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Taft lunch, tour set

OREGON – The Oregon Park District has teamed up with Taft Campus to offer a luncheon and tour to the public.

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Byron Bank welcomes Dave Gatz

BYRON –Byron Bank announces that Dave Gatz has joined the mortgage lending team as a loan officer at the Byron location.

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New Horizon’s Drug Court announces graduates

OREGON – The New Horizon’s Ogle County Adult Drug Court recently celebrated the graduation of four participants who successfully completed all 5 required phases of Drug Court.

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Arson investigator, K-9 partner featured at Byron Women’s Club

BYRON – Mitch Kushner, an arson investigator and K-9 handler with the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshall, was the featured speaker at the recent Byron Women’s Club meeting.

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Byron Middle School starts ukulele club

BYRON – More than 25 Byron Middle School students came together at the beginning of the current school year to form a ukulele club.

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    Plea deal offered in Mongan case

    OREGON – A plea agreement offer has been made by the defense for the Oregon man accused of causing a fatal boat crash.

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    Freda Smith

    BYRON – Freda Smith, 84, of Byron, passed away peacefully surrounded by her husband and children on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018. Born February 20, 1934 in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas to parents Clarence Chastain and Claudia (Childers) Chastain, Freda moved to Rockford, Illinois in 1953 and married Hubert Smith of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas on November 20, 1954 in Belvidere, Illinois. Hubert cherished Freda immensely and provided tender, loving, and attentive care to his bride of 63 years.

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    Angeline L. Messenger

    OREGON – Angeline L. Messenger, 77, lifelong Oregon resident, died Thursday, March 29, 2018 in her home. Born Oct. 16, 1940 in Chippewa Falls, Wis., the daughter of William and Noma (Cheever) Bushland.

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    George A. Joesten

    DAVIS JUNCTION – George A. Joesten, age 95, died Friday, March 30, 2018. He was born July 16, 1922 in Oregon, the son of Ailt and Mary (Gigous) Joesten.

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    Jail project starting to move forward

    OREGON – Ogle County has hired a company to do a site survey for the new jail in downtown Oregon and move utilities on a portion of Sixth Street the county is closing for the project.

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    Lois M. Tremble

    OREGON – Lois M. Tremble, 93, lifelong Oregon area resident, died Sunday, March 18, 2018 in Pinecrest Manor, Mount Morris. Born Oct. 21, 1924 in Mount Morris, the daughter of Morris and Illegia (Miller) Rowe.

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    Bruce Edward Scherger

    DeKALB – Bruce Edward Scherger, 73 of DeKalb, died in his home on Thursday, March 15, 2018. He was surrounded by his family and devoted caregiver after a long courageous battle with a debilitating disease.

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    Margaret 'Margie' Johnson

    OREGON – Margaret “Margie” Johnson, of Oregon, passed away on March 18, 2018. She was born in Freeport on June 1, 1932 the daughter of George and Eva (Foley) Egan.

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