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Chasing the Ghosts of the Rockies

BY JAY VAN MATRE About the Author: Jay Van Matre is a husband, father, business owner and an avid outdoorsman and conservationist from Lanark, Illinois. Watch Big V and the Legend’s inaugural podcast by clicking or tapping here. This journey started 14 months ago. As many life changing circumstances start with a gentle nudge in one direction or another, this event was no different. While working on a project in my insurance office one day, I was listening to the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. He was interviewing the hilarious comedian, Bert Kreisher. As happens when one podcast ends, another begins...

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EPC, Polo Fight for Dominance in Crossover Conference Game

Featured photo, above: #41, Jarod Kempel, escaping from Polo’s #5, Ethan Phillips. Kempel ran the ball 65 yards, for a touchdown – 3rd quarter and 41.6 seconds left. This brought the score to 42-0, and would seal the Crossover Conference win for EPC. (RiverReader photo used with permission, courtesy of Ken Groezinger, 10-19-2018. Find Ken and his fabulous photos on Facebook @KING.KENNY1.) Eastland-Pearl City Wildcatz and Polo Marcos played a Crossover Conference game, last night, with a lot of action and some great plays made by both teams. There were a total of 8 scoring plays, 6 of which...

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Milledgeville United Methodist Holds 8th Annual Hamette Supper

The Milledgeville United Methodist Church, 321 Holcomb Ave., will be serving its 8th Annual Hamette Supper on Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 4:30 until 7:00 PM.  This year’s menu will consist of hamettes, scalloped and baked potatoes, cole slaw, green beans, rolls, pie, and beverage. Carryouts and deliveries for the Milledgeville area can be arranged by calling 815-225-7022 before October 27.  On the day of the supper, the church’s number 815-225-7511 should be used. Fellowship Hall (lower level) will be accessible by a chair lift inside the North Door across from Ewers Garage, 18 E. 4th St. Instead of...

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Lanark “Beautique” Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

Feature image (above): Left to right – Lanark Mayor, Ken Viglietta; Lanark Chamber of Commerce Member, Matt Zumdahl; Lanark City Clerk, Kim Hunter; Broad Street Beautique Owner, Jennifer Lief ; Lanark Alderman, Haley Grim; Chamber Member, Jeff Saar; Chamber Member, Derek Carroll; and Lanark City Treasurer, Donalee Yenney, come to offer support and congratulations to this new business. (RiverReader photo thanks to Rosemary Flikkema). LANARK — Broad Street Beautique celebrated its Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony this past Tuesday, October 16. The store at is 104 North Broad Street in Lanark, and is owned by Jennifer Leif, a Lanark resident....

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Possible Water Bill Increase, Plaque Dedication, New City Treasurer Sworn In at Lanark City Council Meeting

Lanark City Council Meeting on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 7:30 p.m. RIVERREADER.ORG STAFF Lanark — The meeting started out with Alderman Macomber motioning to approve the meeting minutes and bills payable from the meeting held on October 2, 2018. The motion was seconded by Alderman Grimm and was passed unanimously. No public comments were made. Don and Cathy Hart were recognized for their donation of a lot to the south of the City Hall building and Public Library. A $1 check was handed over by Alderman Van Matre, to officially meet the terms of the contract signed by the...

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Forreston Schools Under Soft Lockdown, Increased Security

October 18, 2018 After a threat was left in the boys’ restroom, at the school on Wednesday, and a note was sent home to parents around 9 p.m. on Wednesday evening, Forreston schools were in session today. Security has been increased, along with the Forreston Police Department and the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office being on site in the FJSHS building. The building has functioned under a soft lockdown all day today. The letter states that around 2:20 p.m. Wednesday, spray paint was found in a boys’ bathroom, with a “general threat to school safety,” and subsequently reported to FJSHS Administration....

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Mon 22

Al-Anon Meets in Freeport Monday

October 22 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 22

Al-Anon Meets in Mount Carroll

October 22 @ 7:00 pm
Mon 22

Savanna Alcoholics Anonymous meets

October 22 @ 8:00 pm
Mon 29

Al-Anon Meets in Freeport Monday

October 29 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 29

Al-Anon Meets in Mount Carroll

October 29 @ 7:00 pm

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