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  • Hundreds attend Oregon Park District's Easter Egg Hunt

    Spring-like temperature, sunny skies, and the promise of candy brought hundreds of kids to the Oregon Park District’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt ...
    April 24, 2014 - 4:56 pm
  • How you can help monarch butterflies

    One of Illinois’ state symbols has been in the news both nationally and internationally for a troubling fact. Scientists have documented an ...
    April 24, 2014 - 4:55 pm
  • Larsens to receive Habitat home in Oregon

    Jennifer Larsen and her son, Vincenzo, will be the recipients of a new home in Oregon to be built this year, Habitat for Humanity of Ogle Co ...
    April 24, 2014 - 11:47 am
  • Zuniga receives award from Eureka College

    An Oregon High School senior is one of six incoming freshmen to be selected as a Reagan Fellows in the Ronald W. Reagan Leadership Program a ...
    April 18, 2014 - 1:20 pm
  • Rotarians distribute Angel Ball profits

    At a recent Oregon Rotary meeting, checks were presented from the profits from the Oregon Rotary Club’s Angel Ball fundraiser held in Decemb ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:06 am
  • BCT to present Spamalot

    The cast for the Byron Civic Theatre’s production of Monty Python’s Spamalot—which is lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty ...
    April 18, 2014 - 10:58 am

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  • Planned burn held at park

    Motorists who noticed a lot of smoke while driving on Ill. 2 through Castle Rock State Park last Friday need not have worried.
    April 17, 2014 - 3:41 pm
  • Great weather, good crowd for annual sale

    A perfect spring day greeted winter-weary bidders last Saturday at the annual Hazelhurst Spring Consignment Sale, west of Polo.
    April 17, 2014 - 3:52 pm
  • House fire caused by wood burner

    By Vinde WellsEditorA faulty wood burning stove apparently caused a fire that destroyed a rural Oreg ...
    April 10, 2014 - 2:40 pm
  • Packed house visits What's Cookin

    What started in Rockford and onto Rochelle has found its way to Oregon. Based off the popular “30 Men Who Cook” concept, the Rock River Center of Oreg ...
    April 4, 2014 - 12:10 pm
  • Band Extravaganza Video

    The Oregon combined 5th through 12th grade bands along with some returning alumni performed the 1812 Overture March 20.
    April 3, 2014 - 5:51 pm
  • Four injured when school bus, truck collide

    Two school children and two drivers were transported to area hospitals Friday afternoon after a Forrestville Valley school bus collided head-on with a ...
    March 21, 2014 - 5:23 pm
  • Interesting projects at OES Science Fair

    From volcanoes to asphalt to the food preferences of dogs and humans, Oregon Elementary students definitely have done their homework.
    March 19, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • Morrow beats Rock in state's attorney race

    Ogle County will have a new state's attorney this fall. Challenger Eric Morrow defeated current sta ...
    March 19, 2014 - 11:34 am
  • VanVickle edges Harn in sheriff's race

    A Rochelle police officer was the successful candidate in a three-way race for Ogle County Sheriff in Tuesday's Republican primary election.
    March 19, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • Fire that destroyed Oregon restaurant was accidental

    A fire that destroyed a local restaurant Sunday night in Oregon has been determined to be accidental in origin.
    March 18, 2014 - 3:03 pm
  • Joan I. Brinker

    Joan Irene Brinker, 80, Mt. Morris, died Friday, April 18, 2014 in KSB Hospital, Dixon.  Joanie was ...
    April 24, 2014 - 12:47 pm
  • Florence A. Hieronimus

    Florence A. Wetzell Hieronimus, 98, Adeline, died Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Transitions Nursing and Rehab, Rock Falls.
    April 24, 2014 - 12:46 pm
  • Curtis C. Krueger

    Curtis C. Krueger, 87, Mt. Morris, died on Friday April 18, 2014 at Serenity Hospice & Home, Oregon. 
    April 24, 2014 - 12:44 pm
  • Viola M. Ward Sheriff

    Viola M. (Creamer) Ward Sheriff, 88, formerly of the Judyville, Ind., community, died on Monday, March 3, 2014 in Scottsdale, Ariz.
    April 24, 2014 - 12:43 pm
  • Dorothy L. (Weaver) Lubbs

    Dorothy L. (Weaver) Lubbs, 81, Polo, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Polo Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.
    April 24, 2014 - 12:42 pm
  • Marvin K. Terviel

    Marvin K. Terviel, 69, Chana, died on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at the Rochelle Community Hospital. Ma ...
    April 18, 2014 - 10:48 am
  • Virginia R. Masters

    Virginia R. Masters, 94, Mt. Morris, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home.  Virginia was born July 18, 1919 in Evanston, the da ...
    April 18, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Kathleen R. Mongan

    Kathleen Ruth Mongan, 77, Chana, died Monday, April 14, 2014 at Rochelle Community Hospital following a sudden illness.  
    April 18, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • Iris Cashman Anderson

    Iris Cashman Anderson, 88, formerly of Mt. Morris, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014 in Illini Hospital, Silvis.
    April 10, 2014 - 4:57 pm
  • Darrell O. Wagner

    Darrell O. Wagner, 73, Leaf River, died suddenly at home on Thursday, April 3, 2014. Darrell was bor ...
    April 10, 2014 - 4:54 pm