - fall to Aquin By Andy Colbert acolbert@oglecounty news.com The Forreston boys basketball team was practically buried a minute and a half into its game with Freeport Aquin on Jan. 5. Falling behind 8-0, the Cardinals never recovered in a 66-44 loss. “We got what we deserved,” said Forreston coach Travis Ross, who was unhappy with his team’s performance. “We were behind the eight-ball all night.”

Forreston lacked direction and was out of synch, committing eight firstquarter turnovers in a 23-4 deficit. Defensively, they started in a zone against the Bulldogs, but hot shooting eventually forced them into man-to-man. “We were poor on both ends of the floor,” Ross said. “We couldn’t play zone or man.” Led by Zac Cummins’ 17 points, Aquin shot 52 percent from the floor. “I’ll take that anytime, especially at a tough place to play like Forreston, where

Forreston’s Jaron Groshans puts up a shot during Jan. 5 action against Freeport Aquin. Photo by Earleen Hinton

the whole town shows up,” Aquin coach Keith Martin said. A major difference between the two teams was how they played off the ball. Aquin, which has been in double digits in assist all year, used superior ball movement to set up its players for open shots. “Offensively, we need to pass more than three times,” Ross said. “We couldn’t execute. This falls on me and it needs to be fixed.” Early in the second quarter, Forreston made a brief spurt to pull within 31-19. Bryan Edler started the rally and Brandon Schneiderman followed with two baskets. “Our game plan was to play Brandon off the screens,” Martin said. “I was happy to hold him to eight points.” Sam Groom then hit Forreston’s first 3-pointer of the game and Braedon Fyock got loose for two more 3-pointers. But, Aquin dominated the rest of quarter, scoring the final six points. “It was nice to shoot them out of the zone,” Martin said. In the third quarter, Tyler Rinehart who had 13 points and was Aquin’s main presence inside, had to go

to the bench with four fouls, the last one intentional. “I thought Forreston gave us problems inside,” Martin said. Forreston out-rebounded Aquin 27-19. Brittan DeVries made two free throws off the Rinehart foul, one of only two times Forreston went to the line the whole game. “That’s a sign we are not passing the ball around for shots,” Ross said. Aquin upped its lead to 54-25 after three quarters. Schneiderman, Groom, Michael Singley and Josh Flick combined for an 8-point run to start the fourth quarter, but the Bulldogs responded with 10 unanswered points. Both teams came into the contest with league-leading 2-0 marks. Aquin (13-3) moved into a first-place tie with Milledgeville. Forreston (6-6) was without injured Lane Henneman and Sam Barkalow. The Cardinals shot 38 percent and were hurt by 21 turnovers. Groom and Schneiderman had eights points, follwed by Forreston’s Michael Singley drives on Aquin’s Tyler Singley with seven, Fyock Rinehart during first half action on Jan. 5. Photo by and DeVries six, Josh Flick Earleen Hinton five and Edler with four.

Sports Column Girls basketball takes center stage By Andy Colbert acolbert@oglecounty news.com

Byron vs. Montini I had the pleasure of taking in the Byron-Lombard Montini girls basketball game last week and saw first hand how much better Byron is than any small school in the state. It wasn’t quite Hebronesque, but with an enrollment of 481, Byron gave The No. 1 team in Class 4A all they could handle. According to one website, Montini is the 10th best team

in the country. I’m not seeing it. Byron’s second toughest game is Thursday at Rockford Lutheran (3A). Earlier in the year, Byron came back from a double-digit deficit to defeat Lutheran. After the way they blew through the opposition in 2A on its way to a state title last year, it would be an upset of major proportions for someone to come out of the woodwork to knock off the Tigers in the post season. What I liked about Byron against Montini is they did not back down one bit. Nor, did they tire out after four hard quarters against a team that could substitute more often. Additionally, Eric Yerly is

a kinder gentler coach on the sidelines than the Montini coach, who constantly criticized his players.

Forreston vs. Polo Earlier that same week, I ventured further west on Highway 72 to Forreston for their game with Polo. I didn’t have the same expectations that I did prior to Byron-Montini, but caught an unexpected treat. Given the green light by coach Butch Rosecke, Allison Bondele decided to fire up 3-point shots. Why not? Polo was not rotating over quick enough to adequately cover her. In less than three minutes, she

was good on three of them. Polo coach Jeff Grobe called timeout and asked someone to cover No. 31 (Bondele). The result of that timeout was two more quick 3-pointer baskets by Bondele. With two minutes left in the first quarter, Bondele had her sixth basket and at that rate, she would have scored 96 points by game end. She finally cooled off, but not before three more 3-point shots in the first five minutes of the second quarter. It’s unlikely anyone in the gym that night realized the all-time state record for 3-pointers in a game was 13. Bondele did not break the

record, but may have made nine 3-pointers as fast or faster than any girl in state history. Whereas area boys basketball is down, the girls couldn’t be stronger, with Byron in 2A and AFC and Amboy in 1A. Fortunately, Amboy and AFC are in a different sectional than Forreston and Polo. But the girls still have to contend with the likes of Galena, Eastland, East Dubuque, Erie and Pearl City at its subsectional. “It’s a tough sectional,” Rosecke said. “We’re not afraid of the competition. The girls had a new system to learn this year and I think we will finish strong.” Forreston goes 9-deep and

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is junior dominated, so the future is bright. In the NUIC east, Amboy and AFC continue to slug it out, with Pecatonica leading the also rans.


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Lady Tigers battle, fall to state-ranked Montini By Andy Colbert acolbert@oglecounty news.com With one minute left against Lombard Montini, the No. 1 team in 4A, Byron stormed back from a 50-39 deficit to tie the game, 5252. However, any chance of an upset evaporated in that final minute as the Tigers struggled to get a shot off. Montini escaped the hostile environment of the Byron gym on Jan. 6 with a 56-52 win, the closest margin they have had in reeling off 17 straight wins against much larger schools than 2A Byron (14-2). “What an awesome place to play in front of a packed house,” said Kaylee Bambule, whose 3-point shooting in the third quarter put Montini ahead for good. Even with 6-5 and 6-3 post players, Montini opted to play long ball, but missed its first 13 3-pointers. Bailey Burrows, Byron’s

tallest player at 6-2, led both teams in scoring and rebounding the first half, as the Tigers took a 20-19 advantage into the locker room. “She did a great job against their bigs,” Byron coach Eric Yerly said. “So did Sarah Hopkins.” Burrows was aided by the outside play of Paige Holloway, who had seven first-half points on a variety of shots. She added seven more in the third quarter to counter the run Montini began to go on. “Even though we lost, we proved we can play with any team in the state,” Holloway said. Trailing 40-31 and having just committed its 14th turnover against the quick and rangy Broncos, Byron needed a spark. With seconds winding down at the end of third quarter, Lexi DeVries provided that hope with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer.

And, she was just getting started. With turnovers continuing to mount up and Montini making its sixth 3-pointer of the second half out of 11 attempted for the 50-39 lead, DeVries became a onewoman wrecking crew. The 5-10 guard - one of four returning starters from last year’s state championship team - tallied 12 of Byron final 16 points to forge the 52-52 tie. “She has a winner’s instinct,” Yerly said. “She got it in her mind to take over the game.” Not only did Byron fluster its nationallyranked opponent (No. 10 in MaxPreps), but Montini coach Jason Nichols was not shy about voicing his displeasure at his team all throughout the contest. “Coach was upset about our effort and he let us know it, during the game and after it,” 6-5 center Lindsey Jarosinski said.

Byron’s Paige Holoway defends Kaylee Bambule. Photo by Earleen Hinton

In the loss, Byron coach Yerly had a big smile afterwards.

“All I wanted was our kids to play hard and fearless,” Yerly said. “They kept

Walmart donated $500 to Focus House Money will help the foundation The Walmart Community Grants Team partnered with General Manager Jim Huber at the Walmart Store in Rochelle recently to present the Foundation for Focus House a $500 grant.  The grant application was submitted in October 2016, and the foundation was chosen as a recipient after it was determined that the program’s goals align with the community values Walmart encourages, Foundation for Focus House Executive Director Samantha Anderson said. The foundation plans to use these funds toward purchasing uniforms and supplies to enhance their jobs program.  Through a partnership with the Flagg-Rochelle

Community Park District, the youth at Focus House have the opportunity to secure part-time positions in which they complete various tasks for local parks and facilities.  As a result, the youth develop a multitude of career-oriented strengths, such as interview skills, professionalism, responsibility, accountability, and a sense of accomplishment. The experience gained also serves as a platform to obtain references for future job searches and college applications.  Anderson said she believes this advancement will greatly contribute to the mission of Focus House, which is to provide a safe, nurturing, and structured environment for youth and to empower them to successfully return to their families and communities.  The Walmart Community

The Walmart Community Grants Team recently donated $500 to the Foundation for Focus House. Pictured left to right are: John Kaltenbach, Foundation for Focus House board member; Russ Crull, Foundation for Focus House board member; Jim Huber, Walmart General Manager; Samantha Anderson, Executive Director of Foundation for Focus House. Photo supplied

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coming back and never back down. This gets us ready for the state tournament.”

Fines The following individuals paid fines in the Ogle County Circuit Court. The name, age, and address of the individual is listed along with the offense, the date the fine was paid, the date the offense occurred in parenthesis, and the amount of the fine. Carlos A. Rodriguez, 42, Creston, improper left turn into oncoming traffic, Jan. 3, 2017 (June 1, 2016) $120. Edgar Q. Silva, 22, Mt. Morris, driving 15-20 mph above limit, Jan. 3, 2017 (Nov. 26, 2016) $120. Brenda K. Wiltfang, 33, Stillman Valley, driving 15-20 mph above limit, Jan. 4, 2017 (Dec. 5, 2016) $120. Ryan N. Harrod, 33, Mt. Morris, driving 15-20 mph above limit, Jan. 3, 2017 (Dec. 8, 2016) $120. Jayda A. Gosch, 16, Davis Junction, driving 15-20 mph above limit, Jan. 2, 2017 (Dec. 10, 2016) $120.

Oregon Police Activity Oregon Police Chief Darin DeHaan reports the following police activity. Jan. 2 Paul W. Helinski, 48, Oregon, was arrested at 11:33 a.m. for driving while license suspended. Helinski was also issued a citation for operating an uninsured motor vehicle. He was transported to the Ogle County jail. These violations occurred in the 300 block of

Madison Street. Edward A. Burkhart, 30, Oregon, was arrested at 9:02 p.m. on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for residential burglary. Burkhart was transported to the Ogle County jail. Jan. 6 At 9:39 p.m., police issued one 17-year-old male juvenile of Mt. Morris, civil citations for possession of cannabis and possession

of drug paraphernalia. These violations occurred in the 500 block of West Washington Street.  Jan. 7 Gail P. Arbogast, 64, Oregon, was issued a citation at 2:56 p.m. for disobeying a traffic control device. This violation occurred at the intersection of Madison and Third Streets. Anthony J. Vaiarella, 22, Rockford, was issued

a citation at 3:01 p.m. for operating a vehicle with an expired registration. This violation occurred in the 400 block of East Washington Street. Jan. 8 Ruth H. Reed, 44, Rockford, was issued a citation at 12:43 p.m. for use of a cell phone while driving. This violation occurred in the 100 block of South Fourth Street.

Two parking tickets and six verbal/written warnings were issued from Jan. 2-8. Please note: Any arrests listed are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. General calls for service through dispatch Jan. 2-8 Checking a Subject/ Vehicle........................11

Citizen Complaints.....8 Ordinance Violations.....1 Citizen Assist / Civil Problem..............7 Disturbance / Domestic.....................4 Assist EMS / Other Department.......7 Alarm Response / Open Door or Window.... 4 Lockout Vehicle/ Building......................4 911 Hang-up / Open Line...................2 Traffic Stops...............10

Sheriff Arrests Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle reports the following arrests. Jan. 3 Crystal Matthews, 36, Esmond, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for failure to appear. Matthews posted $281 as a full cash bond and will not appear in court. Timothy Vaughan, 33, Rochelle, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for failure to appear. Vaughan posted $288.20 as a full cash bond and will not appear in court. Richard Turner, 53, Rockford, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for failure to appear. Turner’s full cash bond was set at $1,257 pending a Jan. 5 court appearance. Robin Weatherall, 29, Rochelle, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for failure to appear. Weatherall’s full cash bond was set $1,716 pending a Jan. 5 court appearance. Bradley Vandiver, 28, Rockford, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for contempt of court. Vandiver’s full cash

bond was set at $444.54 pending a Jan. 5 court appearance. Christopher Just Jr., 25, Dixon, was arrested at 4:15 p.m. for driving while license suspended following a traffic stop near the intersection of Fourth Street and Franklin Street in Oregon. Just was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond. At approximately 10:11 p.m., deputies initiated a traffic stop on Illinois 26 near the Stephenson County line. After further investigation, Dustin Edler, 32, Freeport, was arrested for driving while license suspended and no valid driver’s license. Edler was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond. Jan. 4 Justin T. Bennett, 23, Mt. Morris, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for possession of a controlled substance and failure to appear. His bonds were set at $20,000 (10%) and $2,824 (full cash) pending a Jan. 5 court

appearance. Bradley J. Overcash, 26, Byron, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for failure to appear. His full cash bond was set at $2,199 pending a Jan. 5 court appearance. Tracy McBee, 39, Rochelle, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for failure to appear. McBee posted $266 as a full cash bond and no further court date is needed. Antonio A. Walker, 42, Rockford, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for failure to appear. His full cash bond was set at $749 pending a Jan. 5 court appearance. Ramon D. Woodson, 22, Rockford, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for failure to appear. His full cash bond was set at $957 pending a Jan. 5 court appearance. On the morning of Jan. 4, deputies responded to two residences in rural Stillman Valley in which a vehicle, ATV, and numerous tools were stolen from two garages. At 11:30 p.m., Ogle County detectives, with the assistance of the Winnebago

County Sheriff ’s Office, arrested Travis P. Rhodes, 36, Rockford, for two counts of burglary, a Class 2 felony. The vehicle, ATV, and tools were recovered at a residence in Rockford. Rhodes was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held without bond pending a court appearance. Rhodes appeared in court on Jan. 5 and his bond was set at $200,000. The investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are pending. Jan. 5 Joseph Harth, 22, Lombard, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for driving while under the influence of alcohol. Harth posted 10% of a $5,000 bond and was released. He is scheduled to appear in court again on Jan. 20. Jan. 6 Matthew Kornewald, 38, Sterling, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for failure to appear. Kornewald full cash bond was set at $1,209.59 pending a Jan. 9 court appearance. Brandon McKenna, 20, Rock Falls, was arrested on

an outstanding Ogle County warrant for failure to Appear. McKenna’s full cash bond was set at $373 pending a Jan. 9 court appearance. Judith Watz, 45, Freeport, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for failure to appear. Watz’s full cash bond was set at $457 pending a court appearance. Trask Ororke, 22, Rochelle, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for failure to appear. Ororke’s full cash bond was set at $200 pending a Jan. 9 court appearance. Jan. 7 James Harris, 48, Peoria, was arrested for no registration and on another jurisdiction warrant. Harris’ bond was set at $2,000 pending a Jan. 9 court appearance. Jan. 8 Zachary Davis, 21, Mt. Morris, was arrested for obstruction of identification. Davis’ bond was set at $3,000 pending a Jan. 9 court appearance. Almoreli SaldanaModeston, Rochelle, was

arrested for driving while license suspended following a traffic stop in the 1200 block of Tilton Park Drive, Rochelle. SaldanaModeston was cited and released on an I-Bond. Jan. 9 Pauline J. Humphreys, 61, Forreston, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for failure to appear with a full cash bond of $3,522. Humphreys was released on a recognizance bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 30. Jessica Springer, 27, Dixon, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for failure to appear with a full cash bond of $513. Springer was released on a recognizance bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 30. Justin T. Bennett, 23, Mt. Morris, was arrested in Oregon for criminal trespass to a motor vehicle, a Class A misdemeanor. The arrest stems from an incident on Nov. 1, 2016 in the 2000 block of West Midtown Road. Bennett did not post bond and remains in custody at the Ogle County Jail.


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Obituary Kathryn L. Kueking Kathryn L. Kueking, 80, Monroe Center, died on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 at the St. Anne Center, Rockford.   She was born on Dec. 1, 1936 in Hastings, Nebraska, the daughter of Eugene Lee and Myrtle (Campbell) Sisson.   She worked as a real estate broker at Whitehead and Ehmen Realty before retiring.   Kathryn married Eugene Kueking on May 25, 1996 in Marengo.   She was a member of the Lindenwood Union Church and was an active leader in 4-H.   Kathryn enjoyed sitting on her porch overlooking the lake, crocheting, computers, and fondly recalled her days of roller skating and dancing.  She is survived by her loving husband, Gene Kueking, Monroe Center; five children, Toni (Dan) Busser-Heidal, Stillman Valley, Pam Montanari, Clearwater, Florida, Lori Catron, Esmond, Dan (Rana) Ehmen, Rockford, and Rhonda (Brad) Conderman, Monroe Center; three step-children, Barbara (Dan) Susong, Marengo, Linda (Dan) Marshall, Montgomery, and Janice (Bob) Jurack, Waukeesha, Wisconsin; 14 grandchildren, Brian

(Lindsey) Busser, Michele (Tom) McDonald, Jackie and Matthew Montanari, Molly Baker, Mandy (Travis Huckabee) Baker, Courtney (Dave) Tapscott, Brittany Catron, Dusty, Heather, and Kelli Ehmen, Corina (Ben) Pehler, Jessica (Kyle) Enot, and Jacob Conderman; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Stan Campbell. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 11 a.m. at the Unger Horner Funeral Home, 400 N. Sixth St., Rochelle, with the Rev. Les McClelland officiating.  Visitation will be held on Saturday from 9 to 10:50 a.m., prior to the funeral.   Burial will be at Trinity Memory Gardens.   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lindenwood Union Church or the Monroe Center Fire Department. Sign the guest book at www.UngerHorner.com.

Zoning Permits Ogle County Planning and Zoning Administrator Michael Reibel reports that the following certificates were issued during the month of December, 2016. William Doane, Section 4, Pine Rock Township, agricultural accessory building Michael McCulloch, Section 33, White Rock Township, addition to existing storage building (expired by

limitation) Joe Smith, Section 24, Rockvale Township, accessory building Everett Colbert, Section 22, Byron Township, remove corn crib Nicole Degraff, Section 15, Pine Rock Township, remove dwelling & three accessory buildings Chana Tap, Section 15, Pine Rock Township, addition to commercial building

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. Dec. 30 Clayton D. Hunt and Charlotte J. Hunt, warranty deed to Kallob E. Kite, 108 N. Mineral St., Byron Township, $85,000. Holcomb State Bank, warranty deed to Robert J. Sandlin and Heather D. Sandlin, 1133 N. Seventh St. Unit 805, Flagg Township, $97,000. Patty E. Spratt, warranty deed to Ricardo Guijosa and Maria Angelica Torres Gomez, 306 Errett Rd., Flagg Township, $119,000. Niles Property Group LLC, warranty deed to Clifford A. Smart and Carrie L. Smart, 515 S. Third St., Flagg Township, $37,500. Wiggale LLC, warranty deed to Anthony J. Gonzalez, 400 S. Fourth St., OregonNashua Township, $124,500. Carmichael Country Acres Inc, warranty deed to Foundation For Focus Home, Ill. 251, Flagg Township, $100,000. Carl Dilbeck, quit claim to Robert Muller, 102 S. Mabel St., Scott Township, $35,000. Jan. 3 Keith Ludewig and Eloyce

Promenschenkel, quit claim to Eloyce Promenschenkel, 14459 West Grove Rd., Lincoln Township. Jan. 4 Mary A. Raymer, warranty deed to Geoffrey C. Vanderlin and Roberta A, Vanderlin, 7166 S. Rock Nation Rd., Taylor Township, $177,500. Jan. 5 Joy A. Hartman and Wade D. Hartman, warranty deed to Alicia M. Groen, 900 North Park, Byron Township, $70,000. Patrick J. Hogan, quit claim to Patrick J. Hogan and Michelle Ann Potts, 800 N. Lakewood Greens Drive, Taylor Township. Jeffrey S. Donaldson and Ana L. Donaldon, quit claim to Jeffrey S. Donaldson and Ana L. Donaldson, 202 S. Prairie Ave., Buffalo Township. Kathryn M. Laskos, warranty deed to Lester M. Tremble and Katherine R. Tremble, 171 Parkview Drive, Oregon-Nashua Township, $144,000. Marilyn J. Schwartz, Standwood S. Black and Laury L. Edlund, warranty deed to Terry Lee Patkus and Terry Lynn Patkus, South Prairie Road, LaFayette Township, $337,339. Scott A Gocken, Gary B. Gocken and Lisa L. Gocken, warranty deed to Glendenning Farm Service LLC and Glendennings Inc, Lindenwood Road, White Rock Township, $1,127,035.

Help Identify These Drivers Can anyone identify Russ in the picture on the right taken in 1963, likely taken at the truck stop at Ill. 64 and 26 north of Polo? Or the truck driver in the other picture taken approximately at the same time? Jim Owens, Pecatonica, is looking for information on any of the old livestock trucking firms from northern Illinois that hauled to the Union Stockyards in Chicago to include in his book on the history of livestock hauling. Call him at 815-238-4209. Photos supplied

Workshop on how to keep the family farm Farm succession planning for the next family generation brings about many challenges as well as emotional issues to resolve between family members.  Parents must have a vision for the future of their farm and then take the steps necessary to initiate the process to implement a farm business ownership succession plan for the legacy of their family farm to continue for their adult children as well as the help insure the future success for the next farming generation. To assist farm families in completing a successful transition of their farm from one generation to the next the Ogle and Lee County Farm Bureaus will sponsor a Farm Succession Workshop on Thursday, Feb. 16 at the Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon. The evening program begins at 5:45 p.m. with dinner followed by the workshop which concludes at 9:30 p.m. Leading authority on Farm Succession Planning, Dr. Ron Hanson will facilitate the program. Hanson recently retired from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and currently serves as the Harlan Agribusiness Professor

Emeritus.   His 46-year career teaching and advising college students earned 31 university and national award recognitions.   He was selected as the Outstanding Ag College Instructor and received the John Deere Agribusiness Teaching Award of Excellence.   Hanson was recognized by the University Parents Association 24 times, the most of any UNL faculty member and was selected as the University Educator of the Year by the UNL student body.  He was the first University of Nebraska professor to receive the prestigious USDA Excellence in University Teaching Award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture which is the highest national teaching honor granted in the area of agricultural and food sciences.   His highest career honor was earned by being named the Nebraska Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation. Hanson was raised on an Illinois family farm and earned his college degrees from the University of Illinois.  He has counseled with Nebraska farm families for

more than 40 years to help them resolve family conflicts in a more positive manner and to improve family relations through better communications.   His most recent efforts have been directed at farm business ownership succession and the transfer of management control between generations.   He has been honored by both the Nebraska Ag Youth Council and the Nebraska FFA Foundation for his dedicated service to both rural youth and farm families in Nebraska.   The entire process for mapping out a succession plan to transfer the eventual ownership of a family farm from one generation (parents) to the next generation (their adult children) can be an overwhelming task for many families.  Where does this process even begin? Who makes the final decisions? Can you be fair to all the children involved?  Often farm families never can get past the “family obstacles and personal fears” that can actually become road blocks which prevent a succession plan from being put in place to protect the family farm and to insure that their family farming

legacy continues for another generation.  This program will focus on the “what if family issues” that most families avoid discussing or pretend will never happen.  There are eleven challenges that farm families will often encounter as they begin this succession planning process.  An important point to remember: if these family succession issues are not discussed as well as resolved by all family members involved, it could end up costing family members a lot of attorney costs or even tie up the farm estate in a long legal dispute.  Can a farm family afford that and their farming operation still survive to the next generation?  The cost of the program is $15 per person. The entire family is encouraged to attend. Pre-registration is required as there is limited space for this program. To pre-register before Wednesday, Feb. 8 call the Ogle County Farm Bureau at 815-732-2231 or email cfb@ogle.comcastbiz. net Payment should be made to: Ogle County Farm Bureau, 421 W. Pines Rd., Oregon IL 61061.

Small Farms Winter Webinar series set Even in the dead of winter, you can learn to raise strawberries, microgreens, and cut flowers. Your fields and gardens may be snowed over, but it is the perfect time to develop your skills in small farming and local food production. University of Illinois Extension will once again be hosting the Small Farms Winter Webinar Series – featuring practical lunchhour presentations on small farm enterprises and strategies you can use. Tune in right from your desk every Thursday at noon January 19th through March 30th.   “Since farm life is seldom convenient during the colder months, it’s nice to have these down-to-earth learning opportunities available right at your fingertips – no gloves or long johns required,” said Andy Larson, Extension Educator in Local Food Systems and Small Farms, who will be providing a lesson on growing hobby farms into businesses. “Winter is great for planning your next growing season, so let’s talk about ways you can improve or diversify your small farm.”

In addition to the topics mentioned already, the Small Farms Winter Webinar Series will include presentations on buying quality hay, rejuvenating old fruit trees, mite problems in honeybees, planning windbreaks, mulching vegetables, soil management in high tunnels, and new food safety rules. Each webinar will be presented by an Extension Educator, timed to fit within your lunch hour, and recorded for future viewing if you have to miss the live session. It’s easy (and FREE!) to register for the Small Farms Winter Webinars. Sign up for as many as you want at http://go.aces.illinois. edu/winterwebinars2017. We’ll send you a webinar reminder, log-on instructions, and how to access the archived recording. If you do not have broadband internet capable of streaming video, call your local Extension office to see if they offer live viewing. “Come in out of the cold and spend an hour thinking and learning about what you want to do on your farm when things warm up,” adds Larson.

“There’s nothing like a few great ideas to get the blood flowing again.” Jan. 19 - ABCs of Strawberry Plasticulture Production, Bronwyn Aly, University of Illinois Extension Local Food Systems and Small Farms Educator Jan. 26 - Buying Hay: Quality vs. Cost, Jamie Washburn, University of Illinois Extension Local Food Systems and Small Farms Educator Feb. 2 - Slow Flowers: Small-Scale Cut Flower Production, Candice Hart, University of Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator Feb. 9 - Out with the Old: Pruning Old and Neglected Fruit Trees, Grant McCarty, University of Illinois Extension Local Food Systems and Small Farms Educator Feb. 16 - Small Commercial Microgreen Production, Zack Grant, University of Illinois Extension Local Food Systems and Small Farms Educator Feb. 23 - Food Safety Needs for Midwest Produce Growers, Dr. Angela Shaw, Iowa State University

Extension and Outreach Food Safety Specialist Mar. 2 - Growing Your Hobby Farm into a Business, Andy Larson, University of Illinois Extension Local Food Systems and Small Farms Educator Mar. 9 - Do Your Bees Have PMS (Parasitic Mite Syndrome), Doug Gucker, University of Illinois Extension Local Food Systems and Small Farms Educator Mar. 16 - Maximizing Windbreaks on Your Farm, David Shiley, University of Illinois Extension Local Food Systems and Small Farms Educator Mar. 23 - Benefits of Mulching Vegetables, James Theuri, University of Illinois Extension Local Food Systems and Small Farms Educator Mar. 30 - Soil Management for High Tunnels, Nathan Johanning, University of Illinois Extension Local Food Systems and Small Farms Educator If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact your local Extension office. 

Rochelle, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, preliminary hearing Feb. 8. Legion Charlton, 29, Rochelle, aggravated domestic battery, status hearing Jan. 20. Juan Olguin, 34, Rochelle, delivery of a controlled substance within 1000

feet of a public park, 402 conference Feb. 3. Jason Gibbons, 37, Polo, robbery, status hearing Jan. 20. Keegan Akers, 21, Rochelle, home invasion, robbery, criminal damage to property, criminal trespass to real property, jury status call Jan. 23.

State’s Attorney Ogle County State’s Attorney Eric D. Morrow reports the following court activity. Jan. 4 Omar Gomez, 21, DeKalb, aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while license revoked, preliminary hearing Jan. 18. Leather Henkel, 28,

Rochelle, failure to register as a sex offender, pretrial conference Feb. 14. Khalidzhon Bayrakdarov, 32, Rockford, criminal damage to property, pretrial conference Feb. 14. Evan Christo, 19, Stillman Valley, armed robbery, status hewing Jan. 11. Jeffrey Hinson, 31, Davis Junction, aggravated battery,

plea hearing Jan. 11. Michael Cossia, 41, Rochelle, possession of a controlled substance, pretrial conference Feb. 14. Jennifer Sims, 40, Mississippi, residential burglary, pretrial conference Feb. 14. Jan. 5 DeWayne Harbach, 65,

Sterling, unlawful use of a debit card, plea hearing Feb. 9. Xavier Calzada, 32, Rochelle, aggravated battery, status hearing Feb. 10. Jason Gilroy, 31, Byron, forgery, pretrial conference Feb. 24. Jan. 6 Paul

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY - OREGON, ILLINOIS

RICHARD G. HESS; CAVALRY SPV I, LLC; RPM COMMERCE, INC., D/B/A SERVPRO OF DEKALB COUNTY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, DEFENDANTS 16 CH 85 PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to you, RICHARD G. HESS; and UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants in the above entitled suit, that the said suit has been commenced in the Circuit Court of the 15th Judicial Circuit, Ogle County, Illinois by the plaintiff against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage conveying the premises described as follows to wit: ALL OF LOT 4 AND PART OF LOT 5 IN BLOCK 4 OF BURNS AND GOODHUE'S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF POLO, OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, MORE SPECIFICALLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTH EAST CORNER OF LOT 4, THENCE WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF LOTS 4 AND 5 A DISTANCE OF 75 FEET TO AN IRON POST; THENCE NORTH PARALLEL TO THE EAST LINE OF LOT 5 A DISTANCE OF 140 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 5, 75 FEET FROM THE NORTH EAST CORNER OF LOT 4 THENCE EAST TO THE NORTH EAST CORNER OF LOT 4, THENCE SOUTH TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING SITUATED IN OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. COMMON ADDRESS: 506 W Fulton St, Polo, IL 61064 P.I.N.: 14-09-376-002 and which said mortgage was signed by RICHARD G. HESS, mortgagor, to Mortgage Electronic Registration System, Inc. as nominee for St. Francis Mortgage Corporation, as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Ogle County as Document No. 0414797; and for such other relief prayed; that summons was duly issued out of the Circuit Court of Ogle County against you as provided by law, and that the said suit is now pending. NOW THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU, the said above defendants, file your answer to the Complaint in said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the Office of the Clerk of this Court in Ogle County at 106 S. 5th Str., Suite 300, Oregon, IL 61061 on or before the February 14, 2017, default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said complaint. Circuit Clerk Johnson, Blumberg, & Associates, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite 1125 Chicago, Illinois 60606 Email: ilpleadings@johnsonblumberg.com Ph. 312-541-9710 / Fax 312-541-9711 JB&A # IL 16 4125 I711538 Jan. 12, 19, 26, 2017

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FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION (“FANNIE MAE”), A CORPORATION ORGANIZED AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF vs.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY - OREGON, ILLINOIS

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY - OREGON, ILLINOIS JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association PLAINTIFF Vs. Steve Oleson; et. al. DEFENDANTS 15 CH 00077 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 10/2/2015, the Sheriff of Ogle County, Illinois will on 2/3/17 at the hour of 10:00AM at Ogle County Public Safety Complex 202 S. 1st St. Oregon, IL 61061, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Ogle and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PART OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER (1/4) OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER (1/4) OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 1 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE POINT OF INTERSECTION OF THE EAST LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST QUARTER (1/4) AND CENTER LINE OF THE CHICAGO ROAD AS FORMERLY LOCATED; THENCE WEST ON THE CENTER LINE OF THE CHICAGO ROAD 247 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH PARALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST QUARTER (1/4) 231 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE EAST PARALLEL WITH THE CENTER LINE OF SAID CHICAGO ROAD 247 FEET MORE OR LESS TO A POINT ON THE SAID EAST LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST QUARTER (1/4) THENCE SOUTH ON SAID EAST LINE 230 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF OGLE AND STATE OF ILLINOIS. PIN 11-20-100-005 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 10480 E. Illinois Route 72 Stillman Valley, IL 61084 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-15-10608. I710800# refer to file number 14-15-10608. I710800 December 29, 2016 & January 5 & 12 2016

CIT Bank, N.A. PLAINTIFF Vs. Pearl Fromm; et. al. DEFENDANTS 16CH 00042 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 8/26/2016, the Sheriff of Ogle County, Illinois will on 2/3/17 at the hour of 10:00AM at Ogle County Public Safety Complex 202 S. 1st St. Oregon, IL 61061, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Ogle and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 24-23-435-002 Improved with Residential COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 515 N. 12th Street Rochelle, IL 61068 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-16-05072. I710804#efer to file number 14-16-05072. I710804 December 29, January 5 & 12, 2016 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY - OREGON, ILLINOIS JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association PLAINTIFF Vs. Steve Oleson; et. al. DEFENDANTS 15 CH 00077 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 10/2/2015, the Sheriff of Ogle County, Illinois will on 2/3/17 at the hour of 10:00AM at Ogle County Public Safety Complex 202 S. 1st St. Oregon, IL 61061, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Ogle and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 11-20-100-005 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 10480 E. Illinois Route 72 Stillman Valley, IL 61084 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-15-10608. I710800# refer to file number 14-15-10608. I710800 December 29, 2016 & January 5 & 12 2016

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ASHTON 3BR home, $30,000. Motivated seller. 815-574-5100

★★ 1&2 BR., Ashton/ F.G. 815-7512712/562-5075.★

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY - OREGON, ILLINOIS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; Plaintiff, -vsDUSTIN E. HARRIETT; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS ; Defendant(s). RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE Case No. 10 CH 219 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on May 27, 2016, the Ogle County Sheriff will, on February 3, 2017, at the hour of 10:00 AM, at the Ogle County Courthouse, 106 South Fifth Street, Oregon, IL 61061, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: The improvement on the property consists of a Single unit dwelling. Sale terms: cash in hand. The Judgment amount was $173,897.24 The property will NOT be open for inspection. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(c) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Contact Steven Weiss , Esq. of WEISS MCCLELLAND LLC, Plaintiff's Attorney, 105 West Adams, Suite 1850, Chicago, Illinois 60603. (312) 605-3500 ext. 1531.# 605-3500 ext. 1531. December 29 2016 January 5, & 12, 2017 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY - OREGON, ILLINOIS U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for Residential Asset Securities Corporation, Home Equity Mortgage Asset-Backed PassThrough Certificates, Series 2006-KS7 PLAINTIFF Vs. Shawn Patton; et. al. DEFENDANTS 16 CH 00051 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 9/9/2016, the Sheriff of Ogle County, Illinois will on 2/24/17 at the hour of 10:00AM at Ogle County Public Safety Complex 202 S. 1st St. Oregon, IL 61061, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Ogle and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 14-09-379-021 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 609 N. Division Avenue, Polo, IL 61064 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 7949876. Please refer to file number 14-1608190. I712054 Jan. 12, 19, 26, 2017

DIXON 2 BR upper $450 rent / $450 deposit + utilities; 422 S. Peoria, no pets 815-284-7609

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DIXON NEW TODAY 2BR 2 story Duplex North & West of Dixon 4.5mi. Yard, garage. $500 mo. + dep. & refs. 815973-3223 a.m. 2BR, appliances, fenced garage, yard, basement. Lease. $725/ mo. Non smoking. No pets. Sec. Dep. 815-973-2105.

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NEW TODAY Avonlea Cottage of Dixon C.N.A. Full Time 3pm- 11pm & Part time, 3pm-11pm Cook- part time Apply in person 503 Countryside Lane in Dixon or call 815-288-6044

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NEW TODAY Local trucking company looking for drivers, Must have a good MVR & hold a CDL. OTR & local. Phone 815-677-4867 for more information.

Kick Off the New Year with a New Career

Casey's General Store accepting applications for Store Manager Rock Falls IL. location 1st Ave. Food Service Leader Rock Falls IL Dixon Ave. Food Service Leader and Shift Leader Dixon IL. Each position is Full time with benefits. Insurance, 401K, opportunity to continue growing with the company Willing to work variety of shifts including weekends & holidays. Apply online at www.caseys.com

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COMPANY DRIVERS WANTED $2,500 SIGN ON BONUS!

Home Weekly | Class A CDL Required CALL 888-409-6033 | www.Drive4Red.com Tri-County Opportunities Council

Position Openings

Pre-K Teacher: Oregon/Rochelle/Sterling Teacher Assistant: Savanna Parent/Child Educator: Rochelle (must be bi-lingual) Site Supervisor: Oregon/Rochelle Family and Community Service Worker: Rochelle (must be bi-lingual) Assistant Office Manager: Rock Falls For job opportunities and information on how you can join our Head Start team visit our website at www.tcohelps.org and/or call us at 1-800-323-5434 and ask for the Head Start Program. T.C.O.C is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a United Way Partner.

Jr. Salesforce Administrator Rotary Airlock Rock Falls, IL

Requirements: • Experience in Boolean Programming • Attention to detail • Thoroughness • Ability to Work Independently • Time Management Rotary Airlock, a manufacturer of airlock valves, has an opening for a Jr. Salesforce Administrator. The essential functions of the position include: • Develop and maintain workflows • Monitor software for issues • Assist with program implementations and changes • Assist in the development of end user automation solutions • Assist with help desk requests from employees Work Environment: This position is in an office environment and requires sitting for long periods of time. Will use a computer the majority of the day. Wages and Hours: Starting pay is $12.00-$14.00/hour depending on experience. Hours are 6:00 am-3:30 pm Monday through Friday. Benefits Available After 90 Days: • 2 weeks paid vacation • 1 week paid personal time • Company paid holidays-currently 10 days per year • Health Insurance • Life Insurance • 401K-Company matches up to 4% Please submit resumes to hr@rotaryailock.com No phone calls please.

Rotary Airlock is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Deadline for accepting resumes is Friday, January 27, 2017 SM-ST14209-0114

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Carol’s Self Storage in Oregon Reasonable Rates Sizes: 10’x24’ & 6’x10’

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NEW TODAY Registered Nurse, will do home care, Experienced, dependable, trustworthy, kind. Must be within 10 mi. radius of Dixon. 779245-1542

Truck driver needed. CDL required. Variety of hauling Mon-Fri;farm to elevator & general cargo. $15/hour. 2015 International semi (sleepercab). Purvis Farms LLC, 815-718-3183.

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NO INDIVIDUAL, unless licensed or holding a permit as a childcare facility, may cause to be published any advertisement soliciting a child care service.* A childcare facility that is licensed or operating under a permit issued by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services may publish advertisements of the services for which it is 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))

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Flex - O - Glass, a leader in the Blown Film Plastics industry is seeking an experienced Crew Foreman for its Dixon, IL location. The ideal candidate should have at least five years of supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably in the plastic film and sheet industry. Flex - O - Glass offers an excellent benefit package. Salary is commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should email their resume to dixon@warps.com

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STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CURCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF OGLE In re the Estate of: MARCIA L. STRUCK, Deceased. NO. 2016 P 94 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of MARCIA L. STRUCK. Letters of Office were issued on DECEMBER 9,2016, to KIMBERLY B. WALSH, as Independent Administrator, whose attorney is M. Thomas Suits, of the Law Offices of M. THOMAS SUITS, P.C., 114 West Mason Street, Polo, Illinois 61064. Claims against the estate may be filed within six (6) months from the date of first publication, or within three (3) months from the date of mailing or delivery of Notice to creditors, if mailing or delivery is required by Section 5/18-3 of the Illinois Probate Act, 1975, as amended, whichever date is later. Any claim not filed by the requisite date stated above shall be barred. Claims against the estate may be filed in the Office of the Circuit Clerk, Ogle County Judicial Center, 106 South 5th Street, Oregon, IL 61061- or with the estate legal representative, or both. Copies of a claim filed with the clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within 10 days after is has been filed. By: KIMBERLY B. WALSH Independent Administrator

Law Offices of M. THOMAS SUITS, P.C. 114 West Mason Street Polo, IL 61064 (815) 946- 2276 Dec. 29, 2016, Jan. 5, 12, 2017 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY - OREGON, ILLINOIS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; Plaintiff, -vsDUSTIN E. HARRIETT; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS ; Defendant(s). RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE Case No. 10 CH 219 NOTICE OF SALE

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on May 27, 2016, the Ogle County Sheriff will, on February 3, 2017, at the hour of 10:00 AM, at the Ogle County Courthouse, 106 South Fifth Street, Oregon, IL 61061, sell to the highest bidder for the following described cash, property:LEGAL DESCRIPTION:LOT (4) IN BLOCK (27) IN THE ORIGINAL TOWN, NOW VILLAGE OF MT MORRIS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK "A" OF PLATS, PAGE 172 IN THE RECORDER`S OFFICE IN OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS; SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF OGLE AND THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 407 West Lincoln Street, Mount Morris, IL 61054PROPERTY NO: 08-27-451IDENTIFICATION 004The improvement on the property consists of a Single unit dwelling. Sale terms: cash in hand. The Judgment amount was $173,897.24 The property will NOT be open for inspection. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(c) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Contact Steven Weiss , Esq. of WEISS MCCLELLAND LLC, Plaintiff's Attorney, 105 West Adams, Suite 1850, Chicago, Illinois 60603. (312) 605-3500 ext. 1531.# 605-3500 ext. 1531. December 29 2016 January 5, & 12, 2017 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS PLATINUM HOME MORTGAGE CORPORATION, PLAINTIFF, VS. JONATHAN P ACRES; RACHELE WASMUND A/K/A RACHELE ACRES; VILLAGE OF DAVIS JUNCTION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, DEFENDANTS. 2016 CH 70 156 AUTUMNWOOD LANE DAVIS JUNCTION, IL 61020 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU, Jonathan P Acres Rachele Wasmund a/k/a RACHELE ACRES Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants defendants, that this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, asking for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: Lot One Hundred Forty-two (142) as designated upon Plat No. 5 of Harvest Glenn Subdivision, being a subdivision of part of the South Half (1/2) of Section 22, Township 42 North, Range 1 East of the Third Principal Meridian, the Plat of which Subdivision is recorded in Book D of Plats on Page 42 as Document No. 01-09248 in the Recorder's Office of Ogle County, Illinois; situated in the Township of Scott, the County of Ogle and State of Illinois. Commonly known as: 156 Autumnwood Lane, Davis Junction, IL 61020 and which said Mortgage was made by, Jonathan P Acres, Rachele Wasmund a/k/a RACHELE ACRES Mortgagor(s), to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Platinum Home Mortgage Corporation Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Ogle County, Illinois, as Document No. 201402931; and for other relief. UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this County, Ron McDermott 106 S. FIFTH ST STE 300 Oregon, IL 61061 on or before February 14, 2017, A JUDGMENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF ASKED IN THE COMPLAINT. PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT, THE PLAINTIFF'S ATTORNEY IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. McCalla Raymer Pierce, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 1 N. Dearborn St. Suite 1300 Chicago, IL 60602 Ph. (312) 346-9088 File No. 258046-69567 I711827 Jan, 12, 19, 26, 2017

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY - OREGON, ILLINOIS CIT Bank, N.A. PLAINTIFF Vs. Pearl Fromm; et. al. DEFENDANTS 16CH 00042 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 8/26/2016, the Sheriff of Ogle County, Illinois will on 2/3/17 at the hour of 10:00AM at Ogle County Public Safety Complex 202 S. 1st St. Oregon, IL 61061, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Ogle and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PART OF BLOCK 11 IN WESTERN PARK ADDITION IN THE CITY OF ROCHELLE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK A OF PLATS, PAGE 161, IN THE RECORDER'S OFFICE IN OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF BLOCK 11 THENCE SOUTH (PARALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID BLOCK 11) 99 9/24 FEET TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING; THENCE EAST (PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINE) 76 FEET THENCE SOUTH (PARALLEL WITH WEST LINE) 100 FEET; THENCE WEST (PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINE) 76 FEET, THENCE NORTH 100 FEET TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING. ALSO DESCRIBED AS: THE WEST 76 FEET OF LOT 8 AND THE WEST 76 FEET OF THE SOUTH HALF OF LOT 9 IN BLOCK 11 IN WESTERN PARK ADDITION TO THE CITY OF ROCHELLE, OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN 24-23-435-002 Improved with Residential COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 515 N. 12th Street Rochelle, IL 61068 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-16-05072. I710804#efer to file number 14-16-05072. I710804 December 29, January 5 & 12, 2016


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY - OREGON, ILLINOIS U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for Residential Asset Securities Corporation, Home Equity Mortgage Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-KS7 PLAINTIFF Vs. Shawn Patton; et. al. DEFENDANTS 16 CH 00051 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 9/9/2016, the Sheriff of Ogle County, Illinois will on 2/24/17 at the hour of 10:00AM at Ogle County Public Safety Complex 202 S. 1st St. Oregon, IL 61061, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Ogle and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: THE NORTH 38 FEET OF THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT 7 IN BLOCK 3 IN APLINGTON'S SECOND ADDITION TO THE TOWN, NOW CITY OF POLO, IN OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, AND PART OF LOT 8 IN BLOCK 3 IN APLINGTON'S SECOND ADDITION TO THE TOWN, NOW CITY OF POLO, IN OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 8, THENCE NORTH ON THE EAST LINE OF LOT 8, 55 FEET; THENCE WESTERLY 150 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY PARALLEL TO THE EAST LINE OF LOT 8 TO THE SOUTH LINE OF LOT 8 THENCE EASTERLY ON THE SAID SOUTH LINE TO THE SAID POINT OF BEGINNING; ALSO; THE NORTH 38 FEET OF THE EAST 30 FEET OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT 7 IN BLOCK 3 OF APLINGTON'S SECOND ADDITION TO THE TOWN, NOW CITY OF POLO, OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS; SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF OGLE AND THE STATE OF ILLINOIS PIN 14-09-379-021 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 609 N. Division Avenue, Polo, IL 61064

STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF OGLE IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: L. K. LASWELL Deceased NO. 2017-P-2 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of L. K. Laswell. Letters of office were issued on January 5, 2017 to Barbara J. Laswell, 8643 N. river Drive, Byron, Illinois 61010 as Executor, whose attorney is Kim D. Krahenbuhl, WilliamsMcCarthyLLP, 607 Washington Street, P.O. Box 339, Oregon, IL 61061. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Clerk of Court, Ogle County Courthouse, Oregon, Illinois 61061, or with the representative, or both within six months from the date of first publication of this notice, and any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within ten days after it has been filed. Dated this 12h day of January, 2017 BARBARA L. LASWELL Independent Executor For the Estate of L. K. LASWELL Deceased Kim D. Krahenbuhl WILLIAMSMCCARTHY LLP P.O. Box Box 339 Oregon, IL 61061 815-732-2101 kkrahenbuhl@wilmac.com January 12, 19, 26, 2017

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