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  • Wandering bear visits Mt. Morris, moves westward

    By Vinde WellsEditorMt. Morris’ wild visitor is apparently still on the move.Although the last confi ...
    June 30, 2014 - 4:03 pm
  • Household recycling sites to be closely monitored

    By Vinde WellsEditorMisuse of recycling containers has prompted county officials to take a hard look ...
    June 26, 2014 - 2:00 pm
  • Ogle County gets $25,000 state grant from IEMA

    Ogle County will receive $25,768.88 from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) as part of a statewide program to support local disaster prep ...
    June 26, 2014 - 1:58 pm
  • Veteran fireman steps down after 54 years of service

    A veteran firefighter stepped down last week after more than a century of volunteering with the Polo Fire Protection District.
    June 26, 2014 - 1:57 pm
  • Skateboarder visits Ogle County on trip across America

    By Vinde WellsEditorFulfilling a personal dream and finding out what makes people tick brought Kevin ...
    June 26, 2014 - 1:06 pm
  • New statue to honor Oregon founder John Phelps

    Visitors to the Ogle County Historical Society’s Living History and Old Time Craft Faire on June 21 got a sneak preview of the final sculpture of the ...
    June 26, 2014 - 12:14 pm
  • Concealed carry policy adopted by county board

    By Chris JohnsonReporterBringing county policy in line with Illinois law caused a stir during the Og ...
    June 30, 2014 - 3:58 pm
  • Neighboring districts covering Oregon ambulance calls

    By Vinde WellsEditorJust over a week after its privately-owned ambulance service closed down, Oregon ...
    June 26, 2014 - 11:40 am
  • Damage to Black Hawk statue more than expected

    The $724,000 already raised for the repair and restoration of the Black Hawk statue probably won't be enough.
    June 26, 2014 - 11:53 am
  • Couple to host field day at berry farm

    For taste treats from smoothies to jelly to a full-bodied wine, a Mt. Morris couple is growing the right ingredient — with health benefits.
    June 18, 2014 - 6:01 pm
  • Power Tour cruises through Oregon

    By Chris JohnsonReporterA parade went through Ogle County communities last week but there were no ba ...
    June 18, 2014 - 5:36 pm
  • Council approves employee insurance plan

    By Chris JohnsonReporterWith costs of insurance rising, the Oregon City Council took steps last week ...
    June 18, 2014 - 5:31 pm
  • County board can't stop sheriff from having other jobs

    Questions about whether the Ogle County Board could do anything about Sheriff Michael Harn accepting a second job were addressed Tuesday night.
    June 18, 2014 - 5:28 pm
  • Fire victims lose everything except community support

    Out in the country, on Leaf River Road, a charred pile is all that remains of the Beltran home.  The ...
    June 18, 2014 - 6:05 pm
  • Fatal multiple vehicle accident on I-39

    By Chris JohnsonReporterA Pecatonica man was killed Monday afternoon in a five-vehicle crash when th ...
    June 18, 2014 - 5:15 pm
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