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Month: August 2017

One Dead in Single Motorcycle Accident

RiverReader.org Staff On Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at approximately 5:57 a.m. Carroll County Deputies came upon a one vehicle accident on Rt. 78 just south of Elizabeth Rd. The crash involved a motorcycle traveling northbound that left the roadway and struck a drainage culvert, causing the driver to be ejected from the motorcycle. The driver was transported by Mt. Carroll Ambulance to FHN Hospital in Freeport, IL and was later transferred to MercyHealth Hospital in Rockford, IL where he was pronounced dead. The crash remains under investigation by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, and the Winnebago County Coroner’s Office....

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‘Farm-To-Fork’ Dinner Features Locally-Sourced Goodies

HCC Ag Department Fundraiser, Held on Sept. 14, Will Feature a 5-Course Meal RiverReader.org staff PEARL CITY — Local agriculture specialists will discuss how their products are produced or raised at the “Farm-to-Fork” dinner, set for Thursday, Sept. 14. The five-course meal will be served at Keith Hinrich’s farm, 4715 West Pearl City Road west of Freeport. The event is sponsored by the Highland Community Agriculture Department, the HCC Foundation, and the Stephenson County Farm Bureau. “We feel this will be a unique opportunity to showcase the Highland Agriculture program while raising awareness about the wealth of locally-grown products...

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Connor Erbsen Heads to Madison

Carroll County 4-H’er Represents Illinois at Dairy Judging Nationals RiverReader.org staff SPRINGFIELD — Connor Erbsen of Lanark and Carroll County 4-H, is one of the Illinois 4-H Dairy Judging Team members who will be representing Illinois 4-H on Oct. 2 at the 2017 National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest in Madison, Wisconsin. Other Judging Team members who will represent Illinois 4-H at the contest are Jared Dickman, Stephenson County; Dawn Irwin, Logan County; and Lauren Robison of Bond County. First alternate is Payton Erbsen of Lanark, Carroll County, and 2nd alternate is Taylor Huels, Bond County. In the Sr....

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Gov. Rauner Statement on Senate Vote

“Today, members of the Illinois Senate voted in favor of legislation that will bring historic education reform to Illinois children and their families. First, I would like to thank Senate President John Cullerton and Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady and other members for working together to close the gap on school funding and making sure every child across the state will have access to the best education. “For far too long, too many low-income students in our state have been trapped in underfunded, failing schools. The system needed to change. We have changed it. We have put aside our...

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UPDATE: One Dead in 3-Vehicle Accident in Mount Carroll

RiverReader.org staff   MOUNT CARROLL — A three vehicle accident on Tuesday, Aug. 29 resulted in one death and another injured. The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office said on Tuesday night around 5:30 on state Route 78 near Lowden Road north of Mount Carroll, a northbound car, driven by Lawrence Anderson, 76, of Mount Carroll and a passenger in the car, Sandra Anderson, 76 of Mount Carroll, attempted to turn left onto a private drive and was struck head-on by a southbound pickup truck, driven by Ronald Preston, 72, of Savanna. The impact of the crash spun the car back...

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