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OCHS Class of ‘63 donates to scholarship fund

Published: Friday, April 25, 2014 1:00 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014 1:10 p.m. CDT
Members of the OCHS Class of 1963 donated $500 to the Ogle County Sheriff’s Department that was raised from the sale of a framed print of the Black Hawk Statue. The money will be used for a scholarship the sheriff’s department presents each year. Pictured here are Liz DeArvil, Sheriff Michael Harn, Gail Rasmussen, and Bob Hill. Photo by Chris Johnson

Members of the Oregon Community High School Class of 1963 recently dated a check for $500 in memory of a classmate to the Ogle County Sheriff’s Scholarship Fund.

When the Class of ‘63 celebrated its 50-year reunion at White Pines Lodge on June 22, 2013, Linda Portner Mueller, Pecatonica, donated a framed print of Black Hawk Statue, requesting that it be used to commemorate the life long friendship of classmate, Shirley White Wilson.  

Wilson served her community as an active member in the Deputy Reserves Unit. With this interest in mind, class members decided that a donation go to the Ogle County Sheriff’s Scholarship Fund.

Robert Hill, Creston, placed the winning bid on the print at the silent auction and as a gesture of friendship presented it to Wilson’s sister, Gail Rasmussen, Flagg Center.

“Fond memories of Shirley remain in the hearts of classmates and friends,” said class member Liz DeArvil, Chana. “This generous tribute will benefit another student as they continue their education.”

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