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A perfect marriage: Oregon native returns to buy Wedding Canyon

MOUNT MORRIS – On a sunny day, surrounded by the tasteful landscaping and natural beauty of what has been, until recently, the White Pines Wedding Canyon, Rebecca Jones looks at home.

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Ogle County Sheriff 5-13-19

May 7 At 3:31 a.m., Ogle County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to the Paddle Wheel Inn reference to a disturbance. Upon further investigation, Bobby G Tribble, 44 of Rockford, was arrested for unlawful possession of controlled substance. Tribble was transported to the Ogle County Jail, where he remained in lieu of bond.

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Byron Police report 5-13-19

April 10 Charlotte Eubanks, 59 of Dubuque, Iowa, was issued a citation for Disobeying a Traffic Sign.

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Highland cook wins nutrition award

STILLMAN VALLEY – Angie Benedict, the head cook at Highland Elementary School in Meridian Community Unit School District 223, is the recipient of the Illinois State Board of Education's 2019 School Nutrition Champion Award.

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Polo Police report 5-13-19

April 29 TIME: 2:33 p.m. REPORT: Jennifer A. Flowers, 46, Polo, was cited for Driving with an Expired Drivers License. Flowers was released on an I-bond.

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Library hosts art program

OREGON – The Oregon Library hosted a program on May 11 for the Eagle’s Nest Art Group. Library Director Hilaree Lombardo and Children’s Librarian Deborah Herman spoke to the group about the internationally known Eagle’s Nest Art Colony Collection, including the story of how the Library got the collection of paintings and sculptures in the early 1900’s.

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Students, staff enjoy day at Taft Campus

Chana Education Center visited Lorado Taft Field Campus with a mission to explore the woods. On April 22, students and staff spent the day learning about the various animals and plants in our native Illinois forests and the relationships that they have with each other. Groups started out with various activities to encourage them to take a closer look at the world around them. They went on scavenger hunts to locate items typically found in the woods such as fungi and lichens, and nuts and seeds. They matched paint swatches to colors of various trees, flowers, and rocks. They also walked through a dried gully to look for fossil patterns in limestone rock.

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Swim lessons being offered

OREGON – Learn to swim this Summer at the Oregon Park District. Morning and evening classes are available. Summer swim lessons begin on June 4.

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  • Obituaries

    Pauline A. Weller

    MOUNT MORRIS – Pauline A. Weller, 89, of Mount Morris, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at Pinecrest Terrace, Mount Morris. Pauline was born July 19, 1929, in Oregon, the daughter of Emmo and Jessie (Clausen) Oltmanns. She married her first husband Faustin Weller, after his passing in October of 1969, she married her second husband Charles Weller in July of 1972. Pauline worked in the payroll department at Kable Printing Co. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Polo. Pauline enjoyed spending time with her family, friends and of course her animals. She always had a garden, stack of newspapers by her chair and a puzzle on the table. Pauline was a volunteer with the Chums Program through Oregon School District, Second Hand Rose in Polo and her Church.

  • Obituaries

    Jay E. Bieber

    OREGON – Jay E. Bieber, 53, of Oregon, died at 1:38 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2019 in The Serenity Home in Oregon, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Oct. 29, 1965 in Pierre, S.D., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond and Joyce (Martschinske) Bieber.

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