• EVERYTHING EVERGREEN ON DECEMBER 9TH

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    November 21st, 2017
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    ELIZABETH, IL – On Saturday, December 9th from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the CTE Academy, 950 US Route 20 Elizabeth, Illinois, University of Illinois Extension will be hosting an Everything Evergreen class where participants will be decorating an evergreen wreath and creating an evergreen centerpiece to decorate their home for the holidays. The cost of this class will be $45.

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  • STOCKTON HERITAGE MUSEUM FESTIVAL OF TREES

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    November 21st, 2017
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    The Stockton Heritage Museum will be hosting a Festival of Trees, on December 1st from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and December 2nd from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. as a part of the Stockton Chambers Christmas Walk. The Museum will also be open on December 9th from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and December 10th from noon-2:00 p.m.

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  • SECTION 1 GREENHAND QUIZBOWL CONTEST

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    November 21st, 2017
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    SCALES MOUND, IL – The Scales Mound Introduction to Ag students competed at the Section 1 Greenhand Quizbowl Contest on November 6th. Ten students, comprising two teams, answered questions pertaining to history and current statistics of the National FFA Organization.

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  • FIRE PREVENTION WEEK AT SCALES MOUND SCHOOL

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    November 21st, 2017
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    SCALES MOUND, IL – On October 12th, during Fire Prevention Week, the Scales Mound Fire Protection District provided the students at Scales Mound School and opportunity to learn more about fire prevention and how to properly extinguish a fire. The activities began with a demonstration from Mr. Ted James of Company One Fire Prevention and Safety Solutions.

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  • LENA-WINSLOW STUDENTS WENT TO THE WORLD DAIRY EXPO

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    November 21st, 2017
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    MADISON, WI – Members of the Lena-Winslow Animal Science class attended the World Dairy on Tuesday, October 3rd Expo held at Madison’s Alliant Energy Center. For over five decades, the global dairy industry has been meeting in Madison, Wisconsin, for World Dairy Expo. Crowds of nearly 75,000 people from more than 100 countries attended the annual event last year and similar crows are expected for the week-long event this year.

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  • HIGHLAND DAIRY JUDGING TEAM FINISHES A SUCCESSFUL FALL SEMESTER

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    November 21st, 2017
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    FREEPORT, IL — The Highland Community College Dairy Judging Team recently completed another successful judging season. The 2017 Dairy Judging Team members were Charlie Elliott (Freeport), Bria Koester (Dakota), and Andrea Willing (Rock City). The team was coached again this year by Kristi Dinderman (Orangeville).

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  • RIBBON CUTTING AND OPEN HOUSE FOR THREE NEW STOCKTON BUSINESSES

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    November 21st, 2017

    STOCKTON, IL – Stockton Chamber will be conducting A Progressive ribbon cutting during Small Business Saturday, November 25th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. A Ribbon Cutting will be held for three area businesses newly opened in Stockton at 10:00 a.m. Open house at each business until 2:00 p.m.

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  • WOMEN IN ENGINEERING

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    November 21st, 2017
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    PLATTEVILLE, WI – On Tuesday, November 7th, Taylor Korte, Ari Nottrott, Georgia Vandigo, Mickenzie Bass and Jenna Korte participated in Women in Engineering program at University of Wisconsin-Platteville. The students chose four activities related to the field of engineering. The activity pictured dealt with simulating nuclear reactions in the stars.

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  • WARREN AUXILIARY 8TH ANNUAL VETERANS BREAKFAST

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    November 20th, 2017
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    WARREN, IL – The Warren American Legion Auxiliary Unit 464 had their 8th Annual Veterans Day Breakfast on November 11, 2017 at the Legion Hall. The food that was cooked and served by the women included scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, biscuits and gravy along with desserts and beverages of juices and coffee.

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  • FHN CANCER CENTER AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS FELLOWSHIP GRANT

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    November 20th, 2017
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    FREEPORT, IL – The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) has approved funding to bring an international physician to the Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center at FHN Memorial Hospital for a four-week fellowship program. The UICC Technical Fellow, when he or she is chosen, will study under the supervision of FHN Radiation Oncologist Tamer Refaat Abdelrhman MD, PhD, MSCI, DABR.

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  • ‘BOOMERANG BAGS’ AT PIGGLY WIGGLY

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    November 20th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – Shoppers at Piggly Wiggly in Galena, who forget to bring their own reusable bags, can now borrow free ‘Boomerang Bags’ from a stand near the checkout lanes. The bags do not need to be returned, they are just expected to be reused over and over. Made from donated materials and created by local volunteers, each bag is unique and is a gift made in the hope that it will spread awareness about plastic pollution while replacing many plastic bags throughout its lifetime.

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  • LENA-WINSLOW FFA 2ND AT GREENHAND QUIZ BOWL TOURNAMENT

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    November 20th, 2017
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    LENA, IL – Eleven members of the Lena-Winslow FFA Chapter competed in the Section One Greenhand Quiz bowl competition on Monday, November 6th. Greenhands are first year FFA members and the quiz bowl team consists of five members. Lena had a substitute on one of their teams so that all eleven students could play. In this double-elimination tournament students compete in a head-to-head competition.

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  • ZENTANGLE IS BACK IN STOCKTON AT VOLUNTEER HOSPICE ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST AT 9:30 A.M.

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    November 20th, 2017
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    STOCKTON, IL – Zentangle is an introduction to an artistic form of relaxation – Zentangle is a new term for doodling. Join us as we journey through this relaxing way of drawing. This can be done with NO artistic talent. The class, taught by Mary Stayner, will be held on Tuesday, November 21st at 9:30 a.m. at the Volunteer Hospice of Northwest Illinois office at 105 S Main Street, Stockton, Illinois.

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  • FORMER LOCAL TEACHER AND MUSICIAN RETURNS TO GALENA AREA ON TOUR

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    November 20th, 2017
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    DUBUQUE, IA – Riley Ann, who taught high school English at Scales Mound from 2010-2015 and is known for starting the local band The Matriarchs, returns through the tri-state area for a performance: The Busted Lift in Dubuque on Friday, November 24th. A show at Council Hill Station began at 1:00 p.m. with a brief performance of her blues duo with Dave Jensen and then opened up into an acoustic jam.

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  • WINTER HUNGER 2017: THE ANNUAL HALF MARATHON WALK-BIKE-RUN-RIDE TO BENEFIT THE GALENA FOOD PANTRY

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    November 19th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – As you gather for your family Thanksgiving celebration, please take a minute to think about helping to provide food for others. Come out and participate or support with only your contribution. REGISTRATION is in the lobby of Woodstone Restaurant off Route 20 in The Galena Territory, at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 24th (the day after Thanksgiving).

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  • CHRISTMAS AT THE FORT ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2ND

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    November 19th, 2017
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    ELIZABETH, IL – What was Christmas like before the popularization of Christmas cards, Santa Claus and Christmas trees? Step back in time to the reconstructed Apple River Fort, where historical interpreters in 1830s clothing will portray Christmas as it was celebrated in the 1830s with “Christmas at the Fort” on Saturday, December 2nd from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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  • THIS THANKSGIVING, BE THANKFUL FOR YOUR SEAT BELT AND BUCKLE UP

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    November 19th, 2017

    FREEPORT, IL -Thanksgiving is near, and for many that means traveling to spend the holiday with loved ones. No matter how far you’re driving for the holiday, whether it’s down the road to pick up a pumpkin pie or hundreds of miles to see a distant relative, you could be involved in a crash. If you or anyone in your vehicle is not wearing their seat belt, they are at a much greater risk of being killed.

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  • CARROLL

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    November 16th, 2017
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    ROCKFORD, IL – Dennis J. Carroll, 72, of Rockford, passed away at St. Anne’s Care Center on Sunday, November 5, 2017.

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  • KOLTON KAISER EARNS EAGLE SCOUT RANK

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    November 16th, 2017
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    WARREN, IL – Warren Warrior and visiting fans have been greeted by a new statue, carved from wood, as they have neared the entrance to the Warren High School gymnasium this fall. That statue is the result of planning and coordinating by Warren High School senior Kolton Kaiser and, for that work, Kaiser has earned the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout.

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  • PIRATE COMPETITOR OF THE WEEK

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    November 16th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – 8th Grade basketball player Ethan Hefel is this week’s Pirate Competitor of the Week sponsored by Galena Culver’s and the Galena Gazette. Ethan scored 21, 29 and 19 points to help the Pirates go 2-1 last week, beating West Carroll and Belmont, while dropping a game to East Dubuque.

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  • BLACKHAWKS OF THE MONTH

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    November 16th, 2017
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    STOCKTON, IL – This year we will recognize Stockton Middle School students each month that are going above and beyond to display our Blackhawk Way expectations. They have been nominated for special acts of being Respectful, Responsible and Safe. Blackhawks of the Month are: 5th Shirley Cook, 6th Lydia Schuldt, 7th Dustin Oppold and 8th Joseph Brudi.

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  • HCC AG CLUB PARTICIPATES IN ILLINOIS FALL PAS CONFERENCE

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    November 16th, 2017
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    FREEPORT, IL — On Friday, November 3rd, ten Highland Community College Agriculture Club members participated in the Illinois Post-Secondary Agriculture Students (PAS) Annual Fall Conference at Lincoln Land College in Springfield, Illinois. During the conference, participants competed in some agriculture-specific content areas that included general knowledge exams, real-world problem-solving scenarios, goal setting activities and personal interviews.

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  • MORHARDT

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    November 15th, 2017
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    STOCKTON, IL – LaVerne A. Morhardt, age 63 of Stockton, Illinois passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at home.

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  • GEORGE BUSS TO DELIVER GETTYSBURG ADDRESS WHERE LINCOLN STOOD IN GETTYSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK IN GETTYSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA

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    November 15th, 2017
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    FREEPORT, IL – Local Abraham Lincoln interpreter George Buss has been selected to deliver the Gettysburg address on November 19th at Dedication Day in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The event will take place at Soldier’s National Cemetery at Gettysburg National Military Park, exactly where President Lincoln delivered the historic speech 154 years ago.

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  • SCALES MOUND FFA MEMBERS ATTENDED NATIONAL FFA CONVENTION

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    November 15th, 2017
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    Indianapolis, IN – On Wednesday, October 25th, nineteen Scales Mound FFA members left for the National FFA Convention held in Indianapolis, Indiana. The members travelled on a charter bus with Section 1 FFA members from Warren, Lena-Winslow, Pearl City, Forreston, Dakota and Pecatonica. Nineteen is the largest group of members to attend Convention in Scales Mound history.

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  • TIMBER LAKE PLAYHOUSE 2018 SUMMER SUBSCRIPTION SERIES NOW AVAILABLE

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    November 15th, 2017
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    Mount Carroll, IL – Timber Lake Playhouse (Dan Danielowski, Executive Director), the professional, non-profit summer theatre company established in 1961 with a mission of “providing the best expression of theater arts to the regional community by presenting creative works that entertain and inspire while helping aspiring artists transition to the profession” has announced today the appointment of award-winning director and choreographer Paul Stancato as Artistic Director for the 2018-19 season.

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  • ERIN WINTER IS THE RECIPIENT OF THE 2017 $1,000 BERNARD J. O’DONNELL SCHOLARSHIP

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    November 15th, 2017
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    SCALES MOUND, IL – Erin Winter of Scales Mound, Illinois was notified by the VNV of America Illinois State Council that she is the recipient of the 2017 $1,000 Bernard J. O’Donnell Scholarship.

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  • NOVEMBER NEWS AT SHAKE RAG ALLEY IN MINERAL POINT, WISCONSIN

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    November 15th, 2017
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    MINERAL POINT, WI – And just like that it’s November. We are close to the end of another season here at Shake Rag Alley and though things will certainly quiet down until spring, there’s still plenty going on behind the scenes. We are excited to share with you that all of the 2018 workshops, including the Summer Youth Program, will be online in December! Rag Time at Shake Rag There’s still time to get tickets for Ragtime at Shake Rag! Join us on Saturday, November 18th from 7:00-10:00 p.m., for a fall fundraiser featuring the Larry Busch Band.

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  • ILLINOIS PRINCIPALS ASSOCIATION NAMES SEAN GERMAN AS 2017 HERMAN GRAVES AWARD RECIPIENT

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    November 15th, 2017
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    SPRINGFIELD, IL – Sean German, principal of Argenta-Oreana High School in Argenta, Illinois, has received the 2017 Herman Graves Award from the Illinois Principals Association. The Herman Graves Award was established in 1991 to recognize outstanding service to IPA.

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  • MISTLETOE WALK TO BE HELD SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH IN DOWNTOWN FREEPORT

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    November 15th, 2017
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    Freeport, IL – Freeport Downtown Development Foundation is pleased to announce the activities for the 2017 Mistletoe Walk in downtown Freeport November 19th from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The annual Mistletoe Walk attracts thousands to downtown Freeport as a kick off to the holiday season.

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  • WARREN PTO HOLDS 27TH ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR

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    November 14th, 2017
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    WARREN, IL – On Sunday, November 12th, visitors poured into the Warren High School gymnasium to check out all that was on display at the 27th Annual Warren PTO Craft Fair. While the planning for the craft fair has been underway for some time, the PTO has learned from its successes and failures in the past to make it a smooth-running event.

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  • LENA-WINSLOW ATTENDS NATIONAL FFA CONVENTION

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    November 14th, 2017
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    INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Eight members of the Lena-Winslow FFA Chapter attended the 90th annual FFA convention in Indianapolis, Indiana October 25th-27th. The members, all sophomores, were one of the more than 62,000 attendees at this year’s convention. The keynote speaker at the opening session was Laila Ali, Muhammad Ali’s daughter and champion boxer in her own right.

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  • CROP WALK WAS A HUGE SUCCESS

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    November 14th, 2017
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    APPLE RIVER, IL – Eastern Jo Daviess County Crop Walk was held
    Sunday, October 18th at Apple Canyon Lake State Park. We had 11
    walkers collect $1,201.01. Good job all of you! Elizabeth, Warren,
    Stockton and Scales Mound were involved. Step-off time was
    1:45 p.m. and they were back at 3:00 p.m. Devotion lunch was enjoyed by all. Walkers were: Teresa Hesselbacher, Shirley Miller, Nancy Rice, Pastor Bronkema, Maggie Palmer, Steve Deliberto, Louis Hesselbacher, Laiken and Livia Haas, Pastor Mike and Jen Nesbit. God is good all the time.

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  • SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE FEATURES DAN PEART

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    November 14th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – Songwriters Showcase on Thursday November 16th at the Galena Center for the Arts celebrates three years of showcasing regional singer/songwriters. Within those 34 performances, over 60 musicians have graced the stage, and many, more than once. L A Suess and Lenny Wayne have created and run this series of performances.

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  • CARL’S NOVEMBER BLAST

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    November 14th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – “Big Sale” … now that I have all my paintings from my shows back at the Stockade, the place is pretty crowded. So…all ORIGINAL watercolors will be 50% OFF until Christmas. We’ll be at the gallery November 18th and 19th and December 2nd and 3rd from noon to 4:00 p.m. or by appointment…(815) 238 3248.

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  • ZENTANGLE IS BACK ON NOVEMBER 21ST

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    November 14th, 2017
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    STOCKTON, IL – Zentangle is an introduction to an artistic form of relaxation – Zentangle is a new term for doodling. Join us as we journey through this relaxing way of drawing. This can be done with NO artistic talent. The class, taught by Mary Stayner, will be held on Tuesday, November 21st at 9:30 a.m. at the Volunteer Hospice of Northwest Illinois office at 105 S Main Street, Stockton, Illinois.

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  • DOWNTOWN FREEPORT “EVENT GIFT SHOP” OPENS UNDER FDDF

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    November 14th, 2017
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    Freeport, IL – The Freeport Downtown Development Foundation (FDDF) announces the opening of their “Event Gift Shop.” The shop will be open 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at 101 W. Main Street in downtown Freeport. “This is a place for anyone to purchase our quirky and fun event apparel” said FDDF director, Danielle Rogers.

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  • DREW GROEZINGER BRINGS HOME THE HIGHEST HONOR IN FFA- THE AMERICAN FARMER DEGREE

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    November 14th, 2017
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    STOCKTON, IL – Drew Groezinger, Stockton FFA member, brings home the highest honor in FFA, the American Farmer Degree. He is only the second student in Stockton’s history to be recognized with this honor. The American FFA Degree is awarded to members who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to FFA and made significant accomplishments in their supervised agricultural experiences (SAE’s). Drew was awarded the American Farmer Degree at the 90th National FFA Convention and Expo held in Indianapolis, Indiana, on October 28th.

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  • BARKER

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    November 9th, 2017
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    WARREN, IL – Emma “Arlene” Barker, 96, of Warren, passed away Sunday November 5, 2017 at the Lena Living Center in Lena, surrounded by her family.

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  • LOCAL AUTHOR TO HOLD BOOK SIGNING FOR “EVERYDAY MYSTERIES” ON NOVEMBER 18TH

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    November 8th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – Local author, Karen Stockwell, will be having a book signing at Book World in Galena, Illinois, 303 S. Main Street, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on November 18th. The author will be available to sign books and talk with readers about her work. She is the author of two novels, “Dreams of Darkness and Light,” and “The Ballad of Sam and D. Lila.” Her new release is a poetry book, “Everyday Mysteries.”

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  • SCALES MOUND PARTICIPATED IN MANUFACTURING DAY

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    November 8th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – On Thursday, October 19th the industrial technology students from Scales Mound participated in Manufacturing Day. They toured the Honeywell Plant in Galena and then were involved in seminars of work in the real world at the CTE Academy.

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  • BREED FAMILY TEAM COMPETED IN THE “MEOW MILE”

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    November 8th, 2017
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    OSWEGO, IL – Jim Breed of Elizabeth, Illinois, his son, Nathan, and his grandsons, Jett, age twelve and Bo, age nine ran the “Meow Mile” road race in Oswego on Sunday, October 29th. They ran as the “Breed Family” team, competing in a field of 87 runners.

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  • PIRATE COMPETITOR OF THE WEEK

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    November 8th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – This week, we honor the 2017 Varsity Volleyball team as our Pirate Competitors of the Week, sponsored by Galena Culver’s and the Galena Gazette. It is a great honor to recognize these 15 girls for an amazing season. The team won the Northwest Upstate Illini Conference title with a perfect 13-0 record.

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  • PUMPKIN CARVING DAY AT SCALES MOUND SCHOOLS

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    November 8th, 2017
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    SCALES MOUND, IL – The 1st grade class held a Pumpkin Carving Day on October 26th for their dads and grandpas. The students played an interactive iPad game with their guests, shared reader’s theaters and then performed a Halloween themed musical program. This was followed by pumpkin carving time and refreshments. The Larry Anderson Pumpkin Farm generously donated all of the pumpkins.

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  • VOLUNTEER HOSPICE – THEN AND NOW

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    November 8th, 2017

    STOCKTON, IL – Did you know that we currently have approximately 40 active volunteers who donate their time and talent to our local volunteer hospice? We started over 30 years ago with over 100 committed caregivers in our local area.

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  • QUILT AT CALVARY BAZAAR ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH

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    November 8th, 2017

    STOCKTON, IL – New this year at the Calvary Bazaar on November 11th is a quilt made by the Calvary ladies over several months this spring and summer, and then beautifully machine quilted. It is a large queen size quilt in shades of blue. Watch for it to be on display at the local banks before the bazaar. 200 chances are available at $5 each.

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  • ASHLEY AND JEREMIAH KLEIBER: 15 YEARS OF SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSES IN LAFAYETTE COUNTY

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    November 8th, 2017

    DARLINGTON, WI – When Jeremiah Kleiber bought his first house in 2003, he had no idea that almost 15 years later it would lead to owning and operating four businesses with his wife, Ashley, in Lafayette County. Jeremiah and Ashley are both lifelong residents of Lafayette County, and with Jeremiah already owning property in the Darlington area, the couple decided to call the center of the county home.

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  • GALENA CELLARS VINEYARD AND WINERY CELEBRATES 33RD ANNUAL NOUVEAU WINE WEEKEND

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    November 8th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL — What could be better to celebrate the harvest season than with an invitation to one of Galena’s most celebrated weekends of the year? That would be the Galena Nouveau Wine Weekend slated for Friday, November 17th and Saturday, November 18th, 2017. Centering around Galena Cellar’s Vineyard and Winery, the 33nd Annual Nouveau is always held the third Thursday of November and showcases the annual release of Le Beaujolais nouveau which refers to the practice of bottling the first wine of the harvest just a few weeks after fermentation.

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  • FORENSICS UNRAVEL MYSTERIOUS EAGLE DEATHS

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    November 8th, 2017
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    DUBUQUE, IA – Wildlife sleuths used forensic science to determine what was killing bald eagles along the Upper Mississippi River corridor. Laboratory tests showed that nearly two-thirds of the 58 eagles examined had lead concentrations and more than one-third had clinical lead poisoning. The lab results deepened the mystery of how these meat eating predators could have been exposed to lead.

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  • LARGE PREDATORS RETURN…OR ARE THEY?

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    November 8th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – Cougars, wolves, and bears have all been spotted in Illinois over the past few years. It is important for people to understand why we are hearing about these mammals in the news more often. Animals do not think the way humans do and yet we continue to be anthropomorphic, giving them human traits and reasons for their actions.

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  • MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET: A LIVE RADIO PLAY

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    November 7th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – The Galena Center for the Arts celebrates the holidays with the live radio play “Miracle on 34th Street”, a heartwarming holiday classic retold in the tradition of a live 1940’s era radio broadcast, staged with vintage styled commercials, period costumes, and the magic of live sound effects and musical underscoring.

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  • OCTOBER IS NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED AS BULLY PREVENTION MONTH

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    November 7th, 2017
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    STOCKTON, IL – Throughout the month Stockton Schools have been addressing this important topic with a variety of events and activities.
    Bully prevention presentations have been provided to students by school social worker, Cory Walters and Riverview Center’s community educator, Jordan Rijpma. Elementary students also participated in a motivational assembly presented by The NED Show.

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  • THANK YOU TO ALL OUR VETERANS

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    November 7th, 2017
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    WARREN, IL – What our preschoolers know about the flag: Color identification – Red, White and Blue. Shape identification – Big blue rectangle, white stars. Counting – 13 stripes and 50 stars. The stars are for the states. We live in Nora, Warren and Apple River. We all live in Illinois. We say the Pledge of Allegiance.

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  • MHF AWARDS $500 IN EMPLOYEE SCHOLARSHIPS IN 2017

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    November 3rd, 2017
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    DARLINGTON, WI – The Memorial Healthcare Foundation Grants and Career Development Committee has selected a recipient for their employee healthcare grant in 2017. This recipient exemplified educational and community requirements.

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  • STOCKTON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1962

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    November 3rd, 2017
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    STOCKTON, IL – The Stockton High School Class of 1962 held its 55th Class Reunion at Stella’s in Stockton on September 23rd.
    Twenty-five Classmates enjoyed the evening of reminiscing and story telling of the good ole days. Out of state classmates came from Texas, Florida, Maryland, Wisconsin and Montana. Several classmates and spouses enjoyed gathering the next morning for brunch at Stella’s.

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  • PIRATE COMPETITOR OF THE WEEK

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    November 3rd, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – Junior volleyball player Morgan Wills is this week’s Pirate Competitor of the Week sponsored by Galena Culver’s and the Galena Gazette. During last week’s Regional, Wills hit 23/25 serves with five aces. She added eighteen digs, two blocks and had twenty-two kills.

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  • FAMILY MEDICINE PHYSICIAN ISAWI AND NURSE PRACTITIONER REED JOIN FHN

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    November 3rd, 2017
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    FREEPORT, IL — FHN is pleased to welcome two new providers, Danny Isawi, MD, and Cassi Reed, MS, FNP-BC. Danny Isawi, MD, has joined the FHN Family Medicine team and is seeing patients at the FHN Family Healthcare Center – Highland View Drive in Freeport.

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  • LE-WIN ANIMAL SCIENCE CLASS HANDS ON

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    November 3rd, 2017
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    LENA, IL – Mrs. Trone’s Lena-Winslow animal science class recently did a hands-on activity with piglets from High Plains Pork. The class had the opportunity to vaccinate and tattoo weaned pigs as a part of the swine unit in order to learn hands-on pig care and management. Becca Moest and Dave Wilson from High Plains Pork brought in two litters of pigs for the class.

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  • SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS LUTHERAN CHURCH DONATIONS

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    November 3rd, 2017
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    SCHAPVILLE, IL – Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Schapville reached out to seven food pantries in Jo Daviess County by giving each one a check for $600.00. The church donated all the profit from the Men’s Steak Fry held in September, a total of $4,200.00.

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  • SOS+ NOVEMBER 9TH MEETING: WOODCARVING BY MARIE MCDONOUGH

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    November 3rd, 2017
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    STOCKTON, IL – Marie McDonough of Marie’s Wood Carvings, Stockton, Illinois will demonstrate to the SOS+ (Senior Outreach of Stockton plus Surrounding Areas) on Thursday, November 9th, 2:00 p.m. at Calvary UM Fellowship Hall in Stockton, how she can take a block of wood and carve a masterpiece.

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  • WARREN ELEMENTARY VISITS DITTMAR FARMS AND ORCHARD

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    November 3rd, 2017
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    ELIZABETH, IL – Students in kindergarten through fifth grade at Warren Elementary visited Dittmar Farms and Orchard on Monday, October 23rd. The trip was a reward for the students reaching their first quarter goals for Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS).

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  • LARGE PREDATORS ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH

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    November 3rd, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – Cougars, wolves, and bears have all been spotted in Illinois over the past few years. It is important for people to understand why we are hearing about these mammals in the news more often. Animals do not think the way humans do and yet we continue to be anthropomorphic, giving them human traits and reasons for their actions. Animals do not know they have a tendency to scare us, especially if they are large and higher on the food chain.

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  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS EXTENSION VOLUNTEERS RECEIVE RECOGNITION

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    November 3rd, 2017
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    NORMAL, IL – Two U of I Extension Jo Daviess County Master Gardeners were recognized for their years of service on Thursday, August 17th, 2017. Linda Helgeson of Elizabeth was recognized for ten years of service as a Master Gardener and Art Scheele of Warren was recognized for fifteen years of service as a Master Gardener.

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  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS EXTENSION AND MIDWEST MEDICAL CENTER

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    November 3rd, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – The University of Illinois Extension and Midwest Medical Center are teaming up to offer a four-part program called, I on Diabetes, in Jo Daviess County. I on Diabetes program is a four part series, consisting of three-hour sessions, designed for anyone interested in preventing or managing diabetes.

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  • HIGHLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION RECOGNIZES DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI

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    November 3rd, 2017
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    FREEPORT, IL — On October 19th, the Highland Community College Foundation recognized five Distinguished Alumni during its annual meeting at the Freeport Club in Freeport. This is the twenty-third year the awards have been presented to individuals who have shown community leadership, made their start at Highland Community College (HCC) and believe in the mission of higher education.

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  • READING LEADS TO GOLDEN TICKETS AT STOCKTON MIDDLE SCHOOL

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    November 3rd, 2017
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    STOCKTON, IL – Stockton Middle School 7th and 8th grade students are given a number of points that they need to earn each quarter by reading books that interest them and then taking quizzes on the books. The goal is to encourage students love of books while building their reading skills and background knowledge.

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  • “TELEPHONES THROUGH THE YEARS”: A PROGRAM AT THE STOCKTON HERITAGE MUSEUM ON NOVEMBER 11TH

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    STOCKTON, IL – Please join us at the Stockton Heritage Museum on November 11th at 2:00 p.m. to hear our presenter, Bob Winter, talk about telephones and telephone companies. The first phone company in Jo Daviess County was the Pitcher Phone company, founded by LD Pitcher, who founded Pitcherville.

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  • CULVER’S SHARE NIGHT RAISED $450.29 WITH HAZEL GREEN VETERAN’S MEMORIAL PARK

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    November 3rd, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – We had our Share Night on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 with Hazel Green Veteran’s Memorial Park. Here are the names of the individuals in the picture in the back row from left to right:
    Sally Bauer, Bill Wiegman, Robert Hessling, Francis Temperly.
    Front row from left to right: Culver’s team member Tiffany Brandt, Becky Lee, Mary Grindey. Partnering together we were able to help them raise $450.29.

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  • WARREN AMERICAN LEGION BINGO WINNER

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    WARREN, IL – Deb Neiman
    won the $500 Jackpot on Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Warren American Legion Bingo Night.

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  • POSTAL SERVICE IS READY TO DELIVER MORE THAN 15 BILLION PIECES OF CHEER THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

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    November 1st, 2017

    LENA, IL – The Postal Service will deliver more than 15 billion pieces of mail this holiday season. In the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, the Postal Service also expects to deliver 850 million packages, which is more than a ten percent increase compared to the same period last year. “The Post Office is well prepared to meet our customers’ needs during the holiday season, especially as demand for package deliveries continues to grow,” said Lena Postmaster Raymond Tesmer.

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  • SHANLEY

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    October 30, 2017

    GALENA, IL – Robert John “R.J.” Shanley, 21, of Galena, Illinois was granted his angel wings on October 28th, 2017 passing away peacefully in his sleep.

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  • SECTION 1 FFA LAND USE CDE RESULTS

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    October 29th, 2017
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    SCALES MOUND, IL – On Thursday, September 28th, Stockton FFA members Kendra Scace, Nick Ege and Stanlee Rillie competed at the Section 1 FFA Land use CDE in Scales Mound. Kendra Scace placed 7th individually, and the team finished 4th overall.

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  • NOVEMBER WORKSHOPS AT SHAKE RAG ALLEY

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    October 29th, 2017
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    MINERAL POINT, WI – You know it’s fall at Shake Rag Alley when a walk through the grounds includes leaves crunching underfoot and chipmunks scampering between the cornstalks lining the paths. Each season brings a new kind of beauty, but fall happens to be one of our favorites.

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  • STATE’S HIGHEST AWARDS PRESENTED TO LOCAL 4-H MEMBERS

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    October 29th, 2017
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    CHAMPAIGN, IL – Twenty 4-H members from across the state were honored for their lifetime 4-H achievements. The Illinois State 4-H Award recognizes exemplary work in five major areas, including communications, community service, leadership, personal growth and project mastery.

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  • 20TH ANNUAL CHEESE FEST HELD IN SHULLSBURG ON OCTOBER 7TH

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  • SCALES MOUND BLOOD DRIVE

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    SCALES MOUND, IL – Student Chelsey VanRaalte (left) shares a laugh with Scales Mound Math teacher Sue Withington at the blood drive.

    SCALES MOUND, IL – First time student donors Chelsey VanRaalte (left) and Jenna Korte view the Red Cross reading materials regarding blood donation.

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  • AUTHOR VISIT FROM MIKE MULLIN

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    October 29th, 2017
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    HANOVER, IL – River Ridge Middle School students had the
    wonderful opportunity to visit with Mike Mullin author of Ashfall.
    He spent the day comparing his skills of Taekwondo to writing as
    well as sharing his knowledge of super volcanoes. Students were engaged and thoroughly enjoyed his presentations. His energy and passion for working with students and writing are tremendous.
    Pictured in photo from left to right. Seated author Mike Mullin.
    Behind author, 6th graders: Tyson Heidenreich, Kira Easter and
    Lucas Holland.

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  • JO DAVIESS SHERIFF’S OFFICE K9’S CROW AND BASCO HAVE RECEIVED BODY ARMOR

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    October 29th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – Jo Daviess Sheriff’s Office K9’s Crow and Basco have received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. and embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of K9 Ty, California City Police Department.” Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c(3) charity located in East Taunton, Massachusetts whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States.

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  • LENA HISTORICAL SOCIETY PROGRAM

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    October 29th, 2017
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    CARTHAGE, IL – The Lena Historical Society will host Elder Robert L. Webb of the Primitive Baptist Church headquartered in Carthage, Illinois on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lena Historical Museum, 420 Grove Street, Lena. Elder Webb has been working with local businesses in restoring the former Howardsville Primitive Baptism Church, also called the Old Stone Church or the Providence Primitive Baptist Church located on Howardsville Road near Jo Daviess-Stephenson County line.

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  • WARREN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1962 CELEBRATES 55TH YEAR CLASS REUNION

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    October 29th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – Warren High School Class of 1962 held their 55 year class reunion on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Chestnut Mountain Resort in Galena, Illinois. Those attending were: Front Row (L-R):
    Janeen (Kruger) Geilenfeldt, Dorothy (Gallagher) Schreck, Vickie (Lange) Pilz, Anita (Liebert) Floen and Judy (Brown) Anger. Back Row
    (L-R): Roger Scace, Bill Doubler, Jim Breed, Philip Balbach, David Siegel, Glenn Sigafus, Mike Floen and Larry Bower.

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  • ELIZABETH RESIDENTS INVOLVED IN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

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    October 29th, 2017
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    ELIZABETH, IL – When you think of the Village of Elizabeth you think of a quaint little town with rolling hills and lush green farms. Many people are amazed to find out that Elizabeth is also home to the internationally renown Planetary Studies Foundation. This organization is dedicated to promoting science education, the history of the Apollo space program, and the advancement of meteorite studies.

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  • SIGAFUS

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    October 25, 2017

    WARREN, IL – Richard Sigafus, also known as “Ricky” passed away peacefully on October, 14, 2017 at the age of 39.

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  • PENNY DRIVE HELPS HURRICANE VICTIMS

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    October 19th, 2017
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    STOCKTON, IL – Stockton Elementary School students raised $1083.26 for students and families affected by hurricanes in Texas and Florida. The students raised the money by holding a “penny drive” in the week of September 18th.

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  • HOSPICE TRAINING CLASSES PLANNED TO BEGIN

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    October 19th, 2017
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    STOCKTON, IL – What do you know about Hospice? Have you ever asked these questions – How do I know when to call Hospice? Are all Hospices the same? How does Hospice help? Have you ever thought that you would be interested in working as a hospice volunteer?

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  • CULVER’S SHARE NIGHT RAISED $593.12 FOR THE EAST DUBUQUE ELEMENTARY PTO

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    October 19th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – We had our Share Night on Tuesday, October 10th with the East Dubuque Elementary PTO. The names of the the PTO team are from left to right back row: Christina Schauer, Kiley Tritz, Jessica Schonhoff, Sandy Luchterhand, Ashely Doyle. Middle row left to right: Culver’s team member Tiffany Brandt, Abby Edge, Crissy
    Wallace, Kristi Alvarado, River Alvarado. Front row left to right:
    Liam Schauer, Rowan Schauer, Landen Tritz, Liliana Alvarado, Ryder Tritz. Partnering together we were able to raise $593.12.

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  • PIRATE COMPETITOR OF THE WEEK

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    October 19th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – Junior golfer Jack Einsweiler is this week’s Pirate Competitor of the Week sponsored by Galena Culver’s and the Galena Gazette. On Monday, Jack led the Pirates to a 4th place team finish at the IHSA Sectional in Rockford, recording a 75 and finishing 9th in the individual standings.

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  • JULIE (JAMES) MODJESKI WAS INDUCTED INTO LUTHER COLLEGE ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME

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    October 19th, 2017
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    Decorah, IA – Julie (James) Modjeski, a 1997 graduate of Luther College, was inducted into the Luther College Athletic Hall of Fame for her outstanding achievements in basketball. The Induction ceremony took place on Saturday, October 7th, as part of the Luther College Homecoming weekend. During her collegiate career Modjeski was a four-year letter winner who served as team captain her senior year.

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  • PUMPKIN PLANTERS ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND

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    October 19th, 2017
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    ELIZABETH, IL – On Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Jo Daviess County Master Gardener Sharon Cahill will be offering a class on how to make a planter out of a small pumpkin. The class will be held at the Jo Daviess County Extension Office, 204 Vine Street, Elizabeth, Illinois, and pre-registration is required by Friday, October 27, 2017 to ensure we have enough supplies.

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  • SECTION 1 FFA TRAP SHOOT CDE

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    October 19th, 2017
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    STOCKTON, IL – Stockton FFA members Aidan Cahill and
    Bryce Smith competed at the Section 1 FFA Trap Shoot CDE
    on Saturday, September 16th.

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  • WARREN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1967 CELEBRATES 50TH YEAR CLASS REUNION

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    October 19th, 2017
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    SOUTH WAYNE, WI – Class of 1967 – 50th Class reunion at Village Inn, South Wayne, Wisconsin on September 23, 2017. 26 members attending. First row (seated): Barb Smith Jones, Vickie Martin Webster, Kathy Gartner Bucknell, Mary Taufmann McCool, Beverly Koch Haselhorst, Mike Miller, John Hay, Jerry Dascher. Second row: Jody Ziegle Thistle, Mary Upmann Berget, Barb Pickett Deluca, Marlea Gates Goebel, Susan Brown Lethlean, Kay Sincox Boeke, Larry Parkinson, Dave Hess, Mary Legler Soddy. Third row: Mike Brinkmeier, Bob Ford, Dave Williams, Curt Lethlean, Don Williams, Jim McCool, Dan Schneider, Marshall Tyson, Mike Green.

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  • THE PARRISHES AT SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19TH

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    October 19th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – Catherine and Ted Parrish, performing as The Parrishes, will be the featured musicians at the October Songwriters Showcase at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 19th at the Galena Center for the Arts. The Parrishes are an acoustic duo from Viroqua, Wisconsin. Their original songs cross the bridge between folk and blues, using musical knowledge honed through decades of performing, recording and teaching.

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  • PANOS

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    October 14, 2017

    WINSLOW, IL – Dennis L. Panos, age 62 of Winslow passed away at his home surrounded by his loved ones after a short battle with cancer on Saturday October 14, 2017.

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  • BYRNE

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    October 13, 2017

    Florence Grace (Graham) Byrne, 90, passed away surrounded by her family at Pleasant View Nursing Home, in Monroe, Wisconsin, on October 13, 2017.

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  • WUBBEN

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    October 13, 2017

    MONROE, WI – Richard A. Wuebben Sr., age 71, of Monroe, died on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at his home.

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  • CITIZENS STATE BANK PRESIDENT AND CEO FRITZ KUHLMEIER TO RETIRE APRIL 2018

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    October 12th, 2017
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    LENA, IL – Citizens State Bank announces that after 28 years of dedicated service, Frederick “Fritz” Kuhlmeier will retire as bank President and CEO in April 2018. Kuhlmeier will continue to serve as President and CEO of First Lena Corporation, the bank’s holding company, and will remain a member of Citizens State Bank’s Board of Directors.

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  • PIRATE COMPETITOR OF THE WEEK

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    October 12th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – Junior golfer Tyler Moran is this week’s Pirate Competitor of the Week sponsored by Galena Culver’s and the Galena Gazette. Last Tuesday, Tyler led the Pirates to a runner-up team finish at the IHSA Regional in Freeport, carding an 83 and finishing 5th in the individual standings. Tyler has had an outstanding season, finishing in 4th place at the NUIC Conference Meet, and leading the team with the lowest scoring average at 41.

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  • CULVER’S SHARE NIGHT RAISED $436.43 FOR GALENA HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADING SQUAD

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    October 12th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – We had our Share Night on Tuesday, October 3rd with Galena High School Cheerleading. Here are the names of the
    cheerleaders standing left to right: Emily Folks, Alex Grosshans, Esme Cabanas, Marion Schultz, Lexi Garza, Ainsley Holland, Karsyn DuPlessis and Culver’s team member Chandler Blevins. Sitting left
    to right: Isaac Pulido and Kaitlin Rodriquez. Partnering together we were able to raise $436.43

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  • GRATIOT HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1967 50TH REUNION

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    October 12th, 2017
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    DARLINGTON, WI – The reunion was held at the Darlington Country Club on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017. Top Picture: Front: (left-right) – Ron Seffrood, Steve Hubner, Joe Herbst. Back (left-right) –
    Van Hawkinson, Phil Carroll, John Symons, Danny Burris and Louie Burris. Bottom Picture: Front: (left-right) Jani (Knouse) Bunnel, Ann (Dower) Mahoney and Marian (Quinn) Olin. Back (left-right) – Betty (Russell) Jones, Carmen (Zuberbuhler) McDonald, Carin (Wick) Miller, Marilyn (McGinnis) Bumsted and Deanna (Gertsch) Pozorski.

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  • IT’S ART LOVERS WEEKEND IN GALENA! ARRT ALONG THE RIVER FINE ART SHOW

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    October 12th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – ARRT Along the River Fine Art Show returns to Depot Park in Galena, Illinois October 14th and 15th. Imagine walking along the river in Historic Galena, above you the falling colors of the season, besides you the sounds of the river quiet melody building the enchantment of what is before you. Breathe in, slow down, and let this magical place reveal itself to you.

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  • OCTOBER NEWS FROM SHAKE RAG ALLEY

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    October 12th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – The year may be winding down soon, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at the line-up of activity we have planned for this fall! October is full of workshops, our family favorite trick-or-treating event, and a show of new original paintings by Jennifer Sharp.

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  • BAKE SALE HELPS OUT HURRICANE VICTIMS

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    October 12th, 2017
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    HANOVER, IL – River Ridge Middle School students sponsored a bake sale to help those affected by the hurricanes in Florida and Texas. Over $400 was raised thanks to the efforts of adolescent culinary skills and the tremendous appetites of students. Donations were also accepted. Even the UPS delivery man made a purchase. The River Ridge students are to be complimented for their generosity and altruism. Money will be donated to the Red Cross.

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  • KINNAMAN AND BELL JOIN GGMI TEAM

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    October 12th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – Lori Kinnaman and Kirsten Bell have joined the Greater Galena Marketing Inc. administrative team. Kinnaman assumed the role of director of operations in August and Bell came on board a few weeks later to serve as the field operations assistant. GGMI is the official destination marketing organization for Galena and Jo Daviess County, Illinois.

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  • FRICKE TO RUN FOR 89TH DISTRICT SEAT

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    October 12th, 2017
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    FREEPORT, IL – Stephenson County Board Member Steve Fricke announced his candidacy for the Illinois General Assembly in the 89th District on October 2nd. The sixty-year-old Republican from rural Freeport aims to replace current State Representative, Brian Stewart, who has announced his candidacy for the 2018 Illinois State Senate seat. “My Passion for Northwest Illinois lies in its people and its history,” says Fricke.

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  • HCC’S MONTHLY AG CLUB MEETING SHOWCASES CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS

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    October 12th, 2017
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    FREEPORT, IL — Students involved in the Highland Community College Agriculture Club recently had the opportunity to hear from members of the local agri-business community to discuss internships, career options and general company information. Twenty-five agriculture students listened to Pennie Groezinger, Human Resources Manager and Credit Manager, and Ed Shau, Office Manager, from Pearl City Elevator, who spoke about career opportunities at the business located in Pearl City.

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  • CARL’S OCTOBER BLAST

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    October 12th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – Art Shows ending…at “Hello Galena” ended Friday, October 6th. The show at “The Galena Center for the Arts” on Summit Street continues thru Sunday, October 22nd. Still time to see them before I take them down. Thanks to everyone who helped make the shows successful.

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  • MCCOY PUBLIC LIBRARY GHOSTLY PRESENTATION

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    October 12th, 2017
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    SHULLSBURG, WI – Just in time for Halloween…..Plan to attend a fascinating presentation: “Wisconsin Ghosts and the Afterlife” at the McCoy Public Library in Shullsburg, Wednesday, October 18th at 7:00 p.m. Terry Fisk discusses his confrontations with the famous skeptic and debunker James Randi.

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  • “APPLE RIVER BLUES” EXHIBIT AT THE CROOKED CANVAS COFFEE HOUSE

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    October 12th, 2017
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    Shullsburg, WI – On October 10th, Tuesday morning, The Crooked Canvas Coffee House will open a new art exhibit titled “Apple River Blues”. Mr. Gerald Podraza, photographer from Apple River, will be available to entertain comments about his 4 x 6 documentary photographic panels while enjoying John and Debs’ flavorful coffee.

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  • 40TH YEAR CLASS REUNION FOR WARREN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1977

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    October 12th, 2017
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    WARREN, IL – The graduating Class of 1977 from Warren High School celebrated their 40th reunion on Saturday, September 30, 2017, at the Pecatonica Beer Company – Tap House in Warren. From right to left, Mark Risser, Lori Stephans, Randy Leehan, Jane Busch, Laurie Burbach, Jay Spinhirne, Barb Benson, Tammy Miller, Pam Davis, Vickie Dawson, Richard Blair, Martha Lyvers, Deb Wolff, Jan Wenzel, Jane Lethlean, Joan Welt, Kim Voigts, Sue Ann Goeddard, Jeff Bartell.

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  • YOUTH DEER HUNT IS A SUCCESS

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    October 12th, 2017
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    SAVANNA, IL – Thirty-four hunters from four states participated in the Youth Deer Hunt held October 7th-8th at the Lost Mound Unit of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge in Savanna, Illinois. One-third of these hunters were young ladies. Five hunters travelled from out of state: Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. A total of five deer were harvested that included two bucks and three does.

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  • SIP DAY AT SCALES MOUND SCHOOL

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    October 12th, 2017
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    SCALES MOUND, IL – During the October 4th, SIP Day the Scales Mound School Curriculum Committee lead a variety of activities for educators to further investigate 21st Century Learning. The staff read a variety of articles from an array of educational publications and used that information to work in small groups and in a whole group setting to define 21st Century Learning and how these concepts can improve instruction at Scales Mound School.

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  • ILLINOIS BANK AND TRUST SUPPORTS LOCAL CANCER TREATMENT CENTER

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    October 12th, 2017
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    DIXON, IL — Illinois Bank and Trust recently donated $4,000 to the Northern Illinois Cancer Treatment Center (NICTC) after raising the funds through the bank’s Pink Ribbon Debit Card program. The $4,000 will help provide resources and programs for patients undergoing cancer treatment at NICTC. Illinois Bank and Trust Market President Pam Topper presented a check to NICTC Administrative Director Jon Behrens earlier.

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  • WARREN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1967 CELEBRATES 50TH YEAR CLASS REUNION

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    October 11th, 2017
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    SOUTH WAYNE, WI – Class of 1967 – 50th Class reunion at Village Inn, South Wayne, Wisconsin on Septemmber 23, 2017.

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  • PAX

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    DEFUNIAK, FL – Donna J. Pax, 78, formerly of Warren, Illinois and has lived in Florida since 1998, passed away on October 9, 2017 at the Healthmark Regional Medical Center in Defuniak, Florida.

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  • PIRATE COMPETITOR OF THE WEEK

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    October 6th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – Last week’s Pirate Competitor of the Week, sponsored by Galena Culver’s and the Galena Gazette, is Henry Anderson. The sophomore quarterback threw for three touchdowns (45 yards, 39 yards and 28 yards) and rushed for another to lead the Pirates JV team to a 40-0 victory over Lena-Winslow.

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  • BROSHOUS MEDALS

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    October 6th, 2017
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    FREEPORT, IL – Taylor Broshous covered the 2.9 mile course at Freeport on Saturday in 22:20 to earn a twelfth place medal.

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  • JO DAVIESS COUNTY 4-HER PLACES IN STATE 4-H POULTRY CONTEST

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    October 6th, 2017
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    SPRINGFIELD, IL – The 2017 Illinois 4-H State Poultry Judging Contest was held August 10th during the Illinois State Fair in Springfield. Dalton Wachter, of the Top Notchers 4-H Club in Elizabeth, was one of the top finishers in the senior division.

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  • PIRATE COMPETITOR OF THE WEEK SPONSORED BY GALENA CULVER’S

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    October 5th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – Junior golfer Abby Moyer is this week’s Pirate Competitor of the Week sponsored by Galena Culver’s and the Galena Gazette. Abby was nominated by coach Jeff Hyde for the third week in a row. She carded a 51 on Tuesday at West Carroll to finish as runner-up. At Thursday’s NUIC meet in Lena, Abby shot a personal best 96 which tied for 7th overall in conference and helped the Pirates finish just two strokes behind East Dubuque in 2nd place.

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  • SCALES MOUND ELEMENTARY AND JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS KICK OFF ACCELERATED READER WITH A LITTLE STEAM!

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    October 5th, 2017
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    SCALES MOUND, IL – On Thursday, September 14th, elementary and junior high Hornet readers enjoyed creating, collaborating and participating in hands-on adventure with the Kendall Hunt Mobile Play Lab from Creative Adventure Lab out of Dubuque, Iowa. Students enjoyed building bridges, tunnels, furniture, walls and much more with the giant foam blocks, lifesize LEGO blocks, and regular LEGOs.

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  • CHUCK PEDERSEN RECEIVES PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES CERTIFICATE

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    October 5th, 2017
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    SPRINGFIELD, IL – At the recent Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) Summit, IEMA Director James Joseph (right)
    presented Jo Daviess County Emergency Management Director, Chuck Pedersen (left), with the certificate for the completion of the Professional Development Series of classes for Emergency
    Managers. These classes provide training for Emergency Managers on how to mitigate, prevent, prepare, respond, and recover from emergency situations in their counties.

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    October 5th, 2017
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    ELIZABETH, IL – As Hurricane Harvey and Irma hit, relief organizations stepped in to provide assistance to thousands of evacuees. They provided food, water and shelter. But one thing that they don’t always provide are diapers. “That can be a real problem for parents of young children,” states Stacy Kloss, Jo Daviess Carroll Career and Technical Academy (CTE) Early Education Instructor.

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  • THE WARREN LION’S CLUB REROOFS SEVERAL BUILDINGS FOR MERIDIAN PARK

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    October 5th, 2017
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    WARREN, IL – In cooperation with the Meridian Park the Warren Lion’s Club purchase the materials for three restrooms, the Crow’s nest/ maintenance building and the concession stand at the little league field downtown. Members of the Lion’s Club worked with Park Board and community members to reroof the much needed roofs. Money made from the 12 days of Christmas raffle tickets along with a few dollars from here and there over a few years helped the club to purchase over $4000 worth of materials to do the job.

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  • FRUIT TREES, BRAMBLES AND BERRIES

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    October 5th, 2017
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    ELIZABETH, IL – Come join University of Illinois Extension Local Foods and Small Farms Educator Grant McCarty as he shares his extensive knowledge on Fruit Trees, Brambles and Berries. This will be a three part series with each night focusing on a different fruit. These classes will be held on October 10th, 17th and 24th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Jo Daviess County Extension Office, 204 Vine Street, Elizabeth, Illinois.

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  • JO DAVIESS COUNTY PHEASANTS FOREVER 25TH ANNUAL BANQUET

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  • SHIPPY/MEYERS WEDDING

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    GRATIOT, WI – Carrie Shippy and Travis Meyers are happy to announce their upcoming wedding on November 10th, 2017 at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa.

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  • SCALES MOUND CLASS OF 1967 50TH REUNION

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    October 5th, 2017
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    DUBUQUE, IA – The reunion was held in the Diamond Jo Casino
    Banquet Room on Sunday afternoon, September 17, 2017.
    Those in the picture: Front (left – right) – Larry Ankney, Patty
    (Stadel) Vincent, Jim Krug, Margaret (Harwick) Townsend, Jim Hoyer and Ron Henrickson. Middle (left – right) – Stuart Ohms, Darlene (Bahr) Fishler, Mildred (Koester) Steffes, Sharon (Stadel) Webster, Donna (Soppe) Manemann and Nikki Saar. Back (left – right) – Norman Homb, Bob Hickman, Jim Ohms, Wayne Bruun, Lynn Wasmund and Curtis Redfearn.

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  • BILL WUBBEN FROM APPLE RIVER STATE BANK NAMED 2017 OUTSTANDING MEMBER

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    October 5th, 2017
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    SPRINGFIELD, IL – CBAI recognizes one or more community bankers as an “Outstanding Member” at its annual convention. The recipient must be a community banker who has performed above and beyond the call of duty to benefit the cause of community banking through Community Bankers Association of Illinois (CBAI), either during the past year or over a period of years.

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  • FOUNDATION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RESIGNS

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    October 2nd, 2017
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    Janesville, WI — On September 1st, 2017 Ann Heiden announced her resignation, effective September 26th, as executive director of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin and will be taking on a new role with a nonprofit in Madison.

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  • AGRICULTURAL LANDS AND WILDLIFE

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    October 2nd, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – On Thursday, October 19, 2017, University of Illinois Extension Local Foods and Small Farms Educator Grant McCarty will present on agricultural lands and wildlife and how each is impacting the other. This program will be held at Galena City Hall, Galena, Illinois.

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  • ILLINOIS JOB GROWTH STUCK IN NEUTRAL

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    October 1st, 2017

    CHICAGO, IL – The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced on September 14th the unemployment rate increased +0.2 percentage points to 5.0 percent in August and nonfarm payrolls decreased by -3,700 jobs over-the-month, based on preliminary data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and released by IDES.

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  • 19TH ANNUAL JAKES DAY ANOTHER HUGE SUCCESS

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    October 1st, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – The Jo Daviess County Longbeards welcomed 100 youth and 60 adult participants to the Kyle and Karen Marsden farm in rural Galena August 12th, 2017 for the 19th Annual JAKES Day.

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  • HIGLAND’S AGRICULTURE PROGRAM HOLDS A SUCCESSFUL INAUGURAL FARM-TO-TABLE DINNER

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    October 1st, 2017
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    FREEPORT, IL — A decorated machine shed at the Keith Hinrichs farm west of Freeport served as the backdrop for the inaugural Farm-to-Table dinner on Thursday, September 14th. Presented by the Highland Community College Agriculture Department, the evening was also sponsored by the Highland Community College Foundation, and the Stephenson County Farm Bureau.

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  • 2017 WARREN PUMPKIN FESTIVAL PROVES TO BE A GREAT TIME FOR EVERYONE

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    October 1st, 2017
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  • 19TH ANNUAL BATTLE OF MORSEVILLE CIVIL WAR RE-ENACTMENT

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    October 1st, 2017
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  • PROTECTING YOUR ASSETS AND PLANNING FOR RETIREMENT YEARS

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    October 1st, 2017
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    ELIZABETH, IL – The public is invited to attend an informational, yet informal gathering at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 411 W Catlin Street in Elizabeth, Illinois on Monday, October 2nd at 7:00 p.m.

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  • 2017 BENTON COMMUNITY FUND GRANT WINNERS

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    October 1st, 2017
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    BENTON, WI – Through the generous gifts of area citizens, businesses, and alumni, the Benton Community Fund (BCF) announced its seventh annual grant recipients on August 31st. Since inception in 2011, the BCF has awarded grants totaling over $48,500 for a variety of projects in and around the community of Benton.

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  • OCTOBER WORKSHOPS AT SHAKE RAG ALLEY

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    October 1st, 2017
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    MINERAL POINT, WI – Signs of fall are popping up all over here at Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts, and we anxiously await what the new season has in store. The fall season will usher in an array of workshops in October, and they are filling up quickly.

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  • THE FIRST ANNUAL BURG FEST MUSIC FESTIVAL HELD IN SHULLSBURG

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    October 1st, 2017
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    SHULLSBURG, WI – Robb Paquette presented the check to Linda Gebhardt, Donor Service for the Shullsburg Fund and the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin. The funds will go directly into community projects.

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  • MEET FHN’S REHAB TEAM AND TOUR FACILITY AT SEPTEMBER 27TH OPEN HOUSE

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    October 1st, 2017

    FREEPORT, IL – The FHN Rehabilitation Services team – more than fortycaregivers strong – is opening its doors for an open house September 27th. Visitors are invited to tour the rehab gym and private treatment rooms at the FHN Family Healthcare Center – Burchard Hills and meet members of the team that can help patients recover to their fullest potential from an illness or surgery, recuperate from an injury, or get back in the game after a sports-related or weekend warrior injury.

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  • JDCF ANNOUNCES FREE FOREST WALK

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    October 1st, 2017
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    ELIZABETH, IL – With fall on the way, the appearance of trees changes significantly and identifying them can be tricky – unless you know your bark, berries and nuts. Join us to celebrate the change of season with a Fall Forest Walk on Saturday, September 30th from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Schurmeier Teaching Forest.

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  • 20TH ANNUAL CHEESEFEST: SHULLSBURG, WISCONSIN ON OCTOBER 7TH, 20

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    October 1st, 2017
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    SHULLSBURG, WI – Shullsburg Wisconsin invites you to the Annual Cheesefest on Saturday, October 7th. Take a short scenic drive to the third oldest community in Wisconsin.

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  • SLOATMAN

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    September 29th, 2017
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    September 29, 2017

    FREEPORT, IL – Susan E. Sloatman, 77, of Freeport, passed away from Alzheimer’s, a disease that robbed her of her dignity, at her home on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, surrounded by her family.

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  • COPPERNOLL

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    September 29th, 2017
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    September 29, 2017

    LINDEN, NC – Larry John Coppernoll, 71, of Linden, North Carolina, passed away Friday, September 8, 2017.

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  • BEYER

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    September 22nd, 2017
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    September 22, 2017

    MISSION, TX – Richard L. “Dick” Beyer, 76, passed away at his home in Mission, Texas with family at his side on September 17, 2017.

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  • STOCKTON HIGH SCHOOL 4TH ANNUAL HOMECOMING ALUMNI DANCE

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    September 21st, 2017
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    STOCKTON, IL – The S.H.S. 4th Annual Homecoming Alumni Dance will be found in a new venue – THE STOCKTON HIGH SCHOOL CAFETERIA. This year will be an old fashioned “SOCK HOP”.

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  • SPACE UPDATE AT THE BLUEBIRD NEST NATURE CENTER

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    September 21st, 2017
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    DARLINGTON, WI – If you are behind on what is happening in the space program, please join Aaron Wolfe on Monday, September 25th, at 7:00 p.m. at the Bluebird Nest Nature Center, 308 Main Street, Darlington, to catch up. Aaron has long been a fan of what has been happening in outer space.

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  • LE-WIN CLASS OF ’67 50TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION

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    September 21st, 2017
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    LENA, IL – Le-Win Class of ’67 50th Anniversary Reunion held at Rafters in Lena on Saturday, September 9th. 42 classmates were in attendance. It was a festive get-together renewing old friendships.
    Some classmates journeyed from the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado and Texas!

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  • HAMILTON GRADUATES FROM INSTITUTE FOR ORGANIZATION MANAGEMENT

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    September 21st, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, announced that Chris Hamilton, President & CEO of Greater Galena Marketing Inc., recently graduated from the program and received the recognition of IOM.

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  • 13TH ANNUAL NORA BAR CAR SHOW

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    September 21st, 2017
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    NORA, IL – Almost 40 cars, trucks and motorcycles were entered in the 13th Annual Nora Bar Car Show, held Sunday, September 3rd. Each entrant got three votes in the category they entered in and the votes were totaled to decide a winner. Each entrant received a dash plaque.

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  • CULVER’S SHARE NIGHT RAISED $311.40 FOR SAFE HAVEN

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    September 21st, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – Culver’s of Galena and Safe Haven of Elizabeth, Illinois had a Share Night on September 12th. Partnering together they were able to raise $311.40. Safe Haven was appreciative of the Share Night because at this time Safe Haven is taking in dogs from Louisiana shelters so that those shelters are able to make room for Hurricane Harvey dogs.

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  • WINNER OF THE LENA LIONS UTV RAFFLE

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    September 21st, 2017
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    LENA, IL – Mary Anne Keith presents the winner of the Lena Lions Polaris Ranger UTV to Joe Edler of Lena, Ilinois.

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  • WINNER OF THE LENA LIONS CAR RAFFLE

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    September 21st, 2017
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    LENA, IL – Richard Holmes presents Tamara Planting of Warren,
    Illinois the winner of the Lena Lions Car raffle a 2017 Ford Escape.

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  • HAVENS

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    September 20th, 2017
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    September 20, 2017

    APPLE RIVER, IL – John D. Havens, 59, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Monday September 18, 2017.

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  • JAMES

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    September 20th, 2017
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    September 20, 2017

    APPLE RIVER, IL – Irene (Brinkmeier) James passed on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Marshfield Medical Center following a brief illness. She was born on October 10, 1023 in Pearl City.

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  • KNAUTZ

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    September 19th, 2017
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    September 18, 2017

    BROWNTOWN, WI – Thomas Francis Knautz, age 64, went home to be with the Lord September 2, 2017. Tom lost his eight month battle with stage IV Melanoma Cancer. He was born December 27, 1952 in Dubuque, Iowa to Milo and Margaret (Dorsey) Knautz.

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  • CHESNEY TO RUN FOR GENERAL ASSEMBLY SEAT IN THE 89TH DISTRICT IN 2018

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    September 18th, 2017
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    FREEPORT, IL — Freeport City Alderman Andrew Chesney has announced on September 7th his candidacy for the Illinois General Assembly. The 35-year-old Republican from Freeport hopes to replace current State Representative Brian Stewart who announced earlier this week that he will seek a seat in the Illinois State Senate in 2018.

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  • SIGAFUS

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    September 15th, 2017
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    September 15, 2017

    WARREN, IL – Lee Sigafus, 82, of Warren passed away after a short illness on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 at Manor Court in Freeport, Illinois.

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  • SCALES MOUND SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLANNING DAYS

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    September 14th, 2017
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    SCALES MOUND, IL – On Wednesday afternoon September 6th, the faculty and staff at Scales Mound School worked with representatives from the Regional Office of Education to improve instruction techniques as it relates to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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  • BLACKHAWKS OF THE MONTH IN STOCKTON

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    September 14th, 2017
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    STOCKTON, IL – This year we will recognize Stockton Middle School students each month that are going above and beyond to display our Blackhawk Way expectations. They have been nominated for special acts of being Respectful, Responsible, and Safe. Blackhawks of the Month are: 5th Katelyn Winters, 6th Maverick Winters, 7th Braelyn Fahrney and 8th J Kenze Haas.

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  • FREEPORT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AWARDS $2,800 GRANT FROM THE JOHN M. DROGOSZ YOUTH ABUSE PREVENTION/TREATMENT MEMORIAL FUND

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    September 14th, 2017
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    FREEPORT, IL – The Freeport Community Foundation Board of Directors awarded a $2,800.00 grant from the John M. Drogosz Youth Substance Abuse Prevention/Treatment Memorial Fund to The Rosecrance Foundation at a grant reception on August 25th at Rosecrance’s Griffin Williamson Campus.

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  • “SELF-HELP BY DUMMIEZ” TO HIT THE ORANGEVILLE THEATER STAGE SEPTEMBER 22ND-24TH

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    September 14th, 2017
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    ORANGEVILLE, IL – The Orangeville theater group, The Mighty Richland Players, is excited to announce their fall show, “Self-Help By Dummiez.” The comedy takes place in a psychiatrist’s office waiting room which is filled with patients waiting for the doctor to arrive.

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  • REPRESENTATIVE BRIAN STEWART SEEKS ILLINOIS STATE SENATE SEAT IN 2018

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    September 14th, 2017
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    FREEPORT, IL—Illinois State Representative Brian W. Stewart (R-Freeport) announced today that he will be seeking election to the Illinois State Senate in 2018. Stewart intends to replace 45th Illinois Senate District State Senator Tim Bivins (R-Dixon) who announced earlier this year that he will not be seeking reelection to the Illinois General Assembly.

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  • PRINTMAKING RETREAT AT SHAKE RAG ALLEY SEPTEMBER 28TH-OCTOBER 1ST

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    September 14th, 2017
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    MINERAL POINT, WI – Whether beginner or advanced, there’s fun ahead for you in the upcoming Printmaking Retreat September 28th through October 1st. From carving simple rubber stamps to learning traditional Japanese woodcut making, there’s something for everyone. Chat with new friends over lunches (included), and enjoy a fling with gel plates (for free) on Saturday evening. Sign up now!

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  • CULVER’S SHARE NIGHT RAISED $465.43 FOR HURRICANE HARVEY VICTIMS

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    September 14th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – Culver’s had their Share Night this past week on Tuesday, September, 5th for Hurricane Harvey victims.

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  • FHN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL RECEIVES THE AMERICAN HEART/STROKE ASSOCIATION GET WITH THE GUIDELINES-STROKE GOLD PLUS QUALITY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

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    September 14th, 2017
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    FREEPORT, IL — FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport has received the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

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  • PECATONICA BEER COMPANY TAP HOUSE UNVEILS FIRST BEER

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    September 14th, 2017
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    WARREN, IL – The Pecatonica Beer Company Tap House in Warren had a major achievement recently, tapping the first keg brewed at the microbrewery. Irish Red, the first beer brewed at Pecatonica Beer Company Tap House, was tapped on Friday, August 25th.

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  • HAVENS

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    September 12th, 2017
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    September 12, 2017

    APPLE RIVER, IL – Cleo C. Havens, age 81 of Apple River, Illinois passed away Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 at Waverly Place in Stockton.

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  • KILROY

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    ELIZABETH, IL – Dolores B. Kilroy, 99 of Elizabeth, Illinois passed away Friday, September 8, 2017 at Galena-Stauss Senior Care Community.

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  • A LOST SETTLEMENT PROGRAM: PITCHERVILLE: PRESENTED AT THE STOCKTON HERITAGE MUSEUM

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    September 7th, 2017

    STOCKTON, IL – If you missed the very popular Stockton Heritage Museum program in June on Wedding Dresses, here is your chance to join us for our September Program on September 16th, at 2:00 p.m.

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  • HCC ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM SEEKS VOLUNTEER TUTORS

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    September 7th, 2017

    FREEPORT — Highland Community College Adult Education Program is seeking volunteers to tutor adults in Highland’s district. Volunteers tutor in math, reading, writing or English as a Second Language.

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  • LENA LIONS CLUB 67TH ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL ON SEPTEMBER 8TH & 9TH

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    September 7th, 2017

    LENA, IL – With autumn just around the corner, the Lena Lions 67th Annual Fall Festival, known as “The Cadillac of Small Town Festivals,” will be held in downtown Lena on September 8th and 9th.

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  • ANNUAL STUDIO RECITAL AT ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH

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    September 7th, 2017
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    WARREN, IL – The private students of Susan Bourquin offered their annual studio recital on Friday, August 11th at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Warren, Illinois. Left to right-bottom row: Maranda Schaney, Jasmine Curries, Maizy Fonseca, Chloe Wild, Brynn Fry. Middle row: Emily Raab, Analiesa Harbach, Case Harmston, Chloe Hockema. Top Row: Dwight Bayer, Luke Hockema, John Jurkovic, Jill Harmston, Sophia Bayer. Not pictured as they were unable to appear: Joanna Rebekah, Hannah Visel, Claudia Heidenreich and Amanda McNett.

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  • DECORATING WITH GRAPEVINES

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    September 7th, 2017
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    ELIZABETH, IL – Come join University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener Sharon Cahill on Wednesday, September 27th from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at the University of Illinois Extension Office, 204 Vine Street, Elizabeth, Illinois, to learn how to make fun, fall decorations from grapevines.

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  • MY WARRIOR BATTLE

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    September 7th, 2017
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    WARREN, IL – I am Kevin Upmann, and I would like people to know… In May 2016, I was diagnosed with Stage IV Kidney Failure. In August, I was diagnosed with Kidney Cancer. In November, I had my right kidney removed.

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  • WHAT IS SO GREAT ABOUT WINTER SQUASH?

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    September 7th, 2017
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    ELIZABETH, IL­­ – Winter squash are a culinary favorite because of their versatility. The great thing about squash, besides their versatility, is that they can also be stored and used all winter long! Join us in this fun fall program, as Diane Reinhold, Extension Nutrition and Wellness Educator, discusses how to select and store winter squash.

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  • STOCKTON SENIOR ACADEMICS PRIZE WINNERS

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    September 7th, 2017
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    STOCKTON, IL – On Wednesday, August 30th Stockton High School held a pep assembly to recognize seniors who met standards on the SAT exam. Prizes were drawn and the lucky students whose names were drawn were: from left to right: Elijah Rowe, Jeremiah Hermann, Megan Gille, Kaitlin Enright, Hunter Housman-Eddings.

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  • NELSON

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    September 7th, 2017
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    September 7, 2017

    APPLE RIVER, IL – Harry “Ronnie” Nelson, age 83, of Apple River, Illinois passed away July 1, 2017 at home with his son Hans by his side.

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  • TESMER

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    September 5th, 2017
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    September 5, 2017

    WARREN, IL – Edwin “Ed” H. Tesmer, 70, of Warren, Illinois unexpectedly passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at the VA Hospital in Madison, surrounded by his family.

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  • CULVER’S SHARE NIGHT RAISED $512.65 FOR PEO

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    September 1st, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – Culver’s had their Share Night this past week on Tuesday, August 22nd with PEO (Philanthropic Educational Organization).

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  • DUCHOW

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    August 31st, 2017
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    August 31, 2017

    STOCKTON, IL – Ronald G. Duchow, age 77 passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at his home.

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  • CANDLELIGHT VIGIL ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH

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    August 31st, 2017
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    August 31, 2017

    GALENA, IL – In the wake of the events that happened in Charlottesville, Virginia, the public is invited to band together to hold a candlelight vigil for peace.

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  • KUHLEMEIER

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    August 28th, 2017
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    August 28, 2017

    PEARL CITY, IL – Lorna J. Kuhlemeier, 71, of Pearl City went to spend eternity with the Lord on August 9, 2017.

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  • GILE

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    August 22nd, 2017
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    August 21, 2017

    SHULLSBURG, WI – William N. “Bill” Gile, age 83 of Shullsburg, Wisconsin, passed away Friday, August 18th, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

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  • CARL JOHNSON WATERCOLORS EXHIBIT AT THE GALENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS

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    August 13th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – Galena Center for the Arts will host an opening reception to celebrate Carl Johnson, Galena Watercolorist on Friday, August 18th from 5:00-8:00 p.m.

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  • MENZEMER

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    August 11th, 2017
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    August 11, 2017

    STOCKTON, IL – Kevin L. Menzemer, age 60 passed away after a long battle with cancer on Thursday August 11, 2017 at Waverly Place in Stockton, Illinois.

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  • KUROPATWA

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    August 11th, 2017
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    August 11, 2017

    APPLE RIVER, IL – John Marion Kuropatwa, age 87, of Apple River, Illinois, passed away on Friday, August 4, 2017, at UW Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin.

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