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Month: June 2017

Stolen vehicle in rural Mount Carroll investigated by Carroll County Sheriff

RiverReader.org staff The Carroll County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a burglary to a building in rural Mount Carroll that occurred in the area of Meyers Road and Skunk Hollow Road sometime between June 10 and 27. Ryan Kloepping, law enforcement coordinator with Carroll County Crime Stoppers and the Sheriff’s department, said the subjects forced entry into a building and took a camouflage 2009 Arctic Cat Prowler. The Prowler has a slow moving vehicle emblem on the roll cage, an after market rear view mirror and the parking brake does not work. Also taken was a black battery charger and...

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Dennis Lee Strauch

Dennis Lee Strauch February 14, 1941 – June 28, 2017 Dennis Lee Strauch, age 76, of Mt. Carroll, Illinois passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at FHN Hospital in Freeport, Illinois. A Memorial Gathering with refreshments, will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Law-Jones Funeral Home in Mt. Carroll, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Mt. Carroll Ambulance Association, 206 E Seminary St. Mt. Carroll, Il 61053. Dennis was born February 14, 1941, the son of Richard F. and Hazel D. (Schneider) Strauch in Freeport. He attended the Chadwick High School and graduated with the Class of 1959. Dennis served in the United States Army in Vietnam. He attended the Rockford Business College. On June 26, 1964, Dennis married Betty Olivia (Motley) in Salisbury, North Carolina. They raised two children and celebrated 52 years of marriage.  Betty passed away on March 24, 2017. He worked for the Chadwick Lumber Company, and later worked for National Manufacturing Company in Sterling-Rockfalls, retiring in 2002.  Dennis was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Mt. Carroll. He loved the outdoors, especially fishing, and spending time with family and close friends. Dennis is survived by two children, Michele (Matt) Holcomb of Firestone, Colorado, Eric (Donna) Strauch of Lanark; five grandchildren, Shelby Moore of Denver, Colorado, Keegan and Avery Strauch of Lanark, Michael Holcomb of Montrose,...

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The Highland Orchestra returns this fall; auditions to be held at HCC

RiverReader.org staff Dust off that old musical instrument! Highland Community College will be bringing back the Highland Orchestra beginning this fall. “The ensemble is designed for HCC students and community members who are intermediate or advanced players, who have moderate to considerable technical ability and enjoy creating music with others,” said Rianna Caswell, orchestra director. High school students, Highland students, and members of the community are welcome to audition for the Highland Orchestra from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17, at the Ferguson Fine Arts Center, Room, FA-06, at the college. The alternative audition date for those...

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City donates to Mount Carroll’s Independence Day fireworks display

BY LYNNETTE FORTH For RiverReader.org MOUNT CARROLL — The City of Mount Carroll is gearing up for a bang up Independence Day celebration to be held on Saturday, July 1, a collaborative effort with the Sesquicentennial Committee, marking the towns 150 year anniversary. “It is going to be a great time,” Mayor Carl Bates said at the June 27 council meeting. Firemen will be serving food from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. offering pork chop sandwiches, brats, and hot dogs along with chips, candy, water and pop. New this year will be kids activities from 7 to 9 p.m....

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‘The Role and Concerns of Township’ essay presented at the CCRW Meet and Greet

An update of President Trump’s first 150 days also heard by members BY TOM KOCAL TKocal@RiverReader.org 815-493-3065 THOMSON — One of Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s campaign pledges was to appoint a task force to study Illinois’ state and local government structure with the goal of reducing their numbers and size. Mengshi Huang, a 2017 graduate of West Carroll High School, disagrees, at least with respect toward the importance of township government. Huang stated her case in an essay that was presented at the June 23 Carroll County Republican Women’s Meet and Greet Dinner held at Heirloom Market and Cafe...

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Mon 16

Al-Anon Meets in Freeport Monday

December 16 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 16

Al-Anon Meets in Mount Carroll

December 16 @ 7:00 pm
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Savanna Alcoholics Anonymous meets

December 16 @ 8:00 pm
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Vintage 405

December 19 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Al-Anon Meets in Freeport Monday

December 23 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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