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  • County officials to be sworn in on Dec. 1

    By Vinde WellsEditorNewly-elected Ogle County officials will take the oath of office and begin their ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 1:27 pm
  • Winter arrives in Ogle County

    A mild, wet weekend turned into heavy blowing snow in short order Monday morning, slickening roadways and sending vehicles into the ditch.
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 3:13 pm
  • Snowstorm halts work on statue scaffolding for now

    By Vinde WellsEditorA early snowstorm Monday put a halt to plans to get the Black Hawk Statue under ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 3:13 pm
  • Forreston beats Galena 28-20 to advance to 1A finals

    In a 28-20 semifinal win over Galena in the 1A playoffs Nov. 22, Forreston had to overcome more than untimely penalties, poor field position, fourth-d ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 6:37 pm
  • Residents ask questions about referendum

    By Vinde WellsEditorFive area residents turned out Tuesday to ask questions about the Oregon Fire Pr ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 4:22 pm
  • Hardware store, restaurant are closing

    Two Ogle County businesses will close their doors in the near future for economic reasons. Nick Bart ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 4:29 pm
  • Front steps of courthouse repaired

    By Chris JohnsonReporterThe steps at the Ogle County Courthouse got a partial face lift last week.Wo ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 4:12 pm
  • Ogle County board approves 2015 budget

    Only two Ogle County Board members voted their disapproval of the county's budget for 2015.The $43.7 ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 4:29 pm
  • Village of Progress presents awards

    By Christi WarrenSauk Valley MediaSometimes, the greatest appreciation comes without a word – instea ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 4:10 pm
  • Exhumation may yield clues to 1948 murders

    By Vinde WellsEditorThe exhumation of the body of a Rockford man could yield important evidence into ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 3:55 pm
  • Building at golf club destroyed by fire

    By Vinde WellsEditorThe cause is undetermined of fire Nov. 1 that destroyed a maintenance building a ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 6:45 pm
  • OHS senior is Illinois finalist for Wendy’s High School Heisman Program

    Oregon High School Senior Delaney Mahoney has been named one of 10 female state finalists by the prestigious Wendy’s High School Heisman Program.
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 6:43 pm
  • Black Hawk Christmas ornament offered

    By Vinde WellsEditorThe Friends of the Black Hawk Statue are offering hand-painted Christmas ornamen ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 6:41 pm
  • Voter turnout exceeds clerk's prediction

    By Vinde WellsEditorAt 51.1 percent, voter turnout in Ogle County exceeded county clerk Rebecca Hunt ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 6:39 pm
  • Meridan voters approve tax hike for school district

    By Vinde WellsEditorVoters in the Meridian School District went to the polls Tuesday to support payi ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 6:40 pm
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