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Month: November 2018

The Amish Cook – An Amish Thanksgiving

BY GLORIA YODER Tuesday evening as I looked around the circle of friends, both Amish and non- Amish I just wished there was a way to reach any of you readers who are widows and give a quick invitation to join us for our annual Thanksgiving dinner for friends who are widows. Really now, if any of you would be interested in participating a year from now and bring a friend with you, please let me know, and I will be in contact for the next time around! It’s an evening I always enjoy; a time to simply show...

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Weekly Tax Tip From Dambman Accounting – November 5, 2018

echo adrotate_group(19, 0, 0, 0); The Social Security Administration announced a 2.8 percent boost to monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for 2019. The increase is the largest in seven years, and is based on the rise in the Consumer Price Index over the past 12 months ending in September 2018. For those still contributing to Social Security through wages, the potential maximum income subject to Social Security tax increases 3.5 percent this year, to $132,900. A recap of the key amounts is outlined here: 2019 Key Social Security Benefits What does it mean for you?...

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Savanna City Council: Ups Loan Amounts for Wacker Project

SAVANNA APPROVES INCREASING LOAN AMOUNTS FOR WATER/SEWER PORTIONS OF WACKER PROJECT The Savanna City Council approved increasing the IEPA loan amounts for both the water and sewer portions of the Wacker Road project, ensuring flexibility for all costs, at the council’s November 13th meeting. Community Funding and Planning’s Sharon Pepin explained that the city passed two ordinances for loan authorization for IEPA loans, one for water/sewer and the other for sewer improvement.  These will pay for the work to be done on Wacker Road as part of that overall project.  The amounts were initially to take care of the...

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Thomson Village Board: No IMRF Referendum on the Ballot in November for Thomson Residents

BY MICHAEL MILLER The Thomson Village Board will not proceed with placing the village’s participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund program on the April 2, 2018 ballot, opting instead to revisit the matter at a future date, per action on the board’s November 12, 2018 meeting. President Pro Tem Charlotte Daehler explained that, if placed on the ballot, the item would need to be submitted to the county clerk by December 31st of this year, and the language of the referendum would need to be composed by December 10th. The quote given the village by the IMRF is...

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Eugene F. Kohl

Eugene F. Kohl, 81, of Freeport formerly from Pearl City passed away suddenly on Saturday November 17, 2018 at FHN. He was born in Savanna, II on July 4, 1937 to Albert and Hazel Joyce (Wood) Kohl. He married Sandra Lee Dole on July 14, 1958, and together they enjoyed 60 years of marriage. They have three children: Kathleen Kohl (Mark) Reuber, Michael (Sue Endress) Kohl, and Kevin (Carla Hake) Kohl; Grandsons: Brett Michael, Jeffrey (Stephanie) Kohl, Jeremy Kohl, and Bradley (Karin) Kohl; Great Grandsons: Braeden, Carter, Jordan and Owen; one sister, Darlene Mueller, and niece Cindy Mueller. He...

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Carroll County Farm Bureau At a Glance By Chastity Welch – Suicide and Farmers

Suicide and farmers… Since 2013, new income of farmers has dropped 50%. Women attempt suicide more, but men are more successful. Farmers are more isolated. Wife works off the farm and kids no longer have chores. All of these facts were part of a seminar that I recently attended. They were some interesting facts. While it hasn’t been an issue here, farmer suicide is becoming a concern in many areas. In Bureau County, they have had a couple recently. Farmers are workers who are generally quite private and keep their issues to themselves. They may be struggling without making it...

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Carroll County Sheriff’s Blotter – 10/01/2018 through 11/18/2018

10/01/18 at 2:18 pm Matthew T Hernandez, 20, of Savanna, was arrested by Savanna PD on a Contempt Warrant. Bond was $2,5000.00 10% applies. Hernandez was later released on a recognizance bond with a court date. 10/02/18 at 09:05 am Scott Kessler, 48, of Lemont, was arrested on a Lee County Contempt Warrant. His bond was $1,000.00 10%. Kessler was able to post and given a court date. 10/05/18 at 09:07 am Cassandra L Shaw, 37, of Sterling, turned herself in on a Contempt warrant. Her bond was $1,500.00 10% applies. Shaw was able to post bond and given...

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Joyce M. Wickler

Joyce M. Wickler — December 31, 1933 – November 10, 2018 Joyce M. Wickler, 84, of Stockton, IL, passed away with family by her side on Saturday November 10, 2018, at Big Meadows Nursing Home in Savanna, IL. She was born December 31, 1933, the daughter of the late Ralph and Leona (Bausman) Luke Sr. Joyce graduated from Stockton High School in 1951 and married Allen Wickler on March 14, 1952. Joyce was born during the Great Depression, the youngest of seven children. She developed a strong work ethic and learned to be self-reliant. She was kind and self-sacrificing. Throughout her...

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Eastland Girls’ Basketball Beats Out Rochelle at Forreston Tourney

The Eastland High School Girls Basketball team, led by Coach Nicole Brinker, took on Rochelle last night at the Forreston Tournament in Forreston, Illinois. By all accounts it was a good game, and all the girls played to win. Eastland came out on top, with an extra competitive edge that includes players like Junior Danielle Rush, seen here shooting a basket. Another strong player on the team is Lydia Coatney, seen in this photo attempting to get the ball back from a Rochelle player. The ball ultimately went out of bounds. Final Score: 48-32 Janssen: 4 rebounds Walrath: 4...

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Chadwick-Milledgeville CUSD #399 School Board Meeting Agenda

The Chadwick-Milledgeville CUSD#399 Board of Education Regularly Scheduled Meeting will be held at the Milledgeville High School Library on November 19, 2018 at 7 p.m. AGENDA  I. CALL TO ORDER II. APPROVE AGENDA (ACTION ITEM) III. CONSENT AGENDA: (ACTION ITEM) Minutes of the October 15, 2018, Regular Meeting & Closed Session  Bills for November, 2018.   Treasurer’s Report for October, 2018. D.  Hot Lunch Report for October, 2018. E.  Student Activity Fund Account Summary for October, 2018. IV. COMMENT FROM THE PUBLIC Letters of congratulations to the FFA Dairy Judging Team who competed at Nationals. Letters of congratulations to...

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Ogle County Police Blotter – October 25, 2018 through November 13, 2018

Warrant Arrests On 11-13-18 the following were arrested for outstanding Ogle County Warrants: Amanda L Countryman, age 28 of Compton was arrested for Failure to Appear. Countryman posted the $3,697 Full Cash Bond and was released with no further court date needed. Michael Frey, age 53 of Rock Falls was arrested for Failure to Appear. Frey posted $75 of the $2,790 Full Cash Bond and was released with a court date of  11-26-18 at 9:00 am. Jason D Shrader, age 38 of Freeport for Failure to Appear. Shrader posted $75 of the $386 Full cash Bond was released with...

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Friends of the Lanark Public Library Wish You a Happy Thanksgiving

The Friends of the Lanark Public Library (FLPL) would like to take this time of the year to again remind you all of how grateful we are for your support during the past thirteen years.  We would like to thank all the people in our communities who donate books to our bookstore, Twice-Sold Tales Used Books. A BIG Thank You to our customers who buy books, make a money donation, or just tell usto keep the change.  A special Thank You to all the volunteers who faithfully work their shifts. Thank you for having a piece of pie at ‘Pie on the Porch’...

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Raymond Rice

Raymond Rice — April 20, 1957 – November 12, 2018 Raymond Rice, age 61, of Freeport, Illinois, formerly of Savanna, Illinois, died on Monday, November 12, 2018 at his daughter’s home in Freeport. A visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Thursday, November 15, 2018 at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, November 16, 2018 at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna. Burial will take place in Lower York Cemetery, Thomson. A memorial fund has been established in Raymond’s memory. Raymond was born on April 20, 1957, the son of Elwin and Charlotte (Lahre) Rice,...

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Robert Schulz

Robert Schulz — July 08, 1936 – November 11, 2018 Robert Schulz, 82, of Lanark, IL, passed away on Nov. 11, 2018. Arrangements are being handled by the Russell-Frank Funeral...

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William “Bill” Paul Beauvais

William “Bill” Paul Beauvais — May 13, 1971 – November 12, 2018 William “Bill” Paul Beauvais, age 47 of Rock Falls, died Monday, November 12, 2018 at his home. Bill was born on May 13, 1971 in Freeport, the son of Lawrence Paul and Catherine Marie (Bright) Beauvais. He married Loratta “Lori” Boyd on February 17, 2009 in Dixon. He worked as a carrier and motor route driver for Sauk Valley Media since 2012. Survivors include his wife, Lori of Rock Falls; one sister, Patricia Brown of Lanark and one nephew, Codie Brown of Lanark. He was preceded in death by...

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Congratulations, Area Athletes! 2018 All-State Football Teams Announced

The Illinois High School Football Coaches Association (IHSFCA) has released its All-State Football Teams in Class 1A through Class 8A for the 2018 season. The All-State teams are nominated by and voted on by IHSFCA member coaches, and the team members are honored by the IHSFCA prior to the IHSA Football State Championship games in their respective classes. Here we have some local 1A and 2A athletes who have been honored as All-State Athletes! Congratulations to all honorees and coaches!   1A Athletes Isaiah Bruce, RB/DE, is a Junior, is 6’1″, and 247 pounds. He plays for Lena (L.-Winslow)...

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Illinois Firearm Deer Season Opens Nov. 16-18

IDNR Reminds Hunters to Focus on Safety SPRINGFIELD, IL – Deer hunters are reminded to focus on safety as the 2018 Illinois Firearm Deer Season opens this week.  The seven-day firearm season begins this Friday, Nov. 16 through Sunday, Nov. 18. A second round of firearm deer hunting will be held from Nov. 29-Dec. 2. “Our firearm deer weekends are Illinois’ most popular hunting season, and amid all the excitement of the season, we want to remind hunters that safe hunting is the best hunting,” said Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Director Wayne Rosenthal. “Illinois’ hunting safety record...

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Carroll County Farm Bureau At a Glance By Chastity Welch – It’s Scholarship Time!

BY CHASTITY WELCH Farm Bureau Members Invited to Apply for $110,000 in IAA Foundation Scholarships, Healthcare Relief Sought As I mentioned last week, 2019 is nearly here. It is time to think about college scholarship time! Agriculture students and Illinois Farm Bureau® (IFB) members and their children are encouraged to apply for 72 college scholarships offered by the IAA Foundation, Illinois Farm Bureau’s charitable arm. The scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $7,500, will be awarded in total of $110,000 for the 2019-2020 school year.    Students may apply for a variety of scholarships, including three IAA Foundation Top Scholarships,...

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Thanksgiving: Sometimes it is the Big Things

As Thanksgiving grows nearer, RiverReader’s thoughts turn to those who may not have what we have. Those in our communities who may need help with things like buying groceries, paying their heating bills, or who possibly don’t have warm winter clothes to wear. Perhaps they have been unemployed for a long time and can’t find work. We never know what others are going through, but one thing is certain: compassion always goes a long way when considering others’ situations. RiverReader will be  doing a series of articles on local charities that are helping Carroll County’s most needy residents. Whether...

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Good Samaritan Society – Mount Carroll Rated 5 Stars by the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid

Good Sam Rated by US News As One of the Top 78 Nursing Homes in Illinois Staff and residents at Good Samaritan Society-Mount Carroll enjoyed gold colored star cookies to celebrate achieving continued 5-Star rating by the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid and for being enrolled in the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaboration Honor Roll recognizing performance on quality measures on Nursing Home Compare. The honor roll designation places the center with the top 10 percent of nursing homes nationally. Call 815-244-7715 for more information....

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The Amish Cook – Thanksgiving Not as Easy as Pie for the Yoder’s This Year, But Still Thankful

BY GLORIA YODER Thanksgiving is just around the corner. I wonder what you think of as you prepare this holiday? As long as I remember, a hearty Thanksgiving dinner took priority at our house on Thanksgiving, along with t  time spent with family and friends. Generally, we had something like mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, turkey of course, then things like salad and pie. This year I miss my grandparents who have both passed on, they were always the ones to help plan events and would host it at their house. There was never a lack of food at their...

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Good Samaritan Society-Mount Carroll Auxiliary Christmas Bake Sale

  The 14th annual Christmas Bake Sale, sponsored by the Good Samaritan Society-Mount Carroll Auxiliary, will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., at the Mount Carroll Community House, at the corner of Main and Center Streets.  The bake sale is part of the Mount Carroll Chamber of Commerce Christmas Walk. A delicious assortment of homemade items and holiday favorites will be available, including a variety of breads, cookies, cakes, coffee cakes, pies, fudge, candies, peanut brittle and more.  Shoppers will also be able to enjoy free coffee and cookie treats. For more than...

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Sandra Mangler

Sandra Mangler — July 24, 1942 – November 11, 2018 Sandra Mangler, 76, of Savanna, Illinois passed away at home, Sunday, November 11, 2018 surrounded by her family after a long, hard battle with breast cancer. Preceding her and ready to embrace her back home are her husband Marv, her Mom, Evelyn and Dad, Wesley, big brother, Stan and little sister, Vicki and niece Tammy, along with her paternal grandparents, Alvin and Emma Cook, and maternal grandmother, Gertrude “Ma” Grayless. Sandra was born on July 24, 1942 to Wesley and Evelyn (Grayless) Cook. She was the third child of seven, and...

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Florence “Dee” R. Evan

Florence “Dee” R. Evan — July 23, 1945 – November 9, 2018 Florence “Dee” Evan, age 73, of Savanna, Illinois, passed away Friday, November 9, 2018 at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 17, 2018 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Savanna. Cremation rites will take place following the mass. Visitation will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Friday, November 16, 2018 at Law-Jones Funeral Home in Savanna. A memorial fund has been established in Dee’s memory. In honor of Dee’s memory, the family requests...

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Eastland Elementary Students and Staff Honor Veterans

Featured photo (above): A collage of Eastland Elementary students’ faces comes together in the image of our US Flag, in the Cafeteria of the Eastland Elementary School. (RiverReader photo/Angela Mahoney) Check back later to see a photo slide show with video from the Veterans’ Assembly today! Students and staff of the Eastland Schools recognized and honored local Veterans on Monday, November 12th.  At Eastland Elementary in Shannon, Melissa’s Catering, elementary students and staff, and students involved in the FCCLA and Student Council helped to decorate the school; 5th grade students greeted, hosted and helped to serve the Veterans’ Breakfast....

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Five Area Schools in the IHSA Football Class 1A, 2A, 3A and 5A Final Four Matchups

Five area high schools are moving on to the Final Four of the State Football playoffs. This is an exciting time for Northwest Illinois High School Football! Forreston will play Le-Win, EPC Wildcatz will play Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley (GCMS), Byron will play Herscher, and Sterling will play Montini. In IHSA Class 1A Football, Forreston will play at Lena-Winslow on Saturday, November 17 at 2:00 pm In IHSA Class 2A Football, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley will play EPC at Eastland Jr./Sr. High School in Lanark on Saturday, November 17, at 2:00 pm In IHSA Class 3A Football, Byron will play at Herscher High School in...

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David LaTouche

David LaTouche — December 3, 1953 – October 12, 2018 David LaTouche, age 64, of Chadwick, Illinois, passed away Friday, October 12, 2018 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling, Illinois. Cremation rites have been accorded. A remembrance gathering will be held at 5- 7 pm., Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Mt. Carroll. Family and friends are invited to share in David’s life at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com. David was born December 3, 1953, in Manhattan, New York, the son of Enoch and Helen Kay (Meyer) LaTouche. He attended Prophetstown High School, Sauk Valley College and MIT in Morrison. David served his country...

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Veterans: We Thank You – Eastland Elementary Assembly Held at 8:30 am

November 11 is Veterans Day, and we all can take this time to commemorate former service members and recognize their service to our great nation. There are more than 20 million veterans in the United States, today, and whether they’ve been out of the service for days or decades, we will continue to thank them all for their service. Eastland Elementary School is holding a Veterans Day Service on Monday, November 12, 8:30 am, at Eastland Elementary School in Shannon, Illinois. The public is invited to attend. Eastland Elementary students were asked to bring in silver coins (nickels, dimes...

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Orion Chargers Bested by EPC Wildcatz

EPC Wildcatz Now Ranked #4 2A team in the State, will play #1 Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Falcons EPC Picked as Favorite to Win State In what proved to be a real test of skill for both teams, the IHSA Class 2A Football Quarter Final game really highlighted some of the Wildcatz team skills, one of which is a very strong defense. EPC’s defense allowed only 3 points to be scored by Orion. The defense also only allowed 64 rushing yards total by the Chargers, who just couldn’t seem to move the ball, due to EPC’s great blocking. The Chargers did...

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Mon 26

Al-Anon Meets in Freeport Monday

November 26 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 26

Al-Anon Meets in Mount Carroll

November 26 @ 7:00 pm
Mon 26

Savanna Alcoholics Anonymous meets

November 26 @ 8:00 pm
Mon 03

Al-Anon Meets in Freeport Monday

December 3 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 03

Al-Anon Meets in Mount Carroll

December 3 @ 7:00 pm

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