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SPORTS

Cardinals Advance Forreston advances to the second round of football playoffs. / 14

EDUCATION NEWS

Foundation Awards The Maggie & Amos Foundation gives classroom awards. / 4

Senior Check-In Local police

agencies are offering a new program to help senior citizens. / 2

Rex Meyer was busy picking corn on Judson Road, south of Polo, on Tuesday morning when he had to climb out of the combine to check a corn header. Farmers have been fighting cold temperatures and wet field conditions for most of the harvest season. Photo by Earleen Hinton

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Byron Library............18 Church News............12 Classifieds..........27-32 Entertainment........... 9

Marriage Licenses.... 8 People........................ 8 Library........................ 7 Oregon Police.......... 25

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Property Transfers.. 23 Sheriff’s Arrests...... 23 State’s Attorney...... 24 Zoning.......................19


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Senior citizens in Ogle County can now sign up for police to check up on their well-being. Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle said the free Senior Check-In Program is for seniors who live alone, who do not have family within 50 miles of their residence to check on them, and who want to be in the program. Once a week, a sheriff’s dispatcher will call the senior on a designated day and time to check in. The dispatcher will try three times to contact the senior; if there is no answer, the sheriff’s 911 communication center will try to reach the emergency contacts listed on the application. If an emergency contact is reached, they will be asked to check on the senior. The contacts will only be known to the senior citizen and staff in the dispatch center. If none of the contacts are reached, a sheriff’s deputy will go check on the senior, or a police officer will do so if the senior lives in a municipality. Two local police chiefs said they support the program. Oregon chief Darin DeHaan said his department will reciprocate and check on residents outside of

Frequently Asked Questions About the Senior Check-In Program Q: What if I want someone to check in on my elderly mom and I live all the way in Iowa? Can I still enter her in the program? A: Yes, as long as your mom lives in Ogle County. Q: I’m worried about my neighbor who is getting up there in age. She doesn’t seem to have any family around to help her. Can I sign her up? A: The senior needs to be aware of and agree to be in the program. Once we have a completed application from the senior they will be in the program.

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towns if sheriff’s deputies are unavailable to check on a resident. “I do see a need. The only concern I had was that we built in every possible way of making entry (into a home) without forcing entry. I think that’s been done,” DeHaan said. The application form asks whether the applicant’s home has a hidden key, and if they have a code to enter their home or attached garage. Polo Police Chief Jon Mandrell described the program as another extension of a good community policing policy. “During the summer, people go away for a week, and we can check on them. We do welfare checks quite often. We’ve had people leave keys with us, and peo-

ple will say, ‘if Dad doesn’t answer the door, you can use it,’” Mandrell said. The senior being contacted must fill out the form, must want to participate, and must be aware they are joining the program. Go to oglecounty.org/departments/ sheriff to download a form, or call the business office at 815-732-1101 to request a form be mailed. Seniors going on vacation can email seniorcheck-in@oglecounty.org or call 815-732-1101 to send dispatchers their vacation days, so dispatchers will know they will not be home for a scheduled call. Similarly, seniors can email or call the call center if they wish to discontinue being in the program.

Q: What if the senior simply forgets they have an appointment for the check-in? Do alarm bells go off? Does that prompt a police response? What if they are actually hurt or in need? A: We will make three attempts to contact the senior. If there’s no answer, the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office 911 Communications Center will try to contact the emergency contacts listed on the application. If an emergency contact is reached they will be asked to check on the senior. If we can’t reach any of the emergency contacts, a deputy (or police officer if you live within a municipality) will go check on the senior.

not have any family members who can check on them within 50 miles from where they live, and must want to be in the program.

Q: Will every senior be accepted into the program? What would disqualify them? A: Seniors must live in Ogle County, must

Q: What if the senior goes on vacation? A: They can emailseniorcheck-in@oglecounty.org or call 815-732-1101 to send their vacation days so we know they will not be home for a scheduled call. Q: What if we don’t want to be in the program anymore? A: Just email seniorcheck-in@oglecounty. org or call 815-732-1101 to give us the date that you no longer wish to be in the program.

Source: Ogle County Sheriff Website

Veterans Day lunch offered at Centennial on Nov. 11 A lunch for all area veterans will be from 11 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11 at the Centennial Elementary School, 308 S. Pleasant St., in Polo. After the lunch, dessert, coffee, and games will be available for veterans in the school’s community room. A Veterans Day program will start at 1 p.m. in the school gymnasium, with Air Force One

crew member and Polo alumnus Major David Plachno as the guest speaker. Hands On Oregon has painted the buttresses below the flag at Conover Square in preparation for the annual Veterans Day Ceremony scheduled for Monday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. The 21 gun salute and taps ceremony will be done by the veterans. The Oregon High School Madrigals will be singing.


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Call Pat at 815-994-3175 for more information or to register.

The Polo Christmas Festival committee is looking for vendors and crafters. Polo’s First Annual Christmas Festival will be Saturday, Dec. 7 with many activities concentrated in the business district. The Vendor and Crafter Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the American Legion Hall at the corner of Mason

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The PCHS Drama Club will present the Fall Play “The Enchanted Bookshop,” Nov. 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. in the high school gym. The play is a delightful story of an off-beat bookshop in New York and is a fun, fast paced play that will be enjoyable for all who attend. The cast of 23 students is hard at work on the production. The play is about a bookshop that is owned by Margie (Coley Ziegler) who is on the edge of losing her store. Will the jewel thieves (Blake Diehl, Alyssa Wakenight) successfully use the bookshop for their illegal activities? Will the storybook characters including Dorothy (Morgan McBride), Heidi (Sadie Baumann), Pollyanna (Kassidy Scott), Robin Hood (Devin Rucker), Sherlock Holmes (Jakob Kindle), Tom Sawyer (Caleb Scott), and many more save the day? Ticket prices are: adults $5; students (K-12) and senior citizens $3. To make reservations for either performance, you may call the high school office at 946-3314, or stop by the high school to pick-up tickets. Tickets are also available at the door.

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Polo Public Library officials announce the receipt of another generous monetary gift from the Blanche Jones Charitable Trust. “In previous years the Trust has funded building renovation projects, microfilm equipment, computers and computer carrels, a locking display cabinet, staff work desk, updates to the Children’s Area, window shades throughout the building, signage, and was a major contributor of the The Blanche Jones Charitable Trust was a major contributor of the construction and landscaping of the construction and landscaping of the Library Pavilion. Here, musicians Library Pavilion and parking lot,” perform in the structure. said Ellen Finfrock, director. “This year’s gift will be primarily viding innovative library services in a welcomused to complete the newspaper digitization projing environment, Finfrock said. ect and to plant several trees on library grounds,” “Gifts like this make it possible for us to better Finfrock said. Library staff and Trustees are dedicated to pro- serve the public,” said Finfrock.

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HELPING OTHERS

Byron teen’s Coats for Hope charity expands BY LINDSEY SALVATELLI Correspondent Dec. 13 will be a busy day for 15-year-old Victoria “Tori” Kuzlik. After attending classes at Byron High School and getting in a good post-school workout, she’ll get busy preparing for the next day’s annual Coats for Hope sorting day – a chore that, thankfully, has grown in magnitude over the last 4 years. “It is really stressful, but the stress kind of is thrown away when I have people coming up to me ... while my dad and I are shopping, give me a hug and say, ‘Thank you for Coats for Hope,’” Tori said. This year’s drive already is underway, with collection boxes in Byron, Oregon and Dixon. Tori and her father, Robert Kuzlik, have collected 39,000 winter items and raised $25,000 since 2015, when the then-11-year-old Byron sixth-grader started her charity to help those impacted by domestic and sexual violence. “It started out as three little boxes in our middle school and exploded to, right now, northern Illinois, and we’re trying to expand into southern Illinois,” Robert said. The goal has grown each year,

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Victoria Kuzlik with Tori’s aim this year to raise $15,000 and collect at least 3,000 winter wear items. Both the Kuzliks are victims of domestic violence. It occurred before Tori was 8, but she didn’t allow the traumatic experience to remain a negative in her life, her dad said. Instead, she found a way to gain the confidence she needs to do speaking engagements and to run Coats for Hope, an operation she wants to continue at whatever college she attends. Her ambition doesn’t stop there. Tori recently met with Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara and Rob Young, a founding member of 100

Men who Give A Damn, to plan a few benefits for Family Peace Center, a one-stop service for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault that’s being planned for Rockford. The center also will become a permanent base for Tori’s operation. “All profits that we raise, 50% will go to the shelter of the YWCA of Sterling and 50% to the Family Peace Center,” she said. It’s not simply a once-a-year commitment for the teen. She’s also been tapped to be a counselor next summer at Camp Hope, a retreat for children impacted by domestic and sexual violence, she said. “I just love the fact that I’m helping people all around Illinois, and

This year’s Coats for Hope drive ends Dec. 13. In addition to coats and other winter wear, volunteers and monetary donations are welcome. Donation boxes can be found in Byron at City Hall, 232 W. Second St., and Snyder’s Pharmacy, 100 W. Blackhawk Drive; in Oregon at Kunes County Auto, 601 Gale St., and Illinois Auto Repair and Tire, 107 E. Washington St.; and in Dixon at KSB Hospital Emergency Department, 403 E. First St. and Ken Nelson Auto Group. 1100 N. Galena Ave. Go to www.coatsforhope.org, email tori4hope@hotmail.com or call 815-324-4673 for more information or to request Tori Kuzlik speak at an event. I’m helping to spread awareness that, yes this an issue, yes there are people who’ve been through the same thing and there are people here to help you.”

PAYING IT FORWARD

Maggie and Amos Foundation awards grants BY CODY CUTTER ccutter@saukvalley.com The world only got to know Amos Patrick Meyer for three years, but in the three years since his tragic passing, and that of his mother Maggie Rosko Meyer, their memories live on with unique and creative opportunities to educate local children. The Maggie & Amos Foundation was incorporated with the goal of memorializing the lives of the mother and son who died Oct. 19, 2016 following a fire at their Byron home which investigators say was intentionally set. Maggie’s ex-husband and Amos’ father, Duane Meyer, 37, of Stillman Valley, has been charged with their murders and aggravated arson. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges. Classroom grants were presented Tuesday to 12 teachers in a ceremony at the Chana Education Center for the foundation’s 2019 endeavor. Meyer was a middle school teacher at Chana. Her boss, assistant princi-

Nikki Smith, Aplington Middle School teacher in Polo, will use the money to purchase better seating for her growing students. Photo by Alex T. Paschal/Shaw Media pal Lynn Kalnins, helped spearhead the organization of the foundation after her death. “One of the purposes of the foundation is to be able to share her legacy of helping others and supporting the community, which was a very

valuable project for her,” Kalnins said. “She was a wonderful teacher, she was fun to work with, and was always very creative and innovative.” To date, the foundation has awarded $24,538.36 in grants for classroom

teachers, Northern Illinois University scholarships and donations for books, supplies and learning materials in libraries in Mount Morris and Rochelle. Money comes from donations and the foundation’s annual Infinity Run, which will be on April 25 at the Chana school. This year, $5,394.75 was awarded among the 12 recipients, a $1,500 scholarship was given, $810.62 was awarded to the Mt. Morris library, and $1,035.51 to the Rochelle library. Faith Christian School in Grand Detour was a benefactor of two grants to help with the formation of an outdoor classroom project. Teachers Jody Rozanas and Brittany Schultz plan to build apparatus with PVC pipes and other gadgets to take learning away from four walls. One idea of Rozanas’ is to create colorful daisy chalkboards, and have students make the chalk that goes with it. “We intend to use them for all

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The Infinity Run, through the Maggie & Amos Foundation in memory of Maggie and Amos Meyer, will take place April 25 at Chana Education Center, 204 N. Main St. The event will begin with a family fun 1-mile run or walk, followed by a chip-timed 5k run. Face painting, a kid’s fun zone with inflatables, games, a 50-50 raffle, silent auction and a dinner also will be available. Registration information will be released at a later date. Visit The Maggie & Amos Foundation on Facebook, or call 815-732-4664 and ask for a member of the race committee for more information.    Visit the Facebook page for donation information, or send to the Maggie & Amos Foundation, 204 Main St., Chana IL, 60165.

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less, was arrested for criminal damage to property. He was transported to the Ogle County Jail. Oct. 22 A citation was issued to Mark A. Lackcik, 39, Forreston, for speeding. Oct. 26 Michelle R. Smitherman was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant. She was transported to the Ogle County Jail.

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The library will have a family night on Nov. 13 at David L. Rahn Junior High School, which will feature a magician. It was requested instead of materials by the library to encourage community gathering, Kalnins said. A picture of Amos hangs on a wall in the children’s section. “They’ve been very generous with us,” Cheatwood said. “There has been a lot of use from the things that have been given. The kids have benefited quite a bit from what they’ve given us. “The whole thing is done on love.”

Infinite opportunities

Oct. 17 Kelly Cryer, 55, Mt. Morris, was arrested for violation of orders of protection. Cryer was transported to the Ogle County Jail. Roberto C. Deleon, 29, Mt. Morris, was arrested for predatory criminal sexual assault of a child. He was transported to the Ogle County Jail.

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sorts of things,” Rozanas said, “not just for drawing, but for math problems as well.” Schultz, who teaches music, hopes to buy a panel of fencing to prop up their very own musical instruments, one that also has plenty of containers that create all kinds of sounds. “We’re excited because not only is that an advantage for a music teacher like myself, but we can discuss the science of sound,” she said. Amy Tomlinson, a pre-kindergarten teacher at Oregon Elementary, plans to use her money to create a safe and cozy learning area for her students. Creating better learning environments also were the missions of Nikki Smith of Aplington Middle School in Polo, and Elizabeth Zinke of Amboy High School. Carisa Swanson’s class at Centennial Elementary in Polo will benefit from additional science and engineering tools, and Emily Majewski’s second grade class will find it easier to learn about nonfiction books, fables and folk tales with about 100 new books. Grants also were awarded to five teachers in Rochelle schools. The Mt. Morris library has utilized $2,704.43 in money granted in the last three years for board games, children’s activities, bean bag chairs for children’s section, golf clubs for the library’s miniature golf fundraiser, and a Lego robotics kit that has become very popular with the children, library director Mary Cheatwood said.


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LOCAL HISTORY

Mail came once a week to Polo from 1830-1834 BY BETTY OBENDORF Curator - Polo Historical Society Halloween this year was rather strange. Going out to “Trick or Treat” was quite unusual with the ground covered with snow. I felt sorry for the kids although parents did say it was warm out since there was no wind. Many children did not get out and so I have a bowl full of candy left. I have been making up little Halloween bags for the great grand children since we will not eat all of this candy except for the Kit Kats. They are disappearing. We like those. This year I liked what the post office did with a new Halloween stamp and I used them on my cards for this time of year. I always enjoy looking over the new stamps at the post office as they come out and I

pay close attention to what comes in the mail. Letter writing will always be a big part of my life. John Dixon had the first contract to carry the mail between Peoria and Galena. The first route that would come through Buffalo Township was the Kellogg Trail and that service was from 1830 to 1834. It would be once a week. Then John D. Winters had a similar route three times a week with Isaiah Rucker of Buffalo Grove being one of the drivers. This time frame would have been 1834 – 1837. Mr. Winter’s wife also drove the stage and she traveled over the trail fearlessly. She would load up her two children and off they would go. People held their breath as she sailed by. On one occasion she was attacked

by some Native Americans which did not bother her. She simply took her long whip and they quickly got out of the way calling out “Brave Squaw” as the stage sailed by. Mr. Rucker had a remarkable memory and lived to be 99. He knew everyone up and down the trail. There were many times when he walked the trail from Galena to Peoria. I suspect all that walking had something to do with the long life he led. It was quite exciting at the stage stop as people who were expecting mail would gather and wait for the stage. Such excitement as the toot of the horn announced the arrival of the stage with kids shouting and dogs barking. In 1847 our government issued postal stamps and this was a new

element in the postal service. Before that time the amount to be paid on receiving the letter was written on the outside of the folded paper. They did not have envelopes so the sheet of paper was simply folded and sealed with wax. There would be times when people did not have enough money to pay for the letter and they would need to go home to earn more money. Disappointed people would have to wait on their news. Polo Post Office was established first at Buffalo Grove in 1833. In 1856 the name was changed to Polo. This post office was moved in the middle of the night since it was very controversial. People went to bed with their post office in Buffalo Grove and woke up in the morning to find it had been moved into the new town of Polo.

a Veterans Day Lunch from 11 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. Nov. 11 in the school cafeteria. Following lunch there will be dessert, coffee, and games in the Community Room. At 1 p.m. join us in the Gymnasium for our guest speaker, Major David Plachno, Polo Alum and Air Force One crew member.

Polo Christmas Festival Dec. 7: Start the morning off with Santa for breakfast. End your day with the Festival of Tree Lighting. Watch for more information.

Polo Police Department, in partnership with our friends at the Polo Public Library, invite you to join us for simple conversation over coffee and refreshments. As a ministry of the Polo Council of Churches we hope you will join is for an

Larry shared his musical talents by playing the song, “To God Be the Glory,” on his saxophone. Everyone enjoyed his special message in song.  For the children’s message, I shared a lesson in patience with a pew full of children. The early snow has us already thinking of Christmas. Even for God’s greatest gift of love, we need to have a little patience.  On Saturday morning, the men of the church gathered for their regular breakfast meeting in the church basement. Joining in the fun and fellowship were Larry Riffle, James Hopkins, Dave Burright, Kent Nettz, and Don Hay.  This past Monday evening, I joined the crowd of over 80 visitors for the Polo Council of Churches community meal at Faith United Church. During the dinner, the guests enjoyed piano music played by Carl A. Cole. It was a wonderful evening of fellowship and entertainment. 

On Thursday evening, I waited for any trick-or-treaters to brave the cold. There were just a few families. I, too, was glad to be indoors for the evening. I am sure the children will remember this snowy Halloween holiday for a very long time. This past Saturday afternoon, I invited Camrynn Jones, granddaughter of Kent and Judy Nettz to help me with a homework project for one of my classes. I am quite thankful for her assistance.  This will be an exciting week for the students of Polo High School. We would like to wish the football team good luck this Saturday as they play in the next round of play-offs. The drama club will be presenting their play, “The Enchanted Book Shop,” on Friday and Saturday, too.  The early snow and the passing of Halloween has several of us thinking of the next holiday season. The days and weeks at this time of year seem to speed past before we have the chance to appreciate them. 

CHAMBER CHATTER Annual Fall Supper St. Mark Lutheran Church in Polo will serve their annual Fall Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9. There also will be a bake sale and bazaar. Veterans Day For all area Veterans and public, Centennial Elementary School will host

Pine Creek News By Karen Merlak It was unfortunate that the weatherman’s predictions came true this past week. Like most people, I was not ready for the snow and cold. In God’s special way, He makes the snow so beautiful when it falls, that all I could do was smile. He has made a wonderful world. This morning in church, we were greeted by Sandra Ford. Our guest speaker, in Charlotte’s absence, was Pastor Larry Jones. Larry is the current chaplain for KSB Hospital in Dixon.  At the end of the service, Pastor

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I am guilty of singing along to the Christmas radio station long before Thanksgiving arrives. I just can’t wait to immerse myself in all that joy. My memories of Christmas are full of love from family and friends and happiness beyond measure. It is amazing that one holiday, one special day of the year, can evoke so much joy in so many people. God’s love for us has a way of bringing joy to all that know Him. We can learn and know about His love, each and every day of the year.  Whether we celebrate a little early or wait until the holiday arrives, God’s love is in the joy that we feel. His love is available to each of us. Today is a great day to get to know the one who knows and loves you.  I hope to see you next week in our church in the country. We are preparing for a celebration of the harvest season in the coming weeks. Come, and be thankful with our family. We hope to have time to worship with you.


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Oct. 29 6:59 a.m. Danielle A. Gallentine, 35, Mount Morris, was cited for operating an uninsured motor vehicle. She was released on an I-Bond. Oct. 31 Ricky J. Rippy, 21, Polo, was cited for disobeying a stop sign. He was released on an I-Bond. Nov. 2 Brenda J. Florin, 56, Polo, was arrested

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on an Outstanding Ogle County warrant and cited for Failure to Notify SOS of Address Change. Florin was transported to the Ogle County Jail. General calls Oct. 7-20 Citizen complaints-assist............ 19 Juvenile..............................................1 Animal complaint........................... 4 Disturbance-domestic....................1 Fire-medical assist........................15 Lock out.............................................1 911 hang-up...................................... 2 Traffic stops....................................15 County assists................................. 4

Forreston Grade School teacher Alayna Meyer holds the mock check for a $2,000 scholarship from WGU. Pictured, left to right, are: Janese Michael, second grade teacher; Christy Seawall, WGU Strategic Partnerships Manager; Alayna Meyer; Erica Giedd, second grade teacher; and Forreston Principal Jonathan Schneiderman. Photo supplied

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Library Closed Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29 Thanksgiving Holiday Book Sale Help us make space for new items. Fill a bag with sale books for $1. Food For Fines - Nov. 4-9 For every non-perishable food item or personal care item donated, we will forgive $1 in fines. This does not apply to lost and damaged materials. Items will be donated to the Polo Lifeline Pantry.

stories and activities. Children’s Programs Parents or caregivers must remain in the library if their child is under 8. Lego Challenge: FREE structure Ages 8-14 Tuesday, Nov. 12, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Create your own unique LEGO structure. Registration required

Coffee with a Cop Wednesday, Nov. 20, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for refreshments and conversation the 3rd Wednesday each month.

Tales for Tots Pre-K/Kindergarten Story Time Ages 3-5 Saturday, Nov. 16, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Theme: Pumpkins Book: The Very Best Pumpkin by Mark Kimball Moulton Parent-guardian-caregiver must stay with child during the program. Registration required

Family Reading Night All ages are welcome Thursday, Nov. 21, 5:30-7 p.m. Come with the whole family for a celebration of reading with some fun

Pokemon Club Ages 8-14 Tuesday, Nov. 26, 3:30-4:30 p.m. This club is open to Pokémon card collectors. Join in to play games and

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opportunity to get to know our neighbors better by attending the “Our Table Community Meal” on the last Monday of the month, Nov. 25 at Faith UMC, 702 E. Dixon, Polo. Come join us as we offer everyone a free home-cooked meal from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Weekly Events Polo Rehabilitation & Health Care

Business after Hours If you are interested and would like to host a Business after Hours or Breakfast before Business give the Chamber a call at 815-946-3131.

trade cards. Registration required Teen Programs Teen Scene Ages 13-18 Tuesday, Nov. 26, 5:30-7 p.m. Yahtzee tournament. Registration required Book Subscription Box Pickup Saturday, Nov. 30, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Pick up your book subscription boxes Adult Programs Yoga Monday, Nov. 18, 6-7 p.m. Krystal from ADM Studios in Oregon will be the instructor. Bring a mat if you have one registration required Euchre Thursday, Nov. 21, 5:30-7 p.m. Time to play cards, bring a friend Rock River Center Representative

Certificates of Recognition The Polo Chamber of Commerce would like to issue Certificates of Recognition to any Polo Chamber of Commerce business members who are 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 during our annual dinner. Board Meeting The next Polo Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 10 a.m.-noon The Rock River Center provides a caseworker to answer questions about Medicare, insurance, home care and anything else to do with caring for the older population. No appointment necessary. They will return every 4th Wednesday of each month. Book Discussion Groups Extra books are always available for these discussions. Please check one out and join us. Friday Book Discussion @ the Library Friday, Nov. 22, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Selection: Midnight in Chernobyl by Adam Higginbotham Afternoon Book Club at the Library Monday, Nov. 25, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Selection: Becoming by Michelle Obama Polo Public Library, 302 Mason St., Polo Phone: 815-946-2713, email: library@ pololibrary.org

Board of Directors meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Polo Firehouse. Get the Word Out Contact The Polo Chamber of Commerce at (815) 946-3131, polochamber@ gmail.com or mail to P.O. Box 116, Polo, IL 61064. If you would like to post your event on the Chamber Sign, Chamber Website, polochamber.org, Chamber Facebook Page and-or the Chamber Chatter.

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All programs are free (unless otherwise noted) and accessible. Please note that some programs require registration.

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Polo Police Chief Jon Mandrell released the following information.


70 YEARS OF MARRIAGE

OREGON LIONS CLUB

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Lions clean up along Illinois 2

Lions donate to honor flight

Several Oregon Lions participated in a roadside cleanup on Illinois2 north of Oregon on Oct. 15. Lions who participated were Pat Farraday, Ed Smola, Chuck Campbell, Duane Moser, Don fuller, Jerry Hinrichs, and Committee Chairman Grant Afflerbaugh.

The guest speaker at the Oct. 24 meeting was Lion Jim Travi from the Amboy Lion Club. He shared information about The Lee County Committee of the Quad Cities Honor Flight. This organization was formed in 2010 to honor aging Lee County and area veterans by transporting them, free of charge, to Washington D.C. where they will have an opportunity to visit the particular war memorial that honors their sacrifices. The Oregon Lions Club donated $250 to this organization in the hopes that it can give even more WWll, Korean and Vietnam War Veterans a chance to visit Washington D.C. More information is available at their website at: www.honorflightqc.org

Lombardo inducted

Leona and Bob Groenhagen

Groenhagens to celebrate 70th anniversary (Editor’s Note: Due to an inputting error, there was an inadvertent omission from this story in the Nov. 1 editions. This is the corrected version.) Mr. and Mrs. Robert Groenhagen will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Nov. 8. Bob and Leona were married on Nov. 8, 1949 at the Emmanuel Evangelical Church at Paynes Point. Bob has farmed all of his life around the Stillman Valley/Oregon, Illinois area. Leona has been by his side as a dedicated homemaker. Both

have been and continue to be active in church and community activities. They are the parents of four children: Linda (Mark) Wills, Larry (Joyce) Groenhagen, and Gary (Joan) Groenhagen, all of Oregon, and the late Lois Nelson of Mt. Morris. They have eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. They will be celebrating this special anniversary with a family dinner. If you would like to send your congratulations to Bob and Leona, please mail them to 3720 E. Limrick Road, Oregon, Illinois 21061.

The Oregon Lions Club gained a new member on Oct. 24 during their regular meeting at the VFW in Oregon. Oregon Public Library Director Hilaree Lombardo was inducted into the club with the assistance of Oregon Lions Vice President Grant Afflerbaugh and Board Member Dr. Tom Champley. Lombardo received a warm welcome from the members of the club present at the meeting.

Oregon Public Library Director, Hilaree Lombardo (center) was inducted into the Oregon Lions Club during the Oct. 24 meeting at VFW. Also pictured are Grant Afflerbaugh (left) and Tom Champley. Photo by Jean Hoff.

MARRIAGE LICENSES Ogle County Clerk Laura Cook issued the following marriage licenses: Oct. 21 Keenan Wayne Evans and Felicia Louise Daniels, both of Forreston. Nicholas Aaron Davis and Madeline Elizabeth Carlson, both of Monroe Center. Oct. 23 Michael Andrew Pregont of Janesville, Wisconsin and Dawn Marie Vanderkolk of Oregon. Oct. 24 Chad Edward Fruhauff and Sadie Lynn

Downey, both of Rochelle. Oct. 25 Lars Jon Larsen and Sheila Ann Tyner, both of Rochelle. Oct. 28 Ryan Angelo Mercado and Caitlin Marie Campbell, both of Valencia, California. Oct. 31 Eric Daniel Blackwood and Amy Lynn Elzy, both of Rochelle. Joel Alan Detig and Whitney Lynn Wetzel, both of Lindenwood.

Oregon Lions Club members Pat Farraday, Ed Smola, Chuck Campbell, Duane Moser, Don Fuller and Jerry Hinrichs, participated in the roadside clean up Oct. 15 on Illinois 2 north of Oregon. Not pictured is Committee Chairman Grant Afflerbaugh. Photo by Jean Hoff


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Country Crossroads Quilt Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18 at the Forreston Grove Church, 7246 Freeport Rd. The evening program will be presented by Jill Shaulis of Yellow Creek Quilt Designs in Pearl City. She will present “Through The Years At Yellow Creek Quilt Designs.” She is the designer of the Kindred Spirits fabric collection and pattern club. Jill lectures and teaches around the country and has had many patterns published in magazines. Guild meetings are held on the third Monday of each month. Visitors are charged $5 at the door. Anyone interested in the joy of quilting and the inspiration of quilt guilds are welcome. For more information call Deb at 779-348-1638 or Beth at 815-732-7808.

SPECIAL EVENT

Tom Myers (left), Keane Hudson, Jim Travi and Grant Afflerbaugh hold the $250 donation to Honor Flight from Oregon Lions Club. Travi of Amboy Lions Club talked about Lee County committee of the Quad City Honor Flight. Photo by Jean Hoff.

Learn about prairie chickens Nov. 10

The Prairie Preservation Society of Ogle County is inviting the public to a free presentation on Prairie Chickens.

Gingerbread workshop set for Nov. 27 The Oregon Park District will host its annual Gingerbread Workshop from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Nov. 27. Registration includes one kit with house, assorted frostings and a full stocked candy bar. The fee for the workshop is $20 for residents of the Oregon Park District and $25 for all others. An open swim will be available free to those registered, beginning at 2 p.m. Call 815-732-3101 or stop at Nash, 301 S. Fifth St., Oregon to register by Nov. 15.

Peggy Farrell, Environmental Educator and Outreach Specialist at The University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point will be speaking Sunday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. at the Kickapoo Center, 1919 N. Limekiln Rd., Oregon. She will present photos, facts, stories and videos to tell the status of the protected bird. During the spring mating ritual the male

bird stomps his feet, raises his “ear feathers”, jumps, cackles and whines. He inflates the bright orange air sacs on the side of his

head and calls a low and resonant whoo doo zhoo. The annual spring mating ritual of the male prairie chicken, known as “booming,” is an equal treat for the eye and ear. “Come and find out all about these fascinating creatures!,” said Lin Vogl, PPSOC Vice-President. “Children are welcome in the company of an adult. Light refreshments will be served afterwards.” For more information, call 815973-4926.

arrive back by 6 p.m. “Based on the Academy Award-winning film of the same name and the beloved children’s books by P. L. Travers, Mary Poppins is an entertaining adventure of enchantment and fun,” said Tina Ketter, superintendent of recreation. The trip includes a sit down 3-course lunch at 11:30 a.m. Show time is 2 hours

and 30 minutes, beginning at 1:30 p.m. The fee is just $75 for residents of the Oregon Park District and $90 for others. The deadline to register is Nov. 25. Online registration is available at oregonpark.org or by calling 815-732-3101. Registrations can also be made in person at Nash Recreation Center, 304 S. Fifth Street, Oregon.

LIVE THEATRE Trip offered to see Mary Poppins at Drury Lane Theatre The Oregon Park District is offering a trip to the historic Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook to see a Broadway performance of Disney’s Mary Poppins, on Thursday, Dec. 19. Trip participants will depart Nash Recreation Center at 9:30 a.m. and

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LIVE THEATER

THEATER IN THE SCHOOLS

Elementary school, park district join for Aladdin Kids!

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ABOVE: Cast members for “The King and I,” Jamie Pontnack, Alexis Denton, Julia Hodson, Hannah Sheely, Karissa Kaufman, Ethan Sheely, Eisley Dusing, Harmony Coy and Adelaide Zimmerman rehearse for the play to be presented Nov. 8-10 and 15-17. BELOW: Pictured are “The King and I” cast members, Adelaide Zimmerman, Abi Fletcher, Ellen Hodson, Montana Larson Abigail Wehler, Orion Zimmerman, Alexis Denton, Arynn Dusing, Kelley Huston, Kelly Denton Shelly Moon, Natalie Coy, Karissa Kaufman, Hannah Sheely, Julia Hodson, Eisley Dusing, Ethan Sheely and Harmony Coy.

PAG to present King and I this month The Performing Arts Guild will present “The King and I” on Nov. 8-10 and Nov. 15-17 at the Pinecrest Grove Theatre in Mt. Morris. For ticket information, call 815734-2103 or order tickets online at performingartsguild.com. Cast members for the performances are: Jamie Pontnack, Alexis Denton, Julia Hodson, Hannah Sheely, Karissa Kaufman, Ethan Sheely, Eisley Dusing, Harmony Coy, Adelaide Zimmerman, Abi Fletcher, Ellen Hodson, Montana Larson Abigail Wehler, Orion Zimmerman, Arynn Dusing, Kelley Huston, Kelly Denton, Shelly Moon, Natalie Coy, and Hannah Sheely.

The Oregon Park District and the Oregon Elementary School pair up each fall to offer a theatre program for students in grade 3-6. This fall the entiities will present the production of Aladdin Kids! “A ton goes into putting on this amazing 30-minute production each fall and we hope you are able to come out and enjoy the show,” said Tina Ketter, superintendent of recreation. “New this year, the Oregon High School band is generously sharing their theatre with us. Performances will be held in the Oregon High School band room on their stage.” The Blue Cast will perform on Friday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. The Purple Cast will perform on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the door. Adults are $5 each, students (5-17 years) $3 and children under 4 are free. “We are also handing out one free admission to all OES K-6th graders during our teaser performance at school on Friday, Nov. 15,” said Ketter. “Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each show. Bring family and friends and support our determined youth.” For more information, call the park district at 815-732-3101 or visit www. oregonpark. org.

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Stillman Bank received the 2018 Award of Distinction from the United Way. The award is given to the organization that has a high employee pledge participation in its workplace as well as a total contribution of more than $10,000 during that year’s campaign. Stillman Bank graciously donated $16,473.11 to United Way in 2018. This monetary gift came from a variety of bank wide initiatives including Carnation Day, Casual Days, individual employee donations and a corporate contribution. Over the past 20+ years, Still-

Stillman Bank employees received the 2018 Award of Distinction. The bank and its employees graciously donated $16,473.11 to United Way in 2018. Photo supplied man Bank and its employees have contributed over $350,000 to United Way. “Year after year, our employees continue to step up and generously contribute to United Way, providing monetary support to the numerous

community agencies that are funded by the organization,” said Marty Larson, Stillman Bank Chairman and CEO. “As a local community bank, we are proud to be strong advocates for an organization that gives back to so many that need

additional assistance. United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in the community. For more information, go to www.unitedwayrrv.org or call 815-968-5400.

AGRICULTURE

The Lee, Carroll, Ogle and Whiteside County Farm Bureaus along with COUNTRY Financial will host a crop marketing workshop on the evening of Nov. 26, at the Days Inn, in Rock Falls.

“Crop Price Risk & Cash Flow Management” is a two hour seminar designed specifically for producers to help them manage risk associated with the current low commodity markets and identify market conditions to capture profit margins through this year into

next. Dr. Steve Johnson, Iowa State University Extension Farm Management Specialist, will facilitate the program. Steve has served as the Farm & Ag Business Management Specialist in Central Iowa for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach since 1999. He specializes in topics related to government farm programs, crop insurance, crop marketing, grain contracts, farmland leasing and other crop risk management strat-

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egies. In the past year, he has conducted more than 120 meetings, workshops, seminars and conferences across the Corn Belt with nearly 15,000 in attendance. Johnson uses web sites such as ISU Ag Decision Maker and Polk County Extension Farm Management along with various print and electronic media. Annually he reaches more than 200,000 producers, landowners and other agribusiness professionals.

During the two hour program producers will examine the following topics: Supply Demand and Crop Price Outlook Marketing Strategies & Tools Seasonal Futures Price and Basis Trends Consider Your Cash Flow Needs This presentation will assist producers in designing and implementing a marketing plan that is specific to their own operation. It will present producers with See FARM BUREAU, Page 13

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ADELINE ZION EVANGELICAL CHURCH 9106 Cedar St. in Adeline Phone 815-541-4863

BAILEYVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH

303 W. Franklin St., Baileyville Pastor Gary Branam www.baileyvillebaptistchurch.org

BAILEYVILLE REFORMED CHURCH

400 W. Center St., Baileyville Pastor Bruce Otto 815-235-1201

BROOKVILLE & ELKHORN UNITED METHODIST CHURCHES

Brookville: 17725 W. Chamber St. in Brookville Elkorn: Corner of Wilson Mill & Brick Church Roads

CHANA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 606 Main St., Chana Pastor Matt Smith 815-732-7683 chanaumc@gmail.com

CHRIST OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH

2035 Ill. Rt. 26, Dixon 815-284-4554 Pastor David Andermann 815-632-6767

OPEN BIBLE

302 S. Franklin St., Polo Luke Schier, Pastor 815-946-2848 PoloOpenBible.org

CROSSROADS COMMUNITY CHURCH Polo Campus

EAST OREGON CHAPEL CHURCH OF GOD

107 N. Daysville Rd., Oregon Pastor John Guthrie 815-732-2960 or 815-732-6569

EBENEZER REFORMED CHURCH

FORRESTON REFORMED CHURCH

EMMANUEL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH

FREEDOM LUTHERAN CHURCH, ELCA

2997 N. German Church Rd. Pastor Marvin Jacobs 815-732-6313 www.ebenezerreformed.com

764 N. Stillman Road, Oregon (Payne’s Point) Pastor Andrew Kayes 815-732-2424

EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF MT. MORRIS 102 S. Seminary St., Mt. Morris Senior Pastor Bruce McKanna Associate Pastor Logan Murphy 815-734-4942 www.efcmm.org office@efcmm.org

FAITH DISCOVERY CHURCH 801 W. Oregon St., Polo Pastor Jeremy Heller 815-946-3588

501 Third Ave. Pastor Lyle Zumdahl 815-938-2424 lylezumdahl@gmail.com

Pastor Karyn Kost 815-661-6315 www.freedomlutheran.org.

GERMAN VALLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Church and Main Streets Pastor Don Plock

GRACE VALLEY CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH 8210 E. Edwardsville Rd., German Valley Pastor Eric Schlukebir 815-362-6601

LEAF RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH

FAITH EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH

402 Second Ave., Forreston Pastor Scott Ralston Church 815-938-3203

FAITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 702 E. Dixon St., Polo Pastor Brian LeBaron 815-946-3212 faithumcpolo

6941 N. Mt. Morris Rd., Leaf River Pastor Billy Hardy 815-738-2205 leafriverbc@gmail.com

LEAF RIVER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 104 E. Rt. 72, Leaf River Pastor Sung-Eun Kim 815-345-3038

LIGHTHOUSE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

 205 N. Jefferson Ave., Polo Pastor Chris Bradshaw 815-837-5255 polo@crossroadscn.com www.crossroadscn.com

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

DISCIPLES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (USA)

505 Hill St., Oregon Rev. Jared Cochran 815-732-2642 www.fbcoregon.org

4938 S. Daysville Rd., Oregon Pastor Matt Smith

MT. MORRIS CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN

102 N. Maple St., Mt. Morris Pastor Julie Bunt 815-734-4853 www.disciplesumc.org

200 S. Fifth St., Oregon Rev. Karen Gerhard Conner 815-732-2894 www.fpcoregon.com

EAST JORDAN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

22027 Polo Rd., Sterling Jim Miller, Pastor 815-626-0104

FORRESTON GROVE CHURCH

7246 N. Freeport Rd., Forreston Presbyterian Church in America Pastor Drew Jones 815-938-3605 www.forrestongrovechurch.com

402 First Ave., Forreston Pastor Sung-Eun Kim 815-938-2380

409 W. Brayton Rd, P.O. Box 2055 Mt. Morris, IL 61054 Pastor Ginny Haney Phone: 815-734-4573

NORTH GROVE EVANGELICAL CHURCH

10384 W. Coffman Rd., Forreston Pastor Tim Hotchkiss Church: 815-938-2194 Pastor’s Cell: 815-209-6838

OREGON CHURCH OF GOD

ST. MARY CHURCH

860 W. Oregon Trail Rd. Pastor Michael Hoffman 815-732-6847

301 N. Fourth St., Oregon Father Joseph P. Naill Office Phone 815-732-7383 Office FAX 815-732-4742

OREGON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH

200 S. Fourth, Oregon Rev. Megan Smick 815-732-2994 oregonumc@outlook.com

PINE CREEK CHRISTIAN CHURCH 5076 S. Lowell Park Rd. Pastor Charlotte Hoppe 815-946-3949

POLO CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN

Congress Ave. & Webster St. Pastor Leslie Lake PoloCob@risebroadband.net

PRAIRIE DELL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

213 N. Franklin Ave., Polo Father Joseph P. Naill 815-946-2535

ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon 815-732-2367

ST. WENDELIN CATHOLIC CHURCH 18 S. Linn St., Shannon Rev. Michael Bolger 815-864-2548

SAUK VALLEY SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH

16032 W. Coffman Rd., Shannon 815-864-2448

416 Prospect St., Dixon John Lewis, Pastor 815-677-9199

RIVERSTONE CHRISTIAN CHURCH

SILVER CREEK REFORMED CHURCH

609 S. 10th St., Oregon Craig Arnold, Pastor 812-236-1213

ST. BRIDE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

1000 Ill. 64 West Oregon Rev. Eldred George 815-732-7211 www.saintbrides.org saint.bride.church@gmail.com

ST. JAMES LUTHERAN CHURCH

6024 N. Columbine Rd., Forreston Rev. Karyn Kost 815-661-6315 pastorofstjames1850@gmail.com

ST. MARK’S LUTHERAN CHURCH

201 N. Division Ave., Polo Pastor Terrie Wilder 815-946-2919

326 S. Bunker Hill Rd. German Valley Pastor Grant Mulder 815-362-2129

TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 308 E. Brayton Mt. Morris Pastor Josh Ehrler 815-734-6354 trinitymmil@frontier.com www.trinitymmil.net

VAN BROCKLIN-FLORENCE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 3582 Bolton Rd.., Freeport Pastor Dawn Barr 815-291-0601

WEST BRANCH CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN 4014 West Branch Rd., Forreston 815-938-2586

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REGIONAL TRAGEDY

BY KATHLEEN A. SCHULTZ kschultz@saukvalley.com Funeral services are set for the 24-year-old mother shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend, who then turned the gun on himself. Brittney L. Long died Nov. 3 of a single gunshot to the head. Duane J. Briggs, 24, of Freeport, who stated on his Facebook page on Oct. 31 that he was hoping to get full custody of his infant son “in the next few months,” then killed himself with a shot to the head. The baby was not at Long’s home at 813 First Ave. at the time, Detective Sgt. Todd Messer said Tuesday. Autopsies were conducted Tuesday; results will not be available for several weeks. Long, originally from Polo, was a CNA at Regency Care of Sterling. Among others, she is survived by her son, Levi McBride of Sterling; her father, Brad Long of Polo; her mother, Barbara Helton of Dixon; and siblings April and Steven McBride, both of Dixon, and Amanda Carroll of Grand Detour. Visitation was scheduled to be held from 5 to 7

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Brittney Long

p.m. Nov. 7 and from 9:30 until the funeral at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 8 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Polo. McDonald Funeral Homes is handling arrangements; go to www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to post condolences. The bodies of Long and Briggs, who is from Oregon and has lived in Mt. Morris, were found around 6:40 p.m. Sunday by police who were called to the rental home to conduct a welfare

check. Long’s family members requested the check when she failed to attend a family event or answer their calls. Court records show Briggs had a history of convictions in Stephenson and Ogle counties for aggravated battery to a police officer and two counts of resisting arrest, stemming from an arrest on July 12, 2018. He was sentenced in January to 4 year’s probation; five misdemeanor charges of domestic battery, interfering with the reporting of a domestic battery, resisting, and possession a firearm and ammunition without a FOID card were dismissed. Long also had a conviction for disorderly conduct from the same incident. On Jan. 17, Long was sentenced in Stephenson County, to 6 months of supervision for disorderly conduct, also stemming from the July 12 incident. A little over 3 weeks ago, on Oct. 11, Briggs was sentenced in Stephenson County to 2 years of court supervision for felony DUI. He also had misdemeanor convictions, in Ogle County for domestic battery in 2014, and in Stephenson for criminal damage to property in 2015, and for reckless conduct in 2017.

HOT WHEELS

Local man’s pride and joy soon may be a legend BY CODY CUTTER ccutter@saukvalley.com

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“He saw my car, and I think it kind of reminded him of all of the early drag cars and funny cars,” Zettle said. “I think it just kind of struck a chord with him.” Nearly 17 years ago, the car was a far cry from its restored glory. It was sitting among a pile of vehicles slated for salvage at a repair shop in German Valley. Zettle, 37, then a student at Highland Community College in Freeport, sought to turn the car into a Hot Wheels model that he enjoyed as a child. The car had a Chevrolet engine and a fourspeed transmission when Zettle found it. “All he wanted was the motor and transmission out of it, and he was going to scrap the rest of the

cost increases and make informed decisions on input pricing, storage options and position their marketing plan for profit protection. Market and recent economic factors will be examined and producers will learn to identify where

profit opportunities and pitfalls lie for their farm operations and how crop insurance will come into play in managing cash flow needs. The workshop begins at 7 p.m. at the Days Inn, located at 2105 First Ave., Rock Falls, IL.

This workshop is free to all participants, with registration required. For more information on the workshop, or to register, contact the Ogle County Farm Bureau at 815-732-2231.

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Steve Zettle didn’t plan on making a trip to Las Vegas this year. That now has changed, thanks to the look and feel of his 1965 Pontiac GTO. The maroon, two-door, high-riding restoration project made a tremendous first impression July 13 during the Chicago stop of the 2019 Hot Wheels Legends Tour at a Walmart in suburban Romeoville. Voted the best model of nearly 400 cars, Zettle’s is competing in the national competition which ends today. “I’m still in shock that I actually won in Chicago,” Zettle said. “It was some stiff competition with really nice cars out there.” One of the judges in Romeoville was Larry Wood, a designer of Hot Wheels cars for 50 years. His name is familiar to those who pride themselves in a collection of the diecast car models, and Zettle hopes to have his as a 1:64 model for those that Hot Wheels sells in the retail market. A win at the national competition will make that a reality. The winning car will be inducted into the Hot Wheels Garage of Legends.

car,” Zettle said. “It was in rough shape when I found it, it needed a lot of work. “It was rusty. It was showing its age.” Zettle and his brother, Dave, once owned a repair shop of their own, and that grew out of their love for amassing many miniature cars as they can. Nearly half of a laundry basket was full of cars, Steve said. When he’s not working with wires and fuses at Bowman Electric in Polo, Zettle has found pockets to time to dedicate to restoring his car. It has participated in several local shows, and has raced at dragstrips in Byron and Cordova. “It’s all period-correct, and everything out of it is pretty much all 1965,” Zettle said. “It’s something that you would have seen in Hot Rod magazine in 1965.” Last year’s inaugural competition had more than 3,600 cars at 15 tour sites. More than 65,000 spectators attended the national event in Las Vegas. “I’m still in shock that I actually won in Chicago,” Zettle said. “It was some stiff competition with really nice cars out there.” Zettle follows competing cars on YouTube, and thinks he’s got a chance. “I’m hoping so, if all goes well.”

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SPORTS

Forreston handles Ottawa Marquette 42-0 Cardinals to host Anna-Wethersfield at 5 p.m. on Nov. 9 BY ANDY COLBERT acolbert@oglecountynews.com As expected, Forreston traveled to Ottawa Marquette and had little trouble in dispatching with the home team. Racing to a 42-0 lead and setting a running clock in process, the Cardinals have set up a delicious second-round contest with No. 1 seed Annawan-Wethersfield. The Crusaders defense was helpless in slowing down Forreston’s ground game. Jordan Neuschwander got the scoring parade started with an 18-yard run. Dom Christensen made it 14-0 later in the first quarter on a 37-yard touchdown. The Jordan and Dom show continued in the second quarter with 67 and 40-yard scores. Meanwhile, fullback Ethan Mulder was shredding the defense for 87 yards on 12 carries. In all, the Cardinals had 350 yards rushing on 35 carries. In the third quarter, Derek DeVries intercepted a pass and got a lineman’s dream of a touchdown. He went 25 yards for the score. Bailey Cullor wrapped up the scoring with an 11-yard run later in the third quarter. Another stat that made coach Kyle Zick happy was zero fumbles, a dilemma that has plagued Forreston in recent weeks. Marquette managed 83 yards passing on 5-14-1. They also had 138 yards on 42 rushes. Still, they were completely out of their league in the battle between NUIC and Northeastern Athletic conference. In first round 1A play, the NUIC went 5-0. Marquette did have a 7-0 record, but lost their last three games, including one that cost them the conference title to Kirkland. Against Annawan-Wethersfield, the Cardinals will have little comparison other than the fact A-W beat Princeville 22-7 in the regular season on its way to the Lincoln Trail title, while Stockton also defeated Princeville 20-7 on Saturday.

Forreston’s Dom Christensen battles through a tackle during 1A football playoff action on Nov. 2. Photo by Angie Janicke Like Forreston, A-W has a proud grid heritage, having made the playoffs 13 straight years, including 2A semifinal appearances in 2015-16. In a 52-0 whitewash of Lewistown in round one, A-W had 174 yards passing and over 200 rushing. Even with 10 first half penalties, they racked up all 52 of their points and rested starters in the second half. It was their fifth shutout of the year. In 10 games, Forreston has rushed for 3,586 yards on 461 carries, while only giving up 1,555. Christensen has 622 and Mulder 614. Neuschwander is next at 540, followed Braden Politsch 428, Austin MItchel 303 and Cayden Shleton 286. Bailey Cullor is 11-26-3 passing for 283 yards. Opponents have 1,006 yards passing.

Forreston’s Austin Schramm (54) looks to fall on a loose ball during 1A football playoff action on Nov. 2. Photo by Angie Janicke


EASTLAND REGIONAL

BY TY REYNOLDS treynolds@saukvalley.com

Polo’s Alex Dusing spikes as two Eastland players try to block during regional action last week. Photo by Trish Patterson Eastland (20-14) took control early in the first set, jumping out to a 9-3 lead in a surge that included kills from Karlie Krogman and Maddy Cropper, a block from Cropper, and two Addison Burkholder aces. Polo (16-15-3) fought back within 9-8 after kills by Marah Blake and Becca Wagner, but the Cougars pulled away again, and kills by Danielle Rush and Burkholder and a tip-kill

by Henze made it 20-11; the Marcos got no closer than seven points the rest of the way. But it was the second set that provided great theater. After Eastland grabbed a 6-1 lead on a Talena Rogers kill, Polo showed its mettle. The Marcos rallied back to tie the score at 9-9 on a Wagner ace and a Blake kill. The teams traded the next 12 points, with the Cougars taking a

EARLVILLE REGIONAL

FAR LEFT: Forreston’s Kara Erdmann spikes during the championship of the 1A Earlville Volleyball Regional against Fulton on Oct. 31. LEFT: Forreston’s Brycelynn Smith digs a serve during the championship of the 1A Earlville Volleyball Regional against Fulton. Fulton won the match in two games 25-23, 25-23 ending the Lady Cardinals’ season. Fulton then lost to Dakota a the Pecatonica Sectional. Photos by Earleen Hinton

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It would have been easy for the Eastland volleyball team to get frustrated in their Oct. 30 Class 1A Eastland Regional semifinal, what with the scrappy play of the Polo Marcos thwarting many a kill attempt. But the Cougars just kept swinging, and in the end were able to pull away for a 25-16, 25-19 victory to advance to tonight’s regional championship match against top-seeded Newman. “They were definitely a very scrappy team, and you have to give that all to them,” Eastland setter Erin Henze said. “They go after every ball, they don’t give up. It was like I’d set up a hitter and she’d get a really good swing on it, and I’d think, ‘Oh, there’s no way that’s coming back over,’ and then it did. We just had to make sure we stayed engaged the whole point and make sure we were ready for anything to come over the net.” Both sets featured long back-andforth volleys that had the crowd oohing and aahing, and both teams won their fair share of those long rallies. “We had one volley that was probably 15 balls back and forth over the net, and we won that point because we used every player on our team,” Polo coach Rhiannon Seible said. “We just need to learn to stay aggressive after the fact, after having those scrappy moments.”

one-point lead and the Marcos tying it up again. After seven ties – the last at 15-15 – three straight Polo hitting errors finally gave Eastland some breathing room, and the Cougars led the rest of the way. Three straight Henze aces eventually made it 23-17, and despite getting kills by Blake and Mallory Patterson, one final spike by Burkholder sent Eastland into the title match. “It was probably one of the best volleying matches we’ve had, going back and forth, and we just kept pushing,” Polo senior Addy Grobe said. “I think a lot of us were scared to be the one that messes up, and that’s why we could never get the lead.” Polo also spread out the stats, as Blake finished with six kills, three blocks and four digs; Grobe had three kills and five digs; Wagner had three kills and 10 digs; Patterson had 11 digs, eight assists and two kills, and Alex Dusing chipped in seven digs and three assists. Nicole Boelens added a team-high 15 digs for the Marcos. “I’m really proud of this team, and these girls for coming from a 3-14 season last year to above .500 this year,” Seible said. Eastland lost to Sterling Newman in the regional championship and Newman lost to Galena at the Pecatonica Sectional.

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Senior Night

FOOTBALL

Marcos open 8-Man tourney play Saturday, Nov. 9 at home

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Polo (9-0) is the No. 2 seed and after a first-round bye will face Lowpoint-Washburn at home on Saturday, Nov. 9. Here’s a list of some of the other football playoff games on Saturday: 1A: Forreston vs. Annawan-Wethersfield at 5 p.m. in Forreston; Lena-Winslow at Orangeville, 1 p.m.; Morrison at Kirkland Hiawatha, 1 p.m.; and Freeport Aquin at Stockton, 1 p.m. 3A: Byron hosts Durand-Pecatonia, 1 p.m.; Princeton at Spring Valley Hall, 1 p.m.

Four Lady Marcos posed for a photo after Senior Night. Pictured, left to right, are: Lucia Gonzalez (exchange student), Nevaeh Nave (exchange student), Chelsey Weems (senior), and Addy Grobe (senior). Photo by Trish Patterson

4A: Stillman Valley at Elmhurst IC Catholic, 4 p.m.

4A PLAYOFFS

Stillman Valley cruises past Dixon in first round BY ANDY COLBERT acolbert@oglecountynews.com No matter what Dixon tried on defense, it was difficult slowing the Stillman Valley running game in a 32-6 loss to the Cardinals in a Class 4A first-round playoff game. Even with the Dukes stacking nine in the box, Stillman Valley pounded first down after first down on its way to 196 yards rushing in the first half alone. Dixon got a taste of that on SV’s first drive, as the brutally efficient no-huddle offense averaged 22 seconds a play in going 68 yards in nine snaps for an early 8-0 lead. To Dixon’s credit, they shut down the Cardinals’ next two drives with fourth-down stops, the last a 4-yard quarterback sack by Kade Frey. “I thought we had great defensive stops,” Dixon coach Dave Smith said. “Stillman Valley has great fundamentals. They run hard and stay on their blocks.” After Frey’s stop, the Dukes put together their best drive of the first half, advancing from the 10-yard line to midfield. Jacob Shafer and Jacob

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Stillman Valley’s Devin Willis slips out of the grip of Dixon’s Nate Long. Photo by Alex T. Paschal/Shaw Media


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Byron’s Josiah Featherston (5) and Ian Palzkill (22) tackle Alleman’s Alec Ponder during 3A playoff action Nov. 2. Byron won the game 50-28. Photo by Earleen Hinton

SPORTS COLUMN

hat a dominating performance by the NUIC in first-round football play-

off games. The league went 6-1, highlighted by Lena-Winslow and Orangeville crushing a pair of highly regarded Chicago area schools. A feel-good story was Pecatonica-Durand winning its first ever playoff game over Chicago Harlan. Unfortunately, the Rivermen take on Byron in what promises to be another lopsided Tiger win. West Carroll had the only loss and was leading No. 1 seed Fieldcrest 8-6 late in the 2A contest. The top match-up will be undefeated Annawan-Wethersfield at Forreston. If Vegas was laying odds, this would probably be a pick-em. The Cardinals get a huge bonus for being in a much tougher conference than Annawan-Wethersfield. Look for that and its no-huddle offense it to play dividends. The major concern for Forreston is shutting down an A-W offense that averages 40 points a game. In Forreston’s two losses and two close wins, that lack of physical shutdown has proved costly. Myself, I’m looking forward to being at a game with a tremendous atmosphere, as these are two foot-

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ball powers with strong community bases. As expected, Byron, G-K and Stillman made easy work out of its firstround foes, giving the Big Northern some credence of its own. Unlike Byron in 3A, the second round in 4A is absolutely brutal for G-K and Stillman Valley. Recently, a proposal was made to the IHSA to expand the playoffs from 256 to 384. This proposal makes no sense for a variety of reasons. One of the biggest was evident this past weekend with all the blowouts. With 256 teams, there are a bunch of teams that don’t deserve to be in the playoffs. Here is a proposal that makes a lot of sense and I may be partial because it comes from Oregon principal Heidi Deininger. She suggests that baseball and softball season start a week later. With all the cold weather we’ve been having in the spring, this is an excellent idea and hopefully the

IHSA will approve it. ••• I felt bad for the IHSA this past week. They were over-ruled by the courts and forced to allow Chicago Public school cross-country runners into sectionals. Since the runners didn’t compete in the regionals because of the teacher’s strike, they were done for the season. When it comes to school district strikes, the IHSA is very strict about participation. Basically, the court told IHSA they weren’t going to abide by established rules. That is wrong and also sends a message to young people that if you don’t get your way, the thing to do is sue over it. Already, the IHSA went out of their way to accommodate CPS football playoff teams that were short of the mandatory three practice days before a game and a couple of schools that didn’t have enough games in. I guarantee you this – if one of our local high schools was on strike, there is no way the IHSA would allow them to participate in any sports. There is already precedent for this. It wasn’t too long ago that a few misguided politicians attacked the IHSA and demanded change.

Why don’t we keep politics and legalism out of the IHSA? As an organization, they have far more sense than the political hacks and certain elements of the court system. ••• On a more positive note, a huge throng of runners, coaches and spectators at the Oregon cross country sectional gathered after the meet to pray for Darrien Voeltz of Erie-Prophetstown. Voeltz, one of E-P’s best runners, was injured in a car accident on his way home from the regional and has been in intensive care. It’s always special the way the cross-country community cares for one another. ••• Finally, congratulations to Oregon grad and NIU women’s cross country coach Adrian Myers. The Huskies had the individual champ in Ashley Tutt (Minooka) and finished second as a team at the Mid American Conference championships held Saturday at DeKalb. Myers is in his fifth year as Huskie head coach. Prior to Myers arrival at NIU, the highest conference finish was eighth place.

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Gaither connected on a pair of passes to key it. Unfortunately, Grant McClendon stopped the drive by intercepting a Shafer pass. Taking over at the Duke 48-yard line, Stillman made it 15-0 on Logan Jennings’ second touchdown of the game. “Key penalties [nine for 75 yards] and interceptions hurts us,” Smith said. “The ball didn’t bounce our way.” Evidence of that was Shafer’s first interception that bounced off a receiver. The lone punt of the game by either team left Stillman Valley with its third straight possession inside Duke territory. Taking advantage of the field position, quarterback Chad Gerig drove his team to the 20-yard line, where Omar Gallardo kicked a field goal as time expired in the half. That gave the Cardinals an 18-0 lead. “Other than a couple drives where they stopped us, we played pretty well,” Cardinals coach

Mike Lalor said. “After last week [a loss to Genoa-Kingston], our seniors bounced back.” With Sebastian Quintana (24 carries, 128 yards) getting the bulk of carries, Dixon took the opening kick of the second half and moved into Cardinal territory. Once again, the drive stalled on a failed fourth-down attempt. Stillman Valley made the Dukes pay with a fourth-down conversion of its own. Devin Willis got behind the Dixon defensive backfield and took a 29-yard pass from Gerig to the house for a 25-0 lead. If there was any doubt to the game’s final outcome, Willis effectively put the game away with a touchdown on the next play. He made a nifty cut at the line, breaking free from the grasp of two Dukes, and then stiff-armed the final defender for the 32-0 lead early in the fourth quarter. Hunter Pate caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from Gaither on a fourth down to prevent a shutdown. The Dukes also advanced to the 5-yard line in the waning minutes, but fumbled the ball away.


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YOUR GOVERNMENT

Senate passes bill that would limit insulin costs Out-of-pocket costs to be capped at $100 for 30-day supply BY PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois Many Illinoisans who suffer from Type 1 diabetes would see a significant reduction in their out-of-pocket costs for prescription insulin under a bill that cleared the state Senate on Tuesday. An amendment to Senate Bill 667, sponsored by Sen. Andy Manar, D-Bunker Hill, would cap the price for a 30-day supply of insulin at $100 for people covered under certain kinds of insurance policies. The bill also directs the attorney general to investigate why insulin prices have been rising sharply in recent years. “Illinois families deserve to have the peace of mind that comes with knowing their loved ones do not have to choose between putting food on the table and buying their prescription medication,” Manar said

Megan Blair, a 27-year-old diabetes patient from Harristown, talks about her struggle to keep up with the rising cost of insulin during a news conference Sept. 17 in Springfield. Democratic state Reps. Sue Scherer (from left) and Stefanie Kifowit and Sen. Andy Manar are among the sponsors. Capitol News Illinois file photo by Peter Hancock in a statement after the Senate vote. “The Senate just took a step toward making that a reality.” On the Senate floor, Manar spoke of one constituent he represents who pays more than $500 a month for insulin.

The bill would apply only to insurance plans that are regulated by the state. Those generally include plans offered by small employers, as well as public plans like the state employee health program. It would not apply to plans offered by large

employers that are governed by the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act, or ERISA, which account for the vast majority of insurance policies in Illinois. The bill also would not limit how much drug companies can charge for insulin. Rather, it would force insurance companies that would be covered by the new law to pick up a larger share of the cost. The pharmaceutical industry has argued that all insulin manufacturers in the United States also offer cost-sharing assistance, known as copay cards or coupons, that can greatly reduce out-of-pocket costs for many patients. Some of those are offered in partnership with the American Diabetes Association. Sen. Dave Syverson, R-Rockford, said he felt frustrated that more isn’t being done to promote those programs. “For small employers, the cost of health care is what’s driving so many of them to either drop costs or pass costs on,” he argued. “And right now, in this population, you have a small number of people that have high-deductible plans, and there are

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Cupcake Wars Tuesday, Nov. 19, 6-7:30 p.m. Grades: 6th – 12th Compete against your peers in decorating the most beautiful or unique cupcake! Prizes for the winners!

Popcorn Party Monday, Nov. 11, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Ages: 8-11 years Popcorn science, popcorn trivia, and popcorn tasting! Cooking with Your Instant Pot Monday, Nov. 11, 6-7 p.m. Join us for an electric pressure cooking demonstration (sorry, no samples) by Director Emily Porter. Learn the basics to enjoy the ease and efficiency of this fast-acting cooking method. Please visit Byron.

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Crafting with Cathy Thursday, Nov. 14, 6-7 p.m. Come enjoy a fun evening at the library with friends while creating unique cork pumpkins. All supplies are provided.

Card Creations Thursday, Nov. 21, 6-7:30 p.m. Boost your creative side by making beautiful handmade greeting cards to give to your family and friends. The prep work is done, so all you have to do is join us and get creative. All materials are supplied. Unforgettable! Music from the 50s Performance by Nostalgia Entertainment Friday, Nov. 22, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Matt and Cindy Gruel were so awesome in their last performance that we brought them back! Hear the fascinating stories behind the music and artists while swaying to the hits of the 50s. Please register for all programs by visiting byron.

Dan Wykes from Midway Village and his traveling sock monkey pose with Byron Library staff member Christine Krumm and her vintage sock monkey after the library’s sock monkey program. The traveling sock monkey is made from 40 red heel socks. Photo supplied


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• INSULIN BILL Continued from Page 18 programs available through the Diabetes Association that’ll pay those copays for them. And what we’re going to do with this legislation is we’re going to take the drug companies out of the equation, and instead we’re going to make the insurance companies now pick up all the costs over $100.” Manar, however, said those discount programs don’t go far enough to address the issue. “The problem that families are facing every day in the state is not because of a lack of pamphlets on how to access a program to assist them in paying for insulin,” he said. The bill passed by a vote of 48-7. It now moves to the House.

Marion Township, residential accessory building. Ron Tilton, Section 23, Pine Rock Township, single-family dwelling, $485,000. William Kereven and Arlette Howerton, Section 25, Mt. Morris Township, home occupation. Howard Merchantz, Section 23, Pine Creek Township, remove and replace dwelling addition. David Stickler, Section 30, Byron Township, residential accessory building. Dan Diehl, Section 12, Pine Creek Township, remove five out buildings and

one silo and construct addition to accessory building. US Cellular, Section 20, Leaf River Township, co-location of one antenna on existing cell tower, $13,000. Covia Holdings Corp., Section 18, Oregon Nachusa Township, map amendment and special use. Steve Young, Section 8, Taylor Township, residential accessory building. Jeff Craig, Section 28, Monroe Township, agricultural building. Robert Alderks, Section 17, White Rock Township, agricultural building. Ron Fowler, Section 34, Marion Township, agricultural building.

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Steve Merrell, Section 23, Eagle Point Township, remove and replace single-family dwelling due to fire, $225,000. Don Scheffler, Section 26, Mt. Morris Township, remove accessory building. Steve Young, Section 8, Taylor Township, residential accessory building. Shawn McCammond, Section 4, Marion Township, dwelling addition. James Miller, Section 21, Rockvale Township, residential accessory building. Jerry Champlain, Section 11, Monroe Township, lean-to addition on existing residential accessory building. Ryan Baylor, Section 8, Flagg Township, single-family dwelling, $300,000. Brett Rogers, Section 26, Rockvale Township, single-family dwelling, $160,000. Kyle Macklin, Section 18, Flagg Township, single-family dwelling, $210,000. Dylan Harrison, Section 27, Pine Creek Township, ground-mounted solar array. John and Valerie Rimstidt, Section 32. Lynnville Township, remove two accessory buildings. Alan Koper, Section 6, Oregon-Nachusa Township, single-family dwelling-replace due to fire July 2019, $400,000. Joe and Dawn Somers, Section 4, Lynnville Township, ground-mounted solar array. Haywell LLC Westwood, Section 20, Flagg Township, single-family dwelling, $200,000. Jim and Judy Tatlock, Section 16, Ore-

gon-Nachusa Township, remove part of dwelling and gazebo; construct dwelling addition. Norman Reinford, Section 22, Pine Rock Township, dwelling addition. SR Enterprises, LLC, Section 9, Oregon-Nachusa Township, change in use from storage building to commercial office, $25,000. Hickory Ridge III, LLC, Section 17, Flagg Township, single-family dwelling, $180,000. Steven Boho, Section 24, Scott Township, auto salvage commercial building, $400,000. Russell and Marilyn Elliott, Section 16,

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Sixth grade students from Libertyville braved the chilly temps Tuesday morning to visit the Black Hawk Statue. The students are staying at NIU’s Lorado Taft Field Campus at Lowden State Park for a couple of days this week as part of their outdoor education program. Photo by Earleen Hinton

It’s that time of year again when we start to decorate for the holiday season. When you come across holiday light strands that refuse to work, have those light strands recycled instead of landfilling them. The Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department (OCSWMD) is partnering with local fire departments and villages to again offer several convenient drop-off boxes so those frustrating, nonfunctional holiday light strands can be recycled. Starting Nov. 15, drop-off boxes will be available at the following fire departments: Rochelle, Byron, Stillman Valley, and Mt. Morris. They will be located at the village halls in Polo, Forreston, and Davis Junction, and Creston. Light strands are also accepted at the Ogle County Courthouse and at the OCSWMD office at 909 Pines Road in Oregon. Boxes will remain at these locations until Jan. 24, 2020. Accepted light strands include Italian minilights, traditional lights, LED lights, and other holiday light strands. Extension cords are also accepted. Material not accepted include rope lights, wreaths, garland, metal stakes or silhouettes, live greens, plastic decorations, timers, and light packaging or boxes. Please place light strands into the boxes and do not place shopping or garbage bags into the boxes, doing so hinders the recycling process for this material. Lights and cords will be shipped to Dynamic Lifecycle Innovations in Onalaska, Wisconsin to be recycled. “In 2018-19, more than 1,500 pounds of material was collected and recycled through this program,� said Reita Nicholson, administrative assistant for the Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department. “So as we prepare to untangle, test, and put out those holiday lights this season, remember you can help the environment and recycle all those strands of lights which have brightened our homes in the past but now refuse to light up anymore. For more information, call the OCSWMD at 815732-4020 or visit www.oglecounty.org.

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With the onset of late autumn, Illinois deer are feeling amorous. The Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois Department of Natural Resources are reminding motorists to be vigilant during deer mating season as the animals become more active, especially in the early morning and evening hours. “As the risk of deer-vehicle crashes peak during fall, drivers can help ensure they reach their destinations safely by remembering a few important tips,” said Acting Illinois Transportation Secretary Omer Osman. “Most importantly, don’t veer for deer. While your first instinct when facing a deer in the headlights may be to swerve, doing so could cause you to lose control of the vehicle and increase the severity of a crash.” Motorists are urged to consider the following safe driving tips during deer mating season: • Be aware of your surroundings and pay attention to deer crossing signs. • Scan the sides of the road for eye shine – the reflection of headlights in the eyes. • Slow down if you see deer. They travel in groups, so more are likely nearby. • Prepare for the unexpected. Deer can stop in the middle of the road or double back. • If a collision is inevitable, try to glance the vehicle off the deer and avoid swerving into the opposite lanes of traffic.

damage to property or vehicles only, while 630 caused personal injuries. Eight of the crashes were fatal. More than 40% of crashes involving deer in Illinois occurred in October, November and December, with November being the highest-risk month. Rural environments were the site of nearly 90% of all crashes involving deer, with more than 70% occurring at twilight or nighttime.

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COLLEGE NEWS

PTK Society at Kish inducts new members Kishwaukee College Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society inducts new members The Alpha Rho Eta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) welcomed 32 new members this fall at Kishwaukee College. The new members were inducted during a candle-lighting ceremony held in Jenkins Auditorium at the College on Oct. 22. PTK is the largest honor society in higher education with more than 3.5 million members worldwide. The society recognizes academic achievement of community college students and provides them with opportunities to grow as scholars and leaders. To be eligible, students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours of coursework towards an associate degree and earn a 3.5 GPA or higher. Students must maintain a high academic standing throughout their enrollment at the College. Membership is by invitation only. The following Kish students were welcomed to PTK during the fall 2019 ceremony: Chana: Mallory Ponto Cortland: Lisa Guzinski DeKalb: Adriana Aumann-Weyenberg, Charcolette Chatue Kamga Mamguim, Olivia Clausen, Taylor Dunaway, Jessica Holuj, Dakota Montavon, Dawn Nelson, Rebekah Reynolds, Katherine Sherman, Olasubomi Solomon, Melissa Stone and Julee Wolke Genoa: Stephanee Dries Paw Paw: Anthony Castaldo

The Alpha Rho Eta chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Kishwaukee College held their fall induction ceremony Oct. 22 on campus. Pictured are the newest members of PTK and current officers (front row, left), Lillian Fulgencio, Adriana Aumann-Weyenberg, Aubrey Villarrel, Stephanee Dries, Dawn Nelson; (middle row) Mallory Ponto, Olasubomi Solomon, Dakota Montavon, Jacob Helfreck, and (back) Miriam Nunez, Kayla Taft, Gwendolyn Papke, Carley Ackland, and Katelyn Ackland. Rochelle: Lillian Fulgencio, Jacob Helfrick, Mandi Lamb, Jakob Quincer and Jake Rodriguez Sycamore: Megan Antos, Carolyn Blanken, Michael Burdi, Kerina Evenson, Abigail Lewis, Samuel Misch, Meghan Pinter and Aubrey Villarreal Waterman: Madison Gilbreth Oregon: Addison Kitzmiller and

Sophie West The Fall 2019 inductees and their guests were welcomed to the College by Dr. Laurie Borowicz, president of Kish. Adjunct instructor Eric Schroeder delivered a musical performance. The ceremony was presided over by the current officers of the Alpha Rho Eta chapter: Gwendolyn Papke, president; Kayla

Taft, vice president; Miriam Nuñez, hallmark officer; Carley Ackland, public relations officer; and Katelyn Ackland, recording officer. For more information, contact Chapter Adviser and Associate Professor of Modern Languages Tim Anderson at tanderson@kish.edu or 815-825-9484.

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Oct. 28 Chelsea Boyer, 29 of Oregon, was arrested at the Ogle County Courthouse on an outstanding warrant for driving while under the influence. She was scheduled to appear in court Oct. 29. Oct. 30 Martin Dean, 56, of Rockford, was arrested on a driving while license suspended warrant. He was released on a $3,000 recognizance bond and is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 8. Oct. 31 Gabriel Thornton, 40, of Oregon, was arrested on two failure to appear warSee SHERIFF, Page 24

Byron cheerleaders Kylee Klein and Grace Abrahams sat with Hunter Boyer, 3, and Brea Yerly, 5, during halftime of the 3A playoff game with Rock Island Alleman on Nov. 2. The Tigers won and will play again this Saturday. Photo by Earleen Hinton

PROPERTY TRANSFERS Ogle County property transfers recorded week of Oct. 25-31:

Quit claim deeds • Gordon K. Green to Devan and Micah McCulloch, 10713 E. Lindenwood Road, Chana, $0. • Rock E. and Sherry L. Mekeel to Anthony L., Matthew R., and Lucas M. Mekeel and Megan M. Brennan and Rena M. Rush, 1261 N. Eagle Road, Polo, $0. • Alan Martin Henkel to Courtney M. Duffy, 912 N. Monongahela, Taylor Township, $0. • Daniel Cantrell, also Bagg, to Danell F. and Steven G. Bagg, 1439 Chamberlain Road, Esmond, $0. Trustee’s deed • Rachael M. Rogers Reversible Trust, Rachael M. Rogers, trustee, 609 W. Fulton St., Polo, $34,000. • Aletha M. Nordman Testamentary Trust, Roger L. Nordman, trustee, to Joseph Ring and Kendrah Schafer, 628 N. Blackhawk Road, Oregon, $102,400.

• Justin L. Adolph Living Trust, Justin L. and Anna M. Adolph, trustees, to Dwayne and Kristina Rangel, one parcel in Flagg Township, $12,000. Sheriff’s deed

• Sheriff of Ogle County and Harriet I. Markham to JP Morgan Chase Bank, 5778 E. Hales Corner Road, Stillman Valley, $0.

Source: Ogle County Recorder’s Office

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Warranty deeds • Steven G. Raines, also Rains, to Jeremy R. Groves and Cayce Bridges-Groves, 10144 E. Branch Road, Rochelle, $280,000. • Hub Shuttle Inc. to Patricia A. Dickson, 610 S. Main St., Rochelle, $127,000. • Julie C. Gentry to Barry G. Hargis, 101 W. Center St., Mt. Morris, $150,000. • Julie Ann Harwath, also Julie, to Cassidy A. Koning, 6781 S. Lowden Road, Taylor Township, $242,500. • Adam D. Grubic to Theresa M. Adams, 702 Woodland Drive, Dixon, $115,000. • Lori A. Von Asten, heir, and the late Ronald A. Schopp to Catherine L. Leach, 5677 S. Forester Drive, Flagg Township, $125,000. • Jeremy R. Groves and Cayce Bridges-Groves to Tiffany D. Vanmiddlesworth, 320 Lake Lida Drive, Rochelle, $155,000. • Duana L. Meyer to Jacob and Danielle Kunce, 207 S. First St., Stillman Valley, $111,000. • Scott E. and Heather L. Hatfield to Shawn P. and Stephanie D. Curtis, 1126 Clifton Terrace, Rochelle, $234,000. • Jerry and Linda Hartz to Adam D. Grubic and Erin E. Hodapp, 101-103 St. Francis Dr., Dixon, $163,500. • Dustin R. Thompson and Melissa K. Sullivan to Jonathan Edward Bredeson and Sonia Ortega, 416 N. Ninth St., Rochelle, $122,000.

• Thomas and Christina A. Grennan to Beth Bemis, 308 Fifth Ave., Rochelle, $131,000. • Adrian L. and Christine D. Guerrero to Christopher Bardon and Holly Dutton, 1636 Westmont Drive, Byron, $194,000. • Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Garrett D. Roberts, 4 S. Hannah Ave., Mt. Morris, $0. • Keith and Lisa C. Young to Daniel and Lindsey Ann Fish, 7739 N. Kylewood Drive, Marion Township, $365,000. • GBG Family Limited Partnership to Kristin E. Stinnett, 4977 N. Mt. Vernon Road, Forreston, $152,500.

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More than 1,500 Illinois 4-H members care for dogs as part of their project work. Obedience training provides mental stimulation that keeps dogs mentally and physically healthy and provides structure for appropriate behavior. More than 200 members advanced from county competitions to compete in the Illinois 4-H State Dog Show held Aug. 24 at the Granny Rose K-9 Enrichment Center in Dixon. Members competed in obedience, showmanship, and rally classes. Based on the member’s experience and years in the project, four levels of competition were held. The high point beginning champion was Winnebago County 4-H member Natalie Markin. A Champaign County 4-H member placed first in the beginner novice class. Top results in the beginner novice class were Shelby Hughes, Champaign County, first; Julia Eaker, Grundy County, second; Leah Thanepohn, Kendall Coun-

ty, third; Kate Harrouff, Mercer County, fourth; Rosalyn Fasnacht, McHenry County, fifth; and Karlee Switzer, Madison County, sixth. The beginner novice 2 class was the largest, with high point winner Natalie Markin placing first. Additional winners from the beginner novice 2 class were Hallie Roszak, Grundy County, second; Grant Alexander, Knox County, third; Aidan Cook, McHenry County, fourth; Korryn Baraks, Mercer County, fifth; and Jadyn Wheat, Sangamon County, sixth. A Kendall County 4-H member, Trevor Westphal, claimed first place in the pre novice division. Additional top finishers included Kaylee Dean, Knox County, second; Grant Alexander, Knox County, third; Molly Ziegler, Ogle County, fourth; Carrie Roberto, Will County, fifth; and Abigail Smith, Knox County, sixth. Duncan Hughes of Champaign

See DOG SHOW, Page 25

Football waterboy Hudson Boyer, 7, took a short break from his duties at the Nov. 2 playoff football game in Byron to smash some snow on his head. The Tigers easily won their first round game and will play again this Saturday. Photo by Earleen Hinton

• SHERIFF Continued from Page 23 rants. Thornton’s bond was set at $3,426 and $782 full cash. Thornton appeared in court and was released on a recognizance bond for both charges. Thornton is scheduled to return to court on Dec. 30 at 9 a.m. Nov. 1 Corey R. Dunbar, 42, of Roscoe, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for failure to appear. Dunbar posted the $364 as a full cash bond and was released from the Ogle County Jail with no further court dates. Alan Cruz Quiroz, 38, of Round Lake,was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for failure to appear. Cruz Quiroz posted $325 as a full cash bond and was released from the Ogle County Jail with no further court dates.

Nov. 3 Joshua Wilson, 30 of Freeport, was arrested at 2:43 p.m. for driving while license suspended following a traffic stop in the 8,000 block of North Freeport Road. Wilson was additionally issued a citation for operating an uninsured motor vehicle. He was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond. Nov. 4 On 11/04/19 Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Teodoro Jimenez, 20 of Freeport, was arrested for driving while license suspended after being stopped for speeding on Mulford Road. Jimenez was held in lieu of bond at the Ogle County Jail. Andrew Beam, 38, of Oregon was arrested on a warrant for a fishing without a license. Beam bond posted $3,000/10% bond and released from the Ogle County Jail. He is scheduled to return to court on Nov. 22.

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Sentencings Devin S. Bailey, 36, Oregon, pleaded guilty Oct. 31, to aggravated battery, a class 3 felony, resisting a peace officer,

a class A misdemeanor. He was sentenced to 120 days imprisonment and 18 months probation. He must also submit to DNA testing, not consume or possess alcohol, cooperate and satisfactorily complete a domestic violence intervention program, submit to random drug and alcohol testing, and

cooperate with and satisfactorily complete psychological or substance abuse as recommended. He was also ordered not to have contact with victim and pay total fines and costs of $1,246. Tylar L. Smith, 24, Dixon, pleaded guilty Oct. 31 to possession of a controlled substance.

He was sentenced to 24 months drug probation without a conviction and must submit to DNA testing, random drug testing, and cooperate with and satisfactorily complete psychological or substance abuse assessments or treatment

Oct. 29 Andrea E. Leather, 48, of Monroe Center, was issued a citation at 4:34 p.m. for use of a cell phone while driving. This violation occurred at the intersection of 4th and Washington Streets.

an uninsured motor vehicle. These violations occurred in the 100 block of South 4th Street.

Please note: Any arrests listed are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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• DOG SHOW Continued from Page 24 County earned the highest score in the most advanced novice class. Additional top finishers were Lilly Letts, Rock Island County, second; Mikayla Bankes, Tazewell County, third; and Kayla Connelly, Grundy County, fourth. The junior showmanship winner was Dante Ketelsen from Whiteside County. Reserve junior champion was Julia Eaker from Grundy County. In the senior division, the champion showman was Duncan Hughes from Champaign County, and the reserve champion showman was Faith Bailey from Piatt County. For the first time in Illinois 4-H, a rally division was also held with 44 youth-dog teams competing. In rally,

Oct. 31 At 4:25 p.m., police investigated a one-car traffic crash in the 1400 block of West Pines Road involving a 2015 Chevrolet driven by David A. Bentley, 67, of Kalona, Iowa. One citation was issued to Bentley for improper lane usage. Nov. 1 At 5 p.m., following an investigation into a report of a vehicle passing a school bus while loading / unloading that occurred on Oct. 21 at 2:45 p.m., in the 100 block of S. 10th Street, the Oregon Police met with Olivia L. Mongan, 18, of Dixon, to issue her a citation for this violation.

Nov. 3 At 9:35 a.m., police investigated a car vs deer traffic crash in the 1000 block of S. Illinois Route 2 involving a 2012 Toyota driven by Marjorie A. Glaser, 68, of Oregon. No citations were issued. Elena R. Swartz, 43, of Rockford, was arrested at 3:03 p.m. on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for failure to appear. Swartz was transported to the Ogle County Jail. One parking citations and three verbal/written warnings were issued from Oct. 28 through Nov. 3.

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Nov. 2 Morgan L. Burmeister, 23, of Sterling, was arrested at 9:03 p.m. for driving while license suspended. Burmeister was also issued a citation for operating

the youth trainer and dog navigate a course together as fast as possible. Throughout the course, signs instruct the different exercise the dog must perform. Youth may not touch the dog, but can use verbal commands, claps, and hand signals. McLean County competitor Kara Froidcoeur was the rally champion. Additional winners included Willa Getzelman, Kane County, second; Natalie Markin, Winnebago County, third; Alexia Fekete, Tazewell County, fourth; Westley Steiger, Rock Island County, fifth; and Kendra Nehring, Stephenson County, sixth. In the intermediate rally division, Lara Bielema of Whiteside County is champion, followed by Natalie Harms of Winnebago County in second. Nicole Barker of Winnebago County earned first place in the advanced rally class.

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Oct. 28 Landon S. Lazansky, 17, of Mt. Morris, was issued a citation at 7:58 a.m. for operating a vehicle with a loud exhaust. This violation occurred at the intersection of 9th and Jefferson Streets. Dustin W. Warner,32, of Oregon, was arrested at 10:26 a.m. on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for narcotic equipment possession. Warner was transported to the Ogle County Jail. At 12:58 p.m., police took a report of a hit and run that had occurred in the 500 block of Jefferson Street where a parked 2014 Jeep belonging to Alan W. Cargerman,74, of Oregon, was struck by an unknown vehicle between the hours of 8:40 a.m. and 11:40 a.m. If anyone knows who may have struck this vehicle, please contact the Oregon Police Department at 815-732-2162. Linnea C. Vogl, 57, of Oregon, was issued a citation at 2:33 p.m. for speeding, 47 mph in a 30 mph zone. This violation occurred in the 100 block of N. Daysville Road.

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Ogle County State’s Attorney Eric Morrow reports the following court activity.


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• STATE’S ATTORNEY Continued from Page 25 as recommended. He was also ordered to perform 30 hours public service work and must pay total fines and costs of $4,586. Paul H. Washington III, 30, Rochelle, pleaded guilty Nov. 1 to the unlawful possession of a controlled substance. He was sentenced to four days imprisonment and 24 months drug probation without conviction. He was also ordered not to consume or possess alcohol, submit to random drug and alcohol testing, cooperate and satisfactorily complete psychological or substance abuse assessments as recommended, and perform 30 hours public service work. He was also ordered to pay total fines and costs of $2,980. Oct. 28 Jose L. Aguinaga, 54, Davis Junction, retail theft, pretrial hearing Nov. 25. Christopher L. Alaniz, 19, Oregon, criminal damage to property, pretrial conference Nov. 25. Nicholas R. Alexander, 19, Oregon, burglary, plea hearing: Dec. 9 Brandon E. Anderson, 30, Oregon, retail theft, pretrial conference Nov. 25. Raheem M. Banks, 22, Chicago, unlawful manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, pretrial conference Dec. 16. Donald W. Beneventi, 46, Stillman Valley, domestic battery, pretrial conference Nov. 25. Jennie L. Bohannon, 35, Rochelle, aggravated battery, pretrial conference, Nov. 25. Brian D. Bolt, 30, Rochelle, domestic battery, driving while license suspended, pretrial conferences Nov. 25. Billy J. Byvick, 43, Leonore, domestic battery, plea hearing Dec. 9. David J. Jr. Crocker, 34, Forreston, aggravated battery, pretrial conference Dec. 16. Jonathan Diaz, 32, Berwyn, unlawful manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, pretrial conference Dec. 19. Steven W. Dodson, 42, Chana, mob action, pretrial conference Nov. 25. David L. Echelbarger, 28, Rochelle, two counts of failure to report annually as a sex offender, pretrial conference Nov. 25. Shannon M. Ellis, 38, Polo, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, plea hearing Dec. 9. Zachary J. Glazier, 37, Sterling, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, plea hearing Dec. 9. Raquel M. Godina, 38, Rochelle, aggra-

vated discharge of a firearm, pretrial conference Dec. 9. Chet L. Harrolle, 36, Mt. Morris, unlawful restraint, pretrial conference Dec. 16. Keith R. Hernkind, 37, Dalton, unlawful possession of a stolen firearm, plea hearing Dec. 9. Dylan J. Holland, 21, Ottawa, retail theft, pretrial conference Nov. 25. Franklin T. Houston, 21, Chana, four counts of residential burglary, pretrial conference Nov. 25. Payton J. Janssen, 21, Byron, criminal sexual assault, pretrial conference Dec. 16. Christina G. Jordan, 40, Oregon, possession of another’s credit, debit, or identification card, final pretrial hearing Feb. 6. Craig A. Kehl, 46, Oregon, obstructing justice, 402 conference hearing Dec. 9. Leeann Komadina, 45, Monroe Center, aggravated battery, bond forfeiture Dec. 20. Kyle S. Lowe, 31, Oregon, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, pretrial conference Nov. 25. Nathaniel C. Mason, 21, Dixon, unlawful manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, pretrial conference Dec. 16. Stephanie R. Mcglinn, 28, Byron, mob action, pretrial conference Nov. 25. Theresa A. Mclain, 32, Rockford, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, pretrial conference Dec. 16. Daniel S. Metzger, 21, Rochelle, unlawful manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, pretrial conference Dec. 16. Sky C. Meyers, 33, Oregon, grooming, pretrial conference Nov. 25. Steven E. Mieloszyk, 60, Belvidere, aggravated driving while under the influence – fifth offense, pretrial conference Nov. 25. Mark R. Much, 30, Milledgeville, aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude a peace officer, pretrial conference Nov. 25. Leanna C. Myers, 30, Rockford, theft, pretrial hearing Nov. 25. Kaitlin L. Oswald, 25, Champaign, disorderly conduct, pretrial conference Nov. 25. Dylan C. Pinkston, 25, Rockford, aggravated driving while under the influence, status hearing Nov. 6 Tremayne D. Porter, 41, Rochelle, possession of a lost credit or debit card, pretrial hearing Dec. 16. Nancy  S. Roos, 62, Oregon, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, bond forfeiture Dec. 20. Chad M. Rowe, 40, Oregon, harassment through electronic communications, pretrial conference Nov. 25.

Trei T. Sanders, 25, Freeport, domestic battery, plea hearing Dec. 9. Alexandra C. Schaefer, 27, Rochelle, aggravated battery, domestic battery, pretrial conference Nov. 25. Joshua D. Schier, 42, Polo, theft, pretrial conference Nov. 25. Patrick W. Schill, 72, Polo, predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, pretrial conference Nov. 25. Andrew C. Shopp, 25, Rochelle, aggravated battery, pretrial conference Nov. 25. Oshay S. Simmons, 25, Rockford, aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude a peace officer, pretrial conference Nov. 25. Chad R. Slack, 44, Rochelle, aggravated driving while under the influence, plea hearing Dec. 9. Kendrick C. Spring, 30, Byron, driving while license revoked or suspended for driving under the influence – third time, status hearing Nov. 4. Zachary T. Stivers, 30, Grandin, armed robbery with no firearm, hearing Jan. 8. Kyle W. Thunberg, 29, Sycamore, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, pretrial conference Dec. 16. Jose Eduardo Torres Alfaro, 55, Rochelle, aggravated driving while under the influence, pretrial conference Nov. NOTICE OF 25.

Eduardo M. Jr. Vega, 39, Rochelle, predatory criminal sexual assault of a victim younger than 13, final pretrial hearing Feb. 6. Tobias M. Whetsel, 38, Leaf River, domestic battery, pretrial conference Dec. 16. Kimberly J. Young, 54, Leaf River, unlawful delivery of controlled, counterfeit or lookalike substance to persons under 18, pretrial conference Nov. 25. Taylor R. Young, 21, Byron, possession of a controlled substance, pretrial conference Dec. 16. Arthur J. Zacharias, 30, Mt. Carroll, aggravated driving while under the influence, pretrial conference Dec. 16. Kehinde A. Adeyemo, 39, Rochelle, forgery, plea hearing Dec. 13. Bryan J. Allen, 56, Bellevue, unlawful possession of methamphetamine, pretrial conference Dec. 16. Nicholas C. Arndt, 26, Plainfield, identity theft, pretrial conference Dec. 16. Devontae D. Banks, 26, Rock Falls, unlawful manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, bond forfeiture Dec. 27. Eddie L. Barbee, 37, Paw Paw, retail theft, pretrial conference, Dec. 16. Brent T. Bauer, 50, Oregon, aggravated criminal sexual abuse, pretrial conferPROPOSED ence Dec. 16.

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Notice is given of the death of DANIEL E. MARTH. Letters of Office were issued on October 29, 2019, to MICHELLE A. JOHNSON, as Independent Administrator, whose attorney is M. Thomas Suits, of the Law Offices of M. THOMAS SUITS, P.C., 114 West Mason Street, Polo, Illinois 61064. Claims against the estate may be filed within six (6) months from the date of first publication, or within three (3) months from the date of mailing or delivery of Notice to creditors, if mailing or delivery is required by Section 5/18-3 of the Illinois Probate Act, 1975, as amended, whichever date is later. Any claim not filed by the requisite date stated above shall be barred. Claims against the estate may be filed in the Office of the Circuit Clerk, Ogle County Judicial Center, 106 South 5th Street, Oregon, IL 61061- or with the estate legal representative, or both. Copies of a claim filed with the clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. By: MICHELLE A. JOHNSON Independent Administrator Law Offices of THOMAS SUITS, P.C. 114 West Mason Street Polo, IL 61064 (815) 946-2276 tom@suitslegal.com November 8,15,22, 2019

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Ogle County Newspapers in northwestern Illinois is looking for a full-time news editor with an eye for detail and a passion for community journalism. This person will work with the general manager to provide local content for its various publications and oversee the publications’ production. Ogle County Newspapers, part of Shaw Media, publishes weekly newspapers in Oregon, Polo, Forreston and Mount Morris. About This Opportunity: • Write articles and take photos for weekly newspapers and special sections • Organize and plan the publications’ production • Collaborate with other Shaw Media publications on area news coverage • Coordinate special sections • Work with correspondents and reporters to produce content We are looking for somebody with previous experience in media industry. Candidates also must have and maintain a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, reliable transportation and an acceptable motor vehicle record. About Shaw Media: Shaw Media publishes over 150 titles in Illinois and Iowa. Its holdings include websites, newspapers, magazines, Pro Football Weekly, a video production unit and a digital marketing services division. Founded in Dixon, Illinois, Shaw Media has been privately owned by the Shaw family since its inception in 1851. Enjoy the Rewards of Working Among the Best: In return for your contributions to our success, Shaw Media offers a competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and 401(k) with company match. Apply Today! Please forward a cover letter explaining your journalism credentials and philosophy, along with your resume and writing samples to: EditorialRecruitment@shawmedia.com

Sauk Valley Media, part of Shaw Media, has an opening for full-time district manager in the circulation department in Sterling, Illinois. The successful candidate will be self-directed and communicate effectively with subscribers and carriers. Responsibilities: • Recruit, contract and train carriers • Monitor carriers to ensure quality customer service • Handle customer complaints and resolve issues • Deliver down routes • Meet budgeted sales and revenue goals through subscription and sales programs • Partner with local stores to coordinate events offering single copy sales • Monitor prompt delivery service Requirements: • High school diploma or GED • Two years of steady work history • Must be self-motivated and a team player • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and acceptable motor vehicle record • Ability to work some evenings and weekends About Shaw Media: Shaw Media publishes over 150 titles in Illinois and Iowa. Its holdings include websites, newspapers, magazines, Pro Football Weekly, a video production unit and a digital marketing services division. Founded in Dixon, Illinois, Shaw Media has been privately owned by the Shaw family since its inception in 1851. Enjoy the Rewards of Working Among the Best: In return for your contributions to our success, Shaw Media offers a competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and 401(k) with company match. Apply Today. Interested candidates please submit your resume and cover letter: Online: www.shawmedia.com/careers

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