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At its monthly meeting Tuesday, the Ogle County Board heard a presentation from Ogle County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Charlene Coulombe.
Ogle County Board: Presentation made by OCEDC executive director
At its monthly meeting Tuesday, the Ogle County Board heard a presentation from Ogle County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Charlene Coulombe.
Seebach’s Sweet Corn kicked off its 2024 season of sales at 11594 E. Kyte Road in Flagg Center last week. The Seebach family has grown and sold sweet corn at the location for over 40 years.
Seebach’s Sweet Corn open for 2024 season, rain has aided growing
Seebach’s Sweet Corn kicked off its 2024 season of sales at 11594 E. Kyte Road in Flagg Center last week. The Seebach family has grown and sold sweet corn at the location for over 40 years.
Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle said July 9 that “things are starting to return to normal” for both his office and the Ogle County Emergency Response Team following the June 12 shooting in Lost Nation that resulted in three ERT members and a barricaded subject being shot.
Ogle Sheriff describes healing process, mental health supports for deputies since Lost Nation incident
Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle said July 9 that “things are starting to return to normal” for both his office and the Ogle County Emergency Response Team following the June 12 shooting in Lost Nation that resulted in three ERT members and a barricaded subject being shot.
Sports

MMA: Ogle County fighters qualify for GAMMA World Championships

Landon “The Body Snatcher” Jaski and Caleb “Concrete” Hahn each competed at the GAMMA National Championships in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Saturday, June 15.
Two Ogle County mixed martial artists have earned the opportunity to represent Team USA and battle on the world stage after taking home national championships.
Avalanche 14U took home the championship in the bronze division at the NAFA Midwest Nationals in Rockford,  IL July 11-14. Front row (L to R) Abi Kalnins, Lyndee Anderson, Kendall Boyle,  Izzy Berg, Macauley Heuerman and Gabby Burke. Back row (L to R) Izzy Burke, Reagan Pfoutz, Grace Carreno,  Lola Schwarz, Kimber Ege,  Madeline Rogers and Emma Flanagan.
Softball: Oregon Avalanche 14U team concludes successful summer
The Oregon Avalanche 14U travel team wrapped up the season by placing second in the C Division at the USSSA Illinois/Iowa Tournament held in Moline on June 29-30. 
Swimming: Byron Tiger Sharks race at 2024 Illinois Swimming Summer Regional Championship
The Byron Tiger Sharks swam in the 2024 Illinois Swimming East Moline Regional earlier this month.
Cross Country: Starwalt leads Byron runners at ByronFest 5K
Byron High School’s cross country team had athletes race in the 2024 ByronFest 5K. Tim Starwalt took home the trophy as the overall winner in the men’s division.
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Obituaries
Obituaries
Julia Heid-Nielsen
Julia Heid-Nielsen
Julia, age 66, born to Gordon and Carol Heid (Rountree) in Dekalb, IL, passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in Oregon, IL where she lived the last few years of her life with her eldest son Nick, daughter-in-law Joy, and granddaughter Eden.
Joyce L. Jones
Joyce L. Jones
Joyce L. Jones, 63, lifetime Oregon resident passed away suddenly at KSB Hospital of Dixon, IL, on Thursday, July 11, 2024. 
Jason (Jake) Dietrich
Jason (Jake) Dietrich
In sweet remembrance we celebrate the life of Jason (Jake) Dietrich age 94, who passed peacefully Thursday, July 11, 2024 at Generations at Neighbors in Byron, IL.
Alex R. Davis
Alex R. Davis
Alex R. Davis, 33, died suddenly on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, at OSF St. Anthony’s Medical Center of Rockford, IL. 
Robert “Bob” F. Carsella
Robert ‘Bob’ F. Carsella
Robert “Bob” F. Carsella, age 71, passed away at home on July 16, 2024.
Opinion

Letter: Thanks to Farrell Holland Gale Funeral Home

Both of my parents’ funerals, visitations and memorials were heartbreaking. The planning was uniquely different because the COVID-19 outbreak was finally acknowledged as a pandemic by the World Health Organization in March 2020.  Cases worldwide had been detected before this in 2019.

Letter: Addressing letter and column

Wow, Christmas in July.  A guest column and a letter to the editor both in need of serious clarification.  I am referring to the Mr. Harp and Ms. Pottinger’s writings in the July 15 edition of the OCL. Both addressed the same issue – Donald Trump as a threat to our country’s democracy.

When all else fails, turn to humor

Moving past Independence Day our next holiday won’t occur until September on Labor Day. We will just have to sweat out the next two months of summer before we can take another break. Maybe that’s why they call them the dog days of summer.
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