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Month: February 2019

Carroll County Farm Bureau At a Glance – February 27, 2019

As I am typing this, it is Monday, President’s Day. Typically Mondays are quiet.  Typically holidays are quiet as most think we are closed. This Monday is anything but quiet and I am not complaining.  So far today has been very busy for one reason … the Elizabeth Rath Benefit. I am in awe of all the donations that are being given to help raise funds for this girl and her family.  They keep coming in and figuring out what to do with the donations for the silent auction and all the over items is a very good problem to...

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Carroll County Sheriff’s Blotter – 2/1/2019 to 2/15/2019

02/01/19 at 12:36 am Desiree J Brown, 40 of Mt.Carroll, was arrested by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office for Disorderly Conduct. Bond was set at $1,200.00 10% applies. Brown was issued a Recognizance bond and was released with a court date. 02/04/19 at 4:00 pm Dillon R Gonyier, 22 of Savanna, was arrested by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office for Escape and a Direct Criminal Contempt warrant. Bond was set at $25,000.00 10% applies. Gonyier was sentenced to 4 years DOC. 02/07/19 at 8:35 pm Anthony L Tiegs, 44 of Savanna, was arrested by the Savanna Police Department for...

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McCombie Breaking Down Barriers, Elected as First Female Leader of Illinois House Republican Organization

McCombie is the first female Republican lawmaker to lead the Illinois House Republican Organization Springfield, IL — The Illinois House Republican caucus has unanimously elected State Representative Tony McCombie (R-Savanna) to be the House Republican Organization Chairman for this upcoming election cycle in 2020. Rep. McCombie is the first female Republican lawmaker to lead HRO. “Illinois is in desperate need of reforms that will help move the state forward, and it is our responsibility to ensure that we are running the best campaigns and candidates to makes these reforms a reality,” McCombie said. “It is an honor to be...

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Eastland School Board Meets, Adds 30 Minutes to School Days

Regular Board of Education Meeting Eastland CUSD #308 February 20, 2019 President Heeren called to order the Regular Meeting for February. Members approved the minutes of the January 16 Regular Meeting. They also approved payment of all bills and claims and the Treasurer’s Report. During Board input, members scheduled Monday, August 26th for an Illinois Association of School Boards Team Building workshop for the new superintendent and Board. Dr. Hansen shared information on a proposed transition plan for incoming Superintendent Alex Kashner, including plans for orientation, transition time, a spring Open House to introduce Alex and his family to...

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The Conversation: Regenerative agriculture can make farmers stewards of the land again

Featured photo: Rock Hills Ranch in South Dakota uses managed grazing techniques to maintain healthy, diverse plant communities in its pastures. Lars Ploughmann, CC BY-SA Stephanie Anderson, Instructor of English, Florida Atlantic University For years, “sustainable” has been the buzzword in conversations about agriculture. If farmers and ranchers could slow or stop further damage to land and water, the thinking went, that was good enough. I thought that way too, until I started writing my new book, “One Size Fits None: A Farm Girl’s Search for the Promise of Regenerative Agriculture.” I grew up on a cattle ranch in...

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Carroll County Farm Bureau at a Glance – By Chastity Welch

I have been cleaning out my email and came across one that made me laugh.  By the way, this just goes to show how people should not believe everything they read in their email. Here is what it read….”Not your fault but how cruel, how irresponsible that more attention and care was not given to the poor zebra that suffered and died in the extreme Cold after getting foot trapped at the farm in the terrible cold you are enduring there, from what I’ve seen reported there was only and open ended shelter to. Hope the cold let’s up...

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Eastland Superintendent Shares Plans for Friday, February 22

Plans for the Eastland Girls Basketball Team Trip to the State Finals  The Eastland Girls Basketball Team has advanced to the IHSA State Finals to be held at Redbird Arena in Bloomington on Friday, February 22 and Saturday, February 23. The girls will play in the state semi-final game scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Friday vs. Hume (Shiloh).  Cancellation of School on Friday, February 22nd  Because their first game is scheduled for 11:00 a.m., school will not be in session on Friday. The Eastland Board of Education will act to amend the 2018-19 school calendar at their next Regular Board...

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Eastland Girls Basketball Team Beat Chicago Richards At Super Sectionals!

Tonight, Monday, February 18th, the Eastland Girls Basketball team took on the Chicago Richards team in Belvidere, Illinois. This was the Illinois IHSA Class 1A Super Sectionals game, which included these two top teams. Eastland bested Chicago Richards 74-44, in a game where Eastland dominated on the court. More details to come later when the coaches send out scores and stats. Erin Henze was Eastland’s top scorer, with 21 Points this game. Eastland will play Hume (Shiloh)-Coop (they beat Marissa-Coop at the Salem Super Sectional Game in Salem, Illinois) in the State Semi-Final game on Friday, February 22nd at the Normal...

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#3 State-Ranked Eastland Girls Move on to Super Sectionals

The Eastland High School Girls Basketball team bested the Stockton Blackhawks 55-36, to become IHSA Class 1A Girls Basketball Sectional Champions! Led by coach Nicole Brinker, the girls will play Chicago Richards next in Belvidere, Illinois at the IHSA Super Sectionals. They have a record of Eastland 29-4 (12-0). Janssen:3 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 assist Smith: 1 rebound Snyder: 3 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 assists Henze: 4 rebounds, 6 assists Rush: 1 rebound, 2 steals Krogman: 5 rebounds Coatney: 6 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 assist Overall Record: 29-4 Eastland Sectional Champions In addition to the win, this evening, Eastland Lady Cougar...

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Game 2 of Eastland Girls Basketball Sectional Score – Game 3 of Eastland Girls Basketball Sectional is Thursday

Stockton beat Dakota, at Game 2 of the Eastland Sectional tonight, 44 – 37. This means that Eastland will be playing Stockton Thursday in Game 3 of the Eastland Sectional! The weather might be less-than-optimal, but come on down anyway, and show the girls your support! The concession stand will be open, and all proceeds go to the Eastland Sports Boosters and sports...

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Eastland Sectional Game 1 Results

Eastland defeats Aquin! Score: 67-49 Janssen: 3 rebounds, 3 assists Wilhelm: 1 rebound Walrath: 2 steals Snyder: 2 rebounds, 1 steal, 5 assists Henze: 3 rebounds, 1 assist Rush: 4 rebounds, 2 steals Krogman: 6 rebounds, 1 steal, 4 assists Coatney: 7 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 assists Eastland will play the winner of Game 2 of the Eastland Sectional, which is tomorrow, Tuesday, February 12th, at 7 p.m., Eastland High School in Lanark. Game 2 is between Dakota and...

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Changes Coming to RiverReader

RiverReader was conceived in 2017 by Lynn Kocal. She and her husband, Tom Kocal, had owned the Prairie Advocate for 40+ years, and had sold it to Sauk Valley Media, a Dixon-based company, in 2013. After a few years, it became apparent that Carroll County was ready for a new medium, online news. With the advent of social media, newspapers were becoming more and more outdated. Studies had shown that fewer than 50% of people under the age of 50 read newspapers, and that more and more people are getting news online. Lynn had designed a great web page...

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Time Change – Eastland Girls Basketball 🏀 Advances to Sectionals

Featured photo: Eastland Girls Basketball Team poses with their newly won IHSA Regionals Plaque. (RiverReader photo courtesy of Rebecca Green) The Eastland Girls Basketball team has succeeded in defeating the East Dubuque, 53-40, at tonight’s regionals game. Eastland moves on to Game 1 of Monday’s Sectionals Contest at Eastland High School. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m., and the game will start at 6:00 p.m. for Monday’s game. Aquin beat Durand 66-53, tonight at the Durand Regionals game in Durand, so they will take on Eastland at the Sectionals Contest, on Monday. Game 2 of the Sectionals Contest will...

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Eastland Girls Basketball Team to Host Sectional Contest

Friday, February 8th has some exciting regional contests happening in the world of Illinois High School Girls Basketball. The Durand Regional includes the Durand Panthers and the Aquin Bulldogs in Durand at 7:15 p.m. The winner of this contest will play on Monday, February 11th at the Eastland Sectional in Lanark. The team which wins at the Galena Regional will play the winner of the Durand Regional. The Galena Regional game is tonight, Friday, February 8th, at Galena High School, where East Dubuque will take on the Illinois Class 1A #4 ranked Eastland Cougars. The first day of the...

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Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) News Updates by the Hour

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - March 21, 2019 ISRA Thursday Bulletin - March 21, 2019 Executive Directors Message In only six days one of the most important events in the Legislative Session will occur, Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day (IGOLD). This is the best chance for law-abiding gun owners to show how important our Second Amendment rights are to us. IGOLD could not come at a more opportune time. I expect legislation to begin to move in a few weeks. Now is the time to show legislators how dedicated we are to preserving our Second Amendment rights. I am pleased...

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National Weather Service Warns About Ice

Special Weather Statement Weather Updated: Feb 07 9:56AM Issued by the National Weather Service For Carroll County, Illinois SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT UNTIL 1PM CST THU…SIGNIFICANT ICE ACCUMULATION IN SOME AREAS… SEVERAL ROUNDS OF FREEZING RAIN LAST NIGHT AND EARLY THIS MORNING HAVE RESULTED IN SOME AREAS RECEIVING SIGNIFICANT ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF A QUARTER INCH OR MORE. PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MIDDAY BEFORE MUCH COLDER AIR ARRIVES TURNING THE RAIN OVER TO SLEET AND SNOW BEFORE ENDING. ADDITIONAL FREEZING RAIN ACCUMULATIONS OF AROUND A TENTH OF AN INCH IS LIKELY ACROSS THE AREA. THE ARRIVAL OF THE...

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Eastland Girls Basketball Team Defeats Galena at Regional Contest

Congratulations, Lady Cougars! Janssen: 4 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assist Walrath: 1 rebound, 2 steals, 2 assists Snyder: 2 rebounds, 3 steals, 4 assists Henze: 2 rebounds, 3 steals, 4 assists Rush: 5 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 assists Krogman: 9 rebounds Coatney: 9 rebounds, 2 steals, 3 assists Overall Record: 26-4 Catch the Eastland Girls Basketball Team next at the Regional Championship on Friday, February 8th Eastland vs. East Dubuque 7:00pm, at Galena High...

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Carroll County Sheriff’s Blotter – 01/24/19 – 1/30/19

01/24/19 at 10:28 pm Dakota J Schreiner, 24 of Thomson was arrested by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office on 2 Contempt warrants. Bond was set at $5,000.00 10% applies. Schreiner was able to post bond and was released with a court date. 01/24/19 at 10:57 pm Michael S Schreiner, 29 of Thomson was arrested by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office on an out of County warrant. Schreiner was able to post bond and was released with a court date. 01/25/19 at 9:47 am Jose Osmar Facio, 29 of Clinton IA, was arrested by the Thomson Police Department for Battery/Cause...

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State of Illinois News

ATTENTION ATTENTION SHINEDOWN TO PERFORM AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIR on March 21, 2019 at 5:00 am Illinois Unemployment Rate Remains at 4.3 percent on March 21, 2019 at 5:00 am Gov. Pritzker Celebrates Women's History Month on March 21, 2019 at 5:00 am Illinois EPA Refers Dynegy Midwest Generation, LLC to Attorney General for Enforcement on March 21, 2019 at 5:00 am 2018 Cass County Final Multiplier Announced on March 21, 2019 at 5:00 am Gov. Pritzker Tours Flood-Impacted Areas in Northern Illinois with IEMA Director, Local Officials on March 20, 2019 at 5:00 am 2018 Peoria County...

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The Man Cave News

Reviewed: Labatt Blue Citra by Guys Drinking Beer on March 18, 2019 at 5:45 pm As we get ready to head into spring, we tried a new "hoppy session lager" from Labatt. Was it juicy? Citra-y? Any good? Let's find out. The post Reviewed: Labatt Blue Citra appeared first on Guys Drinking Beer. […] Illinois Beer Labels for March 2019 by Guys Drinking Beer on March 11, 2019 at 10:23 pm All the TTB-approved beer labels from Illinois breweries for March 2019 are all right here for your review, including many, many milkshake IPAs. The post Illinois Beer Labels...

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Ag Economy Reports and Information

Reports – Ag Economy Barometer The Ag Economy Barometer is a partnership between Purdue University and the CME Group designed to assess the health of the agriculture economy. Farmer Sentiment Weakens Amid Increasing Marketing Risk Concerns by Sarah Zahn on March 5, 2019 at 2:30 pm Ag producer sentiment declines in February as farmers are less optimistic about current conditions and the commodity price outlook. Jim Mintert gives his review on the Ag Economy Barometer results at purdue.ag/barometervideo. The post Farmer Sentiment Weakens Amid Increasing Marketing Risk Concerns appeared first on Ag Economy Barometer. […] USDA Payments Provide Boost...

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Shaun L. Bradbury

Shaun L. Bradbury — October 3, 1982 – February 3, 2019 Shaun L. Bradbury, 36, of Freeport, passed away, Sunday, February 3, 2019. Shaun was born October 3, 1982, in Freeport, the son of John and Cynthia (Crawford) Bradbury. He married Amanda Nieman October 20, 2007. Shaun was a 2001 graduated of Freeport High School, where he was a member of the football and basketball team. Shaun was well known for his famous catch that propelled the Pretzels to a dramatic homecoming victory over the Boylan Titans. He enjoyed hanging out at the lake and boatingwith family and friends, woodworking, spending...

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Ice Storm Predicted for Carroll County

Ice Storm Warning Weather Updated: Feb 05 10:47AM Issued by the National Weather Service For Carroll County, Illinois ICE STORM WARNING FROM 3PM CST TUE UNTIL 6AM CST WED …ICE STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 AM CST WEDNESDAY… * WHAT…SIGNIFICANT ICING EXPECTED. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO ONE INCH AND ICE ACCUMULATIONS AROUND A QUARTER INCH LIKELY. * WHERE…PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHWEST ILLINOIS. * WHEN…FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 AM CST WEDNESDAY. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…POWER OUTAGES AND TREE DAMAGE ARE LIKELY DUE TO THE ICE. TRAVEL COULD...

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Farm Bureau at a Glance – By Chastity Welch – February 5, 2019

BY CHASTITY WELCH Well I predicted the Chiefs and the Saints in the Super Bowl, and since that did not work out for me… I am over football season and ready for baseball! Speaking of baseball, we received confirmation that we have tickets to Wrigley Field to watch the Cubs take on the Pirates on Friday, July 12th. It is a 1:20 game. The bus will leave at 9 a.m. and return approximately 8 p.m.  Cost is $95 for members and $100 for non-members per ticket which includes outfield reserve terrace seats and transportation to and from the game. ...

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William H. Williams

William H. Williams — November 24, 1933 – January 31, 2019 William H. Williams, 85, of Pearl City, IL, passed away on January 31, 2019 at Lena Living Center. He was born on November 24, 1933 in Beetown, WI, to Carl and Laura Williams. He married Katherine McCartney on May 29, 1954 in Cassville, WI. William was a farmer his whole life and a member of St. Charles Church in Cassville, WI. Survivors include his wife, Katherine Williams; daughter, Linda Albright; son, David (Nancy) Williams; brother, Ronald (Brenda) Williams; sisters, Patricia (Bob) Schlake and JoAnn Christ; sisters-in-law, Donna Williams and Florence...

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Arlene Beatrice Brown

Arlene Beatrice Brown — December 24, 1948 – January 28, 2019 Arlene Beatrice Brown, 90, of Lanark, IL, passed away on January 28, 2019 at FHN Hospital. She was born on July 8, 1928 in Orangeville, IL, to Richard C. and Esther (Kuehl) Reuber. She attended Orangeville High School. Arlene married David A. Brown on December 24, 1948 in Orangeville. She was a member of the 20 year club at Newell, and enjoyed flower gardening, word puzzles, and time with her family. Survivors include David A. Brown; Elaine Christians; John R. Brown; Marsha (Stephen) Pospischil; Brian R. (Lydia Slater) Brown; Kathleen...

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Al-Anon Meets in Freeport Monday

March 25 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Al-Anon Meets in Mount Carroll

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