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  • County board approves appraisals of property

    By Vinde Wellsvwells@oglecountynews.comThe Ogle County Board approved spending up to $6,000 Tuesday ...
    March 22, 2017 - 2:18 pm
  • Tornado touches down in Oregon

    OREGON – A moderate tornado with speeds of 86 to 112 mph ripped through the Daysville and Lighthouse Road area south of town Tuesday afternoon, accord ...
    March 1, 2017 - 10:22 pm
  • Follow guidelines for open burning in the county

    By Reita NicholsonAdministrative AssistantOgle County Solid Waste Management DepartmentSpring is alm ...
    March 1, 2017 - 1:53 pm
  • Byron Generating Station’s Unit 1 offline for upgrade

    Operators removed Byron Generating Station Unit 1 from service early Monday morning, kicking off a planned refueling and maintenance outage. 
    March 1, 2017 - 1:54 pm
  • John Deere attractions to expand hours and offer free admission

    John Deere attractions in Iowa and Illinois now offers extended hours of operation and eliminate admission fees at locations that had charged in the p ...
    March 1, 2017 - 1:50 pm
  • First Fridays music in Mt. Morris

    The First Fridays open stage music show will be held on Friday, March 3 at Pinecrest Grove Theater, Mt. Morris.  
    March 1, 2017 - 1:50 pm
  • Penny Carnival set for March 4

    Looking for a fun, inexpensive way to spend a Saturday evening with your kids or grandkids?Check out ...
    March 1, 2017 - 1:49 pm
  • Forreston Toy Show & Craft Fair is March 11

    The Forreston FFA Alumni will hold its 29th annual Toy Show & Craft Fair on Saturday, March 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Forreston Junior & Senior High ...
    March 1, 2017 - 1:47 pm
  • Chana UMC to hold annual supper

    The Chana United Methodist Church will hold its annual Chicken-Noodle and Lasagna Supper on Saturday, March 11 with serving from 4 to 6:30 p.m. 
    March 4, 2017 - 3:42 pm
  • Polo Cub Scouts compete in Pinewood Derby

    Cub Scouts from Pack 337 competed in the annual Pinewood Derby Jan. 28 at the Faith United Methodist Church.  
    March 1, 2017 - 1:47 pm
  • Farm Toy Show is March 4 in Polo

    Old and new farm toys, dolls, cars, coffee cakes, and an array of collectibles will be offered at the 32nd annual Polo Farm Toy Show on Saturday, Marc ...
    March 1, 2017 - 1:46 pm
  • Council approves new furnace and AC for city hall

    By Vinde Wellsvwells@oglecountynews.comAfter months of service calls, the Polo City Hall will soon h ...
    March 1, 2017 - 1:46 pm
  • City council adopts TIF district

    By Zach Arbogastzarbogast@oglecountynews.comA Tax Increment Financing district has been established ...
    March 1, 2017 - 1:46 pm
  • Learning a little of this, a little of that during Day of Dabbling

    Colton Gehrke of Byron concentrates on assembling his new extension cord Saturday morning during the Day of Dabbling. He was assisted by instructor Jo ...
    March 1, 2017 - 1:44 pm
  • Oregon third graders perform life of Lincoln

    By Zach Arbogastzarbogast@oglecountynews.comSlightly less than four score and seven years ago, our t ...
    March 1, 2017 - 1:45 pm
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