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Author: Sarah Hanviriyapunt

Carroll County Braces for Winter Storm Warning in Effect Until Saturday

From 3:00pm CST, Fri Jan 18 until 12:00pm CST, Sat Jan 19 Action Recommended: Make preparations per the instructions Issued by: National Weather Service, …WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO NOON CST SATURDAY… * WHAT…HEAVY SNOW EXPECTED. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES EXPECTED. WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 35 MPH. * WHERE…PORTIONS OF EAST CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST IOWA. * WHEN…FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO NOON CST SATURDAY. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…TRAVEL COULD BE VERY DIFFICULT. PATCHY BLOWING SNOW COULD SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE VISIBILITY. THE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS COULD IMPACT THE EVENING COMMUTE....

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Older Adults Should Be Aware of Health Hazards During the Winter

IL Department on Aging Tips for Winter Weather Preparedness Health hazards to be aware of during the winter that could affect older adults Springfield, IL – To prepare for the dangers of the winter weather storms predicted over the next few days, the Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) today urged older Illinoisans and their families to recognize that winter poses a special threat to seniors and has compiled a list of tips and signs to look out for to avoid serious safety and health complications. The environmental conditions during winter in Illinois poses a health risk to all residents,...

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USDA: Popular Chicken Nuggets Recalled Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

Perdue Foods LLC Recalls Simplysmart Organics Gluten Free Chicken Nugget Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination Class I Recall 002-2019 Health Risk: HighJan 17, 2019 Congressional and Public Affairs Selena Kremer (202) 720-9113 Press@fsis.usda.gov WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2019 – Perdue Foods, LLC, a Perry, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 68,244 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically wood, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The ready-to-eat chicken nugget items were produced on Oct. 25, 2018. The following product is subject to recall: [View Labels(PDF only)]...

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JB Pritzker Signs Controversial Gun Dealer Licensing Bill – Rauner Would Have Vetoed

By Sarah Hanviriyapunt Sen. Anderson: Gun dealer licensing bill detrimental to law-abiding dealers New regulations will not prevent crimes Springfield – State Senator Neil Anderson releases the below statement regarding Governor J.B. Pritzker’s decision to sign Senate Bill 337 into law. SB 337 is a controversial gun dealer licensing bill that was passed during the 100th General Assembly, but held for seven months by the sponsor under a procedural motion. “The State of Illinois has more gun regulations than just about any other state, and now we’re adding even more,” said Sen. Anderson. “This new law will be detrimental to...

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Toys for Tots Announces Year End Totals and Report

Toys for Tots 2018 Year End Totals $3,646.00 was collected in Carroll County; this number includes cash, checks and online donations. $1,000 Grant awarded by ShopKo. $4,646.00 was the total amount received from Carroll County Residents in 2018. A Total of 1,003 Toys were Collected in Carroll County 143 Books were Collected in Carroll County 725 Stocking Stuffers in Carroll County 996 Toys were donated by Various Toy Companies which Sponsor Corporate Toys for Tots 421 Toys and Books were Purchased with Carroll County Donation. 170 Stocking Stuffers were Purchased with Carroll County Donations. Grand Total of Toys Distributed...

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Toys For Tots 2018 Fundraising A Huge Success – A Note of Thanks from Regina Vesely

Toys for Tots 2018 Campaign Was a Huge Success! On behalf of Carroll County Toys for Tots 2018 Campaign I would or Regina would like to thank everyone in our Wonderful Community For all there generosity and kindness throughout the Christmas season. Thank you, to each and every one of you, who gave the Children and Families in our Community have a Very Merry Christmas! From each one of your donations of toys, books, stuffed animals etc. and put it in our drop box locations- to monetary donation such as cash, checks and online donation to- all the participating...

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Charlene E. Huso

Charlene E. Huso — August 28, 1921 – January 10, 2019 Charlene E. Huso, age 97 of Stockton, IL, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2019, at Liberty Village in Freeport. She was born August 28, 1921, in Stockton to the late James Sr. and Alice (Stephenson) Baber. Charlene married B.T. (Doc) Huso on January 5, 1944, in Stockton. Doc passed away on August 31, 1972. Charlene graduated from Stockton High School in 1939 and furthered her education at Iowa State Teachers College, now known as University of Northern Iowa, graduating in 1943. She briefly taught in Aurora, IL, before beginning...

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Grant Money Offered to Public School Teachers

The Illinois Retired Teachers Association (IRTA) Foundation is offering a total of $36,500 in grant money to public school educators (Pre-K through 12) for special classroom projects statewide.  Please see the enclosed flyer for all the details.  This flyer will be included in the Illinois Principals Association’s upcoming e-mail news publication.  In order to apply for the grant, public school educators must download, complete, and submit the application online from the IRTA website (www.irtaonline.org). Applications must be submitted by June 1, 2019. All public school educators are invited and encouraged to apply for this grant money. If you have...

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Eastland School Board: SROs First Two Weeks of Learning, Solar Arrays Proposed

Regular Board of Education Meeting Eastland CUSD #308 January 16, 2019 President Heeren called to order the Regular Meeting for January, 2019. Members approved the minutes of the December 19 Regular Meeting. They also approved payment of all bills and claims, the Treasurer’s Report, and a motion to keep closed executive session minutes from January, 2017 through May, 2018. Eastland School Nurse Brittany Becker Shares Information, Board Discusses Plans to See Demonstration Clorox 360 Machine During Board input, members discussed plans to see a demonstration of a Clorox 360 machine used to clean rooms or spaces using electrostatic technology to...

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Leonard F. Hose

Leonard F. Hose — July 19, 1934 – January 14, 2019 Leonard F. Hose, 84, of Shannon, died Monday, January 14, 2019 at FHN Memorial Hospital. Leonard was born July 19, 1934 in Pine Creek Township (Ogle County), Illinois, the son of Frederick and Verna (Lohr) Hose. Leonard married Phyllis Good on September 23, 1960 in Mt. Morris. Leonard proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He farmed for many years in the Shannon area. In his free time, he enjoyed gardening, antiques, playing cards, and going to auctions. Surviving is his wife, Phyllis Hose of Shannon; son, Richard (Phyllis...

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James R. “Jim” Elmer

James R. “Jim” Elmer — December 19, 1945 – January 11, 2019 James R. “Jim” Elmer, 73, of Freeport, died Friday, January 11, 2019 from complications following a stroke he suffered in late October. Jim was born December 19, 1945 in Monroe, Wisconsin, the son of Fred and Flora (Bowles) Elmer. He married MaryAnn Byrnes Brinkmeier on May 20, 1989. Jim had a big heart and would do anything to help others. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He also enjoyed building and flying Radio Controlled Model Airplanes, fishing and fixing anything mechanical. If you told him “It can’t be...

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Eastland Girls Host Basketball Shootout Tournament Amidst Heavy Snow

The Eastland Girls’ Basketball Team hosted a Shootout at Eastland Jr./Sr. High School in Lanark, on January 12th. There was a snow storm happening, especially to the south of Carroll County, and various teams who were scheduled to make the tournament could not make it, or they got stuck in the snow. The schedule of the tournament got a little bit jumbled up, but the resulting games proved to be extremely competitive and fun for everyone who came to watch. Kaci Woodard was at the tournament, and she took some great photos, below: Stockton player Kenze Haas, a freshman,...

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Carroll County Farm Bureau at a Glance – January 16, 2019

A date has been set for the Elizabeth Rath Benefit here in the Naaman Diehl Auditorium.  We will be hosting the event on Sunday, February 24th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. We will be having a BBQ lunch for a donation.  Along with the lunch, there will also be a silent auction.  If you are not able to stay and join us for lunch, there will be carryouts available as well. Watch for details of some of the silent auction items.  2018 was a trying year for ag, but it also had some legislative successes.  Here are a...

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Eastland-West Carroll ThunderCats Wrestlers Win at Erie Tournament

On Friday, January 11, 2019, the Eastland-West Carroll ThunderCats High School Wrestling team took home two place medals from the Erie JV Wrestling Tournament in Erie, Illinois. Congratulations to these Thunder Wrestlers! The #22 ranked ThunderCats took on #12 ranked Erie-Prophetstown tonight at West Carroll Primary School in Savanna, at 5:30pm for a dual wrestling meet. Several ThunderCat wrestlers are ranked or recognized by the Ilinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association (IWCOA): Class 1a – Ethen Doty is the #4 ranked 126lber, and Eli Dertz is the #9 ranked 182lber. Briar Nevills (113lbs) and Trapper Hartman (120lbs) are listed...

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Savanna Public Works To Purchase New Vehicle – By Michael Miller

BY MICHAEL MILLER The City of Savanna’s Public Works Department has been approved for a new vehicle, thanks to the action at the Savanna City Council meeting on January 8, 2019. Alderman Pat Sanchez delivered the Finance Committee report, including a request for funds for a new vehicle for Public Works. This is a budgeted item, Superintendent of Public Works John Lindeman noted, which will replace the department’s current 2006 Chevy Colorado, which has amassed about 152,000 miles.  Lindeman said this vehicle had experienced multiple issues in the past year and was no longer safe to put on the road. ...

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IHSA January Board of Directors Meeting Recap: Robert Gibson To Join IHSA Staff as New IT Director

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met at its regularly scheduled meeting at the IHSA office in Bloomington on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, where the Board approved the hiring of Robert Gibson as the IHSA’s Director of Information Technology. Gibson is slated to begin his time at the IHSA later this spring. He will work in tandem with current IHSA Assistant Executive Director and Director of Information Technology Scott Johnson until Johnson’s retirement. “I am excited to join the IHSA family,” said Gibson. “The responsibilities that lie ahead of me seem to fit perfectly into my...

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Dixon Man Arrested by Milledgeville Police – Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child

On January 14, 2019, The Milledgeville Police Department, assisted by the Dixon Police Department, arrested Eric W. Myers, a resident of Dixon, Illinois. Myers had been under investigation for Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child. In this case, the child in question was under the age of 13 at the time of the offense. Because of the age of the child, the name will not be reported. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. If Myers is found guilty, he will spend a minimum of 6 years in prison, depending on the...

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Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Carroll County

Weather Updated: Jan 14 1:06PM Issued by the National Weather Service For Carroll County, Illinois WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FROM 3PM CST MON UNTIL 9AM CST TUE …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST TUESDAY… * WHAT…FREEZING DRIZZLE EXPECTED. * WHERE…PORTIONS OF EAST CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST IOWA AND NORTHWEST ILLINOIS. * WHEN…UNTIL 9 AM CST TUESDAY. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…THE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS COULD IMPACT THIS EVENINGS COMMUTE, AND POSSIBLY THE MORNING COMMUTE ON TUESDAY. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW, SLEET OR FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. EXPECT SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES,...

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Illinoisans Encouraged to Prepare for Cold, Snow This Weekend

SPRINGFIELD — With the threat of accumulating snow this weekend, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) has begun coordinating with other state agencies on response capabilities if assistance were to become necessary. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued multiple winter storm watches throughout our state as a way to notify the public of the impending weekend weather. According to the National Weather Service, heavy snow is likely over portions of central and southwest Illinois, with accumulations of six inches or more. State and local emergency officials urge the public to take time now to prepare your family, home and...

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Carroll County Sheriff’s Blotter – January 2, 2019 – January 10, 2019

01/02/19 at 2:26 pm Timothy S Morris, 50 of Livingston WI, was arrested by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office on a Contempt warrant. Morris was able to post bond and released with a court date. 01/03/19 at 8:44 am Brian M Singletary, 46 of Savanna, was arrested by the Savanna Police Department for Driving on a suspended license. Bond was set at $1,500.00 10% applies. Singletary was able to post bond and was released with a court date. 01/04/19 at 2:47 am Lisa A Tripp, 35 of Clinton IA, was arrested by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office for Possession...

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Finance 101 for College Students

FDIC Consumer News – August 2018 Fall is an exciting time for many college students. Making new friends and settling into a new environment can be fun, but it also comes with new responsibilities. Whether it’s your first year in college or you are a returning student, adjusting to new classes, studying, trying to fit in social activities, and figuring out your finances can be overwhelming. So while you are off stretching your wings, here are some tips for stretching your wallet: 1 – Know your budget Knowing your budget puts you in charge of your money. This is...

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The Amish Cook – Gloria Serves Up Ham & Cheese Soup

BY GLORIA YODER As I contemplated on what areas to fill you in on this week, I thought, “Well, there’s not much I enjoy more than writing about family life.  In spite of the constant demands of motherhood, there really are more blessings than I could ever tell. Take 10-month-old Elijah, he’s just brimming with smiles, new accomplishments, and eight new teeth. Ya, even his whole rows of brand new teeth are a pure joy to me each day, not to mention his curly hair just like Daddy’s!. You should have seen the show in our living room last...

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Dr. Catherine R. Akker

Dr. Catherine R. Akker — February 24, 1950 – January 8, 2019 Dr. Catherine R. Akker, age 68, of Thomson, died Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Heritage Health in Walnut. Catherine Rebecca Still was born February 24, 1950 to Paul and Frances (McHan) Still in Clinton, Iowa. She married Steven Akker on August 2, 1992. Cathy graduated from Mt. St. Clare Academy. Later, she earned her nursing diploma from Clinton Community College, then a B.S.N. and D.N.P. from Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa. She worked in several specialty areas, holding a CCN certificate for critical care, a CEN for emergency room care,...

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Eastland Girls Basketball Conquers E. Dubuque Warriors

Eastland Girls’ Basketball, 49 vs. East Dubuque, 36 Eastland lady Cougars beat the East Dubuque lady Warriors in a home basketball game held Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 at Eastland Jr./Sr. High School in Lanark. Eastland Girls’ Basketball’s next game is Saturday, at the Eastland Jr./Sr. High School in Lanark, at the Girls’ Basketball Shootout vs. Black Hawk High School, at 4:30 PM. Janssen: 10 rebounds, 2 steals Walrath: 3 rebounds, 1 steal, 3 assists Snyder: 5 assists Henze: 5 rebounds, 1 steal, 4 assists Rush: 2 assists Krogman: 8 rebounds, 2 steals Overall Record: 19-4    Conference Record 9-0...

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Purdue University/CME Group December 2018 Ag Economy Barometer

Ag Barometer Weakened in December A note from Jim Mintert: There was a modest drop in agricultural producer sentiment in December as farmers’ perception of both current and future economic conditions weakened. The December barometer reading of 127 was 7 points lower than November. Both of the barometer’s two sub-indices declined in December: the Index of Current Conditions fell 6 points to 109, and the Index of Future Expectations fell 8 points to 135. When comparing these readings to December 2017, the Index of Current Conditions is substantially lower, registering a decline of 30 points, while the Index of...

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Carroll County Farm Bureau At a Glance – By Chastity Welch – January 9, 2019

I have mentioned a few times that 2019 marks the 100th year of the Carroll County Farm Bureau. We will be doing various programs and events throughout the year. We will also be doing trivia, throwback pictures, and many other things as we reminisce the last 100 years. Now don’t shoot the messenger as our records are only as good as those who give us the information and I for one have certainly not been around as long as the Farm Bureau although it sometimes feels that way. This week, I am looking at who are oldest current members...

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Eastland High School Girls Basketball vs. West Carroll

Eastland Girls’ Basketball vs. West Carroll The girls’ next game is Wednesday, January 9th, at home v. East Dubuque. FS start time is 5:15 pm. Janssen: 3 rebounds, 2 assists Wilhelm: 3 rebounds, 1 steal Walrath: 4 rebounds, 1 assist Smith: 3 rebounds, Snyder: 3 steals, 2 assists Green: 1 rebound, 1 steal Henze: 4 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 assist Rush: 4 rebounds, 3 steals Wilczynski: 3 rebounds, Krogman: 9 rebounds, 1 steal, 2 assists Hammer: 2 rebounds, 1 steal, 3 assists Witt: 1 rebound Rogers: 1 rebound Overall Record: 18-4 Conference Record: 8-0 Eastland FS won...

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Eastland Student Wins DAR Essay Contest

Kaleb LaRue, a student in Mrs. Blair’s 5th grade class at Eastland Elementary School, was chosen as the 5th grade winner of an essay contest held by the Daughters of the American Revolution Carroll/Jo Daviess Chapter. The topic of the essay was about the pros and cons of women’s suffrage and the impact it was having on society back in the 1900s. Kaleb will be recognized at a luncheon in February and his essay will go to the state level for judging. From there, he could possibly even move on to the division and then national...

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Pauline Themas

Pauline Themas — December 24, 1926 –  January 5, 2019 Pauline Themas, age 92, of Thomson, Illinois, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2019 at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Mt. Carroll. A visitation and Celebration of Life will be held 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her memory. Family and friends are invited to share in Pauline’s life at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com. Pauline was born December 24, 1926, in Mildred, Pennsylvania, the daughter of John and Mary (Mahalik) Stabryla. After graduating high school in Pennsylvania, she moved to Chicago to work for Time Life. It is in Chicago where she met the love of her life, Jim Themas. On January 28, 1958, Pauline married Jim, they raised three children and celebrated sixty years of marriage. Pauline was a homemaker and loved to garden. She was known for her vegetables, flowers and fruit trees. She loved to bake cookies and pies for family and friends. Most of all, she loved her husband, Jim, they cared for each other and spent time loving each other. In earlier years she also worked at Eaton Manufacturing in Savanna. Pauline will be dearly missed by her two sons, Robert “Bob” Themas of Sabula, Iowa and Richard “Dick” and Cheryl Themas of Clinton; her daughter, Deborah Themas and Joseph Dean of...

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Wayne Russell Sarber

Wayne Russell Sarber — January 27, 1931 – January 3, 2019 Wayne Russell Sarber, 87, of Chadwick, IL, passed away on January 3, 2019 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Mt. Carroll, IL with his wife Sunny and friend at his side. Wayne was born January 27, 1931 in Shannon, IL. He was a veteran of the Korean War, receiving the Bronze Star for his courageous action. As he got on in years, he had to give up his much loved fishing and hunting. Wayne is survived by his wife, Sunny (DiAnna Lee); three sons, James Allen (Roseanne) Sarber, Harold Franklin (Billie) Sarber, and Charles Sarber; also a special niece, Shirley Ifert. Wayne was blessed with many wonderful grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Annie Stone; his previous wife and mother of his children, Betty Sayre Sarber; and his eldest son, Michael Wayne Sarber. Cremation rites have been accorded with Schwarz Funeral Home. There will be a graveside ceremony held at a later date at the South Elkhorn Cemetery in Milledgeville, IL. Memorials can be made to the Hope UMC in Chadwick,...

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Mon 25

Al-Anon Meets in Freeport Monday

February 25 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 25

Al-Anon Meets in Mount Carroll

February 25 @ 7:00 pm
Mon 25

Savanna Alcoholics Anonymous meets

February 25 @ 8:00 pm
Mon 04

Al-Anon Meets in Freeport Monday

March 4 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 04

Al-Anon Meets in Mount Carroll

March 4 @ 7:00 pm

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