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  • County officials praise tornado response

    By Vinde WellsEditorOgle County officials voiced their approval last week of how relief and recovery ...
    May 5, 2015 - 2:56 pm
  • Students reunite grandfather's mitt with sheriff

    By Vinde Wells Editor Students volunteering to clean up debris last week from the recent EF4 tornado ...
    April 22, 2015 - 3:33 pm
  • Swimsuit rules spark debate in Polo

    By Vinde WellsEditorAttire for lifeguards at the Polo City Pool sparked a lively discussion at Monda ...
    April 22, 2015 - 3:29 pm
  • Stillman Valley man accused of taking donated items

    A Stillman Valley man was charged Monday with looting after police found goods in his possession that were intended for victims of the tornado at Fair ...
    April 22, 2015 - 3:28 pm
  • Pink firetrucks surprise Oregon woman

    By Vinde WellsEditorWith sirens blaring and lights flashing, two hot pink firetrucks blazed down Jac ...
    April 22, 2015 - 3:28 pm
  • Five aides riffed

    By Vinde WellsEditorIn a second round of layoffs in as many months, the Oregon School Board honorabl ...
    April 22, 2015 - 3:20 pm
  • Two baby great horned owls rescued after storm

    By Vinde WellsEditorThe EF4 tornado that tore through Ogle County two weeks ago displaced and injure ...
    April 22, 2015 - 3:21 pm
  • Grubsteakers owner recognized for actions during tornado

    By Chris JohnsonReporterThe owner of an Ogle County landmark now has a day named after her.Ava Mirto ...
    April 22, 2015 - 3:20 pm
  • Teacher went home to Fairdale to avoid storm

    By Vinde Wells Editor Oregon High School teacher Kim Radostits decided to head for home a little ear ...
    April 16, 2015 - 2:16 pm
  • “Stormy” and wife ride out storm in storm cellar

    By Jermaine PigeeSauk Valley MediaRaymond “Stormy” Kramer heard that sound before. But never quite l ...
    April 16, 2015 - 1:51 pm
  • Parrot likely displaced by tornado helped by utility worker

    By Vinde WellsEditorA parrot is one of several lost pets that Ogle County Animal Control officials a ...
    April 16, 2015 - 1:50 pm
  • Twister took aim at Ogle agriculture

    ROCHELLE – In much the same way Ogle County is noted for the natural beauty of its state parks and the Rock River flowing through it, there is also a ...
    May 5, 2015 - 3:31 pm
  • EF4 tornado demolishes 30 homes

    By Vinde WellsEditorClean-up efforts continue after an EF4 tornado packing 200 mph winds damaged 179 ...
    April 22, 2015 - 3:24 pm
  • Tornado wipes out popular Grubsteakers restaurant

    By Andy ColbertReporterA large rack containing spices near the backside of what had been Grubsteaker ...
    April 16, 2015 - 1:51 pm
  • Municipalities will not receive full MFT for March

    By Chris JohnsonReporterMunicipalities have lost a portion of one month’s worth of motor fuel tax (M ...
    April 8, 2015 - 4:16 pm
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