Team places 9th at Livestock Judging event

The Boone/Ogle County 4-H Livestock Judging Team represented Illinois by placing 9th in the nation among county teams from across the U.S. The contest was held in conjunction with the American Royal Livestock Show in Kansas City MO. Team members included Kendall Boatman, Ogle County; Kade Boatman, Ogle County; Morgan Richardson, Boone County; and Tyler Lee, Boone County.

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Fire Chief Mike Knoup talks to Oregon Lions

OREGON – Fire Chief Mike Knoup took time out of his busy schedule to talk to Oregon Lions at their General Meeting on Oct. 28. The Oregon Fire Protection District is comprised of over 120 square miles of incorporated and unincorporated areas of Ogle County and serves a population of approximately 9,600 residents. Currently the Oregon Fire District has 25 paid employees who respond to fire, rescue and emergency services within the district. The average number of calls in one year is around 1200, with three quarters of these being requests for emergency medical services.

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