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Local band to play Jamboree

MOUNT MORRIS – On Friday night, June 29, local band, Pablo and the Rhythmix will return to the Mount Morris Jamboree, playing a free concert on the band shell from 7-9 p.m.

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Byron Forest Preserve to offer free Illinois Bicentennial Lecture June 19

BYRON – The Byron Forest Preserve District will host a special Illinois bicentennial lecture in cooperation with the Illinois Humanities titled “At the Center of Everything: The Power of Indigenous Illinois in Early America” by Bob Morrissey of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign on Tuesday, June 19, starting at 7 p.m. at the Jarrett Prairie Center Museum in Byron.

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Nancy Adams honored as Woman of the Year

POLO – Each year in May the parishioners of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Polo vote to select a Woman of the Year. Nancy Adams was selected as the recipient of the 17th annual Woman of the Year Award for 2018.

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Baker earns scholarship

ANKENY, Iowa –The Iowa Veterinary Medical Association (IVMA) is pleased to announce that Kimberlee Baker, originally of Stillman Valley, is the recipient of the IVMA Recruitment Scholarship for 2018.

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Artist bringing colorful summer to Mount Morris

MOUNT MORRIS – Encore! Mt. Morris is launching a new program this summer, an artist-in-residence (AiR). What is that, you say? An AiR is a practicing artist or college-level art student who can inspire the artist in all of us through art experiences of all kinds.

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    Mongan sentenced to 30 months probation

    OREGON — Marc Mongan will not spend any time in prison, following his sentencing June 19 for felony reckless conduct in a fatal boating collision two years ago that resulted in the death of 31-year-old Megan Wells, of Rockford.

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    State proposed economic change worries county

    OREGON – The state could force Ogle County to change its designated Workforce Development Region, and county officials worry that could hurt programs aimed at helping local workers. Ogle County is currently a member of a Workforce Innovation Area with JoDaviess, Carroll, Whiteside, Lee, Bureau, Putnam and LaSalle counties. If the state gets its way, Ogle County will be moved into a group with Winnebego, Stephenson and Boone counties.

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    Adam Young

    OREGON – Adam Young, 42 formerly of Oregon, died May 24, 2018. He was born Nov. 9, 1975 in Dixon to Douglas and Sue Young.

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    Linda Straith

    MOUNT MORRIS – Linda Straith (Earth Angel Grannie) age 64, was called to heaven on Friday, May 25, 2018. She was born April 20th, 1954 in Chicago.

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    Timothy James Hollewell

    OREGON – Timothy James Hollewell, 63, of Oregon passed away at the VA hospital in Madison, Wis., on Saturday, May 19, 2018. He was born Dec. 22, 1954 in Oregon.

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