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Tri-County Press May 17, 2018 Volume 160, Number 3 - $1.00

Boys Track Wins NUIC

Grad Section

Third on the List

Forreston-Polo boys finish first at NUIC track meet. B1

Ogle County seniors are set to graduate this month. Insert

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

Two new toys will be hitting the Polo Pool thanks to the generosity of the William and Beverly Burkardt Family Foundation. Left, the foundation will purchase an Aqua Zip N and slide for the pool. Right, This rendering shows the style of slide the Polo pool will be gaining thanks to the William and Beverly Burkardt Family Foundation. Photos Supplied.

Zipline and slide to replace pool’s diving boards By Vinde Wells vwells@oglecounty The diving boards may be history at the Polo City Pool, but two brand new pieces of equipment are slated to take their place by early July. Thanks to the generosity of a Polo family, a zipline and a slide will be ordered as soon as all the state hurdles are cleared. Pool manager Kayla

Bergstrom said Monday that the William and Beverly Burkardt Family Foundation has donated the money to purchase and install the new pool features. The cost of the slide is about $10,000 and the zipline will cost $7,500, not including the installation and permitting fees. The city council found out last November that the 50-year-old, original diving boards were worn out and no longer safe. Besides that, a pool expert told

them the deep end of the pool was not adequate for the boards, making it dangerous for anyone diving in. The council was all set to purchase a shorter board but found out that wasn’t going to work either. “The structure of the deep end does not fit the state qualifications of a diving well,” Bergstrom said. “We were hoping for a smaller, shorter board, but the state would not approve it.”

The zipline and slide will be purchased just as soon as the permits for them arrive from the Illinois Department of Public Health, which Bergstrom said she expects will happen this week. “We have verbal approval,” she said. Bergstrom said she already has the enthusiastic approval of the kids who have stopped by the pool on their way home from school. “I’ve showed the pictures [of

the zipline and slide] to a bunch of kids and they’re pumped!” she said with a smile. “We’re bummed out about the boards, but safety comes first.” The zipline will go on east side of the deep end. Users will step on a pad to grab the zipline, which will drop them mid-pool into deep water. The slide will be positioned on the southwest corner of the pool. Installation should be complete in about six weeks after purchase.

Bergstrom is also researching a set of ADA-approved steps that can be lowered into the pool when needed to replace the ladder. Mark and Kathy Scholl and their family, of Polo, have offered to pay for those. “I’m overwhelmed by the donations,” Bergstrom said. Lifeguards will also have a new chair when the pool opens in a few weeks. A new, safer chair is already in place at the pool’s shallow end.

WPR holds grand opening By Vinde Wells vwells@oglecounty The ribbon was cut Monday signaling the official opening of the newly expanded White Pines Resort playhouse and retreat center. WPR President Elizabeth George was also celebrating 30 years as the concessionaire at the lodge within the White Pines State Park. “After 30 years, it was time to rejuvenate here,” George said at Monday’s ribbon-cutting. “It’s now a showcase for the state and a place everyone can be proud of.” The expansion means a brand new stage with state-of-the art

lighting and sound, seating for 40 more guests in the dining room, with the goal of creating a retreat center to attract corporate groups. Ground was broken last October for the expansion of the dinner theater and lodge, and the project was completed late last year. At the ground-breaking, George announced that the lodge had been renamed the White Pines Resort. Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Wayne Rosenthal praised George’s commitment to the publicprivate partnership that he said has made the lodge successful over the years, along with her hard work and perseverance on

the expansion project. “She’s been an outstanding partner with the IDNR for more than 30 years,” he said. Jerry Campagna, WPR Vice President of Operations, said the expansion will allow the facility to host national, and possibly international business retreats. Also in the works, he said, is a program to teach leadership and life skills to Polo High School students who have completed their junior year. The three-day workshop will connect the students with leaders of local businesses and could result in internships. Fifteen students have signed up for the program which is scheduled for August, Beth George, President of White Pines Resort, cuts the ribbon with Wayne Rosenthal, Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director. Photo by Zach Arbogast. Campagna said.

Too few apply for county committees and boards By Vinde Wells The recurring problem of too few people stepping up to serve on local boards and committees is once again plaguing the Ogle County Board. “We have several vacancies again,” Vice Chairman John Finfrock, of Mt. Morris, said at Tuesday’s meeting. After the meeting Finfrock pointed to the Ogle County Civic Center Authority Board and the Franklin Grove Fire Protection District Board, which both have had vacancies for several months and no applicants to fill them. “We’re looking for people who are

willing to serve our communities, that’s what it comes down to,” he said. The county board appoints the members of several county-wide boards such as the 911 Emergency Telephone System Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Regional Planning Commission, Board of Review, Civic Center Authority, Board of Health, Mental Health 708 Board, Farmland Assessment Review Board, Housing Authority, Soil & Water Conservation District Board, and Sheriff’s Merit Commission, and also local boards including several fire protection district boards, the Byron Museum District Board, and the Lost Lake River

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Conservancy District Board. Some of are paid positions, while others are not. In recent years, people aren’t always coming forth to apply. Over the years, fire boards have often had seats that went unfilled for several months. While some fire board are appointed by the county board, others are elected by voters within their districts. Having an elected, rather than appointed, board takes a referendum. Several years ago, the nine-member Ogle County Civic Center Authority Board went for a few years with no one applying for sometimes as many as five

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vacancies. That problem was resolved in 2015 when several Rochelle residents agreed to serve, but has once again become a problem in recent months. Current vacancies include two seats on the Mental Health 708 Board, two on the Board of Health, five on the 911 ETS Board, three on the Civic Center Authority, and one each on the Byron Museum District, Housing Authority, and Franklin Grove Fire Protection District Board. Finfrock said most of the boards do not require a lot of time, and the application process is simple. Those interested must submit an

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

Deaths, B5 Dorothy M. Gilbert Francis C. Oltmanns

Polo Beat

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Wide array of weather come with graduations By Betty Obendorf Curator Polo Historical Society

Boy Scouts from Troop 337 stand in front of the truck holding the 39 bags of garbage that were collected from the Buffalo Township cleanup on May 6. Pictured from left to right are: Sylas Wiegmann, Billy Lowry, Gage Zeigler, Noah Dewey, Alex Albano, Brandon Albano and Nathaniel Yingling. Those absent from photo were: Shane Campbell, Jeffrey Donaldson, Gage Legee, Jacob Monaco, Jon Mummert and Nickolas Mummert. Photo supplied

Boy Scouts clean up roadsides Polo Boy Scout Troop 337 performed a roadside cleanup project May 6 in Buffalo Township upon request from Hunter Gray, road commissioner. Thirteen Scouts and seven

adults worked from 1 to 6:30 p.m. walking the ditches on the Judson and Henry Roads from the railroad tracks east to the township line and then north on Union Road to Canada Road.

In all, the troop collected nearly 39 garbage bags of trash and disposed of it at the township garage. The boys earned service project time toward their ranks in Scouting.

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

ballot for the Nov. 6 General Election. The Democratic and Republican Parties will be

included in the lottery at the Ogle County Clerk’s office, 105 S. Fifth St., Suite 104, Oregon.

Veterans invited to march in parade All veterans are welcome to march in the Polo Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 28. The parade will line up at Mason Street and Green Avenue and step off at 9:30 a.m.


Those who wish to participate are asked to assemble between 8:45 and 9 a.m. The parade will march west on Mason Street to Division Avenue, and then north to




May 19, 2018 Rope Making Parade Swap Meet


Fairmount Cemetery north of Polo for the annual Memorial Day ceremony. A trailer will be available to Polo Police Chief Kurt carry veterans who are not able Cavanaugh reported the to walk the route. following information on May 14.


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decided to visit Cape first. We planned a Friday night gathering of all my family at a nearby restaurant.  As we headed south the temperature started going up as we watched the temperature gauge in the car.  When we climbed out in downtown Cape Girardeau it was in the mid-90s.   Our bodies did a quick adjustment to summer heat wave as we visited with family and friends downtown.  My cousin, Kent Zickfield, still has the jewelry store started by my aunt and uncle over 75 years ago .  We always visit the jewelry store to see what is going on in the business section of the town.  This year the store looked like a daycare center since the younger cousins work there and they have babies.  It is nice to see the little ones and notice how they are an important part of the family.   Next we walked a half block to Kellerman’s Museum where our friend Dr. Frank Nickell works.  He was a history professor at the university and now in retirement works at the museum.  He caught us up on the latest display he was preparing on “Dogs, Felines and Jewelry.”  It was wonderful and what a way to present a collection of antique jewelry.

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Here we are the middle of May and graduation time for colleges. High school graduations are quickly following and that means summertime is close behind.   We always seem to have somebody graduating from some college and the weather is most interesting as we arrive at some college town. This year was no different. As we get on the road, we reminisce about past graduations.  We will always remember Kyle Obendorf ’s graduation from Notre Dame several years ago.  It is always outdoors in the big football stadium and they use only half of the stadium.  That year it was in the mid -90s and the part they used was in the full sun. I have never been so hot in my life, even with a big hat on my head, as we sat there for several hours.  Some of the family got to the place where they could not stand it and they had to get out of the sun.  As it got over with and we headed back into the inside of the stadium, a man was there selling ice cream bars.  I have never had anything taste so good and be so

refreshing. A few years later Kenny Obendorf graduated from Notre Dame and the temperature was in the low 30s. Of course they sat us in the shady part that year and we liked to nearly froze to death. I thought then, who plans these things.  It just so happened that year they were doing construction on the sunny side and they obviously did not want people climbing over planks of wood.  A little bonfire on the side probably would have been frowned upon as we huddled for warmth. Those two stand out in our minds. Last year it was Lori Obendorf who graduated from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, and it rained.  So we had to navigate the campus in the rain and that was a bit tricky especially when we had Kenneth in a wheel chair.  We had been on campus many times but it was always during basketball season, and we had to handle snow and ice. So rain was a bit different. This year we had Clare O’Connor graduating from Southern in Carbondale.  Krista and I took off Friday morning and it was 41 degrees in Polo as we drove away.  Since Carbondale is only 50 miles from Cape Girardeau and all of my cousins, we

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Alyssa C. Kruger, 18, Dixon, was cited at 6:14 p.m. for speeding 64 mph in a 35 mph speed zone. Kruger was released on an I-bond. James R. Kemp, 46,

Dixon, was cited at 7:28 p.m. for Illegal transportation of alcohol and speeding 45 mph in a 35 mph speed zone. Kemp was released on an I-bond.

Early deadlines will be in effect for the May 31 edition of the Tri-County Press. The deadline for all news items and photos is 4 p.m. Thursday, May 24. The office will be closed on Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day. Normal hours will resume Tuesday, May 29.

Polo Beat Library News All programs are free unless otherwise noted and handicapped accessible. Please note that some programs require registration. Recycle Your Plastic Help us earn a Trex Yacht Club bench for the library lawn. Recycle your plastic bags and other plastic wrap at the library. Visit the library website or Facebook for more information on the project.   All plastic must be clean, dry and free of food residue. New Service Polo Public Library announces a partnership with, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests to library patrons.   The new service includes free tests specifically based on Illinois DMV materials. Go to home page and scroll to Library News. Empty Egg Cartons Needed  The library is asking for donations of egg cartons, either cardboard or Styrofoam, for a Summer Reading craft.  If willing to donate, please drop them at the library circulation desk through June 30. Summer Reading

Pine Creek News By Karen Merlak The trees are awake and showing their beautiful shades of green. Even with the delay of the spring season, the lilacs are in full bloom at just the right time. God’s timing is perfect. We can trust what He has proven in nature. Our God is awesome. This morning in church, we were greeted by Deb Ohlwine. Our time for special music was used for a Mother’s Day presentation. Our new friends, Jasmin, Quentin, and JoJo presented a poem about our mothers and their wonderful qualities.  Each mother received a gift of chocolate candies for the holiday. Rev. Charlotte gave the children’s message which included reading a book about the comfort of sitting in a mother’s lap. Several families were getting together in the afternoon to

Program Summer Reading Program registration began Monday, May 7. Parents must come into the library to sign their child or children up for the program.  Children completing kindergarten through fifth grade for school year 2017-2018 are eligible to participate.  Events begin June 5 and end July 17. The programs will run from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Children completing sixth through 12th grades for school year 2017-2018 will be able to participate in a Tween Summer Reading BINGO Program. This activity will run from June 4 through July 20. More information on both programs will be available at the library, or check our website www.pololibrary. org.  Summer Lunch Program The library will offer lunch every Tuesday and Thursday beginning June 5 through Aug. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  These lunches are provided through the Northern Illinois Food Bank’s USDA’S Summer Food Service Program.  Any child 18 and under may come to the library and eat lunch. Children’s Programs Parents or caregivers must remain in the library if their child is under 10. LEGO Club Saturday, June 9 1 to 2 p.m. celebrate the family day.  This past Saturday morning, the women gathered for the monthly breakfast meeting at our church. Sandra Ford hosted the breakfast with Martha Johannsen, Jean Cunningham, Judy Riffle, Vicki Hay, and Sheryl Hopkins attending the meal and fellowship.  This past week, our worship committee met to discuss the worship service and music possibilities. With Charlotte’s guidance, we are seeing lots of potential for our church. The same can be said for the rest of the churches in Polo. It is an exciting time to grow with a church family.  My son, Matt, called this afternoon. We haven’t had the chance to talk on the phone since he left for Okinawa. He has now back home in Hawaii. Matt and his wife, Ema, also moved into their new home on the military base.  Matt and I talked and laughed for most of the afternoon. It was so nice to catch up with him and hear about all of the challenges and victories in his recent adventure. 

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Participants enjoyed learning about fossils and dinosaurs during the Burpee Museum early out program. Photo supplied

Ages 6-12 Snack provided Pokemon Club Saturday, May 19 1 to 2 p.m. Ages 6-12 Snack Provided Head Start Program Tuesday, May 24 begins at 9:30 a.m. Adult Programs Pinterest Party Tuesday, June 5 6 to 7 p.m. Activity: Chalk Paint with Tina Buck Registration is required for this program. Book Discussion Groups Afternoon Book Club @ the Library

He will have some wellearned time off. All of my kids are planning on coming home this fall, which can’t come soon enough. This morning, I was expecting to join the adult Sunday School class since the children would not be attending this week. We had a happy surprise when our friends were able to join us.  Luckily, the materials we are using can be used without much preparation. This situation reminds me of how we should always be prepared for God to work in our lives.  His perfect timing may seem like a coincidence to us. We need to ready to act with confidence as God provides.   I remember a time many years ago, I was asked to lead a prayer. I was a new Christian and lacked the confidence to make up a prayer without notice. I politely declined in that moment. Since then, I have been called on and have readily accepted the task.  Building a relationship with God is much like building a relationship with a friend.

Monday, May 21 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Selection: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy Friday Book Discussion @ the Library Friday, May 25 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Selection: Enrique’s Journey by Sonja Nazario

our bookcases. Adult Fiction A Nantucket Wedding by Nancy Thayer Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell The Family Gathering by Robyn Carr Non Fiction All-American Murder by James Patterson

New to the Collection The following list is a DVDs small sampling of the new Last Flag Flying items available at the library. Same Kind of Different As Please come in and check Me out our new books and other RRC Representative items on display located in Wednesday, May 23 each section of the library.   10 to 12 p.m. Visit our website The Rock River Center ( and view the carousel, or come in to provides a caseworker to questions about browse the new sections in answer

We spend time talking and listening and slowly learning to trust each other. As we learn more about HIs love, we can easily speak to Him. Realizing the love that God has for each of us is


the foundation for this evergrowing relationship. As the that love grows, we can learn to share with everyone in our lives. I hope to see you next Sunday in our church in the

Medicare, insurance, home care and anything else to do with caring for the older population. No appointment is necessary.  They will return the fourth Wednesday of each month. Polo Public Library 302 Mason St. Polo IL 61064 Phone: 815-946-2713 Hours: Monday through Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. & Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or visit us on Facebook/Polo Public Library and “Like” us. Polo Public Library is more than books - we’re a community resource!

country. To commemorate Pentecost Sunday, we have been asked to wear the color red. Please wear red and join us for this special worship service.

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

P.J Caposey has been named Superintendent of Distinction

Jane E. Raley

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

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

M. Underwood, Rochelle.

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

P.J. Caposey

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

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

Blood drive at Rock River Center on June 4

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

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

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

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

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

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

class has been scheduled in May.

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

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

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

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

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


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

Church News ADELINE ZION EVANGELICAL CHURCH 9106 Cedar St. in Adeline Leaf River 61047 Phone 815-541-4863 Sunday Services: Sunday School 9 a.m. Worship Service 10:15 a.m. BAILEYVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH 303 W. Franklin St., Baileyville Pastor Gary Branam www.baileyvillebaptistchurch. org Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 10:40 a.m. Morning Worship 6 p.m. Evening Service Wednesday 7 p.m. Midweek Bible Study 4th Sunday Each Month 1:30 p.m. Nursing Home Service at Presence St. Joseph BAILEYVILLE REFORMED CHURCH 400 W. Center St. Baileyville Pastor Bruce Otto 815-235-1201 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Morning Worship BROOKVILLE and ELKHORN UNITED METHODIST CHURCHES Brookville: Adult Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. 17725 W. Chamber St. in Brookville Elkhorn: Worship 9 a.m. Adult Sunday School 10 a.m. Corner of Wilson Mill & Brick Church Roads CHANA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 606 Main St., Chana 61015 Pastor Chan Ik Choi 815-732-7683 Adult & Children’s Education 9 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion Celebrated the First Sunday of Each Month CHRIST OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH 2035 Ill. Rt. 26, Dixon 815-284-4554 Pastor David Andermann 815-632-6767 9 a.m. Worship Service 10:20 a.m. Education Hour Thursday, May 17—10 a.m. Bible Class Sunday, May 20—9 a.m. Worship with Communion, Children Sing in Church; 10:20 a.m. Education Hour, Mission Sunday; 11:20 a.m. Council; 11:30 a.m. Confirmation Class Tuesday, May 15—12:15 p.m. ALIVE; Pastors Conference Monday, May 21—Newsletter Deadline Thursday, May 24—10 a.m. Bible Class; 7 p.m. CLS Graduation at COSLC

Visit our website: www. DISCIPLES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 102 N. Maple St., Mt. Morris Pastor Julie Bunt 815-734-4853 Office Hours M-F 8-noon 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Followed by Coffee Hour And Sunday School Communion every week All are welcome Child care provided Handicapped Accessible EAST JORDAN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 22027 Polo Rd., Sterling Jim Miller, Pastor 815-626-0104 8:30 a.m. Fellowship 8:50 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Worship EAST OREGON CHAPEL CHURCH OF GOD 107 N. Daysville Rd. East Edge of Oregon Off Ill. 64 Pastor John Guthrie 815-732-2960 or 815-732-6569 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Church EBENEZER REFORMED CHURCH 2997 N. German Church Rd. Two miles east of Oregon on Ill. 64, two miles north on German Church Road Pastor Marvin Jacobs Church Office Phone: 815-732-6313 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Worship Women & Men’s Bible Study, Kids Club EMMANUEL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 764 N. Stillman Road, Oregon (Payne’s Point) Pastor Andrew Kayes Office: 815-732-2424 9 a.m. Worship Service 10:15 a.m. Sunday School

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

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

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

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

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

Rev. Lucy Wynard Sunday, May 20—9:15 a.m. Prayer Ministry Team; 9:30 a.m. Congregational Bible Study, Senior Choir Rehearsal; 10:30 a.m. Divine Worship ST. MARK’S LUTHERAN CHURCH 201 N. Division Ave., Polo Pastor Terrie Wilder 815-946-2919 Sunday 9 a.m. Sunday School for Adults & Children 10 a.m. Social Time 10:30 a.m. Worship Service ST. MARY CHURCH 301 N. Fourth St., Oregon Father Joseph P. Naill Office Phone 815-732-7383 Office FAX 815-732-4742 Mass Schedule 4:30 p.m. Saturday 8:30 a.m. Sunday 8 a.m. Tuesday thru Friday 3 p.m. Third Wednesday of Month at Pinecrest Reconciliation 3:30-4:15 p.m. Saturday St. Mary Prayer Network Lois Lints 815-703-9699 Nancy Kerwin 815-732-3351 Darlene Bauer 815-732-2238 ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 213 N. Franklin Ave., Polo Father Joseph P. Naill 815-946-2535 Sunday Mass 10:30 a.m. Reconciliation First Sunday of each month after mass Religious Education Youth Program 6 p.m.1st & 2nd Wednesdays Adult Bible Study 8:30 a.m. 1st Wednesday ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon 815-732-2367 Sunday Activities: 8:30 & 11 a.m. Worship Services 9:30 a.m. Coffee & Fellowship 9:45 a.m. Sunday School Wednesday 10 a.m. Bible Study Other Activities Include: Men’s & Women’s Groups, Confirmation Class, High School Youth Group, Grieving Ministry, Outreach Ministry with Rockford Rescue Mission & HOPE Pregnancy Center, Adult Choir For More Information Call the Church Office SAUK VALLEY SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 416 Prospect St., Dixon John Lewis, Pastor 815-677-9199 9:30 a.m. Sabbath School 11 a.m. Worship Service Luncheon after services, weekly TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 308 E. Brayton Mt. Morris Pastor Josh Ehrler 815-734-6354 Email: trinitymmil@frontier. com Website: Saturday Worship 5:30 p.m. Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 18—8 a.m. Bulletin & Fellowship Saturday, May 19—5:30 p.m. Worship Service- Pentecost Sunday, May 20—9:30 a.m. Worship Service- Pentecost Monday, May 21—1 p.m. Naomi Group Meets Tuesday, May 22—4 p.m. Uof I CATCH Club for 3rd & 4th Graders Wednesday, May 23—6:30 a.m. Prayer & Praise Group; 9 a.m. Quilting Group WEST BRANCH CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN 4014 West Branch Road Southeast of Forreston Pastor Richard Bright 815-734-4411 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:35 a.m. Worship

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Events & Entertainment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Forest preserve offers special “inside the fence” bison tour

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

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

Event is June 9

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


*Closed Sun May 27 for Graduation*

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

Pool Parties

Out of District

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

$60 $40 $100


2 Hours/30 people 2 Hours/31-60 people 2 Hours/over 60 people

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

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

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

$80 $100 $120

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

For Adults (18 and up) ~WATCH FOR DETAILS Water Aerobics Adult Lap Swim

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County News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tri-County Press, Forreston Journal, Thursday, May 17, 2018, Page A8

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

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

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

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

Matthiessen State Park.

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German Valley Lions Club to sponsor car show June 9 The German Valley Lions Club will sponsor a car show on Saturday, June 9 in conjunction with German

Valley Days. Â Registration will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at 525 Church St., German Valley, across

Adulting 101 May 24 • 6 – 8 pm

Mount Morris Public Library 105 S. McKendrie Ave, Mt. Morris

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from the fire station. Â Participant judging will be at noon with an awards ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Trophies will be awarded to the top 50 entries as well as to the Best Ford, Best Mopar, Best GMC, Best

Truck, Best Miscellaneous, Best of Show Original, Best of Show Modified and President’s Choice. Dash Plaques will be given to the first 65 entries. Door prizes will be presented and food will be

available on the grounds. Music will be provided by 3 D Sound.   Early registrations at a cost of $12 are being accepted now. Forms are available at the German American State Bank, the German Valley

Run the Valley 5K race set for June 9 Registration and packet pick-up for the Run the Valley 5K Race & Mile Fun Run/ Walk will be on Saturday, June 9 from 7 to 7:45 a.m. The race will begin at 8:00 a.m. Â The course this year will begin and end at the Ben Miller Park, 865 Church

Street in German Valley. Professional timing will be provided by Tri3 Events. Online registration is available at ( Race/IL/GermanValley/ RunTheValley5k). The 5K will award top three overall male and female and the top three male and female

in eight age categories. Pre-registration by Saturday, June 2 for the 5K is $20 and $10 for the Mile Fun Run. Â Beginning Sunday, June 3 through race day, fees are $25 for the 5K and $15 for the Mile Fun Run. The family discount is $50.

The Northwest Illinois Audubon Society is seeking volunteers for a few stewardship days in May to assist in the maintenance of the Silver Creek Biodiversity Preserve and Elkhorn Creek Biodiversity Preserve. Â No past experience is

needed. It is a great way to learn about the prairie and help a local prairie thrive.  The group will be work on wild parsnip and garlic mustard control and will also be cutting honeysuckle.   The May stewardship days and times are: Friday, May 18

from 10 a.m. to noon at the Elkhorn Creek Biodiversity Preserve, and Saturday, May 26 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Silver Creek Biodiversity Preserve. All work days include instructions of the work to be accomplished and a scheduled break with water and snacks.


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Tools and gloves are provided.  Anyone is welcome to visit and participate in the management of the preserve, which includes removal of invasive plants, brush cutting, and trail maintenance.   The preserves are home to more than 400 species of plants, birds, and insects.  The work is simple and rewarding and it preserves habitat of native prairie species.  Volunteers are required to wear long pants, long sleeves, socks long enough to tuck pant legs into for tick avoidance, a hat, and footwear appropriate for walking through tall plants that may be wet.   The Elkhorn Creek Biodiversity Preserve is located about three miles southwest of Forreston on the southwest corner of West Grove and Freeport Roads. The parking lot is off of West Grove Road. The Silver Creek Biodiversity Preserve is located approximately two miles south of Leaf River at the intersection of Leaf River Road and West Grove Road. The parking area is off of Leaf River Road (S. Main Street in Leaf River becomes Leaf River Road).   The preserves are open to the public.   For more information about the stewardship days, car pool times, or if weather is questionable visit, contact Mary Blackmore at 815-9383204 or email Nancy Ocken at

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Tri-County Press, Forreston Journal Thursday, May 17, 2018, Page A9

Learn to cook from the cabinet Marilyn Csernus, Nutrition and Wellness Educator from the University of Illinois Extension Office, will present “Cooking From Your Cabinet� on Monday, May 21 at 6 p.m. at the Bertolet

Memorial Library, Leaf River. Csernus will explain how to stock a healthy pantry and combine fresh ingredients with what’s on hand. She will also offer several ideas on how to repurpose

leftovers in creative new ways. This is a free program, but registration is required.  For more information or to register call the library at 815-738-2742.

Dave Merrill, left, owner of SunAir Systems, tests for voltage on the solar panels with Ben Taylor, of Mt. Morris, center, and Reid Elliot, of Creston. Building a solar panel array was part of Merrill’s class on PV solar, held at the Illinois Renewable Energy Association on May 5. Photo by Zach Arbogast

Public benefited from solar class A photovoltaic solar class drew in students from all around northern Illinois to a renewable energy headquarters. A PV solar class was hosted May 5 at Bob and Sonia Vogl’s farmhouse, 1230 E. Honey Creek Rd., Oregon, drawing in 16 people interested in learning about solar arrays, and how they can benefit their own homes. Dave Merrill, owner of SunAir Systems, Byron, was the educator of the day, having installed hundreds of solar and wind systems since SunAir opened in 2003. The class began with an indoor classroom session, and Merrill giving an explanation of what solar electricity is, how it is harnessed, and the benefits it provides. The Vogls also shared their experiences living with solar, utilizing a 5.7 kilowatt solar

array to power their home. After the classroom session, the crowd joined Merrill outside for a hands-on lesson in assembling a solar array, as well as setting up and operating the inverter to turn it into usable electricity. The combination of a verbal lecture combined with handson demonstration proved to be a boon for the public. Daniel Carmichael, of Rochelle, said getting to work up close is his important to him, “I learned a lot on the installation side, because a lot of the stuff we learned in the classroom session, I’d already researched online,� said Carmichael. “Install-side, this was all new to me, and handson is a huge deal for me.� Jonathan Johansen, an electrician from Hinckley, said his experience was the opposite of Carmichael’s. “I’m more familiar with the hands-on, but the classroom portion was more beneficial

for me,� said Johansen. “I don’t spend at much time at the computer researching, so [Merrill] was able to give me some great information on the costs, effects, and benefits.� Jake Vogeler, of Rochelle, said both portions of the class were extremely helpful. “My favorite part was getting to build the panels, since I’ve never messed with that, but also loved learning about the rebates and incentives,� said Vogeler. “I’ve seen a lot of Members of the Summerhill Huskies 4-H Club are holding a food drive for the food pantry videos, but never got to get up at the Forreston Community Center. Pictured left to right are: Casey DeVries, Isaiah Ludwig, close and personal with them. Emily Borgmann, Elizabeth Ludwig, Wyatt Smith, and Tyler Besse. Photo supplied

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Former Mt. Morris printing plant sold for $200K By Vinde Wells vwells@oglecounty The long shuttered printing plant in Mt. Morris has changed hands once again. The former Quad/Graphics printing plant was purchased May 4 by Phoenix Investors, a Milwaukee-based investment firm. According to property transfer documents filed Monday with Ogle County Clerk & Recorder Clerk & Recorder Laura Cook, the 644,000 square-foot plant property at 404 S. Wesley Ave. was purchased for $200,000 by Phoenix Mt. Morris LLC, an affiliate of Phoenix Investors. Phoenix purchased the property from Mt. Morris Business Park LLC, Downey, Calif., which has no connection to the Village of Mt. Morris. According to a recent article in the Milwaukee Business Journal, Phoenix Investors specializes in buying large, vacant industrial buildings, updating them, and leasing them to new tenants. Patrick Dedering, Phoenix

Vice President of Leasing, said Tuesday that his company’s plans for the building include renovation. “We take under utilized former manufacturing facilities and renovate them,” he said. The properties are then leased. Mt. Morris Village President Dan Elsasser called the sale “positive.” “It’s a positive action,” he said Tuesday. “It shows some promise in possibly getting something in there.” Quad/Graphics Inc., based in Sussex, Wisconsin, ceased production at the plant on May 13, 2011, ending 113 years of printing at that location. The business, originally called Kable Brothers Printing, was founded in 1898 by twin brothers Harvey and Harry Kable, and for decades was the village’s largest employer, at one time providing jobs for more than 2,000 people. Quad/Graphics, Inc., acquired the Mt. Morris plant in January of 2010 when it purchased Worldcolor Press, Inc., for $1.3 billion. Mt. Morris Business Park

The former Quad Graphics printing plant was purchased earlier this month by Phoenix Investors, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Photo by Vinde Wells

LLC bought the property in March of 2013 for $375,000. Quad/Graphics has leased the facility as a warehouse since the sale. Besides the Mt. Morris

plant, Phoenix Investments also purchased the Quad/Graphics plant in Covington, Tennessee. According to the Milwaukee Business Journal, the facilities were part of printing company

Quebecor World, which became World Color Press Inc. before merging with Quad/Graphics in the 2010 deal that made Quad a public company. Phoenix Investments owns

about 23 million square feet of building space in 23 states. Phoenix Investors last year bought a 123-acre shuttered printing plant in Mississippi from Quad/Graphics.

Polo Senior Center plans bus trip to Colorado The Polo Senior Center plans a seven-day, six-night bus trip to Colorado Springs, Garden of the Gods, and Royal Gorge in August. The motor coach will leave

on Sunday, Aug. 12 and return on Saturday, Aug.18. The price, based on double occupancy is $755 per person and includes motor coach transportation, six nights

lodging, six breakfasts and four dinners, as well as tours of the Garden of the Gods, U.S. Air Force Academy, Royal Gorge (including bridge and aerial tram),

historic Manitou Springs at the foot of Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs, and a visit to Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum. Single and triple rates are

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Forreston-Polo finishes 13th at sectional track meet By Andy Colbert acolbert@oglecounty It was a third-place finish for Oregon at the Class 1A Lena-Winslow Sectional in cold, windy and rainy conditions on Friday in Lena. The Hawks qualified one relay and three individuals for next weekend’s state meet. “They competed hard in not-fun conditions,” Oregon coach Nick Schneiderman said. “Everyone had their best efforts. If it would have been ideal, we could have a lot of personal bests, and we may have some anyway.” Leading the way for Oregon was junior hurdler Abi Hopkins. Coming into this season, Hopkins had plenty of adversity, but managed to defend her sectional title in the 100 hurdles (16.33) to make it back to Charleston. She also finished third in the 300s (53.96), but missed the state qualifying time. “It’s definitely been a long couple months,” Hopkins said. “At times, it got frustrating, making it difficult for me to come back. But I kept going.” Hopkins had no problem clearing each hurdle effortlessly, leading from start to finish. “That was phenomenal on her part,” Schneiderman said. “She had a torn ACL in the fall and worked extremely hard in the off season to get back.” Hopkins’ time was the 13th best registered among all 1A sectionals. She will go into the state meet as the best medal hope for Oregon. In the 300 hurdles, it was

teammate Cynthia Nyderek winning the race in 49.76. “I’m so proud of her,” said Hopkins, who won the 300 last year. “Cynthia has done so much to get here. It felt good to run behind her.” Taking advantage of returning state placer Bella Ursila of Elgin St. Edward scratching due to a nagging hamstring injury, Lydia Cermak of Oregon took second in the 200 with a time of 28.3, also earning a ticket to Charleston. “Bella had just set a state record in the 60 meters indoors in the prelims and then pulled a hamstring,” St. Ed coach Mike Olenek said. “In the 100, she couldn’t even use the blocks. She still got second standing up to start.” Betsy Currens of team champion Winnebago won both sprints, but Cermak is making a name for herself with back-to-back secondplace finishes in the 200 at conference and sectional. “With only four in her heat, I thought she’d have good chance,” Schneiderman said. “She’s a part of a young group that are going to make us better.” Just missing out on trips downstate as individuals were Gylian Finch, who took third in the triple jump (32-4); Brenna Noon, who was third in the shot put (35-0); and Lyndi Kenney, who placed third in the pole vault (8-6). Finch is going down as the lone senior on a 400-meter relay with three freshmen. Cermak, Jadyn Bothe and Erin Schmidt joined Finch for a second-place finish behind Winnebago, 52.18 to 53.13. “It’s been awhile – 3 years

Above, Alex Dusing hands off to Tyler Behrends in the 4x100 relay at Lena-Winslow Friday night. Below, Lexi Cox launches herself in her first attempt at the triple jump Friday night at Lena-Winslow. Photo by Zach Arbogast

– since we’ve taken a relay down,” Schneiderman said. “With three freshmen, the future is looking good.” Other placers for Oregon were Grace Mongan (fourth in the pole vault), Finch (fifth in the long jump), Nyderek (fifth in the 100 hurdles), Kenney (sixth in the 800), and Cermak (sixth in the long jump). Senior Meredith Gelander closed out a stellar career with sixth-place finishes in both the shot and discus.

Oregon also placed in the 800 and 1,600 relays. Forreston-Polo was 13th with 7 points, paced by Alex Dusing’s fifth-place finishes in the 100 and 200, Mackenzie Engbert’s fifth in the 1,600, Lena Baumann’s sixth in the 3,200, and sixth in the 3,200 relay. The IHSA state meet preliminaries will be Thursday at O’Brien Field at Eastern Illinois University, with the finals on Saturday.

Forreston - Polo takes first at NUIC track meet By Andy Colbert acolbert@oglecounty

After a close game, the Polo Lady Marcos came up just short against Durand Tuesday night, losing 8-7. C.J. Gray and Brianna Pellini led hitting with two hits a piece, while Rilley Peterson and Zoie Sellers led RBIs, with four and three, respectively. Sydney Gunder threw eight strikeouts and had 26 first-pitch strikes. Left, Zoie Sellers (5) crushes a home run over the center field fence, giving Polo a 2-1 lead against Durand in the top of the third inning. Right, Sydney Gunder (4) pitches in the top of the second inning in the first round of regionals against Durand. Photos by Zach Arbogast

Lady Cardinals advance to regional final Forreston’s softball team advanced to the championship of the 1A Alden-Hebron Sectional by beating South Beloit 9-2 on Tuesday. Sam Greenfield was the winning pitcher, striking out six while giving up just five hits. The Lady Cardinals scored three runs in

the first inning and added four more in the fourth inning en route to the win. Forreston had 14 hits in the game with Kirsten Kiper going 2-4 with a double followed by Jackie Ludwig, also 2-4, with an RBI. Also getting hits for Forreston were: Brycelynn Smith, 2-4; Morgan Kuelling, 1-2, 1 RBI; Taylor Greenfield, a

double and RBI; Taylor Cargill, 1-3, with an RBI; and Courtney Timm, 1-3, with a double. The win boosted Forreston’s record to 15-11 overall and puts them in regional championship game against Dakota or Hebron on Saturday at 11 a.m.

When it comes to NUIC boys track & field, there are three tiers. At the top is Forreston-Polo. Next is LenaWinslow and then everyone else. That’s exactly how the conference meet played out with F-P dominating with 175 points, followed by Le-Win with 88. Since becoming a co-op, F-P has been unbeatable in the league. “Of the 25 we took to the meet, 21 ended up allconference,” F-P coach Bob Wagner said. It was AJ Christensen winning the hurdles (14.82, 40.26) and Brady Webb doubling in the long jump (211) and 100 meters (11.14). Other firsts were from Jace

Coffey in the discus (137-4), Dom Christensen in the pole vault (11-0), Reid Taylor in the triple jump (41-4) and the 400 relay (43.62) of Evan Kelsey, Gavin Fuchs, Webb and Christensen. “We ran and jumped well,” Wagner said. “We’re right where we want to be at this time of the year.” Christian Groenewold was second in the high jump (6-0), but had a PR of 6-4 earlier in the week. Ethan Phillips went 39-3 for a second I’m the triple jump. Sam Barkalow went 45-6 to take second to Isaiah Bruce (51-11) in the shot put. Hunter Daws was second the high hurdles (15.39) and third in the 300s (43.15). F-P got second in the 800 and 1,600 relays. “If we stay healthy, we’re going to have a lot of success at the sectional,” Wagner said.

Tri-County Press, Forreston Journal, Thursday, May 17, 2018, Page B2


Forreston High School athletes to play at college Nine Forreston High School student-athletes will play at the collegiate level, Shianne Mitchell, the daughter of Jennifer Mitchell, signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at Rock Valley Community College. Mitchell played four years of volleyball. Joshua Flick, the son of Michael and Emily Flick, signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Highland Community College. Flick is a four-year baseball player. Joshua received the Forreston High School Osterloo Pitching Award with a 0.452 ERA and AllConference Second Team honors in 2017. Michael Singley, the son of Jeff and Dawn Singley, signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Rock Valley Community College. Singley has played four years of baseball. In 2017 he earned Forreston High School Baseball MVP along with AllConference 2nd Team. He was the first student at Forreston High School to be named All-State for baseball. Gavin Fuchs, the son of Tom and Kris Fuchs, signed a letter of intent with Western Illinois University, Macomb, to play football. As a Forreston Cardinal, Gavin was a four year varsity football player.   Fuchs earned AllConference Honorable

Mention Running Back and All-Conference First Team Defensive Back in 2016. He earned All-Conference Unanimous First Team Defensive Back and Running Back in 2017.   Fuchs earned Forreston Football Captain’s Awards in 2016 and 2017.   He earned Class 1A Football Academic All-State honors in 2016 and 2017.  He has been a Servant Leader for two years at Forreston High School.   AJ Christensen, the son of Steve Christensen and Nichole Christensen, signed a letter of intent to play football at Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.   Christensen was a four year varsity football player.   He earned Forreston Football MVP honors in 2016 and 2017.   In 2016, Christensen earned All-Conference Unanimous Running Back, All-Conference Honorable Mention Defensive Back and Class 1A IHSA AllState honors.   In 2017, he earned AllConference First Team Defensive Back and AllConference Unanimous Running Back and Class 1A IHSA All-State honors.   Brayden Walton, the son of Tom and Kim Walton, signed a letter of intent to play football at Rockford University, Rockford.   Walton is a four year football player.  

Five Forreston High School student-athletes recently signed with their respective colleges. Seated, left to right, are: AJ Christensen who signed a letter of intent to play football at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Brayden Walton who signed a letter of intent to play football at Rockford University; and Gavin Fuchs who signed a letter of intent with Western Illinois University to play football. Standing are: Jaron Groshans who signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Highland Community College and Brandon Schneiderman who signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Highland Community College. Photo supplied

He earned All-Conference First Team Center in 2016 and 2017. In 2017, he earned AllConference Honorable Mention Defensive Line.   Walton received Forreston Football coaches award in 2017.  Jaron Groshans, the son of Chad Groshans and Penny

Groshans, signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Highland Community College, Freeport. Groshans is a four year baseball player.   He earned All-Conference Honorable Mention in 2016 and All-Conference First Team in 2017.   Brandon Schneiderman,

the son of Matt and Amy Schneiderman, signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Highland Community College. Schneiderman has played baseball for four years.  He has earned AllConference Honorable Mention in 2016, AllConference Unanimous First Team in 2017.  

In 2016, Brandon earned the Forreston Osterloo Pitching Award with a 1.711 ERA. The administration, coaches and student athletes of Forreston Junior & Senior High School offer congratulations and best wishes for a successful academic and athletic career at college to these students.

Left, Shianne Mitchell (right) signs to play volleyball at Rock Valley College as Jennifer Mitchell watches. Right, Joshua Flick (left) and Michael Singley (right) sign to play for Highland Community College and Rock Valley College. Photos supplied

Forreston-Polo to battle Rockford Christian at sectional boys track meet Friday evening By Andy Colbert acolbert@oglecounty For the second year in a row, it will be Forreston-Polo and Rockford Christian battling it out for boys track supremacy at the 1A sectional to be held in Oregon. Field events start at 4 p.m. on Friday, with the first running event at 5:45 pm.

Seventeen schools will be represented at Landers-Loomis Field. Last year, F-P won the sectional by seven points over RC and return eight events that qualified for state. That list includes Christian Groenewold in the high jump, AJ Christensen in both hurdles, Hunter Daws in the high hurdles, Gavin Fuchs in the 100, Reid Taylor in the triple jump, Brady Webb in the long

jump and the 1,600 relay. Rockford Christian brings back four individual state qualifiers and sent all four of its relays to Charleston. Lena-Winslow will contend with RC and F-P in the 400, 800 and 1,600 relays and two of the top individuals in shot putter Isaiah Bruce and sprinter Rahveon Valentine. The top race on the track should be Oregon’s Ian Hussung

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

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Activities For May 19-26 Thursday—HSBT State Meet at Charleston Friday—HSBT State Meet at Charleston; Eighth Grade Graduation, 7 p.m. Saturday—HSBT State Meet at Charleston

May 21-26 Monday—JH Awards Day; Last Day of School Thursday—HSBT State Meet at Charleston Friday—HSBT State Meet at Charleston Saturday—HSBT State Meet at Charleston

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ogle County Newspapers, Thursday, May 17, 2018, Page B3

Learn all about the Mediterranean eating plan on May 30 in Oregon Are you interested in eating healthy and preventing your risk of many chronic diseases? Then, forget about the latest fad diets and adopt a Mediterranean eating plan. This eating plan has consistently been ranked as one of the healthiest ways to eat by nutrition experts and has years of evidenced-based research to support its effectiveness.

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

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

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

is open to the public, and no admission is charged. All ranges will be open with a range officer or instructor in charge. Ten different shooting sports will be in session, as well as archery. Manufacturers’ representatives will attend both

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

University of Illinois Nutrition and Wellness Educator, Marilyn Csernus, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator will lead this informative program.

Gun club open house May 19-20 Ukulele Station one of Top 100 Music Stores

Bank will offer free shred day Sales Promotion, Online Engagement, Store Turnaround, and one recipient will be honored with the Music Makes a Difference award. The coveted Dealer of the Year award will go to one of the recipients in the aforementioned categories. To learn more about Ukulele Station America, please visit or visit the shop at 1000 Washington Street, Oregon IL 61061. To learn more about NAMM and the Top 100 Dealer Awards, visit summer/2017/top-dealer-awards About NAMM The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $17 billion music products industry and promote the pleasures and benefits of making music. NAMM’s activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages. NAMM is comprised of approximately10,300 Member companies located in more than 104 countries. For more information about NAMM or the proven benefits of making music, interested parties can visit, call 800-767NAMM (6266).

Stillman Bank will host a free community shred day on Saturday, June 16. A shred truck will be onsite to safely dispose of your personal documents and information, and help you avoid becoming a victim of identity theft and fraud. Shredding will be offered at Stillman Bank in Stillman Valley from 8 to 10 a.m., at the Fire Station in Davis Junction from 10:15 to 11:15

a.m., and at Stillman Bank in Byron from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anyone is welcome to take advantage of this free service to dispose of personal papers and unwanted documents in a safe, secure way. Individuals may bring up to six boxes, weighing less than 35 pounds each, full of items to be shredded. Suggested items include those that contain personal

information such as names and addresses, birth dates, social security and insurance numbers, and banking and credit card information. Documents may contain staples and paper clips, and most non-plastic file folders are also accepted. For a complete list of acceptable shredding items, please contact Stillman Bank at 815-645-2266.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Carter, 122 N. Main St., Leaf River, $40,000.

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

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

Property Transfers Property transfers are listed according to the date they were filed in the county recorder’s office. The name of the grantor transferring the property is listed first, followed by the type of transaction, the name of the grantee, the address and township of the property. May 4 Spencer C. Blanchard and Joanne M. Blanchard, warranty deed to Jerome E. Dowd and Barbara A. Dowd, 510 Mill Ridge Rd., Byron, $114,000. David R. Jones as trustee of the George M. and Pauline A. Jones Revocable Trust 715, warranty deed to John J. King, 3171 E. Mill Rd., Byron, $250,000. Steve Rains and Irma L. Rains, warranty deed to Shannon M. Swanson, 5181

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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an accident and failure to wear a seatbelt. The vehicle was removed from the location by Albers Towing. Port was given an I-Bond and released to FHN Hospital staff. The accident remains under investigation. May 11 Justin Trunko, 21, Lyons, was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear. Trunko posted $190 as bond, was released from the Ogle County Jail, and does not have to return for court. May 12 Jacob Ruter, 30, Lanark, was arrested at 4:47 p.m. for driving while license suspended following a traffic stop in the 400 block of East Dixon Street. Ruter was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond. May 13 Michael Stottler, 34, Morrison, was arrested on

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

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Study says some suffer from severe weather phobia From B4

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

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

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

• 80.5 percent of respondents do not

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Ogle County Farmland Assessment Review Committee will meet on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 10:00am, in Suite 215 th of the old courthouse in Oregon, IL ( 105 S. 5 Street ). The purpose of the meeting is to consider the Illinois Department of Revenue's proposed 2019 farmland assessment, hear any public comment, and act on the Department's proposed assessments. The meeting is open to the public. May 17, 2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JAMES NELSON KEEHN, Deceased. No. 2018 P 31 NOTICE OF CLAIM Notice is given of the death of James Nelson Keehn who died on August 18, 2017. Letters of Office were issued on April 24, 2018 to Daniel G. McGee as Independent Executor, whose address is 1013 Sunnyvale Lane, Unit C, Madison, WI 53713, and whose attorney is Linda A. Giesen of Dixon & Giesen Law Offices, 121 East First Street, Dixon, Illinois. The estate will be administered without court supervision unless under Chapter 755 ILCS 5/28-4 of the probate act, any interested person terminates independent administration at any time by mailing or delivering a petition to terminate to the Circuit Clerk of the Lee County Court. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Clerk, or with the representative, or both within six months from the date of the first publication, no later than November 16, 2018 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. Linda A. Giesen Attorney for Administrator Prepared by: Ms. Linda A. Giesen Dixon & Giesen Law Offices 121 East First Street P.O. Box 389 Dixon, Illinois 61021 Telephone: 815-284-2288 Fax: 815-284-1338

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

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The FCC strongly encourages interested parties to file Requests for Environmental Review online at Parties wishing to submit the request by mail may do so by addressing the request to: FCC Requests for Environmental Review, Attn: Ramon Williams, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554. Public comments regarding potential effects on historic properties may be submitted within 30 days from the date of this publication to: EBI Consulting, c/o Project #6118003268-JD, 6876 Susquehanna Trail South, York, PA 17403, or via telephone at 203-231-6643. May 17, 2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL DISTRICTOGLE COUNTY - OREGON, Illinois ALPINE BANK & TRUST COMPANY AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO ALPINE BANK OF Illinois Plaintiff, -v.MATTHEW C. MARSILI, KIM M. MARSILI, ONEMAIN FINANCIAL OF ILLINOIS, INC. F/D/B/A AMERICAN GENERAL FINANCING SERVICES OF ILLINOIS, INC., THE ILLINOIS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendant 2017 CH 84 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on March 16, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 1:00 PM on June 19, 2018, at the Ogle County Courthouse, 106 5th Street front door entrance, OREGON, IL, 61061, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate:The West 100 feet of Lot 49 in Block 6 in Crill's Addition in the Town of Monroe Center, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Book ''D'' of Plats, page 9, in the Recorder's Office in Ogle County, Illinois, all situated in the County of Ogle and State of Illinois. Commonly known as 102 SOUTH ST., Monroe Center, IL 61052 Property Index No. 12-21-482-009. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $168,245.45. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney: WILLIAMSMCCARTHY LLP, 120 W. STATE STREET, P.O. BOX 219, Rockford, IL 61105, THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at for a 7 day status report of pending sales. WILLIAMSMCCARTHY LLP 120 W. STATE STREET, P.O. 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Moring Disposal is accepting applications for CLASS “A” AND “B” CDL DRIVERS for waste collection routes and waste transfer semi routes. Applications are also being accepted for general labor positions to help on routes and in our shops. Ideal Class “A” driving candidates should have a minimum of 2 years of experience. Class “B” and limited experience class “A” candidates will be considered for commercial and residential refuse collection routes. All Applicants must have a valid drivers license and good driving record as all positions require operating company vehicles. Morning disposal offers an excellent wage and benefit package including Medical, Dental, Optical and Life insurance, and 401K. Also, crew members that perform at a consistently high level are rewarded with our weekly performance incentive bonus program. Apply in person at 306 E. Main St. Forreston, Illinois, between the hours of 7:30AM & 4:30PM, Monday through Friday. Candidates can also access our application through the “contact us” section at Moring disposal conducts pre-employment and random drug screening.


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

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

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

Motor Routes Also Available: RT. 3809 • Franklin Gr., Ashton, Eldena est. 1851


900 S. Division, Polo

Want mowing in Mt. Morris & Oregon? Will do: Mowing, landscape mulching, In-

Routes Available Now in Dixon, Franklin Grove and Morrison!

Lenny Bryson

Phone or Fax

Customer Service/ Inside Sales Representative




Sales of all types


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


Check Out The Great Houses Listed For Sale In Ogle County Newspapers’ Classified Ads.

Call 815-284-7653 or 815-626-7653 To Place Your Classified Ad

Don’t let your advertising get thrown out with the junk mail.

Connect with more potential customers:

call 815-625-3600 or 815-284-2222 to advertise, in print and online.

Plug into the power of print and online newspaper advertising today. Newspaper advertising gets attention, and it gets results. In fact, newspaper websites are the number-one local site in 22 of the top 25 markets. * Statistics published by the Newspaper Association of America from independent researchers.

Oregon Republican Reporter Mt. Morris Times Tri-County Press Forreston Journal MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE See More Online Photos, Commerce, Expanded Text ➛Look for WEB ID ➛Log on to: www.saukvalley. com classifieds ➛Enter the WEB ID in the WEB ID Box ➛View Photos, Expanded Text BUY ONLINE!! CLASSIFIEDS



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



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


creditautosales Always over 100+ vehicles to choose from. 909

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




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


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

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

THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2018

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

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


Sudoku! Answer Found In Today’s Classified Section


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


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



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


Ogle County Newspapers, Thursday, May 17, 2018, Page B9

Searching for a job


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

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

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

The Auction Shed

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

Monday, May 21, 2018

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

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

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

Classifieds Work! Call today to place your ad!

Picture it


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Ogle County Newspapers, Thursday, May 17, 2018, Page B10


1701 E 4th St Sterling (815)625-9600 OWNER GREG MAJESKI






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FIVE STAR REVIEWS!!! “Not expecting to drive out with a car /just seeking some info. Yahoo!! I have a wonderful vehicle can’t be more happy. John Watts worked a miracle for me. I will be singing your praises to anyone I come in contact with. What a great day this has been, with the loss of my husband/ recent mayor of sterling in 2010, have not had many happy times. Thank you smiling here!!!” JACKIE AGGEN / May 1, 2018

FIRST TIME BUYER “Steve Scott was a huge help. Was very easy to work with and explained everything very well. Made the whole buying process easy and quick, especially for a first time buyer. Definitely recommend for buyers.” STEPHEN FIEFFER / April 28, 2018

“Dan was very helpful, he made the car buying process easy for my first vehicle purchase. He was personable, making us feel at home. He was determined to make sure we had the best rate we could find, putting our financial qualms at ease. Would highly recommend purchasing a vehicle with Majeski Motors and Dan Danreiter!” SAMANTHA FRANCOIS / April 21, 2018





“Dan V. was very helpful, and friendly with helping us purchase a new vehicle. Service was excellent, and very professional. I am beyond glad that we chose Majeski Motors to purchase a vehicle from. I would highly recommend Majeski to anyone in the market. We will definitely be back in the future! Thanks Dan V!” CASEY CHESHIER / April 19, 2018

“I would like to thank Nick Melsness and Mike Parent for all their help in purchasing my vehicle. They were very knowledgeable and very polite.” MARGARET AMENDA / March 22, 2018


“I purchased a new Mini Cooper at the Dixon location today! I will never buy a car from another dealership, except Majeski Motors! Mike Parent, and Nick McClanahan were absolutely wonderful. They were even able to get me more for my car than expected! Class A experience!” JAMI MEAKINS / February 16, 2018

*Plus tax, title, license & doc fee. Payments based on 3.99% APR financing for 75 & 84 months with approved credit with vehicles up to$10,000-$1,000 down, vehicles$10,000-$20,000-$2,000 down, vehicles$20,000-$25,000-$3,000 down, vehicles$25,000+-$5,000 down. Photos for illustration only. Dealer not liable for errors. **Plus tax, title, license & doc fee. Payments based on 2.99% APR financing for 72 months with approved credit and$2,000 down. Photos for illustration only. Dealer not liable for errors. ***See dealer for details

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