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Indigenous Lecture

GV Days

Woman of the Year

Learn about the indigenous people of Illinois at a June 19 lecture in Byron. A7

German Valley Days offered plenty of family activities. B1

Nancy Adams is named Woman of the Year at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.A2

Polo’s Town & Country Days features family fun By Vinde Wells vwells@oglecounty Polo’s 53rd annual Town & Country Days festival was off to a fine start Wednesday with Swimming Pool Games at the city pool, topped off at dusk on Thursday by a fireworks show at high school football field. “Spicing It Up 2018” is the theme of the festival which will be held through Sunday, June 17. Festival committee member Kim Miller said the festival, which started back in 1966 as a fundraiser for a community outdoor swimming pool, offers a great time for everyone. “It’s a good time for very little money,” she said. “There’s lots of fun things to see and do every day.” Great American Shows is once again providing carnival rides from Thursday evening through Sunday afternoon. Kids Day is Friday from 12 to 5 p.m. Armbands for unlimited carnival rides until 5 p.m. will go on sale at noon for $20 apiece. Besides the carnival, a Kids Fun Fair, open until 3 p.m. offers face-painting, games, and prizes, along with a petting zoo from 1 to 3 p.m. Spaghetti-eating and Jell-Oeating contests and an Oreostacking contest will take place in the festival tent at 2 p.m. The Aplington House and

Polo History Museum will be open for guided tours on Friday from 3 to 6 p.m., and again on Saturday from 12 to 5 p.m. Alumni Night in the beer garden on Friday night at 5 p.m. offers an opportunity to renew acquaintances. Other Friday events include Merchandise Bingo, a dunk tank, and a 5K run. Crossroads Community Church will serve breakfast on Saturday from 7 to 10:30 a.m., and the Polo Car Show & Swap Meet will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration for a volleyball tournament begins at 8:30 a.m. on the PHS football field with the games starting at 9 a.m. Youngsters can keep cool at the Kids Water Fights on Saturday starting at 10 a.m. at the Polo Fire Station. Other Saturday events include a bags tournament, a talent show, Twilight Bingo and music by Lyle Grobe and the Rhythm Ramblers and Route 38 at the beer garden. The Father’s Day Grand Parade will step off at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. The festival will wrap up with more events for youngsters — pedal pull tractor races for kids age 5 to fourth grade at 2 p.m. and a pig scramble at 3 p.m. for kids ages 5-12. The 50/50 drawing will take place at 2 p.m. in the festival tent.

Workers from Great American Shows carefully load the base plates of the Tilt-A-Whirl Tuesday afternoon in preparation for Town & Country Days. Photo by Zach Arbogast

1855 tombstone found next to Patchwork Inn By Vinde Wells vwells@oglecounty A crew doing excavation at a bed and breakfast in downtown Oregon June 8 made an unexpected discovery. The tombstone of a four-month-old baby who died almost 163 years ago was uncovered about five feet underground next to the foundation of the Patchwork Inn, 122 N. Third St., across the street from the Oregon City Hall. Oregon Police Chief Darin DeHaan said no coffin or remains were found near the headstone which reads “Martha E., daughter of D.G. and E. Clark, Aug. 27, 1855. Aged 4 ms. 9 ds.” He said a metal canister was found some distance away, but he believes it is unrelated to the gravestone. DeHaan said the stone has been turned over to the Ogle County Historical Society for further research. Ogle County Coroner Lou Finch said because no remains were found, nothing more is legally required. “We don’t know where the headstone came from,” he said. “Just because there’s a headstone doesn’t mean there was a burial there. It could have been a headstone that was messed up, and it was used for fill way back when.” Built in the mid-1840s, the Patchwork Inn lays claim to having hosted Abraham Lincoln during a speaking tour in Ogle County in late 1856 when he was campaigning for John C. Fremont, the first Republican Party candidate for U.S. President. Over the years, the building has served as a grocery store, private home, hotel, and boarding

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house. The two-story brick Greek revival-style inn was built by the William Moore family who came to Oregon from Pennsylvania. The 1850 census lists William Moore as innkeeper, and the building was advertised as Moore’s Hotel. Josh Ehrler, of Mt. Morris, left, and TJ Graden, of Polo, take the Aeronica Champ out of the hangar and onto the runway for Ehrler’s flight lesson. Photo by Vinde Wells

Airport offers flight training By Vinde Wells vwells@oglecounty A Polo pilot is hoping to bring awareness to the Ogle County Airport and the flight training it offers. “Our main goal is to let people know we’re here and get them interested in flying. We want to get the next generation of barn stormers out there,” said TJ Graden, who owns Graden Aviation, which is headquartered at the airport. The airport, located on Ill. 64 between Mt. Morris and Oregon, is well-known for its fly-in, drive-in breakfasts and also hosts other events, all open A baby’s tombstone was found by excavators to the public. June 8 next to the Patchwork Inn in Oregon. Last year, Graden said, the Photo supplied Ogle County Pilots, Inc., the

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group of shareholders that owns the facility, put in a concrete patio with comfortable furniture and a fire pit to encourage area residents and visitors to come out and watch the planes take off and land on the grass runway. “We want people to come out and watch the planes. They can even have a picnic,” he said with a grin. Graden also hopes to interest more people, especially youth, in learning to fly. Along with crop dusting, his company offers flight training in two of the planes he owns — a bright yellow Aeronica Champ and a Cessna 150. Gerry Hough, of Mt. Morris, is the flight instructor, and Graden is working toward

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getting his instructor’s credentials as well. Along with the Rock River Flyers, a flying club composed of area pilots, Graden sponsors the Young Eagles program for kids ages 8 to 17. The program offers youths basic flight instruction and familiarizes them with airplanes and what it takes to be a pilot. Graden said the number of pilots has diminished in recent years and a future shortage is predicted. “Our goal now is to get the next generation up and flying,” he said. “In the Young Eagles, kids study aviation and go up with the flight instructor. They get to take the controls for a little bit.” Turn to A3

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Adams named Woman of the Year

Noralee Gray, left, presents Nancy Adams with the annual St. Mary’s Parish Woman of the Year Award for 2018 at the Altar & Rosary Society luncheon on June 4 at White Pines Inn. Noralee Gray was previously named St. Mary’s Parish Woman of the Year for 2017. Photo supplied

Each year in May the parishioners of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Polo vote to select a Woman of the Year. The winner is chosen based on her contribution of time and talent to the parish as well as to the community.  Past recipients have included special women who have been active in parish organizations and have helped in parish activities.  Many have also been involved in helping with various Polo community projects.  Nancy Adams was selected as the recipient of the 17th annual Woman of the Year

Award for 2018. She and her husband Jim have been active in the parish for 26 years.  They have one daughter, Abby, and a granddaughter, Everlie. Over the years, Adams has been a devoted and faithful member of the St. Mary’s parish family and the Polo community.   In selecting her for this honor, several parishioners noted that she has been active in virtually every parish activity. For quite some time, Adams has volunteered to clean the church linens every week.

She has been active in the Altar & Rosary Society for many years and has served as president and in other officer positions. She also serves on the Chinese Auction Committee. Adams has put in a great deal of time in various church religious activities.  She coordinates St. Mary’s prayer chain and is active with St. Mary’s Elizabeth Ministry.  In addition, she serves on the Funeral Committee and helps with those dinners. Several people noted that Adams is a very willing volunteer and one of the first to offer help when something

needs to be done. She volunteers time for Second Hard Rose, the Polo second hand store sponsored by local churches.  When one was needed, she stepped in briefly as the parish secretary.  She has also helped out as a volunteer money counter of weekly donations. The St. Mary’s Women of the Year are usually honored at the Mother-Daughter Breakfast in May.  However, this year’s Woman of the Year for 2018 was honored at the Altar & Rosary Society Luncheon at the White Pines Inn on Monday, June 4.

Aplington House and museum will be open for T&C Days By Betty Obendorf Curator Polo Historical Society We had a very good meeting last week at Polo Historical society. The seats were all full except for one. It is always good to get together at the history museum.  I even got hot chocolate made for the occasion and several brought treats for refreshment time.  Our program given by Paula Faivre was excellent information on disabled people and how they are taken care of in their adult life.  She had visited Brookwood Community in Houston, Texas with Shirley Clayton. It is a place one just does not forget. We have many disabled people throughout the United States and as children, they

receive many services in our school systems. But that is only a small portion of their life that they are educated as young people.  They spend a major portion of their lives as adults and it is difficult to have them in places where they can be productive as adults.  Also the care that they need is a factor in their lives and they will need this care for many, many years. Brookwood Community is a God-centered, residential, educational area where many people volunteer their help to keep it going.  It is acres of woods where people can hike, gardens where people can help grow vegetables and flowers, and work areas where artistic people can use their skills to make things to sell.  Disabled people still

have wonderful skills and Brookwood allows them to develop those skills in many areas. Cooking skills are developed and Brookwood has a café that is open to the public.  A well-known chef is over the kitchen and creative and connoisseur eating draws people to the restaurant for a meal of fine food.  They are probably not fixing chipped beef on toast! Brookwood is probably your Cadillac of services to disabled adults.  Many affluent families send their disabled adults there to get the best care possible.  Later when the parents retired, they moved to the area and became volunteers in Brookwood Community. It is a caring, loving community where disabled people can flourish, feel loved,

and needed. We all need to feel we have a purpose in life, can contribute to our fellow man, and that we have been placed on this earth for a reason. Coming up in our community is Town and Country Days over Father’s

Day weekend. Aplington House and the Polo History Museum will be open Friday and Saturday.  Friday the time will be 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday the hours will be 12 to 5 p.m.  There will also be a special tour for the Class of 68.

Call me if you can help with any of this since I am still limping around.

The Gateway to the Pines Car Club will hold its annual Polo Car Show in conjunction with Polo Town & Country Days on Saturday, June 16 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. The show is open to cars, trucks, and motorcycles. The cost is $12 for those registered by Tuesday, June 5 and $15 on the day of the show. Preregister online at www. gatewaytothe Dash plaques will be award

to the first 100 registered. First, second, and third place trophies will be given in all classes, as voted by participants. Classes include Original/ Restored, Street Rods, Street Machines, Mustangs, Corvettes, Trucks Original/ Restored, Trucks Modified, T-Birds, Foreign Imports, Unique & Unusual, Performance & Competition Plus, and Motorcycles.

Six special trophies will be awarded for Best in Show for Engine, Paint, Interior, GM, Ford, and Mopar. For more information visit the website or call Cliff at 815718-2590 or Mick at 815-9736932. No pets are allowed at the show on leash or otherwise, and no bikes are allowed in the show area. Breakfast will be available at Crossroads Church.

Hopefully our rain will be just this weekend and then maybe we can look forward to great weather over Polo’s big days.

Polo Car Show set for June 16

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It was beginning to look like a festival in downtown Polo as the rides went up Tuesday afternoon. Town & Country Days began Wednesday. Photo by Zach Arbogast


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State may force Ogle County to change workforce district By Vinde Wells vwells@oglecounty Ogle County may be forced by state officials to join a Local Workforce Innovation Area it already rejected. County board chairman Kim Gouker said he is concerned about the impact the change could have on local job seekers. He was contacted in early May by Illinois Workforce Innovation Board officials who informed him that the county is out of compliance because the LWIA of which it is a member does not match its Economic Development District. Ogle County is currently part of a LWIA that includes JoDaviess, Carroll, Whiteside, Lee, Bureau, LaSalle, and Putnam Counties. The change would force the county to join another LWIA with Winnebago, Stephenson, and Boone Counties. LWIAs are part of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which is under the authority of the U.S. Department of Labor, which provides the funding through grants. The state governor has the responsibility to designate and re-designate LWIAs that administer public workforce programs. Ogle is one of five Illinois counties determined by Department of Labor officials to be out of compliance.  In 2010, Gouker said Ogle County rejected the LWIA that included Winnebago, Stephenson, and Boone

Counties. and instead chose to join the current one. The law was revised in the last couple of years, he said, to require LWIAs to match the Economic Development Districts. “The crux of it was we didn’t want to get thrown in with these [Winnebago, Stephenson, and Boone] counties because they aren’t the same as we are,” Gouker said. “They all have large metropolitan areas and we don’t. We chose not to join with them.” However, the county remains in the state-mandated Economic Development District with Winnebago, Stephenson, and Boone, and that, state officials say, cannot continue. Their solution is for Ogle to change LWIAs. Gouker, however, disagreed. He said a better solution is for the state to change the Economic Development District map to coincide with LWIAs. “I’m saying change the Economic Development maps,” he said. In fact, he recommended that to state officials but got no response.  Gouker said Ogle County’s population, demographics, and large rural area are more compatible with the other members of the eight-county LWIA it currently belongs to. It also already has other relationships with counties in that LWIA. For example, Ogle, Lee, and Whiteside are in the same Regional Office of Education, and Ogle and Lee

are partners in an Enterprise Zone, where they are promoting economic development. “We’re a much more rural county. In reality and compatibility we need to stay where we are,” Gouker said. In addition, he said, significant time, planning, and money have gone into getting the current LWIA working effectively. The purpose of the LWIA is to retrain displaced workers and provide other services for individuals, including youths, looking for work. Programs in Ogle County’s LWIA are operated by BEST, Inc., a LaSalle firm, with offices in Oregon and other cities within the LWIA. Gouker said that if Ogle County is forced to change LWIAs, the Oregon office will be moved to Belvidere. “We have only 20 percent of our total workforce that works in Boone, Winnebago and Stephenson counties,” he said.“We have 60 percent of our workforce that lives and works in Ogle County. So, to change our workforce services due to the 20 percent that works in the other LWIA district, is not fair to the 80 percent who do not work there, especially if our displaced workers would need to go to Belvidere to receive their services that are available now here in Ogle County.” The final decision must be made by the governor by June 30. The state board has asked the Department of Labor for a one-year extension.

TJ Graden keeps this Aeronica Champ in his hangar at the Ogle County Airport for flight training. Photo by Vinde Wells

Airport offers flight training From A1 Pilots must be at least 16 years old to be licensed. Lessons are also available for adults and are offered in one-hour sessions on a pay asyou-go basis. The Ogle County Airport, started in the 1970s, was named Airport of the Year in 2007 by the Illinois Department of Transportation. It boasts a well-maintained 2,640-foot runway that is 200 feet wide and 14 hangars, with

plans to build more. Graden said the OCPI is continually upgrading the airport facilities. All the hangars have concrete floors and restrooms. “In the old days, we had gravel floors and tin sheds,” he said with a chuckle. The breakfasts and annual hangar dances are fundraisers that help pay for the maintenance of the airport. This year’s breakfasts are set for Wednesday, July 4 and

Sunday, Aug. 26 with serving from 7 to 11 a.m. For more information about the airport of flight instruction contact Graden at 815-2910594 or gradenair1978@, or Hough at 815440-3530 or C55pilot@yahoo. com. For information about the Young Eagles contact coordinator Shellie Graden at 815-946-3272, sgradhcpb@, or www.

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Polo Library News All programs are free unless otherwise noted and handicapped accessible. Please note that some programs require registration. Summer Reading Program Summer Reading Activities began Tuesday, June 5 and continue through Thursday, Aug. 9. Parents must come into the library, e-mail the library, or phone the library to register their child or children for each program.  Please include your child’s age and phone number.  Children completing kindergarten through fifth grade for 2017-18 school year are eligible to participate.  The programs will run from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. The following are the Summer Reading programs for

Pine Creek News By Karen Merlak We are finally getting caught up on the much needed rainfall. Flowers, gardens, and yards are benefiting from the extra rainfall. Our Creator takes care of His land, His creatures, and most of all His children. For His special care, we are truly thankful. This morning in church, we were greeted by Don and Vicki Hay. Rev. Charlotte Hoppe continues the series Faces of Faith. The scriptures include familiar and some not so familiar stories. On Saturday evening, our church hosted a picnic for our neighbors in Pine Creek. Lyle Hopkins led the team of grillers for the meal. Church members brought dishes to share with the crowd. After dinner, JoLynn Kruse entertained the group with her guitar and singing. 

weeks of June 12 and June 19. • Tuesday, June 12, Discovery Center - Stomp Rockets • Thursday, June 14, Movie at the Library • Tuesday, June 19, Movie at the Library • Thursday, June 21, History for Kids, Let’s Build a Fable Children completing sixth through 12th grades for the 2017-18 school year will be able to participate in a Teen Summer Reading BINGO Program. This activity runs from June 4 through July 20. Teens need to come into the library to pick up a BINGO card. More information on both programs and activities 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 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.

There were over fifty people participating in the outdoor meal, including members from the Disciples of Christ churches in Sterling and Rock Falls. We enjoyed visiting with our new and old friends. This past Wednesday evening, Sandra Ford’s daughter, Crystal Patterson, her husband, Jack, two of their children, Sam, and Hannah, and her fiance, Josh Millmore visited our church to tell about their recent trips to Haiti.  The family presented a video and explained about the conditions and the slow progress that is happening in the small country. Crystal and Jack lead a yearly trip to Haiti to spread the word of God. After their presentation, everyone gathered downstairs for refreshments and visiting.  This past Thursday evening, I visited Jane Hamilton. She invited me to her backyard to see the sunset. Unfortunately, the clouds were covering the horizon. We know that if the clouds were not in the way we would have seen a beautiful sight.  The missed sunset reminds me of the other missed opportunities to see God’s beauty. It

is very easy to miss seeing the wonder of this world when we are so busy. We find other things taking our attention instead of allowing us to take notice of our surroundings. Imagine missing an opportunity to get to know a truly beautiful person simply because we couldn’t see past a certain quality or belief. We may not agree in every way, however, that should not stop us from knowing each other and loving one another.  It is easy to be kind to those we already know. Now is the time to be kind to the person we may not know very well. We need to remember that each person is important. We only need to take the time to get to know them.  The same concept applies to getting to know Jesus. Too many times we have missed the opportunity to get to know Jesus because we have allowed the things of this world to get in the way. He is worth getting to know.  I hope to see you next week in our church. We welcome you and your family to be a part of our family. Come and get to know us. Come and get to know Jesus. 

Children’s Programs Parents or caregivers must remain in the library if their child is under 10. Pokemon Club Saturday, June 16 1 to 2 p.m. Ages 6-12 Snack Provided Book Discussion Groups Extra books are always available for these discussions. Please check one out and join us. Afternoon Book Club @ the Library

Monday, June 25 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Selection: Daring to Drive by Manal al-Sharif Friday Book Discussion @ the Library Friday, June 22 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Selection: Wonder by R J Palacio New to the Collection The following list is a small sampling of the new items available at the library. Please come in and check out our new books and other items on display located in each section of the library.   Visit our website (pololibrary. org) and view the carousel,

Adult Fiction Twisted Prey by John Sandford; Shattered Mirror by Iris Johansen; After Anna by Lisa Scottoline DVDs Hostiles, Justice League Large Print A Breath of Hope by Lauraine Snelling, Under Northern Skies book 2 RRC Representative Wednesday, June 27 10 to 12 p.m. The Rock River Center provides a caseworker to answer questions about Medicare,

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!

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Ward is part of crew in Nat Geo special A Mt. Morris native will be part of an MEDEVAC helicopter crew featured in a TV documentary. The crew of DUSTOFF 68: Cpt. Douglas Hill, First Lt. Kelly Ward, Sgt. Robert Silva, Sgt. Jason Daniels, and Sgt. David Hixson departed in the afternoon of May 14, 2013 for an urgent point of injury 9-line MEDEVAC request for five injured U.S. soldiers in a village about seven kilometers from their home base of Pasab, Afghanistan. Ward, son of Mike and JoLynn Ward, of Mt. Morris, was the helicopter co-pilot on this mission. Now a captain, he is stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.  This rescue mission is shown

Foundation for Focus House welcomes Thomason to board

Mt. Morris native Capt. Kelly Ward, far left, is pictured with the other members of his crew Cpt. Douglas Hill, Sgt. Robert Silva, Sgt. Jason Daniels, and Sgt. David Hixson. Photo supplied

in actual soldier cam footage on the National Geographic channel ON DEMAND on cable Comcast TV.   It is titled “My Fighting Season – Brothers in Arms.” 

The soldiers were flown to California two years later for the interviews for the filming of the documentary that was done by Ricky Schroeder.   This DUSTOFF 68 unit

received the DUSTOFF ASSOC rescue of the year award in 2013. Each individual soldier also received Army commendation medals.   

The Foundation for Focus House and Community Programming announces that Jennifer Thomason LCPC, Director of Adult Services at Sinnissippi Centers Inc., has joined the Focus House Foundation Board of Directors. Thomason has a master’s degree in Human Development Counseling from the University of Illinois at Springfield. She has worked in the community mental health field for more than 13 years as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and brings experience with mental illness / substance use recovery, residential programming, and trauma informed care. “I am excited to join a group of great community leaders who see the importance of programs such as the Focus House,” she said. “The time is right for strong partnerships

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and a vision for the future.” David Tess, Foundation for Focus House Board President, and the entire board welcomes Thomason and looks forward to working with her and the expertise she brings to the organization.

College News Upper Iowa University Several area students have been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Upper Iowa University, Fayette, Iowa. To be honored, a student must have earned a minimum 3.50 grade point average for the semester and be enrolled as a full-time student.  Those earning academic honors include Alexandra Green, of Monroe Center; Alyssa Behmer, of Stillman Valley; and Shawn Weaver, of Byron. Northern Illinois University Several area students

received degrees in May from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb. Those earning degrees are: Byron — Nicole Gould, Bachelor of Science, Mechanical EngineeringMechatronics and Robotics; Hailey Johnson, Bachelor of Arts, English; Aleshia Krupp, Bachelor of Science, Accountancy; Irma Rains, Bachelor of Arts, Spanish Language & Literature; Mitchell Semple, Master of Business Admin, Business Administration MBA; Andrea Wilson, Bachelor of Science, Marketing; and Brittni Zick, Doctor of Physical Therapy,

Physical Therapy; Davis Junction — Melissa Hamblin, Bachelor of Science, Medical Laboratory Sciences; and Jennifer Montero, Bachelor of Science, Nursing; Forreston — Bridget Barry, Bachelor of Science, Business Administration; Leaf River — Ross Williams, Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology; Monroe Center — Lauren Buba, Bachelor of Science, Environmental Studies; Kyle Lookingland, Bachelor of Science, Technology-Industrial Management & Technology; Mt. Morris — Kelsey Boyd, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology; and Kayla Pottorff, Bachelor

Marriage Licenses Ogle County Clerk Laura J. Cook issued the following marriage licenses. June 1 Justin R. Hauck and Anna M. Jungles, both of Rochelle. Joshua R. Shepard and Brianna L. Wessman, both of Dixon. June 4

Thomas W. Ryder III and Jennifer M. Giger, both of Rockford. Joel A. Sweeney and Stephanie M. Hanlin, both of Mt. Morris. June 5 Daniel M. Gale and Cori K. Felts, both of Oregon. Bryer J. Peters and Nicole E. Frisbie, both of Mt. Morris.

of Science in Educ, SPEDLearning Behavior Specialist I; Oregon — Tabatha Burgett, Bachelor of Science, Public Health - Health Administration; Kristina Buschek, Master of Accounting Science, Accountancy; Austin Carr, Bachelor of Science, Computer Science - Software Development; Taylor Coltrain, Bachelor of Science, Operations & Information Management; Miguel Dominguez Carreno, Bachelor of Science, Physics Secondary Teaching; Kennedy Ghibellini, Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology; Nicholas Sepeda, Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences; Caroline

Stephens, Bachelor of Science, Early Childhood Education with Preschool Special Education Approval; and Shannan Warnken, Bachelor of Science in Educ, Middle Level Teaching and Learning Polo — Justin Archer, Bachelor of Science, Business Administration; Jeffrey Kimpel, Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology; Drew Mitchell, Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering; and Rebecca Wakenight, Master of Accounting Science, Accountancy. Iowa State University Several area students have been named to the spring dean’s list at Iowa State University,

Ames, Iowa. Students named to the dean’s list must have earned a grade point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.00 scale while carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours of graded course work.  Those earning academic honors include: Anne E. Dinges, Taylor N. Hess, Martha M. Hodapp, Lucas A. Jurasek, Keelyn T. Swanson, all of Byron; Connor J. Engelkes, and Dalton G. Engelkes, both of Davis Junction; Mitchell S. Bratina, of Leaf River; James E. Taylor, of Mt. Morris; Noah G. Leffelman, of Oregon; and Zane F. Ankney, and Kimberlee Laurel Baker, both of Stillman Valley.

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Jose L. Fuentes Zavaleta and Ana M. Filobello Garcia, both (All ages are welcome to of Rochelle. participate in programming) June 6 Gene V. Speers and Denise M. Smice, both of Mt. Morris.

Computer Classes at Rock River Center The Computer Technology Center at Rock River Center is June 7 free and open to the public, and Riley K. Williams, and available weekdays from 8:30 Devyn P. Vandierendonck, both a.m. to 3:30 p.m. of Rochelle. The following computer class has been scheduled in June. Monday, June 18 – MS 2016 Word Basics – 9:30 - 11 a.m. (Facilitator: Deb Julian) This class provides the basics functions of Microsoft 2016 Word. Learn tasks such as opening existing files, creating new files, formatting, 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. To register for training classes, call Rock River Center at 815-732-3252. Groups Information 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 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

POLO POOL Adult Lap Swim NOW M-F ~ Noon -1 **Beginning 6/25/18**

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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 & 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 more information, call 7815-732-3252.


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Church News ADELINE ZION EVANGELICAL CHURCH 9106 Cedar St. in Adeline Leaf River 61047 Phone 815-541-4863 Sunday Services: Sunday School 9 a.m. Worship Service 10:15 a.m. BAILEYVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH 303 W. Franklin St., Baileyville Pastor Gary Branam www.baileyvillebaptistchurch. org Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 10:40 a.m. Morning Worship 6 p.m. Evening Service Wednesday 7 p.m. Midweek Bible Study 4th Sunday Each Month 1:30 p.m. Nursing Home Service at Presence St. Joseph BAILEYVILLE REFORMED CHURCH 400 W. Center St. Baileyville Pastor Bruce Otto 815-235-1201 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Morning Worship 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, June 14—10 a.m. Bible Class Friday, June 15—8 a.m.-3 p.m. Youth Group Garage Sale Saturday, June 16—8 a.m.-12 p.m. Youth Group Garage Sale Sunday, June 17—9 a.m. Worship with Communion; 10:30 Adult Bible Class Monday, June 18—Newsletter Deadline Tuesday, June 19—12 p.m. ALIVE at Sunrise Restaurant in Oregon Thursday, June 21—10 a.m. Bible Class OPEN BIBLE 302 S. Franklin St., Polo Luke Schier, Pastor 815-946-2848 Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. We include children in our Sunday Worship experience “Grandkids Class” Ages 3-10 are dismissed right after our Praise & Blended Worship Time. Bible-Based Passion for God Compassion for People Visit Our Website:

Crave Youth Group (6th-12th grade) - Sundays at 6 p.m. 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 EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF MT. MORRIS 102 S. Seminary St. Mt. Morris Senior Pastor Bruce McKanna Associate Pastor Logan Murphy 815-734-4942 Thursday, June 14—1 p.m. Ladies Bible Study Friday, June 15—10:30 a.m. Food Pantry Volunteers Saturday, June 16—7 a.m. Men’s Accountability Group Sunday, June 17—8:30 a.m. Sunday School For All Ages; 9:30 a.m. Inner Mission; 10 a.m. Worship Service Log onto our website at http:// to check out our latest opportunities and updates FAITH DISCOVERY CHURCH 801 W. Oregon St., Polo Jeremy Heller, Pastor 815-946-3588 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Worship Service Nursery Available We are an independent nondenominational Christian church. Visitors are always welcome.

FAITH EVANGELICAL CROSSROADS COMMUNITY LUTHERAN CHURCH CHURCH, 402 Second Ave., Forreston POLO CAMPUS Pastor Scott Ralston  205 N. Jefferson Ave., Polo Church 815-938-3203 Pastor Chris Bradshaw “A Church with a Heart — In Sundays at 10 a.m. the Heart of Forreston” 815-837-5255 9 a.m. Sunday Worship 10 a.m. Sunday School We offer contemporary worship Sunday, June 17—9 a.m. Worship and relevant Bible teaching Thursday, June 21—6:30 p.m. through FAITHful Hands Quilting engaging messages, and powerful video FAITH UNITED Join us after the service in our cafe METHODIST CHURCH for coffee, snacks & fellowship Mission Statement: Loving, Kidzlink Children’s Ministry Growing & Serving in Faith (infant-5th grade)-during Adult Handicapped Accessible Services 702 E. Dixon St., Polo

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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. Pastor Brian LeBaron 815-946-3212 Website: faithumcpolo 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Worship 11 a.m. Fellowship FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 505 Hill St., Oregon 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, June 14—8 a.m. AA Meeting, UMW Breakfast at the Pines; 7 p.m. Ad Council Sunday, June 17—9 a.m. Worship Monday, June 18—8 a.m. AA Meeting Tuesday, June 19—Herald News Due

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 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 LEAF RIVER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 104 E. Rt. 72, Leaf River Pastor David Poust Sunday, June 17—10:30 a.m. Worship Tuesday, June 19—Newsletter Deadline LIGHTHOUSE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 4938 S. Daysville Rd., Oregon Pastor Chan Ik Choi Handicapped Accessible 9 a.m. Worship Service 10 a.m. Sunday School Age Three through Sixth Grade. Everyone is Welcome

MT. MORRIS CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN 409 W. Brayton Road FORRESTON GROVE P.O. Box 2055 CHURCH Mt. Morris, IL 61054 7246 N. Freeport Rd., Forreston Pastor Ginny Haney Presbyterian Church in America Phone: 815-734-4573 Pastor Drew Jones Office hours Monday - Friday 815-938-3605 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon Thursday, June 14—1:30 p.m. 9:30 a.m. Sunday School Dementia Support Group at 10:30 a.m. Worship Service Pinecrest Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, June 15—9 a.m. Pioneer Club; 7:45 p.m. Choir Women’s Fellowship; Pastor Ginny Day Off FORRESTON REFORMED Saturday, June 16—Pastor CHURCH Ginny Day Off; 8:10 a.m. Men’s 501 Third Ave. Fellowship Breakfast Pastor Lyle Zumdahl Sunday, June 17—8:15 a.m. 815-938-2424 Prayer Service; 9:30 a.m. Worship; 10:30 a.m. Fellowship; 10:45 a.m. 9:30 a.m. Worship Sunday School; 11 a.m. Living 10:45 a.m. Sunday School Hope Church Service Tuesday, June 19—8:45 a.m. FREEDOM LUTHERAN Bible Study; Quilting CHURCH, ELCA Pastor Brant Clements NORTH GROVE 815-284-2966 EVANGELICAL CHURCH Website:https//www. 10384 W. Coffman Rd., Forreston Sunday Evening Worship at Pastor Tim Hotchkiss 5:45 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church: 815-938-2194 Pastor’s Cell: 815-209-6838 Church, 200 S. 5th St., Oregon 9 a.m. Sunday School Coffee & Fellowship following 10:05 a.m. Worship Service the service Tuesday & Saturday 9-11:30 Welcome Center is at a.m. Food Pantry & Thrift Shop 111 S. 4th St., Oregon Open at New Life Community Center GATHERING PLACE CHURCH OREGON Come Take Your Place at the CHURCH OF GOD Table - SOS 2:4  860 W. Oregon Trail Rd. 124 N. Fourth St., Oregon Pastor Michael Hoffman (Oregon Coliseum)Pastor 815-732-6847 Wade Buzzard 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 815-440-7937 10:30 a.m. Worship Online: theGP.Church // FB. You and your family are invited com/theGatheringPlaceChurch to join us for worship on Sunday, 10 a.m. Sundays June 17. Life Groups Throughout The The morning worship service Week will begin at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Hoffman’s sermon is titled “Men GERMAN VALLEY Like God – Really!” UNITED METHODIST Greeting you will be Dorothy CHURCH Capes, Shirley Palmer, and Joan Church and Main Streets Janssen. Don Plock, Pastor During morning worship an 8:30 a.m. Worship Service exceptionally fine Children’s Church is offered for children 3 GRACE VALLEY years old through Grade 5. CHRISTIAN REFORMED Sunday School begins at 9:30 CHURCH

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a.m. and includes classes for adults, Sunday, June 17—Summer young adults, teens, children and Worship Hours, 9:30 a.m. Divine infants. Worship Special attention is given in each class to issues and topics related to ST. MARK’S LUTHERAN the particular needs and interests of CHURCH each group. 201 N. Division Ave., Polo The Wednesday night Youth Pastor Terrie Wilder Group meets at 6 p.m. at East 815-946-2919 Oregon Chapel, 107 N. Daysville Sunday Road. 9 a.m. Worship The local Weight Watchers 10 a.m. Social Time group meets Wednesday at the church from 5 to 5:30 p.m. ST. MARY CHURCH for weigh-in, followed by their 301 N. Fourth St., Oregon meeting from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Father Joseph P. Naill June’s Bible Books of the Month Office Phone 815-732-7383 are Nahum through Malachi. Office FAX 815-732-4742 Mass Schedule OREGON UNITED 4:30 p.m. Saturday METHODIST CHURCH 8:30 a.m. Sunday 200 S. Fourth, Oregon 8 a.m. Tuesday thru Friday 815-732-2994 3 p.m. Third Wednesday of Month at Pinecrest Sunday Worship 9 a.m. Reconciliation Followed by Fellowship and All3:30-4:15 p.m. Saturday Age Sunday School St. Mary Prayer Network Friday, June 15—11:30 a.m.Lois Lints 815-703-9699 1 p.m. Feed the Children Lunch; Nancy Kerwin 815-732-3351 Newsletter Articles Due Darlene Bauer 815-732-2238 Saturday, June 16—Youth Mission Team Leaves for Wyoming ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC Sunday, June 17—Father’s CHURCH Day, 9 a.m. Worship; 10:15 a.m. 213 N. Franklin Ave., Polo Fellowship Father Joseph P. Naill Tuesday, June 19—11:30 a.m.-1 815-946-2535 p.m. Feed the Children Lunch; 7 Sunday Mass p.m. Worship Committee Meeting 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 20—6:30 a.m. Reconciliation Men’s Bible Study; 7 a.m.-7 p.m. First Sunday of each month after Prayer in Chapel mass Thursday, June 21—6:30 p.m. Religious Education Missions Committee Meeting Youth Program Friday, June 22—11:30 a.m.-1 6 p.m.1st & 2nd Wednesdays p.m. Feed the Children Lunch Adult Bible Study Sunday, June 24—Father’s Day, 8:30 a.m. 1st Wednesday 9 a.m. Worship-Coin Collection; 10:15 a.m. Fellowship; Youth ST. PAUL LUTHERAN Mission Team Returns CHURCH 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon PINE CREEK CHRISTIAN 815-732-2367 CHURCH Sunday Activities: 5076 S. Lowell Park Rd. 8:30 & 11 a.m. Pastor Charlotte Hoppe Worship Services 9 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. 10 a.m. Worship Service Coffee & Fellowship 9:45 a.m. Sunday School POLO CHURCH OF THE Wednesday 10 a.m. Bible Study BRETHREN Other Activities Include: Congress Ave. & Webster St. Men’s & Women’s Groups, (The church is handicapped Confirmation Class, High School accessible) Youth Group, Grieving Ministry, Pastor Leslie Lake Outreach Ministry with Rockford Rescue Mission & HOPE 9:30 a.m. Family Worship Pregnancy Center, Adult Choir 11 a.m. Sunday School For More Information Call the Church Office PRAIRIE DELL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SAUK VALLEY 16031 W. Coffman Rd., SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Shannon CHURCH Pastor Donna Gericke, CLP 416 Prospect St., Dixon 815-864-2448 John Lewis, Pastor 9 a.m. Adult Sunday School 815-677-9199 10 a.m. Worship 9:30 a.m. Sabbath School 11:15 a.m. Fellowship 11 a.m. Worship Service Luncheon after services, weekly RIVERSTONE CHRISTIAN CHURCH TRINITY EVANGELICAL 609 S. 10th St., Oregon LUTHERAN CHURCH Craig Arnold, Pastor 308 E. Brayton 812-236-1213 Mt. Morris 10:45 a.m. Worship Service Pastor Josh Ehrler 815-734-6354 ST. BRIDE’S EPISCOPAL Email: trinitymmil@frontier. CHURCH com 1000 Ill. 64 West Website: Oregon Saturday Worship 5:30 p.m. Rev. Eldred George Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. 815-732-7211 Thursday, June 14—11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Summer Lunch Program Friday, June 15—8 a.m. Bulletin Services Assembly, Tidings Assembly & Sunday 8 & 10 a.m. Fellowship Holy Communion Saturday, June 16—5:30 p.m. Classes Worship Service Children’s Sunday School & Sunday, June 17—9:30 a.m. Adult Bible Study Available Worship Service St. Bride’s follows traditional Tuesday, June 19—11:30 Anglican-Episcopal church a.m.-12:30 p.m. Summer Lunch practices; is biblically based Program; 12:45 p.m. CATCH Club and both family and individual Wednesday, June 20—6:30 a.m. oriented. Visitors are always Prayer & Praise Group; 11:30 welcomed. a.m.-12:30 p.m. Summer Lunch Program; 6:30 p.m. Let Freedom ST. JAMES LUTHERAN Sing Rehearsal CHURCH Thursday, June 21—11:30 West Grove Road at a.m.-12:30 p.m. Summer Lunch Columbine Rd. Program Rev. Lucy Wynard Friday, June 15—9 a.m. WEST BRANCH CHURCH Northern Illinois Synod Assembly OF THE BRETHREN Begins at Augustana College, 4014 West Branch Road Rock Island Southeast of Forreston Saturday, June 16—1 p.m. Pastor Richard Bright Ordination Service of Pastor-Elect 815-734-4411 Karyn Kosh at Northern Illinois 9:30 a.m. Sunday School Synod Assembly at Augustana 10:35 a.m. Worship College

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Ogle County Historical Society will sell select items on June 16

Songwriters Open Mic is June 15 in Mt. Morris A new musical concept, launched last month, is taking place at the Mt. Morris Moose Family Center on the third Friday of each month. This month’s date of Friday, June 15 is joined by July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, and a 2019 Christmas Finale on Dec. 21 to round out the 2018 schedule. The Songwriters Open Mic produced by Jerry Tice of the renowned Mountain Grass Band and co-hosted by star performer Ruth Ann Lillstrom will showcase original musical or lyrical compositions performed by the creating artist, no covers and no accompanist.  

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The Ogle County Historical Society, which operates and maintains the Ruby Nash Museum and the Carriage annex at 111 N. Sixth St., Oregon, will sponsor a porch sale on Saturday, June 16 from noon to 4 p.m. Due to space limitations the society can not keep or display many donated books. These books will be Mary Ley of Aireloom Music is a “natural” for composing original music to fit the unique format of the Songwriters Open Mic. Photo supplied

All material must be family friendly. Each performer gets two songs and no more than 10 minutes. Sound is provided, but no complicated set-ups or processors.   Each event will run from 7

to 9:30 p.m. Performer check-in is at 6:30 pm. Performance order will be drawn at 6:50 p.m. The Mt. Morris Moose Family Center has an extensive menu of food and beverage. Details are available from Jerry Tice at 815-449-2660.

discarded soon. For a donation as a fundraiser, the society is willing to offer the public a chance to save these books.  Other select items will also be for sale. Donation helps to insure the future of this museum, organized over half a century ago for the people of Ogle County.  The museum and the Ruby

Nash house will also be open on June 16. A partial list of items for sale may be found at Conover Square, the Oregon Chamber of Commerce, and the Ogle County Historical Society.  For more information call Arlene Sangmeister at 815-732-4200 or email 

Concert on the Deck is June 17 The Byron Forest Preserve District will be offering their second Summer Concert on the Deck featuring Dan Hagemann and Matt Martino on Sunday, June 17 starting at 7 p.m. These Sunday evening concerts have moved from the Heritage Farm Museum Stage on River Road.

The concerts will now be held at their 2,600 square foot Prairie Overlook Deck located at the Jarrett Prairie Center in Byron. The new deck overlooks the 400 acre Jarrett Prairie Nature Preserve with wonderful views of prairie flowers and beautiful sunsets. Call the Byron Forest Preserve for more information at 815 234-8535 extension 200.

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Serenity to hold class for caregivers June 20

Spicing It Up

2018 Polo Town & Country Days June 13th - 17th

Thursday (50/50 Tickets available all weekend) 5:00pm 5:00pm 5pm-8pm 5:00pm 6:00pm 8:30pm 9:30pm

Great American Shows Carnival Rides open until 10pm Merchandise Bingo Tent until 8pm Dunk Tank *Little Miss & Mr. Contest- Festival Tent Quartermania- Festival Tent…. TONS of Raffle items going for as low as 25 cents!! Raffle items include Cubs tickets, gift baskets and certificates from TONS of local merchants! Concessions at Polo Football Field sponsored by Polo High School Cheerleaders Fireworks!! Polo HS Football Field

Serenity Hospice is offering caregivers tips to make their life easier and their loved ones more comfortable. A free one-hour class will be held on Wednesday, June 20 at noon at Serenity Hospice and Home, 1658 S. Ill. 2,Oregon.  Taking care of a loved one who is ill can be very rewarding, but it is a hard job. It is a job that never ends and often makes the caregiver exhausted and confused.  “We offer many types of training for our families at Serenity,” said Elizabeth Priller, education manager. “We would now like to offer this training to anyone in our community who could benefit from the information.”   The topics to be covered include safe transfers, fall prevention, pain management techniques, help for trouble

NEARLY 10,000 GUNS IN OUR 4-DAY REGIONAL FIREARMS AUCTION Thurs., June 21st - Sun., June 24th at Rock Island Auction Company in Rock Island, IL!

Friday: KIDZ DAY 12pm-5pm ($20 armbands) (50/50 Tickets available all weekend) 12:00pm

12:00pm 12pm-8pm 1:00pm 1pm-3pm 2:00pm 3pm-6pm 5:00pm 6:00pm 5pm-11:30pm

Great American Shows Carnival Rides open until 10pm ($20 Armbands from 12pm-5pm) Merchandise Bingo til 10pm Dunk Tank Kids Fun Fair- Open til 3pm- Face Painting, Games, and Prizes! Kids Petting Zoo Spaghetti Eating Contest, Jell-O Eating Contest, and Oreo Stacking Contests in Festival Tent Polo Aplington House and Polo Historical Society open for guided tours ALUMNI NIGHT in the beer garden- $2 admission includes drink ticket *5K Run Sponsored by Aplington Parent Organization DJ in Festival Tent

Over 4800 lots, Nearly 10,000 Firearms, 6,700+ Items Classified as Antique or Curio & Relic, nearly 1,400 Winchesters, nearly 1000 Colts, nearly 2200 Sporting Arms, over 800 Military items. Manufacturers to include: Winchester, Smith & Wesson, Colt, Remington, Browning, Mauser, Savage, Ruger and more. Plus Edged Weapons, Ammunition and more! To inquire about this sale or selling at auction call 1-800-238-8022, email: info@ View catalog and bid today at WWW.ROCKISLANDAUCTION.COM. Open to the public. Auction begins 9am Thurs., June 21st, Fri., June 22nd, Sat., June 23rd & Sun., June 24th at 7819 42nd Street W. Rock Island, IL 61201. Full day preview Wed., June 20th 9am to 6pm and Thurs. - Sun. June 21st - 24th from 7:30am to 9am. 18.5% buyer’s premium for C/C, discount offered to 15% for pre-approved check or cash.

Saturday (50/50 Tickets available all weekend) 7am-10:30am

8:00am 9:00am 10:00am 12:00pm 12pm-5pm 12pm-10pm 12pm-8pm 1:00pm 12pm-5pm 5pm-8pm 5pm-7:30pm 9pm-11:30

Community Breakfast at Crossroads Community Church (Donations Accepted) Polo Car Show & Swap Meet til 3pm *Volleyball Tournament at Football Field (Registration begins at 8:30am) sponsored by PCHS Volleyball Kids Water Fights… Polo Fire Department Great American Carnival Rides open until 10pm *Bags Tournament Double Elimination 20 team limit at $20 a team (Corner of Jefferson and Mason) Merchandise Bingo Dunk Tank *Talent Show hosted by Polo Area Community Theatre Polo Aplington House and Polo Historical Society open for guided tours Twi-light Bingo in the Bingo Tent (Special Games and Win Extra Tickets) Lyle Grobe and the Rhythm Ramblers Route 38

Great American Shows Carnival Rides open until 4pm Father’s Day Grande Parade 50/50 Drawing in the Festival Tent *Pedal Tractor Races in Festival Tent (Ages 5-4th grade) *Pig Scramble outside Festival Tent (Ages 5-12)


Sunday (50/50 Tickets available until 2pm) 12:00pm 12:30pm 2:00pm 2:00pm 3:00pm

breathing, bathing and incontinence care, managing anxiety and sadness, and other topics. “Usually when a family member learns a new simple technique, such as how to safely re-position their loved one, they feel empowered and the patient is now more comfortable,” Priller said. “At Serenity we want to be a resource for all caregivers whether they use our hospice services or not.”   Anyone who cannot attend the meeting can visit the website at www. to find a Caregiver’s Guide and other useful information.  The guide is also available on the website in Spanish.   For more information or to register for the class, call Priller at Serenity Hospice 815-732-2499. 

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Farm succession workshop July 16

Indigenous people of Illinois to be the topic at June 19 lecture The Byron Forest Preserve District will host a special Illinois bicentennial lecture “At the Center of Everything: The Power of Indigenous Illinois in Early America” by Bob Morrissey of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign on Tuesday, June 19. The lecture will start at 7 p.m. at the Jarrett Prairie Center Museum in Byron. The Native people of Illinois are not often regarded as key actors in early American history. In traditional tellings, they are frequently cast as desperate victims, beleaguered peoples whose challenges in the face of colonization were so great as to reduce them quickly to a status of dependency. Historian Bob Morrissey will tell a new and different story about the Illinois Indians in the colonial period. He will explain how they exploited special opportunities made possible by their location to build power and exercise enormous influence not just in their region, but throughout the Great Lakes and Plains and even in the European power centers of Quebec, Louisiana,

and Charleston. “By showing Native peoples’ decisions and actions, this presentation will complicate our understanding of the early history of the state and region, challenging tired stereotypes,” said Mark Herman, superintendent of education for the forest preserve. “More importantly, it will examine why the Illinois Country – and particularly the tallgrass prairie environment that the Illinois occupied in the colonial period – was such an important place in early Bob Morrissey will speak at the Jarrett Prairie Center Museum on Tuesday, June 19 starting at 7 p.m. Photo supplied America,” he said. This is a free lecture and local nonprofit organizations About Illinois Humanities no advance registration is to present free-admission Illinois Humanities required. cultural programs to their strengthens the social, For more information about communities. political, and economic fabric this program contact Herman The current edition of of Illinois through constructive at the Byron Forest Preserve the Road Scholars Speakers conversation and community District 815 234-8535, Bureau, presented in engagement. extension 217. cooperation with the Illinois Founded in 1974 as the The event will be co- Bicentennial Commission state affiliate of the national produced by the Illinois and the Abraham Lincoln Endowment for the Humanities, Humanities Road Scholars Presidential Library and Illinois Humanities is the only Speakers Bureau. Museum, consists of statewide proponent of the The bureau invites Illinois presentations exploring public humanities in Illinois. authors, artists and educators Illinois history and culture in Through public programs, to share their expertise and recognition of the state’s 200th education and training, and enthusiasm with people anniversary. grantmaking, we connect throughout the state, enabling Illinoisans who might not otherwise encounter one another.

Sign up now for the 2018 Nelson Memorial Walk on Wed., July 4 Join Mt. Morris community along with people from across the U.S. for the 16th annual Lois Nelson Memorial Walk and Fun Run this year as “Pound the Pavement” begins on Wednesday, July 4 at 9 a.m. at Dillehay Park in Mt. Morris. Last year more than 200 walkers and runners, bikers and strollers joined along with 53 sponsors to support the

walk. This family friendly and now traditional 4th of July community event is also a fundraiser for Special Olympics and the Let Freedom Ring Festival, as Nelson worked with developmentally disabled adults as her vocation. Pound the Pavement is a scenic walk and fun run that travels approximately four

miles around the streets of Mt. Morris. It follows the route that Nelson walked every day, in any kind of weather. More than $10,000 was raised last year with total proceeds over the past years exceeding $100,000 and allocated to the above organizations. For more information call Dave Nelson at 815-625-0120.

Our area’s dairy farmers play an important role in the health of our economy and our families. Loaded with essential nutrients like calcium, potassium, protein and phosphorus, dairy foods are both nutritious and delicious. These dairy products also have a strong economic impact on our community and our country, providing a wealth of work opportunities and revenue. During Dairy Month, we’d like to thank the men and women of our dairy industry for their hard work and commitment to quality and sustainability. We appreciate all that you bring to the table!

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To assist farm families in completing a successful transition of their farm from one generation to the next, the Carroll, Lee and Ogle County Farm Bureaus will sponsor a Farm Succession Workshop on Monday, July 16 at the Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon. The evening program begins at 5:45 p.m. with dinner followed by the workshop which concludes at 9:30 p.m. Leading authority on Farm Succession Planning, Dr. Ron Hanson will facilitate the program. Hanson recently retired from the University of NebraskaLincoln and currently serves as the Harlan Agribusiness Professor Emeritus. His 46-year career teaching and advising college students earned him 31 university and national award recognitions.

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Chamber Chatter Polo Town & Country Days will be held June 13 to June 17. Go to for more information. Straw sculptures will be on display at Paul’s Park during the Town & Country Days. Be sure to watch for them. Every Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. join the residents of Polo Rehabilitation & Health Care for Community Coffee.

Chili Cook-Off The Polo Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Chili Cook Off at the Louise D. Quick Park on Saturday, Sept. 29. This day also includes the annual Larry Lannen blood drive and the all-town rummage sales; blood drive at 9 a.m., chili tasting at noon. Contact us to enter your chili.

Free movies at the Louise D. Quick Park! The Polo Chamber of Commerce summer schedule for free Friday night movies at the Louise D. Quick Park; 102 W. Mason St. will kick off on June 22 with “Despicable Me 3” at dusk. Free popcorn will be served. Upcoming movies at the park are July 6, “Jumanji,” July 20, “Welcome to the Jungle,” July 20, “Coco,” and Aug. 3, “Nut Job 2.” The last Monday of every month (next dinner: June 25), the Polo Council of Churches will hold its Open Table Dinner from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Faith United Methodist Church in Polo. All are welcome to attend. Car Show The Polo Chamber of Commerce Annual Car Show will be held on Saturday, Aug. 11 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cars, trucks and motorcycles and swap meet, plus trivia competition, music and 50/50 raffle. Contact us for more information. The Polo Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner will be held on Monday, Sept. 24.

Business After Hours The Polo Chamber of Commerce is looking for businesses to host Business after Hours. This is the time to show off your business! Please contact us if you are interested in hosting a Business after Hours. Upcoming Business after Hours will be hosted by: Polo Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, 703 E. Buffalo St., Polo, on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 5 to 7:00 p.m. The Polo Chamber of Commerce would like to issue Certificates of Recognition to any Polo Chamber of Commerce business member who is celebrating five years of being in business, or those with five-year increments of being in business in Polo. Contact us so that we can announce your special business celebration. Contact information for The Polo Chamber of Commerce: 815-946-3131, polochamber@, or mail to P.O. Box 116, Polo, IL 61064 if you would like to post your event on the Chamber sign, Chamber website ( and/or in the Chamber Chatter.

Local entertainer and musician Jim Wolber will make his first appearance at the Mt. Morris Jamboree on Friday, June 15 at 7 p.m. at the Reckmeyer Band Shell in downtown Mt. Morris. “Jim Wolber has earned a reputation on the music scene as an always engaging singer and guitarist who never fails to bring a good time to audiences and fellow musicians alike,” said concert organizer Larry Ubben. “Having been very active on the local music scene for over 40 years, Jim’s gained a wide and adoring audience with his style and charisma, clearly displaying his love for music and people.” Wolber has performed with multiple bands during his long career, including the Cherokee Rangers, Swing Shift, the Road Apples, Next of Kin, and Empty Pockets.

He brings his latest band Lariat with him for a free concert Friday night. He’s been holding down an open stage jam fest with many of these players for the last four years at the American Legion in Rock Falls. Joining him are Bill Richards on drums and vocals, Joe Greer on lead guitar, Doug Ramsey, who’s played with Little Jimmy Dickens and many others on the Grand Old Opry stage on steel guitar, Wayne Timbs on bass, Jim’s cousin, Randy Wolber on harmony vocals and Les Funderberg singing lead and background. They play everything from classic through contemporary country music, with a little classic rock and roll thrown in for good measure. Providing concessions for the evening will be the local chapter

Jim Wolber and Lariat will perform on June 15 in Mt. Morris. Photo supplied

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Jakob Kobler, age 10, laughs after competing in the pie eating contest at German Valley Days on Saturday. Photo by Earleen Hinton

Above, Katelyn, age 9, Trinity, age 7, and Anna age 5, Nation, of Freeport greet stiltwalker Jason Kollum with their mom Crystal, during the German Valley Days parade on June 9. Below, members of the German Valley Golden Eagles hand out candy during the parade on Saturday. Photo by Earleen Hinton

Above left, Brayden Beckmeier, 7, of German Valley, tries his luck at the Lions Club’s “Gold Rush” activity. Above right, Taitlyn Petticrew, age 3, of German Valley, watches the parade. Photo by Earlen Hinton

Above, Cody Brown along with team members Asher and Karissa Shuetleff defend their “flag” during the Nerf war at German Valley Days on Saturday. At right, Chrisian Ryia, age 10, of German Valley, shoots at his “enemy.” Photos by Earleen Hinton

Above, German Valley Days bingo official Debbie Scoles reads the bingo number as Nik Watter turns the tumbler in the bingo tent. At left, Lindsay Willson bites the crust of the apple pie during the pie eating contest. Photos by Earleen Hinton

Polo Softball Action Polo One downs Polo Two June 4

Around The World Surrounded by onlooking friends, Micah Nelson, 12, of Forreston, goes for the final shot to win the aroundthe-world basketball contest at German Valley Days. Nelson, Reese Zipse and Kyler Ganz, 12 and 13, of German Valley were the winners of the 11-13 year-old bracket. Photo by Zach Arbogast


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By Larry Loomis The second week of play found only two games being played in Polo. On June 4, Polo Two of Keith Calderon and Cynthia Calderon hosted Jeff and Melissa Frey’s and Chuck Danekas’ Polo One in Junior Division play.   This contest saw Polo One take a lopsided 16-2 win over Polo Two. The game was close for three innings.  Polo One took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first.   Regan Grenoble drew a one out walk. Ali Danekas singled to send Grenoble to third.   Then, two walks in a row forced in two runs to give Polo Two a 2-0 lead.   In the top of the second, Polo

One added another pair of runs as five base on balls were issued bringing in two more runs as Polo One upped their lead to 4-0. Polo Two got one run back in the bottom of the third without benefit of a hit. Polo’ One’s pitching had problems finding the plate and issued five walks two of which found April Calderon and Ella McFalls scoring to get their team within two at 4-2 after three innings. The fourth and fifth innings were all Polo One as Polo Two’s pitching went south surrendering six runs in both the fourth and fifth innings.  Polo One was the recipient of a dozen walks sandwiched around a Cheyeana Wilkens’ single.   Also, two Polo One batters were hit by pitches.   The game ended after four and one half innings under the 10-run rule. For the evening, Polo One collected just three hits to only one hit for Polo Two.   Ali Danekas took the win

while Allissa Marschang suffered the loss. Polo Two was back in action here June 5 when they hosted Forreston One. The visitors picked up four runs in the first and appeared headed to a win but Polo Two would rally to take a 16-11 win in four and one half innings.   Trailing 9-1 after an inning and one half Polo Two struck for six runs in the bottom of the second.   Four base on balls and singles by Mazy Queckboerner and Allissa Marschang put six runs on the board for Polo narrowing the deficit to 9-7 after two innings of play. Polo picked up five more runs to take the lead for good in the bottom of the third.   Ella McFalls led off the inning with a walk. Kylie Cisketti singled putting runners on first and second with none out.   April Calderon was hit by a pitch to fill the bases. Alayna Young walked to force in a run.  With one down, Emmalee Gilbert drove a shot into left

field to score two. Leah Calderon walked to once again fill the bases.   Queckboerner walked to bring in another run to give Polo the lead at 12-9 after three.  Polo was not done yet as they put together a four run rally in the fourth.   Three walks, a hit batsman and a single by April Calderon accounted for four more runs to give the hometown ladies a 16-9 lead.   Forreston picked up a pair of runs in the fifth as time ran out finding Polo Two prevailing by a 16-11 margin.   For as shaking as Polo Two had played the evening before they were a completely different team on this particular evening allowing them to pick up the win. On the night, Polo had seven hits with April Calderon and Kylie Cisketti each having a pair of singles while Emmalee Gilbert had a double and a single to pace the offense.   Allissa Marschang had an excellent evening allowing just four hits.

of Oregon. No injuries were reported from the accident. June 10 Gabriel Mata, 29, of Rock Island, was arrested at 7:59 p.m. for not having a valid driver’s license and obstructing identification following a traffic stop near the intersection of Freeport Road and Springdale Road. Mata was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.

warrant for driving while license suspended His bond was set at $7,500 (10%) pending a court appearance.

Sheriff Arrests Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle reports the following arrests. June 4 At approximately 2:15 p.m., deputies responded to a single-vehicle rollover accident in the 2000 block of South Lowell Park Road. After an investigation it was determined a southbound vehicle driven by Emily Bolens, 16, of Polo, failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway and lost control. The vehicle entered the north ditch where it overturned multiple times. Bolens and a female juvenile passenger were both transported to KSB Hospital by Polo EMS for treatment of apparent minor injures.

an outstanding Ogle County warrant for failure to appear. Hayen appeared in court and was released on a recognizance bond. She is scheduled to appear in court on June 25. Dawn Miller, 53, of Rochelle, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for failure to appear. Miller appeared in court and was released on a $50 purge bond and is scheduled to appear in court on July 30. Matthew Goabbard, 30 of Dixon, was arrested by a Lee County Sheriff’s Deputy for an outstanding Ogle County warrant for failure to appear. Goabbard appeared in court and was released on a recognizance bond and is scheduled to appear in court on June 25.

the petition to revoke. Elizabeth Jackson, 28, of Dixon, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for failure to appear. Jackson appeared in court and was released on a recognizance bond. Jackson is scheduled to appear in court on June 25. Nathan Stinnett, 35, of Rochelle, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for failure to appear with a bond of $375. Stinnett posted bond and was released and does not have to appear in court. Paul Weston, 54, of Rockford, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for failure to appear. Weston’s bond was set at $665 pending a court appearance.

June 5 Kamal Abdahallah, 43, of Rockford, arrested on a warrant for failure to appear. Abdahallah’s bond was originally set at $9,662.14. Abdahallah was given a $1,000 recognizance bond, was released from the Ogle County Jail, and is scheduled to return to court on June 25.

David Carey, 39, of Freeport, was arrested by Stephenson County Sheriff’s Deputies on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for driving while license suspended. Carey appeared in court and was released on a recognizance bond and is scheduled to appear on Aug. 13.

June 8 At 4:07 p.m., deputies along with the Rochelle Police Department, Rochelle Fire and Ambulance, and the Illinois State Police responded to a multiple vehicle accident with injuries on I-39 at the I-88 interchange.

June 6 Prescott Piatz, 25, of Rockford, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for failure to appear. Piatz appeared in court and was released on a recognizance bond and is scheduled to appear in court on June 25. Katherine Hayen, 35, of Rock Falls, was arrested on

June 7 Brian Albee, 30, of Amboy, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for failure to appear and on a petition to revoke. Albee appeared in court and was released on a recognizance bond. Albee is scheduled to appear in court on June 25 for the failure to appear and again on July 9 for

Richard Knott, Jr., 46, of LaSalle, was northbound on I-39 when he lost control of his pick up truck and crossed over into the other lane striking a semi-tractor and trailer driven by James Meiners, 55, of Sterling. A second northbound semi-tractor trailer, driven by Sinisa Josipovic, 37, of

Loves Park, struck Knott’s pick up truck and Meiners’ semi before both semis came to rest on the median side of I-39 northbound. Knott’s truck came rest in the ditch on the east side of I-39 northbound. Josipovic and Knott were transported to Rochelle Community Hospital by Rochelle Ambulance for minor injuries. Meiners refused medical treatment at the scene. The accident remains under investigation. Nathen Hilliard, 23, of Freeport, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for failure to appear. Hilliard posted $406 as bond, was released from the Ogle County Jail, and does not have to return to court. Ruben Burgess, 28, of Rochelle, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for a motion to increase bond and failure to appear. Burgess’ bonds were set at $50,000 (10%) and $4,350.42 pending a court appearance. At approximately 4:35 p.m., deputies responded to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Illinois 2 and Mud Creek Road. A northbound Ford driven by Cade Gorzny, 18, of Oregon, was turning westbound onto Mud Creek Road from Illinois 2 when he failed to yield and was struck by a southbound Chrysler being driven by Joshua Messenger, 35, also

June 11 Sean Monroe, 43, of Sterling, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for contempt of court. His bond was set at $1,000 pending a court appearance. Mikayla Pretzcch, 22, of Sycamore, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for failure to appear. Pretzcch posted $251 as bond, was released, and does not have to appear in court. Amber Keener, 33, of Rockford, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for failure to appear. Keener’s bond was set at $3,111 pending a court appearance. Randyn Typer, 27, of Leaf River, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for failure to appear. His bond was set at $5,781.77 pending a court appearance. Daniel Moreno, 25, of Rockford, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County

At 5:28 p.m., deputies responded to the 10000 block of East Illinois 64 for a report of a vehicle that was parked on the shoulder with the occupants having a domestic disturbance. After an investigation, the passenger of the vehicle, Jennifer A. Miller, 33, of Carol Stream, was arrested for disorderly conduct. The investigation revealed that Miller became upset with the driver of the vehicle and had attempted to force the driver to stop the vehicle by grabbing the steering wheel while yelling and screaming. Miller was transported to the Ogle County Jail where she was being held in lieu of bond. At 8:18 p.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 5000 block of North Illinois 251 for a traffic violation. An Ogle County Sheriff’s K9 was used to conduct an open air sniff around the vehicle and showed a positive indication. After searching the vehicle, the driver, Allen W. Keen, 22, of Rockford, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance. Keen was also issued civil citations for possession of cannabis under 10 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. Keen was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.

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​Margaret E. Ashbaugh Margaret “Peggy” Elizabeth Ashbaugh, 98, of Sarasota, Florida, and formerly of Eureka and Oregon, died on Thursday, April 26, 2018. Peggy was born on Feb. 9, 1920 in East McKeesport, Pennsylvania, to Edward and Sarah (Small) Wilding.   She was originally employed by Westinghouse during World War II until her husband and love of her life, Howard L. Ashbaugh, returned after four years of service to our country in both the Pacific and European Theater.   Throughout the years Peggy was a devoted wife and wonderful mother to children, Rolland and Becky.   She especially enjoyed sketching, painting, and was an Harold F. Best Dr. Harold F. Best, 76, of Oregon, died on Wednesday, June 6 after a fall at home.  He was born on July 15, 1941 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  As a clinical psychologist he enjoyed his private practice for more than 30 years.  A perfect Sunday consisted of doing the New York Times crossword in ink, a football game on TV, and an entire pot of coffee.  He enjoyed good tobacco, good company, and a good read.

accomplished seamstress and baker. She always shared with love and a smile her sewing skills, baked goods, and meals with friends and neighbors.  Peggy was proud she reached 98 and was still “walking tall” and sewing special bibs for her friends and neighbors. Peggy is survived by son, Rolland Ashbaugh, of Petersburg, Illinois; and daughter, Becky (Thomas) Bowes, of Bradenton Florida; grandchildren, Alan (Laura) Ashbaugh, Alex (Kimberly) Ashbaugh, Andy (Melista) Ashbaugh, Jeff (Debbie) Harper, Kerry ( Marcy) Hughes, Michael (fiancée-Shannon) Hughes, Peggy (Todd) Stover; greatgrandchildren, Josh (Marissa)

Ashbaugh, Stephen, Aaron, Ashley and Nichol Harper, Karlie and Morgan Hughes, Sophia Hughes, Paige Fawcett, and William Guthrie; greatgreat-grandchildren Troy Harper and Ainsley Ashbaugh, and special friends, Jane, Sandra, and Sharon. She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband, Howard Ashbaugh in 1976.   A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 22 at 9:30 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul the Apostles Catholic Church in Bradenton, Florida. Memorial donations may be made to Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 2850 75th St. West, Bradenton FL, 34209 or go directly to website:

He will be missed by his wife, Miranda; children, Bryce (Amie) Austin, Lyrah (Ned) Austin-Bushnell, Alex

(Sabrina) Best, and Marissa Best; grandchildren, Liam and Kellen Austin; plus many others who loved his dry humor and gentle confidence. He was preceded in death by his wife, Diane; children, Julie, Andy, and Stevie Best; brothers, Michael and Roger; and sister, Mary. An open house celebration of his life will be held on Friday, June 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Maxson’s Manor, 1469 N. Ill. 2, Oregon. Instead of flowers, memorials will be offered to Harold’s favorite charities.

seamstress who enjoying seeing her children in her selfdesigned clothing.   She loved to travel, was a very talented artist and craft maker and enjoyed drinking coffee.  She believed strongly in education and pushed all of her children to have a career.   Having a family of six children, 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren brought much joy to her life.   loved playing Evelyn cards and dominoes with her grandchildren, friends, and neighbors, playing all day and night if allowed. Evelyn is survived by her five daughters, Linda (Dan) Duncan, of Davis, Brenda (Vance) Miller, of Monroe, Wisconsin, Dana Hanson (Tom Mulford), of Middleton, Wisconsin, Renée Elgin (Ronald) Alexander, of Indian Harbour Beach, Florida, Denise (Dennis) Becker, of Winnebago; 13 grandchildren,

Sara Brown (Heru Setiawan), Brandon Brown, Douglas (Julie) Duncan, Darren (Michele) Duncan, Stacy Miller (David Stromalski), Kelsey Miller (Bill Raddatz), Krista Hanson, Kaylea (Andrew) de Moya, Erik Hanson, Matthew Elgin, Mitchell (Marisa) Elgin, Derek (Jackie) Becker, Danielle (Matthew) Zumdahl; 13 great-grandchildren and extended family and relatives. Evelyn was predeceased by her beloved husband of 57 years, Robert Lyle Brown; son, Wesley Brown; grandson, Jason Peterson; sister, Geraldine Feldkirchner; parents, James and Marie McNeil; friends, neighbors and relatives too many to name.   The funeral service will be held on Friday, June 15 at 11 a.m. at Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago, with Chaplain Sean M. Huguenin, of FHN Hospice in Freeport, officiating.   Interment at Lightsville Cemetery near Leaf River.   Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.   In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established for FHN Hospice in Freeport, Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon and Prairie View Assisted Living Community in Winnebago.   For an online obituary and tributes go to www.

Evelyn M. Brown Evelyn Marie Brown, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, 96, of Leaf River, died on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon, surrounded by her loving family.   She was born on Sept. 6, 1921 in Wykoff, Minnesota, the daughter of James Sanford and Marie Caroline (Linnemeyer) McNeil.   Evelyn considered herself a city girl being raised in Dixon and graduating from Dixon High School in 1939.   After marrying Robert Lyle Brown on Nov. 10, 1943 in Champaign, Evelyn described herself as a farm wife.   They started their lives together when Robert Lyle was in the U. S. Army Air Corp. for six years during World War II and then settled on their first farm in Dixon, later moving to Polo and then purchasing their own farm in Egan.   They lived on the Egan farm for 47 years raising six children, one son, Wesley Dean, and five daughters, Linda Marie, Brenda Lee, Dana Sue, Renée Kay, and Denise Rae. Evelyn maintained a large garden and assorted fruit trees; canning and freezing many fruits and vegetables along with baking pies for her family.  She was known for her homemade pizza and sweet treats.   was an avid Evelyn

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Karen M. Dorcey Karen Marie Dorcey, 53, of Mt. Morris, died peacefully in her home on Sunday, June 10, 2018, with her three children at her side after a battle with breast cancer. She was born on Aug. 12, 1964 in San Francisco, California, the daughter of George and Shirley (Wakeland) Dorcey. Raised in San Francisco, Karen enlisted in the Marine Corps at 17 where she worked on A-4 aircraft.  After proudly serving six years in the Marine Corps, Karen moved to Illinois and raised two daughters and a son.  She loved her children dearly and helped put her daughters through college and raised her son until he joined the Marine Corps.

Karen was a licensed airframe and powerplant (A&P) mechanic and worked at Midwest Aero Support for 23 years. She prided herself on being a great mechanic in a maledominated industry.  She enjoyed gardening, reading, and playing bingo at the Moose Club.  

April L. Roos April Lynn Roos, 37, of Oregon, died on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at the Serenity Hospice and Home following a courageous battle with aveolar rhabdomyosarcoma. She was born on May 20, 1981 in Rochelle, the daughter of Gary and Susan (Ebens) French.   April graduated from Oregon High School in 1999.   She obtained her associates degree in Horticulture with an emphasis in Landscape Design from Kishwaukee Community College, Malta.   She married Joshua Roos on Sept. 11, 2004.   April was a beloved mother, wife, daughter, sister, and friend to many.   Her faith in God and family was an unwavering presence in her life.   She was avidly involved in horticulture design and worked for many years as a landscape designer.   She had a love of sports including softball, which she played from high school to college, and the Chicago Cubs.  She loved sewing and cooking and spent many years with her grandma perfecting her recipes.  In 2012, April was diagnosed with aveolar rhabdomyosarcoma at the age

of 30 years old and a mom to an 8-week old baby boy, Hayden. With her faith as an anchor and wrapped in her family’s unconditional love and lifting support of her community, April underwent an intensive treatment plan.   As a result, April and her family and friends put their faith in God for healing and it was time to step up and KB!   Out of April’s journey and her desire to help others facing similar fights, the KB Fund and KB Tough Run were born to provide support to other families burdened by medical crisis.   With an outpouring of support from the community, the KB Fund has been fortunate to be able to provide financial

She loved Star Trek, Stephen King novels, and everything sci-fi. She was the beloved mother to Amanda (Nate) Troye, Rachel (Corey) Skoumal, and Frank Lung; loving sister of Julia (Luis) Hernandez and twin sister of Louise (Ben) Santana. Karen was preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Richard Dorcey. A celebration of life will be held on Friday, June 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Mt. Morris Moose Lodge, Mt. Morris. Arrangements were completed by Finch Funeral Home, Mt. Morris. A memorial will be established. Karen will be remembered as a strong and brilliant person with an incredibly kind and generous heart. and emotional support to many individuals and their families. April is survived by her husband, Joshua Roos, and son, Hayden, age 6 of Oregon; parents, Gary and Susan French, of Oregon; parentsin-law, Dan and Nancy Roos, of Oregon, and Becky (Billy) Wright, of Texas; brother, Gary (Danielle) French Jr., of New York; brothers-in-law, Jeremy Roos and Travis Ratzlaff, both of Oregon; niece, Ashlynn French, and nephews, Jacob French and Sam Roos.   April was predeceased by her grandparents.   Funeral service will be held on Monday, June 11 at 11 a.m. at the Emmanuel Lutheran Evangelical Church at Paynes Point, with the Rev. Andrew Kayes, Rev. Frank Lay, and Rev. Brant Clements officiating.   Burial will be at the Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home in Oregon.   April’s memory and KB charity will carry on. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the KB Fund or UW Carbone Cancer Center – Sarcoma Research Fund located at: 600 Highland Ave., K4/658 Madison, WI 537926164.

Property Transfers From B2 Shawn Babcock and Jeanna Lynn Babcock, warranty deed to Larry M. Hewitt and Lynda L. Hewitt, 2581 E. Water Rd., Byron, $280,000. Joshua Rieck, warranty deed to Keith W. Barrett and Amelia Barrett, 543 Mill Ridge Drive, Byron, $116,000. Ogle County Sheriff and Brandie L. Zell, Sheriff’s deed to JP Morgan Mortgage Acquisition Corp., 1011 S. Third St., Oregon. Daniel E. Luepkes and Joshua A. Blumenthal, Lot 1, Sinnissippi Point, OregonNashua Township, $23,000. Torry Regez and Carla Regez, warranty deed to

Ryan J. Tracey and Chelsey L. Tracey, 8743 N. Sunnyside Drive, Byron Township, $243,500. Greg Hunt and Niki Hunt, warranty deed to Matthew Aberle and Emily Aberle, 6089 W. Grove Rd., Mt. Morris Township, $250,000. June 7 James A. Tarbill and Julia Tarbill, warranty deed to Douglas E. Cole and Camilo Andres Reina Ardila, 3715 Long St., Lincoln Township, $100,000. DLMJ Investments, warranty deed to Greg W. Hunt and Niki M. Hunt, 508 W. First St., Mt. Morris, $124,900. Emory L. Cragg, Sr. and

Virginia A. Cragg, warranty deed to John Milton Werschey and Dixie Lee Hinton, 260 W. Cartright Road, Rockvale Township, $210,000. Brent Swanson and Pamela L. Swanson, warranty deed to Raymond J. Miller and Debbie L. Miller, 5065 E. Hubbard Trail, Marion Township, $254,900. Windmill Farm Limited Partnership, warranty deed to Brent E. Myers and Karen Myers, 11633 N. Hilldale Rd and West Wagner Road, Leaf River and Maryland Townships, $1,945,000. Terry Lynn Graham, quit claim to Bruce J. Marlin and Terry Lynn Graham, 807 Jefferson St., Oregon.


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Ogle County Newspapers, Friday, June 15, 2018, Page B4

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

Consumer Confidence Report

State’s Attorney

Consumer Confidence Report Annual Drinking Water Quality Report Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

Source of Drinking Water

OREGON IL1410400 Annual Water Quality Report for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2017 This report is intended to provide you with important information about your drinking water and the efforts made by the water system to provide safe drinking water. The source of drinking water used by OREGON is Ground Water

Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban storm water runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming.

For more information regarding this report contact: Name Phone

The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity. Contaminants that may be present in source water include: Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.

Jeff Pennington _________________________________________ 815-732-7098 _________________________________________

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Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the EPAs Safe Drinking Water Hotline at (800) 426-4791. In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. FDA regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health. Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population.

Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS variety of sources such as agriculture, urban storm or other immune system disorders, some elderly and infants can be particularly at risk from water runoff, and residential uses. infections. These people should seek advice about Organic chemical contaminants, including drinking water from their health care providers. synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen by-products of industrial processes and petroleum the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other production, and can also come from gas stations, microbial contaminants are available from the Safe urban storm water runoff, and septic systems. Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791). Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally-occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.

Source Water Information Source Water Name

Type of Water

WELL 2 (11800)


WELL 3 (11801)


WELL 4 (11802)


If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. We cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been Report Status Type of Location Water Report Status Location sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap ________ GW ________________________________________ ________ ________________________________________ for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your ________ GW ________________________________________ ________ ________________________________________ water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to ________ GW ________________________________________ ________ ________________________________________ minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at

Source Water Assessment We want our valued customers to be informed about their water quality. If you would like to learn more, please feel welcome to attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings. -The source water assessment for our supply has been completed by the Illinois EPA. If you would like a copy of this information, stop 06/05/2018 IL1410400_2017_2018-06-05_10-08-11.PDF 1 of please 8 by City Hall or call our water operator at __________________. To view a summary version of the completed Source Water Assessments, including: Importance of 815-732-7098 Source Water; Susceptibility to Contamination Determination; and documentation/recommendation of Source Water Protection Efforts, you may access the Illinois EPA website at

Source of Water: OREGONTo determine Oregon's susceptibility to groundwater contamination, information obtained during a Well Site Survey performed by the Illinois Rural Water Association on October 20, 1998 was reviewed. Based on this information, several potential sources of contamination were identified within proximity of this water supply's wells. The Illinois EPA does not consider the city's source water susceptible to contamination. This determination is based on a number of criteria including: monitoring conducted at the wells; monitoring conducted at the entry point to the distribution system; and the available hydrogeologic data on the wells. In anticipation of the U.S. EPA's proposed Ground Water Rule, the Illinois EPA has determined that the water supply is not vulnerable to viral contamination. This determination is based upon the completed evaluation of the following criteria during the Vulnerability 2017 Regulated Contaminants Detected Waiver Process: the community's wells are properly constructed with sound integrity and proper site conditions; a hydrogeologic barrier exists that should prevent pathogen movement; all potential routes and sanitary defects have been mitigated such that the source water is adequately protected; monitoring data did not indicate a history of disease outbreak; and a sanitary survey of the water supply did not indicate a viral contamination threat. Because the community's wells are constructed in a confined aquifer, which should minimize the movement of pathogens into the wells, well hydraulics were not considered to be a significant factor in the vulnerability determination. Hence, well hydraulics were not evaluated for this groundwater supply.

Lead and Copper Definitions: Action Level Goal (ALG): The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. ALGs allow for a margin of safety. Action Level: The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow. Date Sampled MCLG Action Level 90th # Sites Over Units Violation Likely Source of Contamination Lead and Copper (AL) Percentile AL Copper
















Erosion of natural deposits; Leaching from wood preservatives; Corrosion of household plumbing systems. Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits.

Water Quality Test Results Definitions:

The following tables contain scientific terms and measures, some of which may require explanation.


Regulatory compliance with some MCLs are based on running annual average of monthly samples.

Level 1 Assessment:

A Level 1 assessment is a study of the water system to identify potential problems and determine (if possible) why total coliform bacteria have been found in our water system.

Level 2 Assessment:

A Level 2 assessment is a very detailed study of the water system to identify potential problems and determine (if MCL violation has occurred and/or why total coliform bacteria have been found in our of 8 3 of 8 3 water system on multiple occasions.

Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL:

The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.

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Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety. Maximum residual disinfectant level or MRDL:

The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.

Maximum residual disinfectant level goal or MRDLG:

The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.


millirems per year (a measure of radiation absorbed by the body)


micrograms per liter or parts per billion - or one ounce in 7,350,000 gallons of water.

na: 06/05/2018

not applicable. - IL1410400_2017_2018-06-05_10-08-11.PDF




Water Quality Test Results ppm:

milligrams per liter or parts per million - or one ounce in 7,350 gallons of water.

Treatment Technique or TT:

A required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.

Regulated Contaminants 06/05/2018 - IL1410400_2017_2018-06-05_10-08-11.PDF Disinfectants and Disinfection ByProducts

Collection Date






Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM) Inorganic Contaminants

Collection Date

Highest Level Range of Levels Detected Detected





0.5 - 1.4


MRDL = 4



Water additive used to control microbes.

0.817 - 0.817

No goal for the total




By-product of drinking water disinfection.




Highest Level Range of Levels Detected Detected

Violation Likely Source of Contamination



Violation Likely Source of Contamination




0 - 1.7





Erosion of natural deposits; Runoff from orchards; Runoff from glass and electronics production wastes.




0.086 - 0.19





Discharge of drilling wastes; Discharge from metal refineries; Erosion of natural deposits.




0 - 1.6





Discharge from metal refineries and coalburning factories; Discharge from electrical, aerospace, and defense industries.




0 - 0.568





Erosion of natural deposits; Water additive which promotes strong teeth; Discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories.




0.49 - 0.62




This contaminant is not currently regulated by the USEPA. However, the state regulates. Erosion of natural deposits.




28 - 38





This contaminant is not currently regulated by the USEPA. However, the state regulates. Erosion of natural deposits.




0 - 0.43





Erosion of natural deposits; Discharge from refineries and factories; Runoff from landfills; Runoff from cropland.

Nitrate [measured as Nitrogen]



0 - 0.72





Runoff from fertilizer use; Leaching from septic tanks, sewage; Erosion of natural deposits.




0 - 13





Discharge from petroleum and metal refineries; Erosion of natural deposits; Discharge from mines.




3.1 - 13



Erosion from naturally occuring deposits. Used in water softener regeneration.




0 - 0.022


This contaminant is not currently regulated by the USEPA. However, the state regulates. Naturally occurring; discharge from metal

06/05/2018 Radioactive Contaminants

Collection Highest Level Range of Levels - IL1410400_2017_2018-06-05_10-08-11.PDF







Violation Likely Source of Contamination




Combined Radium



0 - 4.11





Erosion of natural deposits.

Gross alpha excluding radon and uranium



3.13 - 5.42





Erosion of natural deposits.

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June 15, 2018

June 5 Scott Miller, 27, Polo, aggravated battery, domestic battery, status hearing July 23. Keinen Neubert, 20, Byron, predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, attempted predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, plea hearing June 19. June 6 Jesse Roberts, 36, Rockford, retail theft, conspiracy to commit retail theft, status hearing June 15. Sara Pollock, 26 Rockford, retail theft, conspiracy to commit retail theft, pretrial conference June 25. Rachel Soper, 43, Oregon, residential burglary, preliminary hearing June 20. Jimmy Lewis, 34, Rockford, unauthorized possession of an open title, preliminary hearing June 20. June 7 David Etherton, 54, Rochelle, aggravated battery, criminal damage to government property, resisting a peace officer, status hearing July 23. Steven Anderson, 48, Rockford, aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, status hearing Aug. 29. June 8 Bryce Trevino, 28, Cherry Valley, reckless discharge of a firearm, status hearing June 29. Spencer DeCrane, 21, Polo, delivery of a controlled substance, pretrial conference July 23. Cesar Gutierrz, 20, Rochelle, stalking, status hearing June 25. Tyler Stewart, 26, Polo, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. Judge Robert Hanson sentenced him to 24 months drug probation without a conviction; 180 days jail time is stayed to Jan. 12, 2020 and will be remitted upon successful completion of probation.  Hanson also ordered Stewart to submit to random drug testing, cooperate with and satisfactorily complete psychological or substance abuse treatment as recommended, perform 30 hours of public service work, and pay total costs and fines of $2,297. A second count of possession of a controlled substance was dismissed under the terms of a plea agreement. Dylan Pinkston, 23, Rockford, aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, theft, criminal trespass to a vehicle, status hearing July 12.  James Ball, 56, Dixon, burglary, theft, status hearing July 12. Steven Mieloszyk, 58, Belvidere, aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while license revoked, status hearing July 12. Pamela Ignacio, 55, Leaf River, domestic battery, jury status call July 13. Brian Powell, 36, Forreston, violation of sex registration act, status hearing July 12. Thomas Stiles, 26, Rockford, criminal damage to government property, status hearing July 12. Heather Harms, 39, Rochelle, aggravated battery, status hearing Aug. 10. Rayvon Motton, 23, Rockford, home invasion, aggravated battery, armed robbery, status hearing July 12. Joseph Amsbaugh, 36, Machesney Park, burglary, status hearing July 12.  Dominick Kramer, 27, Carbondale, possession of a controlled substance, pretrial conference July 23. Brandy Thomas, 32, Genoa, burglary, retail theft, conspiracy, status hearing July 12. Casimir Williams, 20, Dalton, home invasion, aggravated battery, armed robbery, motion hearing July 5. Rueben Burgess, 28, Esmond, criminal damage to property, sentencing hearing June 15. Roque Romero, 35, Polo, aggravated domestic battery, domestic battery, pretrial conference June 22.


Ogle County Newspapers, Friday, June 15, 2018, Page B5


Bank of America, National Association, Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE OF THE ROSS PROPERTY TRUST DATED DECEMBER 12, 2013, CITY OF BYRON, JANET ROSS, DONALD R. ROSS, ANGELA DOMENICK and DAVID KARAS, Defendants. CASE NO. 18-CH-33 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 5481 N RIVER RD BYRON, IL 61010 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN YOU, Unknown Successor Trustee of the Ross Property Trust dated December 12, 2013, Defendant, this case has been commenced in this Court against you and others, asking for foreclosure of the Mortgage held by the Plaintiff on the property located at 5481 N River Rd, Byron, IL 61010, more particularly described as:Lots Eighteen (18), Nineteen (19), Forty (40) and Forty-one (41) in Block Five (5) as designated upon the Plat of Rock River Terrace, being a Subdivision of part of the West Half (1/2) of the North West Quarter (1/4) of Section 11, in Township 24 North, Range 10 East of the Fourth Principal Meridian, according to the Plat of said Subdivision recorded in Book D of Plats on page 17 as Document No. 196513 in the Recorder's Office of Ogle County; situated in the County of Ogle and State of Illinois. Permanent Index Number: 09-11-152-007 fka 21-09-11-152-007 Commonly known as: 5481 N River Rd, Byron, IL 61010 UNLESS YOU FILE your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this cause in the Office of the Clerk of this Court at the Ogle County Courthouse, 106 South 5th Street, Suite 300, Oregon, IL 61061-0337 on or before July 9, 2018, A JUDGMENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR RELIEF ASKED IN THE COMPLAINT FOR FORECLOSURE. THIS COMMUNICATION IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Danielle Patterson (#6306717) HEAVNER, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC Attorneys at Law P.O. Box 740Decatur, IL 62525 Email: Telephone: (217) 422-1719 Facsimile: (217) 422-1754#22-1719 June 7, 15, 22, 2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY - OREGON, ILLINOIS The Bank of New York Mellon, f/k/a The Bank of New York, as trustee for registered Holders of CWABS, Inc., Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2005-14 PLAINTIFF Vs. Ofelia Magallon; et. al. DEFENDANTS 2018CH27 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 5/11/2018, the Sheriff of Ogle County, Illinois will on July 13, 2018 at the hour of 10:00AM at Ogle County Public Safety Complex 202 S. 1st St. Oregon, IL 61061, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Ogle and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT THIRTY FOUR (34) IN BLOCK FOUR (4) OF HILLCREST SUBDIVISION BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTH WEST 1/4 OF SECTION 12, AND PART OF THE EAST TWENTY (20) ACRES OF THE SOUTH EAST 1/4 OF SECTION 11, ALL IN TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 1 EAST OF THE 3RD P.M., IN OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK H OF PLATS, PAGES 13 AND 15 IN THE RECORDER'S OFFICE OF OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF OGLE AND STATE OF ILLINOIS. PIN 06-24-12-353-006 Improved with Residential COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 403 Scott Ave Rochelle, IL 61068-9703 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-18-02135. I3089704 June 15, 22, 29, 2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY - OREGON, ILLINOIS The Bank of New York Mellon, f/k/a The Bank of New York, as trustee for registered Holders of CWABS, Inc., Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2005-14 PLAINTIFF Vs. Ofelia Magallon; et. al. DEFENDANTS 2018CH27 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 5/11/2018, the Sheriff of Ogle County, Illinois will on July 13, 2018 at the hour of 10:00AM at Ogle County Public Safety Complex 202 S. 1st St. Oregon, IL 61061, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Ogle and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT THIRTY FOUR (34) IN BLOCK FOUR (4) OF HILLCREST SUBDIVISION BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTH WEST 1/4 OF SECTION 12, AND PART OF THE EAST TWENTY (20) ACRES OF THE SOUTH EAST 1/4 OF SECTION 11, ALL IN TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 1 EAST OF THE 3RD P.M., IN OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK H OF PLATS, PAGES 13 AND 15 IN THE RECORDER'S OFFICE OF OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF OGLE AND STATE OF ILLINOIS. PIN 06-24-12-353-006 Improved with Residential COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 403 Scott Ave Rochelle, IL 61068-9703 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g) (4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-18-02135. I3089704 June 15, 22, 29, 2018

POLO FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT ANTICIPATED REVENUE AND DISBURSEMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING APRIL 30, 2019, to wit: Estimated Revenue By Source: Checking and savings balance Investments balance Real estate tax received IL replacement tax received Investment income received Foreign fire tax received Services rendered Donations and memorials received Total Estimated Revenue: Estimated Disbursements By Source: Professional fees and legal notices Dues and assessments Office equipment and supplies Trustee wages Vehicle replacement fund Safety equipment replacement fund Building improvement replacement fund Vehicle maintenance Equipment maintenance Building maintenance Gasoline and fuel Utilities Janitor and building supplies Training and employee benefits Fire prevention services provided Miscellaneous contingences Operating supplies Payroll and taxes Total Estimated Disbursements By Source:

ANNOUNCEMENTS $ 32,000 $154,000 $233,000 $ 9,500 $ 500 $ 5,000 $ 3,000 $ 3,000 $440,000 $ 15,000 $ 1,500 $ 5,000 $ 2,800 $160,700 $ 35,000 $ 40,000 $ 20,000 $ 10,000 $ 20,000 $ 4,000 $ 15,000 $ 3,000 $ 22,000 $ 1,000 $ 5,000 $ 15,000 $ 65,000 $440,000

POLO FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT INSURANCE FUND ANTICIPATED REVENUE AND DISBURSEMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING APRIL 30, 2019, to wit: Estimated Revenue By Source: Checking and savings balance Investments balance Real estate tax received Total Estimated Revenue: Estimated Disbursements By Source: Property and casualty, accident and employers liability Estimated Disbursement By Source:

$ 4,400 $ 30,000 $ 86,000 $120,400 $120,400 $120,400

Mark Bergstom __________________________________________ Dustin Finkle ____________________________________________


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CASA 15th Judicial Circuit (Lee/ Carroll/Ogle Counties) is seeking volunteers in the Ogle County area to advocate for children in the Ogle County court system involved in abuse and neglect cases. Your involvement can impact a child’s future. Contact Trisha Morrow, Executive Director (815) 288-1901 www.casaleecar





2 Cemetery Lots at Oak Knoll in Sterling. $800/ea. 815-441-0476 4 Cemetery Plots. At Chapel Hill in Dixon. Garden of Hyms. $500/ea. + transfer fees. 815-541-8500

Lon Feary _______________________________________________ Charles Clothier _________________________________________ ATTEST: Randy Wagner __________________________________


POLO FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT POLO FIRE PROTECTION AMBULANCE SERVICE DISTRICT CERTIFICATE OF BUDGET AND ORDINANCE #2017-04: The undersigns, being the Secretary and Chief Fiscal Officer respectively, of the taxing district(s) hereinafter, do hereby certify the above is a true and correct copy of the “Budget and Appropriation Ordinance” of said District for its fiscal year ending April 30, 2019, adopted June 21, 2018. I further certify that the estimate of revenue, by source, anticipated to be received by said taxing District, either set forth in said ordinance as “Estimated Receipts” or attached hereto by separate document, is a true statement of said estimate. This certification is made and filed pursuant to the requirements of Public Act 83-881 (35 ILCS 205/162 as amended) and on behalf of Polo Fire Protection District accounts, Ogle County, Illinois. Dated June 21, 2018

Secretary: __________________________________

Dated June 21, 2018

Treasurer: __________________________________


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: Notice is hereby given that a tentative budget and appropriation ordinance for the Polo Fire Protection District and Polo Fire Protection Ambulance Service District in the County of Ogle and the State of Illinois for the fiscal year ending April 30, 2019, will be on file and available to public inspection at the fire station located on South Franklin Avenue in the City of Polo, Ogle County, Illinois in said District from and after May 23, 2018. Notice is further hereby given that a Public Hearing on said budget and appropriation ordinance will be held at seven P. M., Central Daylight Savings Time on the 21st day of June, 2018, in said District and that the final action on said ordinance will be taken by the Board of Trustees of said Polo Fire Protection and the Polo Fire Protection Ambulance Service District at a meeting thereof to be held at seven P. M. Daylight Savings Time on the 21st day of June, 2018, at the Polo Fire Station of the City of Polo, in said District. By order of the Trustees of said District, dated the 21st day May, 2018.

Attractive 1 & 2 apts. with BR. some utilities. Sterling & Rock Falls. No pets, no parRefs. req. ties. 815-336-2305.

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


Polo Fire Protection District BY: _______________________________________ Secretary

1 & 2BR Hampton Apts. 815-625-7043

POLO FIRE PROTECTION AMBULANCE SERVICE DISTRICT ANTICIPATED REVENUE AND DISBURSEMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING APRIL 30, 2019, to wit: Estimated Revenue By Source: Checking and savings balance Investments balance Real estate tax received Donations and memorials received Services rendered received Total Estimated Revenue: Estimated Disbursements By Source: Professional fees Trustee wages Billing fees Office and equipment and supplies Vehicle replacement fund Safety equipment replacement fund Building improvement fund Vehicle and equipment maintenance Miscellaneous contingencies ATS Medical Services provider fees Buildings and grounds maintenance Medical supplies Utilities Gasoline and fuel Total Estimated Disbursements By Source:

THICKSTEN APTS. 1 & 2 BR houses 815-499-4217

Mark Bergstrom

Dustin Finkle

Lon Feary

$ 5,000 $ 1,500 $ 7,000 $ 2,000 $128,400 $ 30,000 $ 20,000 $ 7,500 $ 5,000 $314,000 $ 15,000 $ 15,000 $ 4,000 $ 4,000 $552,400 Charles Clothier

ATTEST: Randy Wagner _________________________________________________________

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$ 73,800 $ 50,600 $312,500 $ 500 $115,000 $552,400

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STERLING Nice 1BR, stove refrig. no pets, $475/mo. + dep. 815-631-6678

DIXON 2 BR New Carpet Fresh Paint Move in Ready $650/mo. RENT TO OWN Classic Homes 815-535-7871

STERLING 3 BR 2 Car Garage Large Home Updated, Big Yard $700/mo. RENT TO OWN Classic Homes 815-535-7871


Ogle County Newspapers, Friday, June 15, 2018, Page B6


NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE OWNED BY THE CITY OF POLO AND INVITATION TO BID THEREON PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT the Corporate Authorities of the City of Polo will receive sealed bids for the purchase, under the successful bid, of the fee simple interest in the following described real property: The West 68 feet of Lots 7 and 8 in Block 19, of the Original Town, now City of Polo, in Ogle County, Illinois which property is generally located at the northeast corner of the intersection of South Division Avenue and West Buffalo Street in the City of Polo. The common address is 212 South Division Avenue and has a Property Index Number of 14-16251-004. The property is currently unimproved and devoted to nonspecific, nonproductive use. Bids for the purchase of the aforesaid interest in the subject property are hereby invited and will be received by the City Clerk at City Hall between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and Noon and 1:00p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (except for holidays observed by the City) until July 16, 2018. Proposals shall be addressed to: City Council of the City of Polo c/o Sydney Bartelt, City Clerk 115 South Franklin Avenue, Polo, IL 61064 and shall bear the legend, "Proposal--Sale of Real Estate", and shall include the name and address of the bidder. Bids shall be opened at the regular meeting of the City Council on July 16, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as called on the Council's agenda. A contract may be awarded to the bidder whose bid is found to be in the best interests of the City of Polo. The City Council reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informalities or irregularities in the bidding. The City Council further reserves the right to review and study any and all bids and to make a contract award within 30 days after the bids have been opened and publicly read. SYDNEY BARTELT City Clerk June 15, 22, 29, 2018

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Avonlea Cottage of Dixon 16 Unit Memory Care ----------• Part Time Cook •Part Time CNA 11p-7a Apply in Person: 503 Countryside Lane, Dixon, IL 815-288-6044 or 815-499-1682

EMPLOYMENT Come join a Dynamic team!! Sign on Bonus! Liberty Court Assisted Living & Memory Care Hiring for 1st shift parttime LPN & 2nd Shift Part-time LPN, PRN also avail. Come in to apply no calls please.

WOODHAVEN ASSOCIATION is seeking to hire the following full-time, year-round positions in our ESAC Department: ESAC (CODE ENFORCEMENT) INSPECTOR – responsibilities include issuing permits and routine inspections of lots for compliance of Rules and Regulations. This position works both inside an office setting and outside doing inspections; while performing inspections you are required to climb, lift, crawl and dig. The candidate must possess good oral communication and listening skills and computer knowledge. Candidate should be capable of learning the Association’s computer program along with other applicable computer programs. OFFICE ASSOCIATE – The responsibilities include preparing correspondence, assisting callers, recording and transcribing meeting minutes, issuing permits and filing. Computer experience required with knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Qualifications include effective verbal and written communication skills.


Both positions require weekend and summer holiday work. Excellent benefits package available. Interested applicants should apply online at, in person or by resume to:

Woodhaven Association Human Resources Department P.O. Box 110 | Sublette, IL 61367 Fax: 815/849-5116 | Phone: 815/849-5209

Oregon Chamber Tourism Assistant Candidates for this part-time position must have: •A strong knowledge of the Oregon area both tourism and business • Be good with the public •Have excellent communication skills •Be willing to help with light office duties as time permits This is a seasonal position, June October, every Saturday from 9:00am 1:00pm. If interested contact the Oregon Chamber via email



HERITAGE SQUARE Wanted: FT & PT Nurses st 1 & 2nd Shift Please Apply at Heritage Square 620 N. Ottawa Ave., Dixon, IL EOE Wanted: Janitor for local manufacturing company to work 15 to 20 hours per week to clean restrooms, kitchen and break room areas. Please call 779-245-6101 M-F 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM for details.


Whiteside County Health Department has the following full-time openings: a Public Health RN, a Public Health Nutritionist, and a clinic behavioral health/ substance abuse Certified MA. All positions come with excellent pay and benefits. Please send your resume to Beth Fiorini at 1300 W. 2nd Street, Rock Falls, IL 61071 by June 25th. E.O.E

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Open Teaching Positions at Newman Central Catholic High School -Math Teacher Full Time -English Teacher Full Time Benefits: Paid Health Insurance, Diocesan Pension Plan Contact: Main Office at 815-6250500 or email khoward@newman



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS RANLIFE, INC, PLAINTIFF, VS. MICHAEL L COPELAND A/K/A MICHAEL COPELAND; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, DEFENDANTS. 18 CH 48 2233 2ND STREET OREGON, IL 61061 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU Michael L Copeland a/k/a Michael Copeland Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants defendants, that this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, asking for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: THE WESTERLY 3/4 OF LOTS ELEVEN (11) AND TWELVE (12) IN BLOCK TWENTYEIGHT (28) IN THE TOWN OR VILLAGE OF DAYSVILLE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK A OF MISCELLANEOUS, PAGE 138, IN THE RECORDER'S OFFICE IN OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS; SITUATED IN THE TOWNSHIP OF OREGON-NASHUA COUNTY OF OGLE AND STATE OF ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 2233 2nd Street Oregon, IL 61061 and which said Mortgage was made by, Michael L Copeland Mortgagor(s), to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Ranlife, Inc. Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Ogle County, Illinois, as Document No. 201607235; and for other relief. UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this County, Ron McDermott 106 S. FIFTH ST STE 300 Oregon, IL 61061 on or before July 16, 2018, A JUDGMENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF ASKED IN THE COMPLAINT. PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT, THE PLAINTIFF'S ATTORNEY IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 1 N. Dearborn St. Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 Ph. (312) 346-9088 File No. 265991-153209 I3089575 # June 15, 22, 29, 2018



Reasonable Rates Sizes: 10’x24’ & 6’x10’

INVITATION TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL Asbestos Abatement for Remodeling of Rest Rooms & Locker Rooms at Polo High School Project No. 1744 A Proposals will be received by the Polo Community Unit School District #222 for project listed above according to plans and specifications prepared by Bracke-Hayes-Miller-Mahon, Architects, LLP - Upland Center, 1465-41st Street, Moline, IL. All proper proposals for asbestos abatement will be received, at the earliest possible time, but no later than 5:00 pm, June 13, 2018 at the District office. All proposals received after the above-stipulated closing time for receipt of proposals will be returned to the Proposer unopened. All proposals received will be opened and read at a meeting of the Owner at the above time and place. Proposals, contract forms, plans and specifications are on file and may be examined and copies received from the offices of the following: Bracke-Hayes-Miller-Mahon, Architects 1465-41st Street Moline, IL 61265 Proposals will be received to accomplish all labor and materials to perform all portions of the work to provide a complete finished project. ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT DISTRIBUTION: Contract documents may be obtained in electronic format (pdf's) from the Architect's office. Documents will be available for downloading from Contractors are responsible for registration, fees, etc. for use of this site. It is solely the contractor's responsibility to verify that he is downloading all drawings, all specifications, and all addenda for this project. No additional cost will be allowed by the Owner for the contractor?s failure to download all material. Contractors to request access to downloads by calling the Architect's office or by emailing at Contractor will receive email notice and invitation to view project folder to download drawings, specifications, addenda, etc. This project is subject to the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act (820 ILCS 130/1-12). All contractors, subcontractors, and those supplying labor to this project shall comply with the “Employment of Illinois Workers on Public Works Act” (30 ILCS 570/) commonly referred to as the Illinois Preference Act. June 15, 2018



Ogle County Newspapers, Friday, June 15, 2018, Page B7 CHILD CARE


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



Lenny Bryson Auctioneer

Sales of all types Phone or Fax


900 S. Division, Polo

DIXON GARAGE SALES 624 Friday, June 15th Sat., June 16th, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm Christ our Savior Lutheran Church, 2035 IL Rt 26, Dixon. Funds to support our youth group to attend the national rally.

OREGON GARAGE SALES 624 Friday & Saturday June 15 th & 16th 8-4 518 N. 5th Street 3 Households in 1 Location



Stainless Steel GE French Door Refrigerator 4 yrs. old, exc. cond. pd. $1900 asking $500 815-821-5084


MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE Rock River Riders Father's Day Hill Climb, Gates open at 8am, sign up begins 8am to 10:30am, Racing at 11am. Come and enjoy the hill climb with your family and friends . Their we be 50cc to 1000cc motorcycles, free camping night before hill climb. No kegs No pets. We are located across the street from White Pines State park. See you Sunday June 17th 2018 at 11am. 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





Black 2006 Ford Escape XLT, sunroof. Good cond. 98,700 mi. $4,800. 815-677-6266 creditautosales Always over 100+ vehicles to choose from.



2000 GMC Sierra 1500 4-wheel drive Z71 off road pkg., mode, tow/haul reg. cab, 8 ft. box, bed mat, tonneau cover, sliding rear 127,000 window, miles, bought new, always well main$4000/ tained, OBO, H-815-2889601, C-815-8781697 Black 2000 Dodge Dakota 4X2, only 74k miles, no rust $2950 OBO 815-857-3739



1983 Honda Magna V45 750 Exc. Cond. 20,500 mi. $2,000 815-499-2883 1989 Honda Goldwing GL1500 Mint condition. 28K. New Battery $5500 815-440-0665.





Astrograph Your experience will be valuable when it comes to money and how you handle your personal finances. Partnerships will play a role in how you live.

16' Scamp fully contained, nice camper, can be seen at 516 W. 8th St., Rock Falls $6000/obo 815590-3244 leave message.

FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2018 2014 12' Calico Horse/Stock Trailer w/ rubber mats, $3800 815973-3180

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Protect your assets. Make money-saving changes to your residence or lifestyle. Put an end to extravagant behavior. Make positive changes that improve your life. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Don’t give up if you really want something. A little charm and the right information will help you get what you want.

Oregon Republican Reporter Mt.Morris Times Forreston Journal Polo’s Tri-County Press The Exchange

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Put your energy into self-improvement instead of trying to change others. If you make a fuss, you’ll end up getting more than you bargained for in return. A physical outlet is encouraged.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Get moving. Plan to do something that will improve your vitality and make you feel good about the way you look and what you can accomplish. Dump bad habits.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Find out all you can about your heritage. Talk to older family friends or relatives who can offer insight and help you make a decision. Avoid activities that might cause physical stress.

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Take on a new project or get involved in an event or activity that will bring you in contact with new people or projects. A collaboration will lead to positive change.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Hold off on making a physical or emotional change. You’ll lack pertinent information about a major decision. Gather facts first. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Size up your situation at home or take a closer look at a partnership and consider how to make a positive move. A change will ease stress.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Listen to complaints and do what you can to appease someone you love. Making a fuss will only make matters worse. Physical changes should not be made in haste. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Get together with friends or relatives who can offer information about your cultural background or places that you’d like to visit. Travel and communication will be revealing. ©2018 UFS


Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 at 8:30 A.M.


2014 Blue Ford Escape Titanium. Exc. Cond. 54k. mi. 1 previous owner. Echo bused engine. Sunroof, fully loaded. Nav. system. $17,900 Bluebook price. 815-499-1839 2015 Cadillac XTS Claret red. Shale interior. 11K mi. $34,000 OBO. Jeff 815-631-7610

Sale to be held at: 839 US RT 52 | Amboy, IL 61030 Poor Boys Lunch Stand On-Line Bidding Available with Proxibid

200 +/- Tractors, Equipment, etc. For a complete sale bill listing, photo’s, and terms & conditions go or FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: Lenny Bryson – Auctioneer 900 South Division Ave Polo, IL 61064 Ph) 815-946-4120

Cal Kaufman- Auctioneer Ph) 309-696-9019 Brent Schmidigall-Auctioneer Ph) 309-202-8378

OWNER: Kessel Farms, Inc. Brad & Pam Kessel Call Brad for info at 815-499-9009


NOTE: Turn west at the Subway off Rt. 26 to auction. In case of severe weather, auction will be Saturday, June 23 @ 10:00 A.M. ANTIQUES & HOUSEHOLD ITEMS: 2-door metal cabinet; wicker furniture; cedar chest; toy box; Magnavox console stereo; wingback chairs; electric recliner; recliners; occasional chairs; dark wood table & chairs; maple chest; wood cabinet; Duncan Phyfe chest; kt table; kneehole desk/chair; entertainment centers; end tables; Filter Queen cannister, Electrolux & Oreck vacuums; table & floor lamps; Cosco kt stool; metal kt cart; Zenith stereo w/8-track; brass items; kerosene lamps; S&P sets; travel postcards; Mt. Morris adv items; cookbooks; sheet music; records incl. 45rpm; fancy work; Holiday decorations; yard goods & sewing supplies; Avon items; Lifetime pans; usual kt & household items; LAWN MOWER & MISC. ITEMS: Cub Cadet S621SS self-propelled push mower w/bagger (VERY NICE); 20’ aluminum ext. ladder; 8’ wood stepladder; Craftsman 12” floor band saw; saw table w/circular saw; workmate; power & hand tools; hardware. TERMS: CASH or GOOD CHECK


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Mid Century Modern Rattan Vintage Furniture-19 pieces Ficks Reed 2 - 6ft. Sofas w/ matching ottoman, 2 chairs, expandable game table w/ 4 chairs, matching table, 2 coffee glass top coffee tables, 4 occasional tables, sm. magazine rack & boho high back chair. $2000 for all. 815631-5574



2 Bagger for a 2017 John Deere tractor, used 4x, 815-285$700 4612 LTX 1046 Cub Cadet 46” Mower w/ 2 bagger. Low hrs. Like new. $1,575. OBO 815-631-6678

MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE 4x8 Tilt Trailer, heavy duty constructive. $500 815-973-8213 Raynor Garage Door, 18' $750, 3 yrs, old galvanized steel, bronze color 815-946-3572

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1701 E 4th St Sterling (815)625-9600 2017 CADILLAC ESCALADE LUXURY Only 17,000 Miles! Save 20,000 Off New!

STK# GM7580

SALE $64,999*


2017 AUDI S7





STOCK PHOTO WAS $73,999* NOW $70,999*

STK# GM7245 WAS $26,999* NOW $24,999*

STK# GM7244 WAS $34,999* NOW $30,999*





ONLY 16,000 MILES!

STK# GM7520 WAS $33,999* NOW $30,999*

STK #GM7416 WAS $25,999* NOW $22,999*


SALE $59,999*


849 North Galena Ave Dixon (815)288-9600

Loaded! Luxury Sport Sedan! Only 12,000 Miles! 450hp Twin Turbo!!


STK# GM6282




STOCK PHOTO WAS $28,999* NOW $26,999*

STOCK PHOTO WAS $23,999* NOW $20,999*

STK# GM7516 WAS $24,999* NOW $22,999*





2014 LEXUS ES 350


Off Lease Special Purchases! Pure Plus Package! Pano Roof! Navigation! All With Factory Warranty! 5 4 To Choose From!

Heated & Cooled Seats! Navigation! Low Miles! 1 Owner!


STK# GM7366 WAS $24,999* NOW $21,987*

STK# GM6879 WAS $22,999* NOW $19,987*

STK# GM7453 SALE FROM $27,999*

STK# GM7319 WAS $24,999* NOW $22,999*

STK# GM7151 WAS $19,999* NOW $16,987*



2015 DODGE RAM 4X4



Only 17,000 Miles! Save 20,000 Off New!


STK# GM7613 SALE ONLY $14,987*




STK# GM7441 SALE $12,987*

STK# GM7578 SALE $32,999*

STK# GM7430 SALE $24,999*

STK# GM7372A SALE $23,999*









STK# GM7464 WAS $26,999* NOW $23,999*





STK# GM5856A SALE $15,999*

STK# GM7381 WAS $26,999* NOW $24,999*










STK#’S GM6865, GM6826 SALE $22,999*

STK# GM7583 SALE $13,999*

STK# GM7021 SALE FROM $24,999*

STK# GM7569 WAS $17,999* NOW $15,999*

STK# GM6562 WAS $22,999* NOW $20,999*





2014 VW TIGUAN 4X4






STK# GM7490 WAS $18,999* NOW $16,999*

STK# GM7437 WAS $18,999* NOW ONLY $16,999*

STK# GM7172 SALE NOW ONLY $15,999*

STK#’S GM5759A, GM7482 SALE YOUR CHOICE $12,999*

STK# GM7509 SALE $14,987*








STK# GM6236 SALE $12,987*

STK# GM6619 SALE $12,987*

2016 KIA RIO


ONLY 15,000 MILES!


STK# GM7387 SALE $19,987* 2013 VW JETTA

ONLY 11,000 MILES!


STK# GM6975 SALE $15,987*

STK# GM7242 WAS $24,999* NOW $22,999* 2017 KIA SEDONA LX



3 To Choose From! Must Drive! Save Thousands! 3rd Seat! Nicely Equipped! Low Miles! Compare to Highlander & Pilot!

Loaded Loaded Loaded! LIKE NEW! Compare to Sienna & Odyssey! Save Thousands!


STK# GM6229 SALE $11,987*


STK# GM7414 SALE ONLY $23,987*

STK# GM7586 SALE $9,987*



STK# GM7462 SALE $14,987*

STK# GM7562 SALE $13,987*

ONLY 11,000 MILES!


STK# GM7542 SALE $9,999*

STK# GM7568 SALE $10,987*


2015 & 2016 NISSAN ROGUE SV’S



STK# GM7585 SALE FROM $13,999*

STK# GM7442 SALE FROM $14,987*


STK#’S GM7081, GM7620 SALE $12,987*


2014, 2015, 2016 FORD FOCUS’SS






ONLY 22,000 MILES!

STK#’S GM7180A, GM7296 SALE FROM $9,999*

STK# GM7089A SALE $10,987*



STK#’S GM7118A, GM7381A SALE $10,999*

*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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