Month: January 2018

It’s Official: Schau New Lanark Treasurer

Will Begin Her Duties Friday at City Hall ABOVE: Erica Schau was sworn in as Lanark’s new city treasurer today by City Attorney Ed Mitchell at Lanark City Hall. Schau will be responsible for bank reconciliation, monthly closings, payroll liabilities including retirement payments, hospitalization, and child support payments. Mayor Ken Viglietta said she will also prepare all checks for bills to be paid and code payments to proper accounts. “A big job will be supporting the new budget applications for 2018 budget,” said Viglietta. “She has also undertaken the project of writing procedures and policies for all city hall...

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Henry’s Has a Line On You

Free Line Dancing Lessons For Beginners Every Sunday Night Looking for a way to get some good exercise and have fun while doing it? Stop in at Henry’s Double K on Sunday nights for FREE Line Dancing Lessons for Beginners. The classes are laid back, fun, and a great way to meet people. Stop in for food and drinks before hand. Classes are from 6 to 8 p.m. every Sunday, upstairs at Henry’s Double K Stop downstairs for dinner or some cocktails before the fun starts. The kitchen is open from 3 to 8 p.m. on Sundays; bar open...

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Fruit Drink Takes 2nd Place

Chadwick-Milledgeville FFA chapter team created and designed their own ’concoction’ RiverReader.org staff report PROPHETSTOWN — Chadwick-Milledgeville FFA chapter team members (above, from left) Kortney Queckboerner, Maddy Hicks and Natalie Wilkinson created and designed their own fruit drink along with mixing the ingredients to come up with their own concoction. That unique team concoction placed second in the section in the Food Science contest held in Prophetstown on Wednesday, Jan. 25. In addition, they created a marketing label and a nutritional label which included calories, sugar amounts, ingredients list and food warnings. Other areas of the competition involved identifying aromas...

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Are You a Winner? UPDATE . . .

31 Northwest Illinois Daily Drawing Winners Through the Month of January  Daily cash prizes between $50 and $250 are awarded for 365 days from Oct. 1, 2017 to Sept. 30, 2018 to those donating for a ticket. A ticket can win multiple times throughout the year. Twelve organizations and five additional subcontracting organizations from JoDaviess, Carroll and Stephenson County sponsor the Northwest Illinois Daily Drawing, a cooperative fundraiser. Sponsoring organizations include: Caring Community of Elizabeth, East Dubuque Music Boosters, Freeport Dance Team, Galena Music Boosters, Hanover Alumni Association, Lena-Winslow Education Foundation, Pearl City Athletic Boosters, River Ridge Education Association, Stewards...

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Chadwick Achievers Collecting For Cats

Steer Weigh-In; Horse Swap Meet; 4-H Federation and Leaders Meet CHADWICK — The Chadwick Achievers 4-H Club brought in cat food, cat toys and cleaning supplies for their community service project to benefit the Heartland Pet Welfare at their January meeting. Learning about Community Service is a part of the 4-H program. For more information on the Chadwick 4-H Club contact leaders Sandy Imel, Beth Wilkinson or Lindsey Ebersole; email Leann Rahn at lrahn@illinois.edu; or call the Carroll Co. U of I Extension Office at 815-244-9444. Carroll County 4-H Steer Weigh-In & Tattooing 4-H Steer weighing and tattooing will...

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Evelyn V. Beattie

Evelyn V. Beattie — September 1, 1926 – January 26, 2018   Evelyn V. Beattie, 91, previously from Lanark, IL died January 26, 2018 at Heritage Manor in Bloomington, IL. She was born September 1, 1926, the daughter of Leslie and Alice (Reints) Stukenberg. On January 7, 1950, she married William G. Beattie. She worked at Kraft in Freeport and later Elkay Mfg. in Lanark where she retired after 21 years. She also assisted her husband on the family farm. She was a member of the Cherry Grove Church of the Brethren in Lanark. She is survived by her daughters, Lynne (David) Hamilton of Dayton, OH; Carol (Paul) Long of Gahanna, OH; Ann DeVries of Indianapolis, IN and Donna Beattie of Bloomington, IL; grandchildren, Paula (Pete) Helms of West Carrollton, OH; Michelle (Jeremy) Haines of Colorado Springs, CO; Joshua (Mary) DeVries of Indianapolis, IN; Aaron (Wendy)DeVries of Indianapolis, IN; Micah (Rosy) DeVries of Sacramento, CA; Adam (Kristi) DeVries of Anderson, IN; Isaac (Kaley) DeVries of Valparaiso, IN; Rachel DeVries of Sault Saint Marie, MI; Naomi DeVries of Indianapolis, IN; and William DeVries of Indianapolis, IN; nieces and nephews, Sharie (Jim) Nelson (Leaf River, IL); and James (Deb) Eisfeller (Byron, IL); Marlene (David) Rambo of (Bremerton, WA); and John Beattie of Rockford, IL; and many great grandchildren. Evelyn is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and her brothers/sisters-in-law, Donald and...

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Charles Brock

Charles Brock — April 27, 1930 – January 24, 2018 Charles Brock, age 87, of Thomson, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Big Meadows. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Thomson.  Private family burial of ashes will take place at a later date in the Lower York Cemetery, Thomson, Illinois. Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 prior to the service at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Thomson American Legion or the York Community Church. Family and friends are invited to share in Charles’ life at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com. Charles was born April 27, 1930, in Savanna, Illinois, the son of Rudy and Florence (Krafft) Brock. Charles was a graduate of the Savanna High School. Charles served his country in the US Navy during the Korean War. He served in the SeaBees where he learned additional skills in the operation of heavy equipment.  On January 6, 1956 Charles married Nancy Davis in Morrison, Illinois. They celebrated 53 years of marriage.  Nancy passed away February 17, 2009. Charles was a heavy equipment operator for over 40 years, belonging to Local #150. He was a member of the Thomson American Legion. He was an active participant in many projects for both the Legion and the York Community Church. Charles enjoyed hunting, fishing, and fixing just about anything. Charles will...

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Liena A. Hamilton

Liena A. Hamilton — June 1, 1924 – January 21, 2018 Liena A. Hamilton, age 93, passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018 at home in Savanna with her loving family by her side. A funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the Community United Church of Christ, Savanna.  A visitation will be held prior to the service in Elliott Hall next to the Church, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Saturday, January 27, 2018. Burial will be in Spring Lake Cemetery, Savanna, followed by a luncheon back at Elliott Hall.  Memorials may be made in Liena’s honor to the Carroll County Help Center Thrift Store, the Savanna Food Pantry, or Mercy Hospice.  Friends and family may share in Liena’s life at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com. Liena was born June 1, 1924 in Glidden, Iowa, the daughter of Max and Anna Janssen Pahnke.  She is a 1941 graduate of the Glidden High School. After going to work in an ammunition factory, Liena and her cousin Leona decided to join the service. They chose the Navy because they liked the uniforms. She attended Basic Training at Hunter College, NY and graduated from the US Naval Hospital Corp School, Bethesda, MD. She then proudly served at the Great Lakes Naval Station near Chicago in the Medical Department as a Hospital Corpsman 1st Class during WWII.  It was there that she met her husband, Bob....

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Richard Alan Getz

Richard Alan Getz — January 5, 1960 – January 19, 2018 Richard Alan Getz, age 58, of Savanna passed away Friday, January 19, 2018 at home.  A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 29, 2018 at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 10:00–11:00 a.m. Monday, January 29, 2018 at the funeral home.  A luncheon will follow at the Community United Church of Christ, Savanna.  Friends and family may share in Richard’s life and leave a condolence at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com. Richard was born January 5, 1960 in Freeport, Illinois the son of Arthur and Eleanor (Michael) Getz.  He attended Savanna Schools and graduated with the Class of 1978.  While in High School, he worked at the Freeport Hospital in the kitchen.  Richard later worked for Alco, and Metform as a CNC machine operator. He attended the Community United Church of Christ in Savanna. Richard enjoyed NASCAR, woodworking, camping, fishing, and watching the eagles at Lock and Dam 13. He is survived by one son and two daughters; three grandchildren; two sisters, Deanne “Dee” (Craig) Hessenius of Freeport and Doreen (Matt) Adlfinger of Milan, Illinois; and several nieces, nephews.  He is lovingly missed by his aunts Betty (Dean) Mckenna and Nancy (Jerry) Mckenna and his cousins.   He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Uncle Dean Mckenna and his brother,...

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Carl G. Carlson

Carl G. Carlson — September 14, 1926 – January 17, 2018 Carl G. Carlson, age 91, of Savanna, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Big Meadows Nursing Home, Savanna. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 22, 2018 at the Community United Church of Christ, Savanna. Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Burial of ashes will take place at a later date. Memorials may be made in Carl’s memory to the Community United Church of Christ in Savanna. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com Carl was born September 14, 1926, the son of Gus and Beulah (Zuck) Carlson in Washington Township, Carroll County, Illinois. At a young age, his mother passed away, Carl was then raised by his grandfather, and later his older sister, Betty. Carl proudly served his country in the United States Marines during World War II, where he was stationed in China. On August 3, 1960, Carl married Ruth (Lisk) Resel in Elizabeth, Illinois. Carl was a self-taught Tool & Die Maker for Fabricators in Savanna and for the Savanna Army Depot. He later became supervisor of the Model Shop at the Depot until retiring in 1987. Carl was a member of the Community United Church of Christ in Savanna, where he had served on the Church Board. He...

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Birding Tour at Lost Mound

Come and Explore Lost Mound, Unit of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge RiverReader staff report SAVANNA — Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge and the US Fish and Wildlife Service are co-hosting a birding tour into the closed area of Lost Mound on Saturday, Feb. 17. The van will leave promptly at 1:00 p.m. and will return at 5:00 p.m. Participants are to meet at 12:45 p.m. at the Lost Mound Office parking lot, which is located at 3159 Crim Rd, Savanna.  Tours are free, but seating is limited. This is an excellent opportunity...

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Eastland Proposes Summertime Driver’s Ed

Goal is to avoid students missing instruction in other classes in order to complete behind-the-wheel driver training RiverReader staff report LANARK — The Eastland School Board is requesting a waiver of Illinois State Board of Education rules that would allow Eastland to offer Driver Education instruction only in the summer months. At its Jan. 17 Public Hearing of the Board of Education regarding the proposal, Superintendent Mark Hansen explained the rationale for the request and the process. After the public hearing, the district will submit the waiver request to the State Superintendent for consideration; he will have 45 days...

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Fawell says Bustos’s Heartland Manifesto ‘rings with hypocrisy’

The Republican Challenger says if you want to share the ‘Wisdom of the Heartland,’ decentralize the federal government RiverReader.org staff report GALENA — Bill Fawell, Republican nominee for Congress in the 17th Congressional district, replied to Congressperson Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, as she contradicted her “Heartland Manifesto” to a DNC Elitist, regarding the resignation of Republican Mark Kleine from this congressional race. Bustos recently came out with a Heartland Manifesto against the Elite of the Eastern Dark, as reported by Politico, Fawell said, “but it didn’t last long, re-joining those very Elites with her hypocritical response to Mark Kleine’s...

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Life Goes On — And So Will RiverReader

In Memory of Lynn M. Kocal, Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Friend to Carroll County BY TOM KOCAL TKocal@RiverReader.org 815-275-3025 On behalf of my family, I wish to thank all of our loyal online readers and advertisers for your patience and understanding these past 3 months. The day-to-day operations of this 9-month-old website were suspended in November, due to the illness and eventual death of its creator, Lynn Kocal. Lynn Marie Barnett Kocal, 63, passed peacefully into the Hands of God on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at her Lanark home, surrounded by her family. Yes, my family and I are...

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Mon 21

Al-Anon Meets in Freeport Monday

January 21 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 21

Al-Anon Meets in Mount Carroll

January 21 @ 7:00 pm
Mon 21

Savanna Alcoholics Anonymous meets

January 21 @ 8:00 pm
Mon 28

Al-Anon Meets in Freeport Monday

January 28 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Al-Anon Meets in Mount Carroll

January 28 @ 7:00 pm

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